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. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Surely arsenal will do the same as Burnley

  2. AdamJ91
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Plan was Son > Maddison but need another plan & who to bench aswell.

    1FT; 0.3 ITB

    De Gea, Bachmann
    TAA, Cancelo, Laporte, Regulion, Johnson
    Son, Jota, Foden, Bowen, Gray
    Ronaldo, Antonio, King.

    Any suggestions are appreciated, cheers & GL this weekend.

  3. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    This game is becoming unenjoyable. These stupid Friday deadlines on DGW weeks. Is the London derby off? Is Ronaldo injured? Is Burnley-Leic off..?

    My plan was Salah>Son(c) and bring in a DGW keeper and hit BB ans I'd pur[osely saved 2 FTs to do this. Now I've switched captaincy to Ronaldo, who might be injured, and my two preferred replacements for Salah in Son's absence are both in doubt for games i.e. Maddison and Moura.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah, it’s a total gamble with dgw because even if you wait until deadline you’re 2nd fixture can easily be canned like the Everton game, that isn’t a bad choice it’s just bad luck

    2. boc610
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      yet your still playing. how many times have people posted a commment like this? if yur doing something you dont like stop doing it.so you made some plans and they got messed up. make new ones. I think were fortunate theres FPL at all. im sorry its just that we know what the situation is and will be for a while and for a week we pretend its back to normal then get surprised when a game gets called off.

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

    What are the other games under risk after BUR-LEI cancellation? TOT-ARS?

    1. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I think TOT ARS will be postponed

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Me too

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

      Surely the BUR-WAT is questionable as well.

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

        Yes of course. So it's becoming small DGW then

  5. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Who submitted the postponement? Leicester or Burnley? Need to know if against Spurs or Watford at the double also in doubt or not.

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

      burnley

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

      Burnley did

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah.

      Good point.

      Hold off Dennis??

      More mayhem.

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

    All the people saying the game is not fun anymore are the ones making early transfers

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

      no

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe - just maybe - not being able to make early transfers makes the game less fun...

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      And the ones with bad ranks

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

      No I have two, plus a BB ready to go! No hits all season long.

  7. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Might just roll the FT at this point

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    No idea what moves to make, just glad I haven’t made any yet

  9. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    What's the latest on the chances of the Arsenal gave being pulled? 3 Spurs in my team on proposed FH - not activated yet.

  10. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Question
    Would you use only fh to bring in likes of de gea, taa, Kane , Ronaldo moura em royal etc?
    Currently only have 2 dgw players and no bench !
    My cap choices right now are jota, Bowen, Dennis dgw
    Cheers

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

      NLD will go down the drain after deadline.

  11. Bollard
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I think Jota/Trent captainers win this GW

    1. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Did you watch Liverpool last night? No Salah = Mo Problems

      1. Bollard
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Yes, also watched Southampton v Brentford - Brentford are terrible

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Telegraph saying its a done deal that Burnley v Leicester is off now.

    Burnley vs Leicester City postponed due to Covid outbreak and injuries at Turf Moor
    Leicester's last three Premier League games have been called off while Burnley are also playing catch-up in relegation battle

    By
    John Percy
    14 January 2022 • 10:49am

    Leicester City's third successive Premier League fixture has been postponed after Burnley submitted an application to have their game called off due to a Covid-19 outbreak and injury crisis.

    Leicester have not played a league match since their 1-0 victory over Liverpool on December 28 and their previous two games against Norwich and Everton have been subsequently postponed.

    Saturday's trip to Turf Moor is now off after a string of illnesses and injuries which left Sean Dyche with a depleted Burnley squad.

    League rules state that clubs must fulfil games if they have 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper available. It is understood Burnley are under the required amount due to the outbreak and number of injuries.

    1. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Burnley posted its postponed 10 minutes ago

  13. Baines on Toast...
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I appreciate early transfers aren't sensible right now, but I really wish I could just make a call early in the week then forget about it. Constantly having to wait until the deadline is something I find really lessens my enjoyment of the game and makes me overthink things.

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

      This was my issue this week, had to make a move last night as I was in work early today for the day but then to find out I'd actually have loads of time spare. Ah well, at least I didn't bring in Dennis too in case that midweek game ends up off too

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

    Now the real question. Without a double, do I start Antonio v Leeds over Maddison v spurs?

