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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. RossoneriHammer
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    I'm thinking of benching Salah and playing Soucek and Watkins, madness?

    1. For Fuchs Sake
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      yes

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Not madness

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Not necessarily... I’m still contemplating benching Salah, Sterling and Dias.

    4. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      sounds like it but may not be at all

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Bench one of the Hammers, cmon.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        I mean "the" Hammer.

    6. Abaddon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      I am thinking of selling salah. So not madness

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Captain:
    A) Fernandes
    B) Son
    C) Antonio

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      On C myself atm

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Veering this way too

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B

    4. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C

  3. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    I have 2FT and want to roll one of them, do you see any better move than Forster > Pope with this lot:

    Martinez Forster
    Cancelo Stones Dier Dallas Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
    DCL Bamford Brewster
    2FT, 5.3 ITB

    I will bring 2 more DGWers on GW24 and 2 more on GW26 and BB

    1. Voodoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Going without Antonio like me. So tempted to get him in but want to maximise on the DGWers.

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who to Start?

    A. Dallas
    B. Coufal

    Pope
    Cancelo James Dallas/Coufal
    Salah Gundogan Grealish Fernandes Son
    Bamford Antonio

    Martinez DCL Stones

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      You don't have Dally for CSs. Bench Couf.

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A, been playing OOP aswel

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers guys. Dallas it is

  5. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    If you have double Man City D, (Cancelo/Stones), and you have a decent replacement, it makes sense to bench one, yeah? (Stones to Bench)

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah, I’m benching Dias

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Thx!

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Yup I'm benching Stones, playing Cancelo

    3. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Benched Stones and I'm sure he'll score.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        I'd plotz if that happened.

    4. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      I am doing that, Cancelo starts, Stones on bench, may end in tears though..

    5. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah makes sense - I've got Dias on the bench this week with Cancelo playing

  6. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Start Sterling or DCL (have Gundo)?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Both

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling

  7. Saka_me_sideways
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Worth bringing pope in for a -4 as second keeper and playing over emi this week?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Not worth a hit

        1. Saka_me_sideways
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Saves taking the same hit next week I’m thinking, but probably a better fixture than emi this week... wildcarding in 25

        2. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Considering the same for free but I would not do it for a hit

        3. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          I dont like having 2 decent keepers.

      2. SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        does the dgw in 25 confirm that leeds will not have a gw 26 double

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          I think so but not 100%

          1. SMOOTH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            they will be caught up on all fixtures right so theres nothing to reschedule for 26

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Yes

        3. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Leeds won't have a double for 26

        4. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah no Leeds dwg in 26

        5. SMOOTH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          makes wc 25 a bit tricky, need to fit in leeds knowing they wont double in 26

        6. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Yes

      3. Veggente85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Who to play: Gundogan or Raphinha?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Raphinha

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Raphinha

          But preferably both

          1. Veggente85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Thank you.

            Salah - Fernandes - Son - Raphinha - Gundogan
            Bamford - Wilson - Antonio

            Don't see who I can bench 😀

      4. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Who to start?

        A. Coufal
        B. Cancelo

        Martinez
        Mee Dallas ??????
        Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan
        Bamford Antonio
        Johnstone ?????? Stones Brewster

      5. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Got 2 FT’s & 9.9m in the bank after doing KDB & Kane > Gundo & DCL.. what are my obvious moves here? Don’t want to waste a transfer...

        Martinez
        Dier - Holding - Coufal
        Salah - Bruno - Soucek - Gundo
        Antonio - Bamford - DCL

        Bench: Meslier - Stones - Dias - Smith Rowe

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Holding to Mee

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Holding to AWB/Shaw/Burnley

      6. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Start Cancelo or Salah?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Salah

      7. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Play James or Sell Him For Mee ?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          I'm starting him, worth the risk v SHU, have Coufal as 1st sub.

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Thxxx

      8. HD7
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Unsure what to do with my chips...
        1 FT, £2.4 ITB.
        WC, BB and TC left.

        Martinez
        Cancelo Stones Coufal
        Salah Bruno Sterling Maddy
        Antonio DCL Bamford

        Fraser, Taylor, Mitchell, Bissouma

      9. Only one Di Matteo
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Fabianski + Brewster -> Pope and Antonio good use of my 2FTs?

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Sounds sensible

      10. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Martinez, Forster
        Cancelo, Coufal, Stones, Chilwell, Kilman
        Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo, Soucek
        Antonio, Bamford, DCL

        1) Chilwell > Mee
        2) Chilwell > Azpi/Rudiger (Sheffield cover)
        3) Chilwell > Digne
        4) Forster > Pope

      11. mr_jones
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Azpilicueta or Alonso?

        Wan-Bissaka or Shaw?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          AWB and Azpi for nailedness

          Shaw and Alonso for explosiveness

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          I've taken the risk with Alonso, with so much on the bench why not have fun.

          Shaw over AWB for me.

      12. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Play Lowton or DCL?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          DCL

      13. damiang2233
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Best replacement for Foden?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Raphinha?

          1. damiang2233
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            What about Socuek?

      14. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Will Dier play?

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Yes but not very well.

      15. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Goalkeepers .... start who?

        MENDY away to Sheff Utd
        SANCHEZ away to Burnley

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Mendy

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Sanchez

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Mendy

        4. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Mendy

        5. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Martinez

        6. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks all.

      16. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        I'm Da Minnion and I own Watkins instead of Antonio.

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Ollie Ollie Ollie

      17. Tmel
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Bench two:

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

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          BC

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          BC

      18. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Pick one to dispose of this gw:

        Justin Coufal Stones Dallas Lowton

        Gundo Bruno Son Grealish Saka

        Bamford Ings Antonio

        Money no problem (obviously)

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Justin

          1. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Thought that. Cheers

      19. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Have Meslier.

        Start Dallas or Dias?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Dallas

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Dallas

      20. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Dier to Rudiger for free? Better def?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Yes

      21. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        All gtg?

        4.3m itb

        Pope
        Cancelo Dallas Chilwell
        Salah Son(c) Grealish Soucek(v) Gundogan
        Wilson Bamford

        Martinez Stones Digne DCL

        Not bothered if Chilwell starts or not as he's gone after SHU.

      22. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Gtg? 5.7m itb 1FT
        Martinez
        Cancelo,Coufal,Mee
        Salah,Fernandes(c),Grealish,Gunogan,Soucek
        Antonio(vc),Watkins

        Johnstone,DCL,Dias,Digne

      23. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Start Alioski or Cancelo?

        1. Goodfish
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Cancelo!

      24. Goodfish
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        So many dilemmas this week! Went Son over Rashford, but now fretting over Coufal or Dallas?

        1. Glokollur nr.1
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          letsgo dallas