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. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Chances of playing
    A. Gundo
    B. DCL
    C. Antonio

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I think there's a good chance they all do actually

    2. amitmishr
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Have all three of them and Pieters. Really worried about this week. Planning Pieters + DCL out for ings + struijk for a -4 to be safe

    3. KKapur
        2 months, 22 days ago

        DCL and Antonio are playing, Gundo looks like he will play as well. But you never know!

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Play one

      A. DCL
      B. Antonio

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        B

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        DCL

        Liverpool defensive numbers are very similar to SU in the last run.

      3. Hawk Eye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A

    5. greggles
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Trying to play each week as it comes, and preserve the chips for Gw30 onward. Thoughts on TAA>Dallas and Antonio>Ings for -4. Leaves me with:

      Pope
      Cancelo / Shaw / Dallas
      Salah / Bruno / Gundo / Grealish
      Ings / Bamford(c) / DCL

      Subs: Martinez / Saka / Bednarek / Stones

      1. Ninjaa
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Looks good. I've brought in Dallas and could well be fing a 4 pointer for DCL or Antonio to Ings depending on either players fitness

    6. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Any chance McCarthy (SOU) gets dropped?

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yes. He's probably one more bad performance away from it.

      2. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'm wondering whether ti start him or pope

        1. Ninjaa
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          My dilemma too. I think im going Pope

          1. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            It's a tough one. Do you have a burnley defender already as well?

            1. Ninjaa
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Yes Lawton.

      3. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thinking of starting Forster ahead of DDG, just for the fun 🙂

    7. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Dias Shaw Dallas
      Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
      Kane Bamford

      Martinez Barnes Watkins Konsa

      Is this starting lineup right?

      Thanks

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Start Barnes over Dias imo

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Think I'd start Barnes over Dias

        Dias might very just get 7 points. Barnes has a much bigger upside and the likelihood of returns given recent history is more or less even - so go for the ceiling.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I’d agree with this. Making me consider playing DCL over Dias.

    8. pelzi80
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Hi,

      When will a double gameweek 26 be confirmed? Or not?

      Thinking about playing my wildcard now - to be able to bench boost gw26....

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Need to know this too

      2. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Do it

    9. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Soucek,Antonio >> Raphinia,Bamford for free DONE.

      Martinez
      Dias,Cancelo,Mee
      Fernandes,Gundogan,Son,Grealish,Raphinia(c)
      Bamford(vc), Watkins

      Johnstone,DCL,Digne,Coufal

      A) GTG?
      B) play any of the bench ahead of the starting eleven?
      C) Anything worth a -4?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        7.8m itb

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I guess Son or DCL is the choice.

        Good luck.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks. I’d rather bench Grealish or Watkins than Son this week.

      3. Hitman MHK
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Gtg

        That said. Liverpool have been really poor in defence so argument for DCL. Can see a few goals in that game - not a cagey derby.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Yeh Everton seem to turn up against the big teams too.
          Would mean benching one of Grealish or Watkins though at home to Leicester.

    10. Hitman MHK
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Hey all.

      Sorry, been off FPL lately after having a hissy fit dropping out of the top 100. Damn Gundogan...

      What teams should have a DGW26? Nothing confirmed yet but what's the general idea? Cheers

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Your highest rank this season is 108 so you haven’t been there.

        Nevertheless a fantastic rank. Your still at 2.5k. So why take a hissy? Everyone moves up and down.

        Most teams apart from Leeds,Fulham,Brighton,Newcastle,WestHam and Arsenal

        1. Hitman MHK
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          You got me there. Tbf I have been in the top 100, just not when the GW ends 😀

          My stubbornness on Gundogan has haunted me. He just keeps hauling and I can't bring it to myself to being him in. Hoping KDB soaks up some of his returns. Thanks for the positivity, just annoyed.

          Will consider a WC when they are released. Appreciated mate!

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Could have been a lot worse for you then if Gundo had played Everton.
            Yeh it’s a frustrating game at times.
            Good Luck.

            1. Hitman MHK
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Indeed it is. Captain blanks, points on bench etc etc... list goes on!

              Ever since KDB got injured the allocation of funds have been such a headache!

              As with you mate, all the best!

      2. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Well done on such a good rank! 12th Man nailed it below

        1. Hitman MHK
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks mate.

          Yep, sure did! Planning time haha!

    11. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      On a WC would you
      A. get Harrison to go with Bamford and Raphina and leave the cash for Harrison to Grealish next week.
      B. Just get Grealish now

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks even with a BB planned in 26. Ok fixture in 26 for Leeds but would it be better to have some dgwers on BB? And a possible hit to move them on the week after a WC is maybe not ideal.

    12. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Good morning! I am 0.1m short of Antonio —> Ings (FT) so should I just do Soucek -> Raphinha (FT) or downgrade Coufal to get Antonio —> Ings for a hit?

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

      McCarthy — Soucek — Coufal — Holding (1FT + 1.8m ITB)

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Take the hit if no plans to wc soon as SOU should have a few doubles coming up

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Can’t decide. Lol.
        Both decent . Probably Soucek > Raphinia.

      3. Hitman MHK
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Personally I'm doing Soucek -> Raphinha and benching Antonio.

        I agree with King Kholi. Depends on your rank, what you got to lose etc! But option A is adequate I think

    13. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      To Ings or not to Ings? It'd be a minus 4 from Vardy.

