Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 29?

The transformation of Gameweek 29 into a Double Gameweek has added further complication to the latest captaincy debate.

With the focus previously on Liverpool, Fantasy Premier League managers have been forced to consider Arsenal and Manchester City options for the armband with each side playing twice.

We’ve got over the individual statistics for key candidates in recent weeks and compared them against the defences of their upcoming opponents to find the out who the best option is.

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Captain Poll

The original Gameweek 29 captain poll

We effectively ran two captain polls ahead of Gameweek 29 as the Double prefix was not added until late on Tuesday night.

As you can see from the table above, it was Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) who took a comfortable lead when this was a simple single Gameweek, having delivered in each of his last four home matches in a row.

Sadio Mané (£12.4m) was also up there in third place with Bournemouth coming to Anfield, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) completing the Liverpool contingent in the top-five, which was rounded off by Jamie Vardy (£9.8m).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s (£11.0m) fixture against West Ham was good enough for him to accrue 25.6% and claim second place, with three goals in his last two at home.

The new Double Gameweek 29 poll

However, the addition of Arsenal and Manchester City’s midweek meeting at the Etihad Stadium has proved enough to completely change the dynamic of the Double Gameweek 29 captaincy debate.

As you can see, Aubameyang has now stolen top spot, increasing his share by 24.2 percentage points now that he will be playing twice.

There was a similar boost for Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) as he rose from 1.8% backing to 20.1% and second place – although the Belgian is now an injury doubt.

Those shifts saw Salah drop to third place with a still-respectable 11.9% backing for the armband, while Alexander-Arnold remained stable in fourth place.

Meanwhile, Mané and Vardy dropped out as differential options with Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) and Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m) taking their place but with no more than 3% support each.

Player statistics – Last four matches

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1,116 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kiyoshi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    Playing Wildcard! any tips?

    Pope
    Doherty, TAA, Gomez
    Salah, Mahrez, Sarr, Bergwijn
    Jota, Jimenez, Auba

    Bench: McCarthy, Saka/Cantwell, Bardsley, Lascelles

    or KDB/DCL instead of Mahrez/jimenez?

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      go all in

      1. Kiyoshi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 51 mins ago

        that means?

  2. Almathkourq8
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Consider that I play my WC this GW29

      McCarthy (Pope)
      Cathcart TAA Taylor Gomez Doherty
      Kdb Salah Mahrez Saka Sarr
      Auba DCL Jota

      Already have 9 players for BGW31 and planning to transfer in Alli for Mahrez

      Any ideas?

    • Steevo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 hour ago

      Feels grim going without Auba, but is he worth dropping Mané & taking -4? Surely not.

      Leno
      TAA Doherty Aurier
      Salah Mané KDB Fleck
      DCL Ings Jiminez

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          For you probably not worth it I would say.

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        A) Traore to Doucoure
        B) Vardy, Traore to Jota, Pepe (-4)

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          b

        2. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 53 mins ago

          B out of those but might consider Traore to Sarr for free if you don’t have him

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        A. Mane and Jota
        B. Traore and Aguero

        taking a -8 and free hitting in 31 (so will have mane for 31 anyway)

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Was set for WC this week, but looking at the team again it could do -4 it seems as I have 2 FT

        Henderson (Gazza)
        TAA Soyuncu Stephens Boly (Rico)
        Salah KDB Martial (Grealish Traore)
        Vardy Ings Firmino

        Which option you prefer?
        A. WC now maximise DGW29 and ensure 9-10 BGW31
        B. Vardy Firmino Martial > Jimenez Auba Sarr (-4) use FT for BGW31 (8-9 players)
        C. Vardy Firmino Martial > Jimenez Auba Sarr (-4) then WC GW30

      5. WOLVERiNES
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Thoughts on ings to jiminez for -4 this week with GW 31 in mind ?

      6. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 57 mins ago

        Some advice please:
        Which 1 of these 3 would you bench (and play the other 2)?
        a) Saka (WHU, mci)
        b) Barnes (AVL)
        c) Ings (NEW)
        Thanks

        1. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 54 mins ago

          I’d probably bench Barnes given Leicester form... but it genuinely feels like a coin toss for all three

        2. Citizenkane91
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Ings, then Saka.

        3. majeci
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Bench Ings--def play Saka

        4. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 51 mins ago

          Herein begins my self inflicted benching headache. Play one:
          A. Sarr (cry)
          B. Stevens (NOR)
          C. Antonio (ars)

          Thanks

          1. DeltaKilo
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Antonio

        5. UpAndAway
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 mins ago

          Would you still use the BB chip with KDB under an injury cloud? I WC with that intention as my bench is strong this GW.

          Thoughts welcome. Already used 2nd WC by the way.

          1. Citizenkane91
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Can you afford a free hit of KdB to Sterling?

          2. DeltaKilo
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Personally think KDB will play at least 90 mins so I would say yes

            1. Tinkermania
                2 months, 29 days ago

                at most, 90 minutes more like.

                1. DeltaKilo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  No I clearly wrote least

            2. majeci
                2 months, 29 days ago

                I would save BB for upcoming Double gameweeks

            3. DeltaKilo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Hey guys 2 questions for you.

              Vardy or Ings to Auba?

