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. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Play
    Alonso or
    Matip

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Matip

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Alonso all day

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Alonso on fire. Wish I had him

    4. @FPL__Engineer
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Alonso higher xG than Salah Son & Kane in his 5 starts

  2. Fpl_Ludwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    G2G? Am i starting the right players?

    Guaita
    Robbo / Laporte / Cancelo / Cash
    Salah / Jota / Foden / Son / Coutinho
    Nketiah

    Bench: Steele / Alonso / Pukki / Jay rod

  3. sentz05
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Start Martinelli or Broja?

  4. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Bench one:

    1. Weghorst (WAT A)
    2. Dennis (BUR H)
    3. Pukki (AVL A)

    1. JJO
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Tough one
      Would probably play Weg and Dennis, but who knows..maybe that match will be close with no goals at all

  5. JJO
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Dubravka to Foster for free as preparation for BB or wait 1 more gw?

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I'm going to do the same move next week.

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks man

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wait. Assume you'd bench whichever this week so no benefit doing it early and every chance you want that FT for an unexpected fire next week

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah i agree
        The only think is that Dubravka is playing Liv and Scmeichel is playing Spurs
        So on paper Foster is having better fixture

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hold

  6. Gorky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Played Wildcard:

    Bench 3:

    Ramsey Gordon Matip - current bench
    Richarlison Pukki Cash - bench possibles

    Team:
    Foster (Schmeichal)
    Cancelo Laporte Alonso Cash (Matip)
    Son (C) Salah Saka (Ramsey, Gordon)
    Watkins Richarlison Pukki

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      BB next week yes?

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I would bench alonso Pukki Gordon.....I'm guessing your bb36

      1. Gorky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yeh BB next week

  7. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Head says Salah captain.. heart says Son.

    Leading my ML by 85 points so probably should be sensible..

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Big enough lead to go with heart I reckon

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I've got a 60 point lead and my rivals beaten me 10 years in a row but I'm still going for kane. Got to play your own game

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Son
      Must be poor ML 😉

      1. Kodap
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Well, I'm currently 1.8k OR 😉

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Nice. Ditch them and find better MLs 😀

  8. V-2 Schneiderlin
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    am chasing so thinking KDB (C) - but is there a chance he doesn't start?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Unlikely but there is a chance

    2. noissimbus
        3 months, 20 days ago

        There's always a chance. But will Pep risk it with the title race so close? Best bet is to sub him out once they are 2 goals ahead.

    3. Jinkys Oars
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      With the expected rotation carnage/managed minutes this weekend I'm struggling to pick one of these for captain. Any suggestions?

      A. Salah
      B. KDB
      C. Nkeitah
      D. Kulu
      E. Mount/Havertz

      1. MrZ
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Was set on cancelo but moved to Salah.
        Pool won 2-0 at home, no need to start Salah in the CL.

        1. Jinkys Oars
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I still think.Salah starts in CL though.

      2. Birdman77
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Salah will play. Klopp can’t take chances, need the win. May not be 90 though. Rate him over KDB but nice you have both

        1. Jinkys Oars
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Agreed that Salah will start, just feel both he and KDB could have their minutes managed, Newcastle have come into a bit of form too.

        2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yep, cant see Salah not starting

      3. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        A

    4. Mikey44
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Is Pukki really that good of an option? I'm not even starting him this gw and Norwich will most likely be mathematically relegated by the time the DGW starts. Nketiah won't lose his place if he continues to perform and has West Ham next with no cb's, and then a double of Leeds and North London Derby

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Not really

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I rate nketiah over him but the "if he continues to perform" is the key sentence. You could bring him in and he suddenly falls out of favour. The said, I'd take him over pukki

      3. tokara
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        relegated or not, players might be motivated to play for a move (next season)

        Pukki could have scored 1 and assisted 1 last game

    5. TopCorner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      KDB or Foden for the run in if you could have either?

      1. Zaruto
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I think KDB

      2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        KDB 100%

      3. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Has to be kdb

      4. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Kdb

      5. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Kdb will play less

        1. tokara
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          thanks to Pool, he may play more instead

    6. Zaruto
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wich “Duo” for this GW?

      KDB & Sterling
      Or
      KDB & CR7

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        B for this week

      2. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        B

      3. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        B

    7. TVPlugSockets
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Which one would you bench from this lot?

      Laporte, Havertz, Alonso, Emerson, Kulusevski, Nketiah

    8. TVPlugSockets
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Which keeper would you start, Foster or Schmeichel?

      1. MrZ
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Same dilemma here. Went Foster atm

        1. Birdman77
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Same situation here. I’m on Foster

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Foster

      3. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Same keepers. Starting Foster.

      4. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Foster

    9. Super John McGinn-
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wildcard, BB36, FH38

      A) TAA + Saka/Coutinho
      B) Matip + Son

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        A.

        I'm loving the fh38....I'm on it too cant see why there ain't more people on that train!

