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.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those signed up for the 2019/20 season or a monthly package can access it in full.

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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1,116 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mdm
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy and Soy to Auba and Saiss for -4?

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

    Perez to Pepe worth a Ft? Also own Maddison or just sav ft and bring in gw 31 player..will not use fh in 31 and currently have 7 players for 31

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Worth trying but don't expect much

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Problem with getting Pepe for KDB is that I don't have the dosh to get KDB back if I wanted.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      That sucks

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

      You can always get him back after 32

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Revisit KDB from GW33.

    4. Jullepuu
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I would keep KDB

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Same problem

  4. Henning
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Ings and Traore out for Aubameyang and Saar For a hit?

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Gladly

    2. matiakez
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Looks good.

  5. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Guys, can you still see how many transfers your rivals have made in FPL during a gameweek?

    1. Jullepuu
      3 months, 29 days ago

      No but you can see if they have taken hits and sometimes that can tell you the number of transfers made. Also you can look at his team from the previous game week and see how many he has changed

    2. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      No

  6. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Hi....ings and traore to sarr and jota - 4 ?

    Cant afford just traore to sarr....

    Thanks

    1. Henning
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yes.

  7. Jullepuu
    3 months, 29 days ago

    I think I have finally finalized my wildcard. Got 0.8 in the bank Thoughts?

    McCarthy Pope
    TAA Gomez Doherty Taylor Egan
    Salah KDB Saka Sarr Lucas
    Auba Jimenez Jota

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Class bar Lucas - 31 punt I assume

      1. Jullepuu
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers! Lucas will be benched for Sarr this game week. Basicsally there just for 30 and 31. Bilva was/is on my mind but transfers are precious. Not really any appealing mids out there at that price

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Good team. I'm wildcarding too and very similar. Mine is

      Pope, Krul
      TAA, Robertson, Doherty, Aurier, C. Taylor
      Salah, Pepe, Doucoure, Saka, Cantwell
      Auba, Jimenez, Jota

      0.3 ITB

      • gw30 - save transfer
      • gw 31 - Pepe > Alli/Lucas
      • gw 32 - Alli/Lucas > Bruno

      1. Jullepuu
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Krul doesn't do clean sheets often but he might save some penalties for you. Nice plan you got there. Mine is: Auba to Wood for gw 31, Saka to Bruno gw 32 and then save the ft or spend the extra 2 mil somewhere

        1. Stoic
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Selling Auba with Norwich home ?

          1. Clay Davis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            No. Going to keep Auba for Norwich at home. Planning on selling Pepe for Alli though. Depends if hauls against WHU and bha

          2. Jullepuu
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Not exactly. Selling Auba before his blank which is then followed by Norwich home of course.

        2. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Norwich are actually defensively pretty sound. 3 cleansheets in their last 6 games.

          They also have decent games on gw 34 (wat) and gw 37 (BUR) so the EVE home game could fall nicely for a double

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Not really, they have the worst goal difference in the league by far and only Villa have let in more goals 52 to 51.

            1. Clay Davis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Well yeah, if you look at the whole season they are bad. But if look at the last 6 games, they have massively improved. Plus they have decent fixtures coming up for those DGW

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                They are scrapping tbf but I would avoid their defence regardless. Maybe an end of season Pukki Party.

          2. Jullepuu
            3 months, 29 days ago

            McCarthy seems better for the price but who knows

            1. Clay Davis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Really?

              Last 6 games...

              • McCarthy - 2 clean sheets, 12 conceded, 15 saves.

              • Krul - 3 clean sheets, 6 conceded, 22 saves

              Looking at Pope's games the only gameweeks i'd not play him are gw30 (mci) and gw35 (liv).

              Krul has SOU (h) on gw30, WHU (h) on gw35.

              McCarthy has nor (a) on gw30, mun (a) on gw35

              1. Jullepuu
                3 months, 29 days ago

                McCarthy has a better fixture than Pope this week. Southampton are in bad form right now and I expect that doesn't continue for too long

  8. Clay Davis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A) Cathcart (bur) & Sarr (bur) - 0.3 ITB
    B) Aurier (WHU) & Doucoure (bur) - 0.3 ITB

    Team for gw31 is
    Pope
    TAA, Robertson, Doherty, Cathcart, C. Taylor
    Salah, Alli, Sarr
    Jimenez, Jota

    Krul, Auba, Cantwell, Saka

    1. Jullepuu
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A

  9. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    In he’s fit and gets a game this week think I’ll be tempted by Chris Wood - provided i want eleven in 31.

    Great season long stats against bottom 10 oppo

    Returns in 6 of 10 matches
    5.7 ppm

    Burnley have a few nice ones coming up

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I always pick the wrong Burnley striker !
      Will get Jota for Ings Maybe & break him down 😀

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I’m cool with that - already got my Jota bonus. 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Jota till GW 32 & then DCL looks brilliant move i guess

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            DCL from 32 is the option

            Will probably end up rolling FT in 31 and not getting Wood to complete my eleven. Those qfs could mean a lot of different things. Will have close to optimal ten in 31 anyway

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Nice
              I'd only get 8 out without a hit.
              Probably can take ahit to get Aurier but not sure about that

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yep, chomping at the bit, fancy him myself.

