Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s best players for FPL Double Gameweek 26

Players with two fixtures in Double Gameweek 26 predictably dominate the Scout Squad selection this week.

Indeed, not a single player with just one match in the coming Gameweek has been nominated by our panel.

For those new to this feature, Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

In each writer’s squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKHugo LlorisHugo LlorisEmiliano MartinezEmiliano Martinez
Nick PopeEmiliano MartinezAlphonse AreolaKasper Schmeichel
Alphonse AreolaAlphonse AreolaSam JohnstoneNick Pope
DFLuke ShawLucas DigneJoao CanceloRuben Dias
Ruben DiasRicardo PereiraJohn StonesLucas Digne
Trent Alexander-ArnoldRuben DiasLucas DigneTrent Alexander-Arnold
Davinson SanchezLuke ShawLuke ShawRicardo Pereira
Ola AinaAhmed ElmohamadyAinsley Maitland-NilesEric Dier
MFBruno FernandesBruno FernandesBruno FernandesKevin De Bruyne
Mohamed SalahIlkay GundoganMohamed SalahBruno Fernandes
Ilkay GundoganMohamed SalahSon Heung-minMohamed Salah
Kevin De BruyneHarvey BarnesIlkay GundoganSon Heung-min
Harvey BarnesGareth BaleHarvey BarnesIlkay Gündogan
FWDominic Calvert-LewinHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
Jamie VardyDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin
Mbaye DiagneJamie VardyJamie VardyJamie Vardy
Josh MajaOllie WatkinsMbaye DiagneRicharlison
Timo WernerMbaye DiagneOllie WatkinsOllie Watkins

Most popular picks: Mohamed Salah, Ilkay Gundogan, Bruno Fernandes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jamie Vardy (four), Emiliano Martinez, Alphonse Areola, Ruben Dias, Luke Shaw, Lucas Digne, Harvey Barnes, Harry Kane, Ollie Watkins, Mbaye Diagne (three)

DAVID SAID

I am looking to the Spurs and Fulham defences for Double Gameweek 25. Matches against Burnley and the Cottagers offer plenty of clean sheet potential, which is why Spurs sit top of the Season Ticker for ‘defence’ in Double Gameweek 26.

I’ve gone with Hugo Lloris and Davinson Sanchez as they feel the two most-likely starters in Jose Mourinho’s back-line.

Meanwhile, Alphonse Areola has the perfect combination of matches for Double Gameweek 26. A trip to Crystal Palace offers the possibility of a clean sheet given their record with Wilfried Zaha while a meeting with Spurs could give him the chance to significantly add to his 83 saves this season.

Ola Aina is joint-top for key passes among Fulham defenders over the last four matches and ranks best for shots on target too.

Luke Shaw has been a creative powerhouse of late, fashioning 15 chances in the last four matches, at least six more than any other defender.

One of those is Trent Alexander-Arnold although his eight key passes is still the third-highest among players in his position, so I think we could see him ticking over with points again soon.

Bruno Fernandes is starting to feel like an auto-include, even though he faces Chelsea this week. It is the second Double Gameweek fixture against Crystal Palace that appeals. Over their last four matches, the Eagles are the Premier League’s second-worst side for expected goals conceded (xGC).

Meanwhile, nobody has been afforded more big chances than Mohamed Salah and Ilkay Gündogan over that same period.

The former faces a Sheffield United side without their three first-choice centre-backs in the first of Liverpool’s Double Gameweek fixtures while the latter has been so key to Manchester City that I am sure he will get significant game-time across home meetings with West Ham and Wolves.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is my pick of the forwards considering Everton’s Double Gameweek 26 fixtures. Southampton have conceded nine goals across their last four (which does not include the infamous Old Trafford defeat anymore) while West Bromwich Albion have given up at least two goals in eight of their last 10.

Jamie Vardy is among those players currently joint-top for big chances over their last four matches while only three players have a superior figure for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) over the same period than Mbaye Diagne.

NEALE SAID

I’ll let the others do the talking on the widely selected assets of Double Gameweek 26, as there will be few of you who are wondering why the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Harry Kane and Ilkay Gundogan have made the cut.

