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. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    chances Cavani starts vs NEW this weekend..?

    1. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Very high you'd imagine

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        worried about his muscle injury

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He’s got a muscle injury

      3. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Oh apologies. Thought it was a rest

  2. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    DCL & Antonio -> Bamford & Ings. No hit.

    No brainer?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep

    2. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I would

    3. The class of 92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      100%

  3. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Kabak nailed? Would not mind a cheap way into Liv defence with a good projected double

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He’s only just joined and he looks like crap.

      1. Tinmen
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Was really good the in champs league

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Get him then. I’ll be keen to see what happens.

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Agreed
        Looked very slow too

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If I didn’t support Liverpool I would have been laughing my head off. Calamitous.

          1. Tinmen
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Lol catch a grip. Unbelievably negative

  4. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Martinez (Pope)
    Cancelo Dunk Shaw Mee (Dias)
    Salah Son Raphinha Fernandes Gundogan
    Bamford (Antonio DCL)

    Would you BB this week, and get it out the way, or wait until next week

    1. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Well you could potentially be only bench boosting 2 players as it stands

    2. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wait for press conferences obviously but don't hate it given everyone is ok. Plan to WC GW 26 then?

  5. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    How did Manchester United look today? Missed the game...

    1. Sondre van Bank
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Briliant. Henderson should start over DDG in the league too

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        United were brilliant: their keeper needed to shine?

        1. doher.ty
            1 month, 24 days ago

            This! Don't understand the logic behind United playing brilliant but their goal keeper having much to do

        2. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          DDG needs to be rotated to put pressure on him to sort out his lack of confidence in the 6yd box.

      2. The class of 92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Very good but the game totally suited them, as Real Sociedad left so much space in behind their defence

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Standard Rashford great in EL crap in PL coming up.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Chances of the DGW26 fixtures being released before the deadline tomorrow?

      1. marcos11
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Doubt it, unless the plan was to wait until after Europa League fixtures

      2. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Soucek to raphinia - 4?

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ya

        2. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Popular move yet WHU fixtures are not too bad after the GW

      3. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        David Luiz special incoming.

        Prepare yourself, Leno, for a professional Cleveland Steamer covered in matted hair.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Why isn't Holding playing?

          1. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He's not as good as Luiz or Gabriel

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Could be that Luiz is preferred. I've been saying all season that holding isn't nailed, but he's got very lucky with suspensions and injuries to others. In the other hand, it could be a simple case of not changing a winning team

      4. Aster
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Keep Sterling or get KDB?

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Sterling can take a long walk off a short pier .... KDB all day long.

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I'm keeping for this

          3. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Wait til KDB is properly match fit

        • sandman58
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Pick one to play
          A) Trent (EVE)
          B) Cancelo (ars)

          1. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Trent

          2. bautasten
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            A

          3. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Cancelo took a knock so might get a rest like Gundogan

          4. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thanks Guys....didn't know Cancelo took a knock

            1. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Yes it was reported that he played on to the end. Plenty of city defence coverage available if he’s struggling.

        • bautasten
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Pope (Martinez)
          Stones. Cancelo. Dallas. (Mee, Coufal)
          Grealish. Salah. Gundo*. Bruno. Son
          Bamford. Antonio* (DCL*)

          1FT 0.8 ITB, Plan is to BB GW26

          A) DCL -> Ings (have to do it tonight)
          B) Coufal -> Shaw
          C) Save

          Thanks!

          1. GE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            A

            1. bautasten
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              It's tempting...like DCLs potential double in 26 though and Ings could end up with a single GW in 26..

          2. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Gundogan to Raphina if you want KDB soon

            1. bautasten
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Just think Gundo is too good value to sell. Rather get rid of one of the defenders in that case. Thanks for your input though!

              1. brianutd-why always we? 20
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                No problem just waiting for his injury news Re groin.

                1. bautasten
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Yeah that's why I'm considering B as an option as well which would improve my bench (would start Shaw, bench one of the City defs)

        • fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Grealish, Lowton and Coufal sitting next to each other on my bench - why are their shirts so similar?

          1. GE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Aston Villa was first, Burnely adopted it from Villa

            1. GE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Don’t know the history for West Ham

        • GE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Lost on last page..

          1) Antonio -> Ings (more difficult to get Kane next GW then)
          2) Cavani and Digne -> Kane and Azpi/Alonso
          3) Other suggestions?

          (2FT, 2.8 itb)

          Messlier
          Cancelo/Dias/Dallas/Mee
          Salah/Bruno/Son/Gundo*
          Cavani*/Bamford

          Bench: Martinez, Antonio*, Soucek, Digne

        • drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          surely I cant captain bamford over a world class striker like ings ?!

