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

    Do we think Sterling starts?

    1. asdf_1
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

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

      He doesn’t deserv it after blowing that kdb asssist

  2. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Taylor or KWP -> Stones for free?

    1. asdf_1
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

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

      Taylor and yes

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Decisions don't get any easier than that.

  3. ratski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Grealish, Burke and kane
    To
    Salah, soucek and Antonio
    Costs me -8 but have exact funds
    Don't really want to lose kane though. Team before transfers...
    McCarthy
    Cancelo, coufal, zouma, (Taylor, holding)
    Kdb, Bruno, son, grealish (Burke)
    Kane, Wilson (bamford)

    1. asdf_1
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I would do it

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Can you just do Son + Grealish to Salah and Soucek?

      1. ratski
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah good point but lots of value tied on with son..suppose it saves me -4

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

    Have wildcard as my team is really bad and falling too far behind. Is this gtg?

    Martinez
    Stones Chilwell Coufal
    Bruno, KDB, Salah, Grealish, Soucek
    Antonio, Jesus

    Areole, Mitchell, struijk, Brewster
    2.0 mil in bank to move to kane after DGW

    Thoughts please

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

      Could you not do Vardy instead of Jesus?

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

      Jesus for me is the weak link

  5. Lizo2001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Wildcard team
    First XI all DGW

    No Spurs, hope is they’re sulking after Fulham draw 🙂

    Johnstone
    Coufal Cresswell Dias
    Foden Bruno Salah(C) KDB Soucek
    Watkins Vardy

    McCarthy Targett Decordova-Reid Mitchell

    Any thoughts? TIA

  6. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling over kdb. Who is with me?

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

      Yeh tempted, worried he’s benched again though

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

        Won't be benched

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      What's your logic for that?

      1. GoodFella93
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        When was the last time Sterling didn’t start 3 games in a row without being injured?

        I don’t usually notice tired players but KDB looked absolutely knackered, I’m sure he’s going to get a rest.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          When was the last time KDB didn't start a league game that wasn't injury related? It's not happened this season and it only happened 3 times last season and 2 of those games were lost. He is the key player by far and Pep is on record last month as saying he will get rested in the cups as he is so important to the league. I think it is more likely he gets rested i the league only when the CL knock out rounds start.

          It is a slight concern with the visual fatigue, but I'm a City season ticket holder and I've seen him like that before at the end of games and thought the same thing myself. Then he has started the next game, played great and hauled.

          1. GoodFella93
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Fair enough mate. Going a bit far to say that I'm sure of it, but I think it's quite a possibility given the fixtures and the visual fatigue as you say.

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Expect him to play both, but having pulled the trigger on TC ... can’t pretend I’m not worried about it!

  7. asdf_1
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Play targett or bamford?

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

      Bam

  8. S3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Need help!

    Martinez
    Holding Stones Cresswell
    Salah, Son, KDB, Fernandes, Zaha,
    Bamford, Wilson

    Steer, Taylor, Mitch, Delap
    1FT and 1.2ITB

    A. Zaha >> Soucek/El Ghazi
    B. Taylor + Zaha >> Chilwell + Soucek (-4)
    C. Zaha + Delap >> Soucek + Antonio/Watkins (-4)
    D. Taylor + Zaha + Delap >> Cancelo + Soucek +Antonio/Watkins (-8)

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

      A is good

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

    Below transfer sound good, thinking A? Have no city which worries me. 0.3m ITB and thinking not to BB.

    Johnstone
    Justin - Robbo - Coufal - Balbuena
    Salah - Son - Bruno - Soucek - Raphinha
    Kane

    McCarthy - Bamford - Adams - Alioski

    A) Robbo + Balbuena + Raphinha > Dias + Stones + Foden -8
    B) Robbo + Raphinha > Dias + Foden -4
    C) Robbo + Balbuena > Stones + Dias -4
    D) Anything else

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

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

    What's the best move?:

    A) Son+Kane to KdB+Antonio (-4)
    B) Son+Kane+Wood+TAA to KDB+Vardy+Antonio+Targett

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

      B) for -12

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

      Really not keen on getting rid of both spurs assets. Raphinha to Foden possible?

  11. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Last time
    Son Laca and Kane to Antonio Salah and Vardy? Worth the hit?

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

      Yes

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

      I honestly think getting rid of both spurs assets is a big mistake.

    3. geoffrolph
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I've just done this exact move. Just hope spurs blank now.

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

    Move Taylor or Dallas to Stones?
    I can’t play Dallas this week unless I BB but they have better fixtures post gw19

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

        Taylor -> Stones.

    2. MaestroMostar
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Balbuena , Phillips , DCL out for Stones , Coufal , Antonio (-8) , yes or no ?

        1. cuppatea78
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes

        2. osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes

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

        Decided not to BB this week so who to play in goal:
        a. Martinez (mci NEW)
        b. De Gea (liv ful)

        I'd normally go with Martinez but the whole post-covid thing with Villa has me nervous ...

