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. cigan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Lowton > Shaw for a hit would be a bad move, wouldn't it?
    4 yellows are kinda puttin me off, especially as he will be against Salah in the first game

    Any other 4.8 or cheaper defenders worth looking at this gw?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Shaw in general is a bad move because of Telles

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Coufal

      1. cigan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        got him already :[

    3. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Keep Lowton? Every chance he keeps a clean sheet against West Ham and Liverpool are scoring for fun at the moment.

      1. cigan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah I probably will, thanks

  2. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Worth doing Adams + Bowen + Bednarek to Antonio + Gundogan + Stones for an 8 point hit?

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Did similar but foden instead of gund. Will you bbing?

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes

  3. D.Glynn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A). Son Robbo Balbeuna to KDB Stones Coufel
    B). Son Taylor Balbeuna to Pulisic Cancelo Stones

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  4. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Son and Zouma to
    KDB and Stones? (-8)

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      no

  5. What Else
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Evening gents! 9/11 DGW.

    BB this lot or nay?

    Meslier
    Coufal*, Dias*, Chillwell*
    KDB*, Salah*, Bruno*, Grealish*, Soucek*
    Antonio*, Bamford

    (Ryan, Dier, Adams, Walker-Peters)

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Same as mine with Martinez and Robertson in place of Meslier and Chilwell. Good luck!

  6. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Keep the -8s and -12s coming. That's all I can say!

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      YOLO

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hahahahahahah

      Already done Son, Lacazette, Kane to Salah, Vardy, Antonio for -8. Could end up horribly wrong but I'm at a stage I'm playing this game finally for fun .

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I envy you

  7. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hmmmmm.

    KDB is a bigger average anytime scorer price across all the bookies vs Palace than Salah is vs United.

    Maybe Salah cappo is a lot better than he first appears.

    1. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      But what about assists and cs?

      1. OLLY G
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Very true tbf.

  8. toerag
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    ahhh crap

    looks like it literally comes to this

    A. salah (c)

    or

    B. KDB (c)

    what are yr thoughts gents...

    1. toerag
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      and its one or the other in the team, not both

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I generally change between KDB and Salah. If you have one in your team just captain him. Out of the two I'd go Salah.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd go kdb if I had him

    4. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      KDB possible bench risk

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        im thinking this. i may go foden with salah (c)

    5. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      i am going for A

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Salah with his 2 hm games and the rest

  9. BlzE_94
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    This might be a stupid q but would you play Son (my only non-dgw player) or Lowton?

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Son, all day long

    2. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Son

    3. OLLY G
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      100% Son. You can't really expect Lowton to get anything other than 1 point at Anfield.

    4. toerag
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      son all day

    5. TFP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Lowton's to date on 3.4 points per match. I'd argue that he's unlikely to significantly outscore that away to West Ham & Liverpool, so 6.8 points total feels like a stretch, even if he plays both games. Son is on 7.9 points per match and is against Sheffield United.

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A) Kdb +8 save bb (McCarthy, Dallas, Lowton, Adams)

    B) Son use bb (Martinez, Dallas, Dias, Antonio)

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Tough one, but I'd go B. Thats a more than good enough bench to BB. You'll make that 8 back easily.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Hmmmmm

  11. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Captaining Sterling this week again after last would be the definition of "i'm ready to get hurt again" so why am i so so tempted

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cause he’s a great option and had his rest

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Think I just might

    2. toerag
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      do you have a ball gag too 😆

    3. NateDogsCats
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Put it this way, if you do it you're basically going in expecting to get shafted so any returns will be a welcome surprise, while if you pick anyone else you'll have expectations so you'll have a better chance of being disappointed

      • FPL Laurenzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        also tempted

      • Pep to be small
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Attacking returns in four consecutive games before that "Brighton incident", at least consistent (but not explosive) lately

    4. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      What to do with Martial? 0FT

    5. Nelly's Reds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hey! After some advice please, current 15:

      Martinez,Button
      Robbo, Cancelo, Ayling, Holding, Coufal
      Salah, Fernandes, Grealish, Curtis Jones, KDB
      Bamford, Antonio, DCL

      -12 to enable a BB, thoughts? (starting XI are all DGW's)
      From: To:
      Button Areola
      Ayling Stones
      DCL Wilson

      1. Nelly's Reds
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Didn't style out how I input that, here again:

        From: Button, Ayling, DCL
        To: Areola, Stones, Wilson

    6. Absolute VARce
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is anyone else out there considering Sterling over KDB?

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        kdb looked a bit knackered at the end the other day

      2. iveseenitall
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Im going for it, kdb would involve a -4 for me too and i really need to start cutting down on the hits

      3. Absolute VARce
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Rested and eager to makeup for the peno miss. The upside would be tremendous with only 4.3% selection

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It's so funny that each chip has different psychological misconceptions around it.

      Wildcard - It's so valuable, you can't use it too early in case you waste it!
      Reality - Most of us don't bother using the 2nd one until the end or waste it by trying to be too cute later in the season.

      Triple Captain - There'll be a better time to use it!
      Reality - Salah, the best player in the game and a monster at home, has 2 games at home including one at Burnley. He has had extended rest. Nah, not good enough...

      Bench Boost - I gotta use it now to get it out of the way!
      Reality - Bench boosting a team full of SGW players they could do at any other point in the season.

      Free Hit - It can be used to make an INSANE team in a DGW why would you use it on a low scoring blank week?
      Reality - Most FH19 planners have realized that most teams already have very strong teams for this week and a FH would barely get them any good differentials.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Blank and TC are still useful chips

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I meant FH, not blank

      2. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This is so true. Not that it takes away my anxiety.

