Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Double Gameweek 25?

Fantasy Premier League are largely between Southampton and Leeds United assets for the Double Gameweek 25 captaincy.

Patrick Bamford (£6.9), Raphinha (£5.4m) and Danny Ings (£8.4m) have replaced the usual suspects as the front-runners considering they each face two fixtures in the next week.

Despite Leeds and Southampton sitting 11th and 13th in the Premier League respectively, they offer plenty of entertainment value for neutral fans thanks to Marcelo Bielsa and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s offensive approaches to the game.

Still, some Fantasy managers might be tempted by some of the single Gameweek options, especially with Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) facing an out-of-form Newcastle defence.

As ever, the Captain Sensible article is here to help with your Double Gameweek 25 captaincy decision. As this uses extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

Bamford is the runaway leader in this week’s Captaincy Poll, nearly 60.0% of our voters willing to hand the armband to Leeds’ leading goal-scorer.


Behind him in the second place is team-mate Raphinha, just short of 14.0% of total votes. The former Rennes player has now delivered Fantasy returns in each of his last five Premier League appearances and, of course, as a midfielder, stands to be better rewarded for clean sheets and goals than Bamford.

Fernandes and Ings are tied in third, gaining 7.8% of votes each.

Understandably, Fantasy managers are willing to back Leeds assets given their attacking potential and high ceiling but are Fernandes and Ings capable of delivering bigger scores as this week’s differential captaincy picks? Is there perhaps an overlooked player, for example the Goals Imminent table king Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), worth our consideration

KEY TEAMS

Leeds United

Double Gameweek 25 teams: Leeds - best FPL players, form, fixtures and stats 2
  • v Wolves (away)
  • v Southampton (home)

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2,177 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rep Poulette
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Play up

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Shut up

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        My hero

      2. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Wake up 😀

        1. teneighty
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Grab a brush and put a little makeup

    2. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Getting so sick of this.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        At least you can treat yourself, being a medical man.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          V good!

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pppppplease give it a rest for the sake of humanity

  2. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pumpy!

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      😀

  3. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who to drop for raphina for dgw... son Maddison Bruno Salah Gundo

    Leaning to gundo but welcome advice

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Toughie. I say leave it as it is and let us who already own Raphina reap the rewards.

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Haha.

    2. mwa1t
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I have the same midfield. Probably gonna drop Maddison, Gundo is a decent shout too tho

    3. RUUD!
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If you’ve got WC and BB left and need to wildcard for GW26. Make sense to WC this week and BB in 26 rather than WC in 26 and save BB?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        play BB this week then WC 26, if your bench is strong

    4. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      How is this WC team?

      McCarthy (Martinez)
      Dias Cancelo Shaw (Lowton Burn)
      Bruno Salah Gundo Raphinha (Barnes)
      Ings Kane Bamford

      BB in 26 and FH in 29 most likely

      Thanks

      1. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Kane might be injured

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Alasdair Gold tweeted that his isnt. No further detail though.

          1. Brehmeren
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Hmm. Mourinho said "Kane couldn't travel". But that could of course be personal reasons.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Thrown off plane for being pissed?

              1. Brehmeren
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Maybe. That's just how he speaks though.

                1. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  🙂

                2. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  😀

        2. FPL_is_Life
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Mou:
          Kane should be fine for Sunday. "He made the decision based on his feeling that to play this game could be a risk based on the accumulation of injuries and minutes he has. We and the sports science staff agreed. I believe Sunday he will be OK and ready."

      2. Ch0udini
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Sure about Lowton? He will score again in 2030 with his consistency 😀

          1. TeddiPonza
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Nice fix and an enabler

            1. Ch0udini
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Only next fix (WBA), then tough ones. I would fancy Rudiger/Holding/Konsa in this price range.

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Feel very demoralised about my chances of doing well this game week with only Raphinha and Bamford.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Just make https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/32812/event/24 your homepage and forget about the rest of the season..

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Exactly. Enough points for 2 weeks.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                It's a fine day at the ol' fishing lake.

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

              Okay

            3. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              ANTONIO FAIL1111

          2. Tabasco
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Play a little 5 on 1

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

            Only you could be on a GW rank of 246 of over 8 million people and still find a way to be negative

            1. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              lmao

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

              I'm not trying to be but I just don't feel good having no Ings and Dallas but it isn't worth a -8 I don't think

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                No point having Dallas mate

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

                  Why not

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    1 pointer in both games

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

                      Possibly yeah

              2. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Spend your points cheapskate.

