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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. tinear
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Would you ship Son to Barnes, with Kane to play, for free? No Vardy.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

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

      probably not (but I'm boring)

      1. tinear
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thinking of this but need to hear it from someone other than myself

    3. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I got rid of Son to get Kane. But not sure if I would get rid for anyone else.

      1. tinear
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Could arrange another transfer to fund Kane in for me. Thing is, is it worth the transfer, Son to Barnes?

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

      No imo. Chasing form is finicky.

      No transfer is free because that move could be another more meaningful move.

      1. tinear
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        And Son is underperformed too don’t you think?

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

          Yes but that doesn't mean he can't do well this week.

          Can't always chase last week's points.

          1. tinear
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            True that. Would you have Vardy instead of Kane and carrying 1ft?Son/Barnes aside.

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

      Err no chance!!

      1. tinear
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Keeping for Son’s potential or Camzy’s point above?

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

          Both!!...and in my case the fact i'm working towards BGW29 and Son will be essential that week to my mind? Barnes no fixture means one less starter or perhaps a hit down the line? Son's fixtures next 6 are perfect for a resurgence in form no? Burnley, Fulham, Palace, Arsenal (usually always high scoring derby?), Villa & Newcastle...what more do you want?!! Wildcard in GW31 looks the best strategy? I'm actually bringing Son in this week over Barnes as it goes for the above reasons!!

  2. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What do we think of this lot chaps, on wildcard and have FH to play in 29.

    Martinez
    Shaw Dias Stones
    Salah Bruno Gundo Barnes
    Kane Vardy DCL(c)

    Areola Raph Rudiger Mitchell

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

      You can drop one of the GKs

      Other spots are fine

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hopefully gtg as 9/11 are the same as mine

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

      Very nice team. Would move areola to fodder to have that cash for future moves

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

      That looks very expensive. It's a good thing.

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

    Pep Guardiola on Joao Cancelo: "He's playing really well. He is a player with huge quality and his physicality is overwhelming. If tomorrow we were to play another game he would be ready to play. And with his two assists in the final third, was brilliant."

    What are we taking from this guys? Playing both games in 26?

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

      Clear sign he is gonna be rested 🙂

    2. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I have him and watching him should have way more points than he has. But could be benched at any point. Keep if you own. But if you are risk averse get Dias.

      1. tbos83
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Or Stones, who has form in DGWs 🙂

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Sounds promising.

        He's certainly involved.

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

        I seem to remember a similar quote about Sterling earlier this season about being able to play again next day and was on the bench next game.

      4. Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Training with the reserves and sold in the summer..

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

      Rp
      A - Sterling, Ings and Cavani to Kane Mahrez and DCL - 8?
      B - Ings and Cavani to DCL Vardy - 4
      C Ings, Cavani and Bamford to DCL Vardy and Watkins - 8

      1. Aster
          2 months, 21 days ago

          B

        • Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I like C, but must admit i've got mixed views about the Bamford vs Watkins debate

          1. Aster
              2 months, 21 days ago

              -8 is always too much

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

                Disagree, its pure maths - if your -8 makes you more than 8 points then it was fine.

                Its a big gamble to take in one week, and shouldn't be taken lightly.

          2. The Fantasy Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Do you have Son?

          3. The Fantasy Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I feel I need Kane this game week.

        • Aster
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Play one:

            A) Saka
            B) Bam
            C) Dallas

            1. HODGE
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              B

            2. Abra Dubravka
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              B

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

              B

            4. Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              B

          • lindeg
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Who scores more points?

            A: Lowton (tot, LEI)
            B: Soyuncu -4 (ARS, bur)

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

              A

            2. Abra Dubravka
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              A

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            How are you thinking Son will do?

            Best option, bring in:

            A. Vardy.
            B. Kane.

            1. Stick with Son.
            2. Bring in Harvey Barnes?

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

              I am considering going Barnes and Vardy over Kane and Son

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

                I have done this.

            2. tinear
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I’m on B1 for now

          • Pedaso Pirates
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I am looking at Kane and Keane in for Cavani and TAA. This gives me for the DGW:

            Pope
            Dias, Cancelo, Keane, Mitchell
            Salah, Son, Fernandez, Gundogan
            Kane (TC) Bamford

            Bench: Steer, Raphinha, Cresswell, Brewster

            I was going to WC but think this is pretty decent. Would appreciate an outside view? Better suggestions very welcome.

