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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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2,868 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gearoid
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 24 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
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. bring_on _the_fantasy
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      tempted

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Carson is starting. No one is safe

    4. CONNERS
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

    5. Nemanja Vidic
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      99

  3. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    bale or mane?

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Bale

    2. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Bale

  4. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 24 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
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Looks good for no chip team

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 24 days ago

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

  5. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Forster
    TAA Alioski Digne
    Salah Jota Son Lingard
    Kane Vydra Antonio

    -8. GTG?

  6. Toonzie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Foden or Raphina?

    1. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Foden. Raphina doubt no?

      1. Toonzie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        doubt to start eh?

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Raph, as you never know if Foden will start.

      1. Toonzie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        raph not nailed to start it seems

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          WHY?!!

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Where is this even coming from?!

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

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

  7. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A

  8. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Is he back?

  9. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 24 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)

  10. Abra Dubravka
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

  11. Gabriel Agbonlahor
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 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."

  12. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. bobbyg
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Lloris

  14. DaddyPig
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Get both!

      1. DaddyPig
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Too much rotation risk surely?!

  15. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

  16. Nemanja Vidic
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Gundo or Raph?

  17. CONNERS
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Mahrez on pens with KDB out?

    1. smix
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Gundo ?

  18. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        so what you reckon, instead of Kun then?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Ings

    2. CONNERS
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Yes, Ings is a nice differential and on pens.

  19. Cesc Pistols
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Don't think Bamford is worth it.

      1. Cesc Pistols
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

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

  20. smix
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Will Forster start ?

  21. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks much appreciated

  22. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Ings, DCL or Antonio

    1. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Antonio

      1. FPL ElasticO
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

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

  23. FPL ElasticO
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 24 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

  24. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    A) Kane
    B) Salah
    C) Bale

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A

    3. FPL ElasticO
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

    4. Fintroy
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B, all day long

    5. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

    6. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      kane

    7. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers - Salah it is

  25. Toonzie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    best 6.5m mid?

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Foden

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      JLingz

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        6.6

  26. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    On FH.
    Ings or Aguero?

    Son or Bale?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Ings & Son

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Yeesh.
        I was leaning towards Kun & Bale.

    2. aardvark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Ings + Son

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Ings
      Son

  27. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Which option is best guys A or B?

    A) Bruno > Son
    B) Greenwood > Raphina

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A

  28. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 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.

  29. ILOVEBAPS
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Who’s pen taker for City this GW?

  30. aardvark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 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