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I am

      2. winchester
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Tough one. Perhaps A. Would you mind showing ur Draft?

        1. Super John McGinn-
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            You have BB left too?

          2. Super John McGinn-
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            KDB is Foden*

          3. Iain Dowies Love Child
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            That's a decent Team Value there!

            1. Iain Dowies Love Child
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              And a very nice team btw

      3. FTH
          3 months, 20 days ago

          TAA + Coutinho

        • bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          A Coutinho.

        • NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          A Coutinho

        • jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          A

          1. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Though i have b

        • Iain Dowies Love Child
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          A

      4. Redranger
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Which striker to play?

        A) Pukki
        B) Dennis
        C) Rodriguez

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          B

        2. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          B

      5. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Good to go? On -8, 0 itb. Just FH left.

        Pope
        TAA Robbo Cancelo James Cash
        Salah vc Son (C) Saka
        Watkins Nketiah

        Kasper Weghorst Gordon Schar

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Sorry Schar is Martinelli

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Gtg

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Thanks

          2. tim
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Went with Mo(C), otherwise GTG

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah 50/50 call thanks ya

      6. tim
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Havertz to Saka for free?

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yes

          1. tim
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Cheers mate!

      7. Junks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        1FT 0.1ITB
        DDG
        Cancelo James Robbo
        Saka Mount Salah Sterling(c) Eriksen
        Pukki Weghorst

        Foster / Broja / Schar / Justin

        DDG & Mount to Pope & Zaha -4

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Not keen on Zaha myself. WHy Pope over Schmeichel who has better fixtures and doubles next 2 GWs?

          1. Junks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Would you roll the FT instead? Even that I'm FHing next GW36? Pope because still playing for something. Maybe just use FT for DDG to Pope/Schmeichel this GW?

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              No point using FT on DDG out this week given his fixture. Just use a FT on some punt

              1. Junks
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Thanks

      8. ran
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Currently on a WC this gw~

          Should I do a James and Son > Alonso and KDB now or wait for gw36 to make those moves?

          1. OneArseneWenger32
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Logic says wait..therefore go for it

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            2 FTs before GW36 was one of the main reasons I used WC in GW34 over GW35, it going to cost you a hit now to switch Son to KDB now unless you go Alonso and Son, with MITB to upgrade Son to KDB.

        • Jerryblock
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Guys, please RMT, I am wildcarding now to BB DGW36 + take advantage of DGW37 as well. Thanks

          Ramsdale / Schmeichel
          Cancelo / Matip / Alonso / Cash / Mykolenko
          Salah / Son / Coutinho / Saka / Ramsay
          Nketiah / Dennis / Richarlison

          1. OneArseneWenger32
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Gtg

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Get Robbo otherwise gtg

          3. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Ticks a lot of boxes apart from Spurs / City attackers, but you cannot have them all. A good side!

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Son there

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Yes I realised as soon as I typed this. Looks good and I like the Richa pick too, especially next week. He'll be all guns blazing you would think.

        • Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          A. Nketiah (whm)
          B. Dennis (BUR)

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            A easy

            1. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Thanks, feels right picking the one in the more attacking team. Bookies have Dennis as slightly more likely to score which is throwing me off

        • @FPL__Engineer
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          No Chelsea vs Everton in scout picks? Madness.

          1. aapoman
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Impossible to predict who will start

        • Mr Johnson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Who to start this week

          A) Dennis
          B) B.Davies
          C) Weghorst

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            C

        • The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Trust Sterling one more week before BB36?

          A) Sterling --> Son (c) or KDB (c)
          B) Sterling + Werner --> Kane (c) + Coutinho
          C) Save FT

          Foster
          TAA -- Cancelo -- Matip -- Alonso
          Salah -- Mount -- Sterling (c) -- Saka
          Werner -- Dennis

          Schmeichel -- Emerson -- Pukki -- KDH [1FT + 1.5m ITB]

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            C

        • aapoman
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Havertz -> Saka or save ft?

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Save

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Havertz to Coutinho feels like one of those transfers, if I do it - Havertz hauls and I kick myself.

          If not, Coutinho goes mental and I’ve missed going early.

        • jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Wc team

          Schmeichel
          Robertson cash matip cancelo
          Salah saka son coutinho foden
          Watkins
          Foster alonso nketiah denis

          Way too heavy bench? Planning to BB at gw36

        • Zaruto
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Oh cap my cap?

          a) CR7
          b) KDB

        • Harmonica1967
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Not sure what to do with the below:

          Sanchez- Jakupovic
          TAA-Cancelo-White-Guehi-B.Johnson
          Salah-KdB-Mount-Saka-Gordon
          Kane-Broja-Greenwood

          1 FT, 0 ITB

          Have both FHs available, so will use in 36 and 38.

          Thinking maybe Kane and Saka to Son and Watkins (-4) or Saka and White to Cash and a sub 6 mill MF (-4)

          Any suggestions welcome!