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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1,117 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Out of GW 34 & 37
    which can be the mega DGW?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think 37 is most likely

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      37

  2. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which option is best?

    1FT 0.5ITB

    McCarthy
    TAA Stevens Taylor
    (S)alah Mane KDB Barnes
    Vardy Jimi Ings

    Button Tanganga Hayden Rico

    A) Vardy & Barnes > Auba & Saka -4
    B) Vardy & Stevens > Auba & Kiko -4
    C) Vardy & Jimi > Auba & Jota -4
    D) Prepare for GW31

  3. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Tosun injury....
    Palace are cursed this season !!

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Benteke time?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Maybe.
        They need those goals ...

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Back at Finch Farm yesterday.

  4. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Just saw 1917, it's pretty good, I would recommend it. 🙂

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2hrs feels like pretty long for a war based film :/

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Benedict Cumberbatch! :0

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          You got me interested now 😀

      2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Flies by actually, all action.

      3. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Saving Private Ryan is almost 3 hrs. Probably one of the best War movies out there.

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Saving Private Ryan was a masterpiece, I actually feel this film doesn't come close but still a good watch.

    2. Differential C (Mark)
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Only very few war movies get to me. Really like Defiance, Inglorious Bastards and Valkyrie. Dad really wants me to watch 1917 and Dunkirk.Might just take him up on that.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I assume you haven't watched Full metal jacket, Apocalypse Now, Schindler's List, etc...

        1. Differential C (Mark)
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Nope.
          Does The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas count? Cried like a baby in the end.

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Amazing movie!

      2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Showcase Cinema du Lux in Soton is class.

  5. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What would you do here?
    Bring in Auba for Ings and/or FH gw31 or just skip Auba and get 1 more gw31 player.

    1 FT 4.0 ITB
    McGovern Pope
    Lascelles Taa Robertson Soy Kelly
    Maddison Salah Kdb Trossard Cantwell
    Ings Iheanacho Jimmy

  6. Kobrakai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anyone considered to use their TC chip? I saved mine last time and I am doubting if I should give it a to with Auba...

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I wish I could. Everythings better than 3 points from Mane!

  7. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Worth a -8 to get Auba in?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Nope

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No imo, Mind you I wildcarded for fun to get Kdb back, then binned him.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Depends who for

    4. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Doubt it, who are you taking out?

    5. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No need for that ....

  8. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    w/c....keep KDB? If not, which other City attacker will get enough game time to pick?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm keeping & © him.
      Think Pep is playing mind games

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I hope you are right.

    2. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Keep until further news.
      Otherwise Mahrez for me.

    3. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Keeping for now

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

      I’m getting rid and hoping Aguero delivers

    5. The Fed
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The guy has both back problems and hurt his shoulder. Team has nothing to fight for in the league. Surely he will be rested for the Real Madrid game.

  9. Kaiser123
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Any glaring transfers needed here. I did Vardy to Auba already.

    MCart
    TAA Robbo Boly Lacel Taylor
    KDB Bruno Salah Barnes Fleck
    Auba Jimi Ings

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      G2g

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who would you rather have long term from now.

    Richarlison or Pepe?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Rich. But pepe for the next couple

  11. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A) save FT
    B) Vardy/Lucas to Aubamayang/5.8 (fleck/saka) -4
    C) Vardy/Lucas/Ings to Auba/Sarr/Jota -8

    Are the hits worth it??

  12. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is Auba must have for DGW??
    I only have KDB..... so getting Auba will take -8 to afford the move..... What should I do???

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Just eep kdb

    2. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Assuming you then captain him, as long as he plays both games you get your 8 points back. So you’d basically be getting double on his returns only.

  13. mdm
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Vardy and Soy to Auba and Saiss for a hit?

  14. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    All four chips still remaining - when to play them? I’m thinking:

    GW31 - free hit
    GW34 - double captain for assumed double gameweek
    GW36 - wildcard to optimise last three weeks
    GW37 - bench boost for assumes double gameweek

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Depends on your team, I was gonna FH 31 but likely to have 10

  15. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ryan button
    Vvd taa Stephens Kelly Rico
    Salah Perez Bruno kdb
    Ings jota Aubameyang

    3.1 ITB 1 FT

    thinking

    FH 31 TC 34 WC 36 BB 37

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same as me for chips!

  16. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ryan button
    Vvd taa Stephens Kelly Rico
    Salah Perez Bruno kdb nakamba
    Ings jota Aubameyang

    3.1 ITB 1 FT

    thinking

    FH 31 TC 34 WC 36 BB 37

  17. Strchld
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Do we have any idea how many doubles and blank will be gw34?

    1. Strchld
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Or is it a good change that theres not any doubles?

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Probably no more than 2 blanks, probably no more than 5 teams with a DGW.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Going by this logic, i really shouldn't worry about GW 34 then.
        Was thinking about getting Aurier in my team for a hit in near future as he plays in 34 too

      2. Strchld
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        5 teams is enough to save a FH instead using it GW31.

