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Which Liverpool assets should we buy for Double Gameweek 24?

Six-time top 5k finisher Utkarsh Dalmia – aka Zophar –  talks us through the Liverpool options after Double Gameweek 24 was confirmed.

With Utkarsh drawing heavily on stats from our Members Area, a large chunk of this article is available only to subscribers.


It’s been a tough Christmas period. Games have been coming thick and fast and with the turnaround so short between fixtures, Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have barely enough time to digest the information from one Gameweek before another is upon us.

The confirmation that Liverpool and West Ham will enjoy a Double Gameweek 24 (due to their postponed fixture in Gameweek 18) has grabbed headlines and, given Liverpool’s dominant form in the league, surely three assets is almost a requirement. Their players are already highly owned:

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) – 39.5% ownership
  • Sadio Mané (£12.3m) – 37.7% ownership
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) – 34.1% ownership
  • Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) – 24.7% ownership
  • Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) – 18.9% ownership

The ownership indicates that most teams already feature at least one of Mané or Salah with at least one Liverpool defender. The question before managers then is where to invest in for the third asset: attack or defence?

Despite conceding the fewest goals in the league (14), Liverpool have kept just six clean sheets, approximately one every third game. They registered a total of 20 shut-outs last season, an average of just over one every two games, so there has definitely been some regression there. However, it is worth mentioning that they have banked four clean sheets in as many matches since Joe Gomez (£5.1m) was partnered alongside van Dijk, so there are signs of improvement and their defence definitely warrants investment.

Their two full-backs are compared using the Comparison Tool in the Members Area for the last six Gameweeks, with Robertson on the left and Trent on the right in the below graphic:


An FPL veteran of 10 seasons, Utkarsh Dalmia has been a member of the site right since 2009 and has finished in the top 5k in six of those campaigns, with a best finish of 17th in 2010. A Chelsea fan based in India, he relies heavily on statistics for his FPL decision-making process.

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1,336 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Igor-Stimac
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Grealish or Kelly?

    1. SB007
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Neither. Traoré.

      1. Igor-Stimac
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        To play, not to pick.

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Grealish

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I would play Grealish.
      Kelly has quite a low ceiling and Norwich are scoring a few again.
      When in doubt I would go for the more attacking and more expensive player.

      1. Igor-Stimac
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Good advice,thanks!

    4. The Rock
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Grealish.

    5. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Attacker!

      1. BNMC
          7 months, 12 days ago

          As Andy always says, "play the attacker."

    6. BNMC
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Do we expect Sidibe to rise in price before the deadline?

        1. SB007
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          No.

      • ELMEO
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Gazza + Grealish > Fabs + Traore

        This week for free? Or give it one more week?

        1. SB007
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          One more

      • Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        GTG? Bench ok?

        Ryan
        Rico Soy TAA
        Salah(c) KDB Grealish Martial Traore
        Kane Vardy(vc)

        Button Kelly Greenwood Lundy

        I have 1FT and 0.1itb how does it look?

        Cheers!

        1. ELMEO
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Kelly over Rico?
          Suspect most will go with Vardy as captain

          1. Bubbles1985
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Kelly is a good shout.

            But no way I am picking Vardy over Salah as captain this week. 😀

            1. anish10
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Same boat as you, heart is saying Salah but you sure of his minutes?

      • MESSINHO
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Ryan
        TAA - Soy - Kelly
        Mane - KdB - Alli - Martial
        Vardy (C) - Jimenez - Abraham

        Subs: Button - Rico - Hayden - Lundstram

        2 FT, 0.7 ITB

        Having a hard time deciding what transfer to make.

        I'm planning to get Robbo for Soy in GW24, so before that I should sell Abraham and Alli to afford it (probably for Ings and Maddison), but want to keep them whis gameweek.

        For this week what to do?

        A) Hayden -> Cantwell
        B) Ryan -> Fabianski
        C) Kelly/Rico -> Simspon
        D) Burn a FT

        Thanks!

        1. Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          B

        2. SB007
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Do nothing or Tammy to Jimmy.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Can't have 2 Jimmys

      • Christina.
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        What did I miss?

        Traore this Traore that...

        1. The Rock
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          He was so fast, you must have missed him Christina!

          1. Christina.
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            x

        2. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          He's the new De Bruyne.

        3. SB007
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          It’s a TRaP. But could to release funds.

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Trap ?? 5.5m three great fixtures, in an attacking team all in form....... and when Klopp says he was "worried about him that putting two men on him was not enough", you know you have a player !!!

            1. Ivor Mac
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Traore is a trap. He scores spectacular goals but he misses chances from 5 yards out. He won't assist much because he doesn't have vision. Delighted people are jumping on. Means a rank increase for me as he hits blank after blank

              1. BNMC
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  I know he's only 5.5 but people are only jumping on him because he performed against Man City. If you take the 2 City games out, he's only hit over 5 points twice.

                  1. Klaren
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 12 days ago

                    That’s still good for a 5.5 midfielder.

