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Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 38?

As you can see from the current results, Salah is the runaway leader of the Gameweek 38 Captain Poll. The Egyptian midfielder has accumulated just over 60.0% of total votes from our users so far.

No other play has garnered more than 10.0% of votes at this stage far, with Leeds striker Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) currently in second place, backed by 7.4% of our users. 

There is also a surprise inclusion in the top five, as Jack Grealish (£7.5m) occupies the third place with 3.4% of votes, with Sadio Mané (£11.7m, 3.3%) and Joe Willock (£4.8m, 2.5%) just behind the Aston Villa midfielder.

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970 Comments Post a Comment
  1. artvandelay316
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one:
    Lingard
    Greenwood
    Torres
    Pepe
    Kane
    Nacho
    Bamford

    100 points clear in ML, so just want to move up in national league.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Lingard

    2. Muscout
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Pepe

    3. Louis Van Gaalstones
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Greenwood.

      If he's playing it'll almost certainly be in a rotated side, I'd be surprised if they don't struggle.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Pretty sure he scored last time MU played a weakened side, against Leicester who were playing for top 4.

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Lingz

      1. artvandelay316
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks all.
        I'm thinking I might not sell Bruno and just bench him instead, then play the others (minus Pepe).

    5. COYR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Tough but Lingard is what I'm considering

    6. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Pepe

  2. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Obviously depends on each league and players etc but how many point lead is considered ‘safe’ to win an ML?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      36 and above

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        42 behind 🙁

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          113 behind myself.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Chasing your own tail?

  3. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is it likely lineups will be out before the deadline tomorrow?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      lineups are unlikely. we will probably get some hints about players though...

  4. aborg
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Would you choose Raphina, Mane or Antonio as a differential captaincy pick?
    My ML leader is ahead by 17 points and the one beaneath me is trailing by 5 points only and they both own Salah and Bamford. So in a bit of a situation here.

    1. Muscout
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Probably go with Mane

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mane

  5. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Start one, sell one(for TAA) and bench one:

    A) Dias
    B) Digne
    C) Lowton

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Cba

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks

    2. upforgrabs
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Start Dias, sell Digne, bench Lowton. If Dias is benched IRL, he'll most likely stay there and you'll get Lowton on.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks.

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Spain's best attacker?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Don Quixote

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Jordi Alba

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sir Francis Drake

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Hernando Cortes

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Love these answers haha

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Francisco Pizarro

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cortez

    7. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nelson Vs armada

    8. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Rafael Nadal for sure

  7. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    who scores me pls?
    a - mane
    b - antonio

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

  8. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    4 points off top 1k. Do I need to do anything special to try and scrape in??

    Schmeichel
    TAA Digne Holding
    Mahrez Salah(c) Son Raphina
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    Forster ESR Coady Konsa

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Digne and Holding risks if 1 ft?

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nope, good luck

  9. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Germany's best attacker?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      KdB 😉

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        LOL!

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Oliver Kahn

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Rommel

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Messerschmitt ME109?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        JU 87 Stuka was very much needed 😉

    5. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Hitler

    6. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Manfred von Richthofen by a country mile.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        The red baron

  10. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Does anyone think Bruno could steal a start tomorrow and be taken off at 60?

    If so I would leave him and not transfer him to Mane and instead do Digne to Robertson

    1. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Anything is possible. Go with your gut

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        This

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I absolutely think he can.

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      My worry for both Bruno and Shaw is that they get 10 minutes at the end to keep them match fit before Wednesday

  11. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    At least I don't have to ask who is our best attacker atm and historically, there is no contest:

    Teemu Pukki
    Jari Litmanen

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      You're forgetting Santa

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Pretty sure he is German.

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mika Hakkinen

  12. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Ive got 2 tranfers looking to make 20 points on my rival, he has Son and will pr9bably cap Salah

    Which option should i go with...
    A) Son + Reguilon to Auba + Philips
    B) Greenwood + Reguilon to Mahrez + Tierney

    Any other suggestions ?

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Any place for Mane?

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Brentford likely to make it? Ivan Toney may be a good FPL cheap gem.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Pukki/Bamford/Ollie

      sorted

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        What of Kane in the new club he will be in?

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Not if City sign Kane or Haaland.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah, I'd probably pay 14.0m for Kane at City...

          1. Giggs Boson
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Kane - "I wanna be the best. I want to try and get on the level Ronaldo and Messi got to. That's my ultimate goal. Scoring 50, 60, 70 goals a season."

  14. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Best combo for the final gw

    A: Holding + Mane + Greenwood.....Digne 1st sub
    B: Dallas + Mane + Greenwood (-4).....Holding 1st sub (-4)
    C: Holding + Son + Bamford (-4)......Greenwood 1st sub (-4)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Best idea is to fully immerse yourself in the community ethos and offer someone else some advice. For a change.

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Wow well said

  15. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Need to make 20 points on my rival he will probably cap Salah...Who would you triple cap?
    A) Salah
    B) Kane
    C) Auba

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A surely. If you had Mane I would have considered him too.

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely not C..
      (That's me, though)

    3. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If Salah gets an optimistic 15 points. You'll get 45 and your rival will get 30. So not enough to make up the deficit unless you are confident the rest of your team can do the rest. You probably need to put it on someone else and hope they outscore Salah.

  16. n05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Raphinha, mount or willock? Leading mini league by 21, have bamford

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mount has most to play for.

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I wish I could bring Willock in

    3. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Raphina or Willock

    4. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Raph

  17. Spatburgunder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Brilliant (and massive) goal for Brentford!

  18. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    What a fun goal

  19. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    A Bamford

    B Nacho

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

  20. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Who played better for Brentford Toney or Watkins?

