Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Double Gameweek 26?

Considering the large number of fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, Fantasy Premier League managers have a wealth of choice for their latest captaincy decision.

But with so many players offering decent potential across their two matches, finding the right recipient for the armband could prove a challenge.

That’s where the Captain Sensible article comes in, using the statistical form of  the key candidates against the most recent defensive showings of their upcoming opponents.

As this uses extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

Harry Kane (£11.1m) leads the Double Gameweek 26 Captain Poll with over 30.0% votes from our users. The Tottenham Hotspur striker faces two bottom-six sides in Burnley and Fulham but he has only scored once in his previous four Premier League appearances.

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) comes second this week, with 15.5% of total votes, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are set to play Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

İlkay Gündoğan (£6.1m) occupies the third place in the poll. However, it will be interesting to see how the results change by Friday evening, as the German international played 90 minutes in Manchester City’s Champions League match midweek.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
(£7.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) sit in fourth and fifth, respectively, while Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) just misses out on this week’s top five.

KEY TEAMS

Everton

  • v West Bromwich Albion (away)
  • v Southampton (home)

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2,543 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sterling Morse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Hey guys what’s your opinion on Ben Davies (tott) starting?

    1. chelseabrad
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      He won't now Reguilon's back from injury

      1. jimmyharte
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Won't play unless playing 5 at the back. Which spurs won't do at home. Spurs fan. Avoid.

  2. Asensio
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on my team? What should I change? 0.3m itb

    Martinez Forster
    Robertson Dias Stones Alonso Lowton
    Maddison Mane Salah Foden Ward-Prowse
    Bamford Ings Watkins

    1. chelseabrad
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Get Kane in

      1. jimmyharte
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Your not getting many points this week fella. Ings, Maddy, ward prowse, foden all be low scoring and single game weeks for most in one way or another.

    2. Ibra_1254
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Maddison to barnes. Ings to DCL
      Ward prowse to james Rodriguez or robertson to digne

  3. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Final decision: A: Reguillion and Foden or B: Lookman and Cancelo. Leaning towards A as Reguilion and Foden could be a slight differential

  4. fisherja09
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Who's better to bring in reguilon or digne?

    1. dustbin89
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Digne, Everton possible dgw 28

      1. jimmyharte
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Digne but not because of double dgw. Reggie will play gw29 when Digne won't so doesn't really matter.

        1. dustbin89
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Sell Digne for Mushroom Ragu @ GW29. Best of both

  5. winchester
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Worth BB with: pope, taylor, dallas, adams ?
    Cheers!

    1. webber6969
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Adams doesn't fill me with much hope of returns.
      Pope and Taylor might sneak a CS, whereas Dallas may get another attacking returns against a weakened Villa, depending on where he places.

  6. dustbin89
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Can't decide on TC'ing this week.
    Everyone seems to want to Cpt Salah or Kane this week but DCL is against the worst defences. It's spurs later double I'm thinking.

    DCL DGW 26 SOU+wba
    Or
    Kane DGW 32 evr+SOT

  7. Fantasy man on the top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Cresswell or Mitchell to Digne or Pereira? Considering BB and one of them will be on the bench

  8. webber6969
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Hi all,

    I need your thoughts:

    My team selection for DGW26 is:
    Martinez
    Stones, Diaz, Mee
    Bruno, Salah, Gundogan, Barnes
    DCL, Kane, Bamford

    Bench: McCarthy, Dallas, March, Walker-Peters

    I already brought in Barnes for Grealish, earlier this week, so I've no free transfers left. So, options:
    A - Leave team and use Triple Captain (Kane or Gundogan)
    or
    B - Transfer in Raphinha for March + Soyuncu for Walker-Peters for a -8, plus use Bench Boost. Use triple Captain Gundogan In his DGW27

    Nb. I still have my wildcard, which I'm holding for GW30 or 31, and Free hit, which I'm saving for GW33 due to my 3 City and 1 Spurs players.

  9. Fantasy man on the top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez (Meslier)

    Cancelo, Stones, Mee, Digne (Cresswell)

    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Barnes (Raphina)

    Kane, DCL (Bamford)

    On -8 right now.

