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. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Right. My team is sorted. Not the dream team I would’ve wanted but decent enough to BB. Only cap to be decided. 40k ish now so taking a calculated punt here could jump me up.

    Massive gw coming up, how ever you play it. Good luck all!

    I’ll linger in the back and help out if I can in any way.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Best of luck!

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers MS! You too. 🙂

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Mine done too, not perfect either but that’s good (read: some distance to the potential scout picks), TC Kane! GL!

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Many will have multiple similar players in their 11 this week. Much comes down to captaincy. If yours does well I’m screwed. 😀

  2. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    RP

    Morning all! Would you do
    Bamford -> Dcl (-4)

    BBing with currently
    Pope Martinez
    Shaw cancelo Digne Lowton Dallas
    Gundog Sterling Barnes Bruno Raphinha
    Watkins (K)ane Bamford

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Not unless you FH 29

      1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Thx. I’m leaning than Way too. Also have 0.4 tied up in Bam

    2. GE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I would

  3. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    This is my current team atm: 1FT 1.5ITB How to bring in Kane?

    McCarthy, Forster
    Shaw, Stones, Mee, Tark, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Son, Raphinha
    Bamford, Watkins, Brewster

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Going to have to lose one of big four mids?

      1. Couch Potato
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Sterling & Brewster > Kane & Pereira WBA

  4. GE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    On BB

    A) Soucek (City away) -> Lookman
    B) Cavani+Son -> Kane+Barnes (-4)

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      C) A+B (-8)

    2. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      B. Not C

  5. Azathoth
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Play Rudiger or Bamford?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Bamford

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Bam

    3. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      bamford

    4. Azathoth
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Thanx lads.

  6. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    if you have salah would you lose him for kane for a hit?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I’d rather Salah this GW to be honest

    2. b91jh
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Defo nooooooo, it is SHU without Egan.

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Nope.

    4. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      thanks all... doesnt make sense to lose one dgwer for another at a cost

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      No

  7. bring back diop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Which would be best for the double GW also needed for blank 29.
    All three will play, as I am bench boosting.
    A) Pereria, Dier, Maja (-4)
    B) Aina, Mitchell, DCL
    C) Pereria, Digne, Brewster

  8. gstegnar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Any thoughts for changes to my existing team:

    Martinez, Forster
    Shaw, Cancelo, Stones, Targett, Mitchell
    Gundogan, Salah, Bruno F, Barnes, Rodriguez
    Watkins, Bamford, Brewster

    6.1 ITB. 1FT.

    Would you go for Kane/Raphinha for Brewster/Rodriguez and BB in DGW26 and take a -4 hit? Do you see any other promising solutions?

  9. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Grealish to Barnes? Leaves me without any spurs players

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Good move. Spurs form pretty tosh anyway.

  10. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Much difference between Konsa or Targett? just bank the 0.3 and go Konsa?

    1. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Also...

      Get KDB in now for Salah? and captain in 27

      wait until 27 and then swap for Salah, this uses up an FT which i should be using for gw29 players!

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I’d think so. Not sure though. Haven’t looked it up.

      Huge fan of your show! 🙂

  11. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Morning all, def plan to take 1 hit for BB26 but not sure whether to take a 2nd hit and for who. 0.2m itb

    Martinez -- Areola
    Stones Cancelo Digne -- Dallas Lowton
    Salah Bruno Gundog Barnes -- Raphinha
    Dcl Kane Bamford

    A: Leave as with 12 doublers + 3 leeds for BB26
    B: Dallas >> Dier/Konsa (-4). Technically a -2 due to the extra game.
    C: Lowton (tot, LEI) >> Dier/Konsa (-4). On paper, taking out a doubler doesn't make a sense but this give me an extra player in gw29

  12. ILOVEBAPS
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Hi everyone! Pls choose either option A (Kane option) or B (no Kane). 2 FTs

    A. Antonio & Son > Kane & Barnes (bench Bamford)

    B. Son & Mee > DeBruyne & Aina (play Bamford)

  13. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone thinking of selling Stones? Realistic ceiling of 6 points from 2 games.. might as well play Dallas

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Wasn’t he rested midweek? I can see him playing both.

