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. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    I have a 75 point lead in my ML, pretty sure the 5-10 people behind me are gonna use their TC on every option of the Liverpool attack except Firmino (who I have), do I put the TC on him, or try and block some of them with TAA and Salah?

    1. Jullepuu
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      TC the one that you think is going to score the most points

      1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Correct.

      2. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah you're right, overthinking it. Thanks!

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      With that lead, they are not your rivals

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        75 points can be gone in 5 gw's. Still 14 gws left.

      2. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        What nonsense. TC can wipe that lead out in one go.

  2. tim
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    A
    Maddy to Mane
    Soy to Tatanga
    Ings to Greenwood
    -4

    Soy to VVD
    Traore to Fleck

    ???

    Cheers!

  3. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Start Rico or Traore?

    1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Traore

    2. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      rico

  4. Kabayan
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Ings to Haller for punt?
    #DGW fever...
    Yes or No?

    1. Jullepuu
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      If you have 2 ft, nothing more pressing and no money tied up in Ings

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Don't see it. West Ham are bad and those are difficult fixtures.

    3. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      I think no.

  5. Klopp de top kop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Very good article Dave :).. The triple captain poll was the cherry

  6. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Gazza
    TAA - Robbo - Lund (- Kelly - Reid)
    Mane - KDB - Lucas - Traore (- Hayden)
    Vardy - Rashford - Ings

    2FT: Rashford + Lucas > DCL + Grealish

    Y/N?

  7. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Ryan
    Soy TAA Holgate
    Salah Mane KDB Traore
    Jimi Vardy Greenwood
    (Button Lund Dendoncker Rico)

    2FT & 0.8ITB

    a) Rico > Williams
    b) Rico > Lascelles
    c) Traore & Soy > Grealish & Williams
    d) Traore & Soy > Grealish & Lascelles

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      I went with A

  8. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Looking at bringing either Ritchie or Lascelles in for Newcastle's run of fixtures. Money isn't an issue, so is Ritchie the better option?

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      yes, possibly on pens

    2. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Lascelles. You might need that money down the road.
      But if you strongly feel Ritchie will pick up from last season's assists, then go for it.

  9. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Dudes, who would you swap Sarr out for? Just got him no less. Have 6.7 to spend and team looks like this:

    Henderson.
    TAA. Dunk. Tanganga
    Salah. Mane. KdB. Sarr*
    Kun.Ings. DCL..

    Dead. Lund. Rico. Cantwell.

    Maybe grealish?

    Cheers guys

    1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Look at Trossard

      1. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Interesting. Good fixtures. But he's got he's goals and 5 assists against grealish's 7 and 6.

        Good differential if anything. Was thinking Traore again but fatboy burnt me already this season.

        Cheers

        1. jayzico
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 22 hours ago

          *3 goals, 5 assists V 7 goals,6 assists

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Grealishious Grealish

  10. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    The captain sensible content will no doubt be available on Reddit later on, but without reading Salah TC is a lock in.

  11. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    If you’re looking for a differential move is holding TC valid?

    May yet succumb to Mo but planning on making this my big call to avoid the herd. Three reasons.

    Neither fixture is really plum if you reason WH are on the upturn and they may have a decent GK. That Wolves who feel likely to score and limit any damage is the second match limits appeal of DGW perhaps.

    Other part of rationale to hold is that Liverpool have been strong in closing out narrow games - and Leicester apart - haven’t really taken anyone to the cleaners. For instance both Villa and Palace away could very well - perhaps should - have finished as draws. No arguing with results of course but that cuts both ways - away results have been steady not spectacular generally and featured tight results. Also just 6 goals scored in last 4 hardly bodes well for a clattering.

    Finally Liverpool the team is outperforming individual Liverpool assets. Put another way the number of good Liverpool assets means you can get TC wrong and still fish up with a god result just by having 3 good assets. That’s the way it worked for me last season when Mo hit a TC hattie in 35 - Mane and double defence and SGW Vardy got me a green arrow. I even captained the wrong Liverpool defender.

    No better opportunity? Maybe not. But there’s potential. If Liverpool and/or get a cup run take a look at BGW 31 and 34 fixtures. It may not happen but the potential is there for one plum home tie.

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Rotation will be the biggest problem when Liverpool inevitably have the league wrapped up before GW34.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        True - obvious risk involved.

        But it’s not just about Liverpool. City too are viable. More general point is that one plum home tie could - bold underlined - be tastier than two away ties for a team that has just scored 6 goals in last 4 outings - 3 of which were at home.

    2. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Brave move. I am putting relatively low recent scoring down to the four decent defences they’ve faced and going Mo TC.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        But they’re facing one of those defences again - this time away. It feels like WH or bust if you’re on attack and want a haul.

        Liverpool have a great record away at WH but not as good as City had at home to Palace. I’m getting warier of historic records.

