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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. Kabaranko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 26 days ago

    "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" hahahahahahhahahahaha
    he is a very good pick, but this is just such a ignorant statement, what have you been watching mate?

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      "I think both these players are borderline essential going forward."

      Actually calling Dallas, a Leeds defender, borderline essential. 😆

  2. Fantasy123456
      5 months, 26 days ago

      What’s three defenders do I choose for this gameweek out of...

      Cancelo stones Justin Coufal Dallas?

      1. Sean
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Cancelo Coufal Dallas for me

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I have same and currently doing cancelo Dallas Coufal

        1. Fantasy123456
            5 months, 26 days ago

            I had cancelo Coufal and Justin but I have been swayed

            1. Feed tha Sheep
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              So did I haha

      3. Sean
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Would you sell Soucek for Grealish this week for free or roll the FT to see what happens and do it next week?

        1. MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Roll 100%

      4. AJ24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Hard decisions this week...

        Good to go?

        Martinez
        Shaw, Rudiger, Dallas
        Bruno (c), Son (vc), Salah, Soucek
        Bamford, Antonio, Kane

        Ryan, Cancelo, Gundogan, Justin

        Thanks in advance

        1. Sean
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Yep

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Risk is Cancelo Gundogan hurting you, no transfer needed just play/bench not sure ...

      5. Liastro ⭐️
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Don’t want to waste a FT but no idea where to use it! 3.5m in the bank, thoughts?

        McCarthy Johnstone
        Dias Justin Dallas Coufal Taylor
        Salah Fernandes Son Soucek Raphinha
        DCL Watkins Antonio

        1. AJ24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Potentially upgrade a goalkeeper

        2. zon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Johnstone to Pope

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            This

      6. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Ivet got 2FT and really dont know what to do. Any suggestions ?

        Mendy / Areola

        Cancelo / Dias / Dier / AWB / Coufal

        Salah / Sterling / Fernandes / Saka / Soucek

        DCL / Antonio / Bamford

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Actually I think you should burn a transfer

        2. Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Get rid of diet, add Mee for example

          1. lordkippe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            I know he has been bad lately but WBA @home. Just cant

      7. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Best midfielder up to 10.0 for gw24 and after except Grealish or someone from ManCity?

        1. Sean
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Rashford

        2. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Maddison or Rapgina

        3. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers both.

      8. Better luck next year
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Current GW23 team

        Martinez
        Chilwell Dias Dallas
        Bruno Salah Son Soucek
        Bamford Antonio Wilson

        4.0 Gundo Stones Holding

        A) Roll free transfer?
        B) Play Soucek or Gundo?
        C) Play Chilwell or Stones (I know, Chilwell probably wont play).

      9. Fernandito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Start 2:
        A Maguire
        B Dias
        C Mee

        1. Better luck next year
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          A and C

      10. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Son out for Pope in this GW or wait till GW24?
        If I don't do this GW, I would probably get Mee/Lowton in and have to play McCarthy.

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Wait .. if you already have Son you have to let him have a go at WBA.

          Me is a decent shout next week ... and McCarthy is fine for the double too.

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            I would probably WC in 25. So can get McCarthy in then as well. Also, Mee in would be this GW, probably for Alioski.

      11. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Bench Salah Sterling and Dias ... and Sánchez ..... I actually think the first 11 looks good ... I have also perhaps drank too much wine ... bringing on the balsy braveness that turns to 11.01 am regret.

        Mendy
        Digne Dallas Justin Coufal
        Barnes Gundo Bruno
        DCL Antonio Bamford

        1. MMN
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Gotta start Salah over Digne surely

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Blimey. I mean I can sort of see the logic, but...

          Dan Burn had a lot of joy attacking Liverpool wide, and maybe Sterling is a bit better?

        3. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I think the 32 points I left on my bench this week selecting ‘sensible and logical’ first 11 is stinging me still and I’m going through a ‘well I’ll show you’ phrase that will probably last until 10.45am tomorrow before allowing sense to prevail ...

      12. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Which 3 to start:

        a - Cancelo
        b - Dias
        c - Justin
        d - Mee
        e - Dallas

        1. Nay08
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Cancelo Dallas Mee

          • Better luck next year
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            ADE

        2. FusionFC
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Any help appreciated!

          Bench 1 player:

          Cancelo (@Liv)
          Cresswell (@Ful)
          Gundogan (@Liv)
          Saka (@Villa)

          Remaining starters are Martinez, Dier, AWB, Bruno, Sterling, Son, Wilson, and Bamford.