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

                  It's a difficult decision but yeah I probably needs Ingsy somehowb

                  1. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Not sure it’s worth -8 plus I can only move C-Lewin but want him back next week.. In the same position

            3. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              He's attention seeking, he thrives off the attention. How have you all not figured that out and why does everyone respond?

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

                No I'm not, also you are responding too

              2. ‘Tis the Season
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                This ❗

        • TheBiffas
            2 months, 27 days ago

            bench one:

            Gundogan (ars)
            Grealish (lei)
            Watkins (lei)

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              That's tough.

              Watkins probably

            2. FPL_is_Life
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Grealish, his form is pretty poor atm

          • Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            god the fixture swings after gw 29 for Leeds, Villa and Spurs are HORRIBLE

            that has changed my mind, no point wild carding now

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Spurs fixtures are ok after 30.
              I mean they can lose to anyone at the minute....

              1. Captain_Shirokov
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                new
                MUN
                eve
                Blank

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  With a possible double thrown in.

                  Newcastle away doesnt count as horrible.

                  Everton haven't won at home in 5 games.

            2. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I don't think Spuds' fixtures are that bad. One of Son/Kane in your team should be enough

            3. Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Leicester & Arsenal have nice fixtures around then too

            4. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Leeds scores against anyone, no one should be tripling up on Villa, and Kane and Son are the top scorers of the league...

          • shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Tied in knots this week. Looks like BB is off a second time. Start Pope or McCarthy? Bring in Raphina and bench Antonio or have I missed a trick..?!

            Pope
            Alioski Stones Konsa
            Salah Sterling Bruno Soucek
            Jesus Antonio Bamford(c)

            McCarthy Romeu Coufal Walker-Peters

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              you were going to BB with Romeu?

              1. shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                They weren't too bad around GW15\16 for DGW19 which didn't happen! All I could afford was a 4.5 mid when I had Kane still.

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Soucek to Raphinha

          • luk46
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            what are the chances KWP is back for their dgw?

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              none. Why would you want him anyways

              1. luk46
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I kept him for months, because there were always other transfers I made... I agree that hes not an amazing option anyway

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

              If you mean DGW25, 0%

            3. Jimmers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              None according to Hasenhuttl

            4. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Nil

            5. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Zilch

            6. luk46
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              cheers guys! potential gw26/27 maybe?

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                No. Just get rid.

          • GoonerByron
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Would you bench boost this team? With Champions League, not confident on any of the City players definitely starting vs Arsenal..!?

            Pope
            Dallas - Robertson - Tarkowski
            Raphina - Fernandes - Son - Gundo
            Ings - Bamford (c) - Barnes

            Martinez - Dias - Foden - Digne

            1. Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I wouldn't personally

            2. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Yeah Id BB

          • Viper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Mccarthy (Pope)

            Dallas Cancelo Robertson (Dias Coufal)

            Salah Bruno Gundogan Raphinha (Soucek)

            Bamford Watkins Antonio

            A. Antonio -> Ings

            B. Save FT.

            1. Tinmen
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Isn’t A obvious?
              I’m taking -4 to swap DCL to Ings

              1. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Not obvious at all. No Son, no Kane in that squad. The first decision is which of those two is wanted and to replace whom. That then decides what can and can't be done this week (and whether Ings can be afforded).

          • Matt42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Still need to shift Justin out. Best replacement from :

            A. Vestergaard
            B. Dallas
            C. Dunk
            D. Other?

            Already got Strujick for this week and a WC for next week or beyond...

            Cheers

          • Bobby
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Thoughts on ward prouse for this week?

            1. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I thought about him but just not worth it in my opinion

          • Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            On wc with this currently, then raph to barnes with 1.5itb for BB26 but feel a bit lost with it!

            Martinez areola
            Cancelo shaw rudiger konsa strujik
            Salah Bruno son gundo raph
            Kane bamford watkins

            1. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Only Cancelo for City defence coverage? With rotation, I'd maybe look to get another one in somehow?

              Rudiger is a good shout but I don't see any cleanies in that Chelsea double anyway. Probably the best option at his price though.

              1. Rhodes your boat
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Had stones in there too but not sure on starts and no budget for Ederson or dias

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Auba misses a sitter

          • Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Lol Auba

          • Wally711
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Hey Everyone

            -4 hit to bring in Dallas?

