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. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What to do?
    A) Play Rico
    B) Hayden to Snodgrass for -4?

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Go for A unless you think Rico > Williams is a good idea?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Salah TC here. Might have been more inclined to go TAA if I didn't also own Robbo.

    Best of luck all! I'm sure in the end there won't be much in it and all the main contenders will score around 15.

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ill join you there. Can't be worse than when I TC'd Sane last season...

  3. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    People not using the TC chip.

    What's your thought process?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lots holding out on Leicester or Man City DGW

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I see. What is your approach?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          TC Salah, almost certain to play both games and Liverpool need to keep winning. Games could be meaningless next time DGWs come around.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 1 day ago

            True this. I am also on Salah TC.

    2. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Most effective Tc is when no one else does it. If everyone captaining then TC has less impact.

      15.....45. Full 45

      15. 30...45. 15 diff

      Many don’t understand this.

      1. The_Fish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        It's still 15 points.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Your points total at the end of the sesson is independent of what everyone else does. Play the TC chip on a player you think you can predict will score highly. For many that is usually a DGW player.

      3. Nidgee89
        1 month, 1 day ago

        If you then don’t TC and everyone else is on them you will be in a far worse situation my friend

      4. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Is this guy serious?

      5. buzzkill
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I'd rather be 15 ahead of those that didn't than 15 behind those that did. That's a 30 point swing

  4. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    start Rico Lunds or Targett? thanks all!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Targett perhaps

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        thanks that's what I'm on

  5. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Start One this GW:

    A) Lundy vs City
    B) Rico vs Brighton
    C) Kelly vs Southampton
    D) Cantwell vs Spurs

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C

    2. pollz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D

      1. LOLarov
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        sorry I am wrong, I cant change for Cantwell as 3 x Def

        A) Lundy vs City
        B) Rico vs Brighton
        C) Kelly vs Southampton

        1. pitstop1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          C

  6. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA, Williams, Holgate
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Trossard, Fleck
    Vardy, Ings

    Button, Rash, Lundstram, Dunk
    0FT, 0.3 ITB

    A - Rash>Haller (-4)
    B - Rash>Greenwood(-4)
    C - Rash>Deeney (-4)
    D - G2G

    1. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D - I wouldnt Hit for any of them

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D

  7. Ritchies Magic Hat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Play Gazzaniga or Ryan

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Gazz

    2. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Gazza for back to back hauls.

      1. Ritchies Magic Hat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers. If only I hadn’t benched him last week!

      2. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Jesus, condolences. I've only kept him because I trusted my gut instinct. Otherwise he's been easily one of the most disappointing picks for me this season.

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Gazza

  8. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hendo
    TAA - Dunk - Soyuncu
    Mane - Salah - KDB - Grealish
    Vardy - Ings - Maupay

    (4.0 - Cantwell - Rico - Lundy)
    1 FT & 0.7m

    A) KDB to Son/Martial
    (Vardy to Auba next week or upgrade Maupay)

    B) Maupay to Deeney

    C) Ings to Haller/Deeney
    (2 game punt will get Ings back after that)

    D) Save FT
    (OR of 1M can I afford to be so boring?)

    1. D.Glynn
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D

    2. Steerpike
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D

  9. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How's this look;

    Ryan
    VVD TAA Sidibie
    Mane KDB Martial Trossard
    Tammy ings Vardy

    Rico lund Dendo

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I like it. GL

  10. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Would you play:
    A) Kelly (SOU)
    or
    B) Rico (BHA)
    ..?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Tough but probs B

    3. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same for me and I am currently on Kelly

    4. Steerpike
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm on B

  11. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    To triple captain or not big decisobs

    1. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes!

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Mane otlr salah

      2. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I've got absolutely no idea haha hopefully both score the same!

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes, got both and leaning towards salah

  12. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    VVD / Cresswell / Dunk
    Grealish / Mane(c) / Son / KDB
    Firmino / Vardy / Ings

    Krul / Cahill / Dendonk / Lord

    Only decision is whether to T/C Mane.

    Don’t have a great track record when it comes to picking my T/C.

    Ready for lift off...! ??

    1. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Go for it

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        What’s the worst that can happen. 🙂

  13. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) TAA, Robbo, Mane, Maddison, Jiménez?
    B) TAA, Lascelles, Mane, Maddison, Firmino?
    C) TAA, Lascelles, Mane, Salah, Greenwood -4 ?

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A or B for me.
      I’ve gone the Firmino route.

    2. D.Glynn
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

  14. Fantasyamateur
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Was looking forward to finally get rid of Pope, but might just have to keep for another week with Richarlison injured.

    Pope
    TAA - Soyuncu - Rico
    Salah (TC) - Mane - Cantwell - Maddison
    Vardy - Maupay - DCL

    Bench: Stekelenburg, Richarlison, Lundstram, Reid.

    1FT and 1.9M ITB.

