FPL GW25: Tips for Blank & Double Gameweek

An exciting round ahead, blank and double gameweek at the same time: that is gameweek 25 in Fantasy Premier League. Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton, and Wolves play twice in GW25 while Brighton, Brentford, Manchester United and Newcastle do not play at all.

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

1. Fantasy Premier League Blank (Double) Gameweek 25 Tips

  • Hopefully, you have two free transfers ready to deal with this gameweek
  • Do not tear your team apart to bring in Everton on Wolves players – you might be stuck with them in following gameweeks
  • You should aim to have Arsenal coverage (2-3 players), Liverpool coverage (2-3 players) and perhaps a defender from Everton (0-1 player) or Wolves (0-1 player)
  • Then do not overlook single gameweek teams like Manchester City (try to have 2-3 City players for GW25) who have great fixture in Gameweek 25
  • It is not necessary to free hit, if you can have 3 Arsenal, 2 Liverpool and 2 Man City players with free transfers and perhaps one hit.
  • The free hit could be more valuable later in the season in blank gameweek 28 or in one of the bigger double gameweeks
  • Bench Trippier and Rashord – you will want them in your team after GW25

2. Key players to own and transfer targets for GW25

  1. Haaland
  2. Saka – a key man for Arsenal, captaincy candidate
  3. Salah – Liverpool are improving their performances, captaincy option
  4. TAA – can he finally start delivering points as we were used to from him? GW25 is a perfect opportunity to bring him back into our FPL teams, at least for the short-term,
  5. Arsenal defender – ideally Gabriel

3. Fixtures to target in Double Gameweek 25

In which fixtures we could expect a lot of fantasy points? Fixtures to target in Gameweek 25 according to bookies odds:

  • Bournemouth vs Manchester City: Citizens 76 % to win, 47 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Arsenal vs Everton: The Gunners 73 % to win, 38 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Liverpool vs Wolves: The Reds 66 % to win, 36 % to score 2.5+ goals

And of course, the teams with double gameweek fixtures.

4. Best players to pick in Blank/Double Gameweek 25 and onwards

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

We examine which players are best picks in each price bracket: budget enablers, midpriced picks, and premium options:

5. FPL Gameweek 25 differentials

Alvarez (Manchester City, 6m)

  • selected by 1.8 %
  • There could be a rotation among Manchester City players due to the Champions League played midweek
  • So if looks that Haaland might be benched, Alvarez became the perfect option for GW25 managers on a free hit
  • Great fixture against Bournemouth

Bowen (West Ham, 8m)

  • owned by 2.7 % of managers
  • one week punt
  • another single gameweek player that could do well in GW25
  • improved his performance little bit lately, 2 goals and 3 assists in last Premier League 8 matches

6. Best captain pick in Gameweek 25

We are currently leaning towards captaining Salah in GW25. Saka is also a great captaincy pick. Haaland‘s minutes could be managed after the Champions League fixture.

7. What bookies odds say about Gameweek 25

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

Clean sheet odds for GW25

With a 46 % probability of keeping a clean sheet, Manchester City leads the clean sheet odds table for GW25. Bookies also expect West Ham (42 %) and Liverpool (37 %, 40 %) to do well defensively in Gameweek 25.

Bookies expect 5.41 clean sheets in gameweek 25. In last season, we were used to a rate of 5.58 per clean sheets gameweek. This season we have seen clean sheets at the rate of 5.58 clean sheets per gameweek.

Clean Sheet probabilities for double gameweek teams

 Expected Clean SheetsProbability of at least one CSProbability of two CS
Arsenal0.8870 %19 %
Liverpool0.7762 %15 %
Everton0.3835 %3 %
Wolves0.3331 %2 %

Expected vs. actual clean sheets

Due to a correction in the number of clean sheets: Newcastle, Manchester United

Newcastle overperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. They should have kept 6.96 clean sheets instead of 12 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Manchester City, Southampton

Manchester City underperformed their defensive expectations the most of all teams. They should have kept 10.66 clean sheets instead of 8 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.

Goalscoring odds for GW25

Goalscoring odds for GW25 are available here: Premier League Goalscoring Odds. Only data from the first matches of double gameweek.

8. Using Chips in Gameweek 25: time for a free hit?

Blank/Double gameweek 25 could be a good week to use free hit as some players do not have fixtures at all and some players have two fixtures.

However, teams of many FPL managers are in good shape for GW25, so they do not need to use free hit. If you can get 2-3 Arsenal players, 2 Liverpool players, and a few Manchester City players with max one hit, we think you should not consider using your free hit. 

Free hit could also be valuable in a bigger blank gameweek 28.

Also, if you are going to use your triple captain chip in GW25, Saka would be our pick. This could be a good strategy for managers who did not use their triple captain chip on Rashford or Haaland in previous gameweeks.

Currently, we are not going to use a free hit or any other chip in Gameweek 25. However, if your strategy is different, here are our team’s inspirations for potential chips.

9. FPL GW25 Team selection

Now let’s look at our FPL team selection for GW25 – Scout squad. Salah is our captain. 4-4-2 formation.

fpl gw25 free hit team
fpl gw25 team selection

10. Fantasy Premier League Tips

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

We hope our FPL GW25 tips helped you to gather some useful information before the 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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