Every Saturday morning, millions of Fantasy Football managers across the world have to make a massive decision.
Who do they captain?
Often, though, it’s a pretty straight-forward decision with only a handful of players being a genuine candidate for the virtual armband that enables them to earn double points in that gameweek.
The majority of managers pick the likes of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku or Sergio Aguero as they’re often scoring the most points.
But sometimes it pays to go rogue and pick a player that very few others do.
And that’s what one Fantasy Football gaffer did last weekend.
With Kane travelling to Huddersfield - and scoring twice - many managers would have been happy with their choice of giving the captaincy to the Spurs striker.
And with Lukaku facing sorry Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, he was the most-selected captain as he was expected to fill his boots with goals during the clash. He only scored one, though, leaving those that selected him slightly disappointed.
But nobody could have predicted the two players that would earn the most points in gameweek seven.
That honour went to Spurs’ Ben Davies for his clean sheet, assist, goal and one bonus point earning him 16 points. And that tally was matched by Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini.
With Paul Pogba’s injury, Fellaini was given a rare start by Jose Mourinho.
And he rewarded his boss with a brace during United’s comfortable 3-0 win against Palace.
And he also rewarded all those crazy Fantasy Football managers who decided to captain him with his two goals and three bonus points seeing him earn 16 points as well.
Those that captained him earned a solid 32 points from him alone.
But an introduction to Fantasy Football has seen the ‘Triple Captain’ chip emerge. As the name suggests, the Triple Captain allows you to earn triple points from your captain in that gameweek - but it can only be used once throughout the season.
Who would be foolish enough to Triple Captain Fellaini!?
Errr one Fantasy Football manager actually.
That’s right, one man Triple Captained Fellaini last weekend, which saw them earn 48 points from the midfielder alone.
Triple Captaining Fellaini works wonders
And after FPL’s official Twitter account tweeted this incredible discovery, other Fantasy Football managers couldn’t quite believe it.
Check out the reaction:
Thanks to the likes of Fraser Forster, Kevin de Bruyne and Marcus Rashford, the crazy Fantasy Football manager picked up a very respectable 97 points last week - putting his gameweek rank at 3,409.
We certainly don’t encourage Triple Captaining Fellaini in the coming weeks but we do encourage taking some sort of calculated risks when it comes to selecting your skipper. It’s certainly a good way to gain a serious advantage on your rivals if things work out.