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

    Best midfielder for 7.5 or less?

    1. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      soucek / foden

      1. Corona is not good 4 U
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I also think this.

        • The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yup

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Barnes or foden this gw

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

        Mount. Enjoy

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Is that you Gareth's mum?

    2. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      going

      johnstone

      coufal - robbo - targett

      grealish - salah (C) - bruno - son

      wilson - bamford - watkins

      forster - holding - zaha - lewis

      pray for me , no city .

      can do targett to stones for -4 but dunno if its worth it

    3. Paulybaby123
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Playing Saiss ahead of Maguire.

        Right move or silly?

        1. Justin Credibles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Silly

          1. Paulybaby123
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah true mate.. Just hope Maguire doesn't get booked

          2. nadman89
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            if maguire gets a yellow he misses the next game so its not insane

            1. Paulybaby123
                2 months, 26 days ago

                That's my thinking.. Saiss easily could get 8 pts+ at home to WBA

            2. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              No from me

          3. Justin Credibles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Kane out for Vardy?

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I am not doing it but loads will

            2. Bobby_Baggio
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Not for me

            3. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I've done it (for a hit) Bit of post-transfer regret but I reckon Vardy is on average going to score 4 points more than Kane this week and he has a better fixture run post 19 too so think the upside of 2 gw's is worth it.

          4. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            On a BB:

            A) Adams + Bowen + Bednarek -> Antonio + Gundogan + Stones (-8)
            B) Adams + Bowen + Bednarek + Taylor -> Antonio + Gundogan + Stones + Dawson (-12)

            Of course, Dawson will outscore Bednarek. But is it worth the extra hit? Cheers!

          5. TFP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            are -12's total insanity?

            I'm toying with the idea of

            Kane, McCarthy, KWP, Taylor -> Vardy, Areola, Cancelo, Stones.

            The Areola transfer is the dodgiest, but without it the others aren't affordable.

            1. nadman89
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              worth it but id go johnstone over areola

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

              Will pay back

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

              I just did it. Felt great.

              Honestly, can see your new players outscoring your old transfers this week and short-term. So you'll be unlucky not to make your points back.

              1. TFP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                according to the members' area projections, the new guys will are forecast 32.3 between them this week, the old guys 13.75, so I'd be paying 12 to get an expected 18.6 pt improvement, and probably also strengthen the team in the medium term looking at fixtures. but i'm usually very conservative when it comes to hits...

            4. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I'm thinking of doing a -12 and BBing
              steer -> martinez
              kwp -> stones
              bissouma -> soucek
              dcl -> watkins

              I've never even done a -8 before but they all seem solid upgrades

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Plus Villa players have games in hand going forward.

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

                they do seem very, very solid deals to me.

                stones, soucek, both very much keepers, and steer/DCL not really guys I'd want in my squad for this or any other week.

          6. FDMS All Starz
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Would you get rid of Son or Rashford for Kdb for free??

            A) Son (will lose 0.4 in value)
            B) Rashford (will lose 0.1 in value)

            1. TFP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yes, in a heartbeat. I'm not sure that either Son or Rashford is a keeper in the medium term.

            2. swanseag55
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I brought Rashford in for Salah last GW with the intention of swapping back for this GW. However asked the question should I get rid of Son as has a SGW but also Liverpool after where Rashford has Sheff UTD. The consensus was to get rid of Son.

          7. Aaa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who scores more?

            A - TAA and Wood

            B - Cancelo and Soucek (-8)

            1. Big Col
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A

            2. Corona is not good 4 U
                2 months, 26 days ago

                A because the - 8.

              • TFP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                definitely A. both are in highly questionable form but they're both DGW players, no way I'd exect the other two to outscore them by 4 pts each.

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

              Have this:

              Johnstone-McCarthy
              TAA-Justin-Coufal-Dallas-Stones
              Son-Salah-Bruno-Soucek-Raphinha
              Kane-Bamford-Wood

              What's the best move?:

              B) Son+TAA to KdB+Targett (-4)
              C) Son+Kane to KdB+Antonio (-4)

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

                C

            4. arkom
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              McCarthy
              Justin / Coufal / Maguire
              Bruno / Mane / Salah (tc) / Son / Soucek
              Bamford / Wilson

              (Dallas / Taylor / DCL)

              0,6£ ITB (1 FT)

              Son & DCL --> Foden & Vardy (-4)
              Yer or no? Team g2g?

