Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 35?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are looking to Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City for the Gameweek 35 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 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) is the leader of the captain poll in Gameweek 35, with 39.94% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Harry Kane (£12.5m) is in second place, backed by 17.3%, ahead of his home fixture against Leicester City.

Son Heung-min (£11.0m) occupies third place with 8.71%, followed by Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) and Philippe Coutinho (£7.0m), with 8.03% and 5.77% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH

Salah's brace, Mane's form and United's change of shape: FPL notes 2

Mohamed Salah ended his recent goal drought with a brace against Manchester United in Gameweek 33, but has since turned provider with assists against Everton and Villarreal.

As a result, the Egyptian is now up to 14 FPL assists for the season, more than any other player bar Jarrod Bowen (£6.9m).

Exclude his penalties against Leeds United and Brighton and Hove Albion, however, and Salah has managed just two goals in his last 14 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions.

Despite that, his underlying numbers have remained good.

SALAH – LAST SIX MATCHES
Total
Goals3
Assists3
Double-digit hauls1
FPL points43
FPL points per start8.4
Non-pen xG2.26
xA2.24

Last six matches: EVE/MUN/mci/WAT/ars/bha


The main nagging doubt with captaining Salah in Gameweek 35 is that Liverpool have the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Villarreal on Tuesday.

The schedule hasn’t been kind, either, with the Reds first up in Saturday’s early kick-off, a fixture Jurgen Klopp unsuccessfully tried to push back.

Given the magnitude of the tie, and the fact Liverpool – who are in excellent form – are gunning for the title, it’s hard to see Salah not starting, but there is the very real potential for some minute management on Saturday if they are comfortably ahead.

But what about their opponents, Newcastle United?

The Magpies have lost only three matches in the Premier League this calendar year, going from deep in relegation trouble to sitting in the top half of the table.

In fact, in 2022, only Liverpool have accumulated more points than Newcastle’s 32.

Above: Premier League annual table 2022, via Transfermarkt

Manager Eddie Howe has been a real success story so far, and with three clean sheets in their current run of four consecutive league wins, he has his troops performing with confidence from back to front.

Defensively, they have conceded 13 goals across those 15 outings in 2022, with an expected goals conceded (xGC) tally of 15.29.

However, top tier attacks can trouble them, as evidenced by Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-1 win in Gameweek 31, and the arrival of title-chasing Liverpool will surely make life uncomfortable for pivot Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m), plus the full-backs with the Reds so dominant in wide areas.

SON HEUNG-MIN/HARRY KANE

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1,173 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who to captain?

    A. Watkins

    B. Salah

    1. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah...

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wouldn't ever captain Watkins. Salah is fine although not the greatest fixture

  2. Catastrophe
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Advice appreciated - 1 FT. 0.7 ITB.

    Pope
    Robertson, Cancelo, James, Matip
    Salah, Son, Havertz, Saka, Kulusevski
    Watkins

    (Foster, Pukki, Broja, White)

    Thinking save FT and then Pope, White, Havertz -> Schmeichel, Laporte & Bernardo (-4) for BB36?

    Cheers!!

  3. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone got the latest clean sheet odds?

    TIA xx

  4. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Start Pukki or Nketiah?

    1. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The latter

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

      Nketiah

  5. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Saka for me

  6. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Coutinho in (-4) for whom?

    A) Mount
    B) Kulu

    Ramsdale
    James TAA Cancelo
    Saka Son Kulu Salah Mount
    Pukki Weghorst
    (Dubr - Coady Broja Schär) 1.1itb

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

      Or maybe hold? Norwich is surely a better fixture than Leicester?

  7. Valdez
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    In a drunken haze I did Mount and Mateta to BrunoG and Jesus for a hit.

    I did check the City forums and most are confident of a Jesus start. Even when smashed there’s some logic at least

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

      Hah nice mate

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Even when drunk you trawled City forums 1st? I don't even do that for sober moves 😉

      1. Valdez
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah I’m quite proud of myself for that lol

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Good luck but suspect that boat sailed last week.

  8. Hitman MHK
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Hey guys. Correct me if I’m wrong, but is it true that you can’t use chips on back to back GWs? Or am I mistaken. Cheers!

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

      Can’t use two FHs in a row, orher than that you can do whatever!

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Only FHs cant be used back to back. Mix of other chips is fine

    3. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Only FH can’t be used back to back with another FH

    4. Hitman MHK
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks guys, much appreciated!! BB and FH in 36 and 37 for me!

  9. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Best moves to make? 1FT, 0.1 ITB. BB36, FH37.

    A. Sancho -> Foden
    B. Sancho -> Coutinho
    C. Sancho + Broja -> BSilva + Watkins (-4)
    D. Any other moves?

    Ramsdale Dubravka
    Robertson Cancelo Rudiger Fofana Johnson
    Salah Mount Maddison Sancho Gordon
    Kane Broja Mateta

  10. FantasTic
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Captain:
    A. Kane
    B. Son

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

  11. hustler7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Would you do Sterling to Son if no spurs for free? Seems silly?

    1. FantasTic
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling is out of form recently, go for it.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I wouldn't call it "silly", its a perfectly viable move, but I would maybe be inclined to give Sterling another shot v Leeds

    3. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Now I really can’t decide! I’m 2nd in my ML and the leader is 10 points ahead who has Kane and Kulu but no city attack…

    4. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      This won't help, but I bought in Sterling this week and am slapping the armband on. But I'm chasing my ML.

