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. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Play 1
    A) Pukki AVL (A)
    B) Dennis BUR (H)

    Appreciated

    1. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

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

      Pukki

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

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

    ramsdale
    taa cancelo white alonso
    salah saka havertz mount
    kane weghorst

    (dubravka broja targett ramsey)

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

      Save transfer this week

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

        Cheers.

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

    Play Dennis or Weghorst?

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

      Weg

  4. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Start one

    A) Charlie Taylor ( Watford away)
    B) Madison (Spurs away)

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

      A

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

      A

    3. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

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

      B

  5. AWOL-Ekotto
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who to start from these?
    A) Mateta
    B) James
    C) Ramsey
    D) White

    Leaning towards Mateta.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

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

    0.8m ITB - 1FT - BB36

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
    Salah Saka* Kulu Ramsey
    Kane (C) Pukki

    Foster - Raph Doherty* Cucho*

    Roll FT, Doherty + Cucho > Konsa/Young? (max 4.9) + Nketiah next week for the BB36?

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

      Save this week

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

    B

  8. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    What to do with havertz?

    A....keep

    B...havertz to foden

    Thanks

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

      I would do B

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

      Both a rotation risk but Foden a good move for rest of season

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

        Thanks

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

    Are these moves worth hit? Or keep Sterling and captain.

    A Sterling Werner to Coutinho Kane (c) -4
    B Keep Sterling and captain

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

      I would keep Sterling tthis gw

  10. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    G2G save FT?

    Ramsdale
    TAA White James Laporte
    Salah Saka Havertz Kulu Mount
    Kane

    Schmeichel Schar Richardson Cucho

    Cheers

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

      G2g

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

    Bottomed

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

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Risk it

    2. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Fofana in 1 game might well outscore a Watford defender playing 2 games so I don't see it as much of a risk.

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

    Who would you expect to get more points?

    A - Odegaard + 4 points (whu, LEE, tot)
    B - Coutinho (NOR, bur, LIV)

    I’ve Odegaard and wondering if I should take -4 hit to get Coutinho this wee or wait to next week or wait until GW37.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

  13. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Already have Cash and Coutinho.

    A) Ramsey and Richarlison

    or

    B) Gordon and Watkins

    or

    C) Gordon and Richarlison

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

      Everton poor away form (both 36 are away) and Chelsea this week so don't think they're worth too much early investment

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

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo, Laporte, Trent, James, White
    Salah, Saka, Martinelli, Havertz
    Kane (c)

    Foster, Barnes, Broja, Gelhardt

    A. Barnes to Coutinho (bench White)
    B. Havertz to Coutinho
    C. Roll FT

    B likely to mean one less hit in 36

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

      I'd start Barnes over Martinelli, who has lost his place.
      I'd also roll.

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

    Ronaldo only 2% in the captain’s poll. That’s ridiculous.

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

      Lowly owned because United suck? Clearly a great option if you have him

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

        I vote based on who I think is likely to haul the most points this week. Not who is in my team. I’d love Ron in my team this week!

  16. Steve McCroskey
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Having both Havertz and James in my starting 11 is risky when my bench is awful (Broja, Kilman, Schar) right? Worth using my FT to bring in a more certain starter?

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

      Thinking the same. James probably a hold for me but Havertz could go

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Any thoughts on who to replace him with?

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

          See above. Coutinho probably

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

      I had to do the same and did Schar > Cash

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

        I am holding on to Havertz and benching him, I don't think he starts.

  17. My Mums Athletic
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A) Martenelli
    B) Nketiah (-4)

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

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

      Nk is not worth a hit, although Marty might be on the bench.

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

      A

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

    Start two:

    Johnny
    Cash
    Ramsey

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

      Villa boys

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

      Cash & Ramsey

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

      C+R

    4. LC1
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I fell into a burning ring of fire

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

      Thanks people!

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

    Havertz + James > Foden + Laporte

    A) This GW
    B) Next GW

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

      B for me, hoping the decision is made easier by then!

  20. Viper
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A. Play Pukki

    B. Schar -> Robertson (Bench Pukki)

    C. Schar -> Laporte (Bench Pukki)

    1. Viper
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B & C are -4s

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

      If you have no other plans for the money, get Robertson asap

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

      B or C good options. Especially if you are BB36

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

        B better

  21. Mikey44
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Alonso James Davies
    Salah Son Saka Mount
    Weghorst
    Subs: Dubravka Pukki Broja Maddison

    Should I save the FT or bring in Nketiah for Broja and bench one of the chelsea players? Thanks

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Save

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

      I would save

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

    Mount -> Coutinho (-4)?

  23. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thinking about getting Coutinho but not enough funds to do it if I sell Kulu.

    1) Roll FT
    2) Take -4, downgrade one of Pukki/Dennis

    Foster
    TAA Matip Cancelo Laporte James
    (S)alah KDB Kulu Havertz
    Werner

    Schmeichel Dennis Pukki Gordon

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      2

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

    Matip or Dennis

    1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Matip

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

      Matip, acts as cover also for the many TAA/Robertson double ups out there

  25. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Team is
    Schmeichel
    TAA Laporte Cancelo Alonso
    Salah Son Mount Kulusevski
    Werner Pukki
    Subs Mateta Dewsbury Hall Amartey

    A Roll FT
    B Werner to Watkins
    C Werner to Jesus
    D Werner to Richarlison
    E Mount to Coutinho

  26. Davew88
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Start Ramsey or Cash?

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Cash for me

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

      Cash

  27. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ashley Young a good replacement for Doherty?
    Digne likely out for the season.

    Or is Emerson a better option? Budget 4.8M

  28. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Chasing 40 odd pts in my ML.

    Captain who?

    a. Salah

    b. Son

    Cheers

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

      Def Son

  29. thepancakeman123
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who to start in goal this week, I'm currently on Dubravka because of saves.

    A) Dubravka
    B) Schmeichel

  30. Al Pacho
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Guys!
      Alonso or James??

      1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        James