Who is the best captain for Gameweek 36?

With just three Gameweeks to go until the end of the season, it is becoming increasingly important to get the captaincy decision right. We discuss who the best captain is for Gameweek 36.

Naturally, this week’s armband chat is dominated by the 12 teams that have a Double Gameweek. The usual candidates from Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City are further boosted by playing twice.

In the Fantasy Football Pundits poll, Mohamed Salah is far in front of second-placed Kevin De Bruyne. It’s interesting to see defender Joao Cancelo listed an option.

Gameweek 36 potential captains

Mohamed Salah

Salah’s two opponents are tricky Tottenham and the Aston Villa team that shocked them with a 7-2 victory last season. Yet the Liverpool man has delivered an attacking return in each of his four home meetings with Spurs since signing, plus he scored both consolation goals in that 7-2 loss. 

FPLtips believes Salah is the best option.

Kevin De Bruyne

As mentioned by FPL Chubbs, the Man City talisman was completely rested last weekend and – although taken off early in the heart-breaking defeat at Real Madrid – should be given the nod to take out his pain and anger onto both Newcastle and Wolves.

He has four goals and four assists from his last six league games.

Joao Cancelo

Sticking with Pep Guardiola’s side, it will certainly play on FPL managers’ minds that 120 minutes were played on Wednesday. Although Cancelo was part of that, the obvious pain of Kyle Walker may give the Portuguese full-back two starts. Therefore, he has a huge chance of grabbing two clean sheets – especially as Wolves have lost their last three without scoring.

And that’s before discussing his attacking potential, where no defender has had more goal attempts this season.

Harry Kane or Son Heung-min

Whenever FPL royalty like Harry Kane has a Double Gameweek, he should be strongly considered. However, his friend Son Heung-min is in fantastic form right now. Eight goals, two assists and 73 points have arrived in his last six games and – although the trip to Anfield is daunting – following that with a crunch north London derby could prove fruitful. 


A differential captain but stooped in plenty of logic. Everton simply have to win games and Richarlison’s four recent goals is dragging them towards survival. Since Gameweek 31, no player has had more goal attempts, shots on target, shots inside the box or expected goals (xG) than the Brazilian. Although poor in away games, Everton will relish trips to a tired and distracted Leicester before visiting a Watford side that lost 11 consecutive home games.

Further captaincy discussion

This week’s Official FPL Podcast discusses the 12 teams that play twice and the players backed to score the most points.

12 teams play twice in Double Gameweek 36. This week we will look at each of the teams to assess the best FPL options. Check out our recent articles on Leicester and Aston Villa.

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