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. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Really stuck on what to do here guys. Which options better? 2FTs 0itb.

    A) Grealish & DCL > Raphina & Ings (Brought in Grealish 2 weeks ago and might need him back for possible DGWs)
    B) Son & DCL > Raphina & Ings (risk going without spurs for the WHU game BUT will bring Kane in next week)
    C) Just get Raphina and don't worry about Ings for now (save 1FT for next GW)
    D) Get Antonio out instead of DCL (applies to A & B)

    Marti
    Cancelo Stones Lowton
    Son Salah Bruno Grealish Gundo
    DCL Bamford

    Forster Antonio Coufal Chilwell

    1. Super Jack Grealish
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      C

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A with Antonio out

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      C

    4. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Thanks guys! I've been on C all week tbh.
      i dont think Ings will do much vs CHE. He could get a haul vs LEE though. Add that to a small return vs CHE and it could be a decent score. Plus has nice fixtures and more DGWs.

    5. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not worth holding Antonio for BGW29 DS? Unless hes out for longer of course.

  2. Super Jack Grealish
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days 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 > Rafinha/Son
    D) Other

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A sounds pretty good tbh. Are you re considering Ings just because of BB or you're 50/50 about his returns as well?

  3. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC for BB26?

    Struggling to afford Son and Kane. Not averse to bringing Kane in for -4 next gameweek.

    Martinez - McCarthy
    Cancelo - Stones - Lowton - Shaw - Dallas
    Son - Salah - Bruno - Raphinha - Gundogan
    Watkins - Bamford - Ings

    1. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why no Kane ?

      1. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Can't afford both him and Son. Suppose I could go for him over Son and get someone like Barnes.

        1. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          If BB26 I probably ditch Salah and invest the money in Kane and improve more money in the bench players like Mccarthy and Raphinha for great players that will double.

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Solid team very similar 2 mine.

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Very nice team. Id have Dias over Stones or Cancelo. More nailed.

    4. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Wc without Kane?

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Better option this gw?

    A. Sterling
    B. Son -4

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Probably A

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling to troll all those who got rid with double figures.

    4. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Anything better than Sterling

    5. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      As much as i prefer Son over Raz id have to say A here. Not sure S is worth a hit

  5. ooooo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Antonio to Ings for a -4 then play over Gundo? Or just play Gundo?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Play Gundo.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Play Gundogan

  6. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Start 1:

    A) Grealish
    B) DCL
    C) Dunk

    Projections tool says Dunk, and I'm inclined to agree.

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I also agree. B is not a bad shout though if hes fit.

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah I agree, DCL is a close second. I think if Henderson is back in midfield Liverpool won't be so soft at the back, but I can still see him nicking something. Not sure if Zaha is back this weekend, team news will be key. Villa fan here so don't like benching Jack.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          100% agree on Jack as well. Would be hard to bench any of them this week tbh.

  7. Sonder
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I want to bring in Kane and Raphinha but I'm not sure how to bring in Raphinha with my current midfield. I'd appreciate any advice.

    A. Antonio + Areola --> Kane + 3.9 GK
    B. Antonio + Son --> Kane + Raphinha
    C. Antonio + Coufal --> Kane + 4.5 or less defender (Ayling?, Cooper?)

    Martinez, Areola
    Cancelo, Stones, Dallas, (Lowton, Coufal)
    Fernandes, Salah, Grealish, Gundogan, Son
    Bamford, Watkins, (Antonio)

    2FT, 4.4 ITB, have WC/TC and no BB

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

    3. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

  8. marcos11
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Shaw unlikely to go up tonight? Currently on 98% on fplstatistics but been inaccurate all week with people wcing

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Seems you know the answer. 2 minutes for a shock.

      2. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        We'll see

    • Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Your advice appreciated.

      Due to low squad value it seems the only way I can get Ings & Raphinia for GW25 is to transfer out Son & DCL/Cavani.

      I could just go with Raphina by doing Mee >Taylor & Soucek > Raphina

      Pope
      Cancelo, Mee, Stones,
      Salah, Gundo, Fernandes, Son
      Bamford, DCL, Cavani
      Sanchez, Soucek, Coufal, Dier

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Can you do DCL and Soucek to Ings and Raphina?

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          1.0 short of that unfortunately

        2. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I could just do Son & DCL/Cavani to Raphina & Kane...and for a -4 also bring in Ings

    • Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Risers: Fernandes (11.6) Ings (8.5) Harrison (5.5) Dallas (5.0)

      Fallers: Jiménez (8.1) Grealish (7.7) El Ghazi (5.3) Hayden (4.6) Hector (4.1) McGill (3.9)

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cheers. 3-0. TV 106.5!

          1. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            3-0, TV 107.1 but still can’t get great WC/BB team !

            1. Atwood
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I refuse to believe you can't get a good team with that value!

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                If there is a lot of tied value in some players, sales value can be much smaller.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not that I was looking at prices, but annoying Harrison rose as I might get him.

        1. ringwraith
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          My thoughts with Ings. Wished he was leading the line at Burnley right now. With Barnes and or Wood setting him up.

