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The case for Firmino in a Liverpool triple-up for Double Gameweek 24

Fantasy Premier League managers should consider Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) as Double Gameweek 24 edges closer.

That’s when Liverpool play two fixtures in one Gameweek, travelling to Wolves and West Ham in the space of six days – and many of us are still working out which type of triple-up to invest in.

Going into Gameweek 23, the worldwide ownership figures tell us that the offensive and defensive double-ups are likely to be given equal consideration at this stage:

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m): 40.1%
  • Sadio Mané (£12.4m): 40.0%
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m): 38.8%
  • Mohamed Salah (£12.3m): 25.4%
  • Andrew Robertson (£7.0m): 19.6%

The two prevailing options in the FPL community thus far are a Mané/Salah double-up or one involving both Alexander-Arnold and Robertson.

However, sitting at just 9.6% ownership, Firmino should not be overlooked as an alternative route into a Liverpool triple-up.

In this article, we are going to analyse the Brazilian’s underlying data from recent matches and compare him against other Liverpool options.

As this uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those with Membership can access it in full.

Do Liverpool’s fixtures warrant an attacking double-up?

Before comparing Liverpool’s attacking assets, it seems wise to examine the defensive data of their Double Gameweek opponents, if nothing else, to check that they are as brittle at the back as we need them to be.

As both Wolves and West Ham will be playing at home in Double Gameweek 24, we have assessed them over their last four matches played in front of their own fans.

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  1. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Do you think these are good moves for dgw24?

    Kelly/ Rico/ Traore -> Robbo/ Williams/ 4.3mid (-8)

    Already have Salah and TAA
    0FT |1.3 ITB

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 6 hours ago

      Not really no. Can't you just get Gomez?

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 6 hours ago

        Agree

        1. Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 days, 6 hours ago

          How about Kelly/Rico/Traore -> VVD/ Williams/ Fleck?
          Sheffield with some good fixtures after dgw...
          Not fan of Gomez.

    2. Ancelotti XI
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 6 hours ago

      Not at all, no.

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 days, 4 hours ago

        thanks

  2. britzdubb
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    exact money for aurier+zaha-> fanderson+Gomez

    1. yay
    2. nay

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      1

    2. Soto Ayam
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Not for Anderson, any others?

        1. britzdubb
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          6.6 max

          was tempted by DGW and he has previously thrived under Moyes, playedok vs Shef as well

          1. Soto Ayam
              4 days, 7 hours ago

              He's mercurial to say the least. Worth a punt at least

        2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          1, but not wild about Fanderson.

        3. Ancelotti XI
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 6 hours ago

          Grealish perhaps?

      • Tabasco
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Grealish & Rashford to Salah & Maupay?

        Can't afford it if Salah rises and the first two have City & Liverpool, otherwise I'd think it's a bit rash!

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 6 hours ago

          grealish doesnt have city

          must be rash so

          1. Tabasco
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            True story

      • KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Are these moves worth it to get Salah?

        Martial, Richarlison, Chilwell -> Salah, Doucoure, Williams

        Or i could go:

        Martial + Chilwell -> Grealish + Robertson (go with no Salah)

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 6 hours ago

          dont really like either - B at a push

        2. Ancelotti XI
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 6 hours ago

          Leicester have West Ham in GW24... Nobody else you can shift? Also only really worth it if you have 2 FTs.

          An 8pt hit really increases the risk you take a net loss on this, with a less balanced side to deal with in a fortnight.

      • Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Look good for GW24?

        McCarthy
        TAA Sidibe Williams
        Salah (TC) KDB Martial Grealish
        Firmino Rashford Vardy

        Martin Lund Shelvey Rico

        1. Soto Ayam
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            If you're gonna TC and put firminio in, might as well captain him ya?

            1. Cahill
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              would prefer salah, thanks though

        2. migas2k7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Who for the next two GW's:

          A) Abraham
          B) Maupay
          C) Calvert (got richarlison cover)

          additional up front i have ings and vardy.

