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. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sorry for re-posting but is Saka to Raphinha good move for -8? otherwise i have only 9 players...

  2. MGD
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy + Nacho + Schmeichel
    -> Antonio + DCL + Ederson (-4)

    Forster as other GK.

    Yay or nay?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yay

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

    Bale or MAhrez captain?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      bale slightly more likely to start - both good options if chasing

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

      I'm getting these 2 in and going Bale, at home and a flat track bully.

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

    Antonio or Bamford ?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B for security of hamstrings

  5. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is Holgate nailed for at least gw36?

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

      Nope

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

    Why is Salah such a popular captain?

    Think LFC will struggle with breaking WBA down.

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

      Liverpool going for 4th place and needing goals in case goal difference comes into play and salah is going for Golden boot

    2. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      does anyone really struggle to break wba?

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

    Bottomed.

    Which transfer to do:

    A: Bruno to Son
    B: Maddison to Raphinha

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

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

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

      A.

  8. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    For the rest of the season, Fernandes to:

    a) Mane (c)
    b) Son (c)
    c) Bale (c)
    d) Kane and -4 (c)

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      b safest

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

      Jean Son has been so good. It might seem boring but he’s been the best, is in form, and has decent enough fixtures.

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

      I'm going for Bale but appreciate it's risky

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

    What do you think of Mane on a free hit? He's hard to avoid with such a good fixture and having been rested in the previous game. Only concern is his lack of form, but he has looked better recently. Thoughts?

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

      He’s a good pick but ££. Like most I can’t afford unless I sell another premium so I just hope he doesn’t haul!

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

      Snubbing Klopp after last game puts me off even if Klopp says it's fine

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

        Can't see him not starting him and making it into a thing honestly

    3. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      just bothered with him throwing the dummy out of the tram

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        pram

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

      Also didn’t shake his manager’s hand after the game.

  10. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Captain salah.or kane

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Going with Kane as im chaSING

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

    Pick two from the list:

    A) Dallas
    B) Bamford
    C) Antonio
    D) Ings

    1. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A and C

    2. Arsene_Glenger
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Ings will see the season out like a Pro
        Antonio chasing west ham record coupled with team ambition
        Thats the combo, Leeds wont run over Burnley, Pope and Mee are rocks, Wood waiting to pounce on his one chance

    3. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Which gk to put in on a WC?

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

      FH team. Any way to male it better?? £0.4

      Pickford
      Coleman Dallas TAA
      Salah Mahrez Son Raphinha Jota
      (K)ane DCL

      Steele Coufal Mitchell Davis

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Coufal => Phillips
        Coleman => Digne
        Dallas => Stones

        Works or short of it?

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Sorry on 3 Liv

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

            And I am not convinced Newc don’t score.

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

            But thanks too 😉

            No Dallas love?

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

        I'd do...

        Pickford to Forster
        Raphinha to fodder
        Davis to Antonio

        (Playing Forster/Antonio instead of Pickford/Raph.)

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

        Think Jota is benched so would avoid him personally, maybe go for Robbo instead

    5. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Who is your captain?

      1. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Kane

    6. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I am on my FH, really big problems with selecting 3 strikers from:

      a) Kane
      b) DCL
      c) Bamford
      d) Antonio
      e) Ings

      I am 30 points behind the first lad in my ML and I am currently 20K overall. Any suggestions are welcome, should I go really differential and all in or balance my picks? Thanks.

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        first three

    7. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      what should i change in this free hit team:

      Pickford (buttun)
      TAA, Stones, Digne (philips, mitchel)
      Salah (C), Son, Bale, Mahrez (VC), Foden
      Kane, DCL, (bamford)

      wanted mane but his behaviour made me fear his inclusion in teh starting line up...

    8. tabby98
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      What to do here guys?

      Forster
      Dias, TAA, Coady, Shaw*
      Lingard, Salah, Jota
      Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho*

      Mendy* | Bruno*, Rudiger*, Saka*

      £0m ITB 1FT

      A) Shaw ---> Dallas/Coufal
      B) Bruno ---> Son
      C) Iheanacho + Shaw ---> Bamford + Coufal (-4)
      D) Bruno + Iheanacho ---> Son + DCL/Bamford/Antonio (-4)

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

        I'm doing C too

    9. jones711
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Hell for leather Foden (C) ??

      • FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Best defender option max 4.8?

      • Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Will we get to know the MCI lineup before deadline?

      • 420king
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Having problems finishing my FH team 🙁 Would you change anything?

        Pickford
        TAA Digne Stones
        Salah Mane Mahrez Foden
        Kane DCL Bamford
        (ESR, Mitchell)
        0.6 ITB

        1. jones711
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I would not. That's a great looking team, nothing more to add.

            1. 420king
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Thank you.

          • ILOVEBAPS
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            No Dallas love?

            1. 420king
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I currently still have him in my team, but I think Burnley will score.

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

          Captain, salah, Kane or DCL?

          1. The Frenchie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            same question.. Now on Salah

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

          Is James Rodriguez being fit bad news for Digne?

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

            Looking at Digne scoring this season I see no correlation

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

            More likely bad news for Siggy who could be benched.

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

          Which games would you expect Dias to play?

        5. Punty McPuntface
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Who scores more please?

          A Gundo
          B DLC and - 4points

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

          A) Kane & Rapinha/Gundo

          or?

          B) DCL & Mahrez

        7. EL TANO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Fpl feeding the paranoia again with a last min orange flag on Cresswell for a dead leg. Wnkers

        8. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Best gk on WC?

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

          Beat defender 4.8 and under for rest of season?

        10. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Best Mendy replacement from here to end:

          Pickford (SHU, WOL, mci)
          Mccarthy (to rotate with Fraser) (FUL LEE whu)

          Gotta be Pickford right?