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FPL experts: Who to captain in Double Gameweek 36

12 May 2023
Callum Wilson, Newcastle

Some of the world's best Fantasy managers reveal their plans for the armband

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The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts give their thoughts on who to captain in Double Gameweek 36.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Callum Wilson (£7.1m) has averaged 6.6 points per match in the last three Gameweeks and of the Newcastle United Double Gameweek players, he looks the best captaincy option.

Meanwhile Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) has scored in back to back matches. Of the single Gameweek players both Harry Kane (£11.4m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) look like great options, Kane has returned 27 points in the last three matches with Salah returning 28 in the same period.

Wilson's goal v Southampton
Pras (@Pras_FPL)

I am still debating between a Newcastle forward, a Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder and Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) for the captaincy this week. I know the Newcastle defence isn't in form, but for certainty of starts, set-pieces and a probability of a clean sheet against Leeds United, Trippier could do well. 

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

I haven't ruled out single Gameweek players Salah and Erling Haaland (£12.4m). I don't own Alexander Isak (£7.0m), who I think will be a popular choice, but have considered giving Wilson the armband despite the worry over his minutes. The big question for me here is "Will he start both?" If I think yes, then I will probably captain him.

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

I was a little disappointed with Newcastle at the weekend, but still looking towards their attack with the captaincy. Wilson is the one I am eyeing up with the armband. 

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Isak will be my captain given Newcastle have the better fixtures of the two Double Gameweek teams. My other two Newcastle players are defenders who have been struggling for clean sheets recently, so I wouldn't trust with the armband. 

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Brighton's Double is quite difficult on paper so the captaincy should go to a Newcastle player. I prefer Isak over Wilson as minutes are more assured.

Trippier is an option, but Newcastle's defensive form has suffered of late and both opponents are capable of scoring.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

As difficult as it is to look past the DGW36 players, Liverpool and Salah are in good form right now, with fourth place possibly back on the agenda.

With Leicester City having just shipped five to Fulham, you'd back the Reds and Salah in particular to profit, if you're brave enough to give a single Gameweek player the armband.

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