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. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is Mount to Philippe Coutinho the move to make?

    Or hold for Everton away?

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I did it. FH 36. Back to Coutinho for his double 37. Ditch or bench for 38

    2. Rbyrne95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      For FT could be good, not for -4.

      Think longer term I want Coutinho.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers guys, it's for free and playing the fixtures a bit with Villa against the lower teams in the division.

    3. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I was agonising between Werner > Watkins and Mount > Coutinho.

      Went for the latter - if Werner ends up not playing I've got Laporte to cover him, and I just think Watkins is shite.

  2. Rbyrne95
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sorry, bottomed. Pretty stuck atm,

    have Bowen and Alonso in my team and they’re not expected to play. My subs are Maddison, Broja and White. I’m playing BB next week.

    Should I take a hit for Jesus or Foden? The hit would be for a player to cover next GW’s too. (Need to get Salah in for next GW too)

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Davies
    KDB(C), Mount, Coutinho, Bowen
    Toney, Weghorst

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

  3. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Play 1:

    A) Alonso
    B) Emerson
    C) Cash

    Cheers!

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. Super John McGinn-
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers

  4. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Just can't decide on Bruno>Salah(-4), or Mane/KdB for free...

    1. Rbyrne95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      KDB for this GW IMO. Next week need Mo or Mane.

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        That's what I'm considering. Wish I'd never done the Bruno hokey-cokey now!

  5. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sa
    TAA | James | Cancelo
    Cout | Son | Salah | Saka
    Wood | Werner | Hwang
    Foster | Schar | Gordon | Thomas

    BB or TC this week?

    1. Super John McGinn-
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Neither

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        have to use BB at least ..

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Feels wrong doing BB or TC this week given the upcoming DGWs.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        GW36 - FH
        GW37 - BB/TC
        GW38 - FH

        so have to use one or waste it

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Play it.

          You've answered your own question.

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No chip

    4. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      The other option is FH now.

      BB 36 and TC37, or vv.

      Fh38.

  6. Super John McGinn-
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    On Wildcard, have bench boost 36 and free hit 38

    A) TAA + Foden
    B) Matip + KDB

    Schmeichel, Foster
    TAA*, Robbo, Cancelo, Laporte, Cash
    Salah, Foden*, Coutinho, Saka, Gordan
    Rich, Watkins, Nkeitah

    0.9 ITB

    1. AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

  7. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sorry asked this before but bottomed:

    A) Romero
    B) Rudiger

    Thinking LEI might sit back and Everton have it all to play for so leaning A

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A plus attacking threat too

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Super John McGinn-
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

  8. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Alonso expected to be rested? Surely not?

    1. Hunta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Don’t think so. I’m playing him

  9. AnfieldLad
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Play 1;
    A) Hwang (BHA)
    B) Wood (LIV)
    C) Ayling (MCI)
    D) Martinelli (whu) (likely benched)

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'd avoid B and C, so probably A, but wouldn't expect more than 2 points from any of them.

  10. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any Tuchel quotes on Werner?

    Does he start?

    1. Hunta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think he does

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Any links?

  11. Fantasyfreakstradbally
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Chasing in ML. 55 points behind.
    3rd is 10 points behind me.

    1st has Kane and salah
    2nd (me) salah KDB
    3rd son and Ron

    Who to captain.?
    Salah KDB?

  12. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Ramsey - NOR(H)
    B) Weghorst - WAT(a)

    1. Hunta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ramsey

    2. Super John McGinn-
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    How much will Salah cost next season?

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      HE WONT be in the game

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        He will

  14. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I'm benching Havertz, good idea?

    1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'd start or sell, tbh? Depending on your team and £, maybe move out for one of Coutinho/Saka/KDB/Mane/Son?

  15. Hunta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Can’t decide - Kane Salah Ramsey for Captain

  16. boroie
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Really struggling with who to bench… Bench 3…

    A - Rudiger (eve)*
    B - Werner (eve)
    C - Tavares (whu)*
    D - Dier (LEI)
    E - Raphinha (MCI)
    F - Weghorst (wat)
    G - Ramsey (NOR)

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C, E, F

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C, and then not sure TBH.