  14. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Stones, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Gundogan, Raphinha
    Bamford, DCL, Kane

    (Pope, Bamford, Coufal, Holding)

    Already on (-4) with the 0.2 ITB

    a) Play TC Kane
    b) Take another (-4) on Holding and BB

    1. b91jh
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      One of the Bamford is actually Watkins(?)

      1. G Banger
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Oop just double listed him... he is on bench atm

  15. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A. Cancelo
    B. Dias
    C. Dier
    D. Raphinia
    E. Bamford

    Thablnk you

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      E

    2. Tommy d
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      E

    3. Don F
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 25 days ago

      E

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Seems pretty one sided, I was going to bench dier!

  16. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Morning all, quick question please, I have FH/BB/WC left. I've already done my only FT Ings to Kane to leave...

    Martinez
    Cancelo Dias Mee Bavies
    Raphinha Salah Gundo Son
    Kane Watkins

    Pope/Alioski/Bamford/Maddison(inj)

    a) Shall I do a total -8 to also do Maddison/Alioski to Barnes/Digne and play BB (13 DGW and Bamford/Raph)
    b) Dont play BB and play 11 DGW

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry, the b) option is actually 10 DGW and Raph/Bamf

  17. Tommy d
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Mee > digne or cancelo for -4 (have dias)

    Yey or nah????

  18. tbos83
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Just remember, the stars of this gw are likely to be those most have overlooked. Remember Stones last time? Don't just follow the herd, be bold and look for the differentials.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Good advice

        Foden
        Richarlison
        Bale
        Salah arguably
        Mount

        1. tbos83
            7 months, 25 days ago

            All of these are great shouts

            1. FantasyClub
                7 months, 25 days ago

                Also KDB

            2. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 25 days ago

              Agree sound thinking....didn't realise shef are missing so many.....salah could remind everyone why he is big Mo

          • sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            True. But the ones being talked about the most have stats backing it up. That being said I feel very drawn to Mo.

        2. Big Ping
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Need to start making some moves, will do Richarlison in for Ings (instead of DCL) but how about Tielemans in for Soucek instead of Barnes as well, smart move, or a step too far?

        3. Bishopool
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          If Mitchell and Chilwell on bench, then no BB-ing?

        4. Johan Queef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          2FT. Currently have 9DGW players and 7 for blank GW29.

          A) Mee & Raphinha -> Aina/GW29 Def & Barnes

          B) Mee -> Pereira/Digne (start Raphinha)

          Thanks!!

        5. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Start Bamford or Raph? Bamford feels a safer return but Raph has a huge ceiling

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Raphinha

        6. Don F
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Bamford to DCL for - 4?
          (FH on week 29)

          1. Couch Potato
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Yes

        7. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Need a 4.2m defender....

          Lewis? Struijk?

        8. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Is Kane worth getting for -8 and put TC on him. It allows restructuring my team since I already wasted my bench boost?
          This allows me to keep my strongest 11 and add Kane instead of Ings.

          1. Don F
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 25 days ago

            I would. He may give you those extra - 4

          2. Couch Potato
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Yes

          3. Big Ping
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Spurs have struggled to break down the lower sides this season, Burnley and Fulham are also quite tight defensively. Im not convinced!

        9. Pukki Pies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Is Dallas to Regulion worth a hit?

          Current BB is Sánchez, Dallas, Raphinha, Bamford

        10. mataofperspective
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          On the bench boost this weekend . Going to FH GW29

          Martinez (McCarthy)
          Cancelo stones Shaw aina (rudiger)
          Son Salah Bruno Barnes (raphinha)
          Watkins DCL (bamford)

          Raphina to Gundo for -4
          Bamford to diagne for -4
          Don’t hit ?

        11. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Kane or Bruno with higher EO this week?

          1. hullcityfan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Bruno

        12. ebb2sparky
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          For those who still have their FH when do you plan to use it?
          I had assumed GW29 but with Kane, Son, Dallas, Bamford and Martinez already in my team perhaps there'll be little gain playing it that week?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Potentially 29 or later TBD

        13. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          On a FH. Son OR Barnes??

          Have Kane,Vardy, Reguilon and Pereira.

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Tough. Son.