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. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 1 hour ago

    A) Foden
    B) Tielemans

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

      A

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      A

    3. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      A

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Cheers all.
      Would you bench Foden, Raph or Gray?

      1. BERGKOP
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Raph

    5. Reece’s Pieces
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Tielemans double vs Foden against Chelsea?

      Tielemans seems clear. If you want to make a permanent transfer then Foden has better ongoing fixtures

      Depends on your plans - exploit double GW or one change and hold

  2. Aznable
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Is Sancho ready to go? Or is he injured?

    • Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Not the best weekend to have a 6.30pm Friday deadline!

      1. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Better than 5.30am Saturday!

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

      Your opinion? A or B? Should I sell DCL or keep him, good fixtures coming up…

      A. Ronaldo (avl,bre) + Maddison (bur, TOT), -4
      B. Bruno Fernandes (avl, bre) + DCL (nor), FT

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

        I’m keeping

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

        Wait for Rangnick presser.

        I'd just do Son > Maddison.

    • Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      A. Trossard (longest gap between games, plays 2 home games)

      B. Maddison (most in form)

      C. Mount (good form)

      1. Aimar
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        I leaning towards Trossard

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

          Gracias Pablo

    • King Kohli
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Bench order ok?

      DDG
      TAA Cancelo Lowton
      Maddison Jota Bowen Gray
      Ronaldo Antonio King
      Sanchez Reguilon Raphinha Gray

      1. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Gray on the bench should be Keane.

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

          Playing Keane over Cancelo. Norwich haven’t scored in 6 games

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

            Keane over Lowton imo

    • acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Bottomed...

      Bench one?
      A) Dalot
      B) Coufal

      I am thinking B as leeds may score..
      is Dalot likely to start atealst onebif not 2.. How qas AWB in last match?

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

      If Arsenal don't get the game called off Arteta letting all the players leave on loan looks even more stupid.

      He's got to get it cancelled. I'm free hitting if its called off.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Really hope we get some clarification on this before deadline, but probably won't knowing how this season has been.

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        no idea what he's going to do

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Leicester let Benkovic leave the club the other day despite having a CB and general personnel crisis. Arteta couldn't have really predicted this would all converge at once to-be fair but considering Leicester's issues in defence I found that staggering

      4. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Maybe he let them went on loan for this reason

        1. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Just waiting for Arsenal and Burnley to announced it right after the deadline passed. It'll fun

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

          he wants the club to look incompetent??

    • dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      play cancelo or foden?

    • Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      A) At this time of the season, would you sell Foden or BSilva for Lucas?
      Even tho Bernardo is underperforming is more nailed than Foden, but on the long run, the latter might get more points with the run of MCI fixtures. But I feel it's time to go for one of them. I'd love to keep Foden honestly for his explosiveness, but those 0s are so annoying.

      B) Should I get rid of Watkins, Antonio (also own Bowen) or Broja for Dennis/King?

    • abaalan
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Quick fire questions...
      1. Are Kings stats still better than Dennis?
      2. Saka or Bernardo to go first? (For Madison most likely)

      1. WHUFCSmith23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        1) Dennis, 20 games, 8 goals, 6 assists and 16 bonus points. Blanks 10 out of 20.

        King, 19 games, 5 goals, 4 assists, 5 bonus points. Blanks 12 out of 19.

        If you are into xg then King is a better pick...

        2) Saka for me just based on City's next run of games and Saka having a knock and also having Blanks.

    • noquarternt
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      How long is James supposedly out for?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Ages

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

        Weeks.

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        I've see mentions of up to 2 months but nothing definite

    • FPL Kaka
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      When would we likely find out about the NLD being postponned or not?

      It is making getting Kane very nerve-racking

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        With the FPL season that has been so far.. probably after deadline.

      2. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        How would we know? Maybe on the presser?

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Saturday I'd say

    • Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Start of the week: 6 x DGW players with Son (c) and Ronaldo (vc)

      Now: Looking like 4 x DGW players and no idea who to captain.

    • POTATO
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Score prediction MCI v CHE?

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        1-0

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

        1-0

      3. Alan The Llama
        • 12 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        1-0

      4. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        1-1

      5. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        0-0

      6. Clint Dempsey
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        1-0 dias

      7. lugs
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        1-2

      8. Reacher
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        1-1

      9. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        2-1

      10. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Based on City news this morning, 1-2

      11. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Thanks, helping decide which two to bench out of Cancelo, Laporte Bernardo Gallagher (bha) and Coady (SOU)

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

      Who is the first choice Watford goalkeeper?

