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. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA, Dallas, Coufal
    Salah, Son, Lingard, Greenwood, Jota*
    Kane, Wood

    Bench: Forster, DCL, Shaw*, Coleman*

    Leaning towards C but that means I won't have anyone on my bench that's not a rotation risk or out

    A) Jota > Harrison
    B) Jota > Raphinha
    C) DCL > Bamford
    D) DCL > Antonio

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would go C as well

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

      D

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

      B - I would get rid of Jota for Raphina

      Jota you know won’t play, DCL still could get you points if squads rotated. Greenwood & Shaw may not start/play

  2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A) Jota+Son+DCL -> Mane+Raphinha+Bamford (-4)
    B) Digne+Jota+DCL -> Robertson+Raphinha+Bamford (-4)

    If im going A) I need to play 1
    1) Digne
    2) Shaw

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

      B

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  3. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Good to go, lads? Any hit or change needed?

    Forster
    TAA, Coufal, Alioski
    Salah (c), Fernandes, Greenwood, Lingard
    Kane, Wood, Iheanacho

    Meslier / Son / Philips / Holding

    1. George James
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good mate. I would play Son over Greenwood to be honest but other than that bang on.

      Thought on my team below appreciated

  4. George James
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Best move for this lot? 1FT 2.2itb

    Ederson
    Lowton • Dallas • Shaw
    Salah • Lingard • Raph • Son
    DCL • Kane • Bamford

    Pat / Pereria / Dunk / Targett

    A) Son >> Mane

    B) Shaw >> Robbo

    C) Pereria >> Torres

    D) DCL >> Firmino

    E) something else

    1. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thanks for your feedback, sir! I quite like your team and would definitely go A. Good luck!

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

    3. Il Capitano
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B

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

        B

      • Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B or A, I would be surprised if Shaw plays. Telles starts with Europa in mind

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

      Bench greenwood and take a -4 for the following worth doing?

      Watkins -> Bamford
      DCL -> Antonio

      Team would be below:

      Mendy,
      Rudigar, Dallas, TAA
      Lingard, Bale, Salah, Harrison
      Kane, Antonio, Bamford

      Forster, Greenwood, Shaw, Holding

    5. jacksonbarber125
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      What transfer(s) could I do to win my league? Currently 14 points ahead of rival so may be willing to take one hit if need.

      Meslier/Guaita
      TAA, Digne, Shaw, Azpilicueta
      Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
      Bamford, Wood

      Bench: DCL, Lindelof, Elneny

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I’d probably do something with your keepers.

        1. jacksonbarber125
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          That's what I've been thinking haha, I brought in Meslier and he didn't even play. I think I might just switch him with Mendy and keep what I got.

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

      Is this worth a hit?

      DCL, Bruno, Coleman -> Antonio, Mane, Alioski (-4)

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yes

      2. Il Capitano
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yes

        • dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Y

      3. Jukes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I’m using my BB this GW and have Peirera - should I cop the -4 and trade him (my other trade is Veltman so can’t avoid that)??

      4. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A) Nacho
        B) Mane(-4)

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          B for me

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

          A

      5. Skloppy Kops
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Mendy (McCarthy)
        Dallas - TAA - Struijk (Shaw -Keane)
        Salah - Lingard - Tella (Bruno - Jota)
        Kane - Antonio - DCL

        2FT. What do i do?
        Might me out of GK.
        Bruno - Shaw - Jota wont be starting most probably.
        DCL n Keane doesnt seem promising.

        Only 4pts lead in ML

        1. jimbobmij
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Pepe in for Jota and Leno in for Mendy maybe?

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Bruno jota to mane and Raphinha/Harrison

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Interesting, was thinking of getting Mané

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

        I have a benching dilemma for my draft team.

        Who do you bench from the following:

        A) Rodrigo

        B) Hernandez

        C) Bale

        D) Gabriel

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          B

        2. Skloppy Kops
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          B

      7. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Good to go guys?

