Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 30+?

Manchester City are the focus of the Double Gameweek 30+ captain poll.

Their assets have dominated the discussion boards for weeks since the fixtures were announced, and now it is time to make the big decision.

We’ve compared all the best options to help you chose the right one for your team…

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Captain Poll

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) is the current poll leader heading into today’s deadline, backed by 40.1% of voters.

With two matches and more minutes than any other outfield Manchester City asset this season, that is not a massive surprise at all.

The Belgian is top of the league for assists in 2019/20, with a total of 18, and his eight goals so far this campaign already matches his best tally in a Premier League season.

Not too far behind him is Sergio Aguero (£11.8m), who has garnered the support of 33.9% for the very same fixtures as De Bruyne.

The Argentinian has five goals in his last six against Arsenal and the same number in his last six against Burnley. He also started seven of the last nine matches before lockdown, suggesting that Pep Guardiola still favours him over Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m).

The gap between those two Manchester City options and the rest of the pack is rather large.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) has come up in third place but still only managed to pull in the support of 6.2% of voters.

The Arsenal man is generally afforded more minutes than the average Manchester City asset, although there is a tight turnaround between fixtures in Double Gameweek 30+.

Either way, he is still in the Golden Boot race with 17 goals this season, two behind Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) and, if he were to bridge the 15-point gap between him and the Leicester man, he would be in with a chance of being the top-scoring FPL forward for two seasons in a row.

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) is a surprise inclusion in the top five for the poll results, but support for the Aston Villa man is understandable. He has 14 attacking returns this season, more than any colleague.

Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) completes the top five with the backing of 4.7%. We imagine the support for him is so small on account of his rotation threat and his poor form going into lockdown.

His last attacking return came in Gameweek 19 with his tally for the season standing at 13. The last two seasons have seen Sterling get up to 35 and 32 respectively, showing just how much of a struggle 2019/20 has been for him.

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  1. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Kaptain de Bruyne

    1. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Aguero for me.

  2. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Auba/Saka or Nketiah/Mane?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      N/M

    2. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Auba/Saka for me. Not much in it between Saka/Nketiah and neither guaranteed playing time but the DGW for Auba swings it massively.

  3. marzo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    WC, FH, BB left.
    Current team - GW 31+ fixtures in brackets.
    Pope (WAT).
    TAA (CRY), Maguire (SHU), Saiss (BOU).
    KDB (che), Fernandes (SHU), Salah (CRY) (c), Barnes (BHA).
    Auba (sou) (vc), Jota (BOU), DCL (nor).
    Stek, Stephens, Holgate, Dendoncker.
    3.2m ITB.

    Option A- FH + back to the team above for GW 31- WC/BB later.
    Leno.
    Stevens, Doherty, TAA, Lundstram.
    Sterling, KDB, Grealish, Mount.
    Auba, Aguero.
    Subs. Nketiah, Luiz.

    Option B- BB + just FH next GW + WC in 32/33
    Leno, Hendo.
    Doherty, TAA, Lundstram, Egan, Saiss.
    Sterling, KDB, Grealish, Mount, Barnes.
    Aguero, Jimenez, Nketiah.

    1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Similar position for me...still debating but likely to FH as I have value in the players I want to keep or get back next week and wont be able to afford them

  4. MysticMac17
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lundstram is a sleeper captain pick? Has huge upside

  5. Destroyer of teams
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    My free hit team g2g?

    Hendo
    Egan TAA O Connell
    Grealish KDB Mahrez Pepe
    Lacazette Aguero Auba

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      O'Connell injured supposedly

    2. Destroyer of teams
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I have now swapped out O Connell for the Lord.

    3. Kitman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A bit heavy on Arsenal, I can’t see them getting much from Man City so they would need to fill their boots against Brighton

  6. Energetics
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    My final decision comes down to this.

    A. Laporte, Fleck and Auba then -8 next week to get Maguire, Bruno and Rashford in their place.

    B. Otamendi, Bruno and Rashford then -4 next week to get Maguire and Jiminez in place of Ota and Aguero.

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Don't get Fleck, rumours of injury doing the rounds.

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What’s the sauce for Fleck rumours?

      2. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Don't hit me with this now?! I can't find any rumours and newsnow is usually a good source

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B less points

    3. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That's a lot of minus

    4. Energetics
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I’m BBing btw. Current team.

      Leno McCarthy
      Taa Boly Lundy Egan Ota
      KDB Mane Grealish Saka Bruno
      Nketiah Aguero (c) Rashford

      Plan is Aguero to Jimi and Ota to Maguire next week. Bench Saka and Shu def. Nketiah to Abraham following week.

