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. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any news on whether Forster will play?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Not this one, from previous comments

      1. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        The one pre DGW? Yeah, it's hopeful thinking really, want to BB.

  2. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Best budget mid for GW 37 & 38:
    A. Raphinha
    B. Pereira
    C. Willock
    D. ASM

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      a

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

    3. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    25pts off the top 10k. 7pts behind mini league leader (he has TC still also).

    Best captain?

    Mendy
    TAA. Digne. Rudiger
    Salah. Son. Greenwood. ASM
    Kane. DCL. Antonio
    (Forster, Jota. Holding. Ward)

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Antonio

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Depends who he has but Kane in my book.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        He has Kane, Salah, Bruno, Greenwood. Fairly confident he goes Salah.

  4. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hey guys, who should I start this GW between Adams (LEE) or Raphinha (sou)? They are playing each other but can't decide whose the better pick.

    Cheers

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Adams imo

    2. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tough. Adams, Ralph 1st sub

    3. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Che

  5. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Need to lose Kane to get Bruno for the last 2, am top of ML and second has Bruno so would this be worth doing?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bruno may only play one game

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        True, could bring in Rashford then have bench cover

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

    Bench order correct and would you swap any out for Ihenacho (che)?

    ESR (cp), Holding (cp), Castagne (che)

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      ESR in Nacho out

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I suppose with recent form and palace been leaky, it’s a fair play.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bench order good.
      Would get swap Antonio for Iheanacho

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Can’t afford without a hit, only would have 6.2 to spend.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Nacho might well outscore Antonio anyway despite tougher fixtures

  7. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mo-C Kane-VC, Kane-C Mo-VC, Mo-C Kane-VC etc.is driving me crazy...

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You don’t own Bruno do you?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Nah

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Obviously Mo C

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Why so obvious?

    3. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Kane (C)

  8. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Iheanacho & Lingard -> Antonio & Willock? (-4)

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No, hits crazy now

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Good moves

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Don't do it !!!

  9. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A. Lingard to Mane

    B. Save FT (Bale & AWB to Mane & TAA last gw)

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  10. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    a - JWP to Harrison and Bench Watkins - would be a leeds triple up!
    b - Watkins to Antonio
    c - Save FT

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  11. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Need a Differntial Captain Pick;

    A) Mahrez
    B) Son
    C) Greenwood

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    4. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    5. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      ye was thinking the same TBH

  12. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Hi.

    I’m 3rd in ML with 20pts to 2nd and 45pts to 1st.

    1st have: Salah + Kane
    2nd have: Salah + Kane
    3rd (me): Salah + Bruno

    Surely I have to captain Bruno, right?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      That would be ideal

    2. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yes go for it

  13. alsybach
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Got Greenwood and son
    Can’t afford Bruno
    Is jota to rashford a good idea ?

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Sounds good to me.

  14. Tinkermania
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is it true in the news that a striker who has failed to take his team into the CL wants to leave them and go to a team that doesn't need him to qualify for champions league?

    1. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Didn't realise it was the sole responsibility of that one striker to take his team to the CL.

      Is it the same striker that has scored the most goals in the league and the made the most assists in the league despite, as you mention, his team only performing around sixth best in the league?

      1. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I don't know the name of the striker. Just caught the end of the news. I will research later. Chances are there is usually an opportunity for 40 goals for strikers.

        1. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Well i've heard Christian Benteke is after a move to Man United, so you may be right.

          1. Tinkermania
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            That's another one that takes penalties and free kick but can't get 40 goals! Maybe it's him.

  15. dshv
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Actually really thinking about salah more than 2 goals against burnley..

    Spurs are not so good and kane maybe just one goal

    United .. i don’t know they are fighting for nothing and one prnalty for bruno is the maximum..

    Opinions ?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      How many goals did you think Salah would score against WBA?

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      My opinion is Salah will get the golden boot

    3. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      united is at home. They will want to perform.

      Kane with that transfer request, we won't know his state of mind but he will be hunting the golden boot

      Same applies to Salah just that they are on form and Burnley doesn't look sharp without Pope

  16. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    start mount or saka???

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Saks

      1. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        why?

    2. TB303
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Saka

      1. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        why?

    3. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mount

  17. Hochoki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    1. what's the best transfer decision with 1 FT & 0.8 ITB??
    a. El ghazi to Raphinha/ASM
    b. Iheanacho to Antonio

    Henderson
    TAA Robertson Digne Regulion Rudiger
    Salah (C) Son JWP
    Kane (vc) Wood

    Sanchez Iheanacho El ghazi Burke

    1. TB303
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  18. TB303
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Should I be playing Rudiger?
    GTG?

    Mendy
    Trent - Rudiger - Coufal
    Salah(C) - Lingard - Zaha - Bruno - Raph
    Adams - Kane

    Holding- Ayling - Vydra

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      7/10 g2g

  19. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Ok Team locked in LFG SONNY BOY! 1FT done.

