Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 38?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are looking to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool for the Gameweek 38 captaincy, and for the final time this season, 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 Sunday’s 14:30 BST deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Son Heung-min (£11.2m) is the clear winner of the captain poll, pulling in the support of 41.97% in the final vote of the season.

No other player has garnered more than 20.0% of votes at this stage, with team-mate Harry Kane (£12.5m) currently in second place, backed by 18.34% of our users.

Kevin De Bruyne (£12.1m) occupies third place with 8.86% of votes, with Mohamed Salah (£13.1m, 4.49%) and Jamie Vardy (£10.3m, 3.51%) just behind the Man City midfielder. 

SON HEUNG-MIN/HARRY KANE

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 32? 1

Son Heung-min is just one goal short of Mohamed Salah’s tally of 22 and will attempt to overhaul the Egyptian on Sunday as he chases down the Golden Boot.

However, the pair are in contrasting spells of form: Salah has scored three times in his last 10 Premier League games, while Son has netted 10 in the same period.

Summing up, Son’s 2022 form is unrivalled, having recorded at least 13 more points than any other player in FPL:

Harry Kane, meanwhile, is expected to be fit and sits second in the above table on a very decent 131 points, having produced 21 attacking returns in 20 starts since the turn of the year.

The England captain tends to finish strongly, too, having plundered 48 FPL points in his last four Gameweek 38 appearances:


SON V KANE – LAST SIX MATCHES
SonKane
Goals44
Assists20
FPL points4832
FPL points per start85.3
Double-digit hauls21
Non-pen xG2.452.61
xA0.650.50

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

Spurs travel to Norwich City on Sunday with Champions League football in their grasp. Arsenal are the only team that can overtake them, but anything but a loss will effectively secure a place for Antonio Conte’s side in next season’s competition.

And Son/Kane could not have picked a more obliging opponent to face on the final day: the Canaries have shipped a whopping 79 goals in 37 matches this term and rank bottom for expected goals conceded (xGC).

They have also suffered against tougher opposition at Carrow Road, with some miserable results against the top seven:

  • Norwich 0-3 Liverpool – Gameweek 1
  • Norwich 0-1 Man Utd – Gameweek 16
  • Norwich 0-5 Arsenal – Gameweek 19
  • Norwich 0-4 Man City – Gameweek 25
  • Norwich 1-3 Chelsea – Gameweek 28
  • Norwich 0-4 West Ham – Gameweek 36

KEVIN DE BRUYNE

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843 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DF
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Pickford
    Cancelo. Trent. James. Sessegnon
    Son. Mount. Jota. Zaha. Coutinho
    Kane
    Forgotten. Anderson. Greenwood. Dobbin
    1FT 0.2itb

    A. Coutinho to Erikssen
    B. Jota to Diaz
    C. Coutinho to another

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      You think Jota won’t start?

      1. DF
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not sure. Certainly worried. Predicted lineups on here has him starting which is some comfort.

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    3. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C - Barnes?

      1. DF
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks. Think I prefer ward prowse in that fixture though

    4. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C) Maddison

      1. DF
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah. Guess so. Haven't had him yet ...

    5. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cout to Maddison?

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Dubravka
    TAA Robbo Laporte Cancelo
    Salah Son Saka Coutinho
    Jesus Nketiah
    Sa Martinelli Cucho Livra

    A) Coutinho to Maddison
    B) Salah, Cucho to Mads, Vardy -4. Play 343, bench Nketiah/Laporte?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C) get some Chelsea

  3. Hairy Potter
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    1 FT and money ITB. Any of these worth doing?

    A) Zaha to Bilva/Grealish
    B) Jota to Diaz
    C) Saka to Bilva/Grealish

    1. George James
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A and C are downgrades I think so B

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B easily

  4. winchester
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    1ft 0.1m itb. What could be done here? Salah out for who?

    ramsdale
    taa alonso cancelo white
    mount havertz salah saka gordon
    kane

    (dubravka cash broja dennis)

    1. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Son

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers. See any other moves?

