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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. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    I vow never to hype myself up for a game of football ever again

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      This season is garbage. All the players are knackered.

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      3pm on Saturday:

      "Here we go lads, West Brom v Brighton. Let's go!"

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Appalled by the troll Soton manager

    Deserves the sack. Disgusting team selection

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yet playing quite well.

    2. jammie26
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Good to see Ings benched.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Terrible pitch, don't see many goals in this game

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Not blaming the pitch for that. . .

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I was looking forward to this game for 5 days.

    5. tbos83
        4 months, 1 day ago

        This pitch is making me nostalgic for the muddy penalty areas of yore

      • Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Has this pitch been an issue for long?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          And wide too

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Relaid recently

          Was bad in the game before it was relaid

          Since the new pitch a lot of players slipping

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah its the pre match watering

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day 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)

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Vydra falls solidly in the category of DGW goggles.

      • jammie26
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Forgot this was kicking off at 6. Leeds created much?

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Less than nothing. If that's possible.

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Nothing

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Nope ; largely all Saints.

          4. tbos83
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Nope. Dire game so far.

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Shame it weren’t 8pm kick off, maybe then Ings would have started 🙁

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Lol

              2. Monklane
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                8.15

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  90 minutes for that

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Brighton vs Palace was more exciting last night

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Game of the weekend tbh

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Ings to do a Bentekkers!

            • jammie26
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Epic Bamford captain fail incoming.

              • ...al
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Pitch is wrecking the game

            • BeWater
                4 months, 1 day ago

                The way Leeds like to constantly play out from the back combined with this ice rink of a pitch and Southampton's high press is a recipe for disaster.

                1. ...al
                  • 12 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Gerrard style slip gona happen

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Oof. No Ings was a bullet dodged. I think some did Antonio to Ings for a hit. Stroke of luck for me as cup opponent has him.

              • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                This is boring

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Yay, first BAMDIVE.

              • Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Bamford can't stop thinking about the impending FPL ban for Premier League players. All his motivation has gone.

                1. Keeptrying
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  lol

              • Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Scrappy this aint it.

                1. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Aye, pitch don't help eh?

                  1. Original Pirate Material
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Awful.

              • Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Lads goals are guaranteed in the second half of this game. Southampton are terrible in second halves and Leeds are the fittest team in the league. As long as they brought their ice skates they should do some damage.

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Leeds like the worst side in the premier league atm

              • LiamK17
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Would you do Coufal (for a -4) toooo:

                  A) Dier
                  B) Keane (already have Digne
                  C) Soyuncu
                  D) Any 5.4m defender

                  If an eye of BBing

                • Sack The Glazers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  isn't CL today?

                  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Who needs CL when you have this high quality on show

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

                    it is

                    1. Sack The Glazers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      can't be worse than this

                • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Fact: There has NEVER been a DGW where no DGWer got into double digits.

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Has there ever been a single gameweek where no one got into double digits

                • Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Leeds are entering their usual slump around this time in the season. Want rid of my triple up despite Gw29 fixture

                  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Players are rarely rotated and run into the ground

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Tyler roberts misses a good chance

                  messes up raphina assist

                  1. ...al
                    • 12 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Jesus Mary

                    Golden rule keep it down

                    Probably the pitch

                  2. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    That's not a good chance. It's a hopeful shot.

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Roberts, bloody moron

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  What a terrible shot

                • viciousrumour
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Roberts is useless.

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Roberts wastes Raphinha assist

                • Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Raph should have just dived there

                  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Anything was better than passing to roberts

                  2. Hulk Smash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Would've been dreamland for Raph owners and Bam captainers.

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Don't think I've ever been to FPL dreamland

                • Bookkeeper
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Roberts you wally

                • FPL Pillars
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Roberts should go to league 2

                • mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Raphina honesty denies us bamford pen

                • No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  I love Tyler Roberts, he is hilariously bad