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. HellasLEAF
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What's the hedge/feeling on Veltman. I know hard to say, but would give me 11 starting.

    Most likely ends up playing?

    Most likely ends up sitting...

    1. Me Spurs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I thought he was ruled out

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      he's out mate

    3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Doubt he'll play.

  2. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Better choice from each for the final 3 games?

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

    1) Ings (FUL, LEE, whu)
    2) Antonio (bha, wba, SOU)

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Digne and Ings but they're close.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A 2 for me.

      Game of opinions!

  3. humar816
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thoughts on this team and who to captain?

      Martinez (Areola)
      Digne Coufal Saiss (ElMo, Maguire)
      Salah Jota Raphinha Lingard (Bruno)
      Watkins Kane DCL

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Great team, has to be Kane or Salah, coin flip.

      2. Dog and Fox
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Got the same team only taa insted off saiss. Going C Salah and Kane vc

    • HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      How’s she looking after a few hits?
      Chasing so going for a few differentials

      Dubravka
      Trent Dallas keane
      Salah bale lingard harrison
      Kane Ings (c) DCL
      Forster El Ghazi Shaw Holding

    • Sturridge Wars
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Son or Mane

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Son

    • Reece’s Pieces
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      West Ham
      Moyes being cagey on injuries in his press conf just now as usual. So unknown for sure on Cresswell or Rice (annoying!)

      I'm taking a punt that Cresswell is fit. Going DCL over Antonio though as Wham just seem on a downward spiral so 3 is too much right (have Lingard and Cresswell)

      Just a few musings for you

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Didn't DCL get a bit of a knock that he ran off?

        1. fn.jota
            1 month, 2 days ago

            same with digne

      2. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Sell saiss for -4 or just keep and hope he start?
        Sell for stones or dallas?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          For Dallas or Digne etc.

          1. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Probably worth the -4 for Dallas from now to the end even if Saiss plays them all

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Captain Son or Salah? Go!

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Salah

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Throw in Kane & this is where I am!

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Don't have mooolah for Kane

        3. Reece’s Pieces
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Salah!

        4. Corona is not good 4 U
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I think Salah.

        5. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Cheers all. Salah it is!

        6. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Kane for me atm

      4. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Which would you choose?
        1. Son + Bamford. (Exact cash so no Antonio).
        2. Mahrez + DCL. (0.4m ITB).

        Martinez.
        TAA, Dallas, Digne.
        Jota, Salah, Lingard, _____.
        Kane, Watkins, ______.
        Steer, Burn, Greenwood, Shaw.
        Rashford/Iheanacho out.

      5. Corona is not good 4 U
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Castagne, Fernandes and Vardy -> Dallas, Son and Kane for - 4?

        Thanks!

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

          Yes

        2. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yes

      6. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Mount and Ikenacho out for -4 to bring in Raphinia and DCL - worth it right ?

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

          Yes

        2. markus808
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yes

      7. McGinn
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        WC for last 3:

        Pickford
        TAA Digne Dallas
        Salah Mahrez Bale Son
        Bamford Antonio Kane

        Bench:
        Diop, Smith Rowe, Mitchell

        Will likely do Mahrez > Greenwood in 37 as FT.

        GTG?

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I fancy wood against Leeds instead of Bamford myself and you'll have him for 38 for shu too. Good luck

          1. McGinn
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks for reply!

            I think I'll roll the dice on Bamford since Burnley have 5 injuries including potentially Pope

      8. DonBenzema
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Best option?

          A) Iheanacho -> DCL
          B) Bruno -> Son

          1. Hitthewall
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A

            • Champ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A

          2. Hitthewall
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Best Leeds defender out of these?

              Ayling, Alioski, Llorente

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Ayling

            • chrislt4
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Currently have Kane & DCL upfront. Who should be my 3rd striker?

              A) Ings
              B) Antonio
              C) Bamford

              30 points behind ML leader

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I’ve gone B but there is argument for all 3.

