Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Blank Gameweek 36?

Despite four teams missing out on Blank Gameweek 36, there are still plenty of options for the latest Fantasy Premier League captaincy decision.

Harry Kane (£11.8m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) jointly lead the Golden Boot race and, with three fixtures remaining for both, they are among the favourites to find the net this weekend.

But is there some potential ground to make up with some outside candidates? With Manchester City now likely to play a more regular starting XI, should we consider their assets for the armband? Do Everton strikers appeal against a leaky Sheffield United defence?

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you with this week’s captaincy conundrum. As this includes extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

As expected, the two main Golden Boot candidates are leading the captaincy poll ahead of Blank Gameweek 36. So far, Liverpool’s Salah has been handed over 35.6% of total votes by our users.

Second-placed Kane has received just above 20.3% of votes ahead of his home match against Wolves.

The top five is closed by some familiar names, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m, 8.8%), Riyad Mahrez (£8.0m, 4.4%) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.6m, 3.7%).

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  1. West Hammered
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Vardy Nacho Bruno Masuaku
    to
    Kane Bamford Bale Stones for -8
    Gives me

    Pickford
    TAA Dallas Stones
    Salah (C) Son Bale Lingard Jota
    Kane Bamford
    Subs: Forster Brewster Shaw Holding

    Worth it?

  2. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    On a -4, Job done or get someone else!?

    Forster*
    Dallas, Taa
    Bale, Salah, Lingard, Jota
    Kane, DCL, Watkins

    Mendy**,Greenwood**, Shaw**, Holding** Rudiger**
    0.3itb

    1. chelseabrad
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very similar to me, I'm considering also taking out Shaw for Coufal for an additional hit

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Shaw against Fulham assuming he plays is too good to pass up though. I'm currently resisting as Defender hauls are more difficult to predict.

        1. chelseabrad
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          True, I also have AWB though

  3. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Going for Lacazette + Nacho -> Ings + Antonio for a hit (have 9 players otherwise).
    Gives me strike force of Ings, DCL and Antonio.
    Am chasing 50 points and my rivals have mainly Bamford + Kane.

    Worth going Kane-less as a differential?

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Iheanacho to

    A Antonio
    B DCL ( just concerned that he looked to have picked up knock and no press conference today)
    C Richarlison

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      are you sure ?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not sure at all but would have been good to know OK and no flare up post match

    2. chelseabrad
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A or B

    3. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B, he continued the match and they need to win

    4. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A for last 3 weeks

  5. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Shaw to Coufal for a hit, yay or nay? Only got 10 playing otherwise.

    1. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      At worst it’s a -2 net then and he could well grab you something. Would you be happy to go without Shaw for the final fixtures though?

      1. chelseabrad
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I also have AWB, I captained Shaw last week which backfired terribly

        1. Tomerick
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Seems like a good move to me then

    2. FootballDog
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I doubt Shaw will play wolves games on the final day. I would get rid

  6. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How bad is this?

    Forster
    Dallas, Philips, Coady
    Salah, Zaha, Lingard, Jota
    DCL, Bamford, Kane

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      About half as bad as the Scout Picks.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        So half good (the non scout picks half?)

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Half of those won't be starting so no.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Helpful as always 😉

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              😉

  7. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best pick for the run in?
    A) Saint Maximin
    B) Raphinha

    Might seem obvious, but that extra 0.3m could leave me some needed cash for a GW37 BB, as I'm currently on Forster/McCarthy in goal

    1. egan
        1 month, 9 days ago

        B.... Since Wilson probably injured again

      • Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A because he’s a living legend.

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Which GW36 & GW37 combo do you prefer?

      A) Raphinha (bur, sou) & Digne (SHU, WOL)
      B) Mahrez (new, bri) & Coleman (SHU, WOL)

      For A, in GW36 I have no subs so a Raphinha no-show would mean 10 players (not tipped to start in Team News)

      For B, I would need to transfer in Dallas in tonight after deadline.

      Cheers

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Raphinha probably starts on the bench this GW and Coleman might not play all the games

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Cheers. They are my thoughts too - all in all, which is better? Coleman could be Godfrey, but that's probably equal risk...

