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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  1. Feed tha Sheep
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    1.6 ITB and 45pts behind mini league leader (28k)..what transfers to make?

    Dubravka
    Trent Robbo Laporte Alonso
    Salah Mount Saka Kulu
    Kane Nketiah

    A. Salah > Son
    B. Salah > Mane
    C. Salah > KDB
    D. A & Saka > Luiz (-4)

    1. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Your problem is, he almost certainly has/will get Son. Therefore?

      KDB has the most upside imho

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        You think KDB has more upside than Mane?

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Only son has more upside that KdB this week

    3. sjhuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Is your goal to catch up to the ML leader, or have the best rank. Would need differentials to catch up with ML so depends on what team they have (and then captain your differential and hope for the best!).

      Not sure sure I can get on board with D though

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah he has Son and Kane but doesn’t have KDB Mane or LDiaz

  2. Catastrophe
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 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!

    1. sjhuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A or B. Maybe B

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I don't think you need another defender. Who would you bench if you did B, for example?

      Coutinho > Mount, or Diaz/Jota if you need the funds.
      Bench Nketiah.

  3. highsguy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH draft?

    Alisson (Foster)
    James Alonso Trent (Sess, 3.9)
    Saka Maddison Diaz Son(C) Mount
    Kane Toney (Gelhardt)

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I would want Salah in a FH.

    2. Dazzler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good, might be tempted to play sess over Saka though

      1. highsguy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I understand why, but personally think I can’t go without 7 attackers in the final day..

    3. JELLYFISH
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice. Looks like a team that you have set out to defend position/rank…..or am I wrong?

      1. JELLYFISH
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        To expand on that, I’m on a FH too but I’m on Mane instead of Diaz, which is much more restrictive on other options in my team. Diaz does open up a lot more balance and strength at the back.

        1. highsguy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          That’s right, defending rank, but I also think that although these picks are relatively safe, it’s somewhat differential when combined?

  4. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Richarlison to Toney the obvious choice here?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Robbo Cancelo James
    KDB Son Maddison Saka
    Richarlison Nketiah

    Fodder Coutinho Holgate Fodder

    1. sjhuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      How much in the bank. I like something like Coutinho -> Mount and play 451

    2. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No

  5. timawflowers
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    which one please current have son for spurs cover but no pool
    a - Maddison and Kane
    b- Diaz and Vardy

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

  6. sjhuk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Schmeichel, Foster
    Cancelo, Laporte, TAA, Matip, Alonso
    Saka, Zaha, Mount, Son, Maddison
    Pukki, Mateta, Dennis

    a) Laporte -> James
    b) Zaha -> KdB
    c) TAA, Zaha -> James, KdB (-4)
    d) Something else

    Have >6m ITB. Rank 36k. Mini-leagues out of reach now, so just preserving top 50k.

    1. lilmessipran
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pukki/Mateta to Kane?

      1. sjhuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        .4 short

    2. JBG
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pukki/Mateta to CR?

      1. sjhuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        .2 short 🙂

  7. lilmessipran
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Which one to start-

    A Rams or Dubravka
    B Richa or Davies

  8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What do I do here lads, 48p clear in my ML but he has a TC. 1FT, 0itb. Feeli like I can go for a -4.

    Schmeichel,Foster
    TAA,Cancelo,Matip,Holgate,Cash
    Salah,Mount,Son,Coutinho,Dewsbury
    Pukki,Nketiah,Richarlison

  9. marrog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Schmeichel (Ramsdale)
    Matip Cancelo Laporte Scharr (Amartey)
    Son(c) De Bruyne Salah Mount (Gordon)
    Nketiah Toney (Pukki)

    1ft
    1.2M in the bank

    What do you all think? (Obviously, I'll be making a late decision depending upon injury updates, etc)

  10. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Any of these worth a -4?

