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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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  1. lifes a pitch
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Salah vs Palace gw 38

    2. Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Salah in 38 chasing golden boot

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 17 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
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

  2. Najj
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 17 days ago

    On FH..bale or son? I’m chasing

    1. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Bale

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Both

  3. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      what were the moves ?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

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

  4. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Coleman or Dallas?

    1. frenchfries
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Dallas

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Dallas

  5. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 17 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
    5 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Looks good. Got bale already ?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

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

  7. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 17 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
    5 months, 17 days ago

    A) Dallas + Bamford
    B) Coufal + DCL

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      B if you can move on DCL on final day.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      B, but close

  9. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Hmm probably A

  10. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    A) son and coufal
    B) mahrez and digne

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      A for 3 weeks
      B for this week

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers

  11. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Would you go for Bamford or Ings on Free Hit?

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Going with Ings

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        How about Aguero?

        I just realized I can afford him.

        1. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 17 days ago

          Not worth the risk vs the other choices.

  12. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio

    1) Son
    2) Bale

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      B1

  13. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Gtg

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Solid that, mate.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers both!

  14. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        He won't. Watkins back

      2. Slim25
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 17 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
    5 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 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
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

    3. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

  16. smix
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      5 months, 17 days ago

      A. The right time to show some balls 😉

    2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      A for the glory

    3. jones711
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

  17. tomasjj
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Thinking of Greenwood to Foden myself for the -12.

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

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

  18. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Bamford
    or
    Antonio

    First to three....GO!

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Paddy

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Ant

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Ant

    4. AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Bam

    5. bring_on _the_fantasy
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Ant

    6. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Ings

  19. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Love the Aguero pick. Wish I could afford.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Sell Bruno 🙂

        1. Zladan
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 17 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
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks guyz x

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 17 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
          5 months, 17 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 17 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
              5 months, 17 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 17 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
                  5 months, 17 days ago

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

                  The fans will want it.

                  It’ll happen!

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Like it

  20. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

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

    Already taken a -8 but fielding 9 players.

  21. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    On a FH:

    A) Bale and Digne
    B) Mane and Coleman

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Too tough. Toss a coin and GL 😉

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

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

    3. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      lol cheers for nothing 😉

  22. King Henrik
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Any help troops.

    A. Dallas and Antonio
    B. Coufal and Bamford

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Definitely get Dallas

    3. Redranger
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      A

  23. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Overreacting a bit.

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Name one

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 17 days ago

          I remember Vieri being very phisycally dominant.
          Adriano too.

          1. FFSbet.com
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 17 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

  24. TVPlugSockets
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 17 days ago

    -8 needed to get 11 players.

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

  25. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Pereira probably scores against Liverpool

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Still think Salah is the clear better option.

  26. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Digne or Dallas? -- Leading ML

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Dallas

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Dallas

  27. The Head-Ake
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

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

  28. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Son or Bale for the next two?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      50-50

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Bale home record is good but Son guaranteed mins

  29. fridge
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 17 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
      5 months, 17 days ago

      A

  30. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      There's not much difference

    2. jones711
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Both pretty crappy, probably go Alioski

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Llorente more nailed?

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Alioski better chances of Assist/Goal