  12. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Start Nacho or Broja?

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Or Bruno G

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Nacho

  13. JohannaAdams10
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who’s got more chance of getting more minutes Salah or De Bruyne and who would you captain if you had both!?!

    1. Valdez
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I’m on KDB but stuck at 40k and chasing. Salah probably the safer play

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I’ve put it on Kevin as well.

      I always think twice when I see my pick this low in the captain poll.

      Not been swayed yet though.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah less likely to be rested, simply because Manchester City have so many other options and Real Madrid is much the bigger game for the club.

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

    Ready for another captaincy disappointment...

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Who are you going for?

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

        Kane

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Oh no, switch to Salah mate?

  15. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ronaldo underrated again.

    1. nolard
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He is in good form.

  16. Brewstercat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Help!

    A: James and Maddison out, for Cash and Foden in?
    or
    B: Reguillon and James out, for Cash and Laporte in?

    thanks heaps
    (BB 36)

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Reguilon out. Injured again & frankly I don't think Conte really like him

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Who can you get in for Reg and Maddison?

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

        Could do Cash and Coutinho?

        Reg to Cash gives me 7.1 for Maddison out. I liked having Maddison for his GW36 double but with Europe am sure he won't play both, right?

      2. LeightonBaines
          2 months, 8 days ago

          You can bring in Marcos Alonso or Foden who is on fire at this time of the season.
          Also you can give a chance for Kulusevsky if you want to maintain the Tottenham differential in your team. Kulu had a good stride in his games except the loss to Brighton at home.

    3. boombaba
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Play Sa or Foster

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Sa

      2. rilo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Sa

    4. cescpistols111
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Please help out here! Best move to make? 1FT, 0.1 ITB. BB36, FH37.

      A. Sancho -> Foden
      B. Sancho -> Coutinho
      C. Sancho + Broja -> BSilva + Watkins (-4)
      D. Any other moves?

      Ramsdale Dubravka
      Robertson Cancelo Rudiger Fofana Johnson
      Salah Mount Maddison Sancho Gordon
      Kane Broja Mateta

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A. Or any of them, just sell Sancho already

        1. cescpistols111
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Can't wait to get him out, punt gone horribly wrong!

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I went there too (before Everton) 🙁

    5. PocketZola
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      How's this for a wc? bb36

      schemical
      vvd Alonso cash
      mane Diaz kdb mahrez
      Jesus puki NKETIAH

      subs, pickford, martinelli, tomiyasu, Keane

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Tasty, in a let's-gamble-it-up for the run-in kind of way. Only Keane spoils the fun a bit, but maybe he's there to spice things up with an OG or 2?

      2. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I'm interested how you decide on who gets a capital letter in their name?

        I'd like one of Salah Son Kane in there

    6. ABC 123
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Any Cancelo Captaineeeeers out there?

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

        I thought about it for a brief moment

      2. hustler7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I’m on him atm!

    7. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looking at doing Bednarek to Mings and Gelhardt to Dennis for my 36 BB, which one would you do this week as it requires a hit next week anyway?

      Pickford
      TAA Cancelo James Bednarek
      Jota KdB Kulu Saka
      Kane Hwang

      Schmeichel Gordon White Gelhardt

      A) Bednarek to Mings/Konsa -4
      B) Gelhardt to Dennis -4 (play over Hwang)
      C) no hits this week, assess next week if possible injuries

    8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      GTG?

      Ramsdale
      Alonso James Laporte TAA
      Saka Mount Son Salah
      Eddie (K)ane

      Pukki Ramsey Schär
      0 FT, 0.1m ITB

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

        Goif

    9. dshv
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Captain?? ( 80pts lead in my main mini league 23k overall)

      1. Salah
      2. Son

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

        Salah

      2. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        1 is safer regarding ownership, i think Spurs will do well and have Kane C

    10. Monty the Magpie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Since ì've obviously missed something, why are people selling Maddison?

      Just the Spurs thing?

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Expect rotation I think

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        That and three consecutive blanks

    11. rilo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ramsdale
      White James Cancelo TAA
      Jota Saka Mount Son (C) Sterling
      Weghorst
      Dubravka Broja ASM Schar
      1FT 1.0 itb

      G2G or do You recommend some transfers? Looking to get Salah for GW 36

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Looks good. Save.

    12. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      G2g for this gw? Who would you cap?

      Schmeichel
      Robertson cancelo tark
      Kdb mane havertz saka kulu
      Watkins weghorst

      Dubravka white schar wood

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        KDB

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        KDB. Really like your team

        1. boombaba
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Not without salah

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

            Chasing so took the risk

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

          Thanks bud

      3. rilo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kdb

    13. Saintjack01
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Play 1

        Pukki
        Perraud

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

          Pukki obviously

        2. rilo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Pukki

      • fplfansss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        G2G?

        De Gea
        TAA, Cancelo, Royal
        Salah, Saka, Maddison, Ramsey
        Kane, Pukki, Weghorst

        Foster, Willock, White, Williams

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

          Looks good

      • Bubbles1985
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Really tempted to captain Sterling.

        Just got a gut feeling....

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Go with your gut. Always

        2. rilo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I had that feeling last week

        3. Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Maybe just vc behind Salah then

          😀

        4. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Kane, Salah or Sterling for me.

        5. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          We share the same gut, me too.

      • boombaba
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        For the DGW36
        Would you risk Fofana playing both games or play a Watford nailed defender