FPL Captain Picks: Who is the Best Captain for GW6?

Choosing the best captain in FPL can make or break a Gameweek and even a season. You won’t always get your captain choice right but it’s important you do so as much as possible.

This is evidenced by the fact that generally 20% of your total points for a Fantasy Premier League season come from captains. In some cases this number can reach nearly 30%!

That’s why we have set up this Fantasy Premier League captain tips page. Consequently, it is absolutely worth putting in the time to make sure you pick the best captain.

In some Gameweeks there may be a few different options, so having stats can help steer you in the right direction.

As such we have set up the below table. It shows key metrics when deciding who to captain in Fantasy Premier League, most importantly anytime goalscorer odds. It will be updated before every Gameweek.

Best FPL Captain Gameweek 6 – Live Table

The best FPL Captain for GW6 is Cristiano Ronaldo who plays Aston Villa (H). Mohamed Salah is the second best captain and he plays Brentford (a).

Page Last Updated: 23 September 2021

Player Fixture Price Pick % Points (Season) Previous GW
% Chance  Starting % Chance  Scoring
Cristiano Ronaldo Aston Villa (H) £12.7m 47% 19 6 90% 58%
Mohamed Salah Brentford (a) £12.6m 57% 50 12 90% 50%
Burnley (H) £10.4m 11% 29 8 90% 46%
Brentford (a) £11.9m 3% 32 8 90% 39%
Salomon Rondon Norwich (H) £6.0m 0% 3 2 90% 39%
Michail Antonio Leeds (a) £7.9m 35% 39 0 90% 38%
Brentford (a) £7.7m 20% 23 3 90% 38%
Romelu Lukaku Man City (H) £11.6m 32% 25 2 90% 37%
Pierre Aubameyang Tottenham (H) £9.9m 2% 13 2 90% 36%
Bruno Fernandes Aston Villa (H) £11.9m 32% 33 2 90% 36%
Southampton (a) £7.5m 5% 8 2 90% 35%
Arsenal (a) £12.2m 6% 5 2 90% 35%

Odds are subject to change and will be updated where necessary

The above table takes the most viable captains from each Gameweek, showing the key stats you need to know:

  • Fixture (opponent)
  • Pick percentage
  • % chance of starting
  • % chance of scoring (Anytime Goalscorer Odds)
  • Total points
  • Point over the last x games

It is sorted by % chance of scoring.

The percentage chance of scoring is based on a compilation of official odds and made upon the assumption the player starts. Therefore it isn’t something we’ve calculated, meaning there is zero bias attached to it.

You can find every player’s percentage chance of starting on our Fantasy Premier League Team News page, which is also regularly updated.

Total points and points over the last x games will be introduced when the season starts. We would include points over the last 6 games but form from the end of last season isn’t relevant enough.

In depth best captain analysis for each Gameweek can be found on the Fantasy Football Pundit FPL Tips page.

Vice Captain

As many of you will know, the vice-captain is used in the event your captain plays zero minutes. So, if you captain Mohamed Salah, for example, and have your vice captain set as Bruno Fernandes, should Salah not be in the Liverpool squad, Fernandes would get double points.

This often seems an after-thought given how likely it is for your captain to get some form of minutes. However, now more than ever with last minute omissions coming into play, setting your preferred vice captain is well worth the small amount of time it takes to do so.

Additionally, in case one fixture is postponed at the last minute, it would be sensible to make sure your vice captain is from an entirely different fixture.