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. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 hours ago

    Is Sterling out worth a hit due to a) being a rubbish left back and 2) being benched with only Richarlison or Digne to come in for him unless Sterling gets a 1poiny special. I could get Mane or Rashford or indeed KDB. What do we think not worth a hit this week eh?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      I wouldnt take a hit to get rid. Just switch him next week.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 hour ago

        Yep, I think that’s what I’ll do. But do I start him? I guess so.

  2. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 hours ago

    Sorry for RP, but going to bed and likely pulling trigger tonight before work. Currently on A (can only do B on its own)

    A) Soucek --> Raphinha (FT)
    B) Antonio --> Ings (FT)
    C) Coufal --> Dallas (FT)

    Pope
    Stones -- R.Dias -- Shaw
    Salah -- B. Fernandes -- Son -- Gundogan
    DCL -- Bamford -- Antonio

    McCarthy -- Soucek -- Coufal -- Holding [1FT + 1.8m ITB]

    1. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      C

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 hours ago

        Or Stones to someone else more nailed.

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      A or A&B for a hit

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 hours ago

        Can't do B with any of the other options as it uses all my cash

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      You have to do A and play 3-5-2

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      I already did b

    5. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 hour ago

      B for me. Nice team.

    6. artvandelay316
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Funnily enough I just did A and C myself!

        Great moves. I took a -4 to do both.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      Imagine! I don't think it happens but we've just had Pep and now Nuno raise concerns about the IB

      @BenCrellin
      The only bit of news that would cast doubt over my DGW predictions would be a possible cancellation of the March international break...

    8. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      So let's hear it, based on Ben's schedule for next 5 weeks, do we have a perfect WC team?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 hours ago

        Yup

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 hours ago

        And two weeks later

    9. Feedtheyak
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 hours ago

      Is Strujik likely to play both games?

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 hours ago

        Yes

    10. OleBall
        4 months, 2 hours ago

        On WC:

        A) Barnes + Targett
        B) Grealo + Rudiger

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 2 hours ago

          I’m on A

        2. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 2 hours ago

          That's tough honestly. I own both of the Villa lads. Barnes is an exciting alternative to Grealish. I'm keeping the faith with Grealish but I like Barnes as an upside pick. Villa have been lucky to keep CS's. If Rudiger keeps his place, he's a great route to CS's at a great price.

          1. OleBall
              4 months, 1 hour ago

              Basically deciding between double Villa attack or Double Villa defence.
              Also going with Martinez & Watkins

        3. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 hours ago

          Anyone thinking of Ederson for second keeper on BB? Would obviously look to downgrade him down the line but he's almost a guaranteed 12 pointer

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Nope.

            If you have him already, stick.

          2. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            great shout with the CB situation being more crowded at city. Although, I do see the appeal of Martinez and a cheaper option.

          3. LSK
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            It’s between Ederson, Schmeichel or Lloris for me.

          4. Punty McPuntface
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Yep. Can't see past it really

        4. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 2 hours ago

          Play 1 of

          A) Antonio
          B) DCL

          or bring in Dallas on a FT and bench both of the above?

          No brainer to bring in and start Dallas?

          Cheers

          1. FeverPitch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Probably play DCL i think

          2. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Dallas, yes

        5. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 hours ago

          Thoughts on WC25/BB26 draft much appreciated boys:

          Martinez, Pope
          Stones, Cancelo, Shaw, Dier, Dallas
          Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Maddison, Raphinha
          Kane, Bamford, Watkins

          0.3 ITB

          1. OleBall
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Nice team

            • tempest
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Not much wrong there

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Dier?

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 2 hours ago

                Who do you prefer? Need suggestions

            • Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              I prefer Barnes over maddison.

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 2 hours ago

                Was tempted also....

            • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              I've 10 of those without wildcard so must be doing ok.

            • Jimmy Boy
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Dier doesn't carry much goal threat, so you could save a bit of cash by picking Lloris and Lowton instead of Pope and Dier.

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 hour ago

                Great idea, think I will go for this!

          2. Manumana
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Hiii

            Bench 2 please

            1.Tark
            2.Rudiger
            3.Dallas
            4.Cancelo
            5.Stones

            Thanks

            1. Pépé Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              1&5 prob

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              15, 5 first def sub

              1. Manumana
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 2 hours ago

                Thanks

          3. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Wood...
            A) play (WBA)
            B) > Ings -4
            C) bench for Soucek (TOT)

            1. Toughie
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              B

            2. FeverPitch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              B

            3. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              B

            4. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              I think he's a decent play this week as long as he'll start.

