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.

KEY MATCHES 

Manchester United v Fulham

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2,038 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tinkermania
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Son ➡ Bruno(-4). Yes or no. One week punt.

    1. Bonus magnet
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Joelington anyone ?

    2. Blue Moon Rising
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I’m in same boat

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

      Nah

    4. lugs
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      i wouldn't bother with that transfer tbh as Son can easily match or beat his score this week especially with a 4pt head start

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

        I am thinking with fans and last game of the season at home, could hammer Fulham 5-0. Don't have any UTD cover.

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

          Spurs also have fans?

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

      No

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

      No

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

    Mendy
    TAA Holding Holgate*
    Salah Son Greenwood Lingard
    Kane DCL Bamford

    (Forster* Masuaku* Mitchell Jota*)

    What should I do here?

    A) Jota to Harrison (bench Lingard and gamble on Holgate playing)
    B) Masuaku to Dallas (bench Holgate)

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

      Tough that, B just

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

        Thank you

  3. HellasLEAF
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I'd do Jota to Greenwood right now but because of Covid always wait until close to lock in because you never know.

    So annoying.

    Any better options out there? Will Fulham put up a fight?

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

    Is raphinha fit enough to play 3 games in a week?

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

      Good question

  5. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Play one:

    a) Sigurdssom (WOL)
    b) Iheanacho (che)
    c) Bamford (sou)

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

      Gotta be Bam

    2. Il Capitano
      4 months, 3 days ago

      C

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

      C

    4. Charlie's Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Agree it’s gotta be Bamford but think there’s a real chance Rodrigo gets the start this week. He was on fire when he came on.

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

        I can trace my team's gradual decline back to when Bamford lost form, though I kept playing him. His expected goals on target over the last 10 matches is only 37th in FPL. Bielsa should be picking Rodrigo - but that hasn't been his history so far.

        Iheanacho is second for XG On Target over that period, but hasn't returned against the 'big' teams . So against Chelsea I can't expect too much, though at least he should play over 60 minutes, something the others didn't last match.

        Wolves don't look like strong opposition for Everton, but then neither did Sheffield Utd on paper. Everton have been poor at home unfortunately.

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

          ha ha, Bamford gets a goal and assist, while Iheanacho only comes on as a sub but manages to score. My analysis is compost.

  6. Hitthewall
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Which option???

    A) Play Zaha and save FT
    B) Zaha -> Greenwood

    1. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B.

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

      B

  7. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Joelington anyone?

    1. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Sheffield looked have decent against Everton. But I would say yay as differential.

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Nope

  8. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Guaita
    TAA Digne Shaw
    Salah Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL Antonio

    (Martinez Rudiger Coufal Jota*)
    0 FT & 1.6m

    G2G for GW37?

    Will sell Jota in GW38 for a Chelsea or City mid amd bench DCL (mci).

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      G2g

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Pick one:

    A. Siggy (WOL)
    B. Watkins (tot)
    C. Struijk (sot)

    1. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A but none are that appealing.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Need to play one of em...

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

      Watkins

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

    Is Bale, Son, Kane too much Spurs for the run in? Maybe Son to Mahrez?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bale prob won't start in gw38

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

        That's a worry as a Greenwood owner also.

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

      One too much perhaps. Wouldn't sell for a rotation risk at this point of the season though.

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

        Am on WC, don't ask why, but have the freedom to rid if needed.

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

          Aha. Then Mahrez could be a decent punt tbf

  11. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    1. Raphinha
    2. Greenwood

    A. Bamford
    B. Antonio

    Im thinking 2b. Agree?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Agree

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

      2B this GW but you may need to spend a transfer in GW38 for 2

  12. Spearmint
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    MINTY Guide to Jota Replacements (& The Return of FPL Live!)

    Hey guys, had to take a big break from FPL content creation as ended up in hospital with a bad virus and a compression fracture in my spinal vertebrae but I am back albeit with a broken back. This week's hot topic is Jota replacements. We will be looking at all price ranges.

    For those of you here for the return of my FPL Live! Twitch livestream, you can find me here each week where I will be discussing transfer options, running RMTs and captaincy picks:
    https://www.twitch.tv/spearmintspaff

    Now to the meat and veg...

    Cheapies (£4.2-5.5m):

    ASR (Smith-Rowe - £4.2m)
    Hot off 2 goals in 2, ASR is your cheapest option this week. Potentially a strong enable for the likes of Kane. CRY and BHA for his last two.

    Joey Willock (Willock - £4.7m)
    In the form of his life with 5 in 7 and against the worst side in the league defensively on the flank they concede the most chances to.

    The Saint (Saint-Maximim - £5.1m)
    The flashier pick to Willock and arguably a little more explosive. Can blow hot and cold though, plus SHU will be sitting deep against the ASM counter.

    Big Raph (Raphina - £5.5m)
    Arguably the budget pick of the week with his season underliers and plum fixtures. Fitness a small concern.

    Jackie H (Harrison - £5.5m)
    A megahaul last week has peaked everyone's interest. Will he get the minutes and involvement? A differential to Big Raph if you need one.

    Middle of the Road Mids (£6.6-7.3m):

    Messi's Shin Guard (Lingard - £6.6m)
    Fixtures but with a slight dip in form. WHU should play with a little more freedom now.

    Ferrando Torres (Torres - £7.0m)
    Coming off a hat trick is the only MCI player to make the list (shoutouts to Jericho). I'm personally not a fan of any MCI assets for the last two due to Pep's wheel being catalysed by his wanting for the UCL title in a few weeks time.