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Shaw
    Salah Raph Mahrez Son (C) Greenwood
    Watkins DCL

    A) Your Done Log Out
    B) Watkins --> Antonio (-4)

    1. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Log out and rest

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Will be here all day wont ya

    3. TB303
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah capt I would

      1. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        need differential captain

  20. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Team and bench order G2G?

    Mendy
    Dallas - Rudiger - Lindelof
    Salah - Son - Lingard - Raph - Bruno (c)
    Kane - Antonio

    Forster - Wood - Holgate - Holding

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Barely 7/10 but g2g this gw

      1. Jet5605
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        My ranking is 5k but thanks!

        1. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          What does your overall rank have to do with how good your GW37 team is? You didn't ask about your overall rank, did you?

          1. Jet5605
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            I didn't ask for a rating out of 10 but was given one anyway. I asked if my starting 11 and bench order looked ok.

            1. Black Knights
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              You asked if your team was G2G, but weren't happy that someone used a metric out of 10 to evaluate how G2G it was? Got it.

              1. Jet5605
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Not quite mate. I asked if my starting 11 and bench order looked ok based on the 15 players I had. I didn't ask for a rate my squad or if I needed to take any hits.

              2. alsybach
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Now now ladies

    2. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Seems about right though it's a coin flip with Rudiger and Holgate.

      1. Jet5605
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Holgate was taken off at half time at v Sheff Utd and so I wondered if he might get dropped. Do you know if it was injury or tactical?

  21. HammersXI
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Crazy to go Joelinton over Antonio / Bamford?

    Took a punt on Benteke but am not confident on starting him this week and need a Nacho replacement

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Raphinha, Foden, ASM or Willock?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

  23. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pick one please:

    A) Iheanacho --- Bamford (play holding)

    B) Jota --- Greenwood/Bale (play iheanacho)

    B) Coady --- Reguilon (play iheanacho)

    1. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2 Bs it's hard to decide.

      Would go with the Greenwood move

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        fair lol, still sleepy

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

  24. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I'm just inside the top 50k and I've pretty much wrapped up my main ML (80 point lead) - I have my BB left and want to use it this week, thinking of doing:

    Vydra/Jota/Veltman >>> Bamford/Greenwood/Mitchell for a -8 to make -

    Meslier, Forster
    TAA, Dallas, Holding, Coady, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Bale, Lingard, Greenwood
    Kane, Bamford, Antonio

    Thoughts?

    1. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Not the worse option though I'm not seeing a CPL CS though. Forster also highly unlikely to start so that 2/4 of your bench not playing

      1. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Who's the other not playing? - Was thinking of trying to fit in a playing keeper as well but it's just not feasible with Greenwood. Alternative would be Willock and upgrade the defender and keeper.

  25. cm790
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Play Ings, Wood, Coady or Mitchell?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      E

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

      Ings

  26. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any suggestions would be great 1FT .1 ITB Thanks.

    Martinez
    Azpi Trent Ayling
    Salah Siggy Mahrez Raphinha Mané
    Kane Bamford

    Areola Rudiger Kelechi Burn.

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      6.5/10 g2g this gw

  27. aaronmetcalfe
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Willock or ASM?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Good moves

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

        Great work rate Driz 😀

      2. aaronmetcalfe
        4 months, 10 days ago

        On

  28. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    29 pts behind in ML.

    Cap Salah, Bruno, Son or Kane?

    Also, best 7.3 replacement for Jota given my position? Thinking about Greenwood. Cheers!

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Like the Greenwood move. I’m captaining Bruno but Kane would be my next choice

  29. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Sat at 13k but 30 points behind ML rival. We both have Jota so I reckon he might bring Raphinha back.

    Do I do Jota to?
    A) Raphinha
    B) Harrison
    C) ASM

    (Watkins’ drop prices me out of Antonio.... and I chose Foden over Raphinha last week sadly)

    1FT 0.1ITB
    Mendy
    TAA Digne Holding
    Salah Jota** Bruno Lingard Foden
    Kane DCL

    Forster Watkins Coady Masuaku

    Thanks!

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Raph! Gl

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks! You too!

  30. FPLord
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mendy (Forster)
    TAA Shaw Dallas (Rüdiger Godfrey)
    Salah Son Lingard Mahrez Jota
    Kane DCL (Davis) 0.8

    A. Jota > Raphinha
    B. Jota > Greenwood
    C. Jota, Davis > Willock, Antonio -4

    With Shaw, Rüdiger, Mahrez and Davis I already have four rotation risks + I'm not keen on Everton in 38, so B would give me another problem. A is the safe option, C would gibe me another game to make up for a hit, I may have to take anyway...

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C