Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 20?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are looking to Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur for the Gameweek 20 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 20 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Tuesday’s 13:30 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) is the leader of the captain poll in Gameweek 20, with just under 50% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

No other player has garnered more than 20% of votes at this stage, with Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) in second backed by 17.17%.

Son Heung-min (£10.5m) occupies third-place with 11.36%, followed by Harry Kane (£12.1m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.3m), with 4.16% and 3.88% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH, TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD AND DIOGO JOTA

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 2? 6

Mohamed Salah is enjoying an excellent season in the top flight with Liverpool, having already produced 15 goals and 10 assists in 18 games. His underlying numbers are equally impressive, too, as he leads the way amongst all Premier League players for goal attempts (71), shots in the box (58), efforts on target (30), big chances created (11) and expected goals (xG), with 12.14.

Now, a rested Reds’ squad – whose Boxing Day match against Leeds United was postponed – take on an injury and illness-hit Leicester City, who have conceded a whopping 33 league goals so far this season, more than any other side in the division bar Newcastle United, Norwich City and Leeds United.

LEICESTER CITY’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 2021/22:
MetricTotal
Played17
Goals conceded33
Clean sheets2
xGC28.29
Non-pen xGC24.34

Notably, across their 17 Premier League outings, the Foxes have conceded more chances from their left-zone than any other team in the division, which adds further weight to Salah’s captaincy credentials. However, Trent Alexander-Arnold could also profit from that same weakness, especially with Brendan Rodgers’ side also looking vulnerable defending set pieces. In fact, of the 33 Premier League goals they have conceded this season, nine have arrived from corners and three from free-kicks. That suggests the right-back could be in for another big haul in Gameweek 20, having already outscored his Egyptian team-mate in seven of the last eight Gameweeks.

Another option amongst the Liverpool ranks is Diogo Jota (£8.1m), though it’s hard to make too much of a case for him over Salah, especially with Roberto Firmino (£8.7m) possibly eating into his minutes.

SALAH V JOTA PREMIER LEAGUE STATISTICS 2021/22:
SalahJota
Appearances1817
Starts1814
Minutes16031212
Goals1510
Assists101
Bonus points202
Total points17094
xG p900.650.74
xA p900.190.13
xGI p900.840.88

SON HEUNG-MIN AND HARRY KANE

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1,922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Guaita > DDG
    B) Guaita + Bilva/ESR/Mount > DDG + Jota (-4)

    Guaita
    Cancelo-TAA-James-Livramento
    Bowen-Son-Mount-Bilva
    Dennis-Antonio

    Foster*-White*-ESR*-Laca*

  2. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Fellow Salah-less and Son-less troopers, please pick a captain:

    A) Ronaldo
    B) Jota
    C) Trent

    Cheers!

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      TAA at present for me (don't have Ronaldo)

  3. No Mo Captain Poll
    Camzy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Captain poll for non-Salah owners. Who you going?

    A) Ronaldo
    B) Jota
    C) Son
    D) TAA
    E) Foden
    F) Other

    1. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Ian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      It was Ronaldo until yesterday....TAA feels like a good option. I'd go Jota if i knew he would start i think.

    3. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A at the moment

    4. thewhitepele
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Currently on C

    5. Lord of Ings
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane

    6. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B also considering C/E

    7. Lignja
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Foden i think

    8. Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      F) Kane

    9. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Currently on Kane but very seriously thinking about captaining Trent

    10. Jackie Moon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      E

    11. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A atm.

    12. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C c and B vc

    13. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I’m having a go with TAA, always tempted by him but previously always had Salah, now with no Salah it seems to make sense, also gives additional Liverpool cover if they were to smash Leicester

    14. Ross Geller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C or E. One will be c and the other vc. It will probably do my head in till the last minute

    15. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    16. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B) Jota

    17. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      F- Panic!

    18. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      D. May have been B if Firmino was still out. I don't own Ronaldo and I'm not risking a City cameo.

    19. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 hours ago

      E

    20. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      F) KDB

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bitting the bullet and going without Mo cause have 11 players without fh. What other transfer would you do here?

    DDG
    TAA Rudi Cancelo
    Son Jota Bilva Bowen
    CR7 Broja Dennis

    3.9. White Tierney D. Luiz

    2ft, 2.3itb

  5. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone willing to look at my WC team please. Have posted multiple times but haven't had any responses!