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          5 is the upper limit I think. 3 or 4 probably the most likely.

          1. Strchld
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            And who is going to have a blank?

            1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Dunno yet

              1. Strchld
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Alright. Anyway could see smarter move to use FH34 than 31 If I just can field 8 players for GW31.

      3. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Is it possible for 5 teams to have a DGW?

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yes it is

  18. Wetdream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Aguero and Kdb owner here.Was all set on captaining Kdb till his flag.Would you roll the dice and captain Aguero or play safe and captain Salah ?

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Out of those two I would pick Salah.

  19. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Why of all weeks does Livpool need to play Bou at home.

    With Auba and KDB in your team its really diff to get Cpt right.

    With KDB injury news and Ars playing City away, I still think (hope) Salah (C) and Liv are going to bounce back. I expext a big performance...

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Certainly thinking of switching cap from KDH to Mo. Anyone else?

  20. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How many is optimal in 31? Can get eleven with no hits but not sure that adds up necessarily

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      9 or 10 seems good I think.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’ll have 3 Watford 3 pool and 3 wolves and 1 Burnley After 2 fts

      Can’t be bothered with any others

    3. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It all depends which players. No point taking hits to get folk like Cathcart imo

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

      If you can get 11, why wouldn't you? The players can't be that bad.

  21. ludaslol
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pope
    Doherty TAA Egan
    Saka KDB Bruno Salah
    Ings Firmino Jimenez

    Button, Barnes, Lascelles, Williams. 1FT, 1.8 itb.

    Which transfer/strategy

    A) Firmino > Auba (c) and FH31, WC35/36, BB37. Plan for 34 with transfers
    B) Ings>Jota/Save FT and go 31 with 9 players. WC 35/36, BB37

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

      B) Also FH34

    2. Strchld
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Im doing B, but just can get 7-8 players out without hits GW31.

  22. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Would really appreciate some feedback here please guys.

    Best route to 31, taking into account Vardy or Aub for this and next gameweek which is the best 3 for 31 (both use 4FTs and will give me 9 players in total for GW31):

    1. (Auba) Doucoure Saiss Snodgrass
    2. (Vardy) Sarr Doherty Aurier

    Thanks

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2 is awesome

  23. Clay Davis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    On Wildcard... Is Mark Noble worth a shout for 5th mid with gw31 in mind?

    Spurs conceded 6 penalites in 28 league games = 21.4% chance of conceding.

    Noble has scored 4 goals this season. 2 of which were away.

    1. Black Panther
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm also on WC, Capoue is filling that role for me.

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        0.2m more and on pens though. Capoue does nothing as a holding mid

        1. Black Panther
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Fair enough, I only had 4.8 to spend. I did have Duda before they won last night.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I looked at that too, always a chance of a pen with Aurier around.

  24. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    @mods the second table in opposition stats is wrong

  25. Bubbles1985
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anyone else feel that FH for 29 seems a waste with those fixtures...??

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      it is

  26. TopwithKlopp
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who will play in the Gunners defence this week....? Tough to call with all the injuries and several players Tierney, Holding, Sokratis and Maitkand-Niles) have not played lately.. Trying to get a cheap Arse defender in DGW.. Any ideas?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Leno
      Bellerin, Sokratis, Luiz, Saka

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Luiz and Leno are safe bets

      2. Greek Freak
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Saka would've been a no-brainer if he was listed as a defender. As it is, I don't see the appeal as much as others do - also Tierney might be coming back soon.

        1. TopwithKlopp
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Cheers to all for the input

  27. reo19uk
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ings to Jota worth a -4?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not this week.

      1. reo19uk
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yeah that was my feeling just don't like that Ings is failing in price tonight

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          He'll rise up again next week after his hattrick.

        2. reo19uk
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          actually I can afford him to fall once before I lose any value on him

        3. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Quite late in the season to worry too much about team value.

  28. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Everton to offer Baines and Calvert-Lewin new contracts.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Why Baines? For leadership presence in dressing room?

  29. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Probably the most common transfer question, but Vardy and Ings to Auba and Jota for a -4?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Vardy and Ings could easily outscore Auba and Jota. Not for me

      1. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        They've both been out of sorts for such a long time, so tired of seeing them blank every week

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Nope

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    -12 *Shots fired*

    Henderson
    TAA VVD Doherty
    Salah Richarlison Sarr Fernandes
    Jota Auba Jimenez

    McCharty Cantwell Stephens Dunk

    Cap decision last minute before deadline.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      That’s brave. What are you working towards?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        A huge red arrow 😉

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          At 70k couple of weeks ago with -12 resulted in green arrows 😉

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Hopefully no hits for a while.

        FH34 BB37