          Thanks!

          1. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Dier

        3. For Fuchs Sake
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Pick three to play from this bunch:
          Digne
          Stones
          Targett
          Pieters
          Justin

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Johnstones Paint Trophy

          2. Nay08
              5 months, 26 days ago

              imo Targett, Pieters, Justin

          3. MMN
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Gotta start Salah over Digne

            1. Lev Yashin
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Amen.

          4. Tomas_brolin
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Would you captain Antonio if you’re so playing coufal and Soucek? A 1-0 Fulham win and that would be the end of my Gameweek. Don’t fancy Son so would be Fernandes otherwise?

            I really like Dallas but probably WC him in 25 so no point doing it now for free is there? I like the prospect of Cs and attacking returns vs palace

            Thanks !

          5. Nay08
              5 months, 26 days ago

              I have a few questions, help appreciated.
              1. thinking of getting BUR def. the first choice is Taylor ofc. but any news on him? if he still out for long, who is better from Mee, Tarkowski, and Lowton?

              2. assuming I don't transfer a BUR def this week, which 2 to bench?
              Dias, Cancelo, Coufal, Matheus Pereira, Watkins, DCL

              3. is Bruno captain the obvious choice? other options I have are Salah, Grealish, Bamford, Creswell

              1. Nimby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                1. Mee, though I think I'm gonna buy Pope instead.

                2. Pereira and Dias or maybe DCL.

                3. Bruno definitely the obvious choice other than son and Antonio.

            • TNB
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Rudiger or Mee?

              I have Pope

              1. MMN
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                I went Mee but don't have Pope. More upside I think

              2. JBG
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Mee

            • tim
              • 12 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Bench one

              Targett
              Cancelo
              Dias
              Robbo

              Cheers lads!

              1. Nay08
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Dias imo

                • wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Targett

              2. corderz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Chilwell >

                A) Rudiger
                B) Dias
                C) Mee
                D) Shaw

                1. wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  A

              3. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                I miss All Out Attack chip.

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Every time I used it, either one of my attackers was rotated and hence the defender subs in anyway, or the benched defenders gets an unexpected CS and bonus

                  1. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Hehehe yeah same "problems".In this period with so many bench problems could work out well.

              4. MMN
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Would you make any changes? Would love to hear the reasoning in case there's something I didn't consider in my decision ...

                Martinez
                Justin, Mee, Chilwell
                Gundo, Salah, Bruno (C), Grealish, Barnes
                Watkins, Antonio (VC)

                Areola, Cancelo, DCL, Stones

              5. FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                I own Mee already, should I do:
                A) Ayling to Lowton
                B) Forster to Pope (bench Martinez)
                C) Zaha to McNeil (bench Ayling)

                1. Nimby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  B.

              6. Mr Johnson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Which player to bench? Gundogan or Watkins?

                1. Nimby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Gundog.

              7. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                7 players on saturday including captain.
                Only 3 on sunday and 1 on monday.

                Will be a tough weekend if they don't do well on saturday.

              8. Ragabolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                For those asking about the view in the article picture where fixtures are displayed under the player, looks like it's "FPL tools" Chrome extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fpl-tools/bplgdnfjlmbnjpibjogpoabahffibepk?hl=en

                A similar one that I am more familiar with is "Better FPL" https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/better-fpl/oimpiccgpkkjbdligdbcipdcjcklcglm

              9. Lev Yashin
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                GTG?
                Starting XI and bench order OK?

                Martinez
                Cancelo, Coufal, Dallas
                Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Gundo
                Antonio, Bamford

                Dias, Robbo, Adams

                Cheers.

              10. SomeoneKnows
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Bench one:

                A) Gundogan
                B) DCL
                C) Grealish

                1. MMN
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  B

                2. Ch0udini
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    b

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    B

                3. Ch0udini
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Bench one:

                    A) DCL (mun)
                    B) Konsa (ARS)
                    C) Gundo (liv)

                    1. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      Konsa

                  • Luton_Fan
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Not many selling Salah this gw then?

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      I bought him last week for a hit