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

    Bruno cappers, don't worry. If he's not rested in a EL game that they're leading 4-0, he won't be rested in the PL.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers ole

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Rested for whom is also the question, Pogba is still injured? VDB not trusted yet by OGS.

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

      True. Only need to look at his minutes in the league.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      The overall level of his play has been so terrible of late maybe Ole thought he needed the practice?

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

      Bruno heading for burnout. Just to see the abuse from UTD fans towards Ole will be fun!

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

        He's looked burned out for weeks ; freekicks and pens saving his game.

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

          hasn't that been the case since he joined UTD?
          🙂

        2. FantasyClub
            2 months, 18 days ago

            He has actually played okay. Hit the post from outside the box and should’ve had an assist which James couldn’t convert. You even watching the game?

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

              If only he could play Championship sides every week!

              1. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  He’s on 190 points for a reason.

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

                    And that reason? Pens?

                    1. FantasyClub
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        You should get your facts straight before you open your mouth. Bruno has a high conversion rate, he has had 8 penalties I think and only missed 1, however, in total he has scored 16 goals in 20/21 so the majority aren’t penalties and has 9 assists. Leicester have had the most penalties awarded with 10 I think and Chelsea have had the same amount of penalties as Utd with City on 7. So just because he can convert don’t hate on him.

                  2. FantasyClub
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      I’m guessing you don’t have him in your squad

          • Ian Davis
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Worth transferring out McCarthy for -4? * on benchboost

            1. tbos83
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Same dilemma. Debating whether to bring in Martinez

                1. Ian Davis
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  I’d recommend bringing in Martinez, will have an extra DGW and plays GW29. I’m not sure who to bring in alongside Martinez...

              • panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                They have a double next week so could be worth holding

              • Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I see no point bench boosting with McCarthy in goal.

                1. Ian Davis
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Hence the question about getting a replacement...

              • Going Home
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I’m boosting with him in goal. I like the rest of my bench; and I think the potential downside of the hit outweighs the possible benefit. Not to mention the DGW he has next week

                1. Ian Davis
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Yeah that sounds sensible, replying on a clean sheet vs Sheffield United to make the hold worthwhile. I was considering Pickford as only 4.8, but my other keeper is Martinez so doesn’t make much sense with Villa/Ev double week coming up.

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

              Lads, a little help please? (Only TC available as a hit.)

              Martínez / Pope
              Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Digne / Dallas
              Salah / Bruno / Gündogan / Raphinha / Soucek
              Kane DCL / Watkins

              A. Soucek to Lookman for a hit
              B. Soucek to Barnes, Pope to Areola (- 8)
              C. Good to go, sit still

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                C

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

                  Cheers!

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

                Yeah C

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

                Don’t see the point of B at all. Given you have no FH left C. As I’d be happy playing Raphinha this week.

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

              I think Ole's contract reads he cannot *not* play Fernandes. ffs.

              1. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Definitely plays him too much. Give the guy a break ffs

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

                KDB in and triple-captained. Wish me luck.

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

                  Good luck mate.

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

                  Nice. Good luck!

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

                  Who have you sacrificed to squeeze him jn? Sorely tempted to get him in too

                4. Mid budget coach
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  God wills it

                5. FantasyClub
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Hahah I love it!
                    I’m getting him in too but man you’ve got balls with the TC!

                  • Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    You expect a haul in the one game he will play?

                6. McClements
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Dallas, Dias, Bednarek
                  Salah, Bruno, Sterling , Gundo
                  DCL, Bamford, Ings

                  Pope, Lowton, Coufal , Soucek
                  2FT/ 0.5m bank.

                  Any idea best play with approaching fixtures? WC, BB and TC available.

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

                    Ings & Bednerek to Watkins & Digne?

                    1. Ian Davis
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Yes

                  2. Killitzer
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Why not Bednarek toTargett?

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

                  "Gutted to be missing out tonight. Such an important game in the @EuropaLeague. Backing the boys to get the job done ❤️

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

                    That was James Maddison's tweet 5mins ago btw

                8. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  I cannot believe I missed witnessing an opposition team being awarded a penalty at Old Trafford. Damn meetings.

                9. Edalock
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Please advice
                  Should I BB this?
                  Martinez 3.9
                  Diaz Shaw Dallas (Cresswell Konsa)
                  Salah Gundogan Bruno Son Barnes
                  Bamford DCL (Ings)

                  All chips intact. 3ITB.
                  Already done a (-4)

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

                    No

                  2. comeonspurs
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    I’m struggling too, I also have all my chips available, what’s your plan

                    1. Edalock
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      I worried there aren't enough games weeks for chips if I don't start now

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

                  Martinez
                  Cancelo/Mee*/Targett
                  Salah/Bruno/Grealish*/Gundo/Raph
                  Kane/DCL(C)
                  (Johnstone/Bamford/Lowton/Dallas)

                  Mee & Grealish -> Digne & Barnes (-4)?

                  Then Bench Boost?

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

                    Looks good

                  2. tbos83
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Not sure I'd sub out Mee

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

                    Used WC last week with intention to BB this week, but is it worth a hit to get an extra DGW'er? (11 DGWs currently)

                    A) Struijk -> 4.7
                    B) Burn -> 5.0 (4)
                    C) Bamford -> Watkins

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

                      Yes. Will pay for itself if you get it right

                    2. Killitzer
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      C if you must. At least Watkins plays BGW29

                  4. Garam MOSALAH
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Best def under 5m just for DGW 26 ?
                    other than Targett

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

                      Holgate

                  5. Fergymac
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    This worthy of a BB?
                    Sanchez Alonso Raph Bamford

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

                      Yes. I like it

                  6. pundit of punts
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    BB team -

                    Ederson
                    Pereira - Stones - Shaw
                    Bruno - Son - Gundogan - Barnes
                    Kane - DCL - Watkins

                    Lloris - Raphinha - Holgate - El Mohamady

                    Thoughts? 🙂

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

                      Looks good

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

                      Great team.

