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…

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area only those with a valid subscription can read it in full.

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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2,727 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nuno
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A. Henderson + Targett
    B. Reina + Stevens

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      a

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B assuming we get news Reina starts.

    3. MarkoSD
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      b

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Final 3 for FH. Which do you prefer? Full teams below for context

    A Alonso Mahrez Jiménez
    B Egan Sterling Abraham
    C Baldock Sterling Mount

    A
    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Alonso* Doherty
    KDB Mahrez* Grealish
    Aguero Aubameyang Jiménez *

    B
    Henderson
    TAA Egan*Lundstram Doherty
    KDB Sterling* Grealish
    Aubameyang Aguero Abraham*

    C
    Henderson
    TAA Baldock* Lundstram Doherty
    KDB Sterling* Grealish Mount*
    Aubameyang Aguero

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      b

    2. Celt Abroad
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B looks the best team.

  3. QuintonFortune25
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Final decision on BB:

    A) O'Connell & Saka

    B) Lundstram & Douglas Luiz

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A if you want 0 starts
      B if you want 3 starts

    2. Viper
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      O'Connell is out so maybe Egan & Saka?

    3. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    4. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thanks all, fairly easy decision then!

    5. MarkoSD
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      a

  4. Viper
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Probably a silly question, but.

    A. Sterling & Nketiah

    B. Mahrez & Aubameyang

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      b

    2. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm hesitantly doing a myself, gives more money elsewhere too

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think its a fairer comparison to look at what you'd use the excess money on. Does wonders for my BB

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B but I like Nketiah as a punt. 4.4 is great value.

    4. tim
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Same question.

      A at the moment for me.

    5. La Vida Latte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B for me

  5. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    If no WC left, picking Lund is very short term... yes he might start tonight but he might not start again for the rest of the season?

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He may also secure his place. I don't think long term is much different than short term, except that long term you can keep him on the bench and decide each week whether to play him or sell him.

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think Lund will play most of the season. Unprecedented chance of European football and he's the man in form.

      Berge as the new man can wait till next season and take his time bedding in.

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think you’re right, with 5 subs Wilder can always bring Berge on if Lundy’s not effective

        1. Pépé sur le P…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Or vice versa

        2. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Forgot about five subs. Yes, he's solidified his spot in my team, hopefully in Wilder's too

    3. Raz Sterling Archer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lunds has great fitness and energy, ideal for the situation all the teams are in. He will be involved in most games

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I’m stuck on this as well, Egan is safe bet

  6. Mattymo23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Have 1.2mil ITB for BB- where should I spend?

    Leno Ederson
    TAA Basham Egan Targett Lasceles
    Mane KDB Grealish Mount Cantwell
    Auba Aguero Nketiah

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Upgrade Targett

      1. Mattymo23
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        To whom?

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Wolves defender Boly/Sais will do and would leave you with some spare change

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You could also upgrade Cantwell do Adama if you’re happy to take a risk on his minutes

  7. Tinkermania
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Please help. Who is most Nailed Villa Midfielder after Grealish? Anyone?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It's not about finding a nailed on option, it's about finding one that could actually do something... Mcginn.

      1. Tinkermania
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Appearance points first and foremost.

  8. Mattymo23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What's the Reina rumours?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He's one more bad game from being dropped after the Leicester match.

  9. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Stevens at LCB will still get forward on the overload...

    Could make him counterintuitively more dangerous?

  10. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Leno, Reina
    Trent, Egan, O'Connell, Saiss, Lascelles
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Grealish, Fleck
    Aguero, Jimenez, Nketiah

    BB this week. Money in the bank for Aguero + Fleck --> Son + Rashford next week.

    All good?

    1. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Really strong, you think Nketiah will start any of the two?

      1. jamiejoe
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Nice, yep Nketiah likely to get a start and game time.

        Like Aguero and Jesus, can easily see them playing 60 + 30 mins each of both games in rotation.

        1. FPL_DON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Love it mate, superb value if so

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Injury doubts around JOC and Fleck.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Seems good.

    4. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      O’Connell & Fleck may be out

    5. Squeakybum99
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      O conell is confirmed out. Fleck may be out.

    6. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thanks for the replies guys!

