Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Double Gameweek 26?

Considering the large number of fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, Fantasy Premier League managers have a wealth of choice for their latest captaincy decision.

But with so many players offering decent potential across their two matches, finding the right recipient for the armband could prove a challenge.

That’s where the Captain Sensible article comes in, using the statistical form of  the key candidates against the most recent defensive showings of their upcoming opponents.

As this uses extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

Harry Kane (£11.1m) leads the Double Gameweek 26 Captain Poll with over 30.0% votes from our users. The Tottenham Hotspur striker faces two bottom-six sides in Burnley and Fulham but he has only scored once in his previous four Premier League appearances.

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) comes second this week, with 15.5% of total votes, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are set to play Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

İlkay Gündoğan (£6.1m) occupies the third place in the poll. However, it will be interesting to see how the results change by Friday evening, as the German international played 90 minutes in Manchester City’s Champions League match midweek.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
(£7.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) sit in fourth and fifth, respectively, while Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) just misses out on this week’s top five.

KEY TEAMS

Everton

  • v West Bromwich Albion (away)
  • v Southampton (home)

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2,543 Comments Post a Comment
  1. toerag
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    on WC
    A.watkins
    or
    B. DCL

    ???

    a or b

    1. COVID-CASUAL
        2 months, 15 days ago

        DCL in isolation, but do you need players for 29 as well?

        1. toerag
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          yeah watkins gives me that

      • toerag
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        think 25 pts will be ave for gw 29

        1. nadman89
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          not rly , ill have 11 playing id assume alot will too and alot still have FH

      • MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Both on WC

      • Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        B.

        Then manage to get Watkins in closer to 29.

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I can either get:
      A) Kane for free
      B) Kane + DCL (losing Bamford) for -8.

      Team above

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Nvm, team linked / last page lol

      2. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I did B

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        A

      4. Steiger
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        A

    3. waldofeen
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Anybody with info on Maddison? Should I just take the chance and not transfer him out, or should I get Barnes for -4? Have Bamford on the bench so it is probably not worth the hit.

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Same problem here don't want to take a hit but in your cas Bamford can get something anyway

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Case*

          1. waldofeen
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Ya I think I will stick as I took a hit already

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Anybody in Leicester team play FPL?

      3. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        transfer him out, it looks like he will be out for a bit based on Rodgers comments

    4. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bottomed

      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. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        2

      2. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        2

    5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Kane or Bruno captain?

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        K

      2. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno

    6. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A Maddison to James Rodriguez ?
      B Maddison to Pereira ??
      C Keep Maddison and hope he or Grealesh play ?

      What you think? Thx

      1. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Wait and see what news may come out tomorrow. If it appears both are out, then B of those options.

    7. leeboy104
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Who to play:

        Cavani
        Raphinha
        Bamford

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cav if he's fit don't know tough one

      • waldofeen
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Areola
        Dias
        Shaw
        Digne

        Fernandes
        Salah
        Maddison
        Foden

        Calvert-Lewin
        Kane
        Watkins

        Thoughts

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          A. Missing a keeper and a bench
          B. Maddison is hurt
          C. Don't post your team like this
          D. Thoughts on what? Gtg? Wildcard? Moves to make?

          1. FantasyClub
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Lmfao

        2. Cali
            2 months, 15 days ago

            $1M short for Cavani to Kane. Who would you downgrade?

            Martinez Forster
            Dias Stones Digne Coufal Kilman
            Salah Bruno Gundo Son Raphina
            DCL Bamford Cavani

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              You are .1 short of downgrading coufal to fodder sadly. As you probably know.
              Tough one sorry.
              Coufal and Kilman both?

              1. Cali
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Yea. Probably not the best option for my team structure. Thanks though!

              2. waldofeen
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Bamford or Raphina

                1. Cali
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    That’s what I was looking at. More value tied up in Bamford so maybe Raphina to ESR.

                    The other option is Digne to Targett possibly.

              3. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Dallas and Chilwell
                To
                Aina and Pereira?

                1. waldofeen
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Looks good.

