Fantasy Premier League tips: Who to captain in GW25, transfers ins & outs

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We are approaching GW25 this weekend.

With the Premier League’s midweek matches concluding on Thursday night, we will return to action this weekend with a number of exciting fixtures to look forward to.

Frank Lampard will be looking to claim his first league win as Everton boss as the Toffees host Leeds United, while Norwich will be hoping to avoid a third successive 5-0 defeat at the hands of Man City.

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Meanwhile, we should see the return of every player that has been absent due to the AFCON following the Mohamed Salah v Sadio Mane showdown at the weekend.

Just like every other weekend, Fantasy Premier League players will be eagerly switching up their sides to ensure they can pick up maximum points and overtake their friends in their local leagues.

Here are the best tips for GW25...

Transfers in

Wilfried Zaha

Zaha made headlines for his appearance against Norwich following his return from AFCON yesterday.

The Ivory Coast international scored a stunner to equalise for Crystal Palace before a horrific penalty attempt saw them leave with only a point.

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The Eagles are facing Brentford this weekend, who have lost their previous five league fixtures - conceding 14 goals.

The tie could be the perfect opportunity for Zaha to add to his tally.

Allan Saint-Maximin

Saint-Maximin looked brilliant in Newcastle’s win over Everton earlier this week and was unfortunate not to grab a goal.

The Magpies are searching for their third successive victory as they host Aston Villa on Sunday and the Frenchman is likely to play a key part if they can claim another three points against Steven Gerrard’s side.

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Jacob Ramsey

If you haven’t already added Jacob Ramsey to your fantasy team then you probably should now.

The midfielder has been brilliant since Gerrard arrived at Aston Villa and his partnership with Philippe Coutinho has proven exceptional.

Villa’s clash with Newcastle pretty much guarantees goals and Ramsey is likely to play a big part in that once again.

The 20-year-old costs £2.3m less than the Brazilian and could be a very good cheaper alternative.

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Tyrone Mings

One Aston Villa player you should probably take out of your team is Tyrone Mings.

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The centre-back had a horror show against Leeds United midweek and could be punished with a place on the bench this weekend - that is if Ezri Konsa’s red card doesn’t prevent that.

Even if Mings does manage to retain his place in Villa’s backline, it seems unlikely he will manage to keep a clean sheet against Newcastle.

Demarai Gray

Demarai Gray was withdrawn in the first half of Everton’s defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday after suffering a hip injury.

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The winger may be fit for the Toffees’ clash with Leeds United on Saturday, however Lampard could also hand Dele Alli his first start since his move to Goodison Park.

The former Chelsea midfielder is likely to change things around after their poor performance against the Magpies.

Gray has also failed to score in the league since his winner against Arsenal in December.

Who should I captain?

Mo Salah

Salah could return for Liverpool this evening as they face Leicester - however it is unclear whether he will start or not.

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If the Egyptian is on the bench against the Foxes then he will no doubt be back in their starting line-up against Burnley this weekend.

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Salah will be eager to impress after a disappointing AFCON final and will mark a brilliant return if he can hand the Reds the win at Turf Moor.

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez returned to the Man City squad from international duty for their FA Cup win over Fulham and has scored three goals in two matches since.

Prior to his trip to Cameroon, the Algerian also scored in five consecutive matches for Pep Guardiola’s side.

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With City set to face Norwich City - who they have scored ten goals against in their past two meetings - Mahrez is highly likely to add to his impressive goal tally.

Jarrod Bowen

Jarrod Bowen has enjoyed a brilliant season so far with West Ham and has scored six goals in his last six matches for the London club.

This weekend’s opponents, Leicester, have conceded 18 goals in their last seven matches and Bowen could be set for a very enjoyable afternoon against their leaky defence.

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