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. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Son (C), Pukki
    B) Son (C), James -4
    C) Mount, Vardy -4 with KDB C

    At 15k with a final push for 10k

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

      C has more chance of pushing you up (and down)

      A should help maintain the rank.

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I guess so yes

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

      D) Son (C), Toney -4 an option too

    3. T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A or C

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

    Need to break into top 10K.

    Captain choices please.

    A. Son
    B. Mane
    C. Maddison or Barnes

    Thanks

    1. Mr Tin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Son the easy choice but Mane if chasing.

    2. T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Son

  3. J to the T
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Start Sanchez (WHU) or Ramsdale (EVE)?

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rams

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

      Ramsdale

    3. T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rams

  4. T0RR3S
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ahead of my ML with 2 points and want to solidify that
    Who should I get out of these:
    1) Maddison
    2) Bowen
    3) Kulusveski
    4) Diaz
    I could get 2 of these.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1 and 4

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
    Salah KDB Mount Saka Kulu
    Pukki

    (Davies)

    A) Salah to Son(c)
    B) Salah & Pukki to Maddison & Kane(c) -4
    C) Salah & Pukki to Son(c) & Toney -4

    Thoughts please?

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

      A

    2. T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A
      B if you're chasing

  6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    1.2 ITB. Chasing a 27 points lead. Does this team look ok after using my FT? Or should I take a hit somewhere?

    Pickford
    TAA Cancelo Matip Davies White
    Son Mount Saka
    Kane Vardy

    Martinez Ramsey Weghorst Gordon

    Thanks!

    1. T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good

  7. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    May as well take a hit or two.

    Better than having 9 or 10 players in gw38 mayhem!!

  8. Lignja
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    My ml reival that is 30 pts behind have Kdb and Mount, i have Kane and Barnes, both of us have Salah that will brobably become Son, should i swap Barnes to Mount for -4 to block it or keep Barnes since it is nice pick this week?

    Schmaihel
    Taa, James Cancelo
    Salah, Saka, Barnes, Maddison, Foden
    Kane, Nkhetia

    1. T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      no need just play it safe and u should be ahead
      hard to see mount getting this much pts

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

        Not only Mount, it is Mount and Kdb vs Barnes and Kane so can go both ways

  9. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Which combo should score more?

    A: Kane + Sessegnon
    B: Kane + Jansson
    C: Vardy + Toney (-4)
    D: Vardy + Maddison (-4)

    1. T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      D > C

  10. NumberSix
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Broja / Salah to

      A) Ronaldo / Barnes
      B) Vardy / Diaz

      (Have Mount and Kane)

      Chasing, feel like ronaldo could be the better differential for the palace we saw against Everton

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

    • Corona is not good 4 U
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is this team good to go and the correct bench?

      Schmeichel (Foster)
      Alonso, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Canelo, Laporte
      Son (C), De Bruyne, Mount, Saka (Dewsbury.Hall)
      Nketiah (Richarlison) (Pukki)

      Thank you!

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Looks good all around no need to do changes
        maybe the striker spot is the hard one to choose who to play

    • Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thoughts? 1ft
      A salah to mane
      B Salah an Watkins to Dias an Kane-4
      C Salah an martinelli to Diaz an mount-4
      D Salah an weg to mane an Toney-4
      Thanks

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Salah and watkins to Mount and Kane

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

          Cheers

    • Malkmus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ings to

      A - Nketiah
      B - Toney

      Ta

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

    • T0RR3S
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      For a -4
      A) Maddison vs SOU (H)
      B) Kulu vs NOR (A) ( Is he nailed to play 90? )

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

        A of those two

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If you still have Triple Captain left (somehow I do) would you captain:

      A. Kane
      B. Mount
      C. Jota
      D. KDB

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Son
        A if you're chasing or maybe B

    • footballfreak
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Schmeichel
      James Silva TAA Cancelo
      Maddison Barnes Son Mount
      Nketiah Kane
      Bench: Pickford, Gordon, Digne, Dennis
      1.8m in bank and 0FT gtg? Or take a hit for maybe Eriksen, Toney or Kulu?

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think it looks good no need for a -4
        I'd do it only for a striker other than Nketiah but Toney isn't that much of an upgrade tbh

        1. footballfreak
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I got nketiah on my free transfer just because the second in my mini league has him..i prefer toney personally

          1. T0RR3S
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            that should protect your rank!

            1. footballfreak
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Just thinking last game will be a goal feast and dont want to play with 4 defenders

    • amaximoment
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      3 points behind my rival at top!

      A) Robbo + Richarlison > Sessegnon + Kane (-8)
      B) KDB + Richarlison > Bowen + Kane (-8)
      C) Hold

      Ramsdale
      Robbo James Matip
      Maddison Son (C) Saka KDB Mount
      Toney Nketiah
      Foster/Schah/Fofana/Richarlison

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hold and hope for the best

    • flava
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nketiah or Toney?

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Toney but not for a -4

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

          Replacement for Dennis. Would only do -4 if I need to ship out VVD

          1. T0RR3S
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            then its Toney

    • Clueless_91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hows this 11 look on a FH?

      Alison
      TAA James Cancelo Sessegnon
      Foden Son Diaz Madison Mount
      Kane

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Looks good

    • Freddiemac123
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Just wondering why the mass exodus of Salah? He should start??

      1. T0RR3S
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not sure

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Doubt it

    • Russell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Wilson or Toney?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Toney

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        T Man

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Which keeper:

      A) Pickford
      B) Martinez

    • wildnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What do you think the chances are for a Havertz start between 1 and 10 where 10 is very likely he will start.

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

        5

    • Ohh1454
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No other way to get Son in then doing Kdb > Son. Thoughts ?

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A. No.
        B. No way.

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      As we've just missed out on promotion from League 2, really hope Wycombe beat Sunderland in the L1 Play-off final this afternoon.

    • Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anyone have any clue about Maddison starting? I'm desperate to bring him in but he played 90 mins two days ago..

    • Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Best mid up to 8.1 to bring in:

      A) Diaz
      B) Mount
      C) Foden

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        D) Or Maddison

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A. Diaz. He will surely start.

        Shame though that goal difference is lost certainly irrelevant.

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          *most

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

      Mahrez to:

      A. Maddison
      B. Barnes
      C. Foden
      D. Brentford midfield as a punt

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Lignja
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

      3. Lenred
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Why are you transferring out Mahrez? Could well haul as much as any of those listed I reckon? I’d keep if I had him.

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

          Can't see him starting do you?

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1FT. Watkins to:

      A. Toney
      B. Jesus
      C. Antonio

      1. Catastrophe
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

    • Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Best transfer? Little lost. 1 FT, 0.6 ITB.

      Schmeichel
      Cancelo, James, Robertson, Matip
      Son, Saka, Kulusevksi
      Kane, Richarlison, Nketiah

      (Foster, Zaha, Coutinho, Cash)

      A) Kulusevski & Cash -> Mount & Sessegnon (-4)
      B) Coutinho & Cash -> Mount & 5.2 DEF (-4)
      C) Coutinho & Richarlison -> Mount & Toney (-4)
      D) Something Else

      Cheers