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.

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1,117 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Jota in
    DCL out
    As DCL next fixtures are Che(A) - Liv(H) -blank

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      DCL form over fixtures.

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Jota has form and fixtures.

        Go Jota - his ceiling is much higher over the next 3.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Both or just keep DCL for now.

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'll probably do this for the blank - but feel like DCL could score against any team right now

  2. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    McCarthy - Button
    TAA - Robertson - Webster - Boly - Taylor
    Salah - KDB - Fernandes - Grealish - Hayden
    Vardy - Ings - Jimenez

    1 FT / 1.0 ITB

    Despite having decent fixtures, is it worth doing Vardy & Ings > Auba & Jota? (-4)

    1. Nolberto Solano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Like those transfers, especially if not doing FH in 31

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      yes

  3. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Guys, which option should I go for ? 1ft £2.4m itb

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA, Soyuncu, Boly (Lundy, Rico)
    Mane, Traore, Salah, KDB (Cantwell)
    DCL, Ings, Jimi

    A) Cantwell > Saka
    B) Mane > Fernandes and Ings > Auba -4

  4. Nolberto Solano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone going without Auba this week? If so, why?

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I might - either getting Pepe for free or Auba for a hit.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Think Auba is a good option to get, Pepe as well. But how many you expecting Arsenal to score against Westham and then City?

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Think I'll go without - I reckon Vardy+Pepe is better than Auba+Maddison. Close call though

    4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I am not falling to Auba hypetrain. Decided to trust my Mo with captaincy.

      I need FTs to get in players who play gw 31. And im using FH on DGWs. I see this getting me more points in the long run than getting Auba in with a hit and as non-playing 31 asset

    5. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Considering Pépé myself.

      Reading through the comments on here though seems to suggest I’m being foolish.

      Nobody been able to explain why yet so feel like I’m missing something?

  5. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Good to go?

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo O'Connell
    Mahrez Salah Bruno Perez
    Auba DCL Jim

    Fab - Soy Cantwell Rico

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Did I read that Pep said Foden is playing next game? Could not find it but would make sense given rest in cup game particularly if KDB start in doubt

    1. Obi-1 Kenobi-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He did say that Foden would play. He didn't say that he would start, however as you suggested, it'd make sense he starts given the KdB injury fear and Foden being rested midweek.

  7. Riggs
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA Robo Soy (Fernandez) (Lund)
    Salah KDB Maddison (Armstrong) (Cantwell)
    Vardy Ings Jimenez
    1 FT:
    I can do direct swap Vardy - Auba. But I am contemplating Ryan - Patricio/Foster swap. Does it worth it -4? Armstrong is injured too..

  8. SH
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Did Martial, Holgate > Sarr, Doherty for a hit and it doesn’t feel stupid. Hopeful Sarr and Doherty will outscore initial starting players in Martial and Soy.

  9. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    What about this strategy..
    I haven seen it mentioned:
    Dead end thru 31
    WC in 22/33 but with GW37 in mind, ignoring 34
    FH in 34
    BB in 37 (bigger one)

    Gives an option to change your dead team but not to a strange 34 one but the one that you will like more as 37 more teams have doubles..

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone betting against a Salah mother of all hauls this season?

    Auba 2 gamus but the one vs City extremely tricky.

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      2gamus is better than 1gamu

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Bloody phone

        1. Nomar
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I like gamus.

          Sounds like an exotic animal, a cross between an emu and a camel.

      2. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        And City not exactly cast iron defensively. I can see them conceding in both games.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Normally ... yes. But Liverpool have frankly been awful since the winter break and I suspect like it or not all eyes are on Athletico.

    3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Not really that tricky at all. Arsenal will have plenty chances

  11. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Is KDB likely to play against United? If not, is he worth sacrificing the likes of Mane/Salah/Bruno for him?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Who knows. Can’t believe Pep won’t play him if he’s fit. United jam is already spread far and wide.

  12. Rushford
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    For this GW only:
    A) Ings (NEW)
    B) Jota (BHA)

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B with the form he is in

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Im debating this one too. I have Ings but im planning to get Jota in... he has 5 goals in the last 2 home games and 6 in 3games. Ings stats has gone bad recently and Newcastle has been improving.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Looking to transfer Ings out ?

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        are you doing it Amey?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Not sure about it mate.

      2. Rushford
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yup! And will have to take a few hits at some point anyway, to get 7-8 players for 31

      3. Indpush
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Did for free to Auba

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  13. Obi-1 Kenobi-0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Thoughts on this free hit team please?

