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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  1. Ginola14
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Barnes rested, lovely!

    1. Filthbomb
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Rested when? Is he not playing at the weekend?

      1. Bobby's Teeth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 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
    3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Dump Bruno. 🙂

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Isn't it too much risk??

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

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

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        That you RCA?

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          He won't like you thinking that. 😉

    2. FPL Notebook (John)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 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
          3 months, 29 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
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Too much football

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Indeed

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Null & Void!

    4. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        So important to pick the right captain

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 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
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Cancelo TC ftw

      1. Xabatlea
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Coin toda!! He can a great haul

    6. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 28 days ago

        A.

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 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
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He’s already had a rest

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 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
          3 months, 29 days ago

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

    8. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 days ago

            *not going

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 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. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Need more Dias.

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Maybe Shaw to Dias?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Haha

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Haha! Damn! Meant one Dias is Stones

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I would go Digne and Cancelo..

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Digne and Cancelo over Shaw and Stones? 🙂

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 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
        3 months, 29 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. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 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. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 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
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Who’s your captain going to be?

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

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

      4. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers Daniel! Yeah Digne is looking a likely inclusion now

    10. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 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
      3 months, 29 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
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Think its a decent BB

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 29 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.

      2. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 days ago

            D

          • JBG
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            A

        2. dillydally1982
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 28 days ago

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

        3. corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Sterling and Pope can be used to get cash

            1. corderz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

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

          3. ELMEO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Similar boat and I’m pretty set on binning Sterling

            1. corderz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

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

          4. antis0cial
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. corderz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

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

          5. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Will Pope to 4.0 keeperdo it?

        4. SMOOTH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          do we think regulion starts both

          1. Xabatlea
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Mmmmm
            80/20 imo

        5. fplking14
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Digne or Ricardo?

          1. Gudge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 days ago

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

        6. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

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

        7. G Banger
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 days ago

            A

        8. corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Just play the 3 Leeds lads

            1. corderz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

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

        9. JWilson3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 28 days ago

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

            1. Xabatlea
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

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

        10. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Ings out IMO

            1. Xabatlea
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Sorry, and Antonio

        11. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          3 lads settled for my GW 29 team.

          Auba
          Saka
          Tierney

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            All aboaaaaard this strong differentials

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              *these

          2. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Is it GW18 all over again? 😉

        12. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Bruno and Bamford to Barnes and DCL for a hit?

          1. deshawn7
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            No way

        13. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 28 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

        14. 1justlookin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            3 months, 29 days ago

            3 pts in a double that involves playing Leeds

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            No

        15. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 29 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
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

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

          2. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 29 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.

        16. sentz05
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 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.

        17. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Any word from Rodgers on Maddison tonight??

        18. Legohair
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Lowton to Thomas good move for a hit?

        19. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 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