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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  1. artvandelay316
      2 months, 6 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
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lingard

      2. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Pepe

      3. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 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
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lingz

        1. artvandelay316
            2 months, 6 days ago

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

        2. COYR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Tough but Lingard is what I'm considering

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

          Pepe

      5. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 days ago

          36 and above

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            42 behind 🙁

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              113 behind myself.

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Chasing your own tail?

      6. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

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

      7. aborg
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Probably go with Mane

        2. Peteski29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Mane

      8. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        A) Dias
        B) Digne
        C) Lowton

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Cba

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks

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

            Thanks.

      9. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Spain's best attacker?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Don Quixote

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Jordi Alba

        3. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Sir Francis Drake

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

          Hernando Cortes

        5. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Love these answers haha

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

          Francisco Pizarro

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cortez

        7. DARE TO BISCAN
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Nelson Vs armada

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

          Rafael Nadal for sure

      10. timawflowers
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        who scores me pls?
        a - mane
        b - antonio

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

        2. Peteski29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

      11. FPL Doctor
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Digne and Holding risks if 1 ft?

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

          Nope, good luck

      12. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Germany's best attacker?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          KdB 😉

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            LOL!

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Oliver Kahn

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

          Rommel

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

          Messerschmitt ME109?

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            JU 87 Stuka was very much needed 😉

        5. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Hitler

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

          Manfred von Richthofen by a country mile.

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            The red baron

      13. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Anything is possible. Go with your gut

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

            This

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I absolutely think he can.

        3. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 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

      14. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 days ago

          You're forgetting Santa

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Pretty sure he is German.

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

          Mika Hakkinen

      15. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Any place for Mane?

      16. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pukki/Bamford/Ollie

          sorted

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

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

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Not if City sign Kane or Haaland.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

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

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 6 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."

      17. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 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
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Wow well said

      18. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 days ago

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

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

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

        3. Lemongrab
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 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.

      19. n05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Mount has most to play for.

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

          I wish I could bring Willock in

        3. Lemongrab
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Raphina or Willock

        4. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Raph

      20. Spatburgunder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Brilliant (and massive) goal for Brentford!

      21. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        What a fun goal

      22. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A Bamford

        B Nacho

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

        2. Peteski29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

      23. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Who played better for Brentford Toney or Watkins?

        1. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Toney for sure

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

          Both v effective and hence the precedent.

      24. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Trent.

          1. Hryszko
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 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
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              But top 10k.

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

              Be good to finish on a strong green tho.

      25. Davidwes
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 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
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 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.

      26. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 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

      27. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 days ago

          idfk sounds good

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers!

        3. Stoic
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          How about aTAAck!

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            That is brilliant! Simple and effective!

      28. RedJive79
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

      29. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 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
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

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

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

            And play DCL instead of JWP?

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

          Don't hit.

          Dallas.

          But Everton may do okay at Manchester City too.

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

          Will A and C work?

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

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

      30. COYR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 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
            2 months, 6 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
          2 months, 6 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
            2 months, 6 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
              2 months, 6 days ago

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

              Cheers

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

          BC
          2

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            this

          2. COYR
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers

        4. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          B

      31. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Eightball
            2 months, 6 days ago

            c

          • Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            B , but sideways really

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

              Cheers!

        2. Eightball
            2 months, 6 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
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Or TAA?

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

              I like A or B

            3. BaltimoreCity
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 6 days ago

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

            4. BaltimoreCity
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I’d go Mane if not Salah

          • gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Seriously considering Harrison as captain!