Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Double Gameweek 27?

Fantasy Premier League managers are considering Manchester City assets for the captaincy as they head into another Double Gameweek.

With the runaway league leaders facing Manchester United and Southampton in the next round, it is hard to look past İlkay Gündoğan (£6.2m), Raheem Sterling (£11.6m), Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) or even Ederson (£6.1m), Joao Cancelo (£6.2m) and Ruben Dias (£6.1m).

Meanwhile, appealing fixtures for West Ham and Spurs, against Leeds and Crystal Palace respectively, have brought Michail Antonio (£6.5m) and Harry Kane (£11.1m) into the conversation, as well as Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Gareth Bale (£9.3m).

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to help with your Double Gameweek 27 captaincy decision.

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CAPTAIN POLL

Gündoğan leads the Double Gameweek 27 Captain Poll with just over 30.0% of total votes. The German international got his well-deserved rest against Wolves in Double Gameweek 27, playing just eight minutes off the bench and earning an assist in that time.

Meanwhile, De Bruyne occupies second place in the poll with 18.4% of votes, as the Belgian midfielder has now started in City’s last three league games and is returning to full match sharpness.

Kane (8.7%) is currently the third-best candidate in the eyes of our readers as he prepares to face a Crystal Palace side who have one clean sheet away from home all season. 

The Spurs forward is followed by Mohamed Salah (£12.6m, 6.1%) while Dias (5.7%) looks the most likely Manchester City defender to receive tangible backing for a Double Gameweek 27 captaincy.

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426 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jersey Boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What’s the likelihood of an Everton double in GW28?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      None I think

    2. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      High I think

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ben Crellin's best guess was 10%

  2. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best option;

    A) Play Bruno in a 3.5.2

    B) DCL > Antonio in a 3.4.3 and bench Bruno.

    Cheers

    1. Killitzer
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I am considering option B but Everton are at home to Burnley next week so I might just bench DCL, play him for GW28 and sell for Antonio in GW29

  3. artvandelay316
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Looking for a replacement for Barnes, but also thinking of swapping a City defender for a midfielder or replacing one of the forwards....

      My squad:
      Pope
      Dallas, Cancelo, Stones
      Barnes, Rashford, Gundo, Salah, Bruno (C)
      Bamford, DCL

      Subs: Forster, Holding, Cavani, Mitchell

      I am thinking:
      A) Barnes > Mahrez + Stones > Lowton (who I will bench for Holding)
      B) Barnes > Mahrez + Cancelo > Targett (or similar price)
      C) Barnes > Lingard + Cavani > Richarlison (benching DCL or Bamford for him)
      D) Barnes > Lingard (benched) + Cavani > Antonio (benching Lingard for him)

      Any thoughts on best option here?

    • Killitzer
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why not just save the FT so you can get more players for GW29?

    • Champione
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thoughts on Bruno + DCL > Lingard + Kane -4?

      1. Killitzer
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why not just do Bruno to Son and cover your bases

        1. Champione
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Already have Son, so would be a double up

          1. Killitzer
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I’m so disappointed in Kane. Was TC last GW but can see Man U game being 0-0 and Verton losing to Chelsea so could be a good move. Covers you for BGW29 too

      2. El Cucuy
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I just made those exact same transfers a few mins ago. A bit risky tho cause bruno and DCL have decent fixtures in GW 28 so could punish us for selling, But i think its worth the risk Lingard and Kane play in GW 29 and both have good fixtures this GW.

      3. Killitzer
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Afternoon all

        Wondering what to do here. £2m itb and WC left. Salah is out if he blanks against Fulham.

        Martinez Pope
        Stones Cancello Dallas Coufal Targett
        Salah Gundo Bruno Soucek Raphinha
        Kane Bamford DCL

        1. DCL ➡️ Antonio
        2. Save FT
        3. Something else?

        1. Champione
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          1) looks very good imo

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This will have gone unnoticed but could just be relevant for FPL

        James McCarthy is out for Palace - no real surprise there. The relevance is that he's comfortably our best central mid imo. No Mccarthy means we likely cede central midfield completely as per Brighton and Fulham and not as per United where the battle was fairly even.

        I'd expect a much more back foot Palace now. The odds on Spurs feasting rises significantly - if they have the energy that is.

        1. The journey out of the 1mil
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I agree expect Spurs to run riot. Expecially a London derby and what happened in the previous results. Ppl that don't do Bruno to Son may regret...

      5. johemian
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Thoughts on using my 2FT on
          Bruno + Wan Bissaka > Son + any defender (suggestions welcome)

          Using WC on GW 30/31, lets me triple up on Spurs (Son, Kane, Lloris) and have extra blank GW players while United have a tough run

          1. johemian
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Already got Dias, Cancelo and Gundo so KBD and Stones are out

            • 1966
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Bruno to Son in short term sounds like a good idea if you have no FH and getting players for blank 29. You could get Brighton defender ready for blank 29 as well.

              1. johemian
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Thanks. So you think Dunk over Cresswell or Targett?

                  1. 1966
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Dunk has more chance of a clean sheet v Newcastle in 29 than Cresswell v Spurs. Dunk more chance of scoring, Cresswell more chance of an assist.

                    Targett a v good option if Villa play twice in 28 but we don’t know yet unfortunately. Have you already got Martínez?

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              A) Fernandes to Bale(Have Kane,Son)
              B) DCL to Antonio(bench Fernandes)

              No FH for 29, WC in 31

              1. 1966
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Depends if Everton have a double game week in 28. Think Antonio will do well v Leeds but I’d be reluctant to sell DCL if he’s playing twice the week after.

              2. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                B for me

            • tyron
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              REPOST, please help

              hey guys, my wc, fh and bb have been used... so with that said can i have some help with gw29 in mind?

              martinez
              rudiger stones lowton
              bruno son kdb gundo (c) raphina
              watkins kane

              mcarthy dcl shaw targett .9 itb

              already did salah to kdb may captain.

              do i
              a- leave as is and minus4 in gw 28 and gw 29 to play with 10
              b- lowton to tierney (-4) this week with 29 in mind

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Save the hit for next week or 29

                1. tyron
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  thanks man

            • The White Pele
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Start:
              A) Dier
              B) Holding

            • bangers and M*A*S*H
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              My dilemma for this week

              a) get Antonio for DCL
              b) get KDB for Salah
              c) both for a hit

              1. JabbaWookiee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                A

            • Nice to Finally Michu
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Is Fabri > Forster worth an FT?

              1. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                would play Forster over Areola

            • Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Pep is a nightmare when it comes to DGWs. It would be typical if Gundo started against Utd and was benched against Southampton. Who to captain?

              A - Gundo
              B - Kane

              1. JabbaWookiee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Same dilemma. Even if Gündoğan starts both his role and threat may be significantly reduced given KdB’s return. And Palace look there for the taking. Hard to look past a DGW player for the armband but Kane is winning atm for me. If I had Dias though I’d probably stick it on him.

            • bjarnia87
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A) Bruno to Bale
              b) Bruno + Stones to KDB + rudiger
              C) roll

              (Have already gundogen, cancelo and stones)

            • bjarnia87
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Any one going for Sala as Captain?

            • skandinho
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I think my team is pretty much set, however I've one slight dilemma - who takes the final defender position? Aina or Lowton? Feels like a coin toss. Any thoughts most welcome!