      They've let 9 goals in in the last 3 games and are on a terrible losing run. Why wouldn't he change it?

      8 games since the last win, all losses.

    • abcdef3
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 1 hour ago

      Bench one on a free hit.

      A) Reguilon
      B) Cucurella

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

        B

      2. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        A

      3. Dammit_182
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Bench Reguilón all day long. Doubt about the arsenal game and he has not played in ages!

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

        Morning chaps. Some expert advice would be much appreciated!

        DDG (Foster)
        Cancelo Regs TAA Coufal (Manquillo)
        Bowen Jota Gallagher (Salah)
        Kane Dennis DCL

        A) FH to get loads of DGW players
        B) Salah & Brownhill > Maddison & Bruno

      5. jose1
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Dennis (C) Daka King

        On FH. Am I nuts?

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

          decent punt

        2. Bollard
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          I have actually been on Dennis (C) all the way but seeing all the uncertainty on the doubles, i suspect Jota (C) is the way to go!

          I have Ronaldo (doubt), Son (dont know who to transfer to, may save transfer till next week so i have 2 for any Villa DGW news) as not keen bringing in Lei/Spurs with possible fixtures meaning they only get single GW.

          Suspect Jota / Trent will top the points table at the end of this one

      6. tabby98
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        What to do with this lot?

        Ddg, Sanchez
        TAA, Cancelo, Reguilon, Tierney, Keane
        Salah*, Son*, Bowen, Jota, Gray
        Antonio, Dennis, Broja

        1ft £0.2m itb

        Son —> Maddison?

        Any hits to take?

      7. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Maddison or Dennis for (c)?

        Tempted by Dennis tbh!

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          I reckon it's Maddison, but it's close!

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Dennis for me. Never thought I would ever captain a Watford player. Makes FPL fun.

      8. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Arteta has presser at 2pm. He should know the picture by then. We will find out.

        Best advice today is either:
        - Put your phone away and listen to your teacher
        - Put your phone away and do some work before you're fired
        - Clean the house and go for a walk

        And on that note, see you all at 3pm

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

          I cracked open a beer and lit up a joint

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

            LAD

        2. golfboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Good advice that, just cancelled transfers for now haha

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

        A) Son to Maddison
        B) Broja to Ronaldo
        C) Both for a hit?

        1. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          A

        2. vova
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          no to B, wait for news on Ronaldo's fitness before Villa

      10. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        I just watched Wood get Green.

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

          There's a cream for that

        2. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          I just watched Harvey get Barnes

      11. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        well then, here are the options for captain:

        A) Kane (Sunday kick-off makes me nervous, unless Arteta definitively states he's got enough players fit today)
        B) Maddison
        C) Dennis

      12. MysticMac17
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Thinking of bench boosting this? Thoughts? Any -4s you would do (have 5.0 ITB but no FT left) ?

        Schmeichel
        TAA Veltman Emerson
        Bruno Jota Bowen Maddison
        Toney DCL Antonio

        Subs: Pickford, Cancelo, Gray, Diop

      13. Pedaso Pirates
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Son and Antonio for Kane and Tielemans?

        If not Tielemans, who else for £6.6m or less please?

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

        What cheap defender do people like best to trade in this week, Lowton, Thomas, or... another?
        Cheers.

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

          Lowton

        2. vova
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          wouldn't touch any of them really, seem like a likely 4 pointers or less and then no real long term value to hold them

      15. smix
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Remove Bernardo or Foden for Maddison? Is Foden match fit enuf to start ?

        1. Shark
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          I only have Foden. I am thinking of getting Madison in for him too.

      16. Vertigo
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Genuine question: Is anyone rolling their free transfer?

        I can't think of a reasonable argument to dump TAA, Cancelo, Bowen, Raphinha, Watkins or Antonio.

        Martinelli's my 11th player, with Salah, Son (both of whom I'm keeping at this point) and James on the bench.

        Sanchez, Dier, Alonso and Dennis (c) my only four DGWers.

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

          Have 2FTs, will save one. Would have saved if 3FTs were allowed. Doing Dalot to Cucurella for the sake of it.

        2. vova
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          I might dump Antonio for Dennis and captain him. Also taking Son out