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

    A: Kane Raphina
    B: Bamford/Antonio Lingard

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

    Big Sam to Madrid?

    1. jones711
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Big Sam to Macclesfield

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Really torn

      Which one is better

      A. Madds to foden. Nacho to ings -4. Keep bruno. No spurs

      B. Madds to son, bruno to bale/mahrez -4.

      Tia

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

        B

      2. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        B

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

        B

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Thx all. Now too choose between bale and mahrez

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

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

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Always 11 players

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

        No point keeping Maguire

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

      Final question, do I take a further -4 but (making it a -8 in total) to do mendy > Meslier so I field 11, have 11 but Forster may mean it’s only 10..

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Would Meslier score 4 points to cover the hit?

      2. The Mighty One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm considering this too. Maybe getting Ederson would be worth the -4?

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

          Can’t afford ederson unfortunately

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

        I moved Mendy to Pickford. More cleaners, better D by many measure since GW 20. Absolutely hapless opponent this week.

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

          Did the move for a hit.

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Someone mentioned DCL injury... Any truth to this?

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

        You mentioned it

        1. jones711
            2 months, 21 days ago

            So did you

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

              I said nothing about the player

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

          Just about to buy him, so this was unnerving. Just done a lot of googling, Twitter search etc, can't find anything about it so I'm assuming there's nothing unless you have a source. But still you've made me nervous...

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

        is this good to go

        Sanchez (areola)
        Reguillon targett digne (shaw holding)
        Son jota lingard salah (greenwood)
        Kane bamford watkins

        0 ft n next tranfser wud b -8

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          yeah gtg

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

        Anything you'd do in this team for a hit? I know Forster will likely not play.... 🙁

        Forster
        Trent, Digne, Ward
        Salah, Jota, Lingard, El Goalzi,
        Kane, DCL, Antonio

        Mendy, Holding, Bruno, Masuaku

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

          No G2G. GK not worth a hit

      4. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Probably been asked hundreds of times but who should I pick alongside Kane and DCL:

        A - Bamford
        B - Antonio
        C - Ings

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

          B. C is tempting but too injury prone

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I like B

        3. bring_on _the_fantasy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          B just I reckon.

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

          I'm going A

          Not prone to dodgy legs and hamstrings and team finding form again with Raphinha back

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

          A

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

        Which do you prefer for remaining gameweeks?

        A) Greenwood & Son
        B) Bruno & Foden

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

          A

        2. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          A

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

        G2G?
        Forster
        TAA Coady Ward
        Salah Jota Mahrez Jlingz
        Antonio Ings DCL

        Guaita Bruno Holding Amartey

        No bench so really need all 11 to start haha

      7. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Good to go?

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

      8. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Id defo keep Salah. Jota may well be replaced by Mane

      9. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Martinez (Steer)
        TAA Coleman (Holding Shaw Rudiger)
        Salah JWP Jota Lingard (Bruno)
        Kane DCL (Nacho)

        Which two for a -4?
        A Bamford and Dallas
        B Bamford and Coufal
        C Antonio and Coufal
        D Antonio and Dallas

        1. bring_on _the_fantasy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          D for me

        2. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          D

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

          A

      10. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thoughts on these moves? All of them add to my player count this week

        Nacho, Maddison, Fofana -> Bamford, Foden, Dallas -8

        Or perhaps hold off on one of them and do a -4 instead?

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Does that give you 11 or more?

      11. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Best defender up to £5.5m for next 2:
        A) Dallas (have Bam)
        B) Coufal (have Lings)
        C) Godfrey/Keane? (No Everton)

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          A

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

        Trying to decide on last forward, seems to be a lot of love for Antonio over Bamford, so do I:

        a) Follow the herd and go Antonio
        b) Put my faith in Bamford

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Literally 50/50. I can’t decide

        2. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          B

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

        Gtg with probably no playing keeper?

        Forster
        TAA Dallas Digne
        Salah Son Mahrez Jota Lingard
        Kane (c) DCL

        Leno Vydra Holding Fofana

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Strong line up

      14. tim
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Chasing 40p.

        Rivals will captain Kane, so come on Mo(C)!

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Prolly same here. Lets go!!!

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

            LETS GO!

      15. The Mighty One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Are there any Keepers worth a -4 this week?

        Good luck!

      16. FPL failure
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Wildcard team bench boosting next week (probably doing Mahrez to Greenwood) GTG?

        Pickford (Dubravka)

        TAA, Dallas, Godfrey (Phillips, Coufal)

        Salah, Son, Mahrez, Lingard (Raphinha)

        Kane, Antonio, Bamford

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

          Similar WC team here.
          Interested in your dubravka choice coz I went areola instead -you thoughts on that?

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

            Here’s mine
            Pickford Areola
            TAA Digne Dallas
            Salah Son Bale Raphina
            Kane Bamford Antonio

            Coufal Smith-Rowe Mitchell

          2. FPL failure
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            My reasoning was that Dubravka's fixtures in the two matches I would play him (SHU, ful) are better than Areola's (mun, NEW) and he's been getting more save points recently, but neither have been doing great so not much in it. Maybe better swapping Bamford to Wood so I can get Meslier instead...

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

        One more time.

        Which transfer to do:

        A: Bruno to Son
        B: Maddison to Raphinha

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

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Do you have Greenwood/Rashford/Cavani? Would want some Utd cover next week

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

            I have Cavani

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

              Bruno to Son

            2. Abra Dubravka
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I’d be tempted to get Son then

      18. 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.

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

          Good team though I’d have an Eve def over dbl MC.

      19. gengo
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        a) Son, Bale, Mahrez, DCL, Bam, Antonio
        or
        b) Lingard, Son, Foden, DCL, Bam and Kane

        2nd and 20 pts off 1st in ML. Top has no Kane, Bale or Son

      20. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Anyone think the WBA game is a good opportunity for Klopp to rest Salah?

        1. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Most prob will go all out to get UCL

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah but the Burnley game is more tougher

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

          Golden boot

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

          Think he’ll more likely rest midweek but it is not impossible it’s this game.

      21. Piksau
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        TC options:
        A) Salah this GW
        B) DCL this GW
        C) Bruno in GW 37
        Thoughts?

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

          A

      22. Mind över Mata
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Own Forster/Mendy, keep or move one for a hit to Meslier/Pickford/Fab?

        1. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Pickford seems like a good option in exchange for Forster...but don't know about taking a hit for it...

      23. ABCDEFC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Which move is best?

        A) Bruno, Iheanacho > Lingard, Kane
        B) Rashford, Iheanacho > Son, Ings
        B) Rashford, Iheanacho > Son, Bamford

        1. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          2nd B

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I'd say only A if you'd C Kane and won't C Bruno, maybe B, I prefer Ings over Bamford but worry he'll just get injured again

      24. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Bruno, Kelechi to Mahrez, Ings/Antonio (-4)?

      25. Redranger
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        A) Bruno > Son -8
        B) Mendy > Meslier -8
        C) Play with 9/10