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. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Play Bamford or Reece James? Expecting Reece James to only start one but Lampard is bit unpredictable and he could just start both even though it seems unlikely

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      James

    2. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Bamford can do more damage in the one fixture

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      James

    4. Natt89
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Can you find another player to bench? Both James and bamford good options

    5. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      James

  2. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on getting Mane over Salah?

    1. The Big Fella
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      No

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      If you like the differential yes but pens always sways it for me particularly VAR now

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Decent I think. Salah has only one league goal against both United and Burnley respectively. Mane on the other hand has scored 4 in his last 5 games against Burnley, and recently has looked more on it than the Egyptian.

  3. cigan
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Saka
    or
    Soucek (-4)?

    Have Antonio, Coufal

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      No hit for average players in and out even though extra games

  4. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    To those struggling with the ‘captain Salah or KDB?’ question consider who else is in your team and diversify the risk.

    I have 3 city but only Salah from pool so going with Salah.

    Still no idea whether to TC or not.

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      How is having two city defenders relevant for KDB vs Salah? 🙂

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Stones scored couple of weeks back and cancelo should have had a load of assists. More routes to points (this only works if capn decision is 50/50 which for me this week it is)

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          Whatever makes you sleep at night.

          1. Forgetmeknot
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 14 days ago

            Feel free to ignore it, that’s the beauty of the game

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 14 days ago

              Ay, all good. Good luck!

    2. Silva’s Left Nut
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      completely flawed logic lol

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        The above hopefully a reasonable justification

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Lol this makes no sense at all

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Put another way, if you have a choice of playing 2 defenders from same team or 1 each from two different teams (assuming cs odds are similar), most advice would suggest not doubling up to lessen the overall risk

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          The defence part makes sense but don't see how that's connected with the decision between KDB and Salah. Unless you mean by having 2 city defenders then losing the clean sheets means KDB loses a point also, but assume not. Pick the player you think will get the most points and that's it imo (keeping in mind EO's as that may impact on decision as to how risky you want to play it)

          1. Forgetmeknot
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 14 days ago

            Yep completely after with the pick the player you think will score more points sentiment-my issue is I think it’s 50/50 this week.

            So I’m saying I have 3 city players already so by captaining Salah I’ll have, rather than a ratio of 4:1 if captaining kdb.

            Theory not useful if you (and others!) others don’t see it as close as I do.

            1. Forgetmeknot
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 14 days ago

              Completely agree*

            2. Forgetmeknot
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 14 days ago

              Bloody auto correct, *by captaining Salah I’ll have 2 liv players vs 3 city*

      2. dansully3
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Salah has been awful, it's against their biggest rivals next and City look like exploding so that's pure nonsense

        1. Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          You obviously believe kdb is a far better option than Salah in which case this thinking isn’t relevant for you, fair enough.

          I can see lots of reasons in which it’s a lot closer, so this is an extra deciding factor for me

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Non sensical

  5. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Who to remove between:

    A) Bednarek (only 1 game VS LEI)
    B) C. Taylor (might miss both games)

    Cheers!

  6. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Triple captain?

    A Salah
    B KDB

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      IMO TC should be obvious
      The fact you’re (many are) unsure then I’d hold off the chip
      What score would you be happy with from the chip?

      Salah higher ceiling as he’s more likely to score than Kdb

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Across two gws I'd be satisfied with 15+ points.

        I think a double gw with two home fixtures is obvious enough. The problem is they both have a dgw and two home fixtures.

        You're right about Salah. But KDB has the form.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          Kdb should be back on pens too
          They have better fixtures but seem to be happy winning by a goal or 2

  7. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Sry for repost but really have no solution for this:

    What would you do for dgw? Had 13 DGW players before the fixture changes, now I only got 6 left. No City players at all, because I don't rely on City and they were supposed NOT to have DGW.

    Any ideas ? Maybe even WC?

    thanks

    1. The Big Fella
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Not much you can do. Also, dross having two games will probably not outscore quality with one game.

