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

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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. Kaysonlad
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Hi guys

      Would you gid rid of Kane and get Son for -4

      I am leading mini league by 16 points, second place has Son and will probably (C) him but doesnt have Kane.

      Feel Son might do some damage but got a good feeling on Kane (C)

      Both have KDB

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Feels a bit sideways to me for a hit. I expect them both to haul. Of course if your main goal is to win mini league then go for it, but personally I like to play against the world and let my mini league land where it lands.
        Good luck either way

      2. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Stick to Kane and hope Son doesn’t haul

      3. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Tricky one. It would probably help you win your mini league but may cost overall rank

      4. StellaMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Stand your ground and cross your fingers! good luck

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        No

        1. Kaysonlad
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Thanks guys

        2. dansully3
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Doesn't have Kane YET!

      6. jay01
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hello, there is a chance my minileague ends with me and my rival on the same points with the same no. transfers. What will happen in that case? A draw in position or another deciding factor?

        1. Our Tiny Servant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Least transfers wins

          1. jay01
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            What happens after that? We will have the same number of transfers i am sure

            1. Jebiga
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              More goals is next

              1. jay01
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Over the season? Cant see a rule for it

                1. Jebiga
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Goals in that gw

          2. Jebiga
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            What if rival using FH?

      7. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Who scores more? Thanks

        A. KDB + Nketiah
        B. Maddison + Bowen
        C. Maddison + Diaz
        D. Bowen + Diaz
        E. Bowen + Vardy

        1. StellaMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Tough one - B or E but all could be similar

        2. Krafty Werks
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          C for me by a whisker from B

      8. RVP 20
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        FH G2G?

        Alisson
        TAA Cancelo James Sessegnon
        KDB Son (C) Maddison Bowen Mount
        Toney

        1. Jebiga
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          No kane and diaz?

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          What's your bench like?

          1 or 2 deep?

      9. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        If you are playing with a thin bench, post BB, how many players are you willing to accept in rotation gw38?

        Is 10 good enough?

      10. StellaMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Any tweaks to this free hit team?

        2nd in ML but whole top 7 is very tight.

        Free hit team - 3-5-2 formation
        Fab (Foster)
        James, Alonso, TTA (Tsi/Davies)
        Bowen, Maddison, KDB, Son (c), Erikson
        Kane, Toney (Geldhart)

        Best keeper? Mount and Diaz on a shortlist

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I think Sess and Mount will score more than James and Eriksen

          1. StellaMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Good shout, think am feeling with heart with Ericksen more. Can’t have 4 Spurs though so would need to more Davies to fodder
            Mane is another option if can crowbar in

            defence and keeper tough this week as can’t see many clean sheets

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Yeah, I'm only sure of Liverpool CS this week and even they might concede an odd goal.

      11. He Kane He Saw He Conquered
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Diaz or Mount? Thanks

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Mount

        2. Krafty Werks
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Mount

      12. Puppies97531
          2 months, 24 days ago

          FH - any tweaks/thoughts?

          Schmeichel
          Rudiger - Robbo - Sessegnon
          Bowen - KDB - Son - Diaz - Saka
          Vardy - Toney

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Looks good.

            Saka and Vardy are brave and if Leicester do play squad members Southampton could well score 1.

        • Ribus
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not much captain love for KdB?

        • Corgz Dark side of the Loon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Afternoon Guys, I see a lot of chat, especially on twitter that Chelsea are resting lots of players due to a comment by the manager. but I can not find anything to back this up ?? Can anyone confirm the source. ? I have read all of Ben Dinnerys tweets and there is zero mention that Tuchal said he will rest his players. I see that Alonso talks about the amount of games but nothing about rotation.

        • Lenred
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not seeing a lot of love for Foden tomorrow if any. Any particular reasons? Is Diaz / Mount really that much better an option?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I think Foden could do well.

            It's him or Maddison or Diaz for me. That's my midfield pivot.

            Foden likely starts in the Premier League title match. A goal and an assist?

            1. Lenred
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              This is my line of thinking. Glad I’m not the only one! Would also be a small differential I think with most seeming to be on the Mount train.

          2. HM2
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 24 days ago

            He’s more of a rotation risk but should start imo. I think the main reason is that his haul potential is pretty low, with only 2 double digit scores in the last 20 gameweeks. And with people chasing mini leagues and rank, there are better options with higher ceilings.

            1. Lenred
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Yeah think he starts after being rested last time out. Never 100% with Pep though!

        • HM2
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Chances of Vardy starting?

        • swanseag55
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I’m 20 points behind my ML who has a free chip. Can’t see me winning but I really fancy getting but Mount in for Salah and giving him the armband. All my 50/50 calls gone the wrong way lately might as well have one last roll of the dice.

        • Twigs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Salah + Broja to Kane + Diaz for -4

          Or

          Salah to KDB?

          1. Fantasy Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I’d go the -4

        • chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Plenty of sites that show predicted points.

          Do any show the predicted points range? Wanting to see who the models say has the highest ceiling…

        • Fantasy Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Best option?

          A. Emerson Royal + Diaz
          B. Robertson + Kulusevski

          Thanks!

        • JayJ
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Hi Guys and Gals!

          Anyone looking at Vardy rather than Kane?