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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    So what are KDB cappers expecting tonight?

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      returns 🙂

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes huge

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      hope the geezah plays innit

      my ML homie has TAA first on his bench

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That would be awful luck for you - he wouldn't deserve the TAA points.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Anything above 2pts would be nice

    4. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Disappointment

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      An assist at best but not more. I'm desperately hoping that Pep doesn't move him back from his current position

    6. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would just accept him starting then i cant do much more

  2. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    in whose "normal" place did greenwood play this week?

    trying to understand if he becomes nailed?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Benched at the weekend.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Think james was left out

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      James.

      Greenwood played 90 mins. He won't be starting next GW

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Dan james.
      Not at all nailed

  3. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Henderson
    Soy Lund Trent Rico Kelly
    Mane Alli KDB Grealish Maddison
    Abraham Vardy Jimi

    Abraham and Alli to Greenwood and Salah worth a -4? Or even worth it if it was free?

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mahrez the one to get after tonight. Will be benched and primed for a start next GW.

  5. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hi all, appreciate thoughts on this move. Yay or Nay?

    Abraham > Ings 1FT?

    Thanks in advance

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes, obviously it depends on many other things. But it is a good move, I will likely do it myself.

      It is either tammy or rash going

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Look below one I am thinking of doing on WC

  6. D.Glynn
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Any advice for my 2 ft? 0.5 itb.

      Gazza
      TAA Soy Kelly
      Salah KDB Grealish Martial
      Kane Vardy Ings

      4.0 Rico Cantwell Lund.

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Burn the FT, no need to mess with that lot

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Change that goalie!!

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Who would you recommend?? I have exactly same scenario and looking at Bouremouth keeper ...price, fixtures and gets BPS

        2. D.Glynn
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I just keep thinking that Jose will surely sort out the defence..

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        RMWCT 🙂

        Ramsdale
        Trent, Aurier, Soy
        Salah, KDB, Alli, Maddison
        Vardy, Ings, Rashford

        McCarthy, Grealish, Lundstram, Rico

        Any changes you think better?

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Maddison to Mount or Pulisic. Very similar to the team I proposed for GW20:

          Guaita
          TAA - Aurier - Rico
          Salah - KDB - Martial - Mount
          Rashford - Vardy - Maupay

          Button - Cantwell - Dunk - Soyuncu

          Get KDB and Vardy for ownership protection. The other attackers all had managed minutes so should start in GW20

        2. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Looking good, but would change Martial to Alli for this GW for security of start. And do you have a plan for Pool triple-up in GW24 ?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers

      4. Liastro ⭐️
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Help! What should I do with this mess? 1FT, 2.3m in bank...

        Henderson Button
        Soyuncu Lundstram Mings Kelly Rico
        Sterling Mane Alli Grealish
        Vardy Abraham Jimenez

        1. Liastro ⭐️
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dendoncker is 5th mid

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Abraham + defender to Ings & Trent?

          1. Kloppage Time
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            yep

          2. in sane in de bruyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            This

        3. John Nerdelbaum
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          With all this advice you ask for I'm surprised you don't have TAA

      5. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Best PIETERS replacement?

        Hedno
        Kelly TAA Soy
        Kdb Alli Salah Grealish
        Rash Vardy abraham

        Cantwell, Lund, Pieters*** 1.4 ITB

        1. GloryManUnited
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I went Mendy. Pretty good fixtures, seems nailed at this point, and has always been attacking.

        2. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Digne, Kiko Femenia, van Aanholt, Evans, Rico...there's so many 5Mish defenders with CS + attacking returns potential this year it's ridiculous.

      6. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Why are people getting rid of Rashford, i am planning on bringing him in for Tammy

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No idea. Tammy more likely to be benched after having 90 mins and a tough game against Southampton. Rashford cruising in the second half and came off early.

          1. Cech-King MoSalah
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Get Rash - It makes sense

        2. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Because you're walking the wrong way in a one way street. Everyone is selling "too many blanks" Tammy.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Opps misread your post. I concur with you.

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Fixtures not the best and 9m is a hefty price tag

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Ings, Rashford, Vardy new front line?

          1. GloryManUnited
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            New? I've had it for a month

        5. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          price, probably people are looking how to acomodate both mane and salah

        6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Just to afford Salah/Trent

      7. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Most players have one Liverpool Midfielder. Which midfielder from another club are you going to drop to bring in a second Liverpool Midfielder for the double gameweek and beyond?

        1. Grealish
        2. Alli
        3. KDB
        4. Sterling
        5. Maddison
        6. Other (please say)

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Alli and I'm probably going to do it this week for Salah.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Getting in early does seem to make sense.

      8. fplking14
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What are Alli owners doing with him?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          selling for Martial I reckon

        2. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Holding as i want more info is it cramping or worse...use my FT to lose Pieters

          1. DA Minnion
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Looked to me like he was holding his groin after game.

        3. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Sell. I'll get Salah for him

      9. Starky22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Chances of Trent and Pogba starting in gameweek 20...
        Thinking of Sterling and Tomori out for these two.

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It's a risk, but there are risks everywhere for the next few GWs. If for a hit though, definitely not

      10. BEEZUS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A) Ricardo and Grealish
        B) Sidibe and Maddison

        ?

