Captain Sensible

Which Liverpool player is the best FPL captain for Double Gameweek 24?

Liverpool are the main focus of the Double Gameweek 24 captaincy debate as their promising assets have two relatively appealing fixtures to play in.

However, selecting someone to trust the armband with has been a difficult decision for many of us.

To help decipher the puzzle, we’ve been running the rule over all the candidates ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, using their underlying data as well as the defensive data of their upcoming opposition.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those signed up via either a season-long, monthly or discounted package can access it in full.

Captain Poll

Following his toplessly-celebrated goal against Manchester United, Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) is the front-runner in the Double Gameweek 24 captain poll.

So far, he has accrued the support of 42.5% of the voters, 17% more than his price-mate Sadio Mané (£12.4m), who sits on 25.5%.

The Senegalese international’s cause may have taken a hit after back-to-back blanks against Spurs and Manchester United, matches in which Salah registered an assist and a goal.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) comes in as the best-of-the-rest having earned the support of 15.6%.

The right-back has not blanked since Gameweek 16, registering either a clean sheet, an assist or a goal in every match since then, averaging 10 points per game in that time.

Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) is further below the main pack, backed by just 4% of the voters.

That may be of great encouragement to those considering the Brazilian, who has been involved in more away league goals than any Liverpool player this season (eight).

Jack Grealish (£6.6m) is the most popular single Gameweek player so far, earning 2.4% of the votes ahead of Aston Villa’s meeting with Watford on Tuesday night.

Five goals and one assist in the last two matches for Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) has not convinced many to look past Liverpool for Double Gameweek 24.

The Manchester City man, who faces Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, has been selected as the best captain option by just 1.5%.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.7m) and Divock Origi (£5.2m) are the only other options on more than 1%.

Meanwhile, only 0.6% have the voters have gone for Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) as the best captain candidate despite the Double Gameweek on offer for the left-back.

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1,298 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Richarlison replacement?

    A) Martial
    B) Grealish

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      What's that got to do with Liverpool?

      Martial I think but tough call

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Have the Pool already.

        Cheers

    2. KirillFCZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Repost:

    Would you triple Sheffield defence in a back 4 with TAA?

    TAA + Lund + Stevens + Baldock is possible for me from GW25 to GW31

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Could be epic though they seem to have dropped off a bit of late.

    2. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      A possibility with the favorable upcoming fixtures. I'd probably prefer to hedge my bets though; cap at x2 Blades defenders

    3. mirkomen77
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 4 hours ago

      I remember a few weeks ago when everyone was getting into Crystal Palace defence due to fixtures and way of playing.

      0 cleansheets so far

  3. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Any concern with William's gametime?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Williams? In competition with Shaw (who is fit)

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        *fat

  4. OleGGMU
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Hi lads
    Looking for some advice

    Current XI
    Hendo
    TAA, Gomez, Holgate
    Mane, KDB, Son, Grealish
    Vardy, Ings, Jimi
    Bench : Butts, Evans, Lund, Richarlison
    0 itb
    Would a free hit for this be worth it :
    Ryan
    TAA, Robbo, Sidibe
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Son, Grealish
    Vardy, DCL
    Bench : Hendo, Greenwood, Evans, Williams
    0 itb

    Rival has
    Hendo
    TAA, VVD, Tang, Holgate
    Martial, Mane, Kdb
    Aguero, Vardy, DCL
    Bench :butts, Douglas luiz, cant, lund

    Am i safe or free hit needed?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Free hit worth more later, you're fine

      1. OleGGMU
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers mate, appreciate the reply. Yeah he wildcarded, so kinda put temptation in my face but think i should just ride it out perhaps

  5. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    What would you do here?
    Ramsdale
    Aurier/Sidibe/Gomez
    Maddison/Grealish/Martial/DSilva
    Vardy/Firmino/Wilson

