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. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Very interesting article....thanks

  2. Mike82
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

    Son
    Salah
    Bruno
    Gundagon
    DCL

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 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
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 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
      2 months, 18 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
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Brutal

    3. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 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
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Benteke has 4. Let that sink in.

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Wow

    4. Phlajo
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 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
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I owned him for about 17 GWs I think

    6. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 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
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      One season wonder

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What do you reckon, does Gundogan start on Saturday?

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah, an hour or so in game 1 tho.

    2. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 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
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

  5. Eirern
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 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
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 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
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

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

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A for me, ironically I have Watkins and Bamford lol

  7. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Still nothing concrete on Maddison?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Lol

  8. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Rash to Son for -4?? Thinking long term

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Goodness no

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      No

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      No

  9. Jones Town
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 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
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B

  10. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Downgrade one to fund Kane:

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

    1. Mike82
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      D

    2. dmcnam12
        2 months, 18 days ago

        C to Gundo

        1. corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Already have

      • rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 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
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        D

    3. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Crazy right

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    5. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 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
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Depends who's on your bench.

    6. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I don't fancy his fixtures that much tbf

      2. im1974
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 18 days ago

        If fit he plays. He has told ole this

    7. martyhan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Worth bench boosting these?

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

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        TC

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        TC Kane

      4. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        TC

    8. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 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
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Yeah. AWB too.

      3. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Lol 😆

    9. dmcnam12
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Mee

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Probably yes and it's a good long term move

        4. rjcv177
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 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
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 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?

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • Daily-Hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 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

      • luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 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
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I wouldn't.

          1. luk46
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

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

            1. Jurgen Flopp
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 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.

      • mr messi
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Loads of great options

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        TC kane or Salah ? Thanks

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Head says Kane but heart says Salah.

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        A. Play Bamford
        B. Play Lowton

        1. luk46
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          1A

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. rjcv177
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

        2. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          o/

        3. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 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
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            make that 180%

          2. Rep Poulette
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Why not?

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Why not what?

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Exactly that.

                1. Rep Poulette
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Exactly what? 😀

            2. Rep Poulette
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Playing tc on KDB

        4. Richarlidad
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Not nailed.

      • Pauntley
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. antis0cial
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Targett of those 2

        2. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • comeonspurs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Bruno->KDB(c)?

      • antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 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

      • fplking14
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Digne or Ricardo and why?

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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