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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2,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 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
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 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
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 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
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 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
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 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
      1 month, 12 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
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

    4. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Martinez
    B) Mendy
    C) De gea

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For how long?

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Price difference! Are you on FH/ WC?

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      To stay 🙂

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martinez. Has more fixtures

      2. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martinez then

  3. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tc salah yay or nay

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not for me

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Haven’t used any chips yet

        1. unclesbasement
            1 month, 12 days ago

            kdb mate

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nay

      3. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Heck, go for it

      4. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

      5. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes. TC overrated chip.

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

      1. Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No Brainer

    3. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 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. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 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
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 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. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 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
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 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.

    4. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Adams to Watkins for -4?

    5. Don F
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

        1. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No

      • Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

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

      • mdm
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 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
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C

        2. JollyGoodYellows
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

        3. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

      • Manani
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 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!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Do it

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

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

          1. Manani
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 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
          1 month, 12 days ago

          id be too scared to bench him nowadays!

      • Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Help ! Which 2 would you start out of

        Bamford Antonio Wilson

        1. JollyGoodYellows
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bam + Ant

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          First two

        3. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Allways doubleres.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 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!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Will still concede. And Bamford/ Dallas should be involved

      • OLLY G
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Son or Dallas, first sub?

        Thanks

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

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

        2. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Son

        3. Front 442
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

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

          1. OLLY G
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 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
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Son

        5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

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

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 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
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

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

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

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

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Then 3. But only if (c) imo

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

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

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  For a -12?

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 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

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Mo or Kev (C)?

        1. unclesbasement
            1 month, 12 days ago

            ive TC the "let me talk" guy

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Who?

              1. unclesbasement
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  kevin lol

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Ah, bottle job

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Kevin de Salah is ideal

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                So...

            3. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Kevin but not sure of his minutes.

            4. Pukkipartyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Mo

          • zotter
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 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.

          • Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            BB with this?

            Johnstone Saka Lascelles Holding

          • OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            one decision to make..

            DCL + Taylor >

            A. Antonio & Reece James
            B. Watkins & Dias

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              a

            2. Front 442
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A

          • MikeLowrey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A

            2. SALVA
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              D is tempting

          • Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

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

            Thanks!

          • The Wizard of Ozil
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A by a country mile!

          • zotter
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A

            2. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B

          • Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 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
                1 month, 12 days ago

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

                1. Neves say Neves
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

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

          • sascotty
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

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

            Best option?

          • SALVA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

            Forster, Dallas, Webster, Watkins

          • tommo1989
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Bamford or Son?

          • Fer Fuch's Ake
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

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

            1. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

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

          • Garfield1001
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Anybody taking both Kane and Son out this week?

            1. Werner Bremen
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

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

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Looks tasty

            2. SALVA
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

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

          • pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Which pair scores more?

            A. Alisson + Ogbonna
            B. Martinez + Antonio

            On FH. So just for 1 gw.

          • rokonto
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

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

            1. rokonto
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Due to covid

            2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Always a chance