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FST’s Fantasy Football tips for GW25: Target Leeds for the double
Aaron Rogan
Aaron Rogan
February 19, 2021
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Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.

In the busiest Premier League season ever, it’s no surprise that the double gameweeks are piling up. This week sees Leeds and Southampton at the double, part of an enticing round of games for FPL managers.

The Premier League have left it frustratingly late to confirm the postponed games moved into GW26, so we’re only focusing on the days ahead, looking at the best selection for this weekend’s matches.

Don’t forget that you can get a more in-depth look at each match this weekend in our Premier League predictions.

Fantasy Football GW25 Fixture List

Friday, February 19

Wolves vs Leeds – BT Sport

Saturday, February 20

Southampton vs Chelsea – BT Sport

Burnley vs West Brom – Sky Sports

Liverpool vs Everton – Sky Sports

Fulham vs Sheffield United – Sky Sports

Sunday, February 21

West Ham vs Tottenham – Sky Sports

Aston Villa vs Leicester – Sky Sports

Arsenal vs Man City – Sky Sports

Man United vs Newcastle – Sky Sports

Monday, February 22

Brighton vs Crystal Palace – Sky Sports

Tuesday, February 23

Leeds vs Southampton – Sky Sports

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Fantasy Football Transfer Tips this Week

Leeds lead the way

While both Leeds and Southampton have two fixtures in this gameweek, it’s the former we’re focusing on. The Saints have Chelsea up first before their visit to Elland Road. While they have two fixtures, on recent form that’s just two opportunities for their defenders to post a minus total.

Leeds have two interesting fixtures, while they have a squad worth plundering for gems. Stuart Dallas (£4.9million) gets minutes in midfield but scores points like a defender. Midfielder Raphinha (£5.4m) has produced a return in five straight games (38 points in total).

Forward Patrick Bamford (£6.9m) is a trusty option – more on him later. With the likes of Illan Meslier (£4.7m), Jack Harrison (£5.4m) and Mateusz Klich (£5.2m) all scoring well, Leeds are worth investing in.

Faith in Salah

It hasn’t been the greatest run for Liverpool of late, but their midweek win over RB Leipzig showed that Mo Salah (£12.6m) can’t be ignored. He may have a tricky clash with Everton, but after returning 14 points across the last two gameweeks we have faith in him to deliver.

Leicester flying under the radar

I think last season’s Leicester collapse is weighing on FPL players collectively, with impressive displays from the Foxes not seeing a huge focus on their star players. That was further hit by the news that James Justin is out for the season, but we think you should look to Leicester for his replacement.

Justin had been holding former FPL favourite Ricardo Perreira (£5.9m) out of the side. He’s owned by just 0.5% of the game, so you could get a real edge on your mini-league rivals here. On top of that, bigger name Leicester players also have low ownership. Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) and James Maddison (£7.3m) are both owned by just 17% of FPL players.

Who to Captain in GW25

Patrick Bamford

The Leeds man has upped his FPL game of late, much to his own delight having boasted about captaining himself. While he may not still mix it with the big boys in this game, the striker has two bites at the cherry this week.

As fixtures go, facing Wolves and Southampton look generous for Leeds overall and we see Bamford making the most of that. He rarely blanks so he’s likely to get you something, while it could turn out to be a very successful gamble if Bamford hits his stride in both games.

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