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. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Think Mane may get more bench-warming after his little hissy fit

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He starts for sure

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        After snubbing Klopp killer he did? Klopp may just have played calm to press

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          *like he did

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          No way. He needs everyone involved

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Jota is form player atm

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Think he starts and hauls to make a point

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He was absolutely pathetic hope he is benched

  2. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Which one in for Nacho?

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio
    C) Ings

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      C

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      c

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yep C

    4. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I went B for the next 3 gws. Already own A though. I also like Ings, but prefer Whm form

  3. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    GTG?
    Forster
    TAA Robbo Coufal
    Salah Mahrez(c) Bale Siggy
    DCL(vc) Antonio Bambam
    Mendy Coady Greenwood Rudiger

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sexy, I see a massive Mahrez haul

  4. MGD
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

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

    Forster as other GK.

    Yay or nay? :))

  5. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Zaha to Bamford for -4 worth it ?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      sounds good

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Not for me

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        And besides they can't be swapped

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          ye was thinking this lol, presume he's selling Iheanacho or something

  6. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Aguero a shout on FH or is he due a rest in order to start the final 2 games?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Pep stated he'd start all games he was fit for. Take from that what you will. He played 69 mins 6 days ago, so he should be good to go.

  7. Scrumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Salah nailed to start?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      yessir

  8. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Maguire + Fernandes -> Mahrez + TAA for last 3 GWs?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah I'd say so, fun options there, just be prepared for a possible Mahrez benching of course, but then again Bruno may be rested eventually anyways

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      For last 3 I'd go Son if you can afford, TAA is a no brainer

  9. 420king
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Think I'm set on this FH:

    Pickford
    Digne TAA Stones
    Salah Mane Mahrez Foden
    Kane DCL Bamford
    (3.9 Lookman, Mitchell, 3.8)
    0.0 ITB

    Good to go? Still unsure about Stones (over Dallas) and Mane (over Son).

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas over stones
      Son over mane
      Anyone over Pickford

  10. Uncle John from Jamaica
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on Foden for a one week punt.

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Very nice if he starts

      1. Uncle John from Jamaica
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Does he start though?

  11. Pablitto - proud Maguire (C…
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Forster or Martinez to goal?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Don't think you'll have a choice

  12. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Foden Son Bamford and Dallas in for a -12 crazy?

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I have already done Son Bamford Dallas -8.

      I’m now thinking of doing Greenwood to Foden for the -12.

      Great minds.

    2. Alli In
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Depends who they are replacing. If you need all of them to get to a full playing 11 then I don't think it's crazy.

  13. Mr.K
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Coufal
    B) Lowton
    C) Nat Phillips
    D) Pereira

    Thanks!

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

      1. Mr.K
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thank you!

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Can't decide

      1. Mr.K
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks for trying! 😀

  14. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 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.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Doesn't sound like much of a mini league but well done. Zaha plays no? Wouldn't captain Mane

  15. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Salah, Foden, Reguilon in for three blanks to make me an eleven, worth a -8 hit?

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I can aprove it.

  16. thezingerman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    does watkins start next game for valla

  17. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    who to captain guys?

    ings
    kane
    salah
    foden

  18. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Best City midfielder?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Mahrez

  19. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Are we expecting Forster to play this GW?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      No

  20. james 101
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    GW36 WC team.

    Gtg??

    Meslier
    Coleman TAA Dallas
    Bale Salah Son Lingard
    Kane Wood DCL

    (Steer Greenwood Coufal Alioski)

    Thanks!

  21. More Cowbell
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Quick vote please
    a)bale & ings
    b) son & bamford

  22. Gearoid
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Bale or Son on WC?

  23. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    which mid guys?

    A) Bale
    B) Mahrez
    c) Raphinha

    cheers

  24. trimpos
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Most nailed
      a) godfrey
      B) Keane
      C) coleman

    • Fantasy123456
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Antonio or Wood?

      • 420king
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Okay, there were some problems with my previous FH, how does this one look?

        Pickford
        Digne TAA Robbo
        Salah Son Mahrez Foden
        Kane DCL Bamford
        (3.9, Lookman, Mitchell, 3.8)
        0.2 ITB

        Good to go, finally? 🙁

      • Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone else not on FH going both Foden and Mahrez?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          How do we know they’ll both start

        2. Morthau
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Me
          Mahrez C

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No idea what to do, what’s the crowd doing?

      • buttsy9
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Meslier,
        Coufal, Cancelo, Dallas, Targett,
        Salah, Son, Lingard, Jota,
        Bamford, Kane

        Pope, Castange, Nacho, Smith-Rowe

        Any changes needed here?

        DCL or Foden would require -4
        Could do Antonio or Watkins for free

      • Lets jump straight into it.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Harrison or Gundo?

        A Harrison
        B Gundogan

        Thanks