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. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    What are the current chances of Everton and Villa having a DGW 28? Haven’t been keeping up. Trying to decide between going all out for DG26 and maybe 28 (ie Everton / Digne) or just getting as many SGW29 players (Spurs / Dier)

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Seem to remember Ben Crellins sheet indicating it wasn't particularly high chance of a DGW

  2. Finding Timo
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Do people think DCL play in both games this gameweek as only 3 days apart ?

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yes

      2. RichRover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yes

      3. RichRover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Im 50/50 whether to TC him

        1. Finding Timo
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Ok cheers both I am torn between bringing it just kane (Tc) or getting DCL into

            1. RichRover
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Kane TC could bury me if it works. But if he blanks and DCL scores it would be huge. Big risk.

            2. RichRover
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              In the end just go with your gut!

              1. Finding Timo
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Been thinking about this all week but yeh cheers decision time !!

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Probably, coming back from hammy injury three days is not ideal?

          • pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Thought Ancellotti said King is very close now and will start some games.

            More a threat in 28 I imagine

          • Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Big strong lad, yeah. Ancelotti does not have MCI depth. He can only replace starters with straight Bums, Mutts, and Tramps

            1. Finding Timo
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Cheers all for replies-

          • circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Is Veltman getting in attacking positions or would you just go with Dunk?
            *Not an FPL question, for an auction league format.

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Lamptey back - and apparently he plays same side

              Dunk is safer unless just for this week

              1. circusmonkey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thank you.

                Changed my sealed bid.

          • sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Any reason for one to (triple) captain Bruno instead of Kane?

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I’m considering it. Don’t like the Chelsea fixture but he could score big v Palace

              1. FantasyClub
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Only thing is CRY come after Chelsea and after his involvement today vs Real Sociedad

              2. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I think most folks must triple now, so just pick a champ

                King Kane
                lucky Bruno
                Mo Salad
                Man Bun DCL

            2. Dannyb
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              A - Sterling, Ings and Cavani to Kane Mahrez and DCL - 8?
              B - Ings and Cavani to DCL Vardy - 4
              C Ings, Cavani and Bamford to DCL Vardy and Watkins - 8
              D Ings Cavani and Sterling to Kane KDB and DCL - 8

              1. Dannyb
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                D is Watkins instead of DCL

              2. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I like B and D if you are going to c Kane. hard to know with the minus 8 though.

            3. ebb2sparky
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Would you start
              A) Mee (tot, LEI)
              B) Dallas (AVL)
              Currently on A but maybe blinded by the DGW?

              1. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Its a lottery. I think Dallas has a higher ceiling

                1. DannyDrinkVodka
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Agree, start Dallas

            4. Zlatan F.C
                2 months, 13 days ago

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

                1. xHaTr
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Probably yes for the TC

              • xHaTr
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thoughts on Son and Antonio to Kane and Traore (-4)?

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Son -> Kane for a -4 seems madness

                  1. xHaTr
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Does it really though? Kane the standout captaincy pick whilst Son has scored once in last 6

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Logically Hard to see how Kane can be a stand out captain option yet Son a terrible pick given both play for same team and are their 2 sole goal threats

                      Don’t get me wrong though I’d rather have Kane

                      1. xHaTr
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        It sounds weird doesnt it. But the stats dont lie. Son has been underperforming Kane for quite a while now

                2. PascalCygan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Not for me, wouldn’t necessarily lose Son for Kane, not for a hit

                3. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Seems pretty weird to me

                4. xHaTr
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Thanks for replies

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                A. TC Kane -4, Salah VC, Gundogan
                B. Sterling, TC Salah, Ings

              • DK_13
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Anything worth changing for a hit(0.2 ITB)? BB active

                Ederson Martinez
                TAA Dias Shaw Rudiger strujik*
                Salah barnes Gundogan raphinha* H.reed
                Kane Vardy DCL

              • 7shadesofsmoke
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Im bench boosting with a non playing 2nd keeper.

                Ain't got funds to upgrade to a playing keeper so would need an 8 pointer to get a second keeper. not worth it, right?

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Depends what second keeper would score -4 to get a player who has 2 games seems reasonable.

                  Not sure it’s worth bench boosting without a full bench

                2. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Will you get a playing second keeper before the end of the season? If not, it’s not the deciding factor

              • Finding Timo
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Is it crazy to be benching either bam or Raphinha after Monday’s result?!

                  1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Sorry Tuesdays !

                      1. Pipermaru
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        So far this season Leeds lost all their games after impressive wins gameweek before, maybe just coincidence 😉

                    • FPL Pillars
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Well considering most teams play twice and Leeds only play once it’s understandable but saying this Leeds can definitely get joy vs weakened Villa

                    • Going Home
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Both on my bench. Along with their mate Stu Dallas

                      Bench boost is activated though.

