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)

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588 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is this team good to go?

    Sanchez (Steele)
    Mee Shaw White
    Salah Zaha Raphinha Traore
    Ronaldo (C) Lukaku Antonio

    Subs: Tsimikas Gilmour Webster

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Interesting you're capping Luk over Ron. Torn on this myself.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Um they aren't

  2. HangWire
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Pick one:

    1. Benrahma
    2. Saka
    3. Smith Rowe

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

      1

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      2

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      3

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lol … I hope that clears thing up for you …

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

      1

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

    Sanchez
    TAA, Semedo, Shaw
    Salah, Benrahma, Barnes, Greenwood
    Toney, CR7, Antonio

    Steele, Tsimikas, Amartey, Glimour

    2FT 1.1m ITB

    I was going to move Shaw to a Chelsea defender and Barnes to Raphina. TAA injury makes this more tricky.

    Any suggestions?

    Would you do a -4 to shift out TAA, Shaw and Barnes if you were WC next week?

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes to minus 4 (effectively a minus 2 worst case scenario) as you could only have 2 DFs starting & definitely WC next week so you can get TAA straight back.

  4. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A. Triple CHE defs (Rud, Christensen, Alonso)
    B. Double CHE defs (Rud, Christensen) + Cancelo/Semedo

    1. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B with Cancelo

      1. steven8991
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        will MCI get a CS againt LIV?

        1. TheLord
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Who knows. But he's a really good pick for the fixtures after that! And LIV-MCI could be a tight game. Triple Chelsea def is a bit too much, one sneaky goal and your defence is destroyed. But if you want to take a higher risk strategy and do the triple Chelsea def with the plan of moving one out for Cancelo/Dias in 8, follow your guts 😉

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

          think longer term?

          1. steven8991
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            just for one week punt, I will WC next week

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

      B with cancelo

  5. Mind över Mata
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How nailed do we think Christensen is?

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

      How nailed do we think Alonso is? After Chilwell fit but James not…

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

        …I wouldn’t trust Christensen

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I think would play 3 out of 4 games..

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Should play the next two at least.

    4. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Performing well but definitely not nailed. Still good value with those fixtures at that price though I think. Unlikely to come off the bench for a cameo which helps also

  6. winchester
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Hey lads, is there any chance that amartey will start?

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Very slim

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        cheers

    2. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Highly unlikely with soyuncu and vestergard fit.

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        cheers

  7. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    1FT

    A) Sell Jota
    B) Sell Torres
    C) Keep both

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

  8. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who to transfer in for TAA?? I’m thinking either Man City defender or Chelsea one, I already have rudiger

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would bench TAA this week, as he might be back for Watford game after IB.

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Shaw and TAA
    to
    Rudiger and Cancelo for free?

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

      Yes

  10. Maverick 11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who to captain:
    A Ronaldo
    B Antonio
    C Raphinha
    D Sarr
    E Jimi

    1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. Rog.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Probably A reckon Ronnie will be up for it after that winner

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

      A

  11. MosF94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How likely do we think Mount is to start tomorrow?

    1. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If 100% fit I think he'll start. They need his creativity to score goals and bounce back after these two defeats.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If he’s fit he’ll definitely start …. Tucel comments about him and the connection with Lukaku certainly siggest so.

    3. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      99%

      Only a last second injury will prevent him from starting in light of Tuchel's words. He walks straight back into that team considering the past two performances without him.

  12. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Start or Bench Jota??

    Sanchez | Steele
    Rudiger White Dier
    Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku Dennis
    ¦ Jota Ayling* Digne

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Bench

  13. Rog.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    This week only:

    A) Jota
    B) Grealish (got to be jack right?)

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      None? Grealish if any

      1. Rog.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah ideally it would be none, but I want Grealish for next week so I either do this week or role the transfer

  14. TheLord
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I have R. James and TAA. Rest of the defense is Semedo Marcal and Livramento. The plan is to move one of the Wolves guys to Cancelo in GW 8. What do you reckon for this GW guys:

    A) Keep R. James and hope my 3 defenders play (Livramento away to Chelsea)
    B) James -> Cancelo now for a -4
    C) James -> Another Chelsea def and do the Cancelo move in 8 as planned.

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      C

    2. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      C. Go for Rudiger.

      1. TheLord
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers. Even for a -4 you reckon it's worth doing it now?

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

      I have both too and am doing A. I've used WC so taking a medium term perspective.

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

        Sorry - I do have Rudi already though

      2. TheLord
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah that is my original thinking as well. And I quite like the look of R. James GW8 onwards. if fit. If only Tuchel had given us a return date

  15. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Start Jota or get rid for -4 to Raphinha?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I really don’t think Jota starts … so I think the -4 to Raph is worth it as you’ll be keeping him for the next 4 games at least …

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

        Raph not likely to play GW8 as called up for Brazil, though

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yes, good point … I’d still do it mind … but of course I don’t know what Mr Bandito’s bench is like … no doubt roughians and scoundrels

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

          Called up does not mean play all games

  16. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Good to go...?

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

    Gunn-Livra-Gilmour-TAA

  17. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Moved Shaw + Williams > Rudiger + Azpi -4! Ronaldo (C). Hoping a chelsea clean sheet and a Shaw no show should cover the -4!

  18. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I was going to use my FT now to do Ronaldo or Lukaku (both of whom I will be shipping from next week) to Vardy.

    Just think it is better to have 2 FT's over the IB in case any injuries before GW8.

