Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 37?

Fantasy Premier League managers have a straight shoot-out between three of this season’s best assets for the Gameweek 37 captaincy.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m), Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Harry Kane (£11.8m) are all in the conversation although any Fantasy managers chasing their mini-league rivals might be looking at differentials too.

Mason Greenwood (£7.2m), as well as Spurs’ midfielders Gareth Bale (£9.2m) and Son Heung-min (£9.7m) are also on the radar in a week with plenty of choice.

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you with this week’s armband decisions. 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

It comes as little surprise that the aforementioned trio ofFernandes, Salah and Kane dominate this week’s Captain Poll.

Ahead of facing Fulham in front of an Old Trafford crowd, Manchester United’s talismanic midfielder has the slight edge with 33.1% of total votes so far.

Meanwhile, Salah currently sits in second with a decent chance of overtaking Fernandes, with his current backing at 32.0%.

After scoring Spurs’ first goal against Wolves and rewarding his owners with eight points in Blank Gameweek 36, Kane has been voted as the best captain for the upcoming round of fixtures by just over 15.0% of our users.

The only remaining player to have gained more than 5.0% of total votes so far is Greenwood, as he is looking to continue his impressive goalscoring form.

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Manchester United v Fulham

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2,038 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Cannot decide between these 2. Harrison seems to be more on form and sharing set pieces with Dallas- also up against KWP so may be room to get in behind him.

    Who would you go for? Leading ML by 2 points only. Person in second has no Leeds players. Person in third has Raphinha and is 7 points behind me

    A Raphinha or
    B Harrison

    1. Scout15
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Considering all, I'd go with Raphinha...

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

        Thanks

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

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

        Appreciate feedback- leaning that way

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A still for me. I kinda get the hype for Harrison but not really. Raph is a class above to me.

    4. Wee Jinky
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B Harrison, completely underrated and bang on form.

  2. Scout15
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    A) Coady -> Shaw
    B) Coady -> Creswell
    C) Coady -> Dallas
    D) Save FT and play Coady

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

      C for me

      1. AgentRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Agree

    2. kUwe Inc.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      C

  3. Torres76
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Play which one?

    1. Godfrey - home to wolves
    2. Coufal - away to West Brom

    Thanks

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Scarlett Johansson

      1. Torres76
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Naaah she’s busy

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Busy with me!

          1. Torres76
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Need to stop dreaming

    2. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      1

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Coufal

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

    Who is your captain and why?

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Salah - most to play for, decent form, not distracted like Kane might be.

    2. Torres76
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Mo Salah.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Captain Gregg from The Ghost and Mrs Muir because he keeps Claymore in check.

  5. AgentRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Which 1 to bench?

    A) Bamford
    B) Lingard
    C) Foden

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      C

    2. Wee Jinky
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A Bamford will be benched

  6. Dirty_Harry
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Save FT for two in GW38?

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Dallas
    Salah Bruno Zaha Siggy
    Kane DCL Antonio

    Subs: Lingard James Holding

    Or move out someone for Raph?

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Think you can save, though I might play Lingard over Siggy

      1. Dirty_Harry
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah I'm 50-50 on starting Lingard/Siggy. It's hard as WBA have been better at the back but Siggy also hasn't done anything really of late.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Plus Siggy came off for Bernard (I think it was him) - whereas Lingard will play until his legs drop off.
          I wonder if Everton line up differently to try and inject some life into their team after the SHU debacle.

          1. Dirty_Harry
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Pick one to bench?

            1. Lingard
            2. Zaha
            3. Siggy

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Who would you get in this gw?

    A. Kane
    B. Bruno

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Just for this week Bruno but don’t think he will start in 38 so if bringing in for 37 and 38 Kane

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  8. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    If cavani starts vs fulham

    Antonio or Cavani?

  9. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Will AWB stert?

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      My guess as a United fan is that we'll play relatively full strength against Fulham (so yes AWB) and then weaker against Wolves, but total guess so it's a risk

  10. JonSnow
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I feel i made a mistake bringing in Ederson for the remainder of the season with Leno backup and my BB in hand.

