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. NorCal Villan
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Play up (Pink Floyd at) Pompeii!!!

    • The Senate
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Morning all and good luck

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

      1. NorCal Villan
          4 months, 7 days ago

          A

        • Stram Dunk
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          A

        • justmatt
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          A

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Better option this gw?

        A. Antonio
        B. Kane -4

        1. Stimps
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          B

        2. LC1
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days 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
          4 months, 7 days ago

          B

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

            For just this week*

      3. VIVA_RONALDO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days 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
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I’d go B.

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days 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
        4 months, 7 days ago

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

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

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

        2. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days 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
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I would seriously consider DCL out for Dennis

        4. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days 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
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            A for me

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

              Thanks, and who alongside him?

              1. Pukki Party
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

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

        5. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days 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
            4 months, 7 days 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
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Thanks, that's confirmation for my own thoughts.

        6. Steager
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days 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
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

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

            1. Steager
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

          2. The Tinkerman
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

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

            1. Steager
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

            2. Steager
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days 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
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days 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
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Is Leicester’s games in doubt?

        9. Dogs Of War
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 7 days 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
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Can you do Son+Broja to Gray+Ronaldo?

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

              Can you do it?

          • Mufc202020
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Would hugely change my transfers if it didnt...

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Hey FPLers gtg ? Good luck everyone

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

          • winchester
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days 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
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Son -> Maddison

              1. winchester
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 7 days ago

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

                1. aapoman
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 7 days 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
                    4 months, 7 days ago

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

                    1. aapoman
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 7 days ago

                      yeah the team is solid

          • aapoman
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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
              4 months, 7 days ago

              looks good, aapo.

            2. Aimar
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Any consideration for trossard ?

          • Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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
              4 months, 7 days 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
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days 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
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days 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.

          • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Friday deadline is an absolute killer in this climate.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

          • ajk1211
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

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

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              I'd say yes.

            2. LC1
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Yup

            3. aapoman
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              yes imo

            4. Sea-goals
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

          • Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Which:

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

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Personally, I'd go B.

            2. The 12th Man
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Tough one. Reluctantly B.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Have Gray at least in the Norwich game

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

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

            3. aapoman
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              B but not by much

            4. Sea-goals
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

            5. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              B

            6. Mufc202020
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              A

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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

          • Pringle
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

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

            Sanchez Lowton Gray Coady

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah just get it played

            2. Piksau
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

          • Sea-goals
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days 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
                4 months, 7 days ago

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

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  yeh, let me know your thoughts.

            2. Piksau
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

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

            3. JoJoRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Wolves

          • MikeLowrey
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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
              4 months, 7 days 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

          • Flynny
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              The one that might not even play.
              B

              1. Piksau
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Seconded

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              B

              1. Flynny
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Thanks

          • unclesbasement
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Dennis or king

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Dennis

            2. Piksau
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Dennis for template, King for differential

            3. aapoman
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Dennis for points. King for xG.

            4. Mufc202020
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              King if you’re chasing.

          • ManUtdFan977
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

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

            1. Piksau
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Tough...
              Can take a risk this GW though

            2. Sea-goals
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

            3. Mufc202020
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              No

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

              Is there a doubt over Gunners Spurs match?

            5. ManUtdFan977
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

          • Mufc202020
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days 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
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Wouod bench boost that yes, depending on pressers

          • The 12th Man
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

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

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

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

            2. NorCal Villan
                4 months, 7 days ago

                That’s classic double GW fool’s gold

              • Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

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

            3. fplgaruda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Any thought about Joao Pedro?

              1. The 12th Man
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Not really crossed my thoughts.

              2. NorCal Villan
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Of all the players in the PL, he is one