Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 37?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers face another tough captaincy decision for Double Gameweek 37, with no real standout favourite for the armband.

In an attempt to find the best one for this latest round, 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 Sunday’s 10:30 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Richarlison (£7.6m) is the man who tops the pile but not by much. 24.2% of voters handed their support to the Everton forward, who is in decent form, with three attacking returns in his last five starts.

Son Heung-min (£11.0m) is just behind in second place, backed by 22.39%.

Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) occupies third place with 9.68%, followed by Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) and Ollie Watkins (£7.5m), on 7.98% and 6.99% respectively.

SON HEUNG-MIN/HARRY KANE

Gabriel injury latest as Son and Kane haul in north London derby

Son Heung-min’s midweek goal against Arsenal closed him to within one of Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

The South Korean also added an assist, which means he has now produced five double-figure hauls in his last eight matches and trails Salah by just 16 points at the top of the FPL standings.

As for Harry Kane (£12.4m), since Antonio Conte came to the helm, he is top among all players for non-penalty expected goal involvement (xGI), with his 23 attacking returns in 26 starts only bettered by Son.

SON V KANE – LAST SIX MATCHES
SonKane
Goals73
Assists23
FPL points6635
FPL points per start115.8
Double-digit hauls32
Non-pen xG2.562.44
xA0.510.48

Last six matches: ARS/liv/LEI/bre/BHA/avl


Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have now won five of their last six home league games, scoring at least three goals in each of those victories.

And even with just one fixture in Double Gameweek 37, Son/Kane remain attractive propositions for the armband against a Burnley side potentially missing both of their first-choice centre-halves: James Tarkowski (£4.9m) exited last weekend’s game against Aston Villa in the early stages of the second half after feeling tightness in his hamstring, while Ben Mee (£4.6m) is struggling with a leg injury.

The Clarets’ goal attempts conceded heatmap from Gameweek 33 onwards – Mike Jackson’s first match in charge – offers further encouragement for Son backers, with plenty of shots allowed from the South Koreans ‘zone’:


RICHARLISON

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 37?


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  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 2 mins ago

    Myko or Digne?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Digne. Better fixtures of the two IMO for CS.

    2. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Both

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Read the question again, think you misunderstood it

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Both equally good, read again

    3. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      Digne

  2. fplgaruda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 23 hours ago

    FH-ers, how many single GW players do you have?

    I'm on 4 at the moment. Son, Kane, TAA, KDB.
    7 slots for DGW player.

    1. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 23 hours ago

      4. Robbo Son Diaz KDB

    2. noissimbus
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        5. Robbo, Diaz, Son, KDB, Kane.

      • Brewstercat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        5 as well. Son, Salah, KDB, TAA, Cancelo… for now

      • G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        3. Son, Mané and Kane...

      • House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        4- KDB, Mane, Son, Kane

    3. Mkk0713
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Pickford as a captain? y/n?

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          No. Ceiling too low

        2. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          If you're looking at (C)aptaining a defender then I would go for Digne or Cash tbh...

      • OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Which is better ??
        A - Pickford & Myko & KDH
        B- Kasper & Holgate & Gordon

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          I prefer A, whether it's better than B or not I couldn't tell yah lol

      • FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Pick 1:

        1. Havertz, broja, kilman to Diaz, nketiah, clyne/Holgate for -4
        2. Werner, broja kilman to Rich, nketiah, cash for -4

        BB Team:
        Schmiechel foster
        Alonso cancelo robbo white kilman*
        Kdb havertz* saka Gordon Maddy
        Werner* kane broja*

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          2

      • Scheister
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Any expected price rises tonight?
        (Especially Richa?)

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Son, Cash, Nketiah predicted to

          1. Scheister
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Cheers

      • FCSB
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        FH setup.

