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. james 101
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Why is James (Chelsea) listed as having 25% chance of playing?

    Is he definitely out?

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      yes defintely out

  2. JBG
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Did RR have a press conference yesterday or will he have today?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Nevermind just got that answered.

      1. 2OLEgend
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 15 hours ago

        What's the answer?

        1. 2OLEgend
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 15 hours ago

          Nevermind just got that answered

          1. Piksau
            • 7 Years
            2 days, 15 hours ago

            What's the answer?

            1. 2OLEgend
              • 1 Year
              2 days, 15 hours ago

              1PM

  3. mr. inconspicuous
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Hi all,
    Could really do with some help. I did Salah to Son early to avoid price rise so now stuck and seriously considering using FH (still have both and wildcard) current team only has 3 double game week players, do I make another 2 transfers for a -8 or use my free hit? Current team looks like this :

    Foster Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James Liva Rudiger
    Jota Bowen Foden Son Saka
    Lacazette Dennis Antonio

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Hmm tough one. I count 6 transfers that I'd want to make in the next week or 2 even if you FH: James, Rudi, Livramento, Son, Saka, Lacazette. So on the edge of WC territory maybe? Or could scrape by a little longer by replacing Son & James if you'd rather delay WC

      1. mr. inconspicuous
        • 12 Years
        2 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah there are a good few players I need to ditch so wildcard could be the way to go looking at fixtures ahead

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Don’t free hit you’ll regret it. The Matches are meh, COVID likely to mess with fixtures and players and there are far more games to be rescheduled than a normal year

    3. Dr. Jepsen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      I think the FH is worth it. It would give you back Salah and save the transfer later. If you swap Son for Madison and maybe upgrade a defender for a -8 you book a min of 2 transfers to get back Salah who probably has a double of Leeds+Norwich coming up.

  4. Friday's Press Conference Times
    Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Morning all, we've got 16 press conferences up today:

    Howe - 9am
    Smith - 9am
    Tuchel - 10.30am
    Benitez - 11am
    Hasenhuttl - 11am
    Klopp - 11am
    Rangnick - 1pm
    Bielsa - 1pm
    Gerrard - 1pm
    Lage - 1pm
    Dyche - 1.15pm
    Guardiola - 1.30pm
    Moyes - 1.30pm
    Conte - 1.30pm
    Frank - 1.30pm
    Arteta - 2pm

    1. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Wow, extra busy Friday.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Cheers Skonto

    3. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      First one to list all 4 that are missing gets an extra free Hit.

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 15 hours ago

        Ranieri, Vieira, Potter and Rodgers

    4. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Hopefully we get some concrete info on Foden, Ronaldo and Regulion

    5. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      You've got*. I have a day off lol

    6. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Arteta would have to be last - Arsenal game seems most likely to be postponed isn't it?

      1. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 15 hours ago

        That's 3am in NZ, so will take a look at 7am to see if match(es) are on and whether FH is on the cards.

  5. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Ronaldo owners in the mud.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Why?

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 15 hours ago

        https://mobile.twitter.com/DExpress_Sport/status/1481908935518994434

        Express Sport says Ronaldo has suffered another injury and was sent home from training

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          2 days, 15 hours ago

          Cavani to the rescue!

    2. aarrgghh
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      What's up

    3. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Saka owners in the mud

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      We move.

    5. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Everyone on the mud!

  6. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Am I the only one who will captain the most in-form player in the Premier League?
    Bowen (c)

    1. Shark
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes.
      Maybe a great differential this week though.

    2. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes, you're the only one from millions fpl players. Well done

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      No

    4. Sulk
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      No, a lot will miss the deadline and have it carried over from last week!

      1. Mikel Arteta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 15 hours ago

        Nice! Casuals will win again.

        1. teneighty
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 15 hours ago

          Play up casuals!

  7. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Watkins -> Dennis worth a -4?

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      yes

    2. KenyaDigIt
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      No. Watkins will have doubles soon, keep!

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Villa have good fixtures and doubles coming up soon

    4. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      NO

  8. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Who to sell for Dennis:

    A: Antonio (v LEE)
    B: DCL (v nor)
    C: Leave it

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      A

  9. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    for a hit. maddison or moura..?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Madders

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Honestly, neither is worth a hit as wouldn't want them long term

    3. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Maddi

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Maddison

  10. AdamJ91
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Need some help here, want to replace Son with Madison but not sure who to bench.

    1FT; 0.3 ITB

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

    Any suggestions appreciated, cheers & GL this weekend.

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Headache..
      Would bench Johnson, Laporte and Gray. Might be a good week to BB if Bachmann keeps his place

      1. AdamJ91
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah, I did consider BB with my team having a decent enough bench but with Covid around and late postponements possible it might end up being a waste.

    2. Caravagio
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Gray probably

  11. Gomolon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Start Cancelo or Dalot?

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Cancelo

  12. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    What would u do?

    -4pts transfers:
    a) Son + JWP -> Maddison + Bruno
    b) Son + JWP -> Maddison + Jota
    c) Son + Antonio -> Maddison + CR7

    d) just Son -> Madd/Jota/Bruno

    I have Kane.