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Trying not to overthink it. An opportunity has presented itself and I'm taking it. What will be, will be.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        I am overthinking of course 🙂

        But if I hold it will be as a differential move. Like many/most I’m at the stage where I need to make a move.

        Given I have TAA Mane Mo I’m most at risk from

        A Mane haul (captain Mo anyway)
        B double defence

        I’m not seeing A as very probable and there’s nothing I can do about B.

  12. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Do you think Martial can still do well without Rashford?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      He could given the fixtures but Rashford is a huge loss.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      He gets pens which might offset the loss of Rashford by itself from an FPL points perspective

      He also becomes the undisputed talisman - utd have to look to him for involvement in almost every goal they score now

      In a way it could be the making of him (or the breaking of him if he wilts!)

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Can Mane do well without Salah?

      Rash and Martial weren't exactly assisting each other often. It's individual brilliance in Ole's highly attacking system

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      Of course.

  13. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    I have only one question guys.

    Tc
    Salah
    Mane
    TAA??

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      It's pot luck. I'm happy to leave it on Mo myself.

    2. Bada Bing
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      It's a toss up, but I'm going with Mane. And I'm never going to captain a defender again after last season's disaster with Duffy in a dgw.

    3. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Going with Trent.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        It is the best time to use tho right??

        No point saving it for later..

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 21 hours ago

      I've not heard this question before. Salah.

  14. ITFC96
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi all, thoughts on the below;

    Hendo
    Soy, TAA, Robbo
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Martial
    Vardy, Ings, Abraham

    1 FT 1.3 ITB

    Any transfers required?

    Its out of Mane/TAA for TC, but still unsure..

  15. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Reckon Im GTG here?

    Ryan
    TAA, Soyuncu, Aurier
    Salah(TC), KDB, Martial, Grealish
    Firmino(Tvc), Ings, Jiminez

    Button, Rico, Lundstrum, Dendoncker. 0FT. 1.6m

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Looking good - hope you smash it.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers pal

    2. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Solid

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Like the tvc

  16. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    will there be other DGW this year? Anyone know?

    1. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes, due to FA cup postponements.

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        And Carabao cup final

    2. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Of course there will be.
      Not 1 with a week break in between

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes. At least one more, possibly more.

  17. Who Ate All Depays?
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Guys, what do you suggest with 1 FT and 1.2m itb?
    Henderson
    Soyu, TAA, Kelly
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Maddison
    Vardy, Ings, Maupay
    (Button, Lundstram, Rico, Dendonker)

    A) Rico to Dunk
    B) Save FT

  18. arndff_
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    I own Ryan & Lundstram. Who would you prefer & why?

    A) Dunk
    B) O'Connell / Egan / Basham

  19. fzonhd
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Best replacement for Ismaila Sarr?
    A) Grealish
    B) Traore

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    2. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      A

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Start Greenwood or Ings?

    1. Gooner97
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Ings

  21. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    GTG then? Rashford messed up my plan

    Gazzaniga
    Robertson TAA Soyuncu
    Salah(TC) KDB Martial Grealish
    Vardy Maupay Ings

    McGovern Kelly Lundstram Dendoncker

  22. Gooner97
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    -4

    A) Abraham to Ings/DCL
    B) Sarr to 6.3max mid (Doucoure maybe)
    C) Start Traore(LIV) and Cantwell(tot)

  23. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Captain problem solved

    Vardy it is 😉

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      He could smash it

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        If it wasn't the double for liverpool he would have been my C.
        I see punishment for the sellers

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      so Rash didn't play?

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Brave could be genius

  24. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Is anyone staring Greenwood?

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      If you own him you should

  25. markloe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    getting a bit of buyer's remorse with Salah wish I hadn't had to ditch Martial

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      No other way?

      1. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        already done, but no not really, I did Abraham -> DCL as well which I'm fine with.. guess it's the cost of keeping KDB/Vardy

  26. as33
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Which WHU defender to choose? FT 2m itb
    Pope
    Taa, Kelly, Lundstr, Hanley, Reid
    Salah(TC), Mane, KDB, Grealish(Cantw)
    Vardy, Haller, Ings

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Avoid the trap

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      I'd probably rather burn a FT 🙂
      If you must - Zaba at 4.2 can sit on your bench most weeks but Cresswell has the most potential.

  27. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Ooh that little white C on the fpl screen is magic isn't it?
    I think above all weeks - this is not the one to leave to the last minute. Decide early and enjoy your day. We should be grateful that this is as 'safe' as it gets. 3 or 4 great captain options, best team around with 2 games which don't shout rotation.
    Good luck all. Especially if you captained Mo 🙂

  28. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Selling Ings is probably another stupid transfer I make but expecting Deeney to outscore him next 2 gws.

  29. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Don't have Salah - worth using TC on Mané?

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes

  30. quayle99
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Everyone seems to be going salah, but I dont have.

    So TC

    1. Trent
    2. Mane

    Sorry if this been asked already

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      2