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. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    For GW36...
    A. Dallas / 442 or
    B. Bamford / 343

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. Sid07
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        B

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  2. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any good differentials for last 3 games? Looking at mahrez and ings to try and get into top 1k. Need to make up 30pts

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez looks a good one for this week, but then you have the potential of a 8m mid who doesn't play in the next game, not enough transfers to flip flop at this stage.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers. Have a strong squad so could live with a benching

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bale did it for me at GW34 and still fancy him for next 2, his last game is far from ideal though. I like Mahrez as well but rotation might be a concern. Ings is not explosive enough to make up a 30 point gap in that Sou team, I believe.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  3. West Hammered
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pickford
    TAA Dallas
    Salah (C) Son Lingard Jota
    Brewster

    Not Playing: Forster, Shaw, Holding, Bruno, Vardy Nacho Masuaku (Injured)
    2 FT 1M ITB
    So I only I have 7 players this week (+Max 1pt Brewster)
    Thinking Vardy & Bruno to Kane & Bale then maybe Iheanacho to Bamford/Antonio -4 .
    Good moves?
    Will probably get rid of 2 x Spurs for the Leicester game but they've been very strong at home.

  4. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Better option for the last 3 gameweeks?

    A) Kane & Raphinha
    B) Son & Bamford

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tough one, maybe A

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Probably A (Golden boot)

    3. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A. Digne, Bamford
    B. Dallas, Ings

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      b

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

    3. TopCorner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A. Long term, B. For this week only

  6. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any chance of Man City line-up news before he deadline..?

    That Mahrez (c) is tempting.

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      i doubt it

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Would be nice as want to get mahrez as well

    3. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pep very rarely gives much away in press conferences regarding lineup.

      He may mention injuries, but I doubt if he'll tell you if Mahrez is starting.

  7. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Need 2 defenders (shaw and holding on bench so can aleternate)

    Which 2 is best for the run-in?

    A. Stones
    B. Cresswell
    C. Dallas

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C and I prefer coufal to cresswell

    2. Ch0udini
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Coufal (looks sharper than Creswell recently) and Dallas (best goal threat defender).

      No Stones due to random benching.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks Was thinking of Stones this week and Shaw/Holding for the run in, but could go for Coufal

  8. Ch0udini
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Forster (Mendy)
    TAA Reguillon Coady (Fofana, Holding)
    Salah (C) Son Jota Zaha (Bruno)
    DCL Antonio Welbeck

    0 FT 0.6 ITB

    Anyone worth a hit this week? This comes to mind:
    Fofana ->Coleman/Dallas and bench Coady
    Bruno -> Bale/Mahrez and bench Jota

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Probably not, no

  9. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Help

    A) son dier coleman
    B) dallas coleman DCL

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  10. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mendy forster
    TAA castagne shaw veltman holding
    Salah Bruno greenwood jota lingard
    Nacho dcl vydra

    Thinking of a - 8
    Castagne, veltman, Bruno, nacho to
    Dallas, digne, mahrez, kane

    Good moves?

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yep, good for the run in

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers guys

  11. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts
    1) Greenwood + nacho to Raphina + dcl (-4)
    2) Bruno + nacho to son + Bamford/antonio (-4)

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Got Kane?

      1. Sid07
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

  12. King of Kings.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Help appreciated:

    Mendy & Nacho > Fabianski & Wood (-4)?

    Guarantees I have 11 starters and seem to have good fixtures.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Wouldn’t bother with the goalkeeper transfer

    2. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Can you get any other striker or looks good

    3. King of Kings.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Problem is I need the funds. I wanted to just do a straight Nacho to Woods but couldn't afford it.

    4. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pickford?

      1. King of Kings.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Pickford might work. Already have Coleman though.

        Thanks for the help everyone!

  13. Creedey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Will Forster start this gw? Worth a hit if he doesnt? Cheers

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I expect McCarthy to start.

    2. TopCorner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Who’s your other keeper?

      1. Creedey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Mendy...

        1. TopCorner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Mmmm tricky. If you take a hit then you have to pick a keeper who’s guaranteed to keep a clean sheet.... personally I don’t think it’s worth it

    3. Mr Arsenal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      prob not.

      Which means I have no goalie..

    4. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      After pen save i am taking the gamble

  14. TopCorner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Only have 9 players including Jota who’s a rotation risk, so.

    A. Bruno/Rudiger > Son/Digne (-8), gives me 11 players this week
    B. Bruno > Son (-4), play with 10
    C. Rudiger to Godfrey (-4), play with 10

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Isn't Jota quite likely to start now?

      1. TopCorner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Hopefully yes, but I only have 9 if he plays.

        Looking to get 10/11 players this week

  15. themaindanger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Need to make 2 transfers for -4 to field 11 players this week.

    Vardy and Azpi out, but which 2 in?

