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Which players are the Scout Network picking for Double Gameweeks 24 and 25?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are currently assessing who are the best Manchester City, Everton, Burnley and Fulham assets to own ahead of Double Gameweek 24, as well as Southampton and Leeds players ahead of their double in Gameweek 25.

We asked the Scout Network for their views on who we should invest in ahead of the Double Gameweeks.

FPL Family

The news of Double Gameweeks in 24 and 25 came at a good time for me as I was about to make a goalkeeper transfer. However, with Southampton playing twice in Gameweek 25, I’ve decided to hold Alex McCarthy (£4.6m) and upgrade my second goalkeeper to Nick Pope (£5.5m). This way I have a goalkeeper playing twice in each of the next two Gameweeks.

While most FPL managers will rightly flock to Manchester City assets as a result of their matches against Spurs and Everton, for me there are other teams who have slightly better fixtures and players who are far less of a rotation risk.

Going into Gameweek 24, Man City have an FA Cup fixture away at Swansea. Following their double, they then go straight into a match away at Arsenal in Gameweek 25, and then a round of 16 fixture away at Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League. This accounts for five fixtures in just 14 days. It is highly likely Pep roulette will be in full swing and as a result, I’m likely to invest more heavily in other options.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) has returned in each of his last two Premier League games and with the creative elements in the Everton team now back to full fitness, I suspect he will have numerous opportunities to do well in Gameweek 24. In fact, he is highly likely to be my captain as a result of a nice opening game against Fulham and a lack of rotation risk.

Burnley defenders also look like great options. Ben Mee (£5.0m), Matthew Lowton (£4.4m) and James Tarkowski (£5.3m), as well as Pope, all offer the potential of two clean sheets. Pope also ranks second for saves inside the box so the chances of a bonus point or two in a low-scoring, clean sheet game are good.

Mee also offers some potential in terms of attacking returns, having registered a goal in Gameweek 20.

FPL Family – Sam

El Statto

We are now entering a fun part of the season when different strategies come into play depending on what chips you have left.

I will be going into Gameweek 24 with six Double Gameweek players, which I feel comfortable with as I need to keep half an eye on future weeks and doubles.

Manchester City are the form team and I’ll have three of their players in my team for Gameweek 24, although I half expect rotation will hit so getting two games will feel like a bonus!

I brought Nick Pope in last week ahead of his double. I think he’ll be a popular choice and hopefully he can get one clean sheet and a few save points across his two games.

For Gameweek 25, I’m not too worried about loading up. I expect Leeds’ attackers, Patrick Bamford (£6.7m), Raphinha (£5.3m) and Jack Harrison (£5.4m) to return best for them. Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) playing in midfield might be worth a punt too.

Southampton are on a shocking run currently, largely due to injuries, so I really wouldn’t be looking at them much. Danny Ings (£8.4m) and Che Adams (£5.8m) are out of form and their defence has been badly affected by injuries.

If you wanted a punt I would go for James Ward Prowse (£6.0m). He has four free-kick goals already and is on corners and set pieces so also has the chance of an assist.

In terms of chip usage, I’ve yet to decide when I will Wildcard but at the moment I’m torn between using the Bench Boost in Gameweek 26 or my Triple Captain. I will do some planning on the planner once Gameweek 26 doubles are confirmed to see which suits me best.

El Statto

FPL Experiment

Finally, we get to the point of the season where we’ve assembled a squad that we’re happy with – and then along comes Gameweeks 24 and 25!

Nick Pope is a player we’d love to bring in. Burnley’s defence has been notoriously brilliant for FPL managers in past seasons and the Double Gameweek 24 fixtures against Crystal Palace and Fulham look like great opportunities for clean sheets.

However, Emiliano Martinez (£5.2m) has been churning out consistent returns for The FPL Experiment with regularity since October and we’re reluctant to say goodbye. 

With Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) on the verge of returning, Erik Pieters (£4.3m) seems a risky pick. So we’ve considered Matt Lowton who looks like a nice cheap route into that Burnley defence instead of Pope.

The other consideration for us is Lucas Digne (£6.1m), who has the second-highest assists for a defender, despite missing a third of the season.

We have Joao Cancelo (£6.0m), Luke Shaw (£4.9m) and Aaron Cresswell (£5.7m) as our three starting defenders though and given that they all have good fixtures in Gameweek 24, it’s hard to see us making any moves at the back unless any injuries crop up. 

