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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. balint84
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 hours ago

    Recommended keeper for the dgw?
    A) Areola
    B) Mccarthy
    C) stay with Martinez

    1. TNB
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      Pope?

  2. TNB
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 hours ago

    Bench DCl or Gundo ?

    1. Wooterr
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      DCL

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      DCL

    3. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      I'm having the same dilemma and currently benching DCL.

  3. Dank Squid
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 hours ago

    Decent BB? Martinez (bri) Mee (cry/FUL) Cresswell (SHU) Soucek (SHU)

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      Looks decent yes.

    2. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      Is that for GW24? It will also depend on the rest of your team. Are they all DGWers?

      1. Dank Squid
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        Yes, GW 24. 7 DGWers. Actually feels like Salah (lei) and Son (mci) are the only ones making SGWers look bad ...

    3. KUNingas
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      yeah

    4. Il Capitano
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        Yes

      • Dank Squid
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        Thanks for the replies, I´ll go for it. Looks like the best option, considering current team/predicted GW 26 fixtures and no FH remaining.

    5. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      Martinez Pope
      AWB Cancelo Dias Justin Holding
      Bruno Sterling Soucek Saka Son
      Bamford Werner Watkins

      Would you Bench Boost this team in GW23 or wait for a DGW?

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      Martinez and McCarthy are my goalkeepers. I was planning using 1 of 2 free transfers on McCarthy to Pope and play him this week and then double in 24 and WBA week 25. Then Martinez should have week 26 double followed by Wolves, Newcastle in 27, 28.

      Given Southampton also may have run of doubles and team play Newcastle this week is this a move you would make? McCarthy to Pope

      A Yes
      B No keep McCarthy

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        I have McCarthy and Martinez. I'm getting Pope in for McCarthy and playing him in 23 & 24. McCarthy's double in 25 is Leeds and Chelsea. I think they'll concede in both.

      2. Roy Rovers
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        A ....Southampton not looking great in defence!!

    7. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 hours ago

      1. Bench Salah or Soucek?
      2. Captain Son, Bamford or Bruno?

      Cheers!

      1. Wooterr
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        1. Soucek.
        2. Bruno.

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        1. Salah
        2. Bruno out of those, but consider captaining Soucek.

        1. MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 3 hours ago

          Madness surely?

      3. gogs67
          6 months, 3 hours ago

          Salah and Bamford

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 3 hours ago

        Can you help convince me to keep Sterling and not switch him to Son?
        This would be for free but I’d love 2 freebies next week
        Jose comments sounds like Harry will be back and it wouldn’t surprise me to see Sterling benched this week. No major reason for them to go for it and would be happy for a draw + Sterling has struggled for points away at Anfield

        Captain choice would likely be Antonio if I didn’t move for Son (Bruno vc)

        Sanity check please!

        1. JJeyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 3 hours ago

          Im keeping sterling and doing Salah to Son. Sterling should outscore salah over the two, and Son is best captain this week

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 3 hours ago

            Hmm tough I have some money attached to Salah and don’t really want to buy him back. Sterling less attached to

            1. JJeyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              Yea but sterling has a double next week, so I have to back him over salah

        2. BadgersBoys
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 3 hours ago

          Why would Sterling be benched?

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 3 hours ago

            Some logic to be even more defensive and giving him a rest for the dgw’s

            1. BadgersBoys
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              This is still a massive game for City. Prob biggest game of the season so far as Liverpool will prob end up closest rivals. KdB missing etc so really cant see it. Plus no sense in getting rid of City assets with 3 DGWs in the next 5 coming up.

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Fair enough
                To my other point, would you just forget Son and captain someone like Antonio?

      5. Il Capitano
          6 months, 3 hours ago

          1FT 4.5m ITB

          McCarthy
          Coufal Cancelo Justin
          Soucek Salah Son Gundogan Bruno
          Bamford Antonio

          Johnstone - Adams Lowton Stones

          Saving FT this week. Starting XI is set now, but captaincy still up in the air: Antonio, Bruno or Son?

        • Hitthewall
            6 months, 3 hours ago

            Sterling --> Gundogan?
            Makes me able to get Pope + DCL for the DGWs.

          • Tmel
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 3 hours ago

            Play two:

            a) Dias
            b) Stones
            c) Mee
            d) Coufal

            1. Wooterr
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              Dias & Coufal.

            2. GoonerByron
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              Dias Mee

            3. Il Capitano
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                A + D

              • aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                AD

            4. Miro
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              Start DCL or Cancelo ?

              1. The Brown Casanova
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Cancelo

            5. Ohh1454
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              Which transfer to plan for double ?
              A. Forster to Pope
              B. Johnson to Mee

              1. Roy Rovers
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Both

              2. DK_13
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                B if you can only do 1. Better get an outfield player first

            6. DK_13
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              1FT. WC in 25

              A) lacazette to antonio (23). Soucek to gundo(c) in 24.

