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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  1. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 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 all

  2. j1ves
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is Son + Bamford > Gundogan + DCL worth -4?

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

      probably not

    2. j1ves
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Or even Son + Bamford + Vardy > Gundo + DCL + Kane for -8...

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Can't just do Bamford to DCL?

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

    would you BB this? All chips available

    McCarthy + Vydra + Dallas + Mitchell

    Not sure if Vydra and Mitchell start both games

    1. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      No

      1. badhombres
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        tks

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

    Cant figure out who starts both games for Man City in26. I am on FH and going with Ederson and Dias/Stones. No one in the attack looks secure to start both.

    Thoughts??

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

      Sterling or Kevin would be my pick

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

        Isnt someone like Vardy a better pick for less than that both? Focal point and guaranteed to start both.

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

          I thought we were talking about Man City 😀

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

            If I put Sterling and KDB in i have to take out Vardy...

    2. badhombres
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Gundogan

    3. COVID-CASUAL
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Ederson definitely safest.

        The rest is guess work but my guesses are:

        DEF: Cancelo most likely to have a game off IMO (sad owner here).

        MID: As KdB still works to full fitness would guess Gundo plays both, probably Sterling, even if they get an early shower in one. BSilva is most due a break.

        FWD: not worth investment

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

          Cant get myself to put Gundo in. Feel like a Pereira/B.Traore who is likely to get 180 minutes in a less attacking side is a better pick.

          Have Ederson and might go Dias/Stones.

      • WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I'd go with KdB.

      • Boberella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I think the thing with City is that any one of their attackers playing only 1 game could outscore any DGW’ers. (Eg: Gundo in Gw24)
        I’ve gone Gundo and KDB. Don’t have the balls to cap either though!

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

      TC this week or not?

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

        As the day has passed, I'm getting more and more unsure about activating it

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Haha let's save it for a rainy day then

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

          Same. But with BB also not a possibility, seems like a waste not to play any chip in this dgw.

        3. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Chips are a curse! Perspective, about the rest of your team, of planning future gameweeks, of checking your subs are in the right order, disappears, and even if you make an averagely good choice, leaves a residue of "if only I'd put the chip on Y he scored 4 more points" type of emotions. Just go for it! Move on and be happy, or you'll be agonising again this time next week!

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

      Is it worth -4 to get Cancelo for Dallas? Already have 11 dgw players and 3 leeds on the bench. Thinking of using bb, hence feeling risky about taking double hits.

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

        City are basically SGW so no

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yes the best thing about City having a DGW is that any players of theirs might play once! Can't believe people talking of captaining Gundo now nearly all their squad fit.

      2. COVID-CASUAL
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I would say there is very strong chance Cancelo only starts one. He's currently played 4 full games inside 2 weeks, the last time he did that this season was never.

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

        Would you rather double up on Fulham or Villa from now till gw29?

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

          Defensive double up I mean

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

          Villa. Fulham in 27 and 28 have bad fixtures.

        3. COVID-CASUAL
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Villa

          • Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Villa, for all their poor form recently. Fulham have horrendous fixtures. If keeping after 29, Villa play Fulham in week 30!

          • WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Villa

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

          Would be lit if West ham can beat man City this week

          1. Bragazeti
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            The early kick-off tend to have surprises

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

          Any Fulham fans around at this hour?
          How nailed is Kenny Tete? Are his reduced minutes last 2 games because someone has taken his place or was he covering an injury?

        6. Team of Gary Breens
            2 months, 15 days ago

            On a bench boost this week, stick with Mitchell who may not play either game or take a chance on Nat Phillips for a -4??

            1. Echoes
                2 months, 15 days ago

                As you say, Mitchell major risk and could even miss both games. Definitely take the chance on Nat.

              • WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Noon eelse you can downgrade to get someone better? BOth aren't great options for BBing.

                1. Team of Gary Breens
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Rest of the team is fairly strong but have wanted to move on Mitchell for a while now but scraping the barrel with funds.

                    FT used to get in Kane & Targett which leaves Dallas as my only single GW player in the 15, as good a week as I'm going to get to BB.

                    Bench is currently Areola, Watkins, Dallas, Mitchell

                2. COVID-CASUAL
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I wouldn't do that. Almost better getting Burn/Veltman for a SGW on BB? You would need an extra 0.2/0.3

                    1. COVID-CASUAL
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Or just roll with Mitchell, they might clean sheet v Fulham.

                        1. Team of Gary Breens
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Think it's not worth the gamble for -4, take a chance on Mitch

                        2. Team of Gary Breens
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Have tried that route but only have 4.1 to spend unfortunately, options are slim pickings at that money

                            1. COVID-CASUAL
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                I would just hold, you have a decent BB setup even if Mitchell only gets you 2. Phillips might not score 2 (when you factor starting at -4) over 2 games, if he gets them.

