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. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    -8 going through. Welcome Cancelo, Stones, Antonio, BB activating.

    Martinez Areola
    Cancelo Stones Coufal Dallas Pieters
    Salah Bruno KDB Son Soucek
    Antonio Watkins Bamford

    Hate losing Robbo, but can get him back in a bit, when I take money out of the squad after BB

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bench headaches Incoming! Great team tho!

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Oh massively I know 😆

        After BB this week I’ll just start taking funds out of the squad again though, aided by whenever I WC 🙂

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Nice squad - best of luck fella

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thank you man, and you!

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      G2G mate. Better luck this week hopefully. I’ve canned my BB

    4. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo has played 90 minutes in last 4 City matches..Jan 3rd/6th/10th & 13th
      He ain't starting v palace

      1. Shultan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        As long as your happy to accept him basically being a SGW player then gtg

  2. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Should I bring in Ederson for Meslier? Seems like poor value but 1FT and easiest way to get city cover during DGW.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Rumours circulating that I’m having fish and chips for tea

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      With mushy peas too??

      1. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I heard gravy for a differential

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          No, horrible things, maybe a girkin

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cod, rock, haddock or scampi?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cod for me Miguel

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Can't get rock any more.

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Which one please and thanks?

      A. Son Anguissa Dallas > Foden Grealish & Stones (-8) & BB

      B. Robertson Son & Adams > Stones Foden & Vardy (-8)

      C. Robertson & Son > Stones & KDB (-4)

    3. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      "Balbuena" is confirmed out for isolation, Cancelo and KDB have 5 tasty fixtures from gw19 until gw22.
      --

      Johnstone/ Mccartyhy
      Stones / Coufal / Justin / Balbuena/ Dallas
      Son / Salah / Bruno / Raphina / Soucek
      Kane / Bamford / Adams

      WWYD:
      A) KDB + Vardy ( for son and kane) === -4 points
      B) Cancelo (for balbuena)
      C) Cancelo + Vardy (for balbuena + Kane) === -4
      D) Cancelo + KDB + Antonio (for balbuena + Son + Kane) ==== -8

      BB:
      1) Yes
      2) No

      1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        "Balbuena"

      2. CABAYE4
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B2

      3. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        D and 2 if you're feeling spicy.

    4. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What would you do?

      1) DCL and Taylor -> Antonio and Chilwell (-4)
      2) DCL and Taylor -> Antonio and Zouma (-4)
      3) DCL and Taylor -> Antonio and Creswell (-4)
      4) DCL and Taylor -> Antonio and Coufal (-4)
      5) Other (def Max 6.1)

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        What’s your defence now ? Hard to say without seeing who you already own

        In isolation I’d be tempted by coufal and pocket the change

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cancelo, Dias, Dallas, Tagrett, Taylor

      2. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        1 or 4.

        1 a better long term pick

    5. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I don't know what I'm doing

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Makes two of us

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Made me think of that old ad "I dont know what a tracker mortgage is"

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I still don't

    6. mackan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Dcl Kane Walton KWP to
      Antonio Vardy Ederson Dias -12?
      I will C Vardy and BB, team will be:

      Martinez ederson
      Dias Justin Coufal Dallas Zouma
      Soucek salah Bruno raphinha son
      Vardy Antonio Bamford

    7. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Martinez
      Stones Dias Robertson Maguire Cresswell
      Foden Salah Bruno
      Watkins Antonio

      Fabianski Son Raphinha Bamford

      How does this look for a BB?

    8. cuppatea78
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Is this move worth it if I triple captain KDB

      Salah & Dallas > KDB & Coufal -4?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not for me

      2. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Possibly. I would consider the move for sure. Not so sure on the triple captain

    9. Greenbob
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Worth taking a -4 to get another City defender in or play Targett?

    10. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What to do for GW19.....

      Martinez, (4.0)
      Cancelo, Dias, AWB, Holding, Mitchell
      KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Son, Jones
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      1 FT, 0.4itb

      Should I:

      A - DCL to Antonio
      B - DCL & Jones to Antonio & Soucek (-4)
      C - Kane & Grealish to Salah & Antonio (-4)
      D - Grealish, Son & DCL to Salah Soucek & Antonio (-8)
      E - Any other suggestion

      Cheers

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B or C look good.

      2. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Like B

    11. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      So, just about to lock in the following BB line-up

      Meslier
      Robbo Dias Cresswell
      Salah Bruno Son Soucek Foden
      Bamford Vardy

      McCarthy Justin Lowton Deco-Reid

      When this turns up
      https://mobile.twitter.com/LukaszFabianski/status/1350121736629575681?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

      Worth either keeper out for -4, bearing in mind Flappy's fixtures look better than the others for a few weeks?

      Or gtg?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Gtg mate, hold.

        1. Yes Ndidi
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Appreciate that. Thanks.

    12. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who do we reckon is the best defender to have for this double gameweek??
      Any price

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cresswell.

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cresswell or Robbo

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cancelo

      3. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I think am going Salah captain. He owns me.

        BTW for the record I didn't own him for each of his 4 double digit hauls, so you've been warned

      4. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Skipped past last page. Few seperate questions, thanks.1FT 3.4ITB. No BB.

