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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. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    is there solid news on Alli? Don't have an obvious replacement I want & might gamble on him if there's no solid out news (Lund 1st sub)

    1. Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You will need more than your first sub

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sounds like he needs a rest, wouldn’t expect him to start

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I think Jose will start him if he has one leg.

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That’s not good management

          1. asquishypotato
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Let me introduce you to Mourinho, currently on his 4th premier league management stint.

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      cheers lads

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If theres any doubts on him, he'll have a rest. Lamela fit now.

  2. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Would you prefer Maupay or Calvin Lewis

    Doing rashford to one of them to enable Alli to salah

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      CL but wouldnt be in a rush to sell rashford

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Think DCL is a trap. Also Ancelotti will be phasing in Moise Kean

  3. Klip Klopp
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ramsdale or Foster?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ramsdale

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ram

  4. BNMC
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What I was asking from before was that the date of the fixture is closer to GW25 that they should have included it as part of 25 and not 24.

    • iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sorry for repost. Pope and Mousset have been good but it is time for them to go now. Have 12m ro replace them.

        Who would you replace them with? Best combo for 12m?

        Martin XXX
        TAA Soy Lund Kelly Guilbert
        Salah KdB Alli Grealish Dendo
        Vardy Rash XXX

        2.5 itb, 2 ft

      • FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Guiata
          Dunk VVD TAA
          Salah(c) KDB Maddison Grealish
          Vardy Abraham Rashford

          Button Cantwell Lundstram Rico

          GTG here?

          1. Big Hands Barry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Maybe switch the bench order but g2g

            1. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Rico Cantwell Lund

        • Dacra
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Alli and Abraham to Mane and Jiminez for - 4?

          Exact cash, so now or never..

          1. iL PiStOlErO
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Not sure if I would do it. Alli is still worth having in team. If you have Mo dont double up. Also wait dor tonight to see what will Jimmy do

              1. Dacra
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                No Salah..

                1. iL PiStOlErO
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Still this are all 50/50 moves imo. All good players and will return for sure. Depends who scores more and thats too hard to guess. I would actually advise to hold during holiday chaos. Things will be more clear afzer NY in gw 22, but go with the gut.

                    1. Dacra
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Probably right.. Considering also saving ft, but a second week of no Salah or Mane is scary.

              2. DA Minnion
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                You got Salah

                1. Dacra
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Nope.

                  1. DA Minnion
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I'd get Salah and ings. Both more chance of playing.

              3. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Alli is still rising, and Jimenez dropping like a stone - might not be now or never.

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Alli flagged so would except him to not rise now

            • Garfield1001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Ancelotti has more or less said that Keane will come in tomorrow. Do we think this will be for Mina or Holgate?

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                How do you know he wasnt talking about Kean?

                1. Garfield1001
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  I’m pretty sure it wasn’t

            • FirminoIsBetterThanYou
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              2 questions, any help is appreciated:
              Henderson to Foster for an FT?
              Lundy(mci) or Rico(bha) first on bench?

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Foster I like Ramsdale fixtures

                Lundy think of him as a midfielder

              2. Udo
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                No & Rico

            • el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Hard to pick captain this GW - everywhere I look the doomed rest\benching is staring at me.

              Might go maverick with Cantwell.

              1. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                For me i cant see that Villa can rest Grealish versus a relegation rival

              2. DA Minnion
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Could be benched.

                1. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Nah, they fighting for survival will field strongest XI

              3. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Rashford won't be benched. There was a reason he was taken off early.

                1. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  True but they won last game so its turn to be shite again and do Watford.

                2. iL PiStOlErO
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    This

              4. in sane in de bruyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Benching headaches squads the winners next gameweek!

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  That's what I've been planning for.

              5. Jonny HOW SON?
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                How's this WC team looking?

                Ryan, Button
                TAA, Soyuncu, Femenia, Rico, Reid
                Salah, KDB, Martial, Grealish, Dendo
                Kane, Vardy, Ings

                1. in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Kane -> Greenwood
                  and try again.. just my personal opinion =)

              6. Eriksen Maestro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Deulofeu thoughts?

                Pick one for next 3:

                A) Deulofeu

                B) Ings

                C) Maupay

                D) Firmino

                1. in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  B

              7. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Hits flying left right & center

                Beautiful!

                1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  It is indeed

                2. iL PiStOlErO
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    People panicking, tight schedule, rotation fears, drunken decisions. Best time of the year. Hopefully us patient ones will be rewarded.

