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. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Worth doing DCL > Ings this week or do we think DCL is a better pick given Everton's favourable double in 26?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      DCL is a better pick

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers. That was my thinking as well.

    2. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      hold

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Hold.

  2. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on the moves below. Struggling to make a decision on whether Ings is worth bringing in then transferred out in 26

    A. Antonio to Ings in 25 and Ings to Kane in 26 (can't afford Barnes in 26 without - 4 hit)
    B. Antonio to Kane
    C. Other suggestion

    Plan to TC26, WC30/31, FH33

    2FT 5.7itb
    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio DCL
    (Martinez Soucek Digne Holding)

    1. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      A

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Why A? I don't think Ings will get anything against Chelsea so will he get a goal or two against Leeds? Will Ings vs Leeds outscore Kane vs WHU?

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      B i don't think Ings is worth a -4 hit down the road

  3. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Think I’m nearly at final WC draft..pull it apart?

    Martinez 3.9
    Cancelo Stones Shaw Dallas Burn
    Salah Bruno Gundagon Barnes Raphina
    Kane Bamford Ings

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I like it. Certainly the mid 5 I'm aiming for by 26. Can you afford Stones to Dias to increase that nailedness of a City def starting?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        I can’t but I could do Ederson as second city def. still fancy stones to get most points in that price range though I know he will be rotated

    2. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Stones is in a 3 way rotation with Laporte and Dias, plus there's Ake to come back. Of City's remaining 14 games, Stones might start about 10.

      Sell Burn for a 3.9 starter, Strujik for example.

      If you have a bench boost may as well pick a 4.4/5 goalkeeper starter as back up

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Don’t have BB left just TC which I’m thinking of Kane in 26

  4. Arctic monkeys
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Pope Martinez
    Dallas Dias Cancelo Mee Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Rashford Raphinha Gundogan
    Antonio Bamford DCL

    Would you bench boost this if there is no fixture announcement. Will be playing it in a single GW anyways if that's the case and Wilc card with a good 11 in GW26

    1. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      No. Mitchell not playing and Gundogan might not start

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

  5. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Dallas Raphinha Bamford Ings is plenty for this week right?

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      definitely imo

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      more than most!

    4. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers all

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I think I'm only going with Raphinha and Bamford! So those 4 are definitely plenty for 25

    6. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yep.

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish and Richarlison to Ings and Raphinha(-4)?

    1. tempest
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yup for me

    2. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      yep

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes to the Raphinha move. I'm still undecided with Ings and that's with a FT!

  7. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Who to play this GW:

    1. Watkins (LEI)
    2. Barnes (avl)

    1. tempest
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      1

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      1

    3. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      2

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      2 - I can see Barnes being a handful for El Mohamady

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      2

  8. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    G2G?

    Pope
    Cancelo Dallas Lowton
    Gundogan Raphinha Salah Bruno
    Cavani Bamford Ings

    (Martinez, Sterling Coufal Mitchell)
    0FT 0.2ITB WC BB

    1. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling >> Gundogan

      1. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

  9. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Can Dallas play both games?

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      What's the rumour?

      1. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Thought Dallas had 5 YC

  10. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Which should I do?
    A) Antonio Cresswell for Kane Strujik - 4
    B) Save a transfer
    C) Wait after this week to do Antonio Robbo for Kane Dier (no hit)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I don't see any difference with B or C. Both are saving a transfer

  11. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish is the engine of Villa
    They have numerous doubles ahead
    He's the 4th highest scoring mid
    He's under 8m. STILL.

    Why is he being discarded so flagrantly?

    He is also due!

    1. Drumandbaines123
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Agreed hope he punishes the sellers.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Hasn’t done anything the past 4 games. Eye test and stats back that up. Villa seem to be playing much more cautious and Watkins carrying far more threat and on pens. So many other options who look better too

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah if he doubles in 26 and 27 plus has a game in 29 he's not going anywhere.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Yup

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Villa unlikely to double in 27 though right?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah probably not.

          It's looking like

          27 will be SOU-MCY
          28 will be AVL-EVE

          This assumes that they move all the GW29 FA Cup fixtures into GW26 for consistency.

  12. StingRay
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Pls can you help.

    When l play my bench boost can l still make transfers and will l still receive my 1 free transfer if l wildcard in the previous week.

  13. JAYPEE
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    When will the fixtures come out for GW 26? Was planning on WC before 25 so I could BB in 26

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      6:29pm 19th February

  14. 420king
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Buy Raphinha, Dallas and Ings for -8 today and decide on WC tomorrow? Does that make sense or is -8 too much?

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Cavani
    A a sell to Ings for 25 ( and then move to Kane in 26)
    B a hold for Newcastle game and sell for Kane in 26?
    C sell for Kane this week

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      What do you think Cavanis chances of game time are v Newcastle? Fellow owner here and unsure what to do with him, similar thoughts to you. I guess we have no idea until tomorrow's press conference.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Agree- don’t think Ole will have press conference tomorrow but hopefully he made comments tonight post game which will be released sometime tomorrow - fear however it will not be clear whether starts or not

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Yes I think he's very likely to be a sell. I'm tempted by A.

