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The best FPL players to sign for Double Gameweeks 24 and 25

Fantasy Premier League has presented managers with a fantastic opportunity to make up ground with the announcement of Double Gameweeks 24 and 25.

Everybody’s squad is different but, right now, I am looking to invest heavily to maximise my coverage of players with a total of three fixtures across those two rounds.

In this article, I will pick out some of the key assets I am considering signing now so they are sat in my team ready for another period of bumper Gameweeks.

HOW I DID IN GAMEWEEK 22

WHAT ARE THE DOUBLE GAMEWEEK FIXTURES?

Double Gameweek 24

  • Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (home) and Everton (away)
  • Everton v Fulham (home) and Manchester City (home)
  • Burnley v Crystal Palace (away) and Fulham (home)
  • Fulham v Everton (away) and Burnley (away)

Double Gameweek 25

  • Leeds United v Wolves (away) and Southampton (home)
  • Southampton v Chelsea (home) and Leeds United (away)

Already, these fixtures present a great opportunity to climb up the ranks since I already have a total of seven Double Gameweekers in my squad and three free transfers available before Double Gameweek 24, which will allow me to add a couple more players from those teams.

So let’s take a look at the best possible transfer targets from each of the sides with an extra fixture in the near future.

Manchester City

By now, most Fantasy managers already have three Manchester City players and I’m no exception. I’m pretty happy with Ruben Dias (£6.1m), João Cancelo (£6.0m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.9m) as my trio but several managers have different combos that include the likes of John Stones (£5.2m) or Sterling.

I still think Sterling is a bit too expensive for someone who was benched twice in the last six matches but given the lack of decent heavy-hitters available in midfield right now and the possibility of giving him the armband in the Double Gameweek, I would definitely stick with him if I had him, even if there is a decent chance he will get rotated with the likes of Phil Foden (£6.1m), Ferran Torres (£6.9m) or Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m).

The same can be said for any City player (except maybe for Dias) but after Kevin De Bruyne’s (£11.8m) injury, Gundogan has less competition to worry about and seems to be in the form of his life so I’m hoping he will play both matches. The fact that he could be on penalties and is ridiculously priced at £5.9 million makes him a much better pick than Sterling in my opinion.

That said, all we can do is stick with the three players we already have and hope that we hit the jackpot in another round of the infamous Pep roulette. If I didn’t already have Dias and Gundogan in my squad, they would definitely be my main transfer targets from Guardiola’s team.

EVERTON

Salah and blanks again as Brighton defensive assets shine ahead of good run 1

Despite having two home matches in Double Gameweek 24, one of them is against Manchester City and the Toffees also have tough matches in Gameweek 23 (at Old Trafford) and in Gameweek 25 (at Anfield). 

For this reason, I am not super excited about their potential for the near future and the only assets I will consider from them are the usual suspects Lucas Digne (£6.1m) and Calvert-Lewin.

It is hard to see clean sheets for Everton in the next four matches with the exception of their home match against Fulham so, despite Digne’s incredible record as one of the most attacking full-backs in the Premier League, I think there are better options to pick from other teams. 

However, if they also get an extra fixture in Gameweek 26, I might change my mind and get the French defender in ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

Calvert-Lewin, on the other hand, seems like a much better pick given the lack of decent forwards with two matches in Double Gameweek 24. It is very likely I will get him in for Ollie Watkins (£6.3m) and I think there is the possibility he will be my captain since he will probably play 180 minutes, unlike most Manchester City assets.

BURNLEY

Burnley has by far the best schedule of all teams between Gameweek 23 and Gameweek 25 and investment in their defence seems like a smart decision. Even though Nick Pope (£5.5m) should be the default option for almost everyone, I already have Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) who also plays twice in Gameweek 24 so I’m looking at buying one of their defenders instead.

Priced at £4.4m, Matthew Lowton looks like a real bargain but he has not scored in the Premier League since 2012/13 and he’s only delivered one assist in the last three seasons. With plenty of money in the bank, I definitely prefer the idea of investing in one of their centre-backs instead.

So I will almost certainly buy one of Ben Mee (£4.9m) or James Tarkowski (£5.3m) either this week or ahead of Gameweek 24. Let’s look at their attacking returns and bonus points in the past three seasons to try to figure out which one is the best option.

Tarkowski clearly has the edge in every department but he is almost £0.4m more expensive than his team-mate and Mee has already scored twice this season. 