                        3. djman102
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          2018 TC Kane = 3x3 pts
                          2019 TC Sane = 1x3 pts
                          2020 TC Mane = 1x3 pts

                          Flat-track bully stats say TC Kane, but you can see my hesitation
                          Surely he breaks this horrible pattern?

                          1. WE GO FOR IT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            If he plays 180 minutes, he'll get a double digit haul.

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

                            With that form if you’re TC’ing him then I won’t.

                            1. djman102
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              It's on Fernandes right now for that historical reason. But hearing that he hasn't blanked against the bottom six this whole season...having second thoughts.

                          3. Echoes
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Been burnt by TCing Kane a couple times before myself, so I'm hesitant too. On paper, this seems the best time to TC him(or anyone for that matter). But the recent form of spurs and defensive improvements of both Fulham and Burnley is another major factor for me so far. Really not sure if I should TC him or BB this week tbh.

                            • Tambling5
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              It can't get any worse can it? I did your 2019 and 2020 selections too! This year I somehow played the chip by mistake, and didn't do much better! At least you'll be in the company of half of FFS if it goes pear-shaped!

                          4. Echoes
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              TC Kane or BB Sanchez, Rafinha, Burn, Dallas ?

                              1. Team of Gary Breens
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Tough one, they're all SGW players so no major advantage to BB this week over any other with decent fixtures. If I was you I'd TC Kane

                                  1. Echoes
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      Yeah. Thanks for the input, mate. TC Kane sounds logical so far, but despite being sgw players, the more I think, the more I feel there's a chance both Leeds and Brighton keep CS this week. Definitely using either of the chips this week, but really torn between the two imo.

                                • King Drogba11
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    A. Kane & Gundogan
                                    B. Watkins & KDB

                                    A seems the obvious pick but just got a feeling that KDB is going to dominate over the next two GWs.

                                    1. COVID-CASUAL
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        I think you answer your own question - A is the obvious pick. But you obviously want to make a gut call with B.

                                        1. King Drogba11
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            Cheers. At least if it’s the wrong choice I went with my gut.

                                            1. COVID-CASUAL
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Yeah better to go with your gut and own it

                                                Sometimes I look at it as, which choice would I be more annoyed about missing out on if it went big? And that's my answer.

                                          • Chrisitis
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            The obvious pick wins most of the times
                                            Gundo is still insane value and scores even with kdb
                                            Will pep be careful with kdb?

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

                                          Forster and justin > targett and Sanchez (BRI) for - 8. Will bring my total to -16.

                                          Going big. The 2 other changes are Maddison and Antonio to Kane and Gundo.

                                          Playing benchboost so trying to get 15 players.

                                          2 non playing players for 2 playing players no brainer surely?

                                          1. COVID-CASUAL
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              I'm trying to get past -16. But I think this is kinda ok. It's not like you're setup for a future BB in a SGW so go for it?

                                              1. Max City
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                I kinda agree

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

                                                Thanks mate! Haha see you on the otherside!

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

                                            Not the most optimal stategy perhaps...but getting players in that others are avoiding, such as JRod (due to minutes being managed) and Pereira (due to WBA being a bit s***), has a high upside if they deliver.
                                            Could have egg on my face, going for those two over Barnes perhaps but hopefully it will work out,we can't all follow the herd 🙂

                                            1. COVID-CASUAL
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                You'll do ok!

                                                I'll be surprised if Barnes outscores his GW24 and GW25 hauls, even with the 2 games. It's buying high.

                                                1. Max City
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Kane + Barnes or Son + DCL then?

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

                                              No idea if Grealish will be fine for next GW, right? Might keep him and play Bamford than -4 for Barnes which leaves me 1 olayer less for GW29

                                              1. PogBruno
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                I am thinking the same and starting Rafinha with benching Grealish

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

                                                if the shin splints rumours are true he'll likely miss a couple of more weeks...I'm so annoyed as was so happy with my team then both Grealish and Maddison get crocked

                                            3. Chrisitis
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Salah actually has 17 goals
                                              The article says 15

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

                                              On a WC and may bench boost in 27 or 28... which do you prefer below?

                                              A) Stones + Dias + Soyuncu + Salisu
                                              B) L.Thomas + Cancelo + Dias + Salisu
                                              C) Cancelo + Stones + Vestergaard + L.Thomas

                                              1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                C

                                            5. EmreCan Hustle
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Start ONE.

                                              A) Dier (BUR, ful)
                                              B) Raphinha (AVL)
                                              C) Ings (eve)

                                              Dier has a favourable DGW, but has been rested for a couple of "easy" fixtures( WBR and BRI).