        A) Sell McCarthy to 5.9 GK
        B) Sell 4.0 to 5.3 GK

        1) Son & Keeper to KDB & Keeper -4
        2) Son Keeper & Dier to KDB Keeper & Stones -8

        If option 1
        Y) Bench Dier
        Z) Bench Targett

        Current Team
        McCarthy Forster
        Dier Zouma Dias Coufal Targett
        Salah Bruno Son Soucek Burke
        Vardy Bamford Adams

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          1 and BB imo

        2. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          B 1 Y with Martinez

          1. Street Friend
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks really appreciate the feedback on this.

      5. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Games off, games on, this season is a nightmare!

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          What happened?

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Just seen Leeds v Saints might be back on as Shrewsbury still have Covid problems

            1. In a Rush
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Where’s the source for this?

      6. IamthenextTeemuPukki
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        First I wrote this incorrectly, and then when I corrected it, I posted at the bottom of a page. Any help is greatly appreciated:

        Martinez (Steer)
        Reguilon, Dias, Chillwell (Mitchell, Taylor)
        Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Raphinha (Burke)
        DCL, Bamford, Vardy

        Not Bench Boosting but want to get in more DGW players....

        Which is better?
        a.) Taylor/DCL/Grealish to DeBruyne(c)/Coufal/4.3 forward (-8)
        or
        b.) DCL/Mitchell to Antonio/Cancelo (-4 and captain Salah)
        or
        c.) Grealish/DCL/Raphinha to Soucek/DeBruyne(c)/4.3 forward (-8)

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Keep Grealish

          1. IamthenextTeemuPukki
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            It worries me that he is on 4 yellows - I could see him getting a yellow in the ManCity game and then missing the game I would really be keeping him for.

            I also worry about missing out on KDB, because I think rest or not, he is going to go off in one of the games and score big.

      7. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        BB yes or no?

        Mccarthy 3.9
        Stones Dias Dier Dallas Coufal
        Salah Bruno KDB Son Soucek
        Bamford Rodrigo Watkins

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          ITB?

          1. Please Answer Me
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            0.9M

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Sub gk?

              Prob not worth a hit

      8. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        GTG?
        Anything for a hit? 0.0ITB

        Martinez
        Justin/Cancelo/Robo/Coufal
        Soucek/Bruno/KDB(c)/Salah
        Vardy/Bamford

        Martin/Dallas/Adams/Stephens

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          G2g. Amazing team

        2. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Mine is very similar as yours. Only difference is Wood vs Justin.

          1. Bobby
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            no spurs is bold

      9. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A OR B? First to 3 wins

        A) Son & Kane --> KDB & Vardy (-4)

        B) Fabianki (doubt), Son, Adams --> Johnstone, KDB (c) & Antonio (-8)

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Flapyanski looks like trained

      10. Bobby
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        im fairly happy with my team but want to make three or so changes to get man city coverage. Is it worth using the wildcard? I dont really see the need to keep the chip, am i being naive?

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          No WC this late imo

      11. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        My actual WC draft for DGW19::

        Martinez
        dallas - cancelo - cresswell -
        kdb - fernando - son - soucek -
        vardy - kane - bamford

        forster - KWP - struijk - smith rowe

        any feedback for a long term plan?
        captain? kdb, vardy or creswell?

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I would be tempted to go without one of Son and Kane on a WC

        2. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          no Salah?

      12. BigAsGiroud_
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Mendy (Johnstone)
        Dias Coufal Justin Robertson (Ayling)
        Salah Bruno Soucek Grealish (JWP)
        Vardy Bamford (Wilson)

        For BB,
        1)JWP and Wilson to Mount and Antonio(-8)
        or
        2)Wilson to Antonio(-4)

      13. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Team top of page. My bench headaches are gonna be immense after this BB before I start removing funds from the bench again lol

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah, it's always like that. Get ready

      14. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        What move do you recommend please?

        a) Wilson > Antonio
        b) son + (Burke) > Pulisic/Ziyech + Soucek (-4)
        c) son + Wilson > Soucek + Vardy/Werner (-4)

        1. MITRO'S ON FIRE
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          C

      15. In a Rush
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Current squad I was building towards bench boost and still want to use it.
        Any thoughts please ?

        Martinez
        Taylor zouma Coufal
        Salah Bruno grealish Bowen Lookman
        Kane Vardy

        Button bamford dallas kwp

        A. Button Taylor kwp grealish ➡️
        Johnstone Dias Dawson Foden -12

        B. Button Taylor kwp Bowen ➡️
        Johnstone Dias Dawson Soucek-12

        Cheers for any thoughts

        1. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Both of those -12s might not get you 12 back.

          Lack of City anywhere ?

        2. Yes Ndidi
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A looks worth doing for double City cover. I wouldn't go near Villa until we know who's available.

          1. In a Rush
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Cheers mate that’s what I’m thinking grealish out may not be a bad thing with Covid and on 4 yellows.

      16. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Best defender 5.3 Max that isn’t Coufal, Stones, Dier or Mitchell?

        1. MITRO'S ON FIRE
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Justin or James

          1. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Cheers! Tempted to go Justin as James only just back from injury and can’t see him playing both

      17. Bambi
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Bench boost
        McCarthy - Raphinha - Dallas - Holding?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yes

      18. AgentFern
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Would you guys recommend this...

        Robbo, zaha & Kane ---> stones, KDB & Vardy (-8)

        Leaves me with..

        Martinez
        Justin, stones, Coufal
        Salah, Bruno, KDB(tc), Son, Soucek
        Vardy, Bamford

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

          Not sure I'd get rid of Robbo when he has a double. Triple captaining KDB is bold and I like it.