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.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Bench headaches Incoming! Great team tho!

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 4 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
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Nice squad - best of luck fella

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you man, and you!

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

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

    4. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 4 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
        9 months, 4 days ago

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

  2. sentz05
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 4 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
    9 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      With mushy peas too??

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 4 days ago

        I heard gravy for a differential

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 4 days ago

        No, horrible things, maybe a girkin

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

      Cod, rock, haddock or scampi?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Cod for me Miguel

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Can't get rock any more.

  4. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 4 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)

  5. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      "Balbuena"

    2. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      B2

    3. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      D and 2 if you're feeling spicy.

  6. GE
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      9 months, 4 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
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Cancelo, Dias, Dallas, Tagrett, Taylor

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

      1 or 4.

      1 a better long term pick

  7. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

    I don't know what I'm doing

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Makes two of us

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 4 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
        9 months, 4 days ago

        I still don't

  8. mackan
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 4 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

  9. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Stones Dias Robertson Maguire Cresswell
    Foden Salah Bruno
    Watkins Antonio

    Fabianski Son Raphinha Bamford

    How does this look for a BB?

  10. cuppatea78
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Not for me

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 4 days ago

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

  11. Greenbob
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

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

  12. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      B or C look good.

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Like B

  13. Yes Ndidi
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Gtg mate, hold.

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Appreciate that. Thanks.

  14. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Cresswell.

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Cresswell or Robbo

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Cancelo

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 4 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

  16. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 4 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      1 and BB imo

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 4 days ago

      B 1 Y with Martinez

      1. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks really appreciate the feedback on this.

  17. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      What happened?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

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

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

          Where’s the source for this?

  18. IamthenextTeemuPukki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 4 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Keep Grealish

      1. IamthenextTeemuPukki
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 4 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.

  19. Please Answer Me
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

    BB yes or no?

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      ITB?

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        0.9M

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 4 days ago

          Sub gk?

          Prob not worth a hit

  20. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 4 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      G2g. Amazing team

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

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

      1. Bobby
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        no spurs is bold

  21. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 4 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Flapyanski looks like trained

  22. Bobby
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 4 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      No WC this late imo

  23. Tosa86
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 4 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

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

    2. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      no Salah?

  24. BigAsGiroud_
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 4 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)

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 4 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah, it's always like that. Get ready

  26. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      9 months, 4 days ago

      C

  27. In a Rush
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      9 months, 4 days ago

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

      Lack of City anywhere ?

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 4 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
        9 months, 4 days ago

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

  28. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. MITRO'S ON FIRE
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Justin or James

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

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

  29. Bambi
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 4 days ago

    Bench boost
    McCarthy - Raphinha - Dallas - Holding?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

  30. AgentFern
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 4 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
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

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