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

2,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Really don’t understand the rush to BB with sgw players when there’re plenty of DGWs to come this season.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Leeds vs brighton is a decent fixture for Leeds players... also want my 2nd wc to focus on a strong xi personally. Can see the reason why people aren’t but I just feel like I planned to much to not do it now

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Bench boosting requires spending enough funds on the bench to get 15 players you'd be comfortable playing. For those who used their first wildcard to prepare for this bench boost, part of the appeal was not having to carry such an expensive bench for the rest of the season after the DGW as by your second WC you should be able to have a cheaper bench with more attention paid to adding big hitters

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        This. If you've planned for it and still have 14 or 15 decent players (even tho all may not be dgw) then you may as well go for it. Useless chip imo. Messes with the mind.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Correct, those who chose to use their WC to BB may have their hands tied. Using ft:s to create team for BB later would probably cost far too many transfers and they have to navigate blanks and doubles also.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I need to really having just spent my Wc, can’t see myself being any better set up

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Same but I’m TC, doubts over Martinez with Covid, and I have Yedlin/Bam/Smith-Rowe

    4. Doctor Evil
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      This

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    A) Martinez
    B) Mendy
    C) De gea

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      For how long?

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Price difference! Are you on FH/ WC?

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      To stay 🙂

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Martinez. Has more fixtures

      2. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Martinez then

  3. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Tc salah yay or nay

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Not for me

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Haven’t used any chips yet

        1. unclesbasement
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          kdb mate

    2. Flair
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Nay

    3. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Heck, go for it

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I'm very tempted but think I'll TC KDB

    5. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yes. TC overrated chip.

  4. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Son and Kane to
    KDB and Vardy? (-8)

    1. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      No Brainer

  5. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    FH went Ok. +28pts. OR +460k

    Currently on -4 with this:

    Martinez**
    Dias** / Justin** / Coufal**
    Grealish** / KDB** / Soucek** / Bruno** / Son
    Bamford / Kane

    Steer: Bednarek / Kilman / DCL

    I'm walking away from BB.

    Currently pondering Son to Rashford -4 to get another DGWer. Any -4 is in effect a -2 if the player plays both games. Rashford was a big differential v Son last GW.

    Yes, I understand Son has shu (like he had FUL - covered by Kane) and Rashford has liv and ful.

    It's basically Rashford v Son.

    Thoughts?

    1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      So you are avoiding Salah after all? I was scared to do it, but I might just be forced to.

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Absolutely. No Salah. Despite his 'stats' he's looking a little bit lost at the moment on the eye test.

        It's a gamble, it's a risk but we can't have them all.

    2. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Not worth it. Spurs will have a dgw soon and you'll want him back. Rushford won't do much against Livarpool so its kinda even

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        So I'll deal with the TOT situation then. I find that living GW by GW (with half a closed eye on the future) is the new black for me and works. YMMV.

  6. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Adams to Watkins for -4?

  7. Don F
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Already on -8
    WOOD to ANTONIO? for an additional-4?

    1. elwardio
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      No

  8. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Do we think KDB will play both games?
    I personality cant see him playing both games, especially after hes just played

  9. mdm
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which option is better:

    A. DCL -> Antonio
    B. DCL -> Vardy
    C. DCL, Son -> Antonio, Salah (-4)

    Thanks.

    1. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      C

    2. JollyGoodYellows
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

  10. Manani
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    thoughts on Soucek as starting attacker for foreseeable future? Thinking of ditching DCL to 4.5m so I can afford KDB

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Do it

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      He's good value. I'd prefer a rotational option by way of 5th attacker and/or 4th defender, though.

      1. Manani
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        if i rotate, I will have to start 2 of Coufal, Dallas, Holding. Not the best option I think

    3. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      id be too scared to bench him nowadays!

  11. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Help ! Which 2 would you start out of

    Bamford Antonio Wilson

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Bam + Ant

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      First two

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Allways doubleres.

  12. Flair
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Brighton will turn up against Leeds IMO. Getting underrated on here. Still probably worth the BB though on paper

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Will still concede. And Bamford/ Dallas should be involved

  13. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Son or Dallas, first sub?

    Thanks

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      ...? Son. If not on BB I'd maybe want to start Son.