                My read is Ings best chance of spiking a hail this week

                Antonio is an outside cap for chasers in 37

                Bamford prob your steady less explosive guys

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  *haul

                2. chrislt4
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Thanks! Worth mentioning i already own Lingard & Dallas

              2. markus808
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B

              3. Reece’s Pieces
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 2 days ago

                That is such a tight call. I'll say Bamford now that Raph is back

            • wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Sorry bottomed*
              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. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Im in the same situation. Why do you think Forster wont play for next 2? Why you think Mendy wont play vs Leicester?

            • markus808
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              New try: Which one you'd have on your FH squad?
              a) Mendy
              b)Jota

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

            • Daghe Munegu
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A: Kane Raphina
              B: Antonio/Bamford Mahrez ?

              1. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                A for nailedness

            • Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              People with the dreaded Mendy/Forster combo...what are you doing? Play Forster or use a transfer/take hit and swap Mendy for someone else?

              1. markus808
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                If there's nothing more wrong with your team then so it, but GKs have low ceilings and are your last priority usually.

                1. Please Answer Me
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Mendy isn't nailed though thats the problem...

              2. Superninteno Chalmers
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Swapped for pickford. Used funds to upgrade Nacho

              3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                for a hit? worth?

            • Please Answer Me
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Whats the general consensus with those that have Mendy Forster?

              1. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                timing...above 😀

            • internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Who do you think scores more points this weekend?
              A) Antonio and Mahrez
              B) Kane and Foden

              1. markus808
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B

              2. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B

              3. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                thank you both

            • Corona is not good 4 U
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Is this team good to go?

              Martinez (Guaita)
              Alexander-Arnold, Dallas, Konsa, Ward, Coleman
              Salah (C), Son, Lingard (Greenwood) (Saka)
              Kane, Watkins (Iheanacho)

              Thank you!

            • W
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A) Bamford + Dallas
              B) DCL + Alioski

              1. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                A

            • Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Son or Bale?

              Both have been great at home but Bale has been outscoring Son (per 90 minutes).

              Also I'm 5 points behind my ML leader who has Son...

              1. Champ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I would go with Son for the minutes and chase the points elsewhere. If you feel brave go for bale

            • dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Best City player for 36

              A Foden
              B Mahrez

              Best captain

              1 Son
              2 Kane

              1. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B2

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Neither.

                1

              3. Champ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Mahrez and Kane

              4. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B2

            • Rep Poulette
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Captain Mahrez or Sonny?

              1. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                If chasing a significant lead or OR then Mahrez, otherwise Son.

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Will Mahrez get minutes?

                I'd see him rested for one like Newcastle with some gentle run outs.

                65 mins and 25 mins?

                1. Rep Poulette
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  I just have a feeling Mahrez will haul big tonight

              3. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                You don´t own Salah?

                1. Rep Poulette
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Own him, yes

              4. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Thanks all

            • JollyGoodYellows
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              What to do here guys? 1FT and 0.2itb

              Mendy Forster
              TAA Shaw Castagne Holding Lowton
              Bruno Salah Jota Lingard Ward-Prowse
              Kane Nacho DCL

              A) Castagne + Nacho > Dallas + Bamford (-4)
              B) Castagne + Bruno + Nacho > Digne + Son + Bamford (-8)
              C) anything else?

              1. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I am probably going with Cas+Bruno+Nacho -> Dallas+Mahrez+Bamford. Prob will cap Kane.
                Still not decided

                1. JollyGoodYellows
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  I'm wary about removing Bruno as he's captain material for next week.

                  1. Rep Poulette
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Bring him back next week

            • Gerhardinho
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Mahrez and Lewin vs
              Kane and Dawson?

              1. Champ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Second one for the run in

                1. Gerhardinho
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Thx

            • Royal5
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Only got 2 playing defenders and can´t afford Trent. Who is the best option? (Own Dallas and Digne)

              A) Stones
              B) Robertson
              C) Coufal
              D) Godfrey
              E) Other

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                D

            • lets talk about 6
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Help

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