    Button Richarlison/Reid/Rico
    1ft 3.7itb

    a)DSilva+Richarlison->Dendoncker+Salah
    b)Wilson+Richarlison->DCL+Salah
    c)something else

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      B

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        cheers

    2. KirillFCZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      B

  6. Tommy d
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Mad to do
    Tammy + gomez + mahraz > salah (tc) lascelles + ayew

    Already have taa and mane

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Mad, stick TC on Mane or Trent

  7. DF Team
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Pick one, please:

    a) Fabianski to Randolf
    b) Cantwell to Snodgrass
    c) Abraham to Haller

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    2. balint84
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      b

    3. KirillFCZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    4. mirkomen77
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 4 hours ago

      B easy

  8. Tommy d
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Mad to do for -4
    Tammy + gomez + mahraz > salah (tc) lascelles + ayew

    Already have taa and mane

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Still mad

  9. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Anyone got any stats to back what sort of opposition Salah and Mane perform better against?

    I feel WHU and Wolves could set up very defensively, without leaving too much space at the back.

    My gut tells me Mane is the one you want in tight spaces, whereas Salah is the one who is better on the counter/with more space to run into.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Salah more of a flat track bully - just feeling, not checked

  10. farqy
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    VVD or Firmino??

    Cheers big ears...

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      How come you get to pick a 4th LFC player?

      1. farqy
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        black magic

    2. KirillFCZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      VVD

  11. BNMC
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    G2G?
    Ryan
    TAA Sidibe Soyuncu
    Mane(TC) KDB Alli Grealish
    Firmino Ings DCL

  12. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Remember when "sane TC" last season...

    1. BNMC
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      And that's exactly what I did. I forget exactly when in the season but it was a DGW with Cardiff at home and some other bottom half team away. Got nothing.

      So now I have pretty bad memories of the TC chip. Then again this is my only my 2nd season playing FPL.

  13. balint84
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    i'm on Salah capitancy
    but eager to give the armband to Mané at the last minutes 🙁

    1. IGgy007
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Ok, been scrolling through the comments... Did I TC TAA alone? Was it a mistake

  14. Malkmus
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Any thoughts potential WC time in a few weeks time? Got all the big guns in. 0.2 ITB. Not sure on Holgate but not loads of options for 4.7m def with good fixtures.

    McCarthy
    TTA - Lundy - Holgate - (Kelly - Williams)
    Mane - Salah - KDB - Grealish - (Dendonk)
    Aguero - Ings - DCL

    Ta !

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      My view:
      No
      yes yes yes no yes
      yes no yes yes no
      yes yes yes

      Only one of Salah Mane IMO

      1. Malkmus
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Thanks for that!

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Absolutely no point drafting a wildcard now for a few weeks time - before then the following will happen...…..

      *Transfer window will close
      *We will know who blank in GW28 (and we may even know when the matches will be rearranged for)
      *We will have a good idea of who will play/blank in the big FA Cup quarter final blank week

      1. Malkmus
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Indeed, you are correct. I was just playing around. Rashford out is a blessing in a way as frees up a lot of cash.

  15. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Gazza
    TAA Soy Williams
    Salah (TC) KDB Mahrez Mane
    DCL Vardy Ings

    Button Cantwell Kelly Lund

    Gtg ?

  16. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Salah TC worked pretty well for me last season.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      A lot can happen in a year - ask the Queen!

  17. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    This team g2g? Still undecided on the TC chip.

    mccarthy
    taa soy dunk
    salah (c) mane kdb grealish
    vardy ings haller

    button rico dendo lund

    1. Almathkourq8
      27 days, 2 hours ago

      Same thing still undecided

    2. FirMinaMiMo
      27 days, 2 hours ago

      I m skipping TC ! 🙂

  18. Merc with a goalmouth
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Reckon it's worth going: Sterling & Ings -> Salah & Deeney/Calvert-Lewin for 4pts to get Mo in?