    McCarthy (NEW H)
    Trent (BOU H) - Van Dijk (BOU H) - Doherty (BHA H)
    Salah (BOU H) - KdB (MUN A + ARS H) - Mahrez (MUN A + ARS H) - Foden (MUN A + ARS H)
    Aubameyang (WHU H + MCL A) - Vardy (AVL H) - Jota (BHA H)

    Bench has three duds and one playing option, Grant Hanley (SHU A).

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      seems good. City players probably wont play more than 4 games in total tho

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Only one 1Ars?

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        yeah maybe better to get in Pepe instead of Mahrez?

        1. Kuzser
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          get pepe

    3. SH
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Can you get Foden, Vardy > Pepe, Ings/Deeney?

      1. Obi-1 Kenobi-0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        No. I can do Foden + Vardy -> Pepe + Long which allows me to upgrade McCarthy to Dean Henderson though.

        1. SH
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          VVD>Gomez is another option to squeeze some cash. It's good team nonetheless, but I would want Pepe on a FH

  14. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Is Williams,Mooy,Ings > Doherty,Sarr,Jota for -8 and playing BB this week crazy?

    Would give me
    Henderson ,McCarthy
    TAA,VVD,Periera, Doherty,Lascelles
    Salah, KDB,Fernandes,Sarr,Perez
    Jota,Jimenez,DCL

    Adding 3 gw 31 players and saving FH until later.

    Alternative is to get Aubamayang in for -4 and FH in 31.

    1. SH
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I would save it for bigger dgw. Either get Auba or Willams, Moy > Doherty, Sarr. You can do Ings > Jota next week for free

  15. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Will appreciate your help with the best bunch to complete my WC team:

    1) VVD- Doherty - Doucure- Fernandes - Saka -Dcl
    2) VVD- Doherty - Moutinho - Pepe - Saka - Dcl
    3) VVD - Saiss - Doucure - Pepe - Saka - Jimenez
    4) Gomez - Doherty - Sarr - Saka - Pepe- Dcl

    McCarthy- Pope
    Taa- Cathcart - Taylor - XXX - XXX
    Salah - KDB -XXX - XXX- XXX
    Auba - Jota - XXX

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      4

    2. One Wheels Enough
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      3 gives you more 31s
      Make the the small sacrifices for the potentially big benefit

      3it is

    4. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Confident that KDB will play?

      1. Kuzser
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Will have 2fts anyway so can always drop Auba->Jimenez.
        Hope KDB will play, but no keen to trasnfer him out, too much value tied up.

        Came up with another option:Gomez - Doherty - Doucure - Fernandes - Pepe- Dcl and Jimi instead of Auba. Effectively fernandes dcl vs auba saka

  16. Mr_Barbs
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Working towards BGW 31 I can get up to 8 players. May take a hit for 9.

    What order should I prioritise these? Thinking;
    GW 29 - OConnell/ Soyuncu > Doherty
    GW 30 - Fleck > Sarr
    GW 31 - McCarthy > Pope

    McCarthy
    TAA, VVD, OConnell, Soyuncu
    Salah, KDB, B.Fernandes, Barnes
    Jota, Ings

    McGovern, Fleck, Kiko, Maupay

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mhm

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Good

  17. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Vardy --> Aubameyang worth a -4?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      yes

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      yes

  18. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    KDB+ Traore to Pepe + Sarr? (-4)

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      umm no

  19. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Crazy KDB sellers

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Only if you have loads of value tied up in him at this point.

      Not so crazy when he may sit on your bench. Lundstram autosub not going to rescue anyone now lol

  20. tim
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Traore to Saka
    Jimi to Auba
    Ings to Jota
    -8

    or

    Vardy to Auba
    Traore to Saka
    -4

    Or just save and keep on trucking and forget the DGW

    1. tim
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ryan
      Taa Gomez Soy
      Barnes KDB Salah Traore
      Ings Vardy Jimmy

      Button Dendo Rico Egan

    2. Mind över Mata
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      The second I think

  21. Riggs
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA Robo Soy (Fernandez) (Lund)
    Salah KDB Maddison (Armstrong) (Cantwell)
    Vardy Ings Jimenez
    1 FT:
    What do you think about -12 pts:
    Patricio replace Ryan
    Sarr -> Armstrong(injured) OUT
    Auba -> Vardy
    Jota -> Ings (I need some funds to do the above 3 transfers + play in GW 31).