        Pickford
        TAA Cash Digne Mykolenko
        Salah Son Zaha
        Kane Richarlison Ings

        Steele KDH McArthur Tsimikas

        Current dilemma:

        1. TAA 433
        2. Maddison 343

        Thanks

        1. Metropolis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          2

        2. Brewstercat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          1 but Robbo perhaps? Has had his rest (but wait too FA cup done)

      • Kane Lane
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Minus 16

        Salah Havertz Johnson James Rodz Out
        Son Ramsey Myko Vardy Cash In

        1. sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Minus 16 is a lot.
          None of the moves are bad on their own, but not sure you make up the 16 points on the score

          1. Kane Lane
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Thanks I have 43 point lead my rival has son need to play my BB but got rodz Johnson on the bench I don't know what to do

      • kbaby901
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        People putting the C on watkins? Do we think he's gunna play? I recently dropped him from my fh.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Doubt many will - Ings or Watkins more likely if going for a Villa attacker

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Sorry Ings or Coutinho

      • Ragabolly
        • 12 Years
        9 days, 23 hours ago

        Risers: Trossard (5.9) Nketiah (5.7)

        Fallers: Ward-Prowse (6.4) Wood (6.3) Broja (5.3) Sissoko (4.3)

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Cheers Mo

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 21 hours ago

            Could still drop before the deadline...

        2. Mozumbus
            9 days, 21 hours ago

            Cheers Ragabolly

        3. FortunesAlwaysHiding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Which one to start guys?

          A) Martinelli (new)
          B) Bowen (MANC)

          Thanks

          1. lugs
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Bowen

        4. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          FH TEAM.

          Pickford
          Cancelo cash Andersen
          Kdb son coutinho zaha
          Richarlison ings kane

          Whom to captain?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            Richy Rich

        5. Bennyboy1907
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          KDB or Kane on FH?

          1. lugs
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            tricky one as Kane has the better fixture, but he also takes up a precious forward slot in a dgw with a few forwards that can easily outscore him, so KDB imo

            1. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              I agree with this.

          2. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Kane

          3. HurriKane
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Kane

        6. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          Looking to go from this team:
          Pickford - Dubravka
          Alonso - Matip- TAA - White - Cancelo
          Saka - Mount - Son - Salah - DH
          Kane - Mateta - Gelhardt

          To this team: 12 ph....worth it?
          Pickford - Dubravka
          Alonso - Matip- TAA - White - Cancelo
          Saka - Mount - Son - Kulu - DH
          Kane - Ings - Richarlison

          1. noissimbus
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              For 12 ph, nah. You'll also be creating a problem on who to bench.

            • the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              are playing BB?

              if not 12pts is a bit steep.

              1. bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                BB yes.

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              Maybe -8 max

              1. bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                BB. What would you suggest LRL?

              2. bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                What do you think of this version? -8 Thanks!

                Pickford - Dubravka
                Alonso - Matip- Mykolenko - White - Cancelo
                Saka - Mount - Son - Salah - DH
                Kane - Ings - Mateta

                (Old version)
                Pickford - Dubravka
                Alonso - Matip- TAA - White - Cancelo
                Saka - Mount - Son - Salah - DH
                Kane - Mateta - Gelhardt

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 22 hours ago

                  Nah for me.TAA could go wild

                  1. bso
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    It is such a minefield at the end. Top of ML by 1 pt and next guy has FH. I only have BB....aarggh!

              3. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 19 hours ago

                agree with -8 max too

          2. POTATO
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            On FH

            1) Matip + Diaz
            2) Roberston + Maddison

            Rest of midfield: KDB Salah Son Zaha

            1. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              Favouring 2 otherwise I have no Leicester. It also means Tsimikas can sub Robertson

            2. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              2 for me

            3. Hunta
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              2

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            GTG?

            Pickford
            Cancelo TAA Mykolenko
            Salah Son Mount Saka Ramsey
            Watkins Richalison(C)

            Sanchez Alonso Broja Schar

            1. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              Confident on Watkins?

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Play Alonso?

                1. Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 22 hours ago

                  Can you afford Ings instead?

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    Yes but already on a hit.

            2. bso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              I guess you have Alonso come if for Watkins if needed. Hopefully if he does, he plays both games. Alonso not a bad shout. GTn

            3. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              I'm on a FH so don't have my regular Chelsea defensive pair this week but I guarantee you Rudiger will score from a set piece - possibly assisted by Alonso - against Leicester.

          4. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Should I FH:

            Schmeichel
            Cash, Digne, Holgate
            Salah, Son, KDB, Zaha, Gordon
            Richarlison, Kane

            Or just play:

            Schmeichel
            James, TAA, Cancelo, Holgate
            Salah, Zaha, Coutinho, Gordon
            Richarlion, Kane

            1. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              Don’t think I’d FH if you already have the team at the bottom.

          5. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Bench one plz
            A) Mount
            B) Cancelo
            C) Alonso

            1. NorCal Villan
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Not B

                1. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 22 hours ago

                  Thnx , was just making sure as someone here suggested to bench him yesterday

                  1. NorCal Villan
                      9 days, 20 hours ago

                      As always, just my opinion.

