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.

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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. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Which team please?

    A) TC (-4)
    Pope
    Stones - Mee - Dias
    Gundo - Bruno - Salah - Raphinha - Son
    Ings - DCL

    (Mccarthy) - Bamford - Coufal - Alioski

    B) BB (-12)
    Pope
    Stones - Mee - Dias
    Gundo - Bruno - Salah - Raphinha - Son
    Watkins - DCL

    (Areola) - Bamford - Pereira - Digne

    1. mwa1t
        3 months, 23 days ago

        A

      • AD2110
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        B could pay off nicely. I personally want to get rid of my BB so can focus on the best possible starting 11 after this week

        1. AD2110
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          And I probs wouldn’t get rid of McCarthy for -4? Especially as Fulham have spurs and Southampton have a double coming up

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Pick one?

      A. Rashford, Maddison, Antonio to J.Rodriguez, Barnes, Kane -8pt hit
      B. Rashford, Maddison, Antonio to Lookman, Barnes, Kane -8pt hit
      C. Maddison, Antonio to Lookman, Kane -4pt hit

      1. mwa1t
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I like C tbh

        • Maxim Tsigalko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          C

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          C

        • MightyGar
            3 months, 23 days ago

            C

        • soup natsi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Bamford out for Diagne -- great move on paper, but 0.8m value I have attached on Bamford worries me. Will prob want him back for gw29 before wildcarding on gw31. What you say, yay or nay? - sorry for repost, bottomed

          1. mwa1t
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Nay keep for 29

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Who goes to fund Kane for hit and TC

            A Sterling ( then only have Cancelo and Gundogan for City)
            B Salah ( no Liverpool)
            C Just TC Bruno or DCL

            1. soup natsi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              tough one but sterling's been playing wide for some time

            2. ewangri
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              A. Sterling was dire yesterday.

              1. Eastman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Could maybe do Sterling to Foden?

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Do you think he plays both games? Was thinking Barnes

          3. mwa1t
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Copying over:

              White (WBA) or Lowton (TOT,LEI)?

              1. caldracula
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Lowton

              2. ewangri
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Lowton

            • Pointless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              I’ve moved TC between Bruno, Salah, Kane and DCL all week. Articles and pods have swayed me back and forth. This is the hardest TC call I’ve known. Really struggling with it!!! Help!!!! Any suggestions?!

              1. FantasyClub
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  It’s definitely between Bruno and Jane

                  1. FantasyClub
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Lol Kane

                    • mwa1t
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        I'm going with Kane

                    • soup natsi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      It's not that hard. Liverpool out of form, Bruno vs Chelsea, and might be rested vs Palace. Everton inconsistent. Kane all day long.

                      1. FantasyClub
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          Good point with the possible test vs CRY depending how the Chelsea game goes. But I can’t see it happening, he never gets rested unfortunately

                          1. FantasyClub
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              Rest*

                            • soup natsi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              if he's not a machine (big if) palace is the perfect game for it. either take off early or sub in late. still can do damage but not tc-worthy for me.

                        • caldracula
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          I would personally put it on who you think is the best option and don’t worry about anyone else’s opinion.

                          1. FantasyClub
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              That one makes sense too hahah

                          2. onceuponatyne
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            I've been on Kane/DCL all week.... kinda settling on DCL......

                          3. dunas_dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            Kane- convinced after tonight’s Blackbox - just need to decide if worth -8 or -12 to set up

                        • FantasyClub
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            TC Martinez lads!

                          • caldracula
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            What to do with James Maddison? Other mids are Son, Sterling and Fernandes. Would have to take a hit to remove him and with 8.9M available I can’t see any good replacements.

                            1. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              Take a punt on JRod, good double this week and possibly doubling again in 28

                              1. caldracula
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                Thanks didn’t even think of him

                                1. jia you jia you
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  barely mentioned on here, I'm punting on him over Barnes... GL

                          • Milkman Bruno
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              What were the qualifying scores for the ffs cups?

                                1. Milkman Bruno
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Thanks Hazz

                              1. Muscout
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 23 days ago

                                I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve switched (C) between Bruno and Kane

                                Which one would you go for and what’s the reason?

                                1. mwa1t
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Kane's recent scores vs worse opposition:

                                    12 vs LEE, 8 vs FUL, 9 vs SHU, 8 vs WBA

                                    Of course, Bruno away record is immense and he's on better form, but the Chelsea fixture is what is turning me away from him, can see Chelsea winning that and possibly keeping a CS

                                    1. Muscout
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      I get what you mean I think Chelsea game could be 0-0 but then Palace game he could get a big score

                                      I’ve just switched back to Kane though! For the time being...

