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. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    when are the possible additional games for possible DGW 26 going to be announced?

    1. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 17 days ago

      No one knows. It’s only ppl hoping it would be as early, before deadline

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      No one knows to be sure... Everybody guessing it will be before the DGW25 deadline.

  2. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Who’s a nailed on defender costing less than 4.3 who’s not a Leeds player?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      Burn 4.2

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Not nailed. Sheffield boys are your best bet.

  3. KuntaKante
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez
    cancelo shaw dallas
    son grealish rafinha bruno gundo
    Bamford Kane

    Areola dias watkins amartey

    Anyone from the bench you would start?

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 17 days ago

      gtg

  4. tuturututu
      5 months, 17 days ago

      How is this looking?

      Martinez
      Shaw, Dallas, Stones
      Salah, Bruno(c), Sterling, Maddison, Gundogan
      Kane, Bamford

      Rudiger on the bench

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Personally don’t like the shaw pick. Man U have tough fixtures

        1. tuturututu
            5 months, 17 days ago

            Shaw will leave next week with Sterling. Will get Son and who do you suggest? 7.5 itb for Shaw replacement

      2. Valkyrie
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 17 days ago

        Anyone fancy Bale as a differential now?

        1. Amans94
            5 months, 17 days ago

            No

          • Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 17 days ago

            Not even Mourinho.

          • sozopol
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 17 days ago

            not yet. Check back in 2 gameweeks

        2. Differential C (Mark)
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 17 days ago

          Bench one, please.

          A) Bowen (vs Spurs)
          B) Grealish (vs Leicester)
          C) Watkins (vs Leicester)

          Considerations are Spurs have been average defensively and Villa have been poor in recent weeks.

          1. Amans94
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Bowen in my opinion

            • Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Bowen

            • luk46
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Bowen to make it 3

          2. tuturututu
              5 months, 17 days ago

              I know it's probably a silly question, but what do you think about captaining Bamford over Bruno?

              1. luk46
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                the obvious and right decision imo

              2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Bruno beat Sterling last GW.

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Most players beat sterling last week 😀

              3. sozopol
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Last 5 gameweeks

                Bruno: 38 (7.6 per week)
                Bamford: 29 (5.8 per week)

                With Bamford double, recent stats say he scores 11 or 12. So he is prob slightly better option.

                I am Raphina (c) and Bruno (vc) and I have both Bamford, for what it is worth

            • Kane Lane
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Which one?

              A) Calvert >Adams -4

              B) Calvert Firmino > Watkins Kane next week just play Bamford Firmino this game week bench Calvert take no hits.

              Thanks

              1. luk46
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                surely B, Adams is not even nailed on and Kane + Watkins got doubles coming up and a fixture in gw29

              2. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                B

            • luk46
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              marked all the players I wanna kinda sell:
              Martinez Pope
              Cancelo Stones Shaw Coufal* KWP*
              Salah Son Grealish Bruno Gündogan
              Antonio* DCL* Brewster*

              would you do KWP + Antonio + DCL > Dallas + Bamford + Ings for a hit? I could also keep DCL or get Raphinha, but feel like defence needs at least a transfer

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Since you can field 3 decent defenders, I would concentrate on attack for now.

            • HellasLEAF
              • 12 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Don't see Cavani on any RMT's or WC's.

              Yesterday's news following blank and now questionable to start?

              It's a nice fixture if he starts..

              1. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                I'm starting him and hope he plays.

                1. HellasLEAF
                  • 12 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Very frustrating to bring him in last week only for him to blank then get injured. Cavani fail.

                  1. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    Yeah totally.
                    Maybe it'll pay off this week.

            • Dthinger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Which 3 defenders should I be starting this week?

              A.Robertson
              B. AWB
              C.Targett
              D. Stones
              E. Mee

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                BE for sure, then probably Robertson

                1. Dthinger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 16 days ago

                  That's what I'm currently on, I think, but it feels so wrong benching Stones

            • Esalman
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Any news on
              A. Cavani
              B. DCL?

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Dom is expected to be fit

            • sozopol
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Start one (bench the other):

              A Maguire (NEW)
              B Stones (ars)

              Have Cancelo starting too. Right now, leaning toward A.

              Thanks!

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                A

              2. sunzip14
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                A

            • sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Any merit in starting Forster over DDG? Or start DDG regardless of whether Forster has any chance of taking no. 1 or not?

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                I am starting foster. If he takes over I get two games, if he doesn't Pope comes off the bench. I dont think he only starts one.

            • FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Which 2 should you bench from this lot?

              Cancelo / Shaw / Mee / Targett / Dallas

              1. sunzip14
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                MT

                1. FPL ElasticO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Thanks

                  1. HellasLEAF
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    Arsenal will score imo

            • Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Cap Bamford or Raphina?

              1. sozopol
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Raph

              2. sunzip14
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Bam

              3. HellasLEAF
                • 12 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Bamford

              4. kobewan
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Bamford

              5. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Thanks all. Leaning towards Bam as well for the pens.

            • FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Who should you bench?

              A. DCL
              B. Watkins

              1. djman102
                • 12 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                B

            • HellasLEAF
              • 12 Years
              5 months, 17 days ago

              Starts Stone or Cresswell.

