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. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    If you could triple cap anyone from now up until last gw, who would it be?

    Trying to close a 30point lead so im considering Salah,Kane or Son this gw...but have thought about Aguero against Newcastle but maybe im just being nostalgic with that one...

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah vs Palace gw 38

    2. Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah in 38 chasing golden boot

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      for the excitment of the game it has to be a player gw38 with all matches at the same time

    4. bring_on _the_fantasy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane usually has a good last few games and sneaks golden boot

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

    On FH..bale or son? I’m chasing

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

      Bale

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

      Both

  3. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Eek I did it - took the -8. Template rating 100% here I come 😆
    G2G?

    0.9itb
    Forster
    TAA, Dallas, Coleman
    Slaah (C), Son, Jota, Lingard
    Kane, DCL, Bamford
    (Mendy) (Masuaku, Greenwood, Shaw)

    Cheers and GL to all!

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      what were the moves ?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bruno, Nacho, Rudiger > Son, Bamford, Dallas (-8)

  4. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Coleman or Dallas?

    1. frenchfries
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Dallas

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

      Dallas

  5. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Best replacement for Vardy? Other strikers are Kane & Calvert Lewin.



    A. Bamford

    B. Antonio

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

  6. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Castagne, Greenwood and Iheanacho to Alioski, Son and DCL (-4). Look good?

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

      Looks good. Got bale already ?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No, going Son. Not chasing and think Son safer albeit less explosive/differential.

  7. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Repost - Thoughts on this FH??

    Pickford
    TAA Digne Walker
    Mahrez Foden Son Salah (c)
    Kane DCL Ings
    - Williams Vestergaard Brewster

  8. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Dallas + Bamford
    B) Coufal + DCL

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B if you can move on DCL on final day.

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

      B, but close

  9. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Will play Antonio, so which one to Bench ?

    a) JWP Not an exciting FPL player, but home to Fulham
    b) Lingard Form dropped last couple of weeks, away to Brighton
    c) Jota May get benched, away to WBA

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

      Hmm probably A

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

    A) son and coufal
    B) mahrez and digne

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

      A

    2. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A for 3 weeks
      B for this week

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

        Cheers

  11. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Would you go for Bamford or Ings on Free Hit?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Going with Ings

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        How about Aguero?

        I just realized I can afford him.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Not worth the risk vs the other choices.

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

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio

    1) Son
    2) Bale

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

      B1

  13. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hey fam! GTG? (0 ITB, 0 FT)

    Did Iheanacho & Maguire to Bamford & Dallas for -4

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Dallas Targett
    Salah(C) Jota Lingard
    DCL Watkins Bamford

    Areola Bruno* Greenwood* Dunk*

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

      Gtg

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Solid that, mate.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers both!

  14. Slim25
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Wildcard Draft
    McCarthy,
    TAA, Dallas, Keane, Diop,
    Salah, Son, Lingard,
    DCL, Davis, Kane
    (Forster, Phillips, Bruno, Smith Rowe)

    G2G or do I need to add City players? With Pep liking to rotate his team I'm not sure who's nailed.
    Cheers!

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Why do you have Davis? Is he going to start?

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

        He won't. Watkins back

      2. Slim25
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Wasn't sure if Watkins was back or not, he was just a cheap option. Could always start Phillips for this week

  15. ILOVEBAPS
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Will Jota play? Or should I get Foden on FH?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      This time I think Foden might actually be likely to have more minutes out the 2 players

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      On FH, go Foden. Good chance Jota is rested.

    3. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He'll get some game time, but don't know if he will start

  16. smix
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A. Mahrez (c)
    B. Kane (c)
    C. Bale (c)
    D.DCL (c)
    E. Son (c) or
    F. Antonio (c)

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A. The right time to show some balls 😉

    2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A for the glory

    3. jones711
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Tough. Would go B, C, D in normal circumstances, or C, A, F. if going for the hail mary chase

    4. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Repost:

      8 players on the field after a -8, worth taking more hits?

      TAA (c), Dallas, Phillips
      Son, Lingard, Jota
      Bamford, Kane
      ---
      Rest of team:
      Mendy, Henderson
      Rudi, Castagne
      Greenwood, Saka
      Nacho

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thinking of Greenwood to Foden myself for the -12.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Right, I talked myself out of it.
          It is only one week.