Given the fixtures, we’re attracted to a Manchester City midfield double up for Gameweek 24. Everton’s defence looks leaky and despite City’s poor recent record against Spurs, Pep’s side are unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions since they lost 2-0 to Tottenham in November.

We already have Ilkay Gündogan (£5.9m), so it’s deciding who takes the second City midfield spot. Given recent performances, there are two front runners for us. Phil Foden (£6.1m) showed against Liverpool he’s a match-winner and worthy of consideration, while Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) has four goals in his last five Premier League starts, making him harder to ignore. 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s return to form brings him into our thinking.

We already have three Leeds players, which we’re delighted about ahead of Double Gameweek 25. The problem will be deciding which of those assets to bench this week. Benching Patrick Bamford could be heartbreaking! Decisions, decisions. 

FPL Experiment

FPL Froggies

We at FPL Froggies are increasingly pessimistic about Double Gameweeks and in every passing season we tend to progressively lower the importance we give to double fixtures.

For example, integrate Player A for a Double Gameweek, that will give you an extra three points compared to your previous player. But you will end up keeping that player for eight Gameweeks because there’s always a more urgent move to do and your previous player will crush the game in that time. Been there before, too many times.

However, there is a huge argument to play punts anyway this time. Most of us still have our Wildcard, and a lot of us will play it on or around Gameweek 25, to prepare a fully loaded Double Gameweek 26 side.

If we make changes these will likely be the players we target.

Goalkeepers

Ederson (£6.1m) and Nick Pope should provide the most points (especially if Pep puts Ederson on penalties), however our strategy means we rarely invest in an expensive goalkeeper. Therefore we would probably go for Fulham’s Alphonse Areola (£4.5m), who kept a clean sheet against West Ham in Gameweek 23.

Defenders

Most FPL managers will go big at the back with Man City assets, however Frenchman Lucas Digne should provide the best return on investment, and could turn into a long-term pick as a result of his attacking potential.

Midfielders

Raheem Sterling is the best pick in midfield for his captaincy potential, even with the rotation risk. For a budget choice, in case you already own Ilkay Gundogan, Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) is your man. While Lookman hasn’t produced an attacking return since Gameweek 19, he was unlucky not to in Gameweek 23 where he created plenty of opportunities.

Forwards

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has proved this season he can maintain his productivity against the top six sides, so he should be in most teams now. If you don’t already own him, then a Double Gameweek against Fulham and Man City looks like a good time to invest in the Everton striker, especially with all of the Toffees’ creative players now back in the starting eleven.

FPL Froggies

What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

Last week, FPL Family‘s Sam was joined by Adam, Nick and Greg from the FPL Experiment. This week, Sam is joined by Alex and Charles from FPL Chip Chat to discuss Double Gameweek 24.

El Statto

El Statto’s final competition of the season, “The El Statto Cup“, began in Gameweek 22 and runs right through to the end of the campaign. El Statto has an amazing number of members from the FPL community taking part this season.

It has also been another busy and successful week for Jumpers for Goalposts with an article looking at differential picks for the upcoming Gameweeks, as well as the launch of a new series of weekly articles with a snapshot focus on a particular FPL asset. The first article looked at Manchester United’s Luke Shaw.

El Statto also released his Gameweek 23 article for the Back to the FPL Future series. The series looks back at past matches to highlight players who have a tendency to score well against their opponents.

FPL Family

Lee and Sam had a busy week last week. Sam appeared on the Official FPL Podcast, while Lee was in the studio for Thursday night’s Official FPL Show. The FPL Family also released an FPL Family x video with Nathan Jobling, who was their Manager of the Month for January.

Sam also recorded some content with the Premier League looking at women in FPL, which will be available on both the Premier League channels as well as on the FPLFamily YouTube channel in due course.

FPL Experiment

Adam, Nick and Greg from the FPL Experiment appeared on this week’s Scout the Gameweek podcast from the Scout Network with Sam from FPL Family.

They also recorded their own weekly podcast ahead of the Gameweek 23 deadline.

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780 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Konstaapeli
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    2 FT's

    Holding to
    A) Digne
    B) BUR def (who?)

    DCL in for
    1) Cavani
    2) Antonio

    Thanks.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      B1

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Who'd you suggest?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Tark

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Cheers

    2. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      1

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      B2 for me. I've gone Mee but Lowton good as well

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        B2 with Mee was my plan before asking. Cavani is somewhat differential in my ML so would prefer to keep him.

