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

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2,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    No risk of Villa-City being postponed bc of covid cases at Villa anymore right?

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

      The Everton match was cancelled because the training ground only re opens on Saturday. Should be good as long as they isn't more cases

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

      Surely not. They've enough fixtures piled up already, doubt the Premier League will give them any more

  2. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wilson to Antonio worth a hit?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nah Wilson could score in both and Antonio could pull his hammy in the first and be out again

  3. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

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

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

    Cheers.

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Both

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is it true that you should Triple captain only on form players?
    For example Salah never had 4 PL blanks in a row in his Liverpool career, so i expect him to start firing again this gw despite not on form lately.

    1. swanseag55
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      See this is what I am thinking. I also remember a few years back when the TC chip was introduced everyone said they would put it on Aguero. Aguero lost form and Man City had a DGW against Chelsea and Newcastle and was overlooked. Aguero scored a hat trick against Chelsea and everyone looked back thinking why did they not put the TC on him.

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

        I remember that fondly because I was one of the few who actually brought him in and TC him. 75 points and shot up in the rankings.

        1. swanseag55
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          But I also remember I TC Sanchez that GW. Regretted it after the 1st GW but he also ended up with 75 points.

  5. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Mane -> KDB
    B) McCarthy - Fabianski

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

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

      A

  6. BigKeith
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1ft 1.3mitb

      Martinez (Steer)
      Coufal Dallas Stones (Mitchell, Dunne)
      Son, Rashford, Bruno, KDB, Soucek
      Kane Bamford (Brewster)

      a) Bruno>Salah
      b) Rashford+Kane> Salah and Antonio (-4)
      c) Something else

    • Sid07
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1) dcl to Cavani ( play Bamford )
      2) dcl to Antonio ( play Bamford)
      3) dcl + Brewster to Wilson + Watkins (-4)

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        1 or 2 depending on who you prefer.

    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Evening all!! Still at a loss at what to do!! BB this week the most likely as used WC last week to set up for last week and this week, willing to take -8 or even -12, any ideas warmly welcomed!! Salah, Cresswell, Vardy, Rashford and Antonio are initial thoughts.. team is as follows
      DDG Areola
      Dias Cancelo Dawson Dier Holding
      KDB Bruno Saka Soucek Son
      Kane Lacazette Bamford
      Cheers!!!

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lacs to antonio

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Definitely on the cards mate!!

    • Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I have a conundrum. Really need to get kdb in but don't know how.

      McCarthy Johnstone
      Robertson Justin coufal allioski lowton
      Salah rashford Bruno Soucek raphinha
      Kane wood bamford

      Don't want to lose any of my three main mids really. Bruno maybe? Kane to Antonio doesn't give me enough in the bank to upgrade raphinha to kdb unfortunately.

      Any help appreciated. Cheers

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

      Bamford to Antonio or roll FT for next week?

      De Gea
      Dias / Stones / Coufal
      Salah / KDB / Bruno / Son* / Soucek
      Wilson / Bamford*

      Steel / Adams / Dallas / Mitchel
      0.0itb

      1. Joey Barton and Friends
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not the time to sell Bamford. Has great fixtures

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

          Thanks. But Antonio has so awesome fixtures this GW...

    • Soldham8
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bottomed.
      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

      1. Big Col
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not sure a -4 is worth it, when we dont know who had Covid at Villa, whereas Che should start

    • Joey Barton and Friends
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane and Son to Salah and Antonio for s hit? Such a headache of a decision.

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Could backfire but I’m doing it, pulling the trigger tomorrow if nothing else happens.

        1. Joey Barton and Friends
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not having Salah is quite a concern and reckon SHU will be tough to break down after their first win

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

        It's a 50/50

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      So tempting to do transfers tonight.....sensible thing is to save until the morning right?

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah wait, information is key this season

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        depends... 11 is too early for me. I could easily miss the deadline if I'm not careful. Transfers done... if stuff happens then so be it. Can always fall back on a FH which I was close to doing anyway

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

      Would you BB this team with 1FT to use:

      Johnstone McCarthy*
      Dallas* Justin Coufal Lowton Robertson
      Soucek Son* Salah Fernandes Raphinha*
      Adams* Bamford* Kane*

      Currently have 7 non DGW players. Prepared to do a -8:
      Kane > Antonio
      Son > KDB
      Lowton > Dias

      Thanks.

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Adams to Antonio

    • MikeS
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane and son to > vardy and kdb -8?

    • Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      BB this?…

      McCarthy Son Bamford Dallas.

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yer, I have same bench I'm doing it

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Surely son shouldnt be on your bench ?

      3. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I am curious to know your 5 midfielders...

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bruno KDB Grealish Soucek Son

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Or Salah. Relevant thing only DGW players to bench Son

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I respectfully disagree and certainly wouldn't put kane on my bench. Make sure to hit BB 🙂

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Didn't say I agree, but I understand.