                2. Rondon9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  FH29?

                  1. Stupendous
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    No but don't want Dallas 5m on the bench in 27 or 28. Can bring back for free probably.

              4. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Are people sleeping on Salah C this GW?

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I think he might be a smart pick. Said this earlier in week.
                  Goal against Chelsea and he's laughing for the week.

                  1. Rondon9
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Good for us then 😉

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I own him but I'm not captaining. No chance sorry.
                      Kane, DCL, Digne, Pereira, Barnes all ahead for me.
                      Not bad though again!
                      He's always an option at 12m!

                      1. FantasyClub
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          That’s the problem lol he’s 12m+

                  2. COVID-CASUAL
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Yeah. I’ve got him VC, shocked he’s not in the top 6 in the poll.

                    • Dwotle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Hell no.

                  3. No Salah
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Have exact funds

                    Ings+ Bamford > Kane + fodder for -4

                    Yes or no?

                  4. Vasshin
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Any new updates about Grealish’s injury?

                    Activated my bench boost with -4 already and still have Grealish

                    Here is my team right now:
                    Martinez McCarthy
                    Dias Stones Mee Dallas Mitchell
                    Salah bruno son grealish gundo
                    Watkins calvert-lewin Bamford

                    Should i transfer out grealish to Rodriguez or Barnes for -8 hit or there is a chance grealish might play 1 or both game?

                    1. COVID-CASUAL
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Unless something concrete and positive comes thru I’m taking him out for a -8

                      • ppv
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Unlikely to play but no way of knowing. Smith has already made it clear that he will give nothing away regarding Grealish availability

                      • Help Me!
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Are you playing Bench Boost this GW?

                    2. Differential (c)
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I know Lowton has a double but Im tempted to just play my Leeds assets over him. Don't think he gets a sniff this DGW.

                      Transfer: Fabio Silva->Kane with 1 FT, no hits.

                      Martinez
                      Cancelo Stones Dallas Tete
                      Fernandes(VC) Sterling Raphinha
                      Kane (TC) Watkins Bamford

                      Areola Lowton Bowen Grealish(i)

                      2.6m ITB

                    3. fcsaltyballs
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Some context...

                      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

                      1. COVID-CASUAL
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          1 for me

                        • fcsaltyballs
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          anyone... please...

                        • Dwotle
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          1

                      2. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Is the Barnes train derailed after Leicester’s performance today?

                        1. Ruth_NZ
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          No Maddison, no party. He's Leicester's key player now.

                          1. Hy liverpool
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Will back soon, may even be on the bench vs arsenal.

                            1. Ruth_NZ
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              That's taking wishful thinking into the realms of pure fantasy. Do you have any clue how long this injury kept him out for last time?

                              1. Hy liverpool
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                No i don't, you tell me gorilla

                                1. Ruth_NZ
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Missed 6 games with it at the end of last season. Minor surgery in the summer. Missed pre-season as a result. Not fit to start until GW6 of this season. Approximately 3 months.

                                  That's why he is seeing specialists (not one but two because they wanted a 2nd opinion) to advise on prognosis and recovery. Does that sound like he'll be back at the weekend?

                                  Next time do your own research.

                      3. Stupendous
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I own him but I'm not captaining. No chance sorry.
                        Kane, DCL, Digne, Pereira, Barnes all ahead for me.
                        Not bad though again!
                        He's always an option at 12m!

                        1. Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Reply fail to f knows how far back sorry
                          Salah captain post

                        2. Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Jesus. Never mind all of this. It's right above. Sorry.

                        3. Ruth_NZ
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          A. Missing a keeper and a bench.
                          B. Digne is someone only an idiot would captain.
                          C. Who are you talking about anyway?
                          D. What are you sorry for?

                          1. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Awful. Just terrible attempt mate.

                            1. Ruth_NZ
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              As was your crass original comment, mate.

                              1. Stupendous
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Crass? Calm the f down.
                                P.c in overdrive i see.

                                What actual part of my comments were crass?

                                Actually. I don't give a flying f.