Instead, I’ll take you through some of the less-obvious selections.

While Son Heung-min looks like he’s running on fumes of late, Gareth Bale has strung together three impressive appearances in Europe and on the home front – even if some of them were cameos off the bench.

Fitness and game-time are possible downsides with the Welshman but he’s looked sharper and more motivated over the last week, with a benching in the Europa League on Wednesday looking like a strong indicator that he will make Jose Mourinho’s starting XI this weekend.

Attacking returns in his last three competitive appearances is a neat reflection of his renaissance, while he had more final third touches than any other player bar Son in the West Ham game – despite only featuring as a second-half substitute. But this is as much an ‘eye test’ selection as anything else, with Bale looking more Wales talisman than washed-up Madridista of late.

Seven clean sheets in 12 matches on the road makes Emiliano Martinez a no-brainer for a Double Gameweek 26 long-list but I’ve nominated Ahmed Elmohamady as a cheaper route into the Villa defence, with the Egyptian looking a secure-ish starter given that Matty Cash is sidelined for the foreseeable future.

Elmohamady has one of the best minutes-per-chance-created averages among Fantasy defenders this season and even if that figure comes from precious little game-time, we FPL veterans know he loves a cross from his past exploits at Hull and Sunderland.

Mbaye Diagne has a decent run of matches coming up, starting with a double-header at the Hawthorns. He’s joint-top for big chances among FPL forwards since his arrival in January and, on a related note, sits above his positional peers for expected goal involvement, too.

His shot count would look even more impressive if he didn’t have a frustrating knack of being caught offside, although that in itself is perhaps encouraging as it implies he is always looking for that half-yard beyond the last defender.

TOM SAID…

Double Gameweek players unsurprisingly make up my entire 18-man squad this time.

Aston Villa looked short of ideas without playmaker Jack Grealish last weekend, and though his absence will put more pressure on their defence, it’s hard to look past Emiliano Martínez as the top goalkeeper pick. The 28-year-old has made more saves than any other stopper in recent weeks, with the Argentinian accompanying Alphonse Areola and Sam Johnstone.

Manchester City have conceded just four goals in their last 17 Premier League matches, which is why João Cancelo is so appealing, with his kinder priced team-mate John Stones joining him. 

I also like Luke Shaw, who has created more chances than any other defender in the last six matches. He’s also improved his ability from set-pieces, which is relevant with Wednesday night’s opponents Crystal Palace often struggling to properly defend crosses into the box.

While Everton’s defence isn’t exactly watertight, I’ve found a spot for Lucas Digne too ahead of games against Southampton and West Bromwich Albion. The Saints have conceded the highest number of chances from their right-flank over their last six, which adds to his appeal, and I’m also willing to take a risk on differential Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Following Semi Ajayi’s red card at Burnley, the on-loan Arsenal man shifted out to a wider attacking role, which manager Sam Allardyce has hinted we might see more of in the coming weeks. I also think Albion have looked much better now that their new arrivals have been integrated into the starting XI.

Further forward, Bruno Fernandes is an obvious inclusion given his rate of returns. The Portuguese has now scored in each of his last four league games, bringing in a massive 45 FPL points across that period. 

He’s joined in midfield by Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min and İlkay Gündoğan. Kevin De Bruyne is really unfortunate not to make the squad, and he will be making an appearance in my own team, but somebody had to miss out given Harvey Barnes’ form. His goal against Villa was his 13th of the season in all competitions, yet you get the feeling there is still more to come from him. 

Up front, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are excellent options, plus Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is now looking much sharper and has quietly racked up four attacking returns in his last three league appearances. The forward list is completed by differential Mbaye Diagne and Ollie Watkins, both of whom look the pick of the budget striker options this week.

ANDY SAID

As ever with Manchester City it’s not a question of should we triple up, it’s just a question of which three we pick. It’s hard to look against the double-up in defence, but double attack provides a little bit of a differential at this point. With Ilkay Gündogan you get incredible value, and with Kevin De Bruyne you get a player who’s registering 0.73 expected goal involvements (xGI) every 90 minutes. That’s only beaten by Bruno Fernandes (0.74) for midfielders playing regular minutes.