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Oh. Grealish fell. Kane held

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I will gamble on McCarthy (already have) and bench Martinez this gameweek.

      Sometimes need more fun and excitement (and may be embarrassment)

      Good luck!

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Dont think its worth. Butits your choice anyway

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          No problem. I don't think there is a significant downside.

    • jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Is it worth using my 1FT to get Raphina in for Soucek if I am just going to remove him GW26. Should I do it or save FT and have 2FT next week?

      My team is

      McCarthy
      Alioski Stones Cancelo
      Salah Son Fernandes Gundo Soucek
      Ings Bamford

      Pope antonio coufal justin

      Cheers

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Is Antonio ruled out? If not, I will play him over Soucek

    • nadman89
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      need some help here :

      Pope
      dias - awb - targett
      bruno - sterling - gundo - grealish - son
      watkins - bamford

      forster - dcl -coufal -lewis

      what to do?

      sterling+ dcl -> raph + kane?

    • Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I lost 0.3 this week waiting for nothing. Could be crucial with the return of Kane and KDB.

    • Goons
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hi guys, bit stuck on the best option for GW26 - any thoughts?

      A) Son, Dias, Digne
      B) Salah, Stones, Lowton

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B for me

      2. OleBall
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Salah a must imo

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Salah is a must. Don't listen some so-called experts/podcasts to suggest sell Salah to give place for another big hitters.

          Liverpool sucks, but you see Salah still deliver very constantly. You can imagine once Liverpool "reborn" in a match/gameweek, he easily will have a haul, if not HT, that you never want to miss this.

      3. OleBall
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Likely WC team ahead of GW26BB

          Anybody see anywhere for improvement?

          Martinez-Areola
          Dias-Stones-Targett-Shaw-Dallas
          Barnes-Salah-Bruno-Gundo-Raphinha
          Bamford-Kane-Watkins

          0.7itb

          Can't figure a way to include Son, Kane, Bruno & Salah TV too low.

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah, defo can't see a way to squeeze Son in.

            1. OleBall
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Only way i can think is Bruno>Son ahead of 26. Bruno's games not greatest and play Man City after

          2. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Honestly cannot wait until Grealish craps all over the sellers, again and again and again.

            Astounding.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Wish I sold a while ago.

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                He has potentially 3 doubles ahead!!!

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Ahead doesn't cover the past.

                  1. Stupendous
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Never mind.

            2. JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              From 0 shots a game to punishing will be interesting

            3. 3 A
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I told everyone here even Lingard perform better than Grealish but somebody questioning me because of the sample size.

              When Bakar said about this (already late), almost every managers sell him. Hahaha

          3. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I will not presume Ben Crellin's prediction on GW26 to be correct and activate my WC in GW25. This means I may not use chips (probably) or TC only in GW26.

            If having 3+ Single gw players (e.g. Leeds, Westham etc.) to use BB, it has no difference to use in other gw.

          4. Jon Snow
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Grealish + DCL >>> Ings + Raphinha, worth the -4?

            (Don't have enough cash for straight dcl to ings swap)

            1. Mile Plankton
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I'd rather go for Che than sell Grealish for a hit.

          5. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            What’s the go with Kane?
            Is this just standard Jose being coy for the sake of it or he actually has an injury...

          6. Ronnies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Best option;

            Both options would cost me a -4.

            A) Grealish, Antonio --> Raphinha, Ings

            B) Mitchell, Grealish --> Dallas, Raphinha

            Cheers.

          7. sarantis3
              2 months, 25 days ago

              ok now tell me about captains ???

              1. Mile Plankton
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Got to be Bam Bam

              2. 3 A
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Many will captain Bamford. Then, Raphinha. Some will get Ings.

                Another bave captain choice : Bruno

                Even braver , more brave : Shaw. Differential captain. High risk can have have high reward too. Hehe

            • Purefection
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Antonio or DCL for Ings for a -4?

              1. sunzip14
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                A

            • fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Bowen-> raphinia for free is a no brainer right? Any reason not to pull the trigger now?

              1. sunzip14
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Yes. Probably not.

              2. OleBall
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Yeah, go for it

              3. Weilong7
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                best move? 1FT 4.4 ITB

                1) Coufal out for Dallas?
                2) Soucek out for Raphinha?

                Pope 4.0
                Targett Dias Cancelo Coufal 3.8
                Grealish Salah Bruno Gundogan Soucek
                DCL Antonio Bamford

                Thanks.

              4. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Will no Phillips HELP Raphinha more or help Bamford more?

                Essentially...

                Captain Bam or Raph?

                Rival has no Raph!

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  neither, hurts CS more

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Not only that, it hurts the whole team, including the attack.

              5. OleBall
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  On WC

                  A) Martinez Targett Barnes
                  B) Schmeichel Konsa Grealo

                  1. pratul09
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    A

                • baines is god
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Areola or Martinez?

                  DCL, Rodriguez or Mee? (Pick 1)

                • mwa1t
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Both rivals have Bamford but no Raphinha, and guessing will both cap Bamford. I have both. Better to follow suit and cap Bamford or Raphinha for differential?