                2. Hunta
                  • 1 Year
                  9 days, 22 hours ago

                  C. But that could come back to haunt you.

              • LiamK17
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Reckon Neto is a viable punt?

                1. noissimbus
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    At 6.2, there's better options like Trossard, Rodrigo, Iwobi, even Wolves other mids Neves/Moutinho/Dendoncker.

                  • Hunta
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    Possibly. I’m thinking of Coady myself.

                2. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 days, 22 hours ago

                  who is a better pick this DGW37?

                  a. Vardy & Diaz

                  b. Nketiah Salah

                  Cheers

                  1. CR7 is Home
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    B as I doubt Vardys minutes

                  2. Hunta
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    B but something has me leaning towards A.

                  3. Boberella
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    I’m on A.
                    Vardy won’t play 90 in both, but I don’t doubt his ability in the minutes he will have. He looked well up for it last game and he’s the most fun pick.

                    Newcastle away isn’t a great fixture for Arsenal.

                  4. noissimbus
                      9 days, 21 hours ago

                      A

                    • G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 20 hours ago

                      A

                  5. Hunta
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    Must haves for a FH on GW 37?

                    1. Boberella
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 22 hours ago

                      Have a read through the last few pages.

                      Template DGW picks seem to be:
                      Pickford, Cash/Digne, Mykolenko,
                      Coutinho, Zaha, Gordon, Maddy
                      Richarlison, Ings

                      SGWers of:
                      Son, Kane, KDB, Robbo/TAA, Salah/Diaz/Jota

                      1. Boberella
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 22 hours ago

                        PS - I think Vardy is a must have on a FH37.

                        1. Hunta
                          • 1 Year
                          9 days, 22 hours ago

                          Yup. My thoughts as well.

                          1. G-Whizz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 4 Years
                            9 days, 20 hours ago

                            Hope it works out for you...

                  6. Hunta
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    Vardy over Kane?
                    KDB over Salah?

                  7. peco12
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    Anyone playing WC this week?

                  8. Jinswick
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    Any major issues with this FH? No KDB is a risk but I can’t fit him in with Salah, Son & Kane:

                    PICKFORD
                    CASH, DIGNE, MYKOLENKO
                    ZAHA, MADDISON, Salah, Son
                    RICHARLISON, INGS, Kane

                    Foster, ANDERSEN, KDH, Tsimikas
                    Bank 0.0m

                  9. Steager
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    On FH,

                    A) Diaz and KDB
                    B) Salah and Mehrez

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      9 days, 22 hours ago

                      Pool play today.

                  10. Caleb's Kitties
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 22 hours ago

                    Help. Better FH team? A or B?

                    Team A
                    Pickford
                    CANCELO HOLGATE digne
                    KDB son zaha maddison
                    Kane richarlison VARDY

                    Team B
                    Pickford
                    ROBERTSON CASH digne
                    SALAH son zaha maddison
                    Kane richarlison INGS

                  11. HurriKane
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 21 hours ago

                    Is it really a must to captain a DGW player? From my experience this season i disagree

                    DGW36 Salah (TOT avl) Blank
                    DGW34 Mount (WHU mu) Blank
                    DGW28 Raphinha (lei AVL)Blank
                    DGW23 Dennis (NOR bur) Blank
                    DGW22 Ronaldo (avl bre) Blank

                    Community will definitely be split on Richarlison vs Son Captiency this gw

                    Might as well go most inform golden boot chasing Son vs Burnley without their 2 vital CB's in Tarkowski and Mee

                    1. zøphar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      9 days, 21 hours ago

                      Ings isn't being talked about enough for captaincy

                      1. HurriKane
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 21 hours ago

                        Agree. For free hitters he's a no brainer

                        But i dont think many have the luxury to get him for free transfer

                  12. Nightrain_
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 21 hours ago

                    With the red hot chase of Golden Boot, title, and new contract extension, will we see Salah run amok with a hattrick against Saint ?

                    Could be a differential captain against the favourable Richarlison which could get knocked out or red carded any moment

                    Thoughts ?

                  13. BS03
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 21 hours ago

                    hey guys kdb/mo + saka -> son (c) + zaha yay or nay?

                  14. bso
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 21 hours ago

                    Anyone know if Gelhardt is likely to start this week?