The biggest double gameweek of the Fantasy Premier League season is here which means picking the best captain is more important than ever.
With more points up for grabs, the potential to close in on the gaps amongst your mini-leagues, or even consolidate leads at the summit, DGW36 is a big one.
With heaps of doubles, comes a variety of armband choices to choose from. Here is a selection below! If you want the full list check out our best FPL Captains page.
- Tottenham (H) & Aston Villa (a)
- Chances of scoring: 74%
There are few certainties in life but one of them is Salah featuring in a captaincy article. With the double incoming for Liverpool, it solidifies good reason to back the Egyptian.
Against Tottenham, he has a respectable record from home. He has scored four goals in a total of four meetings against the opponents at Anfield. This too included a goal in December 2020, which was the last time Liverpool hosted Spurs in the league.
In addition, Salah also holds a decent record against Villa. In the reverse fixture, he converted from the penalty spot, giving them a 1-0 win in December.
Furthermore, he was one of the two scorers on Liverpool’s last trip to Villa Park. This match ended being a catastrophic one for Merseyside, with Villa putting them to the sword with a 7-2 win early last season.
- Liverpool (a) & Arsenal (H)
- Chances of scoring: 59%
Another premium that is set to be heavily backed is the most in-demand midfielder right now. The Korean has scored the most points in the last six gameweeks, with 73 points. This is 32 more than any other premium player, priced at £10.0m or above.
His point total skyrocketing was helped by his performance last game week. He clinched 19 points against Leicester City, consisting of a brace, an assist, and three bonus points.
Additionally, he has scored in the reverse fixtures against these opponents in this campaign.
The Korean, alongside his strike partner in Harry Kane, is worth holding until the end of the season. Spurs’ last two games after this gameweek is Burnley at home, and Norwich away. The fixture pair are each ranked 2 in the FDR.
Speaking about Kane, he is holding an irresistible record against his North London rivals. From his 14 meetings, he has scored 11 goals, an assist, and 11 bonus points, which has chartered him to a whopping 83 total points.
Kevin De Bruyne
- Newcastle United (H) & Wolves (a)
- Chances of scoring: 57%
Next in line is the Belgian maestro. When it comes to matches at the Etihad, there is arguably none better.
KDB has managed returns in each of his last four home league matches, with his last blank at home coming in GW26 against Spurs. In this patch of four games, he has scored three goals, whilst providing four assists.
De Bruyne was subbed off 72 minutes into City’s second semi-final leg against Real Madrid. Because of this, it should mean his starts are assured for both of the games as part of City’s double.
Joao Cancelo/Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Newcastle United (H) & Wolves (a) / Tottenham (H) & Aston Villa (a)
- Chances of scoring/keeping a cleansheet:
- Cancelo: 19% & 81% / Trent: 20% & 67%
If you don’t rate attackers, then why not back one of the two best full-backs in the league this season?
Based on ownership and the fixtures both are viable captain choices.
Cancelo managed a shutout in each of the reverse fixtures against these sides earlier in this campaign. In fact, his best haul this season has come against the Toons.
In GW18 on Tyneside, he scored a goal, and an assist, and achieved a maximum bonus, en route to a whopping 18 points! This too was the gameweek, only four games took place.
Similarly, for Trent, his ownership ranks high. He is ranked second for each of the top 1k, top 10k, and top 100k managers for player ownership.
In addition, TAA has continued his phenomenal form in returns in this period of the season. As a starter, the last blank for him was in GW23, away at Crystal Palace.
Elsewhere, Chelsea also have a great clean sheet odds for DGW36. Therefore, similar arguments can be made to captain Marcos Alonso and Reece James, although the former is more likely to start.