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. Bohemian Rhapsody
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Play Lowton vs. Taylor ?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Low

  2. Roysgotnoboys
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Antonio and Grealish > Ings and Raphina for -4?

    (And bench Mee)

    1. Origi-nal
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yes

  3. Saka_me_sideways
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Best combo out of these:

      A) Ederson + Targett
      B) Martinez + Dias
      ????

      Martinez has been amazing but worry about Dias’ minutes going forward.

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      What's this news on Kane? Is he injured?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Where is this coming from?

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        No

    • The Wizard of Ozil
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Who to start?

      A) Lowton
      B) Barnes

      1) Dias
      2) Stones

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Completely out of ideas. Very difficult to get Ings for example. 2ft. Money itb quite much but enough to do Justin + Antonio > Dallas +Ings.

      Mccarthy Pope
      Cancelo Stones Robbo (Coufal, Justin)
      Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
      Bam (c) Antonio (Adams)

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Antonio to Ings seems simple tbh

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Yes but missing 0.2 :/ mayne Robbo Antonio/Adams to Dallas and Ings?

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Downgrade Robbo and ditch Justin later or for -4.

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Yep that is an option. I have money for Robbo Adams/Antonio to Dallas Ings.

          I am getting delusional keeping Robbo for dgw including Shu fixture...

    • SomeoneKnows
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      With 2FT + 3.6 itb and plan to bring in Kane for GW26 should he be fit, what should I do?

      A) Antonio > Ings (just for DGW25)
      B) Douglas > Veltman (deepens my bench and provides a player for GW29)

      Pope (Martinez)
      Cancelo, Stones, Dallas (Coufal, Douglas)
      Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Grealish
      DCL, Bamford (Antonio)

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Do I need to worry about bringing Kane in now?

      Can do it for free from lacazette which has been my plan but now getting cold feet and might just do holding > white ?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yes, you actually do.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Don’t mess with my mind baps hunter

    • Tommie
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Guys do our subs get used in dgw if we have players not playing in 2nd week but on subs bench who have a dgw

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        If a player in your team plays even one minute of either game you don’t get a sub.

        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          How do you know so much about the game. Are you ITK?
          I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            You couldn’t afford it.

      2. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Only if dgw subs on bench get to play in the 2nd week

      3. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        only way a sub comes on is if one of your starters misses all their matches in a GW - has to miss both matches in a DGW.

      4. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        No subs if your player plays even 1 game.

      5. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        If you’re starter misses the first game but only comes on after 60mins of the second game and gets a yellow card and the team concedes 4 corners he’ll get autosubbed

    • Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A) Get Kane in now, bench Son. Get Vestergaard. Get Maddison GW26.
      B) Get Kane in now, bench Son. Get Shaw. Get Barnes in GW26.
      C) Get Kane in GW26. Start son. Get Shaw. Get Maddison GW26.

      Thinking C?

      Cheers.

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Would you bench boost this, this week:

      Johnstone (Burnley), Lowton (WBA), DCL (Liverpool), Antonio (Spurs)

      Just can’t see when I’ll ever get a chance otherwise

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Given 2 of them are triangulated, I wouldn’t. And if you own Stones and/or Gundogan, that’s 2 further doubts. Everyone is in the same boat with regard BB. Burnley last week was the time to use it. We all missed that one.

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        No.

    • Aaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Foden and Antonio -> Raph and Ings for -4?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        It's a yes from me

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Arsenal are hot shet!

    • Manani
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      gtg? Got WC & BB left

      Martinez
      Mee Cancelo Diaz
      Salah Son Grealish Raphina Gundogan
      Adams Bamford

      Steer DCL Coufal Holding

    • DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Probably very late to the party, but just seen Kane didn't make the squad, and he was my planned tranny for this week... What's the news?

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        He must have sworn on his daughter's life that he'd make the squad

      2. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I found an answer:

        "I believe so, but experienced guy that had injuries in the past, he knows his body better than anyone.

