Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 5?

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) looks to be the leading captain candidate for Gameweek 5, but are there any viable alternatives to the Egyptian for this upcoming round of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) action?

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 5 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of today’s 18:30 BST deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

As you can see from the current results, Salah is the runaway leader of the Gameweek 5 captain poll. The Egyptian midfielder has accumulated 60.4% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Only one other player has garnered more than 10% of votes at this stage, with Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m) in second place, backed by 14.74% of users.

Patrick Bamford (£7.9m) occupies third place with 4.9% of votes, with Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) behind the Leeds United man, with 4.45% and 2.47% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH AND SADIO MANE

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 5?

HOW HAS CAPTAIN SENSIBLE PERFORMED SO FAR THIS SEASON?

Gameweek1st2nd3rd
1Salah (17)Fernandes (20)Mane (3)
2Salah (3)Fernandes (1)Mane (8)
3Son (10)Antonio (11)Fernandes (2)
4Ronaldo (13)Salah (8)Lukaku (13)

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  1. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 hours ago

    Final WC dilemmas... Currently on the latter options. Thoughts?

    A) Greenwood or Pogba (have Jota)
    B) Semedo or Marçal

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Greenwood,Semedo

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I would like to get Pogba into midfield but with my setup I fall way short.

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        In addition to Greenwood or rather than?

  2. highsguy
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Okay last question..

      Semedo or Hwang?

      1. Arfaish
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Hwang isn't nailed yet so Semedo

        1. highsguy
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Cheers

      2. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        0 ft 0.9 itb WC available

        Sanchez
        TAA Shaw White Ayling
        Salah(c)Greenwood Benhrama Sarr
        Ronaldo Bamford
        (4.0 Brownhill Tsimikas Antonio)

        Gtg or
        A) Benhrama to Raphinha(-4)
        B) Tsimikas to Semedo(-4)

        1. Kabayan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          No hit

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Cheers

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          A

      3. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        I would rather not take a hit given I am planning WC7 but with DCL and Antonio in the squad, I would have to play Livra (MCI) or Brownhill.

        DCL + Tsimi > Bamford + Semedo - 4 ?

        1. Arfaish
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          I think that's worth the hit, both are done as assets till DCL is fit again.

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          I would do that,frees a Liverpool spot too

        3. Art Vandelay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 hours ago

          Cheers folks

      4. Arfaish
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Is it cray to go Robertson over TAA on wc to allow James over Semedo:

        A) Robertson, James
        B) TAA, Semedo

        Robertson doesn't seem to be talked about at all and we know what he can do and has matched Trent in the past

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          TAA is the one to have. There is a possibilty that Robertson will get benched here and there for the Greek lad.

          TAA has no competion and by far the best mid priced player to own in FPL.

          1. Arfaish
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Yes I agree TAA is definitely the better asset but James is definitely the better asset than Semedo in both clean sheets and attacking returns so I think it could be tight.

            The rotation with Tsimi is a good point, would have been useful to know more there but time will tell. Overall I think you are probably right.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          B

      5. Pedaso Pirates
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Just refining my WC team:
        Salah, Raphinha, Jota, Doucoure and Sissoko

        Ronaldo and Lukaku up front. Can't afford Gray - and Doucoure allows me to fit Jota in. Make sense?

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Yup makes sense to me, Doucoure is actually a better pick in many ways

          1. Pedaso Pirates
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Thanks, appreciated

        2. Aeu96197
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          I'm the same re Doucoure and Gray, I don't think there's much in it so happy to go with Doucoure rather than compromise more elsewhere

          1. Pedaso Pirates
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Cheers!

      6. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Midfield too weak in this setup?

        Sanchez
        TAA Semedo Marcal
        Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher
        Antonio Lukaku Ronaldo

        Foster Sissoko White Livramento

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Decisions, I went front line of Antonio, Bamford & Lukaku, allows upgrades all over.
          My worry is not owning Bruno!

        2. atkinsg88
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Midfield will always be weak when you have Salah, Ronaldo, Lukaku and TAA. What about Kovacic?he seems to be doing well atm

      7. Tripleh123
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Forced to early Wildcard team:

        Sanchez - Steele
        TAA - Dias - Livramento - Williams- Alonso
        Salah - Jota - Greenwood - Benhrama - Gray
        Bamford - Lukaku

        a) Lukaku+ another 6 plus midfielder
        b) Vardy + Torres
        c) Downgrade defence to boost midfield or Lukaku to Ronaldo
        d) Stick

      8. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Pukki or Dennis on a Wildcard please (3rd striker spot)?

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Pukki

          1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 hours ago

            Suppose he has penalties too right, okay thanks

      9. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Play Brandon williams ( WAT, home)
        Or
        Brandon to semedo (-4)

        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Play Brandon, this is the one game you can trust your Norwich def

      10. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Start 2 out of these 3
        a) Digne (avl)
        b) Veltman (LEI)
        c) Tsimikas (CRY)

        1. Levi's 501
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 hours ago

          A B.

          1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 hours ago

            Thanks - the lure of Tsimi is strong though, if only as an ego-stroking exercise if it were to work out

      11. atkinsg88
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        WC played, will be tossing between City and Chelsea players after this GW.

        Darlow

        Cancelo
        Duffy
        TAA
        Marcel

        Salah
        Raphinha
        Gray

        Lukaku
        Ron
        Maxim

        Bissouma Oda Foster Gallagher

        Might downgrade Raphinha to Trincao or Traore. Gallagher to Kovacic and start him against Spurs…. What do you think??

        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Both downgrades would be very poor moves imo.
          Darlow as your only playing keeper is also suicide.

          1. atkinsg88
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            I’m gambling on Bruce saying Darlow will be back. I was looking at Sanchez but having three Brighton players is a gamble

            1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 hours ago

              Sure. I guess Bissouma could just as easily be a Gilmour though. Darlow seems too big a gamble for my tastes as Dubravka will be back at some stage and you might be forced to book a GK transfer in before week 10.
              Guaita?

      12. get_up_early
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 hours ago

        Already done W/C 1 FT

        Sanchez Guaita
        TAA White Shaw Williams Livi
        Salah Raph Torres Gray Bis
        Ronaldo Lukaku Dennis

        Thinking of holding FT this week and moving 2 next week

        Any thoughts?

      13. Rickyslash
          1 month, 13 hours ago

          Sanchez
          TAA Dias Tierney Marçal
          Greenwood Bruno Salah(c) Bissouma
          Bamford Jimenez

          Steele Amartey Skipp Wilson*

          Going with this one for GW5
          How does this look? And how to improve on the following GWs?
          0.8 in the bank

        • Trovsmash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 hours ago

          I know i'm going to get lambasted for this, but Auby at 2.3% ownership, good run of games, is really tempting me over bamford.

        • Pedaso Pirates
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Livramento or Duffy?

        • KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 hours ago

          Pick 1:
          A) Brownhill + Bamford
          B) Cancello + Toney

        • OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          I’m I the only person on a free hit, this week ?