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Captain poll wide open for Double Gameweek 35

We are set for another wide open captaincy debate for Double Gameweek 35 of Fantasy Premier League.

There are a number of teams with two fixtures, but very few of those are particularly appealing – so it’s possible that Fantasy managers may have to turn to single Gameweek options.

You can now vote in our latest poll embedded below or in the sidebar.

Manchester City have arguably two of the hardest meetings of the season in their attempt to retain the Premier League title.

First, they host Spurs before travelling to face their city rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The form of Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) could see him receive some attention but his record in matches against the top-six and the fact that he remains a rotation risk may put people off.

Likewise, Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.7m) chances of starting both Double Gameweek 35 matches seem low at this stage, especially as his services will probably be required in midweek Champions League action.

For the same reason, options such as Son Heung-min (£8.8m) could be hard to captain, considering he was named on the bench in Spurs’ Double Gameweek 34 win over Huddersfield.

Manchester United are in a similar position as they must travel to Everton, who have five clean sheets in their last seven, and host in-form Manchester City.

Arguably, the team with the best set of fixtures in Double Gameweek 35 is Wolves as they host Brighton and Arsenal.

Neither of their next two opponents have been particularly strong on their travels this season, while Wolves themselves have won four of their last five at Molineux, scoring 12 goals and conceding five times in that run.

That could see Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) or even Diogo Jota (£6.2m) trusted with the armband by those looking for a pragmatic differential option.

Watford also have some appealing fixtures with a trip to Huddersfield and a home meeting with Southampton.

However, with Troy Deeney (£5.9m) now suspended and Gerard Deulofeu‘s (£5.6m) fitness situation currently unclear, backing the Hornets may prove difficult.

Arguably, the most attractive fixture of Double Gameweek 35, is Liverpool’s trip to Cardiff.

The Bluebirds have conceded at least two in seven of their last eight league matches, while the Reds are fresh off the back of defeating Chelsea 2-0.

They may only have one fixture in Double Gameweek 35, but the case for captaining either one of Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) or Sadio Mané (£10.1m) will be strong.

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1,151 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kayz
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    would you rather TC or BB for double game week?

    Foster. Boruc
    Doherty. Cathcart. Trippier. Duffy. Bednarek
    Hazard. Son. Mané. Pogba. B.Silva
    Deeney. Rashford. Jiménez

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      BB just remove Deeney

    2. KINGS
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You have minimal Brightoneer. Bery good

      • Kayz
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        cheers!

    3. Xhaka_Laca
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is Jimenez a viable TC option for 35? or any other TC option?

      Don't want to play BB with BHA/SOU players with their fixture in 35. GW 36 looks better on paper for both the team+ FTs to make some change

    4. Adderz
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Richarlison -> Deulofeu (if he's fit)
      Barnes -> Jimenez

      (-4)

      Can I do any better?

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Reckon they're great moves, similar here, looking to do Almiron & Barnes > Delo + Jiminez for -4

    5. Vamos
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      My side

      Foster Ryan
      Robertson Laporte Bony Valery Duffy
      Mane Sterling Son Doucoure Hojberg
      Aguero Vardy Jimenez

      Thinking:

      A) Ryan > Leno
      B) Ryan and Duffy > Lloris and a 4.2 defender (-4)
      C) Duffy > Lindelof

      Thoughts? Thanks!

      1. Boberella
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B with Kiko

    6. Rhodes your boat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      On B.B. and wanting to get salah for Tc36 (need to downgrade vardy for this)

      Do I:
      A) get Wilson and need a -4 to downgrade Duffy (probably for peltier)
      B) get a 5.9 or below striker

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        TC Mane.

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Would be easier as I own him reckon he outscores salah?

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            no reason for him not to. he has for the last 10 weeks

            1. Rhodes your boat
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Very true just had my heart set on salah Tc for a while

          2. Lord Tachanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Could do, could not, I’d probably stick with Mané if it’s going to cost hits.

            Ings thought could be good if that is for free. Best fixtures till end of season and on pens.

