Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 19?

Fantasy Premier League managers are advised to target assets who play twice in the first Double Gameweek of the season when looking for their next captain.

With each of the current top four clubs, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City, each playing twice during Double Gameweek 19, the most popular premium assets are leading the armband discussion.

As always, we have taken a look into the best options in great detail, using the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area to assess individual form and the state of their opponents’ defences.

CAPTAIN POLL

For the second week running, Manchester City’s maestro Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) leads the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll, this time with just over 37.0% of votes.

The Belgian shares the vast majority of votes with Mohamed Salah (£12.5m, 26.0%), who comes back into our consideration after missing out on a match in Blank Gameweek 18.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m, 7.0%), Jamie Vardy (£10.1m, 5.1%) and Tomas Soucek (£5.3m, 4%) complete this week’s top-five list.

In order to tackle this Double Gameweek captaincy debacle effectively, we will analyse Gameweek 19’s key teams and assets separately, as opposed to focusing on the key matches, as we usually do.

KEY TEAMS

Manchester City

MCIWBA

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  1. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Any suggestions here?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Dallas Coufal / Balbuena Neco
    Salah Bruno Son Rashford / Riedewald
    Vardy Bamford Watkins

    1FT 0ITB

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      save FT

  2. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Odds on these 3 starting both matches?

    A. Coufal
    B. Cresswell
    C. Dawson

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I think they all play 180 minutes

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thx. Think i will bring in coufal.

        1. mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          He’d be my pick of those three by a long shot

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I have Coufal, but if anyway you could stretch to Cresswell I would..

  3. hammersp2000
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Best bench boost keeper under 5.3? Already have martinez

    A - DDG
    B- Mendy
    C - Johnstone
    D - Fabianski

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      D

      1. hammersp2000
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Even though he's a doubt?

  4. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Hey guys, which is the best option here?

    A) Kane, Son, Burke -> Antonio, Salah, Soucek (-8) Bench Dallas

    B) Kane, Son, Adams -> Vardy, Salah, Brewster (-8) Play Dallas

    C) Kane, Son -> Antonio, Salah (-4) Play Dallas

    1. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A

      You definitely want soucek playing this week

  5. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ooh there's an opening here...

    Son + Davis > Cavani + Soucek -8

    I would then BB Johnstone, Bamford, Dallas, Coufal.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      For bb I'd nearly do it

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Worth a shot, I'd say.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Were you not already looking to do Son + Davis out but decided against it? What changed?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        The Bench Boost. I have a better core than expected.

        Also this Leeds news is a little bit insane. If they get a DGW and I have Bamford and Dallas on the bench I don't think I could forgive myself...

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I know, the Leeds news is quite the surprise. Can't see it happening personally, but crazier things have happened this season so far!

    4. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Could be Antonio instead? Thats a decent BB bench since you have an existing setup with Johnstone.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I already have Antonio. Forward line is Antonio, Bamford, Cavani if I do the moe.

    5. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I would

  6. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    This BB team look good to go? 142 on fantasy fix. Do wish I could bring Werner in.

    Martinez | Johnstone
    Dias Stones TAA Cresswell | Dallas
    KDB Fernandes Salah Grealish Soucek
    Antonio | Bamford Rodrigo

    0.1 ITB

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Very tidy

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Splendid! But where's Rashy 😉

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Doing a complete 180 right now and thinking a fully rested Salah with two home games, one being Burnley, with Thiago back should be a no-brainer cap even if KDB's there with his looming presence and many missed 1 on 1s

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      It's not Thiago back, it's Matip back which then puts Henderson back in midfield.

      Last time they played Matip and a proper midfield, they won 7-0 at Palace.

    2. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’m on Salah captain for now

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      TC locked

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Same

    4. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Hmmm this is food for thought. Kdb was locked in for captain but this is a big curve ball here

  8. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A. Keep Raphina (Gamble sou/lee game goes ahead)

    B. Raphina to Foden -4

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Keep Raphinha

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers DD. You think Shrewsbury game gets pulled?

  9. Richarlidad
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    a) Laca, Rodrigo > Vardy & Antonio (-4)
    b) Laca, Son, Rodrigo > Vardy, Salah, 4.5 (-8)

    The 4.5 in option B would of course be bench fodder and not starting.

  10. GE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    BB with Messlier, Targett, Dallas and Brewster?

    Can only afford Brewster -> Max 5.9 (-4)

    If not, correct Bench order?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Brewster to Reid if you BB

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Unfortunately Brewster really ruins that BB. Can't see any worthwhile options up to 5.9. Correct bench order

    3. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Brewster is 1 point max this week, and might not even get that. I've gone with BDR at Fulham - Mitro still isnt ready, and they've got 2 home games.
      Whether its worth a hit is another matter, but it would be a bench worth boosting

  11. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Rp
    Son Laca and Kane to Antonio Salah and Vardy? Worth the hit?

  12. Footieboot
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Keep Kane or Son?

      If I keep Kane I can roll with Kane, KDB, Salah and Bruno but have to play 4-4-2 with Dier or 3-5-2 with Smith Rowe going forward

    • zotter
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Right. Finally decided. Gonna bench boost with

      Dallas
      Bamford
      Wood
      Forster

      Could get 15-20 from them. Happy with that.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Unlikely Forster plays as McCarthy fit and available

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Forster keeping his spot?

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      RMDGWFHT 🙂

      Alisson
      Stones - Ogbonna - Coufal - Dawson
      Salah(c) - KDB(vc) - Bruno - Foden
      Vardy - Werner

      May change Alisson + Ogbonna > Antonio + Dawson. Only dilemma remaining.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        *Martinez not Dawson

      2. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Still doesn’t make sense

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Too many letters

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          😀

      4. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        You’ll be praying during every West Ham Match

    • Gymer11
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Evening all what’s your thoughts on taking a -8 without bench boosting this week ?

