Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 21?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers face another tough captaincy decision for Double Gameweek 21, with several viable options for the armband.

First, we will assess the fallout of the captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Jarrod Bowen (£6.6m) is the leader of the captain poll in Double Gameweek 21, with 38.89% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Team-mate Michail Antonio (7.8m) sits in second place, backed by 34.26%.

Son Heung-min (£10.5m) occupies third-place with 8.33%, followed by Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m), with 4.63% and 3.7% respectively.


SON HEUNG-MIN AND HARRY KANE

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Under Antonio Conte, Spurs are clearly on an upward trajectory, having won four and drawn three of the Italian’s seven Premier League matches in charge. During that time, they have scored 13 goals, averaging just under two expected goals (xG) per game.

At Southampton on Tuesday, Harry Kane – who traditionally enjoys a New Year’s Day fixture – scored his third Premier League goal in as many Gameweeks from the spot. It could have been more, too, after his goal from a Harry Winks (£4.4m) pass in the second-half was narrowly given offside by VAR.

However, it is worth noting that Southampton performed well up until their sending off, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side pinning the visitors in their own half for large parts.

As for Son, his performance was not up to his usual standards, but having picked up the assist for Kane’s penalty, he has now produced six attacking returns across his last five starts.

Up next for Spurs is Watford, who have now lost their last five Premier League games in a row, with their latest defeat a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of West Ham United. During that period, they have conceded two or more goals in each match, in a run of form which suggests Son and Kane can both be good captaincy picks in Double Gameweek 21.

WATFORD’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 2021/22 – LAST FIVE MATCHES
GameweekOpponentScorexGC
20West Ham United (h)1-42.71
16Brentford (a)1-21.89
15Manchester City (h)1-33.05
14Chelsea (h)1-20.75
13Leicester City (a)2-42.05
HOW HAS CAPTAIN SENSIBLE PERFORMED SO FAR THIS SEASON?
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1,316 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Deer-in-headlights
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Start two of the following. Thanks.

    Bilva (ARS A)
    Dennis (TOT H)
    Broja (BRE H)
    Saka (MCI H)

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Bilva and Dennis (Brojas minutes still a concern to me).

  2. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    1FT and undecided after recent news/updates:

    A) Save FT
    B) Maddison --> Gray
    C) Livramento --> Keane / Coufal

    --
    DDG
    TAA -- Cancelo -- Reguilón
    Salah -- Son -- Jota -- Maddison -- Bowen
    Antonio -- King

    Bachmann -- Broja -- Livramento -- Lamptey [1FT+ 0.9m ITB]

    1. Deer-in-headlights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      C, especially if FH next week.

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks - but why would the FH next GW impact this transfer greatly?

        1. Deer-in-headlights
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Rolled FTs are lost after free hitting, hence not much benefit to A if free hitting in GW22.

  3. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Some useful info. Judge sources through experience, a few too many clickbaits but some good sources too:

    https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League

  4. Avinash_Y
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Coufal or Johnson - in terms of long term options ?

    • Norco
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Is Dawson worth the extra 0.2 over Coufal?

      1. Deer-in-headlights
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I went for the budget option of Diop at 4.3m.

    • TheYogaDaddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 days ago

      DDG (Foster*)
      TAA James* Cancelo Dias
      Salah Jota Foden Bowen
      Antonio (C) Watkins

      Foster King Livramento Brownhill

      1 ft, 0.4 itb

      What to do here?

      a. James to Dawson
      b. James to Dawson and Foden/Brownhill to Gray (-4)
      c. James to Dawson, Foden/Brownhill to Gray, and Salah to Son (-8)
      d. Something else???

      1. Norco
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I'd keep Foden

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I'm not buying Dawson here.

        Would rather buy Spurs defense. It's the same number of fixtures if they double as expected next week while WHU have a SGW.

        Your team also has double City def so it needs a player who doubles next week. If you're insistent on getting DGW go Keane but I'd just go Spurs and improve your squad going forward. They also have tons of games in hand.

        1. TheYogaDaddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          So who would you say? Reguilon? And still get Gray in?

    • AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Lanzini playing in the hole behind Antonio with Bowen and Benrahma either side at Palace tomorrow could be the best punt on WHU.

      I have Bowen and Antonio and he's in the right position to do some damage.

      After Antonio and Benrahma his goals per game is as good as the other West Ham attacking players and he can easily assist.

    • troller
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      King to Antonio -8 should I do the transfer ?

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        No.

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Yes

    • FPLzebub
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I fancy a lie in tomorrow so I did Salah + Broja > Doucoure + DCL (-4).

      It looks pretty odd but keeps open the option of playing my BB chip in GW22.

    • kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Who scores more this DGW

      A) Antonio

      B) Benrahma

      A wound come in for Watkins, B in for Brownhill

      TIA

    • tabby98
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      What moves to make here guys?

      DDG, Sanchez
      TAA, Cancelo, James*, Reguilon, Tierney
      Salah, Son, Jota, Bowen, Brownhill*
      Brown, King, Antonio

      1FT
      £0.1m ITB

      Brownhill + James —> Gray + Coufal (-4)?

    • t4thomas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      who scores the most points this week: calvert-lewin, ronaldo or kane?

      1. Bollard
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Kane