  2. Flerba
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Do you guys think its worth BB this week? Here is my team.

    Pope (cry, ful)
    Rudiger(new),Coufal (shu), TAA(lei), Dias(tot,eve)
    Bruno(wba), Salah(lei), Sterling(tot,eve). Foden(tot,eve)
    Antonio(shu), Watkins(bha)

    Martinez(bha), Bamford(ars), Dallas(ars), Bissouma(avl)

    I have BB,TC and Wildcard left and atm top 10k.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Definitely not, with that bench.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Definitely Not with Bissouma

  3. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Anyone thinking of playing Bench Boost in either DGW 24 or 25? Some bench candidates have good single fixtures, e.g. West Ham.

    Obviously the best time would be a DGW with 15x DGW players, but contriving that isn't always easy.

    I had a word with with Keir Starmer, and he suggested playing Bench Boost in GW23. I only left 40 points - yes, 40 POINTS! - on my bench last week. Certainly that's a record for me.

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I'm BBing GW 24 (Areola / Digne - Lowton - Soucek).

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Also contemplating it this week. Bench would be:

      Areola, Coufal, Soucek, Dallas

      Can triple captain in 26 if I like the look of it

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      Ouch

  4. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Wow.
    My latest cup opponent is serious. 88 scored this week. He played McCarthy and Soucek and had Martinez and Kilman on the bench. Get those right and that’s a 104 point week. He like me has two FTS. Got to get these transfers bang on.

    1. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 hours ago

      All the best. Congrats for reaching this far..

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Thanks. Last week was a close one.

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Could always pull off your TC on him

    3. Silicon Vialli
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      On a WC now

      How does this look?
      McCarthy / Forster
      Dias / Shaw / Lowton / Pieters / Kilman
      Salah / Fernandes / Son / Gundog / ESR
      Kane / DCL / Bamford

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I'm not keen on that defence. Needs more Dallas.

        1. Silicon Vialli
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Thanks - could swao
          McCarthy, Pieters, Son
          To
          Pope, Dallas, Grealish perhaps

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        You'll want to keep Son long term so I wouldn't remove him.

        Perhaps keep your planned squad but get Watkins for DCL and use funds to upgrade Kilman to Dallas and also get a playing second GK with a DGW (Areola/Meslier perhaps?).

        1. Silicon Vialli
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          Nice one

    4. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Good idea?

      GW24: Stones, Soucek, Alioski -> Mee, Gundogan, Dallas (-4)
      GW25: Sterling -> Son

      The current team:

      Martinez
      Shaw, Dias, Stones, Coufal, Alioski
      Grealish, Salah, Bruno, sterling, Soucek
      Watkins, Antonio, Bamford

      2ft

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I like it!

      2. cruzex
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        No. City will have more DGw.

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Play one:

      A) Bamford
      B) Son
      C) Soucek

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        One? Jeez I'd struggle to play only 2.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Leaning towards Soucek. Has the easiest fixture amongst those 3.

      2. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        A or C

      3. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I would play Bamford at Arsenal

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Not Soucek, based on fixture.

      4. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        A

      5. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        b

      6. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Play 2 attackers. Unless your defense is Digne, Mee, Cancelo, Stones.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Defense is Cancelo Stones Tarkowski Coufal

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Play Bamford over Coufal for sure.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 hours ago

              Have people not learned yet to play the attacker over the defender?

            2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 hours ago

              Sure. My thinking was the chances of WHU keeping a clean sheet against SHU is more than the chances of Bam scoring against Arsenal. Probably wrong!

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 16 hours ago

                It's probably higher, however, if Bamford does get attacking returns he could be on like 12 points vs Coufal's 6. The chance of Bamford getting a 12 outweighs benching him for a more assured Coufal 6 imo.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 16 hours ago

                  Great point. Thanks!

      7. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        C

      8. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        A

      9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Thanks a lot everybody! Really appreciate it.

    6. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Cup draw is out.

      Opponent has 3 doublers with 2 FTs. I’ll likely have 7 with a hit.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Easy win.... For him

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Well done you win this week, you’re out next week though

      3. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Star Sports Cup is more interesting. It will have 32 winners. Only for Indian FPL managers though..

      4. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Ah, the Cup. I remember that from last season.

    7. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Play bamford away to arsenal or son away to city ?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Logic says Bamford but Son can return goals at Man City too.

