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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2,543 Comments Post a Comment
  1. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hey guys. Currently on WC and cannot decide between the 2. Can't have both. PLEASE HELP

    A) Salah
    B) Bruno

    Heart says Salah due to good fixtures and LIV need to bounce back.
    Head says Bruno due to excellent form and high ownership.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Surely both if on WC. That's the beauty of the WC, you can make it work.

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If forced to pick one, then Bruno. He's been consistently excellent. But at least allow yourself an easy route to Salah elsewhere.

    2. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bruno given hes scored more points over the season so far

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      WC is also an opportunity to be a bit different to make up some ground i think. Got KDB as a nice differential so can easily jump back to Salah if needed. Bruno's fixtures are really putting me off but he somehow always finds a way to do well and all ML rivals have him. Might have play it safe on that one.

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ah I see. Yes, would love to have KDB at the moment. In which case, ditch Salah. Losing Bruno is a differential punt too far and I can see you losing as much ground as you make up every time is scores or assists given his silly high ownership.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah my exact thoughts. Although i do think Salah outscores Bruno this DGW it would be silly to ditch him when i have more differentials in the team. Thank you both for keeping me grounded haha

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bruno is essential

      I am struggling to keep Salah over Son or KDB and the saving gives me a much better defence

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Losing Salah has allowed me to have such a balanced squad tbh. I just think we're past his purple patch now. Expecting him to get back to usual business soon. I would definitely have him over Son though.

  2. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Need to decide the last 2 players of the XI:

    A) TC Kane + Bamford
    B) TC DCL + Barnes -4

    1. toystory2wasok
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      i've done B because I couldn't afford A, and seeing everyone with Kane, Kane (C) and Kane (TC) is absolute terrifying.

      (mind you, i have bamford still)

    2. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd Do B becuase DCL is up against two poor defences and Kane is up against to organised defences could easily be wrong as Everton arent very reliable.

      1. Slurpy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Two* ffs

  3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Do Aston Villa have anyone else except El Mohamady who could play at right back while Cash is out?

    Sorry for the repeat question. Need to make move tonight or get priced out of other move.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Anyone?

      Bueller?

    2. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I feel like I saw a post some pages ago about this, but can't remember the answer. sorry. I do think its there though!

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers, pulled trigger now anyway. Think he's safe enough.

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I honestly can't think of any. I think Elmo is pretty safe for now

  4. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who scores more?

    A. Watkins, Raphina + 4points
    B. Vardy, Bamford

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Or Watkins + Barnes?

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No, Vardy is a great pick for this week. Bamford could easily outscord Watkins. Villa are going to be missing their most creative player remember.

          1. Klip Klopp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks! I took your advice. Who are you going to captain this week

            1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Kane

          2. FantasyClub
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Vardy is NOT a great pick

      2. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Orrr Watkins + Barnes

    2. toystory2wasok
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      seeing several planning WC for GW31. what's the thinking, here? i don't have FH so all my transfers will be grabbing GW29 players, so a WC for 30 seems inevitable to make all the long term picks i'll have missed out on, but maybe there's something i'm missing?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Big fixture swing for multiple teams in 31

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          So plan for that week 30 WC?

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            No I don't think so. Depends on your team of course, but idea would be to WC in week 31.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Leeds Villa and Spurs - likely the main GW29 teams are excellent in 30 with SHU Fulham Newcastle as opposed

    3. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Fill in the blank please and sorry no Luke Shaw.....

      Cancelo Digne Dallas Stones ******

      Bench Boost and 5.8m available so no Pereira sadly

      Maybe Alonso? Targett? Castagne?

      Thanks

      1. Andre W
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Like those options, probably Castagne. Have you looked at Reguilon?

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Very tempting but I ask you...

          Is he nailed for two?

          He does have the BGW in his favour all things willing

          1. Andre W
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yeah it's a doubt but could be worth the risk. Imo he plays the Burnley match which should be good, then Fulham would be 50/50 spending on fitness.

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Reguilon or Konsa

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Targett for me unless you also have Marti. Id prefer Rudiger over Alonso tbh.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Have Martinez

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Not too keen on double AV defence tbh

    4. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looking for a 4.6 or less defender with decent DGW. Is Davies likely to start? Or who would you suggest? Currently have Burn, Cooper and Rudiger plus 2 MC def.
      Thanks guys!

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Aina and save a mil

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thanks mate

        2. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Sorry thought you said 5.6m

          Still. Aina

    5. Andre W
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looking at Leicester defence. Would you go Pereira or Castagne?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm . 1 short of Pereira sadly!

        See above. Castagne 2nd choice of those two for me.

        1. Andre W
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah, I'm looking to BB this week. Would be able to do Kilman to Pereira but with 0 ITB

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            That's absolutely a no-brainer imo

            1. Andre W
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Thanks!

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ive gone Pereira especially after him being rested last night. Well he played 30 mins but you know what i mean

    6. Origi-nal
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A) Cavani > DCL
      B) Grealish > Barnes
      C) Cavani, Grealish > DCL, Barnes (-4)
      D) None

      1. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        C

      2. Slurpy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        C

      3. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        c ez

    7. All The Aces
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yo! Who to go with??

      Meslier and Reguilon or........

      Lloris and Dallas??

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yo Lloris and Dallas

      2. BaleKaneSon
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Llorris and Dallas

        • Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Well I wouldn’t want regulon so I guess the other one

        • All The Aces
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I’m glad it’s a landslide.

          I prefer this too!

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Dallas is very good and very nailed. I like Reguilon and I'd still lean Lloris and Dallas.

      3. BaleKaneSon
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Have to decide if I want Kane or DCL... Will I be loosing massive ranks if i go without Kane for this GW?

