Leeds striker Patrick Bamford (Getty Images)
The Fantasy Premier League double gameweeks do not stop, even if this week’s only sees Leeds and Southampton play twice.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men travel away to Wolves on Friday night and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side host Chelsea in Saturday’s early kick-off.
The two then meet each other at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
Make sure you have the key assets from both in order to finish gameweek 25 with a strong score.
At the same time, remember that we’re expecting a much bigger double gameweek in the next round of fixtures, which is worth planning ahead for.
Assuming you already own Patrick Bamford, Ings is the other double gameweek forward worth considering. Even if Chelsea away is unlikely to yield returns, Leeds’ defence gives up plenty of chances.
Raphinha’s ownership is steadily climbing after weeks of providing consistent points at a modest price. Now is the time to jump on if you haven’t already. The Leeds attack is reliable enough to navigate practically any set of fixtures.
As mentioned, Leeds’ defending leaves a lot to be desired but Dallas will be a popular pick this week and for good reason. Even when operating as a right-back rather than in midfield, he contributes to the attack, with four goals and three assists to his name this season.
Trossard is something of a tease, always promising more fantasy returns than he ever actually delivers, but back-to-back games against Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion have potential for a Brighton side who consistently post decent attacking metrics.
Is it finally coming together for Werner? Thomas Tuchel seems to trust him, he has a goal and three fantasy assists in his last three games, and the Southampton defence has been ropey of late.
It’s hard to look anywhere except Leeds. Patrick Bamford is the safe pick. He’s highly-owned and will be well backed. Raphinha is a differential and could be a very powerful one at that if he significantly outperforms his team-mate.
Others are not really worth our consideration. Chelsea’s defensive improvement under Tuchel rules Ings out and of the usual picks, only Bruno Fernandes has a particularly promising fixture against Newcastle.
Neither Leeds or Southampton are particularly appealing, leaving us to rely on single gameweek teams for defensive points.
Ben Mee’s return from concussion bodes well for Burnley, who are a good bet at home to West Bromwich Albion. Fulham have shown some resilience of late and host Sheffield United, while Manchester City remain the best overall defence by some distance.
Pope; Dallas, Shaw, Burn; Salah, Fernandes, Trossard, Raphinha; Werner, Ings, Bamford