              Would you bench boost with this bench

              Hendo CTaylor Traore Lacelles

              Thanks!

              1. Coaly
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Vardy, no

              2. STHH
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                I'm ditching Vardy. We don't know if he's going to play, even though Rodgers has said he'll be available. Here are the facts:
                - He has scored one goal since Christmas and that was against Aston Villa in the League Cup.
                - He is recovering from an injury.
                - If he does play, he might not be 100% match fit.

            4. Coaly
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              What about FH this week?

              Ederson
              Trent Egan Basham
              Salah Pépé Mahrez Saka
              Aguero Auba Jota

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Nice

              2. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Looks nice.

            5. HUATSHOOTER
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Saka or bellerin?

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Bell end.

            6. HUATSHOOTER
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Sell cantwell for saka and start him over fernandes? Good or nay?

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Nope.

              2. majeci
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Nooo.

              3. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Is going without Arsenal better than going with?

                Do I go;

                A - Ings / Bruno to Auba / Saka -4? (Only Saka because of exact money not because I particularly want him)

                B - Ings to Jota and play him over DCL?

                C - Grealish / DCL / Ings to Auba / Nketiah / Saka -8? (Again Saka and Nke only because of cost, nowt else) so I can keep Bruno (really don’t want to sell him!)

                D - Do bugger all and play the team below?

                Thanks in advance.

                Pope
                TAA Boly Stephens O’Connell
                Salah Mane KDB(C) Bruno
                Jimmy DCL

                Button Ings Grealish Williams

                1FT 0.9ITB.

                1. majeci
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    I'm thinking C or D--I wouldn't get rid of Bruno if I could help it.

                2. masyuris
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Please choose best transfer:
                  A. DCL >> Jota (-4 pts)
                  B. Cantwell >> Saka (-4 pts)
                  C. Keep FT

                  1. majeci
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      I vote C--I don't think Jota is worth the hit for DCL

                  2. majeci
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Is it worth it to make this move?
                      Ings/KDB --> Auba/Sarr (or similar MF) for a -8 hit? Worried about KDB...FH in week 33 likely

                      Thanks

                    • Charan77
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Good morning

                      Here is my team for gw29:

                      McCarthy
                      TAA, O'Connell, Robertson, Ward
                      Ward-Prowse, KDB (c), Salah (v)
                      Ings, Jimenez, Vardy

                      Pope, Grealish, Lascelles, Cantwell

                      I still have all my chips apart from one wc.

                      Any suggestions would be welcome.

                      Have a nice day 🙂

                    • Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Stick or sell one of Mane or Salah for Sterling?

                    • Grounderz
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Folks, keen to offload Sidibe. Is he safe for now seeing that Coleman is out for at least two games?

                      Plan to do a -4 for Doherty instead. If he keeps his place, I’d keep him for now.

                    • BobbyDoesNotLook
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Which keeper for the future (until wc around gw 34)?

                      I have Ryan and wondering if this would be finally the week to use ft to get rid. However Pope's next two does not look that good but is obviously one of the good choices for blank. I own Taylor from Burnley already for bgw.

                      Ryan (save ft) next three: wol ARS lei/blank
                      Pope next three: TOT mci wat
                      Foster next three: cry LEI bur

                      1. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        Pope eats Ryan for breakfast every day of the week

                    • Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      KdB non owners would you bring him for free this GW?

                      Dont have others DGW assets

                      1. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        no. will captain kun and pray

                    • La Roja
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Is this with -8?

                      Ings Robbo Moura ➡ Auba(c) Doherty Dendoncker(bench fodder)

                      1. La Roja
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Worth*

                    • caddy118
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Hoping someone can help me make my mind up. No FT and as it stands I would only have 5 players for GW31 (which includes the recently injured Alisson). Wildcard already blown, all other chips available. Do I?
                      A) Use FTs and possibly a -4 to field 6/7 players in GW31. Free hit and bench boost for other DGWs leaving me with option to TC aubam this weekend
                      B) Same as a), but save TC for the hope of a better DGW we dont yet know
                      C) Free hit GW31, BB then TC in future DGWs
                      D) Free hit GW31, TC aubam this week, Bench boost the easiest of the future DGWs to field 15.

                      I wanted to say A but feel the state of my GW31 and risk of TC being wasted makes me say C.

                      Any help would be appreciated.

                    • MarcoHammy111
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Pope
                      Stephens -Trent-soy
                      Fernandes -kdb-Salah-Perez
                      Ings-Vardy-Bobby

                      A-Vardy /Perez to jota /Pépé(-4)
                      B-Ings /Vardy to aubi /jota (-8)
                      C.ings to jota(no hit)

                    • Marty McFly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Lose one:

                      Webster (poor fixtures)
                      Rico (dropped but has gw31 match)
                      Lundstram (bought for 4.0, rotation risk)

                    • Daniel S.
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      it is very difficult to wait for KDB news for me 🙁 not sure about the others...

                        1. Daniel S.
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          goes to top of the page mate