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. Mortal.Swinbat
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Henderson & Stevens (NOR)

    And

    McCarthy & Stephens (NEW)

    Which 2 do I play? Newcastle are so bad at scoring makes me think Southampton lot but Sheffield are more solid at the back, especially at home. Henderson loves savings pens and Stevens is more attacking.

    A) Both Sheffield
    B) Both Southampton
    C) One of each and spread risk - but which 2?

    Cheers everyone

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'd probably go A. Stevens for sure, McCarthy or Henderson debatable.

      1. Sicaholic
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        A. I don't believe in spreading the risk. As individuals, SHU gk and def have better chance of cs and so I will pick both

  2. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Would would you bench out of:

    Salah
    Mane
    KDB
    Barnes
    Sarr
    Jiminez
    Jota
    Ings

    Currently on Sarr but doesn't feel right...

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

      You frontline is stacked! Sarr probably

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers.

    2. Mortal.Swinbat
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Between Barnes and Sarr for sure...fixtures over form?

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I usually go fixtures over form and Villa at home is as good as it gets. Not sure if I can bench Barnes!

        1. pablo discobar
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Leicester have no form. Just saying

  3. Nemanja Vidic
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    GTG?
    Pope
    Robo VVD Soyuncu Stephens
    Salah KDB(VC) Traore Perez
    Auba(C) Ings
    Subb: Button Rico Grealish DCL
    1FT 0.4ITB

    30 GW Grealish -> Sarr
    31 GW Stephens Ings -> Saiss Jota
    33 WC
    34 BB
    37 FH

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

    Asking for a friend.

    RMWCT

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

    Should he Wildcard?

  5. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    do we think Pepe plays both games?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yeah

    2. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm not so sure. Have a feeling Nelson may start the City game. Expecting Peoe to start WH.

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

        Nelson isn’t starting anything bud

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

    McCarthy and Stevenes if he is confirmed fit. If not Hendo and Stephens

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

      Reply fail to mortal.swinbat

      1. Mortal.Swinbat
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers hah

  7. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    G2G?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Stephens - Saiss
    Mahrez - Salah - KdB - Cantwell
    Vardy - Ings - Auba (c)

    Button, Dunk, Williams, Dendoncker

    0 FT, 1.1 itb

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

      Looks good. FH 31?

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Probably.

  8. Sicaholic
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A. C.taylor (TOT + Ings (NEW)
    B. Saka (WHU/mci) + Ings (NEW)
    C. Sarr (cry) + Jota (BRI) -4

    A & C would help towards gw31. B a possible chance for extra fixture for saka.
    All opinions are appreciated!

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

    Would be Peak FPL if West Ham beat Arsenal to nil.

  10. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Saka is guaranteed starter?

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

      For now yes.

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

      Tierney back in training

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

        He has been out for a while though. If he isn't ready for West Ham then it's hard to imagine that Arteta starts him against City

        1. pablo discobar
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Full training. Good to go

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

            Doesn't mean that he starts. He has been training with contact for just a week

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

    Would You remove Vardy or Ings for Jota?

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Vardy should've gone long ago.

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

        He trolled me hard 🙂

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I got rid of him before the Liverpool dgw, for Firmino. Firmino hasn't been exactly satisfactory to own, but Vardy would've been worse.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ings, already on the Jota bus.

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

      vardy

  12. Tsssst
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who would you bench out of ?

    Mane
    KDB
    Saka
    Perez
    Ings
    DCL
    Jimenez

    1. Thiagwho
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      4/5

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Given recent form Ings or Perez.

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

      Perez 1st bench.

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

      Saka

    5. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Saka

    6. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Should be Saka, but the double makes it trickier. Not sure if he'll play both though with Tierney back in training. Are you playing 4 at the back? Why not play all of these.

  13. Thiagwho
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Am i G2G?

    McCarthy
    TAA Lundstram Saiss
    Salah Maddison Martial Mahrez
    Vardy Aubameyang Jíminéz

    Martin/Taylor/Dendo/Kelly

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

    Would you do Kelly or Lundstram to Doherty?

    If keeping Kelly, theres a small change to have one more player for GW31. But he is dropping again..

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Should of lost them weeks ago?