    1. Dave2008
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sure. Repost it now

      1. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Sanchez DDG
        Lowton Dier TAA Cancelo Laporte
        Salah Jota Son Ramsey Bowen
        Broja Antonio King

        legend thanks!

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Looks solid to me

          1. AC Yew
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Great thanks! Was aiming for a balanced team

            1. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              You've got a full playing squad, essential at the moment.

              Looks good. I'm envious of having a full playing 15.

              1. AC Yew
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Thank you! It certainly feels good to have a full squad after the last few tumultuous weeks in FPL! Good luck seems like this game is a lottery at the moment

        2. DavidHopkin
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Not a fan of Burnley defence or dier. Take it you’ve nothing ITB?

          Rest is looking good though. Like city defence double up, considering it myself.

          1. AC Yew
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Only have 0.2 ITB. I switched from Dias to Laporte to generate some funds.

        3. Newsman70
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Just don't like Dier and Lowton but for that price I'm not sure who's better off the top of my head. Otherwise agreed solid!

          1. AC Yew
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            If price wasnt an issue who would be your picks to replace them.
            If i downgrade Broja to Davis I will have an extra 0.7ITB but i'm not keen on having a non playing member in the team and dont think its worth it for the small amount of cash it gives me

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      yep

      1. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Posted in comment above.

  6. tankle
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ramsdale, ESR, Lacazette > DDG, Madders, Antonio (-8)?

    Or any better options with this team?

    1ft, 1.2 itb
    (Ramsdale - Foster)
    TAA - James - Cancelo - Dier - (Cash)
    Foden - Jota - Gundo - Bowen - (ESR)
    Ronaldo - (Watkins - Lacazette)

  7. jai1212
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    High chances that DCL starts this week?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Newcastle have a lot of Covid and injuries.

      I’d be a bit nervous about the game

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If I knew the game is ON, I'd be tempted... He'll get some minutes I reckon.

  8. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bottomed: Anything worth a -4 here? 1.8m in the bank.

    Bachmann
    TAA - Rudiger - James - Cancelo
    Son - KDB - Jota - Bilva
    Antonio - Dennis

    Ramsdale - Lamptey - Broja - ESR

    1. Tshelby
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nice team! g2g

      1. Kodap
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Ace thanks bud.

  9. Tshelby
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Current wc draft, would love some feedback

    Sanches, DDG
    TAA, Cancelo, Tierney, Regulion, Lowton
    Salah, Jota, Son, Maddison, Gallagher
    Broja, Dennis, Antonio

    Will get king and kdb in when Dennis and salah go AFCON

    1. More Cowbell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      v similar to mine below, so looks good to me!

    2. thewhitepele
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks good, seems smart to monitor City mids while Salah is still here

  10. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Please rate my WC team:

    DDG, Bach
    TAA, Cancelo, Dier, Lowton, Livra
    Salah, Jota, Son, Foden, Maddison
    Antonio, King, Broja

    thanks!

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Like it. Who are you replacing Salah with when he goes to AFCON?

      1. More Cowbell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Undecided, but KDB seems to be the popular pick.
        Alternatively, depending on how the DGW's fall, I could downgrade heavily to Gray or Ramsey and upgrade a forward to Kane/Ronaldo.

    2. Tshelby
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Interesting! Would also love to get a city mid in but don’t know which one..

      1. More Cowbell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I've held Foden for a while, so he's getting one final hurrah this gameweek

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Similar to mine except I have Reguilon + Bowen and you have Dier + Foden.

      Prefer yours but cannot afford it

      Good side 🙂

  11. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Are we waiting for any Palace press update concirning Guaita? Or can the decision be made right now with own risk?

  12. Aston VII iia hahaha
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any Spurs fans know why Bavies was rested last game? Is it because he hasn't played many games until Conte came along?

  13. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anything worth another -4 here? Already taken a hit to bring Son in… 2.2 ITB

    Ramsdale*
    TAA Cancelo James Livra
    Salah Son Jota Bilva
    Dennis Broja

    Foster Brownhill Duffy Watkins

  14. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is it worth spending 4 points on a keeper?

