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. Ginola14
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Barnes rested, lovely!

    1. Filthbomb
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Rested when? Is he not playing at the weekend?

      1. Bobby's Teeth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        I think he meant that he was rested for their Europa match last night

  2. FPL Notebook (John)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    I’m set on bringing in Kane for the TC. Need to get rid of either:

    A) Son
    B) Salah

    Will be bringing in Barnes for whoever I take out.

    What do you reckon? I’d rather keep Salah, but keeping Son would help with BGW 29.

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Dump Bruno. 🙂

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Isn't it too much risk??

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          Not for me. Don't like his fixtures till GW32.

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        That you RCA?

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          He won't like you thinking that. 😉

    2. FPL Notebook (John)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      My first thoughts before last week actually was to remove Bruno. Maybe I’m using recency bias too much after his NEW score. I’ll give him some more thought. Thanks.

      1. Bounce
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 26 days ago

        I have 13/15 of your players and also bringing in Barnes and Kane this week. Need to decide who to loose between Salah, Bruno and Son.

        I'm currently leaning towards Son, but then that conflicts with the opinion to TC Kane, but if you think Kane is going to haul then that likely mean Son also should as well as they always link play together.

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          Kane only needs a penalty or scruffy tap-in for a 9-pointer. Two of those will do me for captain.

        2. FPL Notebook (John)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah, thanks for having a look.

          It’s such a tough one isn’t it! Feels wrong selling Son when I’d definitely want him back in 29. And you’re right - he’s likely to be involved if Kane is.

          Maybe getting rid of Bruno until I WC in 31 is the differential I need to break out of my 200K rank rut.

  3. Syd.
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Too much football

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Indeed

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Null & Void!

  4. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Its the BIGGEST DGW in the HISTORY of FPL...so make sure YOU get it RIGHT!!!

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      So important to pick the right captain

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Biggest in number of games maybe. Biggest in points remains to be seen. DGWs can quite often be a damp squib.

  5. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Cancelo TC ftw

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Coin toda!! He can a great haul

  6. Garam MOSALAH
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    BB -4; who will you pick

    A) Martinez + Dier
    B) Lloris + Konsa

    Think A will score more points but B nailed to start both.

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      A.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Would have loved to put it on Gundo, but 4 starts in a row? With KDB back...

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Legomane_FPL/status/1364694298768404482/photo/1

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      He’s already had a rest

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      This gw26 the likely to play both games between cancelo and gundogan is cancelo right?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        No it's Gundo imo. He doesn't have a good replacement in the team.

  8. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Glad I kept Saka, probably the best value player after Gundo right now...

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, could see him going to a big club in the summer.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        He just signed an extension. He's going anywhere. Arsenal a good place for him for a few years. None of the other top sides can offer him consistent starts imo.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          *not going

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      I sold him and kept ESR, so I had more freedom with the cash. I would tend to agree with you in general, but it's not the best time to own him for me. I might get him back on a WC in 31.

  9. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Hey guys, this will be the only time I have really to ask for feedback so really appreciate input 🙂

    I’m on a WC, need to do it now to really push on after a slog to even get back in 500k! What I have right now is:

    Martinez
    Dias - Shaw - Dias
    Son - Salah - Gundogan - Salah - Barnes
    DCL - Kane
    ___________________________________
    Fabri: Dallas: Holding: Davis

    Leaves 1.8 ITB

    I’d change to a 343 but favouring the 352 as don’t feel comfortable dropping any of the mids.

    I’m considering Holding to Pereira with the extra funds?
    Or really shake things up in defence and do something like Stones + Shaw > Digne and Cancelo?

    At a bit of a loss how to improve this squad so any input hugely appreciated gents.

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Need more Dias.

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Maybe Shaw to Dias?

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          Haha

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Haha! Damn! Meant one Dias is Stones

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 26 days ago

          I would go Digne and Cancelo..