          1. kuzser
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            I'd say B

          2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            DCL

        3. Gazpilicueta
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          double game week to consider, whany thoughts appreciated

          Foster, Button
          Trent, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Sidibe, Tomori
          KDB, Mane, Maddison, Wijnaldum, Dendoncker
          Aguero, Vardy, Ayew
          0.7 in the bank and 2 free transfers

          Here are my thoughts so far.
          1) 2 free transfers.... I'm thinking probably just use one this week, which gives me the most flexibility going into the dgw.
          2) I am definitely up for a liverpool triple up gw24, out of all of the options I think I prefer Robertson, and could just keep him long term, although I could be tempted by Gomez/may have to cos hes cheaper.
          3) Could happily bring in a west ham player for their double up, I quite like Felipe Anderson, although hes not very popular.
          4) time to get rid of Vardy I think, not sure who to go to, or what price point though, maybe Rashford, but I'm not super excited by United.
          5) Soyuncu has been great but leicesters fixtures scare me, sidibe is cool but expensive, and tomori needs to go in my opinion, not sure in what order to deal with these issues.
          6)Maddison should probably make way for someone more exciting soon, but i dont think its a pressing issue.

          to anyone that read this far, thanks, and i look forward to reading your thoughts!

          1. britzdubb
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            currently considering number 3 myself , see above

        4. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Anyone thought of a free-hit in DGW to take advantage of the other great fixtures as well i.e.

          Aston Villa v Watford
          Spurs v Norwich City
          Everton v Newcastle United
          Man Utd v Burnley

          1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Would consider if I wasn't such a coward.

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            The big blank in 31 still to come. If Liverpool go on a cup run too then that will play havoc with squads.

        5. cjk17
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Anyone know anything about Adam Idah of Norwich? Need a 4.4 attacker to finish my team and he played 64 minutes for Norwich last GW. Will he start again? Worth a punt?

          1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 7 hours ago

            Out when Pukki's back. Greenwood better if just going to be benched anyway.

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 7 hours ago

            No, Pukki is back, just get Greenwood.

            1. cjk17
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 7 hours ago

              Ah. Cheers guys.

        6. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          I'm kinda desperate to have 3 Liv players along with Martial, Alli and ideally triple Leicester for dgw 24.
          Will appreciate your advice guys on the below options:

          1) gw24: Rico Grealish Jimenez-> VVD Martial Greenwood for -4
          2) gw24: Grealish Jimenez -> Fleck FIRMINO
          gw25: Alli-> Martial
          gw26: Maddison Firmino-> Salah Ayew for -4 (and rotate Ayew with Fleck)
          3) Rico Jimenez-> VVD Maupay for free
          4) Rico Alli -> GOMEZ Martial for free
          5) Rico Grealish-> ROBBO Hayden

          Currently squad:
          McCarthy
          Taa- Soy- Lundstram
          Mane- Kdb -Maddison- Alli
          Vardy -Ings -Jimenez

          Grealish Rico Kelly

        7. Flynny
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Who to triple captain next week out of mane and Salah?

          I'm at 450k - so thinking salah as he will be more of a differential....

          Thanks

          1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Consensus when this was asked a couple of hours ago was Mo.

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Mo - 3 double digit returns in last 6

            But wary of two away games - one of which is fairly meh

            1. Flynny
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              Cheers. Think I'm heading to mo

        8. fakelund
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Anything pressing needed here this week, or bank?

          Guaita
          Soyuncu, TAA, Doherty
          Cantwell, Mane, Richarlison, KDB
          Maupay, Rashford, Vardy (c)

          Heaton, Grealish, Lundstram, Kelly)

          1. dmkp
            • 4 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            G2G

        9. fachada
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          which one of those 3 would you keep for upcoming gameweeks? Martial, Abraham or Richarlison?

          1. Gazpilicueta
            • 5 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Personally I like Richarlison, and his fixtures look pretty good too.

        10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Anyone thinking of the Alli > Mahrez swap?

          Mahrez will surely be tough for Pep to not give minutes to over the next few

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 7 hours ago

            Tempting but nah, like Allis next 2 fixtures and more nailed

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              Norwich good fixture for sure
              Watford bad though, very bad at the minute

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 7 hours ago

            sold for Martial last week

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Rich looks a better bet possibly than Rich to be fair with fixtures & nailedness

        11. Gazpilicueta
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          What has your overall rank journey been like this year?

          Mine has been kinda fun so far, jumping between 200k and 500k pretty much all year, averaging around 250k, then in the last few weeks I manage to get close to, and within 100k.