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mane

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers. What about kdb then?

  5. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Have BB left
    Schmeichel
    TAA White James Cancelo
    Mount Kulu Saka KDB Son
    Richarlison

    Ramsdale Holgate Cucho Richardson

    Thinking Holgate to Sess for free and activate BB for 2 players?

    Or take some hits and get a full playing bench? I'm 18 points a head in my ml

    Cheers

  6. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Just realised I dropped 73k last week.

    WTF

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      would have been funny if you were #1 rank 😀

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It's still funny either way! I haven't even looked at my rank drops but I'd imagine it's been similar these past few weeks

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I was around 70k, so doubled my rank. Was a disaster GW

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          40k to 80k within 2 weeks here thank you coutinho (c)

  7. George James
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    GW38 Minutes prediction

    A) Alonso

    B) Jota

    C) James

    D) Salah

    1. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      25
      30
      90
      10

    2. nolard
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      70
      75
      80
      15

  8. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bottomed. Chasing a 15-point lead to win my ML and rival has Son and Mount.

    A) Salah + Richarlison -> Diaz + Kane for -4
    B) Salah + Richarlison + Cancelo -> Son + Kane + Sessegnon for -8

    Schmeichel
    TAA Matip Laporte James Cancelo*
    KDB Saka Havertz Salah*
    Richarlison*

    Foster Pukki Gordon Dennis

    1. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks J!

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks IC!

  9. JT11fc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Luis Diaz and Robbo
    Or
    Trent and Cancelo

    Dont have any other Pool or City defence

    Cheers

  10. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Leading my money league with 16 points, but think I need to take a -8.
    Mahrez and Salah out + upgrade 1 forward to Kane/Vardy. Only 1 FT.

    Who would you get?
    A) Mane, Barnes, Vardy
    B) Diaz, 9.3, Kane

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Team is:
      Pickford (Foster)
      Cancelo Laporte Alonso Matip TAA
      Salah Son Mahrez Saka (Gordon)
      Richarlison (Nketiah) (Pukki)

    2. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A, would be nice to squeeze in Mane + Kane tho somehow

    3. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B - with Mount if we get confirmation he’s starting, otherwise probably with some Leicester cover

    4. nolard
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maybe do just one hit with such a small lead.
      Salah and Rich to Diaz and Vardy?
      Hope Mahrez gets a shot.

  11. The Polymath
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bring in James for a -4 worth it?

    1. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Too much risk of rotation

      1. Alan The Llama
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This. Or he's moved to one of the back three.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      nope

  12. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    1FT 0.4ITB

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
    Son Saka Kulu Raph
    Kane Nketiah

    Foster - Rich Gordon Digne

    Suggestions on where to use the last FT here? Raph > Barnes? Rich to Toney (bench who)?

  13. The real slim shady
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Need help. ! FT for last GW. 2,0 mil in the bank. What transfer to do?
    Can't swap matip for robbo.

    ramsdal
    davies - cancelo - matip
    Kulu - Mount - KDB - Foden - Saka
    Nketiah - Kane

    Dubravka - Amartey - Digne - Adams.

    1. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Saka to Diaz?

      I don’t really think there’s too much you can do to upgrade with the £2m just one move - team looks decent

    2. Swissbob
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nketiah to Toney

  14. akhilrajau
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    schmeichel, (foster)
    Cancelo, Alonso, TAA, Laporte, Cash
    Son, Salah, Saka, Mount, KDH
    Pukki, Dennis, Watkins
    Bank: 0m FT: 1

    planning to play TC on Son

    A. Salah, Watkins, Cash -> Jota/Diaz, Vardy, James(-8) 541
    B. Salah, KDH, Watkins -> Madison, Bowen, Vardy (-8) 451
    C. any other suggestions

  15. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is the bench order OK?

    Sanchez
    Cancelo TAA Alonso
    KDB Son(C) Mount Saka
    Toney Richalison Broja

    Pickford Schar Mykolenko Ramsey

    1. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks decent. Schar best chance of points if he does play I think

  16. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Sessegnon injured?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      no?