              1. BaleKaneSon
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Stones

                • kobewan
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Cresswell has more chance of playing

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    Both will start, Cressy better chance of attacking return

              2. Help Me!
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                1) Play Pope or McCarthy this week?
                2) Remove Cresswell for a hit (-4)? (Have Cancelo, Dias, Mee)[3-4-3]

                1. djman102
                  • 12 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  I'd play Pope, mainly b/c I've seen too many instances of players hauling the week AFTER everyone (c) them in a DGW.

                  1. djman102
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    And no on the hit, especially if you're not playing them anyway.

              3. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                With all chips intact, would you BB this team in DGW26 ?

                Martinez McCarthy
                Dias Cancelo Digne Mee Rudiger
                Salah Bruno Grealish Gundagon Son (c)
                DCL Watkins Wood

                Pros:
                - 15 DGW players

                Cons:
                - no Bamford for DGW25
                - no Kane for DGW26 and beyond until the WC in gw31
                - no Leeds players, so would need FH in gw29 which I would otherwise use sometime later in a small dgw

                1. djman102
                  • 12 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  how many transfers/hits to get that team in 26?

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    one hit

                  2. djman102
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    Since you're so close to it already, I'd commit to it just for the sake of a definite plan (BB26, FH29, WC 31). I'd go crazy trying to decide week to week on BB or FH (there could be a few small DGWs). But that's just my personality.

                2. moment
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  When else are you planning on using the BB?

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    BB in 30

              4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Only for this week
                A) Kane+Raphinha
                B) Ings+Son

                1. PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  A

              5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Mendy
                Cancelo Stones Dallas(Coufal)(Holding)
                Salah Fernandes Son Grealish Gundo
                Bamford DCL Antonio

                2FT,2.2 itb

                A) Antonio to Ings
                B) Son, Raphinha to Antonio, Kane
                C) Other

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  *B is Son, Antonio to Raphinha, Kane

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    WC next week?

              6. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 17 days ago

                Any better defender pick that Rudiger for 4.7 or less please?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  The only question over Rudi is fixtures. Not good for Chelsea in the short term.

                2. Amans94
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    I've been thinking about Konsa to cover off the GW26 double and GW29 Blank. But I don't have a Free Hit so I'm more mindful of 29

                3. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Would you do to Sterling to Salah for free?

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    I probably would. He’s got a very hectic few weeks ahead where I can’t see Pep playing him every game and he’s been playing soo wide for the majority of the games.

                4. kysersosa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  For a hit:

                  Soucek to

                  A) JWP
                  B) Raphina
                  C) Hold

                  B is the obvious option for this week, but I’m mindful that Southampton may have a DGW in 26 or 27 also.

                  1. kobewan
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    B did earlier but it was FT

                  2. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    B

                5. Sz21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  WC effort, BB in 26. No other chips.
                  Where are you making changes here?
                  Not 100% sure on Burn but if he plays in 26 and 29 that would be enough.

                  Martinez, Areola.
                  Dallas, Shaw, Cancelo, Stones, Burn.
                  Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Gundo.
                  Ings, Bamford, Watkins.
                  2.8m ITB.

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    Brighton have no double game weeks even in the mix do they? Burn is interesting but I’m not sure there’s an upside.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 17 days ago

                      He has a game in 29 and their fixtures up to that point are ok and they have good defensive stats (plus he will be bench fodder in 27 and 28 for him)

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 17 days ago

                        Nice enough then

                  2. djman102
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    Burn has West Brom in 26-just as good as a doubler at that price IMO. Plus if Villa-Spurs goes into 29, you have 5 already and can get 9 with no hits (if you bank a transfer 26).

                    Only downside is BB is Leeds-heavy, so if they perform like they did in GW19, you're screwed.

                6. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Help please! 1FT 4.5ITB

                  Martinez
                  Cancelo, Dias, AWB, Lowton
                  Salah, Gundogan, Fernandes, Grealish, Raphina
                  Bamford
                  Johnstone | DCL, Antonio, Mitchell

                  A) Antonio -> Ings
                  B) Antonio -> Kane
                  C) Mitchell -> Dallas
                  D) Save FT

                  If I make a transfer who do I bench? AWB, Lowton or Grealish??

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    Ings this week, Kane next. Bench Lowton I guess, little chance of upside ; AWB can fluke something, Grealish there’s always some hope.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 17 days ago

                      Thanks - I’d have to do Ings -> Kane next week I guess??

                      So just a decision if it’s a waste of a transfer

                      I’m irrationally afraid of Dallas this week

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 17 days ago

                        Likewise

                  2. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 17 days ago

                    A
                    Tough benching call, maybe one of the city defenders?

                7. Bushwhacker
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  JWP or Son?

                  Was sitting on JWP move to Son next week but suspect I’ll want a different transfer next week if offered.

                8. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Pope
                  Stones, Cancelo, Mee
                  Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Gundo, Raphinha
                  DCL, Bamford(c)
                  (Martinez; Antonio, Kilman, Coufal)

                  Used 1FT on Raph, and have 1FT left.
                  1) DCL > Kane
                  2) Antonio > Ings
                  3) GTG/Save the other FT

                9. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 17 days ago

                  Worth to bring in Ings for a hit if not captaining? Have 3 Leeds.