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

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9 1
HOW HAS CAPTAIN SENSIBLE PERFORMED SO FAR THIS SEASON?


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  1. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ramsdale Bernardo Lacazette to DDG Son Antonio worth a -8?

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

      Love it.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I did the same but ESR to Maddison and held Lacazette

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

    Watkins/Lacazette>

    A) Ronaldo and Edouard
    B) DCL and Edouard

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Antonio is a better pick than Edouard.

    2. Oneman
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Howe is questioning whether Newcastle will have enough players for their game against Everton to go ahead so would be wary of picking DCL

    3. DatPoogie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pretty hard to say without seeing the rest of your team but I'm swerving Ronaldo for DCL or maybe even ASM

  3. as33
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is Jota nailed for tonight? want to captain 🙂

    1. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No

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

      He’s not a captain option for me due to lack of bonus.
      With Virgil back, he and Trent hog the baps and Salah/Mane when on top form. Owning him is enough

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

    As a Spurs fan I reckon that today there is an at least 50% chance that

    1) Reguilon gets rested (Tanganga and Doherty start)
    2) Son starts on the bench (behind Bergwijn or Gil)
    3) Moura is on the bench

    1. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No chance Son is benched IMO

      1. Differentiator
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        'no chance' in a series of 2 games 3 days apart are daft words

        1. Will Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Fair enough! Would still be surprised though

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

      3 maybe, doubt 1 and 2

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

      LMAO Son on the bench. Conte is mad if he does that.

  5. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    bottomed

    Broja or Edouard? Have gallagher

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Why not king

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        King isn't great and Watford likely to lose to both West Ham and Spurs, unless Dennis steps up.

        Of the two, I'd be on Dennis again if he wasn't off to Cameroon.

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

      Broj

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Broja

  6. sfcspartans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    (A) Maddison or (B) Bowen?

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

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

        A but next week if you can hold off

  7. TKC07
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    1 FT. 2.9 itb
    Sanchez | [Guaita]
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Dalot, [Livra]
    Son, Bilva, Bowen, Gallagher, [Gilmour]
    Antonio, Ronaldo, [Broja]

    A) Save FT and cap Son/Cancelo/TAA
    B) Son to Salah (C)
    C) Bilva to Foden/Mahrez
    D) Any other suggestions please?

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

      A

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

        A

  8. tommo1989
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bench Dalot or Reguilon?

  9. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bad idea to sell Ramsdale?

    1. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Depends who for? De Gea then no it’s not a bad idea. I think there are no a few Arsenal options other than Ramsdale.

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

      See post below
      I went Guaita instead of Ramsdale in week 5 and suffered from it. Made the switch 2/3 weeks ago but with no value tied to him and a couple of blanks to come I’ll just bring him back whenever I wildcard

    3. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Very possibly... i sold him for Fabianski as it felt like a fun punt after a few 2 many beers!

      The last time i brought him in he got injured though so the warning signs were there.

  10. PartyTime
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would absolutely appreciate a crash site today

      1. PartyTime
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Oops… hehehe. Site crash 😆

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

            Why?

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

        What’s the priority move(s) here with 2FT (no cash).

        Would you focus on Ramsdale to DDG or SA and maybe roll second ft?
        I have no value tied to him
        Am I better off going without a keeper and focus transfers on ESR or White instead via Watkins

        I feel like I’ll be using at least a couple of transfers next week planning for doubles so rolling FT would help

        Ramsdale
        Trent Cancelo James Livra
        Salah Jota Foden Bilva
        Antonio Dennis
        Steer White Watkins ESR

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

          I would stick with the outfield 10 and get a new keeper, Sa or de Gea is a decision I'm struggling with at the moment though.

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

            DDG edging it due to the two home games and likelihood of doubles

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

              Are Wolves due any doubles? Utd did not look good last night, lucky to not conceded more and Wolves are so consistent.

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

                They have WAT to reschedule but unlikely for 21/22 especially if they have covid case/injuries.

                United have bre game to reschedule.

                I watched the game and United were poor but DDG saved them. Not an easy decision though I agree

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

                  It's a real dilemma! I will most likely go DDG and can change to Sa at some point if he's looking the better option.

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

                    With no value tied to Ramsdale or cash available I can’t hang onto him but I’ve seen quite a few teams upgrading their backup for strong BB in doubles

                    If WOL have doubles then it changes things but what we know now, and with 3 hours til deadline I’ll likely go DDG

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

                      Very true, I may consider upgrading my back up depending on the doubles. I have Guaita as my main keeper so gonna make that change next GW, will have to be for a hit though.

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

                        I swapped Guaita to Ramsdale 2/3 weeks ago when he was benched. GK transfers are the worst!

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

                          I really should've got rid of Guaita a long time ago!

