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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.

THE FORM

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. McGlynn8
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is this worth -8

    In Kane Gundongan Lookman
    Out Bamford Sterling Smith-Rowe

    Really want Kane in to triple capo

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Wow. No.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      who you benching for Lookman?

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Noo

  2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Play A.Robinson or B.Mee??

    Mee more nailed but Robinson more chance of cs/attacking returns (got dropped for last double though)

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hmm I'd be tempted by Robinson

  3. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Bottomed:
    Best transfer? No FH left
    A) Mee to Targett
    B) Mee to Shaw
    C) Ings to Watkins
    D) Mee and Ings to Reguilon and Watkins (-4)

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      b

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thank you

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Bottomed

    Is it worth bringing in Watkins if Grealish is out?

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No. Feeling villas attack is less potent without Grealish

    2. NateDogsCats
        2 months, 21 days ago

        With them playing Leeds he's bound to get chances but he'll definitely be less of a threat

      • Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        They have leeds and shieffeld, you can play instead of grealish and will be dangerous

      • marcos11
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Think he’ll still do well given their fixtures

      • Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Defenders are always awesome in the doubles... Who do you think is going to be top points this week?

        Between Zinchenko digne and perreira for me

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Zinchenko?

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Have a feeling he is going to get a high score

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              always is on to bonus for some reason

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I reckon Digne

        3. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Digne

        4. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          One of the pool fullbacks, TAA if i had to pick

        5. ASOUSA12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          TAA

        6. LSK
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Reguilon

      • VaVaVoom14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 21 days ago

        If you had Trent would you get rid of him for a -4 for digne/pereira?

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          No

        2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          no

        3. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Absolutely yes. Both have better doubles. and you can use the cash

      • C_G
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        0 FTs, 0.5 ITB, please help!!

        Martinez

        Cancelo Stones Dallas

        Son Salah Gundo Bruno Raph

        Kane Watkins

        Forster Antonio Lowtom Mitchell

        1. CoracAld2831
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Bench Dallas, play Lowton.

        2. Dash4
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Not much help needed. GTG.

        3. Captain Warlock
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          A or B thinking B personally am I overthinking it
          A) Lowton v tot/LEI
          B) Raphinha v AVL

          1. NateDogsCats
              2 months, 21 days ago

              B

          2. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            When could we find out if Everton have a DGW27? Anyone know liklihood?

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Dgw28 you mean?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                No

            2. Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Dunno. Whatcha baking?

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Bamford to DCL worth -4?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yes

            2. SADIO SANÉ
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              what's your other transfer? if you just did them at the same time you can call it a -2 for each transfer 😆

          4. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            My WC team:

            Martinez (Areola)
            Digne - Pereira - Cancelo - Dias (Dallas)
            Bruno - Son - Barnes - Gundogan (Raphinha)
            Kane - DCL (Bamford)

            - gone big in defence, Digne and Pereira two great differentials, one of the big hitters will be downgraded for GW29

            - double City defence instead of midfield

            - double Spurs attack, not sure on this one but playing the fixtures

            Thoughts? Any changes you would make?

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Salah against Sheff U could hurt you

              1. Captain_Shirokov
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Not they way Liverpool are playing at the minute he can't.

          5. Wings Fan
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Need to play 1 of Bamford, Raphinha and Dallas.

            Which one?

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              good luck with that, I'd lean Raph but anything could happen

            2. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Raphinha

            3. CoracAld2831
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Raphinha

          6. Sepp Blattered
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Would you do this -8?

            Pope, Mee, Ings - Areola, El Mohammady, Kane

            Line up would be:

            Areola
            Cancelo Dias Elmo
            Salah Fernandes Son Gundo
            Kane (CCC) Watkins Bamford

            Forster, C Taylor, Dallas, Raphina

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              yes

          7. Al-Chemy
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Would anyone be able to shine some light on how Villa looked at the weekend without Grealish?
            Thinking of bringing Watkins in for a hit for Antonio, but wondering if they're going to struggle going forward without Grealish.

            Thanks in advance!

            1. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Improved in the second half in comparison to the first but only slightly and they were very poor in the first, they were not much of a threat, El Ghazi was kept very quiet. Only 2 shots on target all game

                1. NateDogsCats
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    What I would say is Rodgers played Pereira at RM to deal with Grealish (who obviously didn't play), which meant they were tighter at the back, not to mention Leicester are 3rd and on the same points as MU in 2nd and in a good run of form. I can't see Villa playing that bad again this week

                    1. Al-Chemy
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Cheers for that, very detailed. I think you're right that they probably won't play that bad again, and Leicester are a lot stronger than Leeds and Sheffield United. I'm leaning towards getting him and bench boosting with that.

              • Bambi
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Play Dallas or Lowton?