        Henderson
        TAA/ Rudiger / Castagne
        Salah (c) / Willock/ Greenwood/ Raphina
        Bamford / Kane / Firmino

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Bench fts m itb?

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

          Looks good. Debating any bench options?

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

          Ah crap, bench is - 3.9 / Zaha / Digne / Dunk

          That line up is post transfers - Bruno/Davis to Raphina/Bamford. I'm 99% certain I'm making those tomorrow before deadline.

          1. Boxwoods
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Looks good

        4. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Is Hendo starting for sure?

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hope so, can't say for certain though.

            DDG will prob play the final, so I'm hoping that means Hendo plays this week.

            1. TheSteel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Ty

      8. Il Capitano
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Anticipating autosubs coming into play for Shaw, what combo do you prefer?

          A) Robbo + Targett
          B) Dallas + Digne
          C) Robbo + Dallas (-4)

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A or c

        • BrutalLogiC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Meslier
          Shaw Rudi Konsa
          Son Lingard Salah Bruno Greenwood
          Kane Nacho
          2 FT - any suggestions? 0.2 ITB

          1. BrutalLogiC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Areola on bench, not sure what's up with Meslier

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

              Bielsa said Casillas starts so Meslier on bench

        • jimbobmij
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Do we think Bale is starting?

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yes, they look toothless in attack without him albeit, Mason is a very poor manager so not sure what he might be up to.

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          OMG Lewandowski

        • el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Lewandowski just scored 41st goal in Bundesliga this season and broke Gerd Mullers record of most goals scored in one season.
          All this despite missing 4 games due to injury.

          Come and play now in PL Robert please.

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Farmer's league 😉

          2. Lamplighters
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Gerd Mueller is an all time great, perhaps the best striker ever...and Adidas Gerd Mueller specials were a great pair of boots.

          3. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Legend.. But bundesliga isn't that good.

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Messi and Ronaldo probably would score 50+ there

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Well even Werner was great there

            2. Silver_and_Gold
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Legend! The moment to remember, especially after this goal being scored in the 90th minute.

            3. Skloppy Kops
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Kane would have scored more in this team and league.

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

            A) Mount/Torres/Foden & Raphinha
            B) Havertz & Willock

            ... or have some fun with Kane > Aguero?

            Ederson
            Trent Dallas Rudiger
            Salah Mane * *
            Kane Bamford Antonio

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

              Aguero not going to get more than 20 minute cameo at best- Raphinha and Torres if we get news starts

          5. Oldie99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hey, trailing ML opponent by 11 points and have to make it up - he will captain Salah.

            2 free transfers:

            Son & Jota OUT - Raphinha and Mane (C) IN

            Good moves?

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes

            2. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes

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

              Good moves

          6. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Which one would you pick?

            A) Son
            B) Greenwood
            C) Mane -4

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              A

            2. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              C

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

              B if we hear starts otherwise A

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I think I am pretty confident Greenwood starts as a striker just because we don't have any other alternative.

                1. TheSteel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Ole said there will be some changes and there are some players from the academy dressing.

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    I know, but he will also be mindful of not going into the final on the back of poor performances and results. I think it could be a similar team as against Leicester.

          7. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Are you going for a differential captain to close a gap to your rival? If so, which one?

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Mane or Antonio

            2. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Thought about going for Raphinia but going differential can also end up in a worse position.

            3. Skloppy Kops
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Bambam

          8. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hi all - I have Mahrez for tomorrow, but have saved my bench boost until this final GW, so am looking for the best "nailed on" mid up to 9.7m (have Salah, Mane, Lingard, Raphina). Any suggestions?

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

              Son?

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Spurs look like the end of the season can't come fast enough.

            2. Tmel
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Torres or Willock?

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Do you think Torres plays more minutes than Mahrez? My sense is that Pep will manage the minutes of the players he expects to be key in the CL final.

            3. Skloppy Kops
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Pulisic
              Auba
              Pepe
              Bale

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks - Pulisic was my first choice at the moment - too risky for Havertz, I guess

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

              Grealish Pepe

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Hmm - Grealish nailed on, but not sure he'll have much joy against Chelse. Pepe is starting to sound like a very interesting punt.

