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. KAALI_DAAL
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Vardy and Nacho to Kane and Benteke for a hit?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Oooo Benteke for a hit I don't think so.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Palace are useless but Tekkers is on fire

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yay

    • RedJive79
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm 5 points behind ML leader. We both have Kane and Salah. Who to captain??

      1. Tango74
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Salah turn to be rested ?

          1. RedJive79
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            With so much to play for?

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Absolutely ZERO chance

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              That's just not true.

          3. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Golden boot and top 4 in play

        • RedJive79
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          So captain Salah then?

          1. Tango74
              1 month, 1 day ago

              that's me shot down:)

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Salah

        • Tango74
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Finally did my WC

            I Have Foden and mahrez , bad idea ??

            Also in captain unsure on Salah now as it’s him or jota rested. Regardless of chasing golden boot

            1. Fergiesarmy
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Whats the rest of your team looking like?

              1. Tango74
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Meslier
                  TAA,Stones,Digne
                  Salah,Son,Foden,Mahrez
                  Kane,Antonio,DCL

                  Peacock F/Rahpina/Phillips/Mitchell

                  Pretty Boring

              2. Thomas Magnum
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                No I think they're good punts for the run home, I still think Salah is good also don't see him being rested as they need to win all their matches

            2. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Guys do you think is it worth using a transfer to replace Martinez for the last 2 gws of the season?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I'm keeping

              2. Thomas Magnum
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I'd say keep, I presume you have bigger fish to fry

            3. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              RMFHT
              Pickford
              TAA digne Dallas
              Mahrez foden Salah son Bale
              Kane DCL

              Steer Phillips Mitchell Burke

              Double Everton defence ok? Or get both saints keepers
              Double city mid or add a def too? Like stones for Dallas?

            4. Fergiesarmy
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Thoughts on WC
              Ederson
              Dallas, Phillips, Digne
              Salah, Son, Mahrez, Lingard
              Kane, DCL, Bamf
              Bench
              R. Williams, Smith-Rowe, Mitchell, Forster

              Will do Mahrez to Greenwood next week

              1. BeWater
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Looks a good plan.

              2. BeWater
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Ederson or Martinez for the rest of the season. Money not a problem.

                  1. Fergiesarmy
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Ederson 100%

                  2. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Ederson

                  3. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Ederson

                • Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Who's a good punty defender option on FH that's not the usual Digne/TAA/Dallas or that plays for Everton or City?

                  1. Fergiesarmy
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Reguillon maybe?

                  2. cianoc1999
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Vestergaard/Coufal maybe?

                  3. Boz
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Reguilon/Aurier, Coufal

                  4. Boly Would
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Targett/Konsa maybe?

                    1. ButterB
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Like the Aurier shout for this week. Hoping for the Bale and Aurier playing at home show again, but what Spurs will show up now they're more or less out of the top four race

                  5. Thomas Magnum
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Thanks all, great tips!

                • cianoc1999
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Currently have 8 players playing this GW.
                  Is it worth a -8 to sell Maguire, Dunk and Bruno for Digne, Dallas and Son?

                  1. Steiger
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I've just done similar moves is it's a yes from me.

                • Vazza
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I’m intending to bring in Ings on a FH but am worried that Bamford may explode.

                  Thoughts?

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Bamford might explode.

                • JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Burnley apparently without Pope.. Wish I knew this before I went Antonio over Bamford.

                  1. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Source?

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    BHA are without Dunk

                    1. JBG
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I know. Why I went with Antonio.

                      1. Make United Great Again
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Same. Hopefully he bags a brace

                        1. JBG
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Hopefully.

                    2. HashAttack
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Seems odd that the Scout's pick for GK is Sanchez

                  3. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Have faith in Antonioooooo

                  4. Vazza
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Fulham without an premier league standard defence so Ings might be decent this week

                    1. JBG
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Couldn't afford him anyways.

                • cescpistols111
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day 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. Vazza
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I’m going for Ings

                    Bamford is too much of a popular pick for my liking

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    D

                • wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Tuchel says Mendy is still Chelsea's no1 GK but he likes Kepa too: "Nothing has changed; Edou is no1 but Kepa is a strong, strong goalkeeper that we have in our squad and he will play." #CFC
                  That means that Mendy will start in the two Finals and vs Villa and Kepa vs Leicester at home.

                  1. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Does it?

                    1. wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      What do you think?

