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. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Now with a touch more context, as it relates to which United mid to sell: Leading ML by 93, rival and I both Bruno and Greenwood.

    Forster, Sanchez
    Shaw*, TAA, Rudiger*, Coufal, Holding*
    Salah, Jota, Bruno*, Greenwood*, Lingard
    Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho*

    1) Greenwood, Rudiger > Mahrez, Dallas (-4)
    2) Greenwood, Rudiger > Foden, Digne (-4)
    3) Bruno, Rudiger > Son, Digne (-4)

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

      You're leading by 93, do what ever you want pal he aint catching you

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        That's a fair assessment. Although, I would like to increase my OR.

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

          In which case I'd go 1. Nice balance of risk (mahrez) and safe (Dallas)

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I'm good with that. Thanks!

        2. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Maybe I'm getting greedy, but the past couple years have been a decent OR run (for me). So, yeah... probably greedy.

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        By the way, amazing username. lol!

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

          Hahaha cheers. Unfortunately too many characters to call my fpl team the same

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Plat it safe with that lead. Let your opponent take the gambles & hits.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        No hit means only 9 for the week. Not sure how much I like that. But I see your point. Thanks!

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Gotcha! Read back through the thread. 3 is the safest option for the run-in. If you want to play a braver/riskier game for OR, then have fun! I like Foden, but your call 🙂 Personally I don't like losing Greenwood for a hit.

  2. Couch Potato
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Martinez (palace) or Lloris (WOLVES)?

    1. Pabster
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Martinez

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

      Martinez for me. Can’t trust Spurs for clean sheets right now.

  3. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Next season’s going to be weird, waiting 7 whole days between gameweeks again!

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

      At least we won't be drip-fed games over 5 or 6 days...

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

      I wouldn’t rule out further lockdowns messing things up.

  4. wijohnson85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) coufal for Veltman
    B) Dallas for rudiger

  5. Jon Snow
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) Kane + Raph

    B) Bamford + Son

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

      A

    2. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Tough but just B for me

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

      A

    4. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

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

    Bale or Son

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

      I'm going for Bale as a bit of a differential, depends on whether you're chasing or not

  7. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    10 starters . 1FT 1.1 ITB. Best move to make this week? Thinking of replacing Fofana

    Pickford
    Ward Keane Coufal
    Salah Zaha Siggy Lingard
    Watkins Iheanacho Kane

    Guaita AWB Fofana Greenwood

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Dallas for fofana

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

    Better striker 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...

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

      2

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Both.

      Antonio if only 1!

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      2

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Captain Salah, Kane or Son?

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

      Kane

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

    Who to transfer in?

    (A) DCL
    (B) Antonio
    (C) Bamford

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

      B

    2. Lecky Legs FC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A then B

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A first

      Then torn between B and C

    5. AD2110
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      C

  11. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Welbeck & Zaha to Antonio & Bale for -8 worth it ?

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

      Yes for me

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

      Not for me.

  12. TVPlugSockets
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Only two playing defenders so I’m going to bring Dallas in.

    Who would you get rid of for him: Shaw or Rudiger?

    (Also have Mendy GK)

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Rudiger

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Rudi

  13. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Afternoon all. Which moves do you prefer please?

    Martinez
    Digne - Phillips - Alioski - Coufal
    Jota - Salah - Raph - Greenwood
    Kane - DCL

    (Meslier) - Nacho - Shaw - Bruno

    A) Greenwood + Nacho > Foden + Ant.
    B) Nacho + Shaw > Ant + 5m def which one?

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

      A

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

  14. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) Bale
    B) Mahrez

    1. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

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

    Foden or Mahrez

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

      Foden

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

    Is there a reason why Mahrez is a popular pick seemingly on here this week? Are people not worried about rotation with the league wrapped up?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      For a 1 week punt then I get it as he is v likely to play tonight - for the 3 matches I don't get it as much!

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

    Best sub-4.4 defender this week?

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

      Alioski or Phillips?

  18. TVPlugSockets
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Seems nearly everyone has Son. Is it risky to go without him?

    I have Kane.

    To get him I’d need to get rid of Bruno and wouldn’t be able to afford to bring him back.

  19. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Chasing a 20 point lead. Pretty convinced he will go Salah(c). Who to captain?

