The best FPL midfielders and forwards to target for Double Gameweek 26

Midfielders and forwards come under the spotlight as we round up the best Fantasy Premier League players with two fixtures in Double Gameweek 26.

A lot of premium priced and well-owned attacking assets play twice in Double Gameweek 26, so a key strategy will be a finding a way to fit them all in.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m), Harry Kane (£11.1m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) have all seen their ownerships shoot up ahead of some favourable games.

But are there any players going under the radar that are worth bringing in? We’ve studied the stats to find out in the Premium Members article below.


Much like our article on defenders and goalkeepers, Manchester City are top the of the table for expected goals (xG). However, their cross-city rivals Manchester United have outscored them by three goals.

City appear to have the better set of fixtures in Double Gameweek 26, but their players are more at risk of rotation. With the Citizens playing on Wednesday night, their line-up could give us a good idea of who’s likely to play the most minutes.

Things are looking good for Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) owners, with the Belgian remaining on the bench during City’s 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Predicting Pep Guardiola’s line-up is never usually a good idea but this indicates De Bruyne should see a lot of game time during Double Gameweek 26.

With Man United in such good attacking form, virtually every active FPL team will feature Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), with the competition’s highest-scoring player facing two fixtures.

Brighton have frustrated fans and owners alike with their xG rating, which consistently rates them among the top teams in the league, while they sit in 16th. For anyone fancying Brighton to finally live up to the xG billing, a fully-fit Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) looks to be an intriguing option for anyone using their Bench Boost. The Seagulls forward should have really have scored against Palace and finished top of our xG Underachievers table, indicating goals could be coming for the former Watford man.


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894 Comments Post a Comment
  1. vova
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I'm on a WC, Raphinha or Lookman? Have Bamford upfront.

    1. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Watkins instead of Bamford and keep Raph?

  2. Maxim Tsigalko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Currently no Spurs;

    Rashford>Son no hit

    Ings>Kane, Bruno>Son (keep Rashford) -4

    Ings>Kane, Rashy>Traore/Barnes, Mee>Digne/Regullon -8


    1. Killitzer
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I know a lot want Son in for the DGW but Spurs have been soooo bad recently. I have stuck with Kane for the past 4 weeks and been rewarded with 2 points a game so far.

      Maybe just Rashford>Son no hit

    2. tommo-uk-
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Wouldn’t risk ever swapping our Bruno, regardless of fixtures.

    3. Rahul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Bruno too good to be dropped for anyone in FPL

  3. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Should I Bench Boost this team or bring in Lookman for Raphinha for a -4?

    Dias / Shaw / Konsa
    Salah / Gundogan / Bruno / Barnes
    Watkins / Kane / DCL

    Bench: Martinez, Soyuncu, Raphinha, Struijk

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Raphinha shall outscore Lookman.

  4. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Talk me out of this if you can:

    Have all the chips so feel like I must play this uninspiring bench boost:

    Areoala, Mitchell, Dallas & Raphinha

    There won't be another gameweek when I will have a better bench. If anything, it will become weaker after WC.

    1. Killitzer
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I would say that is a decent BB. At least they will all play and I can see Leeds winning 2-0 vs Villa

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Well I'm playing it with Areola, Bam, Dallas and Raphina and that's my last chip.

  5. Agamenmon
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    A Bamford
    B Raphinha

    1. Agamenmon
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Raphinha is in good form