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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. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Who max 6.5 def/mid/fwd would you transfer in and play in dgw over one of Dallas/Raphinha/Bamford if the transfer is -4.

    Current XI

    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Dallas
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
    DCL Bamford

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      And the transfer is not Leeds player out of team necessarily. But out of XI and -4.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Only Bamford for Watkins if Grealish is back, you really have to state your GW29 plans really

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yep triple Leeds for 29 sounds pretty good and Villa is a question mark without Jack. Also I have money tied in Bam. Difficult choices again.

  2. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    February has been a black fpl month, from 4k>21k and I dont know how it happened

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That's basically a grey arrow. If your rank was 100k or 200k and it changed by less than 20k over a month you would say you hadn't moved.

  3. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Leeds completely saving my GW to a tiny green

  4. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    If only that og hadn't happened - meslier and dallas pairing would have turned out rather well.

  5. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Holy, er, guacamole. I was on 37 points going into that game with 22 on the bench. Finished on 75. What a crazy game FPL is.

  6. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Is Dallas to Target still a good idea?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Keep dallas

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If you are using FH in 29, yes.

  7. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Finally a half decent jump in rank from the lows of 430k to 310k with 90. Been waiting a while 🙂

  8. Tonyawesome69 FH36
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    No Dallas and Ings blank was very annoying

  9. Aster
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Raph 1 bps, Bam 0? Final?

      This decides my cup tie

    • EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Minamino + Ings for DCL + Soucek - 8 didn't really pay off, - 20 this week to get rid!

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      2 red arrows to a green one this week. On we go.

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Can't believe I am out of the FPL cup by 1 freaking point lol

      3 players in my team got yellow cards and Raphinha removed his shirt for one of that, unbelievable lmao

      1. No Punt Intended
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I think if Raph kept his shirt on you'd have gone out on goals scored. To compound things for you I'll get put out by a dead team next week.

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bamford(c) missing out on the 1bps a shame.

      I guess the Raph yellow makes it easier to take 🙂

    • PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Dallas killed me so much only gone up 6k after that goal ffs

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      As a Dallas Raphinia owner and Bamford captainer and a Leeds fan to boot. Doesn't get any better than tonight. Marching on together.

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Well played

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yup ... enjoy the highs

      3. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You reckon Raph stays next season mate? Impressive adaptation to the league

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah I reckon we'll get one more season out of him.

    • Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Best 4.6 or less defender for GW26? Also have Stones & Cancelo starting.

    • Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Someone in my ML used his BB this week.

      I laughed, looking at the monster DGW due next week.

      He's got 121 points!

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I would have got 114 if I played mine adding 28!

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Cancelo in for Mee for a -4 .... I think I know the answer even with rotation risk ..?

    • Tomsk
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Anyone know what highest weekly score is going to be?
        Someone in my mini league got 118

      • PP6
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        So on BB. Remove Raphina/Bamford? The only two singles I’ve got.

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Tough call this. Especially as we need them back for GW29.

      • hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        If Klich is out I’ve a tough decision to make - can only play one of Bamford or Dallas as my only SGWer

      • Richarlidad
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Well done to Dallas & Raph captainers. Feels good that they both out scored Bamford. Exactly what safe, boring decisions deserve.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        For those expecting a Bamford BAP, Mark captained Raphinha and every BamBam point is a red arrow for him...

        1. Richarlidad
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Do you wear your tin foil hat to bed?

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Good point. I think it genuinely would be the difference between him breaking into the top 10k too!

      • drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        My energy for fpl is starting to run out, needs some good weeks to lift the spirit

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          You have a OR of 21k and you’ve lost energy?

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        1) or 2)? 🙂 🙂

        1) Cavani, Ings and Bamford -> Kane, DCL and Vydra (-4)
        (Vydra on the bench in BB)

        2) Cavani and Son -> Kane and Barnes
        (Soucek on the bench in BB)

      • Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ings and Cavani to Richarlison and Vardy - 4?

        1. antis0cial
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yes. Prefer DCL / Kane though.

      • Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Woods in hospital with multiple leg injuries, having surgery as we speak, hope he has a quick recovery...

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          good luck tiger woods,GOAT

      • Bobby
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Is there any reason a lot of people are expecting a bam bp or just clinging onto hope?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Members area.

          1. Aster
              2 months, 19 days ago

              What?

          2. Aster
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Just clinging to hope I guess

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Members area suggests he should get one after deductions. Not always 100% accurate though.

            • Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Clinging ... prob because of Raphinha yellow late on.

          3. Chhana
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            had a decent gw upto half time :'(

          4. Jet5605
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Robbo, Raph & Antonio > Kane, Barnes & Holgate for a -4? Yay or nay?

            Martinez
            Cancelo - Stones - Robbo
            Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Raph
            DCL - Bamford - Antonio

            Pope - Dallas - Soucek - Coufal