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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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  1. Giorgi89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Guys, on WC:
    Sterling or KdB or Salah

    Thanks

    1. gogs67
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm going KDB, it's up to you though, go with who you think

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

        Salah
        KDB
        Sterling

        In that order for me

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

          Agree

      • Sultans of Ping FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        KDB if you need to make up some ground as a differential. Salah to sustain.

      • Sterling Archer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        going KDB as i will likely captain in 27, and wouldn't be captaining salah in 26 or 27!

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

          This

    2. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 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

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        GTG if TC...either Kane or DCL...it's a tough call!! Currently on Kane here.

        1. Big Chris Wood
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah I would go Raph, man in form

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

          Tempted by DCL!

          1. Krafty Werks
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            It's the Kane pens that really swings it for me i think.

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

      Bottomed. 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).

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

        Any chance you can get Watkins in? And have Reed (Fulham) as fodder instead? Will give you a couple extra players for 29

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

        I think having Bruno Salah KDB and Kane, along with the expensive defence means you're scrimping on the bench players. I like Fulham defence and would want some Leeds on your bench for GW29

    4. NateDogsCats
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Ben Dinnery:

        "Mateusz Klich is doing "pretty well" but Bielsa does not know if the Poland international will recover in time. Rodrigo and Kalvin Phillips set to miss out again."

        No Phillips, no Matty Cash, can see goals in this game

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

          Phillips missed last match and Leeds won 3-0.

          Villa lot seem convinced that Leeds might tonk them.

          1. Big Chris Wood
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Definitely could be goals for both sides. Villa are better than Southampton so may be able to expose us without Phillips. Maybe Llorente will play cdm

          2. NateDogsCats
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I can see it happening, although even without Cash and Grealish Villa are a better team than Southampton are at the minute, but not sure they'll be able to deal with the Leeds onslaught

        2. Sterling Archer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Big game for Leicester tonight, 0-0 1st leg, will have to go for it.

          good see how they set up without maddison

        3. Big Chris Wood
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Really want to get in Kane and DCL, both captain options. Current team which 1.3m in the bank

          Martinez Pope
          Dallas Stones Digne Dias Benderak
          Salah Gundog Son Raph Bruno
          Ings Antonio Bamford

          I've never done a -12 in 10 seasons playing the game.

          Would you do Antonio, Ings, Pope, Benderak to Kane, DCL, Fabri and Mitchell?

          If no would you go without Kane or DCL?

          I could do antonio, Ings, pop, to dcl, vardy, Fabri for -8

          Any help most appreciated!!!

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I'd probably just do Ings to DCL and Antonio to Watkins

            1. Big Chris Wood
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Thanks! That's more sensible for GW29 just am not excited by Watkins Esp as no grealish

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yes I do agree, I'm not loving Watkins either but its a nice double and then another potential double in 28 and game in 29 is tempting

        4. Malkmus
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          A'noon all. Which one to play:

          A - Mee
          B - Targett

          Ta

          1. Big Chris Wood
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Do you have martinez, I would spread the risk rather than double

          2. jimmy.floyd
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            T

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

            B

          4. In Bale We Trust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Definitely B

            1. Malkmus
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Cheers all

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

          A) Burn > Digne [-4]
          B) Play Raphinha.

          Tough because it's not for the DGW in isolation. Digne would be a move for DGW28 & 30/31.

          However Burn has a fixture in 29. So less transfers used, maybe a hit less.

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

            A for fun

          2. In Bale We Trust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            A

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

            Thanks. Different to yesterday's responses!

        6. The Mighty Whites
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 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.

          1. Big Chris Wood
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I would go A. You can always get Raph back easily

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

            What about Watkins and Kane/Vardy?

        7. Maxim Tsigalko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          If I make 4 transfers (for -12) I get a better DGW team and set myself up for less hits to get 10 players for GW29 along with double Everton for the possible DGW28.