Despite major concerns over Liverpool losing another key player in Jordan Henderson, it’s difficult to look past Trent Alexander-Arnold. Sheffield United have registered just 4.71 expected goals (xG) in the last six matches, the third-worst total in the league. You’d expect defensive returns in that game, with a potential cagey match against Chelsea to follow. Only Luke Shaw and James Justin have higher xGI than Alexander-Arnold over their last six matches when it comes to defenders.

Even with Tottenham Hotspur struggling in their last few matches I can’t look past the attacking double-up. While they’re short of goals in their last half-dozen fixtures, they have played four of the five best defences for expected goals conceded (xGC) this season in West Ham, Brighton, Chelsea and Man City. Liverpool weren’t exactly pushovers in Gameweek 20, either. In fact, if you look at the games outside of this, Harry Kane has scored against West Brom, Sheffield United, Fulham and Leeds United, which were the other fixtures that made up the Lilywhites’ last nine games.

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  1. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who to bench Bamford or Raphina?

    Guessing there's a few people with this dilemma

    1. Dele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Partly why I’m looking to sell one!

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Benching Raphinha

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm benching Bamford. Raphinha in great form and is involved in most attacks and set pieces

    4. Maxim Tsigalko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Could you transfer Bamford to Watkins?

  2. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Is Raphina to Lookman worth a hit?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Nah

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Look man, it’s not

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Nope

    4. jammie26
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Lol, this is a silly one. I mean really?

    5. john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Hey guys, this is my current team:

      Martinez (4.0)
      Cancelo Dias Dallas Taylor Mitchell
      Bruno Salah Sterling Grealish (4.5)
      DCL Bamford Ings

      Have all my chips available. 1 FT. Nothing ITB.

      What do you guys suggest I should do?

      Cheers

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Probably transfer out Ings and Grealish

        1. john25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Thank you. So I shouldn't use my FH right?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            If you put a FH team together, how many of your current players will be in it?

    6. wonkeydonkey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A) Play Raphinia (avl)
      B) Mee -> Digne (SOU, wba) for -4
      C) Mee -> Regullion (BUR, ful) for -4

      I would play Digne/Reguillon/ another DEF in GWs 27/28/29 so that I could bench DCL v che in 27 & Raph v CHE in 28

      I don't have FH for 29, but already looking at 8-10 players

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

        B

        1. wonkeydonkey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          If I went Digne, I would have to play two of the following. Reckon he's still the best option or is that a gamble based on him getting an extra game in GW28?

          GW27 benching options:
          Dallas (whu)
          Raph (whu)
          DCL (che)
          Fernandes (mci)
          Soucek (LEE)

      2. Maxim Tsigalko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        C gives you a better outcome for GW29 but Digne has a good DGW26 and possible DGW28!

        Tough call! I’d edge towards Digne and move to Regullon after the Arsenal game maybe?

        1. wonkeydonkey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Will be BBing in GW30 and the WC in GW31. So could bring in Reguillon for a City defender in GW29? (tempted to then keep Digne as he would have CRY in GW30)

          1. Maxim Tsigalko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Digne has a higher ceiling as well! I’m taking a -8 to get him in

    7. Aster
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Just sold Son for Bale. Wish me luck.

        1. built_this_city
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          lol

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Bait

        3. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          You will need all you can get

        4. NateDogsCats
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Good luck! I like it as a punt, Son hasn't looked great in recent weeks while Bale looked very good against West Ham, hopefully he'll get a good opportunity to do something

          • Aster
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Already regretting it.

            • Aster
                3 months, 18 days ago

                But I'm tired of Son

            • The Strokes
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Hello
              Is Coleman nailed for the next 3 GW?
              He didn't start in GW 22 and 23 was it fitness or tactical?

              Thank you!

            • Captain Warlock
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

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

            • poulteren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Hi all, please help my simple brain:

              A. Aina
              B Dier

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                C. Konsa

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

                  D Coleman

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Hope you’re kidding

                    1. poulteren
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      about what?

                    2. The Strokes
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Not really, I'm thinking of him.
                      DGW 26 and maybe 28 and all good fixtures.

                  2. poulteren
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    deeply unhelpful.