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Bring in as second City defender to play alongside Dias

    A Stones or B Cancelo

    1. Lallana
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Would have to be A as Cancelo plays alongside Stones

  9. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone brave enough to captain Bruno ?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      You mean stupid? On 4 YCs

    2. The Big Fella
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      He was in my shortlist but narrowed it down to Salah and Ginger Kev

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        If he was on one less yellow card I'd consider it.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          I agree and the Liverpool game is first, which is where he is most likely to pick that yellow up

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 14 days ago

            Am nearly tempted to sell...

            1. The Big Fella
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 14 days ago

              That's crazy talk! I am keeping him but managing expectations. He has a nice run of games afterwards.

  10. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Locked in (-12). Team looks good for the future too.

    Mendy
    Cancelo Dias Coufal
    De Bruyne (C) Salah Fernandes Soucek
    Bamford Vardy Antonio

    Bench: Holding, Dallas, Stephens

  11. Cahill
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    madness for -8?

    kane son & pva -> antonio KDB & dias

    1. Lallana
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Good moves. Keeping Kane/Son puts A LOT of pressure that they will do well against Sheffield. They have tough fixtures after too.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Mixed fixtures after - Liverpool, Brighton, Chelsea, West Brom, that's 3 very good out of 5.

    2. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Decent

  12. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy dropped last night and is looking to rise tonight. Is that the quickest 100% turnaround ever?

    Glad to get him .1 cheaper.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Who did you buy him for ?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Giroud. (Don't ask...)

        1. The Big Fella
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          Why did you buy Giroud mate?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 14 days ago

            Haha

          2. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 14 days ago

            Being an idiot + bedtime transfer.

            Thought he had made the striker position his as he'd had a good spell in Champions League etc.

            Worked out OK though, whenever he didn't play I got decent points off the bench.

  13. as33
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    What should i do, have all chips left and 1ft, 0itb, need to get Salah in:
    Martinez
    Dier, Cancelo, Holding, Mitchell
    Son, Sterling, Bruno, Grealish
    Kane, Laca, Bamford

    1. as33
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Could sell Son to Salah, and Laca to some1 cheap

    2. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Son laca

      To salah antonio

  14. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Yes or no for a -8?

    TAA + Dallas
    To
    Dias + Cancelo

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      No way -8 for TAA with DGW.

  15. Carefree Crew
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    To fund Salah in thinking of Son & Kane to Salah & Which FW? (-4)
    Thinking about Antonio or Vardy?

    Martinez, (Forster)
    Cancelo, Stones, Cresswell, (Lamptey, Dunn)
    Salah, KDB(C), Bruno, Grealish, Soucek,
    *Bamford*, ????? (Brewster)

    *= Single GW. 10/11 DGW

    Vardy: SOUTH, CHELS
    Doubt he'll play 2 x 90mins, 3 days apart.
    Has form.
    Team structure keeps premium striker
    Ownership 27.5% ish

    Antonio: BUR, WBA
    Doubt he'll play 2 x 90 mins, 3 days apart.
    *Yet to show form.
    Team structure 3 very cheap strikers
    Ownership 5% ish

    Short term price doesn't come into it but £3.9m price difference is significant.

    Thoughts appreciated please?

    1. WrightnBright
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Vardy all day

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Thanks Wrightnbright. Why all day?

  16. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Possibility that the Leeds Saints double GW might be back on as a Shrewsbury coach has tested positive

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      What position was the coach gonna play?

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Fake news?

    3. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Can still call in via Zoom

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      God, I hope so. Would be typical of this rollercoaster season

    5. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      If they can field a team, it will go ahead. A non playing coach is irrelevant

    6. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Apparently this isn't a new positive, he's just still recovering from it. Shouldn't change anything

    7. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      That means I'd have 14 DGW players + Son. Too good to be true though probably. As the others mentioned, it depends if it's just the coach.

