Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 6?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have three main captain candidates for Gameweek 6, with Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m), Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) and Michail Antonio (£7.9m) all in the conversation.

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 6 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 BST deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Ronaldo dominates the vote so far.

The Portuguese forward, who has produced four goals in three starts since re-signing for Manchester United, has gained 47.57% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, second-placed Salah has received 27.72% of votes ahead of his away match against Brentford.

Antonio occupies third place with 7.98%, with the top-five list completed by Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m), with 3.52% and 2.35% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH AND SADIO MANE

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)
5Salah (12)Mane (8)Ronaldo (6)

727 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jdpz
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 14 days ago

    Will Raphinha play?

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Maybe

      1. MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Will Ayling play ?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Maybe

  2. Jacky boy
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    They saud pickford will be out for 2-3 weeks
    But he is back now
    Wtf?

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I take it you are happy for him?

    2. The Rumour Mill
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Benitez didn't say DCL was injured either and he was. He's rapidly becoming the least trustworthy manager for injury news in the entire league.

  3. Jdpz
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Begovic
    TAA Reguilon Tierney
    Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha* Benrahma
    Antonio BAMFORD*

    Sanchez Cash Ayling* Perica*

    1FT, 0m ITB
    What to do? Worst time for WC.
    Bamford to ASM?
    Or two transfers (-4)?

  4. Sad Ken
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Bamford straight swap to Antonio, or -4 to try and bring in Crim7?

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      The former

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Its a nobrainer

  5. swanseag55
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Ok been mulling over getting rid of Bamford and the options were Armstrong, ASM and Antonio. The easy one is Antonio as think he’s will do well v Leeds but fixtures after that are not easy.
    However I want to get a Chelsea defender in for Shaw next week. I could only get in Silva if I did the above. However if I got in ASM I could get Alonso. ASM looks on fire but does have 3 away fixtures in next 4.
    I then thought I could do nothing( which I never do). Alan v Norwich would come on for Bamford. Then next week could use two transfers to get Alonso.
    Over thinking it now as always. Any advice would be great.

    1. 1966 was a great year for E…
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I'd just get Antonio. If he outscores ASM by 4 points that would cover a hit next week for the Chelsea defender of your choice. I don't think Silva is a bad pick anyway, as long as he stays fit.

      1. swanseag55
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers. The save part was that Bamford does have good fixtures so if fit next week could outscore Antonio. Think Silva at £5.4m could be great value but Alonso looks so good at the moment.
        Decisions decisions

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I think Antonio is a good pick regardless of fixtures.

      ASM is a great player but he is carrying the whole team.

      Alonso is definitely on my radar but can wait a week and concerned Chilwell will eventually replace him.

      Holding a transfer, you will appreciate it next week.

      1. swanseag55
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        So hard to hold the transfer though. If Antonio scores 9 I will benefit. Thanks for your comment

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I think you're under-estimating Antonio in relation to future short-term fixtures. I reckon you should post your team with strategy to get some critical analysis & more positive feedback.

      1. swanseag55
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        You could be right and that’s my issue sometimes overthinking it in thinking the more you think the more you can get out. Never posted my team before but here goes
        SA
        TAA Shaw Marcal Livramento
        Salah Gray Fornals
        Bamford CR7 Lukaku

        Subs - Alan Sissoko Christensen

        So plan is to get another Chelsea defender and Man City defender soon.
        If I get Antonio in I can do Shaw to Silva and then my plan is Fornals to £4.5 and Marcal to Cancello.
        Won’t be to everyone’s taste but big 4 in defence, great 3 up top and light in midfield.
        So back to the question if it get Antonio in I can only get Silva in next week on a free.
        If I hold I can do SA to Ramsdale and then Shaw to Alonso/ Rudiger etc
        Silva was immense v Spurs so could play more then not. If that’s the case it’s an easy switch to Antonio this week

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          I think you should publish this on the main blog to get more analysis than mine. That was my point. I'm a manly conservative, sometime adventurous type of mgr and I think you need input from all types to explore the options and then make some short-term rational decisions which lead to a strategy you're comfortable with. Use the forum as a sounding-board, then make your own decisions. A forum is a place of discussion and/then debate.

          My perspective is that based on now your strategy looks fine, but the balance of the the team is way off in mf. If that's a concious strategy then ok, but when City fixtures turn or a Che mf or other asset begins to look prominent, how do you get there?

  6. 1966 was a great year for E…
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    For a 1 week punt before WC, would you go for

    A) Sarr (NEW)
    b) Gray (NOR)

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Sarr

      1. MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        +1

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Sarr

      1. 1966 was a great year for E…
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers lads, Sarr is the obvious pick but Norwich are so bad!

    3. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Gray for me - I like Sarr, but he had done nothing before he faced Norwich and Gray now faces Norwich. I think both are good options, but I wouldn't let recency bias from one game against Norwich for Sarr determine my decision.

