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. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Spurs to score against Burnley?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      yeah

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah unless they get lucky yet again

    3. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yes. Though Pope will get 12 saves including a pen save. Especially as I don't own him.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, when I bring him in for the easy fixtures he’ll gets 1s and 2s

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Nah.

      Pope 10 pointer already added.

    5. OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      100%

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Marty McFly? Tomorrow’s euro numbers please

    6. Poseidon.
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah to much quality

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        In the spurs side? Really?

    7. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Alli will score cos I just took him out!

  2. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    life would be so much easier if Auba was classified as a midfielder

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe FPL should discuss arsenal club about Lacazatte future next season before confirming his position 😀

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Or if he was around 7 million.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I'd prefer 4.5 m.

    3. Poseidon.
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Or a defender

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Or in a better team .............

      1. Poseidon.
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        He’s coming to Utd in the summer bro

        1. dandalf
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 1 day ago

          That would be a true kneejerking move for him.

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          No way

  3. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Play saka or martial this gw?

    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Saka

    2. OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Sakz

    3. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Saka

    4. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial

    5. MARJE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Martial

  4. OBAMA
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Otamendi a guaranteed starter?

    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Pep

      1. OBAMA
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Que?

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Pep

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No, but one of those most likely to play both this GW.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Owning City defenders in a DGW...

      1. OBAMA
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Risk it for a biscuit? Ota surely good to go

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Your choice.

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Aymeric Laporte says hello. DGW legend.

  5. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Original plan was to change keeper but gonna stick considering he plays 31...next idea.was get Kdb...now I'm thinking grealish+Rich to Pepe+Mahrez -4....any suggestions?

    Foster
    Taa gomez saiss
    Bruno Salah Grealish Richarlo
    Ings Auba Jimi
    Subs...mcgovern-stevens-dendo-rico
    1Ft £2.8 itb

    1. OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Seems good to me, could also do saka and kdb

      1. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Worried about Kdb tbh. Might just leave til late tomoro if no price changes are predicted.

  6. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    WC active ... no more Party or Ingsy ... huge TV hit though ;(

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Do you have a smaller one to watch tonight’s match on at least?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Not one of your better one's I'm afraid buddy 😀

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Keeping both myself this GW

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Party has14 points from last 10
        Ayew has 44
        DCL 60

        If Party gets back to back hatties and Ayew blanks twice they’ll be level 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Past is gone
          Should think about future ...

  7. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    only way to get Auba and keep Mane and Salah is to remove KDB but it would require a four point hit and taking Ings out is well and would have exact money to get Sarr as KDB's replacement in midfield. Would this be sheer madness?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      or could remove Mane instead of KDB but again it would require a hit and taking Ings out

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I am going with Auba Kun Salah. No Mane no KDB.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Depends on rest of your team but you will have a deadly midfield for GW31.

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    So who is everyone captaining ?

    Probably auba for me

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Au(TC)ba

      1. OBAMA
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Brave

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Salah or Auba.

      KDB if there’s good news on him.

      All over the place this GW...

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Kun(TC) 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I'm jealous

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 7 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          He owes me big time, this season anyway.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      If I had TC would immediately be on Auba but not going Salah vs BOU is tempting faith.

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      kDB atm

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Snap

  9. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Are people using there free hits this week? Or saving for a better time

    1. OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No deffo do not use

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No, save

  10. OBAMA
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Sorry I know I’m late but what’s this doubt about kdb?

    1. Poseidon.
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      My mate Ryan at work said he might not play

      1. Goooo Rickie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Who is Ryan lol?

    2. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Was injured, possibly still is.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Pep giving Ole some hope?

  11. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    What would you do here? 0.1ITB 2FT
    Leaning towards B I think

    A. Mooy > Saka (and bench Traore)
    B. Traore and Ings > Sarr and Jota
    C. Traore and Mooy > Sarr and 4.4 fodder
    D. Traore > Doucoure
    D. Stephens > C Taylor (and play Traore)

    Henderson (McCarthy)
    TAA Robbo Doherty (Stephens Lascelles)
    Salah KDB Barnes Traore (Mooy)
    Auba Jimenez Ings

  12. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Any viable 4.5 Mids that play in GW31?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Dendoncker but would unlikely to more than 3 points out of him.

  13. Aftermath
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Gtg?

    Henderson
    TAA Boly Stevens
    Mane Salah Sarr Barnes Richarlison
    Jota Auba(TC)

    McCarthy Lascelles Taylor Greenwood

    0.2 itb

  14. Romani
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    David Silva? Not mentioned anywhere. Why?

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No country for old men. 🙂

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        You can stop that straight away! 😀

  15. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Hands up if you still own Lundstram.

