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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CAPTAIN POLL

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.

KEY TEAMS

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. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bench headache. Play 2 of:
    A) Digne
    B) Barnes
    C) Adams
    D) Son

    Assuming Digne is fit, I’ve gone him and Son but I fancy another Saints win and Liverpool very vulnerable atm

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      AD

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yep my thoughts atm

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      AB. You’d be furious if you benched digne and he played both lol

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I know lol

        Story of my season. I’m pretty confident he plays. I can just see all these players getting a return

  2. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Really fancy Sterling for this week, what would be my best moves here? Stones & Soucek > Mee & Sterling?

    Have 8.6m in the bank and 1FT.

    Martinez
    Stones - Dias - Shaw
    Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Raphina
    Antonio - Bamford - DCL

    Meslier - Soucek - Coufal - Dier

  3. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So DCL and Justin out (for free)? (Also have Antonio and Digne)

    Best 1 week punts?

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Cavani up front. Burnley defender for Justin

  4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guys, what the hell to do here? All players fit and I like my squad largely, but have 2FT 4.5 ITB.
    A) Maverick, go Salah Stones to Sterling Shaw/AWB
    B) Soucek to Raphinha for the next DGW a week ahead of schedule
    C) Burnt FT, or anything else?

    Areola
    Cancelo Stones Digne Mee
    Salah Bruno Son Gundogan(c)
    Antonio Bamford
    ——————————————
    Martinez Watkins Soucek Dallas

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’d look at preparing for Antonio out next week.

      Ings in maybe or starting to free up funds for Vardy or Kane?

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Salah to Raphina would free up funds for Kane / Vardy / Ings

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Your team is in very good shape.

      I'd probably do Soucek > Raphinha ahead of schedule.

  5. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Son > Sterling (-4)?

    Correct starting XI?

    Martinez
    Mee Cancelo Coufal
    Gundo Sterling (c) Bruno Soucek Grealish
    Bamford Antonio

    Forster DCL Dallas Mitchell

  6. Stewarts11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    With DCL out for the Fulham game, do i play him for the city game... OR play Son vs City... OR Barnes vs Liverpool??

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Son.

    2. Chris_H
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      There's no absolute guarantee he'll start against City, so I'd play Barnes personally

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Barnes!

    4. NateDogsCats
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Out of those I'd be tempted by Barnes or Son, the latter has a good recent record v City but honestly that's all I'd be basing it on, I don't think Spurs have looked at all good of late

    5. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maybe digne just had cramps against spurs and will be fine for the double..

    6. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gundo or Sterling captain this week?

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sterling if you've got both

      2. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        same dilemma here.....Gundo still in pens you think?

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Assuming so? Sterling is crap at them and I don't see Kun being back

      3. Stewarts11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        id go Sterling !

      4. RyanC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sterling

    7. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      TC King? Extreme punting here...

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Will he start?

        Rich central and Bernard on the left?

      2. Stewarts11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hope this is a joke lol

    8. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Are the DCL buyers earlier in the week still the real winners as he rose 0.1m?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        sure

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yikes. Just checked, 546k signed him this week.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Oh dear 😆

    9. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      PL will cancel games because of snow and fan safety....

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        ... just not any time soon.

      2. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Don't. Could you imagine

    10. Seamy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Currently considering the following:
      WC24
      BB25
      TC26

      My current WC draft
      Martinez, Areola
      Cancelo, Shaw, Dallas, Mee, Walker Peters
      Sterling, Gundo, Bruno, Rashford, Raphinha
      Ings, Bamford, Watkins

      MITB for Ings & Rashford > Kane (TC) & Son

      Can anyone talk me off the ledge?

      1. LC1
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I like it a lot mate. What I would do to have that team

      2. RyanC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Very nice.

        Can I tempt you with a Sterling TC justification thread?

        https://twitter.com/roneildinho/status/1360206642852331521

        1. Seamy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yeah I seen that earlier on twitter. Nice thread.
          However, as I am WC'ing into the team and don't already have Sterling I can't do that plan

          1. RyanC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Ooh sorry, totally missed that.

            Like your plan!

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nope I’m doing the exact same!

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Except BB24/WC25

    11. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Which 2 to bench?
      A) Taylor
      B) Coufal
      C) Son
      D) Maddison
      E) Bamford
      F) Antonio

    12. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Justin > Cancelo for a FT, yes or No?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        not for me

      2. Seamy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Of course yes

      3. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Wow absolutely

      4. RyanC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It's a tough call.

      5. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Easy yes

    13. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is this worth a bench boost? Can reach this with -4

      Pope
      Dias Cancelo Coufal
      Son Salah Bruno Gundogan
      Bamford Antonio Cavani

      Martinez Soucek Mitchell Maguire

      1. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        no for me. Antonio a risk and a -4 for 4 extra players isn't great.

