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. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Help please! 2FT 5.5 ITB

    Martinez
    Canacelo, Dias, AWB, Lowton
    Salah, Gundogan, Fernandes, Grealish
    Bamford, Antonio*
    Johnstone | DCL, Bissouma, Mitchell

    A) Antonio -> Ings
    B) Antonio -> Kane
    C) Bissouma -> Raphina
    D) Mitchell -> Dallas (who do I bench if I do this?!)

    Which of the above or indeed combination would you do. Obv more than 2 of them would mean a hit

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

      + C if you have a wc and really want to attack 25.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

  2. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    This benfica team is dreadful. Would genuinely struggle against West Brom. But they'll be playing champions league football next year and 2 of the top 6 will be in europa.

    One way or another the super league is happening because people are tired of watching semi pros competing in europe's elite competition

    1. fantasywizard
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yeah cause Arsenal is playing like world beaters....lol

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'm surprised tbh, it was a tough place to go for so many years.

    3. Ian Davis
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      They’re 4th in the league so good chance they won’t be playing Champions League football next season..

  3. GE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Antonio -> Ings now or wait for more info tomorrow?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Seems a no brainer this week. What info are you waiting on?
      Mostly likely scenario is 2 games for Ings and possibly 1 for Antonio. Just comes down to how long you want to keep Ings for

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cavani info

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wait. Never know with covid / injuries etc.

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Now

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    They’ve landed on Mars and found a Ben crellin spreadsheet

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Two of the great questions of our time :
      - Is there life on March?
      - What are the DGW26 doubles?

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Any sign of life for DGW 27?

    3. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      😀

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Save ft or something to do? 0.3itb 1 FT

    Martinez
    Dias Dallas Mee
    Raph Son Bruno Sterl Greal
    Bamford Ings

    (Johnstone, Antonio, Stones, Justin)

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Good team. Save FT (unless you are doing wc next week)

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nice team, TS!

  6. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I know plenty of uncertainty but who would you consider to have a higher chance of a double Fulham or Southampton ?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Both have a 100% chance

  7. Il Capitano
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Repost

      BB, WC, TC available

      Pope
      Stones Cancelo Dallas
      Raphinha Gundo Salah Son Bruno
      Bamford (C) Ings

      McCarthy - Adams Lowton Coufal

      Can get the above team with a hit, probably sensible just to roll with this team for GW25, then WC in 26?

      Might even consider BB25, not the greatest set of fixtures on that bench, but there's potentially 6 games there.

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        BB 25 may make sense for you, but no grantees Adams starts either.

        1. Il Capitano
            1 month, 20 days ago

            At this point I'm willing to risk it, he's appeared in every fixture bar one in the PL this season, probably starts one, comes off the bench in one.

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Best def up to 5.0 to get in with favourable fixtures and a potential DGW26?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Shaw

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Probably Luke Shaw

          1. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            His fixtures arnt great though?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Newcastle and possibly a double involving Palace next two sounds good, but it's a mixed bag after that.

        3. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Brighton or Leicester

      3. Oooo Matron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thoughts on this WC with a view to a Bench Boost in GW 26?

        Martinez Areola
        Cancelo Dias Alonso Dallas Shaw
        Barnes Fernandes Gundogan Salah Son
        Bamford Watkins Ings

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Do you expect Leicester to score vs Villa?
        Are you playing Areola ahead of Emi this week?

        Seems like such a good fixture to play vs SHU but never easy benching super human Martinez

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I think Villa have been very lucky to get cleanies recently. I would say with Vardy, Maddison and Barnes in form, that Leicester will get at least 1 goal.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Dare to be different
            Can’t say the same for SHU vs Fulham

      5. Bobby
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        The Southampton formation on here in team news. Is that really a thing? Looks very odd

      6. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ben Davies nailed for the forseeable?

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Regulon may be back in the next week or two.

          1. Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Ok thanks wasnt sure how long he was out for, couldnt find it anywhere. If it was a 3 or 4 weeks would have chucked BD in as a cheap double gameweeker

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No. Reguillon back in training

          1. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Moo

      7. fantasywizard
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Any word on Cavani? Would he be fine for GW25?

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Wait for tomorrow

      8. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        So it became a waiting game.

        Took a calculated hit just now which I’m fine with unless doubles are confirmed by deadline in which case WC activated and nose dive into 26 Bb team.
        If you already activated, no worries! Crack a beer, make a new plan and execute. Nothing to it. Good luck!

      9. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Arsenal's worst game of the season. Completely unaware of how away games in European competitions should be played. Unfocused, sloppy and full of too safe decisions in build-ups.
        So much unused potential for a game where you should be looking for goals.

