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
    2 months, 22 days 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 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      DCL is a better pick

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers. That was my thinking as well.

    2. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      hold

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Hold.

  2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days 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
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

  3. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days 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 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days 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
      2 months, 22 days 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
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

  4. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days 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
      2 months, 22 days ago

      No. Mitchell not playing and Gundogan might not start

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers

  5. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Dallas Raphinha Bamford Ings is plenty for this week right?

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      definitely imo

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      more than most!

    4. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers all

    5. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    6. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yep.

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. tempest
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yup for me

    2. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      yep

    3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

  7. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Who to play this GW:

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

    1. tempest
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1

    3. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      2

    4. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    5. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      2

  8. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days 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
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sterling >> Gundogan

      1. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers

  9. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Can Dallas play both games?

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      What's the rumour?

      1. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thought Dallas had 5 YC

  10. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days 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 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

  11. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days 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
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Agreed hope he punishes the sellers.

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days 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

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Yup

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Villa unlikely to double in 27 though right?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days 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.

    2. StingRay
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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.

    3. JAYPEE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        6:29pm 19th February

    4. 420king
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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
        2 months, 22 days 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days 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
            2 months, 22 days ago

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

    6. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days 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
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

    7. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days 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
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I think so, yes

            1. StingRay
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Are you 100% sure

            2. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

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

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Looks good similar to mine above

        1. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days 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
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Template but goof!

        1. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers! Fingers crossed.

    8. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Similar to the one above -really nice!

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Who you benching this week?

        1. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Probably Barnes

    9. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days 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

    10. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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.

    11. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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.

    12. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      G2G? Rights subs etc...

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

      Martinez, DCL, Stones, Dier

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Piper = Pope!

      2. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ban = Bam!

      3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I would start DCL ahead of Grealish

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I did think that. Wth Liverpools defence.

          1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yup and DCL was looking good before his injury

      4. arndff_
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Have you considered: Grealish to Raphinha?

        If so, why did you decide against it?

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. arndff_
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            What if you could do it for free?

            1. estheblessed
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I probably would but then after his double swap back.

    13. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Ings vs Leeds
      2. Kane vs WHU

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days 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
            2 months, 22 days ago

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

    14. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Foden + Trent sounds better than Stones + Barnes?

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

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Stones and Barnes

    15. arndff_
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days 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 FH36
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        What your plan with the 2FTs in 26?

      2. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I did Antonio to Ings

    16. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

    17. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Aster
          2 months, 22 days ago

          No, too much,

      2. OleBall
          2 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Hold

        • StingRay
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days 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
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            1 - Yes.
            2 - Yes.

        • patricio33
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days 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?