              If you want to roll the dice, B

            5. tempest
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Just not C

          4. LLoris
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Which should I do??
            A) Antonio Cresswell for Kane Strujik - 4
            B) Save a transfer

            1. tempest
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              I like it

          5. FeverPitch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            A) Lowton (WBA)
            B) Shaw (NEW) (-4)

            If I don’t get shaw this week and he has a double next week, I’ll probably take a -4 for him anyway next week...

            1. tempest
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              A

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Seems like you’re committed to a hit...
              but I’d farther just play Lowton. Mee will be back, good chance of grinding out a cleanie

            3. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              A

            4. FeverPitch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Thanks all

            5. Hadebayor Mum
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              A

            6. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              A

            7. Ziyech on the Bench
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              What needs to happen for United to have a double?

          6. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 2 hours ago

            Need a defender to bring in now, 4.5 or below that will play in GW 29. Best option?

            A) Ayling
            B) Struijk
            C) Burn
            D) Aina

            1. Budweiser
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              Ayling

            2. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 2 hours ago

              A

            3. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                4 months, 2 hours ago

                Was going to go for Aina but low chance of Ful getting a fixture in GW29 means I went with Dallas, so Ayling in your case.

                1. JammySprat
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  ? He plays Leeds in 29

                  1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                      4 months, 1 hour ago

                      Apologies, you're correct. I meant the low chance that Fulham have a double in 26 is what put me off, else I would have gone for him.

                      1. JammySprat
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 1 hour ago

                        Ahh right yes, I'm waiting for news on this but think Aina could be rotated, looking at Andersen or Data if they get the 26 dbl or Shaw if not

                        1. JammySprat
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 1 hour ago

                          Adara*

                        2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                            4 months, 1 hour ago

                            Is Aina a rotation risk? If anything I would have thought Shaw was the bigger rotation risk, but if he does play both I can see 2 CS coming your way.

                            1. JammySprat
                              • 2 Years
                              4 months, 1 hour ago

                              Yeah Robinson could come in at fullback either side, quite like Tete too but could see Robinson start ahead of both. Shaw is nailed, Telles not impressed Ole

                  2. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 1 hour ago

                    Cheers all, Ayling it is

                2. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  Stones still worth the 3rd City spot if you’re on WC?

                  Strongly considering just Dias/Cancelo & Gundo for the moment and keeping my options open. Could later on do Raph > Foden, Mo/Bruno > KDB or even Ings > Kun (you never know!) with only one move then.

                  1. LSK
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    I’ve had similar thoughts but I’m not happy with any of the potential replacements.

                  2. In Bale We Trust
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    Keeping 3rd spot open seems reasonable on WC. I’d go for Dias over Cancelo too. I expect a serious amount of rotation for city in coming weeks and think they will prioritise Champions League considering prem is basically wrapped up.

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 2 hours ago

                      They'll soon be out of champs league anyway, not to worry 🙂

                      1. In Bale We Trust
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        4 months, 1 hour ago

                        If they flunk out this year it would be something else. In reality though it wouldn’t be much less shocking than previous years.

                3. Hadebayor Mum
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  I have a midfield slot free for this GW. Have Raphinha so narrowed down to:

                  1. Harrison
                  2. JWP
                  3. Keep Soucek

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    3) from those choices

                4. Budweiser
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  Annoyingly 0.1 off Watkins.

                  Would you rather have Diagne or Maja?

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    on WC?

                    1. Budweiser
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 2 hours ago

                      Nm I'm downgrading Coufal instead of Antonio

                5. In Bale We Trust
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  People with double Burley defence - you banking on a double cleanie this weekend or spreading risk by benching one?

                  1. Hadebayor Mum
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    Playing both.

                  2. Big Mac 24
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 1 hour ago

                    Playing both. Lowton has looked great recently and Pope soaks up th points

                6. Super Jack Grealish
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  Looking to bench boost GW26 so need to improve Mitchell next GW, which puts me off Ings over Kane this week
                  Still got WC, BB and TC

                  Pope,
                  Cancelo, Dias, Lowton, Dallas
                  Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Grealish
                  Bamford (C), Antonio

                  Martinez, DCL, Soucek, Mitchell

                  2 FT 6.8 ITB

                  A) Antonio + Soucek > Kane + Raphinha
                  B) Antonio > Kane
                  C) Soucek > Son
                  D) Other

                7. Ziyech on the Bench
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  Still no doubles confirmed for 26? People still confidently wild carding this week?

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    i was all set for WC this GW but now hesitant. I still may well do and risk it, will see if they're released tomorrow before deadline. I'd still be confident if already pressed the button though, odds are the players chosen will have doubles anyway.

