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

    Best option under 6.3m here?

    Salah bruno son lingard XXXX
    Dcl Watkins nacho

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Raph or Harrison

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

      Raph, Harrison or Willock

  2. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Im gonna buy Cavani and cap. Got 67 pt deficit to make up. Think he starts?

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I think he'll start

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

      good gamble. why the heck not.

  3. leeboy104
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Siggy Ward Konsa
    Is the the best bench order?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Konsa 2nd. Aerial threat.

  4. Cantonesque
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Bench 2 please:
    A-Raph B-Ling C-DCL D-Bamf E-Coleman

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Bam & Coleman

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

      A,E

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

      B and E

    4. Cantonesque
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Thanks everyone. Consensus on E at least. D-E is where I am at currently. Mainly trying to guess which one ML chaser will bench and do the same but it's an impossible one to mind read.

  5. Six Season Wonder
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    what time do price rises happen these days?

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Around 2:30am

      1. Six Season Wonder
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        thanks man, appreciate that

        1. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 2 days ago

          No problem

  6. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Just looking for some more advice here folks.

    Not a clue as to what to do here, took Bruno out last week for Mahrez (stupid in hindsight but need to go for it in ML) and probs can’t afford Bruno back now unless a -8, but don’t see the point when he’ll likely only play GW37.

    Martinez
    Dias - TAA - Dallas
    Salah - Mahrez - Son - Lingard
    DCL - Kane - Antonio
    __________________________
    Fabri: Shaw: Ward: Jota

    1FT, 0.0 ITB

    Now, do I do a -4 to do Jota > Greenwood & maybe someone like Ward > Mitchell to afford it?

    Or a -4 to do Jota + Mahrez > Greenwood + Harrsion/Raphinha?

    Not usually this undecided but this is where I could really use your input guys.

    Would appreciate it, thanks

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

      if you replace Jota with Harrison/Raphinha (or Willock - my preference) you can stard Mahrez and know you have a strong bench option.
      I'd even make Antonio first bench and start Mahrez + Willlock/Harr/Raph.

      No need for a hit for me. If you're chasing you should gamble on MU not doing well at all, rather than Greenwood doing well but not Bruno.
      Plus Mahrez & Willock are REAL differentials that can make a difference.

      My 2 cents.

      No hit. Jota > Willock. Bench Antonio.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Liking that buddy, you have a good pooint in saying if i'm chasing i should gamble on Man U not battering Fulham, or one doing better than the other in Greenwood + Bruno, just ignore altogether and take no hit, it's sound advice man.

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

          You got it! hope it works out for you
          I'm really tempted on a -4 getting Willock in for Lingard. I've been talking myself into it slowly.

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Cheers bud, Willock is hella tempting I must say and Newc always seem to finish strongly for some reason don’t they.

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

      I personally would keep Mahrez now, if he even plays any part against Everton he could be haul.
      So maybe either remove ward or the player you would bench to start greenwood

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers man! Yeah I’d say Mahrez has to play really next game, if he doesn’t, and then doesn’t play next game then that’s be letting him go a bit stale really wouldn’t it.
        I reckon just Jota to someone now then I guess and ignore Greenwood/Bruno, otherwise it’ll cost me a bit which I’m not keen on.

  7. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    After analyzing all of the underlying stats and cross-checking across Twitter, I've settled on these 2 as the best sub-7.0 Jota replacements.

    A) Lingard
    B) Raphinha

    Who would you pick between them to bring in for the final two GWs?

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

      Raphina. Lingard has done nothing in quite a while.

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

    Where/how on FPL Live can I see what transfers my competition have made? Someone told me I could do that???
    Thanks

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

      Leagues

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

        Please explain how, once I go to the leaves section?
        Thank you

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Not transfers made for next GW though, FPL has hidden this info or anything that leads to guessing it starting this season.

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        So in summary, there is no way you can know what transfers anyone has made before the deadline, unless you know their password of course.

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

          Thanks...I thought it would not work. Not sure why someone on the blog suggested this.

          1. PastaConcerto
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            In seasons past you could get a pretty good idea from changes in their budgets and trades made but you cannot see any of the tells now.

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

    Would you change anything here or good to go? No Kane could hurt but no choice.

    Mendy
    Taa Dallas Shaw
    Salah bruno son lingard raphina
    Dcl Watkins

    Pickford nacho castagne Ward

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

      nah bench looks right to me.

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

        Cheers

  10. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Will Kane be dropped?

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

      Mason would be too scared to do that no?
      Unless it comes from Levy.
      They're still gunning for a Europe spot....I can't see it happening.

      Gotta be weird around there right now though...

  11. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Play Phillips or Rudiger?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Philips

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks

  12. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Start mount or saka?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Mount

      1. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Saka vs crystal easier?

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Wouldn't trust Arsenal

  13. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Play:
    A) Martinez tot
    B) Johnstone WHU
    ?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Johnstone hasnt got west ham. Do u mean ramsdale?

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Oops ignore me. Would go Martinez too

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      B, could maybe see West Ham not scoring if they had an off day. Or take a bad panenka.

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

        man Rice taking a panenka would be hilarious.
        would need Lingard to win the pen so that he takes it.

  14. leeboy104
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Pickford
    Dallas Shaw Trent
    Zaha Salah(c) Lingard Greenwood
    Watkins Kane Bam

    Guaita Siggy Konsa Ward
    0.7 ITB 0FT

    Anything worth a -4? GTG?

