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. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any preference?

    A. Grealish/Mee>Barnes/Digne (-4)
    B. Ings/Grealish/Mee>Kane/Barnes/Aina (-8 need to do latter to afford)
    C. Steer/Ings/Grealish/Coufal>Martinez/Watkins/Barnes/Digne (-12 & BB)

    Pope
    Cancelo, Dias, Mee, Mitchell
    Fernandes, Salah, Gundogan, Raphinha (single)
    DCL, Bamford (single),
    Steer, Ings, Grealish, Coufal

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

      B is sexy

    2. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A looks good. Things can change till 29 so take hits at that time

    3. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I like A.

      Can you answer mine below?

    4. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Thanks all

    5. king cole
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I would do C, go all out. Cant see a better chance to bench boost.

  2. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Play 1
    a) Lowton
    b) Raphinia
    c) Bamford

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

      Raphinha

    2. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B

    3. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cheers

    4. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B or C. B has good stats

  3. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    As a man with infinite funds, is there even a single Tottenham defender we can trust?

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nope

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

      I'm trusting Reguilon. Whether I'm right to or not is yet to be seen. But they need him. Davies is a poor attacker.

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

        Ugh. Probably not worth a hit then.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Only hugo really. Reguilon would be my best pick but I know many don't think he'll play 2.

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

      I have Dier and find selling him difficult for -4.

    5. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Just the keeper.

    6. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Looks Dier, doesn’t it?

  4. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    What’s my best option so that I can field 10 dgw’s without using my wildcard:

    Martinez
    Stones / Maguire / Cancelo
    Salah (c) / Son / Bruno / Raphina
    Ings / Bamford / Richarlson

    Forster, Gundo, Coufal / Bissouma, Douglas

    1.1 itb and 1 FT

    A. Ings + Raphina —> Vardy + 4.8 mid (and play Bamford)
    B. Bamford —> Watkins
    C. Any other suggestions?

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

      I'm assuming you aren't benching Gundo?

    2. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Maybe just Ings to Watkins

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

      Ings to Watkins maybe and would start Gundo over one of the Leeds players.

  5. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    -4 for Forster to Edinson and then BB?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      In isolation yes, and you need 3 City. Who else is on your bench?

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        DCL, Mitchell and Dias currently. I will be BB anyway as only 3 Leeds boys not DGW players but it is whether I do take the hit and then BB. I could even do Raphina to Barnes for a further 4 point hit. I'd prefer Vardy but I can't quite afford him.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I'm on BB with 3 Leeds, getting it out the way. Barnes in for Raphinha is worth the hit IMO assuming you've already got 6 or 7 for BGW29 (and nl FH)

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I have FH which I will be using for 29 and no value on Raphinha either. So, Edinson and Barnes for -8 or just Barnes for -4?

  6. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Planning to bring in Barnes and pereira from Leicester

    Should that result put me off at all?

    Thanks

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Difficult to say, probably not, Leicester have been on great form so probably just a hiccup. Maybe go for Digne instead of Pereira if possible?

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

      Barnes, Pereira and Castagne only played the last 30 minutes, in which Pereira's goal was ruled out for a Vardy handball in the buildup

      Bruno just blanked, and he's still my captain

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

        Cheers both....can't afford pereira

  7. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

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

    Go sensible with A) or take some hits?

    Cheers!

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

      A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers.

  8. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    On Twitter. Analytic FPL Simon.

    look at if you have a main cast who will play 80+% of Man City games:

    Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Rodri, Gundo, KdB, Bernardo, Sterling.

    And then the supporting crew:

    Laporte, Zinchenko, Mendy, Ake, Jesus, Foden, Mahrez, Torres.

    3 from the first lot and you'll be mostly OK most of the time!

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Good way to look at it. But...Pep!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He's done this to overcome that concern.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Maybe, but there's no new info here. Anyone with access to the information on this forum knows picking the bottom list knows they are risky picks. Foden/Bilva perhaps borderline.

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

      Nice

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Who is a better pick this dgw26.

      Silva, Foden or Mahrez?

    4. gogs67
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Looking at the last 15 games say, I think pep roulette isn't quite as bad as is made out this season compared to previous. Especially in defence.

    5. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Plan to BB - which move do you prefer?

      1) Soucek -> Lookman
      2) Cavani and Son -> Kane and Barnes (-4)
      3) Other suggestions?

      (1FT, 1.6 itb)

      Martinez
      Dias/Cancelo/Digne/Mee
      Salah/Bruno/Son/Gundo
      Cavani/DCL

      Bench: Messlier, Bamford, Dallas, Soucek

    6. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      TC options.

      A. Kane 26 (BUR/ful)
      B. Kdb 27 (WHU/WOL)
      C. Sterling 27 (WHU/WOL)

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        A

      2. TeddiPonza
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Those are city’s 26 fixtures.

        But Kane for me

      3. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Those are city 26 fixtures arent they?

        1. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          My bad

          MUN, SOU

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I think I'd go kane just because of certainty of starts.

            That southampton game looks plum for whoever starts though.

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Man City in gw26 is an option.

            Or Bruno?

    7. ParkIt
        2 months, 13 days ago

        A) Salah/Antonio >> Barnes/Kane(TC) -4
        B) Antonio >> Watkins (Bruno (c))

        Not sure when use TC on (B) but doubting spurs!

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

        Current Bench Boost option for the bench is:

        A - Pickford, Bamford, Dallas, Raphina
        (
        or

        B - Pickford, Holgate, Calvert-Lewin, Raphina (minus 8)

        Which is better for BB option?

