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. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son, bale, mahrez. Choose 2 please:)

    55 pts behind leader. No kano.

    Tia

    1. Piksau
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son
      Mahrez(Go for Leeds/West Ham defender OR Jota IMO)

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bale Mahrez if chasing

  2. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son or Mahrez for a -4 to replace a non starter?

    1. cutch
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son, but just because he is more nailed.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For this GW only Mahrez, for rest of season Son

  3. Weilong7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    azpi out for coleman or philips? can go digne too though..
    just not sure which merseyside team is more assured of CS

  4. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Better defender for the run-in?

    1) Digne (SHU, WOL, mci)
    2) Dallas (bur, sou, WBA)

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Still Dallas

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Both good but Dallas

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your defenders. I went Digne because I have enough cover for 38 to bench him and think the next 2 are really awesome. Everton been real good defensively lately.

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Still Dallas

  5. Lacikasz01
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Could you please recommend me a striker for 5.8 mil for the remaining gameweeks?

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Adams

      2. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hate to say it but for that price Adams (5.8). He’ll play and fixtures are good.

    • cutch
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What about Ward-Prowse? I'm on a WC and chasing

      1. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I have him. Not a bad pick imo.

      2. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I remember weeks ago people started banging on about him and he hasn’t returned since

        Not sure why he would start now.

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who is the safe captain option this week if you’re trying to maintain a lead?

      Kane or Salah?

      1. No end product
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Kane I think - just.

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        One is playing a team with -12 GD, the other -36.

        That swung it for me.

      3. No end product
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Also depends on opponents team really - do they have both/ likely to get both?

      4. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I think Kane but think both just get one goal

    • cescpistols111
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Best replacement for Vardy? Other strikers are Kane & DCL.



      A. Bamford

      B. Antonio

      C. Ings
      
D. Aguero/Jesus (inclined to take a punt!)

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        C

    • Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 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) Bruno + Nacho > Son + Ant.

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B - ownership

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Shane to lose Bruno that's all but my gut is saying B

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Best sub 4.4 defender this week?

      1. cutch
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Phillips

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Already starting Dawson and lingard.

      Is bringing in antonio too many eggs in the west ham basket?

      Thanks

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yea go Bam

    • The Head-Ake
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1FT and 0.7ITB. I was thinking of Nacho + AWB to Bamford + Dallas/Godfrey but I'm also considering a -8. What should I do? Thanks 🙂

      Guaita
      Philips | Veltman* | Lowton
      Bruno* | Salah | Zaha | Lingard
      Kane | Nacho* | Bamford

      Ryan | Greenwood | Rudiger | AWB

    • gengo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

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

      Which combo scores more?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        flip a coin not much in it haha. is it for this week only or the run home?

        1. gengo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          run home

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah not much in it really. depends how you'd feel going with no Kane from here out, that would be the deciding factor for me

        2. gengo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Flipped - A

      2. Piksau
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Both equally good

    • Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who for FH?
      A) Bale (have Kane)
      B) Mane (have Salah)

      1. gengo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Toughy, A as Bale arguably more eplosive if it comes off

    • 420king
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would you rather have Son or Mane in your FH team? (have Salah and Kane). The difference in price doesn't matter.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lol similar dilemma right above, Mane being rested and more to play for makes him slightly more tempting but what do you make of the rumors he is disgruntled atm

        1. 420king
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yeah he was pissed off yesterday because Klopped switched him with Jota in the last min and never explained it to him. Might have something to prove now though?

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah I think he should have something to prove now but whether Klopp drops him again as discipline idk

            1. 420king
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yeah I know what you mean, but wouldn't that make him just more angry? 😛

      2. Piksau
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son personally, but Pools fixtures are a little hard to ignore

        1. 420king
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It's a FH, so just for this round. I have Son in my real team.

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son

    • lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      godfrey or coleman

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Coleman has a higher ceiling, but will get the occasional rest tho so you'd need a decent bench

        1. lets talk about 6
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          for this GW nobody on the bench

    • Piksau
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

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

      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        How have you left it this late now all the doubles have finished??

        1. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Haha...
          Wasn't able to do much of tinkering past 2 months....but did try to do a TC of Kane in their last DGW but failed, too late.

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Probz Salah this week cause he'll outscore himself last week when I TC'd him

        1. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          😀
          That seems like a very speculative reason!

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No replies sorry

      Guys 9.5k rank now, No gk planning to take a risk by starting Forster. So is it ok to take a hit and do this:

      A) Shaw and Bruno to Dallas and son.

      Looks like Bruno falling too. So if needed I can switch son to Bruno again.

      Or

      B) Shaw and nacho to Dallas bam

      Suggestions will be helpful. Thanks.

      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bruno to Giggs

    • DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hi Guys

      Are the below good moves for a -4

      A. Veltman > Vestegard
      B. Maddison > Raph

      Thanks

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not keen on Vest and a lot of talk around Raph being on bench. Not sure how much heed to pay to it.

      2. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah, I have my concerns as well.

        Who would be a good Veltman replacement?

        I have TAA and Dallas already.

        Thanks

    • burkeyoa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Can get 11 players out this week but it includes Coady away at Spurs.

      With that in mind...

      Castange > Dallas (-4) or Play Coady?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I would take the hit

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I would play Coady

    • FPL_WILDCARD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bale or Son?

    • In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any Leeds fan/someone with more knowledge than myself able to give insight into Alioski's place this weekend? Can we expect him to start?

    • Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Already got lingard so pick bamford over Antonio?

      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        yes

      2. Piksau
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yup

    • ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      pick 1 for rest of the season

      A. gundo
      B. Raph
      C. Foden

      1. jones711
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A

      2. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bruno, Maddison, Iheanacho > Antonio, Son, Mahrez?

        1. GinjaWhinja
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Nice moves! Mahrez should be a nice differential, not many other premium midfielders worth of attention right now. Mid-price bracket though is stacked full of potential in these last 3.

        2. jones711
            1 month, 11 days ago

            If it doesn't cost you, then fack yah

        3. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          1) Dallas or Digne for run in
          2) best keeper for run in?

          1. Piksau
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            1) Dallas
            2) Allison

        4. Reeker
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Man I'm so stuck.

          Want to do Castagne to somebody because only have 2 playing defenders.

          Have Shaw, Rudiger, Trent, and Dallas.

          I feel like maybe my defenders are good enough to for a 1 week punt on Coleman/Godfrey for an easy cleansheet and potential attacking returns/bonus points for Godfrey.

          Coufal has good fixtures all round but West Ham could easily concede this week. He does allow for a good option if injuries occur. Rudiger and Shaw could be rotated GW 38.

          Essentially more confident in points for Coleman this week but Coufal allows for a safety net in future GWs.

          1. Reeker
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Leaning towards Coufal. Considering Dias too but he's another roation risk

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Id do Coufal

        5. GinjaWhinja
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A. Castagne to Digne
          B. Castagne to Dias/Stones
          C. Iheanacho to Antonio

          Which transfer to prioritise this week?

        6. Viper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A. Start Vydra

          B. Vydra - > Bamford/Antonio (-4)

          -4 already taken

          1. Big Col
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B with Antonio

        7. Grounderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Which one?

          1) Antonio & Lookman
          2) Davis & Jota