    A) Rich to Toney
    B) Rich to Cilson
    C) Digne to Sessegnon

    Worried about Rich/James not starting

    Dubravka
    TAA Robbo Cancelo James
    Son Saka Mount
    Nketiah Kane Rich

    Pickford Gordon Ramsey Digne

  11. NobodyF*cksWithTheJesus
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Afternoon all, I'd love to hear ideas on how to improve this with 1 ft and 1.0 itb. Defending a narrowish lead in my key ML and getting nervous!

    Schmeichel
    TAA Cancelo Alonso Matip
    KDB Son Saka Mount
    Watkins Pukki

    Foster Gordon Cash Dennis

  12. MadeinIreland
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    So this is my current team and I am just 7 points clear in my league.

    Schmeichel, (Ramsdale)
    James, TAA, Matip, Cancelo (Holgate)
    Salah, Son (C), Saka, Mahrez, Raphina
    Niketia, (Puki, Dennis)

    I’m thinking of a 8 point to change Salah, Mahrez and Puki to Mount, Foden and Kane. I have the exact money to do it. I would play all 3 and put Raphina on the bench

    Would you do it? I’m not sure Salah or Mahrez will play in the last match.

    Any other better suggestions?

    Thanks...

  13. DeuloRad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Not sure what to do here. I was planning hit for 2 of Vardy, Kane, KDB, Son and Liverpool mids, but now I'm leaning towards a single FT.

    What would you do?

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo Laporte Robertson Alonso
    Salah* Mount Saka Kulusevski
    Nketiah Jesus

    Foster | Matip, Martinelli, Werner* | 1FT. 0.7 ITB

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Salah to Son

      1. DeuloRad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks. I supposed I'm put off by my ML leader owning Son and the allure of something like Salah + Werner > Diaz + Vardy (bench Laporte)

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          This sounds good if you're chasing someone with Son

          1. DeuloRad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Thanks. I can also afford Vardy with Son. Tempted to do that and maybe still captain Son, so as not to give him more of an advantage. He might try and be clever and captain Cancelo or something.

            1. nolard
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              If he is leading, he shouldn't. But if you know the person...

  14. Dammit_182
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Afternoon all, looks like I’ve got similar moves to many in my thoughts be welcome to hear your favourite. Got Son&KDB & will be saying farewell to Salah, 50 ahead in my ML but 23 points to Make up for ‘team of the month’.

    A) mane & Toney -4
    B) Kane, sessengion & Mount -8

    Thanks!

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Live a little. B

      1. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        All for living a little!!

  15. ILOVEBAPS
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Best combo?
    A. Brownhill + Toney -4
    B. Barnes + Greenwood

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Both options not good

    2. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Would you have to play greenwood? Live a little. A

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Part of a BB

        1. Dammit_182
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Definitely A

          1. ILOVEBAPS
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers

    3. nolard
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A
      Toney is on pens.
      Although not good form, Leeds might have to take risks if they are behind in the 2nd half.
      Could be some action in that game.

  16. Freddiemac123
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Richarlison or Watkins out for Toney or Watkins? If both it’ll be -4 obviously

    1. Freddiemac123
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Meant Richarl or Watkins out for Toney or Nketiah..?

      1. GK
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Watkins to Toney

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Watkins to Watkins? Think you meant someone else but I would do Watkins to Toney

        1. Freddiemac123
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Aye meant Nketiah.. I’ll do Toney as Leeds have lost hope

    2. GK
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I’m going to do Salah to Son.
        Is Kulu to Mount worth -4? Or hold Kulu?

        1. Etern007
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Personally I'd hold Kulu. He will play for sure and with his assists record I don't see a -4 for Mount being a good gamble.

        2. Demba Demba
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Id hold Kulu but depends on your situation if chasing a ML or rank really

        3. GK
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks

        4. artvandelay316
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Would a -8 be worth it if it meant I could have Son and Mane?

          1. DeuloRad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Depends who they would be replacing of course

          2. gart888
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I rarely like hits in GW38. They have to pay back this week or they're a loss. Who would Son and Mane be replacing in your starting lineup?

        5. gart888
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Is Salah to Son still a no brainer move?

