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. Queens of the South Age
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Evening all. So, if you were in my position at the top, what's your plans this week? Interested to get an idea on the community thoughts.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      You should be telling us 😉

      Is Auba worth a -4 to captain over Salah... Question of the week.

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Hahaha. Getting him in somehow. To be honest, I'm feeling like another punt cos last weeks Mane and Pukki didn't work out.

        Raheem is that punt. Not had him at all this season and imagine getting him in for the double and he does well. Would cost me Salah and Pukki/Ings to get Sterling and Aubameyang tho.

        I'm tempted...

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Getting the Liverpool team news might help there.

          Agree with Sterling, he’s the monster differential this GW, would have on a FH or WC.

        2. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Like the Sterling punt but not worth removing Salah imo, if we're talking KDB out instead then could be onto a winner

        3. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Personally can't see how selling Salah ahead of Bournemouth at home could pay off. I'd probably look at Grealish to Pepe/Mahrez as a punt. But then again I'm no where near #1 so what do I know.

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

      Can’t even imagine being in your position! Unbelievable!

      Because of your team structure you can’t make an easy move for Auba for this week. Given you have all your chips left, what are you favouring chip Strategy-wise?

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Still dunno about the chips. If spurs has have won last night I'd have had an extra 4 players for GW31 and would have been happy. Might free hit for 31, then wildcard and worry about the rest as it comes.

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

          I’ve only got 4 atm for GW31 but I’m still reluctant to have to use FH then. Just don’t see much value when there’s only 4 fixtures and many of the players/ teams are crud. Much prefer it for 34 when it’s a weird mixture of blanks and doubles.

          To me looks like you could get a decent team out without using the chip yet.

    3. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I thought you meant top of the page for a second.

      Congrats.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Me too ha.

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I really like the WC29, FH34 and BB37 strategy, that's what I'm doing anyway! GL for the rest of the season

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Goodness me - we are not worthy! Your team is certainly not template so I suppose it depends on whther you want to remain so. You have 6 GW31 players and 3 transfers would give you 9 starters, so that should be enough. I cannot think of anything better than bring in Wolves strikers, one this week and one next? I wouldn't get Auba - you'd need a hit.

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Haha. Just made some transfers at the right times and got lucky. That's all. 🙂

        You make an excellent point but the thing is, nothing excites me about getting in Jiminez or Jota in.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          In which case you go with your gut feelings. You aren't where you are in the OR by doing what I think! Have fun and best of luck to you

    6. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Don't think I could cope with been number one in the world. I would be second guessing myself with every move . Best of luck for the rest of the season.

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Screenshot it, post on twitter, then move on. Like Magnus Carlsen earlier in the season, was top for about 20 hours 🙂

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Carlsen does have that other number one rating for posterity.

    7. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Why the Pukki punt & not Wolves FWD, Jota/Jimmy?

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        That was purely because I was able to watch the game last Friday and added that extra enjoyment to the game.

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          You’re playing for enjoyment?

          This makes me question everything.

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 29 days ago

            Great to know I think like the best in the world

            Was strongly considering Sterling but was a big no!

  2. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Hayden and Lundy out Saka (DGW) Cathcart (GW31) in

    Yes or No?

  3. Thescaff
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    On a Wildcard. Do I hold Ings for fixtures or get DCL?

    1. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I'd probably hold Ings

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I'm thinking of holding until 33 then can easily get DCL

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Hold

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers

    3. sentz05
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      DCL horrendous fixtures

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Form over fixtures worries me!

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Form doesn't overcome GW31 blank, would have been great otherwise!

  4. The Fed
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Who is best of Barnes and Perez and are they worth getting in on a WC?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Not much in it.

      No.

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Neither personally. Form over fixtures for mid price mids

  5. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bottomed

    If Bruno plays 90 tonight should we be concerned at all for his minutes on Sunday vs MCI?

    Moving him to Sarr is one of my GW31 prep moves but would be for a -4 if this week.

    1. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Absolutely not. Ole usually flogs his players. Rashford played almost every minute earlier in the season

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

        Thanks mate. Looks like I’ll hold him for sure this week then and shift after before the blank.

        If he is still on form I’ll likely buy him back on WC 32/33 because fixtures are lovely.

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      100% nailed

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

        Nice one thanks

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Fernandes will have 90 vs City.

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno flattened.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      More worryingly, Lingard down holding his foot.

  7. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno down.

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Fernandes down!

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

      Lol I posted too soon!

  9. Poseidon.
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    I was told it would be Wazza vs Man Utd. What’re all these other players in white shirts doing here?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      It’s Wayne Rooneys derby county.

      You know like Beyoncé and the children of destiny.

  10. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone else put the tv on mute as soon as they hear Macca's voice?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I can’t hear at that high of a pitch.

  11. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno up.

  12. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    A worry for United

    Lingard injured

    1. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Not ready at this level anyway. Needs to learn his trade with the u19's

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      You mean a worry for Derby?

  13. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Which choice for -4?

    A) Vardy/Traore to Auba/Doucoure

    B) Vardy/Traore to Jota/Sarr (ignore dgw and get 11 in GW 31)

  14. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Really struggling to decide how to handel this. 0 ft 0.6 itb. Wildcard, free hit and bench boost left.

    McCarthy Henderson
    TAA Pereira Doherty Stevens Dunk
    Salah Fernandes Barnes Sarr Traoré
    Aubameyang Firmino Ings

    Doesn't feel good to only own oby player from City/Arsenal but I can't find a good way to bring someone in. How would you handle this?

  15. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    if you are on WC, which ARS/MCI players are you getting?

