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. Gearoid
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    WC active. Any changes with 0.3 left ITB?

    Pickford
    Stones Dallas TAA
    Lingard Salah(c) Mahrez Son
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Forster Phillips Mitchell ESR

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

    % of chances of Gundo starting tonight? Is he a good option?

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

      tempted

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

      Think he starts, especially with KDB out he'll be a nice differential imo, in saying that i'm going Foden Mahrez

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Carson is starting. No one is safe

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

      Prefer Mahrez/Foden tbh. He's been playing quite deep lately.

    5. Nemanja Vidic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      99

  3. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    bale or mane?

    1. Il Capitano
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bale

      • JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Bale

    2. Il Capitano
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Last glance over the team, GTG?

        0 FT 0 ITB

        Martinez
        TAA Digne Targett
        Salah (C) Son Jota Lingard
        Kane (VC) DCL Bamford

        Fabri - Mitchell ESR* Shaw*

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

          Looks good for no chip team

          1. Il Capitano
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Ta, taken a -4 with Bruno + Nacho > Son + DCL. Could have just played Mitchell, but where's the fun in that

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

          Forster
          TAA Alioski Digne
          Salah Jota Son Lingard
          Kane Vydra Antonio

          -8. GTG?

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

          Foden or Raphina?

          1. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Foden. Raphina doubt no?

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

              doubt to start eh?

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

            Raph, as you never know if Foden will start.

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

              raph not nailed to start it seems

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                WHY?!!

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Where is this even coming from?!

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

                  One poster a few pages back. Also doubts whether Bale will start.

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

          Which transfer to do:

          A: Bruno to Son
          B: Maddison to Raphinha

          Note: Would NOT be buying Bruno back if I did this#

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

            A

        5. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Hames if you haul big this gw all will ve forgiven!!!

          1. PP6
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Is he back?

        6. JoeSoap
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A. Nacho>Bamford (Kane capt and 11 players)
          B. Shaw/Fern>Mitchell/Salah (-4 Salah captain and one sub Coady)
          C. Shaw/Nacho>Dallas/Bamford (-4 Kane captain and one sub Coady)

        7. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A) Digne, Mahrez, Bamford (sell Bruno)
          B) Coufal, Foden, Bamford (Bruno on bench ready for Fulham)?

          1. JoeSoap
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            B

        8. Gabriel Agbonlahor
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Do you rather play with 10 starter or take a hit for Veltman ➡ Nat Phillips?

          Martinez
          Dallas Keane Veltman
          Salah Son Lingard Pereira
          Kane DCL Antonio

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I'd take the hit for the 11 players & Liv fixtures over Bri for the run-in. Veltman looks doubtful for this gw.

            May 13: "Joel is still recovering. This game probably comes too soon."

        9. GE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          1) Shaw -> Digne (-4)
          2) Rudiger/Holding -> Coleman/Coufal (-4)
          3) Bruno -> Bale (-4)
          4) Don’t do it

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

          Play Lloris (WOL) or Martinez (cry) with Konsa (cry) is also playing?

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

            Lloris

        11. DaddyPig
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Foden or Mahrez for tonight guys?
          I like the thought or Mahrez but Foden is just such a great player.
          Please help!

          1. Mr Arsenal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Get both!

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

              Too much rotation risk surely?!

        12. PP6
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 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. Cesc Pistols
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I'd be more conservative with that rank. Take less hits and avoid players whose minutes are a gamble.

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

            54 pts is huge with 3 GWs to go...

        13. Nemanja Vidic
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Gundo or Raph?

        14. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Mahrez on pens with KDB out?

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

            Gundo ?

        15. tibollom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          should I get kun in as a punt? im chasing anyways, got 2 FTs..

          Thinking of doing -4pts to get Kun, coufal + Mahrez/8m mid for Nacho, Castagne + Bruno

          Ederson Johnstone
          awb veltman saiss struikj castagne
          salah bruno lingard greenwood raph
          kane watkins nacho

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

            I'd wait until the last game of the season - he's more or less assured of starting that one.

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

              so what you reckon, instead of Kun then?

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

                Ings

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

            Yes, Ings is a nice differential and on pens.

        16. Cesc Pistols
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Just took a -4 to field 8 players: Martinez, Digne, TAA, Salah, Lingard, Raphinha, DCL and Kane.

          *Might* take a -8 to get Bamford, but not sure it's worth it.

          Should I? Anyone going with less than that?

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

            Don't think Bamford is worth it.

            1. Cesc Pistols
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Thanks for helping out, mate. -4 it is and lets hope for the best. Good luck!

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

          Will Forster start ?

        18. Danstoke82
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Hi all, last call of the week.

          Maguire > Dallas -8? Yay or Nay?

          with Veltman out I only have 10 playing

          Thanks in advance

          1. FPL ElasticO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yeah, Dallas has greater upside.
            I'll do it

            1. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Thanks much appreciated

        19. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Ings, DCL or Antonio

          1. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Antonio

            1. FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              DCL.... as James is set to start this week....

        20. FPL ElasticO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Which of these transfers worth doing?

          A. Nacho & Castagne >> Bamford & Coufal (also have Dallas & Raph) for -4
          B. Nacho & Castagne >> Antonio & Stones for -4

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

          (C) vote please? Most votes I'll pick.

          A) Kane
          B) Salah
          C) Bale

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

            B

          2. PP6
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            A

          3. FPL ElasticO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            B all day....
            Spurs will struggle against WOL

          4. Fintroy
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B, all day long

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

              B

            • Alonso The Great Midfielder
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              kane

            • Bobby_Baggio
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Cheers - Salah it is

          5. Toonzie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            best 6.5m mid?

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

              Foden

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

              JLingz

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

                6.6

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

            On FH.
            Ings or Aguero?

            Son or Bale?

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

              Ings & Son

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

                Yeesh.
                I was leaning towards Kun & Bale.

            2. aardvark22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Ings + Son

            3. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Ings
              Son

          7. tbhogal
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Which option is best guys A or B?

            A) Bruno > Son
            B) Greenwood > Raphina

            1. FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B

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

              A

          8. tabby98
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            What to do here guys???

            Forster
            Dias, TAA, Coady, Shaw*
            Lingard, Salah, Jota
            Vydra, Kane, Iheanacho*

            Mendy* | Bruno*, Rudiger*, Saka*

            £0m ITB 1FT

            A) Shaw ---> Dallas/Coufal
            B) Bruno ---> Son
            C) Iheanacho + Shaw ---> Bamford + Coufal (-4)
            D) Bruno + Iheanacho ---> Son + DCL/Bamford/Antonio (-4)

            1. Alli In
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              You have 7 outfield players, so what about E) Shaw, Bruno and Iheanacho to Dallas, Son + DCL for -8, to get to 10. You get two extra players for your -8. You probably get 4 for the two of them playing. So it just takes one return for one of them to pay back the hit. Two returns and you're quids in.

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

            Who’s pen taker for City this GW?

          10. aardvark22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            after using 2FTs, 3.5m ITB

            Forster
            TAA, Phillips, Coufal
            Salah, Son, Siggy, Lingard
            Antonio, Bamford, Vydra

            Fofana, Rudiger, Fernandes, Mendy

            Worth any of the following for a -4

            A) Fofana to Dallas (bench Vydra)
            B) Forster to Meslier
            c) Vydra to DCL
            d) leave it be