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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766 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    1) Salah -> Son
    2) KDB -> Son
    3) Mount -> Zaha
    4) Laporte -> Cash/Digne

    (1FT, 0.8 itb, no chips left)

    Schmeichel
    TAA/Cancelo/Laporte*/Matip
    Salah/KDB/Mount/Kulu/Gordon
    Richarlison

    Bench: Foster, Alonso, Nkietah, Dennis*

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      4 IMO. losing either of KDB or Salah for Son looks criminal.

  2. Neo-Viper
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    *REPOST*
    *NOREPLY*

    How did I do on this FH?
    only worry is no Vardy.

    Pickford
    TAA Cash Digne
    Salah KDB Zaha Son Trossard
    Ings Richarlison

    Steele Kelly Tsimikas Richardson

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’d rather Kane than KDB myself. West Ham away vs Burnley home?

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        0.2 off from KDB Richardson to Trossard Kane.

        Reckon a good MF to start this week at 5.6m

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Eriksen/Martinelli/Gordon

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Olise is 5.3

  3. offspinnersinahurry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    If I use my free hit chip this week do I lose the 1 free transfer that I had therefore going into final gameweek with only 1 free transfer?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      yes

  4. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Very annoying seeing so many FH teams, feels like every man and his dog own Salah Son and KDB

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thats when fh38 separate men from boys

      1. Cantonesque
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Damn right

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Its not like I will have them even on FH38

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Son Kane vs Norwich... No?

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            just son, kane. no salah/kevin

        2. tokara
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          City last home game, u think it will end at 0-0?

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            2-1 types

  5. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sch
    Taa alonso laporte (cancelo taylor)
    Salah son mads mount (gordon)
    Toney richar nketiah

    Will FH38, Which?

    A) toney laporte -4 to ings cash
    B) laporte to cash/digne
    C) salah toney -4 to diaz vardy
    D) mount laporte -4 to zaha/cout cash/digne/vvd
    E) toney laporte -4 to vardy 4.8def.
    F) toney mount -4 to ings zaha/7.0mid.

    1. JELLYFISH
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B

  6. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Would love a big vote here..on FH?

    A. Kane
    B. KDB

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    2. DelPiero10
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Neither are in my FH team but I'd prefer Kane this week.

      • House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A) Salah, Mings
      B) KDB, Cash

      Pickford
      Digne Mykolenko xxx
      xxx Son Zaha Maddison
      Kabe Vardy Ings

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Bb

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thanksthanks

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B. Although I'm not too sure about leaving out Liverpool entirely

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Me neither, but I'm chasing 34 points

    4. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Okay, some moves... getting rid of Richarlison... as a neutral if I want to see any of those teams relegated, it's Everton, so decided I wouldn't have any of their assets moving on. Nothing worse than seeing an asset you don't own return, or an asset you own return, but it's a return you didn't want in real life. Vardy in, Ings in, Jota as a back-up in case of any big hitter getting rested (KdB and Son over them surely? or do we think West Ham are better than most teams City have run over and that the Belgian might not see much joy after his 4 goal haul?).

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Pickford
      Cash Digne __
      Son(C) KDB Jota Trossard __
      Kane Vardy
      (Andersen, Sessegnon)

      A) Robertson & Olise
      B) Mykolenko & Díaz

      1. DelPiero10
          1 month, 22 days ago

          What's the thinking behind keeping the FH for dgw37 and picking mostly sgw players?

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Tbh its not like 37 was a particular, long-planned target of mine. I just haven't really needed the 2nd FH yet & now have to use it.... But I have 5 doublers in there & only 3 players retained from my main team (Son, KDB, Kane)

        • tokara
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Bbbb

        • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          B

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A. Start Watkins
        B. Saka to Maddison

        FH in GW 38.

        Thanks.

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I think Watkins play 1.5 games

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cheers.
            Yeah I think so too.
            I have Coutinho and Cash as well and no Leicester cover.
            Maybe that's why I'm asking. Maddison might get 1.5 too.

        2. Cantonesque
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          As FH38er with Watkins and Saka, I will be waiting to see if there are training pics of Watkins tomorrow, and when that doesn't help me which it won't, I will probably be A.

      3. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        On FH

        Vardy and Maddison could be Kane and Jota, which combo would you prefer here?

        Pickford
        Cash Digne Mykolenko
        Salah Son Zaha Maddison
        Ings Vardy Richarlison

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kane and Jota. Not sure Vardy and Madders will start both games.

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Vardy & Jota

        3. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kane and Jota/Diaz

        4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Vardy and Maddison

      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        What do we think the Leicester line up would be?

        1. DelPiero10
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Full strength

          • Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            probably rotated in both games and strong XI in final week

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

              Fear Maddison will play Chelsea and rest for the other one.

              1. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 22 days ago

                So rest-play-rest again on final day? You think he's that fragile he can only play 1 of 3?

              2. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                cant really predict tbh. I guess he can play 65-70mins in all games. or sub appearance vs Watford, then start vs Chelsea and Saints

          • The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I think rotation comes in the Chelsea game with the tightest turnaround before Southampton

        2. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Any changes required for captaincy and benching here ?

