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. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 50 mins ago

    If Ronaldo is out, Ronaldo > Dennis/King(c) for -4?

    DDG
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso
    Jota, Maddison, Bowen, Raphinha, Gray
    Ronaldo*, Antonio

    Bachmann, Dawson, Livramento, Simms

    1. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 38 mins ago

      He is out (for one of two)

      1. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 30 mins ago

        Confirmed?

  2. Origal73
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 49 mins ago

    Will appreciate help...

    BENCH one:
    1) Cancello (CHE)
    2) Lowton (LEI, WAT)
    3) Keene (nor)

    Thanks!!!

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 48 mins ago

      3 just because 2 has a DGW

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 47 mins ago

      1

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 43 mins ago

        How can you bench one of the best players in the game/world ffs?

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 45 mins ago

      I'd bench Keane. Think Norwich will score.

    4. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 41 mins ago

      1 - Lowton plays twice and i think Chelsea will score, worth a punt on Everton getting a clean sheet tbh

    5. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 39 mins ago

      1

    6. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 30 mins ago

      2

  3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 49 mins ago

    Repost soz

    Is this FH worthy? Only 3 players have dgw. Cheers

    De Gea, 4.0
    James,TAA,Cancelo,Regu,Livramento
    Salah,Jota,Bilva,Foden,ESR
    Antonio,ASM,King

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 47 mins ago

      Maybe if you have 2 left

    2. Big Ping
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 40 mins ago

      Don't let the doubles blinker you! The fixtures for doubles aren't fantastic and the risk of rotation/postponement is real. Not worth hits or chips imo

  4. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 47 mins ago

    Foden, Sterling and Stones back in training since midweek.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CYtESUpvt34/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 34 mins ago

      Lovely jubbly

  5. Rbyrne95
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 47 mins ago

    Is Dalot likely to start at all? Wondering whether to just sub with Cancelo or take another hit for a DGW

  6. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 46 mins ago

    Maddison or Moura?

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 43 mins ago

      Maddison

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 38 mins ago

      Mad

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 45 mins ago

    Carnage - having a deep bench really is essential right now

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 44 mins ago

      My deep bench has Cancelo and Bernardo sitting on it.

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 40 mins ago

        Bloody nice bench though haha

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 37 mins ago

      My bench is awful! Livra, Benteke & esr !

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 32 mins ago

        Liv, ESR and White...........oh to have Benteke on my bench as an option, be the stuff of dreams mate haha (not sarcasm either)

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 30 mins ago

          Benchteke been a dream since owning - at least he may actually play tonight !

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 28 mins ago

            haha good luck mate

  8. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 45 mins ago

    DDG
    Alonso TAA Cancelo
    Maddison Jota Bowen Gray
    Ronaldo King Antonio

    Foster Bilva Dawson Livramento

    0FT, 3.8itb

    What to do here if Ronaldo is injured please?

    1. Hold, play Bilva (CHE)
    2. Ronaldo >> Kane (-4)

    Thanks

  9. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 44 mins ago

    If ronaldo out, does this make Bruno more appealing?thinking son&esr to maddison&bruno -4?

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 41 mins ago

      Yeah definitely.

      Think it helps United overall too.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 39 mins ago

        Guess he would be on pens but his form has been terrible

    2. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 40 mins ago

      Tempted by Bruno, but looking at his minutes worries me. Plus the obvious 'Man Utd are awful'

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 38 mins ago

        Yeh must be big question mark over whether will play both games / minutes managed

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 37 mins ago

          I think im swaying more to him over Moura and Madds though, tough to pick a midfield slot for this DGW

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 37 mins ago

            I am defo on Maddison, put off by moura in case arsenal game doesn’t go ahead so left with Bruno !

            1. Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 35 mins ago

              I was pretty much set the last week on Moura, just holding off until last minute etc
              I really dont like Spurs fixtures, then have Chelsea next so id be getting rid after that anyway

              Kind of in mind to just do a normal tfr for longterm and just ignore the DGW

  10. STONEROSES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 44 mins ago

    Pick one:
    A. Unknown Pleasures
    B. Closer

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 42 mins ago

      An Ideal for Living imo

      1. STONEROSES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 39 mins ago

        Good knowledge. +10 pts!