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

            I would take de Gea.

        2. cuppatea78
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          So who is going to TC Salah? I need to feel good about my move.

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

              It is too risky for me. The Manchester United game will be tough. Probably there are better chances at the end of the season.

            • themaindanger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Good to captain, but wouldn't risk the TC. They will likely beat Burnley, but it is not likely to be high scoring. Man U could be a cagey game. There will be lots of DGWs coming up, so I would wait for something better.

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

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

              Thanks!

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

                Why get rid of Lowton? Just do Taylor, Son

            • AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Salah or KDB for C?

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

                I keep switching between the two.. Worried about a KDB rest, Salah will be fresh so leaning towards him atm

                1. GoodFella93
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Out of the two it’s got to be Salah.

                  I’m thinking of going Sterling think he could be a good differential pick and I think he starts both games

                  1. geoffrolph
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    I'm on Salah atm, worried about KDB due a rest

            • osceola31909
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Martinez
              Cancelo - Dias - Zouma
              KDB - Bruno - Son - Neto - Anguissa
              Kane - Bamford - Wilson

              Subs: Areola - Dallas - Mitchell - Anguissa, 1 ft, 1.8 itb

              A) Kane, Neto --> Antonio, Mane (-4)
              B) Kane, Neto, Zouma --> Antonio, Salah, Coufal (-8)
              C) Kane, Neto, --> Vardy, Grealish (-4)

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                A probably but B is tempting

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

                B,without a doubt

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

                B

            • THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Do you think KDB starts both games in the double?

              1. osceola31909
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I am worried. People described him as tired at the end of the last match. Right now he is my captain.

              2. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I do, but with managed minutes.

            • Blanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Play Tierney? If he doesn't play have Lowton (dgw) Meh fixtures.

              Or - 4 Tierney > Cresswell?

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

                Play Lowton.

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

                Play lowton

            • themaindanger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I really want to play the BB this week. The only way I can make it work is if I go without KDB. Captaining Salah, and preying KDB needs a rest against Palace.

            • wowo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 26 days ago

              when were the covid in villa announced? 14 days till when? i m
              wondering if players are able to make the game if tested negative before the first game in gw19

            • Nay08
                2 months, 26 days ago

                need some thought.

                Martinez
                Dias/Robbo/Creswell
                Salah/Kdb/Bruno/Grealish/Saka
                Bamford/Watkins

                Button/Dallas/benteke/bernardo

                I plan to do Dallas to Coufal (1FT) and bench Saka.

                is that good enough? any suggestion for a better move?

              • chopperxxx
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Would anyone suggest possibly captaining a defender?

                I have Cresswell (Home to Burnley and West Brom) and Stones (Home to Palace and Vila)? I’m thinking Cresswell may be a good option.

                I currently have KDB as captain and Fernandes in my team.

                Comments welcome.

              • aardvark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Martinez (Steele)
                Robbo, Stones, Cancelo, Coufal (Lowron)
                Salah, Fernadez, Mahrez, Soucek (Raphina)
                Vardy, Antonio, (Bamford)
                0 FT 1.2m bank

                BB yeah or any?

                If so worth hits to upgrade ?
                a) Steele to Mendy
                B) Mahrez to Ziyech/ Foden

              • S3
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Chances of Cancelo playing both games ?. Thinking of bringing him with a hit or hold on till GW20. I am just wary he may score big...his haul seems imminent...any thoughts??

              • zman575
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  taylor to stones or reece james? ive already got dias and dont like double defenders but do want triple city. then again i may want a 2nd city attacker from 20 if sterling finds some form. what you guys reckon?

                  1. GoodFella93
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    There’s no way Laporte stays on the bench once he’s back fit but I think Stones is safe for the double.

                    Not difficult to change it up and double city defence seems to be the way to go. I’m annoyed I brought Justin in a day early before Man City’s double was announced... otherwise I’d have gone for Stones for sure

                • Bobby's Teeth
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Any view on how big the next DGWs will be? Trying to understand whether I should deploy my TC chip or save it. For reference, I have not used any chip till now apart from WC1.

                • 1nonly
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Should I play BB? Take 4pts to bring DGW Keeper

                    Anguissa/ Saka/ Bellerin/ Forster.

                  • Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Final decision
                    Would you transfer out either Salah or Bruno to bring in KDB?
                    Have the money

                    Considerations:
                    Will captain KDB (currently on salah)
                    Bruno could get booked
                    Im a liverpool fan - salah scoring and not owning would be worse than Bruno scoring and not owning
                    To get either back would cost me 0.2/0.3 with losong tied up value.

                    Thoughts??

                    1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Meant to say salah scoring and not owning would bet better than watching Bruno score and not owing

                    2. Pommie22
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        I have similar dilemma
                        Though I'm looking at Bruno to Salah as I have KDB already.
                        Mainly because of 4 yc, all of which he received in away matches. I can see him getting one at Anfield. Which with Fulham next probably best case scenario. For OGS not fpl !!