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

    5 goals in 7 for Wilcock…worth 8ph at home vs SHU?
    Would bench DCL.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Won't be surprised if SHU pulled a surprise by beating NEW

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

        Anything can happen. NEW have some good attackers (unlike SHU) so I doubt it.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          The odd is yes NEW to get on top, but SHU did it for EVE just few days ago

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Will be a mentality flip surely - everyone’s expecting SHU to concede loads and William to continue form. It’s all lined up for a blank

  2. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Mendy
    TAA, Shaw, Holding
    Salah, greenwood, Bruno (c), lingard, Jota
    Kane, Iheanacho

    Forster, Rudiger, Coady, David

    1ft £1m itb

    best Jota replacement?

    A Raphina
    B saint maximum
    C Harrison
    D willock

    For a -4

    1 Antonio
    2 Bamford

    Any other suggestions?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Raphinha is safer choice and Harrison for differential. Won't take hits.

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        You'd rather start Iheanacho away to Chelsea than take a hit?

        Maybe I'm getting carried away.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yep 100% otherwise you'll need 2 goals from the replacement to pay off. What if Nacho get a tiny return ... an assist. That's game over.

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Fair point.

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

    Thoughts on what to do?
    Martinez
    Trent • Digne • Shaw
    Salah • Mahrez • Greenwood • Lingard
    Kane(C) • Bamford • Iheanacho
    (4.0 / Struijk / Dawson / Jota)

    A) Martinez to Meslier
    B) Struijk to Dallas
    C) Jota to Raphinha
    D) Save FT

    If B or C they will start over Nacho

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Dallas has a big potential upside

  4. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Jota to Raphinha or Greenwood?

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

      Greenwood if you don't mind that he probably won't play next week.

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

    El Ghazi to Greenwood to be funded by Mendy to one of Meslier or Dubravka - pick one?

    Have Dallas and Harrison already

    Other option is to roll a transfer and have no United attack

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Meslier
      I couldn't go with no United attack personally

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

        I do have Ings this week so not ideal with Meslier but WBA final game could pay off.
        Hard to trust NEW defence

  6. Vovhund
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best move away from Diop and Jota?
    A) Dallas + Harrison
    B) Nat Phillips + Greenwood
    C) Dallas + ASM/Willock?

  7. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Any reason why Raphinha is being rated higher than Harrison on here, despite Harrison's recent form and Raphinha's lingering injury?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Much better player

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        + set pieces

  8. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Starting both Watkins and Nacho feels like two 2' pointers waiting to happen. Still not sure any of them are wort a hit. Anyone in the same boat?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Spurs defence is awful, wouldnt worry about watkins, im benching nacho though

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        True I guess. And Grealish back could help.

  9. tinear
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Worth -4 shipping Jota Guaita for Greenwood Meslier?

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

      Has to be worth it since Jota not playing

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

        What abput Guaita?

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

          Wouldn’t want him for Liverpool game

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      GK transfer as part of a hit with only 2GWs left, not for me especially when GKs generally have a low ceiling

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

        Guaita will start you reckon?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          No idea. Just don't like taking a hit with only 2GWs left on a GK.i would rather take the risk and hope he starts

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

        Another suggestion to make up 0.4m?

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

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Agree with those saying GK transfer has a cap but I think that move in isolation gives you net positive points for the rest of the season so it is worth it in isolation, yes.

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

    a) Jota > Raphina
    b) Jota > Bale
    c) Jota & DCL > Harrison & Kane (-4)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A - covers both GWs
      B - like Bale for 37, not keen on 38
      C - I'm not against a hit to bring in Kane

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      C) Raphina and Kane

  11. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on Jota and Nacho to Raphinha and Antonio for a -4?

    1FT 2.5ITB
    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Dallas
    Salah Bruno Greenwood Lingard Jota*
    Kane Nacho*
    (Forster Rudiger Holding Davis)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Why is Nacho on (*), he isn't injured is he? Just Jota > Raph, no hits.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Just used it to show the 2 players I'm looking to transfer out. You think Rudiger or Nacho will outscore Antonio this GW?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          No, if for free then make sense to get Antonio. Will Antonio score 2 for the hit to pay off? Maybe, but then the odd is getting slimmer. I get that if it includes better team for GW38, but Nacho (TOT) GW38 is playable.

  12. Fantasy man on the top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Worth taking -4 to transfer out struijk and Jota to bring in Raphina or Harrison?

    (Already got Dallas, Struijk and Bamford)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Who are you replace Struijk with?

      1. Fantasy man on the top
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I guess ill end up with Struijk to Mitchell.

        just to make room for harrison/raphina

  13. Hitthewall
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Which option???

    A) Play Zaha and save FT
    B) Zaha -> Greenwood
    C) Jota -> Raphinha

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      C

  14. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What about a Lacca punt ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      not for me

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Nooooo spankyou

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Nothing wrong with punts now but you want to go for those who will almost certainly be starting, if possible. Not sure if Laca will.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Could be a surprise but a punt too far for me

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

    Guys, Is Maddison out for Bale -4 worth doing ??