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 26 days ago

            Digne and Cancelo over Shaw and Stones? 🙂

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Going on gut and first glance, your team looks very nice,

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers bud, I do like the prospect of Pereira and Digne, even Schmeichel in goal, but happy with Martinez there for now.
        Just not sure where to change, thank you though man!

    3. Gudge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      You got the same team as me except I have pereira and cancelo instead of shaw and Dias. I’m thinking of changing cancelo to Digne as I think cancelo will only play 1 game.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Haha nice! You on WC too or just a similar team?
        Yeah that’s my concern about Cancelo maybe only playing one game, at least we know Stones will start one as he was rested.
        I may take a chance on a nailed on Digne, those fixtures maybe too good to ignore

        1. Gudge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 26 days ago

          Yh on a WC too mate! I got konsa, struijk and Davis on bench. That’s it stones is a bit cheaper to frees up funds for a better Def. I’m leaning towards digne as well because saints haven’t got a Rb and he’s played left wing lately so more likely to get an assist.

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 26 days ago

            Ahh ok cool. Yeah that bench of yours is good to really invest funds into main 11 like I’m trying to do.
            Digne on that account then looks like a good addition, can see myself including him

            1. Gudge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 26 days ago

              Who’s your captain going to be?

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 25 days ago

                Oh sorry man didn’t see this haha! Captain is very likely to be Kane! 😉

    4. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Excellent team. Try to include Digne or Alonso as differentials maybe

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers Daniel! Yeah Digne is looking a likely inclusion now

  10. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Pope
    Mee, Stones, Cancelo, Rudiger
    Lookman, Bruno, Salah, Sterling
    Watkins, DCL

    Subs: McCarthy, Bamford, Dallas, Raphinha

    Could get Areola for - 4. Would you BB or TC this team?

    1. deshawn7
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Don't fancy Mee in the DGW. I would put Raphinha ahead of him. TC is anybody's guess 😛

  11. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    I have no idea what to do this gw. I have hit the heady heights of just inside the top 1m for the first time since gw 2 after a bit of a disaster of a month previously.

    Already did a -4 got in KDB for Grealish and got Digne in for Mee.

    Problem is I am really tempted to use bench boost. Have Martinez, Dallas, Ings and Rafinha on the bench. Leeds who are flying are tempting me. Playing a Villa side without Grealish.

    Team linked - along with all my bad decisions in my transfer history....

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Think its a decent BB

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks yeah seems a bit 50/50. It is the fact leeds normally get goals and it normally one of Raphina, Dallas, Bamford that is involved. Plus Martinez is known for good games. Ings capable even v Everton.

  12. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Best Robbo downgrade to enable Kane and Barnes. Already have Martinez and double City defence

    A - Holgate
    B - Coleman
    C - Aina
    D - Targett

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      D

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      A

  13. dillydally1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Is Bamford to Watkins worth a -4 (already have DCL and planning on doing Ings to Kane)? I'm a bit worried about Villa without Grealish, and would probably want to get Bamford back in for GWK29 anyway...

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I wouldn't
      Could pay off, but too risky involving ( probably) another -4 to get Bamford (+ price changes , + Lost selling value)

  14. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Can only afford Ings > Kane if I downgrade one of:

    Sterling
    Salah
    Bruno

    Bit of a headache over here!

    Martinez Pope
    Cancelo Shaw Mee Dallas Coufal
    Salah Sterling Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Ings DCL Bamford

    1. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      I need to do Ings and Antonio to Kane and Brewster

      Or Ings and Cancelo to Kane and a 3.9m defender

    2. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling and Pope can be used to get cash

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        I know but fancy Sterling to do well.......

    3. ELMEO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Similar boat and I’m pretty set on binning Sterling

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        The problem with that then means that Sterling will haul and Kane will blank

    4. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Ings bamford to Kane Brewster work? Not ideal but leaves big hitters in place.

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        0.2m short for that unfortunately. Not ideal when intending to wildcard......

    5. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Will Pope to 4.0 keeperdo it?