    BB or TC(Kane, DCL ord Bruno)?

    1. alsybach
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I would play one of the Leeds attackers in front of mee if you are not gonna BB

  10. Morthau
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Foden or gundo?

  11. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    TC... KANE or DCL ?

    1. Chazk
      6 months, 27 days ago

      If I had Kane, i would choose him.
      I'm weighing up btw DCL, Bruno and Salah

    2. Dwotle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Kane

  12. AutoFill 2021
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Cavani to DCL for (-4)?

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Absolutely.

    2. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

  13. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    BB this or WC? I have done a -4 so far. The biggest weakness I see with. BB is 1) not having Kane, 2) playing Cresswell against Man City, and 3) probably seeing Cancelo benched for one game.

    Martinez - Areola
    Cancelo - Dias - Cresswell - Shaw - Dallas
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Gundo - Raphina
    DCL - Richarlison - Bamford

  14. kevos83
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Why is everyone overlooking Salah for captain, surely a haul is expected against a weak Sheffield utd defense

    1. Scoopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Because Liverpool have been awful recently

  15. ekimr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Anybody considering digne as a captain or treble , 2 likely clean sheets , attacking options of an assist ?

  16. JOELIO8701
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone else is excited? Biggest dgw of all time. 200 point gameweek incomplete incoming. 10x rank, double hattrick from triple captain. Man City assets starting each match. Dreams are gonna come true.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      But if they come true for everyone...

  17. Bobby's Teeth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Hi legends,

    What do you think about DCL's minutes this GW? Considering the two matches are less than 72 hours apart. Strongly considering him for captaincy, but that's the only lingering doubt.

    1. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Think he will be fine..

  18. Jonsta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Why is nobody mentioning Son for Captain or Triple Captain?

    1. northernmuppet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Not in great form

  19. northernmuppet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    A) Digne or b) Pereria?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I went Digne in the end. Prospect of an extra double soon swayed it

    2. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I've been debating the same for days. Digne is sensible, only negative is Chelsea next week. Better 26 fixtures, better 30 and possible double in 28.
      However OOP Pereira is so enticing. The upside is immense. Plus I trust Leicester's defense more.

      1. northernmuppet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks guys.. I’ve gone Digne but I’ll be kicking myself if Pereria does what we expect.. the possible DGW too makes Digne the obvious candidate

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Good luck to you. I've decided on Pereira. FPL is supposed to be fun, I've gone for the high risk, high reward option! If the DGW gets announced then I can always bring Digne in

  20. Fantasy man on the top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 26 days ago

    TC

    A) Bruno
    B) Kane
    C) DCL
    D) Gundo

    Or BB with:
    Meslier, Cresswell, Raphina, Bamford

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      TC and BB next week

  21. Fantasy man on the top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Got 11 starting DGW players.

    Should i bench or start Mee? Can bring in Bamford or Raphina instead

    1. Bagpuss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Same dilemma and I'm starting Raphina - you should probably do the opposite in that case!

  22. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    WC team GTG?
    FH left. Giving myself the option not to be forced to use it in gw 29 with 6 players already

    Martinez
    Digne Dias Cancelo
    Salah Bruno Barnes Gundo
    Kane DCL Watkins
    3.9 Raphinha White Struijk

  23. mcmarinoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Well, in video podcast about captaincy between Joe Lepper and David Munday Joe was quite certain he'll take Kane as shield, instead real captain option. What we see now - Mr. Joe hypocrisy in action? 🙂 Kane is his captain while spent 5 mins. to convince us he is not valid option for captain? Well, we need to re-estimate our judgment whether your podcast and advice serves us or quite the opposite - tries to eliminate some competition in your own favor...

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      They are discussing for and against the most popular picks. Its up to you how you interpret the information you get. Remember its also free. I did notice they sometimes present data in one way then they go for the opposite choice, but that's part of the game too.

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

        It's not discussion - it's intention. Lepper said litteraly "I don't see how will I captain Kane. I'll get him just as shield, but not captain him." Probably he tries to cheat me/us?

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

      They are probably also discussing the latest information before the deadline just as we do too and they share info with good friends. But what's wrong with that?