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A for now

        2. Starky22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B

        3. Ji-Sung Park
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B

      11. Tinmen
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Will this do the job?
        WC

        Ryan
        Trent Rico Cathcart
        Salah KDB Grealish Martial
        Vardy Kane Ings
        Button Tomori Launstrum Dendonker

        1. Ji-Sung Park
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Kane to Maupay and Grealish to Mane for me

          1. Tinmen
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I’m .8 away from doing that

      12. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        The way Lampard is treating Pulisic is poor IMO. Never owned him in FPL, so nothing to do with FPL points.

        But today he is criticising the 'personality' of his team. But everyone knows that is directed at Pulisic. Abraham and Mount getting let off the hook. Abraham has been terrible since he got his hip injury against Valencia.

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Pulisic has been a let-down

        2. Starky22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          How do we know this is aimed at Pulisic?

        3. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Agree he hasn't been managed Pulisic well..but how does " personality of the team " translate to Targeting Pulisic?

          1. lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Hasn't managed*

        4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          True that. Was even leaving him out of squad at start for no genuine reason

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            But this personality comment is probably for Abraham

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Lampard is deluded regarding his championship quality players. Abraham is absolute crap, and his attitude is poor. Throwin his arms up in the air constantly when passes dont reach him. And then when he gets the ball he needs 10 chances to score one goal. Im critical of Rashford but he would score twice as much as Abraham if he was CHelsea's striker. Baffling that Bats doesnt get more chances.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            With this I can agree - especially the last sentence.

        6. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          “... everyone knows that is directed at Pulisic ...”. In part, yes. Wholly, doubtful.

      13. antoinehude
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A: (current team)
        Schmeichel
        Soyuncu / Kelly / Kiko Femenia
        Mané / De Bruyne / Martial / Alli
        Kane / Vardy / Abraham

        Bench: Button / Lundstram / Hanley / Canwell

        B:
        Schmeichel
        Soyuncu / Kelly / Kiko Femenia
        Salah / Mané / De Bruyne / Martial / Alli
        Vardy / Ings

        Bench: Button / Lundstram / Hanley / Greenwood

        1. antoinehude
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          To resume:

          OUT: Kane, Abraham, Cantwell (B)
          IN: Ings, Salah, Greenwood (B)

        2. Cech-King MoSalah
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Tough one, after Salah was taken off early against Leicester, I think Mane might be taken off early or worse still, brought on in the second half. Not trying to scaremonger, but Klopps presser doesn't fill me with confidence

        3. Ji-Sung Park
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B

      14. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Tammy > Rashford for free?

        2 FT & 1.7 ITB
        Pope
        Trent - Rico - Soy
        Salah (C) - Madds - Grealish - KdB
        Tammy* - Vardy - Jiménez
        [Button - Kelly - Cantwell - Lund]

        Thanks!

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Want to hold a FT, all being well, to jump on the Salah/Mané double as soon as it looks right

      15. Mattymo23
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Maddison+Alli+Soy to Salah+Cantwell+Holgate for -4??

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not sure about that. Feels like sacrificing a lot to shoehorn Salah in

      16. Teahupo'o
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Which of the following would you lose to get TAA in for a hit?

        A) Alli
        B) Kane
        C) Grealish
        D) Rashford
        E) None

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A, given chance of benching, but every chance TAA is benched too!

          1. Teahupo'o
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            It's tough. I bought Alli at 8.4 as well. And his replacement would have to be a 7.0 mid. Not many good candidates in that range.

      17. Akshatjazz
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I have 2ft and I think my team doesn't need change for this gameweek , so wat will happen if I don't use the transfer ??

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            You just have two for next GW
            Lucky you

            1. Akshatjazz
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I already have 2ft

                1. John Nerdelbaum
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  So nothing changes

                  1. Akshatjazz
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      So nxt gameweek I will have 2ft ??

                      1. John Nerdelbaum
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Yep

                        1. Akshatjazz
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Thanks man had this doubt for long

              • lilmessipran
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Will we have more news on Alli before tomorrow? Is there any Mou presser scheduled ?

              • Vasshin
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Rate my Wildcard Team

                1.

                Ramsdale
                TAA Aurier Sidibe
                Grealish Salah KDB Martial Alli
                Vardy Abraham

                Sub: Button Rico Lund Greenwood

                2.
                Ramsdale
                TAA Aurier Sidibe
                Sterling Salah KDB Martial Cantwell
                Vardy (Maupay or DCL)

                Sub: Button Rico Lund Greenwood

                or Any other suggestions

                Thanks

              • Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Dendo the only cheapo alternative 5th mid if not going Cantwell, right?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Hayden ?

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Possible, but not expecting more than 1-2 pointers from him

                2. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    or fleck

                    1. Pompel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Fleck a good shout, txs.

                    2. GloryManUnited
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Fixtures are shite wouldn't recommend

                3. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    always 0.1 off perfect moves, its unreal

                  • Adamf1980
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Captain decision frustrating me so going for a punt, who do you like?
                    a) Moura
                    b) Trossard
                    c) Grealish

                  • Klip Klopp
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Is there any point me swapping Pope to Ramsdale this week when neither are likely of a clean sheet. Worth swapping Alli out instead?

                  • The Legend Squad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Alli has been a star for me, but if the I jury is longer than one game he has to go...

                    Is Alli to Martial a terrible trap?

                    1. Klip Klopp
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      no that's a good use of the transfer

                  • Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Alli a doubt now ....

                  • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Pukki to drop in price -_-