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Bamford for me

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Probably Bamford

      4. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I'm going with Bamford

    8. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Which is the best move? 2fts 2.6itb
      A) Johnstone to Pope (play over Martinez)
      B) Soucek to Raphina
      C) Salah to Rashford (money for Antonio to Kane next week)
      D) Salah to Raphina (money for Antonio to Kane next week)
      E) Salah and Stones to Sterling and Shaw

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        C or D as it sets you up for the Spurs doubles unless you have other ways of getting him back.

    9. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Martinez
      Cancelo Dias Lowton Cresswell
      Salah Bruno Grealish Gündo
      DCL Antonio

      (Steer Bamford Son Mitchell)

      A) Steer ➡️ Pope
      - Bench Martinez
      - WC25 BB26

      B) Steer & Mitchell ➡️ Areola & Mee -4
      - BB24 WC26
      - Son & DCL/Antonio to Ings & Raph -4 for DGW25

      Tempted to go for B if it looks like no budget players will have good doubles in 26.
      It also allows me to have a strong squad with Salah, Bruno, Son, Kane and triple City on WC26 which wont be possible if I use it to setup for BB26.
      Also im really not looking forward to benching headaches throughout the season after using my 2nd WC.
      Dont have FH for BGW29 but I dont want to plan for it too much as I think there is more upside with doubles.

      Thoughts?

    10. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      'Pope also ranks second for saves inside the box' 😆

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        I dont know if that is a good sign tbh, i'd say I wouldnt be surprised if they concede in both even if its fulham and palace

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          saves *inside* the box

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        He’s also performing much better for saves against the top teams

    11. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Even with gundogan and dcl playing twice I'm considering captaining Bruno. I mean west brom is so bad he can easily get 14+

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Could easily be rested too

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Bruno?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Maybe not with Pogba out on second thought

    12. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Happy with Martinez this week or is Johnstone to Pope worth a move? Would have to do Grealish to Gundo to afford it

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        Just do Grealish to Gundo 😆

    13. HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Correct starters here? That bench feels so wrong.

      Pope*
      Dias* Stones* Mee* Coufal
      Salah Bruno Gundogan* Soucek
      DCL* Antonio

      Martinez Bamford Son Robertson

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        yeah gotta attack dgw but ofc there is risks with benching bamford and son with their ownership plus the capability of both

      2. Boly Would
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        I'd play Bamford over 1 of your West Ham bunch

        1. HaffNanner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 hours ago

          Yeah I was debating this, I might bench Coufal. I can see SHU scoring tbh. Thanks

    14. Athletico Underachieving
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Morning all, can anyone advise when Kane will be price protected until? Want him for the likely double but it’s all a bit tight on the funds front...

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          unlocks feb 15th 121 pm

          1. Indpush
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 hours ago

            Good news. Thanks

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Anybody holding WC till gw30? See so many people rushing WCs early in 25 when they could easily put out a full DGW XI in dgw26...

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Yep. Still plenty of opportunity for games to be rescheduled and no point WC for a handful of transfers.

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 hours ago

          If West Ham have a DGW I'll probably save. If not then I need to get their players out for a good BB.

        3. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 hours ago

          Been inching towards 14 dgwk players or 15 with one hit with this plan for weeks to save my WC.

      • Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Is using TC on Gundogan for this double completely senseless, the way I see it, KDB should be back after these games, Gundogan is in form and has been pretty vital so should hopefully play in both matches.
          This season I've found that going on fixtures alone is pointless, possible DGWs in 26 nothing looks stand out amazing for a TC, especially not City with Wolves WHU.
          I'm pretty set on using it here but I'd appreciate if anyone can point out to me a possible alternative that is clearly better.

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            I'd be tempted too if I hadn't wasted it on Salah earlier.

          2. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            Son or Kane for their double?

          3. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            I'm waiting for TC Kane in gw26 most likely.

          4. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 hours ago

            Captain picks are arguably much worse this week than gw26. 2 home games for City and nice fixtures for Spurs give plenty more options

            1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                2 months, 16 hours ago

                GW26 Doubles arent confirmed though, and from Crellins spreadsheet, of the likely fixtures I'm not that convinced. City especially, Wolves have been a bit of a bogey team for them in years gone past, West Ham are in blazing form, City also aren't really any different performance wise home or away.
                Meanwhile Everton have a leaky defence, and City have a point to prove with Tottenham having been the last team to beat them, if City go ahead first Jose cant close up his team and its suddenly an open game with high goal potential.

