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FPL Double Gameweek 24 confirmed for Liverpool and West Ham

The first Double Gameweek of the 2019/20 season was announced by the Premier League on Friday.

Liverpool’s match against West Ham United, originally scheduled for Gameweek 18 but postponed due to the Reds’ Club World Cup commitments, will now take place on Wednesday 29 January.

That means both of those clubs will now enjoy a Double Gameweek 24, with Jurgen Klopp’s troops and the Hammers enjoying the following schedule:

Wednesday 22 January
Leicester City v West Ham United

Thursday 23 January
Wolves v Liverpool

Wednesday 29 January
West Ham United v Liverpool

Rather unusually for a Double Gameweek, we’ll have a midweek Fantasy Premier League deadline.

A full week separates West Ham’s trip to the King Power Stadium and their meeting with Liverpool in east London.

The fourth round of the FA Cup also falls within this Gameweek, with ties being played on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 25/26 January.

Key Targets

With West Ham facing the sides currently ranked first and second in the Premier League, it’s perhaps fair to say that interest in the Hammers’ Fantasy assets will be modest.

An ‘out of position’ Michail Antonio (£6.9m) may appeal if he is still leading the line come the end of January, while Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) ought to be fit again well in advance of the Double Gameweek – although save points, rather than clean sheets, might be as much as he can hope for.

Liverpool players are likely to be much more in demand.

This will be Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.3m) first ever Double Gameweek as a Liverpool player, with the Reds having dodged any postponements in each of the last two seasons.

Salah and Sadio Mane (£12.2m) are the obvious targets in midfield, with Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) a differential of sorts in attack.

At the back, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) will compete for our investment, with Alisson (£6.0m) offering a further route into the Reds’ backline.

Those looking for a ‘triple-up’ on Klopp’s side will face the usual dilemma of which three players to perm from that group, although of course any injuries or suspensions in the intervening period may make our lives easier.

The good news is that stockpiling Liverpool assets also comes with the added benefit of a favourable fixture run after the Double Gameweek.

The Reds’ match schedule from Gameweek 25 onwards is:

We will also, barring the need for a replay, know by Gameweek 22 whether Liverpool and West Ham have made it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup (the two sides face Everton and Gillingham respectively in the third round) and who their potential opponents will be.

An early exit from the FA Cup or a favourable fourth round draw, which allows for mass-rotation in between the Double Gameweek fixtures, would help our cause no end.

Chip Strategy

Urge to use the Triple Captain chip: rising.

Whenever there is a Double Gameweek, our fingers get itchy.

We’re in unchartered territory with Salah in that Fantasy managers have never had the chance to use their Triple Captain chip on the Egyptian when has had a Double Gameweek, and there’ll be plenty of us who are considering it after today’s announcement.

Mane will also have his suitors, of course, while the more maverick amongst us may consider handing the armband to the likes of Alexander-Arnold or Robertson.

With Spurs at home to Norwich, Manchester United entertaining Burnley and Leicester hosting West Ham in Gameweek 24, there may be some of us contemplating a Bench Boost, too – although the prospect of a bigger Double Gameweek later in the campaign will be enough for many of us to hold fire on that chip.

Similarly, the generous notice period gives us plenty of time to build towards Double Gameweek 24 without having to use the prized Free Hit chip, which again may prove useful later in the campaign.

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1,518 Comments Post a Comment
  1. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Surely Fabianski becomes an option from next week?

    (BOU, shu, EVE, lei/LIV, BHA)

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He's always an option, racks up the save points. Is he defo back?

  2. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Richarlison for....
    A) Martial
    B) Moura
    C) Alli (if not injured)
    Or hold one more week?
    Martial and Moura were subbed early last game so reckon they'll both start.

    1. Donny_Rover
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Why looking to move on? Everton have a decent run after City, I think I'd definitely hold if I had him.

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Last two games he's not looked great.
        My other issue is Abraham, any ideas who I could bring in for him? Have 8mil.

  3. Nasagaming
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hi could someone please tell me any improvements. 1ft and 1.1m itb.

      Rui patricio.
      TAA. Soyuncu. Lundstram
      Mane. KDB. Grealish. Maddison. Vardy. Rashford. Abraham

      Bench: krul. Rico. Kelly. Dendocker.

    • antoinehude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      What to do with Abraham? Switch with Ings?

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I probably would if I didn't already have ings.

      2. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Definitely not - Southampton's fixtures are tough and Tammy is still a very good option.

      3. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yes if it helps fund TAA

    • Nasagaming
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hi could someone please tell me any improvements. 1ft and 1.1m itb.

        Rui patricio..
        TAA. Soyuncu. Lundstram.
        Mane. KDB. Grealish. Maddison Vardy. Rashford. Abraham

        Bench: krul. Rico. Kelly. Dendocker.

      • Donny_Rover
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Current squad:

        Pope Heaton
        TAA Soyuncu Tomori Lundstram Kelly
        Mane KDB Alli Grealish Zaha
        Ings Vardy Rashford

        Think I've got a bit too much in midfield and not much confidence in Tomori/Chelsea long term so thinking of Tomori & Zaha -> Sidibe & Cantwell (2FT). Worthwhile?

        Also got an eye on Aguero tonight as I think over the next few weeks I'll be shifting Rashford & Alli to Aguero/Salah & £7m makeweight.

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rico or Greenwood first sub?

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Tough one. Rico more likely to play 90 so I guess the better option.

        2. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          greenwood will come on for sure as we will be trailing at 60 mins

      • MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        go jimmy boy - brace plz

      • Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        not owning kane and salah this gw is scary. isn't it?

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          kane not so much..not sure if he got much left in the tank for this gw

      • Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 21 days ago

          If someone was going to take Alli out for a hit, which one?
          A. Antonio
          B. Martial
          C. Eriksen
          D. Sarr
          E. Dont be stupid

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            E

        • Nasagaming
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Hi could someone please tell me any improvements. 1ft and 1.1m itb.

            Rui patricio.
            TAA. Soyuncu. Lundstram
            Mane. KDB. Grealish. Maddison Vardy. Rashford. Abraham

            Bench: krul. Rico. Kelly. Dendocker...

          • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Pep said Aguero wouldn't start so I shifted the armband to Alli. Trollardiola.

            1. lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Say that again?

            2. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Probably didn't know Jesus would be sick at the time. Dynamic game eh.

          • _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Ederson RC

          • COLLIN QUANER
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Lol @ Ederson captainers

          • The gospel according to Mar…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            El divo.

          • Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Definately keeping mousset now. 😀

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Aguero hooked.

          • Weerman
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Exact money for Jesus -> Aguero
            Act now?

          • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Who to replace Henderson with?

              A) Ramsdale
              B) Ryan
              C) Foster
              D) other

              1. Pass it to Demba
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Fab

            • BT31 - WE ARE ALL TINKERMEN…
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Start Pope or Gazza?

            • fylde2022
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Not keen on taking a hit on shipping Alli.

              Am I GTG?

              Ryan
              TAA Rico Soyuncu
              KDB(vc) Maddison Salah(c) Grealish
              Rashford Ings Vardy

              Button Kelly Alli Lundstram

            • hazza703
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Improvements for this team 0m in the bank

              Guita
              Aurier Lundstram soyuncu kelly rico
              KDB mane allí Maddison Luiz
              Rash Abraham Vardy

            • Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Guys, which one would you do?
              A. Alli Abraham > Salah Maupay (Free and bench Pulisic out next gw)
              B. Alli Abraham Pulisic > Salah Ings Traore (-4)

              1. Dr. Agabuse
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                B