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. Aster
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Raphinha or Bamford cap?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bamford for safety, Raphina for a differential, Ings for the lols.

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bam safer but raph potential for more

        1. Aster
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I might do Raph. I'm chasing.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Raphinha because he's statistically the better pick.

          Don't let any of this ownership garbage sway your decision.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I'm not sure he is statically the better pick. Even if he is, it's on a knife-edge.

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Stats over 10 weeks or 10 months or how long Camzy?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Since GW9 when Raphinha broke into the team he has outscored Bamford.

              I made a little thread on twitter. It's not a huge difference but it is enough for me to be happy enough to back Raphinha over Bamford.

              https://twitter.com/FPL_Cam22/status/1362495412268056582

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Nice analysis.

                I just wondered how far back it was looking.

                I guess the future is the tricky bit to plot...

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                By few points only right? Think they are tight. If somebody runs a significance test it may come to nothing 😉 But I can understand the emerging of Raphinha and he has looked fresh with various sources of points. Bam with pen, I know.

          3. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Which stats are you looking at? Bam is better in most from what I see

          4. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bamford has better XG, touches in the box, shots in the box, shots on target, on pens......

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah but over the last 6 he has lower xA, lower baseline bonus, he's a forward so he doesn't get extra goal point and no clean sheets and he's being matched for goal attempts.

              I'm not saying that Bamford can't be better. Of course he can, but the statistics are marginally in Raphinha's favor imo.

        3. Indio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Tough, but prefer Raph for the armband.

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Got both then I don't fully understand the debate. Go for the highest scorer whatever method you are using for predicting - stats, bets, guts ... whatever.

      3. RWB_1991
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bamford triple captain anyone?

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Think there are better GW's to use it to be honest.

        2. Davemc23
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He's a big FPL player himself. Would love to know if he's triple captaining himself

          1. RWB_1991
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yeh maybe he’ll try extra hard to get the returns if he is TC himself!

      4. Indio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If you were sitting on the team below, would you do:

        A) KWP > Dallas; or
        B) DCL > Ings?

        Thanks all.

        Pope
        Shaw, Cancelo, KWP
        Bruno, Gundo, Salah, Sterling, Raphinha
        Bamford, DCL
        (Martinez, Tarko, Coufal, Antonio)
        £1.3M itb

        1. Aster
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A

          • Il Capitano
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A

            • Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A

              1. Indio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks all, very useful (and a rare clean sweep!)

            • kimito
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Play Tarko and get Ings.

          • The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Work too hectic this week but have scoured articles and comments here in past hour for news / suggestions.

            Is Antonio --> Ings (FT) the 'obvious' move? Not sure when I'll WC but don't really like my team or its balance. Coufal --> Dallas instead and play over DCL?

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

            McCarthy -- Soucek -- Coufal -- Holding [1FT + 1.8m ITB]

            Help greatly appreciated 🙂

            1. toerag
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              im not getting the wc this week if we are thinking there will be DGW's vsoon . surely better fixtures to wc for

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks for the comment. That's not a WC team, but I'm not WC-ing this week with still uncertainty. Plus I don't have the time to plan for one this week.

            2. Indio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Looking at similar transfers (see above), but that's a good move. Soucek > Raphinha also an option, in addition to the Coufal > Dallas transfer you mention. Might be worth a -4 to do two of those. Good luck.

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks, bhai. Will consider those.

                Had Soucek every GW since GW1 so need to let that one go at some point 😀

                1. Indio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Just done Soucek > Raph myself, he' trolled me like no other recently - hauling on bench, and blanking when in team (when of course my benched striker hauls!).

                  1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    He was my 4th mid for most of the season so I was lucky in that I didn't have much choice but to play him.

                    If I did both transfers you mentioned, whom would you bench? Antonio and DCL/Stones?

          • More Cowbell
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Do you guys think KDB will be back to being essential from GW26?

            1. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              No not if gundo is fit at that price

            2. Aster
                2 months, 26 days ago

                KDB was never essential this season.

              • Well you know, Triffic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                No. Pep will use him sparingly with the CL in mind. The leagues pretty much wrapped up and they showed at Everton that they have the depth to win without Gundo and KDB.

            3. Blue Moon Rising
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A) Soucek to Raphinia

              and/or

              B) Antonio to Ings

              1. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                A for sure. Both if free

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Would definitely agree with this

                2. Indio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  This - though I also think it's not the worst -4 around, given the DGW.

            4. ooooo
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Soucek + Antonio to Raphina + Ings(-4)?

              1. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Depends who you have to bench, probably worth the hit though

                1. ooooo
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Would have to bench Gundo

              2. Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Yes

              3. Indio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Yep.

            5. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Bizarre, but:

              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 (will have to be Friday night after deadline / before Kane plays). Start son. Get Shaw. Get Maddison GW26.

              Thinking B is most sensible and hope Barnes matches Maddison?

              Cheers

            6. marcos11
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Better option? Considering Chelseas recent defensive form.

                a) Maddison and Rudiger
                b) Barnes and Shaw

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  B

              • The_FF_King
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Grealish and DCL to Raph and Ings for -4??