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Has paid off for me, obviously depends short term on if he keeps a clean sheet/bonus.. long term pay off etc

    2. Ian Davis
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not for a keeper who’s going to play

  15. rdpx
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A. Keep FT & Bernardo

    B. Madison

    C. Jota

  16. paza12
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Foster Ramsdale
    White James Rudiger Cancelo TAA
    Salah Jota Raphinia ESR Bernado
    Watkins Antonio Dennis

    Which is the best option for a -8:
    A) Ramsdale to DDG, James to Dier, ESR to Son and Watkins to Gernhart
    B) Same as A) but do Raphinia to Son and Watkins to Broja.

    Cheers!

    1. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

  17. tim
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is it crazy to go without Salah or -8 to bring him in?

    Would mean Saka to Salah and CR7 to Broja!

    DDG
    James Taa Dalot Cancelo
    Foden Son Bilva Brownhill
    CR7 Dennis

    Foster Watkins Saka Cash

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I wouldn't

    2. thewhitepele
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not worth it

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not worth it

    4. tim
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cheers!

  18. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone who sold Salah captaining taa instead?

    1. Forcella Boys
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes or Son.

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yer keep switching between son, Ron and taa

    2. butt0n1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes and pray

    3. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes, here’s to hoping

  19. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Why are so many planning on DDG? It’s as if yesterdays game didn’t happen. Man Utd are absolutely abysmal. They were lucky just conceding one.

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Because ramsdale fixtures are even worse than man united’s form

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        So those are the only two keepers in the game?

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lloris it is

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No defence is purring at the moment, see the goals this week...

      So pick a GK with save and baps potential..

    4. Lord of Ings
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Only other option is Lloris
      He blocks a spurs spot (Kane son Regullion all look better picks)

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        How is Kane a better pick? A very pricey blank machine.

        1. Lord of Ings
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          The other 2 definitely are,Kane is just my opinion.
          I don’t want to double up on any defence except city so I’m probably going DDG over Lloris.

    5. thewhitepele
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lloris seems like the better pick

  20. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    ESR TO

    1. Bowen
    2. Maddison

    Come on...

    1. Ian Davis
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Maddison

    2. Bod
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Maddison, but wouldn’t hurt to wait a week

    3. Forcella Boys
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Should I do

      Alonso & Jesus to TAA & Antonio for -4 no Salah ?

      1. Forcella Boys
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Ooops

  21. The Gambler.
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any games in doubt?

    1. Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Everton Newcastle maybe

    2. Lexi2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Possibly Everton v Newcastle…both squads struggling with injuries/covid. However, they’ve got a couple of days to train ahead of the match so who knows!

  22. Ian Davis
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is Guaita out of favour, or out injured/Covid?

  23. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    1) ramsdale + raphina + Watkins to de gea + son + 4.5 fodder (-4)
    2) ramsdale + raphina + Watkins + bsilva to de gea + son + 4.5 fodder + maddison (-8)
    3) ramsdale + raphina to de gea + Madison

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    didn't trent get 4 assists v leicester around christmas a year or two ago?

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      And a goal.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      3 assists and a goal

  25. Jayv807
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bench who?

    1. Rudiger (have James)
    2. Dennis
    3. Bilva

  26. BigKeith
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Laca and Bissouma > Broja and Lucas/Bowen/Jota?

  27. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Done Ramsdale to DDG already.

    Is it worth taking a -8 and bringing in Son and Broja for Laca and Martinelli so I can play a full team and not rely on Johnson starting for West Ham?

    Do need to start shedding Arsenal and Chelsea assets though Chelsea can wait this week.

    DDG
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Alonso, Johnson
    Jota, Bernardo, Foden
    Kane

    Foster, Luiz*, Martinelli*, Lacazette*, Watkins*

    0FT, 2.3itb

    Cheers

  28. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A.Martinelli > Bowen
    B. Martinelli > Moura
    C. Maupay > Antonio

    Downside of C is I’m getting rid of a player who at least has a fixture so would still be fielding 11 tops. A and B give me an active sub. Thoughts?

  29. Lexi2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Playing wildcard. Current draft:

    De Gea / Sanchez

    TAA / James / Dias (Livra / Amartey)
    Son / Jota / Foden / Bowen (Martinelli)
    DCL / CR7 (Origi)

    DCL too risky given state of Everton and Newcastle teams? Easy swap to Antonio…

    Grateful for all thoughts - I’ve over indulged and my brain isn’t functioning too well…

  30. Lord of Ings
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    DDG
    James Taa cancelo laporte
    Bowen Foden jota
    Antonio kane(c) Toney
    Foster * Williams saka* Raphinha
    G2G?