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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1,029 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Morning all.

    So my transfer this week boils down to

    A) Dier to Marcal
    B) Antonio to Jiminez

    Feels like it should be B with the fixtures Wolves have got lined up, and Jiminez is inevitably going to start scoring again………

    1. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B if it is for free

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yes it’s for free.

        Either that or I roll it and play Gilmour (which isn’t a bad option, but leaves me no bench if Torres is dropped).

    2. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A. Dier could be out longer term whereas Antonio only misses 1 match

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A" for me.Spuds fixtures turning and injuries mean they will probably concede even more chances which they have been "lucky" not to conceded from thus far. Semedo would be the better bet if you have any spare cash however.

      Antonio is a beast and has scored again midweek so an in form striker with decent short term fixtures after his rest this week. Jimenez "due" a goal but has not taken any cahnces yet.

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I would love Semedo but have only got enough cash to get Marcal, without taking a hit.

    4. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A easy

    5. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A for me. I can see another CS for Wolves but Jimenez hasnt scored yet so maybe wait one more gw.

  2. LC1
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Greenwood or Gray on WC?

    Already have Ronaldo..

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No contest

      1. LC1
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Umm.. For who?

        1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Bluewood

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Greenwood

    3. LC1
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ta chaps

    4. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mason all day.

  3. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Best midfielder up to 8.3m? Already have Jota, Raphinha, and Benrahma. Thinking about taking a small punt on Grealish but scared he might get rested against SOU.

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Bluewood?

    2. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Grealish seems to be quite nailed, of course he will be benched sometimes

    3. Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Greenwood

    4. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mount? Ready for the decent Chelski fixtures. Is on form and unlucky not to have scored thus far.

    5. Fpl_Ludwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Greenwood, and then move to Mount or Grealish GW7 or 8

  4. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I have to play one of these due to Antonio suspension:

    A) Brownhill
    B) Duffy (already Sanchez & Veltman)
    C) Tsimikas

    Do you think there is any chance Tsimikas could start or play at least 20-30 minutes against Palace?

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Antonio to Jimi -4 better

    2. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      C is worth the risk imo with B first sub.

  5. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Need something from Sarr & Raphinha this week.

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Raph your best bet out of them I reckon.

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      1 goal each would be great

  6. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I have a bit of dilemma this week with Antonio and Christensen. If I get rid of him I probably won't get him back to be honest:

    a) Antonio --> Bamford. Start Christensen and Williams first sub

    b) Change to 352 dropping Antonio for Raphinha.

    c) Hold transfer and Antonio, start Christensen, Williams with only Livramento playing sub

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      C is good enough

      1. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Even though I have Sarr too playing against my Williams?

        1. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yeah I think it is ok. Not worth the -4

          1. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Antonio to Bamford wouldn't be worth a -4 though

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      C

  7. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    How often do we require our second sub? Got sissoko on bench, contemplating getting a 3.9 def instead of Williams/livra/Duffy
    My only rotation risk is Torres & maybe marcal if ait nouri re emerges as an option.
    Thoughts?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I needed two last week when dcl and Christensen let me down. Got 9 points from them so not a disaster.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Well, Christensen has always been a rotation risk, so makes sense to have cover him
        From my squad it's only Torres

    2. Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Second subs is needed maybe 3 to 4 times a year, and they give you a whole 2 pts more....

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        So true, I'm leaning towards the same

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I need both this week.

  8. Champione
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A) Marcal + Jota
    B) Dias + Sarr/Gallagher

    Already have Semedo

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

  9. cheese XL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Sell Barnes or Benrahma for Raphinha?

    Play Ayling or Duffy?

    Cheers

    1. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Barnes & Duffy

      1. cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers

    2. kUwe Inc.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      if you still have Barnes, might as well hold onto him. he score 1 and assist 1 in the last night Europa game. but again, he played full 90, his minute this gw could be limited.
      Benrahma also played in Europa last night but came in as sub at min-50.
      anyway, due to Leed good fixtures;
      Benrahma > Raphina
      Play Ayling

      1. cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks for the help

  10. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Mane < 1% on the captaincy poll. I'm expecting him to haul this weekend.

  11. TATTOOED_2
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Bamford or Jimenez? Have gone back and forth all week and can’t decide

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I prefer Bamford. Jimenez is more of a differential at this point though.

    2. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm on both.

  12. Henning
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Would you get ASM , Broja or Edouardo in for Toney for free?
    Or Keep him ?

    Sanchez Steel
    TAA Coufal Coady Christensen Livramento
    Sarr Jota Salah Torres Gray
    Antonio Ronaldo Toney

  13. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Is this too risky to roll my transfer? Or should I just accept it and lose Antonio for a Leeds asset?

    Sanchez
    Trent - Christensen - Coady - Williams
    Salah - Sarr - Gray - Traore
    Lukaku - Ronaldo

    Bench: Livramento - Antonio - Mendy (Leicester)

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Roll

  14. grooveymatt65
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Would you bring raphinia in for pogba and keep Barnes or saka for Barnes and keep pogba.

    Can’t afford raphinia for Barnes as I’m bringing Ronaldo in

  15. A Manager Has No Name
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Is a team with 5 attacking defenders worth it?

    Looking at a defense of TAA Cancelo James Tierney & Semedo, with the Liverpool duo in Midfield, along with a below 6.0 mid & 3 strong forwards.

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Why not. On WC ?

