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. S3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Pope
    Cancelo, Stones, Vestergaard
    Salah, Gundogan, Fernandes, Son, Barnes
    Bamford, Antonio
    Martine, DCL, Cresswell, Holding

    Dead ending team and Wildcarding next GW

    A) Antonio -> Ings
    B) Barnes -> Raphinha (C)
    C) Antonio + Barnes -> Ings + Raphinha (C) (-4)
    D) Holding + Barnes -> Dallas + Raphinha (C) (-4)
    E) Holding + Barnes + Antonio -> Dallas + Raphinha (C) + Ings (-8)

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I did A

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I think C

  2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Just logging in to check if the fixtures have been released over night

  3. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed...

    JWP or Son?

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

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

      My opinion: JWP if you have Kane, Son if you don't

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Have Kane, want both for DGW

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Son all day

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Score more this week than double JWP?

        1. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          JWP against CHE is a 1 or 2 pts

          1. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Son could go big

  4. Nigawan
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Is it worth it to take a -4 hit for raphina ?

    Pope
    Shaw , Dallas, stones
    Gundogan , sterling , fernandes , maddison (raphina), salah
    Bamford (tc) , ings

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

      You'll probably want Maddison for 26, so no.

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Absolutely - you need to use the dgws as an opportunity to make up ground.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        -4 is making up ground?

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Glass half full or empty?

          Empty for you, full for me. Raphinha is more than capable of repaying the points lost. Not sure why some are so cautious when it comes to dgws.

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

          Giving -4 in exchange of possibility of more points is surely making ground 😀

          1. Jafalad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Quite, my dear Holmes 😉

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

    Repost, sorry 🙂

    With all chips intact, would you BB this team in DGW26 ? (will take one hit)

    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

    I would otherwise BB in GW 31 where my bench players from Villa and Leeds do have a good fixture

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

      I would otherwise BB in GW 30*

    2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Looks like a decent BB.

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Forster
    AWB Mee Dallas
    Salah Bruno Sterling Grealish
    Antonio Bamford Adams

    Areola Lookman Cancelo Cresswell
    1 FT 0.1 ITB.

    Antonio Sterling> Ings Raphinha (-4)?? Seems wrong to bench Cancelo and Lookman. Would you BB?

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes and No.

  7. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Any changes to this WC? BB26
    -Martinez-
    -Cancelo-Stones-Dallas-Lowton-Rudiger-
    -Salah-Bruno-Gund-Son-Raphina-
    -Ings-Bamford-Watkins-
    2.8m ITB to either fund Raphina > Grealish or Ings > Kane next GW

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Second keeper? Rudiger is so tempting at the price but his fixtures are awful

      1. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Mcarthy. His fixtures after 26 are very good though.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Everton, Leeds??

          1. Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I can rotate him with Dallas/Konsa on the tougher fixtures. Will almost always be playing the 2 City defenders every week.

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

    Bottomed r/p, apologies:
    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

    fwiw -- if I go with Ings now, Kane will require a hit to accommodate for 26.

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Given the potential upside, I would bring Ings in esp as he has some recent form. Phillips is out for Leeds so that should give more opportunities for Ings and co.

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

        Is Phillips out for the 2nd game too?

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          No decision has been made on that one. His grandmother has just passed away too so it's a little unclear on how long he is out for.

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

        Thanks!

  9. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Do Southampton have a double in GW26 also?

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

      I wish I knew the answer to that.

  10. THE KING CANTONA
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Pick any 3 players to start this GW:
    A) Cancelo (ars)
    B) Stones (ars)
    C) DCL (liv)
    D) Antonio (TOT)
    E) Struijk (DGW)
    F) Soucek (TOT)

    I'm currently on A, B and E with bench order C, D, F.

    Concerns:
    • DCL fitness, whether he's fit to start?
    • Pep might rest Cancelo in view of UCL fixture.
    • Struijk might not start both games and even if he does it would be 2+2 points.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      ABC

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

    Is Dallas worth a -4? Also have Bam, Ings & Raf. Thanks guys.

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

      I wouldn't, but maybe that's just me.

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

        Thanks guys

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

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

    Last question then.

    Start DCL or Grealish?

  13. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Any nailed Spurs defender even Dier and Alder missing games recently?

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

      Will be for 26 bb so really needs to be nailed.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Tbh I’d just forget Spurs defence

        Held Reguilon for ages and it was so disheartening. A simply amazing inability to keep clean sheets despite good defensive stats.

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

      Probably known unless Reguilon is back

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        He wasn't nailed when fit

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

        *none -_-

    3. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      If any, I'd still go with Dier. And cheaper so hurts less if benched.

    4. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks all.

  14. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Hi all.
    On a wildcard and I think I've narrowed it down to this:

    A) son+ grealish
    B) salah + raphinha

    Planning to bench boost next week. Which combo would you choose?