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I would prefer to take a hit for a player that has 2 decent games. Don't like bale for 38

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Maddi to Raph or Pereira maybe

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Who is for SALAH captain?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      KANEEEEEEE hattrick

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Debating between the big three but I'm leaning towards Kane at the moment.

      Golden Boot, potentially last home game for Spurs, still a fighting chance and Villa missing defenders and conceded a lot of chances vs Palace.

      The Jota injury increases the case for Salah for me though as Liverpool will go all out for this now and I fancy them to get it.

  17. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Dallas Coleman
    Salah Greenwood Son Lingard
    Kane DCL

    Forster Bamford JWP Holding

    1FT, 1.0itb

    1. Son + enabler >> Fernandes + other (-4)
    2. Save FT

    Thanks

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno is a big miss but not sure I would want to downgrade any of the others to enable that. Would stick - great side!

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'd personally play Bamford instead of Coleman

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        That’s a dilemma for sure

  18. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Who would you start?
    A. Willock
    B. Torres

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure how you ended up with both these guys if your not starting them.

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Torres

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Torres and hope for 60+ mins or 0 mins

  19. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What would you do here?

    A Play JWP (LEE) (Save FT)
    B Jota -> Raph

    Thanks

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B. Jwp last on my bench.

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B - that also opens up some funds which you can use next week

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Agree with both above

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A. Soton have improved lately

  20. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    £250 at stake! 12 points ahead of 2nd place in ML. Roll FT or do something about Jota?

    Meslier
    TAA Shaw Dallas Dias
    Salah(v) Son Greenwood Lingard
    Kane(c) Bamford (Vydra)

    Forster Reguilon Vydra Jota

    1. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Does 2nd place have him too? Maybe roll and use the 2FT next week to cover.

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        This - that squad is good for this week. Have an extra card up your sleeve for the last.

        1. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks very much guys, much love xx

  21. Vovhund
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best move away from Diop/Jota?
    A) Dallas + Harrison
    B) Nat Phillips + Greenwood
    C) Dallas + ASM/Willock?

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B - feels like points from both this week

  22. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Any Everton fans on here?

    Want thoughts on whether Holgate will play against Wolves....

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

    What is going on with Lingard? Unable to see WH matches. Worth holding onto?
    Cheers!

    1. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Coming a lot deeper into play now.

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Opponents have found out if you let WHU have possession they can’t counter and score loads of goals, which doesn’t suit Lingard - also playing a bit deeper recently

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

        Thank you A-L

  24. g_jannyg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What's the best fantasy 11 for this week based on form/fixtures? Ignoring budget.

    Ederson
    Shaw Dallas TAA
    Salah Bruno Greenwood Bale
    Kane Antonio Benteke

    Thoughts?

  25. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    3 points behind ML rival, we share 6/7 players, but not those in A & B...

    A) Jota --> Raphinha (FT)
    B) Jota + JWP --> Greenwood + Raphinha (FT)
    C) Other

    Mendy
    Digne -- Dallas -- Coufal
    Salah -- Fernandes -- Lingard -- JWP -- Jota
    Kane -- DCL

    Forster -- Iheanacho -- Phillips -- Dunk [1FT + 0.1m ITB]

  26. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Two current options for me;

    A. Jota > Harrison
    B. Son & Jota > Bruno & Willock (-4)

    What do we think?

  27. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Son (AVL) to Bruno (FUL) on a FT?

    I have Greenwood, Kane, Salah and no more pressing business. I could roll for gw38 but feels like i am possibly missing some upside.

    1. AutoFill 2021
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Maybe reversing it in 38.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno [C] yes worth it. If not [C] him, what about GW38 (a transfer spent in principle)?

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Nope, could go horribly wrong

  28. Mr Bird
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Jota out for?

    A) Raphinha
    B) Torres

    1. bitars
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Raph because nailed!

  29. bitars
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What to do here?
    1FT 0,7 ITB

    Martinez, (Pope)
    Digne, Trent, Dallas, Coufal (Semedo)
    Son, Salah, Lingard, Raphina, (Jota)
    Kane, Watkins (Nacho)

    1) Pope to Ederson/Meslier/Fabianski

    2) Jota to Foden

    3) -4 Pope and Jota to Alisson and Foden

    4) -4 Pope and Jota to Meslier and GreenwoodMahrez

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Would just leave Martinez there for save points but given you have no United I would probably pick 4 out of those with Greenwood

  30. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    This Raph (around 20% EO) or Harisson (2% EO) pick gets me mad 😛

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Who is more nailed in your opinion? Last thing you'd want is a non-start at this stage 🙁

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        True, both to start I think and recent stats are neck to neck. Not sure Raph has been 100%.

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Good to hear. I'm debating one of those two and maybe Greenwood (as you may have seen above) - feel like it's a 50/50