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. klopp2567
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Get wood or ings in place of ileanacho?
    other 2 strikers are bamford and DcL.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Ings could be great, but he also could get injured.

  2. winchester
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Hey lads! have 1ft and 2,5m itb. No chips left. Would need some advice here lads. Leading my ML by 30p. 2nd in league has son and bamford.. Is it even worth taking a hit if i am leading? cheers all.

      forster
      taa lowton mitchell coufal
      salah jota lingard zaha
      kane davis

      mendy rudiger bruno nacho

      a) nacho -> bamford
      b) nacho+rudiger -> bamford+dallas -4
      c) zaha -> son

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        A or C - No Son more likely to bite so probably C

    • klopp2567
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Captaij DCL or son
      dont have either kane or salah in the team. please help

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Son

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        son

    • WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bottomed...

      Martinez (Guaita)

      TAA Holgate Konsa (Castagne/Veltman)

      Salah Lingard Siggy (Bruno / Greenwood)

      DCL / Watkins (Nacho)

      A. Bruno/Nacho > Kane/Raphinha
      B. Bruno/Nacho > Kane/Foden
      C. Bruno/Nacho > Bamford/Son
      D. Bruno/Nacho > Bamford/Bale
      E. Other e.g. sort out defence, punt on Ings etc

      Also, am I playing the right keeper?

      Thanks guys.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        A

    • Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Do you think Jota will start vs WBA?
      Would you sell him for Mahrez and -4 ?

      1. CABAYE4
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Not convinced Jota will start but don’t think worth a -4 as you’ll want to reverse next week.

    • Sid07
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thoughts on
      1) Greenwood + nacho to Raphina + dcl (-4)
      2) Bruno + nacho to son + Bamford/antonio (-4)

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Pick an option:
      A. Bruno -> Son (-4)
      B. Castagne -> Digne/Dallas(-4)

      Martinez
      Coady Phillips
      Bruno Jota Salah Lingard
      Watkins Bamford Kane

      Sanchez Rudiger Greenwood Shaw Castagne

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        B with Dallas

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Guys

      A) Shaw nacho to Dallas bam -4
      B) Bruno shaw to son dallas -4
      C) Bruno nacho to son bam/antonio -4

      Thanks.

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        tough A

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA Digne Coufal
      Salah Bruno* Jota Lingard
      DCL Watkins Nacho*

      (Guaita Greenwood* Shaw* Rudi*)
      1 FT & 1.8m

      A) Bruno & Nacho ➡️ Kane & Foden/Raph -4
      B) Bruno & Nacho ➡️ Son & Antonio/Bamford -4

      Really confused this week. Thoughts?

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        So close. B with Antonio imo.

      2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Similar situation (see above). In your case I wouldn't double up on WH. I'm chasing and my rival has Kane so I may have to go Son.

    • myteamissheeeeeeeet
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thoughts on this please?
      Rudiger, Fernandes & Ihenacho to
      Digne, Son & Antonio for -8?

      A. Yes
      B. No

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        do it

    • Bennyboy1907
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Who’s more likely to start? Struijk or Mitchel?

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Mitch

      • Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        heck i went Gundo as my differential )) might as well have some fun till season ends GL all

      • ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        a) Play Forster (who's unlikely to play but vs Fulham if he does)
        or
        b) Play Guaita vs Villa

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Struijk or Alioski for best minutes gw36?

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Or Mitchell

        2. Bennyboy1907
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Same dilemma, need 1 jus for this week

          • Bennyboy1907
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Currently thinking Mitchell as Cooper is back for Leeds

          • Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            1. Fofana > Dallas
            2. Azpi > Digne

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              1 for remaining 3 gws
              2 for next 2 at stretch

              1. Ha.
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                It would be until the end of the season

                I just fancy Digne for a haul against SHU

                1. Cojones of Destiny
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  then u have to look at total points to be earned for next three .. I somehow managed to keep dallas for a long period and really happy to play him till the end

          • No Professionals
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Which looks the best option

            Fernandes and Maguire to:

            A) Bale and Trent
            B) Son and Robertson
            C) Mahrez and Trent

            1. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              A

            2. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              A or C

            3. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              C

              1. No Professionals
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Mahrez in isolation I agree. Just the terror of him not starting, then knowing I probably need to take him out next week. So few transfers left.

          • Vertigo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Do I have this right?

            With Chelsea and Leicester playing each other in GW37, if Liverpool win their next three games they qualify for Champions league, since one of those teams will drop points.

            1. Boss Hogg
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Probably.
              Could be goal difference with Leicester that will decide it.

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                i.e. If Chelsea beat Leicester and Liverpool win their next 2 then they will both be on 66 points with Liverpool having a slight edge with gd going into the final games.

                1. Big Mac 24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Exactly, you’d imagine if Liverpool win all 3 then Leicester would need to smash Spurs on final day to keep up GD.

                  1. Vertigo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Thinking Liverpool, all out attack, might be the way forward for the next three.

                    1. Big Mac 24
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      So Trent plus 2

                      1. Vertigo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Can't afford Trent. I'm thinking Salah, Jota and maybe Bruno to Mané.

