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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. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which Villa-player would you prefer:

    A) Watkins
    B) Targett

    1. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Watkins

  2. Pops15
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Grealish >>> Barnes (-4)

    B) Bench Grealish and play Raphina vs Villa

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tough to leave Raphinha out but A

    3. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    4. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B.

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        But longer term, get Barnes.

    5. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same dilemma here. It's really 50-50 for me right now. It seems like we'll get 1 extra match by getting Barnes, but considering Grealish has a fixture on GW29, it's actually 2 matches vs 2 matches. Add the possibility of 1 extra fixture agains Everton on GW28, I don't know it's really worth taking a hit for Barnes. If his fixtures weren't this easy, I wouldn't even think about it.

    6. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yeah the extra fixtures and how long Grealish will be out for will play a huge part. I'm leaning toward keeping him if he is likely to be back for the second game vs Shef and just hoping Barnes doesnt kill me

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any worthy hits for Lowton* or Raphinha* folks?

    Martinez
    Lowton* Stones Cancelo
    Salah Bruno [TC] Son Gundo Raphinha*
    DCL Kane

    DDG Bamford Dallas Cresswell

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      *Oops Son = Barnes, sorry

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Looks good as it is.

    3. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm looking at Everton defenders if they have 2 DGW.

  4. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1FT, 3.7 ITB, thoughts?

    Martinez, Pope

    Cancelo, Dias, Dallas, Coufal, Lowton

    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan, Raphinha

    Cavani, Bamford, Antonio

    Bit reluctant to get rid of Raphinha but...
    A - Cavani + Raphinha to DCL + Barnes for a -4?
    B - Cavani + Raphinha to Kane + Traore

  5. ㅤRising
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Please choose the better option:

    A. Pope and Ings to Martinez and Kane (Play Martinez and Lowton)
    B. Ings, Bamford and Mee to Kane, DCL and Konsa ( -4) (Play Pope and Konsa)

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ings to DCL only?

      1. ㅤRising
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Want Kane first, then DCL. But want them both really.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A then. Bamford is good to have.

  6. DALEDOBACK
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Bottomed. Thoughts please.

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

    BB? GTG?

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      GTG.
      Not sure on BB, leaning towards.

      1. DALEDOBACK
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks Ditto

  7. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Narrowing it down now - who to go for:

    a) Son and Watkins - 4
    b) Barnes and DCL - 4
    c) Barnes and Kane, (losing Vardy, not Wilson) playing both Raph and Bamford - 4
    d) Son, and play both Raph and Bamford. No hit.

    Wilson and Grealish are the outbounds.
    Thank you.

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably B

    2. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B or C

    3. The Point About It Is
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    4. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thanks.
      I don't have Son, but Spurs are not good now.
      Between B and C.

      1. DALEDOBACK
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Get Son and Kane

  8. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    On WC no bench boost and exact cash to do this..11 DGW26 Starters....GTG Y/N
    Ederson
    Stones/Digne/Pereira
    Gund/Barnes/Bruno/Son
    Kane(c)/DCL(vc)/Richarlison
    Areola/Dallas/White/Saka

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nice

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why spend money on a bench keeper? No FH?

    3. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Too much with DCL and Rich.

  9. The Strokes
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If there is an Everton fan.
    Who is the most nailed and could do most points for DGW 26 an hopefully DGW 27 or 28.
    1. Coleman
    2. Keane
    3. Holgate

    1. sachin.j03
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Coleman or Keane. Coleman's playing as a wingback and keane's good on corners

        1. The Strokes
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I like the Coleman pick but is he nailed ?

          1. Trane84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Isn't he captain? I'd expect he'll always start when fit if so.

    2. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Need to bring in a defender this week that will also play in GW29, undecided on
      A)Targett
      B) Dier
      Thoughts?

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Targett.

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Agree

      2. The Point About It Is
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Targett

      3. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks all, that seems clear then!

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Instead of triple captain they should have double captain. Both c and vc get double points. This would be a nice change.

      1. ㅤRising
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cool idea for a chip.
        Also Ive seen on twitter a great idea for a chip called reverse transfers which would be a great chip to have.

      2. Phlajo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Or a chip to auto-select highest scoring player as captain 🙂

      3. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I like this, someone here yesterday pointed out that triple captain isn't really triple captain but 1.5x captain anyway. This sounds more beneficial and would also likely result in people taking more of a chance on different players too

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            They have it on the Norwegian fantasy football and I much prefer it 🙂 there would likely be lots of variety for use yeah

      4. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        which transfer for (-4)

        a) Mee > Digne
        b) Grealish > Barnes
        c) both for -8

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B, but depends on the player coming in if not.

        2. The Point About It Is
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B

        3. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          same decision here (Lowton not Mee)

          I'm A or C - no FH for 29 and potential of a good double in 28 making me lean towards not doing the Jack move. Raphinha coming in vs villa for SGW perfectly fine

      5. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Playing BB... any suggestions with 0.2 ITB?

        Martinez Areola
        Cancelo Stones Dallas Targett Amartey
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Raphinha
        Kane Bamford Watkins

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Will amartey play?