        1. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 36 mins ago

          I see, from your propic + nickname, that you're a man of culture!

    2. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 37 mins ago

      A

      1. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 37 mins ago

        Casual

        1. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 36 mins ago

          😛

          1. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 31 mins ago

            I think when the evil genius Martin Hannett got his hands on Joy Division they improved ten fold!

  11. sovietrockettes
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 43 mins ago

    Absolute disasters in GW20 and GW21 with Salah(0) captaincy followed by an awful 3x Everton wildcard and Antonio captain. From 3k to 15k just like that and I've burned my wildcard and one of my free hits in GW19.......been disengaged ever since the Everton match was cancelled, so would be grateful for any advice! Considering Kane (TC) to get me back in the game........

    1 FT, 0.0 ITB

    Pickford Foster
    TAA Cancelo Reguilon Dawson Lamptey
    Son Jota Bowen Raphinha Gray
    Kane Antonio DCL

    1. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 41 mins ago

      Wouldn’t do anything hasty like TC’ing Kane. Esp with Salah double coming up.
      15K is hardy out the game tbh. These DGW fixtures aren’t worth going crazy about. Prob just bring in Maddison for Son and sit tight. It’s a long season & your on a good rank. Relax!

      1. sovietrockettes
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 38 mins ago

        Cheers, that's immensely helpful advice! Would you start Reguilon or Gray?

        1. STONEROSES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 21 hours ago

          Play percentages and go with Regs as the doubler / plays for better team

  12. Ray85
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 42 mins ago

    Son and Foster for DDG and Maddison for -4

    Antonio/Watkins for Ronaldo/Kane/Dennis for another -4?

  13. FinnGooner
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 42 mins ago

    I'm currently on this:

    Already went ESR -> Maddison

    Sanchez (Ramsdale)
    TAA - Cancelo - Rüdiger (White, Livra)
    Foden - Jota - Bowen - Maddison (Bilva)
    Maupay - Antonio - CR7

    Would you bench
    A. Foden
    B. Bilva

    Should I do Antonio -> Dennis (-4) or stick with what I have?

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 35 mins ago

      I reckon Antonio on a short rest is not the best bet, considering Antonio>Dennis myself

    2. sovietrockettes
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 35 mins ago

      oh, and definitely bench Bilva

  14. BHA_Seagull
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 42 mins ago

    Saka to Trossard worth it for a - 4 ?
    Arses running on empty

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 39 mins ago

      Yep

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 37 mins ago

      Take meds. Diarrhea can get super serious.

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 32 mins ago

      Never mix colonoscopy prep with FPL

  15. C_G
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 42 mins ago

    please help!

    want to make two transfers (-4)

    Salah ---->

    A) Maddison
    B) Moura
    C) Lookman

    Laca---->

    1) Kane
    2) Ronaldo
    3) King (have Dennis)

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 37 mins ago

      A3

    2. sovietrockettes
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 34 mins ago

      A and 1 (if you are looking to captain him)

  16. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 42 mins ago

    Got to be the form striker with 5 goals, 3 assists and 52 points in last 7 who plays Newcastle and Burnley.

    That’s Kane or Ronaldo level stats.

    Oh wait….

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 37 mins ago

      Don't disrespect the man by comparing him with those two.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 32 mins ago

        He really has been great in a season where all the big name strikers haven’t

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 31 mins ago

          Has been excellent.

  17. JBG
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 42 mins ago

    Wow what a refreshing thing to see/read, a manager who is pretty much straight forward with his team news.

    Tuchel: "No [fresh] news which is good news. Trevoh will be out, James out, Chilwell out. We have one positive test with Christensen." Kenedy recalled after his recent loan spell. "I am very happy about it. It's a huge opportunity for him to make his mark at this club." #CFC

  18. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 41 mins ago

    Son and Lacazette to Bruno(C) and Dennis-4 might be in the cards now. Makes anyone(probably Bruno) to Salah easy when that needed. Also have Dennis ready for Norwich.
    Plan was to get Ronaldo but now having massive doubt about that.
    Someone in similar shoes agree with this?

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 40 mins ago

      Yep, tempted by Bruno. Still got very good stats... and will be back on free-kicks and pens with no Ronaldo.