        He knows that I want him to play every minute of every game, so it's never a question of a choice.

        I wanted to come here with the best team and the players that could give us more opportunities to win the game and get a good result, but he made the decision based on his feelings.

        His feelings were that to play this game could be a risk with the accumulation of minutes and the accumilation of minutes after the injury that he had.

        Of course myself and the medical department, we agreed with him in giving him this opportunity to take care of his condition, but I believe on Sunday he will be OK and ready."

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Nice

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Looking at Cavani, Mee to Ings, Dallas for a -4 tonight as both could rise, sound good?

      Current team:

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Taylor
      Salah Bruno Son Gundo
      DCL Cavani DCL

      Rams Soucek Holding Mee

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yep

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Nice thanks

      2. GE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Why Mee out?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Have Taylor, want Dallas for the double. Don't want to sell Stones or Cancelo.

    • altomfredrik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A) DCL -> Ings

      Or

      B) Antonio-> Ings

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        B

      2. GE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        B

    • n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Play.

      A. Stones (ars)
      B. A.Taylor (WBA)

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        B

    • Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Pope, McCarthy
      Stones, Cancelo, Dallas, Rudiger, Mee
      Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Sterling, Raphinha
      Bamford, Watkins, Adams

      Would you BB this team in 25, or in 26 with 2 additional changes?

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Leno likes a flashy save for the cameras.

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Who doesn't?

        Pickford. Flashy but doesn't save it.

    • fantasywizard
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If you couldn't afford Dallas, who would you go to from Leeds? Aliosky, Ayling or Struijk?

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        None of them

      2. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I would go without if not Dallas.

        1. fantasywizard
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          But I need one of them for this GW and also as part of my plan for GW29. Understand that none are the best option but from those 3 which seems to be the least bad of the lot? Struijk the cheapest but rotation risk. Ayling the most nailed?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Ayling most nailed but will probably play CB with Phillips out

          2. Boly Would
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Ayling when at RB, but a small chance he plays CB this week. Other two much more risky.

    • GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio -> Ings now before price changes or want for pressers and maybe more info tomorrow?

    • teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Are we expecting BamBam's EO to be over 100%? I kind of want to bring in Ings and cap him. Already own Bamford.

    • Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Thoughts please? Taking a -4 this week (EXACT FUNDS);

      Martinez
      Konsa, Justin, Cancelo, Cresswell, Dias
      Salah, Gundogan, Bruno, Son, Soucek
      Calvert-Lewin, Bamford, Antonio

      Justin, Gundogan, DCL > Stuijk, Raphina, Kane?
      Captain Bamford.

      Bench; Antonio, Cresswell, Konsa

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Tierney on for Cedric, Shame he'll be injured before I want him in GW29.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        If he gets injured quick enough, he'll be fit by then.

    • Fantasy123456
        3 months, 28 days ago

        My starting 11 is
        Pope
        Cancelo Stones Tarkowski Dallas
        Gundo Grealish Salah Fernandez
        Bamford DCL

        Bench
        Martinez Antonio Coufal Soucek

        Would you
        A) swap Soucek for Raphina (c)
        B) another change
        C) hold transfer

      • Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        On WC -

        A Foden and AWB

        B Barnes and Stones

      • chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        DCL owners...what are you doing?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Likely shipping him or Antonio for Ings

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Still weighing up whether to sell for ings.

          A dgw in 26 for ings might swing it.

      • Origi-nal
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Chances of Cavani playing?

        If he's fit I want to keep for Newcastle, but can move to Ings with a FT.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          You’d imagine Ings will outscore Cavani
          I’m considering -4 if Cavani ruled out

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Antonio or DCL >> Ings? 1FT. 8.5m Itb.

        McCarthy
        Dias, Dallas, Cancelo, Tarko
        Son, Bruno, Gündo*, Raphina
        Bamford, Antonio*
        (Pope, DCL*, Coufal, Soucek)