                2. poulteren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  yeah, that wasnt in the question. I have 3 villa

              2. The Strokes
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                b

                1. poulteren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  danke!

              3. Keeptrying
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                B if you can't do anything better elsewhere with potential savings

                1. poulteren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  thanks mate

                2. gart888
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  What would you consider a better option (up to 6.0 in cost) considering up to and including GW29?

              4. Aster
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  A

                  1. poulteren
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    thank you! what's your thinking?

              5. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                So let me get this right.

                Two weeks ago when Sterling was booked against Everton he was an awful pick.

                Now that he scored 1 goal against Arsenal he's suddenly a great pick.

                So which is it? Is Sterling a good pick or should I just downgrade him to Gundogan and use the extra cash to get Kane?

                1. NateDogsCats
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I think people always fancy him no matter what his form is because he has it in him to get a huge haul on any given week, but at the same time he has it in him to be ridiculously wasteful with the ball and do next to nothing. He's too inconsistent for me but I applaud those that have the patience to pick him and keep him through the bad games to reap the rewards of the good

                  • Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Sterling is overpriced simple as that. Don’t think Gundo is the answer anymore since KDB is now back

                    1. NateDogsCats
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Between GW13 and GW19 (at the end of which KDB got injured), Gundogan returned in 5 of those 7 games, KDB will naturally have an effect on Gundogan but he'll hardly nullify him

                  • Lord Flashheart
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    best spurs defender to have on a WC?

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      None is the right answer

                    2. LewanGOALski
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      best is to have none Spurs defender

                    3. Lord Flashheart
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      cheers

                    4. The Strokes
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Lloris all the others have rotation risk

                  • Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Hi, any thoughts would be appreciated.

                    Have all the chips so feel like I must play this uninspiring bench boost:
                    Areoala, Mitchell, Dallas & Raphinha

                    There won't be another gameweek when I will have a better bench. If anything, it will become weaker after WC.
                    Would you play it as well or is there anything else to consider?

                    1. Boly Would
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      If you're going to WC soon, and weaken the bench to save money, then it probably justifies playing BB this week

                      1. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Thank you 🙂

                  • LewanGOALski
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    as I am on WC and going for one of the BHA defenders, should I risk going with Lamptey if I won’t use him by GW28..?

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      no

                    2. Keeptrying
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Lamptey is no good imo. His teammates are better for FPL
                      Of course he is now going to deliver hahaha.

                    3. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Not worth the risk

                    4. LewanGOALski
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Okay, thx guys!
                      Sticking with Burn or Veltman then

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Burn an even bigger risk imo

                    5. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Go with Burn. March is out for the rest of the season so should be nailed at LB

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        If only it were that simple mate

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Explain why you don't think that is the case.

                          Even die hard Brighton fan Az thinks Burn is nailed at LB

                          https://twitter.com/ffscout_az/status/1364874026263412738?s=19

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Karbownik but more importantly Veltman will move to LWB when Lamptey returns

                  • cuppatea78
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Who is the best replacement for Grealish? I was going tick Maddison but see he is a doubt.

                    My midfield at the moment is:

                    Grealish, Barnes, Gundogun, Bruno, Salah.

                    I have £8m to spend and no room for any Man City players.

                    1. gart888
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Do you *need* to do that replacement this week? Do you have 11 DGW players if you only play 4 MF?

                      1. cuppatea78
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        I plan on using my BB so want to have as many DGW players as possible. I get 11 DGW players on the pitch but I really want to play the BB and maximise the number of players with 2 games.

                        1. gart888
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Gotcha that makes sense.

                          There's not really an obvious move since you already have Barnes and Gundo.

                          If you're concerned about BGW29 then maybe look at Lookman? It's not sexy, but he'll play a lot of games.

                    2. Maxim Tsigalko
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Son or maybe Perreira/Lookman as punt?

                      1. cuppatea78
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Son is too expensive. Lookman might be worth a shot. Or perhaps Siggurdson?

                    3. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Bale!

                  • Von Lipwig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Can anyone convince me I should just go safe and captain Kane and not DCL?

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Anyone thinking about capping a defender?