                FYI I dont think I can get Kane in and Son is too temperamental to triple cap for me.

            2. shirtless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 hours ago

              I'm considering going;

              GW24 Sterling (TC),
              DGW25 BB Soton & Leeds bench with Bamford(c)
              DGW26 Wildcard Kane(c) back in..

              1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                  2 months, 16 hours ago

                  I wouldnt BB DGW25 purely for the fact there are only 2 teams with a double, whats the point, if you have those players just start them and save your BB for when you can have 15 DGW players?

                  1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      Example, I BB GW 19, My bench got me 46 points, 132 for the week, but I wouldnt have benched stones Martinez Watkins had my other players not been on a double so would have still gained those points.

                  2. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      My suggestion would be reverse your plan, Wildcard 25 to bring in Kane and a good bench boost team for 26, then Bench boost and captain Kane, far more potential than bench boosting with a maximum of 6 dgw players, and wildcarding just so you can Captain Kane in one week.

                  3. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 16 hours ago

                    The form and returns are there. If he were 9m you probably would feel more secure in doing TC!
                    Only doubt I have is champions league about to kick off and does that warrant a potential league benching...

                    1. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Definitely, I've started to get past price though Gundogan is effectively a premium the way he is performing and I'm not hesitating to cap him just worried there is some potential double I have missed (a team playing double relegation fodder).

                  4. Ian Davis
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 17 hours ago

                    Current team:

                    Martinez
                    CANCELO/DIGNE/TARKOWSKI
                    STERLING/GUNDO/Salah/Bruno
                    Antonio/CALVERT-L/Bamford

                    Forster/Holding/Justin/Saka

                    Any changes/transfers that stand out?

                    1. Tsparkes10
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 hours ago

                      Looks good

                    2. cruzex
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      Cptain?

                      1. Ian Davis
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 15 hours ago

                        Probably Sterling

                    3. Boom Boom Sheikh the Toon
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        I like it

                    4. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      How is this plan?

                      Martinez Pope
                      Digne Cancelo Stones Coufal Mitchell
                      Salah Fernandes Son Grealish Gundo
                      DCL Bamford Antonio

                      GW24: Salah + Stones > Sterling (c) + Dallas
                      GW25: Antonio > Ings

                      This would arguably maximize my points for this week and next. However, I would then be in trouble in GW26 stranded with Mitchell, Coufal, Ings, Bamford and Dallas. BB would go up in flames.

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        BB26 isn’t really an option if you go down that route. Look at a BB24 or 25 maybe?

                      2. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        I would personally skip the GW24 transfers and save 2 FTs to upgrade Ings to Kane for GW26.

                        1. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          That's rather missing the point of the plan.

                          Captain Sterling, vc Gundogan in gw24.

                          1. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 16 hours ago

                            And it's not even viable. I don't have money to upgrade Antonio > Kane unless I ditch Salah.

                            1. AC/DC AFC
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 16 hours ago

                              Oh, that's a shame.

                              I released Salah funds last time out.

                            2. AC/DC AFC
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 16 hours ago

                              I see. Your plan is viable.

                      3. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        I like it, esp. Gw24

                      4. Mr. O'Connell
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        BB is overrated. Your plan looks sound.

                        If you're not set on Sterling (c) (seems you are), then there's an argument for upgrading Mitchell and BBing this week tbh. Mitchell might even start anyway.

                    5. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      Plan in play:

                      - Saka and Stones

                      To Sterling and Tarkowski

                      Sound good to you guys?

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Good for this week but holding Tarko over Stones longer term is the downside.

                        1. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          But I can only play 3 man city.

                          Have Cancelo and Gundogan.

                          Don't mind Tark as a bench defender option for a few weeks.

                          Still have WC in my back pocket.

                    6. Tsparkes10
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      Any thoughts? Have 0.1itb but 2FT thinking Grealish to Gundogan

                      Martinez
                      Stones Dias Mee
                      Son Bruno Salah Greal
                      Bamford DCL Antonio
                      (Johnstone, Raph, Dallas, Justin)

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Literally cant see a move on this which is a great position to be in. See mine below.

                      2. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Grealish to Gundogan is a great move.. you can get him back

                      3. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        I'd go Salah to Sterling straight for Man City double up.

                        Liverpool away at Leicester too.

                    7. George James
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      If you could have any defender for GW24 only who would it be?

                      1. George James
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Sorry forgot options

                        A) Mee

                        B) Digne

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          A

                      2. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        So you can have 'any' defender, as long as it's Mee or Digne?