  16. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Pope
    Shaw Mee Alioski
    Raphinha(c) Bruno Salah Gundo Sterling
    Bamford(vc) Cavani

    Johnstone Antonio Cancelo Coufal

    1 ft., 0.9m itb.
    What to do?

    keep?

    1. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      If Antonio / Cavani aren't fit I'd use my FT to deal with one of them

  17. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Sod it, WC played. How does she look? Template presumably!

    Martinez Fabri
    Targett Burn Cancelo Shaw Dallas
    Salah Fernandes Gundo Barnes Raph
    Kane Ings Bamford

    No triple City to leave the KDB avenue open if needs be. Between now and 29 will do Ings, Barnes -> Watkins, Son. Leaves me in a good spot for 29, will navigate the 30/31 'fixture-swing' as form dictates.

    1. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Looks good to me - very similar to mine (below)

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        So it is, great minds think alike ey! I like it, was very tempted by Rudiger but I think Targett's fixture in 29 just swings it for me. Which attacker are you benching this week btw? Barnes?

        1. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          I think so, yes

          1. StingRay
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Are you 100% sure

          2. Marcin the Pole
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah so do I, reluctantly. Good luck, mate!

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Looks good similar to mine above

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Ah yes. Seems the template in fairness, defence seems the splitting point - I liked Stones but wanted to keep a City spot free for a potential KDB move.

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Template but goof!

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers! Fingers crossed.

  18. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    How does this WC team look?

    Martinez, Sanchez
    Cancelo, Shaw, Rudiger, Dallas, Dunk
    Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Barnes, Raphinha
    Kane, Ings, Bamford

    0.9 in bank

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Similar to the one above -really nice!

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Who you benching this week?

      1. Jimjam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Probably Barnes

  19. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Hi - any feedback on WC team
    Ederson, sanchez
    Cancelo, dallas, shaw, targett, konsa
    Bruno, salah, raphina, gundo, jorginho
    Kane, Bam, ings

    £1.5m itb for raph to barnes for a Bb26. No fh

    Dier and a villa mid/ striker to come in later on

  20. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Sorry RP

    Is this too crazy?

    Thinking ahead and wanting to save my WC past GW26, while trying to build a BB team. Also want to move to 2 x city mids.

    Stones, Grealish, Cavani => Shaw, Foden, Ings (-4)

    Giving me:
    Martinez – (Button)
    Shaw* – Cancelo – Digne – (Coufal) (Rudiger)
    Salah – Bruno – Gundo – Foden*- Son
    Bamford – Ings*– (Brewster)

    Then bring in a playing keeper and Brewster replacement with 3mil itb.

  21. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Currently have EIGHT! GW29 players, and expect to be keeping them until then... just need one more match added and I'm all set.

  22. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    G2G? Rights subs etc...

    Piper
    Cancelo, Shaw, Alioski
    Barnes, Gundo, Grealish, Bruno, Salah
    Ban, Ings

    Martinez, DCL, Stones, Dier

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Piper = Pope!

    2. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Ban = Bam!

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I would start DCL ahead of Grealish

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        I did think that. Wth Liverpools defence.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Yup and DCL was looking good before his injury

    4. arndff_
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Have you considered: Grealish to Raphinha?

      If so, why did you decide against it?

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        I did but would mean -4pts. Plus keeping Grealish for the villa double

        1. arndff_
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          What if you could do it for free?

          1. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            I probably would but then after his double swap back.

  23. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Who will score the most points? (assuming both are fit)

    1. Ings vs Leeds
    2. Kane vs WHU

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Tough one. Tempted by Ings due to Leeds being so open.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Just seeing is Ings worth a punt for 25 then switching to Kane or just get Kane one GW earlier

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          There is that decision to make also. In the long term Kane. Short term Ings.

  24. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Foden + Trent sounds better than Stones + Barnes?

    Everything city is a rotation risk anyway. What would you go for?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Stones and Barnes

  25. arndff_
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Planning to do: Antonio > Ings. My dilemma is whether to:
    a) roll FT
    b) buy Raphinha

    What puts me off b) a bit is the fact that AVL has 3x postponed games, so selling Grealish feels somehow odd.

    Pope (Martinez)
    Dias Mee Dallas
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan
    Bamford Antonio

    2FT, 2.4M ITB

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      What your plan with the 2FTs in 26?

    2. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I did Antonio to Ings

  26. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Those with WC, TC and BB.
    When do you plan to use them?

  27. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling Cavani Antonio >
    Raphinha Kane Ings
    Yaaaaaay
    Nope
    It cost -8 pts

    1. Aster
      7 months, 1 day ago

      No, too much,

  28. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Stones run his race or hold for a little while longer?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Hold

  29. StingRay
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Pls can you help.

    (1) When l play my bench boost can l still make transfers?

    (2) Will l still receive my 1 free transfer if l wildcard in the previous week and then bench boost in the following.

    Pls can you you provide an answer to both questions and make it clear that you are answering both questing, rather than just putting a yes.

    Thx

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      1 - Yes.
      2 - Yes.

  30. patricio33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    In the Members Tools area, when I visit Player Stats, I cannot find 'Average Points Per Match' for any given player. Rather than points per match over an entire season, I would like to specify a time range. How can I do this with the Members Tools?