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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  1. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Hey lads, does this move look ok? Siggy + Iheanacho + Rashford --> Bale + DCL + Foden (-8)?

    Should I wait to do Siggy to Bale next GW?

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

      Hold siggy

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Selling Siggy for a hit is bananas

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I moved Siggy out regardless of the fixture. He could quite easily get benched if Hamez is fit.

  2. AutoFill 2021
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Any leak on City team yet?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      hearing Carson is starting?!

      1. MGD
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Where from?

  3. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who's more likely to start between Alioski and Llorente?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      why....

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Sub 4.4 Leeds defender pick

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

      Also interested in some insight on this. Any Leeds fans want to give insight into Alioski and how likely he is to start this weeekend?

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Who would play LB?

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

        Theoretically Dallas could go back to LB if personnel are moved around.

      2. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Could line up as Sturijk - Ayling - Llorente - Cooper - Dallas?

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Plenty of leeds fans said Alioski will play the remaining 3 games, even if his contract is up end of season

  4. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    what should i change in this free hit team:

    Pickford (buttun)
    TAA, Stones, Digne (philips, mitchel)
    Salah (C), Son, Bale, Mahrez (VC), Foden
    Kane, DCL, (bamford)

  5. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Best replacement for Vardy if I'm chasing? Other strikers are Kane & Calvert Lewin.



    A. Bamford

    B. Antonio

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

  6. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Best captain here if chasing?

    Forster
    TAA | Veltman | Digne | Dallas
    Salah | Greenwood | Lingard | Zaha
    Antonio | Kane

    GK: Martinez | Cavani | Greenwood | Rudiger

    1. MGD
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Greenwood twice?

      Probably Salah

    2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Foden instead of Greenwood

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Who will rivals C? Probz Salah if nobody will do him. TAA or Foden otherwise imo

  7. MGD
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Vardy + Nacho + Schmeichel
    -> Antonio + DCL + Ederson (-4)

    Forster as other GK.

    Yay or nay? 🙂

  8. The VAR Team
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    So on a Free Hit, do I get Carson?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Who's Carson?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        3rd or 4th City backup keeper?

    2. PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      ???

  9. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone on a -12 or worse?

  10. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    hey guys, im chasing and no chips left.. 2 FT and 0.2 ITB..

    nacho, castage + bruno to kun, coufal + 8.1 mid for -4pts?

    Edderson Johnstone
    awb vetlman struikj saiss castagne
    salah bruno greenwood raph lingard
    kane watkins nacho

  11. AutoFill 2021
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Is it worth getting Stones/Coufal for a -4 -one fielding 9?

  12. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    leaked man city team news?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      is it ever leaked?

    2. Il Capitano
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Never

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Which, for the record, sounds a complete windup but weirder things have happened

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kane or Salah captain??

    4. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      What is the probability of starting all 3 game weeks:
      a) Pickford
      b) Ederson

    5. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 11 days ago

        If you had to choose 1, which one would you choose:
        Foden or Gundo?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Foden

        2. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Foden

        3. Bobby_Baggio
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Foden

      • Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        2 questions:
        1) Aguero worth a punt on FH?
        2) Worth dropping Kane to afford Mane and Bale? (FH)

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes
          No

      • Wigflex
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Start lingard or Raphina (Own Antonio)

      • Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Too many (4) between 30 and 60 points ahead of me in my ML, so going for Bale(c) as a gamble to get inside the top 100k. Only ever had one finish outside 100k in 12 seasons and currently sat at 237k. Need a big last three weeks.

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

          Good luck mate. Hope it works out for you

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Good luck man with no name

        3. Hect.OR 98th
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers gents

      • smix
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Zaha & Welbeck to Bale & Antonio for -8 worth it ?

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          100%

        2. frenchfries
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Personally would not do it, but i rarely do hits unless forced. Almost never pays off. Depends on your team and if your chasing etc.

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Why oh why do people think Rapha is likely coming off the bench and not starting?

        1. frenchfries
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Idk, i believe he will start if fit enough. Dont believe there Was any issues last game

        2. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          From 2 mins in to 5 mins ...
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMaWEtycYKU

      • frenchfries
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        For rest of the season:

        A) McCarthy, Lingard
        Or
        B) Martinez, Raphinha

        1. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          B

      • JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Who's the best option to replace Nacho:

        A) Wood
        B) Bamford
        C) Antonio

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          C

          1. JollyGoodYellows
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Already have Lingard though.

        2. frenchfries
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          B

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          C

      • Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1) Foden or Mahrez
        2) Antonio or ings

        1. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Mahrez Ings if money no object I think.

      • TVPlugSockets
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Best keeper for rest of the season?

          I have Forster and Mendy so probably ought to swap one out for a solid starter.

        • PScholes18
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          G2G?

          Pickford
          Coleman - Dias - TAA
          Salah - Mahrez - Bale - Lingard
          Kane - DCL - Ings
          Subs: Langley, JWP, Coufal, Mitchell

          1. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Lovely team.

        • CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Surprised not to see Watkins in any FH teams. Could be a good option this week.

          1. Zladan
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Bad fixtures beyond

          2. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Hence why I said FH teams.

            lol

        • Daghe Munegu
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Anyone ?

          A: Kane Raphina
          B: Antonio/Bamford Lingard

          1. Zladan
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A and it’s not even close.

            (K)and hat trick

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A

        • Gattuso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Any news on Kabak anyone ?

        • DRAXLER1105
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Suggestions please,

          Ederson/Martinez

          Robbo , konsa , digne

          Son, salah, lingard, jota , periera,

          Wood, kane

          Bench: Shaw, Llorente

        • PP6
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          93K ranked. Leading ML by about 54 points which is not alot but.. is a -8 worth it this week? Bruno Maguire and Zaha to Foden Mané (likely captain ahead of Mo/Kane) and Digne worth it? Thanks all and GL!

          1. CBonci
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Just play it safer and do Maguire (likely to miss multiple games) and Zaha to Digne and Foden? Captain Mo or Kane.