    Gotwood (Greenwood - £7.2m)
    On fire at the moment but as with Torres minutes are an issue with the UEL final on the horizon. Should play one at least.

    Mr Chelsea (Mount - £7.3m)
    Playing for their season, Mount will be integral to everything at the Bridge.

    Premium Bois (£9.7-12.8m):

    Gareth Bally (Bale - £9.2m)
    Should be primed for minute under Mase, don't forget his hat trick in 34 in 74 minutes. Fixtures not perfect but Villa this week look shaky.

    Sonny (Son - £9.7m)
    A very safe pick. 90 minutes to be expected and surely a return or two to come. One to look at to hold and block if you're doing well.

    Kermit (Fernandes - £11.4m)
    After his YouTube Kermit sensation, Bruno is still firing on all cylinders. Scary not to own but, his minutes might be managed.

    Lil' Mo (Salah - £12.8m)
    One of the best captaincy options this week. Liverpool playing to save their torrid season. Salah wanting his golden boot. Did I mention they play Burnley?

    Closing comments:
    Raphinha and Salah look like the best cheap and expensive picks. I'd be weary of both Manchester club's FPL picks due to them already holding in the league and an eye on Europe. Try to focus on teams with something to play for.

    For more content from me you can find me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SpearmintSpaff) and Twitch (twitch.tv/spearmintspaff). I tend to do a pre gameweek FPL Live! stream the night before each deadline.

    Good luck in your gameweeks. May the FPL captaincy gods be forever in your favour.

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers

    2. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Excellent write-up

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I have Raph and Lil' Mo but honestly I think you are talking me out of Greeny and into Mount for Jota replacement. Both will deliver but Mount maybe more assured minutes going forward I would think based on closing comments..

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

    Best replacement for Jota- originally thought Raphinha but slight concern was not on free kicks/set pieces and needs couple of games to get back to full fitness

    A Raphinha
    B Willock
    C Harrison

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Check one comment up

  14. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    play watkins or dcl?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Dcl

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

    A) Son -> Bruno (C)
    B) Jota -> Greenwood (Salah C)

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B.

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

      B

  16. Aaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Gundo or Lingard to Harrison?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Gundo

  17. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Ive got to bench digne, dallas or shaw 🙁

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'd bench Jota Watkins Iheanacho and Castagne over any of them

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Hmm. Im selling jota and watkins to greenwood and Antonio and benching castagne and nacho also though.

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Maybe keep watkins on the bench and buy antonio next week? You have to start Shaw. I'd probably bench Dallas over Digne but not ideal

          1. Luton_Fan
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Nope its not but im chasing 67 pts so need to take a risk

          2. In a Rush
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Have exactly the same decision to make, I’m benching digne as it stands. Or I bench 1 of lingard, zaha,dcl .

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

    Worth doing -4?:

    Struijk and Jota to Mitchell and Raphina or Harrison?

    Already got Dallas, Struijk and Bamford and need to take out Struijk to bring in raph/harrison.

    Toughts?

  19. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    which one to do, scared of no bruno.
    a - greenwood for pogba(ft)
    b - bruno for a hit

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If you intend on captaining them, then bruno. If you're on Salah or Kane then just add greenwood with no hit

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

        rival has bruno and could captain him, could be a high score v fulham

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

      Whats wrong with pogba ?

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

        not as much score potential as greenwood and pogba.

  20. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Guaita
    TAA Coady Holding
    Salah Bruno Jlingz Mahrez
    DCL Antonio Ings

    Forster Ward Amerty Jota

    1) Jota to Greenwood
    2) Jota to Torres
    3) Jota and Ings to Mane and Fodder play 3 5 2?

    Cheers

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      1

      1. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Would have to bench one of my muds or forwards then thinking Jlingz but that could hurt

  21. DF Team
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best mid last 2 games

    a) Mane
    b) Torres

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

      Easy A

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

    If you were chasing your mini league would this be too risky a team to go with?

    Meslier
    TAA, Dallas, Shaw
    Bale, Salah, Greenwood, Mahrez, Harrison
    Kane, Wood, Aguero

    Subs: 4m, Harrison, Philips, Holding

    ?

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

      2 Harrisons, mint.

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

      Good team but don't know what you are up against.

  23. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    play
    a nacho
    b watkins

    captain
    1 kane
    2 bruno

    thanks 🙂

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

      b1

      Chelsea clean sheet.
      Spuds to thrash Villa even more than ManU vs Fulham.

  24. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best to start Phillips or Dias? On Dias for now.

  25. Bigo1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Looking at the Euro 2020 stats, is it normal that teams like Italy, Netherlands,...have no data? Only 15 teams are registered for the Euro 2020 qualifiers

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Italy - Chiesa is all you need

  26. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Kane to City, Aguero & Ings to Spurs then

  27. Zogzeg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Play one:
    A - Coleman (H v WOL)
    B - Dallas (A v sou)

    1. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B because attacking midfielder

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

      Dallas

  28. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Fernandes and Antonio in for Son and DCL? -4

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

      All have good fixtures and could score well.
      I'd prefer not to take a hit.

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

      I would not take hit. Good fixture for Son up against ElMo. Bruno may not start next week. I am thinking Son to Mané in 38 could be good move. DCL playing at home v fans could also do well but think getting Antonio for next 2 probably good move with free transfer

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

        Thanks guys.

  29. C0YS
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on the FT best punt for the run-in?

    A) Lingard -> Pereira
    B) Lingard -> Willock
    C) Keep

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      c

    2. Zogzeg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I like A. Pereira in great form.

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

      Keep

  30. paulfantham
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Dubravka or Pickford?

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

      Dubs