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. Ranger3
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Cavani could be a good option if Ronaldo is injured

  2. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Since I bought Maddison

    3 points against Liverpool
    Blank (would have played Norwich)
    Blank (would have played Everton)
    Blank (would have played Burnley)

  3. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    We are headed for DDG (c)

    If the NLD is called off, Ronaldo not fit, Bur-Wat is off, there's gonna be literally no one left.

    Bruno, DDG, Trossard (c). I'm getting tempted to just captain TAA and forget this DGW is even a thing.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      DDG isn't the worst shout. Should get a few saves at least so a 6-12 range is likely

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Any love for Maupay? Downgrading Ronaldo to Maupay would give him a good fixture plus a shot at another 2pts, and would also allow the likes of Fernandes in midfield. My issue is I would be loath to lose Ronaldo unless it's confirmed he's out.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Would rather punt on Cavani if Ronaldo is out

      2. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Maupay is useless outside of this DGW. Blanks in 24. He's literally a 1-week punt.

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          It's one blank for a cheap, benchable player, in reasonable form, and the blank which is nested in a sequence of:

          LEI (A)
          WAT (A)
          BUR (H)
          AVL (H)
          NEW (A)

          I wouldn't rule him out based on the blank. Not saying I'd necessarily do it (!) but I wouldn't rule him out.

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            *the blank is

          2. Camzy
            • 11 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            There are going to be a lot of forwards you're going to want.

            DCL, Watkins/Ings, King, Kane, Ronaldo. Having Maupay take up a slot ain't great imo.

            I'm pretty happy with my Kane, Antonio, King atm. Next week if Villa double, I do Antonio > Ings/Watkins.

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              All very valid. I for one am excited about what Watkins might be able to achieve, especially as so many have sold him.

    3. unclesbasement
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Greenwood an option?

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Not on recent displays. I have no idea who will actually start for United other than Bruno.

  4. KirkhamWesham
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Still worth doing Son to Maddison?
      This double game week has become nothing, so it's not worth thinking about it.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        I wouldn't. Leicester don't have great fixtures

        1. KirkhamWesham
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            OK. Cheers.

      2. AdamJ91
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Repost; 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.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Wait on Ronaldo news. If fit then I'd save

      3. Kodap
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Was all set on what I wanted to do, now i'm clueless.. What would you do here? I already made my move to Madders from Son so now debating bringing Kane in for Antonio, but might just leave it with the NLD now under threat. Would you still not play the BB chip here? I have 6 DGW players and most of them are on my bench as I prefer the other fixtures.. Would you start the DGW players here or not? Or just play the BB as planned?

        Lloris
        Taa - Cancelo - Coufal
        Kdb - Bilva - Jota - Bowen - Madders
        Antonio - Dennis

        Bachmann - Lamptey - Rudiger - Broja

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          BB this week is the worst idea

          1. Kodap
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            It wasn't until about 20 minutes ago hahah but yes agree

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Wouldn't even think about BB now. Bench Coufal Silva and Broja

          1. Kodap
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Thanks Pat, appreciate it

        3. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Make a proper bench.

          Bachmann, Cancelo, Bilva, Broja. That's not a BB imo.

          1. Kodap
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            cool thanks Camzy, thought so

      4. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Well doing -8 last night, part of which was Maddison, has backfired…

        Couldn’t do the moves if either Son or Salah fell though.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Neither dropped in price! apt username

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Indeed. Fpl stats had then both dropping… but I guess plenty are using WC or FH this week

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Could have been worse. At least he’s probably still playing a game

      5. FFFoxy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Arsenal Tottenham will get postponed too. Arsenal have grounds. Barely any players fit. They can prolong the return of ESR & Odegaard if necessary. A few flagged players they can tip the other way. Will be under the quota of required players that way. They haven’t asked for a cancellation so far either so have that card also. Tottenham will have a SGW I believe. (Just my take at the moment, not ‘factual’ but appears ‘logical’ with arsenal midfield crisis compounded by Xhaka red

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          For now it is fine, they have the required number available, and two more supposed to return this weekend. But a small covid outbreak for Arsenal will cause postponement probably

        2. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Yep. Unless they have some surprise recoveries, this one ain't going ahead.

      6. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Start one:

        A) Maddison
        B) Cancelo
        C) Raphinha

      7. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        So Burnley sell their top striker and a couple of days ago and now don't have enough players to face Leicester

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          They have 8 players out… I’m still not exactly sure why it’s been postponed. 25 man squad, they have more than enough first team players available as far as I can tell…. Obviously I am wrong though or it would be going ahead.

