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)

2,543 Comments Post a Comment
  1. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Very interesting article....thanks

  2. Mike82
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Ughhhhh the agony of who to captain amd should you triple captain?

    Son
    Salah
    Bruno
    Gundagon
    DCL

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I should say I'm chasing a 40pt lead, Son my onmh differential, does that answer my question?

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Martial has been one of the biggest flops this season. He's one of the guys I really misjudged preseason. I thought at 9.0m he was very underpriced and considering his form from last season he should have been.

    But he's just been utterly useless this season. Can't do anything right. Poor hold-up, poor finishing, lazy runs. Cavani has just come in and shown him up big time and he hasn't responded.

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I'm united fan and I would rather anyone else ahead of him.

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

      Brutal

    3. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      He's got 4 league goals. Firmino who is ridiculed for his numbers has 6..

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Benteke has 4. Let that sink in.

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Wow

    4. Phlajo
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Looked really good last season + pre-season (also for France).

      Got him in very first draft even though he had blank GW1. Parted ways when he got the rred card in GW4. What a parting gift... 🙂

    5. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I owned him for about 17 GWs I think

    6. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      His attitude is the worst. Doesn't track back, blames others for his mistakes, doesn't look like he enjoys playing unless he scores. Not a team player at all.

    7. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      One season wonder

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    What do you reckon, does Gundogan start on Saturday?

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah, an hour or so in game 1 tho.

    2. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Have three, cancelo, dias and gundo...and very worried that rotation is making them sgw players in both dgw

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Same 3 as me. They'll all start or come on as subs.

  5. Eirern
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Would you WC or do a -8 (BB) with this lot?

    DeGea / *Steele
    Cancelo / Dias / Mee / Lowton (*Dallas)
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Gundo (*Raph)
    DCL / *Antonio (*Bamford)

    If BB option, I would probably do Raph + Antonio + Steel to Barnes + Watkins + Martinez for -8

    A) WC
    B) -8 BB (No Kane)

    1. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Such a similar situation to me, I have no idea what way to go.

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        My choice is either WC Kane in and set up for the BB with the WC for a later week (28 or 30 when Villa v Everton could be rearranged)

        Or -8 similar players to you out but would mean no Kane.

        I have FH left too.

        1. Eirern
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Tough choices. I also have the FH left, so feel the WC an okay option because I can plan regardless of the 29 blank. But a -8 can give a pretty ok bench and do the BB now.

          But is Kane really so essential?

  6. rjcv177
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Hi guys. Better combo of these?
    WC31, no FH

    A) h.barnes and bamford
    B) raphinha and watkins

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A for me, ironically I have Watkins and Bamford lol

  7. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Still nothing concrete on Maddison?

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

      No. A large cast and a bowler hat but nothing concrete.

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Lol

  8. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Rash to Son for -4?? Thinking long term

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Goodness no

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      No

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      No

  9. Jones Town
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Have not prepared well for this week and not sure what to do. 0FT, 2.1 ITB. Think two options:

    Pope - McCarthy
    Dias - Cresswell* - Dallas - Lowton - Mitchell*
    Salah - Bruno - Sterling - Gundo - Raphinha
    DCL - Bamford - Antonio*

    A) Cresswell, Mitchell, Antonio -> Digne, Shaw, Watkins
    Bench boost with 3 x Leeds + McCarthy. No Spurs, not the best DGWers, but saves the wildcard...

    B) Wildcard

    Thanks!

    1. BooYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      B

  10. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Downgrade one to fund Kane:

    A) Salah
    B) Bruno
    C) Sterling
    D) Go without Kane

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      D

    2. dmcnam12
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      C to Gundo

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Already have

    3. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I'm gona stick my head and say...Bruno for next 3 or 4 might be a good sacrificar. If i would WC i would go Brunoless

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Fixtures aren't that great over the next 4 are they......

    4. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      D

  11. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    But why Ole playing Bruno having won the first leg 4-0?

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Crazy right

  12. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Why is Fernandes playing?! This is a dead rubber second leg. Give him a break

  13. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Is GW28 a good time to BB?

    Eve & Avl potential DGW
    United, City, Leicester, Pool have great fixtures

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Depends who's on your bench.

  14. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Why is Bruno starting today? TC a bit more doubtful.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I don't fancy his fixtures that much tbf

    2. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      If fit he plays. He has told ole this

  15. martyhan
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Worth bench boosting these?

    Meslier, lowton , Bamford, holding.
    Or
    Triple captain Kane

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I don't think Holding can play due to protocols after a concussion...

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      TC

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      TC Kane

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      TC

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

    Guess this is the “why is Bruno playing?” Page.

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      He's barely running, still the best player on the pitch...

    2. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Lol
      Owner here and noticed CPL might be a great time to get a rest

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

        Yeah. AWB too.

