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. The Mighty Whites
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    King or Dennis?

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

      Coin toss!

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

      toin coss

    3. Solanke
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Coss a Toin

    4. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      The menace

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

      I would pick Form over Penalties..

  2. Tmel
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    DDG
    ALONSO Cancelo Taa Coufal
    Jota Foden Bowen Gray
    KING Antonio
    (Foster Watkins Salah Livra)

    3 DGWers, 1FT & both FHs left:

    a) Foden > Maddison
    b) Antonio > Dennis (C)
    c) Salah & Antonio > Maddison & Ronaldo (C) (-4)
    d) Play FH and stock up on more DGWers?

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

      Salah to Maddison..

      Would have preferred C with Ronaldo/Kane if Ronaldo was fit OR Arsenal game was not doubtful.

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

    I don't think Dyche will beat around the bush, it's not his style - if Leicester Burnley might be postponed, he will let us know during the presser. As such, Maddison will probably become best captain pick......

  4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    It’s a weird season when you’re thinking long and hard about whether to give the armband to your 6,1m striker or your 12,5m striker.

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

      Sh*t season, is the words you are looking for.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      It's an excellent season just for that reason. In fact the game has become much better with Salah gone.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Gotta agree. This week there are gonna be big swings based on who has Kane, Ronaldo or Watford Forwards. Captaincy is all over the place. Lots of ranks to be gained if you make the right choices.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Exactly. Loving the chaos.

  5. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Antonio to Kane -4?
    Is this a move that’s likely to pay off given Spurs face Chelsea in 23 (west ham face United).
    I’d want Antonio back for 24
    Own Watkins and Dennis up top.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I wouldn't. Plus is there no talks or arsenal spurs being called off?

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Yeh I’m not convinced we’d find out before deadline either

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

      Think you've answered it yourself there. Plus Antonio has a great fixture this week

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Don’t want to lose Watkins either for upcoming games.

        Looking at Son to Tielemans for free which gives me:

        DDG
        Trent Cancelo Keane
        Jota Foden Bowen Tielemans
        Watkins Antonio Dennis
        Steer White Livra ESR

        No bench if NLD is off

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

          I'd go with that for sure, plus Leicester have two decent games still to be rearranged (Norwich + Everton)

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

      hammers are at home to a leeds team who think defending is overrated

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    No love for tielemans instead of madison? Apart from his long injury he seems less injury prone compared to Madison and he's also on pens.

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      He’s my Son replacement if doubles go ahead

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      If I go Leicester, it will be Tielemans. Stats are similar, pens sways it for me. Plus I love those rosy red cheeks!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

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

      What about trossard instead of both ?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        He's a good option too reckon he'll start both games ?

  7. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I have Dier, ESR, Foden, Son and Ronaldo flagged which means I have 2 DGW starters and one is DDG. Should I FH?

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

      I think Foden might be ok. Depends on the rest of your team

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      DDG still your weakest link amongst all those.
      Foden should be ok. 2 transfers and you should be ok.

  8. Aimar
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Maddison or trossard ?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison

  9. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Best Livra replacement:
    A) Davies
    B) Lowton
    C) Lamptey

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

    cant see how arsenal are not going to play this derby with that many out

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

      that's a rollercoaster of a sentence

  11. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Antonio or DCL out?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Neither really with these fixtures. Whats your plan ?

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

        One of them > Dennis

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

      Doesn’t DCL have some kind of niggle?
      Would drop him before Antonio

  12. Pariße
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    My initial FH team was way better than my last draft.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Always goes that way.
      And once the GW starts, the FH in your head which did not even come on paper would prove to be the best.

  13. umerlfc
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Is Antonio - > Ronaldo(c) (-4) worth it?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Not for me.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Looks like Ronaldo is injured

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        I thought he said he was going to be ok ? Has there been more updates ?

          1. Monty the Magpie
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            That's answered that problem. Cheers.

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

            Oh.

            So would Ronaldo be a sell now????

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

        He's back training.

        He had a minor issue and that may have been an excuse anyhow.

    3. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Don't

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

      Nope.

  14. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Have I missed something with Burnley Leicester?

    Leicester have 5 players back? Are we worrying about Burnley now?