                • Taribo
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  a) GTG?
                  b) Nacho to DCL -4 & bench Jota/Watkins?

                  Martinez
                  Phillips Digne Struijk
                  Salah (c) Son Bale Lingard Jota
                  Kane Watkins

                  Targett Nacho Shaw Dunk

                  1. Steiger
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I'd go b and bench Jota as I think he'll get benched.

                • Slitherene
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  G2G??

                  Sanchez | Areola
                  TAA Digne Vestergaard Phillips
                  Salah Son Mahrez Lingard
                  Kane DC-L
                  ¦ Shaw Iheanacho Saka

                • Forcella Boys
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Bruno & Vardy > Mahrez & Kane for a -4 ?

                • Iceball
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Guita
                  TAA Digne Mitchell
                  Salah (C) Lingard Zaha Sigurdsson
                  Kane (V) DCL Antonio
                  Mendy Veltman Greenwood Shaw
                  GTG?

                • Pedaso Pirates
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Looking at Mendy to Ederson, Maguire to Dallas and Iheanacho to Antonio.

                  All 3 until end of season probably.
                  Keeping Fernandez and relying on Kane for Spurs attack.

                  Make sense? Zero Everton coverage. DCL instead of Antonio?

                  TY.

                  1. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Good moves

                  2. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Looks good - looking at something similar with two hits so if its only one hit its good. DCL could pay off next week, but with MCI in 38 probably scores less than Antonio over the three weeks

                    1. Pedaso Pirates
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      That's my feeling too. I also think Antonio is more reliable. I am taking -8 on this but I have checked and my nearest rival needs to take at least -8 to field 11 players.

                • Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Castagne Rudiger to Digne and Llorente?

                  1. popcoin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I'm never sure if Digne is worth the money over Godfrey. But if cash isn't a worry, looks good

                • UshFPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Mane or Mahrez in as a punt?

                  1. popcoin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Mahrez

                  2. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Manè

                • diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Kane and DCL obvious choices for two of the three striker slots. Think the third is between Antonio vs Bamford vs Wood. If you believe expected points are the best predictor of actual points then all the models point to Bamford, then Wood, then Antonio.

                  1. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Thinking Bamford myself. But eyeing DCL to Wood in 38

                • popcoin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Currently starting Forster, Lingard and Vydra.

                  A) Mendy -> Pickford

                  B) Lingard -> Foden

                  C) Jota -> Mahrez

                  D) Vydra -> DCL & Mendy -> Pickford (-4)

                  E) Lingard -> Mahrez & Mendy -> Pickford (-4)

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    C

                • Taegugk Warrior
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  For a the rest of the seaso.
                  For a hit. Grenwood to
                  A. Lingard
                  B. Jota

                  1. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Wont you want Greenwood next week?

                  2. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I’d keep, you might want to captain Greenwood next week

                • FFFoxy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  A) Kane & Raphinha
                  B) Antonio & Son

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    A

                  2. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    A

                • Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I like all my bench on WC so gambling on Mahrez and Foden

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Gamble responsibly - just Mahrez.

                    1. Biggsy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Three weeks left - time to go big or go home

                • Mr Ozil
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Who is a better pick for this GW only?

                  A- Stones
                  B- Dallas

                  1. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                  3. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                  4. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                • Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Def doing Vardy to Kane but who to get for Bruno and iheanacho?

                  A mahrez and ings
                  B son and Antonio

                  1. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Can't see Mahrez playing all three GWs and Ings always an injury risk so i'd go B

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Thanks. B is the safest one I think but A seems a bit more fun!

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Thanks

                  3. Mighty Wings
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                • wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Best midfielder up to 11.1 except Lingard,Jota?

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Son of mahrez

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Good typo there lol

                    2. wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      cheers

                    3. Ain't No Holebas Girl
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      You can't win anything with kids

                • Biggsy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Seem to have settled on Leeds & West Ham players due to the three plum fixtures, but can only have 2 more Leeds and 1 more WHU so which of these three combos looks best?

                  a. Meslier, Dallas, Antonio
                  b. Meslier, Coufal, Bamford
                  c. Fabianski, Dallas, Bamford

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    A

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    B

                • gomez123
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Got 11 players GTG?
                  Ederson
                  Digne/Dallas/Maitlnd-Niles
                  Son/Salah(vc)/JWP/Pereria/Jota
                  Kane(c)Watkins