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Must be humid or something.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Tell us what you really think of them

          1. Pariße
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            We're in love.

        3. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          'Too safe' sums Arteta up. Except they still concede against half decent teams.

          1. Pariße
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            In the PL it's usually because teams don't let you create. Here they decided not to and what they created they missed because they were constantly turning off.

      10. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Anyone going Bamford, Vardy and Kane up top?

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Southgate

          1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Tasty

      11. abaalan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        WC team, BB 26... hows it look? (10m for last mid)

        Martinez, Areola
        Cancelo, Stones, Rudiger, White, Struijk
        Salah, Son, Gundogan, Raphinha, ?
        Kane, Bamford, Ings

        1. abaalan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          8.5m ITB**

          1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Needs Bruno. Downgrade Son

        2. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Takes a bold man to go Brunoless.

        3. The Tinkerman
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Can you fit Barnes and Bruno and ditch Son?

          1. abaalan
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yep could afford

      12. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Foden or Barnes?

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Barnes a no brainer imo.

        2. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Barnes. Foden is a weird one to own.

      13. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Best way to save 0.2m here? No FH, on wc and plan is to BB in 26:

        Martinez, Pickford
        Dias, Cancelo, Periera, Dallas, El Mo
        Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Gundo, Raph
        Kane, Bamford, Watkins

        Plan is to do Raph, Dallas > Lookman, Dier (-4) for BB26.

        Pickford > 4.5 is most obvious, but not a fan of any keeper at that price.

        1. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I'd cut a City defender

        2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          If you're setting and forgetting Martinez, get Heaton

        3. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          1) pick either of Dias or Cancelo and downgrade.
          2) punt on Barnes-> jwp
          3) stupid punt on Watkins-> Maja

          Tbh not a big fan of your intended transfers.

      14. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Was anyone else planning to bring in kane this week? Still going ahead as planned ?

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I don't get why people were tbh. West Ham will just park the bus; although i admit recently they have looked a bit creaky.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ings in first, he can possibly become Son later.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Kane I mean 😉

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I can’t afford to spend transfers playing Hokey Cokey with strikers with no wc

      15. OleBall
          1 month, 20 days ago

          For BB26 who would you rather?

          A) Dallas + Barnes
          B) Raph + Pereira

          1. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Wait for the fixtures first.

        • HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          FPL gods give me the fixtures that I can WC and BB

          1. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            No

        • Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Soucjek to Raphinha for -4

          Or play Stones/Cancelo/Dallas/Mee?

          Leaning towards benching stones.

        • Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Not enough in the bank to do Antonio to Bamford so will have to take a hit. Or DCL out.

          Pope
          Dias, Stones, AWB, Dallas
          Gundo, Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish
          Watkins

          Martinez, Antonio, DCL, Coufal

          A) AWB & Antonio to Shaw & Bamford
          B) Grealish & Antonio to Raph & Bamford
          C)

          1. Big Ronnie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Hit post without finishing

            C) Grealish & Antonio to Raph & Ings

          2. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B - But i like taking risks.

        • dillydally1982
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How accurate has FPL Statistics been of late? Looks like Dallas & Ings will both rise tonight. Was hoping to hold off bringing them in until the DGWK fixtures were officially announced, but if they rise my transfer plans are very very tight in terms of money.

          1. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Can be skewed by wildcard transfers.

            1. dillydally1982
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah, maybe I'll risk it and hope they don't both rise tonight.

          2. marcos11
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Not particularly with people wildcarding

          3. Origi-nal
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Any update on Cavani?

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

          4. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Mendy Meslier
            Dias Stones Mee Tarkowski Coufal
            Gundo Bruno Salah Son Grealish
            Bamford Richarlison Antonio
            1ft. 0.5 itb
            Grealish and Antonio to Raphina and Ings-4?
            Dont think I need to wildcard. Any other ideas?

          5. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Are these players fit to start this week?

            A) DCL
            B) Antonio
            C) Gundogan

            1. Well you know, Triffic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              A) Probably
              B) No idea - He vanished for several weeks last time
              C) Possibly, although could be saved for CL game.

          6. MikeLowrey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Done Antonio to Ings for the DGW. Hoping he can get a cheapie vs Chelsea. 2nd move?

            A) Son to Raphina (funds to get Kane in GW26)
            B) KWP to Dallas (only way to get Kane in GW26 is Ings to Kane or hits)

            1. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              B

          7. The_FF_King
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            DCL to Ings a no brainier?

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Definitely not a no brainer with Everton’s supposed double in 26

            2. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yep

            3. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Bad move. Keep DCL (one of best dgw26 and arguably TC material dgw28 material too)