                  2. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    In Bens magical spreadsheet we trust

                  3. Ron_Swanson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    Yep I’m confident

                8. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  A)
                  GW25 - Ings
                  GW26 - Watkins, Konsa, Barnes (-4)

                  B)
                  GW25 - Ings
                  GW26 - Ings, Konsa, JWP

                  C)
                  GW25 - Son
                  GW26 - Watkins, Targett, Barnes

                  Don't want to get carried away with Southampton and with Villa doubles presumably on the way, thinking C?

                  Cheers

                  1. the snazzy viking
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 hour ago

                    C easy

                9. osceola31909
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  I have not really concentrated on what sort of WC I would do if DGW 26 fixtures were announced tomorrow. Right now, I am thinking of this:

                  Martinez - Areola
                  Dias - Cancelo - Alonso - Shaw - Dallas
                  Salah - Bruno - Maddison - Gundo - Raphina
                  Ings - Bamford - Watkins

                  Next week, Ings would possibly become Kane, and I would maybe do a -4 to get rid of another Leeds player.

                  How does this look?

                  1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    Looks great! Sorry don't have time for more in depth review!

                10. Budweiser
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  I have BB left with no WC so need to think in the future. Who is best 4.5m DEF?

                11. Ron_Swanson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                  Does anyone think there will be another manager sacked (or resign) this season in the Premier League? If so, who do you think could go?

                  1. OleBall
                      4 months, 2 hours ago

                      Woy

                      1. Ron_Swanson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 2 hours ago

                        Possible, but I think they’ll give him a more dignified retirement post season in what is no doubt his last job

                    • Ruinenlust
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 1 hour ago

                      Flopp

                    • the snazzy viking
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 1 hour ago

                      Big Sam

                    • TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 1 hour ago

                      Mourinho

                  2. OleBall
                      4 months, 2 hours ago

                      Even if WC now and no doubles, not the end of the world is it?

                      By all means, it wouldn't be ideal but

                    • The Royal Robin
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 2 hours ago

                      Noticed Cancelo isn't in the FFScout City team line up. Reckon he gets rested vs Arsenal?

                      1. OleBall
                          4 months, 2 hours ago

                          Looked like he took a knock at the end of the Everton game

                      2. artvandelay316
                          4 months, 2 hours ago

                          Unsure what to do with my squad...
                          Pope
                          Cancelo, Stones, Coufal
                          Fernandes, Salah, Rashford, Gundo, Soucek
                          Bamford, DCL

                          Subs: Forster, Holding, Cavani, Mitchell

                          Is Gundo going to play?

                          Currently thinking to take a risk on him, keep him in and instead do Soucek > Raphina

                          Should I sub Stones for Holding? Or leave Holding as first sub?

                          1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                              4 months, 1 hour ago

                              Depends on what chips you have left, but why not get rid of Mitchell for Dallas? That's what I've gone with anyway.

                              1. artvandelay316
                                  4 months, 1 hour ago

                                  I have no chips left.
                                  So you're saying you think Dallas instead of Coufal in defence rather than Raphina instead of Soucek?

                                  1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                                      4 months, 1 hour ago

                                      If you’ve got not chips left I’d definitely look into keeping as many GW29 assets as possible; so avoid getting rid of Coufal, Soucek, Bamford and Holding. Looks like you will be fielding a low number on that basis already. Mitchell is unlikely to play either, and whilst Raphina is a nice option it means one less potential GW29 player in your case.

                              2. Wirbelwind
                                • 3 Years
                                4 months, 2 hours ago

                                A) Keep FT, use it next week
                                B) Antonio / Watkins -> Ings
                                C) Justin -> Shaw, and play Shaw instead of Stones or Dallas this week

                                1. osceola31909
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                                  B

                                2. artvandelay316
                                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                                    A

                                3. thegaffer82
                                  • 9 Years
                                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                                  On WC. Can only pick 2 from the following 4 to fill my squad....

                                  A) Rudiger
                                  B) Targett (GK is Martinez)
                                  C) White
                                  D) Dier

                                4. dunas_dog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  4 months, 2 hours ago

                                  As must be big chance Cancelo rested v Arsenal would you

                                  A Play him in case starts and risk 1 point cameo
                                  B Bench and play Tarkowski

                                  1. OleBall
                                      4 months, 1 hour ago

                                      Tough one. Probably B. Sure Pep has brought Cancelo on a few times when game hasn't gone to plan

                                    • HaveYassineChikhaoui
                                        4 months, 1 hour ago

                                        Deffo go for B in this instance. Having said that I don't think Pep will be throwing on Cancelo for a cameo with the games coming up.