  11. Torres76
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Jota to

    1. Greenwood
    2. Lingard
    3. Torres

    Cheers

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

      Greenwood

  12. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Who will score the most in GW37? Planning to buy one.

    A) Dallas
    B) Raphinha
    C) Harrison

    A seems like the safe pick due to ownership, but the other two may score higher this week??

  13. Six Season Wonder
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Current GW37 team (1FT) - (scared of not having salah)

    Guaita
    Shaw - Dallas - TAA - Coleman
    Bruno - Greenwood - Bale - Son
    Kane - Bamford
    ---
    Subs_ Sanchez; Nacho, Martinelli, Targett.

    -
    I still have WC which I planned to save to final GW.
    But should I use it now to get in Salah?

    1. Lav
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Salah needed.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      do a mock wc for this week and next week - are they much different?
      can you get 15 players that cover both weeks?

      saving the WC for gw38 seems a waste of that chip for me but i'm sure there was a reason along the way

      1. Six Season Wonder
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I was planning to use FH (but used that last GW instead).

        I am scared of not owning Salah. But final GW always has so many twists.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 6 days ago

          in that case i'd WC this week.
          you're just as likely to get a wc wrong and right next gameweek with the weirdness - so try and do it now for 2 weeks and see if you can maximize one of them.

          1. Six Season Wonder
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            cheers man. one thing holding me back is the fact my team looks really really decent and all players have great fixtures . just seems criminal to activate a WC when they have great fixtures

  14. Lav
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    For the final GW, would a -8 be reasonable if I am playing BB? Need a playing second keeper.

  15. kUwe Inc.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Mendy
    Shaw Digne Dallas TAA
    Lingard Son Salah(c) Greenwood
    Kane Bamford

    Guita - Coleman JWP Nacho

    A) JWP to Raphina and play over Digne
    B) Son to Bruno
    D) save FT

    Appreciate your comment mate!

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      D

  16. Torres76
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Best combo please
    1. Greenwood + Phillips
    2. Lingard + Lindelof
    3. Torres + Lindelof

    Cheers

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Like A. Think Phillips is a good shout, and Greenwood over the other two comfortably.
      I think Phillips gets a goal/assist in the next two games.

      1. Torres76
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks for the response matey

  17. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Would you play Reguillon or Godfrey?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      i've liked the look of godfrey in terms of pitch-position. but i don't trust either of those defenses...probably reguillon would be my pick.

  18. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 6 days ago

    alright - some bench advice please

    Meslier
    TAA, Coufal, Digne, Rudiger
    Salah (c), Lingard, Son, Greenwood
    Kane, DCL

    Forster, Nacho, J-Rod, Holding

    a. Play 4 at the back (leave as is)
    b. Nacho over Rudiger
    c. J-Rod over Rudiger
    d. Nacho & J-Rod over Rudiger & Lingard

    other ideas?
    was tempted to play Holding over Lingard even and go 5 at the back.

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

      A -I think I would play it as you have set it up.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 6 days ago

        cheers dunas. positive reinforcement is great.

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      b

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Interesting. my thinking is the chances of Lei scoring are low - and of it being Nacho even lower.
        So lets say its 50/50 Lei score.
        And if they do it's 50/50 that Nacho does it.

        Would mean Rudiger has a 50% chance of a return, and Nacho a 25% chance.

        So in order to pick Nacho over Rudiger I'd have to think it highly likely Leicester score - and I just don't think the chances are that high.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I don't think the chances of a Chelsea clean sheet are as high as 50%

        2. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          but go with your gut mate

  19. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Who to play:

    1. Coleman
    2. Bamford
    3. JWP

    Thanks

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bamford

    2. kUwe Inc.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bamford

  20. Foozeball
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    A) just play Iheanacho
    B) take a hit to sell Maguire for Dallas

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

      A

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

    3. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

  21. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Do you guys think it's worth a hit to bring in Bruno just so I can block my rival who will almost certainly captain him?
    I've got a slight lead over him of 22 points

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      It would also mean I would have Bruno, Greewnwood & Shaw for the final weekend

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      so you'd be up 18 with 2 weeks to go....i think it might be worth it.
      i've never been in a blocking situation though so it's all seems a bit weird to me.

