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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

Gameweek 21 Scout Picks features another Man City triple-up

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. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Coufal or Digne?

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Coufal

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Proper quandary

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Coufal

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers everyone

  2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Really hope City concede this weekend. Fed up looking at those clean sheets.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I can see Liverpool scoring. They have to go for it

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah it's all or nothing for them.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Exactly city 7 points ahead with a game in hand

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Still getting over Shaw been taken off at half time last week. It was all going so well.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mo!

  3. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    For this week only;
    A) Salah
    B) Son

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Son vs WBA

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Logic says Son, but is FPL a logical game?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes but No but Yes

  4. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Son captain! Brace time! Done deal, set and forget.

    Who's with me?

    Do it and stick with it!

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He’s now my Vice, don’t know what is going to happen pre deadline... I think Antonio for me

  5. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Woukd you do Johnstone to Pope this GW or wait until 24?

    1FT 6.7itb
    Martinez
    Cancelo Digne Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha Soucek
    Bamford Antonio
    (Johnstone DCL Stones Holding)

    1. Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think you can roll the FT and afford to wait since your team this week is gtg

  6. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Why are Southampton a possibility to play dgw 26 & 27?

    The Man city game and who else?

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Currently meant to play Spurs in 29 which will need re-arranging if either them or Spurs making it through in the cup.

      1. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Ah understand, thanks

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Game v Spurs (from GW29) moved to 26 if either of them win their Cup game next week

      1. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks forgot about the FA cup

  7. George James
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Play one

    A) Robertson

    B) DCL

    C) Stones

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      DCL from that lot

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

    5. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Definitely Robbo. Baffled why some many ate considering benching. Be madness. He could easily point score on Sunday

      1. George James
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I’ve been saying this for weeks though

    6. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Those three are my bench this week, DCL first.

  8. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which would you play out of:

    A. Dias & Stones (liv)
    B. Dallas (CPL) & Justin (wol)

    ?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B defined

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I would play Dias and Dallas/Justin.
      Any reason for the fixed combo?

  9. Footieboot
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Is Pope worth the money over Mee?
      Is Mee worth the money over Lowton?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Pope yes, Lowton no

    • Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A) Sanchez -> Pope (Martinez other keeper)
      or
      B) Ogbona -> Tarkowski/Mee

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        See my post below. I don't know if Pope & Martinez is a good use of funds, as both have DGW (albeit Pope's better looking) coming thick and fast so you can only play one at a time (unless you've BB still).

        I'd go B, personally thinking of getting Mee in next week myself.

        1. JackQualt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Martinez doesn’t have a double yet does he?

        2. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I also used BB. Still have WC though if I have to reasses funds when KDB and Kane come back.

          I'm thinking to get Pope this week and Digne for Ogbona next.

    • stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Have already used my BB. Is it worth doing Johnstone to Pope for DGW when I already have Martinez ad first choice? He also has a number of DGW coming up, and it feels like a lot of cash in goalies.

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        If no BB to use, can argue that there's no point to have both.

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Not worth it I think, Martinez good to hold and play every GW

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Start Saka or DCL?

      1. dshv
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Ufff maybe dcl

      2. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Kinda having the same dillema.
        Currently have Saka on the bench.

    • dshv
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      To play robbo or diaz?

      Really want robbo because he will be for last time in my team..

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah go for it

    • Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Hey folks. What to do with my ft’s here?

        Mendy
        Chillwell, Cancelo, Justin
        Salah, Sterling, Grealish, Zaha, Gundo
        Dcl, Richarlison

        Martinez, Digne, Reid, Mitchell

        2ft’s .4itb

        1. dshv
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Remove zaha

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah not sure for who though. Minamino is tempting but also Soucek and even dare I say Lingard

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Chill well also an issue

            • Monya Meow Meow
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yep, get rid of Zaha

          2. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Play Ederson or Meslier? I'm probably playing Dias, better to just do Meslier?

            1. Mile Plankton
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Agree, I also wouldn't double up in this one.
              I am benching Stones.

              1. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks man

          3. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Do we reckon Adams will get less minutes with Minamino coming in?