            5. Bobby_Baggio
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Which option please people? Have no city which worries me. 0.3m ITB.

              Johnstone - McCarthy
              Justin - Robbo - Coufal - Balbuena - Alioski
              Salah - Son - Bruno - Soucek - Raphinha
              Kane - Adams - Bamford

              A) Robbo + Balbuena + Raphinha > Dias + Stones + Foden -8.
              B) Robbo + Raphinha > Dias + Foden -4.
              C) Robbo + Balbuena > Dias + Stones.
              D) Anything else
              E) Save
              F) Save and TC Salah.

            6. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A) Triple captain KDB
              B) Triple captain Salah
              C) Don’t triple captain

              1. Paulybaby123
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Kdb triple do it.

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Been back and forth all day but I think C is the right move in the end with Salah C.

                • BooYaKasha
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  C

                • RedAlpha10
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  B

                • liner
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Its a bad idea to ask like that. Be ur self, u are menager of your team. Make a bloody decision

              2. Big Col
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Which one to play?

                A) Bamford in a 442

                B) Justin. in a 541

                1. Natt89
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Bam bam

              3. Soldham8
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Going to BB in GW19, currently have 10x DGW, thinking of taking a -4, to get 11 DGW total.

                ** Che > Watkins (a single GW to a DGW player)

                Martinez (x2)
                Stones (x2), Coufal (x2), Justin (x2), Zouma (x2)
                Salah (x2), KDB, (x2), Bruno (x2), Soucek (x2), Son (x1)
                Antonio (x2)

                Bench - McCarthy (x1), Che ** (x1), Bamford (x1), Dallas (x1)

                Any advice? 0.1 ITB

              4. I Love Lamp
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Coufal or Stones?

                BB with defence of Cancelo, Chilwell, Justin, Mitchell

              5. Spearmint
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                What’s up guys. After last week’s MINTY Free Hit Guide I’ll be going through my top double gameweek picks based on my recent studies of the underlying stats and the eye test. I ended up with 61 pts on my FH last week so hopefully I can help a few of you out again. Here goes…

                BETWEEN THE STICKS:

                Flappy-handski (5.1m)

                The former Gunner looks to be ripe for points should he shrug off a thigh injury. His latest comments seem to suggest so but a rest isn’t out the question. BUR and WBA at the London Stadium looks fantastic. Personally, I’d stay safe with a WHU DEF instead.

                Big Emiliano (5.1m)

                With his price skyrocketing faster than bog roll during this season, it’s easy to see why. A game at the Ethihad looks good for saves galore followed up by the shambolic attack of NEW for the current top scoring keeper.

                The Stone (4.5m)

                A nice pick if you’re banking on saves and a miracle Big Sam revival; Sam “The Stone” Johnstone isn’t a bad one this week. Wolves, as stated last week, look awful going forward whilst he also plays a Hammers side who have sold their main striker and are considering playing the man mountain – Diop, at striker. Antonio should be fine and fit to spoil the day for The Stone however.

                THE D:

                Cancelo Culture (5.8m)

                Coming off the back of more returns, CC looks a prime pick at the back for MCI. My only reservation would be potential rotation after Pep’s classic, ominously vague comments on the Portuguese international.

                Johnny Stones (5.0m) & Ruben Loftus Dias (5.8m)

                Should you not have CC, I think these two are safe as houses for starts and points this week. Two plum fixtures and Pep has shockingly told us real, actual team news in that Ake and Laporte are out.

                Aaron “Babyface” Cresswell (5.4m)

                It seems like just yesterday the former Ipswich Town man made his move to the Hammers, it’s actually been 7 years… I wouldn’t take him over Stones personally especially for the long haul but after the MCI assets he looks a fantastic pick up. Set pieces and playing at LB now instead of stifled at a LCB role.

                Vlad (4.7m)

                At the other side of the WHU DEF is Vlad Coufal. Some attacking threat, nailed on and with two plum games – he’s a quality budget pick. If you can’t stretch to him then take a look at forgotten man Craig Dawson (4.5m) who absolutely loves a set piece header.