                                              Thanks.

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

                                                I'd still go with A, but if you are worried about rotation then maybe C

                                                1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Cheers.

                                              2. Choking Hazard
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Based on form B, don’t like Mou’s def rotation

                                                1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Cheers.

                                            6. amtosh
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              If you could only have one of Salah or KDB, which would you choose?

                                              1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                KDB

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

                                                For this GW26 only?
                                                I'd have Salah, only because I need more time to see how KDB will fit in

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

                                                  I mean moving forward - would have to ditch Salah to get KDB, and would lost a bit of value so would be tough to get him back in.

                                            7. Max City
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Which one for 26, 27 and 28 only:

                                              A) Antonio Grealish >> Kane Barnes (-4)
                                              B) Antonio Grealish >> DCL Son (-4)
                                              C) Antonio >> DCL for free
                                              D) Grealish >> Son for free

                                              1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                A

                                            8. He Kane He Saw He Conquered
                                              • 11 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Mitchell or Dallas?

                                              Thanks

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

                                                Surely Dallas right?

                                                1. He Kane He Saw He Conquered
                                                  • 11 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  That’s who I’m on...DGW blindness playing havoc.

                                              2. Choking Hazard
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Dallas

                                                1. He Kane He Saw He Conquered
                                                  • 11 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  No disrespect but both Replies from horrendous players...just checked your histories. My bad asking I guess ha.

                                                  1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                                    I guess you should find another website worthy of your skills to ask questions.
                                                    This place will be fine without you 🙂

                                                  2. amtosh
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                                    Yeah, that's not my history in my profile. Don't know how that is in there.

                                                    My history is https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2459409/history/ which I appreciate isn't amazing, but it's shitloads better than the one in my profile.

                                                  3. Choking Hazard
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                                    Just realized team linked was not mine.
                                                    Regardless of my previous ranks, answer still B

                                                    1. fish&chips
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                                      Just don't respond to this kind of ungrateful WUM

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

                                              Which is more nailed, Stones or Cancelo?

                                              1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Cancelo, IMO

                                              2. Choking Hazard
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                I have both, none of them are safe i think now that most of the def are healthy.

                                            10. Choking Hazard
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              On WC, which one do u prefer?

                                              Martinez Fabri
                                              Cancelo Stones xxx Targett Struijk
                                              Salah Bruno xxx Gundo Raphinha
                                              DCL Bamford Kane

                                              A. Digne + H. Barnes. Will leave me with 6 GW29 players

                                              B. Shaw + Son. Will have 7 GW29 players

                                              1. EmreCan Hustle
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                B

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

                                              On BB who would you play in your XI

                                              Mee
                                              Dallas

                                              Any ideas would be welcomed

                                              1. Choking Hazard
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Doesn’t really matter if you are bb right?

                                            12. Fantasy man on the top
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Should I -12 to make this team/bench and use BB?

                                              Martinez

                                              Cancelo, Stones, Mee, Digne

                                              Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Barnes

                                              Kane, DCL

                                              The bench:
                                              Areola, Bamford, Raphina and Cresswell

                                              The hits:
                                              Mitchell->Digne -4
                                              Grealish->Barnes -8
                                              Meslier->Areola-12

                                              Worth BB or just stick with -8 and 11 starting XI?

                                              (Still got my TC)

                                            13. HanS14
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Sterling, Button, brewster, justin -> barnes(or son), martinez, dcl, 7.0def( or4.4def with son) for -12 and BB?

                                              Basically it's one dgw player out (Sterling) and 4 dgw players in for -12.
                                              Worth it? Or just TC kane?

                                              1. MRBOROFC63
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Im in the same position , really want to keep my wildcard for later but thinking -12 is to much to take

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

                                                I’ve done something similar for -12. Worth it in my eyes and finally getting BB out of the way

                                                1. HanS14
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Ty guys. Feel like both of you, worth it, not worth it

                                            14. noquarternt
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Ederson (c)

                                              (6 + 6) x 2

                                              Am I wrong?

                                              1. jia you jia you
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                good chance but that's his likely limit... prefer to go for a captain with more upside than that, and there are loads of them to choose from!

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

                                                If he is your captain you might be right

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

                                              For DGWS and GW29
                                              A- Salah Watkins
                                              B- Son Vardy

                                              1. Choking Hazard
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                A if u have Kane already

                                            16. fish&chips
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Got a feeling that this is the week that Salah finally punishes me severely but gonna roll the dice to swerve him again. Wish me luck.