  7. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Jimrnez or ASM?

    1. JuliFPL
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Jiminez

      • Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        I’m getting St. Max + funds for Chelsea and City defenders in the weeks to follow.

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        ASM

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      If Raph out, pik ne t lay and bench order for two A-B-C is my current selected:

      A) Christensen (MCI)
      B) Coady (sou)
      C) Sissoko (NEW)

      1. JuliFPL
          9 months, 13 days ago

          B-C-A

        • MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Cba

      2. RyanMK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        How long is Bamford going to be out for? Any ideas?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Bielsa didn’t say

      3. TheYogaDaddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Sanchez
        Shaw TAA Livramento (White) (Amartey)
        Jota Salah Barnes Greenwood (Brownhill)
        Toney Antonio Ronaldo

        2 ft, 0.5 itb

        a. Toney > ASM
        b. Greenwood/Jota > Sarr
        c. Something else

        1. Eddie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          You got any future moves planned? Toney to ASM looks good in isolation. If you need to move money / structure around for Chelsea / City defenders, you could use 1FT to start setting that up now.

          1. TheYogaDaddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Probably going to do Jota and Greenwood to Sarr and Gray in the next two weeks. Would then free up money to get Chelsea.

      4. WenzelK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Vardy and doucoure/townsend

        or

        Aubameyang and Sarr ?

        1. JuliFPL
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Second option but those strikers are underwhelming for the price you pay and you will probably never captain them.

        2. ManUtdFan977
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          I took benrahma out last week for sarr do I put him back in this week for raphinha

          1. Maeki2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 13 days ago

            If raphinia not playing yes

        3. FDMS All Starz
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          What to do? Still have WC

          Sanchez
          D.Sanchez - TAA - Marcal
          Son - Salah - Greenwood - Benrahma - Gray
          Ronaldo - Antonio

          (Steele - White - Tsimikas - Obefemi)
          (1FTs & 0.2itb)

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            I'd say roll the transfer and have 2 FTs for gw7

        4. winchester
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Hey lads, have 1FT and 0,9m itb. Have a tough time picking which gw to use wc..

          foster
          taa shaw livramento
          benrahma salah greenwood sarr
          cr7 antonio bamford*

          sanchez esr tsimi amartey

          a) GTG. save ft (play ESR)
          b) bamford->asm/jimenez/maupay

          1) Wildcard gw7
          2) Wildcard gw8

        5. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Obvious question that no one is asking - when is DCL due back?

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            I expect it'll be after the International break, but could be wrong.

          2. De has no news
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            I don't know, but the minute I get news, he will be in my squad...let me know if you hear anything.

            1. De has no news
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              It does say 2nd October expected back on the FPL site though...

          3. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Perhaps after International break- Benitez said his sidelined players getting better

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Right, so I'm thinking it might be best to stick Bamford on my bench and if he's still out when Dom returns, just make the sideways switch.

          4. Eddie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Somone should ask Benitez, sure we'll get a straight answer.

          5. Big Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Rafa said no chance he plays during the IB, I think

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah, but he could still be fit to start GW8 after the IB.

          6. MagicMessi
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            No one cares thats why no one is asking 😀

        6. steven8991
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          TAA Shaw Christensen Ayling Amartey
          Salah Greenwood* Jota Benrahma Brownhill
          Ronaldo Antonio Toney*
          2FT 0.2M ITB, still have WC

          A. Toney > Maupay/Rondon/Dennis, save 1 FT
          B. Greenwood > Sarr/Gray and Toney > Jimenez/ASM

          Cheers

        7. BBC_TF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Play James vs MCI or Semedo vs soton?

          I have this nasty feeling that Chelsea can keep a cleansheet.

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            James

          2. Maeki2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 13 days ago

            KDB are back i would not be so sure

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            James

        8. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Who to start? (They will be 11th player + 1st bench):

          - Marcal (sou)
          - Livramento (WOL)

          1. JuliFPL
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Livramento

            • De has no news
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              If in doubt, pick the player who is at home..

            • dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Livramento

            • Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              They play each other. Pick the more attacking player.

            • Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              May end up needing both anyway this week.

              1. Gomolon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                should only need 1st bench if Torress or Greenwood don't play 🙂 (i did bruno and bamford to sarr and ronny)

          2. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Reckon digne starts?

            1. Lecky Legs FC
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              He's fit for it so surely he does start

            2. De has no news
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Says he is a doubt on site? but he should do

            3. Beatle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Rafa said he's ok so that's good enough for me

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Yes, I look forward to getting my 2 pointer from him tomorrow.

          3. Lecky Legs FC
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Worth doing Bamford & Greenwood > Townsend & Vardy for a - 4 hit?

