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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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Vestigaard yc

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Great play from Roberts

  2. Roy Hudd
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Wish I'd have known the pitch was going to be an absolute disgrace. Clean sheets all round....congratulations defensive owners for groundsman foresight. (cue a goal in 3...2....1...)

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      It’s been a disgrace for weeks

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Very dramatic

    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Groundsmen should not play fpl it’s unethical and unprofessional

  3. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Roberts. Useless

  4. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Useless VesterYCaard.

  5. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    There have been about four or five decent chances . . why are people complaining about the pitch. Ain't the pitch.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Players sliding about.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        That's not stopping people scoring.

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Llorente has to go and header that at goal from a raphina free kick

    Instead heads it into a packed box

  7. djman102
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    How many shots has Cooper missed this GW?

  8. Parsnips
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 10 days ago

    How the game looking? Unfortunately I can only watch the second half

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Fortunately*

  9. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Multi billion pound league and they are playing on this disgrace of a pitch.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Billions of pounds won't change the weather.

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah because every pitch in the country is rubbish isn't it.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          Every pitch in Leeds.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 10 days ago

            Honestly think people are just looking at reasons for a boring game. Players seem to be running just fine.

  10. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    FPL Blackbox stat that Bamford hasn’t blanked in a pair of fixtures this season. You just know it will happen now. When I’ve TC him of course.

  11. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    this is de ja vu from Friday
    Raph denied multiple assists
    cooper missing chances
    Roberts being Roberts

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      ^ this. As a Bamford TC I can confirm it’s not pretty viewing.

  12. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Pitch ruins another promising break for Leeds

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 10 days ago

    I’m sorry everyone but this is going to be 1-0 to saints oriel Romeu G

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Glad I didn’t end up TC Bamford

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      I did. It doesn’t feel good.

  15. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Raphina’s movement is class. He’ll be moving to a bigger club soon.

  16. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno VC is painful

  17. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Two awful teams

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Why do I have three a Leeds & Ings in my team?

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Dallas Raph Bam Ings

      Snap. Shocking.

  19. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Leeds really are average.

    Bamford to Vardy is a must I think for 26

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Bamford c will go down with the Carroll’s and Duffy captain fails from dgw of yesteryear

  21. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    saints pen

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      dive

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Penalty Southampton and no ings

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Pen

  24. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Bad game this

  25. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    The World No. 1’s previous best finish was 1635618.

    Hope for us all

  26. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    JWP please

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    That’s a dive

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      definitely

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Penalty, come on Ings

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Dive, ruled off

  29. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Glad to of already sold Leeds assets on wc

  30. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 10 days ago

    How is that a pen. No chance.