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. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Kane and Son aren’t riding tonight are they?

    1. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      rising!

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      They even ride together now?

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Brokeback style

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Neigh.

  2. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Who scores more?

    A) Raphinha, Aina
    B) Lookman, Holgate (-4)

    1. Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A easily

  3. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Huge FOMO with no Kane this week

    Who should I C?

    A Salah
    B Bruno
    C Son
    D DCL

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

    2. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      C

    3. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      D

    4. tahoe don
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      D) for me

    5. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

  4. nikornla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    How about

    Son, Bamford > Barnes, DCL (-4)

    1. alsybach
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Just bamford to DCL

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        This

  5. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Last and biggest question!

    For bench boost....

    A) Castagne and Dier
    B) Pereira and Konsa
    C) Targett and Reguilon

    Basically 10.7m to play!

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

      No Spurs defender is nailed.

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B

    3. nadman89
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      i much prefer c as they both play 29

    4. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Thanks guys!

  6. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 24 days ago

    According to the captain poll, more than 20% of you are captaining a Man City player.

    Any of you care to make the case for doing this? Would be an intriguing differential, but not sure I am that brave.

  7. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Triple capt kane or sterling?

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Kane

  8. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Who scores more this week?

    A) Bamford
    B) ANY defender 4.6 or below -4

    1. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Probably Bamford but Konsa could be close

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah, I was considering him or Aina. So tough

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      keep bamford unless fh in 29

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Wouldnt be getting rid. Just benching

  9. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    A) Kane, Lookman, Dallas
    B) Bamford, Barnes, Perreira

    1. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A

  10. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Robertson & Bamford - > Digne & DCL (-8)

    Yay/Nay?

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      At least robertson to digne

      1. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        I can do Robertson - > Digne obviously but can't do the other on its own.

        You reckon just the -4?

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          I'm thinking more in terms of hits than the players you mentioned. Single hit is worth the risk/reward on a dgw easily.
          -8 though is iffy, it's like a hit on a standard gw to me, generally you'd like to avoid. Some still think totally worth it tho.
          Comes down to if you trust dcl to deliver?

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      N

    3. YEAH PITCH!
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Yay

    4. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Neigh.

  11. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Martinez
    Stones,Mee,Wan-Bissaka
    Salah.Gundogan,Son,Bruno(VC)
    Bamford,Watkins,Kane(c)

    Peacock-farrel, Dallas,Rapinha,Mitchell

    Already did -4 hit

    Peacock-Farrel to Pickford for another -4 and BB.
    Y/N..?

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      dont think bb is worth -8

  12. YEAH PITCH!
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Ok who is triple (C) Son?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Just you

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        I'm not

      2. YEAH PITCH!
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        I actually did it. Just hope he delivers again on Thursday.

  13. YLK13
    6 months, 24 days ago

    talk me out of this -12?
    Mee -> Burn
    Bamford -> Kane
    Ings -> DCL
    Grealish -> Gundo

    Thanks!

    1. saurabh.06
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Just ings and grealish to Dcl and gundo for -4 is fine.
      If grealish is fit then ings to dcl for free i guess.

  14. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Best Justin replacement 5.7 available

    1. Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Castagne?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers

      2. ewangri
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah I like the Castagne pick

    2. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Alonso

  15. Muzzy
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Who scores more next GWs?

    A) Lloris - BUR/ful, CRY, ars, avl
    B) Watkins - lee, shu, WOL, new, TOT

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      That's the weirdest player comparison ever

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        😆

    2. Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      l'll say 6,2,6,2,2 for lloris
      and 2, 8, 5,2,2 for watkins

      so Ollie by 1

      1. Slurpy
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        seriously though Id say the ceiling is higher for watkins especially if grealish , and Spurs arent the CS machine some people will have you believe

  16. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Why everyone ditch bamford..?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      DCL

    2. tahoe don
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      I'm keeping him ... good for GW29

    3. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Because want three double feds if you play 3-5-2 then keep depending on your team

  17. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Had anyone watched Leicester on Europa game?

    What's the latest thought on Vardy and Leicester without Maddison?

    1. FantasyClub
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Shite

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      They played most of the match without their first choice full backs. With Maddison also out, that really hurt the teams creativity. They were subbed on and added a spark but the damage was already done.

      Barnes was also subbed on and tried to run at their defence to some effect, but crowded out. Sparta mostly kept him out of the box where he'd be dangerous.

      Sparta played really well & just had to defend at that point. Also, managed to get another on the break.

      I've got to say Vardy didn't fully look on it. Not bad per se, but just not able to do much when he got in a decent position. Maybe good defending, maybe just poorer play.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah, the line-up screamed "prioritising top 4 over Europa League". And with the financial incentives being the way they are, that was to be expected.

      2. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Thank you very much for details. We cannot read much from this match then.

        Still.hesitated to take -4 for Bamford > Vardy.

        Btw, I heard Ricardo played attacking role again. But not sure about getting him as he just returns from injury.

  18. toerag
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    hi all, just got on

    -12 for 11 dgw'ers
    or
    wc

    martinez
    dias cancelo digne (mee cresswell)
    bruno gundo salah lookman barnes
    kane watkins (bambam)

    thoughts??
    -12 for digne lookman watkins and barnes

    1. tahoe don
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      if you have the WC, use it now

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      WC

  19. FantasyClub
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Lookman or Raphinha?

    1. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Lookman if you're already playing Bamford. Raphinha otherwise.