                    I'm seriously thinking about Digne or Reguilon for captain... The top scorers for weeks have been defenders especially in the doubles. Takes some real bravery but the upside is there.

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      downside even bigger

                    2. Aster
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Reg might not play both

                      • Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Digne I can understand but Reguillion is just plain silly

                        1. how now brown cow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Not sure I agree.

                          Very very risky, yes, but he is key to spurs going forward and I could see a big score.

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            In the sense that Digne will play 180 and Reg will be lucky to get 90+

                            1. Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              I think you're quite wrong about Reguilon's minutes. Let's see though. I'm willing to risk it.

                              1. how now brown cow
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                I'm with you. Spurs have lost a lot in reguilon's absence. If he's fit, he'll play in my opinion.

                      • built_this_city
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        defies logic IMO when there are so many good captain options -

                        Kane, Son, Bruno, Salah

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          I can't get Kane.

                          I don't like Bruno or Salah that much because of Chelsea's strong defense. Son is really off form.

                          I don't think it's insane to consider Digne, DCL, Barnes or Pereira.

                      • Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Good luck picking the right one 🙂
                        It is a sham correlation, but you obviously can get lucky.

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          The problem is knowing who. But defenders are traditionally more nailed on and with more minutes comes more possibilities for attacking returns, even in defense, so I think it makes a lot of sense that a lot of the top scorers are defenders in double gameweeks.

                          1. Keeptrying
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            True. Laporte did well as well.
                            Though Dunk and Duffy not so much hahaha

                      • Alisson WondHaaland
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        The top scorer is usually a defender, but its usually only 1 that does super well. Sure, if you get it spot on you win big but way too risky imo

                      • NateDogsCats
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Don't pick Digne. 1 cs in last 9. I did it against Newcastle and got 2 points. I know Allan is back but he's only returning, he'll make a big difference but not sure he will that quick

                        • Podorsky
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Ederson, at least he will play both

                        • jammie26
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Capping a defender is fine, just neither of these 2.

                            1. Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Pereira? I prefer Digne and Reguilon for CSs.

                        • rick ding whoop
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          team. 1 free transfer 1.7m in bank, holding all chips
                          martinez
                          dias cancelo mee dallas mitchell
                          gundo salah son bruno rafphinha
                          dcl ings bamford

                          a. ings to vardy
                          b.ings to kane raphina to 4.5 -4
                          c.ings to kane, salah to barnes, mee to digne -8
                          planning to use tc chip
                          cheers

                        • Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Best combo to bring in?

                          A. Lookman + Digne
                          B. Barnes + Konsa

                          1. Maxim Tsigalko
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            A purely for the additional games, could you do Barnes for a hit?

                            1. Pukki Blinders
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              You talking about the potential gw28 double for Everton?

                              Nah can’t afford Barnes + premium defender

                        • _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Is Shaw to Digne madness considering fixtures?

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Surely u have more pressing issues

                        • gart888
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Play 1:

                          a) Mee (double bad fixtures)
                          b) Raphinha (villa)
                          c) Bamford (villa)
                          d) Another defender up to 6.0 cost for a -4 hit (that hopefully also plays GW29).

                        • Bonus magnet
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          choose one punty pick for the double as i`m chasing

                          1.aina
                          2.diagne
                          3.maja
                          4.maitland-niles
                          5.sanchez (spurs)

                          1. Pep Roulette
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            3

                          2. NateDogsCats
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Diagne, could have had 3 against MU, with some nice fixtures coming up

                          3. Pep Roulette
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Bench boost this?

                            Areola Bamford Raphinha Tarkowski

                            1. Christina.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              ofc

                            2. Pukki Blinders
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Just

                            3. Alisson WondHaaland
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Yeah. I feel like itll be a repeat of GW 19 though

                          4. Sea-goals
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Is it worth taking a couple of hits to bench boost?

                            Pope
                            Dias. Stones. Targett.
                            Salah. Maddison. Sterling. Fernandes. Raphinha.
                            DCL. Bamford.