                                2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Ings+Robbo to Targett+Kane for -4?

                                3. Pep Roulette
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Hey fam! Is Bamford & Tarkowski to Diagne & Digne for -8 worth it if bench boosting?

                                  1. Maxim Tsigalko
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Watkins & Regullon?

                                  2. SuperG
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Digne is a great pick this week. With possible DGW28 too.

                                    Random request: your profile pic is really aggressive on the eye. There must be a nicer one of Pep..?

                                    1. La Roja
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      At least he has one 😛

                                  3. Red Star Toro
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    If you’re bench boosting anyway I’d take Bamford, Tarkowski and 8 points myself

                                4. Hits from the Bong
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Good to go or take another hit and bench boost? Undecided between Bruno and Gundo for captain

                                  Martinez
                                  Cancelo Stones AWB Dallas
                                  Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Barnes
                                  DCL

                                  Pope Bamford Antonio Coufal

                                  1. Lestat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    id resist the BB, not great subs

                                  2. Gc58926
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    For me gundo over shadowed by DB ? I have gundo. But I’m wondering Bruno or Salah (as a differentiator l) So for you I say Bruno.

                                5. SuperG
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  How nailed is El Mahomady for the DGW?

                                  1. ppv
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Nailed 100%. Cash injured. Gillbert on loan

                                6. Red Star Toro
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  I’d appreciate some opinions:

                                  A) A. Barnes -> DCL, play one Burnley def and keep Bamford
                                  B) Bamford, Tarkowski -> -4, DCL, Digne, bench Barnes and play 4 at back (City x2, Digne, Mee)
                                  C) Bamford, McCarthy -> -4 DCL, Martinez, bench Barnes and play 4 at the back (City x2, Burnley x2)

                                  1. soup natsi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    depends on your chip strategy and how many gw29 players you have - but I wouldn't expect much from burnley defs this week

                                  2. Hits from the Bong
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    C if McCarthy is first choice A if. It

                                7. Gc58926
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  I’m really torn. Salah or Bruno for captain.

                                  1. Warby84
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Salah out of those 2

                                  2. Lestat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Im torn between Bruno and Kane, im not considering Salah at all.

                                  3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    I swaying towards Salah at the moment (and have Kane DCL Gundo Bruno whispering to me) ...

                                8. davies
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Which option on BB?

                                  A) Targett (lee/shu) + Amartey (ARS/bur)

                                  B) Konsa (lee/shu) + Veltman (wba) (-8)

                                  C) Rudiger (MUN/liv) + Elmo (lee/shu) (-8)

                                  1. how now brown cow
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Assuming Amartey wont play, but even so not sure others are worthy of a -8.

                                9. how now brown cow
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Leeds v villa predictions?

                                  Not sure I can see a better week to BB my team but meslier, burn, dallas and bamford is so dependent on that 1 result.

                                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    6 nil to Leeds.

                                    1. how now brown cow
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      The neutral view is what I'm after 🙂

                                      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                        • 8 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Leeds don't do draws so 2. 0 Leeds.

                                  2. Hits from the Bong
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    0-0

                                  3. Warby84
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    0-1 Villa

                                  4. soup natsi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    I bench boosted on a dgw with bamford and raphinha on the bench - though they'd get something vs brighton at home, lost 0-1. lowton cs against pool saved face though.

                                  5. Lestat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    2-1 Villa

                                  6. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    3-1

                                10. Tabbara
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Thoughts on
                                  Son and Antonio to Kane and Lookman (-4)
                                  Thx

                                  1. soup natsi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    i wouldn't lose son, not for a hit for sure

                                  2. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    No chance.

                                11. Bobby_Baggio
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 23 days ago

                                  Which do you prefer?

                                  A) Son + Watkins
                                  B) Barnes + Kane (-4)

                                  1. Lestat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    B easy

                                    1. Bobby_Baggio
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      B means losing Son though

                                      1. Miro
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        still B

                                      2. Lestat
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Kane on pens, Barnes in great form....B trust me u will thank us later 😉

                                  2. Tonyawesome69
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Just these two options in isolation then B for me

                                  3. MightyGar
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      I think Kane outscores Son by 4, so it comes down to Barnes vs Watkins. B for me

                                  4. Lestat
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 23 days ago

                                    Lowton OUT Eric Dier IN for 4 pt HIT worth it?

                                    1. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      I don't think so

                                      1. Lestat
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        2 clean sheets for Spurs = 12 pts

                                        Lowton prob 2pts x 2 games = 4 pts

                                        Minus 4 for HIT = 4 pt gain......

