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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. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

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

      He starts for sure

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

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

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

          *like he did

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

          No way. He needs everyone involved

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

            Jota is form player atm

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

      Think he starts and hauls to make a point

    3. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He was absolutely pathetic hope he is benched

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

    Which one in for Nacho?

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio
    C) Ings

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

      C

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      c

    3. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yep C

    4. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

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

      Yes

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sexy, I see a massive Mahrez haul

  4. 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? :))

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

    Zaha to Bamford for -4 worth it ?

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

      sounds good

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

      Not for me

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

        And besides they can't be swapped

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

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

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

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

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Salah nailed to start?

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

      yessir

  8. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

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

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

  9. 420king
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Dallas over stones
      Son over mane
      Anyone over Pickford

  10. Uncle John from Jamaica
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on Foden for a one week punt.

    1. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Very nice if he starts

      1. Uncle John from Jamaica
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Does he start though?

  11. Pablitto
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Forster or Martinez to goal?

    1. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't think you'll have a choice

  12. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

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

    Bench one:

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

    Thanks!

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

      1. Mr.K
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thank you!

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can't decide

      1. Mr.K
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks for trying! 😀

  14. 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.

    1. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  15. Jimmy Boy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I can aprove it.

  16. thezingerman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    does watkins start next game for valla

  17. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    who to captain guys?

    ings
    kane
    salah
    foden

  18. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best City midfielder?

    1. WVA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mahrez

  19. Mile Plankton
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Are we expecting Forster to play this GW?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No

  20. james 101
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    GW36 WC team.

    Gtg??

    Meslier
    Coleman TAA Dallas
    Bale Salah Son Lingard
    Kane Wood DCL

    (Steer Greenwood Coufal Alioski)

    Thanks!

  21. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  22. Gearoid
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bale or Son on WC?

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

    which mid guys?

    A) Bale
    B) Mahrez
    c) Raphinha

    cheers

  24. trimpos
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Most nailed
    a) godfrey
    B) Keane
    C) coleman

  25. Mane Mane Mane
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Antonio or Wood?

  26. 420king
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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? 🙁

  27. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone else not on FH going both Foden and Mahrez?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      How do we know they’ll both start

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

      Me
      Mahrez C

  28. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  29. buttsy9
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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

  30. Lets jump straight into it.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Harrison or Gundo?

    A Harrison
    B Gundogan

    Thanks