    1. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Toney for sure

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Both v effective and hence the precedent.

  21. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Won my ML’s which is great, currently sat at 14k OR, so no matter what I’ll finish the highest I’ve ever finished!

    Who’s my best captain punt from my team to try & get me into the top 10k?

    Mendy
    Trent - Rudiger - Coufal
    Salah - Mane - Lingard - Son - Raphina
    Kane - Bamford

    Bench: Forster - Vydra - Coleman - Veltman

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Trent.

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I do fancy it, but relying on him to get a goal/assist if he doesn’t keep a cleanie

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          But top 10k.

          You've done really well whichever way....

          Be good to finish on a strong green tho.

  22. Davidwes
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Im currently 3 points of top 1k
    Should I take a -4 to do foden to Raphina?
    My bench is: Stones, ESR, Digne

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I think Foden could play an hour.

      No reason why the pick Champions League team doesn't start on Sunday...

      Pep's said he's not shielding anyone.

    2. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      7 off 1k with a hit. That'll be tough even that close as many around that rank will be playing to protect. I wouldn't take a hit as one of your bench will play anyway if Foden doesn't.

  23. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Areola
    Dallas TAA Shaw
    Salah Raphinha Lingard Harrison
    Firmino Kane Nacho

    Sub:
    Martinez Son Coleman Castagne

    How do I spend my last FT of the season?

    1FT 0.2m itb

    A) Firmino Son >> Mane Antonio
    B) Son TAA >> Mane 5.4DEF
    C) Kane >> Antonio
    D) Castagne/Shaw >> Reece James
    E) no transfer, gtg

  24. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Looking for a new team name based around captaining TAA on the last day

    Any ideas?

    TrentCh Goat
    Last Ditch/Trent(c)h
    Trent Warfare
    Alexander an' all
    idfk

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Actually, my rival is probably going to catpain TAA (he did last week), so maybe I can go with Alexander Annulled haha yeah that's funny (except that I am trailing him by 42 points)

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      idfk sounds good

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers!

    3. Stoic
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      How about aTAAck!

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        That is brilliant! Simple and effective!

  25. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Bench Greenwood or Lingz? ML rival has Lingz. 1 point in it.

  26. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    My team atm....i want to keep my top 10 place in my ML. I already did Welbeck -> Bamford for free.

    Areola
    Shaw TAA Holding
    Son Salah (C) Bruno JWP Lingard
    Antonio Bamford

    Martinez DCL Digne Coady

    1 FT & 0.4 ITB

    What to do...

    A Bruno -> Mane
    B DCL -> Iheanacho
    C Shaw -> Dallas

    Option A is has my preference but i'm 0.5 short to do so. To get the funds (-4)...

    1 DCL -> Nacho (bench JWP)
    2 Digne -> Dallas (bench Shaw)

    Ta for the feedback lads and good luck will the final GW!

    1. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I don't think Shaw plays and I think Digne gets 2 points. So I would take the hit and do A 2

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I've got a feeling it's 2-2 with a Digne assist.

      2. King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        And play DCL instead of JWP?

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Don't hit.

      Dallas.

      But Everton may do okay at Manchester City too.

    3. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Will A and C work?

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        It won't.....it will even cost me 0.2

  27. COYR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Afternoon all, looking for a bit of advice!

    Currently leading my ML by 8 points and other league by 17 points.

    Meslier*
    TAA Shaw Rudiger (Coufal Coleman*)
    Salah(c) Son Lingard Bruno Willock
    Kane Bamford (Vydra)

    1FT 2.5M ITB

    Pick 2 to start:
    A) Shaw (rotation risk?)
    B) Rudiger (rotation risk?)
    C) Coufal

    Transfer:
    1) Meslier to Alisson/Other GK (presume both Meslier and Forster will be benched again?)
    2) Coleman to Robertson
    3) Vydra to Nacho/Antonio (bench a mid)
    4) 1&2 -4
    5) 1&3 -4

    Bit long but any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers!

    1. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I don't think Bruno plays. Son would do 3 with Antonio. Wouldn't take a hit for a GK.

      1. COYR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yea, I feel Antonio could haul and Saints on the beach. And yes, GK hit may backfire (annoyingly only got Meslier in for Mendy in GW36)...

        Bruno rested seems highly likely...

    2. COYR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Considering a hit because if I 'have' to use a FT on a keeper I'm not sure if there will be some rotation (Shaw, Bruno and Rudiger maybe all at risk) and Coleman is out...

      1. Lemongrab
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        If you think about the upside of taking a hit for a GK.
        -4
        Your GK scores 2.
        NET -2

        -4
        Your GK scores 6 for a CS
        NET +2

        No transfer. GK doesn't play 0
        NET 0

        1. COYR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Yea, sound logic. Low chance of more than NET +2.

          Cheers

    3. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      BC
      2

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        this

      2. COYR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

  28. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Who would you sell for Antonio:
    A) Kane
    B) Firmino
    C) Iheanacho
    D) no one, they're better than Antonio

    1. Eightball
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      c

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B , but sideways really

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers!

  29. Eightball
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    8 points from top 10k. I think a differential captain is probably needed to get me there.

    A) Mane
    B) Antonio
    C) Bamford

    Team is

    Martinez
    Lindelof - TAA - Dallas
    Salah - Son - Lingard - Mane - Raphina
    Bamford - Antonio

    Bench:
    Pickford - Nacho - Digne - Targett

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Or TAA?

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I like A or B

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

      I’m 10 points off. I think I’m gonna go Salah and differential elsewhere.

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

      I’d go Mane if not Salah

  30. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Seriously considering Harrison as captain!