  20. Ragabolly
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    No price changes

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      The calm before the...

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Interesting! Cheers Ragabolly.

    3. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers. I'm about to ask.

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Nice
      held off on removing bamford

      Cheers RB

    5. Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      phew

  21. Muzzy
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Guaita FUL/MUN
    Stones WHU/WOL Mitchell FUL/MUN Cancelo WHU/WOL
    Salah shu/CHE, Barnes ARS/bur, Fernandes che/cry, Son BUR/ful, Gundogan WHU/WOL
    Kane BUR/ful, Bamford AVL

    Mendy MUN/liv, Rudiger MUN/liv, Struijk AVL, Vydra tot/LEI

    inb - 0,9
    Free transfer 1
    TC or BB?
    Any transfer?
    Please advice...

  22. Gruu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Best defenders under 4.3?

    A. El Mohamady
    B. Tete
    C. Veltman
    D. else?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A if you need a DGW player. Possibly C if just looking to bench this week and fund another move.

    2. Casual Player
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A for this week only

      C (or Burn) for longer-term, especially GW29 if you don't have FH

    3. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

  23. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    For BB, is it worth doing Raphinha to Barnes for a -4?

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      No

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      no

  24. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 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 guys

    1. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        What’s your reasoning may I ask? And who do I start out of Bamford and Raph?

        1. Steiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          I'm assuming you haven't got your FH for 29 so an extra player for that week and this week. You are playing your BB this week, right..? Also, you can do Robertson > Digne in DGW28 when the time comes.

          1. Steiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Flip a coin, but I'd go Bamford as he's on penalties.

          2. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            No I haven’t got FH so planning for 29 is important

            I do have BB but not going to play it... not comfortable with Pope Raphinha Soucek Coufal and think it might be best to roll the dice and wait for another opportunity, thanks for your reply

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Not terribly sure what to do here lads. Head says Ings Areola to Kane fodder (leaves 0.3 ITB), but feels dangerous going without DCL too, or a Leicester mid? Help appreciated 🙂 2FT 2.4 ITB.

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Digne
    Salah Bruno(c) Son Gundogan
    Ings* Bamford Watkins
    __________________
    Areola* Mee Raphinha Dallas

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Ings Bam Areola Mee to Kane DCL fodder fodder -8 could be an option, though a big hit

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Sounds like what Andy was doing. In fact, it sounded like he was making 4 transfers for a -8 and three of them were just to fund Kane.

        Seemed like a completely unnecessary -8 to me, but I guess Andy is in the top 1k for a reason. Or maybe he is mostly just being lucky.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Fair bit of luck for him this season I think but he’s going well. Maybe I’ll risk it. For me at least it funds both DCL and Kane

  26. EgyptianKing
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Bamford to Watkins for free?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Nah imo. Grealish out could hurt Villa

  27. Slurpy
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    A) Go Spursless for DCL in
    Or B) -4 for Kane and lose Rashford

    if B) what under 8m mid should I get (have Barnes)

    1. Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      I don't know mate , tough one

  28. kobewan
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Captain pick choices from my squad:

    A. DCL - Saints(Terrible form), WBA(Worst defensive record in the league)
    but coming back from an injury, risky choice, Everton form is
    decent
    B. Kane - Burnley(a very good defensive team),Fulham (has been in good
    form last few week) Spurs form is terrible as of the moment
    C. Bruno - Chelsea (on form), Crystal Palace(This is the game to haul)
    United's form is decent unbeaten in 5 games
    D. Gundogan - Hammers(very good defense), Wolves(possible haul)
    City is the best in the league

    leaning towards A

    1. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      I’m on A

    2. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      I think the vast majority of us have the same choice to make. All are good options.

      DCL if you are chasing rank.
      Kane if you are defending rank.

  29. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Best combo, will help me choose which transfers to make:

    1. Robertson (shu, CHE) Konsa (lee, shu)
    2. Digne (SOU, wba) Raphinha (AVL)

    Thanks

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      2

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Damn this is such a hard decisipn

        1. Overated Mou
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Lol
          It is hard
          2 for me mate

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            I feel 1 is the sensible decision but no clue who to bench out of Bamf and Raph

    2. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Tbh probably 1

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      i'd go with 2
      Robbo just hasn't produced for ages as a by product of the team (no doubt brewster breaks his duck vs pool) and would prefer to keep & play raph
      also digne may have another double

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      2

  30. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Lads please help thoughts appreciated
    Martinez
    WanB Coleman Cancelo
    Fernandez Maddison* Sterling Gundo
    Kane TC Watkins. Calvert
    (Grealesh Mitchel Holding) 0.4
    (-4 Bamford and Dallas to Kane and Coleman)

    A Maddison to Pereira
    B Maddison to James Rodriguez
    C Play Maddison / Grealesh ?? No hits
    !??????
    Thanks

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Meslier sub GK

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      A

      1. MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        My first choice too till now thanks !

    3. Overated Mou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Mad or greal to barnes?

      1. FantasyClub
        6 months, 24 days ago

        None