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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. Starky22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    After a 115k red arrow to 184k (18 points before tonight!!) not sure at all what to do with this lot...:
    Pope
    Aurier Targett Rico
    Pulisic Sterling KDB Salah
    Tammy Jimi Vardy

    Button Lundy Hayden Tomori

    A. Tomori and Sterling > Trent and Pogba (-4)
    B. Tomori and Sterling > Trent and Maddison (-4)
    C. Sterling and Pulisic > Pogba and Maddison (-4)
    D. Tomori, Sterling and Tammy > Maddison, Trent and Rashford (-8)

    1. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just Tammy out

    2. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Painful drop. B.

  2. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which option looks best on a WC?

    Ryan (Button)
    Soyuncu Rico (Kiko) (Simpson)
    Salah KdB Maddison Grealish
    Vardy

    A) Aurier Alli Kane (Greenwood)
    B) Aurier Rashford Kane (Cantwell)
    C) TAA Alli Rashford (Greenwood)

    1. Adamf1980
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C for me

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

      C have forgotten yesterday?

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C

    4. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C

  3. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Thoughts about these transfers?

    Alli ➡ Salah
    Rash ➡ Ings
    -4 hit

    Could sell Abraham instead but can't find anyone even half decent for under 5.8

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      DCL

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I wouldn't be taking Rashford out for a hit before the next 3

    3. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tammy to Ings

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rashford out for a hit. Not for me.

  4. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hows this WC team?

    Ryan Button
    TAA Kelly Soyuncu Rico Lundstram
    Mane KDB Alli Grealish Dendonker
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Thanks

  5. UnitedFan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sell Henderson due to fixtures or keep and hope for save points? Fixtures turn good again from 25-30.

    Obviously have Lundstram too.

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same dilemma here. I'm starting to think keep in

    2. Adamf1980
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Next 4/5 are horrible - I sold

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

      Same. If i get a chance will chuck for Ramsdale etc but lots of fires

      1. One Wheels Enough
          1 month, 28 days ago

          only if nothing else is more important

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What's your favourite pool treble ?

      Taa mane and
      1 Robertson
      2 firmino

      Can't fit Salah

      Thanks a lot

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thanks

      2. Neo-Viper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Bobby in form

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Robbo
        I'm going for Mane salah Taa

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

        Robbo
        Firmino not returning enough to justify his price imo

      5. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I've had TAA VVD and Salah all season.

    5. Adamf1980
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

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

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A

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

      Vardy Ings Rash - the best front 3 if on WC?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Most popular

      2. One Wheels Enough
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ings is probably more fragile tho

      3. milanista10
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A) Mount or Zaha out first?
        B) Martial or Maddison in?

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

        Who scores more in next 2 GWs?

        A) Salah + Maupay

        B) Alli + Rash

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Well Alli could be out so A

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

            Wouldn't be so sure, Rash might outscores both of them on its own 😉

      5. fabregasismagic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        2FT / 3.1ITB:
        Pulisic & Alli -> Salah & Grealish?

        Pope
        TAA Kelly Lundstram
        Maddison KDB Pulisic Alli
        Tammy Jimenez Vardy

        Button Cantwell Rico Pieters

      6. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Guys, I'm doing
        Aurier Alli >> salah © Dunk (-4)

        Is it a unnecessary risk or good shout ??

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Not sure for a hit amey

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Hmm
            Salah © is main lure add to Alli injury scare

          2. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Pereira & Alli > Trent & Martial for -4?

            Already have Kane and 2 spurs feels OTT and also have VVD

            Will swap Kane to Aguero next GW as have cash to do it

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

          Go for it.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Thanks mate 😀

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

          Do it

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Thanks mate

        4. Lazaretti
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No. Spurs fixtures are good Alli Aurier (+4) prob outscore Salah Dunk in next 5

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

            If Alli out then good moves

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            If Alli wasn't flagged I'd have not even thought about it.....

        5. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Do it

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Thanks mate

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

          Dunk is yellow flagged?

      7. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Anyone know if Aguero will be 100% for GW20? What’s latest news?

      8. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Is a double up on Rashford and Martial madess?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 28 days ago

              *madness*

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Not madness but are there not better options ?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Well already have Rashford but thinking Maddson to Martial.

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Richarlison ?

              2. One Wheels Enough
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  It's scary enough owning one of em...

              3. Make Arsenal Great Again
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                KDB looked knackered the last time around.Pep should give him a well deserved rest until Sunday.

              4. Wensink
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Two FTs this GW, Dele and Tammy to:

                A. Grealish, Rashford
                B. Salah, Greenwood

                Ramsdale/Martin
                TAA/Soyuncu/Lundstram/Kelly/Rico
                KDB/Mane/Maddison/Dele/Cantwell
                Jimenez/Vardy/Abraham

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

                  Best option?

                  A) Ings (343)
                  B) Grealish (352)

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

                Alli and Rashford to Salah C and Dings for a minus 4.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Hello mate
                  Thinking about similar move myself

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

                    Don't think alli will play to be honest.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Yep
                      He played one GW in my team.
                      16 points haul as ©
                      Thanks to him
                      Maybe will get back after GW 21

                2. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Probably doing the same

                3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  I wouldn't take a hit this gw. Loads of rotation risks . Can see a (very) low scoring gw

              6. FDMS All Starz
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Thoughts?

                Ryan
                TAA - Soy - Kiko
                Salah - Alli - Kdb - Mane - Grealish
                Vardy - Maupay

                Subs: Button - Greenwood - Rico - Lunds

                1. FDMS All Starz
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  WC team

              7. Henning
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                1 FT and 1.9 m in the bank .
                how do i get TAA back into my team??