          Surely it’s worth doing as opposed to possibly missing out on points this week and then hitting the following weeks when some fixtures aren’t as good (Spurs v Arsenal for example)

          Would you do this;

          A;

          Out: Mee, Lowton, Rashy, Ings

          In: Digne, Regullon, Lookman, Kane

          B;

          Out: Mee, Rashy, Bamf, Ings

          In: Digne, Barnes, Watkins, Kane

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

            Prefer B

        8. Kuzser
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          How does this look for a FH guys? Any obvious weaknesses?
          Trying to get 3 nailed City players,cl but you never know with Pep

          Ederson
          Dias -Pereira- Shaw
          Gundo - Salah -Bruno -Barnes
          Kane - Dcl - Watkins

          Fabri, Burn, Mitchell, 4.4mid

        9. tabby98
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Pope
          Cancelo, Stones, Digne, Lowton
          Son, Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Raphinha
          DCL

          Johnstone | Bamford, Dallas, Antonio

          GTG?

          1. wantsharptv
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Dallas ahead of Lowton

        10. wantsharptv
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I regretted not taking a -12/-16 for DGW19 and played it safe. Not making that mistake this time. -16 incoming

          1. NateDogsCats
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I've seen a -20 already so you won't be the only one and it's making me go very close to the -12 I've been thinking about

              1. wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                If you haven't got a FH/not planning on using it for GW29 my advice is take hits now to also cover you for then

                I've now got 8 players for GW29 and so can get 11 without anymore hits if I wanted

                Got 12 doubles for GW26 plus Bamford raphinha dallas. They are not the optimal doubles but it does have salah sterling Bruno gundo kane Watkins

                1. NateDogsCats
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I have my FH but right now have 6 for BGW29, I'm wondering if I can make up 10 players for it if it's enough and then save the FH for BGW33, I'm not desperate anyway to make the changes but I think they'll help both this week and are all players I believe I'll keep for most of the rest of the season so that's my reasoning for it, I just don't like huge hits

                    1. wantsharptv
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      If u can accept a short term red arrow with a -16 for a better overall rank over the best few weeks then do it

            • Krafty Werks
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              If you could have only one for a hit which would you choose to take out Ings? Bear in mind that going Son gives a 'most wanted' player for BGW29 and if Vardy then will cost a -4 down the line to field same amount of players in BGW29. Wildcard GW31.

              A - Son
              B - Vardy

              Thanks.

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

                Son.

                I think there's a risk of Vardy's minutes being managed especially with a big game tonight.

                1. Krafty Werks
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Agreed and possible no Maddison too for one fixture i think slightly dents Vardy's appeal also maybe? Hope to see a Son resurgence over the next 6 great fixtures.

              2. wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Son is a no brianer

                1. Monklane
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  heh

            • Ninjaa
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Pope (McCarthy)
              Stones Lowton Targett (Coufal Dallas)
              Sterling Gundogan Bruno Salah (Saka)
              DCL Bamford Antonio

              Thoughts on Saka and McCarthy to Barnes and 4m Gk for a 4 pointer? It would allow me to bench Antonio this week and play him next week v LEEDS

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

              Looking at it the other way around, which of Man City’s popular assets is likely to play the least minutes over the next four?

              1. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Gundogan, Foden and Cancelo. Gundo just coming back from injury. Foden has lot of competition. Zinchenko and even Mendy might get a game.

                Own all three (Canc,Gundo, Foden) so considering now if I should use wc. Then maybe Sterling who might get rest.

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

                  Yeah, I’m concerned about owning Foden...

              2. NateDogsCats
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  KDB possibly due to his return and injury history, Gundo is likely to get a rest somewhere but at the same time he plays so well in his current role that he might still try more often to start and take him off early rather than go without

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

                Think I'm happy with my WC team

                Ederson Sanchez
                Digne Dias Reguilon Konsa Aina
                Fernandes Son Barnes Gundogan Raphinha
                Kane DCL Bamford

                0.1 ITB

                Good to go?

                1. wantsharptv
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  U just need salah then I can sign that off

              4. Willco97
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Richarlison worth a shout over DCL?

              5. Your Man With The Hair
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Any reason why I wouldn't bench boost this?

                Meslier (AVL)
                Dier (BUR & FUL)
                Pereira (BHA & EVE)
                Bamford (AVL)

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

                  Defo play BB...

                2. Your Man With The Hair
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Should have said, other option is to TC Kane.

