Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 34?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are mainly looking to Chelsea and Liverpool for the Double Gameweek 34 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 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Mason Mount (£7.7m) is the leader of the captain poll in Double Gameweek 34, with 29.7% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) is in second place, backed by 22.37%, ahead of his home fixture against Merseyside rivals Everton, who happen to have the division’s worst away record.

Kai Havertz (£7.9m) occupies third place with 12.12%, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.2m) and Reece James (£6.3m), with 8.59% and 4.95% respectively.

CHELSEA OPTIONS

We’ll start with Chelsea, given that they are one of only two teams who play twice in Double Gameweek 34 and their assets dominate the captain poll.

The Blues host West Ham United on Sunday before visiting Manchester United four days later. The fixtures might not seem the easiest on paper, but both opponents aren’t bad teams to be facing from an attacking perspective. The Hammers are without a clean sheet on the road this calendar year and may well have one eye on their upcoming Europa League semi-final, while the Red Devils proved yet again in Gameweek 33 that they are a poor defensive side.

Chelsea’s attacking stats over the last six matches are very encouraging and they’ve scored more goals than any other side in that time, mainly thanks to their 6-0 win at Southampton in Gameweek 32. Across the season, they rank third for actual goals and fourth for expected goals (xG).

That suggests Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and even Timo Werner (£8.6m) are worth considering for captaincy, but which one carries the most potential?


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1,724 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mr Bird
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Dubravka
    TAA Robbo Cancelo James
    Salah(c) Mount Saka Kulu Martinelli
    Kane

    Ramsdale Rudiger* Gelhardt Dobbin

    Worth a -4 to do Rudiger to Laporte and bench Martinelli?

  2. Pratik
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    a) Weghort + Livra + Pope -> Werner + Davies + Guaita (-8)

    or

    b) Kane + Kulusevski + Livra + Pope -> Werner + Sterling + Laporte + Guaita (-12)

    Chasing ranks + BB left.

  3. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Whose the best choice for captain:

    Can’t decide between Salah and Havertz. Also have mount.

    Who are you captaining?

    1. Pratik
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Havertz

    2. Rbyrne95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I’m (C) mount. It would be difficult for me if I had Salah too.

      Everton are absolutely atrocious away, it’s either gonna be big Salah haul or split between Mane and Jota.

    3. Planet Jo
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Mount, if I had him

    4. nolard
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I am on Mane, but Mount is also a great option

  4. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    WC, BB36, FH37

    Schmeichel, Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Mapit, xxxxxxx
    Salah, Mount, Son, xxxxxx, Gordon
    Pukki, Watkins, Dennis

    A) James & Kula
    B) Emerson Royal & Havertz

    Spurs play will be bench this GW

    1. Pratik
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Davies + Havertz

  5. bruuuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Start Willock or Broja?

    1. Rbyrne95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Willock IMO

      Broja hasn’t been good for me.

  6. Khal
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    On WC

    1. Kdb+Alonso
    2. Sterling/Son+James

    1. fantasist
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. Planet Jo
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      A

  7. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    which one?

    A) Raph, Odegaard -> Mount, 4.4 mid (-4). would play b.white, likely capping Salah
    B) Kane -> Werner
    C) Kane -> Cristiano
    D) none, save ft

  8. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki or Nketiah for long term?

    1. noissimbus
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Pukki

      • fantasist
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Pukki for sure

      • nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Do you have to make the move today?
        If not, see if Nk starts and how he does this GW.

    2. Junks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Kane & Martinelli -4 to...

      A. Ronaldo & Guimaras
      B. Sterling & Pukki
      C. Werner & Mount
      D. Werner & Havertz
      E. Pukki & KDB

      1. fantasist
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        C

    3. El_Gigante
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      WC team (BB36, FH37). GTG?

      Schmeichel
      Cancelo | TAA | Matip | Alonso
      Salah | KDB | Mount (c) | Kulu
      Werner | Pukki

      (Foster, Ramsey, White, Dennis)

      1. Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Looks good

      2. andre_c
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        looks great

    4. C-Dawgg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      For now and also DGW 36
      A) James and Jota
      B) Van Dijk and Mount

    5. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Would you start Nketiah(MUN) or Ramsey(lei)?