    1. Poseidon.
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Doubt anyone’s going to admit to that tbh!

  16. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    LIV vs BOU last five meetings in PL:

    3-0 (A)
    3-0 (H)
    4-0 (A)
    3-0 (H)
    4-0 (A)

    1. Poseidon.
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      So what’s the conclusion?

      1. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        They're due a loss.

      2. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        3-0

      3. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        6-0

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Mo Salah has scored at least a goal in every game.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        7 goals in 5 vs BOU.

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Wasn't it 8 in 4 against Watford

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Salah's hauls at Anfield this season speak for themselves.

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Their recent record against Watford was pretty good too until last Saturday.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        I feel like the recent losses make this a must-win game for them. They'll surely need to make a statement.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Salah loves scoring at Anfield and vs BOU.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        You captaining over Auba?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Still deciding.

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Taa or saalah ©then

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        A well-rested TAA can go points crazy.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Yep

          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            3 weeks TAA(C) in a row for you?

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Not sure about it at all this GW.
              Keep changing it between salah kDB & Taa

    6. OleGGMU
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      A repeat of the 4-3 come back win for Bourn on the cards, Kloppie to be left stunned for the 4th game on the trot 😀

  17. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    What shall I do? 2FTs, all chips available except TC, KDB and Auba in my team and 6 players available for GW31.

    Thanks

    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      What are you thinking so far?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Ha ha.

    2. ludaslol
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I'm in same position pretty much. Thinking FH31, BB 35/36, BB 37

  18. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day 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

  19. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day 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. FH 34

    Cant decide which one is more beneficial for my team

  20. Better Call Raul
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Why does anyone expect Auba to do anything at the Etihad? This is coming from an Arsenal fan

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      More hope than expect, and anything is a bonus on top of WHU

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        +2pts guaranteed for 60mins

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          *4 points

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          13+2 works for me.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      could easily be a 4-2

    3. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      I expect him to get 2 points, 60+ minutes seem likely based on importance of the game. YC or RC always possible but still more than 70% chance of getting the full 2 points imo.

    4. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Scoring a penalty for 3 - 1 after a rash Otamendi tackle...

  21. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Asking for a friend.

    RMWCT

    Foster Button
    TAA Doherty PvA (Taylor) (Fodder)
    Mane Mahrez Pepe Perez (McNeil)
    Aubameyang Jimenez Jota

    3 DGW players + 2 FT to get in Alli & Sarr in BGW.

    Should he Wildcard?

  22. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Wayne Rooney's Derby in the Wayne Rooney derby! Hyped

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      ROOOONNNEEYY

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        BRUNOOOOO

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          nah save the BRUNOOOOO for the weekend

  23. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Thinking of doing KDB/nacho to Mahrez/Jimenez for a hit. Gives me one more for BGW and if De Bruyne have big issues Mahrez could be a great option. Thoughts ?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      wait for pressers/info

      1. dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Yes all comes down to KDB fitness.

  24. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day 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...

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      That's one of the most popular strategies.

    2. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      It would work but apparently no relevant teams likely to blank in GW34 and only 1 or 2 doubles (probably 1 or 0) so FH won’t really be needed for it.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Doesn't change the fact that BB is probably better for 37.

        1. Klaren
          • 3 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah I didn’t suggest anything otherwise. FH is good for GW31 or GW38 imo.

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Much more difficult to predict line-ups at the end of the season - unless the teams have something at stake.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Wolves blank if SU win in the cup

        In that case SU Villa will be the 34 game as they both have two extra games to fit in.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Lots of teams on triple Wolves so they are relevant - tasty DGW in 37 in prospect too.

  25. PlayPercentage
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    He's got two bites of the cherry to get some points.
    A goal in the first game and an assist in the second and he could be in for a decent return.

    1. PlayPercentage
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Auba that is...

  26. Donhush
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Alonso or Otamendi on a wildcard?

    1. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      The Freak.

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Alonso easily, key player now

  27. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Worth using a wildcard or free hit this game week?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Nah

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No

    3. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      If you wc now then you should fh31

  28. Totally J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    I have exact money to do KDB and Ings to Pépé and aubameyang for -4 before price changes. Would you?

    1. Totally J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Sorry KDB and Vardy

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      2 x Auba and 2 x Pepe vs KDB(doubt) and Ings x1.

      Tempting...

      1. Totally J
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Exactly. Think I’m going to pull the trigger. That Norwich fixture in 32 as well

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          People keep targeting Norwich - only Wolves have come up trumps. They’re perfectly ok in defence nowadays. No worse than most bottom ten and better than a few

  29. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Bench one:
    A) Saka
    B) Sarr
    C) DCL
    D) Jota

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Saka just

  30. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this with 1FT and 0.2m

    Ryan
    Taa Robbo Aurier -- Boly Rico
    Salah Kdb Martial Perez -- Stephens
    Vardy Ings Jimmy