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 40 mins ago

        The only thing with this is it feels like overthinking when Maddison at 6.9m is just as appealing.

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 36 mins ago

      I’m split on Fernandes (c), owning him feels like a differential and Villa is tough.

      But I also think they’ll bounce back from wolves and are due a 5-0 win

    3. Jusagoras
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 31 mins ago

      In identical shoes here. I was set on getting Ronaldo (c), but was also very uncomfortable with the plan, since it would not only cost the -4 this week, but likely another -4 for Salah around gw24. Would have exact money for Son -> Salah in place now, so getting Bruno for a couple of weeks in between is massively tempting.

      But clearly a matter of waiting for more news for now!

  19. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 40 mins ago

    If you look at Arsenal midfielders on transfer page.

    3 out of 11 don't have flag. Those 3

    Lokonga - Inexperienced midefielder
    Martinelli - Inexperience forward
    Patino - 17 years old.

    They can't play this weekend.

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 38 mins ago

      They're about to sign Arthur... possibly in time for the Spurs match.

      They could play Ben White in midfield and Gabriel/Holding at the back.

      1. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 36 mins ago

        According to London Football.com?? I'm an avid Arsenal fan for 30 years and Arsenal do the slowest business scrimping over pennies.

        Wait for press conference, but if Arteta has any brains about him he'll do what all the other teams are doing and cancel.

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 37 mins ago

      But everyone knows the officials hate Arsenal. They shouldn’t have played opening fixture either.

      Almost certainly goes ahead and they get thumped while picking up a few more injuries

  20. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 39 mins ago

    Wood to Dennis (-4) is sensible if not spectacular, right?

    Just a bit afraid the big guy gonna be fired up to get a debut goal..

  21. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 39 mins ago

    DCL, Johnson, Son -> Trossard, Robbo, Dennis (-8)?

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 38 mins ago

    Ronaldo cappers are you leaving it on him for now ?

    Only other option I have is king

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 37 mins ago

      Same boat. Waiting for Rangnick. Unless he categorically says Ronaldo is fit, I'll be taking the armband off him and giving to King or my Son replacement which is TBC, either Maddison or Bruno.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 35 mins ago

      Would go with King if Ronaldo is out for Villa match. I'm debating Ronaldo -> Kane(c) -4pts , pending TOT-ars update

  23. JBG
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 37 mins ago

    Haha this DGW just keeps getting "better" and "better".

    "Burnley v Leicester on Saturday in serious doubt due to Covid-19 outbreak and injuries at Burnley. Application for postponement has been submitted to the Premier League. Will be 3rd PL postponement in a row for #lcfc"

    https://twitter.com/JPercyTelegraph/status/1481938722061012992

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 36 mins ago

      Burnley won't be able to finish their games at this rate

  24. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 37 mins ago

    King or Dennis?

    Definitely picking the wrong one

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 35 mins ago

      King

  25. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 37 mins ago

    OH WOW

    John Percy
    @JPercyTelegraph
    Burnley v Leicester on Saturday in serious doubt due to Covid-19 outbreak and injuries at Burnley. Application for postponement has been submitted to the Premier League. Will be 3rd PL postponement in a row for #lcfc

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 35 mins ago

      and ppl were still bringing in Maddison last night...

  26. Coaly
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 36 mins ago

    Is it worth a -4 to do Son to Mount/Moura?

    Doubts in squad include Ronaldo, Dennis, TAA, Reguilon …

    Broja also a doubt on my bench

  27. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 36 mins ago

    Leicester gonna have a TGW at some point, no doubt.

  28. the Penman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 36 mins ago

    Ahahahaha, now Burnley might be hit with Covid and will request their Leicester game gets postponed. (Telegraph journo tweets)

    This is absolutely ridiculous, isn’t it?

  29. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 35 mins ago

    Which of course means Burnley vs Watford must be in doubt again in a few days time.

    Got to laugh.

  30. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 35 mins ago

    It's really tricky that we still don't have an announcement on potential double gameweeks.With a possible dgw for so many teams and especially Villa/Everton/Leeds/Arsenal then i think that Dennis/King must leave for the likes of Watkings/Ings/Bamford/Laca etc.Same thought for the midfielder spot(Maddison/Moura/Mount for Coutinho/Gray/Raphinha/Saka etc).