      Long term team:
      Leno
      Taa Maguire Boly (Sheff Utd)
      KDB Mane Bruno Grealish (Saka)
      Rashford Jimi Abraham

  7. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Play -
    1. Sarr
    2. Bolt
    ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bolt

      1. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        what are usain?

    2. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sorry... It's Boly

      1. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Typo :p

  8. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Gg guys ? And will Saka play do we think , it’s either him or Cantwell

    BB

    Leno. Hendo

    Taa Baldock Targett lundstrum Lascelles

    KDB Sterling Saka Grealish Douglas Luiz

    Aguero C Auba Pukki

  9. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    On FH:

    A) Egan, Pepe, Abraham

    B) Doherty, Mount, Jimenez

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

  10. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Sterling or Aguero for a third spot with KDB and Laporte?

    Want Aguero but I have no WC which means if I want to switch to LIV players afterwards I need two transfers.

  11. The_Fish
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    After countless changes I’m currently down to 2 options.

    A) Laporte, Saka, McGinn, Auba
    B) Boly, Sterling, Mount/Sarr, Nketiah

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A with ElGhazi over McGinn

  12. RVP 20
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Morning all !
      Bb team good to go?

      Leno Ederson
      TAA Saiss Stevens O'Connell Targett
      KDB Bruno Grealish Fleck Cantwell
      Kun (c) Jimi Auba

      1. screamer73
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not if the SHU fan forum rumours are true.

    • Make Arrows Green Again
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Gabriel Jesus not even in the top SEVENTEEN options! Was he not given as an option in the poll?

      I can see him outscoring all of the bottom 12 in the list and a few of the top 5. He'd be a great ultra differential captain pick for chasers.

    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anyone choose Mahrez over Sterling?

      1. SuperMane Returns
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        \o

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yup - helped upgrade Pepe to Mané

        1. The 12th Man
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I have Sterling and Mane

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            And TAA?

      3. johndoe090
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes

      4. La Vida Latte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yep!

    • AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Morning. Would you playvbench boost this week?

      Henderson*
      TAA Stevens* Egan* Doherty
      KDB* Sterling* Grealish*
      Aguero* Jimenez Nketiah*

      Leno* Saka* Douglas* Taylor

      1. Kitman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hell yes

        1. Kitman
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Actually that bench isn’t massively strong, you could get away with. FH if you were happy with your pre corona team

      2. La Vida Latte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Of course!

    • Kitman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      BB time!

      Leno - Henderson
      TAA - Stevens - O’Connell - Bellerin - Lascelles
      KDB - Sterling - Grealish - Mount - Barnes
      Aguero - DCL - Abraham

      9 DGW players
      Auba misses the cut

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good team, I've left out Auba too, hopefully the right decision.

        Rumours that O'Connell is injured BTW.

    • kysersosa
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      FPL peers, Thoughts on this BB team? WC31

      Leno, Henderson
      TAA, Doherty, *Basham, Stephens, Egan
      KDB, Sterling, Grealish, Mount, Barnes
      Aguero, Jimenez, Nketiah

      *Will change to Lord Lundstram if early team news favors.

      TIA

      1. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would switch him to Lord now.

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      GTG?

      Henderson
      TAA Doherty Stevens Lundstram
      Sterling (c) KDB Grealish
      Aguero Auba Tammy

      3.9 Saka 4.2 3.9

      Cheers.

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        FH team?

        Very good. Lund abit of a risk but obviously you know that!!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not an easy place to get a result, but Rashford took it to Westminster and came away with a huge victory.

      I have sacrificed Auba (he has never done anything for me in FPL) and brought in Rashford despite only playing one game. The way I see it I was going to be bringing him in the week after anyway so maybe I get a head start - fingers crossed!

    • Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Morning guys.

      Could you please help me? I already made some unlimited transfer planning to bench boost this week, but I recently think that Free hot might be the better alternative.

      So my question is can I use free hit now after I have made some unlimited transfers and will I return back to my previous team from GW29?

      Thanks in advance for the help.

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I believe yes it does revert back.

    • ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hi All,

      After deliberating for some time, and with no WC available, I think I am slowly coming back to get my team sorted out. Here's it;

      Pope Leno
      TAA Doherty Egan Stevens Lascalles
      Mane KDB Mahrez Bruno Grealish
      Abraham Jimi Nketiah

      Is it this team worth playing bench boost? Trying to balance the team as rotation will be an issue for the rest of the season. Mahrez will probably go after this gameweek.

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Definitely worth playing BB

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Thanks Zotter. Nice seeing you around again after long!

