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. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Better way to fund Wilson to Bamford

    A. Grealish to Raphinha
    B. Coufal to Ayling (or other 4,4m lee defender)

    1. The_FF_King
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I’m doing A

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Robertson
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
    Bamford DCL Ings

    Martinez Soucek Coufal Ferguson

    1 FT, 3.5 itb

    1. Coufal >> Shaw (play over Robertson)
    2. Save FT for DGW26

    Thanks

  3. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Who would you transfer in for Justin?

    I already have Digne, Stones, rudiger and alioski

    1. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'm looking to bring in a Brighton defender, decent fixtures plus playing BGW29.

  4. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    As we are yet to hear about the DGW26, it sounds like a lot of people won’t be doing their WC now, when else seems like a good time to use it??

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I've never had any intention of wildcarding this week, 31 looks good.

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Fixtures turn GW30/31

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Fixtures swing post BGW29, haven't had a look in detail but it seems GW30/31 is an option.

    4. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Im using it and going for Crellins 95+ teams. If Fulham DGW doesnt get confirmed ill move Areola to Sanchez (See team below)

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Having used my free hit, my plan is to navigate from now until GW29 with FTs and the odd hit, taking my team into a 'dead end', then wildcard out I'm GW30

  5. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Best move here?

    A. Antonio > Ings
    B. Soucek > Raphina
    C. Both for a hit

    Meslier
    Cancelo Stones Tarkowski
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo
    Antonio Bamford Adams
    Martinez Mee Soucek Coufal

    1. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B - wouldn't double up

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Cresswell has served me well, is it worth Dallas in for him moving forward? Raphinha & Bamford already in the team.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What do WH's fixtures look like going forward?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Fair comment, emotional attachment. He can nick points in any fixtures.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Probably

    3. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'm holding onto Cresswell, good performer and a fixture in BGW29.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Good man

  7. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Wilcard team, G2G? Going without Ings:
    Martinez Areola
    Cancelo Dias Shaw Targett Strujik
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphina
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    Exact funds for GW26 Raphina > Barnes.

    Cheers

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Looks super.

    2. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Struijk probably losing his place

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not sure on villa double defense after losing Cash to injury?

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Just the upcoming 2 or 3 DGWs convinced me. Might remove him afterwards

      2. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not according to Leeds Fan pages

      3. Feedtheyak
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Why is he losing his place?

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Like it overall. Any temptation to get in Ings?

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yes i was tempted, but hes not part of my longer term plans, and would mean ill have to take a hit to get Watkins, Raph out for Ings and Barnes for BB26.

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I have similar thinking at the moment. If Soton get the triple double, it will be difficult to say no though.

  8. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    This is my current team atm:

    McCarthy, Forster
    Shaw, Stones, Mee, Tark, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Sterling, Son
    Cavani, Watkins, Brewster

    should I WC this? or save the WC for 30/31? Still Have BB and TC

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I think you are good to hold. I think having the WC to set up a strong squad for the last 8 game weeks will be worth it.

  9. Sir Burtenshaw
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Play one:
    A) Stones (ars)
    B) Lowton (WBA)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

    2. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

  10. ooooo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

  11. marcos11
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Better combo?

      a) Maddison/Rudiger
      b) Barnes/Shaw

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A

      3. Rog.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

      4. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

      5. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

    • Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      How does this WC team look? Prob TC Kane in 26..any changes needed?

      Martinez 4.0
      Cancelo Stones Dallas Rudiger/Holgate White
      Salah Bruno Gundagon Barnes Raphina
      Kane Ings Bamford

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Prefer Burn to white, otherwise looks solid

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Is he nailed? Cheaper so would be great?

          1. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I think he should be as he is replacing Solly March out for the season.

      2. West End Exile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Decent, go with Rudiger.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sanchez or Areola on WC to pair with Martinez?

      Im gonna play them in gws 25, 26, and 29
      Brighton seems amazing defensively
      Though Areola seems to be rotating great with Martinez for gws 32,35,38 but it's long long term

      1. West End Exile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I'm going for Sanchez as my second keeper.

      2. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thinking Areola plus a Brighton def. Outside chance of a Fulham double in 26.

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      In 25,26 which combo scores more?

      A) Raphinia,Kane
      B) Salah,Bamford

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        The one with Salah

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I could always get Raphinia and Bamford in this week then decide Kane or Salah in 26.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I like that option

      2. West End Exile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That's a tough call!

        B is safer imo but I'd probably go for A.