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Go with ur gut

          2. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Play the fixtures It’s Bammy

        • 1justlookin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          0.1 short for this WC team, any help appreciated -

          Martinez, McCarthy
          Cancelo, Stones, Shaw, Vestergaard, Konsa.
          Son, Son, Gundogan, Grealish, Rafinha.
          Kane, Ings, Bamford

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Sell one of the Sons

          2. paulfantham
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Remove one of the Sons

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Get rid of McCarthy

          4. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Double Son too much
            But Vestergaard to cheaper defender, e.g. Lowton

          5. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Don't like McCarthy, Vestergaard, Konsa and double Son is cheating

        • greggles
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ok, very unsure what to do with no certainty about fixtures in the next few weeks. This is my current team, with 1FT and 0.7 ITB.

          Martinez / Pope
          Shaw / Cancelo / Stones / Bednarek / TAA
          Salah / Bruno / Gundogan / Grealish / Saka
          Bamford / Antonio / DCL

          A) TAA > Dallas (original plan)
          B) TAA > Dallas and Antonio > Ings (-4)
          C) TAA > Dallas and Saka > Raphinha (-4)
          D) Wildcard ... with previous concerns about fixtures

          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I actually would keep TAA. His a bit of form and good differential. Phillips out for the Wolves game reduces the chances of a Leeds CS so I wouldn't bring in Dallas. Saka to Raphinha would be the move to make plus possibly Antonio to Ings (-4)

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It appears there is only way to get a cult following among this community. Henceforth my new name will be Fugley and my avatar will be a white panda.

          😀

        • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A. Holding to Struijk (Allows Kane and Barnes in 26)
          B. Antonio to Ings in 25 and Ings to Kane in 26 (can't afford Barnes in 26 without - 4 hit)
          C. Antonio to Kane

          Plan to TC26, WC30/31, FH33

          2FT 5.7itb
          Pope
          Cancelo Stones Digne
          Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
          Bamford Antonio DCL
          (Martinez Soucek Cresswell Holding)

        • bautasten
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Maybe Konsa to a Brighton def? Will help you in gw29 as well..

          1. bautasten
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            reply fail to 1Just....

        • 7_Dan_7
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Thoughts on the below appreciated.

            A) Bissouma + Antonio > Raph + Ings with my 2FT this week. Then Ings > Kane for a -4 for GW26?

            B) Pope + Antonio > fodder + Kane with the 2FT this week.

            Have Son, Bamford and Dallas already. Would bench Watkins if A).

            1. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              A

          • Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Odegaard trying to walk it in. He'll fit in nicely.

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

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

            Pope
            Cancelo • Stones • Dallas
            Salah • Bruno • Son • Grealish • Gundo
            Antonio • Bamford
            (Martinez / Mee / Richarlison / Coufal)

            Will most likely WC next week

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I'm considering what's basically Grealish to Ings for a -4 too for this week

          • Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Salah captain outscores everyone this week

            1. dogtanion
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I think so too

          • SharkyT
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Sterling & Antonio > Raphina & Ings -4?
            No brainer right? Leaves the dosh to bring in Sir Harry of Kane next week

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Nice

            2. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Yes

            3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I'm not sure Ings is worth the - 4. I don't think he will get an attacking return in the Chelsea game. Do you think he will get a goal or two against Leeds?

              1. SharkyT
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                The way I look at a -4 bringing in 2x doubles is you get them points straight back. I fancy him to score against Leeds & may have multiple GW’s moving forward

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            Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Friendly reminder that the Open Cup entry deadline is the same as this Gameweek deadline, so signup now if you haven't and you want to!

            https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/cup/24/entry/

            1. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              No don’t I need to win

            2. Alex Burmester
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Hi there! How do I know if I am already enrolled in the Cup? I've submitted my FFS username plus my FPL team ID, however I'm not sure how it works. Thanks in advance!

            3. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Leeds lost 4-2 vs Arsenal

            4. Rog.
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              A) Foden -> raph roll a FT (have bamf and Dallas)
              B) DCL -> ings roll a FT
              C) Both

              TIA

            5. 1justlookin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              REPOST (without son's)
              0.1 short for this WC team, any help appreciated -

              Martinez, McCarthy
              Cancelo, Stones, Shaw, Vestergaard, Konsa.
              Salah, Son, Gundogan, Grealish, Rafinha.
              Kane, Ings, Bamford

            6. bluee
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Noob question sorry.

              Bought Grealish at 7.1. Selling price is 7.4. Can I eat a price drop tonight?

              1. brianutd-why always we? 20
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yes

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yes. Your sell price is 7.2.

              3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yes

            7. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Leeds fans how much longer will strujik have a spot in the side?

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Players are coming back so not for long