    3. Party time
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Lol 😆

  17. dmcnam12
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Mee (TOT, LEI) -> Targett (LEE, SHU) (-4)?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Mee

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I'm considering it for free but already have Martinez so not sure.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Probably yes and it's a good long term move

    4. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I would love to say "not for mee"...but yes.
      Even long term its a good idea

  18. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Repost(sorry)

    A. (This is with a single hit)
    Pope
    Stones Cancelo AWB
    Bruno Salah Barnes Gundo
    DCL Kane Bamford

    B. (This is with FH)
    Ederson
    Dias Digne Dier
    Bruno Salah Barnes Hamez
    DCL Kane Watkins

    What should I do? Take a hit and go with A team or FH to the B team

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Not much between them. Take the hit and bank the FH

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        THis is the difference
        A. (Ederson, Dias, Digne, Dier, Hamez, Watkins)
        B. (Pope, Stones, AWB, Cancelo, Gundo, Bamford)
        Each player in A can easily outscore in B plus its without hit? so why not B?

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    A. Sterling, Ings to Gundogan, Kane (TC) -4, start Bamford
    B. Saka, Sterling, Ings to H.Barnes, Gundogan, Kane (TC) -8, bench Bamford

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      no need to bench Bamford, so A is fine... even tho I would look to bring in a Leicester player soon

  20. Daily-Hunter
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Hello folks, finally I decided to use my WC now ( playing at Fanteam.com). It was tough decision but it was made. Current team looks like this:

    Martinez ( Steer inactive 4.0 )
    Digne Konsa Soyuncu Stones ( Dallas )
    Barnes Fernandes Salah Sterling ( Lookman )
    Calvert Kane (C) ( Hirst inactive 4.0 )

    My thoughts are that in BG29 its contraproductive to have defender from LEE vs midfielder FUL. Other thing are two useless picks like Steer and Hirst. Third 0 ITB.

    I wondered and came with two solutions.
    First: Soyuncu, Steer, Hirst Sterling to Pereira, Sanchez, Dunk and Gundogan

    I didnt want to sacrifice Sterling but if I did it looks more balanced. Nothing contraproductive and more players for BG29. Upgraded Soyuncu to Pereira ( more threat I hope ) and 1.4 ITB.

    Second:
    Dunk, Barnes, Bamford vs Burn, Vardy, Raphina

    Here is another variant. 0 ITB but same number but different players for BG29. I cant decide who is more nailed Stones vs Dias/Cancelo ( both played in UCL ) and Vardy/Raphina vs Barnes/Bamford combo. There is posibility to take Mane instead of Salah and get most expensive defenders from MCI, BHA and LEI.

    Thanks for any opinion. GL HF

  21. luk46
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    would you take a -8 and bb? I wanna get it out of the way, but feel like its not really worth it

    Grealish > Barnes and Coufal + Brewster > Aina + Maja?

    Pope Bamford Aina Dallas

    1. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I wouldn't.

      1. luk46
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        ye, think its fair not to take such a massive hit in this scenario! cheers

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          I am. My bench is the same as yours. You'll be gutted you didn't when Pope hauls and Bamford/Dallas get scores like they did on Tuesday night.

  22. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    So hard to pick a captain. I keep changing my mind.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Loads of great options

  23. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    TC kane or Salah ? Thanks

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Head says Kane but heart says Salah.

  24. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    1. Play AWB
    2. Transfer in Digne for a hit

    A. Play Bamford
    B. Play Lowton

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      1A

  25. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone considering getting in and using TC on KDB? Nailed for both games and city obviously in insane form

    1. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Woow...thats a statement "nailed for both games"
      He might play...but no one nailed on pep's teamsheets

    2. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      o/

    3. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Let's not get emotional. If he was nailed he would be approaching 80%EO. When was the last time he started a game? 😉

      1. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        make that 180%

      2. Bam Saka Laca
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Why not?

        1. Tinkermania
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Why not what?

          1. Nomar
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            Exactly that.

            1. Bam Saka Laca
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 4 days ago

              Exactly what? 😀

        2. Bam Saka Laca
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Playing tc on KDB

    4. Richarlidad
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      90 mins in one, 60 mins in the other looks a solid bet. Still plenty of time for him to go big.

    5. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Not nailed.

  26. Pauntley
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Should I bring in Keane (Everton) or Targett (Villa) for a -4? Have Martinez in goal. Thanks.

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Targett of those 2

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I’d go Keane. Target better but for next two Keane.

  27. comeonspurs
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone got a link to an article or advise ref chip strategies from now until the end of the season... help appreciated

  28. Bam Saka Laca
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Bruno->KDB(c)?

  29. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    No options really standing out, but feel I need Kane so....
    a) Ings + Bamford to Kane + Brewster
    b) Ings + Bamford + Sterling to Kane + Vardy + Foden
    c) Ings + Digne to Kane + Elmo
    d) Go Kaneless

    Areola
    Dias Digne Lowton
    Salah Bruno Sterling Gundo Raph
    DCL Bam

    Meslier Ings Coufal Holding

  30. fplking14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Digne or Ricardo and why?

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Digne for extra DGW imo but I also have Thomas for Leciester