    3. Jullepuu
      3 months, 29 days ago

      On my radar for gw 31 as well. Hopefully Auba doesn't haul in gw 32 though

  10. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Would you wildcard this lot to upgrade certain players?

    McCarthy button
    Trent gomez boly dunk Pereira 
    Salah kdb perez barnes Hayden
    Aubameyang ings Jimenez 

    1ft 3.3itb

  11. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    I'd like to share an idea proposed on Reddit, by a user called FrimpongNgog. Would like to discuss with the community because I don't think it's all bad:

    FH38

    - All games start at the same time, so potential for multiple team leaks which is really helpful because last match of the season is rotation hell
    - Allows best chance at getting a full 11 out for GW38 which, again, is rotation hell, many of our DGW37 players may not start
    - Often a high scoring week as teams go all out attack, FH enables moving funds from defence to attack to target potential hauls, such as Lukaku scoring a hat trick against United
    - Got all information we would need on which teams have what left to play for, race for top 4 or relegation battle will likely go down to the wire
    - For those whose main aim is to win mini league, can bring in specific players to target rivals
    - For those with multiple chips left, could use BB and TC for GWs 34 and 37 instead
    - Finish on a high, got the whole summer to brag about it

    Some of those points are from myself but otherwise credit to the Reddit user. Won't be doing it myself in all likelihood but what are people's thoughts?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      IF i have enough DGW 37 players i might go with it.
      But FH has biggest upside in the DGW IMO.

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Fair enough. Depending on how matched are arranged, 37 might be a better week than 34 and would share several of the pros of using in 38 I suppose.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Exactly

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Fair points, and god, I can't wait to see the back of this season..
      For me, FH is for gw 37 if that's a bumper double.
      Looking forward to David Silva (C) for gw38...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        For sure
        I have planned that too.
        Midfield of KDB Silva Foden for 37 & 38 😀

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        If it's been a rubbish season, might as well end it on a high 🙂

        1. ted mcsheenery
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          ...or go down in flames...

    3. InvertedWinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Actually interesting to me as a backup option if GW34 ends up a single GW or unattractively small dgw

    4. Meinhoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      If you have a chance of winning the whole thing, maybe. Otherwise, I don't wanna wait till gw38 when I don't even care how many points I get honestly

    5. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Sounds like an exciting idea if you are able to keep FH till then.

      Waiting that late to build the team might even backfire 😀

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Imagine internet connection failure....
        Can't even think .... 😀

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Nice idea but leaked team news with 5 to 10 minutes left before deadline GW38 could lead to disaster.

    7. Jullepuu
      3 months, 29 days ago

      If I don't need to FH in gw 34 this sounds like the best thing to do

  12. Amey
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    I have a feeling KDB will play.
    Will stick with him for ©

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Bench first game start second game Imo...might just captain Salah

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Hmm
        Pool recent form is horrendous
        It's a home game though so might be an easy 2-0 win.
        Taa might be the best one

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 29 days ago

    So who is thinking Ole goes 5 at the back vs City and counter them with the high line of Otamendi and Fernandinho being left in dust clouds?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Everyone.
      Tony James up top.
      Bruno 10
      McTomnay Fred CDM's

      1. One Wheels Enough
        3 months, 29 days ago

        5 at the back?

        Williams Shaw Lind Harry Wan

  14. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Guys, does this team need a wc? Can't figure out what to do to prepare for doubles and blanks

    Ryan button
    TAA Robbo soy Lund targett
    Kdb salah traore b.fernandes mooy
    Vardy ings jimenez

  15. disarrays11
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Current team:

    Pope (Button)
    TAA - Robbo - Saiss (Dunk - Williams)
    Salah - KDB - Martial - Barnes (Cantwell)
    Ings - Vardy - Jimenez

    0.9 itb

    I jumped the gun and already used my FT this weak when it wasn't clear yet that Arsenal and City were going to have a DGW...

    Can't do a straight swap Vardy -> Auba, 0.7m short.

    Was wondering whether it would be worth taking a -8 hit to do it anyway along with downgrading another player since not having Auba will be a massive risk.

    Yay or nan? In case of Yay, who would go?

  16. Energetics
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    What teams go you think will have a DGW in 34 if you had to guess?

    Who definitely won’t?

    1. ludaslol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Check Ben Crellin on twitter

  17. PortoGuy
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy vs Lacazette for DGW29?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy

  18. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    26 transfers this season... Anyone less? Haven't burnt one, but I've come close.

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      25

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        First season I've gone this far without hits...