          Pickford
          Taa Robbo Cancelo Cash
          Salah (c) Son Zaha Maddison Mount
          Niketah
          - Alonso Broja Gelhardt

          1. Ëð
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I'd go either Son or Zaha for (c)

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Son

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Son

        3. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Final 2 drafts, not sure double Spurs or Liverpool is the way to go.

          A) Kane + Cash + Andersen + Gordon
          B) Richarlison + Digne + Mykolenko + Diaz

          Schmeichel
          Robbo XX XX
          Salah KDB Son Zaha XX
          Ings XX

        4. Killitzer
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Help! My team is pretty rubbish and I’m limping to the finish with BB and TC

          Sa Dub
          Matip Cash Rudiger Schar Laporte
          Salah Raphinha Saka Maddison Kulu
          Kane Weg Richarlison

          BB
          Laporte ➡️ Digne or
          Raphinha ➡️ Zaha
          Schar➡️ Ev defender

          It’s bad but can’t see many other choices?!

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah those are good moves for BB

        5. Hazardous1983
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kdb or kane for 3rd premium on free hit

          1. Ëð
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Kane if you don't have Son, KDB otherwise

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Kane

          3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Kane

        6. pundit of punts
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Play one -

          A. Alonso (LEI)
          B. Kulusevski (BUR)
          C. Nketiah (new)

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            B

          2. Ëð
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            B

          3. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            B

          4. pundit of punts
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cheers

        7. Valdez
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Zaha or Maddison guys?

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Zaha

          2. Ëð
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Z

          3. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Z

        8. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Best option for free hit:

          A - Mane and Kane
          B - Salah and Vardy
          C - Salah and Kane (but with whole bench as lowest value fodder)

          1. Ëð
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            C

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            C

        9. Ëð
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Anyone else struggling with the Son Vs Rich Vs Zaha captaincy dilemma?

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Rich (C) and Son (VC)

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              This

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            not really. havent really considered son and zaha

        10. beetlejuice
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Start Watkins or Gordon ?

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            W if fit

        11. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Which combo would you rather have on FH?

          A) Cash and Sessegnon (or Andersen), play 433
          B) Matip and Ramsey, play 343

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A

          3. GE
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A

          4. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cheers!

        12. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Morning everyone. Any news on the Palace keeper Guaita ??

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            @AdvertiserCPFC
            say that Marc Guehi will likely "not be ready" to face Aston Villa but report that Vicente Guaita has returned to training on Friday and will be assessed.

        13. premierleaguefantasy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Is there a better FH TEAM? Only two single weekers are Son and Salah. Captain Rich.

          Martinez
          Myko-Cash-Justin
          Maddison-Son-Salah-Zaha
          Richarlison-Vardy-Ings

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Maddy returning from injury though

        14. arkom
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Which one??

          A) Watkins —> Richa (C)
          B) Havertz —> Zaha (C)
          C) Nketiah & Robbo —> Richa (C) & Myko/Digne

          1. premierleaguefantasy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            C

          2. arkom
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            C) will be -4

            1. arkom
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Team:
              TAA / Robo / Cash / Silva / Davies
              Coutinho / Mount / Havertz / Saka / Maddison
              Watkins / Kane / Nketiah

        15. pundit of punts
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          On -4. Thoughts? 🙂

          Pickford
          TAA - Cancelo - Cash
          Salah - Mount - Zaha - Barnes - Kulusevski
          Richarlison - Ings

          Schmeichel - Nketiah - Alonso - Dias

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Gtg

        16. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Which one do you prefer please? Would you change anything in either?

          A) Pickford
          Cash - Digne - MATIP
          MADDISON - SALAH - Zaha - Son
          KANE - Ings - Richarlison

          (Steele) - Delph - Tsimikas - Veltman
          ----
          B) Pickford
          Cash - Digne - MYKOLENKO
          JOTA - KDB - Zaha - Son
          VARDY - Ings - Richarlison

          (Steele) - Castagne - Anderson - KDH

          1. pundit of punts
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A if defending

            B if chasing

            1. Bobby_Baggio
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Ooo I'm 1st in most of my leagues. 20 points behind top 10 money league

        17. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Pope Dub
          Cash Cancelo TAA Alonso James
          Salah Havertz Saka Kulu Gordon
          Jesus Pukki Nketiah

          1 FT 0.8 ITB no chips. Already a massive benching headache so makes sense for the transfer to be from first 11 only. What should I do?

          A) Jesus > Ings
          B) Kulu > Zaha
          C) Havertz > Zaha
          D) Havertz > Diaz
          E) Jesus > Richa

        18. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A) Mykolenko, Madders, Kane
          B) Robbo, Gordon, KDB
          C) Trent, Madders, Vardy
          D) Mykolenko, Diaz/Jota, Vardy

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Think I like A

        19. GE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Which number and letter? (no chips left)

          1) Laporte out (Alonso as 1st sub, Nkietah as 2nd sub)
          2) Alonso out (Laporte* as 1st sub, Nkietah as 2nd sub)

          A) Cash in
          B) Digne in
          C) Mykolenko in