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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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    1 minute until meltdown

  2. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    OMG KDB

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How old are you?

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        65

        your fpl link is broken

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Lighten btw jeeeeeeeez

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Why?

  3. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Mendy, Rodrigo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

    Subs | Bravo, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Angelino, Cancelo, Foden, E Garcia

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aguero is back!

    2. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No Jesus on bench

    3. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jesus, no Jesus

    4. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      wheres heezus?

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you do this for -4: Ali Abraham Pulisic > Salah Ings + 5.2m max bench fodder?

    1. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably

  5. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sterling and Pulisic to Salah(c) and Mount?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Don’t think I’d want to sell Sterling with his upcoming fixtures but Salah is a great option going forward

    2. TERIYAKI 69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      you are not serious if you are considering bringing in Mount. Ask us the people who have owned him.

  6. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I hope all my players do well

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No offence but in a sense I hope all of you do gash to boost my chances for a high rank

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        And still I'm trying to help. Math doesn't really add up there =)

    2. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Me too. Who are they?

  7. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hello! Any suggestions what to do here? Sell Pope?

    Don’t like wasting a free transfer... but not sure what to change!

    Currently 2FT, 0.0ITB
    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Kelly
    Mane KdB Martial Maddison
    Vardy Kane Ings

    McGovern Lundstram Rico Dendoncker

    Thanks!

  8. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Rico and Alli to Trent and Martial (-4). Good moves?

    Henderson
    Aurier Rico Soyuncu
    Mane KdB Alli Grealish
    Kane Vardy Ings

    Button Cantwell Kelly Lundstram

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Martial is an injury waiting to happen

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That's just a complete guess.

  9. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kun :O

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    WOL: Patrício, Dendoncker, Saïss, Coady, Moutinho, Jonny, Neves, Doherty, Jiménez, Traoré, Jota
    Subs: Ruddy, Vinagre, Bennett, Vallejo, Kilman, Cutrone, Neto

    MCI: Ederson, Mendy, Otamendi, Walker, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Sterling, Agüero, Mahrez
    Subs: Bravo, Eric García, Cancelo, Angeliño, Zinchenko, Gündogan, Foden

  11. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho (C), Mendy, Rodrigo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

    Wolves: Patricio, Saiss, Dendocker, Coady, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty, Jonny, Jimenz, Jota, Traore

  12. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Holy sh!t that's an attacking line-up

  13. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mendy 3rd game on the trot

    Aguero returns

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Jesus essential for GW20.

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How?? He’s not even in the squad?

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Jesus not in squad- presumably just rested

  16. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    wow, didnt expect Aguero to start

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    4141 perhaps?

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    FPL Unsubscribed on Twitter.

    Well worth a follow.

  19. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bernardo & Rodri CM & CDM

    KDB CAM

    BOOM BOOM BOOM

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      4-3-3 budi

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Same formation as Leciester

        Just Rodri for Gundo & Kun for Jesus

        Check out the average positions

        KDB is so far up the pitch he’s a forward - delightful 🙂

  20. Brooksy86
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Multiples of KDB feeding Sterling please.

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      This

  21. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Go Kdb. Ruin them

  22. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bloody Jesus captain fail. Maddison 1pt again

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 26 days ago

      oh no 🙁 sorry to hear that

  23. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    If that’s Jesus injured wow...

  24. DarkSideOfTheLoon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Seems like Kelly vs Rico conundrum solved with Alli flagged. Team:

    Ederson
    Kelly Rico Soy Digne
    KDB Mane Grealish
    Tammy Rashford Vardy (C)

    Button Dendoncker Lundstram Alli

  25. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    why dont sterling get rested

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Because Man City need to win matches?

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Tjey can win as comfortably without him.

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1 rest gw 6 ,they won 8-0 that week

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He'll rest on the pitch.
      Nxt match he's benched for sure.

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Because he is a a machine

  26. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hope KdB get only 61min. So i can consider giving him armband tomorrow.

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      only if they score 4-5 and they wont.

  27. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Aguero. Sterling. Mahrez. KDB. B.Silva. It's going to be a proper route tonight. I wish you well if you don't have City attackers.

  28. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Jimenez will score hatrick tonight.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I like your thinking

  29. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    KDB 1 goal, 3 assists, 3 baps, no cs though

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      In first half

  30. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Cmon KDB lets gooo