          Last weeks Aguero Captaincy has shot me into the top 25k, hopefully I haven't peaked too soon, Let's see if I can reach the 10k target!

          interested to hear your overall rank journeys

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            90k...WC wk 2....273...91....73....last 13 weeks between 3k and 5k.

            1. Gazpilicueta
              • 5 Years
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              does this mean you were 73rd in gameweek 4? congrats!

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 6 hours ago

                lol...no
                gw 8

          2. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Cant kick on, two steps forward one back, somewhere around the 500k mark. Not a good season. Hoping the darkness will end soon

          3. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Really well done.
            Mine has been really bad start, pulled it back to about 300k, been there ever since.

        12. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 days, 6 hours ago

          Do you think there will be a better DGW to come than the Pool in 24?

          1. jacklfc88
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Yes probably. Depends really on FA Cup fixtures though.

          2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Probably not.
            DGW with a week between fixtures is pretty unusual and Pool have won a frankly unbelievable 20 out of 21 games this season - they are that good.

            1. jacklfc88
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              Yeah but it is FA Cup in between there. Shrewsbury away, granted, but it's a kind draw and all of a sudden you're in the last 16 with another trophy to go for.

              Klopp has sent Phillips back to Stuttgart, there will be a stronger XI in the cup IMO than previous, perhaps one or two of the big hitters.

          3. Jullepuu
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              Fixture wise probably yes but this double game week will have a smaller risk for rotation

          4. jacklfc88
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Anyone thinking Abraham for next few as a differential, tough fixtures but decent form...

            My season is done with leagues I am in, too many template sides, so I am just looking to play catch up and have a bit of fun.

            1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
              • 2 Years
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              I'm sure he'll tick over, but wouldn't bother with Tammy if you are just looking for a laugh.

              1. jacklfc88
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 6 hours ago

                Well, not just a laugh I still wanna finish as high as possible

            2. KingOllie
              • 4 Years
              4 days, 6 hours ago

              Get Laca if you want a punt

              1. jacklfc88
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 6 hours ago

                Not enough budget.

          5. KingOllie
            • 4 Years
            4 days, 6 hours ago

            Who would you rather have this gameweek?

            A) Chilwell (bur)
            B) Robertson (MUN)

            1. mojoindojo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 days, 5 hours ago

              A

          6. mojoindojo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 days, 5 hours ago

            Salah and Holgate likely to rise before deadline?

            Have only .1 buffer to do Traore,Pereira -> Salah,Holgate next week .

          7. TripleHHH
              4 days, 5 hours ago

              Sitting at 145k overall with 1.8m ITB 2FT and this team:

              Pope, Button
              TAA, Sidibe, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Rico
              Ali, KDB, Salah, Cantwell, Dendoncker
              Vardy, DCL, Rashford

              Thinking Ali to Son but not sure there's much point
              or
              Ali to Mahrez (rotation risk)
              or
              upgrade Soyuncu to VVD

              Still have TC, bench boost and wildcard to play.

              Any thoughts?

            • pakornk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 4 hours ago

              for those getting Firmino, arent you scared of rotation? surely Origi or Minamino starts one.

              1. jacklfc88
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 4 hours ago

                no Origi and/or Minamino start the FA Cup along with one of Salah/Mane and Elliot/Shaqiri

            • pakornk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 days, 4 hours ago

              would you rather have Firmino or Robertson?

              1. mcsteely
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 days, 3 hours ago

                Robbo

            • Sloths
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 days, 1 hour ago

              I think it's hilarious how many people are considering Salah for captain or TC in GW24. Do you know how many away goals he's scored this season?

              1...… and that was against a terrible Bournmouth side.

              I hope he gets the most captained. I really do 🙂

            • chrisb182
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 21 hours ago

              Hi all, I really need some help with these two options:

              A) Salah & Calvert-Lewin
              or
              B) Mahrez & Firmino

              Rest of my team is:
              McCarthy (Henderson)
              TAA, Lundstram, Dunk (Janmaat, Williams)
              Mane, KDB, Cantwell, Trossard
              Vardy, Ings

            • Pépé Pig
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 8 hours ago

              Bench 1:

              A) Grealish (bha)
              B) Cantwell (BOU)
              C) Jimi (SOU)

              Thanks