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Which Leeds and Southampton assets are the Scout Network considering?

Who are the best Southampton and Leeds assets to consider for Double Gameweek 25? That’s the question on everyone’s lips over the next few days.

Leeds face Wolves (away) and Southampton (home) between now and next Tuesday while the Saints host Chelsea before travelling to Elland Road.

We asked our Scout Network contributors to tell us who they’re looking at…

El Statto

Stuart Dallas

Patrick Bamford (£6.8m) and Raphinha (£5.3m) are the obvious picks for Leeds in Double Gameweek 25. Leeds always allow plenty of chances so clean sheets are not always forthcoming, although an out of position Stuart Dallas (£4.9m) looks a good option if Kalvin Philips (£4.9m) return from injury and shore-up the back-four somewhat.

Even as a Southampton fan, I am not be considering major investment for Double Gameweek 25 considering our recent run of defeats and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m) suffering more injury problems. James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) is probably my favoured option with his impressive delivery from free-kicks and corners. Danny Ings (£8.4m) two goals in as many appearances (in all competitions) but Southampton are not creating too many opportunities for him.

El Statto

FPL Take the Hit

Danny Ings

With five attacking returns in the last five Gameweeks, Raphinha is a fantastic option both in this Double Gameweek and beyond. Stuart Dallas also continues to impress and has been used in more advanced positions of late.

At just 10% ownership, Danny Ings could be a great differential for Double Gameweek 25. His performance against Newcastle ended in a blank although he was a goal-line clearance away from an attacking return.

FPL Take The Hit

FF Titans

Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings

With Leeds unlikely to play twice in Double Gameweek 26, FPL managers should consider whether or not a triple-up is worth it, especially since Patrick Bamford (53.1%) and Stuart Dallas (17.5%) are already popular figures.

Two goals in his last two appearances in all competitions has us expecting Danny Ings can do well in Double Gameweek 25. James Ward-Prowse is also worth a look as he sits fifth for influence and eighth for creativity among midfielders.

FF Titans

Ted Talks FPL

Ted Talks FPL Graphics for Danny Ings and Patrick Bamford

Leeds have a great Double Gameweek in 25 against Wolves and Southampton, two teams that only have one clean sheet between them in the last four matches.

With five attacking returns in his last six matches, the most among forwards, Patrick Bamford is probably the best pick for Leeds and will be heavily captained.

Leeds also have a game against Fulham in Blank Gameweek 29, which is useful if you don’t have your Free Hit chip.

With Che Adams (£6.5m) dropped against Wolves, Danny Ings is the most viable pick Southampton pick, in my opinion. He scored in Gameweek 24 and his underlying stats haven’t been bad by any means. In fact, you could argue that thy are very comparable to Bamford’s, certainly in the attempts department.

Unlike Leeds, Southampton don’t play in Gameweek 29 but do have the possibility of three Double Gameweeks over the next four. If this transpires, Ings’ appeal will sky-rocket. 

Ted Talks FPL

FPL Nymfria

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Raphina

Danny Ings seems to be getting back up to speed now and was unlucky not to score against Newcastle before his goal against Wolves in Gameweek 24. He has already netted against Chelsea this year while Leeds’ defence has been obliging this season.

Patrick Bamford has been one of the stand-out picks for FPL managers this season. In the last four weeks he has two goals and one assist, and is the second-highest points scorer among forwards in 2020/21.

Owned by 53.1% of FPL managers, for me, he’s a must for the Double Gameweek. If you want a differential, then it’s all about Raphinha. At just 3.2% ownership, the midfielder has two goals and four assists in the last five Gameweeks.

FPL Nymfria

FPL Froggies

Nathan Redmond

Southampton have proved in the past they could recover quickly from big defeats, although investing in them now is still a gamble.

Southampton’s defence seems like a no-fly zone so I’m only really thinking about James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings. The first for his set-pieces threat, the latter for his well-proven capacity to score against any side.

Your decision to on how many Leeds players to include should depend of your chip strategy between Gameweeks 25 and 29. Stuart Dallas and Patrick Bamford are still very good assets in all situations, in my opinion.

FPL Froggies

FPL Experiment Podcast

Patrick Bamford is as consistent as they come for a striker under £7.0m and he will likely be heavily-captained in Double Gameweek 25.

Raphinha has enjoyed a disproportionate amount of airtime on the FPL Experiment podcast for the last three months. He is one of the most consistently productive midfield players at that price point in the league. He has not blanked in his last five outings (two goals, four assists), generating 39 points in the process at 7.8 points per game.

For £5.3m, you are getting the arch-creator in probably the most adventurous team in the league (Since Gameweek 9 he has accumulated more points than Bamford). Throw in that Raphinha is on Leeds’ set pieces, you have yourself as much of a sure-fire hit as you could hope for under £6.0m, owned by fewer than than 3% of managers.

FPL Experiment

Whats Happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

Last week FPL Family’s Sam was joined on Scout The Gameweek by Wicks and Charles from FPL Chip Chat. They looked back on Gameweek 23 and ahead to Gameweek 24. This coming week Sam will be joined by Dubs and Pete from FPL Side Net to look back on Gameweek 24 and ahead to Gameweek 25.