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Might have the squirts like Kane and co

      1. BERGKOP
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        ??

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Stomach illness/food poisoning rumours on Twitter

  17. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Casper
    Taa cancelo alonso robbo
    Son(c) kulusevski mount kdb saka
    Nketiah

    5k atm.. fight for something up. G2G lads?

  18. XABI 15
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Would you rather:

    James/Rudi Nketiah
    Or
    Sessegnon Toney

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      ST

    2. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      ST

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can't see Eddie starting so ST but out of all the players there James is the one

    4. XABI 15
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thanks all

  19. Monya Meow Meow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Dennis to Toney for -4 and play over Pukko worth it?

    1. XABI 15
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think so

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks mate

  20. Valdez
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    KDB to Mane done and captained. 4% ownership and chasing. Let’s do this

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      still one day left to reverse the move 😉

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He’s my captain too. What could go wrong?

  21. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I will never play the ManC midfielder lottery again. Foden to Sterling to Mahrez the last 8 GWs. All blanks, didn’t catch one of their returns.

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      You wont need to Cancelo and some new guy up top will do

    2. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Always a lesson to learn from the roulette even if you got it right

    3. nolard
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Just do KDB. Cancelo and or Laporte at the back and leave it.

  22. Clueless_91
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How's this 11 look on a FH?

    Alison
    TAA James Cancelo Sessegnon
    Foden Son Diaz Madison Mount
    Kane

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not Foden. Otherwise good.

      1. Clueless_91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Only man city attacking cover I have

  23. XABI 15
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Should have added another option to above.

    Would you rather:
    Sessegon (-4)
    Azpi (-4)
    Andersen
    Mykolenko

  24. Swissbob
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Diaz / Vardy / Eriksen (1st sub) or
    Foden / Mané / fodder

    1. XABI 15
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Option 1

    2. nolard
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1

  25. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Salah to Mane
    B) Richarlison to Toney

    1. XABI 15
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1

  26. llmja
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A. Zaha to Maddison
    B. Zaha to Bowen
    C.Watkins to Toney and Zaha bench
    D.Play Zaha

    Thank you

  27. jamiet
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    SAVED MY WILDCARD FOR THE FINAL GW

    Current Team

    Raya (Jacupovich)

    Alonso, James, Cancelo, TAA (Tsimikas)

    Salah, BGuimarães, Son (C), Foden, Ødegaard

    Kane (Delap, Richardson)

    All subs are cheap to maximise cash and 0.0ITB

    Really think Salah will Play but him and Kane are holding all the cash

    Thoughts??

    Thanks in advance

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      My thoughts are what a waste of a WC really but good luck with whats effectively a free hit

    2. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I wouldn't have salah unless you're giving him the armband. Fair play if you do.

      1. jamiet
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thinking of given Salah the armband, I feel he will grab a couple - plus alot of people are selling

        Just need a little more info (i know he was in training yesterday)

        If not then I will spread

    3. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Salah is a waste on a FH/ WC

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Interested to know how your season has gone having not used the wildcard, but managed to use 2 free hits and a bench boost? Gone well?

      1. jamiet
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Not to bad but not amazing

        Currently sitting on 2402pts and About 150K rank

        So could be better

  28. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I have a 19 point lead. My opponent has Kane and Mount. I know she will captain Kane

    Would you do KDB + Richarlison + Jota to Mount + Kane (c) + Maddison. (have Son (c) otherwise.

    Will substantially reduce her chances to making up the lead. My lead will reduce to 15 points (my view is she will take a hit)

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      go for it

    2. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeah. Block away if you're defending 19. Hope she outwits you and captains someone else!

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        yeah, its no fun if you cant predict her moves

  29. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Spurs players just need to form a huddle and do a collective Paula Ratcliffe before ko.

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Just crap in their shorts and rub it into the pitch like Lineker did in Italia 90.

  30. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Son Kane Kulu triple up too much?

    Thinking Salah to Son(c)