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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Double Gameweek 24

The much-anticipated first Double Gameweek of the season has arrived!

Don’t forget to set your teams – the deadline is at 18:30 GMT, which leaves just enough time for a quick round-up of the latest opinion and stats across Fantasy Football Scout.

It’s all about Liverpool in Gameweek 24, with FPL managers having to make decisions on which trio to include and who to captain. Persuasive arguments in favour of one player or another are being bandied about, and perhaps the best advice came from Joe in this week’s Captaincy Video:

The best thing is to keep an open mind, there’s a lot of good stats for [Liverpool players]

– Joe

We should also set our expectations levels and not get too despondent if the Gameweek doesn’t start as we hope. As David reported in his excellent Captain Sensible article:

West Ham (13) have allowed the third-most number of big chances over the last four, while no team, not even Liverpool have conceded fewer than Wolves (four).

– David

So we could have to wait until the final match of the Gameweek on Wednesday 29 January before we feel the benefit of this exciting DGW – you have been warned! As Greyhead observed in his regular round-up of The Great and The Good, will the D in DGW stand for disappointing, devastating or dream?

Many of us value the opinion of elite FPL managers, but there is no consensus to be found:

Much will depend on what form the triple Liverpool takes with Mark, Joe and FPL General already committing to a double attack but as previously reported Sean Tobin has already doubled down in defence along with other notable Hall of Famers Stephen Harrap, Fabio Borges and Marlen Rattiner.

– Greyhead

Lateriser12 is one of the in-form managers following his recent surge up the rankings thanks to captain Aguero. He joined Joe and Az on this week’s Scoutcast and offered his insights on Liverpool and their opposition. He will be handing the armband to Mané.

Having re-watched highlights of Liverpool’s recent matches, he felt they had been very lucky not to concede a goal in their last seven matches. He also pointed out that Wolves have scored in every home match they’ve played in this season. This backs-up David’s observation in the Captain Sensible article:

Yes, Liverpool have seven clean sheets in a row and are top of the league for shots in the box and big chances conceded over the last four, but goals for Wolves and West Ham are not necessarily out of the question. Both clubs are in the division’s top half for big chances in the last four matches.

– David

While Az pointed out that Mané’s touch heatmap has not been too encouraging of late – the biggest highlighted area was out wide on the right – Lateriser12 paid more attention to his recent shots heatmap, which are all very close to goal. Closer than Salah’s shots, indeed.

Of course, as Joe has been reminding us recently, FPL is just a game. You play against other people and therefore player ownership is a factor.

A strong differential captain mentioned by David and Sam in recent weeks is Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian has had more shots in the box and big cChances in his last four away matches than both Mane and Salah. 

And if money is a worry, both Az (in the Scoutcast) and Tom Freeman have picked out Joe Gomez as a differential pick

Finally if you haven’t seen Legomané’s beautiful “Double” Gameweek spreadsheet they are well worth a look and highlight how some of us might be overlooking defenders. 

Away from the debate surrounding the Liverpool players, Troy Deeney has been tipped to do well away to Aston Villa. The Watford captain has been included in this week’s Scout Picks and is the focus of Pep Pig‘s predictions article.

Spurs find themselves top of the latest DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds provided by G-Whizz with an enticing home match against Norwich City. And Joe is in danger of having his dullard status revoked as he contemplates adding Cresswell to his side for their two fixtures in Gameweek 24. The West Ham full-back has played the most key passes of any of his colleagues since Gameweek 21.

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  1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Any inside scoop or rumors on whether or not Ings starts?

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

      Why would he not?

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Manager made reference to front 2's workload. But i agree doesn't make sense to rest him.

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

          Fair enough. Not a Saints fan but I'd be surprised if he was rested.

      2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        The gaffer has signaled that he could be rested. Even the team news section of this site has him on the bench. That said, there is no actual news.

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I’d like to
      Know that too. Hopefully someone on here knows a twitter site that has a few minutes before the deadline news post

    3. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      someone said in another thread on here that Ings hasn't been spotted at the Lowery (which I assume is the hotel), take it with a pinch of salt, he could have been hiding lol

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        The Lowry is where Man United stay. Perhaps there is one in London????

        Anyway If he doesn’t play at all, no big deal. I just don’t want the one minute cameo.

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I’m not aware of a Lowry in London

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hasenhuttl dropped a hint he may rotate but no clue if this means Ings or not

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        He did also say Ings cant play all the games in the schedule. A rest is coming, sod knows if its tonight though.

    5. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      FPL_Rockstar says he might get early team news

  2. Luton_Fan
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Bench 1.

    A. Soyuncu (West Ham H)
    B. Dunk (Bournemouth A)
    C. Holgate (Newcastle H)?

    thanks in advance

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

      Probably Holgate.

    2. SheBangsTheDrums
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A

    5. Mings the Merciless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A

    6. COYS78
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B.

    7. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      C

  3. BigPointDipper
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Is there any reliable sources that is going to release Man City line up early?

  4. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Who would you bench?

    A. Ings (cry)
    B. Traore (LIV)
    C. Soy (WHU)
    D. B.Williams (BUR)

    Concerned about Ings game time tonight.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        A

    2. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      D

  5. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How’s this looking chaps? GTG? Bench right?

    https://imgur.com/gallery/Fx2Xg4B

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Spot on. GL

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yep.

