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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. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hold siggy

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Selling Siggy for a hit is bananas

    3. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any leak on City team yet?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      hearing Carson is starting?!

      1. MGD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Where from?

  3. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      why....

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Sub 4.4 Leeds defender pick

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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 For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Who would play LB?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

      2. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best captain here if chasing?

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

    GK: Martinez | Cavani | Greenwood | Rudiger

    1. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Greenwood twice?

      Probably Salah

    2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Foden instead of Greenwood

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  7. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    Forster as other GK.

    Yay or nay? 🙂

  8. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So on a Free Hit, do I get Carson?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Who's Carson?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        3rd or 4th City backup keeper?

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ???

  9. Zladan
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone on a -12 or worse?

  10. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  12. The Red Devil
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    leaked man city team news?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      is it ever leaked?

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Never

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

  13. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Kane or Salah captain??

  14. FPLShaqiri
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  15. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Foden

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Foden

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Foden

  16. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Zladan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes
      No

  17. Wigflex
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Start lingard or Raphina (Own Antonio)

  18. Hect.OR 98th
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good luck mate. Hope it works out for you

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Good luck man with no name

    3. Hect.OR 98th
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Cheers gents

  19. smix
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Zladan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      100%

    2. frenchfries
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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.

  20. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. frenchfries
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  21. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    For rest of the season:

    A) McCarthy, Lingard
    Or
    B) Martinez, Raphinha

    1. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

  22. JollyGoodYellows
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who's the best option to replace Nacho:

    A) Wood
    B) Bamford
    C) Antonio

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Already have Lingard though.

    2. frenchfries
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

    3. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    1) Foden or Mahrez
    2) Antonio or ings

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mahrez Ings if money no object I think.

  24. TVPlugSockets
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best keeper for rest of the season?

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

  25. PScholes18
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    G2G?

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

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lovely team.

  26. CONNERS
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Zladan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bad fixtures beyond

    2. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hence why I said FH teams.

      lol

  27. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone ?

    A: Kane Raphina
    B: Antonio/Bamford Lingard

    1. Zladan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A and it’s not even close.

      (K)and hat trick

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

  28. Gattuso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any news on Kabak anyone ?

  29. DRAXLER1105
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Suggestions please,

    Ederson/Martinez

    Robbo , konsa , digne

    Son, salah, lingard, jota , periera,

    Wood, kane

    Bench: Shaw, Llorente

  30. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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