  15. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    do we think regulion starts both

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Mmmmm
      80/20 imo

  16. fplking14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Digne or Ricardo?

    1. Gudge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 26 days ago

      I had Ricardo to start with then I got digne in for cancelo because I think he only play 1 game

  17. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Sold Cavani in my FPL team but I hope he's back, can't stand watching Martial anymore...

  18. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Front 7 of:

    Barnes, Gundo, Salah, Bruno, Ralphinha
    Kane, Bamford, DCL

    Who would you bench

    a) Bamford
    b) Ralphinha

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      A

  19. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Any suggestions of what to do with my team?
    Feel like I would have to a -12 to field a decent bench boost so then pointless

    Martinez Pope
    Cancelo Shaw Mee Dallas Coufal
    Salah Sterling Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Ings DCL Bamford

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Just play the 3 Leeds lads

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        That's what I'm planning but was looking to get Kane in for Ings somehow. Also need a Coufal replacement

  20. JWilson3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    At first glance how wild of a -12 hit does this look?
    Tarkowski -> Ricardo Pereira
    Sterling -> Barnes
    Bamford -> DCL
    Antonio - Kane (TC)

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Very Wild!!!
      Can't you take Kane with less hits?

      1. Xabatlea
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Because you are 3© him, aren't you?
        So, Focus only there. Imo

  21. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez
    Konsa Stones Cancelo
    Salah Son Bruno Gunda Raphina
    Bamford Ings

    Steele Antonio Tarkowski Dallas

    Ings and Antonio to Kane and Brewster
    Or
    Ings and Cancelo to Kane and 3.9m defender?

    Cheers

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Ings out IMO

      1. Xabatlea
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Sorry, and Antonio

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    3 lads settled for my GW 29 team.

    Auba
    Saka
    Tierney

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      All aboaaaaard this strong differentials

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        *these

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Is it GW18 all over again? 😉

  23. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Bruno and Bamford to Barnes and DCL for a hit?

    1. deshawn7
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      No way

  24. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias / Cancelo / Pereira / Digne
    Bruno / Salah / Gundo / Barnes
    D(c)L / Kane

    3.9 / Diagne / Raphina / Dallas

    Anywhere I can sacrifice here for KDB? Almost tempted to throw caution to the wind and lose Kane to make space. But Kane's likely high captaincy numbers this week are scaring me off.

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I Will wait a little more ( one GW?) Kane looks "essential " this GW
      Bruno or Salah if you are Risking.
      I believe Bruno is 60% owned.
      Very risky movements to sell one of the 3.
      I wouldn't.

      It could pay off though

  25. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    is anyone tempted to keep Ings, especially if playing your FH in GW 29?

    After everton away, Southampton play shu, BHA, BUR, wba followed by a a potential DGW.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      3 pts in a double that involves playing Leeds

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      No

  26. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    How important is Watkins on a WC. Somehow I can't put him ahead of:

    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Barnes
    Kane DCL

    1. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      not important for 26, but important cause he has another double and plays in 29

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 26 days ago

        Then you can have him as well. He plays two ad teams in GW 26.

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 26 days ago

      Don't think you need him ahead of those, at least not this week.

      Possibly, you could swap Son out and play 3 forwards if you really wanted him.

  27. sentz05
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Ederson Forster
    Bednerak Coufal Cancelo Dallas Mee
    Salah Bruno Rashford Gundogan Grealish
    Watkins Bamford Brewster (Fodder)

    2FTs 9DGW players (including Grealish) and 5 BGW players (including Grealish). Who would you prioritise transferring out?

    Id like to bring Targett in for Bednerek but not sure whether I should save the second free transfer and use it to build for 29.

  28. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Any word from Rodgers on Maddison tonight??

  29. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    Lowton to Thomas good move for a hit?

  30. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 26 days ago

    It s between Salah or kane for TC for me. Pool away at Sheffield really feels like another palace in the making .kane has 2 nice fixtures though. Which one would you go for ? Thanks