      Pope
      Tark Dallas Shaw
      Bruno Son Mo Gundo Raph
      Vardy* Bamford

      Not much a fan of the Ings (potential) DGWs - they feel like extra 2 pointers. Do like his midterm fixtures though.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        That’s a tough choice. Vardy has a decent double too.
        However he’s up against super Martinez this week.

        Ings probably has an extra double as well. Hmm.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanx mate

          Suspect I’ll just hold - mostly wavering because of Leicester looking so anemic last night. Perhaps EL not the best guide

    14. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Worth a hit to get Ings here?

      Meslier
      Cancelo Stones Tarkowski
      Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
      Bamford Adams

      Martinez Antonio Mee Coufal

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Maybe if it’s for Antonio. Who would you bench though?

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Adams as I feel he's not nailed on to start with Redmond playing striker and Minamino in the team as well.
          Would be irrelevant if Gundo doesn't play though.

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            It’s probably worth it for Adams thinking about it.
            Especially ahead of a run of doubles. Ings is way better .

    15. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Everyone enjoying their WC's without any DGW info?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Flushed away.

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Nope doin my head in 🙂
        Really finding it hard to find any defenders I am happy with apart from Cancelo and Dias who I had before WC anyway.

    16. Newsman70
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1 Ft and 5.3 ITB

      TEAM
      G Martinez Forster
      D Cancelo Stones Creswell Targett Kilman
      M Salah Bruno Grealish Gundugoan Klitch
      F DCL Bamford Antonio

      Like most I was hoping for the gw26 fixtures to be out so I could look into WC but too rushed now. Is it worth Kiltch to Raphina for a minus 4 as I will probably do Antonio in for Ings?

      Any thoughts most appreciated!

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah should worth a - 4

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yes.

        Good luck guys and gals and enjoy the ride!

        1. Newsman70
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks. I'll go for it I think. Great name great band!

    17. waldofeen
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Need to make up 100 points in my mini league. Have pulled the trigger on the Bamford triple captain. Here is hoping for two hattricks

      1. themaindanger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Go for it!

    18. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      My wc defence

      Cancelo, stones, targett, Dallas, Mitchell.

      Would you downgrade Dallas to allow Mitchell to struijk?

      (Have Raphina and bamford)

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Very poor defence I must say on a wildcard

      2. Gomolon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Why are you keeping Mitchell on a WC exactly?

      3. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I wouldn’t use my Wildcard on that defence.

    19. primal33
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Changes already made for a -4. Am I now GTG?

      Pope
      Cancelo Dias Maguire
      Salah Gundo Bruno Raphinha Grealish
      Bamford(c) Watkins

      McCarthy Taylor Coufal DCL

      Just not sure on benching DCL over Watkins.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I’d diversify and play DCL over Watkins given you have Grealish.

    20. Mane Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Which GK and three defenders do I use out of this list...

      Martinez, Pope
      Dallas, Cancelo, Stones, Tark, Coufal

    21. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Play grealish or DCL? Or grealish >son for a hit?

    22. KIRA
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pope
      Cancelo- shaw- dallas
      Gubdo - salah- Bruno- Raphina
      Bamford-Ings

      Start : Son OR Stones

    23. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Don't know about anybody else but without Phillips I'm just not feeling that confident in the Leeds options for captain. Normally I wouldn't even consider a single gameweek player over a doubler but I can really see a Bruno haul coming.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Agree with this. Phillips makes a big difference
        Leeds are also the only team not to have an away draw, 6w 6l
        Could just as easily see a 2-1 Wolves win
        All comes down to how high scoring the Leeds v Saints game is

        Bruno played 80 mins yesterday and United have not impressed lately against teams with low block....but it's Newcastle
        Honestly don't know which way i'll go yet. Would probably prefer Ings but don't own him and will only buy if Cavani is out

        1. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I'm still so undecided on both transfers and captain. Seems to happen most weeks for me where the are many ways to go with no obvious right move. It means I end up spending way too much time on it.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I went Soucek Antonio to Raphinha Bamford earlier in the week for free
            That should pay off in itself I just need to convince myself they are the right captain choice

    24. AC Me Rollin’
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Raphina worth it for a -4 to replace Grealish?

      Thinking no but let me know : )

    25. finnish92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Which City/Brighton defenders in wc draft:

      A) Cancelo + Veltman
      B) Stones + Dunk?

    26. Datchelseaguy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Thoughts on minamino?

    27. Datchelseaguy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Gundo to salah
      Or gundo to raphina...

      Who do you guys think have more upside, given the mersyside derby?

    28. Goodricke
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bed time for me. So quickly:
      Captain:
      Bamford
      Bruno
      Salah
      DCL

    29. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      ElMo nailed for a few weeks? Or is there anyone else they could play at rb

    30. Blanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bench order in order?!
      Currently on..

      1) Cresswell
      2) Richarlison
      3) Stones.

    31. dsefton
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Does it make more sense to do:
      A) Soucek --> Raphinha
      than
      B) Antonio --> Bamford
      if I'm planning to do Antonio/Bamford --> Kane next week anyway for DGW26 (have DCL and Ings)

    32. Fantasy man on the top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Meslier (Martinez)

      Cancelo, Stones, Mee (Cresswell, Mitchell)

      Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Grealish (Romeu)

      Bamford, DCL, Antonio

      Got 2 ft.

      Should I:
      A) Romeu and Antonio --> Raphina and Ings (Bench DCL)?
      B) Romeu and DCL --> Raphine and Ings (Bench Antonio and bring in Kane next gw)?
      C) Romeu and Cresswell --> Raphina and Shaw (Bench Mee, mitchell, antonio)?
      D) Romeu --> Raphina and save 1 ft?