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. Ejaaz11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    1 free transfer.
    should I bring in antonio for bamford or wilson or hold?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio for Wilson, selling Bamford now is madness.

    2. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wilson, bamford is a season keeper for his price

  2. jdogg
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A dcl balbuena to antonio and stones for -4

    Or

    B kane grealish and balbuena to antonio kdb and stones?-8

    Cheers

    1. Fiqz Fariss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A for sure no doubt

  3. JCM14
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hi folks,

      First time posting and would be good to get your thoughts on the below decision.

      Current team:
      Sanchez
      Dias KWP Dallas Coufal
      Salah Son Fernandes Soucek
      Kane Bamford

      Macey Stephens R Williams Welbeck

      a) Son & KWP -> KDB & Cancelo
      b) Stephens & Kane -> KDB & Antonio

      Cheers folks

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        A for me

      2. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Definitely A

      3. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        A

        1. JCM14
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers all

      4. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        In draft.
        I have to play Coufal ahead of Wood and Bobby Reid right?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yes Coufal should do very well this week

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Great. 11 dgw starters including 5 City.

        2. Vovhund
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          YES!

        3. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          yes

      5. Catsandhats
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Hi all, I’m already on a -8, I have fabianski which is xomellety missed as being on yellow, news seems really uncertain as to weather he’ll be fit and moyes has said he’ll asses on the day.

        Should I take a -12 and swap him out? If he’s doesn’t play at all then it’s a no brainier really as I’ll get 4 back just from a playing keeper, but -12 seems a lot,

        Any ideas if he’ll play and if I should twist?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Fabianski is fine and will play.

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

          Fab has tweeted he’s ready so I think he is 80% safe

      6. Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Currrent:

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

        What's the best move?:

        A) Wood to Antonio (for free) - going without KdB
        B) Son+TAA to KdB+Targett (-4)
        C) Son+Kane to KdB+Antonio (-4)
        D) Son+TAA+Wood to KdB+Antonio+Targett (-8)

      7. arndff_
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        -4:
        A) Taylor > Cancelo (442)
        B) Biss > Soucek (352)
        C) Adams > Antonio (343)

        -8 (Bamford benched):
        D) Taylor, Biss > Cancelo, Soucek (451)
        E) Taylor, Adams > Cancelo, Antonio (442)
        F) Biss, Adams > Soucek, Antonio (352)

        -12 + BB (12x 2 + 2x 1 + Forster):
        G) Taylor, Biss, Adams > Stones, Soucek, Antonio

        1. Fiqz Fariss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          C for me

      8. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Gosh I can't believe I'm considering the BB still...

        Johnstone Bamford Dallas Davis

        This can't be a good BB right, surely? Davis might even manage to scrap some points this week if Villa are short on fit forwards.

        1. Ejaaz11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          if you can remove davis for someone with a double then it might be worth it.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            There's a reason he's 4.3m... I wish I could. 0.0m ITB.

        2. Fiqz Fariss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          dont do it

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Meh

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          It’s very dependent on Leeds beating Brighton to nil

        5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          That could be massive

          All it takes is Big Sam’s advice to finally have kicked in on the training ground for Johnstone to be an absolute superstar GK

          Bamford could easily hattrick

          As could Dallas

          Davis could be the Wildcard hero we never expected

          The more I look at it, the more it looks like possibly the best type of bench boost for this week

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah but it could also be...

            Johnstone 4 points
            Bamford 2 points
            Dallas 1 point
            Davis 1 point

            For a whopping 8.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Pretty sure he was being sarcastic

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                He wasn't. I can see what he's saying. That sort of BB can score surprisingly big points.

          2. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Bamford and Dallas can't easily hattrick. I think this is hope above sense.

        6. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Can be good if you've already used FH as it's hard to BB26 without it (needed for 29)

          And another big DGW is unlikely

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I don't think it's hard to build a BB for 26. There's still a lot of weeks to prepare.

            1. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              The hard part is that if you will load up on DGWers to BB you won't have a team in BGW29

              so right now I think WC25 with 11 DGWers and 4 for BGW29 is the best with FH used

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                The reason I decided to FH 18 instead of 29 is because there are 3 weeks between 26 and 29 for me to start transforming the team.

                Also, if that's the case, I'd get 4 good SGW players in 26 to BB if I hedge 29 that's not even that much different to this week.

                If Leeds had a double obviously BB would be more appealing but...

        7. Reeker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Having two DGW keepers is for sure making it tempting and Davis is sure making it unappealing.

          Bamford and Dallas are decent BB players. Johnstone is great and Davis is awful

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Davis is awful but he might even scrap a few appearance points. The COVID situation could see him even start if Watkins for instance is out. Ultimate wildcard. He has gotten some minutes so we know he's fit at the very least...

            1. Reeker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              If Watkins can be confirmed out then Bench boost seems very attractive. FPL General has a good bit on it in his podcast on how nice it would be to get the bench boost out of the way so you don't have to put focus on your bench for your second wildcard

          2. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Personally I wouldn't unless you had a decent player to swap Davis too but there's nobody in that bracket

        8. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I am thinking something similar.I try to understand the possible fixtures in dgw26 along with my wc gw25 and in combination with blank gw29 and i am not sure i will have 3 cheap player(Dallas,Bamford,Raphinha) in dgw26 with such good fixture(Brighton at home) so i am thinking to also use the BB.

