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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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  1. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I have a 62-point lead in ML, so not too fussed about that. But also would like to improve my OR (43k). Is this worth a hit?

    Bruno, Mahrez > Mane, Torres (-4) — slightly more nailed, I’d imagine, if nothing else...?

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

      Mahrez may start instead of Torres. Probably won't but you never know.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah. I’d like to think Pep goes with best 11 (or close to it) with the CL final still a week out. But could also go best 4.

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

          Yeah. Torres could be the man this week though so if sewn up I'd give him a go. I have a 23 point lead in one and an 18 point deficit in the other.

  2. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    OR 11, 498 - chasing top 10k.

    Bruno replacement?

    I've got Salah, Mahrez, Raphinha, Lingard and 10.9 to spend. (1 FT)

    1) Torres
    2) Pépé
    3) Mount
    4) Harrison
    5) Westwood

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      2

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Torres probably the most explosive of those to gain ground. I won't go into the risks

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

      4

    4. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      4

      1. Legfitter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Who is Hernandez going to replace? Won't that be Harrison?

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

    Think Torres could be the pick of the bunch this week??

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe instead of Lingz

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

      Nacho no
      Over Lingz - dunno, facing the same decision myself

  5. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is Jota confirmed out?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No, but sounds more cameo than start

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23818741

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers

  6. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    5 point lead on my ML rival who I'm 90% sure will bring in Salah and captain. I've got both Salah and Mane, but think I have an outside chance of catching the person above me who has a 35 point lead, only three players in common with me and no Liverpool at all. The right combo of Salah and Mane with the correct call on the armband could almost make up that points difference by itself but think Mane (c) could expose me to finishing bottom of the three! Think I will stick with Salah but will be a headache up to the deadline. Monologue over, respect to anyone who read all of that mess.

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

      Honestly, I don't see Mane doing much this week.

      He's been poor throughout most the season and a minor uptick in form recently and everyone hopes he's the ultimate differential to win their mini leagues.

      If this was GW30, no one would be going near him.

      With a slim margin like a 5 point lead, I don't think you need to do anything drastic.

      What are your other differentials? That's where the points will most likely swing.

  7. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Still undecided.

    Martínez
    TAA Dallas Ayling
    Bale Raph JLingz Salah Bruno
    Kane Nacho
    Forster DCL Shaw Coady

    I’m 16 points clear in my ML, opponent is without Salah, but has Son and might bring in Mane. I can’t afford Bruno -> Mane without a hit

    A) DCL -> Antonio, bench Bruno

    B) Bruno, DCL -> Mane, Antonio (-4), bench Bale

    1. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Guess it’s Bale vs Mané (-4)

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Can you afford only Bruno to Mane?

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        No otherwise I’d be all over that

  8. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Worth -4 to get Dallas for Targett?

    Other defs are TAA, Holding, Dias and Stones. Fear both city defs will be benched so l’ll have to play Holding and Targett.

    Leading ML with only 6 points

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      With such a small lead, I’d advice against taking hits. Don’t see too many cs in this final gw.

  9. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    DCL to Bamford worth a -4?

    A. Yes
    B. No

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Depends what your target is.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      DCL 2-5 pts Bamford 6-9 pts

    4. Big Al Stankovic
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Probably not. But if you have nothing to play for, then it would be more interesting having bam bam.

    5. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No!

  10. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Have 2 ft
    1) shaw + Watkins to Dallas + antonio (433)
    2) jota + Watkins to raphina + antonio (343)
    3) shaw + jota to Dallas + raphina (352, bench Watkins)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      2

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      3

  11. jacksonbarber125
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 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, Azpilicueta
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
    Bamford, Wood, DCL

    Bench: Shaw, Lindelof, Elneny

    1.) Guaita -> Mendy
    2.) Shaw -> Dallas (Bench DCL/Digne/Wood)
    3.) DCL -> Antonio
    4.) Other?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      3

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      2) bench Digne/DCL

  12. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Best option from these?

    a) Son (lei)
    b) Willock (ful)
    c) Pulisic (avl)
    d) Greenwood (wol)
    e) Pepe (BHA)

    1. Steerpike
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I've gone with B

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      V

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        B

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

      I'm captaining E. But it's a total punt as I have 30 point to make up.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Brave

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Could be awesome!

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Pepe

    5. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      son

    6. Big Al Stankovic
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A.
      Leicester will be going for goals, son will punish on the counter.

    7. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      E

  13. Steerpike
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    FH 1.6 ITB

    Ederson (Martinez)

    Dallas TAA Robertson (Cresswell Rudiger)
    Willock Salah(c) Lingard Raphina (Tielemans)
    Antonio Kane Bamford(v)

    What would you change?

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

      I'd play Tielemans and bench Lingard

  14. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Come on Real! Let's get that big win and hope for Atleti's loss today so we can win our 34th LA Liga title.
    Hala Madrid! Vamos!

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      no.

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I want Madrid to win

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

    Digne/Shaw vs Chilwell (-4) ?

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nah, start Shaw. Digne bench on bench. Chillwell could be benched as well.

  16. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Pablo hernandez anyone ?

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    A. Robbo -4
    B. Coufal

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Coufal

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Coufal

  18. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Good bye Kun, a truely legend.

    What's your kun bedt moment?
    For me those 5 goals vs newcastle

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      The goal vs QPR.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Aguerrrrrrrrrooooooooo

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Has to be that moment.