    I see two alternatives:
    A: Cantwell to Grealish so I can keep Richarlison for the next two fixtures (although will give me headache, but could save me in case of rotation?)
    B: Straight swap with Rich to Grealish (Martial, Son etc also an option if Rich goes)

    Thoughts?

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Grealish’s upcoming fixtures are a bit meh

  15. jdogg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Henderson
    Sidebe soyuncu taa
    Mane salah kdb trossard
    Vardy dcl ings
    Button rico kelly dendoncker

    Hold transfer or get rid of rico?x

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I’m thinking of getting rid of Kelly instead

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Get rid of Rico before Kelly

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Palace just conceded 1 (except against mci) in teh last couple of games. cs coming
        bournemouth is more unpredictable

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          But Kelly is likely to be dropped with ward back

  16. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Chilwell Kelly
    Salah (TC) KDB Mane (VC) Traore
    Maupay Vardy Ings

    Button, Rico Lundy Cantwell

    Can't decide who to TC??????

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      That’s the dilemma with owning Salah and Mane.
      Both can score big...

    2. tjostolv
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I have Salah tc and TAA vtc. Then again thinking TAA will low-case only yield 2 clean sheets. Will Salah yield >36 in total?

  17. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Should I:
    A) play Zaha and Maupay
    B) Zaha to Lucas
    C) Zaha and Maupay to Son and Greenwood for -4

  18. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Morning coffee thoughts: imagine the scenes if Liverpool lose both games and don't score a single goal. That would be kinda hilarious after all DGW hype, incredible unbeaten run, form ... but just typical FPL unpredictability!

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      or two 1-0 wins with lallana and Ox scoring

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Great news for TAA TC'ers

  19. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How's this looking?

    Foster (Button)
    Trent Holgate Stephens (Lund, Cathcart)
    Mane KDB Grealish Salah (Dendonk)
    Aguero Calvert Ings

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Great team!
      Will do very well with that...

  20. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Who joins TAA

    A) VVD
    B) Robbo

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      VVD for me

    2. D.Glynn
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B for me

  21. zhiren
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is there a better time than this GW to TC?

    1. Indpush
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No

  22. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) KDB to Salah
    B) Richarlison + Jimenez to Salah + DCL (-4)

  23. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    choose one to play, pls

    A) Rico (bha)
    B) Kelly (sou)
    C) Targett (wat)
    D) Lundstramm (mci)

    all home

  24. wanaj84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    for this week only.
    KDB or Mahrez or Aguero.
    one to pick.

    help me

    1. tibollom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      kun

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mahrez - should start but who knows with Pep

  25. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Time to TC? If yes, who?

    Hendo
    TAA Dunk Cathcart
    Grealish Mane KDB Cantwell
    Ings Kun Bobby

    Button Doucoure Lunds Rico

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Has to be Mane from your team.
      Personally wouldn’t be keen on TAA or Bob...

    2. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nope

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mané

  26. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Locked and loaded with 5 DGW players...GL all 🙂

    Henderson
    Trent(C) Robertson Cresswell
    Mane Son Martial Mahrez
    Aguero Haller Maupay
    (Button Williams Stephens Choudury)

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      WC?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        last week 🙂

    2. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      WH trap

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Screw it, said I've have some fun and did Dunk + Ings to Cresswell + Haller (-4)

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You will be hoping for Lei 0-1WH Haller G Cresswell CS and A.

      Gtg, nice

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        wouldn't that be sweet, cheers mate 🙂

  27. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I just absolutely know that whoever the TC lands on between Salah, Mane and Trent will be the lowest scorer this DGW. I’ve switched it a million times. This feels like one of those situations where luck will be the defining factor and not skill / judgement.

    1. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Go with gut

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        That would be fine if my gut instinct wasn’t changing every hour 🙂

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      100% - picking between them is luck pure an simple - but that’s the magic of FPL

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        My luck has been pretty shocking this season and I’m 90 points behind my ML leader so I really need the luck to go my way this time!

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No skill in picking the right TC, but man it will be great to get the luck of the draw

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        ^ This

    4. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just get the fun of it.

  28. tim
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    GTG? or try to get Mane instead of VVD (must take hits)?

    Gazza
    VVD Taa Rico
    Maddy KDB Salah(TC) Grealish
    Vardy Maypay Ings

    Button Lund Fleck Kelly

    Cheerio!

    1. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Prefer Mane than VVd. Fancy wolves to score on break. Best counter attacking team.

      1. tim
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Would have to loose KDB in the process

    2. D.Glynn
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Too late now, that needed to be planned before this week with your options, stick and hope for corn sheets

      1. D.Glynn
        1 month, 1 day ago

        *Clean sheets

  29. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Holgate
    Salah (TC) Mane Kdb Martial
    Vardy Maupay Ings
    Button Kelly Lundstram Dendo
    0.7m 0ft

    Right starters/bench? Surely one of Holgate and Kelly will start... (just a tiny worry).

    1. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Anci said Holgate rested last week but didn’t

  30. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on Maddison to Grealish?

    Allows me to get Auba or Kun next week for free.