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Don't think losing Grealish is worth it right now. Non-owner and I'd like to have him tbh

                  1. The_FF_King
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Thanks mate. His points haven’t been great recently though

                2. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Grealish and Antonio gonna be out for me, for the same move

              • Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Difficult decision... I will have to play only one of:
                A) Stones
                B) Dias
                C) Gundogan
                D) Laporte

                Who should be the one?

                My other 3 defenders are Dallas Dunk and Shaw

                1. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  D) Watkins
                  not Laporte lmao

                2. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  C

                3. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  C

              • The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Crazy to consider Soucek > Salah and ignore Kane for Ings?

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I don't think it's crazy. Both will add value imo

              • Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                The only thing that i am intrested is GW26 FIXTURES 🙂

                1. Jimmers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  There's 10 of them............

              • Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Save FT here or Antonio > Ings?

                Plan to save WC until GW30 and may play TC in 26. Current thoughts are to get Kane (if fit) and LEI mid in GW26

                1FT 3.4itb
                Pope
                Dias, Dallas, Shaw
                Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphinha
                Bamford, DCL
                (Martinez) (Stones, Antonio, Coufal)

                Cheers!

                1. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Team looks good , Antonio still doubtful, doesn’t have best fixtures
                  Ings has a dgw, why not go for it

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Thanks. Only reason not to is if I don’t want to keep him for 26 then it’s a waste of a transfer

              • More Cowbell
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Anyone planning to bring kdb back in for 26 or 27?

                1. Z
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  With Gundo in my team- no

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Probably not.

              • The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Ben's spreadsheet has been changed a few seconds ago.

                City fixtures gone back to being 95%-99% likelihood FYI

              • dshv
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Martinez (johnstone)
                Diaz mee dallas (coufal mitchell)
                Salah son bruno grealish gundogan
                Ings bamford(c) (antonio)

                1mil itb

                Any hits ??

                1. Il Capitano
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    No hits needed

                2. joeymanuel
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Struijk to Dallas for a hit? Any attacking return for Dallas would do it

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Nah

                    2. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      No. Leeds won't keep a cs lol (Dallas owner here).

                    3. Il Capitano
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Nay

                      • Big Hands Barry
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        No

                    4. tissae
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Whats the move? 2FT, 2.0m ITB.

                      Martinez Steer
                      Cancelo Dias Mee Cresswell Mitchell
                      Salah Gundogan Bruno Grealish Son
                      Bamford Antonio DCL

                      A) DCL -> Ings
                      B) Antonio -> Ings
                      C) Cresswell -> Dallas
                      D) A+C
                      E) A+B

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        B.

                    5. TeddiPonza
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Would you ship anyone of those out for Raphinha for -4?

                      Son Gundo Grealish Salah Bruno

                      1. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Nope

                    6. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Better option to complete the starting XI for GW 26?

                      A) Ings + Barnes
                      B) Kane + Bamford

                      1. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        BUR Barnes or LEI Barnes?

                        1. Alisson WondHaaland
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Harvey

                          1. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Like him over Bamford but Ings just too far away from Kane if he did not get DGW ... Kane sways it.

                            1. Alisson WondHaaland
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              Fair enough, cheers

                    7. Iceball
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Grealish and Antonio to Raphina and Ings-4?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        No.

                      2. Well you know, Triffic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        If you don't think Antonio plays then yes.

                    8. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Do I need another DGW player?

                      Ings or Raphina, hold?

                      Martinez,
                      Dias, Mee, Maguire, Dallas
                      Salah, Foden, Bruno, Gundo, Son,
                      Bamford C,

                      Johnson, DCL, Watkins, Coufal,

                      4.8

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        You look like you’re struggling with who to bench. So it will be even harder with another. If you do, just do DCL to Ings.

                        1. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          So true

                    9. Gandalf
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      A. Bring in Ings for -4 for 1 GW (CHE, Lee) + start over Watkins

                      B. Play Watkins

                    10. Turdgen Plopp
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Does anyone know the stats (goals, wins etc) of Leeds with and without Phillips? I worry about getting Leeds players in if they are not as offensive without him.

                      • ooooo
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Which one?
                        A) Antonio + Soucek to Ings + Raphina(-4) - bench Gundogan
                        B) Soucek to Raphina - bench stones

                        1. Aster
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            B

                        2. ViperStripes
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Feels like a good week to use the TC on Bamford

                          1. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Not really, especially with Phillips out.

                            I'd sooner put it on Ings if I was DEFINITELY using it this week.

                            No chance now.

                            In fact I might not captain either and may go Salah

                          2. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Not for me.

                        3. Manani
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          who are the likely DGW for 26?

                        4. FPL Pillars
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Areola
                          Cancelo Shaw Dallas**
                          Salah Bruno Gundo Son Rap**
                          Bamford** Dings**

                          Martinez Watkins Dias Coufal

                          ** - has DGW
                          0FT 2.8ITB
                          No WC or BB. FH & TC still intact.

                          GTG?

                          Enough ITB next turn to get Kane if he’s fit for a DGW

                        5. joeymanuel
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Play one:

                            A) Pope (WBA)
                            B) McCarthy (CHE, LEE)

                            1. Sir Burtenshaw
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 26 days ago

                              Pope