    7. Tmel
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Best replacement for Deeney?

      a) Ings
      b) Gray
      c) Long
      d) Llorente

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        obv not d

      2. KINGS
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A or B

        • donlobatto
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A or C

          All are horrible
          Have same options unless I drop Duffy for a -4 or downgrade Eriksen to fund juicier moves (I have Son)

          All in all a mega frustrating situation!

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Same, no idea what to do.

              1. donlobatto
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I guess we wait to see what Duffy does tonight. Then see how Eriksen performs/ fares in CL and reassess!

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Think I'm just gonna go fetal position for a while after we lose to Barca and hope for the best.

            • Hotdogs for Tea
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Any of them really, flip a coin 🙂

            • Keep Calm and Play On
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Might be an unpopular opinion but Llorente could be a great differential, he did his job well and got a lot of praise from Poch so if all goes well midweek I think he could be a nice differential. Gray may not play, Ings may not play both so to me it's between C and D

              1. Lord Tachanka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Long is less likely to play than Ings for me.

                I have Long but only as bench fodder that I hope j don’t need.

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I own Llorente and am resigned to keep, but I could see him starting against Brighton and being chucked on against City for the last 15 mins

                1. Keep Calm and Play On
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah I wouldn't be too concerned about keeping

            • AuFeld
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Gray ought to be on PK's with Cleverly out and imo has the better fixtures of your options.

            • Lord Tachanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I like A and then D

              I also think Success over Gray and gives you £££s for upgrading in last few GWs (without having to make extra transfer to fund it)

            • lilmessipran
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              e Wilson? getting massively overlooked

            • TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I'd bunch a) and c) together as two halves of a player. They make David Silva look like Tommy Smith RIP...

            • Belgrade1976
                2 months, 20 hours ago

                Having the same dilemma..Gray is my pick,but what do you think about sgw player,Wilson for example?

            • amplifiedAnt
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Rethinking already...

              Lloris, Foster
              Robertson, Doherty, Duffy, Dunk, Valery
              Mané, De Bruyne, Eriksen, Son, Jota
              Aguero, Jimenez, Deeney

              0.2 ITB, aiming to BB.

              A. Deeney > Gray
              B. Deeney + Dunk > Wilson + Bednarek (-4)
              B. Deeney + Dunk > TAA + Long (-4)

              1. Kayz
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                A safest

              2. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I’m still torn between A and B. If you went B don’t forget King and Yoshida are both options

            • Vamos
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              You could have keeper / defensive cover from Man U, Arsenal and Spurs until the end of the season. Which do you pick?

              1. Keep Calm and Play On
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                can you pass? lol probably Kola if I had to pick

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I have Kola, Lloris, Leno ... would probably get Smalling from Man U

              3. Lord Tachanka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Spuds

              4. Do I Not Like Orange
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Went for Lloris on WC due to fixtures. No interest in the other two.

            • Catastrophe
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              BB with 0.8 ITB, 2 FT. Considering Vardy, King, McNeil & Azpilicueta -> Jimenez (C), Lacazette, Redmond and Doherty (-8). Would leave me with this:

              Fabianski, Ryan*
              Duffy*, Kolasinac*, Doherty*, Bednarek*, Robertson
              Son*, Eriksen*, Redmond*, Mane, Salah
              Jimenez*, Lacazette*, Wilson

              Any other suggestions please? Keen to get Jimenez and Lacazette in and I need Redmond and Doherty to fund the transfers.

              Cheers

            • KINGS
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Those who triple up Brighton have everything to gain later. Stay positive.

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Honestly I am trying but it's hard...

                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Dunk red card ?

                  1. TRASH BOAT
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    OG more like

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Both 🙂

                3. Jᴀʀᴠish
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  That's what I thought as a Deeney owner last night

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Almost got him in on Sunday.

                4. Chrisirwin01
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Duffy red card

              • Rupert The Horse
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I feel Salah is a sleeper cell for this week. Not owning him could be quite destructive

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I should've met you at the Chelsea game. What an atmosphere.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Ah crap really?????
                    I had an extra ticket.
                    I have never heard a noise like it. Absolutely wonderful.

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yep was in the Main Stand. Going to the Wolves game too (if it's in our hands) so give me a shout if you'll be there.