                            4.0. Mitchell. Antonio. Coufal.

                            I'm thinking:
                            A - Sterling, Antonio, Maddison, 4.0 keeper to Gundo, Kane, Barnes, Martinez (-8) and use my BB
                            C - Just Sterling, Antonio to Gundo, Kane and don't BB

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Don't BB

                            2. Better off with a pin and a…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Don't think even the -8 gets you to a BB this week. Coufal vs MCI, Raphina, Bamford and a keeper isn't a great BB and you've spent the -8. I'm not convinced that losing Sterling to get Kane is a great move anyway.

                            3. Sea-goals
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Hmm thanks guys...funny how you convince yourself it's worth making moves. I really want to use the BB just to stop the BB headache. But perhaps now is not the time.
                              Also the fear of not having Kane is great!

                            4. Podorsky
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              is not better to bench boost just after a wild card?

                          5. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            benefit of a fh diminishing by the day
                            Most will have spurs, villa and leeds anyway for 29
                            Also had little if any impact in wk 18

                            1. Pukki Blinders
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Can’t say it had little impact in gw18, I would’ve fielded 3 players without it

                              1. Christina.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                I mean rank wise in most cases i have seen it basically just helped cementing OR

                                1. Christina.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  I went from 73k->63k

                                  1. Party time
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Of course it was better to play it in 18. It is so easy to have 9-10 players for 29 😆

                            2. Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Save it for GW33.

                              1. NateDogsCats
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  I'm thinking of doing this, losing 3 City players, 2 Villa and least 1 Spurs player (especially taking into account the value of them) will be hard to deal with, at the minute I have 6 for BGW29 so one hit and 3fts means I can field 10 if I have no unexpected issues

                              2. DK_13
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Not really. It could be great for FH holders who are going villaless after 26 (if grealish and cash remain injured and they don't look as great without them).
                                Allows not falling for the spurs defensive rotation cycle too
                                For someone like me, I will only have raphinha strujik and kane by 29 I guess

                            3. Yeyeyeyeye
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Ings and wan Bissaka to Kane and El Mohammady worth it?

                            4. ttrapt35
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Whom to Triple Captain this week,.??

                                A)Kane
                                B)DCL
                                C)Bruno
                                D)Salah
                                E)Cancelo

                                1. Tonyawesome69
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  A or C

                                2. Confusedleedsfan
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  I’m going Bruno I think. A Cancelo super haul is coming though...

                                3. Steiger
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  C

                                4. Podorsky
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Will Cancelo start both games?

                              • Steve The Spud
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Lookman or perera the better punt without baring 29 in mind ?

                                1. Confusedleedsfan
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  I think Lookman is doing more on the eye test for me, but go with the stats...

                                  1. Steve The Spud
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Lookman also has the stats

                                  2. Pukki Blinders
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    You seem confused?

                              • Confusedleedsfan
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Hey folks. Not a big man of the BB anyway, and want to start focusing money on 11/12 players. So is this worth a BB or am I blinded by my own bias

                                Pope (Tot, Leic)
                                Bamford (Avl)
                                Vestergaard (Eve)
                                Cresswell (Mci)

                                Thanks. And good luck!

                                1. alsybach
                                  • 11 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  I would probably say non!

                                2. Better off with a pin and a…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  It's not going to get you a lot of points this week.

                              • alsybach
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Who are we captaining peeps?

                                Salah
                                Son
                                Watkins
                                Ferdinand
                                Gundo
                                Kane
                                De Buyne

                                And is this the week for the TC?
                                As I’ve already boosted my bench!

                                1. vova
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  I'm captaining DCL, out of those Kane is the safe option. Yeah, not a bad time for TC, I would play it if I wasn't on my WC.

                                2. Confusedleedsfan
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  No Bruno!!? Brave.

                                  I’d go Salah I think. Don’t have him but I’d give him the armband if I did

                              • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Have one place for a city player.
                                A. Grealish to KDB
                                or
                                B. Coufal to Cancelo/Dias

                                Already have Stones and Gundogan.

                                Please help.

                                1. Confusedleedsfan
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Ugh. Tough. I can’t look past KdB really. Pep roulette makes it so hard

                                2. Better off with a pin and a…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  KDB. He could miss some minutes, but still worth having if you can.

                              • Pep Roulette
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Rank these punts

                                A. Lookman
                                B. Diagne
                                C. Maja