Fantasy Premier League tips: Who should I captain in DOUBLE Gameweek 25?
Posted by FFPundits
2:09pm Feb 19 2021
A double gameweek for Leeds United means only one thing… your Fantasy Premier League captain will be Patrick Bamford, right?
Welcome back to the ‘Captaincy Picks’ series, where we discuss the top three captain options for the Gameweek ahead, as decided by the results of our Twitter poll.
If you’d like to cast your vote in the Double Gameweek 25 Captains Poll, the link can be found towards the end of this article.
Here’s how things are shaping up for Double Gameweek 25 as things stand:
Please note that all players prices and ownership percentages were correct at the time of recording and writing.
Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
vs. Newcastle (A) | £11.6m | 60.1% owned
With 15% of the vote, Bruno Fernandes sees off competition from Danny Ings to secure a place in the top three.
The Portuguese midfielder has racked up 3 goals and 2 assists in the last 4 Gameweeks, to average 9.0 points per game.
Meanwhile, only Salah has taken more shots (16 to 15) and he ranks joint-top with Salah, Lingard and Bamford for efforts on target – with 7.
No player has created more big chances than his 3.
Man Utd have won just one of their last 5 matches but only Man City have scored more goals (18 to 14) or fashioned more big chances (16 to 14).
Newcastle have shipped 7 goals in their last 4 away matches; only West Brom (8), Leeds (9) and Southampton (14) have fared worse.
Only the Saints (13) have allowed opponents more big chances than their 12.
Raphinha – Leeds United
vs. Wolves (A) & Saints (H)| 5.4M | 7.9% owned
Raphinha claims second place, receiving 16% of the vote ahead of his Double Gameweek.
Since making his first start in Gameweek 9, no teammate has earned more points than his 77; an average of 5.1 per game.
Only De Bruyne (7) and Fernandes (8) have provided more than his 6 assists during that period (GW9-24).
The Brazilian has produced an attacking return in each of the last 5 Gameweeks, where only Gündogan has earned more points (57 to 38) and only Watkins has landed more shots on target (10 to 7).
Leeds have netted 10 goals during that time-frame; only Man Utd (14) and Man City (18) have scored more.
They rank joint-6th with a total of 10 big chances and joint-5th for shots in the box.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have scored 21 goals in 10 matches against teams that currently sit in the bottom half of the table.
Patrick Bamford – Leeds United
vs. Wolves (A) & Saints (H)| 6.9M | 57.3% owned
Out in front with 61% of the vote, it’s Patrick Bamford who leads the pack.
With 2 goals and 3 assists in the last 4 Gameweeks, only Jesus has earned more points, amongst FPL forwards (29 to 28).
The 27-year-old has taken 12 shots in the box in that time to rank joint-top with Salah, while only Fernandes, Lingard and Salah can equal his 7 efforts on target.
He’s been directly involved in 10 goals in 10 matches (6 goals, 4 assists) against teams in the bottom half of the table, to average 6.2 points per game.
Leeds face a Wolves side that have kept just 2 clean sheets in the last 23 Premier League games they’ve played without Willy Boly.
Their second fixture of the Double Gameweek comes against an out-of-form Southampton defence that have shipped a league-high 15 goals in the last 4 Gameweeks.
📊 #DGW25 CAPTAINS POLL 📊
The time has come once again fantasy bosses where we ask you the most important question you’ll be asked this week…
Who will be YOUR Double Gameweek 2️⃣5️⃣ FPL captain?
(💬 Please reply below if your captain isn’t named in the Poll)
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) February 18, 2021
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