It’s the return of the double gameweeks on matchday 25 in Fantasy Premier League as Manchester United and Brighton have two matches each this week. The Red Devils take on Southampton and Brighton at home in gameweek 25 while the Seagulls travel to Watford and Manchester United, and players from both these teams should be high on fantasy managers wishlist this week.
Here are our Premier League fantasy football picks for Gameweek 25
GK: David de Gea (MUN) – £5.2m
Although David de Gea failed to keep a clean-sheet in his last outing against Burnley, the Manchester United shot-stopper is the best goalkeeper for Premier League fantasy football managers ahead of their two home games in gameweek 25.
DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) – £8.5m
Trent Alexander-Arnold remains a must-have asset for all Premier League fantasy football managers as the highest-scoring defender in Fantasy Premier League this season. The Englishman has played every minute of Liverpool’s previous 15 league games and has managed a combined 23 goals, assists and clean-sheets in 22 appearances this season.
DEF: Joao Cancelo (MCI) – £7.2m
Manchester City have been the best defensive team in the Premier League this season – conceding only 14 goals in 24 games – and Joao Cancelo remains the best asset in defence from the Cityzens, managing 50 points in his last seven appearances
DEF: Sergio Reguilon (TOT) – £5.4m
Sergio Reguilon is amongst the top chance creators for defenders since Antonio Conte’s arrival in the Premier League and the wing-back could grab a clean-sheet in gameweek 25 as Spurs host shot-shy Wolves at home.
DEF: Marc Cucurella (BHA) – £5.1m
Marc Cucurella has started every game for Brighton since his summer move from Spain and the wing-back could be an excellent differential pick as the Seagulls take on Watford and Manchester United in double-gameweek 25.
MID: Raphinha (LEE) – £6.5m
Raphinha has scored in each of his three meetings with Everton – registering 25 points – and has managed an impressive 12 shots and 13 chances created over the past four gameweeks, indicating that points are around the corner for the Brazilian.
MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN) – £11.7m
Bruno Fernandes has four goals and assists in his last four starts and is a must-have for fantasy premier league managers ahead of Manchester United’s double-gameweek. The Portuguese has been much-improved since United switched to a 4-3-3 and has managed 22 key passes and six shots on target since gameweek 15, both of which are team-leading totals amongst the Red Devils.
MID: Jacob Ramsey (AVL) – £4.7m
Jacob Ramsey is the best budget option in Fantasy Premier League as of now, and the English midfielder has thrived for Aston Villa since the arrival of Steven Gerrard. Ramsey has four goals, an assist and 42 points over his last six fixtures and takes on a leaky Newcastle defence in gameweek 25.
MID: Ilkay Gundogan (MCI) – £7.2m
With a Champions League Round of 16 tie against Sporting Lisbon coming up, Manchester City might see some rotation against Norwich this weekend, which gives Ilkay Gundogan a chance to earn a rare start in the league. The German has eight goals and assists this season for City and averages a respectable 4.5 points per game in FPL.
FWD: Neal Maupay (BHA) – £6.5m
Neal Maupay has seven goals and three assists in the league this season and is an intriguing option in attack ahead of Brighton’s double-gameweek. The Frenchman has returned in four of his last five starts, amassing 40 points in that period.
FWD: Cristiano Ronaldo (MUN) – £12.5m
Despite his poor form of late, Cristiano Ronaldo is still an excellent option for Manchester United’s double-gameweek at home to Southampton and Brighton. The Portuguese forward is second for xG per 90 amongst forwards since Ralf Rangnick’s arrival and is likely to start both games after being rested in midweek.
It’s between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes for the captaincy this week, and the edge goes to the midfielder, considering his superior form and underlying numbers over the past month in the league.