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
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      B is sexy

    2. Fantabulous KdB
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I like A.

      Can you answer mine below?

    4. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks all

    5. king cole
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  2. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Play 1
    a) Lowton
    b) Raphinia
    c) Bamford

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Raphinha

    2. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. Fantabulous KdB
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers

    4. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      B or C. B has good stats

  3. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Ugh. Probably not worth a hit then.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

    5. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Just the keeper.

    6. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Looks Dier, doesn’t it?

  4. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I'm assuming you aren't benching Gundo?

    2. Fantabulous KdB
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe just Ings to Watkins

    3. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. The Big Fella
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    -4 for Forster to Edinson and then BB?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. The Big Fella
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day 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
          7 months, 1 day 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
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 1 day 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
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Planning to bring in Barnes and pereira from Leicester

    Should that result put me off at all?

    Thanks

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day 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
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers both....can't afford pereira

  7. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    Go sensible with A) or take some hits?

    Cheers!

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers.

  8. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        He's done this to overcome that concern.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 1 day 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
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Nice

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Who is a better pick this dgw26.

      Silva, Foden or Mahrez?

    4. gogs67
      7 months, 1 day 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.

  9. GE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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

  10. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    TC options.

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

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Those are city’s 26 fixtures.

      But Kane for me

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Those are city 26 fixtures arent they?

      1. n-doggg
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        My bad

        MUN, SOU

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

          Man City in gw26 is an option.

          Or Bruno?

  11. ParkIt
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

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

  12. Lestat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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?

  13. ABCDEFC
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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)

  14. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Does Ings to Kane and Son to Barnes work?

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Yep

  15. chrhughes
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish and Antonio to:

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

    1. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Easily A

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. king cole
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      C (maybe even B)

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

    4. Super Jack Grealish
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      A

  16. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    YES OR NO?

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

    Use BB (Areola, Bamford, Raphinha, Dallas)

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Wat the Moggy says

    3. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      yes

  17. After Supper Ghost Stories
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      * I mean Digne

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Digne and Watkins for me.

    2. Super Jack Grealish
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Digne Watkins

    3. After Supper Ghost Stories
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks to you both.

  18. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Son vs KDB?

    1. After Supper Ghost Stories
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Kdb if already got Kane.

  19. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Taa -> Digne, Ings -> KAne

      1. Lethargio Alcantara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

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

  20. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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 (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  21. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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?

  22. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Option 4 is for -4

    2. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      2

  23. mwa1t
    7 months, 1 day ago

    BB this?

    McCarthy - Bamford - Raphinha - White

    or use TC?

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      BB I reckon

    2. Super Jack Grealish
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      BB

  24. Purse83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Villa defenders suffer with Grealish injury too

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  25. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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

  26. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    MY BENCH IS DARK GREEN 😀

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Racist

  27. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

  28. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yep. A

      1. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Sorry B

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes.

      Flip a coin between Kane and Mo Sala

  29. BremerHB
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Could be a great move to rise up the ranks!

  30. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Coufal + Rashford + Davis > Aina + Son + Watkins

    What do you think? Worth a -4?

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
        7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Probably wouldn’t take Rash out for -4.