          1. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Don't know if that makes sense.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              It does make sense. But I have a feeling a better opportunity will present itself. And now that I think about it, I don't actually like Lee - Bha as a match-up that much. I reckon Brighton could win.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Agree with this. Brighton will turn up and not roll over.

              2. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Huge prediction.They played well against ManCity.My thought is that it would be an open game so even Dallas could return some points.

      9. Jared Dunn
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Hi,

        Is Dier to Cancelo worth a -4? I would be playing Bamford if not. (Also already have Dias)

        Thanks 🙂

        1. Dannyb
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Nah, play Bamford.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Play Bamford instead - possibility of a DGW being back on

      10. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Son Laca and Kane to Antonio Salah and Vardy?

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

          I’m debating exactly same move mate!! Have the exact money too!!I will if you will!! Haha

      11. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        smith rowe should start v arsenal right ?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Has he been sold?

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          that would be against the rules.

        3. Fiqz Fariss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          he sold to Newcastle? danggg code red...code red!

        4. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          oops haha newcastle, you knew what i meant 😉

      12. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Who score the most points?

        Dawson and Kane + 8 or Cresswell and Vardy?

        1. Fiqz Fariss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Dawson and Kane + 8 for sure

        2. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          D and K + 8

      13. Kudo Warrior
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        STAYOUTHESPICEZONE, you mentioned a link to a tweet about Bamford and Meslier regarding covid, can you link it, please?

        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/01/15/who-are-the-best-fpl-captain-options-for-double-gameweek-19/?hc_page=1&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23209799

      14. konrad.sygula95
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Hi guys
        would you do Son and DCL to Kdb and Antonio on -4?

        Martinez
        Dier/Justin/Cancelo
        Son/Fernandes/Salah/Grealish
        Watkins/DCL/Bamford

        Bench: Forster/KWP/Anguissa/Taylor
        1ft 2.2 itb

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

        2. sergioaguero67
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Surely

        3. Fiqz Fariss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yes!

      15. sergioaguero67
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Would you play a Bench Boost with this bench?

        McCarthy Bamford Rodrigo Dallas

        My playing 11 are all DGW players
        Already on a -4
        Play BB or save
        Please help

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yes definitely

      16. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Re : Would you BB this to get it out of the way? (Don't have FH left)

        Forster Bamford Holding Rodrigo

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          no, I think yes if you take a hit for Forster

        2. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          No

      17. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Play one:
        A) Reguilon
        B) Che Adams

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          A

          1. DIMITRIS
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks

        2. Punty McPuntface
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          A

          1. DIMITRIS
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks

        3. Fiqz Fariss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          A

          1. DIMITRIS
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers

      18. AdamJ91
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Martinez - Ramsdale
        Cancelo - Dias - Dier - Holding - Coufal
        KDB - Son - Bruno - Raphinha - Anguissa
        Kane - Laca - Bamford

        Considering doing Dier, Lacazette & Anguissa > Antonio, Soucek & El Ghazi? (-8) then using my BB.

        Someone talk me out of it.

      19. Charlie&TheLads
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Mendy, Saka, Mitchell, Dallas

        Bench boost?
        If Leeds v Southampton is back on before deadline, its an obvious yes.
        Martinez in goal.

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yep

      20. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        This teams a.mess
        Help

        Mcarthy
        Dias zouma coufal
        Kdb salah bruno soucek
        Watkins bamford kane

        Steer dallas mitchell podence

        0 ft. No fh. 0 in bank

      21. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Wood to Antonio for a hit?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I would

        2. Fiqz Fariss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          yes

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I wood

        4. Kudo Warrior
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          What you're asking is:

          Wood: 2 + 2 = 4 + any attacking returns
          Antonio: 2 + 2 -4 = 0 + any attacking returns

          If you think Antonio will get at least 4 more points than Wood then it's obviously worth it.

      22. Oliver Tockman
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Defenders: Holding, Justin, Walker-Peters, Dallas, Coufal

        A) get Stones into team (replace who?)
        B) keep as is

        1. JCM14
            3 months, 1 day ago

            KWP

        2. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          A) Watkins and Son
          B) Vardy and Saka (-4)

          1. Punty McPuntface
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            A

        3. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          A) kwp to coufal
          B) Kane to vardy
          C) yedlin to Dawson

        4. Punty McPuntface
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Which one excites more?

          A Son to salah
          B Zaha to Rashford

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Why would you do A?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Misread. A.

              1. Rhodes your boat
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Me too lol A

                1. Punty McPuntface
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers!

              2. Punty McPuntface
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks!

          2. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I’d rather do B

        5. dark91
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Martinez

          Justin Dallas Bellerin Zouma Mitchell

          Salah Kdb Bruno Son Soucek

          Wilson Bamfod Adams

          My plan is

          Bellerin+Adams -> Creswell+Antonio (-4)

          Any better moves you can suggest?

          1. dark91
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Another idea is
            Bellerin+Bamford -> Cancelo+Antonio (-4)

        6. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          smith rowe should start v NEWCASTLE right ? thanks 🙂

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Didn't he move to Newcastle recently? 😛

            Yes I think he starts again.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              haha cheers 🙂

        7. The Frenchie
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Who is TC De Bruyne and why or why not? 🙂

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I'm not for many reasons.

            Mostly because I don't own him.

        8. Kante Touch This
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Is Taylor likely to be out this DGW?

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I think he plays the 2nd game. Not up to premier league fitness as dyche likes to say.

        9. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Will Antonio play? How many minutes?

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            146