        2. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Why do you think Raphinha won't start?

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        In what world does a fit Raphinia deliver a "no-show" for Leeds?

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Have you read Bielsa's comments?

          Admittedly a 1-pointer is far more likely than a no-show, but that is still a risk.

    3. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ive got Mendy and Forster what shall I do?

      1. chelseabrad
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Take one out for a hit and get Meslier

    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nat Phillips worth bringing in?

      1. ButterB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I think so. Price, fixtures, will he start ? Yes to all. Gives you money to spend elsewhere too. Good shout if you don't need the slot to bring in another attacking Liverpool player and have no plan to bring in TAA.

    5. DavidBadWillie
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Anyone brave enough to captain Ings??

        Don't have Kane or Salah.

      • BGW36 Breakout Players
        Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Who do you think will find form this GW, stepping up with a big score, and why?



        Maybe someone who hasn’t scored well lately, has very low ownership, or is being broadly overlooked in the community.

        

Have you seen something in someone’s play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?



        Extra points if you give a solid explanation for your pick.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Bale

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            And Mane

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              And Gundogan. Gundo definitely with KDB out

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Mahrez. Only to return to hibernation until next season.

        3. Ode
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Bale. Home form

        4. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Firmino
          Lingard
          Adams

        5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Does 2 unexpected blanks for Kane mean lack of form and not scoring well? I guess it does. Kane as per me.

        6. H.E. Pennypacker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Hopefully Bale, but have a feeling Ward-Prowse might haul

        7. Tomerick
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Mahrez because I’ve brought him in on my Free Hit and he always gets double digits on my free hit.

        8. Moolaah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It is either Man City or Liverpool attacker for me. I'll go with Mane and Mahrez. Mane was benched in the Reds last match, with something to prove, against already relegated WBA. Mahrez was on form in UCL knockout, missed the last two EPL matches, and will play to win the starting place in UCL final

        9. Swissbob
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Mane. Pissed off with a point to prove

        10. Swissbob
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Bale. Flat track bully will fancy the Wolves kids at home

        11. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Mané and Kane . Everyone seems to be on Salah (c)

        12. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Aguero Hatrick

        13. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Son for me.. nice differential in my league as well n more attacking/posting better stats since Jose left

        14. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’ll go JWP. 2 assists of the assister last match and his delivery is always dangerous.

        15. lugs
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Saint-Maximin to punish the hungover City defense

        16. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Dele Alli, just to troll Kane, Son and Bale owners.

        17. Riddler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          If the predictions on this post prove anything...it's that nobody has any idea who's going to breakout 😀

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            😀

      • Keane There Dunne That
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        4.0 Keeper -> Pickford worth a -4? Will be playing him on bench boost next week too

        1. JoeSoap
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Y if no other playing keeper

      • pjomara
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Anyone planning to for Harrison instead of Raphinha?
        Harrison in better form, has higher points total and major differential

        1. Tomerick
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Definitely an option and from what I gather has been very unlucky not to have converted recently.

      • S I L V E R F O X
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Thomas Tuchel will have as much as £150million to spend this summer in a revamp of his Chelsea squad, according to The Sun.

          Signing a new striker is believed to be Tuchel’s number one priority, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku believed to be top of the German’s wishlist.

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Sun

            1. S I L V E R F O X
                1 month, 9 days ago

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                1. DavidBadWillie
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Gooch

            2. JoeSoap
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              A. Nacho>Bamford
              B. Shaw/Fern>Mitchell/Salah (-4)
              C. Shaw/Nacho>Dallas/Bamford (-4)

              Forster
              TAA, Coady, Digne
              Lingard, JWP, Jota, Son
              DCL, Kane
              Mendy Holding Fernandes, Nacho, Shaw

              1. Please Answer Me
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Is Forster even starting? Worth getting rid of Mendy as he may again be rotated with Kepa next games?

                1. JoeSoap
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  May not be but would your prefer Pickford/other or Bamford on FT

            3. Feanor
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Where are the scout picks?

              1. Tomerick
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                The scout picks are a squad specially selected by the ffs team with the intention of picking the 11 players that will score highest in any given game week.