          A) Ings and Dallas for Kane (c) and Keane -4 .3ITB
          B) Ings and Raphinia for Barnes and DCL (c) -4 2.3 ITB

          1. Slurpy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm going Kane due to
            -Potential EO
            -GW 27 fixture
            -BGW 29 fixture
            You could lose rank without Kane but you could also gain massively if D(C)L and Kane blanks against two (on paper) strong defences and solid keepers.

        • Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thinking Ings, Antonio, Grealish, Mee to Kane, DCL, Lookman, Mitchell (-8) to give me:

          Martinez
          Dias Stone Dallas
          Son Sterl Bruno Lookman Raph
          Kane DCL
          (Johnstone, Bamford, Justin, Mitchell)

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I would. Really good moves even with Mitchell involved. Are you set on playing Raph over Bam?

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yh I think so mate

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Fair enough. Im starting to lean that way myself. Quite scary leaving Bam on the bench though but judging from their last game it makes sense to start Raph

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Ings' owners are you thinking to sell him tonight for Kane?

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Selling for DCL, can afford to wait though, won't lose any if he drops now.

            1. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              cheers.I will loose that's why i am thinking the move.Probably i will wait for the press conf.

          2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yep. Just need to know if El Mohamady is nailed on for Villa and will pull trigger.

          3. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            annoying but 0.1 not a big deal in the scheme of things

        • osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I don't want to end the season with unused chips. But I am on a -4 with this:

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

          Should I:

          A) Play BB
          B) Wildcard to get in Kane, Barnes, and maybe Watkins. Also maybe switch out one of the Man City defenders due to rotation risk.
          C) TC someone.
          D) None of the above. Play team as is and save chips for later. I still have the FH chip too for GW 29.

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'd probably BB.

        • Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Castagne or Reguilon? Thanks

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Castagne

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Castagne, plays on a better defense

          3. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Cheers both

          4. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Regi

            Plays 29....maybe 😉

        • Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Anyone else surprised that according to the poll here, more people will be triple captaining than bench boosting?

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Not given the late confirmation of fixtures.

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              This, plus most have left over Southampton and Leeds so no real point

          2. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Speaking for myself: had used bench boost already, sadly.

          3. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I would have wild carded last week and BB this week if I had been certain of the DGW.

          4. Garth Marenghi
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Okay thanks, makes more sense. I still have both, now I might consider tc...

        • wantsharptv
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Which Fulham defender for the double?

          Anderson
          Tosin
          Aiana

          Thanks

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Aina easy

            1. wantsharptv
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              What about rotation risk with Robinson?

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Think he's the best shout mate

                1. wantsharptv
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Just used prediction comparison tool and tosin just edges it plus no rotation risk so going to go with him...

            2. Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              This

        • sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          To TC Kane or to TC Bruno?

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Bruno for me, flipping a coin may be the only answer though

        • Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Who scores more up until week 29?
          A) Schmeichel (ARS, bur, bri, SHU)
          B Martinez (lee, shu, WOL, new)
          Games in caps are home games and already have Targett so Martinez would be a double up most weeks

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            B

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Martinez
          Cancelo Stones Robertson
          Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
          Bamford DCL Kane

          Pope Soucek Coufal Ferguson

          1FT, 0.8itb

          1. Ferguson >> Konsa [10DGWs] (play Bamford or Raphinha)
          2. Robertson >> Digne [9DGWs] (play Bamford and Raphinha)

          Thanks 🙂

        • Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Time to pull the trigger...which one?

          A) Ings -> DCL
          B) Ings/Sterling -> Son/Kane (-4)
          C) B) + Tark -> Stones (-8)

          A) edges me towards a FH29

          POPE
          CANCELO, TARGETT, TARKOWSKI
          SALAH, BRUNO, STERLING, GUNDOGAN
          WATKINS, Bamford, Ings

          Forster, Raphina, Mitchell, Coufal
          Bank 0.7m, 1FT, all chips left

        • DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Getting Coleman is a step too far ?

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'd say so, doesn't get enough consistent minutes

        • Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Aina or Konsa?

          Bench boost AND bgw29 in mind

          1. wantsharptv
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            You should gamble on another villa double in 28 and go konsa

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Even with Martinez?

              1. wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Yep if they double up in 28 you are quids in

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Hmmm

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Current BB is:

          Areola Bamford Raphinha Dallas

          Do I:

          1. Go with the Leeds boys
          2. Raphinha >> Lookman
          3. Dallas >> Aina

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            1

        • JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If my Bamford PP = 5.9mil and SP = 6.4mil do I lose value when he falls?

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yes

        • Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Dallas to Pereira?

          On BB

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yes

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          any merit in going Rich over DCL for the run ahead?
          he's got 13 goals the last 2 seasons and has returned to goal scoring form.
          would be replacing Ings (ideally tonight before price drop).

          also non kane owners so EO for kane + dcl would be huge.
          reluctant to own DCL for a 3rd time!

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            any tips here before price change??

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Stones or Dias?

          1. Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Dias

          2. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Dias for security i think

        • Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Bamford about to drop. Im definitely taking him out for Kane. Would you do it now or play it safe and wait till tomorrow night?

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Why wait?

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Could get a knock in training.

        • Krafty Werks
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Martinez
          Cancelo / Stones / Lowton
          Salah / Gundogan / Bruno / Raphinha
          Kane(TC) / DCL / Ings

          Johnstone, Anguissa, Dallas, Vestergaard

          0FT 2.3ITB and ideally want to work towards BGW29.

          A - Ings > Vardy -4
          B - Ings & Anguissa > Maya & Son -8
          C - Lowton > Digne -4
          D - Anguissa > Lookman -4
          E - Other? If so what do you recommend?

          Any thoughts much appreciated, thanks.