    3. PastaConcerto
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Hmmm....that's a tough call. I'm in the same situation but chasing a 27 pt lead. Would have to ditch Son for Penandes. EO really hurt me in the triple when they counted his OG goal and he got mysterious Bonus again.

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      But you’d imagine he would need a backup for him in 38, surely doesn’t play before EL final.
      Think Greenwood can cover the gap

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks all for your replies, it gives me something to think about before the deadline

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Good luck. Appreciate advice below

  22. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Best Jota replacement? I'm chasing so need a differential.

    A) Willock
    B) Raphinha
    C) Foden
    D) Harrison

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      As a proper diff i like Willock.

      if you pick Harrison you're relying on Leeds doing well but not Raphinha - which is unlikely.

      Foden you might get 90 minutes from over 2 games.

      Willock has amazing fixtures, form, and will get 180 mins most likely.

  23. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    After what ogs have said, greenwood still will start vs fulham?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      hope so!
      feels like he's the golden child right now

  24. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    El Ghazi to Greenwood for free then another move -4. Not too worried re hit as I’m chasing. Need to free up 0.3m. Either way some kind of benching headache

    Could do Mendy to Meslier/Dubravka (or save Meslier to 38).
    Maybe Lingard to Wilock (bench) which would allow Ings to Aguero last game.

    Mendy Forster
    Trent Shaw Dallas Keane Holding
    Salah Bale Lingard Harrison El Ghazi
    Kane DCL Ings

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      if you are chasing does Lingard to Greenwood for free make more sense? Getting rid of a highly owned underperforming player. Could backfire but worth consdering

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yes potentially.
        Then bench Keane Holding and El Ghazi?

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah, it's a roll of the dice but could pay off

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A bit of tough one, Lingard straight swap to Greenwood makes the most sense but if you really wanted to free up money then go for Meslier as you don't want to be without a keeper on the final day just in case both are benched

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yeh slight benching headache this week
        Avoiding a hit this week then Meslier and Aguero in for 38 could be the way to go. Playing Ings this week so maybe Meslier can wait a week

  25. Lav
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    BB activated. -8 done.

    Mendy Fabianski
    TAA Dummett Ayling Struijk Mitchell
    Salah(c) Bruno Greenwood Lingz Foden
    Kane Bamford Nacho

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Strong one. Good luck!

  26. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    If Ederson outscores Martinez over the next 2 games, surely that's worth a -4 to get him right?

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      If Martinez just get 2 or 3 points per game, Ederson would need 2 cleansheets just to give you a 2 to 4 point gain. I personally wouldn't take the hit

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yea when you put it like that it doesn't sound worth it. Thanks.

  27. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Will Bamford start? Just seen the predicted lineup in the team news section and it looks juicy

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think he will. Bielsa seems pretty loyal to his players. Klich's absence seems to improve Bamford's chances as Rodrigo can go into midfield.

  28. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Better option?

    A. Bruno son nacho raphina
    B. Kane Greenwood zaha siggy

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  29. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Leading my ML by 50 pts. Would you do the following moves for a -4???

    a. Sanchez > Dubravka

    b. Jota > Harrison/Raph?

    Or just play Martinez and do B?

    If B who would you pick?

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Just Raphinha

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B raph

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks lads

  30. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Use bench boost this week or wait until next week?

    Mendy - Martinez
    TAA - Digne - Dallas - Coufal - Coady
    Salah - Son - Greenwood - Lingard - Raphinia
    Kane - DCL - Wood

    Any more transfers this week (i.e. Coady) would cost -4.

    1. Cantonesque
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bench boost looks better this week. Coady to Holding maybe?

      1. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Maybe. Or Phillips or Lindelof.