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      B

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      On wc now and Bb 26 too.
      I have B with Kane but also Grealish.
      I am considering
      Going Bamford Harrison and Raphina this week with cash for Harrison to Grealish next week.

  15. Rohirrims
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Who would you lose between Salah, Fernandes and Son to fund Kane + Raphinha/ Maddison?

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Well definitely Bruno. Salah has too much scoring potential so I would lose Son.

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        As in keep Bruno.

    2. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Son 20 pointer incoming. I'm not sure id want to switch any out. Similar dilemma

  16. David Brains - OH NO!
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Pope
    Dias - Maguire - Dallas
    Son - Bruno - Salah - Grealish - Gundo
    Bamford - Ings
    Subs: Martinez - Antonio - Stones - Coufal

    2FT and £1.5m ITB

    It's difficult to know what to do here? Any ideas? I was considering freeing up more cash with Stones/Coufal to Struijk but not sure its worth doing. Other options was Gundo to Raph but will lose money and could backfire?

    1. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I wouldn't double on leeds D.

      I am considering mitchell to struijk cos I am cheap

      1. David Brains - OH NO!
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah, with Dallas already it was only really to free up cash rather than burn transfer. Nothing jumps out this week

        1. ajay_kl +42
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah it is tough. I should rather sell grealish or son over gundo.

          That said I have son gundo madison bruno and salah and can't bring myself to sell any of them for raph

  17. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    A) Cooper + Vestegaard
    B) Dallas + Burn

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      B

  18. Rep Poulette
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Is Soucek->Raphinha worth a -4? Have Bamford and Ings

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

      It can work, but I'm not doing that move even for free. Long term, I would prefer to have Soucek as 5th mid

      1. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Thank you Holmes

  19. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone playing Mccarthy over Martinez?

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I played Pope over Martinez the last few weeks and hasn't played out well! Won't learn as doing the same again this week. Think you have to go Mccarthy for the double

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

      i am

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

    Which 3 players would you bench this week and in which order?

    A) Dias
    B) Cancelo
    C) Grealish
    D) Watkins
    E) Wood
    F) Digne
    G) DCL
    H) Gundagon

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Take out grealish, and gundo for a start

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

        Reasons for including them are Grealish hasn't returned against decent defense and Gundagon could come from the bench

  21. Merlinho
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    1) start two from Antonio, Rudiger, Stones, Cancelo?

    2) hit for Ings to Antonio? I like potentially 3 DGWs but I’m worried about BGW29 and Antonio is playing.

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      1.Always start the striker. Antonio. And Cancelo for me.

      2. You mean Antonio to Ings?

      1. Merlinho
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Oh yeah, whoops!

        The more I look at planning for DGW29 the more I want a punt on Ings...

  22. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    If I go with 3 Leeds players my captain should not be a Leeds player but Fernandes?

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

      If you like to hedge bets, yes.

      Ideally, you should captain someone who is expected to get more points irrespective of how many players you own.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Bamford but think I will only have him and Dallas then. Hmmm

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      No. Bruno just played EL game.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Salah then...

  23. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Best move here?
    A. Antonio > Ings
    B. Soucek > Raphina
    C. Both for a hit

    Worried about Adams being on the bench again.

    Meslier
    Cancelo Stones Tarkowski
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Soucek
    Bamford Adams

    Martinez Antonio Mee Coufal

    1. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I would be tempted by C

    2. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      B

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

      b

    4. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      C

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

    Are there more pressers tonight guys? Thanks

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

      Should happen. Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal etc...

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

        Many thanks as always mate

  25. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    So first attempt at a blind WC with BB 26 in mind
    The 3 non City defenderD combined value of 15 mil don’t seem great. Any better suggestions for these spots?

    Martinez McCarthy

    Cancelo Dias Soyuncu Holgate Dier

    Salah Bruno Grealish Gündogan Raphinha

    Kane Bamford Watkins

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Shaw for Soyuncu?

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

        I have AWB in that spot right now so I could just hold him? What you think?

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

          Actually AWB leaves me .1 short but Shaw saves a bit. Thanks.

  26. Garth Marenghi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    The better striker & gk pair for dgw26 - blank29?
    A) Watkins & Lloris
    B) DCL & McCarthy

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

      Probably A.

  27. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Would you get McCarthy on WC? BB in 26 so can't risk him being replaced by Forster IRL

  28. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    How is this wildcard team

    Mcarthy (areola)
    Cancelo rudiger dallas (stones targett)
    Salah bruno son rafhina (gundo)
    Bamford watkins.kane

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I'd rather have Sanchez over Areola

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Done

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Front 8 is so good.
      I have Grealish for Son and a bit more invested in keepers and defence.
      But if I could stretch to the big front 8 you have, I probably would. GL

  29. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    When we get dgw26 confirmed teams...?

  30. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Start Rudiger or Stones?
    Starting Cencelo

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Stones