Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 22?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are looking to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford for the Double Gameweek 22 captaincy, and as per usual, the Captain Sensible article is here to highlight which assets have the best chance of hauling.

First, we will assess the fallout of the Double Gameweek 22 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Friday’s 18:30 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) is the leader of the captain poll in Double Gameweek 22, with 37.44% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Harry Kane (£12.2m) is in second place, backed by 15.68%, ahead of his double-header against north London rivals Arsenal and Leicester City, opponents he has traditionally performed well against.

Emmanuel Dennis (£6.1m) occupies third place with 14.96%, followed by James Maddison (£6.9m) and Josh King (£5.8m), with 7.01% and 3.37% respectively.

CRISTIANO RONALDO

The best FPL forwards for a Double Gameweek 22 Free Hit 3

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to return to action in Double Gameweek 22, after providing a positive update on his hip muscle issue on Thursday:

“I hope so. We will try on Thursday. I will try to train as normal. Let’s see how the body reacts. Fingers crossed. I’m confident.

I’m good. I just have a little touch but, you know, it’s part of my work. You know, we have to feel some pain sometimes. It’s nothing big and I hope to be good soon.”

As United’s penalty taker and focal point in attack, Ronaldo is clearly one of the best captaincy options on offer in Double Gameweek 22, having produced eight goals and three assists across his 16 Premier League appearances in 2021/22.

RONALDO UNDER RANGNICK – PREMIER LEAGUE:
MetricTotal
Appearances5
Goals2
Assists1
Bonus points6
Points per match5.2
Goal attempts p903.60
Shots in the box p902.84
Big chances p900.95
xG p900.64
xA p900.03

However, United’s Double Gameweek 22 fixtures aren’t straightforward.

Aston Villa have improved defensively under Steven Gerrard, and could hand debuts to new signings Lucas Digne (£5.0m) and Philippe Coutinho (£7.0m), whilst Brentford are a different proposition at home, having conceded just three goals across their last four matches, despite facing Manchester City during that time.

The Red Devils’ form is a wider concern, too, having scored more than once in a match on just one occasion under Ralf Rangnick. Because of that, we may see a system change on Saturday, something the German tactician touched on following Monday’s narrow 1-0 win over Villa:

“In the second half we were on the counter-attack and we could have made more of those situations. We took the wrong decisions at times but when we changed to a diamond in midfield we had more control.”

If that materialises, it could be good news for Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), who has cut a disconsolate figure in recent matches, after he was suspended for the 3-1 win over Burnley and only brought on as a second-half substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, in a diamond formation, you’d expect the playmaker to be deployed as a traditional no.10, his favoured role.

OPPOSITION DEFENSIVE STATISTICS – LAST SIX MATCHES:
Aston VillaBrentford
Goals conceded911
Clean sheets10
xGC8.266.22
xGC non-pen5.896.22

HARRY KANE

The best FPL forwards for a Double Gameweek 22 Free Hit
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1,469 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NorCal Villan
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Play up (Pink Floyd at) Pompeii!!!

    • The Senate
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Morning all and good luck

      (A) Dennis
      (B) Maupay
      (C) Toney + 4 points

      1. NorCal Villan
          7 months, 1 day ago

          A

        • Stram Dunk
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          A

        • justmatt
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          A

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

        Better option this gw?

        A. Antonio
        B. Kane -4

        1. Stimps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          B

        2. LC1
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          A because Antonio may well outscore Kane in 1 fixtures over Kanes 2. Also, you'll likely want Antonio back in a week due to his great fixtures.

        3. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          B

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            For just this week*

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

        Best option:
        a) Son + Broja to Madders + Dennis -4 (have King) and keep Salah
        b) Salah + Broja to Gray + Ronaldo (c) -4 and deal with Son next week
        c) FH

        1. justmatt
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          I’d go B.

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Been out of the loop so not sure about Son injury length but I’d probably just keep the one out of Salah & Son that returns soonest

      4. justmatt
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Current front line of Kane, Antonio & DCL, worth losing either of the SGW guys for Ronaldo or Dennis?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          I wouldn’t myself unless you’d be keeping them for a few weeks

        2. Pukki Party
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          That's the question i'm asking today too. Currently on not making the transfer and actually saving a ft this week.

        3. NorCal Villan
            7 months, 1 day ago

            I would seriously consider DCL out for Dennis

        4. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Which 2 to pick?
          A) KDB (will stay until at least Salah returns)
          B) Jota (same as above)
          C) Leicester mid (Will likely captain but more of a short term pick and will likely be sold for A or B next week)

          1. Pukki Party
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            A for me

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks, and who alongside him?