        2. Roy Rovers
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Martinez
          Zouma Cresswell Stones Shaw
          Bruno Grealish Salah Soucek
          Antonio Vardy

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You can't bench Son over Soucek.

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              But yes i would use BB.

      4. Joey Barton and Friends
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Surely, yes

      5. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes

      6. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      GTG?

      DDG
      Coufal, Cancelo, Stones
      Salah (C), KDB (VC), Bruno, Soucek
      Bamford, Vardy, Antonio

      Subs: Martinez, Saka, Tierney, Mitchell

      P.S. should I use TC chip now or later?

    • FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would you BB here? Or swap a bench player for a playing on?
      (0 FT & 1.0itb)

      Johnstone
      Coufal - Justin - O’Shea
      Salah - Kdb - Rashford - Bruno - Raphina
      Bamford - Watkins

      (McCarthy - Adams - Alioski - Balbuena)

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        no way

    • osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      FH or not FH?

      A) Non FH Team (-4)

      Martinez
      Cancelo - Dias - Zouma
      KDB - Mane - Bruno - Son
      Antonio - Wilson - Bamford

      Subs: Areola - Dallas - Mitchell - Anguissa

      B) FH Team

      Johnstone
      Cancelo - Stones - Coufal
      Salah - KDB - Bruno - Rashford - Soucek
      Vardy - Antonio

      Subs: Button - Mitchell - Strujik - Davis

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

    • Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Do I think Salah and Pool will return to form for a home game against United who have just gone top of the league? YES.

      Do I think City will beat Covid Villa and Palace comfortably? YES.

      KDB the safer captain, Salah the more explosive... crikey

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Although kdb looks shattered. He wouldn’t have taken given that pen to sterling unless he was knackered. Can see a rest incoming

        Salah(c)

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Can Pep afford to rest him? I think no. Maybe in the cup.

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Probs not but gundo, bsilva, foden not bad replacements so he could rest vs palace or villa and if they are not winning bring on after 60

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              There's always this debate, no comments have even been made so just a made up rumour. He always starts, maybe subbed of after 70 if leading by 2-3

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        KDB for me, don’t buy this rest talk. He will play both games and gets his rest in the cup.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wow

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

        old news

      3. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Good grief. Would we learn before the GW starts??

      4. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'd have all the luck in the world. Would be gutted for the ones who built up a team and transferred them out though. What a season so far..

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      6 years I've been on this site and hits have discouraged with a 10-foot pole. This GW every -12 and -8 seems to be great value? What's going on! 😀

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        People getting carried away with dgw I think

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

        People have realised they work most of the time if done right

      3. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thought process is most people taking a -4 or -8 so taking a -8 or -12 is not as it would be in a normal week

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

          What everyone else does is irrelevant in determining if a hit you make is +ev

      4. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It's just a game

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Haha this too

      5. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Me for example have Taylor,Balbuena,Pope,Adams.Allf them will probably take between 0 and 6 points each.So i think it's worth to take hits for players who have two good fixtures.

      6. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        DGW fever

      7. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hits are effectively half price in a dgw.

      8. Pep to be small
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That thing out there forcing us all to sit at home, longing for some action. If I use a 10-foot pole right now I´ll break a window.

    • Steve Stiffler
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Current setup:

      McCarthy
      Dias Chilwell Creswell
      Salah KDB(TC) Rashford Son Soucek Wilson Bamford

      Forster, Lawton, Dallas, Adams

      Thinking about doing McCarthy > 4.8 GK but unsure who, it’s for a -4 aswell? Thanks

    • Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cresswell or coufal if money no object?

      Any stats to help?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cresswell on so I think

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

        Cresswell has double the assists 6-3 and on set pieces

      3. Steve Stiffler
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cresswell

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Depends more on structure
        I’d prefer to spend more elsewhere as west ham don’t have great fixtures after the double

    • HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Repost
      Bench DCL and start Rodrigo or move Taylor to Stones in a back 4?
      Currently have the funds for Son to Kdb but would need to move DCL if doing Taylor to Stones to fund Kdb.
      Still torn on Salah v Kdb captain. Pls send help

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Get DCL out like everybody else

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fair!
          So would you BB with triple Leeds then? Otherwise would only play Bamford. Also not many great options to replace DCL- Watkins a no for me. Rodrigo on the bench who could play

      2. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        get Stones

        Kevin (c)

    • cuppatea78
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cheeky punt on Salah as TC or hold fire?

      1. Greasy Grealish Gang
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'd pull the trigger myself I didn't build towards BB.

    • Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Based on this gw only, who would you rather have:

      a. Vardy
      b. Kane
      c. Antonio

      ???

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

        Honestly think Kane might be highest scoring out of these, but it's so hard to know

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gundogan surely a better pick than Foden if I can use the extra funds right?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        NO

    • Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on a bench boost of Anguissa, McCarthy, Raphinha, and Dallas?