Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 7?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are looking to Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham United for the Gameweek 7 captaincy, and as per usual, the Captain Sensible article is here to highlight which assets have the best chance of hauling.

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 7 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

Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) leads the captain poll so far, having gained just under half of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Second-placed Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has received 24.01% of votes ahead of his home match against Everton.

Michail Antonio (£8.0m) occupies third-place with 7.49%, with the top-five list completed by Mohamad Salah (£12.6m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m), with 3.26% and 3.14% respectively.

ROMELU LUKAKU

Lukaku on target as Chelsea assets prosper at Arsenal 2

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)
6Ronaldo (2)Salah (7)Antonio (8)

588 Comments Post a Comment
  1. G Banger
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Sorry for the slight repost, but hoping for a couple of answers.

    Have Shaw* TAA* Ayling* Coufal* White, 1FT to bring in a Chelsea DEF, which one:

    a) Alonso
    b) Rudiger

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Rudiger personally just for the security of starts

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Its tough, Alonso likely to explode but also may be benched. Rudiger the safe pick.
      You WC'ing next week or not?

      1. G Banger
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        WC next week yes

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          TAA > Alonso. Hope at least one of him or Shaw starts. If they do ur in the money

    3. jay01
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely Rudiger. Many dont like hearing it but I believe / am confident in Alonso being benched tomorrow

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I do not like hearing it!

        1. jay01
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Hahah well as long as you have decent bench cover

          1. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            yeah both Duff and Livra are ready and waiting

    4. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely Rudiger, at least short term, if Chilwell starts you'd be up the creek.

    5. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Rudi

    6. G Banger
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks all Rudi it is!

  2. Yordan Letchkov
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What to do with this team?

    Sanchez / Foster
    Trent / Rüdiger / Digne / Semedo / Livramento
    Salah / Jota / Raphina / Benrahma / Gilmour
    Ronaldo / Antonio / Toney

    1FT / 0.3itb

    Would you use the WC after the upcoming GW, yes/no? I definitely need to get rid of Digne and Jota for a City def and ??. Also want to get Lukaku in for Ronaldo soon, but not sure whether it is necessary to use the WC or if I should show some more patience here...

    Also open for any proposal for the FT, thanks guys!

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe a one week punt to replace Jota/Toney? Someone like a Sarr or Chris Wood?

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Jota to saa

    3. Yordan Letchkov
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks guys. So in addition to those proposed transfers you anyway suggest to use the WC after this GW, correct?

  3. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Still have WC, but don't plan on using it GW8 unless the break brings issues. Who to transfer out for Rudiger?

    Sanchez | Foster
    TAA* | Shaw * | Reguilon | Veltman | Tsim

    A) GW7 TAA > Rudi, GW8 Tsim > Cancelo
    B) GW7 Shaw > Rudi, GW8 Reguilon (new) > Cancelo

    Do you recon Shaw starts this week? If so, I prefer B

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      *Prefer A if Shaw starts this week

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B is exactly my plan, so have to say that

      1. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        My only issue is having to start Veltman with no bench this week. Also ties up funds for future transfers. On the plus side, I keep the best defensive asset in the game. Although there's every chance Cancelo can outscore him for the next several weeks

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Taa

  4. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Jota to raphina or shaw to azpi for a hit

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Neither

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Shaw out. Raph probably not starting GW8

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        No way he will not start

        1. GROBARI
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Oh sorry i didnt saw GW8

  5. dshv
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    For -4?

    Ayling to

    1. Rudiger
    2. Cancelo

    (Have alonso as well)

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Rudiger

  6. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    bottomed.

    How will TAA's red flag work?

    Will it revert to orange/yellow on Sunday once the LIV/MCI game is over and therefore price lock him at 7.5?

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

      no

    2. FPL Theorist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      That only happens with red flag directly to no flag.

  7. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts on WC would be appreciated, and tweaks or changes?

    Ramsdale / Foster
    Dias Cancelo Alonso Rudiger Livramento
    Salah Benhrama Sarr Raphinha ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Jiminez

    TAA will be on my mind after IB, but doesn’t have to be immediate. Might change Alonso to Azpi before DDL tomorrow.

