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

    Which GW36 & GW37 combo do you prefer?

    A) Raphinha (bur, sou) & Digne (SHU, WOL)
    B) Mahrez (new, bri) & Coleman (SHU, WOL)

    For B, I would need to transfer in Dallas in tonight after deadline!

    Cheers

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

      A

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

        Cheers!

      2. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Even though Raphinha may not start? I have no bench. Cheers

        1. ALegendJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          B imo

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

            Ta

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      B

      Mahrez may not start Brighton but hopefully you have a United player coming in for Fulham

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

        Cheers. I'd have Coleman, Watkins and Phillips on the bench for GW37 so pretty good coverage.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          yeah id go with that. Most should have a good enough bench to handle City rotations at this point. Im planning on getting Foden and benching for BHA

  2. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Declan Rice seems back. Who to get?

    A) Fabianski
    B) Meslier

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

      C) Pickford?

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Have Digne, I feel it's enough "cover" for everton defence and they play mancity in 38

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      B but not a huge fan of either

  3. 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 or DCL
      b) nacho+rudiger -> bamford+dallas -4
      c) zaha -> son
      d) zaha+nacho -> raphinha+bamford -4

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

        B lad.

      2. Please Answer Me
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Forster won't play?

    • Mahjongking
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Keeperless
      Saiss taa digne cresswell
      Salah siggy mahrez
      Ings(c) kane vydra

      Will u -4 to sell saiss for stones or any recommendation?
      Or saka to raphina?
      Or vydra to antonio ?

    • Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Antonio or Bamford?

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

        Antonio and cross your fingers

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

        Tony!

    • Totti
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Who do u rather guys?

      A) son
      B) bale

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

        A

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        B if you need to make up grounds.

    • Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Free Hit - appreciate any tips experts?

      Pickford 4.0

      TAA Dallas Digne (Stones Phillips)

      Salah Mahrez Son Foden (4.1)

      DCL Watkins Kane

      I fancy Watkins against palace

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        If you've got stones, might as well start him

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

          Thanks - Yours below is decent - decent balance

    • The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      RMFHT
      Pickford
      TAA digne Dallas
      Mahrez foden Salah son Bale
      Kane DCL

      Steer Phillips Mitchell Burke

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Almost identical to mine. We're gong to smash it

    • TopCorner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A. Bench Bruno this week and play with 10
      B. Bruno for Son and play 11 (for a -4 hit)

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

        Save imo

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

      coleman or coufal? (to transfer in)

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Coufal

    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Good afternoon everyone and best of luck this week!!!! Last decision is captain for me...... which one ???? Thoughts appreciated!!!!

      A- Salah
      B- DCL
      C- Kane
      D- Son

      Many thanks!!!

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Flipping between ACD

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Very close isn’t it mate!!!!

      2. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        A

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Salah

      4. Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Salaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers guys!!! Have been on Salah captain with Kane vice so think that how it will end up!!! Thankyou!!

    • Zlatan F.C
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Son or Mahrez?

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Cap salah or son?

      • sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Castagne to?

        A) Dallas
        B) Digne

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Is this move moronic? Or should i do this in 2 GWs instead

        Siggy + Rashy + Nacho --> Bale + Foden + DCL (-8)

        1. Bam Saka Laca
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 5 days ago

          I like it

        2. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Go for it, good week for a hit.

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

        Is there an Everton press conference today- was holding off DCL transfer in case any concern over knock he got, and appeared to run off last night?

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

        elp

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

      • Westfield Irons ⭐️
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Who scores more?
        A) Bale
        B) Son+Dallas minus 4

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          B

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

          City have identified Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Frankfurt’s Andre Silva as potential long-term replacements for Aguero.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Lautaro would be my suspicion of who they get. Haaland doesnt scream as a Pep player

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Wonder how they identifed that...

          3. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Whoever wrote that piece is definitely in the know... saying they've identified every in form striker in Europe

        • Sultans of Ping FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          A - Nacho, Shaw and Bruno to DCL, Mahrez, TAA -8

          B - Bruno and Nacho to DCL, Son -4

          C- A but with Bamford over DCL

          D - B with Bamford over DCL

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

            LINGARD TO FACILITATE SANCHO SWOOP?

            Manchester United will offer Jesse Lingard to Borussia Dortmund as a makeweight in a deal to sign Jadon Sancho, according to The Sun.

            Lingard’s sensational form while on loan at West Ham has seen his value increase and he could be used to drive down Dortmund’s £100million price tag for Sancho.

          • mickey30101985
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Still have triple captain to play is there any better option than salah this weekend

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

              How did you not use last GW?

              1. mickey30101985
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                Don't ask bad mistake. Trying to hopefully salvage something with it now

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

            start Guaita or Martinez..?

            1. ElliotJHP
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Emi

          • Heisenberg W. W.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Final team:

            Forster
            Coufal-TAA-Dallas
            Gundo-Son-Salah-Raphina
            Kane-Antonio-Vydra

            Martinez-Bruno-Shaw-Holding

            CAPTAIN: Salah for now!

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

            Can't afford Digne so who to get from Everton

            1) Coleman
            2) Keane
            3) Godfrey

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

              3

            2. Saosin
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Goalman or God

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

              God3

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

              Thanks for the input

          • Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Can anyone shed some light on whether Bowen's likely to start or not?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              May do. May not do. That's as good as you're likely to get I'm afraid.

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            To those of you who are planning on joining a Euro Fantasy: which one are you joining? UEFA?

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

            City on the beach?

            1. Forza Papac
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              One foot on the dunes

            2. ElliotJHP
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Barcelona is really nice if you're going to go abroad, Brighton a home grown choice

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 5 days ago

                Rio de Janeiro is definitely worth a shout

          • Saosin
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Chasing 29 p. Leader will C Salah or Kane. Am i mad slapping it on Bale (differential)? Have both Salah and Kane myself.

            1. ElliotJHP
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              No I like it, Bale is explosive

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

              Not mad at all, he's one of the most explosive options in the game, especially at home.

          • AD2110
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Which option is the best out of these:

            A) Shaw + Nacho --> Coufal + Bamford
            B) Veltman + Nacho --> Mitchell + Bamford (keep Shaw for Fulham)

            Team below:
            Martinez, Forster
            TAA, Shaw, Dallas, Struijk, Veltman
            Salah, Bruno, Son, Lingard, Jota
            Kane, Nacho, Davis

            1. ElliotJHP
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              B

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

                A - shaws days are numbered

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

                    what i mean is United have 7 Fixtures in a month of May instead of the standard 5.