            4. MMN
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              1 FT 2.4m. With Dunk out can't see past Dunk > Dallas or Coufal (someone with 3 good fixtures) to get 11 without a hit but really wanted to go for attackers in the last 3 weeks ... Any thoughts? Could punt on Robbo too, has he looked any good?

              Martinez
              Dunk*, TAA, Konsa
              Bruno, Lingard, Son, Gundo, Jota
              Bam, Kane (C)

              Areola, Shaw, Iheanacho, Fofana

              1. ButterB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 days ago

                No, I don't think Robbo has been in particularly good form by his standards. Could you do Phillips for the pool double and then do one of the midfielders the following week to Greenwood V Fulham ?

            5. Bonus magnet
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              is this midfield too differential and therefore too risky?

              martinez
              taa dallas digne
              jwp trossard eze salah
              dcl richarlison watkins

              1. Tomerick
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                100% yes. To my mind you have 4 punts in that team. That’s fine if you want to just roll the dice but there is little statistically speaking that suggests trossard, eze or Richarlison are going to outscore more mainstream picks and are actually probably less likely to. I do like the ward prowse punt though.

              2. Keeptrying
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Surely not a FH draft?
                Would definitely make a few changes, the midfield is weak. There must be money in the bank / on the bench?

            6. S I L V E R F O X
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Here's a tongue twister scoreline: East Fife 4, Forfar 5

              • GE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Have 10 playing and plays Pickford

                1) Rudiger -> Digne (-4)
                2) Holding -> Coleman/Godfrey (-4)
                3) Not worth it

                1. TopCorner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I’ve just done 1.

                  Worth it IMO for the next 2 GWs

                2. TopCorner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  He’s gonna play 90 so there 2 points back and clean sheet+attacking potential

                3. TB303
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  1

              • TopCorner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Captain.....

                A. Kane
                B. Bale
                C. Salah
                D. DCL

                Everyone’s on Salah so I’m thinking B or D for a differential....... chasing top 10k, need 20 points to get there

                1. TB303
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  A for sure

                2. CBonci
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  A

              • Please Answer Me
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Surely get rid of Mendy for a hit because may even get rotated the next few games?

                1. TopCorner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Unless you have no keeper this week, taking a hit on a keeper is not worth it IMO

              • TB303
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Stones likely to start the next 3?

                Is there a better option for 5.5m and under?

              • kysersosa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Good to go? Right FT

                Martinez
                TAA, Targett, Dallas
                (S)alah, Jota, Lingard, JWP
                Benteke, Kane, *Nacho

                1FT 0.5 ITB

                Nacho to Bamford

                TIA

                1. TB303
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Solid

              • Jet5605
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Struggling for starters next week. 1 FT and 0.2 ITB

                A - Fofana > Keane
                B - Fofana & Nacho > Keane & DCL for -4
                C - Greenwood. Fofana & Nacho > Jota, Keane & DCL for -8
                Any other suggestions?

                Forster
                Dallas
                Salah - Son - Lingard
                Kane - Wood

                Mendy - Lindelof - Fofana - Holding - Rudiger - Bruno - Greenwood - Nacho

              • Bury94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Best defender just for this week for 4.5? Thinking Charlie Taylor

                1. TB303
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  KWP ?

                  1. Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Oooh good shout, cheers

                  2. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    He's 4.7

              • Better Call Raul
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Is Forster expected to start vs Fulham?

                1. fusen
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  No, not according to historically what Ralph said.

                2. Ginola
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  No.

              • zm82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                On a free hit this week and with a number of questions:
                1) Pickford or Martinez;
                2) Stones or Dallas; TAA and Digne already in;
                3) Which two of the following three to pick: Jota, Foden and Bamford; the rest if the team is Salah, Son, Mahrez, Kane and DCL;
                4) Salah or Kane for captain.

                Any advice is more than welcome.

              • fusen
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Which of the following three transfers do people think would result in the most points for GW36 only. I'm prioritising my H2H knockout match.

                1 Maguire to Digne
                2 Maguire to Dallas
                3 Nacho to Bamford

                1. ButterB
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  1. Clean and attacking potential

                2. CBonci
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  1 for me