      3. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Not sure I can hide behind the sofa this evening. Which option?

        Davies > King
        CR7 & Esr > King & Salah (-4)

        Sanchez
        Taa, Cancelo, james, Rudi, Davies
        Son, bilva, jota, Bowen esr*
        Cr7, Watkins*, davies*

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

        Rambo Raph Laca to DDG Son Broja -8?

        Rambo/Foster
        TAA/Cancelo/James/Alonso/Duffy
        Foden/Jota/Raph/Bowen/Martineli
        Ronaldo/Laca/King

      5. Brad1807
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hey guys , 1 ft 2.1 itb

        Any advice will be good.

        Was thinking downgrading semadp to hoever who is 3.9 for funds.

        But where to use them ?

        Guita , foster
        Arnold, James,regulion,livra,semado

        Gallagher, silva , salah, odegarr,jota

        Jesus , Dennis, Watkins

      6. HM2
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Please help guys:

        a) B. Silva, Laca > Son, Broja (-4)
        b) Raph, Laca > Son, 4.5 (-4)
        c) Laca > Antonio
        d) Something else?

        —————-——Gunn——————
        Dias - James - TAA - Cancelo - Livra
        ——B. Silva - Bowen —Jota ———-
        ——-——Laca* ——CR7—————-

        Rams * - Martinelli - * - Raph* - Watkins*

      7. Tuesday's Press Conference Time
        Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Just the one press conference today and even that's close to the deadline: Sean Dyche is up at 1.15pm.

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Wow. Thanks

        2. Top Mark.S
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Anyone else going ramsdale to ddg?

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Probably..

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

            I bought Lloris

            1. Top Mark.S
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Providence says ddg for me

              Might have gone Hugo if I could afford it

          3. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Did it on Sunday

        3. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          FT spent on GK change and have 11 players with a game.

          Would you take a hit to remove ESR or White given that I will probably move them on anyway and it would give me 12 players to cover rotation?

          1. Denis Tueart on the wing
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            This is my thoughts also

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

            Posted exactly the same
            I’m going Ramsdale to DDG. Edging it over Sa due to the likelihood of doubles

            Since I have no cash I’ll just bench ESR and White and move them out via James downgrade soon

        4. Denis Tueart on the wing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Any pressers today?

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Look up

            1. Denis Tueart on the wing
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              😀 Ta

        5. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Foster or Ramsdale to DDG?

          Ramsdale*
          TAA James Cancelo Alonso
          Foden Bernardo Bowen Jota
          Ronaldo King

          Foster Livramento Lacazette Martinelli

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Ramsdale

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

          With Zaha out the team who is on pens today? Gallagher or Eduoard?

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

          why do the tweets keep on vanishing and re appearing?

          1. TKC07
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Ah.. stop scrolling up and down.. 😉

          2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            You are blinking

        8. Differentiator
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Anyone know the time when the cup opponents get updated every week?

        9. tjostolv
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Urgent help:
          A) Gray and Jota?
          B) Maddison and Bowen?

          on wc and have sold Salah

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

            I’d want Jota but B as a collective

        10. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          So after scouring the palace forums it does look like there are some rumours Gallagher has a knock and won’t play today

          Nothing substantial though and a couple of people saying BS, no logical move for me away from him and livra gilmour on the bench so I’m just going to play and hope

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Wouldn't do anything if you've got cover.

          2. vincentwsho
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I am thinking whether to get him in

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I wouldn’t off the back of what I’ve read

        11. Salah21
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Keep Bernardo Silva or get in gundo or Mahrez for -4....have a strong feeling that Bernardo is gonna be rested

          • as33
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Son for cap?

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

              Yup

          • hustler7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Ramsdale*
            TAA James Livra Cancelo
            Foden Son Saka* Jota
            Ron Broja

            Foster* Watkins* Cash* Luiz*

            A) Ramsdale & Watkins to DDG & Antonio
            B) Ramsdale & Saka to DDG & Bowen
            C) Ramsdale & Saka to DDG & Maddison

            Also too risky to captain Foden? Regretting salah out after Ronaldo’s shocker.

            1. ResultatFar
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              B) for me

          • jimmyharte
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Anyone else thinking B Silva to Maddison for this gw?

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

              I’m very tempted for Gundo to Maddison but maybe best to leave until next GW with the fixtures if you can roll the transfer

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

              Finish the pattern for Maddison points

              16 10 1 16 10 ?

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

            Any suggestions would be really helpful thanks. Have 2 FT and thinking of Salah to Son next week. 0.8 ITB
            DDG (Dubravka)
            Cancelo—TAA—James (Davies—White)
            Salah—Jota—Mount—Gundo—Bowen
            Antonio—Broja (watkins)

            I’m thinking Gundo to Foden? Or more pressing to get Mount/James out?