  17. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    A) KWP -> Stones
    B) C. Taylor -> Stones
    C) Adams -> Antonio

    Or both both (A/B & C) for -4?

  18. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    1FT and £0.7m in the bank. Risky to go without KDB?

    Martinez*
    Robbo*, Dias*, Coufal*
    Salah*, Mane*, Bruno*, Grealish*, Soucek*
    Bamford, Watkins*

    Peacock-Farrell, Dallas, Adams, Balbuana

    A) Balbuana to Stones/James (bench Bamford)
    B) Mane to KDB
    C) Save

    1. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      A to stones

  19. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone else go with 5-6 Southampton & Leeds players combined on their WC a few weeks back?

    Back into FPL mode after a week out and feel like I could use another WC, ha! 😀

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      They might double gw23, sit tight!

  20. Arctic monkeys
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Kane Son Welbeck Dier out
    Werner Salah Antonio Soucek in

    It will be for -12 to get 10 DGWs, Yes or No ?

    Thanks mates

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      No

    2. RichRover
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Not Werner, it's a trap

    3. liner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      If u are ok to start with -12 than go for it. I hate hits but if that moves are your plans for next 4+ gws than go for it. Dont do those teansfers and than go another -12 next gw

  21. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Meslier
    Cancelo Justin Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Soucek
    Kane DCL Bamford

    McCarthy Dallas Lowton Romeu

    0.2 itb

    Was all set on BB but now choose one:

    A) DCL to Antonio
    B) Son + DCL to KdB(C) + Fabio Silva for -4
    C) Son + DCL to KdB(C) + Brewster for -4 and play Lowton instead Brewster

    Cheers

    1. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      A

  22. popcoin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    A) Salah in for Bruno (-4)

    B) Salah in for Kane (-4)

    C) Creswell in for Raphinha (no hit)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      C

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Even though not sure how it wors

      2. Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        I did Salah for Kane so I’m biased.

        Is your super power to magically turn a midfielder to a defender without a hit ?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          Maybe it involves an extra hit to finance ?

  23. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Playing Fanteam
    Does anyone know how you activate wildcard ?
    I did it in gameweek 3 but can't remember how!

  24. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    After days of agonizing, here she is

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Coufal
    Salah KDB Bruno Son Soucek
    Antonio Wilson (Bamford)

    Whatdyall think ?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Template so good

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Beautiful

    3. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      I thinkt it is good. But Cancelo is a risk. Dias is much safer.

  25. woodles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    A) Kane, Davis, Mitchell, Steel >>> Watkins, Antonio, Robertson, Martinez -12 and Bench Boost

    B)Kane and Son to Salah and Vardy -4 and TC KDB

  26. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Can McCarthy and Taylor get min 8 points combined over the next gw?

    Yes or No

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Taylor will be lucky to get 2 against Pool, likely to miss first game

    2. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      No

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Hoping this gw I can score my maiden fpl ton

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Gl Steve !

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Good luck. How many DGWers do you have?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        11 + singles of bamford, holding, laca, Smith Rowe

        On bench boost

        Do you think it is possible ?

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          I'd say so. 100 point weeks are definitely doable, especially with 11 x DGWers.

          I hoping your Arsenal boys will get you to 100 all by themselves : D

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          Yes

        3. FPLGOOD
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 14 days ago

          I think you should be looking for 120 at least 🙂

    3. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      You and me both brother (12 DGW + Son, Dallas and Bamford). Really excited about this one! Not trying to jinx it with everything that's going on. Good luck!

  28. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Zaha out for whom? 7.5 ITB.

    1. Natt89
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Bowen as a differential?

  29. cuppatea78
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    What do ya reckon?

    A) Dallas & DCL > Cresswell & Watkins -4
    B) Dallas & DCL > Cresswell & Antonio -4
    C) Dallas > Coufal (DCL as 3rd sub)

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Just do DCL to Antonio.

    2. Natt89
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Like B

  30. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Taylor, Lowton and Son -> Dias, Stones and Foden for - 8?

    Thank you!