    A) Kane and Alioski
    B) Bamford and Dallas.

    I have Salah(c) and DCL.
    Was going to go with B) but now worried about Kane hauling as he is chasing the golden boot.

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tough normally A, but Pope is out?

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Anything worth a hit or g2g? 3.8m itb.

    Pickford
    Taa Dallas ward
    Salah son siggy zaha lingard
    Dcl Watkins

    Mendy castagne Shaw nacho

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Watkins perhaps or stick?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Could get in Bamford or Antonio but not sure if it’s worth a hit mate

  17. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is it worth ditching Mendy for a hit if your back up keeper is Forster?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      What realistically will you gain. Maybe 2 or 3 points at most unless very lucky. Could cost you 2/3 points also

  18. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Do we think Aguero starts?

    1. The_Bar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Saved for GW 38 in front of fans, as he won't start the Champions League Final? Probably starts tonight rested 37?

  19. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is there any chance Martinez doesn't get yet another CS and 10+ pts again this GW?

    Please say yes.

    Even if it's 1/100..

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Chance of clean sheet. And he seems to make a huge amount of saves (most of which are dollies), must be how Villa defend. So clean sheet seems to equal bonus.

  20. The_Bar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed last page: Last FH Decision
    A) Lingard & Antonio
    B) Lingard & Foden
    C) Foden & Antonio

    Pickford
    Digne | Alexander-Arnold | Coufal
    Mane | Salah | Mahrez | (lingard) | (foden)
    Kane | DCL | (Antonio/Vydra)

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

  21. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Iheanacho & Rudiger -> Bamford & Dallas worth it for a -4?

    1. The_Bar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I would say so, they will be good for rest of season

  22. Superninteno Chalmers
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Attention Mendy/Forster peoples!!
    Have 2FT

    A: Mendy, Nacho, Fofana > Pickford, Coleman, Antonio(-4)
    B: Mendy, Nacho > Pickford, Bam (Free)
    C: Keep Mendy and play Forster and do Nacho+Fofana to Anto/Bam + 4.5def

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B.

      I'm probably doing same for a hit.

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  23. claretdownunder
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Semedo and nacho to coufal and Antonio or
    Bruno and nacho to raphino and Kane

    Posting from down under so need some quick suggestions before bedtime 🙂

    Thanks

    1. The_Bar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I like Semedo & Nacho to Coufal & Antonio.

      Kane is up for Golden boot, tied with Salah, but Bruno has Fulham in 37....

  24. VaVaVoom14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bamford Antonio or Wood?

    1. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bam

  25. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Afternoon all. Which moves do you prefer please?

    Martinez
    Digne - Phillips - Alioski - Coufal
    Jota - Salah - Raph - Greenwood
    Kane - DCL

    (Meslier) - Nacho - Shaw - Bruno

    A) Greenwood + Nacho > Foden + Ant (-4).
    B) Nacho + Shaw > Ant + 5m def which one? (-4).

    1. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'd do A if you're certain about keeping Bruno

  26. Jimmer887766
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Have 77 point lead in mini league. But no Kane, Bale or Son. Have Salah and Bruno. Could move Bruno out for this week to Bale or Son and can switch back again in GW37. Could take -4 and move out Bruno & Ienacho to Son & Bamford or Kane and Foden.

    Thoughts?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Would get son in with such a lead for Bruno

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You wont get caught with a 77 point lead.

  27. TheLord
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Final decision guys, which one should I go for:

    A) Maguire -> Robbo (-4)
    B) Maguire -> Dallas (-4)
    C) Don't do the transfer and play TAA Burn Coady (Maguire Dunk)

    If I do A or B, I could do the other one for free in 37.

    1. Jimmer887766
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      How many players can you field? If you make -4 it should be good for the end of the season. I wouldn't waste Liverpool slots on two defenders.

      1. TheLord
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers! Right now I'm at 11, but I start Burn and Coady. I think I should bring in Dallas as I'll want him anyway for the remainder of the season and it leaves me the possibility to bring in Jota if I want to in 37. Thanks!

        1. markus808
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yup, makes sense, also I see less than 2 points for these players likely, so it's worth the hit

    3. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  28. Hitthewall
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pickford - Forster
    TAA - Coufal - (Rudiger - Shaw - Holding)
    Salah - Jota - Lingard - Zaha - (Bruno)
    Kane - DCL - (Ihenacho)

    9 players and 1 FT. What to do?
    0.1 ITB.

    1. Jimmer887766
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bruno to Son or Bale
      or
      Ienacho to Bamford or Antonio

  29. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 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)

    1. Jimmer887766
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A or B, not C

  30. markus808
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Which one you'd have on your FH playing squad a)Mendy or b)Jota?

    Both are likely rotation risks, have Dallas for Mendy's backup, some cheap defender have to cover for Jota.