                                        1. Tonyawesome69
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Optimistic thinking spurs to get two CS. Probably against Burnley but I think Fulham will score.

                                    2. Bobby_Baggio
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      Sorry no

                                    3. Rupert The Horse
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      No

                                    4. Miro
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      no

                                    5. MightyGar
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Spurs have had 3 clean sheets in the last 13, and one of those was without Dier. Don't do it

                                        1. Lestat
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          you make a valid point.......i cant argue with 100% no's above....Lowton stays so!!

                                    6. Tonyawesome69
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      Which option would you go for?

                                      A. Pope and Soucek to Forster and Barnes (-4)
                                      B. Holding to Targett/Aina
                                      C. Soucek to Lookman
                                      D. Roll FT

                                      TC26 WC31 FH33

                                      2FT 3.7itb
                                      Martinez
                                      Cancelo Stones Digne
                                      Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha*
                                      Kane DCL Bamford*
                                      (Pope Soucek Cresswell Holding)

                                      1. Bobby_Baggio
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        D

                                        1. Tonyawesome69
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Interesting why D? None of the other options worth it and to bench one of Bamford or Raphinha

                                    7. Iceball
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 23 days ago

                                      Do you think DCL recently coming from an injury is worth a TC?
                                      Can bring him in for free or get Kane but for a hit by losing some of the big guys

                                      1. Tonyawesome69
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Not for me. Definitely worth having in your team this GW though

                                      2. Warby84
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        I got rid of Bruno to get Kane, not sure what the obsession is tbh.. His points will dry up when their fixtures toughen up like now..

                                        1. FantasyClub
                                            3 months, 23 days ago

                                            The obsession is he’s on 190 points lol

                                        2. _Ninja_
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          He'll play 70+ both games, enough to haul.

                                        3. Maxim Tsigalko
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          He’s been bedded in gently, he should be fine mate

                                      3. Warby84
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Potential GW26 BB

                                        Martinez Pope
                                        Cancelo Dias Shaw Dunk Mee
                                        Salah Son Gundogan Raphinha Jorginho
                                        Vardy Kane (c) Calvert-Lewin

                                        On a -8, anything worth a -12? Mee to Targett/Konsa??

                                        1. Tonyawesome69
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Not if Grealish is out

                                      4. Lukakuna
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        What do you think about Lookman for the double? Possibility of returns or was he just lucky this week?

                                        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Good enabler if you don't have a free hit for 29

                                        2. Phil's Stamps
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Good differential with those dgw fixtures.

                                        3. Warby84
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Decent transfer not just for the double, also plays Leeds in 29

                                        4. Lukakuna
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Cheers all!

                                      5. Phil's Stamps
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Dunk to Targett (-4)?

                                        Would give an extra dgw player on my BB so more like a -2. I was going to bring him in anyway for 28 for a City defender (not FH-ing in 29).

                                        What puts me off is i have Bamford and Raphinia which lowers my points ceiling. Have Martinez too.

                                        What do you think?

                                        1. Warby84
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          I’m keeping Dunk as part of bench boost, pretty decent fixture, and he made 109 accurate passes last game.. Would have smashed BAPs.. IF(big) they had kept a cleanie

                                        2. Tonyawesome69
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          I wouldn't be in any rush to bring a villa player in when Grealish is most likely out especially for a hit

                                        3. Phil's Stamps
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Cheers guys, I'll hold off.

                                      6. Miro
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        R.James, Che Adams, Sterling => R.Pereira, Vardy, Gundo. -8.

                                        Would you do it ?

                                        1. Maxim Tsigalko
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Not after Vardy playing 90 tonight.

                                        2. The Ilfordian
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          James to Pereira sounds good but I’d be nervous about losing Sterling.

                                      7. ABCDEFC
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 23 days ago

                                        Which is the best option?

                                        A) Soucek to Son (Play Dallas)
                                        B) Soucek and Justin to Son and Keane (-4)
                                        C) Soucek, Justin, Bamford to Barnes, Digne, DCL (-8)

                                        1. MightyGar
                                            3 months, 23 days ago

                                            C if you don't need Bamford for GW29

                                        2. YLK13
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Are these transfers worth a -12?
                                          Mee -> Burn
                                          Bamford -> Kane
                                          Ings -> DCL
                                          Grealish -> Gundo

                                          Thanks!

                                        3. pingissimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 23 days ago

                                          Ancelotti on King: "He's not far [from starting]. His condition is good, I have to say he's working really well. He will find a place in the first 11 in some games."