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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2,868 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Who we think scores more. Foden or Mahrez

    1. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Who ever starts! Leaning towards Mahrez tho

    2. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Mahrez

  2. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What's option is the best?
    a) Bruno + Greendwood >>> Salah + Raphinha
    b) Greenwood + Fofana >>> JWP + ManCity defender/Dallas
    c) Iheanacho + Greenwood >>> JWP/Raphinha + Wood/Antonio

    1. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

  3. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Dias nailed ?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No one but Pep knows

  4. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    My team after a -4:

    Forster
    TAA - Coady - Llorente
    Salah - Son - Jota - Bowen
    Kane - DCL - Bamford

    (Mendy*) (Bruno* - Holding* - Amartey *) 0.0 ITB

    Am I good to go?

  5. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Please guys

    A: Kane Raphina
    B: Antonio/Bamford Mahrez ?

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

    3. rl248
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B with Antonio

  6. rl248
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) Foden + Robbo
    B) Mahrez + Big Nat

    Thanks in advance guys

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Forgive my ignorance, but who is 'Big Nat'?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Phillips

      2. rl248
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Apologies, Nat Phillips

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Think I prefer B.

  7. Peekay
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Bamford or Antonio for the last 3 games?

    1. rl248
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Antonio

  8. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Will play Antonio, so which one to Bench ?

    a) JWP (FUL)
    b) Lingard (bha)
    c) Jota (wba)

    1. rl248
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      a)

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      JWP

  9. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    If I do Mendy > Pickford for a hit, will Forster be back in goal in GW38? Everton have City in 38 and so Pick not such a good option

  10. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Better forward for the run-in?

    1) Ings (FUL, LEE, whu)
    2) Antonio (bha, wba, SOU)

    Both have fitness issues. Ings maybe motivated by potential place in Euros squad...

  11. Marc Jobling
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A - (11 players) - Mendy & Iheanacho -> Pickford & Bamford
    B - (10 players) - Maguire & Iheanacho -> Mitchell & Calvert-Lewin

    1. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

  12. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Which transfer to do:

    A: Bruno to Son
    B: Maddison to Raphinha

    Note: Would NOT be buying Bruno back if I did this,

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A as Raphinha not even certain to start.

    2. rl248
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

  13. Blue Moon Rising
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mendy to McCarthy
    Maguire to Keane
    Fofana to Stones
    Greenwood to Son

    -12

    Is this crazy?

    1. Blue Moon Rising
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      All four outgoing players don’t play this week and there’s only Greenwood I would want back before the end of the season

    2. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Depends, is that the only way you can get 11 out? Also Mccarthy may not play, who's your other keeper?

  14. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Last one... Captain one?

    1. Salah
    2. DCL
    3. Kane

    1. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      1 for me

    2. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Don't think this is the week to take a gamble.

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Meaning?

  15. liiusions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hey guys, on a FH and I am certain on the following...

    Pickford
    TAA Digne Walker
    Mahrez Foden Salah
    DCL Kane

    Who would be your priorities to fill in the missing 3 spots?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Son and Antonio.

  16. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Choose one for -4:
    a) Maguire/Greenwood --> Dallas/Bale
    b) Castagne/Greenwood --> Dallas/Son
    c) Castagne/Nacho --> Dallas/Ings
    d) Maguire/Nacho --> Dallas/Antonio or Bamford

  17. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    How many cs for pool in the next 3 do we think?

    Is double defence overkill?

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      1

    2. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Could well be 3. I doubt it will be but he potential is there.

  18. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mahrez and lingard
    Or
    Foden and son

  19. Wigflex
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Last decision for me on WC

    Is Lingard to Smith Rowe a good move and bank the cash to do mahrez to Bruno Gw37

    Martinez
    Digne - Trent - Dallas
    Son - Salah - Mahrez - Raphina
    DCL - Antonio - Kane

    (Forster - Lingard - Coufal - Mitchell)

  20. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Best moves?

    A. Fofana + Mendy -> Coufal + Pickford (-8)
    B. Fofana -> Alioski (-4)

  21. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What's the latest on Kabak?

    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      There are rumours he is a palindrome.

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        The dirty beast.

  22. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    a) Salah + Raphinha
    b) Mahrez + Bale

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm considering B but it's not without its risk

  23. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Last decision?

    A) Dias & Mahrez

    B) Digne & Foden

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

  24. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH?

    Pickford
    TAA Digne Walker
    Mahrez Foden Son Salah (c)
    Kane DCL Ings
    - Williams Vestergaard Brewster

  25. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Help please: Pick 2 to boost my rank

    A Bale
    B Son
    C Foden
    D Mahrez

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      AD

  26. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Any truth to DCL injury rumours?

    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hopefully.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      He was injured in the match, was just a knock and played on. Can't see how it would have got bad enough for him to not play the next match

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      He'll play

  27. arkom
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) Pep roulette Mahrez

    or?

    B) Zaha

    1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A way more fun. I'm considering it

  28. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Azpi, Mendy and Nacho out for Coufal, Pickford and DCL worth a -8?

    1. G Banger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm considering a similar -8 of:

      Mendy + Shaw + Nacho => Pickford + Dallas + Bamford

  29. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Last call (will ideally keep until end of season) 🙂

    a) Antonio (have Lingard and worried about his hammy)
    b) Bamford (have Dallas)
    c) Wood

  30. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Captain Kane or Salah?

    Slightly worried that it could be Salah's turn to be rested

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Not a hope in hell salah is rested. Liverpool going for 4th place and needing goals in case goal difference comes into play and salah is going for Golden boot

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm going Salah. I think Liverpool will revert back to 4-2-3-1 with Salah, Mane, Jota and Firmino all starting.