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. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Trying again

    Gtg???

    BB. No Bruno. City leagues don't allow United.

    Pope
    Cancelo Digne Stones Castagne
    Son Barnes Salah Gundogan
    DCL(C) Kane Bamford

    Martinez Bamford Raph Dallas

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Looks solid. Good time to bench boost with full Leeds bench. Hopefully they can score as well as last game for you. Good luck

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Hope so! Cheers

    2. boroie
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      12 players starting?

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Haha nice catch whoops

  2. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Used BB, and got FH still, so is it worth going for an ultra cheap bench and putting all funds into the team?

    Could just squeeze in Kane, DCL, KDB, Bruno, Salah, Gundo, and Barnes. But be rocking the likes of Brewster and Mitchell on the bench.

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      I would perhaps if used BB yea and you still have FH

  3. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Brendan Rodgers record in Europe is so poor

  4. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Not been very impressed with Leicester tonight.

    Might rethink my Barnes/Vardy double up on WC.

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Bish please

      1. Knock Down Your Aerial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        I’ll take 1! Just think 2 may be too much.

    2. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Vardy 90 mins is not good either

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Blessing in disguise if you go without Vardy now.

    4. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 28 days ago

      I would not

  5. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Who'd you prefer?

    Digne or Pereira

    1. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Digne

    2. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Digne just

    3. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Digne for sure

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      I couldn't decide, so opted for both. Think they've both got massive points potential over the next 4 weeks.

    5. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks you bunch of cupcakes

      1. KUN+10
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        lol

  6. boroie
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Which gets most points from GW26 to GW29

    Ederson, Barnes, Watkins, Kane (-12)

    Pope, Fernandes, Bamford, Ings

    1. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Pope 6
      Fernandes 11
      Bamford 6
      Ings 2

      Ederson 12
      Barnes 10
      Watkins 8
      Kane 12

      IMO

      1. Maxim Tsigalko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Plus you’re probably going to captain Kane

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Tactical Czech out from Rodgers?

    All eyes on Top 4 now...

  8. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Pope
    Mee, Stones, Cancelo, Rudiger
    Lookman, Bruno, Salah, Sterling
    Watkins, DCL

    Subs: McCarthy, Bamford, Dallas, Raphinha

    Would you BB or TC this team? Could get Areola for - 4

    1. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Tough but BB and Areola looks tempting

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 28 days ago

    This is typical Leicester

    Now you will not get in any of their players and they will win easily and haul in next pl game

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      It’s good for fpl
      Less rotation and rest

      1. Knock Down Your Aerial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Agree

  10. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    It has all boiled down to...

    A. Barnes and DCL
    vs
    B. Vardy and Watkins

    Ofc, I am in favor of the non-obvious option

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A

    3. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A, easily.

    4. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A

    5. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A all day.

  11. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    On BB:

    1) Kane, Son, Vydra and Soucek
    2) Kane, Barnes, Bamford and Soucek

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      2

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      2

    3. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      2

    4. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      The one that doesn't have Vydra

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Vydra that bad for BB this week?

  12. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    They’re the same price for me but can only keep one on WC - Dias or Cancelo?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Dias for more security

  13. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Is it too late to take my Leicester assets out after I’d just put them in? 🙂

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Not if on a WC lol

  14. FeverPitch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Coufal to:

    A) Pereira
    B) Shaw

    Thanks

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A

      1. FeverPitch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      A (without knowing what the extra $ would get you on B)

      1. FeverPitch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks - would just be sat in the bank for this week at least

  15. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    How was Castagne today? Did he even play? Can't afford Pereira sadly

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Came on with Pereira, Leicester haven’t got going at all though.

    2. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Ta

  16. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    On BB, 7 players currently for BGW29 (no FH):

    A) Bamford, Raphinha & Dallas
    B) Bamford, Raphinha & Keane (-4)
    C) Bamford, Barnes & Struijk (-8)

    Go sensible with A) or take some hits? Leaning towards B..

    Cheers!

  17. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Has there been any update on Grealish from the Twitter rumour mill?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Fit for Leeds - 6 weeks out is the range.

      Smith won’t give any clues either.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        What do you reckon on Grealish -> Barnes?

        Not got FH for 29 so looks great if he is out and bad if he isn’t...

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          Wouldn’t let 29 be impacting decisions like that, won’t need 11 that week anyway.

          Barnes In looks good.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 28 days ago

            Well if I get Barnes I’ll only have 7 for GW29 (but guess a couple of hits and 9 is ok)

  18. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Leicester look light in midfield. Maddison and Praet injuries and they didn't stengthen there in Jan. Could be a slight drop off in the league

    1. Party time
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah... I would stay away. They looked like shite tonight

  19. FantasyClub
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Whoever has jumped on Vardy and Barnes already should be very worried with a Maddisonless Leicester. Especially Vardy, he sucks.

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Quiet now kiddo, the teacher is talking.

      1. FantasyClub
        6 months, 28 days ago

        I’m guessing you did lol

      2. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 28 days ago

        this

  20. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    A Sterling Raphinha Bamford to Gundogan Barnes Kane (TC) (-8)
    Play AWB,

    B Sterling Wickham AWB to Gundogan Kane (TC) Targett (-8)
    This means bench Bamford/Raphinha

    No WC or BB left

    1. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      B

  21. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Keep Cavani?
    Or do Cavani and Son -> Kane and Barnes (-4)?

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Isn’t there due to be an presser from Ole after the match. I don’t want to sell him. I read they’re trying to get him back for Chelsea and if not should be the next match I’d think. Not worth-4

    2. Party time
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Just sell cavani. Keep Son. Leicester looked like poo tonight

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Just 9.6 after Cavani out...

  22. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    People are really writing Barnes and Vardy off???

    They were that bad?

    1. FantasyClub
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Very bad

  23. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Leicester have been complete garbage tonight.

    Unexpected.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Poor enough in first leg when full strength - didn't stop them against Villa

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Not saying they will be poor next time. But they have been tonight.

      2. FantasyClub
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Maddison played against Villa

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Awaits Everton next week

  24. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Who to play?

    A. Taylor (tot + LEI)
    B. Bamford (AVL)
    C. Raphinia (AVL)

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      B or C, flip a coin. Probably C.

    2. Party time
      6 months, 28 days ago

      B

    3. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      C

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      C

  25. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Week long dilemma
    Ings to DCL or possibly Richarlison differential
    OR
    chase the points by doing sterling to Gund to allow Kane in -8

    If I went Rich, it would be a nervous week with no Kane or DCL
    #EOfomo

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Ings to DCL. Will be risky without Kane but doesn't seem right to take Sterling out for a -8!

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Makes sense
        I mean I may need one of kane or son for gw29 anyway so considering it it’s worth buying in advance

        As for city it’s anybody’s guess....love the one you’re with

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Time to sell Harvey Barnes!

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Why? You're fishing. Not biting.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        You just did?

        1. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          !

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Only if it's for a hit.

  27. Dele
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Dias or Cancelo >> Digne worth a hit?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Not in logic land

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      No chance

  28. For Fuchs Sake
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Stones likely to replace Laporte for the League?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Who knows. Probably.

  29. FantasyClub
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Vardy hobbling

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Brendan going out tonight