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Had no choice selling with clause in contract

        3. lugs
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          they should buy Dwight Gayle, another junk 5.2 striker to add to their other junk 5.2 strikers

      8. unclesbasement
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Greenwood a viable option?

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          I've been looking at him. His recent minutes put him firmly in the 'risk' category but he should surely get more minutes with Ronaldo out.

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Ronaldo seen at training yesterday

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              New injury AFAIK

      9. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        I'm not taking a -4 in these circumstances.

        Play 1: Cancelo, Bernardo, Maddison.

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Cancelo

        2. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Cancelo for me as well

        3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          I actually think Bernardo will get the false 9 role v Chelsea as both teams stack with mids and KDB will play deeper. Still Cancelo for me from these 3 though.

          1. Camzy
            • 11 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            I actually quite like Maddison for this solo fixture. He's very attacking as well. He got a goal and an assist vs City. I can definitely see him getting something vs Spurs.

            1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              Yeah definitely he does well against better teams. Spurs right flank looks horrendous so I think Barnes will benefit directly and Maddison could definitely register a haul through assists or goals from cutbacks and arriving late which is an area he has improved in very recently… He becomes essential once these doubles go ahead

        4. Gizzachance
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          cancelo, would of wanted madds for the burnley game

        5. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Was thinking similar.
          Had planned on a -4 to get in Mads/Tielemans.

          Will probably just go with Cancelo (+4) now instead.

      10. Gizzachance
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        depending on news
        A watkons
        B antonio to

        C kane
        D ronaldo
        cheers

        1. Sailboats
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          A C

          1. Gizzachance
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Cheers

      11. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        I've got no DGW players if the NLD is off.....as such, is Foden>Bruno(c) worth a -4?

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          No. He is not.

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Thanks, Camzy - who are you captaining?

        2. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Nah, especially considering Bruno has been in and out recently

      12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        what happened to ronaldo?

      13. FFFoxy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Would you bench boost this to get it out of the way? Don’t like keeping it too long and having an expensive bench

        Sanchez (CRY,CHE)
        Keane (nor)
        Pinnock (Liv,MUN)
        Raphinha (whm)

        Would appreciate feedback

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Probably not worth the risk as there is likely to be more postponements

      14. MattDavies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        De Gea
        Burn - Rudiger - Reguilon - Alonso
        Bruno - Havertz - Moura
        Dennis - Kane (V) - Ronaldo (C)

        Steer - Mbuemo - Lampety - Sissoko

        Feedback on my free hit team will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Why Havertz?

          Am I missing something?

      15. Santa Emeks
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          I'm in a similar situation but I don't think BB is worth it especially with the way postponements are going except u are sure of ur starters tho

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Have no United players.

          Think I'll just use FH

        • last-picked
          • 12 Years
          6 days, 21 hours ago

          BRUNO TO START?
          Please, why everyone so sure Bruno starting after missing most of last 2 GW's

          1. LangerznMash
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            Well rested?

        • klopptimusprime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 21 hours ago

          Captain Bruno?

          1. LangerznMash
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            I have.

        • The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          I can't think of any decent moves to make and at this point I think I'm probably going to end up rolling my FT. Any suggestions? 1FT and 1.2M in the bank.

          DDG
          TAA Cancelo Alonso Coufal
          KDB Mount Foden Bowen Jota
          Antonio
          ------------------------
          Ramsdale Watkins Tierney Scarlett

        • tokara
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          Nobody considering Maupay?

        • MFC Lad
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          Is Watkins to Ronaldo worth a -4? Would captain Ronaldo otherwise would be Dennis

        • LangerznMash
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          Bruno Fernandes is well rested and due a good haul. I've put him in and made him my captain for the double game week. Crazy to think that this is now considered a massive punt!

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            He's only a shadow...a memory...

        • Tripleh123
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          Pickford
          TAA Cancelo Alonso
          Son Jota Bowen Gray
          DCL King Ronaldo

          Bench: Duffy Dias Martinelli

          Need advice. Was going to FH this week but with NLD in question and Leicester game postponed, am having doubts.

          1) Save g2g
          2) Son > Mount
          3) FH entire team

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 16 hours ago

          So, play Cancelo over Regulion most likely?

          If Antonio doesn't play, he comes on anyway.