Ted Talks FPL

Ted has been appearing on the FFScout Breakfast Club with Andy every Saturday where he has been helping managers with those last minute FPL decisions with the help of his excellent stat graphics.

Ted has been continuing to produce content for twitter, instragam & YouTube, with the latter gaining attention in recent weeks due to a more consistent format.

Ted will also be producing some increased video content for the Fantasy Football Scout website and YouTube channel over the coming weeks.

El Statto

It has been a very busy week for El Statto’s jumpersforgoalposts site with five articles in the five days leading up to Gameweek 24. He reviewed Gameweek 23, looking at who had a good week and who had one to forget, took inspiration from FPL Blackbox to discuss is it ever ok to captain someone like Dias (in a double) over Fernandes (with a single) , he put together a “differential XI” for Gameweek 24 and finally, ahead of the deadline he took a look at the Gameweek 24 fixtures and in particular how the teams have faired against each other in the past.

FF Titans

FF Titans have been busy creating content for both FPL and the Champions League game which is about to relaunch. They looked at possible chip strategies to navigate the Double Gameweeks as well as looking Matchday 7 stats for the Champions League game and gave their captain picks. They have also started a column on Bundesliga Fantasy.

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701 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    As a Gundo captainer I'll be happy at this point if he's back for the Arsenal game. Anything more is a bonus, and possibly a risk.

  2. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Cmon sterliiiiiingggg

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sterling cappers in heaven

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        For now

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Jammy spoon fed Sterlo cappers

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        We were brave going Sterling over gundo, if there is a fpl god we shall be repaid for such bravery

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          There is an fpl god

        2. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          brave? he was the obvious captaincy pick alongside Gundo. You got lucky

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He was the obvious choice.

    3. Sepp Blattered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You know he's one of the most likely to be rotated..

    4. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ehh, as a Sterling capper, I'm half expecting a benching now so wouldn't get too excited.

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I’ll take him just starting and getting 4 points it’s that bad these days ha

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Ings likely to have DGW in GW26?

    1. marcos11
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wondering the same, think doubles in 25 and 27 are more likely however

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ffs, irritating to say the least to have Gundo(c) and Mee go from DGW to SGW just like that after Antonio missing the SHU game too 🙁

      1. Touchwood
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Has Mee out been confirmed?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          yes

          1. Touchwood
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Thanks

        2. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          "Mee is fine in himself, but won't be playing, we will follow the protocols for that."

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yep. Add Cancelo and Foden probable rotation and I'm down to 0 DGWers.

    3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will never happen but just want a 0-0 between City and Everton now tbh

      1. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 23 days ago

          As a Digne owner this would make me happy. City might struggle a little to create without Gundo and Everton having Allan back will make a difference, although KDB could step back in

        • Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          1-1

          Mina & Foden

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Me too as A Digne, Stones and Dias owner

      2. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but...why are so many getting Kane in? Is there a Spurs DGW TBC I am not yet seeing?

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Probably

        2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          26

          1. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            OK thanks

        3. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          And Spurs also likely to play in BGW 29 (vs Villa), so he helps get you through the blank if you don’t have FH any more

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Literally everything that could’ve gone wrong since Saturday has gone wrong

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wait for the cancelo and stones benching 😉

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Could be worse. Just wait.

      4. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Dias Mee-o!!

      5. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Despite having Wilson still on my bench, DCL > Ings for free is tempting this weekend (Wilson out would require a hit and there's nobody I'm looking to downgrade).

        Then again I think I might be better to save the FT and plan for Kane...

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Who you are planning to start ahead of dcl if he is out?

          1. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Cresswell

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Though I should probably learn not to bench him by now

      6. TW9
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Shaw + Ben White or Targett + Vestergaard?

          1. marcos11
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Targett and Vestergaard for me

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nowhere to hide for Gungogan owners if out.

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Could hide behind 38 points?

              1. tomasjj
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                This.

              2. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Fairly broad cover I'd say - should be safe

            2. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Oh what a fail, woe is me. Just 38 points, why oh why did I get Gundogan.

              😀 😀 😀

          3. Pepeye
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He is as confirmed minor groin strain, possibility for Arsenal

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Percentage of possibility?

            2. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Gundo ?

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yes ilkay gundogroin..

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Groindogan!

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Ha

            3. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Minor groin strain?! No way!!! Didn't know that on Saturday...

          4. CrouchDown
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Is the reason that we think there will be a DGW26 because they can't have PL games on during CL weeks?

            Is that not happening tomorrow with both PL and CL games on?

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I think it's because teams in cl europa also have to play pl games, so that cannot be possible..

          5. ameisin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Going to WC this week. Would you go?

            A) 2x MCI defence + Gundo + Salah
            B) 1x MCI defence + Gundo + Sterling

            1. BHA_Seagull
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I'm going with 1 MCI defence with KDB in mind for the future.