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Surely. Chances of Minamino starting upfront.

          4. Monya Meow Meow
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Quite set on this for this week, gtg?

            Pope
            Cancelo Justin Dallas
            Son Salah Grealish Soucek Bruno(C)
            Antonio Bam

            Martinez DCL Dias Taylor

          5. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Which 2 options?

            A. Ings
            B. Bamford

            1. Raphinha
            2. Minamino

            1. Monya Meow Meow
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Any other Leeds?
              If no B1 is good.
              If yes, might consider A1

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              B1 very easily for me

          6. Tmel
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Captain:

            a) Son
            b) Bruno
            c) Bamford
            d) Antonio

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Safety Bruno, Antonio if chasing

            2. dshv
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I am in the same situation and will try with antonio

          7. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Would you start Richarlson over Wilson??

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Play Wilson

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                That's my thinking. Cheers

          8. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Really busy with work, all good with this -4?
            Watkins, Robbo, Reid out
            Bamford, Mee, Antonio in
            Have 3 city and DCL for dgw24
            Cheers!

          9. timawflowers
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            play chilwell or cancelo?

            1. OleBall
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Cancelo. Chilwell benched last 2 games get him out

              • Jimmers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I think Chilwell will play - can't see Tuchal not playing him for three games in a row. Toss up with Cancelo though

              • Monya Meow Meow
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Cancelo for me

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Play Chilwell

            2. The Hunt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Got to be Antonio for captain hasn't it? The man's prolific and he's playing against a team destined for the championship while Bruno has shaded a bit recently, 2 - 3 - 5 - 2 - 3 before his 17 point haul on Tuesday, and that very probably flattered him in the circumstances.

              1. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I'm captaining Antonio because I'm at the stage where I don't really care anymore. I need to do something different.

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Agree..

                2. dshv
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Same

            3. Maxwell6
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Martinez (Johnstone)
                Cancelo Coufal Chilwell (Holding Taylor)
                Bruno Salah Soucek Barnes (Gundo)
                Antonio Bamford Wilson

                1 FT. £5.9m ITB.

                Who to prioritise getting in? Pope, Dallas, Dias, Raphinha, Grealish, Son, or save?

              • OleBall
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Bench two;

                  A) Stones (Own Dias)
                  B) Justin
                  C) TAA
                  D) Soucek (Own Antonio)
                  E) Dallas

                  1. BrockLanders
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Stones & Dias

                • Nimby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  I have triple city defence and am playing Coufal and Dallas this week. Gonna lose Stones probably but should I do it this week and bring Mee in, or upgrade Button to Pope and transfer out Stones for mee then and bring sterling/Gundog in for Son?

                • BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Pope TC GW24???

                  1. hullcityfan
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I won’t TC but I think I will captain.

                  2. Jimmers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    That's what all the cool cats are doing .........

                • Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Play stones or Dias

                  1. BrockLanders
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Neither for me. Doubt City will get much from Sunday

                    1. Chucky
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Thanks but need to cover high EO of City def

                      1. OleBall
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Dias has the highest xG of any defender in the league. Still hasn't scored though 🙁

                          1. OleBall
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              One of the highest* lol

                    2. Drogba Legend
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Best move with City/Liv fixture this week and Chil maybe losing his place now? Sitting at 48k and as of now, I'm starting Soucek over Robbo or Stones/Dias.

                      Fabs
                      Chil* - Dias - Stones
                      Salah - Bruno - Rash - Gundo
                      DCL - Bam

                      Fodder - Robbo - Brewster - Fodder

                      A) Robbo > any defender
                      B) Chil > any defender
                      C) Gundo/Soucek > Grealish
                      D) Brewster > 8.4 forward (Ings, Cavani, Antonio, Watkins, etc)
                      E) Something else.

                      Appreciate any help!

                      1. dshv
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Gundo grealish but they will have double

                    3. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      McCarthy Forster
                      Cancelo Dallas Justin Coufal Lowton
                      Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo Romeu
                      Antonio Bamford DCL

                      2ft, 3.5itb

                      Do just Forster to Pope and save other ft for next gw? Or something eles?

                      1. BrockLanders
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Yeah, Pope and save