        1. Jullepuu
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Impressive but not sure if it's a good thing

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            It's a bit like a sliding tackle; you're late if you have to make one.

    2. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Thats pretty low.
      Only one hit here, but still 30 transfers.
      (but dont know how they count transfers made in a WC cause I keep on changing a lot in a weeks time :D)

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        WC transfers don't count

  19. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Is this potential gw31 free hit team good enough to use the chip? - I will likely only own TAA, Doherty, Aurier, Salah and Jiménez entering the gw and will likely have two free transfers. But getting Mané will kill the team I have and like...

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier
    Salah(VC), Mané, Alli, Antonio, Sarr
    Jota, Jiménez,

    Martin, Wood, Taylor, Kabasele

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Have the same problem here and not sure, want to FH in 31 but just not sure if its worth it.

  20. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    The first patient has died in Britain today after testing positive for coronavirus.

    1. The Prophet
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Wrong site bro.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Its sad to hear news about death, really is.
      Stay safe everyone, wash your filthy hands and dont touch face with them.

  21. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Still have all chips + wc intact and this strategy didn’t hurt me so far but the irony is that I think it could hurt me now. It is just so much to think, so many combinations. It is killing me cause I don't want to waste a chip but don’t have clear idea what to do with all of them. Currently just thinking about FH31.

    The team is:

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

    1ft, 1.0 itb

    Anyone in same situation?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Think you can build towards 31 with FTs, couldnt you? You have like 7 players already there. Decent imo.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I know it is just that then I have all 3 chips and wc to play from gw32 to 37, too little time imo, every week one chip.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          One way or another it will be stressful cause I have good season thats the problem, if it was bad season I would just be taking crazy punts but this way I have to be careful and it is just a problem.

    2. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I have used my TC but still think I will just use the free hit chip in gw31. This strategy will me alow me to get the players I like and think will do well in gw 29 and 30 - and many of these players will have double gameweeks later anyway.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Think thats my way also with my TC played in one of the double gw and BB in other

  22. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Absolutely love the chip strategy brought up by Pranil in the Scoutcast. Kuszer mentioned it too on here as well.
    WC now with DGW29 and BGW31 in mind.
    FH34
    Build with FTs towards 37.

    1. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      What about BB and TC?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        BB/TC for the DGW 37
        Personally I've already used TC.

      2. Jullepuu
        3 months, 29 days ago

        BB 37 and TC played for most I assume

    2. Jullepuu
      3 months, 29 days ago

      My plan as well. Excited and scared at the same time 😀
      So many different routes to take

    3. El Presidente
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Dep3nds on your team. I have 11 players for GW31 and KDB & Auba for double, I have Zero need to do that

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Ofc ofc. I have only 6 for 31, so its absolute peak for my team rn!

  23. The Prophet
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    To those who may know:

    If you were on WC and could put a cheap Burnley defender in to get a body on the pitch for GW31, which would you go for??

    Is this Taylor reliable as a cheaper option or better to stick with Mee/Tarky??

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I'd go Taylor, but not a fan of Burnley defence for 31. Actually thinking that Watford would do very well and win that game, and they have about the same priced defenders.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 29 days ago

      If you already have Mee and Tarky you may as well stick if cash is not an issue

      Not going to get Burnley defence for GW31 as I have Sarr. Might look at Burnley attack though.

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Pope seems enough Burnley cover for me. Not much ceiling in any of their def.

  24. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    For GW31 which looks better?

    A)
    Keep Fernandes
    Barnes > Sarr
    Stevens > Saiss

    B)
    Keep Barnes
    Fernandes > Sarr
    Holgate/ Stevens > Doherty

    Planning WC32/33 FH34 BB37

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks bro. That was the plan. Just suddenly realised that Bruno’s fixtures look tasty and he’s clearly on better form than Barnes atm. But Doherty vs Saiss is a no brainer!

  25. Grievez
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A) Bobby & Maddison -- Auba & Sarr
    B) Bobby & Ings -- Auba & Jota

    For -4, already own Jiminez

  26. El Presidente
    3 months, 29 days ago

    GW34 going to be B or D?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Both

  27. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Benching headache

    mcarthy
    Soy stevens TAA vvd holgate
    salah KDB cantwell bruno fleck
    auba jimmy dcl

  28. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    0FT 0ITB!
    So now I am stuck lol..Mané TO Sterling? And Hendo TO Leno?
    Henderson
    Cahill TAA Boly
    Salah Bruno Fleck Mané
    Jiminez Ings Auba.

    Bench:McCarthy,Adama,Lascelles,B.Williams

  29. Oldenglove
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Does my team need any adjustments anyone?

    Pope (Button)

    TAA, Gomez, Saiss, Soy (Aurier)

    Salah, Saka, Barnes (Sarr, Dendoncker)

    Kun, Auba, Jota

  30. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Better pick:

    A) Grealish vs Lei
    B) Sarr vs CP

    1. Jullepuu
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B