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Son

    3. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Son
      You must have a strong midfield to leave Son out or are you playing 433?

      1. OLLY G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Sorry this is on FanTeam where there are no chips and l have 11 DGWers starting. Just debating Dallas first sub considering the Shrewsbury Covid situation and the outside chance Leeds might have a DGW after all.

    4. SALVA
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Son

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      If you have both Son and Dallas on your bench I would think of a way to BB

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 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? (I won't be BB-ing.)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Who would you armband in 3 is crucial to the decision here imo

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Agree. It's is most likely to be KDB. Salah is running him close.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Then 3. But only if (c) imo

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks. FYI I'm looking at these moves altogether. Not in isolation (shock!)

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 23 days ago

              For a -12?

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I think hits are reasonable this week. Looking at a -12 myself. I’d do them all but maybe Mendy over Martinez

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers. Mendy a decent option. I'll go with Martinez as loves saves/bonus. Still probably get Chilwell back at some point, but the double up is less alluring atm

  15. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Mo or Kev (C)?

    1. unclesbasement
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      ive TC the "let me talk" guy

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Who?

        1. unclesbasement
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          kevin lol

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Ah, bottle job

    2. Flair
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Kevin de Salah is ideal

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        So...

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Kevin but not sure of his minutes.

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Mo

  16. zotter
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Sorry repost

    Not fussed about forster

    Right. Finally decided. Gonna bench boost with

    Dallas
    Bamford
    Wood
    Forster

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

  17. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    BB with this?

    Johnstone Saka Lascelles Holding

  18. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    one decision to make..

    DCL + Taylor >

    A. Antonio & Reece James
    B. Watkins & Dias

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      a

    2. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

  19. MikeLowrey
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    A) Brewster to Watkins
    B) Taylor to Coufal
    C) Taylor to Stones
    D) Son / KWP / Kane to Salah / Strujic / Vardy (-8)

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. SALVA
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      D is tempting

  20. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    Thanks!

  21. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which looks best on Wildcard

    A) Cancelo, Zouma & Soucek
    B) Robbo, Stones & ESR

    With a I’d start Soucek over Bamford, with b I’d bench ESR

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A by a country mile!

  22. zotter
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Let me rephrase

    A. Bench boost with wood. Dallas. Bamford on bench

    B. Triple Salah

    Whilst b might get more. I don’t think I will set up a team which has 15-20 points on bench again

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

  23. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Would you do anything else?

    DCL - > Antonio
    Mitchell -> Stones -4

    Johnstone(for safety over Martinez)
    Stones, TAA, Robbo, Coufal
    KDB, Salah, Bruno, Soucek
    Antonio, Bamford

    Martinez, Dallas, Adams, Bissouma

    0.6itb...

    My bench is tempting me to BB but mostly SGWers

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      why did you go for Antonio over Watkins out of interest?

      Don't think you need to do any more changes and I wouldn't BB

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Uncertainty of Watkins due to covid...if i know he plays then hes the obvious pick

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          I haven't heard anything about Watkins having covid, have you got a link?

  24. sascotty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    a) Grealish, James W-P, DCL to KDB, Soucek, Antonio (-8)
    b) James W-P, DCL to Soucek, Vardy (-4)

    Best option?

  25. SALVA
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    0FT Kane, Son -> Salah, Vardy for -8?

    Meslier
    Dias - Stones - Coufal
    Son - Grealish - Fernandes - KdB - Soucek
    Bamford - Kane

    Forster, Dallas, Webster, Watkins

  26. tommo1989
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Bamford or Son?

  27. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Lads, would you take a (-4) hit to bring in Stones for Dallas this DGW?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I'm thinking of doing it for Dier. City defender is a must I think.

  28. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Anybody taking both Kane and Son out this week?

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Thinking of taking them out for a -8 hit, and get KDB and Vardy

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Looks tasty

    2. SALVA
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      See above. Im thinking to replace them with Salah and Vardy

  29. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which pair scores more?

    A. Alisson + Ogbonna
    B. Martinez + Antonio

    On FH. So just for 1 gw.

  30. rokonto
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    What's the chances another player becomes unavailable before deadline?

    1. rokonto
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Due to covid

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Always a chance