FPL Double Gameweek 25: Tips, Transfers, Picks & Team

fpl gw25 tips

Exciting rounds of Fantasy Premier League are ahead of us, full of double and blank gameweeks, starting with double gameweek 25, where Manchester City, Liverpool, Luton and Brentford play twice.

Without further ado, let’s jump to our FPL GW25 Tips, where we discuss best picks, transfer targets, captain, differentials, odds, using chips (triple captain, free hit or wildcard? Which one to use?) & team selection.

1. Fantasy Premier League Double Gameweek 25 Tips

  • Be careful with how many Liverpool and Luton players you will bring to your team, as Liverpool, Luton, Tottenham and Chelsea will not play in the following round – Gameweek 26.
  • Try to have a maximum 4 players who will blank in GW26, so you can use one free transfer after DGW25, to have full starting XI in blank gameweek 26
  • Brentford players are a good investment long term, as they have a double in GW25, and also play in both blank gameweeks (GW26, GW29)
  • Gameweek 29 has so far only 3 fixtures (but a few fixtures (1-3) will likely be added to that, after FA Cup games between GW26 and GW27
  • Before the GW25 deadline, you should have some basic idea about your chip strategy (you can check ours here: FPL Chip strategies) – but that strategy should not be set in stone, and you can alter it with additional information we get from FA Cup games.
  • Try to have 3 Manchester City players: Haaland + De Bruyne + Ederson is our preferred Man. City trio for DGW25
  • You do not need to have a team full of double gameweek players for GW25. Having just “5-6” double gameweek players is totally fine: 3 x Man. City, 2 x Liverpool, 1 x Luton/Brentford
  • You can potentially bench (or even sell) Palmer this week, as Chelsea have a tough fixture in GW25 and a blank right after in GW26

Team news

  • Trent Alexander Arnold is out for a few weeks for Liverpool – that opens the door for Conor Bradley as one-week (few-weeks) punt, especially for double gameweek 25
  • Salah is back in training and back in contention for Liverpool. But will he start both double gameweeks games, or will they be careful with him? We think there is a chance that he will be on the bench for the first game (against Brentford). But it is an early kick off, so if you aim to buy Salah this week, wait until close to the deadline, whether there are some rumors of him starting/benching
  • Callum Wilson will miss around 12 weeks.
  • Pedro Porro was absent in training for the Spurs and has a muscular issue that needs to be assessed

The Salah plan

2. FPL Double Gameweek 25 Transfer Tips and Key Players to pick

Key players to pick

  • Haaland
  • De Bruyne/Foden
  • Aké/Ederson
  • Jota/Salah
  • VVD
  • Saka
  • Gabriel/Saliba/Raya –  have at least one Arsenal defensive player
  • Trippier
  • Doughty

Transfer targets

  • Toney – 2G + 1A in just 2 games since he is back
  • Man City players (to triple up for GW25)
  • Luis Diaz/Darwin
  • Conor Bradley
  • Alisson
  • Salah (if there are rumors before the deadline that he could potentially start)

3. Fixtures to target in FPL DGW25

In which fixtures we could expect a lot of fantasy points? These are the fixtures to target in Double Gameweek 25 according to bookies odds.

  • Liverpool vs. Luton: The Reds 81 % to win, 52 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Manchester City vs. Brentford: Citizens 79 % to win, 51 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Burnley vs. Arsenal: The Gunners 72 % to win, 40 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Manchester City vs. Chelsea: Citizens 72 % to win, 44 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Brentford vs. Liverpool: The Reds 62 % to win, 37 % to score 2.5+ goals

And of course the double gameweek fixtures.

Find 2.5+ goals odds for all teams in our article: Premier League Over 2.5 Goals Odds.

4. Updated watchlists: Best players to pick in Double Gameweek 25 and beyond

We also looked at players from each position: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards and updated our watchlists.

We examine which players are best picks in each price bracket: budget enablers, midpriced picks, and premium options. Check our watchlists with our ratings and comments here:

5. Best captain pick in Double Gameweek 25

It’s pretty clear who to captain in GW25. Just do not overcomplicate that decision. Haaland is the best player in the game, a reliable FPL asset, and have a double gameweek. He scored 21 points in reverse fixtures (16 against Chelsea, 5 against Brentford). He is going to be our captain for GW25, and a very popular triple captain pick for DGW25. So expect effective ownership of over 200 %.

Our captaincy index agrees. According to our captaincy indexHaaland is the best captain in FPL Gameweek 25 with a captaincy index score of 2.81.

Jota (captaincy index score 2.36) is the number 2 captaincy pick and Foden (2.16) is number 3.

But if you are looking for a differential captain consider:

  1. De Bruyne
  2. Nunez
  3. Toney

6. What bookies odds say about FPL GW25

As usual, we converted bookies odds into probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator, to assess the potential of double gameweek 25.

Clean sheet odds for GW25

Manchester City (42 %, 50 %) is the most likely team to keep clean sheets in DGW24. Bookies also favor Liverpool (33 %, 52 %) and Arsenal (46 %) to potentially keep clean sheets in DGW25.

premier league clean sheet odds gw25 2024
Premier League clean sheet odds gw25 2024

Bookies expect 5.7 clean sheets in gameweek 25 in the last season, we were used to a rate of 5.45 per clean sheets gameweek. This season we have seen clean sheets at the rate of 4.17 clean sheets per gameweek.

Expected clean sheets

Due to correction in the number of clean sheets: Everton, Fulham

Everton overperformed their defensive expectations the most of all teams. They should have kept 5.13 clean sheets instead of 8 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Brighton, Man. City

Brighton underperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. They should have kept 6.01 clean sheets instead of 2 according to our expected clean sheets table.

You can see the expected clean sheets table and clean sheet odds for all Premier League teams here.

Clean Sheet Odds for double gameweek teams

TeamExpected Clean SheetsProbability of at least one CSProbability of two CS
Man. City0.9573 %22 %
Liverpool0.8970 %19 %
Luton0.1616 %0.48 %
Brentford0.1111 %0.24 %

Goalscoring odds for GW25

Check who leads any time goalscoring odds for GW25 here: Premier League Goalsocring Odds.

premier league goalscoring odds gw25 2024
Premier League goalscoring odds gw25 2024

7. Using Chips in Double Gameweek 25: time for a triple captain?

Double gameweek 25 could be a good week to use some chip as some players have two fixtures.

We think, the best chip to use in double gameweek 25 is triple captain – and using it on Erling Haaland. Read more: Should you triple captain Haaland in Double Gameweek 25 or Solanke in Double Gameweek 28?

If you aim to deploy free hit or wildcard here, make sure you do it as part of your larger chips strategy, a bigger picture, considering all future blank and double gameweeks (read more: FPL calendar). We think, wildcard and free hit will be more valuable a bit later: for example, free hit in blank GW29 or Double/Blank Gameweek 34, and wildcard in GW27 or GW30 for setting up team for blank and double gameweeks.

Read more: When is next blank and double gameweek in FPL?

But if you do want to use wildcard or free hit now, here are our drafts for inspiration.

8. FPL GW25 Scout Team selection

Now let’s look at our scout picks team for GW25. Haaland is the captain.

fpl gw25 wildcard team first draft
fpl gw25 team first draft

9. Fantasy Premier League Tips

Find more tips, strategies and picks for Fantasy Premier League in these articles:

We hope our FPL GW25 tips with the best picks, fixtures, transfer targets, odds, captain picks, and team selection helped you to gather some useful information before the Double Gameweek 25 deadline.

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Good luck in FPL GW25!


Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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