          2. Alberto Tomba
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            I remember watching him against Liverpool last season I think it was, and thinking why have they let this 100m sprinter who clearly isn't able to control a ball on the pitch. Shows what I know 😉

          3. Warby84
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Zaha was a bigger trp

        4. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Planning to save a ft, too much rotations on the horizon.

          GTG?

          Also who to cpt?

          Ramsdale
          TAA Soy Kelly
          Salah KdB Alli Grealish
          Vardy Rash Maupay

          Martin Lund Guilbert Dendo

          1,6 itb, 1ft

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            KDB at home

          2. pitstop1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            GTG and play safe with Vardy this week I think - only guaranteed starter of the options available.

          3. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            save

        5. Tshelby
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Any suggeestions? Keep Richarlison? Keep Kelly?

          1FT/1.8 ITB

          Guaita, Button
          TAA, Kiko, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Kelly
          Mane, KdB, Alli, Richarlison, Hayden
          Ings, Jimenez, Vardy

          Maybe Kelly to Sidibe?

          1. The Rock
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Team looks good I would keep Richy anyway. Kelly to Sidibe also sounds good, Everton has good fixtures and he looks great going forward, could even play OOP more often going forward.

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Keep Rich after this GW has 5 easy ones

          3. Lignja
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            I would keep money itb you will need it for 3th Liverpool soon

          4. Tshelby
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks all! Think I will save for now

        6. Ohh1454
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Save ft or any suggestions ? 0.0itb
          Ryan
          Taa Pereria Kelly
          Mane Kdb Alli Maddison
          Ings Tammy Vardy
          Bench - button el ghazi Saiss lund

          1. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Tammy to Jimmy or save

        7. Lignja
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Who to start Kelly or Rico?

          No ft left 1.6m itb

          Pope
          Taa, Lundstram, Kelly
          Mane, Kdb, Alli, Traore
          Abraham, Vardy (c), Rashford

          Martin, Rico, Lundstram, Dendoker

          1. Lignja
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Lundstram in team is Soyuncu

          2. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Kelly , i think westham will score

          3. pitstop1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Rico

          4. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            I'm playing Kelly ahead of Rico.

            It's pretty close to be honest but Palace don't tend to concede many away from home and not sure how much I trust Rico.

            Moyes effect......might not be anything but you never know 😉

          5. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Rico has much more assist potential. Creates big chances with that left peg of his.

            Kelly offers literally nothing going forward.

            1. Lignja
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Oh crap it is 2:2 again 🙂

          6. Lignja
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks all, ill start Kelly i think

          7. Klaren
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            I’m starting Kelly, Palace has a much better defence than Bournemouth. Rico supposedly have good attacking threat but he barely passed the halfway line in the game vs Brighton.

        8. Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Hendo
          Taa,Gomez,Kelly
          Mane,Kdb,Ali,Maddy
          Vardy,Jimmy,Rash

          Button Cantwell,Rico,Lund

          Good to go mate? Vardy for captain.

          1. Lignja
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Nice, wc team?

            1. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              no still have my wildcard

              1. Lignja
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Nice when is last chance to use first wc?

                1. Kip
                  • 6 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  Last week

                2. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  i had use my first wc , i am holding my second wildcard for dgw

          2. puhd
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Good

            1. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              thanks

        9. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Would you start Greenwood ahead of Grealish (bur) or Richarlison (mcy) this week?

          1. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            play grealish please

          2. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            No

          3. The Rock
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Easy choice. Play Grealish.

          4. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            There's still absolutely no guarantees that Greenwood starts, especially against Arsenal

        10. Kaiser123
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Thoughts on Arse vs MU being a high scoring game. I think having Rash/ Martial double could be good especially if Mustafi plays instead of Chambers. Liv vs SU I reckon will be 1-0, so no point doubling up witn LIv attackers yet.

            1. OLLY G
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              I like your thinking

            2. SB007
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              There will be goals.

            3. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              i suspcet will be high scoring match

          • unitednations
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Very tough call...

            Alli + Rashford >> Martial + Vardy (c) worth it?

            - Alli could be rested followed by a tough fixture
            - Martial much better value than Rashford
            - Vardy the best cpt option over next two gw's imo...

            1. OLLY G
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Defo imo. Vardy is a must.

            2. Kip
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              I would

          • Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            *REPOST*

            2 FT 0 ITB

            Schmeichel Button
            TAA Aurier Rico Kelly Lundy
            Mane KDB Martial Douglas Dendo
            Kane Vardy Tammy

            A. Aurier & Douglas to Brandon Williams & Traore for free
            B. Tammy to Jimmy for free & save 1 FT
            C. A & B for -4

            1. SB007
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              B

            2. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              b

            3. Sjaak
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              b

          • Alberto Tomba
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Doesn't seem to be a lots of Wildcards being used..

            Any thoughts on my WC lot?
            Alisson
            TAA Soyuncu Otamendi Holgate Rico
            Mane KDB Martial Maddison Mooy
            Vardy Jimenez Deeney

            1. SB007
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Good team. Nice to see Deeney.

              1. Alberto Tomba
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Cheers. I think he'll have the bit between his teeth having been out so long.
                I could do TAA + Deeney -> Gomez and Rashford, but I fear for the minutes of the latter two, given Liverpool's rotation for that spot and Greenwood's form.