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

              No need to WC

          • Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Would you use wc if you have Gundo, Foden, Cancelo who all three might be heavily rotated. Also have injured A.Barnes

            Full team
            Pope - Martinez
            Robbo - Coufal - Cancelo - Maguire - Dallas
            Salah - Gundo - Foden - Mount -Bruno
            Bamford - Barnes - Ings

            Orig. Plan was -12 Coufal, Robbo, Barnes, Ings out Kane, Watkins, Rudiger, Targett in and BB.

            WC Y/N
            Take 12pt hit and BB, Y/N

            TiA

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

              I would WC that team but nothing necessarily wrong with keeping the three city players you mention

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

                Thanks. City have 2 DGW so prob all will be rotated. If using wc then would bring in Ederson

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

            Who to start 2 out of these 3:

            A) Mee
            B) Dallas
            C) Raphinha

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

              AC

            2. Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              BC

          • Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            "Choose. Whether you should believe in yourself, or believe in others. I myself don’t know… I never have. Whether I believed in my own abilities, or whether I believed in the decisions of fellow managers, in the end no one ever knew what the outcome would be. So I guess… you have to do your best to make a decision that you won’t regret."

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

              *getting rid of bruno on WC*

          • Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            If it weren’t for the players doubling Raphinha would be a great captaincy option again this week.

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

              That would take big balls. He’s a great player but still needed a gk error to return in his dgw. Leeds can sometimes just not turn up.

            2. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Agree, he's the main reason why I can't make my mind up on whether to BB or TC Bruno instead

            3. Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Still have my WC (no BB) but can take a -4 hit and do Robbo, Soucek & Antonio > Aina, Barnes and Kane which would give me 10 DGW'ers. Do these like the best moves?

              Martinez
              Stones - Cancelo - Robbo
              Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Soucek
              DCL - Bamford - Antonio

              Pope - Raphinha - Dallas - Coufal

            4. tbos83
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Defenders traditionally score more in DGWs. So why is no-one talking about Digne for cap?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Those defenders normally score a goal and keep a CS.

                  1. tbos83
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      You don't think Digne will?

                  2. NateDogsCats
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Last time I capped Digne he got 1 point v Newcastle, it's some risk to take on a week like this

                  3. AdemH
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Start Martinez LEE(A & SHU (A), or Areola (CRY(A) & TOT(H)? Got Targett also playing

                    1. kip kop
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Martinez

                    2. LiamK17
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Has to be Emi - Guy got a BP after making 2 errors in a 3-1 loss against West Ham guy is a monster for saves and easier fixtures

                    3. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Something like this worth a -12?

                      a) Mee + Bamford + Soucek (bench Raphinha) + 12
                      b) Kane + Barnes + up to 6.4m def (not Man City def)
                      c) Kane + Son + Dallas

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

                        Would consider B, but who are you selling for them?

                        Considering Bamford, Rashford, Coufal to Kane, Barnes, Targett myself

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Would be selling A.

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

                        B (digne) or WC imo.

                      3. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        As a pessimistic spurs fan, I doubt it is worth the 12.

                        Fulham and burnley probably wont roll over.

                      4. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Cheers all.

                    4. kip kop
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Would you BB this team:

                      De Gea
                      AWB Stones Targett
                      Fernandes Sterling Son Gundo(C)
                      Vardy DCL Bamford

                      Meslier Saka Dallas Mitchell
                      0 FT 1.5 ITB

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Given one Villa goal can mostly destroy it, nah.

                        1. kip kop
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Good point.

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

                        No.

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

                      Maddison, Adams, Lowton -> Watkins, Barnes, Mings -4

                      Yay or nay?

                      1. kip kop
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Yes

                    6. Boly Would
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      If Sigurdsson, Rodriguez, and Digne are all on the pitch - who takes what?

                      1. NateDogsCats
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Siggy - pens, James will take the majority of corners if not all and free kicks apart from whichever ones might be in Digne's side of the pitch, or shooting ones

                          1. NateDogsCats
                              2 months, 21 days ago

                              I worded that terribly

                              Sigurdsson - penalties
                              James - nearly all corners going by the last few games, and most free kicks
                              Digne - probably takes freekicks on his own side and will definitely put his 2 cents in on any shooting freekicks

                              1. Boly Would
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 21 days ago

                                Cheers, much appreciated!