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

            What gap to ML lead merits differential captain such as Mané over Salah?

            1. Skloppy Kops
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              +15pts

            2. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              If you have 3-4 players different then I would just sit on Salah unless the gap is like 30+

          10. swanseag55
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            7 points behind in mini league and 7 same players.

            Both I think will captain Salah.

            Differentials me - Ederson, Holding and Antonio and Bamford

            Him - Martinez, Phillips, Ihenacho and DCL which I think he will change to Bamford or Antonio.

            Thinking of getting a bigger defender over Holding. Do you think the differentials can overcome 7 points and what defender to bring in? Was thinking Tierney, Tarakovski or Cresswell?

            1. Toughie
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Essentially after your rivals FT you will 8 players the same. You might just about be OK unless he does an alternative move or captain's someone else

              I would get a defender that has a chance of a cs or an attacking return, just to be on the safe side. You've mentioned a couple of them

              1. swanseag55
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks. Yeah thinks that how he will play it out. Any preference on the defenders?

          11. jacksonbarber125
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            What transfer(s) could I do to win my league? Currently 14 points ahead of rival so may be willing to take one hit if need.

            Meslier/Guaita
            TAA, Digne, Shaw, Azpilicueta
            Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
            Bamford, Wood

            Bench: DCL, Lindelof, Elneny

            Should I just bring in a new goalkeeper? or should I bring in a GK and take a hit somewhere else?

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

              I'd probably just do the keeper but start DCL over Shaw.

            2. ..RL..
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Meslier as GK looks good. Just having doubts about Digne vs City.

              1. Legfitter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Meslier isn't playing...Bielsa already stated that Casilla would play both the last two games I think

          12. ..RL..
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Currently leading my ML by 11 points and #2 in ML has 8 matching players. My team atm
            Butland/Guaita
            Digne/Holding/TAA/Dallas/Shaw
            Salah/Lingard/Fernandes/ESR/Greenwood
            Kane/Iheancho/Benteke
            I have 2 FT with 0.2ITB and planning
            Benteke >Antonio which leaves me with -1.0ITB. Who do I drop to enforce this?
            1. Shaw > Philips(This matches my ML rival's double Liverpool defence) or
            2. Greenwood > Raphina(a differential to Saka/Harrison in rival's team).

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Hmm 1 I reckon

          13. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Any suggestions on what to do here? Getting caught up with Mané/firmino but not sure on whether that's worth it.
            2ft, 0.2itb
            Mendy
            TAA shaw dallas coufal
            Salah son greenwood lingard
            Kane DCL
            (forster vydra holding jota)

            1. ..RL..
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              DCL to Bamford/Antonio. Although a lot will depend on what defense Pep turns up with.

          14. Werner Bremen
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            If I go for Bamford instead of Nacho, that would mean I have 2 from Leeds, 2 from Spurs and 3 from West Ham. A little too much ain't it?

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Leicester need plenty of goals. Surely keep Nach?

              1. Werner Bremen
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                No, I don't have him at the moment. I'm getting either Nacho or Bamford.

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Aha. Hmm tough. I own him and looking at Watkins > Bam. Bam got the best fixture.

                  1. Werner Bremen
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    I think so too. Nacho could be more interesting. But I'm leading in my ML by 16, and my closest opponent could go for Bamford as differential captain. So Bam Bam it is.

          15. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Is Greenwood > Raphina worth a hit?

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

              Not sure for a hit especially if he starts

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                If we only knew :/

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

              Woudn't do it, as he could start.

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Is there a predicted line up?

                1. Werner Bremen
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Not that I know, but it's really risky. If you captain Raph, it could be worth...

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

            If Greenwood was rumoured to start would you play him over Lingard and Nacho?

            1. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes! If you defo sure.

            2. artvandelay316
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I am playing all three. I think Lingard's fixture makes it very difficult to bench him. Same for Nacho - Spurs defence is awful. Out the two options you gave though, I'd bench Lingard.