      Want to double up on city defence but is it worth getting stones in and playing him over bamford who is my only single gameweek player?

      My team is currently looking like this on -4
      Martinez
      Cancelo Justin coufal
      Bruno salah kdb soucek grealish
      Vardy bamford

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I would

    • Fergiesarmy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A) Coufal in for Balbuena for free
      Or do I go all in with
      B) Ederson, Foden & Coufal in for Mccarthy, Son & Balbuena or 8pt hit?

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I need Villa news....anything from social media is Watking and Martinez fit to play?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I’m staying away

        Who knows how hard has who been hit by covid.

    • BEEZUS
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A) Salah and Sterling

      B) Mane and KdB

      Can't afford both Salah and KdB without taking a -8

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Take a -8

    • Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Would you BB this lot?
      Mcarthy-Adams-Dallas-Balbuena(will remove for -4)

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        No? You don't even have 1 double player there.

    • Pommie22
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Quick question (I know doh)
        Does a dgw def have to miss both games before auto sub happens.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          yes

      • Hig1990
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Foden a viable option this week? Can't fit KDB in

        Martinez/Areola
        Robbo, Stones, Dias, Coufal, Dallas
        Salah (C), Bruno, Grealish, Raphina, 6.9
        Kane, Bamford, Antonio

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Which combo scores more?

        A) Salah, Son +8
        B) Johnstone, Bamford, Dallas, Cavani, Soucek

        I'd be using BB in B and TC Salah in A.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          A

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          A

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          B. Definitely. Going with James?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            He's in my team already and going nowhere.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Here too! Thanks!

        4. mdm
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          B

        5. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          A

        6. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I probably will Cap Salah but he really isn't TC material for me this week. Both good defensive teams and Liverpool stuttering in front of goal.

      • Kitman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I don’t really rate Salah, KDB or Fernándes to haul Over this DGW for various reasons - namely form fixtures and fatigue

        Is there any mileage in captaining either a Man City defender or dare I say it, West Ham defender?

        1. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I'm captaining sterling

          City or west ham defenders could be a good call. Westham a bit risky
          City could do rotatation tho

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            May I ask why you are captaining Sterling? Are you certain he will start?

            1. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              yes he didn't start last 2 games and from everything pep has said in the past he holds sterling at high regard. Now that he is fit I just can't see him not starting. And I also have a doubt that kdb won't start 1st game. If so, sterling will take penalties i think.

        2. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Shane Duffy all over again. Don't do it.

          1. Kitman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Who on earth captained Shane Duffy?

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I think Cancelo is the like 3rd or 4th best captain this week behind Salah and KdB and maybe Vardy. Bruno's YC threat is considerable enough to not be worth chancing.

      • FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Fabianski & coufal
        Or
        Ederson & ogbonna

      • Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Would you BB this team with 1FT to use:

        Johnstone McCarthy*
        Dallas* Justin Coufal Lowton Robertson
        Soucek Son* Salah Fernandes Raphinha*
        Adams* Bamford* Kane*

        Currently have 7 non DGW players. Prepared to do a -8.

        Thanks!

      • corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Transfer suggestions and should I still bench boost? (1FT + £0.2m)

        Martinez Forster
        Robbo Chilwell Cancelo Coufal Dallas
        Salah Bruno Son Raphina Soucek
        Vardy DCL Bamford

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Definitely don't BB. DCL blank and Forster blank with only 1 FT. Then all of your bench would be only SGW players, it'll be like playing BB on any normal gw (so a waste).

          1. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks for your view on it

            Could do DCL + Forster to Antonio and a dgw keeper for a -4

            Dont think I'd want to bench Bamford, Raphinha and Dallas against Brighton......

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        McCarthy
        Robertson / Cancelo / Coufal
        Salah / Fernandes / Son / Soucek
        Vardy / Bamford / DCL*

        Forster // Raphinha / Alioski / Taylor*

        A tiny bit gung-ho, but with fair logic...

        #1 McCarthy > Martinez
        #2 DCL > Antonio
        #3 Son > KDB
        #4 Alioski > Mitchell

        #1 as DGW, and has future DGWs, and better fixtures.

        #2 Punt but a free one at that. Helps free funds.

        #3 Have been hesitant up till now, but KDBs has a DGW and far better fixtures. I might even ship Son next week, so might as well do it now?

        #4 Purely an enabler but Alioski more at risk with Cooper/Llorente back.

        Thoughts?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Note: Probably won't be BB-ing.

        2. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Definitely no BB. DCL to Antonio and Son to KDB? That's what I'd do. Strong setup at that stage

      • royaljoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        A) Son+Kane to Salah+Antonio -8
        B) Wilson to Antonio -4
        C) Keep Son+Kane

      • LJJH1984
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Cresswell and Stones or Coufal and Dias?

          Thanks.

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Coufal and Dias for me. I'd rather have Coufal than Cresswell even if money isn't important

          2. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Cou + Dias

          3. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Cressy and Stones. Dias and stones no different anymore. Cresswell miles better than coufal

          4. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Cresswell much better pick when they 4 at back.

        • Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          A) McCarthy --> Areola -4
          B) McCarthy + Salah --> Martinez + KDB -8

          Thanks!

          1. Kitman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Neither really

            McCarthy will play so you are banking on Fulham to keep a clean sheet to cover the hit which is long ask

            And swapping salah for KDB for a bit isn’t worth it as salah could easily match Kev