        6. JELLYFISH
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No love for Ronaldo this gw? Just wondering whether he could be flying under the radar as a decent differential. 4 goals behind Salah for the golden boat which, while may seem unlikely to catch will surely motivate him against Palace.

          1. Gunnerssss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Nope, nt manutd

          2. JBG
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            With CRs ego and Palace not really playing for anything, I can see him easily score a brace or even hattrick tbh.

          3. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            United being unreliable is an issue plus Palace are a decent defensive unit. Not much upside tbh, Vardy/kane/Toney all looks better.

          4. Demba Demba
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah for sure, Hes a punt but as we've seen he could easily bag a few

          5. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Could be interesting
            Everton just put 3 past Palace who played a couple of days ago and Man Utd have had a massive rest

            1. JELLYFISH
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Indeed, and they are still in the game for a EL position

          6. pingissimus
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Think he's a great call.

            Still pretty much the form premium forward and I think there's every chance Palace will put out quite an experimental side with perhaps a couple of youth team players.

            Can see plenty of goals in that game and he should get his fair share.

        7. Gunnerssss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Because i wanted to keep jota so i end up went the route of selling watkins and trossard to mount and joelinton(not enough to toney) , gd luck to me haha

        8. DeuloRad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A) Laporte
          B) Vardy (-4)

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

          2. Demba Demba
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Vardy higher upside if chasing, Laporte the safe bet

            1. nolard
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              this

          3. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            B

        9. ILOVEBAPS
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          How’s she looking guys? On a BB with a -4

          Dubravka Ramsdale
          TAA Cancelo Laporte Alonso Shàr
          Son Saka Kulu Foden Brownhill
          Kane Toney Nketiah

          1. Dammit_182
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Looks good with Toney in it

          2. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            G2G

          3. ILOVEBAPS
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Thank you 🙂

          4. Hiiler
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            BB might not get much points, but starting 11 should be great. Then again you have to play BB as it is the last GW for season.. 🙂

          5. nolard
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            G2G.

        10. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Just found out you can't play consecutive Free Hits!. FML

          1. LikeItLoveIt
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Nightmare

          2. Hiiler
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Sad that you didn't know that rule before hand. There has been a lot of info about that rule in FPL though especially after that second FH was introduced after Many canceled games.

            1. bigwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              My season went a bit off the rails after new year and I dropped the bat but have had fun the last few weeks with the chips and clawed back some ground I lost but I obvs didn't read the rules properly!

        11. LikeItLoveIt
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Who scores more?
          A - Son and White
          B - Diaz and Toney

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            B

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            B

          3. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            B

          4. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

          5. Demba Demba
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            B

          6. LikeItLoveIt
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers all

        12. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Which looks the better move?

          A. Son, KDB & Fodder (play Martinelli)
          B. Son, Diaz & Toney

          1. nolard
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Martinelli isn't bad, but this is pretty even.
            Would you captain KDB, then go for that option.

        13. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          What do I do here lads, 48p clear in my ML but he has a TC. 1FT, 0ITB.

          Salah+Coutinho—>KDB+Maddison (-4)?

          Schmeichel,Foster
          TAA,Cancelo,Matip,Holgate,Cash
          Salah,Mount,Son,Coutinho,Dewsbury
          Pukki,Nketiah,Richarlison

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            If he has TC the 'easiest' protection is to give the armband to the same player. But those are nice moves

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Who knows which player he gonna TC tho… I suspect Maddison since he knows my obvious choice is Son…

        14. Bishopool
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          a) Jesus
          b) Toney

        15. Viper
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A. KDB & Pukki

          B. Barnes & Kane -4

          C. Diaz & Vardy -4

          Which combo comes out on top?

          1. BERGKOP
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            C if you have Son

        16. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Help with bench please - need to sit one more.

          Schmeichel
          Robertson, Alonso, James, Sessegnon
          KDB, Jota, Maddison, Bowen, Kulusevski
          Kane, Vardy

          Foster, ***, Holgate, Greenwood.

          Cheers!

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Sess