Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Double Gameweek 24?

Fantasy Premier League managers are turning to Manchester City options for the Double Gameweek 24 captaincy.

Pep Guardiola’s men face two fixtures in the next week, which has propelled their assets to the top of the popularity charts.

But there are always viable alternatives, even if the FA Cup is keen on injuring as many of them as possible.

Burnley, Everton and Fulham all play twice in Double Gameweek 24 too, while the top-scoring FPL asset, Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m), lines up against a woeful West Bromwich Albion defence on Sunday afternoon.

Is the fixture favourable enough for the Manchester United man enough to earn more attention than his City rivals this week? And should we consider Burnley players considering their appealing combination of facing Crystal Palace and Fulham in a Double Gameweek?

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you make the big decision with an in-depth look at the form of key players and how they match-up against their upcoming opponents’ defences.

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As presented above, two Manchester City midfielders top the captaincy charts ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

İlkay Gündoğan (£6.0m, 37.8% of votes) and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m, 19.4%) have combined for nearly 60% of our users’ votes in this week’s captain poll.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m, 11.3% of votes) currently sits in the third position. However, with potentially new information coming out regarding his fitness ahead of the 24th round of fixtures, both his ownership and captaincy backing could drop significantly.

According to our users, there seems to be very little to choose from between Fernandes (6.5%) and Nick Pope (£5.5m, 6.4%), as they occupy the fourth and fifth position in the poll.

Interestingly, it is the first time this season that a goalkeeper holds such a high position, as Burnley’s Double Gameweek fixtures against Crystal Palace and Fulham seem difficult to ignore – at least on paper.

Further down the list, we can find the likes of João Cancelo (£6.0m), Mohamed Salah (£12.7m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m), Phil Foden (£6.1m) and even Ben Mee (£5.0m), although none of them has accumulated more than 2.5% of votes so far.

In order to tackle this Double Gameweek captaincy debacle effectively, we will analyse Gameweek 24th key teams and assets separately, as opposed to focusing on the key matches, as we usually do.


Manchester City

Who are the best Man City players to own for FPL Double Gameweek 24?
  • v Tottenham Hotspur (home)
  • v Everton (away)

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1,192 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Who do I bench?

    A) Bamford

    B) Soucek

    C) Antonio

    currently thinking A

    1. GoodFella93
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I've got to bench two of those. I benched Soucek and Bamford

      Bamford is too hard to predict. The guy is not clinical but is capable of scoring in any game. I think if I was you I'd bench Soucek and play the other two,

  2. Slim25
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Any transfers need to be made or do I roll free transfer, cheers!

    Stones, Cancelo, AWB, Coufal
    Sterling (C), Salah, Bruno, Grealish
    Antonio, DCL
    (Button, Bamford, Soucek, Mitchell)

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      How much money in bank?

      1. Slim25
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago


  3. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I only have 3 DGW players.

    Lowton, Stones and Gundogan, and two of those will probably only start one game.

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Take a hit

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

    Went through the FFS tweets but didn’t see anything about Digne...what’s the news? Cheers

    1. dansully3
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No injury confirmed and no mention otherwise in carlo's presser

  5. dansully3
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bruno or Gundo capt, I'm leaning towards Bruno as I don't think Gundo starts both and think it's a marginal diff giving it to Bruno. He'll definitely score 2 pens!!!

  6. notchester
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Morning guys. Which 2 of these guys should I bench?

    - Dawson (SHU)
    - Ward-Prowse (WOL)
    - Kane (mci)
    - Son (mci)

    Currently leaning towards leaving Kane and Son on the bench. Is that mad?

  7. youzef
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    sterling in salah out and Rodriguez in Zaha out and play this team for a - 8 hit

    Cancelo Creswell Dias Shaw
    Rodriguez Fernandes Soucek Sterling
    Watkins Antonio
    Bench, McCarthy Barnes DCL Mitchell

  8. Jesus Wept
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I have no idea who to play or sub. At the moment:
    Mee, Tarko, Cancelled, Rudiger
    Salah, Gressingham, Foden, Fernandes
    Jesus, Watkins

    Sanchez, Coufal, Antonio, Maddison

    1. Jesus Wept
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Not Gressingham but Grealish

  9. Goodricke
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bench Bamford, Soucek or DCL?