    • tissae
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 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. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

      2. West End Exile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Any downside of this move??
      Antonio + ESR to Ings + Raphina for a hit

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Raphinha definitely get in. Ings I'm not too sure about the hit

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          antonio to ings for hit doesn't make sense?

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Getting both for -4,Antonio out too

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              so what do you suggest?

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                What you think?

                1. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  I think I won't be brining in Ings unless he has DGW in 26

      2. West End Exile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I've brought in Raphina and considering Ings but haven't had the confidence to hit the transfer button on him yet. I have one FT but will probably resist, suggest you do the same - especially for a hit.

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          thanks

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

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

      Plan to TC26, WC30/31, FH33

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

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A

    • Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Which to go for please?

      McCarthy
      Alioski - Mee - Dias
      Gundo - Bruno - Salah - Soucek - Son
      Antonio - Bamford

      (Pope) - Stones - Coufal - DCL

      A) Alioski > Dallas
      B) DCL > Ings
      C) DCL + Alioski > Ings + Dallas (free)
      D) Anything else

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Don't like any of those moves. Alioski to Dallas seems sideways and DCL should have good fixtures.

        D Soucek to Raphinha

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          hmmm i know or maybe antonio > Ings

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            This is a move I'm considering. He is pretty much a SGW player as I don't think he will get much in the Chelsea game. Will get more than a goal in the Leeds game? I could just get Kane in one GW earlier and has good form against WHU

        2. West End Exile
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          This

          1. West End Exile
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Meant Soucek to Raphina sorry.

    • MikeS
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Really struggling to know what to do with this, I have 2ft and 3.5mn.

      I was thinking of raphina in for grealish or son, but all my midfield are dgw players. Justin to Shaw or vestergaard was another consideration, or both.

      What do people think of raphina in for grealish now? The next week ings to Kane, raphina to Barnes/Madison and Antonio to Watkins -4?

      Martinez/(areola)
      Dias-mee-dallas (stones-justin)
      Grealish-son-salah-gundogan-bruno
      Ings-bamford-(Antonio)

      Thoughts?

    • Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Will gundo play? Any news?

      1. Apwilkin
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Sounds like he’s fine. But who knows if he will play.

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Start:
      A) Mccarthy
      B) Sanchez

      Feels so ballsy to start the SGW player but I feel like thats the right choice

      1. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A

      2. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Play one in both scenarios:

          A) Martinez
          B) Mendy

          1) Cancelo
          2) Grealish
          3) Tarkowski
          4) Gundogan (waiting for injury update)

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B, 1 or 4

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B4

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            A 4

            Cancelo first on bench

          4. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Thanks folks

          5. tissae
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Bench one:

            A) Gundogan (ars)
            B) Mee (WBA)
            C) Dias (ars)

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              C

            2. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 25 days ago

                B

              • Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I’m benching C

            3. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Given the frequency of ? > Ings in almost every RMT and scenario on here, how likely is it that he will troll everyone mega hard!?

              The more comments I see backing up rushing in Ings, the more nervous it makes me!

              Anyone else feel the same?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I’m too uncertain on it so I’m just going to save transfer.

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  I just can’t decide. The pros are he could haul and if he looks rubbish then just take him back out in GW26. The cons are 2FT would be amazing next week and could be wasting a transfer just to follow a DGW pot of gold that may not be there

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Another pro being the likely dyes to come shortly after

                      1. Milkman Bruno
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          *likely dgw’s

                      2. camarozz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        High press against Leeds on the cards and he's a quality striker. Could even knick one off chelsea. Worth the risk

                  2. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Personally got a good feeling about Ings, it’s just whether I keep him in 26 or not

                2. fantasywizard
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  For how long will Solly March be out? Are we assuming that Dan Burn is sort of nailed while March is out?

                3. HD7
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Mates,

                  Antonio or Cavani to Ings?

                  1. aborg
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Antonio

                  2. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Both 🙂

                4. corderz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Ings in for:

                  A) Antonio
                  B) DCL

                  1. aborg
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    A

                5. aborg
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Which keeper to get now for DGW26 under £5.1m (already have Martinez and can't get Meslier). I'm on WC and will BB in GW26.

                  A) Mendy
                  B) Pickford
                  C) McCarthy

                6. nims076
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Which 2 of these?

                  A. Soucek to Raphina
                  B. Coufal to Dallas
                  C. Antonio to Ings

                  Leaning towards A and C

                  1. Konstaapeli
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    A C

                7. Origi-nal
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Would you do:

                  a) Antonio > Kane
                  b) Cavani > Kane

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    A)

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Personally no. I’m only 50/50 on whether he’ll play.