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

                      Scrumdiddlyumptious

                    4. Connor's Calling
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Unbelievably good. Well played

                    5. FPL Pillars
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Big points coming

                    6. pundit of punts
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Cheers all

                  7. Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Rodgers record as a manager in Europe is diabolical.

                  8. Jet5605
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Best Robbo downgrade to enable Kane and Barnes. Already have Martinez and double City defence

                    A - Aina
                    B - Coleman
                    C - Holgate
                    D - Targett

                    1. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      A

                    2. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      D sets you up nicely for a potential DGW28 and BGW29

                  9. sirmorbach
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    To triple-captain Kane or not to triple-captain Kane, that is the question.

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

                      Not

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

                      Yes - treat yourself

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

                        Thanks!

                    3. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      With everything else going on, I think he is the stand out pick now. Surprisingly his ownership is still below 30% so its not like its the 'boring' move which people seem to make it out to be.

                      As to whether he should be TC or just C, there wont be many DGWs left, just do it imo

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

                        Cheers, mate!

                      2. FantasyClub
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          What do you mean by everything else going on?

                          1. Alisson WondHaaland
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Pool form, Bruno and City assets playing midweek, Kane and Son rests

                            1. FantasyClub
                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                Agree. KDB didn’t play however 😉

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

                          What are you saving it for?

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

                            Thanks!

                        • Pipermaru
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Is he your captain? If so TC him.

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

                            Either him or Bruno. Cheers!

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

                              There won't be (most probably) a better time to TC someone, biggest DGW and all. Only two games to be rearranged: TOT-SOU and AVL-EVE so unless you want to wait for them and TC Kane then or use it for somebody from the other 3 teams (or in a single GW), this is the time.

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

                                Thanks, mate!

                        • Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Yup. Chuck it on.

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

                            Cheers!

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

                        Do we think either of these rise in price tonight?

                        A) Kane
                        B) Barnes

                      4. andres
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Would you WC? if not, take hits in order to BB?
                        Have 3 Leeds on bench.

                        Pope (McCarthy)
                        Cancelo Stones Digne Mee (dallas)
                        Bruno Salah Gundo Barnes (Raphinia)
                        DCL Watkins (bamford)
                        0FT, 3.9 itb

                        1. Going Home
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          I’d bench boost that. I’ve got the same three Leeds, and McCarthy, and am bench boosting.

                          I’ve also got Kane and Son, which makes me feel a little better. But no digne

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

                        Which goalie would you rather start

                        A Pope
                        B Martinez

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

                          B

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

                        On wc, will FH 29.

                        Bench to weak?

                        Appreciate any opinions!

                        Martinez
                        Cancelo stones digne
                        Salah Bruno gundo Barnes son
                        Kane dcl

                        Fabri struijk Mitchell Brewster

                      7. bring back diop
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Which would be best for the double GW also needed for blank 29
                        A) Pereria, Dier, Maja (-4)
                        B) Aina, Mitchell, DCL
                        C) Pereria, Digne, Brewster

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

                          Will all three start?

                          1. bring back diop
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Yea bench boosting this week, forgot to include that

                      8. Bocaginge
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Anyone able to offer an opinion on my dilemma. Currently torn between:
                        Perreira (Lei) + DCL
                        Or
                        Digne + Vardy

                        1. Mid budget coach
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          A

                      9. Zlatan F.C
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Would you do Antonio Grealish and Mee for Kane(TC) Barnes and Veltman for - 8?

                          1. JohnnyRev7
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Yes. In a heartbeat.

                        • SNEAKY SNEAKY
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Martinez
                          Shaw, Cancelo, Stones,
                          Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Gundo
                          Watkins, Kane(c), Bamford
                          Bench- Pope, Raphinha, Vestagard, Coufal.

                          Transferred in Kane already

                          A- Coufal to Digne (BB)) (-4) (Bamford, Rapha & Vestagard) Assume gets a game?
                          B - Coufal + Vestagard to Digne & Dier (BB) (-8) (BB Bamford, Rapha & Dier)
                          C - Coufal, & Grealish - Barnes & Digne (BB) (-8) Bamford, Rapha & Vestagard)

                          Hard one to read I know but What do you reckon?
                          Will grealish play?

                        • ajay_kl +42
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Worth doing Mee, Ings and Maddison --> Aina/Tosin, Lookman and Kane for -8?

                          Would then give me more playing players for GW29. Have WC and TC left, no BB or FH left

                          Martinez McCarthy
                          Mee Stones Dias Coufal Struijk
                          Gundo Bruno Salah Madison Son
                          DCL Bamford Ings

                        • DAZZ
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Already done Ings > DCL.

                          Grealish Bamford > Kane(C) Barnes?

                          Will BB.

                          1. JohnnyRev7
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Absolutely!

                            (Not sure about losing Bamford though, but understand the financial mechanics of the move.)

                        • 7shadesofsmoke
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Sterling for © again?...

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

                            he is on my shortlist of 3.

                        • You've got red on you.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          When are people using Free Hit. Likely be another good DGW before the end?

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

                            29 for me. Looking to maximise the fixtures before and after (including this GW). Currently only have 5 players who player in 29, but that includes Targett, who I probably don't want to play that week, and Martinez, who I probably wouldn't choose on a FH, and ESR, who also I probably wouldn't choose .

                        • Rash
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Anyone going with a risky captain pick?

                          I'm tempted to bring in Digne and slap the armband on him