    Mendy
    Duffy Matip Williams
    Salah Gray Gallagher Doucoure
    (A)ntonio Lukaku Ronaldo

    Foster Livra Biss TAA

    At least I have one CHE 'defender' for GW7.

    Feels good being hit free this GW!

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hold … both Ron and Rom have decent fixtures this week, and I agree, if you can carry two transfers over the IB, your protecting yourself from potential issues.

  19. Jacktastic
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Tuchel said Mount is fit but did he hint he’d start?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I think him talking up the mount and Rom connection, and saying most other players don’t have that with rom yet, means he starts in my mind.

      1. Jacktastic
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Please be true

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He did say 'we need to be careful" and that he had a rough time vs Spurs.

      1. Jacktastic
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I’m torn. Want to shift Torres to him but unsure.

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

          I would rather do Torres to Benrahma if you do not have him. The Chelsea midfield like their defence is a minefield.

  20. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Not adverse to getting Trent back in in a few weeks for a bit but planning on these moves to take advantage of fixtures

    Trent and coady to
    Rudiger and cancelo

    Yay or nay?

    Sanchez
    TAA, livermanto, white, coady, Williams
    Salah, raphinia, traore, sarr, sissoko
    Lukaku, Ronaldo, Antonio

  21. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Do you think that Taa will start vs Wat?What's your guess?

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

      Yes

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I guess no, I think the rumours of 3 weeks might be true and he gets saved for United

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        GW8 is more than 2 weeks from now, and the 3 week rumour is from a few days ago. GW8 is pretty close to 3 weeks from when that rumour came out.

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      As it’s stands Pool seem to think so … but we’re weeks away and any manner of other issues could change that.

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

      No idea.

      Not bringing him back though

  22. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    For the next 3, Gallagher or Doucoure?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Gallagher

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Gallagher …

    3. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Cheers both. Gallagher it is!

  23. gart888
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA James Semedo
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray
    Ronaldo Antonio Bamford

    White Livramento Sissoko

    Thinking Bamford+James to Toney+Rudiger, with an eye to go Semedo to Cancelo in the future.

    Sound good?

  24. winchester
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    who to bench?

    a) greenwood
    b) ESR
    c) benrahma

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        cheers. u think greenwood will start?

  25. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A) Dias, 4.5 mid, Jimbo (4 atb)
    B) Semedo, Sarr, Armstrong (mostly 3 atb)

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  26. badger1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Hello!

    I've used my wildcard this week, would appreciate any feedback if you can be bothered 🙂

    Pope Ramsdale (rotate nicely)
    Tarkowski Rudiger Alonso
    Benrahma Saka Salah Raph
    ASM Antonio Lukaku

    Gray Duffy Livramento

    Have 2.3m in the bank. Next week I'm going tarkowski to cancelo so would have 1.2m left after that.

    Thanks!

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Are you comfortable with 10m GK?

      What about going Lowton over Duffy and Cancelo over Tarkowski this week? Saves you a FT for other emergency.

      Other than that, all set.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Not a fan of rotating keepers or Burnley double-up.

  27. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Have 10 man team. TAA to Alonso or Ayling to White? 0 FT .3mib
    Def: TAA, Ayling, Tsimi, Livra, Rudiger
    Thanks guys!

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ayling to White

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks mate

  28. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez
    Rudiger Duffy Livra
    Salah Rafh Sarr Ben
    Ronaldo Antonio
    - Taa James Bamford

    Bamford + TAA ➡ Lukaku (c) + White

    Crazy for -8 ?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Can you drop James instead?

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        James to Cancelo??

        I would like to get from either CHE/MCI

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

      Borderline crazy

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

    I look at ARS fixtures and I'm not actually convinced, like many.

    BHA away is tough.
    Palace is getting better by the day and Vieira homecoming might spoil the party
    AVL is a tough nut to crack
    Lei is enigmatic atm, but surely will turn around at one time
    Only WAT looks promising

    Slim victories against nor and bur don't boost confidence, and NLD is not a good indicator actually - form book goes out if the window.

    I'd still keep my Benrahma, Gray or even Sarr if I WC this or next week.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      True that, not looking good from attacking perspective.

      Much prefer Mbuemo over them.

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

        Yep, more like a false dawn to me.

        Mbeumo high on my list in GW11 🙂

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      That is why I have not jumped onto the Arsenal train.

      I am also still skipping Wolves assets, have not owned any so far. Leeds assets as well although I have owned Bamford and Raphina, no longer do though.

      These 3 teams are not 'there yet' for me to consider tbh.

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

        Same here buddy, not even a single wolves or leeds yet. Wish I've gone Raph over Barnes to start the season though.

        I think people are getting on the train because the 'elites' are doing it.

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

          Barnes should turn the corner. Leicester had massive injury problems to start off with and now with pretty much a fully fit squad, they will start turning up the heat IMO. Vardy is in for me from GW8.

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

            Nice. Vardy or Lukaku I'm still torn. Might go Lukaku first, then vardy when he plays WAT

    3. Tempestic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I totally agree, thats why I didnt include them on that potential WC.

      I've decided btw mate. Dont think Thiago Silva can play 3 games in a week so reckon Azpi's nailed to start either RWB or RCB. Done TAA > Azpi and not WC'ing this week.
      Ur right about the double city over double chelsea as well

      Thanks for your help

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

        No problem mate.

        Yeah I think tilva will play the big games for his experience. I wouldn't pick him because I think he will be rested in the easy run. Pretty save for azpi or even Christ.

  30. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Hi all,

    A . Tony and Saka
    B . Jiminez and ESR

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

      ASM and Sarr 🙂

      B out of those

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

      None