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

      Antonio

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yep, got to play Antonio in a home fixture against one of the league's worst defences

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

        I was feeling pretty uncomfortable with him on bench. Then again he’s been awful for me for months…

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

      Probably Antonio

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

      Antonio 100%

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    So… WAT BUR likely off too then? Bugger

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Possible. Tuesday evening so you'd think so.

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

    Any mids worth bringing in for -4 for the DGW now?

    1. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Nope!

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

        Anyone worth bringing in for free?

        1. Stranger Mings
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 1 day ago

          I Am thinking son to Bruno

          1. Bored Ape Jota Club
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Ødegård to ??? for -4, to afford Son ti Bruno..?

            1. Stranger Mings
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Trossard, mount & Bruno look like best DGW players

    2. TKC07
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Trossard

  17. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I can't see TOT-ARS going ahead. Arsenal are in postponement territory.

    https://twitter.com/TikiTakaConnor/status/1481938414731735043?s=20

  18. COLLIN QUANER
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Just relegate Burnley at this point. Pointless club

  19. BrockLanders
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Goodness. Leicester game off and Spurs potentially too. DGW in the mud

  20. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Made Son > Maddison last night, first time I've done an early transfer to avoid the price drop/rise swings, meh wanted Maddison longer term anyway so not the end of the world

    1. DB_00
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison’s games aren’t good though. He’s not a great asset now without the double

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

        Well, too late now lol no point dwelling on it

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Deserved

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

      He could still do well against Spurs

  21. DB_00
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Yesterday I saw someone say they were taking Son out for Maddison to beat the price rise… Maddison price didn’t rise, Son’s didn’t fall and now BUR vs LEI is postponed. Moral of the story, don’t do early transfers this season

    1. Danstoke82
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I did this very move also because of this fact. Silly really but I gave it a lot of time before considering the move due to this possibility. Felt we were safe as it was the day before the game

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I did it. I regret it. I can't undo it.

      But tbf I would want Maddison sooner rather than later.
      NLD has a high risk of postponement after deadline. Burnley - Watford is risky now too.

      Still got this team without a hit and with plenty cash to bring back Salah - It could be worse (glad I did not do Son + Antonio - Maddison + Ronaldo (-4) last night)

      Sanchez
      TAA - Cancelo - Emerson/Coufal (depending on the news on NLD before deadline)
      Jota - Maddison - Bowen - Gray
      Kane - Antonio - DCL

      Might just go D(C)L or San(C)hez

  22. ZAMUNDA
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    So that means Watford vs Burnley to be called off as well?

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

      Good point. Puts me off from captaining King/Dennis

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

        This. I think 3 days can make a big difference but not due the risk

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Would like to know this

    3. DB_00
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Good point. Now I’m confused about bringing in Dennis

  23. Danstoke82
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    FFS I bought in Maddison last night after holding off for over a week due to price rise plus Son’s price drop, they then call it off the day before.

    These postponements are getting out of hand now.

    1. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      You deserve it mate

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Talk about sticking the knife in 😆

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Neither player had a price change

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      there was no price changes either

    4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      greed is a sin

  24. zeslinguer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Why are people always complaining about unpredictability? It affects everyone similarly and is a massive boost to more engaged players (probably you if you're reading this). Chaos is a ladder my friends

  25. Je suis le chat
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Loving the chaos! Might be my ladder from 1.2m rank. Might bench boost.

  26. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I blame the Arabs, bought Wood and tipped 'em over the edge.

  27. KEN YA DIG IT
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Gonna quit FPL now its so much stress, time to focus on my missus.

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

      Good call

  28. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I also can't understand the rules, do they just make them up as they go along? Is the postponement covid related or 'an injury crisis' surely the latter is no reason to have a game postponed.

  29. Killitzer
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Morning all

    Debating a -4 or FH with this team-

    Steer De Gea
    TTA Rudiger Dias Dalot Livra
    Son Jota Bowen Gray Foden
    Dennis Watkins Antonio
    £4.8m

    Pending on the press conferences was think Son ➡️ Maddison and Dalot ➡️ DGW defender. Either that or FH