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. Boberella
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Where is Son on the captain picks?
    He’s returned in his last 6 home games. 4 of which double figures. Obvious choice for me.

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      He´s there?

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        4.5% of votes seems very low. Just thought he’d be way more preferable over DCL and Kane

    2. justaguy9
        5 months, 5 days ago

        I am torn between him or bale

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Play:

      A Targett
      B Pereira (WBA)

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Targett

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Pereira

      3. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        B

    4. choco27
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Please help me
      Start Targett (cry) or Lowton (LEE)?
      Thanx before

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Targett

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        I don't think either will keep a clean sheet but I'd say Targett has a better chance.

    5. S I L V E R F O X
        5 months, 5 days ago

        GOLDEN BOOT STATS

        1.Harry Kane - 21
        1.Mohamed Salah - 21
        3.Bruno Fernandes - 18
        4.Son Heung-Min - 17
        5.Dominic Calvert-Lewin -16
        6.Patrick Bamford - 15
        7. Alexandre Lacazette -13
        7.Jamie Vardy -13
        7.Ollie Watkins -13
        10.Ilkay Gündogan -12
        10.Danny Ings -12
        10.Callum Wilson -12
        10.Chris Wood - 12
        14.Kelechi Iheanacho -11
        14.Marcus Rashford - 11
        16.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 10
        16.Matheus Pereira -10
        16.Raheem Sterling - 10
        16.Wilfried Zaha -10
        20.Michail Antonio - 9

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          4 for Son tomorrow.

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            4 assists 😉

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            This

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        A) Dallas + Bam/Anto
        B) Strujik + DCL?

        Thanks

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          a

        2. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          A with Antonio

        3. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          "A" all day for me.

        4. Ha.
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          A

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

          A

      • Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno to Bale / Son
        Iheanacho to DCL
        Shaw to Digne

        Yes or no for -4? It would give me 11 players.

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Yes

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Yes

        3. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Yes

        4. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Solid

        5. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Yes from me.

        6. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          You mean all 3 of those for -4?
          Son over Bale

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Yes, thanks.

            At home Bale has been a goalscoring machine and my rivals have Son, which is why I'm leaning towards Bale.

            1. markus808
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              If you need differential, have them all but not Bale instead of Son

        7. S I L V E R F O X
            5 months, 5 days ago

            I have done the same and changed all three,
            Bruno > Bale
            Nacho > DCL
            but Shaw to Coleman

        8. DV8R
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          How's this for a -8? Only 9 starting at the moment

          Rudiger + Mendy -> Dallas + Pickford

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Solid moves

          2. markus808
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Not sure about Pickford as the best choice, but otherwise makes sense

        9. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Rival is 4 points ahead
          Should I do
          Vardy to DCL
          nacho to Bam/Antonio
          Bruno to salah
          For -8

          Yes or No?

          1. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            I say yes

          2. Ha.
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            not if you rival has those players

            1. Lindelol
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              He has salah, DCL and Bamford
              I may go Antonio instead of bam or DCL - or play Coufal and take only DCL

              1. Ha.
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                very little point getting the same players for -8, you need differentials

                1. Lindelol
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  It’s only 4 points. And these players are most likely to punish me if I don’t own them. Plus there is hardly any good alternative

                  1. markus808
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 5 days ago

                    Do you meant them back after this GW, Antonio is a must have for the last gameweeks.

                    1. Lindelol
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 5 days ago

                      Yes I want them to keep

                  2. Ha.
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 5 days ago

                    You will be -12 after it though, and you won't make up any ground

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

          Veltman replacement:

          coufal or coleman?

          1. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Is he confirmed out?

          2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Coleman

          3. fn.jota
              5 months, 5 days ago

              coleman

          4. Sturridge Wars
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Which one?

            Kane , Son or Bale

            1. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Son

            2. Ha.
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Kane

            3. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              I have Kane, I'd rather have Son

            4. S I L V E R F O X
                5 months, 5 days ago

                I have got Son, brought in Bale, DCL, instead of Kane, i'd say that Salah is more in Form, and Bale / Son will have more impact

              • Jambot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                I'm on Son but I think Kane will score the most in isolation. Combo wise though I'm hoping Son+Bamford can outscore Kane+6.4M midfielder

            5. Tmel
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Currently have 10 players this week and my defenders for the rest of the season are:

              TAA White Shaw* Rudiger* Castagne*

              Is Castagne > Dallas worth a hit (-8 overall)?

              1. Ha.
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                Yes

              2. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                With Leicester's fixtures, I think so.

            6. SDTA
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Good afternoon,

              0.1 ITB
              Lloris (Sanchez)
              TAA - Coufal - Coleman - Dallas - Veltman
              Jota - Salah (C) - Siggy (Bruno, Soucek)
              Kane - Watkins (Iheanacho)

              Thinking of Iheanacho + Soucek -> Antonio and ESR (-4)

              Thoughts? Thanks

            7. Atters
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Ings or DCL?

            8. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Since I have nothing to play for this season, I just brought Aguero (c) -4 in for nostalgia.

              Queue 5 goals now!

              1. markus808
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                Nostalgia is a drug, it doesn't let us to move on with or lives. GL!

            9. waltzingmatildas
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              A) Bruno, veltman to mahrez, digne
              B) Greenwood, veltman to raphinha, coufal

              1. fn.jota
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  B

              2. tom_p77
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 5 days ago

                Does anyone else really not see any rotation risk for Mendy in the last 2 games?

                They are both must win games for top 4 - Kepa only played on Weds to get some minutes before the cup final.

                Mendy hold for me.

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  He won't play both. No way.

                  1. tom_p77
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    5 months, 5 days ago

                    Why not?

                    Do you think TT would risk throwing away top 4 by playing Kepa? And wouldn’t he want Mendy to have some game time before CL final?

