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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. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bench correct? Or should Sterling oust someone?

    Mendy
    Dallas Justin Coufal
    Barnes Gundo Bruno Salah
    DCL Antonio Bamford

    Sanchez Sterling Dias Digne

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      DCL maybe

      1. thom830g
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I agree on this

  2. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one:
    A AWB (have DDG)
    B Coufal (have Cresswell)
    C Cancelo
    D Souček
    E Sterling

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

  3. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Not a clue what to do with this lot. 2FT. WC and BB still available (and TC).

    Martinez,
    Stones, Cresswell, Konsa
    Fernandes, Salah, Son, Grealish
    Antonio, DCL, Bamford
    Bench: Forster, Alioski, Taylor, Bissouma

    Konsa --> Mee?

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      4.0itb.

    2. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    3. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Get Mee and top up with City assets next week.

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I did Konsa to Mee this week.

  4. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A. Johnstone > Pope
    B. Play McCarthy this week and have two transfers next week for first DGW

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

    3. thom830g
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

      A

  5. For Fuchs Sake
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sticky Toffee Pudding

  6. mickyc89
      2 months, 10 days ago

      my Team for week 23
      Pope
      Cancello Stone Wan Bissaka
      Harrison Salah Bruno Gundagan
      Bamford DCL Antonio
      Subs Martinez Soucek Konsa Bednarak

      What do people think got 2 transfers

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

        Good team.
        Maybe think about Konsa or Bednarek for DGW24 Burnley def to save burning a FT

    • damiang2233
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Soueck for Foden a good move?

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yes, it’s a decent move.

        However, with the upcoming double and good fixtures I’d get Raphina instead in that price bracket.

        1. damiang2233
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Worth keeping Foden over Raphina for DWG?

          1. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            No in my opinion because he’s likely to only play once anyway. If I were you I’d ditch Foden for Raphina this week and maybe try and get a more nailed City player into your squad in 24.

    • DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      GTG? Not sure about benching Stones or even DCL ..

      Mccarthy
      Dias Coufal Dallas
      Sterling Fernandes Salah Grealish Soucek
      Antonio Bamford

      Johstone DCL Mee Stones

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hi all ... where is the best site for clean sheet and goal scorer odds?

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Thank you.

        2. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          +1

    • liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Martinez (bri) Alonso (NEW) Mee (cry/FUL) Soucek(shu)

      Good enough BB or better to save it for DGW26? Got all chips in tact but toying with the idea of using BB early so I can WC in 26

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Looks allright if Alonso plays

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I'm confused. There's a DGW 26?

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pope
      Cancelo | Coufal | Dier
      Bruno | Salah | Sterling | Gundogan | Raphinha
      Bamford(vc) | Antonio(c)

      [Johnstone DCL Alioski Justin]
      2 ft., 1.2m in the bank

      a) Salah to Maddison / Grealish / Son / Rashford / Barnes
      b) Dier to Digne / Alonso / Rudiger / James / Mee
      c) Did you see better option?

    • abunab
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Who is doubling down on the clean sheet and playing two Man City defenders?

        Unsure whether to bench one and play DCL instead. I think it could be more likely City keep a clean sheet than DCL scoring against UTD. I bet this is the biggest selection dilemma for most managers this week.

        1. ItOnlyTook9Years
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I am benching Stones, playing Cancelo. Decision is whether to play Bamford or DCL

          1. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Play Bamford def

          2. abunab
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Play Bamford over DCL I think.

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

            I'm playing both.

        2. ItOnlyTook9Years
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Play
          A) DCL
          B) Bamford

          1. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            B

          2. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            B def

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Bruno EO will be huuuge right?

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Expecting 120-130%

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thinking about going for Son...

        4. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Play 1 please:

          A. Dias (liv)
          B. Coufal (ful)
          C. Lookman (WHM)
          D. DCL (mun)

          1. abunab
              2 months, 10 days ago

              B

              1. Blue&White85
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Thanks.

          2. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            What would you do here? Who to bring in for the dgws??

            1.7 ITB 2 FT

            McCarthy Johnstone
            Stones Cancelo Justin Dallas Taylor
            Salah Son Bruno Soucek Gundogan
            Dcl Antonio Bamford

            1. Blue&White85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Your team is very good. Maybe Johnstone to Pope so you have DGWK keeper in both 24 & 25? Then save other transfer.

