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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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1,927 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    good grief just noticed Roberts is playing

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Raphinha & Antonio to Barnes & Rich -8?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      No

    2. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      No

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

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

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Vestergaard is gonna end up with 4-5 shots here

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cue Strujik scoring when Leeds get a corner

  4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Agree

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 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
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Vestergaard should've scored that

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        It wasn't the best of gaard

    • GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 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)

    • ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Struijk marking Vestergaard isn’t going to end well

    • BeWater
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Ings against this defence. What could have been.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

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

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

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

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Come on, Ings time now

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. ...al
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Same boat I do not wana know

      • richarlison2348
          2 months, 20 days ago

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

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Should be 2-0 Southampton already. Massive misses.

        • fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

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

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Ralph's rival has a Ings C.

            1. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

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

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              They do, to finish them off

            2. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Ings is clinical though.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Leeds look awful

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 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.

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 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
            2 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 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.

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Leeds started really poorly

        • Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          On FH:

          A. Vardy Lookman Digne

          B. Watkins Rashford Keane

        • Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Its like a game of pinball.

        • ...al
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

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

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Ings would have scored a hattie against this side.

          Leeds look godawful

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Still will =D

        • SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          0-0 banked, both teams shite

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

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

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Southampton will 100% score.

            Leeds not so sure.

          3. djman102
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

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

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          This pitch is awful.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            This!!

        • Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Ayling isn't good at football

        • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Ings-Raphinha blank would be so nice!

        • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Bamford screws up Raph assist. Ffs.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            He was offside

          2. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Are you watching? He was clearly about 3 yards offside

        • Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          This pitch is not helping. Everyone is slipping over!

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

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

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Yes but recently he’s seen a drop off

              Or I could be wrong

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 20 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

        • arkom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 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
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Bertrand Traore? Also plays in 29

            1. arkom
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Good recommendation!

          2. amitmishr
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            I have rafinha.

            Also vardy instead of kane

          3. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 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
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah Maddison very good option if fit..

          4. arkom
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Son & Vardy

            or?

            Salah & Bamford

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Will Ings get minutes tonight?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Do Southampton want to win?

          2. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            99%

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

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

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Half time I reckon

        • MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Bamford please haul

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Don't see it tbh

        • viciousrumour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          This game is absolutely dreadful.

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

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