      3. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        And re: Salah, Matip/VVD injury is a big factor when considering TC

      4. Winners900
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thoughts on Mane-> KDB for a hit? If I do I will cap KDB, if not Salah. Not sure

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yes. Remember that transfers should also have the future in mind. This is ultimately what swayed me to do Adams > Antonio (WHU have good fixtures until 25)

          KdB has wba SHU bur after GW19.

      5. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        TC is a joke of a chip. Luck factor is too much.

        Salah may have 2 home games and monster. But the monster has not scored for last 3 games. So calling out people who don't wanna TC Salah is not for me. I'm not even © him this GW

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          My point though is that this is an opportunity. You can pass if you don't like it, but the misconception with the TC is that you always think that they'll be a better time later to use it.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Fear of unknown maybe

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I like this season though because people are undecided on optimal chip strategy.

            Last year everyone played exactly the same.

            TC Salah or Mane in GW24. BB in GW26 after the lockdown with the free wildcard. FH the blank GW (forgot which one... 33?)

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              This season everything is weird

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I do like the variation in chip strategy this year. It has become stale last couple of years with everyone holding onto everything for a big push at the end.

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Maybe but CL will factor in later. Salah rested and 2 home games where Pool are so good. Yep he is out of form but the other day Laca had 3 biggish hauls before his blank. We all know its a lot of guesswork but as you say TC is a tricky one and I think this might be the right time personally

    8. cnewman7
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Would you BB this team for a -8 (Means Son, Adams and Steer out).
      Will have 13 DGWers.

      Martinez
      Coufal Justin Dias
      KDB Salah Foden Soucek Bruno
      Antonio Bamford

      Mendy Dallas Wood R James

    9. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cancelo Dias Cancelo Dias Dias Cancelo...

      A Cancelo (Higher ceiling)
      B Dias (more nailed)

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cancelo Dias...is he a new signing to the Premier League? Is he any good?

      2. cuppatea78
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        ball ache innit!

      3. toerag
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        if i dint have dias id go cancelo

      4. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Do you have any other City defense?

        If you have Stones for example, he's pretty nailed with a low ceiling, so you could risk the rotation/higher ceiling of Cancelo.

        If its your only City defense, you just want to cover it safely, so I'd go Dias.

        At least that's how I'd look at it.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I have Stones so I might risk Cancelo. cheers

    10. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      8 doubles bellerin/son/banford good enough 2 avoid a freehit

    11. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Neto and Tierney flagged yellow. What is this BS?

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Tierney missed the game last night

    12. MaestroMostar
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Didn't see anything new about DCL injury , any info about how long will he be out ?

      • yanky
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        a) Son TAA > KDB Chilwell -4 pts
        b) Son Adams > KDB DecordovaReid -4 pts
        c) Son > Sterling for free

        I’m leaning b) which leaves me with this bench— would you bench boost this? Have Johnstone starting ahead of Fabianski since hes an injury doubt and not projected in team news page...

        Fabianski Raphinha Rodrigo DecordovaReid

      • Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        For a hit,

        Son and Bruno OUT

        KDB in with

        A. Pulisic
        B. Ziyech
        C. Pogba
        D. Grealish
        E. Maddison (have Vardy)

        ?

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          C

          1. GE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Would keep Bruno though

      • Legohair
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Adams&Lindelöf&,McCarthy to Antonio&Martinez&Mitchell good move???

      • El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Is it madness to do Bruno to Sterling for a hit? Bruno looked absolutely done last game and Sterling rest, Citeh two good games at home

        1. Oldie99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          The only stopping me from doing it is I haven’t seen enough people on here doing it

          Think I’ll stop being a sheep and just do it...!

          1. El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I will join you mate. God speed!

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        1) KDB (TC)
        2) Salah (TC)
        3) KDB (C)
        4) Salah (C)

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          1

        2. Rochdale_Cowboy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          2 United are in a false position likey to get the hammering they deserve.

      • Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Neto with a knock and West Brom at home to Double GWer Soucek for a -4. Worth it?

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        If KDB takes the pen vs. Brighton I would be triple captaining him but him not taking it has put doubts into my mind so:

        A. KDB C
        B. KDB TC
        C. Salah C
        D. Salah TC

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          C or D for me yet to decide

      • Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Start Dallas or Dier ?

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Find it strange KDB so highly backed. Looks shattered, no open play goals, City playing 2 solid defensive teams that they tend to struggle with, Pep tons of options.

        Salah and Pool rested, unreal home record, will be busting a gut to beat United and Burnley usually get turned over by the bigger boys.

        1. Rochdale_Cowboy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Well said. I don't rate him this season as a fpl asset.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Certainly Kun and Dilva are a massive loss to his impact

        2. What Else
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Lol

          Obvs you do not own KbD.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Wrong. I could cap either im not stupid enough to say these things on that basis.

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He's too good not to own and his fixtures later are also very good.

          But I am capping Salah.

        4. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Absurd post

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thats helpful and insightful. Try countering the post with your opinion if you can

            1. El Lobito 10
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I'm so so sorry (in Father Jack's voice)

        5. Pep to be small
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Agree with "that they tend to struggle with", but KDB got 2/4 10+ scores vs Burnley and Fulham. "Burnley usually get turned over by the bigger boys" - they did well against league leaders Manchester United a few days ago, Salah blanked last time they met in PL.

        6. swanseag55
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          And this is the post I’ve been looking for to justify what I want to to do and TC Salah so thank you. Also can’t see him blanking in 4 games straight.

      • Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Guys should I do transfers today or wait till tomorrow? Will be a 0.4m swing if I wait.

        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Today then. What are you waiting for.