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Looks good..however I think there's way too much money on the bench each week with this structure

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Sarr and Benny fixtures both look tough

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Agreed … but tasty this week … afterwards one gets benched until moved on.

      2. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I quite like Sarr's next 4 fixtures.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Lovely benching headache
      I'd go boring Azpi

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks and Azpi is more likely … hopefully tomorrow if Alonso rises tonight and banks me 0.1 ….

        Agreed on the bench headache but I’m hoping the squad is now strong enough that I’m in no panic for transfers … and I can manage out the mids as and when the fixtures tell me to.

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Gd. I like saka

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Yes … was either Saka and Toney or ESR and Jimi …. Toney will possibly come in GW9

  8. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Sorry,let me post again.
    Keep James and sell Tsimikas for Christensen in order to have 2 Che defenders in gw8 or
    Keep Tsimikas and sell James for Alonso?

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely the former. Good chance that at least one of Christensen and James starts when James fit.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        cheers Eddie.

        1. Eddie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Now watch Alonso get a brace and see James still out and Christensen benched in GW8

          1. wulfrunian
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            hehe...at least in that scenario i will have Traore as my first sub.

  9. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Reece should be back for GW8?

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      ?

  10. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    With Bamford out.

    1. Bamford > Lukaku -4
    2. Play Gray
    3. Play Bertrand
    4. Play White

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      If you have the money yes 1

  11. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Start Sanchez or Foster?

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I will go for sanchezz

    2. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Sanchez because he plays at home

  12. HM2
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Priority to get rid:

    a) TAA
    b) James

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Wish I knew. Have both. Might get rid of both and then at least I didn't keep the wrong one.

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I wish that was an option for me haha. Already taken a hit so i can’t really justify it.

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      If you want rid off one, then James

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks, slightly leaning this way as his minutes were a bit limited even when he was fit

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Why do you need to get rid?

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Looking at potentially 10 playing players, including Livramento vs Chelsea

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I'm keeping both.

    5. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I get rid of TAA as his price is dropping.

  13. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone still with WC but NOT WCing in gw7 or 8?

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yes!

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Good to know.

        We need more

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Nailed on GW8 WC. My defence is a shambles

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        My defence is bad too - Alonso coufal duffy livra tsimi

        Nonetheless I'm still holding onto it

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      0/

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        You and I have something in common

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      o/

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Play gilmour, Armstrong or livramento?

    On double Chelsea defence

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Has to be Armstrong

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Just feels wrong against my double defence, at least it’s a pretty safe 2 pointer

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I’d play livramento so you get his 15 points in a heroic 1-0 Saints win

  15. Pegboy
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    With James ruled out, does that mean Christensen is nailed for this weekend (with Azpi playing RWB)? I'm WC-ing in GW8 and have 5.4 for a one week Ayling replacement.

    Thanks

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I kinda fancy Hudson-Odoi RWB but idk

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I'd go Tarkowski / Semedo / Tierney

    3. dshv
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I am
      In the same situation but will go for rudigee

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      no, could be CHO Chalobah Silva Rudiger Chilwell - I'd pick non-Chelsea for a one week punt (and have done)

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Does anyone know if cancelo has been called up by Portugal?

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

      He has

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks dog

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      yes

  17. Pukki Pies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Sanchez
    Rudiger Semedo Livramento
    Salah Jota Sarr Gray Sissoko
    Lukaku Antonio

    Steele TAA James Bamford

    0 FT, 0.4m ITB

    A) James > Azpi/Alonso -4 (bench Livramento)
    B) Bamford > Jiminez -4 (Bench Jota)
    C) Jota > Raphinha -4
    D) do nothing

    Leaning towards D) and accepting a bad week, and re-assessing over IB. TAA, James and Bamford are all expected back for gw8 so seems a bit daft to take hits to take them out?