        Could you aim to get a better BB out for 26 ith more DGWs and avoid the hit

    14. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Team:

      Martinez
      Coufal Stones Dias Digne
      Bruno Gundogan Salah Grealish
      DCL Antonio
      (Son CTaylor Wilson)

      1ft and wildcard next week. Best move here:

      A. CTaylor to Tarkowski (bench DCL)
      B. DCL to Richarlison
      C. Wilson to Ashley Barnes (bench DCL)
      D. Something else

      Thanks

    15. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      In the absence of fitness issues, pick two who will score the most points till the end of the season:

      A. Stones
      B. Dias
      C. Cancelo.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        C & then it’s 50/50

    16. DanwiseTheBrave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I've got exact change for the moves I want, we're not going to learn anything new in the next 20 hours are we?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No I think we’re done.

        1. DanwiseTheBrave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cool, thanks man

    17. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Suggestions most welcome. I have 2 FTS. 5.4m

      Martinez
      Cresswell Stones Dias AWB
      Salah Grealish Gundo Fernandes
      Antonio Watkins

      Meslier Bamford Dallas ESR

      So would you do:
      A. Martinez to Pope. Save second FT.
      B. Stones to Mee/Tark & Salah to Sterling

      1. 2hotty
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Tough 1 that im deffo bringing Pope in for Johnstone also got Martinez and im deliberating the Salah to Sterling move myself

    18. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What to do here?

      (2FTs & 0.3 itb)
      McCarthy
      Lowton - Coufal - Stones
      Gundo - Sterling - Bruno - Salah - Son
      Watkins - Bamford

      (Johnstone - Adams - Alioski - Justin)

    19. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Feel sad for Justin. What a fabulous season he was having. Could have made the Euros squad at this rate.

      1. King Drogba11
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yeah he’s such a joy to watch. Great player, hopefully he recovers quickly.

      2. King Drogba11
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Tempted to do Dias/Salah to Sterling/Lowton (-8) but should probably hold off right ?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I am doing that exact move - need a differential captain as I’m chasing rank now

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              *but Stones over Dias

            2. King Drogba11
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Yeah the captain his the reason it’s tempting me. Think I’ll hold off and give it to one of my city defenders.

            3. EmreCan Hustle
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Maybe for a hit, definitely not for a -8.

              1. King Drogba11
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Yeah -8 is just too much. Cheers.

              2. hullcityfan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Hold off

                1. King Drogba11
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Cheers.

                2. popey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  I'm doing it with Stones for free, i think a -4 is close but defo not for a -8

                  1. King Drogba11
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Think you’re right cheers.

                3. Jordan.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  no antonio here or ever,the blokes an injury nightmare,may as well own jack wheelchair,never worth the hassle...

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    He was certainly worth it for me. Shame it was such a hassle for you.

                    1. Jordan.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      fair enough

                4. THEKID_88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Who's the best DCL replacement for this week only?

                  1. tokara
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Cavani they say

                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Cavani this week or perhaps Richarlison

                5. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  On a one week punt. WC next week. BB this week

                  A) Mitchell(BUR) to Mee(cry, FUL) -4
                  B) Dallas(ars) to Mee(cry, FUL) -4
                  C) Both for Mee and Lowton -8

                6. Hryszko
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  What are my most pressing moves here? DCL, Dias, Antonio?

                  Maybe looking at doing Stones & Soucek > Mee & Sterling so I can triple cap sterling.

                  Have 8.6m in the bank and 1FT.

                  Martinez
                  Stones - Dias - Shaw
                  Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Raphina
                  Antonio - Bamford - DCL

                  Meslier - Soucek - Coufal - Dier

                7. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Do I start Digne or Soucek?

                8. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Peacock-Farrell + DCL to Pope + Richarlison for -4?

                  I'm going to WC most likely next GW. So should I do this or just Peacock to Pope and Start Antonio over DCL?

                9. Manani
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  DCL > Bamford
                  or
                  Steer > Pope (Martinez the other keeper)

                  1. EmreCan Hustle
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Bamford. Martinez can still get you a good score.

                10. ElChapo
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  yolo'ed DCL out for josh king

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    😐

                    1. ElChapo
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I captained an Aruna Dindane hat trick once upon a time, the energy fuelling this transfer.