    5. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bamford
      or
      Antonio

      First to three....GO!

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Paddy

      2. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Ant

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

        Ant

      4. AD2110
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bam

      5. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Ant

      6. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Ings

    6. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      RISKY BISNISS

      Meslier
      TAA Robertson Targett
      Bale Jota Mahrez Foden
      Kane Benteke Aguero(c)

      Sanchez | Castange, Shaw, ESR
      0FT. 0.6 ITB.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Love the Aguero pick. Wish I could afford.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Sell Bruno 🙂

          1. Zladan
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Would mean another -8 if I do that and then can’t afford him when he smashes Fulham

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

        Love it. This is what the game is about.
        GL

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Thanks guyz x

      3. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Great team. Maybe switch captain to Mahrez as I think he’ll start and Agüero gets cameo this week.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Interesting point. I've tried not to think too hard, but now you've kick-started the beginning of the end. *Engages brain*

          1. No Kane No Gain
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            He started the last 2 league games, I actually think he’s benched for a false 9 this week (or Jesus). Aguero will get heavy minutes in the last 2.

            Cannot see anything but a Mahrez start.

            (My opinion)

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Fair doos. As Neale says int he team news though, Pep needs to also be playing the players he want ins the CL final (as well as resting them), so Aguero might get just 70 mins in the final game, or 45, or 10? It might be the first 2 games of the 3 that he sees his most minutes. I have no theory about Mahrez, but it makes sense to captain him if he's like to get more minutes, yeah 🙂

              1. No Kane No Gain
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                The final game of the season is a home game. It’ll be aguero final game at eithad in front of fans. He starts that one for sure!

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  It's a nice narrative. Can't say I'm certain on it. Could still be just 50 mins if he does start... Dunno

                  1. No Kane No Gain
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Pep did the same last year for Dilva, minus the fans.

                    The fans will want it.

                    It’ll happen!

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

        I liiiike it, someone's finally broken the template!

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

        Like it

    7. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Greenwood to any midfielder at his price or less for a (-4)?

      Already taken a -8 but fielding 9 players.

    8. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      On a FH:

      A) Bale and Digne
      B) Mane and Coleman

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Too tough. Toss a coin and GL 😉

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

        Wish I knew also haha, think both mids do well so might have to be a coin toss

      3. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        lol cheers for nothing 😉

    9. King Henrik
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Any help troops.

      A. Dallas and Antonio
      B. Coufal and Bamford

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A

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

        Definitely get Dallas

      3. Redranger
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A

    10. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Never seen forward shrug off defenders like that he did that on Dias too,like playing with little kids

      https://youtu.be/nqmK4PMhBsE?t=56

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Overreacting a bit.

        1. FFSbet.com
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Name one

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I remember Vieri being very phisycally dominant.
            Adriano too.

            1. FFSbet.com
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Vieri not even close,Adriano and Ibra are close but Halland is doing it at high speed

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzseZaDGgJg

    11. TVPlugSockets
        1 month, 2 days ago

        -8 needed to get 11 players.

        Rudiger > Dallas or Stones?
        Mendy > Fabianski or Pickford?
        Bruno > Son

      • Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        As I limp towards the end of a shocking season I am thinking TAA (c) could be fun. Any thoughts?

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Pereira probably scores against Liverpool

        2. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Still think Salah is the clear better option.

      • jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Digne or Dallas? -- Leading ML

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Dallas

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

          Dallas

      • The Head-Ake
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Should I take a -8? Almost worste case scenario, I lose like 6 points

      • Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Son or Bale for the next two?

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          50-50

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

          Bale home record is good but Son guaranteed mins

      • fridge
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Have used my free hit to be able to (kind of) get out 11 albeit with Mitchell and Davis. 0 FT, 0.3 IT

        Martinez
        TAA. Coufal. Digne. Mitchell
        Lingard. Jota. Salah
        Kane. Bamford. Davis

        Forster. Bruno* Greenwood* Holding*

        A) Bruno > Son and play over Davis (-4)
        B) Save

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

      • Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Who's a better Leeds defender pick between Alioski and Llorente?

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

          There's not much difference

        2. jones711
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Both pretty crappy, probably go Alioski

          • Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Llorente more nailed?

            1. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Alioski better chances of Assist/Goal