          Can you rate the team please? and find any weaknesses I need to improve?

    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Boly or Saiss?

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Boly. But if you want to save, Saiss isn't bad at all and has a knack for goals/OOP.

        1. johndoe090
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Saiss for sure. Cheaper and more attacking.

          Saiss once got a bonus point in a 1-1 draw, without assisting or scoring - don't see that very often.

    • zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hey chaps. Finally hit fire on this BB ( unlimited transfer) team... gtg?

      Ederson. Leno
      Lascelles. TAA. Doherty. Baldock. Egan
      Bruno. Fleck. Grealish. Mount. Kdb c
      Aguero. Auba. Nketiah

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nice team mate. Personally don't like Fleck and Auba, Fleck can be flat and Auba can either get you loads of goals or 4 points. I like Mount a lot but the competition he has is also an issue. Otherwise g2g

      2. Shaw must go on
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I like it...we have 11 players in commun...the only difference is that I'm not playing chip!! Good luck

    • Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Final FH TMT

      Hendo / cheap GK
      Egan/TAA/*(Lascelles first sub/Simpson)
      Kdb, Mane, Grealish, Saka (Cantwell)
      Kun, Auba, Jimi

      A Steven's
      B Lord Lund

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sadly A unless some early news breaks out before deadlkne

      2. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

    • battlecat
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pretty sure the guy second in my main league will FH - he has a great team to go forward but no DGW players and it’s the only chip he has left.

      As I’m 28pts in front but not too keen on my team - 3DGW players - the sensible option is to BB and WC next week, yes?

      To not decimate my team value who are the key players to cover?
      KDB, Grealish, Aguero, Auba, SHU defenders and Henderson should cover the most points shouldn’t they?

      Ta!

      1. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes.

        I'm also leading my ML (but with a bigger margin) and doing the same as you. Keeping Jimmy, Trent and Bruno due to value I have in them.

        1. battlecat
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I don’t have Jimmy or Bruno, that’s part of the reason I’ll be WC next week. Really should’ve made use of the free weekly transfers but I was happy to ignore it and hope the season would be cancelled.

          1. johndoe090
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I have Jimmy and can only sell for 7.5, but still worth getting out for this week if need be because I trust Jota in his stead going forward anyways.

    • unitednations
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What would your ideal WC 31 team be? Trying to determine whether i need/can afford to keep TAA on the WC as it would impact my gw30 decision

      My current WC31 draft with 5m itb
      Pope Button
      Doherty Maguire Aurier -- Lascelles Mings
      KDB Salah Son Bruno -- Romeu
      Rashford Jimmy Pukki

      If i were to get TAA, only options would be
      - downgrade Son to grealish but spurs have great fixtures
      - Lose doherty and downgrade son to alli
      - downgrade Rashford to grealish but united have great fixtures

      1. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'll be keeping Trent for the entire season.

      2. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Do anything to get Trent imo. Especially for that week

    • Miniboss
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hello boys!

      No fpl or FFS for me since season was put to a halt, so I feel a bit lost.

      Couple of questions for those who have better understanding of current situation:

      A) Why is there no love for pool attacking assets this gw in RMTs? Aren't Mane & Salah able to score big against Everton side which will have to play without their home support? They don't have dgw yes, but with Pep roulette most likely not all of city attacking force have that either.

      B) Aguero vs KdB seems to be the main captaincy battle. Anyone going for someone different?

      Any input is highly appreciated!
      Good luck everyone and enjoy these few magnificent weeks of fantasy football.

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A lot of people are going for 10/12 DGW players and can't fit in a Liverpool mid.

        Aguero/KDB the favourites for captaincy, although many will cap Auba. Going Kun myself, too risky not too.

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        * '10/11 DGW players'

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Strange conclusion to this article, the ownership percentages used are prelockdown. We have all had the option of using unlimited transfer since then so they are of little relevancy for this GW.

    • Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Leno
      Doherty,Baldock,Stevens
      Kdb(c),Grealish,Sterling,Fleck
      Jimmy,Auba,Ageuro

      Good to go for GW30+?

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A few rumours that Fleck is injured.

        1. Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          thanks mate

      2. Annie
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Obviously wait for news on Fleck

        1. Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          thanks mate

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      "Sterling, Bernardo [Silva], Riyad [Mahrez] and Kyle [Walker], these kind of players they take the physical condition quick because it is normal, and I think they have more opportunities to stay longer during the game."

      Hmmmm. Seriously thinking about going without kdb and kun now

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I’ve just read this too, don’t know what to do now. We know of old that he’ll rotate but to call out specific players as the ones who are fittest and can stay longer in games is making me think.