              1. Pukki Party
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                That's actually tough. Think Liverpool will struggle a bit, i'd go Maddison for this week at least.

        5. Pukki Party
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Thoughts here with 1ft 0.0itb?

          Guaita
          TAA Cancelo Alonso Lamptey
          Foden Jota Bowen
          Ronaldo Antonio DCL

          Ramsdale Gundogan Jansson Gilmour

          A) DCL to Dennis/King
          B) Gundogan to Moura
          C) Save
          D) FH

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            I’d probably save, I like Gundogans prospects the next 3 weeks so not sure it’s worth replacing him with Lucas for one and wouldn’t feel right selling DCL before Norwich

            1. Pukki Party
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks, that's confirmation for my own thoughts.

        6. Steager
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Best option please:

          A) Coufal and Raphina to Bavies and Maddison (-4)
          B) Foden and Broja to Dennis and Maddidon (-4)
          C) Any other option? see team below
          D) FH

          Bachmann
          TAA Cancelo Coufal
          Foden, Raphina, Bowen, Jota
          Ronaldo, Kane, Broja

          Subs: Pickford, Livra, Odegaard, White.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Can you do Raphinha to Moura? Been a trap before but heard some think he could do well.

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

              could do just Raphina to Maura actually..Good shout.

          2. The Tinkerman
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            B is nice for this week, but Man City have a good run coming up

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

              Will Foden play though? I'd rather keep him that's the problem lol.

            2. Steager
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Broja flagged aswell not sure if he will play?

              With (B) I'll get rid of 2 flags I suppose.

        7. Aaa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          How to sort this? 1ft 2.9itb

          Foster
          TAA/Reg/Coufal
          Sterling/Jota/Bowen/Gray
          Antonio/Dennis/King
          (Guaita/Tierney/Liv/SALAH)

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

          Is Leicester’s games in doubt?

        9. Dogs Of War
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Morning all

          De Gea
          Cancelo TAA Alonso Regulion
          Jota Bowen Martinelli
          Antonio Dennis Broja
          Ramsdale Son Livramento Salah

          1FT 0.5m ITB

          Plan is Son & Livramento > Maddison & Dias.

          Are these the right moves?

          Hold FH and Salah

          Cheers

        10. Devos
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Can you do Son+Broja to Gray+Ronaldo?

          1. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Can you do it?

        11. Mufc202020
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Arteta on if there's a possibility that the Spurs game could be called off: "I don’t know. It’s a possibility in every game from our side, from the opponent’s side because of the amount of issues that everybody is having and because it’s happening every week."

          After naming a number of potential new injuries. Saka Cedric Chambers and Xhaka red card?

          Do we actually expect this game to go ahead??

          1. enrico.palazzo
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Would hugely change my transfers if it didnt...

        12. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Hey FPLers gtg ? Good luck everyone

          Sanchez
          TAA Keane Mitchell
          Bruno C Foden Jota Bowen
          Kane Antonio Dennis VC
          Ramsdale Doucoure Cancelo Livra

        13. winchester
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Hey lads, have 1ft and 5.6m itb. what could be done here? cheers!

          ddg
          taa - cancelo - reguilon
          bernardo - jota - bowen - son*
          antonio - watkins - dennis

          (foster - saka - keane - livra)

          a) watkins -> kane or ronaldo
          b) son -> kdb or bruno
          c) livra -> cucurella
          d) something else?

          1. aapoman
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Son -> Maddison

            1. winchester
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 1 day ago

              cheers. bit tougher games in gw24 onwards. any concerns if i'd like a more long-term?

              1. aapoman
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                I'd say the Pool and Chelsea are the only really tough fixtures in the medium-term but I still don't mind playing him in those matches if I haven't moved from him at that point.

                1. winchester
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  cheers! fancy that actually. son->maddison and gtg right?

                  1. aapoman
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    yeah the team is solid

        14. aapoman
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          1ft and 2.5itb

          DDG
          TAA Alonso Cancelo
          Foden Rashford Gray Bowen
          King Watkins Antonio

          Foster*; Dawson, Son*, Livramento*

          Son -> Maddison and good to go? Would likely then bench Watkins for Maddison.

          1. winchester
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 1 day ago

            looks good, aapo.

          2. Aimar
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Any consideration for trossard ?

        15. Gabbiadini
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Best defender 6.0 or less to trade in that's not Cash or B Johnson,
          Laporte, Lowton, Thomas... other? Cheers.

          1. Sea-goals
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Of those I like Laporte the most - City's fixtures are nice after this week. I'm also toying with Cucurella, Reguilon (injury?) or E Royal

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

              Yeh.
              I don't really like Brighton's next 4.
              And then as you say uncertainty with those Spurs players but, again I don't see the appeal with their fixtures.

