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
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy and Nacho to Kane and Benteke for a hit?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Palace are useless but Tekkers is on fire

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yay

    • RedJive79
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Tango74
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Salah turn to be rested ?

          1. RedJive79
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            With so much to play for?

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Absolutely ZERO chance

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              That's just not true.

          3. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Golden boot and top 4 in play

        • RedJive79
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          So captain Salah then?

          1. Tango74
              2 months, 18 days ago

              that's me shot down:)

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Salah

        • Tango74
            2 months, 18 days 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
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Whats the rest of your team looking like?

              1. Tango74
                  2 months, 18 days ago

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

                  Peacock F/Rahpina/Phillips/Mitchell

                  Pretty Boring

              2. Thomas Magnum
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days 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
              2 months, 18 days 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
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I'm keeping

              2. Thomas Magnum
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

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

            3. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
              2 months, 18 days 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 Year
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Looks a good plan.

            5. BeWater
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. Fergiesarmy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Ederson 100%

              2. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Ederson

              3. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Ederson

            6. Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Reguillon maybe?

              2. cianoc1999
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Vestergaard/Coufal maybe?

              3. Boz
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Reguilon/Aurier, Coufal

              4. Boly Would
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Targett/Konsa maybe?

                1. ButterB
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 18 days 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
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Thanks all, great tips!

            7. cianoc1999
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

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

            8. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days 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
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Bamford might explode.

            9. JBG
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Source?

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                BHA are without Dunk

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  I know. Why I went with Antonio.

                  1. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Same. Hopefully he bags a brace

                    1. JBG
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Hopefully.

                2. HashAttack
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

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

              3. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Have faith in Antonioooooo

              4. Vazza
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 18 days ago

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

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Couldn't afford him anyways.

            10. cescpistols111
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 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. Vazza
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I’m going for Ings

                Bamford is too much of a popular pick for my liking

              2. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                D

            11. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Does it?

                1. wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  What do you think?

            12. Taribo
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

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

            13. Slitherene
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              G2G??

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

            14. Forcella Boys
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days ago

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

            15. Iceball
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

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

            16. Pedaso Pirates
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Good moves

              2. Biggsy
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days 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
                  2 months, 18 days 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.

            17. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Castagne Rudiger to Digne and Llorente?

              1. popcoin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

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

            18. UshFPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Mane or Mahrez in as a punt?

              1. popcoin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Mahrez

              2. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Manè

            19. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Thinking Bamford myself. But eyeing DCL to Wood in 38

            20. popcoin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                2 months, 18 days ago

                C

            21. Taegugk Warrior
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Wont you want Greenwood next week?

              2. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

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

            22. FFFoxy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              A) Kane & Raphinha
              B) Antonio & Son

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                A

              2. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                A

            23. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Gamble responsibly - just Mahrez.

                1. Biggsy
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Three weeks left - time to go big or go home

            24. Mr Ozil
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Who is a better pick for this GW only?

              A- Stones
              B- Dallas

              1. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

              2. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

              3. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

              4. Biggsy
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

            25. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

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

              A mahrez and ings
              B son and Antonio

              1. Biggsy
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days 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
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

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

              2. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Thanks

              3. Mighty Wings
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

            26. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Best midfielder up to 11.1 except Lingard,Jota?

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Son of mahrez

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Good typo there lol

                2. wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  cheers

                3. Ain't No Holebas Girl
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  You can't win anything with kids

            27. Biggsy
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days 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
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                A

              2. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                B

            28. gomez123
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

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