      1. A Manager Has No Name
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yes

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Prob easier just to post the full team

      1. A Manager Has No Name
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Team I m planning is

        Ramsdale/Sanchez 4.0
        Defense as above
        Salah Jota Douc/Gray 4.5 4.5
        CR7 Bamf Tonio

    3. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm going 4 at the back, with double wolves, this could work, but cancelo & James are both rotation risks, so you'll need decent bench cover

      1. A Manager Has No Name
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        How much of a rotation risk do u think Cancelo really is? I believe he should be on for like 90% of the games at least as long as Mendy is out. He can play Walker/Zinchenko combination in the cup games or once they qualified group stages.

  16. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A. Walker & Moutinho

    Or

    B. Willock & Semedo ?

  17. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Sanchez (4m)
    TTA-Digne-Shaw(Tsi-Manquillo)
    Salah-Benrama-Traore-Bruno(Gilmour)
    Toney-DCL-Antonio

    1. DCL to Bamford
    2. +Guilmour to Gray (-4)
    3. Bruno+DCL to Gray and Ronaldo (-4)
    4. Bruno+DCL to Raphina and Ronaldo (-4)

  18. Kabayan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    For this week, would you rather have:
    A. Jimenez + Gilmore (don't have bench)
    Or
    B. Semedo + Toney (bench Gilmore)

  19. fplfansss
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Wildcard On

    Do you have any suggestion?
    Sanchez
    TAA, Shaw, Dias
    Salah, Jota, Pogba, Gray
    Ronaldo, Pukki, Bamford

    Foster, Manquillo, McArthur, Omobamidele

  20. owenread
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    thoughts on this WC team? (0.3m itb)

    Sanchez
    TAA, Semedo, Marcal
    Salah, Jota, Raph, A Traore, Gray
    Ronaldo, Lukaku

    Steele, Livra, Duffy, Scarlett

    Not sure if I could do better than adama, and not sure about double up wolves defence

  21. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    How’s she looking? WC active:

    Sa
    Marcal TAA Alonso Duffy
    Salah Gray Raphinha Greenwood
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    4.0 Sissoko Livramento Scarlett

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      gtg. Captain?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Salah or Lukaku

    2. A Manager Has No Name
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      James over Alonso maybe. Rest looks good

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I’m gonna stick with Alonso, aware of rotation threat but Alonso is explosive

  22. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Would you get White or Marcal?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Marcal

  23. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I am not keep on losing Antonio but if I hold this week it would mean rolling with this:

    Sanchez
    Trent - Christensen - Coady - Williams
    Salah - Gray - Traore - Sarr
    Lukaku - Ronaldo

    Bench - Livramento (my only playing benched player)

    Christensen a risk, Sarr vs Williams....

    I can just get a Leeds attacker and lose Antonio?

    Thoughts?

    1. Gunneryank
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I would hold on to Antonio for now. The red is actually going to help him. He's gonna be rested for a decent run of fixtures. He's constantly scoring.

      • Gunneryank
          1 month, 3 days ago

          That team should be fine for this week also. A couple risks but most of us will have similar issues.

          1. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Thanks for the help!

      • tbos83
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Would you play Dennis or sub in Jimenez for Antonio?

          Sanchez
          Shaw Digne TAA
          Gray Salah(c) Jota Benny Torres
          Dennis Ronaldo

          Steele Antonio White Livra

        • Bam Saka Laca
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Gtg? 0ft, 0.3itb

          Sánchez
          TAA Semedo Williams
          Salah(c) Traoré Torres Jota Sissoko
          Ronaldo Bamford

          Steele Reguilón Jansson Antonio*

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Gtg

        • Ray In Bruges.
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Sanchez (Steele)
          TAA Coufal James (Livramento, Tsimikas)
          Jota Greenwood Benrahma Raphinha Bissouma
          Lukaku(C) Ronaldo (Antonio)

          0FT, 1.6ITB

          GTG here?

          1. Bam Saka Laca
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            No Salah?

            1. Ray In Bruges.
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Not for a hit...I'll have to work him perhaps after their match against City

        • Members only video with Mark: Gameweek 5
          Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Morning all.

          Mark recorded his weekly members video last night with Andy N, and you can watch it here ahead of GW5

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/members-only-videos/

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Is there any nudity in it?

            1. Az
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              I can neither confirm nor deny

              1. ZeBestee
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                That's one reason am yet to be a member, you need to confirm or deny it.

                1. Az
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  You’ll just have to sign up and see…

            2. Space Cadete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              I can exclusively reveal that Mark does utter the phrase “Koch’s out” quite early into the stream.

          2. Gunneryank
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Can't watch that but really enjoying your work on FPL Blackbox, thanks.

            • A Manager Has No Name
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Enjoy watching Blackbox. Currently 9th in this league. On WC now, so look for me in the rankings next week.

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I'm sure he would love to, but you don't have a name...

          3. Calum Undisputed
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Hi Guys

              Current GW Squad 5-4-1
              Meslier
              TAA - Shaw - Semedo - Ayling - Duffy
              Salah - Benrahma - Greenwood - Jota
              Ronaldo

              Should I,
              A. Roll
              B. Benrahma > Raphinha 5-4-1
              C. Antonio > Bamford 4-4-2

              1. Bam Saka Laca
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 days ago

                B

                1. Calum Undisputed
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    thanks

              2. Hits from the Bong
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Anybody not captaining Salah?

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  I’d estimate at least 3,645,000 people aren’t captaining him

              3. ZeBestee
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Would you WC this team?

                Sanchez
                Dias VVD Coufal Veltman Amartey
                Benrahma Bruno Jota Greenwood Gundo
                Antonio Ronaldo Perica

                1. Bam Saka Laca
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Yes