                  • SHOOTER MCGINN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    That's great when I've got 2 transfers I don't know what to do with 🙂

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Lol

                3. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Is getting Antonio and Flappy on WC an idiot move? He usually scores well but West Ham are pretty bad atm

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I would just go for flaps, Antonio is always naff

                  2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Not sure anyone is worth it but Antonio and Flap are best as things stand.

                  3. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Good differential picks.

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Think I'm in

                4. kysersosa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Henderson
                  TAA, Kelly, Soy
                  KDB, Maddison, Pulsic, Alli
                  Rashford, Vardy, Abraham

                  Button, Cantwell, Lord, Tomori

                  1 FT, 3.4 ITb

                  Despite the flags etc, I’m thinking of not using an FT. There’s so much risk, there’s just as much chance of me bringing in someone who gets benched also.

                  1. andres
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    get salah

                  2. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Puli & Tammy ➡ Ings & Salah?

                5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Hold off west ham (if you needed holding) until the inevitable managerial casualty and bounce possibility 🙂

                6. BEEZUS
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Current WC team - what would you change?

                  Pope Button
                  Ricardo TAA Lund Kelly Webster
                  Mane KdB Alli Grealish Cantwell
                  Vardy Rash Ings

                  1. in sane in de bruyne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Ricardo -> Sidibe/Digne
                    Grealish -> Maddison

                    if money allow it

                  2. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Looking good, but you're in for a rough GW20 if all beching fears hold true. Maybe downgrade Ricardo to upgrade elsewhere

                7. andres
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  tammy, alli => mane, maupay? (-4)

                  Hedno
                  Kelly TAA Soy
                  Kdb Alli Salah Grealish
                  Rash Vardy abraham

                  Cantwell, Lund, Pieters 1.4 ITB

                8. Mattymo23
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Thoughts on this team:

                  Gazza 4.0
                  TAA Lundstram Soy Targett Rico
                  Mane Salah KDB Maddison 4.4
                  Vardy Tammy Maupay

                  0.0 ITB.

                  Is it too midfield heavy?

                  1. in sane in de bruyne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Don't think so.
                    I like it but I would consider
                    Tammy -> Ings
                    Maupay -> Greenwood
                    Use funds to upgrade defence for a 4-4-2

                9. Big Troy Deeney
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  What is your new year's resolution?

                  1. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Relax

                    1. Big Troy Deeney
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      don't tell me what to do

                      1. in sane in de bruyne
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Chill

                  2. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Get laid bit more, going to file in for divorce to start with.

                    1. Big Troy Deeney
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      really?

                      my dad left me if that makes you feel better broski x

                10. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Having got lund for the first time on WC yesterday, mainly because of his ownership this game week, is lund -> sidibe a decent move?

                  Reckon there will be a lund firesale next few weeks.

                11. Dybala10
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Who are non Salah owners choosing as captain?

                  1. DA Minnion
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Salah when I get him.

                  2. Cruz88
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Mane? He's the one who scored twice last time they met Wolves...

                  3. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    kane

                  4. PlumaPiedra
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Vardy but have Salah.

                12. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Banking a FT this week. Will need it after a player inevitably pulls up, overworked in the fixture pile-up!

                13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Bench Vardy? Can sense a 1 point cameo coming

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Who do you think they will play? Perez? Ihenacho?

                    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Yup and yup.

                  2. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    i wouldnt

                  3. in sane in de bruyne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Could be genious or terrible

                14. Mc3
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Thoughts on WC? Plan is to use Sterling as a placeholder until GW24 then go Salah+Mane.
                  Would also want to get TAA in - can I go without him for 4 weeks??

                  Ryan
                  Sidibe Lundstram Soyuncu
                  Salah KDB Sterling Alli Maddison
                  Vardy Maupay
                  Button / Rico Kelly Greenwood

                  0.3ITB

                15. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  I fear many blanks next gw...

                  1. Big Troy Deeney
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    just another week for me

                    taa and mane my only returners

                    1. The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I've had my fair share of those...

                16. kennethrhcp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Martial expected to start this gmwk? 66mins played last gmwk

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Yes

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Probs.

                  3. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I think him and Rashford are safe starters.

                  4. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    thanks lads

                17. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  RMWCT 🙂

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Whoops too many gins take 2 🙂

                18. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  On wc, surely has to go for the Pool trifecta MoMaTAA straight away, even though bug chunk of budget. Sala(c) covers possible Mané rest tomoroow, and after this week GW24 is not far away.

                  1. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    ya if I was WCing I would, hate trying to plan FTs down the line as other issues pop up esp this time of year

                  2. Mc3
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I think going with Mane/Salah + TAA for a few weeks then getting the 3rd in for GW24 makes more sense.