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

    Pick one

    A. Watkins
    B. Maja
    C. Diagne

    1. Chazk
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Digna

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

        Watkins

      • tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        A for dgw 28 n gw29 they say

      • FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        A

    2. Chazk
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No time better then to use the TC right now, but who will bring in the higher points haul.

        1. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          When you figure it out, please let us know.

          1. FantasyClub
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Lol

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

          Anybody know what's going on with FFS cup qualifying?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Check hot topic.

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

              Ha! I had checked earlier and it wasn't there. TA TM.

        3. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          BB this or TC kane?

          Areola Dallas raphina coufal

          1. leeboy104
              2 months, 15 days ago

              TC Kane for me

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

              TC Kane

            • Gentlemens club
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              TC

            • Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              TC it is. Thanks all.

          2. Gentlemens club
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Good to go?

            Martinez
            Shaw Cancelo Stones
            Bruno Salah Son Gundo
            Bamford Kane(TC) Watkins

            Pope/Phillips/Rapinha/Dallas

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

              Looks good. Might start Raphinha over Bamford, with latter first bench.

              1. Gentlemens club
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Thanks, yeah might switch!

          3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            All chips available. What should I do?

            A. -16 to get a total of 13 dgw players B. play my WC
            C. Play 10 dgw and triple C Kane

            1. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              C

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

              Are your non DGW players playing in GW29?
              If yes then continue BB with 10 DGW players.
              If no, then transfer those out for DGW players and play BB.
              Save WC for GW31.

              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                They are. Downside is that they're Coufal and Soucek and won't being in anything this week. Leaning towards C I think

                Thanks!

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

                  Fair enough, C looks best then.
                  But you need to think about when to use BB

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

                    GW30 is a good GW to use BB

              2. Scratch
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                He has FH, doesn't need to worry about GW29

            3. Scratch
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              This is the last "big" DGW of the season, I would consider WC if there's 6+ changes you think would make a big improvement on your week.

              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                If I WC I can't BB. If I take the hit I can BB. So that makes it more appealing especially if this is the big dgw

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

                  I think last GW would've been better to WC. I'd still suggest to stick with C.

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

            Bench boosting this week (1FT), which is better:
            1) Mitchell > Konsa
            2) Stuijik > Konsa

            1. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              1 for 29

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

                Asking because I heard Struijik is back to bench, so not sure which one should I risk

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

              1, easily. Palace are terrible rn.

            3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              1

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

              Thanks guys, done making the transfer!

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

            Start
            A)Dallas
            B)Lowton

            1. OleBall
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Have to go for the DGWer imo

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

                In Dallas we trust.

              • FPL ElasticO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I would start Dallas becoz of goal threat....

            2. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Pereira OR Castagne??

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

                I like Ricky P

              2. OleBall
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Pereira 100000%

              3. FPL ElasticO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Are these transfers worth -4?

                A. Pope / Sterling / Bamford >> Areola / Barnes / Kane
                B. Mee / Sterling / Bamford >> Stones / Barnes / Kane

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

                  I like B, could work nicely.

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

                  B is good, what other Strikers do you have? Might wanna keep Bamford for GW29.

                  1. FPL ElasticO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Other Forwards are DCL & Watkins

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

                      Yeah, see how you line up for GW29, otherwise B is good

              4. norab
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Pereira or Shaw for the double?

                1. b91jh
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Pereira by far imo, if you're talking about Ricardo.

              5. Rahul
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                is it worth using BB for Robert Sanchez, Bamford, Dallas, Raphinha? I have already done -4 to make all in starting XI have DGWs

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

                  I'm doing it because I don't see any other GW to use it in. Aston Villa looks good to get some points on the Leeds. And also to stay in the cup 🙂

                  1. b91jh
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    GW30 could be one, where the bgw players all have good fixtures.

                    Villa vs Fulham
                    Leeds vs SHU
                    West Ham vs Wolves
                    Spurs vs Newcastle

                    Massive benching headache

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

                      Ohhh, that's true. I completely missed out on this. It is probably better to save BB then. Thanks for pointing it out!

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

                Wildcard draft so far:

                Martinez McCarthy*
                Wan-Bissaka Stones Regulion Targett Dallas*
                Gundogan Fernandes Rashford Son Lookman*
                Kane Watkins Bamford*
                0.9 ITB

                Any changes worth making?

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

                Other than Ederson, what Man City player is likely to start both matches?

                1. seewhyaxe
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  don't bet on this, for me Stones.

                2. Scratch
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Dias, Rodri, Stones, Gundogan in that order I'd say

                3. b91jh
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Foden may start both, as I don't think he is playing the derby.

                4. RichRover
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Better off with a dartboard

              8. seewhyaxe
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                hello dz, good day.

                1 FT, 0.1m itb. 9 DGW, 2 SGW.

                Not playing chips this week. Anyone spotted anything that needs a change? Ta!