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

                    Still play BB....that’s x 6 extra scores rather than x 1 extra score, and spread amongst some great options

                  2. Ninjaa
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    BB instead of TC definitely with that bench

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

                  BB

                4. Lazaretti
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  BB, how many hits?

                  1. Your Man With The Hair
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    -4. I wildcarded GW24 so was aready well set up

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

                  I'd BB over TC. TC can be used later

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

                A) Smith Rowe+Kane
                B) DCL+Traore
                C) Son+Watkins+Aina (-4)

                C) gives me 3 extra players for GW29. But I am not sure if I want to go without Kane and DCL.

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

                A) Barnes and Bamford

                B) DCL and Perreira (WBA) -4

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

                  A)

                2. Kadi_J
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A

                3. Ninjaa
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A

              8. poidlolo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                i just need advice captain for this team..BB team

                Degea/Martinez
                Stones/cancelo/Dias/Mee/Shaw
                Bruno/Mane/Salah/JWP/Lookman
                DCL/Bamford/Watskin

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

                  Bruno

                  1. poidlolo
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Thank You....

                2. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  DCL

                  1. poidlolo
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    i need study this option

                3. Ninjaa
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  DCL

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

                On WC:

                Would you rather:

                A: Barnes + Digne (0.5itb);
                B: Son + Strujik

                Bearing in mind that B will give 2 extra players for gw29

                1. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A

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

                Would you WC this squad? This is my current squad pre WC. Wildcard burning a hole in my pocket!!

                Want Kane / Baines / Martinez / Digne / DCL... sideways??

                Areola
                Stones Cancelo Lowton
                Bruno Salah Gundo Son Maddison
                Richarlison Watkins

                McCarthy Dallas Bamford Cresswell

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

                  Yes

                  1. Fiorentina
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    You would wildcard or sideways move?

                    Sorry for asking 2 questions!

                2. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I wouldn't.
                  10 out of your starting 11 are players one would consider getting on a WC.
                  Just Lowton to someone for a FT?

                  1. Fiorentina
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Thanks. Need to do Barnes for Maddison if injured.

                3. Krafty Werks
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Not if you have 2 FT's no way, just take out Madds & Lowton, maybe Cresswell too?

              11. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Are any of these worth a hit?
                Did Ings to DCL for my 1 FT.

                A) Bamford to Watkins
                B) Raphinha to Gundogan
                C) someone else to get for these 2?

              12. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Would anyone do Bamford > Vardy for -4?

                Need differentials in my mini league.

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

                  Not for me.

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

                    Hello mate, what've you decided about Grealish?

                2. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Yea but prefer DCL as FWD or Barnes as MID

                3. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Yes

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

                  If you already own DCL, yes!

              13. wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                G2G?

                Martinez
                Dallas Stones Targett
                Raphinha Salah Sterling Gundo Bruno
                Kane (c) Watkins

                Subs: Areola Bamford Adarabioyo Lowton

              14. InvertedWinger
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Martinez (Meslier)
                Cancelo Dias Shaw (White, Coufal)
                Salah Bruno Gundogan Son (Raphinha)
                Kane Watkins Bamford
                0.0 itb

                Is Bamford, Raphinha to 4.2 mid and DCL worth the -4? Would be reversing both moves for GW29 (No FH) but DCL plays 5 games in the next 3 compared to Bamfords 3

              15. FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Which one is best?

                A) BB with Martinez, Raphinha, Dallas and Ings on the bench

                B) TC Kane

                1. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  -4 for Ings to DCL/Watkins if not owned gives an extra game. Would BB

                  1. FPL Kaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Oh of course yes DCL for Bamford so it would be Ben White instead on the BB

                2. Krafty Werks
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A and i'm TC'ing Kane as already burned my BB.

              16. arkom
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Guys, WC team A or B?

                A) LLORIS / PICKFORD
                DIAS / Cancelo / Digne / PEREIRA / Dallas
                Bruno / Son / Barnes / Gundogan / Rapinha
                Bamford / DCL / Kane

                B) MARTINEZ / JOHNSTONE
                STONES / Cancelo / Digne / KONSA / Dallas
                Bruno / SALAH / Barnes / Gundogan / Rapinha
                Bamford / DCL / Kane

                Son vs Salah (and slightly poorer defs)
                BB left - FH used