      6. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Looking to replace Harrison and Maddison in my BB squad. Which pair of mids would you go for?

        A) Son + Barnes (-4)
        B) KdB + Pereira (-4)

        1. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm free hitting in GW29 so not worried about that.

        2. The Point About It Is
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A

        3. Kuzser
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A

      7. vova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Which one to play?

        A) Konsa
        B) Raphinha
        C) Bamford

        1. The Point About It Is
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          C

      8. The Point About It Is
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Is Foden to Barnes for -4 worth it?

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Potentially, what are you going to do with the extra City slot?

        2. The Point About It Is
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          either only pay 2 city or mee to stones for another -4

      9. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        % chance that Stones starts both matches in DGW26?

        1. The Point About It Is
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          50%

        2. Just a fountain
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Didnt play yesterday, so 3 out of next 4 I would say. 75%

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Cheers, still trying to decide whether it's worth it to do Mee>Stones for a hit

      10. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        hee hee my h2h rival is going to hate this after the deadline sat morning
        w/c2,t/c and f/h remaining

        bench boost

        ederson/martinez
        digne/lowton/cancelo/rudiger/shaw
        raphina/bruno/salah/gundogan/barnes
        (k)ane/watkins/dcl

        1. Phlajo
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Looks very strong. GL 🙂

      11. Phlajo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Would you do Maddison, Antonio, Lowton to Barnes, Watkins and Konsa for a -4?

        I can skip the Lowton to Konsa part, but I think Konsa will do better than Lowton this DGW, and Konsa also plays in 29 where I'll need him.

        Above gives me 11 DGW players, and 6 players which will have a match in GW29 (will become 9 or 10 I guess using FTs)

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          yep do it ,easy switch i reckon

      12. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dallas Raph -> Digne Barnes (-8).
        Thoughts?

        Martinez Areola
        Dias Cancelo Dunk Targett Dallas
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Raphinha
        DCL Bamford Watkins

        0 FT, 3.1 ITB

        1. Kuzser
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Leaning towards “yes”

      13. Kuzser
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Who would you have on a FH guys?
        1) Son KDB
        2) Salah Gundo

        In both options already have Kane

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          2

        2. merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          2

      14. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Which 2 of these lads would you have as additions to Bruno, Salah and triple MCI for DGW 26, 27, and 28?
        (BGW 29 doesn't matter)

        A) Kane
        B) DCL
        C) Vardy
        D) Son
        E) Barnes
        F) Digne

        1. Kuzser
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          ABE

          1. Kuzser
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Thought 3. If 2 then AE

        2. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          AE

        3. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A, C.

      15. Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm wondering how far to stretch to get to DCL. How sure are we about the DGW28 for Everton?

        I have this bunch:
        Johnstone-McCarthy
        Stone-Cancelo-Coufal-Mee-Dallas
        Salah-Son-Gundo-Bruno-Raphinha
        Kane-Antonio-Bamford

        My initial plan was to prepare for the doubles and GW29 by:
        A) Coufal + Antonio to Targett + Watkins (-4)

        I'm scared though to go without DCL, so I could also do:

        B) Coufal + Antonio + Bamford to Mitchell + Watkins + DCL (-8)

      16. Saka_me_sideways
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Picking Maddison instead of Barnes on my wildcard last week just gets worse and worse 🙄

          Worth a -4 to swap them or just play Bamford (already playing Raphinha)??

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            If he is out for more than 1 week, get rid. otherwise keep.

          2. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            swap, probs only -2 at worse ,maddison probably broken as well

          3. NateDogsCats
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I'd say do it, sounds like Maddy will be out a while but wait until after tonight's game to see what Rodgers says to be sure

              1. Saka_me_sideways
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Yep will do, doesn’t sound good though.

            • fpork
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              1) Traore, DCL
              2) Smith Rowe, Kane

            • Atimis
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Got that team for a hit, GTG?
              Maybe TC?

              Or play Bam over Raph?

              Martinez
              Cancelo/Stones/Tarko
              Salah/Bruno/Barnes/Gundo/Raph
              Kane/DCL

              Martin/Bamford/Dallas/Coufal

            • Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              81 all out.

              1. tomasjj
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                75 here.
                Not great, not terrible.

            • The Prophet
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Would you lads Bench Boost if you had

              Pope x2
              Mee x2
              Bamford
              Dallas

              on the bench??

              Thanks

              1. Netters2018
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Yes

            • Kuzser
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              How does this look for a FH guys? Any obvious weaknesses?

              Ederson
              Dias Pereira Shaw
              Gundo Salah Bruno Barnes
              Kane Dcl Watkins

              Fabri, Burn, Mitchell, 4.4mid

            • Tinfoil Deathstar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Thoughts on this WC draft? A bit more differential than previous iterations:

              Martinez (Fabri)
              Digne - Shaw - Dias (White, Burn)
              Bruno - Gundo - Salah - KdB - Lookman
              DCL - Kane (Davis)

              I haven't got FH left so only concern is that this would leave me only 5 players for GW29 (not including Kienan Davis who isn't getting any minutes atm).