      1. Better Call Raul
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Nketiah easily

    6. fantasist
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Is Mount likely to be rested for one game?

    7. Zero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Wildcard done. BB36. Currently about 3k for reference.

      Schmeichel (Foster)
      James - TAA - Cancelo (Anderson - Royal)
      Salah - Son - Mount - Havertz - Maddison
      Pukki - Mateta (Dennis)

      Final questions are around Son:
      Y/N: Son vs Brentford over KdB vs Watford?
      A) Anderson, Royal, Son or B) Laporte, Matip, Mahrez

      Thanks in advance!

      1. Better Call Raul
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Rather have KdB this week

    8. careta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Alright after some more thinking. Currently thinking of BB 36 and FH 37/38

      1M ITB 1 FT

      Ramdsdale (Foster)
      Robbo Cancelo Doherty(Ait-Nouri Livra )
      Saka Son Salah Raphinha Kulu
      Laca Wehorst (Mateta)

      What better option:
      A. -8 for Doherty Saka Raphinha to Alonso Havertz KDH
      B. -8 for Doherty Raphinha Laca to James Havertz Pukki
      C. Doherty to Alonso

      Can't think of many good options on -4 but I think not too bad for a -8 this week anyways.

    9. Rodney
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Castagne & Maddison to Roberts & Luis Diaz prob not worth a -8 this week is it?

      I really want Diaz and his 2.5% ownership

      1. Planet Jo
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Jota likely to start this week

        1. nolard
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          this

    10. juicewagz
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Play 2:

      A) Odegaard
      B) Schar
      C) Burn

    11. tbhogal
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Final call James or Alonso ??

      1. ratski
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        James if you can afford. Been scouting Alonso for a while and he gets in some great positions but his game time is a worry. Not sure if TT will milk the last bit of energy out of him and play him most games of rotate him as league position safe.

      2. Planet Jo
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Alonso if Tuchel continues to play James at CB

    12. Parsnips
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Need help on what to do here?

      Pope
      Trent Laporte cancelo schar
      Salah saka kulu Maddison
      Kane Broja

      Foster laca ramsey Amartey

      0.1 in bank

    13. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      At this stage it’s a sprint to finish as high as possible. Target=100k, 45 points to make up. BB36 FH37 to come.
      Moves this week: Rudiger, Kane, Kulu >> Dias, Werner, Sterling -4

      Do I go all in and captain Sterling vs Salah vs Havertz. Who would you choose in my position?

      Schmeichel
      Robbo Laporte Dias
      Salah Saka Havertz Sterling Maddison
      Werner Pukki
      Foster Matip White Cucho

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Havertz for me mate

      2. nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Havertz has two games, and they are out of Europe.
        So, even if the fixtures are not plum, I'd go for H.

    14. Better Call Raul
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Start Sanchez or Ramsdale?

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Sanch - two defensive solid teams meet.

    15. C-Dawgg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      The best two for now and also DGW 36
      A) James and Jota
      B) Van Dijk and Mount

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        B

    16. Planet Jo
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Kane to Ronaldo, Yes or No?

      Don't have much CHE/MUN cover, but don't want to lose Liverpool players or Cancelo this week. Also prefer to play my wild card next GW (BB in GW36)

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        If chasing perhaps, but Kane is safer and spurs have been in great form, scoring loads, except one blip.
        Both on pens too.

        I'd stay with Kane.

    17. nolard
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Start one:

      Justin
      Ramsey - away at Leicester

      1. phoenixfromtheflames
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Ramsey

        1. nolard
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          thanks!

    18. phoenixfromtheflames
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Which 1 player to start out of:

      A) Matip
      B) Mateta
      C) Pukki

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        C

    19. The Polymath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Played WC with BB36 in mind but abandoned the idea after activating. Using the WC to go big on Chelsea, City and Liverpool. Decided sticking to the original squad could make me lose big today.

      Anyone else had a change of heart?

    20. Unbelievable_jeff
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Who to bring in on FH?

      A) Ronaldo

      B) Werner

      Thanks

      1. Monty the Magpie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Ronaldo.

    21. Birdman77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Start Pukki or Mateta this week?

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        pukk

    22. Kane Lane
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Should kept Kane over Fernandez starting to enjoy this pain so keeping him for brentford well truly stuffed my chances winning my league now 25pt gap