I think it is really close between the two of them but right now i’m leaning towards Mee, since that extra £0.4m could become handy very soon. After all, goals from set-pieces are a real lottery and it would be sickening to pay extra for Tarkowski just to watch Mee scoring from a corner.

Regarding their attackers, I think Chris Wood (£6.2m) is a decent shout. He has only scored four goals so far but he reached the 10-goal mark in each of the last three seasons while playing limited minutes in every single one of them. 

I expect Wood to do well in their nice run of fixtures and I think there is a decent chance he will also be in my team for the Double Gameweek, provided he is fit in time.

FULHAM

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I will happily play Areola in Double Gameweek 24 since I already have him in my team but I strongly suggest non-owners to look to Pope instead. Areola is averaging 3.5 points per game while the Burnley goalkeeper is on five points per game so far. To put that in perspective, that’s the same tally as Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) or James Maddison (£7.3m).

Other than that, I also have André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) as my bench fodder and I will have to decide if I want to play him in the Double Gameweek or upgrade him to his colleague Ademola Lookman (£5.0m), who offers much more attacking potential. 

However, I already have too much money on the bench and I’m not sure I want to invest an extra £0.5m just to bench Lookman in most of the upcoming Gameweeks.

Right now, I’m leaning towards playing Anguissa in Double Gameweek 24 and hope for another assist from him just like in my Gameweek 19 bench boost. I think Fulham assets are a clear case of “Hold but don’t buy” regardless of an extra fixture.

LEEDS UNITED

As an owner of Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) and Patrick Bamford (£6.6m), I was really pleased to know Leeds would play an extra match in Double Gameweek 25. In light of this development, I think both these players are borderline essential going forward.

Dallas has been playing out of position lately and, despite poor defensive performances from Bielsa’s men, he is operating almost like a forward right now. I expect him to be in most active teams when the Whites’ Double Gameweek arrives. 

The same can be said about the already highly-owned Bamford. I even expect him to lead the captaincy poll in Double Gameweek 25 and his effective ownership will be massive. It will take a brave man to go without the Leeds striker then.

Raphinha (£5.3m) and Jack Harrison (£5.4m) also seem like great budget options and I will try to add one of them to my squad very soon. The only downside of tripling up on Leeds is the fact that they will only play once in Gameweek 26 but I’m planning to bench at least two of them by then or even use my Wildcard so I’m not too worried about it right now.

SOUTHAMPTON

After a shocking defeat at Old Trafford this week, most managers will be scared to invest in the Saints. However, I think it was just a freak result and, hopefully, the possible return of the injured Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) and Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) will certainly boost their appeal.

With a confirmed Double Gameweek 25 and the possibility of also playing twice in Gameweeks 26 and 27, I will keep a close eye on their next two matches. I will certainly get Alex McCarthy (£4.6m) and it’s possible I will decide to double-up in their defence if they look solid against Newcastle and Wolves.

Danny Ings (£8.4m), Che Adams (£5.8m) or even the new recruit Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) can become interesting targets by Gameweek 25 but, for now, I think the right move is to wait and watch closely how they recover from such a brutal loss. If their last 9-0 defeat against Leicester tells us anything about their ability to recoup from adversity, I think it’s safe to say they will be just fine.

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3,980 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TSN
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one.
    A. Cancelo
    B. Coufal

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B as Cancelo should start after being subbed early last game. Can advice me below mate?

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Feels higher change of coufal getting cs vs ful than cancelo vs liv

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Just about yes, but Cancelo has much higher chance of attacking return which offsets it.

  2. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A)Which one to bench from 4 below?
    1) Dallas vs CPL
    2) Coufal vs ful
    3) Dias vs liv
    4) Cancelo vs liv

    With Cancelo being subbed early last match I am on Dias rightnow. But is it respecting Liverpool too much considering how badly they have been at attack and Mcity impressive in defence?

    B) Play Martinez vs Ars or Pope vs BHA?

    1. TSN
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A. Liverpool may score anytime, i think i wouldn't double city def. I'd choose dias on this

      B. Martinez.

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Surely Cancelo early rest increases likelihood of a startv?

    3. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pope and dias

  3. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Guys you just know Spurs are gonna blitz Westbrom this weekend with Son reminding everyone why he's such a brilliant player and hauling!

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      How I hope so

    2. chriscosta
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      (C) on him atm

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He's a brilliant player in a pretty average team. Can't do it all himself.

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Ya agree, maybe there's a glimpse of hope Kane will play!

  4. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    If you have Kane, would you start him or bench? I feel he’ll be on bench and could come on for a point

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Unlikely for Sunday.