  17. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pope (Dub)
    TAA James Alonso Cash (Schar)
    Salah Saka Kulu Havertz (Ramsey)
    Kane Pukki (Broja)

    Not sure who to bench between

    A) Pukki vs avl
    B) Ramsey vs NOR

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'm playing Ramsey

  18. GW35 Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    GW35 fixture odds can be found here:
    https://prnt.sc/7NARKfoSDqyP
    (Provided by Betfair.com)

    DGW34 clean sheets:
    MNC: 60% ❌
    LIV: 54% ✅
    CHE: 44% ✅ & 28% ❌
    TOT: 36% ✅
    BHA: 35% ❌
    BUR: 35% ✅
    CRY: 33% ✅
    NEW: 33% ✅
    WOL: 33% ❌
    ARS: 31% ❌
    AST: 28% ✅
    LEI: 25% ✅
    SOU: 24% ❌
    NOR: 23% ❌
    MNU: 21% ❌
    LEE: 20% ✅
    BRE: 19% ✅
    WHU: 15% ❌
    EVE: 8% ❌
    WAT: 5% ❌

    GW35 clean sheet odds:
    MNC: 50%
    AST: 49%
    LIV: 48%
    CHE: 44%
    TOT: 44%
    ARS: 38%
    MNU: 36%
    WOL: 35%
    BHA: 33%
    SOU: 31%
    BUR: 30%
    WAT: 29%
    CRY: 27%
    EVE: 18%
    WHU: 18%
    BRE: 17%
    NEW: 13%
    NOR: 13%
    LEI: 12%
    LEE: 9%
    (Provided by Fantasyfootballpundit.com)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Liverpool: 20 (+1)
    Manchester City: 19
    Chelsea: 15 (+1)
    Arsenal: 13
    Tottenham: 13 (+1)
    Wolves: 11
    Aston Villa: 10 (+1)
    Crystal Palace: 10 (+1)
    Brighton: 9
    Burnley: 9 (+1)
    Brentford: 8 (+1)
    Southampton: 8
    Manchester Utd: 7
    Newcastle 7 (+1)
    West Ham: 7
    Everton: 6
    Leicester City: 6 (+1)
    Norwich: 6
    Leeds: 5 (+1)
    Watford: 3

    G

    1. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers G, much appreciated…

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers

    3. Weilong7
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      thanks! been waiting for this 🙂

    4. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      cheers

    5. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Thank you

  19. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Am I being silly if I do Weghorst, Maddison, Raphinha > Kane, Gordan, Dewsbury-Hall (-4)?

    Sanchez
    VVD - TAA - Emerson
    Maddison - Saka - Son - Salah
    Mateta - Dennis - Weghorst

    Ramsdale - Raphinha - White - Coady

  20. ididnt
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    No pool defence currently. Coady > Matip -4? Y/N

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I assume you have to start Coady otherwise?

      1. ididnt
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yes or Broja

        1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah then I probably would get Matip in

  21. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    G2G?

    Ramsdale
    James Robertson Alonso Cancelo Cash
    Salah Saka Havertz Ramsey
    Kane

    Dubravka Weghorst Barnes Broja

    Cheers

  22. winchester
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hi lads! 1ft and 0.2m itb. FH&BB left. Bbgw36? What moves could be done here?

    ramsdale
    taa cancelo white alonso
    salah saka havertz mount
    kane weghorst

    (dubravka broja targett ramsey)

    A) gtg. save
    B) havertz -> foden/coutinho

    1. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No Man CMids? Havertz & Weghorst not looking good to me

  23. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Chances of KDB benching today? some sites predict him not starting - Looking for an excuse to swap him to Foden/Sterling to save some funds for W/c upgrades

    Anyone else in the same boat?

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I own Sterling. Kdb should start and get subbed imo.
      I’d look to swap to Kdb for the double but not before madrid game

  24. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    BB, TC, 2 FHs available

    GW36 - FH
    GW38 - FH

    have to use BB / TC in GW35 / GW37

    Sa
    TAA | James | Cancelo
    Cout | Son | Salah | Saka
    Wood | Werner | Hwang
    Foster | Schar | Gordon | Thomas

    BB or TC this week?

  25. ididnt
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Mount > Coutinho/Foden -4?

  26. boroie
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Gtg?
    Correct subs? In right order?
    Correct captain?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Rudiger Alonso
    Salah(VC) Saka Kulu Ramsey
    Kane(C) Werner Weghorst

    Dubravka; Tavares Dier Raphinha

  27. HM2
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Start:

    a) Ramsey
    b) Barnes

  28. PKnox11
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pick two to start

      Ramsey, Mateta, Broja

    • boroie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Really struggling with who to bench… Bench 3…

      A - Rudiger (eve)*
      B - Werner (eve)
      C - Tavares (whu)*
      D - Dier (LEI)
      E - Raphinha (MCI)
      F - Weghorst (wat)
      G - Ramsey (NOR)

      * already have Alonso and Ramsdale starting

    • DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone capping Trent over Salah? I struggling to see Salah hauling with his form.