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 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Vardy and Nacho to Kane and Benteke for a hit?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Palace are useless but Tekkers is on fire

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yay

  2. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah turn to be rested ?

      1. RedJive79
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        With so much to play for?

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Absolutely ZERO chance

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          That's just not true.

      3. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Golden boot and top 4 in play

    2. RedJive79
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      So captain Salah then?

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        that's me shot down:)

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah

  3. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Whats the rest of your team looking like?

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

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

        Peacock F/Rahpina/Phillips/Mitchell

        Pretty Boring

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 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

  4. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'm keeping

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

  5. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 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?

  6. Fergiesarmy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Looks a good plan.

  7. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Fergiesarmy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Ederson 100%

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Ederson

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Ederson

  8. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Reguillon maybe?

    2. cianoc1999
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Vestergaard/Coufal maybe?

    3. Boz
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Reguilon/Aurier, Coufal

    4. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Targett/Konsa maybe?

      1. ButterB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 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
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks all, great tips!

  9. cianoc1999
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

  10. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bamford might explode.

  11. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Source?

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      BHA are without Dunk

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I know. Why I went with Antonio.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Same. Hopefully he bags a brace

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Hopefully.

      2. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Have faith in Antonioooooo

    4. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Couldn't afford him anyways.

  12. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I’m going for Ings

      Bamford is too much of a popular pick for my liking

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      D

  13. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Does it?

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        What do you think?

  14. Taribo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

  15. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    G2G??

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

  16. Forcella Boys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

  17. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

  18. Pedaso Pirates
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Good moves

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 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
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 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.

  19. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Castagne Rudiger to Digne and Llorente?

    1. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

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

  20. UshFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mane or Mahrez in as a punt?

    1. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Manè

  21. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Thinking Bamford myself. But eyeing DCL to Wood in 38

  22. popcoin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

  23. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Wont you want Greenwood next week?

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

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

  24. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A) Kane & Raphinha
    B) Antonio & Son

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  25. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Gamble responsibly - just Mahrez.

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Three weeks left - time to go big or go home

  26. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who is a better pick for this GW only?

    A- Stones
    B- Dallas

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

      B

    4. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  27. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 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
        4 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

        Thanks

    3. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  28. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Best midfielder up to 11.1 except Lingard,Jota?

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

      Son of mahrez

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

        Good typo there lol

      2. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        cheers

      3. Ain't No Holebas Girl
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        You can't win anything with kids

  29. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 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
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  30. gomez123
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

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