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. abaalan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Havertz owners...what are you doing?
    Googled predicted lineups and only seems to be here that he's not in

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

      already sold, will get back in GW38

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

      As i said on last page
      FHers from last week are strong here
      They want every of popular options from Che to be benched so thats why predict lineup like that 🙂

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

      I have seen quite a few were he does not start?

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

      I’m keeping

  2. Catastrophe
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Havertz -> Bilva?

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

      no

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

      No

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

      No

  3. Bggz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Son captain overthinking it?

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

      no

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

      I'm doing it

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

      No, going with the crowd is overthinking it, unless you genuinely think Salah will likely outscore Son.

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

      It’s ok but prefer Salah

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Who has more upside this GW:

    A) Gordon
    B) Matip

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

      I would start Matip

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        If chasing?

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

      B safer pick

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

      B

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Chasing. have TAA too.

    4. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      B

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

    A) TAA + Foden
    B) Matip + KDB

    On Wildcard, have bench boost 36 and free hit 38

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

    0.9 ITB

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      B

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

      Question is who gets rotated more - I prefer B but hate the thought of not owning TAA. My WC is virtually the same but can't afford KDB but not going Foden

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

    Want to start Weghorst but who to drop?

    TAA Robbo Cancelo James Cash
    Salah Son Saka
    Watkins Nketiah

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

      Nketiah

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

        Just got him for another hit 🙁

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

          Hope for Robertson benching then...

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

      Nketiah out of that but rather him than Weg

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

        Thanks

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

      Eddie's on my bench

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

    Schmeichel
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Laporte
    Salah, Sterling, Saka, Mount
    Werner, Pukki

    Matthews, Davies, KDH, Dobbin

    1ft 0.9 itb only one FH left.

    A Sterling to Son (c)
    B Sterling and Werner to Coutinho and Kane (c)
    C Roll and captain sterling/salah

    *Plan on FH in gw37

    Any other suggestions?

  8. Bobadoba
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I guess Werner to Jesus for a hit is a silly thing to do?

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

      yes

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

      Don’t do it

    3. Mogger11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I wouldn’t. A chance that neither of them starts this week.

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

      Watkins a better play

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

      Yep

      1. Bobadoba
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Ok thanks all.

  9. tbhogal
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Start Broja or wood guys ?

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

      bro

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

      Broja

  10. v3n0m
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Play one:
    A) Dennis
    B) Nketiah
    C) Laporte

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

      pass

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

        We can do this?

  11. FPL Doctor
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Play 1 please:

    A) Romero (Lei likely to sit back)
    B) Rudiger (Everton at home and playing for their lives)

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

      a

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

    Robbo Kane brunoG out for Alonso kdb Countinho?

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

      naaaaaaahiiiiiiiii

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

      No

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

        No vision guys lol

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

      Yes if chasing, go for it

  13. Bollard
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Play schmiecal or foster? Feels like a lottery either way and tending to foster atm

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

      Foster

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Close, but I'm going Foster as Spurs could find form against Leicester.

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

      Foster. Same GK pair here

  14. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    First on the bench?
    a) Maddison
    b) Broja

    1. Mogger11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A

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

      B

  15. Mane Mane Mane
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Is my team order and bench correct you think?

    Mendy
    TAA, Robertson, James, Laporte, Clyne
    Saka, Salah, Ramsey, Kulu
    Kane (c)

    Ramsdale, Mateta, Martinelli, Broja

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

      maybe martinelli over clyne

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

        This. Think you have convinced me to go Ramsey over Mateta.... Tough choice

        1. Mane Mane Mane
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Very tough choice could make a case for all the bench options really

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

        You reckon Martinelli starts?

  16. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Coady to Cash and play over Weghorst in a 4-5-1 or roll transfer?

    Otherwise I am playing 3-5-2

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

      roll

  17. Mogger11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Havertz to
    a) Saka?
    b) Coutinho?
    c) Foden?
    d) Someone else?

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      b or c, probably c

  18. DropkickMurphys
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Hey guys. I have zero (0) city players. who should I get?