    1. Marv87
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Aguero
      Aub
      Pepe
      Sakka
      Ota
      kdb

      Going all in

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        how many pool then? 🙂

        1. Marv87
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Just TAA and robbo

          1. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 29 days ago

            no Salah nor Mane against BOU at home...

            1. Marv87
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 29 days ago

              Want to try something different / go down in flames

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Ederson, Mahrez & Sterling - KDB dependent...

      Saka & Auba.

    3. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Auba, KDB and Saka

  16. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      34 might be lame

      1. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Thats the problem. Dont know is there only one DGW or how many blanks.

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        31 is lame as well

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A lot of people are in your position. If anything its the prevailing sentiment.

    3. luk46
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      no fh in gw31 here, gw37 looks a good one to use it tho

  17. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Would like to fit in some more Arsenal and possibly City into my team. What would you do here?

    Henderson
    TAA Lascelles Stephens
    Mane Salah KDB Barnes
    Ings Auba DCL

    McCarthy Grealish Holgate DCL

    A) Mane to Pepe
    B) KDB and Barnes to Pepe and Saka (-4)
    C) Salah, Ings and Grealish to Pepe Aguero and Saka (-8)
    D) KDB and Ings to Pepe and Jimenez (-4)
    E) Hold

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      You have to be free hitting in 31 right.

      I still don't really see the benefit of any of those moves this week though. Only thing I'd consider for you would be a goalkeeper switch to Leno/ederson based on what you can afford.

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Yep FH 31 and wildcard in 32 or 33 so trying to attack the dgw.

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Okay. Would say a keeper is your best shout still. If you're desperate to take a hit mane to pepe could combine with it but I don't see the benefit with pool playing Bournemouth.

      2. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I could afford Henderson to Leno but I have quite a bit of value tied up in Hendo and would want him for the upcoming doubles late in the season

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Leno has further doubles incoming also. Bear in mind that Henderson has 2 doubles but 1 is against United who he cannot face. I'm not saying definitely do it but consider. Leno 2md most saves this season I think?

          1. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 29 days ago

            That’s a good shout forgot about that Man Utd blank... ok you’re convincing me

  18. luk46
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Would you do Ryan + Traore > Foster + Sarr?

    Alternative would be Patricio + Doucoure, preparing for gw31.

    Ryan*
    TAA Soy O'Connell
    Salah Mane KDB Barnes Traore*
    Jimmy Ings
    4m Maupay Lascelles Holgate

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      First option

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks. I could also get Saka, but would need another ft to ship before gw31 again.

  19. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    KDB and Iheanacho to Sarr and and Aubameyang (-4) - yes or no for this team? No WC and would give me 7 for 31 with time to get this up to 9/10

    Henderson
    TAA Boly Stevens
    Salah Sarr Barnes Mané
    Jiménez Aubameyang (c) Ings

    Pope Stephens Fernández Mooy

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Getting rid of KDB is suicide.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks, so in your view better to keep KDB and just move Iheanacho to Jota and forget about Aubameyang?

  20. bruuuno
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Could Ings Maupay > Auba Nketiah (-4) work?

    1. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    2. sentz05
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Nketiah may start against WHU but Lca surely starts against City

  21. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Best defender for 5.8 or below, currently with Chilwell, but small temptation toward Walker or D.Luiz

    One week only FH

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      David Luiz for the high risk high reward punt surely on a free hit. It's that or Alonso.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        .2 off Alonso otherwise I wouldn’t hesitate, unless I play Hanley vs Sheff Utd?

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 29 days ago

          I wouldn't risk that on a free hit you are meant to he playing an optimal 11 🙂

          Luiz imo is probably better. 2 chances for him to do something wild and arsenal have been better defensively recently so they could keep a clean sheet against West ham.

          1. Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 29 days ago

            Something wild like take a red or give away penalties? 😀

            1. JabariParkersEyelid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 29 days ago

              Oh yeah for sure he could do something awful that's the risk you take!!

              I'd be attracted to the risk for a 1 week only approach though is all, when arsenal do occasionally keep clean sheets he's normally around the bonus points I think?

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Norwich have tightened up considerably ......... except against Wolves.

          1. Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 29 days ago

            Do you believe that they will keep more clean sheets now?

  22. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Wayne's long balls are still class.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Well he is getting older

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Large scrotum?

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Shaw goal

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    OMG Lingard screamer.

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bruno assist robbed if FPL.

  26. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Are Ings and Grealish due to fall in price tonight?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Fplstats think so.

  27. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Ryan -> Leno on a FT?

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Absolutely

  28. Doctor Evil
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    A bad team
    B average team
    C template team
    D good team

    McCarthy

    VVD TAA Holgate (Rico Williams)

    Barnes KDB Salah Saka (Martial)

    Jiminez Vardy Auba

    I’m thinking maybe VVD to Alonso and Martial to Bruno?

    1. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      D. Could you afford Doherty for Holgate? Dont like the Everton fixtures

  29. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Clear handball that

  30. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Please help:

    A) Ings + Martial to Auba + Saka (-4)
    B) Firmino + Trossard to Auba + Saka (-4)
    C) Pope to Leno (for free)
    D) A or B + C (-8)
    E) Save FT

    Current team:
    Pope
    TAA - Soy - Bertrand - Egan - Webster
    KDB - Salah - Barnes - Martial - Trossard
    Firmino - Jimenez - Ings

    1 FT, 0.9m in the bank, planning FH 31

    What would you do??? Kills me to sell Firmino before Bournemouth at home, but no Auba will make this GW a nightmare...