              B) lacazette to antonio(23). Salah to sterling(c) in 24

              C)save this week. Salah + dier to sterling(c) + mee(24)

              D)save this week. Soucek + dier to gundo(c) + mee(24)

            7. JelliedSpark968
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 3 hours ago

              Why are so many capping Grealish?

              1. DK_13
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                No leno

              2. gogs67
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  He's on 0.49% on FFgeek for captain.

              3. GoonerByron
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Which one to bench..

                A - Robertson
                B - Digne
                C - Dallas
                D - Dias

                1. Wooterr
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Digne.

                2. Roy Rovers
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  B

              4. JelliedSpark968
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Who to bench?

                A) Justin (WOL)

                B) Digne (MNU)

                C) Dias (LIV)

                1. RUUD!
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Digne

                2. Wooterr
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Digne.

              5. Giles G
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Start DCL (mun) or Soucek (ful)?

                1. DK_13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Soucek

                2. TNB
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Soucek

              6. Tmel
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Play Pope or Martinez?

                1. Wooterr
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Pope.

                2. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Pope

              7. balint84
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Martinez to Pope right now? Have Lowton

                1. Giles G
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  I'm doing that

              8. Wooterr
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Stones (liv), Coufal (ful), Justin (wol), Dallas (CRY), Barnes (wol), DCL (manu).

                Which 2 would you bench?

                1. Giles G
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Coufal & Dallas

              9. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Which scores more this week

                A) DCL & Antonio
                B) Son & Antonio
                C) Son x 2

                1. RUUD!
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  C

                2. Wooterr
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  B.

                3. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  B

                4. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  C

              10. TNB
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Start one:
                1. Holding (AV)
                2. Konsa (ARS)
                3. Stones (LIV)
                4. Get Mee for free (BHA)

                1. DK_13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  3 or 4

                2. Big Col
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  4

                3. Giles G
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  3

              11. RUUD!
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Not that up to date on the doubles and strategies. Does WC 25 and BB in 26 sound good to anyone?

                1. DK_13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Yup

                2. DeadStar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Oh see below. I have a concern about Leeds options with this strategy. Not sure there's much I can do about it though.

                3. tomasjj
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Thanks, Also something I needed to know.

              12. DeadStar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Question for those with the bench boost chip - I know it's not a worry for yet but what are you doing about Leeds players if bench boosting in GW26? Are you going to play 1 or 2 of them despite the single game? Are you going to sell them after GW25 (costing hits and losing blank GW29 players)? Or are you now going to consider bench boosting in another game week?

                1. DK_13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  1)Get Bamford, keep money in 25. Switch to vardy/kane
                  2) do 1+ play 1 single gameweek player on BB(Dallas or raphinha)

              13. Garfield1001
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Bench one:

                Coufal
                Dallas
                Justin

                Thanks

                1. Giles G
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Couf

              14. Big Col
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Bench one?

                A)/Sterling
                B) Gundogan
                C) DCL

                1. GoonerByron
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  DCL

                  1. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 3 hours ago

                    +1

              15. hullcityfan
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Who else is still in the cup? Down to 65k players now.

                1. janowsc
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  I am, best I’ve done ever

              16. jonnybhoy
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                At a bit of a loss here. Got 2FT any ideas?

                McCarthy
                Cancelo Coufal Justin
                Salah Son Bruno Soucek Gundo
                DCL Bamford

                Forster Stones Alioski Brewster

                Any thoughts guys?

                1. jonnybhoy
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Is DCL to Antonio mad?

                2. Dank Squid
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Any idea on chip strategy yet? Anyway, a bit of Burnley - Pope or a defender - might be an option for GW 24. Alioski has a double in 25, West Ham struggling to get clean sheets, Coufal the possible fall guy?

                  1. jonnybhoy
                    • 8 Years
                    6 months, 3 hours ago

                    Got TC + BB left? Wildcard too

                    1. Dank Squid
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 3 hours ago

                      DCL to Antonio might work. DCL has a double in 24, but the second game is vs Man City. Antonio definitely has a chance of outscoring him in the near future, also seems to be a popular captain option this week.

                      I see you already have triple City and DCL, might be enough DGWers for 24 if you want to wait for more info on later doubles/blanks.

                      1. jonnybhoy
                        • 8 Years
                        6 months, 3 hours ago

                        Thanks mate. Any thoughts on Alioski to Rudiger and play him over Cancelo?

              17. Duder
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                How do you get the list of points & fixtures from last 6 games below a players name that Fabio has in the screenshot of his team? Looks like FPL app?

                1. DK_13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  Extention. Forgot the name

              18. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 3 hours ago

                Team for GW

                Martinez/Nyland*
                Dallas Cancelo Justin (Stones Kilman)
                Son Bruno (VC) Salah Gundogan Barnes Antonio(C) Bamford (DCL first sub)

                2 FT
                A Swap Nyland for Pope for DGW
                B Kilman to Cresswell
                C Kilman to AWB

                1. jonnybhoy
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 3 hours ago

                  A