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

    Play DCL or Lingard? (Both seem rubbish these days.)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      DCL

    2. leeboy104
      4 months, 2 days ago

      DCL

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      DCL

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

      i gotta start both...
      If i had to chose....Lingard? clean sheet point potential...extra point for a goal...maybe on penalties (probably Rice though).

      Everton were DIRE against SHU.

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

        That is the scary thing...I have to play Godfrey. What happened to them? At least defensively they were fine just a game ago.
        12 pts behind ML leader and trying to catch up.

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

          I went Digne over Dallas last week because their defense had improved so much. Even though every time I checked/asked on here folks said Dallas. Oh well. Live and learn or something like that. I have Digne, DCL and J-Rod so gotta hope for the best.

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

            I understand. Also had a bummer of a week. Should have taken the 12ph to bring in Dallas. Oh well...hindsight....
            Thought of taking 4ph to bring him in this week but Ings can be lethal, so still thinking about it.

  16. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Play Lingard or Pereira?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Lingard

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks!

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Is DCL & Jota to Kane(C) & ESR worth a hit?

    I've Salah & Bruno as well!

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

      maybe - ESR is an interesting idea.
      seems kinda fun.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers mate

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

    Start Mendy or Pickford?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Mendy

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

        Cheers

  19. Brayden29
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Is Lingard out to a 7.4mil mid or less worth a -4 hit. thanks guys?
    Team is as follows:
    Ederson
    TAA, Phillips, Dallas
    Salah, Son, Greenwood, Lingard
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Fabri, Coufal, JWP, Christensen

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I don't think it's worth it for a hit.

      Penrith Panthers fan? Or just like Mansour?

      1. Brayden29
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        West Tigers fan, love Mansour however and this is the same profile picture as I had 6 years ago! Actually can't stand the Penrith Panthers because of what Ivan Cleary did to my club.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Not for a hit

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I would look at Lingard to Wilock then maybe DCL to Aguero final game
      i'm playing around with a similar idea but getting in Greenwood this week

      Go the chooks 🙂

      1. Brayden29
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Would actually be 0.1 short of doing that move otherwise I would be extremely tempted. Currently just outside the top 2k overall so am looking for some POD moves to get into the top 1k

    4. Casual Player
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I don’t think worth it for a hit.

      Inspired by your av - maybe I should get a Ravalawa one?

      1. leeboy104
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Ravalawa's a beast, go for it. From the UK but the Dragons are my NRL team as I went to a few games when I was in Australia and lived not too far from Kogarah Oval.

        1. Casual Player
          4 months, 2 days ago

          If only he could learn to wrap his arms in a tackle - suspended for the second time this season 🙁

          RL is my main game, don’t really watch any soccer these days.

  20. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    0.1 short of Jota > Greenwood. What is other best replacement for 7.1 or less?

    A) Torres
    B) Raphinha
    C) Harrison
    D) Pereira
    E) Do Zaha > Greenwood and just bench Jota

    Front 8 are:
    Bruno - Salah - Lingard - Zaha - Jota*
    Kane - DCL - Bamford

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      B or Foden?

      1. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Do you think Foden plays both games? If I knew he would he would be top choice for sure.

  21. Dirty_Harry
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Quick vote:

    1. Zaha > Greenwood
    2. Siggy / Lingard > Raph
    3. Siggy + Lingard > Raph + Greenwood (-4)

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

      1

  22. gart888
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Bench one of these guys:

    Trent Digne Shaw Dallas
    Salah Bruno Lingard Greenwood Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    1. Dirty_Harry
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Digne

  23. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    listening to the Always Cheating boys...
    Would you still buy Greenwood (no Bruno) even if he may not start in 38?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Yep

    2. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I have on the basis that my bench is strong enough should he not play.

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

      I did kinda assuming he plays 1 of 2.
      I too have a strong bench so upside seems worth it.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        fair call
        looking at Ings to Aguero in 38 via Meslier and Wilock in but currently 0.2m short
        so its Lingard to Greenwood for free this week
        or El Ghazi + Lingard to Greenwood + Wilock -4 to avoid price change

  24. Casual Player
    4 months, 2 days ago

    How would you order:

    Iheanacho
    Rudiger
    Saka

    I’ve ordered them alphabetically here, just to not subconsciously bias responses 🙂

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Saka, rudiger, nacho

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

      Saka
      Rudiger
      Iheanacho

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

        Lol I typed mine before Luton’s was showing!

        1. Casual Player
          4 months, 2 days ago

          You’ve both aligned with my order as well! Thanks both.

    3. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Saka, Nacho, Rudiger

  25. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Start Reguillon or Godfrey?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Godfrey

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Jota to who? Have 8.2m... Thinking Foden, Rapg or Greenwood.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Godfrey

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

      Greenwood

    3. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Willock!!!!!

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Do you think Jebinson is a safe bench option for the next 2?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      If i have him i would start him.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Agreed. Good fixtures and looks a player!

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Cheers both

  28. micsway
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    likelihood of Agero scoring on the final day?

    looking to bring him into my draft team for a final day punt

    1. micsway
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      *aguero

  29. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Guys guys guys. If Willock doesn't make sense now it will never make sense. Gotta be Willock

    1. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      WILLOCK

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        WILLLOCCCCKKKKKKKK

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

      Do it now drunk? Or wait till sober??

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

      100% in on Willock

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

    Konsa or Ward > Phillips for a - 4?

    Yes or No?

    Leading my ML by 50 pts

    1. leeboy104
      4 months, 2 days ago

      No, don't think you'll make the points back from getting Phillips in. Also, your lead is pretty much unassailable IMO, so no need for hits.

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

        Cheers mate 🙂