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      A or D with Bruno

  13. tissae
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Bench one:

    A) Bernardo (CHE)
    B) Watkins (MUN)
    C) Gray (nor)

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Bernardo

    2. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      b

  14. Caravagio
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Getting Antsy.. Do I need to FreeHit this team or can I save it? (I have both FH left)
    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo Coufal
    Gray Jota Sterling Lanzini
    King (C) CR7 Antonio
    (foster, liv,saka,white)

  15. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Good day to everyone. Not sure what to do here

    DDG
    Cancelo Trent REGUILON
    Gray Jota Ramsey Bowen
    RONALDO DENNIS Antonio

    Steele, Livramento, Son, James
    1 FT, 3.0 ITB

    A - Son, Antonio -> Maddison, Kane (-4)
    B - Son, Antonio -> Moura, King (-4)
    C - Son -> Maddison
    D - your suggestions

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      C

  16. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    So maybe Bruno really is the best Son replacement……..

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Thinking same below...

  17. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    WALDO66611 Years4 hours, 38 mins ago
    2 FT and 1.1 ITB (**=DGW *=flagged)

    Bit unsure how to attack this week. Tricky with my SGWers having good fixtures.

    DDG**
    TAA Reguilon** Cancelo Lamptey**
    Jota Bowen Son* Maddison**
    Ronaldo** Antonio

    (Bachmann Gray Broja* Livramento*)

    A) Son to Bruno (exact change)
    B) Broja to Dennis
    C) B + Son to Mount
    D) Something else

  18. DF Team
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Antonio to Dennis/King worth -4?

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      I’m leaning that way as my team looks much better for 23 if so

  19. Your Man With The Hair
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Start Sanchez or Foster?

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    If Ronaldo is fit: Salah Watkins James —> Maddison Ronaldo Lamptey (-8)
    If not: Salah ESR James —> Maddison Bruno Lamptey (-8)
    Or forego United entirely: ESR James —> Maddison Lamptey (-4)

    Much appreciated all! 1FT 0 ITB. Options 1 & 2 leave a decent bit ITB.

    Fosterx2
    TAA Cancelo Reguilonx2 (Livramento James*)
    Salah** Foden* Jota Gallagher (ESR*)
    Dennis(c) DCL Watkins

    1. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Apparently CR7 reinjured himself in training yesterday

  21. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    DDG (Bachmann)
    Coufal Cancelo TAA* (Livra*, Amartey*)
    Silva Foden* Jota Bowen Maddison
    Antonio Watkins (Broja*)

    0FT, £7.0ITB

    I'd like to keep using 352 because it gives me less headache, so I'm tempted to bring only one of Ronaldo/Dennis (for Watkins or Antonio tho) and maybe sell BSilva to Moura. Would you also get a TOT defender?

  22. JBG
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    "Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't meant to do a full training session yesterday due to his groin injury. I haven't heard anything substantial to the claims about a "thigh injury".

    From twitter user, @OddsOnFPL.

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      either way doesn't sound great!

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      He had a hip complaint.

  23. james 101
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Start one, bench order for the rest:

    A. Martinelli (tot a)
    B. Cancelo (che h)
    C. Watkins (Manu a)
    D. James (DGW)

    1. artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      James isn't playing.
      Start Cancelo

  24. artvandelay316
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    I have 0 ITB. If I sell Salah this week is there a risk of his price rising and being unable to buy him back? Or is it pretty safe to say his price will either remain as it is or drop even further while he is away?

  25. jaywills
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Hi All.
    I have two Free Hit chips left. With the news of Ronaldo thinking of activating one.
    Would you?
    A) Yes
    B) No

    Heres my team:

    DDG,
    Cancelo, Coufal (1 game), Alonso, Regulon,
    Bowen, Jota (1 game), Saka (doubt)
    Antonio (1 game), Broja, Ronaldo (doubts)
    Bench
    Salah (ACON), Livramento (Doubt), Jacob Ramsey

    Cheers all!

    1. artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      It's an ok option. I considered it myself. But there will be jucier DGWs coming up IMO.

  26. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Bench One;

    A) Gallagher
    B) Bilva
    C) Martinelli

    1. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      c

  27. tissae
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Play one:

    A) Cash (MUN)
    B) Tierney (tot)

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      Cash

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      B, you saw it against MCI why

  28. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    I wouldn't even use the daily express to wipe my arse. Let's wait to see what RR says later.

  29. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    Which of the following moves do you like? A is pretty much locked-in, choosing between B & C. Bear in mind that I'm dead-ending my team toward GW24 WC.

    A. Broja - Dennis
    B. Antonio - Daka
    C. Reguilon - Robertson (bench Watkins/Foden)

    Current squad:
    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Alonso
    Foden Bowen Maddison Jota
    Watkins Antonio Broja
    (Gunn, Reguilon, Cash, Son)

  30. ClaudesMackerelelé
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 15 hours ago

    No Spurs, Man Utd or Leicester!

    A) Son/ Gelhardt to Dewsbury-Hall/ Ronaldo (-4)
    B) Son/ Gelhardt to Dewsbury-Hall/ Kane (-4)
    C) Son/ Gelhardt to Moura/ Daka (-4)
    D) Son/ Gelhardt to Maddison/ Daka (-4)

    ?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 15 hours ago

      D