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              My thinking is probably either Laporte or to target the dgw, a cheaper option I may not need to field going forward + cash itb.

        16. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Friday deadline is an absolute killer in this climate.

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

            Yep, we need a rolling lockout, some fantasy games have it.

        17. ajk1211
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Gallagher/Lacazette -> Maddison/Dennis worth a -4?

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

            I'd say yes.

          2. LC1
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Yup

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

            yes imo

          4. Sea-goals
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Yep I think so. Likely doing similar and taking a -4 for Dennis

        18. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Which:

          A) DCL (nor)
          B) Dennis (new, bur) -4

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

            Personally, I'd go B.

          2. The 12th Man
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Tough one. Reluctantly B.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Have Gray at least in the Norwich game

              1. The 12th Man
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                I’m moving out Antonio for Dennis and keeping DCL.
                Yeh Gray a decent option.

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

            B but not by much

          4. Sea-goals
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Really tempted by A, but Everton's form puts me off massively so B

          5. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            B

          6. Mufc202020
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            A

        19. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Better option here? 1ft, 0.1m itb

          A. Son Bernardo > Maddison moura -4
          B. Son Antonio > Kane lookman -4
          C. Son > Maddison

          LLORIS
          Taa cancelo ALONSO
          SON Bernardo Jota Bowen
          RONALDO KING Antonio

          Foster gray Johnson tierney

        20. Pringle
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Would you take a hit and use BB with this bench?

          Sanchez Lowton Gray Coady

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah just get it played

          2. Piksau
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            If you have your 2FTS and WC still left then can use this bench to boost.

        21. Sea-goals
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Pick any defender in the game as a medium to long term choice, other than TAA and Cancelo.

          (I need a James replacement. 3.9 in the bank, but will need to bring Salah back in soon. I'm considering Spurs or Brighton defence for the double, or maybe Laporte is more sensible Long term?)

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

            Asking a similar question above.
            Another option I don't mind is Lowton/Thomas purely with a look to this gw.

            1. Sea-goals
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Hadn't considered either of Lowton / Thomas -- thanks, I'll check em out 🙂

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

                yeh, let me know your thoughts.

          2. Piksau
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Brighton defence is a no brainer i think.
            But since you already have Sanchez then Spurs are a good option.

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

              Is it?
              I wouldn't be looking at it until post gw24.

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

            Wolves

        22. MikeLowrey
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          A) James to Lamptey (bench Watkins)
          B) Bernardo to Maddo
          C) Watkins to Dennis
          D) James & Bernardo to Robbo & Maddo (-4)
          E) Roll FT

          1. Piksau
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Would help to have a better idea of the rest of your squad.
            D OR James and Watkins -> Robbo and Dennis if you can swing it

        23. Flynny
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Morning....Pick 1 to bench please....

          A....gray at Norwich

          B....foden v chelsea

          C....Antonio v Leeds (got bowen)

          Thanks

          1. The 12th Man
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            The one that might not even play.
            B

            1. Piksau
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Seconded

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            B

            1. Flynny
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks

        24. unclesbasement
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Dennis or king

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Dennis

          2. Piksau
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Dennis for template, King for differential

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

            Dennis for points. King for xG.

          4. Mufc202020
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            King if you’re chasing.

        25. ManUtdFan977
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Do I take a -4 for Lucas mourra and then bench gray (nor) for him

          1. Piksau
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Tough...
            Can take a risk this GW though

          2. Sea-goals
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Not for me. Too much uncertainty with the form of Moura and Spurs. I am risk averse though

          3. Mufc202020
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            No

          4. JoJoRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Is there a doubt over Gunners Spurs match?

          5. ManUtdFan977
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks guys will most likely hang off from the transfer good luck with your gw22

        26. Mufc202020
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          DDG Sanchez
          TAA Cancelo Coufal Keane Emerson
          Bowen Gray Jota Foden Bruno/Trossard
          Antonio DCL Dennis/Kane

          Would you bench boost this team? If not, pick 3 to bench???

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

            Wouod bench boost that yes, depending on pressers

        27. The 12th Man
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          It seems wrong playing Lowton over Cancelo but it has to be done.

          1. fplgaruda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 1 day ago

            What worry me is just that Burnley is on the edge to 13 available senior players.

          2. NorCal Villan
              7 months, 1 day ago

              That’s classic double GW fool’s gold

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

              Rumours of Covid in the City camp might make the choice easy for you

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

            Any thought about Joao Pedro?

            1. The 12th Man
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Not really crossed my thoughts.

            2. NorCal Villan
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Of all the players in the PL, he is one