                  2. Boss Hogg
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Yes. It's VERY unlikely that Liverpool win all 3 and don't make the top 4.
                    A 1 goal victory for Chelsea against Leicester and 3x 1 goals wins for Liverpool would need Leiceter needing a 3 or possibly 4 goal win over Spurs to turn it around.

                    1. Boss Hogg
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Basically I'm saying that realistically Liverpool don't need to score loads, they just need 3 wins.

                      1. Vertigo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Good point.

            2. Big Mac 24
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I believe it would go to goal difference if Chelsea beat Leicester and win their last one too.

              They would finish on 70
              Liverpool on 69 (if win all 3)
              Leicester on 69 if they beat Spurs.

              I’m nit sure on the deciding criteria in terms of toe on points, is it still goal difference?

              1. Big Mac 24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Chelsea have to win both to decide own fate

            3. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              What’s the scenario if Chelsea win champions league and don’t finish top4. Would they qualify ahead of pool?

              1. Big Mac 24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                All 5 qualify, is the only scenario to afford this

              2. Vertigo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Nightmare for Tuchel if they neither win nor qualify.

                1. Big Mac 24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Or win FA cup final

                  1. Vertigo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Oopf! Roberto Di Matteo Mach 2.

                    1. Big Mac 24
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

          • No Professionals
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Sure it's already been mentioned, but that goalkeeping from Henderson for the Salah goal was beyond special. Not sure I've ever seen a keeper make a 1 on 1 easier.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I was a goalkeeper and agree it was pretty poor. Didn't seem to know where he was.

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Did your suit of armour hamper you?

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Jousting sticks were definitely an advantage!

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    When coming off my line!

                  2. Boss Hogg
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Can't be easy on horseback though.

          • -GK22-
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            TAA captain choice?

            Yay or nay

            1. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Not for me

            2. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              could be gold do it if u feel it

          • DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Lingard > Bale -4?

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              no

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              No

          • Champ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Have i missed something on Bale as a one week punt? Not seeing much love

            e.g. as a double up with Son if not going with Kane

            I would have thought he would be a good punt on FH for example

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days ago

              No, he's a good pick. Back yourself.

          • Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            on free hit, want to bring City players:

            please choose as many as you want between 0 and 3:

            1 dias
            2 stones
            3 Ederson
            4 mahrez
            5 Aguero
            6 Foden
            7 sterling

            1. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              123 because those are the only options between 0 and 3

            2. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              1,3,4 where is gundo ?

            3. Ooh Ah Cantona
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Don't dismiss Torres in the last few games

            4. Delta Varane'iant
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Battle of the hits for the last 3 weeks for me.
              90 points behind last week in 2nd.
              Greenwood, DCL, TAA and Wood for a -8 got me 153 and within 49 points and 47K OR

              Rolling the dice on Ings, Coufal and Rafinha for another -8. Bad gamble to drop Bruno?

              1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Good plan, good luck

              2. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I have, Bruno > Mahrez, going Lingard > Bale -4 aswell

              3. Big Mac 24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Had a similar gamble bringing in Adams DCL and Bruno for Kane Son Wood and TC Greenwood. 162 pts the result, catapulted me from 1.2m to 764k

                Just done a -12 now

                1. Big Mac 24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Son Kane Stones Foden in for Bruno Ineacho Greenwood Shaw

              4. Tommy J
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I was 91 points behind ML leader at the end of GW 33 and in 6th place. I captained Bale as a differential in GW 34 and then used wildcard for GW 35 which paid off so far. I am now only 3 points behind in 2nd! I'm dropping Bruno for Raphinha so I can bring in Kane for Ihneacho. I could just do Bruno to Bale but don't think that sort of luck(skill?) will play out twice!

                Presumably -8 is to get out 11 players so only really risking 4 points...

                1. Big Mac 24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Great stuff, what a jump!

                  My -12 is also to get full compliment so -6

            5. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              FH team, gtg?

              Pickford
              TAA, Stones, Digne
              Salah (c), Son, Mahrez, Foden
              Kane (vc), DCL, Ings
              [Forster, Phillips, Raph, Mitchell]

              Good luck all

              1. Guru Mediation
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Very similar, except Dallas for Stones and Lingard for Foden

            6. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              A) Ings, Foden
              B) DCL, Mahrez

              1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I have all 4, B just

              2. Ha.
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                A

              3. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

            7. Slitherene
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              G2G?

              Sanchez | Areola
              TAA Digne Vestergaard Phillips
              Salah Son Mahrez Lingard
              Kane DC-L
              ¦ Shaw Iheanacho Saka

            8. shirtless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Best one week punt for Bruno? Was set on Mane but have this feeling he might not play. Mahrez? Or bench and play Raphina?

              1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Mahrez imo

              2. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Bale

              3. shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Interesting cheers

            9. Dirty_Harry
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Is James out for one of the below worth an additional -4 hit (would make it a total of -8 for the week)?

              James OUT >

              1. Coufal
              2. Godfrey

            10. Blanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Bring in DCL for a hit or Che Adams for free?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Che

              2. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Dcl to the end!

            11. JonSnow
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Best defender for the next 3 outside of pool & city have 6.2 itb? Have Dallas and ML rival has struijk & Dallas, tempted to cover him as I have BB to play but tempted by west ham

              1. Ha.
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Digne or Coufal

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Digne