    I’d be far more concerned if I owned spurs or arsenal. Can’t see it going ahead if arsenal manipulate the rules like everyone else has done - in their interests with a genuine chance of cup progression too

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Won't call it manipulation when you seriously have those many players out.
      Burnley might be short on players too

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

        No sympathy with saints when we got spanned 9-0 by man United forced to play academy players with about 9 injuries, Couldn’t care less about arsenals injuries. Get on with it

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

          Agreed, same with Leeds who've got pretty much the full starting 11 out injured and still forced to play.

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

      It's on Burnley's side as well as Leicester. I think Rodgers said they had 8 first teamers available after the FA Cup game and the PL line is at 13, so they're only on that line now. Burnley have had a few covid cases as well as injuries too and then Cornet went to AFCON and they've sold Chris Wood now, they should have a few back after isolation periods but we'll have to see

  15. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Bottomed

    Currently have 1 DGW (De Gea)...

    Bench boost or take a hit?

    DDG
    TAA Dias Cancelo
    Jota Bernardo Bowen Brownhill
    Watkins DCL Antonio

    Bachmann James** Son** Livra** 1FT, 2.1m

  16. madmafc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Dennis or Ronaldo captain?

    After much soul searching, I'm not taking a hit. I'm keeping my chips.

    This is the last decision I'm thinking about this week (as well crossing my fingers that the Arsenal/Spurs game)

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

      That the Arsenal Spurs game is postponed!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks

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

        back in the mud he goes

      3. madmafc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Oh. Thanks!

        Well, looks like I'm taking a hit then!

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    We just LOVE to see this mayhem oh yes we DO!

  18. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Who to transfer out between Waktins and Antonio? Surely Ant considering Watkins will get a double soon, right?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      If you also own Bowen, then Antonio for sure

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

    Am i mad to start Foster (new/bur) over Pickford (NOR) on the offchance Foster comes straight back in? I dont trust Pickford/Everton, even at NOR if im honest

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

    A) Saka, Son, Watkins -> Bruno, Madders, Dennis -8
    B) Son, Watkins -> Bruno, Dennis -4
    C) Son, Watkins -> Madders, Dennis -4
    D) Son -> Madders

  21. seewhyaxe
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Ronaldo -> Kane for -4 might be my next move if the injury holds..

    https://twitter.com/dexpress_sport/status/1481908935518994434?s=21

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah but is spurs arsenal going ahead ?

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

        They've still got Leicester to fall back on.

  22. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    0FT, £7.0ITB

    A) At this point 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 MCI's fixtures.

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

  23. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Uh oh, Ronaldo out all of a sudden?

    1. Pasqualinho
      • 13 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure about all of a sudden. This has been one of the longest drawn-out injuries I can ever remember.

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

        Supposedly this is a separate injury, the one which ruled him out midweek was groin but this is his thigh

    2. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Where is this from?

  24. KirkhamWesham
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Would you do Son & Davis to Maddison & Dennis for a hit?

    Foster
    Cancelo TAA Reguilon Coufal
    Jota Bowen Son* Foden
    King Ronaldo

    2.4m itb

    Ramsdale Raphinha Livramento Davis*

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

      Yes without a doubt

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

        Thanks

  25. Twisted Melon
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Bench 1 from:
    A) Lowton
    B) TAA

    1 from:
    1) Mount
    2) Trossard

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      A2

  26. Valdez
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Foster (dgw)
    TAA - Cancelo - Royal (dgw) - Alonso (dgw)
    Jota - Gray - Bowen
    Ronaldo(dgw c) - Dennis(dgw) - Watkins

    Ramsdale - Saka - Livramento - Son

    Good to go? Thinking maybe a -4 to do Livra to Lamptey and play over Watkins/Gray. Planning Son to KDB next week

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

      Ronnie injured mate

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

    Any WC threads here?

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

    critiano LoLnaldoLoL

  29. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    People who still have salah, are you keeping now? Got so many other issues in my team, tempted to leave on bech.. 1 Ft 1.3 ITB..

    thinking of doing ESR + James to Maddison + Cucula for -4pts?

    DDG Bach
    taa james cancelo johnson livra
    salah jota foden esr bowen
    antonio dennis DCL

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

      I got rid, but kept his cash in the pot, so that I can bring him back.

  30. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Antonio/Watkins —> Dennis (-4) Yay or nay?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Uh-oh, bottomed 🙁