  22. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Can GW34 be a standard single week if the postponed games get moved to the midweek?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If that happens it will be, but there is absolutely no reason to believe this will happen (unfortunately)

  23. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I am now an subscriber to the theory of the Fodenverse... Can't bring myself to give him the (C) but I'm reasonably confident that Pep will do his best to get KdB starting as Citeh really need 6 points from 6 here in case Liverpool decide 3 losses in 4 isn't enough and plump for 4 in 5...

  24. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best move (-4)?

    A) Vardy and Mount -> Auba and Saka
    B) Vardy and Mount -> Auba and Cantwell

    1. Energetics
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Obviously A surely?

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

  25. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I want to do Bobby&Martial to Auba&someone. Have 7.4m for the mid but not much at that price range. Any suggestions?

    The team is:

    Ramsdale Martin
    TAA Taylor Soy Cathart Egan
    Salah KdB Martial Barnes Dendo
    Vardy Bobby Ings

    1ft, 1.0 itb

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Or go wild and bring in Pepe&Jimenez?

    2. Energetics
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Thought I was the only unfortunate Ramsdale owner!

      Sarr?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Hehe, there is more of us but at least he gets those save pts and still betterto own then Kepa or De Gea. Can do Sarr and put money itb, eill think about it. Cheets for suggestion

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          *p.s. sorry for all typos, have new device and typing fast

      2. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Would rather have him than Ryan, though.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          True that.

    3. fusen
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'm doing Bobby and martial to Auba and Sarr

      I considered Saka but it's such a one week punt it felt like a waste of a FT

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Can I actually ask why Sarr over everyone rest?

  26. Energetics
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Slowly being swayed to wildcarding this week!

    Current team
    RAMSDALE Button
    Taa ROBBO PERIERA BOLY RICO
    Salah Kdb Saka FERNANDES CANTWELL
    Auba Jimi INGS

    Would become
    Pope
    Taa OTAMENDI DOHERTY
    Salah Kdb Saka PEPE
    Auba Jimi JOTA
    Button Sarr C.Taylor Cathcart

    Gives me 2 city, 3 Arsenal, Ramsdale to Pope, Boly to Doherty, Rico & Cantwell to C.Taylor & Sarr.

    Otamendi and Mahrez to Robbo and McNeil gives me a strong XI for 31.

    Talk me out of it!

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Too early

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      go for it.. why not

      1. Energetics
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        No wildcard for DGW but starting to think this could be worth it?

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          you now have 6 players for GW 31..
          if I were you i would not WC yet though...

          WC is so much valuable and the best when used together with BB

    3. Energetics
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      As it stands I will almost definitely have to use FH in 31.

      While I lose my wildcard this way I keep the FH for a DGW.

  27. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Is this G2G?

    McCarthy
    Taa VVD Doherty
    Kdb Salah Bruno Saka
    Ings Jimenez Auba (c)
    - Traore Stephens BWilliams

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      the best team i seen today

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Haha thanks

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thnx mate - anything worth a hit with 1.0ITB?

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          ings to Jota may be

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            This wud require -8 as I got 3 wolves 🙂

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Nope. Traore to Sarr next week.

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Yeah that's my plan for next week and McCarthy to pope

  28. Offside Trapattoni
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone know the latest on Traore and if he might be fit for GW31?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      he said he is minor and ok..
      anyway.. he may not start
      2 benching in last 3GWs says it all

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He is training but gametime will probably be managed

      https://twitter.com/Wolves/status/1235538298581291008?s=20

  29. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone doing the Jarvish strategy?

    Best WC team to do that with?
    Finding it hard to stock up on Ars/city and keep pool assets..

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Try Ederson, Kevin, Mahrez

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Both aguero and auba would be ideal.. hard to do though

    2. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      See above mate, choosing if those options and going ahead
      1) VVD- Doherty - Doucure- Fernandes - Saka -Dcl
      2) VVD- Doherty - Moutinho - Pepe - Saka - Dcl
      3) VVD - Saiss - Doucure - Pepe - Saka - Jimenez
      4) Gomez - Doherty - Sarr - Saka - Pepe- Dcl

      McCarthy- Pope
      Taa- Cathcart - Taylor - XXX - XXX
      Salah - KDB -XXX - XXX- XXX
      Auba - Jota - XXX

  30. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Vardy & Mane > Auba & KDB
    Yaaaay
    Noooo

    1. mdm
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nope

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Si