    Kane + Gordon ->> KDB and some cheap striker less than 5.4? Or something else like Silva or Foden? I have mount, saka, havertz

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

      none, get defenders if possible

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

      Kane? That could turn out to be a bad move losing Kane

    3. DennisTheMenace
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Possibly Mount/Havertz + Kane —> KDB + Richarlison/Watkins. Also is there any way u can get just Cancelo. You’ve got a decent midfield so I’d be reluctant removing a Chelsea one but I’d still do it. How’s ur defence?

        1. DropkickMurphys
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Thank you for all the answers. @Dennis my defence is TAA, Robertson, Cash, Coady, Schar. 0.3 in the bank. Still have FT and BB for gw 36&37.
          I guess I should work on Coady -> Cancelo maybe?

    4. DennisTheMenace
        3 months, 20 days ago

        which 2 to bench?

        a) White (whu)
        b) Nketiah (whu)
        c) Saka (whu)
        d) Kulu (LEI)
        e) Rudi (eve)
        f) Coutinho (NOR)

        Current team but thinking of doing Cucho —> Nketiah:

        Foster (BUR)
        Rudi (eve) | Alonso (eve) | TAA (new) | Matip (new)
        Salah (new) | Saka* (whu) | Kulu (LEI) | Coutinho (NOR)
        Werner (eve) | Kane (LEI)

        Schmeichel (tot) | White (whu) | Gordon (CHE) | Cucho**

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

          Ad

        2. The Tinkerman
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          AB

          Leicester defence is worst in the league

      • marcos11
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Lose Maddison or Kulusevski?

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

          madd

      • Tsssst
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Ronaldo owners, nothing like a last game of the GW captaincy?

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

        Play double pool defence or alonso + 1 pool

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

          alonso +1

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

            unless double is Robertson and Trent

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

              Robbo+ matip

      • Lacikasz01
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I have 1 FT, which option?

        A) Livramento —> Alonso
        B) Martinelli —> Coutinho
        C) Livramento —> Cash

        1. Pablitto
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          A

      • The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        G2G? Tough benching choices, including for GK this week:

        Guaita
        TAA, Cancelo, James, Cash
        Salah (C), Son, Maddison, Mount, Cout
        Weghorst

        Sanchez: Mateta, Broja, Justin

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Tempted to start Mateta over Maddison, who I think may be rested with Roma in mind

      • GC123
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Repost. Play Wood v LIV or sell Cucho for Nketieh and bench Wood? Leaning towards the former to give me 2 FT for GW36 before free-hitting GW37. Does leave me with only Mendy (Leicester) on the bench though

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Play wood

            1. GC123
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Thanks Tinkerman. That’s where I’m leaning

            2. DennisTheMenace
                3 months, 20 days ago

                If you can afford it sell Wood for Watkins and do Nketiah for Cucho next week. If you can’t afford that get Nketiah in this week and bench Wood.

                1. GC123
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    No cash for Watkins. Getting Nketieh in this week means taking a -4 next week to get shot of Wood & Dubravka to get myself set up for DGW36 before FH GW37

                2. Hairy Potter
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Wood to Dennis an option?

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

                Havertz—>Coutinho?

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

                  Yeah I'm tempted too but not sure

              • Bobby_Baggio
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Morning all. Starting XI in the correct order? Cheers

                Schmeichel
                Cancelo - Robbo - Laporte
                Coutinho - Saka - Salah - Mount - KDB
                Nkeitah - Mateta

                (Foster) - Pukki - Matip - Fofana

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

                  Wow great XI! Keep as is I think?

                2. Hairy Potter
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Maybe Foster or Schmeichel this week?

                  Also Matip has a good chance of a clean sheet. Is Mateta nailed?

                  1. Bobby_Baggio
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Unsure

              • jimmyharte
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Start Foster or Pope?

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

                  Pope

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

                  F

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

                Gtg .01 itb 1ft
                Pope
                Trent robbo cancelo royal
                Salah son saka
                Weg mateta Kane (C)

                BrunoG mendy amartey

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

                  g2g

              • spattmith
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Captaincy: I play head2head league and my opponent will captain Salah. I could captain Salah to cancel out or Kane, who my opponent doesn’t have. 50/50 split in my head currently! Thoughts?

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

                  If you want to win the round then go different.

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

                  Match play so match captain