                I chose Mooy over Cantwell as his recent finish was very composed, and I expect Norwich's energy to ebb if they don't gain momentum asap.
                Rico over Lundstram as Shu have tough fixtures coming up whereas Bou have an opposite swing

            2. puhd
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Missing Salah

              1. Ivor Mac
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Salah has done nothing this season for his price. He is a fade I'm my opinion. As for the team Otamendi is an horrendous pick.

                1. Alberto Tomba
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  Is Otamendi not likely to start? I figure City will at some point start registering clean sheets.
                  I chose Mane over Salah as he's having a better season for us, and I expect him to continue to beat Mo for FPL points for the rest of the season (not by much mind).

            3. Kip
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              I like it, bar Alisson.
              He wont get any bonus and barely any save points. Gomez or VVD are better options to get double pool def imo

              Allison Soy => Schmeichel VVD an option?

              1. Alberto Tomba
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Cheers KIP, good point. I've gone for Alisson+Rico -> Ramsdale +Gomez

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Lots getting in Traoré but could Sarr be decent alternative?

            1. SB007
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Yup.

            2. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Nice shout.

            3. Dr.Oftaw
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Now he’s broken into the starting 11 he’s had 3 goals and 1 assist in his 7 starts, so yeah he is sitting quietly under the radar

          • Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 12 days ago

            keep rash , Ali to Maddy maybe?

            1. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              fail reply

            2. SB007
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Yes. LC have nice fixtures.

          • Ëð
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            On draft, would you lose C. Wilson for Pukki? Just a bit scared with those Bournemouth fixtures coming up.

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Yes

            2. SB007
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Absolutely.

          • SB007
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Have you planned all your transfers up to the DGW.

            I know there could be rotation and injuries but if you seriously want to increase rank plan now.

            1. BNMC
                7 months, 12 days ago

                I have a few ideas; I'll be assessing them all over the 10-day break upcoming.

                1. SB007
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  Well done.

            2. puhd
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Who to sell for Traore: Maddison or Alli?
              I have to free up funds to get Trent

              1. SB007
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Alli. Think he has been very lucky.

            3. Sjaak
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              2FT .2ITB
              Ryan
              TAA Willems Kelly Rico Lund
              KDB Mane Alli Mount Grealish
              Vardy Kane Connolly

              A) Kane & Mount => Jimenez & Martial
              B) Kane & Mount & Grealish (-4) => Jimenez & Martial & Maddison
              C) Mount (& Willems) => Traore (& Gomez)

              1. SB007
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                A

            4. footballcandy
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Do we thing Lucas Moura will start this GW?

              1. SB007
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Yes. Made a big impact last game.

            5. D.Glynn
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Play one,
              A) Lund. Liv away
              B) Kelly. Nor away
              C) Rico. WHam away
              D) Cantwell. CPalace Home

              1. SB007
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                B

              2. puhd
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                D

              3. pitstop1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                D but surely you need to play one of A, B or C too? In which case, C for me for the potential attacking points.

            6. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Save the FT?

              Pope
              Soy, TAA, Kelly
              Mane, Salah, Grealish, KDB
              Jimi(VC), Vardy (C), DCL

              Button, Cantwell, Lund, Mariappa

              1. SB007
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Good team. Grealish ?

              2. puhd
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Yes

            7. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              What to do with the 0.5 burning a hole in my pocket?

              Pope
              TAA Soyunca Rico
              Mane KDB Alli Willian
              Vardy Rashford Jimenez
              Button Cantwell Dunk Lundstram

              1. SB007
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Willi out Mart in.

            8. puhd
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              How are Alli’s stats? Is he worth keeping?

              1. SB007
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Don’t think he is clinical for enough.

              2. iL PiStOlErO
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Yes, at least this week. When Son returns then maybe change

              3. Tshelby
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Meh don’t know. Seems to score his goals but doesn’t really look amazing

              4. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                Low shot volume, but high quality chances. Keep for at least one more game if you have him.

                1. puhd
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  Thanks

              5. pitstop1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                he's an obvious fall guy in GW 23 in order to upgrade for the upcoming Liverpool double but I would keep for Saints - was unlucky in the last game not to haul.

                1. pitstop1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 12 days ago

                  *22 when we have 'Pool ... 23 unlikely to be great with new Watford either.

            9. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Grealish, Tammy to Adama Traoré, Vardy (C) for -8?

              1. puhd
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 12 days ago

                8point hit kinda harsh. But Vardy a must imo

            10. Raf
              • 11 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Does this need any surgery? Had a bad 2 weeks

              Ramsdale
              Soy aurier taa
              Cantwell Alli kdb Salah Maddison
              Vardy Tammy

              Button jiminez Kelly Lund

            11. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 12 days ago

              Guys

              A) rash and grealish(current)
              B) jime and martial(free)
              C) grealish to traore free