                Pope Guaita

                Lundstram Aurier Dunk Rico Soyuncu

                Maddison Grealish Mane KDB Alli

                Ings Rashford Vardy

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

                Im on WC. What do you think should I go for treble pool Salah, Mane and TAA? Mane would be differential. My rivals don't have him.

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Whatever you can afford without sacrificing much in other positions

                  Salah, Mane, Trent is probably ideal. Robertson over one of the mids is also fine.

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

                  With news on DGW24 for Pool, and possible rest for Mané this GW (who I have), I'm doing that. GW24 not far away, so don't have to restructure for the triple-up.

              9. StayoutheSpiceZone
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Ok to save FT?

                Pope
                Soy Aurier Maguire
                Mane KDB Alli Grealish
                Vardy Kane (c) Rashford

                Button, Cantwell, Lunds, Prodl

                Thanks - save?

              10. Neo-Viper
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Ramsdale Button
                Taa Soy Lundstram Rico Kelly
                KDB Madds Mane Grealish Cantwell
                Vardy Kane Ings

                how is this WC team for you? any suggestion on how would you make it better?

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

                  Kelly is only playing until the other defenders are back - Don't know the situation on that
                  Don't like Grealish
                  Kane so far is outscored by Ings, Pukki - No value in him
                  Prefer Salah over Mane

                  All just my personal thoughts ofc.

                  1. Neo-Viper
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I wont be playing Kelly day in an day out. 343 is the formation. But who will be his alternate option?

                    Grealish by far is the budget player to get. If Villa are going down they will go down by fighting and he is the only one who has assists /goals locked in him.

                    Ings and Pukki not good fixtures and Kane could explode in his next two.

                    I have been considering Salah too but too much cash tied on Mane

              11. jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Pereira & Alli > Trent & Martial for -4?

                Already have Kane and 2 spurs feels OTT and also have VVD

                Will swap Kane to Aguero next GW as have money ITB

              12. Teahupo'o
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Think I'm gonna hold off on TAA (and his price rises 🙁 ) and wait to see how things shake out next GW. G2G?

                Pope
                Soyuncu Rico Williams
                Mane KDB Alli Grealish
                Vardy Kane Rashford

                (Button, Cantwell Lundstram Kelly)
                1FT 1.7ITB

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

                  I've currently got the same front 8 and also concluded to hold off on TAA. Alli is my only concern now.

              13. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Could it be a good idea to FH in 20? Or is that massively overthinking it?

                My team - in capitals those likely to be benched and those I want to get rid of

                Hendo
                Taa Soy Kelly
                MANE KDB ALLI Grealish
                VARDY ABRAHAM JIMENEZ
                Bench: RICHA, Guilbert, Lunny

                With FH20 Id go with a front 7 of

                Salah Martial Mount Trossard
                Kane Aguero Ings

                Crazy or genius?

                1. Teahupo'o
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Too much uncertainty right now. Even if tea leaves are read. I think that's a chip you'd want to have later on in the season.

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Crazy tbh.
                  Not much upside IMO

                  1. Pieterke30
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Not much upside?

                    Well if Mané gets benched, KDB gets benched, Vardy gets benched, Alli not in squad,... AND some of the new guys like Kane Aguero Ings Martial Trossard Mount get some points, the upside would b massive, wouldnt it?

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

                      It could work well yeah

                      1. Pieterke30
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        ...but you defo wouldnt do it?

                        It’s that or -8/-12 for me. Who many points (hits) is FH worth? 🙂

                      2. Pieterke30
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Just feel like a make or break move. Crazy I know but exciting. Season over if it fails though

                    2. Teahupo'o
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      A lot of what ifs. If the highest owned player in the game doesn't get rested v West Ham, it could be carnage.

                    3. Teahupo'o
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Having said that, play the game with your gut. It's the most enjoyable way. I'm just playing a bit of devil's advocate.

              14. Trophé Mourinho
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Hmm getting in Salah to compliment Mane with 24 in mind will be tricky. Cant lose Alli surely, he has Norwich that week. Only other way to do it is moving to a weak 4-4-2 which isnt great

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

                    Relax, it's not GW24 yet.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        yea, not going to look for now. Might be some injuries and I dont know what I will be doign with Ings and Pukki, literally guessing. I will just save all FTs for now

                  2. Ëð
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    On WC,

                    A) Rashford + Grealish + Mane
                    B) Jimenez + Maddison + Salah

                    Ramsdale, Button
                    TAA, Soy, Rico, Lund, Kelly
                    KDB, Alli, Cantwell, *, *
                    Vardy, Ings, *

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

                      B

                  3. MaticMVP
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Willems + Alli to Kiko + Kdb for -4?

                    Will ofc wait and see if more info on his injury comes out, but yeah, really tempted to do this.

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

                      Txs., he could be just the enabler I need.

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

                    Exact funds for both. Which should I do??

                    A) Alli + Maddison + Rash to Salah + Martial+ DCL (-4)

                    B) Alli+ Rash to Salah+ Maupay

                    1. jimmyabs1987
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I think Alli and Rash outscore B so A but I wouldn’t get rid of rash