      • ABCDEFC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        A) Soucek to Son (Play Dallas)
        B) Soucek and Justin to Son and Keane (-4)
        C) Soucek, Justin, Bamford to Barnes, Digne, DCL (-8)

      • Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Genuinely stuck on what to do. WC, BB and TC left. 1FT and 1m ITB. Happy to take hits. Kane would be nice but can't see how.

        Pope
        Stones - Mee - Dias
        Gundo - Bruno - Salah - Raphinha - Son
        Ings - DCL

        (Mccarthy) - Bamford - Coufal - Alioski

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

          Does Ings to Kane and Son to Barnes work?

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yep

      • chrhughes
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Grealish and Antonio to:

        A) Lookman and Kane
        B) Barnes and Watkins
        C) Son and Watkins?

        1. Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Easily A

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I don't think its that obvious. A & C both pretty close.

        3. king cole
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          C (maybe even B)

          Not too keen on lookman for this double. Son over barnes. So C.

        4. Super Jack Grealish
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          A

      • Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        YES OR NO?

        Mccarthy, Grealish, Adams - - - Areola, Lookman, DCL (-4)

        Use BB (Areola, Bamford, Raphinha, Dallas)

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yes

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Wat the Moggy says

        3. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          yes

      • After Supper Ghost Stories
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Please help.

        Shaw or Perreira or Diagne?

        Richarlison or Watkins. Got DCL. If Diagne, can't afford Richarlison.

        Thanks

        1. After Supper Ghost Stories
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          * I mean Digne

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

            Digne and Watkins for me.

        2. Super Jack Grealish
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Digne Watkins

        3. After Supper Ghost Stories
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks to you both.

      • Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Son vs KDB?

        1. After Supper Ghost Stories
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Kdb if already got Kane.

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

        I need Kane and can't find a way to squeeze him in, pls help.

        Pope (Meslier)
        TAA-Cancelo-Rüdiger (Creswell, Holding)
        Salah-Bruno-Son-Gündo-Raphinha
        Barnes-Bamford-Ings

        1.6 ITB and I'm short 1.1m of Kane if I get rid of Ings.
        What should I do?

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

          Taa -> Digne, Ings -> KAne

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

            easiest but also toughest to take.. I think TAA will haul 🙁

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Martinez
        Dias / Pereira / Digne
        Bruno / Salah / Gundo / KDB
        DCL / Kane / Diagne

        3.9 / Garbage / Rubbish / Crap

        Taking the risk of going with an ultra cheap bench to squeeze in my preferred XI. Got FH and already used BB, so is this a viable strategy?

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

          It's a really solid XI. But if a City game gets cancelled you're screwed. I wouldn't take that risk

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          bound to lose ground considering rotation etc, this is the one season where you really need a playing sub or two preferably

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

        All or nothing guys.

        My - 8 BB team for this wk.

        WC/TC/FH available

        Martinez

        Digne/Peirera/Stones/
        Cancelo/Aina

        Salah/Bruno/Barnes/Gundo

        Dcl(c)

        (Pope/Raphina/Bam/Ings)

        G2G?

      • Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I'm bringing in Kane but need another transfer to afford

        1) Soucek -> Reed
        2) Robertson -> Digne (play Rafhiana)
        3) Soucek -> Smith Rowe (play Rafhiana)
        4) Robertson, Soucek -> Digne, Lookman

        1. Pulp Minion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Option 4 is for -4

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

          2

      • mwa1t
          2 months, 13 days ago

          BB this?

          McCarthy - Bamford - Raphinha - White

          or use TC?

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

            BB I reckon

          2. Super Jack Grealish
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            BB

        • Purse83
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Have I missed something regarding Targett?

          Nowhere to be seen on here yet was in almost every team earlier in the week.

          1. mwa1t
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Villa defenders suffer with Grealish injury too

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

              Villa not en vogue. It's all about Digne and Pereira this GW

          2. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Martinez
            Cancelo Stones Robertson
            Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
            Bamford DCL Ings

            Pope Soucek Coufal Ferguson

            1. Ferguson Ings >> Konsa Kane [10DGWs] (play Bamford or Raphinha)
            2. Robertson Ings >> Digne Kane [9DGWs] (play Bamford and Raphinha)

            Thanks

          3. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            MY BENCH IS DARK GREEN 😀

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

              Racist

          4. Chandler Bing
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Which one out of Castagne and Pereira is more nailed? Also, who played RW once both of them came on earlier tonight?

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

            Ings and Cavani to Kane and Watkins - 4?
            Tc?
            A Salah
            B Kane
            C Bruno

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

              Yep. A

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

                Sorry B

            2. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yes.

              Flip a coin between Kane and Mo Sala

          6. BremerHB
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            WC Team GTG?

            Martinez
            Cancelo - Dias - Digne
            Salah - Bruno - Gundogan - Barnes - Raphinha
            Kane - DCL

            Fabri - Bamford - Dallas - White

            Digne/Pereira and Bamford/Watkins are my two uncertainties at the moment. Any thoughts there?

            1. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Im going Cancelo Digne Pereira in defence. Hoping City will start conceding once every now and then

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

                Could be a great move to rise up the ranks!

          7. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Coufal + Rashford + Davis > Aina + Son + Watkins

            What do you think? Worth a -4?

            1. chaser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Would probably BB with:

              Pope
              Cancelo Stones Robertson Aina
              Son Salah Bruno Gundogan
              DCL Watkins

              (McCarthy Dallas Raphinha Bamford)

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

                I transferred Rashford out last week and kept Son, but regret it now.

                Rashford, far more differential, and I think could still do okay in the tough fixtures due to Man Us strong counter attacks and high goal output.

                Son, playing for boring mourinho and in a team struggling for form.

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

              Probably wouldn’t take Rash out for -4.