                Chillers (6.1m)

                Costing a fortune but near the top of my picks is Ben Chilwell. If Lampard wants to remain in the hotseat at the Bridge, he will need results against Fulham and Leicester. Chilwell has the season pedigree to haul this week. A hold more than a buy.

                Andrade Roberto (7.4m)

                Heftily priced and facing one of the biggest games of the season against United in the double, Robbo still looks like a wise investment with a Chris Wood led Burnley following a likely cagey top of the table clash of the titans. A keep but not a buy. Look elsewhere for premium investment. The River Trent (7.3m) slightly cheaper and on direct FKs for those with limited change in their pockets.

                Shawshank Redemption (4.8m)

                Mr Corners and fresh of the back of a 7 pointer last week, I’d be shocked to see OATW drop Shaw for Telles at the moment. Very nice fixtures going forward too. Fulham and Pool, not too bad.

                Harry Maguire (5.4m) – Already memed too much to allow for a nickname.

                A goal disallowed for putting his 6”5 frame on some poor lil’ fullback (rightly so to be fair) last week, he is the premium option at the back for United. On 5 yellows though and I’m sure he’d take one against Pool if it helped the chances of winning that game.

                Middle of the park:

                Kevin (11.8m)

                Top of the xG charts over recent times, top of the xA charts over the season (shocking I know…) the dilemma should be more so will you captain him or not? Did look tired against BRI last week.

                Mo (12.5m)

                Statistically underwhelming and even getting outshone in some departments by Bobby F and Mane, Salah is still one of the best picks and captaincy picks this week. He will play both games, he will be on pens, he will get chances. The big question mark is the United game.

                Mr Penalties Worldwide (11.4m)

                One of our community members (Abol) managed to have the armband on the diminutive England winger this week as his penalty sailed in the dark skies of Manchester. Personally, this is the highest risk, highest reward pick to opt for this week. Only 8 minutes against Brighton and hungry to set things straight, he’s a very intriguing pick. Do you have the balls?

                Bruno (11.3m)

                Still looking like he’s just climbed Everest, Bruno keeps playing and remains in the picks. Not performing as well along side Pogz, we will see if Paul even starts this weekend as OATW may opt for a more defensively astute lineup without the World Cup Winner. This should benefit Bruno but expect managed minutes and Paul back for Fulham.

                Marcus “The Saviour” Rashford (9.6m)

                Unlike Bruno, Rashy’s stats with Pogz are much better. Not a bad shout for this week and arguably the best at his price point for the double.

                Big Phil Fodes (6.2m)

                At his price, if we knew he’d start even 4/5 fixtures with managed minutes he’d be template. Unfortunately there’s a man named Josep Guardiola Sala in the dugout so even a hat trick you’re not safe (see Mahrez). Risky, but arguably worth the risk at his price point given the upside and fixtures.

                The Lad Himself (7.7m)

                Have seen a lot of other FPL content producers and community members tip him as a bad pick this week. I disagree. If you have him, you’d be insane to sell. Some of the best underliers in the top leagues across Europe. Jackie Grealish with a double is absolutely a stick. I’d even consider brining him in given the fixtures and games in hand he has to play. Loves a juicy double.

                Tomas VARcek (5.3m)

                The big man from Czech will be licking his lips at his fixtures this week against side who are about as good at defending set pieces at Sebastian Giovinco. A Soucek shoe-in.

                Anwar El Goalzi (5.8m)

                Not a massive fan myself after watching him for a couple of seasons now. In a purple patch but there are better options at the Brummie club. Okay as filler, cheap option.

                Barninho (6.8m)

                Hitting a little bit of form and more importantly for Barnes owners and buyers; minutes, he is a shrewd pick up for the double. Strong for his price point.

                Up Top:

                Michail “Glass Hams” Antonio (6.2m)

                A monster in front of goal but with the hamstrings of Mike Wazowski. Surely, surely he starts both. If WHU owners want to sell their only other striker whilst he’s not even fit yet, I’d be flabbergasted. Minutes managed yes but I’m sure Moyes doesn’t want Big Issa Diop starting up top. High risk, high reward.