                        Probably Digne then.

                        1. George James
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          Haha yes sorry not my best wording. Thanks for reply own Pope aswell if that makes a difference

                    8. Lemongrab
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      Best one week midfield punt...?

                      Thinking Rashford for that tasty wba fixture but are any Everton mids worth a look? Already on triple city so can't go Sterling unfortunately.

                      1. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Yep - Rashy looks a great punt for this week.

                      2. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Rashford looks good. Rodriguez could be a good punt but not sure about game time

                    9. Traction Engine Foot
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 16 hours ago

                      Save the ft here? 4.7m itb. Tempted to do Mitchell to Lowton/Shaw and BB.

                      Pope
                      Dias, Alonso, Cancelo
                      Salah, Grealish, Gundogan, Bruno
                      Bamford, Antonio, DCL

                      McCarthy, Raphinha, Cresswell, Mitchell

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Tempting bench boost. But if Alonso doesnt start it will erode you BB.

                        1. Traction Engine Foot
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          That's the worry, he seems to be first choice now though..

                          1. Fit_to_drop
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 16 hours ago

                            I wouldnt trust Tuchel. Think he will be a rotator once he gets to grips with all of the squad. Some big starts in that set-up and they can only field 11 every week.

                            1. Fit_to_drop
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 16 hours ago

                              *Stars

                    10. lucasm_04
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Hi guys i want DCL for the next few gws but stuck on who to transfer out.
                        Currently have:
                        Watkins
                        Bamford
                        Antonio
                        Money isnt an issue have 6.6m itb

                        thanks 🙂

                        1. Fit_to_drop
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          Antonio based on fixture difficulty

                        2. cruzex
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          antonio

                        3. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          I think most of us who don’t have DCL have that line up. Looks like Antonio is the one to go.

                      • Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        If you guys could buy this benchboost this week for -4, would you play it? Got 2 Burnley last week on Free, 1 this week Free. Not sure it’s worth it though as it brings in the prospect of a forward v defender in the same set up. Views? Don't want to BB in GW26 as I will be FH'ing that week and WC'ing later in the season.

                        Pope* Lowton* Rudiger (NEW) Lookman*

                        1. Tsparkes10
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          Do it

                        2. Traction Engine Foot
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          I might go for it.. What's the rest of the team?

                          1. Fit_to_drop
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 16 hours ago

                            This is rest of team and the 4 bench guys are genuine bench boost as i only got them in last week and this and they are not part of core team

                            Martínez
                            Cresswell Cancelo Stones
                            Son Fernandes Gündogan Salah
                            Bamford Kane Antonio

                            1. Traction Engine Foot
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 16 hours ago

                              Might as well go for it I reckon

                      • AppleDunk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Who scores more?

                        A) Antonio (SHU)
                        B) DCL (FUL, MNC)

                        1. Traction Engine Foot
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          B

                        2. Neves say Neves
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          B

                        3. Fit_to_drop
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          Not so sure that there is much in it.

                          Ford DCL its going to be X + 2
                          For Antonio its going be X

                          So its down to 1 game. Whilst SHU have tightened up, so have FUL. Think DCL just shades it if you dont own either but but Its not worth a transfer of Antonio to DCL if you do own former.

                          1. AppleDunk
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 16 hours ago

                            Exactly the situation I'm in now. I have Antonio but not DCL. Wondering whether it's worth it transferring Antonio to DCL...

                            1. Fit_to_drop
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 16 hours ago

                              See my reply above. I went through the analysis of Ant v DCL for an existing Antonio owner and you are basically doing a transfer for + 3-4 points max one over the other. Granted Antonio's fixtures turn but he is the fulcrum of a good West Ham side.

                      • JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Play 2:

                        A) Soucek
                        B) Son
                        C) Bamford

                        1. Neves say Neves
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          A C

                      • Neves say Neves
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 16 hours ago

                        Best Chilwell replacement?

                        A) Shaw
                        B) Wan-Bissaka
                        C) Digne
                        D) Mee/Tarkowski (have Pope already)
                        E) Rudiger
                        F) Dunk

                        1. Traction Engine Foot
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          D purely for this week

                        2. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          May as well go D.

                        3. Fit_to_drop
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 16 hours ago

                          A / B.
                          Not C - no CS's
                          Not D - not long term
                          Not E - CS only no assists
                          Not F - not consistent FPL points week to week