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

    Martinez
    TAA Rud Dallas
    Salah (c) Greenwood Lingard Willock
    Kane Watkins DCL

    McCarthy Zaha Shaw Dier

    2.8itb, 1 FT, 25 points ahead in ML

    A) DCL to Bamf
    B) DCL to Nacho (rival has him)
    C) DCL to Antonio

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

      B

  20. Alonso The Great Midfielder
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is Kane still want to play his last game or just hanging around the field ?
    Want to use triple captain whether him or Salah

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

      Salah for me.

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

      Salah all day.

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Salah is everyone’s favourite for big haul. Only swap if chasing.

  21. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Who to bring in for the final day please?

    A....Bamford v wba

    B...Antonio v saints

    Thanks

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      think antonio

    2. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Bamford

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers.....I may genuinely flip a coin

  22. jacksonbarber125
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Which is the better line-up?

    (A) My team now
    Guaita
    TAA, Digne, Azpilicueta
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
    Bamford, Wood, DCL

    (B) Greenwood -> Dallas
    Guaita
    TAA, Digne, Azpilicueta
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Dallas
    Bamford, Wood, DCL

    (C) DCL -> Antonio
    Guaita
    TAA, Digne, Azpilicueta
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
    Bamford, Wood, Antonio

    (D) Guaita -> Mendy
    Mendy
    TAA, Digne, Azpilicueta
    Salah, Lingard, Son, Greenwood
    Bamford, Wood, DCL

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Dallas is a defender you can’t swap with Greenwood? C

      1. jacksonbarber125
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Well I would be swapping Shaw to Dallas off my bench and then start him over Greenwood. So it be more if I think Dallas will get more points than Greenwood.

        1. Ashleyajolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Greenwood if starts could do just as well as Dallas, question is will he be rested for Europa. I would play Dallas if you have him already instead of Digne.

  23. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Need to make up 15 points. *’s are same players

    Mendy
    TAA* Dallas* Rudiger*
    Salah(C)* Bruno* Greenwood* Zaha
    Bamford* Kane*
    (Forster* Holding* Vydra* Holgate)

    A) Bruno to Mane
    B) Greenwood to Torres
    C) Bruno to KDB

    He has Raphina and has talked about buying Mendy.
    Id need the new transfer Rudiger and Zaha to make up the 15.

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A) 100%

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A.

  24. BremerHB
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Digne
    B) Lowton

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

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

        Cheers!

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B.

  25. Ashleyajolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Leno Forster*
    Dallas TAA Rudiger Shaw* Mitchell*
    Salah Son Raphina Lingard ASM*
    Kane Nacho Bamford

    4ml in bank - looking for few ideas on what to do. I am thinking maybe B as Shaw & Mitchell both likely to be rested because of Europa & Fatigue

    A) Son > Mane (I am leading table 40pts+ 2nd place has Son)

    B) Mitchell > Robertson

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B.

  26. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Shaw to who?
    Have TAA--Aurier----Holding--Velt.
    Chasing 25 points.
    Max 7.0.
    Cant be Dallas or Robbo.

    Thanks .

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      You kinda need a goal scoring defender. I would have said cresswell but better for assists. Coufal?

      Phillips has done well at Liverpool last few weeks May have missed his peak.

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Start 2

    A. Rudiger
    B. Coufal
    C. Castagne
    D. Digne

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      AB.

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

      AB

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Ab

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

    Best striker options to replace DCL:

    Bamford
    -Pros:
    Both player and team in form
    Plum fixture
    At home with fans
    On pens
    Raphina boosts his chances
    -Cons
    Risk of early substitution
    Have been streaky, a few to many blanks for my liking
    Already have Raphina and Dallas
    Not much to play for

    Nacho
    -Pros
    One of the top strikes this season
    In form, only two blanks in last 11
    Need to attack full throttle
    Spurs defense in woeful form
    Cons
    Spurs harder fixture than SHU and WBA after all
    Didn't start GW37

    -Wood
    Pros
    Good form
    Facing one of the worst defenses
    Cons
    Burnley nothing to play for, could be on the beach
    Blanked last two (but against tough opposition

    Discuss!

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Bamford is the obvious one. Highest xg of all forwards this gw.
      If I was protecting a lead, he’d be my first choice.

      But I was chasing I’d prefer Wood. Bang in form, playing the worst team. All he needs is a long clearance, and it’s a goal scoring opportunity.

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

        Protecting lead, so on Bamford atm. But concerned about minutes, and despite scoring last two, he has blanked more often than not last ten matches

        1. Big Al Stankovic
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          With rodrigo playing cam. I wouldn’t be so concerned about his minutes.
          Leeds have the highest xg after pool this gw. Harrison and Raphinha serving him chances.

          Burnley could be on the bench, against a Sheffield side wanting to prove something in front of their own fans.
          I see it as a low scoring match, but then again it’s the final game, and could suddenly become 2-4...

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Woods i think you prefer by sounds of it!

      Bamford I have picked but he just got 9pts so probably blank this week.

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

        Actually trying to talk myself out of Bamford who I'm on at the moment, as he's the top recommendation both here and fro the pundits. But as mentioned above, he has blanked a few too many times against easy opposition

  29. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Afternoon guys. Play Greenwood or Maddison ??

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

      Greenwood

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Having Maddison for the past 5 weeks killed me

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

    Anything worth a hit here? 1m itb

    Mendy
    Taa Rudi Holding -- Digne Shaw
    Salah Mane Lingard Raphinha Greenwood
    Kane Antonio -- Davis

    A: Gtg and hope greenwood start as my bench isnt great
    B: Greenwood >> Pepe // Torres // Harrison (-4)
    C: Shaw >> Dallas and bench greenwood (risk of 1 pointer)

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

      G2G - don't take a hit