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Who to captain in GW36? What the experts say

The Scout 14 May 2021
Harry Kane

Kane? Salah? Calvert-Lewin? The Scout's panel reveal their FPL armband picks

The Scout's panel of experts give their verdicts on which players  managers should captain ahead of the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 36 deadline of 18:30 BST on Friday 14 May.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I'll be going with Mohamed Salah (£12.7m). He has returned in four of the last five matches and Liverpool's away record looks much stronger than at home.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Salah and Harry Kane (£11.8m) are the standout picks this week. Both are chasing the Golden Boot and their teams have the incentive to seal European positions.

I would slightly favour Salah as opponents West Bromwich Albion have posted poor defensive numbers of late.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

If Richarlison (£7.8m) gets two returns against Aston Villa tonight, I'll go for him, given he has the best fixture at home to Sheffield United.

Otherwise, I'll go safe with Kane, who's been a little unlucky not to have more returns recently.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

If I had Sadio Mane (£11.7m) I would be all over him for captain this week. If not, Kane and Salah offer popular picks.

Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

With an attacking return in each of his last four starts, Salah will be my captain in Gameweek 36 at West Brom, who have conceded a league-high 68 goals.

I've also considered Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) at home against Sheff Utd, as he has form and his visitors are joint-second for goals conceded.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

With Manchester United off for the week and Manchester City likely focused on other fronts, I'm looking at Liverpool and Southampton options, given their favourable match-ups.

Salah is probably the right answer but I'm backing Danny Ings (£8.4m) as he looks to make up for time lost to his latest injury.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW36 Captains: Calvert-Lewin can challenge Spurs trio
Part 3: GW36 Differentials: Benteke can continue goal run
Part 4: GW36 Kings to watch: Bamford to reward new backers
Part 5: Scout Selection: Dallas picked in Leeds triple-up

Remember, the Gameweek 36 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 14 May.

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