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      D

  18. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What to do with this? 1,7m in bank and 1 FT. Could wildcard next week but not fully decided yet

    Sanchez
    White Shaw Semedo
    Salah Greenwood Raphinha Sarr Benrahma
    Ronaldo (c) Antonio (vc)

    Bench: Begovic Livramento TAA Scarlett

    Thanks

    1. Pukki Pies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Shaw > Rudiger seems the obvious move.

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Shaw > Chelsea def of your choice?!!

    3. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Thank you both. Shaw possibly being fit makes me rethink. But probably best not to overthink it 🙂

      1. Pukki Pies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Bear in mind Shaw hasn't been great, and United have only kept one clean sheet so far this season. Even if he plays I wouldn't expect much. That was my rationale for transferring him out anyway (cue incoming 12 pointer....)

  19. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    They forgot the early kick off curse and the post Europe games curse.

    That said, I’m going Antonio and going to hope saints defence can do me proud v Chelsea

  20. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    TAA> ... Will WC next week to get TAA back
    A. Alonso
    B. Azpi
    C. Perreira
    D. Tarkowski
    E. Tierney
    F. Cancelo

    TAA Rudiger Christensen (Livramento Amartey)

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      F

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Actually no i'd go Cresswell at home against Brentford

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      F

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Not tempted by Semedo or Cresswell ?

    4. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      F

  21. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Good to go?

    Sanchez
    Rudi-Williams-Semedo
    Salah-Raph-Jota-Sarr
    CR7(c)-Antonio-Jimenez

    Gunn-Livra-Gilmour-TAA

    1. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      G2G I like the wolves picks

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Exact money next week for shaw to cancelo but looks like he’ll rise pretty soon after the deadline, going to have to do it early and hope for the best

  23. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Lowton (NOR)
    B) Reguilon (AVL)
    C) Jota (MCI)

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B

    4. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B

  24. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    0FT 0.5m ITB

    Sanchez
    Shaw* White Rudiger
    Salah Jota Raph Sarr
    Ronaldo (C) Antonio ASM

    Steele - Livramento Gilmour TAA*

    Ayling > Rudi was my FT any hits to consider? WC in 8.

    1. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      ASM to Wood punt?

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        ASM too hot right now to sell imo, thanks for the suggestion though

  25. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Currently own TAA, James and Bamford and any transfer would be for a hit.

    Who would you sell?

    1. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Bamford - Jimenez.

      Bench cover for TAA?

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Duffy, Livra and Gilmour is my bench

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      TAA

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      It's depends who you have coming on from the bench, keep Trent of course.
      Bamford might be worth a hit depending on who you'll bring in

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

        Problem is Bamford might be back after IB for a really nice run of fixtures, so you might want him back

  26. Rligudfootiemanager
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I think it’s been raised before but SOU xG heatmap. Look at the back post. That screams alonso.

    Will he play though? He’s been called up for Spain whilst Chilli gets another 2 weeks to work on his fitness/confidence. Could this be Alonsos last hurrah before an extended Chilli play?

    I have a FT and will do a GW8 WC. I have Shaw. Digne - Alonso??

    A) Digne - Alonso
    B) Digne - Rudiger (as Shaw is a maybe)
    C) Transfer with bigger upside? Pukki - Wood?

  27. t4thomas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    thoughts on my wildcard team?

    sa
    alonso | rudiger | cancelo
    salah | son | raphina | sarr
    lukaku (c) | antonio | toney

    brownhill | williams | livramento

    1. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Bin Sarr from GW8 and maybe have that “slot” as your punty transfer to whom ever has good fixtures?

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

    Is taking Ronaldo out for Lukaku a disaster waiting to happen or worth it?

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Disaster

      That's how FPL works

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

        This too 🙂

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

      Long term its def a good move. Maybe hold a week. Southampton tougher than they look.

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

    Traore to Raphina for -4?
    I don't own any other Leeds or Wolves players.

    1. Rligudfootiemanager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Hmm. Against Newcastle I wouldn’t for a hit

  30. Fred the Red
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    On wildcard, should i keep Jota or transfer him out for Greenwood?

    Have no other United assets (just did Ronaldo to Lukaku) and also keeping Salah.

    1. 1314
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      not for Greenwood imo..United not really playing brilliantly with tougher fixtures coming..