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        If somehow you can get an extra ticket I’ll pay you and buy all the drinks.
                        When the Chelsea fans started singing @wheres your famous atmosphere?” it just had a catalyst affect and dialled up the home support and buggered them.

                        1. Berbinho's Forehead
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          I'll give you a shout if there's a spare, I'm sure you understand tickets are like gold-dust though.

                          I have to be honest, I thought the Chelsea away fans behaved admirably. Respected the minutes silence, no offensive chants and from what I saw, didn't retaliate to the stupid Liverpool fan throwing a flare at them.

                2. Lord Tachanka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Sleeper Cell, Destructive, in relation to Salah?

                  You spent too much time in the Chelsea end on Sunday! 🙂

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Ah crap. Sorry this really has looked quite bad upon a reread. Sorry guys.
                    Some Liverpool supporter hey.

                3. Brosstan
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  An explosive player for sure

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    You know I didn’t mean it like that.

                    1. Brosstan
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yea but I couldn't help myself

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Understandably so.
                        What a face palm.

              • jdp219
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Was planning BB in dgw35. Deeney has to go. Anyone else for a hit, though?

                Ryan, Foster
                Robbo, Laporte, Doherty, Duffy, Valery
                Sterling, Mané, Son, Jota, JWP
                Aguero, Jiménez, Deeney

              • Chrisirwin01
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Doing a freehit this week's and can't decide on how best to triple up on Liverpool:

                A) Salah, Mane and Van Djlk (double attack)
                B) Salah, Trent and Van Djlk (double defence)

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  A

                2. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  A

                  Probably keep a cleanie but gotta fancy Mane against Peltier.

                3. KINGS
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    A but Firmino instead of Salah to spread the budgets

                    1. Chrisirwin01
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Budget isn't an issue. Maybe Firmino, Salah & Trent?

                4. jdp219
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Spurs have 3 games in a week. Surely Son doesn't play all of those, right? Obviously will play CL tomorrow, but maybe off the bench against Brighton...?

                  Is it too bold a decision to transfer him out for someone more assured?

                  1. Brosstan
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Pretty sure he will play all remaining matches if Spurs go out tomorrow. Run in is very important and the players will soon have an entire summer off.

                    1. jdp219
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Good point.

                5. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Klopp on Gomez and Oxlade-Chamberlain: “It’s clear they still need time to get full match fitness but it’s nice to have them back and now Joe first as an option. He played right full-back, we need him as this option as well.”

                  Source Anfield Edition

                  1. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    If there was a game Trent needed to sit out, it was Chelsea against Hazard. I think Trent plays all of the remaining games, maybe Gomez RB in the CL games.

                  2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Chamberlain a great shout for next season
                    This season can sod off 🙂

                    1. Brosstan
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Sounds like a recipe for rotation disaster.

                6. Mattymo23
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Gray in for Deeney?

                7. Daghe Munegu
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Lloris + Deeney to Alisson + Ings -4 ?

                  Yes or no ?

                  1. KINGS
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      No

                    • Hotdogs for Tea
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Why ? What’s your thinking ?

                      1. Daghe Munegu
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Oops meant Llorente not ings

                  2. Brosstan
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Was Kola on the bench last game? I want to bring him in for Duffy for next gw.

                    1. GE
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yup, was benched.
                      Riski for DGW?

                  3. GE
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    A) or B)? 🙂

                    A) Deeney -> Gray
                    B) Deeney and Doherty -> Wilson and Kiko/Dunk/Yoshida (-4)

                  4. Differential (c)
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Andre Gomes has been given a 3-match ban for his late tackle on Mitrovic on Saturday.

                  5. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Seriously considering new chip approach

                      More to follow

                    • NeverLucky
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Some help for final changes:

                        BB and 0.4 ITB.

                        Team:

                        Lloris / Foster
                        Van Dijk / Kola / Valery / Wan Bisaka / Boly
                        Sterling / Hazard / Mane / Son / Camarasa*
                        Aguero / Jim / Rashford *

                        I want to take a -4 for Camarasa and Rashford > Redmond and Wilson

                        I can also do different combos of: Any southampton striker + Moura / Fraser / Brooks.

                        Otherwise any input appreciated.