            1. Ch0udini
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Not for me, only some potent attacker (Ings, Raphinha) worth a hit.

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Only if you think he'll get a CS or attacking return, at the expense of the points of the player you're taking out if your XI.

              • thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Don't think it's worth it. Leeds defence so unpredictable

                1. Wally711
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Thanks guys, if I bring him in it would be for to play instead of soucek.

            2. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Thought on this WC side?

              Ederson - Meisler
              Shaw - Cancelo - Burn - Elmohammady - Lewis
              Salah - Fernandes - Raphinha - Son - Jorginho
              Vardy - Bamford - DCL

              Thanks!

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Meslier is a bad idea.

                1. thepuntmaster
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Don't think there could be a lot of save points in the double? Decent fixture for when I BB next week too

                  1. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    I own him. Just think he's really ropey.

                  2. Wally711
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    This team has an odd vibe to it for some reason, I think it could be tweaked a bit.

            3. Henning
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Raphinha and ings in for Barnes and Antonio for -4
              And use wc next gw?

              Pope Martinez
              Cancelo Dias Coufal Dallas Me
              Son Barnes Salah Fernandes Gundogan
              Bamford Antonio DCL

              1. Riverside Red
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Thinking of the same but couldn't cope with triple Leeds (Dallas)..good luck if you go for the 3rd Leeds player

            4. James2201
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Hi all need some advice, I’m thinking now might be the time to wildcard with intention of then bench boost in DGW 26. What changes would you make for my team and for who to maximise the chips? Or shall I hold what I have?

              I have to get rid of Justin, and have doubts long term over Antonio and Gundogan if KDB is coming back

              Pope
              Cancelo Dias Coufal
              Son Salah Bruno Raphina Gundogan
              Bamford DCL

              Subs - Martinez Kilman Justin Antonio

            5. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              KDB (ars), Kane (whu) or Rashford (NEW) for next gw only?

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Kane enjoys playing hammers
                Rashford looks good especially if Cavani ruled out
                Wouldn’t consider Kdb yet, almost certainly wouldn’t play more than 70 mins

            6. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Do you expect Leicester to score vs Villa?
              Are you playing Areola ahead of Emi this week?

              Seems like such a good fixture to play him but never easy benching super human Martinez

            7. Ohh1454
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Looking at this wildcard. Will do bamford > Kane if fit next week.
              Ederson Areola
              Shaw Pereria Dias Targett Konsa
              Raphina Barnes Son Gundogan Bruno
              Bamford Vardy Watkins

              1. JJeyy
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                good but I prefer Grealish over barnes and one villa defender

            8. gmacsusan
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Hi all need some advice,
              Pope home to WBA or McCarthy on his DGW?
              Most Points ?

            9. Sondre van Bank
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Best gk option for 4.8?
              preferably one with a fixture in 29, and a double next week.

            10. arkom
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              McCarthy
              Dallas / Maguire / Cancelo
              Bruno / Sterling / Salah / Foden / Soucek
              Ings / Bamford

              DCL / Coufal / Justin

              0,8£ ITB
              1 FT

              A) Justin --> Struijk
              B) Soucek --> Rapinha
              C) Sterling --> Rapinha
              D) Sterling & Soucek --> Rapinha & Son
              E) Sterling & DCL -- Rapinha & Kane
              F) Other?

              1. arkom
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Is Kane fit to play?

            11. FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Really struggling to plan for a BB in gw26 when we still have no dgw fixtures. I still have WC and FH.

              Is anyone in a similar boat and just considering using their WC for gw26 and using the BB in a single gw later in the season?

              The BB feels like it's such a pain to use this season.

              1. GE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                BB overrated IMO

                1. FPLMACKEM
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  It just feels more hastle/potential damage than what it's worth.

              2. paulfantham
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Yes

            12. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Alasdair Gold:

              Asked Mourinho about Harry Kane and he confirmed he'll be fine for Sunday. Full answer in the blog below. https://t.co/Y90AYwGt4h

            13. GE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              1) Antonio -> Ings (more difficult to get Kane next GW then)
              2) Cavani and Digne -> Kane and Azpi/Alonso
              3) Other suggestions?

              (2FT, 2.8 itb)

              Messlier
              Cancelo/Dias/Dallas/Mee
              Salah/Bruno/Son/Gundo*
              Cavani*/Bamford

              Bench: Martinez, Antonio*, Soucek, Digne