            1. Make United Great Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              No

          4. Ohh1454
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Start Semedo or Livo ?

            1. RyanMK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Semedo

            2. FPL_Crisis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              I guess when in doubt go for the home player. I’m torn and possibly bringing in Armstrong

          5. RyanMK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Toney + Bruno to Ronaldo + Sarr for -4. Yay or nay?

            Could sell Bamford instead of Toney considering he is injured. But keeping my fingers crossed the the injury isn't too bad. Fixture list is not great for Toney either.

          6. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Do you take a hit to get a player on a good run?
            playing my WC I factored in getting Alonso/Rudiger Dias/Cancelo for hits through GW7 to 9. Getting Lukaku and 3 of those mentioned will cost me 8 points without disturbances. Seems far cheaper than a WC.

            1. Eddie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              I never play a WC factoring in future hits. I someone take a hit to get a player who I think ai need urgently or will more likely than not repay the hit over the next few weeks.

              1. Eddie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Or is this not what you meant?

                1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  I had little choice at the time hoping I could maneuver myself rather than get hurt early on.

              2. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Nor do I. I did not play the WC for that reason alone. I just considered the outcome with Chelsea and Citeh fixtures coming up.

            2. De has no news
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              8 points hit at the moment is about 100,000 ranking places?

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Nope, just 1k to 10k

                1. De has no news
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  That's 15 points???
                  Mine is an average in top 1M

              2. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Meaning? I don't put too much worry into ranking so early on. I consider points more seriously.

                1. De has no news
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  I was just adding a thought to add to your judgement. Sure if you happy taking the hit, do it, it is early on.

                  1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 13 days ago

                    No probs mate! I read my reply and did not mean to come over all righteous. Cheers.

                    1. De has no news
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 13 days ago

                      no issues, I know the feelings been playing for 2 decades

            3. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Yes. Should pay for the points spent. Also after WC do it again. I think wildcarding to avoid a -8 or -12 isn't a great plan. Will still have hard choices and a few hits to take either side if it.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                I took an 8-point hit 2 weeks ago. Got 80 points and catapulted into the Top 500. Not saying it happens all the time, but if you think it's the right move, don't be scared off.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  Exactly, even though I'm doing shite. Take a few risks, and a few hits. A lot if current wikdcards are more fitting Lukaku, Ronaldo, Salah and TAA and another 11 in to teams that had a pretty good balance pre WC. Or selling players in form because fixtures look difficult for them to win but still they will get attacking points.

                  1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 13 days ago

                    This

                2. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  8 points is nothing in the big scheme of things. It seems more radical because of ranking early on. If you need to do it, do it IMO

              2. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                So true

          7. Beatle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            For Bamford replacement, over the next two, not seeing any mentions of Maupay.

            Surely he's as good an option as ASM or Armstrong?

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Not a bad shout actually. Get's a hard time on here but I quite like him.

            2. sambyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              I'm thinking of taking a punt on him for the next three, mainly because of the Norwich game.

            3. F4L
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Pens help, it's just the last two seasons he has underperformed in front of goal. If he becomes a bit more clinical he would be great.

            4. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Maupay's consistency is questionable, very good striker when he's at it. Toney, new to PL, starting to find his feet and has red fixtures. Brentford mightn't win any of them but he can still score. Thankfully no-one will get him.

          8. F4L
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            With Mount out, that should mean Chelsea play a midfield 3. Anyone else think James might have a chance of starting now then?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              A good chance yes, but whilst I'm expecting a midfield 3, it could still mean Azpi plays RWB.

              1. F4L
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                yeah for sure. It's just with the defensive cover that the 3 provide in midfield, both Azpi/Alonso were extremely attacking last GW in the second half vs Spurs, and James is better offensively than Azpi.

            2. Make United Great Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Azpi could still play RWB. It’s not certain

          9. Make United Great Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Start

            A. Raphinha
            B. Livramento

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Raphinha won't start it seems?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Where did you hear this? Bielsa unable to say yesterday

          10. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            What to do here lads, got 2 FT, 0.5 itb, opinions? Gonna WC soon. Thanks

            Was thinking maybe Bamford+Raphinha-->ESM+Sarr, opinions?

            Sanchez,4.0
            TAA,Shaw,Tsimikas,Veltman,Ayling*
            Salah,Greenwood,Raphinha*,Benny,Sisoko
            Bamford*, Ronaldo, Antonio

          11. Stram Dunk
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Solskjær on Ronaldo: “...he knows he's not going to play every game but that's a good chat to have with me when he won't be ready.”

            What?

            1. De has no news
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              the ultimate 'SPIN'

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              What does that even mean?

            3. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              He didn't play Carabao cup

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                This. He wanted to play the Sucky Cup and Ole put his foot down.

          12. ran
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Foster

              White TAA Liv
              Traore Gray Salah Benrahma
              Ronaldo Antonio Lukaku

              Sanchez Bissouma Ayling Williams

              This team gtg?

              1. Stram Dunk
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Yes, great team!

              2. De has no news
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                yes

            • Pep Roulette
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Will Begovic start?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Maybe but Benitez seemed to suggest Pickford is okay now.