  19. JonCall
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Salahs away form.... Worth noting thats its not great. I reckon some slight rotaion as well for westham game. Origi or Minamino likely to start. A massive differential would be Son for GW24. Madness on a double gameweek with Liverpool but he has cracking home form and against Norwich. Compare Sons home form wirh Salahs away form.... Definitely worth considering. I personally think both Mane and Salah will get a goal each over both gameweeks combined but Son haul shouldn't be a surprise.

    1. Pigeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      What makes you say there will be rotation? They have Shrewsbury on the weekend, no way will Klopp field a best XI

  20. DOGS
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    TAA, Soy, Lund, Holgate
    KDB, Mane, Salah (TC)
    Vardy, Ings, Tammy

    Foster, Rico, Dend, Hayden

    Giving Tammy 1 more week

  21. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Good work David, very informative!

  22. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    When do people not triple captaining this GW plan on using the chip?

  23. Joe_Carman
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Thoughts on this lads - Thinking swapping out Traore for Grealish for the double GW? (for a 4 point hit)

    2.1ITB, 0FT

    Ryan
    TAA, Soy, Robertson
    Traore, Mane, Madders, KDB
    Ings, DCL, Vardy

    button, kelly, lundstram, dendo

    1. Almathkourq8
      27 days, 3 hours ago

      Do it

  24. Mattymo23
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Start

    A) Greenwood
    B) Traore

    1. KirillFCZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  25. Absolute VARce
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 5 hours ago

    Best option please fellas

    A) Alli, Traore & Jimenez > Mane, Snodgrass & Greenwood (-4)

    McCarthy
    Taa - Williams - Rico
    Salah - Mane - Grealish - KDB - Snodgrass
    Vardy - Abraham

    McGovern Greenwood Lundstram Baldock

    B) Alli & Rico > Robbo & Snodgrass (Free)

    McCarthy
    Taa - Robbo - Williams
    Salah - Grealish - KDB - Snodgrass
    Vardy - Abraham - Jimenez

    McGovern Traore Lundstram Baldock

    Many many many thanks

    1. Almathkourq8
      27 days, 3 hours ago

      B

    2. Absolute VARce
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 3 hours ago

      Ta mate

  26. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 4 hours ago

    I’m back on Salah triple captain but I’ve an underlying fear he’ll be rested one of the games.

    1. Park the bus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 4 hours ago

      he'll be rested for Shrewsbury in the cup mate

  27. Almathkourq8
    27 days, 3 hours ago

    Should I activate my TC or wait another DGW !

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 2 hours ago

      I decided to Wait

      1. Almathkourq8
        27 days, 2 hours ago

        Hope its gonna work out for us in another DGW

    2. Absolute VARce
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 2 hours ago

      Tc - gna be difficult to guarantee a better gameweek than this

      1. Almathkourq8
        27 days, 2 hours ago

        I know im gonna regret this but I decided to wait..
        thanks

        1. Absolute VARce
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 2 hours ago

          Maverick - hats off to ya mate

  28. DT42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 2 hours ago

    After 12 years of FPL I’ve finally reached my goal of number 1 in the country!
    True, moving to Japan helped but still..,

  29. dcfc77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 1 hour ago

    I've had TAA and Salah for a while and brought in Firmino for Rashford this week although Alisson for Pope was the plan prior to Rashford's injury. Keep chopping and changing my thoughts on who to captain, currently it's on Salah but his away record concerns me so could go for Firmino but I'm never too confident with him. Salah has penalties and clean sheet potential as well as goals and assists though so will probably stick with him. Thinking of TC'ing him but I'm not convinced by the fixtures however will there be a better chance all season to use it, so much food for thought.

  30. zamakh
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 7 mins ago

    Who to bench between Kelly and Fleck?

    Team
    Ryan
    TAA VVD Holgate (Kelly?)
    Salah KDB Grealish (Fleck?)
    Ings Vardy DCL

    Subs: Lund, Kelly/Fleck, Buendia