  6. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Last minute ft or stay as I am?.... very tempted by soy to cresswell...
    1ft & 0.4m

    Gazza
    TAA Soy Williams
    Salah (TC) Mane KDB Grealish
    Vardy Martinelli Calvert-Lewin

    Krul Traore Kelly Baldock

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Stick.

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why can’t see Ham scoring in either game with their injuries!

  7. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Would you rather have/play maddison or grealish?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I have both. Playing both and benching Ings.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Also decided to bench Ings and play both Maddi & Grealish

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I think Hasenhuttl will bench him too. Don’t want a 10 minute cameo.

    2. COYS78
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Maddison is a better play this week. Watford's form right now is strong.

  8. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Who to play?

    A. Maddisson
    B. DCL

    Already have Vardy up top playing.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B

  9. Shels1895
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    FPL Rockstar just tweeted saying he might have some team news on Palace Southampton

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      hope it's soon, going to be out soon

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Hope it's the Palace team 😀

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

      I think I'd rather have Ings off the bench than start any of my subs.

    3. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Waiting

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

      Wow

    5. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Back out of retirement

  10. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I can see liverpool losing 1-0 at wolves and just being left with Ham game for Fantasy points. Can’t help the feeling Vardy is a better TC option at home to the hammers!
    Will role with Salah anyway, hopefully he scores a pen at least. Put TC on Shane Duffy for Brighton’s late double gameweek last season...can’t be any worse than that surely!

    1. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I can also see var giving salah a brace

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Let’s hope so

      2. tomasjj
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Or Frimino getting the goal that should have stood this weekend.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nah. Pool will Win both 1 or 2 nil.

    3. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      One of the LFC players Firmino or TAA can easily get a rest and do a 20 min cameo only. Also possible for Salah or Mane, but less likely.

  11. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Made a cheeky punt on martinelli

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      not a bad choice

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Arsenal goals scored away from home this season
      9 Aubameyang
      1 Martinelli, Pepe, Torreira
      0 The Rest

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Second top scorer then 😆

    3. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      As my original plan to replace auba but went with Ings instead. Really regretting it

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

    Rico Dendo Lundstram
    BHA LIV MCI
    Bench order correct?

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Lund 1

  13. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    GTG?

    McCarthy
    TAA(vc) Aurier Rico
    Salah(TC) Mane KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Maupay Ings

    Martin Cantwell Kelly Lundstram

  14. Monkey magic 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Evening all, how’s this looking gtg?

    Foster
    TAA / Dunk / Sidibe / Williams
    Salah / Mane(TC) / KDB
    Aguero / Ings / DCL

    Ryan / Traore / Fleck / Lund

    Team and bench ok? Also really torn between Mane and Salah for the armband.

  15. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Who to buy:

    A - Lascelles
    B - Stephens
    C Cathcart

    1. RLew
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I bought Cathcart, but strongly considered those other two and Williams. I was only focused on the next couple of weeks, though, and he seemed the best combination of most nailed and best schedule.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I’ve got Stephens. Also got Foster which was why.

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Bring in

    A Greenwood or
    B Haller

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A

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

      B for me.

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A. Haller is sh1t

    4. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      b

  17. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Lucas or Martial?

    This week only .

    Thanks 🙂

    1. COYS78
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Martial.

  18. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    how many TC this gw?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Lots.

  19. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    A) cantwell
    B) lord
    C) Rico

    Bench order please..

    1. COYS78
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Cantwell
      Lord
      Rico

  20. HellasLEAF
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Is McCarthy nailed as Soton keeper for rest of season gents?

    Have him as 2nd choice keeper in my WC team...

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Until they lose 9nil again

  21. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Bench Cantwell or Ings?

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Cant

  22. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    TAA Soy Sidibe
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish
    Vardy Maupay DCL

    McGovern Traore Lund Williams

    1. thom830g
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      gtg!

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

    Who is more likely to start?

    A) B. Williams
    Or
    B) Tanganga
    ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A

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

        Reckon he is first choice now over Shaw?

        1. Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not necessarily but can play in two positions apparently. Also Shaw had some cramp issues late in the last match so might not be fit to start two in a row.

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

            Thanks for this.

  24. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Son and Grealish are my differentials for this GW over my ML rival, 15+ combined points is all I want

  25. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Just changed my TC from Salah to mané.
    I'm top of my ml and pretty sure the others close will cap Salah.
    Too risky?

  26. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Any non-Salah Mane TAA tc-ers out there?

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Likely me. Firmino if Aguero doesn't play or non-triple-cap Salah.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Good a shout as any

      2. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Do you rely on ManC team news?

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      O/

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Poorly worded by me are you TCing another?

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          No. TC used in GW 1

    3. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Bobby Firmino captainer o/

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yeah sorry I meant TCers other than the big 3 like maybe a Robbo or VVD

  27. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    So torn on this one. Any thoughts?

    A) Sidibe + Traore > VVD + Fleck
    B) Sidibe + Soyuncu > VVD + 4.4 (Webster/Lacelles/Tanganga/WIlliams)
    C) Soyuncu/Sidibe + Maddison > VVD + Grealish

    1. thom830g
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A

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

    Which scores more?

    A) 90 mins of Fleck (MCI)
    B) 30 mins of Ings (cpa)

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Both likely to be low. If you think Ings is benched I’d go A

  29. snowman
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Best option for Mount... Grealish?

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I did that this week

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

    Traore or Soy first on bench?
    Lundstram third.......

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why would you bench Soyuncu home to WH?

      1. timmmuh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Especially with Ndidi likely back on the pitch