                        • tbos83
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            B with Digne

                            1. tbos83
                                2 months, 21 days ago

                                Reply fail

                              • TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 21 days ago

                                Cheers

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

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

                              Johnstone-Bamford-Dallas--Soucek

                              G2G?

                              1. kip kop
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 21 days ago

                                Yep GTG

                                1. CoracAld2831
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 20 days ago

                                  Thank you.

                            3. AF90
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 21 days ago

                              If I want Kane I have to lose Salah, Bruno or Sterling. I have the Free Hit for GW29. Sterling's GW27 double is putting me off selling him.

                              Would you do
                              A) Sterling & Antonio -> Barnes & Kane -4?
                              B) Salah, Antonio & Coufal -> Barnes, Kane & Digne -8
                              C) Grealish & Coufal -> Barnes & Digne -4

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

                              Should I take a -4 to BB this?

                              Areola
                              Adebabyioya
                              Bamford/Raphinha
                              Lowton

                              Would be banking on Fulham clean sheet v Palace and bamford/raphinha return

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

                              Is it worth downgrading Cancelo to Stones to get the following WC draft:

                              Martinez (Fabri)
                              Dias - Shaw - Stones (White, Aina)
                              Bruno - Gundo - Salah - Son - Barnes
                              DCL - Kane (Maja)

                              This leaves me £0.2 ITB. Will likely move Stones/Shaw to a Villa defender in GW28 if they double. And then use 2 FT to move Barnes + DCL to Raphina + Bamford/Watkins ahead of GW29, giving me 9 players for the blank.

                              If I keep Cancelo I'd have to go with Strijk as my third bench option and fear that he will be out of first team picture soon with Llorente back and Koch also due back early March.

                              1. NateDogsCats
                                  2 months, 21 days ago

                                  I would caution on moving any City defenders around personally, it's impossible to know who will play what games over the next 2 DGWs so you might be using up a transfer or taking a hit to get the same or even a lower return

                                  If it's more of a longterm change, it might be worth it, just be wary of the above for this week though, Pep has already said he'll change a bunch of players in the next few games

                                  1. NateDogsCats
                                      2 months, 21 days ago

                                      Sorry I didn't read properly and see you're on WC, then maybe it's fine, but still be wary that anyone is liable to miss games so if you think Cancelo won't be dropped or will play more that might be more worthwhile to you with the Struijk risk than ensuring you change to another player that might get 2/3 points

                                • tbos83
                                    2 months, 21 days ago

                                    Surely BB is better chip to use than TC (assuming you have both)? Say your captain hauls (20pts) - obv means you get extra 20 on top. But if you have 4x DGWs on bench they only need 2 pts each per game to get 16, and odds are at least one of them will get more.

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

                                      I thought that and played it a few weeks ago. Kane got 2 pts, antonio didn't play and bednarek got nothing! Martinez got 12 points though

                                      1. tbos83
                                          2 months, 21 days ago

                                          Yeah - so even in that example you prob scored better than a TC would

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

                                        BB is better than a TC most of the time, but you get one of both and have to use them both so it’s not a straight comparison. You should be comparing what your bench boost might get you this week versus other weeks and the same with TC, FH etc.

                                    2. Killitzer
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 21 days ago

                                      Afternoon all

                                      Seems as if we all have similar team this week-

                                      Martinez*
                                      Cancelo*/Stones*/Dallas
                                      Salah*/Bruno*//Gundo*/Raph
                                      Kane*/DCL*/Bamford

                                      Bench- Pope, Coufal, Soucek, Bednarek
                                      £2.2m 1FT

                                      Thinking of another DGW player-
                                      1. Bednarek --> Targett (plays BGW29) (Bench Dallas)
                                      2. Something else
                                      3. Save transfer

                                      cheers for any input

                                      1. tbos83
                                          2 months, 21 days ago

                                          1

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

                                        Josh King is not far off and will start some games

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

                                        Is Dallas to Digne for a -4 worth it?

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

                                        Is it crazy to play Raphinha over Lowton this GW ?

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

                                          nah