                                Have a good evening

                                Ffs

                              2. Fantasy Gold
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Strewth Ruth.

                                1. FantasyClub
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Auzzie

                                2. Stupendous
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  IN FACT...

                                  You called me an idiot!!!

                                  Glass houses. Stones.

                                  Now goodbye! Absolute and thorough waste of my time goodness.

                                  1. Ruth_NZ
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    You demeaned that guy and acted like the post police. Thought you should get an idea what that feels like. Seems it worked. 🙂

                                    1. Gnu
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      Says the guy acting like the post police.

                                      1. Ruth_NZ
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        More like holding a mirror up I thought. Subtle difference maybe.

                        4. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Maja or Diagne?

                          1. kobewan
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Maja

                        5. Help Me!
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Sell Struijik or Mitchell for GW26 BB?

                        6. Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          I'm thinking of an Everton double in defense.

                          Time for bed!

                          1. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Defence that is too

                        7. marpy016
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          On WC, and I have come up with this:

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo - Dias - Shaw
                          Son - Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Barnes
                          Kane (C) - DCL

                          Fabri - Konsa - Burn - Brewster

                          Not worried about GW29 as I still have FH (and TC), but feel like my bench may be too weak going forward, thoughts?

                        8. Corona is not good 4 U
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Play Pope or transfer Martinez in for a - 4?

                            Triple captain Kane (or Fernandes or Calvert-Lewin) or wait for a next double game week?

                            Thank you!

                            1. Pukki Blinders
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              No better time than this week to play TC

                              Play the Pope

                              1. Stupendous
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                There will be. His second double whenever it comes.

                                1. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Who’s to say the fixtures will be any good. We are spoiled for choice this week

                            2. kobewan
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Pope- Spurs and Foxes
                              Martinez- Leeds and Shef.

                              Am I missing something here? why transfer out martinez?

                          • The White Pele
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            play Lowton or Holding?

                            1. kobewan
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Lowton

                          • davies
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Is this worth it?

                            Ings/Bamford/Dallas > Kane/DCL/Burn (-8)

                            Leaves my BB active with:

                            Martinez* Areola*
                            Cancelo* Stones* Targett* Burn Amartey*
                            Salah* Bruno* Son* Gundogan* Raphinha
                            Kane* (c) DCL* Watkins*

                            1. OleBall
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                -8 is abit much imo

                              • Tony Moon
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Yes, worth it for me.

                            2. OleBall
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Is Dier nailed?

                                1. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  No

                              • Pukki Blinders
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                May ask again as times have changed... better combo to bring in till gw29?

                                A. Barnes + Konsa
                                B. Lookman + Digne

                                1. JJeyy
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  A

                                2. FantasyClub
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    B

                                3. JJeyy
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Raphinha to Lookmna worth -4?

                                  1. Stupendous
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Definitely not

                                  2. Dwotle
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Nah

                                4. OleBall
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Best defender for GW26 who also plays in 29?

                                    1. Chazk
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        Dallas and Cresswell are the two stand out ones for me.

                                      • Dwotle
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        One from Spurs, depending on who's more likely to play both.

                                    2. Chazk
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        Struggling to decide for Captain.

                                        Either Bruno, Salah, Gundogan, Barnes, DCL or Watkins.

                                        The obvious choices of Bruno & Salah makes it less compelling with both playing Chelsea.
                                        Gundogan unlikely to play both games in the double GW, with rotation especially as KDB is back.
                                        DCL just returned from Injury.
                                        Both Watkins games maybe not as straight forward.

                                        What player do you guys think I should go for?

                                        1. OleBall
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            You can rule out Watkins Barnes & Gundo

                                          • Dwotle
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            DCL or Bruno

                                          • FantasyClub
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Out of those Bruno

                                          • leeboy104
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Cavani & Son to Barnes & Kane (-8) worth it?

                                              Already have DCL and Bamford. Have Raphinha first sub.

                                              1. OleBall
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Nooo keep Son

                                                • Hy liverpool
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Keep son

                                                • Cali
                                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                                    Have you considered Cavani & Raphina to Kane & fodder?