                    • Camino Aleatorio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Aston Villa had a decent Defense

                      Most folks are starting their AV defenders for Clean sheet potential

                      1. Finding Timo
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Yeh agree Might not be a Leeds goal fest

                    • You've got red on you.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

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

                      1. Wılly
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        27 is a DGW,
                        28 is a possible DGW
                        maybe 31/32 as well

                        1. tbos83
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Nothing big enough to merit using FH. Will be using mine in 29

                      2. Wılly
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        GK Rotation for Wildcard, thoughts on Pickford & Leno?

                        SOU/wba (DGW26),
                        bur,
                        BUR/avl (possible DGW28),
                        whu (BGW29),
                        CPL,
                        bha or shu,
                        FUL,
                        EVE or ars (BGW33),
                        new,
                        WBA,
                        shu,
                        cpl,
                        bha.

                        1. ajay_kl +42
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Looks good on paper but it is Everton and Arsenal defence so no for me

                      3. One of Those Days
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Captain KDB or DCL?

                        1. hullcityfan
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          DCL the safe option but KDB possibly more upside.

                          1. One of Those Days
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Thank you Hull

                      4. DAZZ
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Interesting pick in the captain sensible article as the best pick this week. It’s the first time iv’e seen him picked as #1 this week, i feel he is being fairly overlooked.

                        1. tbos83
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Who is it?

                            1. Nomar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              DCL

                        2. Ali.h
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Which everton defender is nailed on? Other than Digne

                            1. Drip Doctor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Keane

                          • Calculated Risks
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Maddison to Barnes for minus 4?
                            He was out for ages with his hip previously so I'm counting him as defo out. Have Dallas and Ings on bench so could play one of them instead.
                            Leaning towards yes because think Barnes will get at least 10 points, and I want to watch the Leicester matches whilst owning someone too

                          • Drip Doctor
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            GW33 with 3 x Man City, Son and Kane.

                            How do you plan to navigate this?

                            1. Teomi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Sell 2 and bench the others.
                              A lot of other great fixtures that gw

                              1. Drip Doctor
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Both Spurs and City have great fixtures after, thats the issue.

                                1. Pipermaru
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Can't have them all, City may have league wrapped by GW33 so there might be some dip in form after and Son + Kane might be too much Spurs. And first and foremost it's 2 months from now, anything can happen between now and then, no point worrying about it right now.

                            2. Tinkermania
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Considering how are it is, should be easy for anyone planning.

                            3. xHaTr
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Thats when im planning to free hit

                          • ajay_kl +42
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

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

                            Would then give me more players for GW29 and a full starting XI for DGWers. 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

                          • Jones Town
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Seems silly to spend too much on City players with all the risk of rotation... I'm thinking of going Foden? Anyone else?

                            1. Stupendous
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              That isn't the problem.

                              The problem is we already have 3 of them and nobody knows how that pans out twice a week.

                              You're a small minority without 3

                          • One of Those Days
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Barnes warming up

                          • Iceball
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            A) Ings to DCL, and Bruno or DCL TC
                            B) Ings to Kane and 2m downgrade for Son Salah or Bamford for a hit. Kane TC

                          • Brakos2k
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            A. Shaw or B. Stones?

                            1. One of Those Days
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Stones

                          • Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Sterling to Gundogan to fund Kane (TC)?

                            1. Maxim Tsigalko
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Good move!

                            2. One of Those Days
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Yes

                          • Russell
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Grealish and Antonio to:

                            DCL and Barnes (standard)

                            Or

                            Son and Maja (maverick)

                            1. Maxim Tsigalko
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              DCL and Barnes

                            2. mr messi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              DCL and B

                            3. Russell
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Looks like a consensus already! Any other suggestions? Max spend is 15m

                          • fplking14
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Digne or Ricardo and why??

                            1. Maxim Tsigalko
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Digne for the possible OOP and extra DGW.

                              1. fplking14
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Ricardo played OOP as well. Played RW on the weekend and CAM tonight.

                            2. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Ricardo is a little injury prone? Digne has had a few games now.

                          • One of Those Days
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Slavia goal

                          • mr messi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            If I have Kane and no one else near me in mini leagues has him, I should really captain him, should I?

                            Question is should I TC or BB

                            McCarthy Raphinha Dallas Coufal

                            1. TheDragon
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              If you think he scores the most points yes

                            2. One of Those Days
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              TC for me

                            3. hullcityfan
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              I would assume some people in your mini leagues might bring him in?

                              Don’t love that BB, can’t see much points from McCarthy or Coufal.

                              1. mr messi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                I know. Leeds lads might do ok though. I’ve already taken a hit so would be a -8 to swap McCarthy or Coufal

                            4. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              I have a similar bench and I am taking in digne -4 to bb I think

                            5. Pipermaru
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              I wouldn't BB that lot. TC no doubt.

                          • SNEAKY SNEAKY
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 13 days ago

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

                            Hard one to read I know but what do you reckon?