      Or do you mean Vardy?

      https://www.bbc.com/sport/amp/football/55923691

  5. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Rapfinha (C) locked - good luck

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      At last... Someone talking sense!!

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What have you done with Salah?

      Held or transferred?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Holding

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Never mind Holding, what have you done with Salah?

  6. TSN
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Coufal to:
    A. Rudiger
    B. Alonso
    C. Chilwell

    (Already have creswell on my team)

    Thanks!

    1. Cancelo Culture
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Rudiger

      The other two occupy the same position.

    2. Green O' The South
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Keep him he’s playing Fulham.

    3. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Keep

  7. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Salah out for Son -4?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No

  8. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bench and captaincy right? Have a “Norwich” feeling about Antonio...

    McCarthy
    Cancelo AWB Creswell
    Salah Son(vc) Bruno Grealish Gundogan
    Antonio(c) Bamford

    Areola DCL Maguire Stones

    1. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I currently have Son as captain and Antonio as vice cap, but it’s very thin margin here. I think Antonio will do well

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Considering swapping captaincy from Bruno to Antonio. Seems crazy after Utd just won 9-0. However goals come from everywhere at Utd and with WH it’s more likely to be through Antonio I think.

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I don't own Son but am on Antoinio cap and Bruno vice. Antonio is in great form and has been unlucky (though also some bad finishing, but the chances are there are least) not to haul more. Fixture and form together a good captain option makes.

  9. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Good morning!

    Do you think my benching order is right?

    Stones, Dias, Coufal (Digne, Holding)

    1. Cancelo Culture
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes. Both concede but Digne has a higher chance of attacking returns.

  10. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Zaha and Bellerin to Dallas and Rafinha? Prepping for the doubles.

  11. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Good to go?

    Martinez
    Coufal - Dallas - Cancelo
    Salah - Fernandes - Grealish - Gundogan - Soucek
    Antonio (c) - Bamford
    (PF) (Dias - Calvert-Lewin - Robertson)

    1 FT

    Would of liked to play Dias. I feel like we will all be saying why didn't we play the extra defender who hasnt conceded a goal in a month.

  12. crazysidz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Kindly RMT

    I am having confusion abt my playing 11

    Mccarthy,
    Mee, Alioski, Maguire, Cresswell
    Sterling, Bruno (c), Gundogan, Grealish,
    Bamford, Wilson

    Subs: Martinez, Salah, Dias, DCL

    1. Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Play salah over Alioski. Not even a question mark

  13. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Left my transfers a bit late this week, what would you do with this lot? 2FT 8M in the bank.

    MESLIER
    JUSTIN STONES CRESSWELL
    FODEN GUNDOGAN SALAH BRUNO
    DCL BAMFORD ANTONIO
    -DIGNE MITCHELL BISSOUMA

    Thinking Mitchell to Mee (play him over Stones) and Foden to Rashford?

    I know Utd don’t have a DGW coming up but seems silly to only have Bruno for decent fixtures after their 9-0. Would have liked Shaw or WanB as well but getting Mee ahead of his double. Transferring out Foden gives me pick of city asssets ahead of double (although no room for Sterling).
    Might be better to just transfer Bissouma to Rashford and build up 2FT for 25? Cresswell/Digne to Dallas looks good then and I’d like to get in Raphina or Ings.

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      AWB and pope for second?

  14. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    1ft 1.6m in the bank
    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Konsa
    Salah Son(c) Bruno Soucek
    Bamford DCL Antonio

    Steele Mahrez Holding Mitchell

    Help appreciated
    Double City defence to much?
    Holding over Konsa
    Had Soucek on my bench for last 7 weeks finally playing him does that mean he blanks haha

    Cheers

  15. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one:

    Coufal
    Dallas
    Justin

    Thanks!!

    1. Wooterr
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Same dilemma here.. I think Coufal.

  16. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start cancelo or justin

    1. Wooterr
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo.

  17. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start who:

    A) Robbo
    B) Adams

    1. Wooterr
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Robbo.

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Robbo

  18. Wooterr
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who to bench?
    1 of these: Dallas (CRY), Justin (wolves), Coufal (fulham), Stones (liv)
    1 of these: Barnes (wolves), (DCL (manu)

    or bench both Barnes and DCL and play all 4 defenders?

    Thanks for your advice!

  19. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    GTG?

    Dias, Robbo, Adams bench feels quite weird.

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Coufal, Dallas
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Hindi
    Antonio(C), Adams

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Well fecking fecking feck it as per fecking usual.