          3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Evening all!!! Final thoughts... pick 3 to play here...... best of luck to everyone this weekend too!!!
            A- Dias
            B- Cancelo
            C- Digne
            D- Dawson
            E- Dier
            Cheers!!

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              A
              B
              E

            2. estheblessed
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              B, D, E

            3. Blue&White85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              B, D, E but I think Dier may be dropped for giving away stupid penalty midweek.

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Thanks for you input guys!!! Been on Cancelo, Dawson and Dier all week, if Dier is dropped il have Dias to come in before Digne I think, my even do Dier to Mee!!

          4. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Balbuena, Salah and Davies to Mee, Grealish and Antonio for -4 ?

            Losing Salah not great, but also preparing for DGWs

          5. damiang2233
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Worth keeping Foden?

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              No.

              1. damiang2233
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Not even for DWG? Best replacement?

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Definitely worth keeping if you've certainty of gametime. Get Gundogan.

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

              Get Gundogan or Raphinha for him.

              1. damiang2233
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Gundogan worth gettign with tough fixtures?

          6. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Alonso or Tarkowski for the next two gws?

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

              Tarkowski

          7. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Bench one plz
            Salah Sterling Burno Soucek Gundo
            DCL Bamford Antonio

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              DCL or Sterling

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

              DCL

          8. For Fuchs Sake
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Play McCarthy or Areola?

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

              McCarthy

          9. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            G2G here? Or could do Son for -4pts

            Martinez
            Cancello, Shaw, Dier
            Grealish, Barnes, Bruno, Salah, Gundo
            Antonio, Bamford

            Forster, DCL, Stones, Alioski

            1. abunab
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Son has been silent without Kane so I wouldn't take the hit

              • Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I own Son, I would gladly give you Son for 4 points added to my account.

                WBA is going to beat Spurs this week. Spurs seriously suck.

                Ndombele, Lamela, and Bergwijn belong in bottom clubs or the Championship.

                Nothing wrong with Thong Son, his team sucks without Kane.

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

                  You've well and truly convinced me with this!

            2. damiang2233
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Azpilicueta certain to play now?

              1. House Frey Wedding Planner
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                He's looking that way

            3. Jdpz
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              a) keep Mo
              b) Salah to Grealish
              c) Salah to Maddison
              d) Salah to Son
              e) Salah to Rashford
              (for free)

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

                A

            4. Better luck next year
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Gtg?

              Martinez
              Chilwell Dias Dallas
              Bruno Salah Son Soucek
              Bamford Antonio Wilson

              4.0 Gundo Stones Holding

            5. toonstar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              0.8 ITB, 2 FT.

              Completely undecided what to do with this team, mainly Liverpool, Man City and Everton assets?

              Mendy, Leno
              Justin, Coufal, TAA, Cancelo, DIgne
              Salah, Fernandes, Maddison, Grealish, Gundogan
              DCL, Antonio, Davis

              Thinking Trent or Cancelo out?
              Gundogan out?

              Any suggestions for transfers would be welcome

              Cheers

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

                City have a DGW coming up keep city and Everton

            6. GoonerGirl
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Asked this before but what do you think?

              I just quick added Rudiger for Dunne to my defence of
              Stones, Cancelo, Holding, Dallas, Dunne.

              Please, someone, tell me I made the right decision.

              I still have WC, BB and TC

              Thanks

            7. Blue&White85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Anyone think Chilwell will play Sunday? Alonso hasn’t played a lot so would be surprised to see him start 3 games in a week.

              1. gawa11
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Def wouldn't be surprised, chilwell is very capable of playing the advanced wb position, just hard to second guess TT at the minute

                1. Blue&White85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Yeah, I think this will be his last week in my team.

            8. gawa11
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Should I wildcard next week to set my team up for the upcoming doubles, or is there a better time to save for?

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Whatever suits your current team and plans ahead. I'm hoping to get a decent BGW team by taking a few hits, should be HW29, then Wildcard for GW30. Though I'm just gonna play daft from now on cos it's going badly.