                Ollie Statkins (6.1m)

                Not even a safer pick this week given the mystery that is Covid at Villa. Should he not be one of the ones affected, you can expect a crisp 90 mins x 2 from the former Championship man. Has the stats and Grealish given plates to haul. Strong pick despite what Watkins owners may tell you.

                Jamie “Chithousery” Vardy (10.1m)

                He needs no introduction. A premium forward and if you have the cash, a fine pick. My issues is there are better picks in MID for a similar price.

                GENERAL TIPS AND CLOSING COMMENTS:

                Should you bench boost?

                Team dependent but probably not. Another dub GWK to come and to plan for. If you have a couple single GWKers with decent fixtures and the rest are dubs then go for it.

                Should you TC?

                Possibly. KDB and Salah are very decent TC options. Sterling if you’ve had a few and want a punt.
                General transfer advice?

                Hits for single to dub GWKers effectively only cost 2 pts. Not a bad week to restructure your team.

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                1. dansully3
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Crikey man you must be knackered after all that, have you ice for your fingers

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

                  Crikey.

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

                  Amazing post

              6. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                GTG?

                Martinez
                Cancelo Dias Coufal
                Salah Bruno KDB (c) Soucek
                Kane Bamford Antonio

                Steer Dier Raphinha holding
                0ITB -4 already taken.

              7. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Kane, Son, and Balbuena > Jesus, Stones, and Sterling(C) -8 will either be the smartest thing I ever do or the dumbest and i'm so intrigued

              8. HD7
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                1FT:

                Mccarthy
                TAA Holding Coufal
                Salah Bruno Son Maddy
                Wood Bamford Kane

                Fraser Taylor Bissouma Mitchell

                Son to KDB; TAA to Stones; Wood to Antonio (-8) ?

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

                Who do I bring in for Firmino (10.2 or less, not Vardy)? or do I just keep him for this week, have 2FTs next week?

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Im afraid that area is a black hole now Ings and Jimenez are missing

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

                    Yep, seems like a dead end. Might have to stick with for now

                2. Natt89
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Antonio?

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

                    Not fond of him at the moment, time may prove that he is a good option but not right now

              10. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Surely you don't BB the following players?

                Martinez, Saka, Tierney and Mitchell

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  No

                2. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Correct.

                3. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Arsenal been looking better defensively and so have Palace. Martinez could do well this week. Saka hit and miss. I am not sure I would but I also don't know what the other doubles will be like so if not now, when?

              11. Paulybaby123
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Coufal if it were me

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    But what if it weren't you?

                • The Mighty I
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  DCL > Antonio and Bissouma > Soucek -4 or DCL > Antonio and Dier > Cancelo-4

                  The first of these would likely give me a benching headache in future GW’s

                • woodles
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 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

                  Be good to get the BB out of the way. I get an extra 8 games than I’d otherwise have

                • Klip Klopp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Can I get some answers on this?
                  Is it time to use my wildcard or should I just take a hit?

                  Martinez
                  Cancelo / Coufal / Chilwell / Dier
                  Son / Salah / Bruno / Raphina
                  Kane / Bamford

                  Bench: Foster, DCL, Bissouma, Douglas

                  A. DCL —> Antonio
                  B. Rahpina —> Foden/Gundo
                  C. Son —> KDB

                  1. Fantabulous KdB
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    A is good, no need to WC

                • Fantabulous KdB
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Can you help me decide? Play 1
                  a) Bamford (BRI)
                  b) Wilson (avl, ars)
                  c) Antonio (BUR, WBA) for a hit

                  I don't want Wilson long term and bamford can haul this week but have no west ham as well

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

                  Bench: Steer Shaw Bamford Mitchell

                  Bench boost??

                  Thanks

                  1. Fantabulous KdB
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Replace Steer than you can BB

                • Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Either of these worth a hit, will push me to a -12?

                  A) Bednarek -> Dawson
                  B) Kane -> Vardy

                  Cheers!

                • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Do we think Kdb plays both games?

                • Will J 256
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Hi guys thoughts on this -8? Am playing the BB and hopefully this would set me up nicely!

                  Son, Kane and Tierney to Salah, Antonio and Chilwell?