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. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Best dgw keeper not de gea

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Sanchez

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Sanchez

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Ta

  2. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Let's look on the bright side, Leicester might have a juicy triple in the future with a lot of their regular players back.

    1. Kodap
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      You make an early move for Maddison too?

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        I did. 😀

        1. Kodap
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Lol, same here don't worry! Thought i'd avoid the price swing by making an early transfer for the first time this season..

  3. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    At this rate I'm going to cap Sanchez! At least you will have some idea of him starting tonight!

  4. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    In couple hours from now we might end up with Lukaku in our teams.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Bring it on!

      Away at Manchester City and Brighton.

  5. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Tot-Ars postponement and Ronaldo out for Villa game is what is left to be confirmed before the deadline and this won't look like a DGW anymore

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Hope we'll get it BEFORE the deadline, will at least help a bit

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Cycling GK fit again now? Likely to start?

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      50/50 - I really need to know as have foster / mendy issue

    2. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Would be great to know. Not too keen on transferring in deGea.

  7. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Was thinking Maddi and Dennis in, but now even the Watford double is at doubt. Would you still go Dennis and is Trossard or Moura better option?

    Thanks.

  8. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    I definitely won't be using FH with Lei v Bur off. Does this mean WAT BUR is a major doubt 3 days later?

    Options dropping like flies...who to replace Son with?

    Midfield is Jota Son Foden Bowen (ESR)

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Bruno, Trossard, Mount or Moura

  9. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Jota captain it is then

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Without mane and Salah he doesn't look that good

      1. ZEZIMA
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Neither do any of my other plays unfortunately!!

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Dennis?

  10. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Was going to do Son > Maddison, but seems pointless now. Bruno the obvious pick of the remaining DGW mids?

    1. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      That's what I'm thinking, might (C) too

    2. Iwantmorepointsthanks
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Yes

  11. George James
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Best option in light of the Burnley / Leicester news

    A) Mount + Antonio (TAA captain)

    B) Bruno + Dennis -4 (Bruno Captain)

  12. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Those who still make early transfers, kindly delete your account.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Not your business.

      People play the game the way they want to.

    2. zeslinguer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      haha bit much but it's not as if everyone doing so understands the rsk/reward balance. It's not like covid started this morning!

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Lol, not all of us like to sit on here petrified of losing 4 virtual points, early moves are good fun and people getting wound up about the price changes makes it even better

    4. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Surely u have better things to do than troll people?

    5. Are you Shaw?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      First time I do it this year with Son to Maddison but it was for several reasons:

      - Son rising AND maddison dropping on the same night (which didn't happen)
      - Rodgers reassuring that they're pretty much ALMOST good to go for the first game

      I know I messed up..

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        I did it and have been doing it pretty much all season. First time I got burned.

        Might take another hit for Bruno. Let's see...

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Lamptey (c)

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Brighton DGW safe right? Might just get him in for James

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      He's my VC as it stands.

  14. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Bruno the best Son replacement now that Lei have no double?

    1. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Going for him personally

  15. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    Watford DGW surely at massive risk!

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Yeah, and won't be clarified before deadline.

  16. Junglist95
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      4 days until Burney Watford

      Should be fine

      1. Junglist95
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Burnley

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Surely not

          1. Junglist95
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              They'll all stick worthless swabs up their noses and will find out whether they are "allowed" to play or not.

              4 days is a lifetime these days

          2. KEN YA DIG IT
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Don think so

        • KEN YA DIG IT
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Pages are flying, its CHAOS season

        • benh3841
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Best options??

            GK - Pickford or Ramsdale
            D - Rudiger, TAA, Cancelo, Cresswell, Livramento (bench)
            M - Saka, Sterling, Bowen, Mount, Sissoko (bench)
            F - Antonio, Dennis (c), Watkins (bench)

            1 - which keeper?
            2 - Bench a D and play Watkins?
            3 - Leave the same
            4. I've transferred in Mount could have Jota instead? Haven't done it yet
            5 - with Mount I've still got 1.8 in the bank, but would have to take -4 for another transfer

          • Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Field Cash or Johnson?
            Cheers.

            1. ameisin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Cash

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 51 mins ago

                Yeh seems the go, cheers.

          • Kloppage Time
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Did Salah to Maddi last night, I knew I should have waited but honestly thought things were improving and would beat the price rise as well, how stupidly wrong was I.

            Really frustrating at the moment to a point that it’s not enjoyable anymore.

            1. KEN YA DIG IT
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              You made a casual mistake,lesson learnt

            2. Crazy Train
              • 10 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Agree. I've been doing FF for 15+ years and I am so close to just throwing in the towel. Never given up on it before but its become a farce. The Everton DGW postponement last GW was nearly the straw that broke me

            3. We Go Again
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Price rises just not worth the risk of more information at the moment

          • Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Just looking at the fixtures on Livescore app and it says Burnley and Leicester postponed.

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Yep the fixture is gone. Burnley without enough players.

            2. KEN YA DIG IT
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Because it has

            3. The Big Fella
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Not bothering with Maddison then. Good job I haven't made my transfers yet.

          • Crazy Train
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            What to do with this lot? All chips available, was considering a FH/WC but Lateriser's post about gw strategy suggests its sensible to probably hold.

            Ramsdale
            TAA Cancelo Alonso Keane Livra
            Bowen (vc) Saka Gray
            Watkins Ronaldo (c)

            (Broja, Martinelli, Son)

            No ft's with 5.2itb. Considering for a hit:
            a) Son > Maddison
            b) Broja > Dennis
            c) Watkins > Dennis (not convinced with Villa doubles coming up)
            d) Bring in Maddi and Dennis for -8

            1. We Go Again
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Don't see the point of bringing in Maddison now.

              1. Crazy Train
                • 10 Years
                14 days, 1 hour ago

                No agree, just seen the postponement

          • DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            So Man Utd, Brentford and Brighton are likely the only teams with DGW this week??

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Watford

              1. Salarrivederci
                • 5 Years
                14 days, 1 hour ago

                Burnley will try to avoid having to play against them though.

          • The Big Fella
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Son and Ronaldo to Maddison and DCL for -4? It seems strange getting rid of a DGW player who was going to be my captain but United are poo and Ronaldo has been sent home from training early after injuring himself again and I wanted DCL after this GW anyway.

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Don't believe Twitter

            2. Junglist95
                14 days, 1 hour ago

                You might want to read before posting

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 1 hour ago

                  I did, the Ronaldo news is a twitter post from a source with a less than reputable history

                2. The Big Fella
                  • 5 Years
                  14 days, 1 hour ago

                  Sorry?

            3. boc610
              • 10 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              BREAKING burnely call off game with Leicester due to needing some time to think about how to spend all da monies

            4. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 10 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              When you get Maddison before a pending rise and boooom

            5. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to leave Manchester United's training session early on Thursday after picking up a thigh injury, according to reports. Ronaldo could now be a doubt for the trip to Aston Villa on Saturday. The Portugal superstar is said to have left United's Carrington training base before the other players.

              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 1 hour ago

                Don't believe Twitter

            6. Hairy Potter
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Gives Dyche more time to sign Andy Carroll before their next match.

              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 1 hour ago

                Don't believe Twitter

            7. Tsparkes10
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              A) Trossard
              B) Moura

              1. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 1 hour ago

                A as more likely to get 2 games