                Martinez,
                Cancelo, Stones, Dallas,
                Raz, Bruno, Son, Barnes, Raphinha
                DCL, Kane
                4.0gk, Bamford, Mitchell, Coufal.

                A) Coufal + Raz -> Pereira + Gundogan for -4
                B) Coufal -> Konsa/Aina
                C) Save FT
                D) Any other moves?

              9. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Hames subbed at 61 mins last game. Any concerns getting him in for dgw?

                1. lugs
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  just that his minutes will be managed as he's prone to injury, so expect about 120 minutes over the two games at the most

              10. b91jh
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Start 2:

                A) Dallas
                B) White
                C) Raphinha

                1) Dallas to Konsa(-4) to make him the 10th dgwer
                2) Save

                1. Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Probably B&C and 2 unless you see Konsa keeping a clean sheet in either game. Tough though, may be worth reasking later to get more opinions though

                  1. b91jh
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Cheers. How about if there is a DGW28 for Villa?

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

                  I wouldn't transfer out a GW29 player, unless you are planning to WC or something

              11. Maarrrr17
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Hey so noobie question , im planning a team on livefpl, and have hit my free hit option, and i go to save team and i get a box pop up saying, are you sure you want to activate your freehit.

                so I panic, get flash backs of accidentally activating chips, jump on here and sheepishly ask if it links to your actual fpl account....

              12. Thomas Magnum
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Hello all, 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. b91jh
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Tons of save points on paper for the fixtures against Leeds and Wolves imo, but these two are coming close.

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  B

              13. Slurpy
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                TC
                Bruno or Kane?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  not sure, when in doubt save TC?

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

                    not sure they'll be a better chance

                2. Maarrrr17
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Kane probs, but bruno could very well outscore him.

                3. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Kane

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

                Wildcard draft so far.

                Martinez McCarthy*
                Wan-Bissaka Stones Regulion Targett Dallas*
                Gundogan Fernandes Rashford Son Lookman*
                Kane Watkins Bamford*
                0.9 ITB

                Any changes worth making?

                1. lugs
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  i'd probably swap Targett for a cheap fulham defender and AWB to another City defender

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

                Traore or someone else in that price bracket ?

              16. Zebras
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Is the sort comments dropdown broken for anyone else? I’m seeing console errors and on desktop it’s missing the styling

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Still broken, you can change your default option in your profile for the time being.

              17. b91jh
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I'm 99% doing Bamford > Kane but just looking for other non-Kane transfer possibilities. Any suggestions? 1ft, 4.5itb, willing to take hits

                Martinez
                Cancelo Dias White
                Salah Bruno Gundogan Barnes Raphinha
                DCL Bamford

                Pope Dallas Antonio Cresswell

                1. Saro0808
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Drop antonio for kane.bamford has a fixture in 29. antonio's upcoming fixtures looks horrible.
                  even u can drop pope to a cheaper goalie to fund it.

              18. Hitman MHK
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Anyone looking at getting DCL for this week and moving him onto Ings next week?

                1. The Big Cheese
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Ingsconceivable.

                  1. Hitman MHK
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Guess we'll see after this weekend!

              19. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Good to go folks? Will either TC Kane or Bruno.

                martinez
                digne stones mee
                salah bruno son gundo
                kane dcl bamford

                forster raphina dallas coufal

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Nice team

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Thanks PP

              20. Saro0808
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                My Current Team
                Pope
                Cancelo Stones Targett
                Salah Fernandes Barnes Son Gundo
                Dcl Watkins
                Bench : Steer Bamford Dallas Mitchell Bank:2.6m

                A) Should I bench boost this team? (Steer to pickford/lloris for -4)
                B) Triple cap (Dcl, Son or Bruno)
                C) Take out Bruno and Bamford for Kane and 9.3m mid (-8)
                D) Play wc (Bruno,Barnes,Mitchell,Stones & Pope to Kdb,Kane,Raphina,Veltman,Thomas & Pickford).
                E) Its gtg.

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  A Lloris looks good

              21. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Bottomed. BB or TC here? *=sgw 1ft 0.0itb

                Martinez
                Cancelo Stones Taylor
                Salah Son Bruno Gundogan
                DCL Bamford* Ings*

                Ramsdale Soucek* Holding* Dallas*

                A) Ings, Soucek, Holding to Diagne, Barnes, Dier -8 and BB

                B) Ings to Richarlison/Watkins and TC Bruno probably

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  B for me

                2. Saro0808
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  B.Watkins as you got dcl as the everton cover.

              22. villian-ty
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Play Lookman or Bamford?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Lookman

              23. mrpink32
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Play:
                A) tarkowski (tot, lei)
                B) raph ( avl)
                C) bamford (avl)
                D) take -4 tark to shaw

                Thanks!