amweek 25 of the Premier League season is here and fantasy football managers have some tough choices to make after several favourites missed matches in midweek.
With the FPL deadline at 6:30pm GMT on Friday, 19 February, here are some of the key players you should consider for your team – and perhaps think about handing the armband to…
Nick Pope, Burnley (£5.6m)
Plenty of managers will already have Pope in after Burnley’s double gameweek last week, when he picked up 10 points, and with a favourable fixture against struggling West Brom this week there’s no reason to change.
Lewis Dunk, Brighton (£4.9m)
Brighton have conceded just once in their last six games, and on the sole occasion when Dunk didn’t pick up points for a clean sheet he scored anyway. Against Crystal Palace, it’s easy to see that run continuing.
Luke Shaw, Man United (£5.0m)
Shaw is another defender who has been in excellent form of late, with two clean sheets in his last four games, plus an assist and three bonus points last time out.
Stuart Dallas, Leeds (£5.0m)
Picking a player who scored minus points last week but seem a strange call, but Dallas’ roving role and Leeds’ double gameweek fixtures against Wolves and Southampton make him a smart pick.
Bruno Fernandes, Man United (11.6m)
Where else to start but with the game’s top scorer, who, fresh from hitting a double against Real Sociedad in midweek, has a nice home fixture against Newcastle this weekend.
James Ward-Prowse, Southampton (6.0m)
Saints are on a torrid run of six straight league defeats, which may put plenty of people off, but their double gameweek makes Ward-Prowse a tempting option.
Josh Maja, Fulham (£5.5m)
Those looking for a differential could do a lot worse than consider Maja, who is owned by less than one per cent of managers and scored twice in the win at Everton last weekend.
Danny Ings, Southampton (£8.5m)
After a run of four games without a goal, Ings returned to the scoresheet in the defeat to Wolves last weekend, just in time to take advantage of the double gameweek.
Patrick Bamford, Leeds (£6.9m)
In a similar vein, Bamford looks well-placed to score big with two fixtures on the cards this week. He blanked against Arsenal last weekend, but prior to that had bee on a decent run.