    A) Salah
    B) Kane
    C) Son

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'd still go Salah of those 3 tbh mate - hope you can make it up with other players

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Kane is rested though. Difficult one.

    2. jones711
        2 months, 21 days ago

        It's gotta be Kane

      • linkafu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        B

      • AD2110
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm in similar position and going A. Depends if you have a similar team or not, if you do i'd go Kane but if not i'd play it safe with Salah and hope the other players make up for it.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Time to make some moves! Up to 8.5k and don't want to lose ground now. No chips left. Which looks best?

      A) Iheanacho, Bruno, Rudiger > Bamford, Son, Dallas (-8)
      B) Iheanacho, Bruno > Bamford Son (-4)

      1FT 0itb
      Forster*
      TAA, Coleman, Masuaku*
      Salah, Jota, Lingard
      Kane, DCL
      (Mendy) (Bruno, Greenwood, Shaw, Rudiger, Iheanacho)

      I am leaning towards the -8 as I see Dallas (bur, sou, WBA) easily out scoring Rudiger (- , LEI, avl) in his 3 matches.
      But obviously the appeal of B) is starting 4pts less on the back foot!

      Cheers and GL!

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

        Think Dallas over 3 for the -4 makes sense. Hard to convince yourself sometimes though. So A I think makes sense.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Thanks mate.

          You think Bamford over Antonio makes sense? I have Lingard

          What’s your plan? You’ve got a great rank to defend!

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

            Yep to Bam. But I’m a WHU fan do I have no faith in us at all.
            Me not having any Leeds is a bit of a worry to be honest.

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Just seen your post below!

    4. jones711
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm chasing 28 pts in a mini league. Do I captain DCL/TAA/Antonio ?

        1. storr84
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Tony maybe.

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          DCL v Sheff would be my pick from those

      • storr84
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        -8 to get Antonio in, for Nacho.

        (Already made 2x vital subs for -4)

      • Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Captains?

      • RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Alright decisions made. Team set.

        Took a -4 (not taking a keeper hit)
        Bruno + Fofana > Son + Digne

        Forster (Mendy)
        TAA, Coufal, Digne
        Salah (c), Jota, J-Rod, Lingard, Son
        Kane, DCL (Nacho)

        955 OR (before hit)

        Couple of reds on a row so hoping to steady the ship. Rodriguez if he’s fit will make a huge difference - I’m not confident on him playing but not taking another hit for cover only.

        Good luck all!

        1. storr84
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Well done. I can't decide if I should take Nacho out and get 3 up top.

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

            I decided Son was better than a forward for my team - also downgrading Bruno let me get to Digne at the back.

        2. jones711
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Nice team mate, but J-Rod not a good option, don't think he is even going to start ?

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

              Already in the team for a few weeks now. Ancelotti is making it sound like he’ll play and I don’t want to take a -4 to bring in someone else if they end up on the bench.
              It’s a risk but don’t see a way out of it.
              Wish i didn’t get him in the first place but oh well.

          • Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            You weren’t tempted by Nacho to Bam or Antonio?

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

              That would mean another hit and benching J-Rod. If he plays even 30 minutes v SHU I think that’s better than a hit for Bam/Antonio. Or pretty much a wash.
              Best case for those two is what 10-12 points (6-8)?

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Fair point!

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

          Captain:
          a) Bale
          b) Mahrez
          c) Kane

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

            Kane

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

          A Son+Foden
          B Bale+ Mahrez

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

            Tough one that. Probably just A

        5. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Gunda or Mahrez?

          Nacho and Zaha to Ings and one of the above

          Forster
          TAA Coady Ward
          Salah Zaha Jota Jlingz
          Nacho Antonio DCL

          Guaita Bruno Holding Amartey

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

            Mahrez

        6. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Which move is the best decision?

          A. Bruno + Inneacho --> Son + DCL for this week and try and get Bruno back in after or do one of the below transfers?
          B. Castagne + Inneacho --> Dallas + Antonio
          C. Castagne + Inneacho --> Ayling + DCL
          D. Castagne + Inneacho --> Bamford + Dallas

          1. ted mcnure
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            D

        7. 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;

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

          Thoughts on this Free Hit Team?

          Ederson
          TAA / Dias / Dallas
          Mahrez / Salah / Lingard / Son
          DCL / Kane / Bamford

          Bench: Steer, Phillips, Struijk , Burke