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

        Yea I know. Had bigger issues.

  15. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    If KDB is confirmed out, I was thinking of wildcarding and getting Sterling. My season isn't going to end in glory, so may as well have a gamble! Gw34 and 37 are probably manageable to navigate with a free hit.

    Pope Leno
    TAA Gomez Doherty Otamendi (C.Taylor)
    Salah Sterling Bowen (Sarr, McCarthy)
    Auba Jota Jimenez

    11 playing in 31 so all transfers can be used for 34/37.

  16. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Transfer out Vardy and Ings for Aubameyang and long for a -4 hit probably going TV Aubameyang

  17. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Handshaking before games now banned in the premier league due to fears of Coronavirus.

    yet the players are touching each other all game whilst marking etc ??

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

      Touching their shirts, not holding hands.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Stupid decision.

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

      Good for the media and the public I guess. People watching the games will see that and remember to be careful as well

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

    Would you WC this? Struggling to decide, good fixtures but poor form for a lot of them and only 5 for 31 inc Traore.

    Henderson Pope
    TAA Robbo Soy Rico Williams
    Salah KdB Perez Barnes Traore
    Aguero Ings DCL

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm waiting on team news tomorrow. Shoulder injuries aren't usually a quick fix.

  19. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Traore and Douglas Luiz to Sarr and Saka?

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yeah.

  20. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Does this plan make sense..?

    1. KDB only DGW player this week and saving FT
    2. 4 moves with 1x (-4) to field 10 for BGW31
    3. FH for DGW34
    4. WC in GW36
    5. BB for DGW37

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      DGW 34 might end up being pretty lame, possibly not many doubles at all. still, plan seems good. You not fancying Auba?

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I fancy him much, but him in requires a hit and losing Vardy + one of Robbo/Jimenez.
        I think I will sit tight and avoid. Luckily just bought new sofa to my apartment and it’s quite big 😉

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I like it but wcing just only two weeks before end of the season is not that tempting but who knows

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        WC32/33 with DGW37 planning in mind and just FH for DGW34 then? Could this be better..?

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I wouldn't WC with several gameweeks inbetween. personally if anyone can dead end to 31, fh 37 wc 36 and bb 37 i would do that.

          1. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            *fh34

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Warning sign FIXTURE POSTPONED Warning sign

    Our
    @premierleague
    game at home to Newcastle United has been postponed due to #FACup fixtures.

    Details of when the game will be rearranged will be released in due course.

    Blue circle #ManCity

    Finally FPL and FFS ticker updated too...

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

      Will City have Newcastle at home as part of a double in 37?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It could be just shifted to the midweek of 34 and a normal GW for both teams.

    2. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      DGW37 is is the one to save your chip for if you only have 1 of FH/WC.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        DGW37 is best for BB not FH imo.

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          BB is a bit rubbish imo.

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

    Play Pope or McCarthy

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pope is the master of universe

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

      McCarthy has slightly better odds to keep a clean sheet. Yeah I know the bookies aren't always right, but nice to have the decision taken out your hands with close calls like that.

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

      I'm playing McCarthy

  23. jbatchelor3003
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Aguero and Martial
    Or
    Salah and Ings
    ?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Aguero shortterm

  24. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who to play:

    Adama
    ASM
    Doucore.

    Really difficult decision for me.

    Need to play only 1

  25. Kuqi Monster
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    When will we hear about possible Alli ban?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What...?

  26. 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 this

    FH 31 TC 34 WC 36 BB 37

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Boom. Done.

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

      Nakamba TC?

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

      You'll have a tough decision who to TC out of Grealish or Fleck in GW34?

  27. martyhan
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Worth doing this for -4?

    Traore and Ings to Sarr and Jota.

    1. yosim
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      did something similar

  28. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How many players do you lot currently have for GW31? I'm currently on 7, not sure if that warrants no FH....

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

      Currently 4 + Kelly. Going to save a FH.

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

        it's certainly more exciting on a DGW

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

          Yeah, just hoping theres not a regular GW GW34. Many blanks and many doubles.

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

    Someone else going to play FH GW34 and can get just 7-8 players out GW31 without hits? Or am I alone.

  30. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Any predicted price rises before Saturday?