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. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Being reported in Telegraph

    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. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Jesus. This season is no fun

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks.

    3. lugs
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Burnley are cursed this season

    4. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks puts me off getting Maddison now !

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Jesus. Thanks for this mate. Hmm!

      How’s the season going since WC?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Actually quite well-thanks- up from 260K to 33K due to a lot of luck mainly!

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Lovely stuff 🙂

    6. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I think this is worrisome.

    7. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Zzzz. Maddison out of FH team I guess.

    8. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Creeps closer to Bruno

    9. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      THANK YOU

    10. sovietrockettes
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      LOL - just did the Son>Maddison transfer, I quit

      1. AdamJ91
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Always leave as late as possible, it's unpredictable.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          But not really late otherwise you’ll get criticised for that too.

    11. OLA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Oh god, thank you very much

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Best option? 1FT, 2.8m ITB.

    A. Broja >> Dennis
    B. Son >> Maddison / Foden / KDB
    C. Both for -4

    DDG+
    TAA. Cancelo. Reguilón+
    Son+. Jota. Gray. Bowen
    Kane+. Antonio. Broja
    (Foster, Dalot+, Martinelli, Tierney)

  3. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Wood > Cavani(c) -12 ?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Other way round maybes

      1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        😯

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I really wouldn’t free hit this week.

    Burnley v Leicester game at risk and Arsenal as well.

  5. Bollard
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Everyone should treat this DGW as a chance for all their players to have a Single GW, rather than blank. Thats the best you can hope for 🙂

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      It's true lol

    2. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yea I think only end up being a few DGW games so maybe not worth taking hits for DGWErs

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Haha yeah

  6. Don Rogers FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Does Ronaldo being out make Son>Fernandes more attractive rather than the template Son>Maddison?

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

      Don’t think Ronaldo is out?

      1. Don Rogers FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I've been hearing report to that effect on here for the last couple of hours. Not sure any of them were confirmed but a comment from Ben Dinnery a flexor injury (I have no idea what that is) , Ben is often a reliable source.

      2. Don Rogers FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        If it was confirmed that he is out for a t least one game, how might you then answer the question?

    2. Bored Ape Jota Club
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I am considering this, but need to downgrade elsewhere to find the money.

    3. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Wtf!

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    This season is even worse than last with the postponements. I know it is not FPLs fault but it's seriously draining the fun out of the game.

    1. Zebrahimović
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Tell me about it.

  8. FPL_Bharat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Cant decide what to do with the ramsdale/foster combo

    A: Ramsdale >> Ddg (-4)
    - ddg has 7 fix till gw27 whereas ramsdale will have 4 as he bgw25/27
    - is there a chance ramsdale gets a dgw23?
    - is there a chance that ramsdage's bgw25 fix gets moved to midweek?

    B: Foster >> Sanchez (-4)
    - plays dgw22 and covers ramsdale blanks in gw25/27
    - will cost 0.2m more and potentially prices me out of salah move in dgw24 unless salah drops 0.1m but tbf, lots might change by gw24.

  9. Tinydancer
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Thinking of holding Salah now.

    Weird free xfer but what about Liva > Hassane Kamara

  10. Mufc202020
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    A) Kane + Trossard
    B) Dennis/King + Bruno

  11. Leicester vs Burnley Postponed
    tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    And just like that...it's gone

    https://twitter.com/BurnleyOfficial/status/1481940410914291712

    1. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Maddison no goer for me now! Looks like between Bruno & moura now

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      WOW. This season. Got to laugh.

    3. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Noooo.Lowton punt...

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      That was quick.

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      At least it came out pre deadline.

      Though I do like Saturday morning carnage

    6. lugs
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      oh well, i'm still getting Maddison on WC though

    7. iL PiStOlErO
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      No Madders for me. Allrighty then.

  12. Cok3y5murf
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    SGW fever

  13. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days 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).

  14. Qaiss
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    This begs the question as to why people transferred in Maddison last night because of a price rise (that never happened)?

    1. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Because they thought the price rise would happen?

      1. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Unless someone was priced out of the move, there was literally no need. I saw people doing Son > Maddison, when Maddison is nearly 4m less. Just unnecessary risk, especially after the last month of this chaos.

        1. Horace Pike
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Well I'm guessing they were priced out of the move or made a dumb move if not

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Well they thought he would rise?

      But people have been making that mistake for weeks, not hard to guess why.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Weeks?

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      lol, guilty, Maddison going straight to my bench

    4. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      especially for those with good TV. just bizarre that people havent learnt by now

    5. Pacer.
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Price fluctuation is basically irrelevant this year

  15. Andrew
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Burnely v Leicester off

  16. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I feel like I'm losing a DGW player every hour.

    1. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Give it a day, the real fun starts when the sgw gets cancelled too

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Official, it's postponed

    https://twitter.com/BurnleyOfficial/status/1481940410914291712

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Reckon Burnley vs Watford will.go ahead?

  18. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Based on comprehensive analysis I would get 25 points more with FH compared to 2 transfers. If no further cancellations
    -->Would you hit the button?

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      This didn't age well

  19. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Oh my

    Hope no one has activated the free hit

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      This x 100

      Add in a confirmation that Ronaldo misses a game and it really isn’t worth it

    2. Sterling Archer
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      my mate did it last night lol, will be sending him screenshots of every postponement news!

  20. Salarrivederci
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Burnley - Leicester postponed!

    1. griffzinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Well feck it anyway!

  21. Sterling Archer
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    going to end up a BGW

  22. jose1
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    What time is ragnick presser?

    1. Stormblessed
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      1pm

  23. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Salah & Son to :
    1- Moura + KDB
    2 - Moura + Bruno

  24. KEN YA DIG IT
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Some people actually bought maddison yesternight because of price swings,gotta laugh

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I did it - I tend to prefer early transfers so I don't spend deadline day obsessing over it, but clearly that doesn't work this season 😀

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Alright, glad I haven’t made my moves yet then lol.

    Cba to get Maddison for a SGW so guess I’ll maybe look at Moura… and wait for Ronaldo news

  26. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Pour me a pint of chaos!

  27. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    If you've made early transfers or regretting pressing that free hit I must lol at you and you must learn to be patient.

    Information is king.

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      you went for king?)

  28. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Hmm I wonder how much risk the Burnley v Watford game is under then.

    Makes Dennis (c) feel even more punty

  29. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    So Watford Burnley must be a huge doubt now?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Surely not? I thought the game was off because of Leicester?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        No Burnley made application
        ( wonder if Wood transfer tipped it for them!!)

  30. Zebrahimović
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Really starting to lose patience with even playing this game anymore.