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Ings and Minamino benched as Llorente returns to face Southampton

Double Gameweek 25 has gone from bad to worse for some Fantasy Premier League managers as Southampton name a rotated squad for their Tuesday-evening meeting with Leeds.

Fresh from blanking against Chelsea on Saturday, and giving away a penalty, Danny Ings (£8.5m) finds himself among the substitutes tonight.

The striker was signed by 640,000+ FPL managers for Double Gameweek 25, more than any other asset but his owners now face an uphill struggle for an immediate return on their investment.

Che Adams (£5.8m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) lead the line at Elland Road tonight as Ralph Hasenhüttl lines his troops up in the usual 4-2-2-2 formation.

However, Ings is not the only one to suffer from the Austrian’s rotation as Saturday’s goal-scorer Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) is also on the bench.

Nathan Tella (£4.3m) and Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) staff the flanks in his absence, either side of James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) and Oriol Romeu (£4.5m).

Meanwhile, Leeds make just one change from the side that lost 1-0 at Wolves on Friday night.

Diego Llorente (£4.4m) comes in for Jamie Shackleton (£4.8m) to play at centre-back for only the third time this season, his most recent outing lasting just nine minutes before he sustained an injury.

Marcelo Bielsa’s faith in his first-team personnel means another start for this season’s best-value forward Patrick Bamford (£6.9m), who has produced 19.4 points per million spent thus far.

Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) remains at left-back while Raphinha (£5.4m) is stationed on the right-hand side of midfield.

Double Gameweek 25 Line-ups

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Llorente, Ayling; Struijk; Harrison, Roberts, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford.

Southampton XI (4-2-2-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bednarek; Tella, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Redmond, Adams.

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  1. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    good grief just noticed Roberts is playing

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Raphinha & Antonio to Barnes & Rich -8?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      No

    2. GE
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      No

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Think I’d worry about Rich points, especially if he’s back on the wing

  3. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Vestergaard is gonna end up with 4-5 shots here

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Cue Strujik scoring when Leeds get a corner

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Leeds are terrible defending set pieces. Strange with such a tactical mastermind as manager

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Agree

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Lol who is the tactical genius? Never heard of him?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Bielsa renowned and respected by even the world’s best managers as a great tactician?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Football genius, yes, in a way his teams are good on the eye. Tactical mastermind, I am not too sure about that. Bielsa only knows one way to make his team play football.

  5. tbos83
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Vestergaard should've scored that

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      It wasn't the best of gaard

  6. GE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Vydra an a good option for BB?

    Can afford Cavani, Ings and Bamford -> Kane, DCL and Vydra (-4).

    Or do Cavani and Son -> Kane and Barnes? (afraid of Son though)

  7. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Struijk marking Vestergaard isn’t going to end well

  8. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Ings against this defence. What could have been.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I know, it's so obvious he would have done well

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I this has p***ed me off more than anything this season.

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Come on, Ings time now

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Dread to think how many points my WC has cost me
    Antonio to Ings made sense on paper!

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Same boat I do not wana know

  11. richarlison2348
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 6 days ago

    10 minutes in and neither side has scored, what is this place?!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Should be 2-0 Southampton already. Massive misses.

  12. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Stupid Ralph, quit playing games and just sub Ings on.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ralph's rival has a Ings C.

      1. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Link to Bielsa's FPL team? Top quality mind games this.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Two huge chances . . . don't need Ings it seems.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        They do, to finish them off

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Ings is clinical though.

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Leeds look awful

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I think Leeds in general are one of the most unjustly overhyped sides. They are still a newly promoted team. Everyone expecting them to beat other mid table teams by heavy margins and doubling/tripling on attackers etc. They have looked good in some games but they are inconsistent.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    It’s Andy’s season, even benefitting from trying to put Ings in for a hit but missing deadline by seconds to do it.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ings in for a hit has to be one of the poorer decisions this week.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        It would have been by the looks of it at the moment, but on paper quite good. Maybe it was 2 free transfers I can’t remember, either way he committed to doing it last minute but ran of time lol.

        Personally got him on WC so no hit thankfully.

  15. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Leeds started really poorly

  16. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    On FH:

    A. Vardy Lookman Digne

    B. Watkins Rashford Keane

  17. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Its like a game of pinball.

  18. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    That Leeds defensive line is an absolute disaster. It’s all over the shop

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Ings would have scored a hattie against this side.

    Leeds look godawful

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Still will =D

  20. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    0-0 banked, both teams shite

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I'll take it tbh. Serves me right for looking forward to a football match with 3 attackers.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Southampton will 100% score.

      Leeds not so sure.

    3. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Would bump me up another 28K, so could be worse.

  21. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    This pitch is awful.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      This!!

  22. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Ayling isn't good at football

  23. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Ings-Raphinha blank would be so nice!

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bamford screws up Raph assist. Ffs.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      He was offside

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Are you watching? He was clearly about 3 yards offside

  25. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    This pitch is not helping. Everyone is slipping over!

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Be interesting to know how many shots the essential bamford has had in his last 3 starts

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      He's the 5th highest points scorer in the whole game and started at 5.5

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Yes but recently he’s seen a drop off

        Or I could be wrong

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Blanked in last 2, but the 3 games before that 2 goals 3 assists so 5 returns in 5 games. And whiskers away from being onside Vs wolves. Nothing to worry about really Phillips back soon too

  27. arkom
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    I'm on WC. Who to final XXX spot?

    Free hit played
    8£ ITB

    Bruno / Barnes / Gundogan / Salah / XXX
    Kane / DCL / Bamford

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Bertrand Traore? Also plays in 29

      1. arkom
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Good recommendation!

    2. amitmishr
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I have rafinha.

      Also vardy instead of kane

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Not much you can get for £8...

      Jk. Maddison if passed fit? Raphinha also not a bad pick despite SGW, given his consistency.

      1. arkom
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah Maddison very good option if fit..

    4. arkom
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Son & Vardy

      or?

      Salah & Bamford

  28. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Will Ings get minutes tonight?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Do Southampton want to win?

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      99%

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Unless they're 4-0 up . . which is possible.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Half time I reckon

  29. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bamford please haul

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Don't see it tbh

  30. viciousrumour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    This game is absolutely dreadful.

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      it will open up, Southampton are strong starters, tend to gas out in the second half