            2. marcos11
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A

                1. ameisin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Cheers - yeh city clean sheets and avoiding the rotation risk of Sterling is my thinking..

            3. Will Kane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Very tempted to TC Raphinha next week. My TC yielded me a total of 3 points last season, I'm pretty confident he can beat that.

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Put it on Mane again.

                1. Will Kane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Never!

            4. BHA_Seagull
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Too many fires to put out in my team so pulled the WC trigger.
              Hopefully they announce the double for 26 before the deadline.
              Current Draft , any feedback appreciated
              Sanchez
              Dunk - Cancelo - Shaw
              Raphinha - Maddison - Fernandes - Gundo
              Kane - Ings - Bamford
              BENCH: Martinez - Targett - Smith Rowe - Cresswell
              4.8m ITB

              Free funds to upgrade to KDB next wk

              1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Rather Barnes over Maddison

            5. Pepeye
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Opportunity to rest Gundo re groin strain is perfect timing, might have played if City had a full grown injury list which kindly they haven't

            6. BHA_Seagull
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Rashford worth a one week punt ?
              On a WC and will switch to KDB next week

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Na. NUFC win almsot inevitable.

            7. BHA_Seagull
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Who do you keep who do you ditch?
              Antonio
              DCL

              1. Silecro
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Depends. I have both and dont have FH so i will ditch Antonio for Watkins now but then will bring him again in 28

              2. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Antonio

              3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Micky needs to be retired and put out stud now.

              4. marcos11
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Keep DCL if any

                • Johnjo
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  If DCL is likely to play in DGW26 I'd keep him for that. If not I'd get rid of both. West Ham have some tough fixtures coming up and no DGW so not worth keeping Antonio even if he was fully fit IMO.

                  Better striker options at the moment in Bamford, Ings, Watkins and Kane for forthcoming doubles and blanks.

                • Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Ditch Antonio

              5. VaVaVoom14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Reckon cancelo starts against Everton? Really getting annoyed at his lack of points compared to his potential

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I don't see why he shouldn't.

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Was going to caveat it with (but I am not Pep)

              6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Guys Is dcl out long term? If yes then I need to change my bb26 plan..

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  not long term, possibly ready for Liverpool

                  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Thanks..

              7. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                DCL(C) out means my rival gets Lowton (VC).

                Not sure what I want from the Burnley game now 🙁

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Just goes to show that there is no point in taking this game seriously at all.

                  1. Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yep, long term planning this season has mostly been a waste of time

                2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I could never get that luck lol

                3. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  In the long run, I would definitely like to play against someone captaining DCL this week

                  1. Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Haha to be fair I considered it as well. She doesn't have Gundo (!) so made sense I guess. But Lowton (VC) over Foden, Cancelo is just madness (or genius as it turns out).

              8. Jellyfish
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                No mention of Dias then in Pep's updates so assume he's fit to play?

                1. marcos11
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Pep said he was fit to play

                  • NateDogsCats
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Everyone bar Ake is fit, just now depends on Pep's plans but he said he's going to rotate a lot over the next few fixtures

                      1. Jellyfish
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Thanks guys - Struijk off my bench if he doesn't so no dramas

                  • Pepeye
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yes Dias is perfectly fit to play and in full training today

                  • Westfield Irons ⭐️
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Triple Captain poll please?? Quick try at this: KANE or OTHER
                    I could do with knowing if everyone will lump on Kane in DGW26 due to FOMO. I'd guess over 50% of the 'engaged' managers will and I'm tempted.

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      OTHER

                    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      FOMO = Fear of missing out, who knew?

                      I probably am, but lots of others will either WC or BB so can't TC.

                      1. Westfield Irons ⭐️
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        True, hadn't considered the high % of BB played in GW26.

                    3. jomikijiq
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      actually still undecided between Kane 26 and KDB 27

                    4. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      A poll now won't do you much good. If Kane blanks in GW25 and players like Gundo/Bruno/Salah haul, then plans will change quickly. The FOMO could be about someone else hauling instead.

                      1. Westfield Irons ⭐️
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Fair enough, like most questions right now; it depends on the DGW's being announced I guess...

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Sterling cappers all laughing now until he's benchrd tomorrow night.

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      I am happy enough for them to get his 2 x 2 points for aimlessly moving round the pitch.

                    2. Guru Mediation
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      City attack without Gundo and KDB hurts Sterling cappers more than benefits imho

                      1. Mr. O'Connell
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I'd be buzzing as a Sterling captainer at the news tbh

                        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Fingers crossed sterling delivers in the absence of others ... really need him to make my game week look a little less shameful

                  • Pepeye
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Jesus likely to start, if not Foden false 9

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      It is pancake day, he doesn't have long left

                  • Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Just watching Premier League Years. Think I've just seen Lowton's last PL goal playing for Villa. And WHAT A GOAL it was. He doesn't score tap ins.

                    April 6, 2013. Look it up, it's worth it.

                  • marcos11
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Johnstone or Areola on a wildcard?

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        ABJ

                    • Maeki2
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Gundo ded then... never luck

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        40 odd points hardly terrible