              3. Blue Moon Rising
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                1 FT

                A) Mendy > Ederson/Pickford
                B) Maguire to Dias/Keane/Coleman
                C) Greenwood to Son/Raphinia

                Which should I priotise and for how many hits?

                1. Blue Moon Rising
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  Currently on A and B for -4

                2. Hulk Smash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  B

              4. Ha.
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                Azpi > Digne (-4) and bench Coady?

                1. Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  I would do it

                  1. Ha.
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 5 days ago

                    Or Dallas for free?

                2. Traction Engine Foot
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  Yeah

              5. winchester
                  5 months, 5 days ago

                  Hey lads! have 1ft and 2,5m itb. No chips left. Would need some advice here lads. Leading my ML by 30p. 2nd in league has son and bamford.. Is it even worth taking a hit if i am leading? cheers all!

                  forster
                  taa lowton mitchell coufal
                  salah(c) jota lingard zaha
                  kane davis

                  mendy rudiger bruno nacho

                  a) nacho -> bamford
                  b) nacho+rudiger -> bamford+dallas -4
                  c) zaha -> son
                  d) zaha+nacho -> raphinha+bamford

                  1. Geriatric Unathletic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 5 days ago

                    I am further ahead in my leagues so easy to comment, but don't see anything wrong your ideas.Solid trades for me.

                    1. winchester
                        5 months, 5 days ago

                        cheers. good for you mate! so what would do here?

                    2. AC/DC AFC
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 5 days ago

                      B for the final 3 games should work.

                      1. winchester
                          5 months, 5 days ago

                          cheers! yes, just contemplating if it is worth doing it for -4..

                    3. fn.jota
                        5 months, 5 days ago

                        is ruben dias good for the run in? im considering him ahead of coufal or coleman/keane (already have digne) ty

                        1. AC/DC AFC
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 5 days ago

                          How likely is he to feature?

                          1. fn.jota
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              i think today is very likely he rested vs palace 2 weeks ago and last city game was 6 days ago

                        2. Geriatric Unathletic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          5 months, 5 days ago

                          Time for fun???

                          100+ points ahead in money league and just out side top 10k overall. Taken a minus 8 already.

                          Bruno - Son
                          Naco - Antman
                          Holding - Dallas.

                          Not sure about another -4 to shift that waste of space Zaha (yes caught in the latest double) probably for Foden??

                          Any other ideas?

                        3. Tmel
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 5 days ago

                          Better choice for the rest of the season?

                          a) Digne (SHU, WOL, mci)
                          b) Dallas (bur, sou, WBA)

                          1. Garlana
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            I prefer Dallas over the next 3, but Digne for this week.

                          2. Runaway
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            B

                          3. Traction Engine Foot
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            B

                          4. AC/DC AFC
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            A

                            1. AC/DC AFC
                              • 6 Years
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              I think both Burnley and the Baggies could be tricky games for Leeds.

                              It's hard to call tho.

                          5. Ha.
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            B is surprisingly a bigger differential in the top 10k

                        4. Flynny
                          • 6 Years
                          5 months, 5 days ago

                          Who is best bet for the run in please?

                          A....bamford

                          B...ings

                          Thanks

                          1. Runaway
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            A

                          2. fn.jota
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              A

                          3. Garlana
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            is this going to be a game where Spurs just dry and feed Kane as much as possible as the golden boot race is incredibly tight? Its been very much the Son/Bale show recently.

                          4. lets talk about 6
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            Help

                            A) son dier coleman
                            B) dallas coleman DCL
                            A) Ings dier coleman

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

                            Tuchel's quote about the goalkeepers is baffling. Mendy is still the No 1 but he isnt going to select him for a major cup final?

                            1. Pukki Blinders
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              Mendy starts 37 then but wouldn’t be sure about 38

                          6. Pukki Blinders
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            Best hit as an enabler?

                            A. Mendy -> Pickford
                            B. Bruno -> Mahrez

                            1. Bobby Digital
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              Hit for a keeper?

                            2. AC/DC AFC
                              • 6 Years
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              A

                          7. G Banger
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            Cant afford DCL, so who's the best one left:

                            a) Bamford (have Dallas)
                            b) Antonio (have Lingard)
                            c) Wood

                            1. fn.jota
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                A

                              • AC/DC AFC
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                B or C perhaps?

                              • Hulk Smash
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                C

                            2. wulfrunian
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              I would appreciate your help.As a Mendy/Forster owner i think that i need to sell Mendy.No gk for gw36 and probably no gk for gw37.Villa away in gw38 it's a tough game.On the other hand someone like Meslier could return 10-18 points in the last 3 games.

                              1. G Banger
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                I'm going Pickford for (-4) as have Dallas

                              2. AC/DC AFC
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                Pickford could have 2 clean sheets then get peppered by Kun.

                                Or he could flap away?

                            3. Guba
                              • 6 Years
                              5 months, 5 days ago

                              Does anyone know if Salah was benched in the last 3 games of the last seasons that he's been chasing the golden boot? Want to see if Klopp has previous history.

                              With 3 games in 8 days it would seem unlikely Firmino and Mane are benched being the most rested players, and Firmino scoring 2 goals. That leaves Salah and Jota, I think almost certainly Jota will be benched but can see Salah hasn't gone longest without being benched and arguable West Brom is the easiest fixture....

                              1. Guba
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                Salah has gone longest*

                              2. AC/DC AFC
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                Mane ain't happy with Klopp.

                                Could he be leaving Liverpool too?

                                1. Guba
                                  • 6 Years
                                  5 months, 5 days ago

                                  Just frustrated at being benched it seems, Klopp explained he changed the line up last minute without warning. Surely Mane plays being the most rested with 3 games in a week?