                1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  dalls

              • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Final -8 team am I gtg, is it worth risking Robinson over mee on a -8? TC will be in-play
                Martinez
                Robinson Dias Stones
                Gundo Bruno Salah Son Barnes
                DCL Bamford

                Mccarthy Mee Adams Allioski

              • CoracAld2831
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 21 days ago

                My potential DGW26 team:

                Areola
                Stones-Mee-Cancelo-Shaw
                Salah-Fernandes-Son(v)-Gundogan
                Watkins--DCL(c)

                Johnstone-Bamford-Dallas--Soucek

                G2G?

                Suggestions welcome.

              • UgoSmart
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                On bench boost. Already taken a -4hit to get rid of deadwood defenders. Worried about not having any Spurs or Leicester
                What do I do now?
                A. Salah and Antonio > to Barnes and Kane for -8
                B. Sterling and Rafinha > to Son and Barnes for -8
                C. Sterling and Bamford > to Barnes and Kane for -8
                D. Salah/Sterling > to Son for -4
                E. Hold.

                1. UgoSmart
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  No response?

              • C_G
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                sitting on 1.6m OR after missing the first 3 GWs, cant complain, only seen 2 red arrows so far.

              • jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Us Grealish + Maddison owners have really gotten very unlucky for this DGW 🙁

                1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  yup somes up my season- Maddison was my differential this week

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    had him the past 6 GWs and he was ticking over nicely under the radar

                2. eamonhegg
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Agreed! would be using BB if they were playing... going WC now 🙁

                3. NateDogsCats
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Has me looking at -12 now!

                    1. BrockLanders
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Yeah, I'd say minus 12 warrants the WC

                      1. NateDogsCats
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Used it last week!

                  • eamonhegg
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    About to hit the button? Yes or NO?

                    Johnstone / Mcgill
                    Cancello / Shaw / Mitchel (Strui & Salisu)
                    De Bryne / Salah / Bruno / Foden / Lookman
                    Kane / DCL (Vydra)

                    Not template so wont be to everyone's taste but chasing too.

                    3 city + 1 Southampton for GW27

                    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Veltman over Salisu imo

                      1. eamonhegg
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Salisu for GW27?

                  • Captain_Shirokov
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Just had an idea:

                    A) Ederson and Targett
                    or
                    B) Dias and Martinez

                    I think Dias' points ceiling is generally 7 points, surely Ederson is a better option for the rest of the season given how Villa's fixtures turn in GW31. Easier to transfer out Targett than Martinez.

                    Thoughts?

                    1. eamonhegg
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      A to gain over others

                    2. Captain_Shirokov
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Also guaranteed starts for Ederson is a big big bonus.

                    3. Ruinenlust
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      B

                      1. Captain_Shirokov
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        why

                  • C_G
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    my 2 FTs were:

                    Mendy--> Martinez
                    Bamford---> Watkins

                    thoughts?

                    1. CoracAld2831
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Good transfers imo.

                    2. tbos83
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Looks good

                    3. LIARS POKER
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      People wildcarding in 30/31, which players have you got your eyes on for the run in?

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Ricardo Pereira
                        Jota
                        Neto

                        1. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Jota 100% and Ricardo and Neto could be cool

                          Arsenal interest me and think Tierney and Saka could be where it's at.

                      2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Netoooo

                      3. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        havent really seen the fixtures in detail but looks like Martinez will leave for Targett, probably going to stick Man City double defense as well

                      4. waltzingmatildas
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Jota and maybe Saka

                      5. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        Also if city beat United soon and progress in europe, we could see opportunity for the likes of Foden to shine

                    4. BrockLanders
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Would you shift Maddison for minus 8?? Or just play Dallas or Raphina?

                      1. Konstaapeli
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        I'd play Raph.

                        1. BrockLanders
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Yeah, think you're right

                      2. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        play hinha

                      3. Il Capitano
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Play Raph

                      4. C_G
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        pick one:

                        Dallas
                        Lowton
                        Mitchell

                        1. BrockLanders
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Tough. Probably toss coin between Dallas and Lowton

                      5. FourLokoLeipzig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Why does this article say Grealish is missing both games? There’s a chance he’ll play the second unless I’ve missed an update

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Who cares? We do know that he won't play in either tbh.

                          1. FourLokoLeipzig
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            I care. I’ll transfer him out if I think he’s likely to miss both. What makes you think he will? Shin splints can settle down quite quickly with some rest

                      6. BrockLanders
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Neto looks a nice differential

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Yeah and M Pereira and Diagne

                        2. Mika-eel
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Its that City game that's off putting, and midfield places so valuable.

                      7. Kuyt Hero
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Lowton to Digne/Reguilon worth a -4?

                      8. DALEDOBACK
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Martinez Areola
                        Mee Mitchell Cancelo Stones Dallas
                        Gund Salah Bruno Raph Son
                        (K)ane Bamford DCL

                        BB? GTG?