      Looks like Fleck --> McGinn and O'Connell --> Lunny/Baldock seems sensible then dependent on if we get early lineups.

  11. La Vida Latte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Fitness concerns about Fleck. Would you take him out of the team if you had him?

    1. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes. Same source that said JOC was out.

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      There has been nothing but internet rumours about Fleck. Until somone reliable confirms i would treat it like any other rumour

  12. Edge
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Targett, McCarthy
    B) Reina, Lascelles

    ?

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like A more

    2. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  13. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any Sheff UTD fans here? With O'Connel out and Berge being the bettet defensive out of him and Lundy ( apparently his talent is breaking up play ) would this work more in favour of Berge ?

    Asking for a friend

  14. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Auba - Cantwell
    B) Rashford - Maddi

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  15. POLSKA GOLA
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Desperate question for BB team:
    A) Foster & Lascelles
    B) Reina & Boly/Sais

  16. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    thought on my BB team please lads

    Leno Krul
    Stevens Lund Baldock Targett Saiss
    Sterling Pepe KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Aguero Aubameyang Samatta

  17. GE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Lost on last page.
    What would you change with this BB-team?
    (strategy: BB30, WC31, FH38)

    Thanks

    1. GE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      GE 3 Years6 mins ago
      What would you change with this BB-team?
      (0.3 itb)

      Henderson
      TAA/Laporte/Lundstram
      KDB/Fernandes/Grealish/Mount
      Aguero/Vardy/Jimenez

      Bench: Leno, Boly, Cantwell, Egan

    2. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nothing, depending on injuries.

  18. Jealous Viper
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this draft please. Bench boost activated
    Leno
    Doherty Stevens Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Jimenez Aguero Nketiah

    Bench- Henderson, Mount, Cantwell, Aaron s

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Two Cantwells. Who's the 5th mid?

      1. Jealous Viper
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Apologies. Instead of Cantwell on the bench, it should be Fernandez of Newcastle and Aguero capped. What do you think Camzy

  19. Beeson123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who to captain??

    KDB- more consistent
    Aguero- more explosive (especially with this opposition)

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Do you need to boost or protect rank in your mini leagues?

      1. Beeson123
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A boost, leaning towards kun I think

    2. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Do you want more points overall? I think the player with the highest points per game is more likely to give you that, especially when Aguero's rotation prone-ness is now going to be exacerbated by the schedule.

      1. Beeson123
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Good shout, was going to go for Aguero but KDB is nailed on I guess and has better ppg

  20. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Baldock or Stevens?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Baldock edges Stevens on raw stats, 2 goals each and 4 assists to 2.

      Pretty similar potential.

  21. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Tammy or Rashford?
    No WC so thinking till the end of the season. Whichever I don't get now, I'd probably get in 1/2 weeks time

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rash

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rashford. Better fixtures longer term and I bet he's raring to go.

  22. InterUranus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    If you couldn't FH or use WC would you set up less DGW players in order to plan for the rest of the season or take a minus next week?

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers

  23. tim
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Taking Auba out for Nketiah, crazy or good move?

    Auba comes w Mahrez and Jota.

    Nketiah gives me Sterling, Doherty and Jimi.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No thanks.

  24. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on Norwood (SHU) as a cheap DGW option?

    0.1 short of Fleck and the alternatives MF's in that price bracket probably limited to Cantwell or Saka

  25. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Berge Norwood Lundstram

    Would be the midfield 3 I'd guess with Fleck (plus O'Connell) out

    Not sure on the defence. I'd think Jags will come straight in to allow Enda to remain at wing back.

  26. Mattymo23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Ederson+Mount
    B) Mahrez+ Reina

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  27. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Ederson, Lundstram & Doug Luiz
    B) Ederson, Saiss & Cantwell
    C) Henderson, Walker & Doug Luiz

    Cheers

  28. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Samatta+double Sheffield United defense
    B) Triple Sheffield United defense

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I’m on tripple SHU defence

  29. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sorry lads, I'm clearly out of the loop here....

    What's the news on Fleck? I don't see a flag on him?

    Is this unofficial news? To be trusted?