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Three Sky Sports Fantasy Football differentials for Double Gameweek 25

The business end is in sight for Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers as we enter the final third of 2020/21.

Here are three relatively low-owned picks for the upcoming Double Gameweek and beyond.

Harvey Barnes – £8.2m

Harvey Barnes has racked up 27 points from his last two fixtures, scoring twice, assisting a goal and earning a Man of the Match award in both games against Liverpool and Aston Villa.

Only two per cent of the top 1,000 players in the game have recruited the future England international, so he could be a potential steal and a differential at £8.2m. He has found the net on nine occasions this season, with four assists to his name.

Put these figures into Fantasy Football points and it translates to 143. For context, this is just two points behind Manchester City high-flyer Ilkay Gundogan (£8.2m) and it places Barnes third in the midfielder charts this campaign. If you are jumping off Leeds or Brighton players, this is one of the leading value-for-money candidates to consider.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – £9.3m

Calvert-Lewin offsets longest goalless streak with another Fantasy assist

The Everton striker is back amongst our thoughts and considerations, having come off the bench to play a superb cameo in Everton’s win at Anfield in the Merseyside derby, winning a penalty and earning an assist in the process.

It was his first appearance in three after a period out injured, before which he netted in consecutive matches against Leeds and Manchester United. The Fantasy Football returns may come hand in hand with his comeback.

We must not forget that the England forward has scored 13 Premier League goals this season. Despite this, he is in just 0.3 per cent of the top 1,000 teams, with an individual gameday coming up against Southampton on Monday. His ownership should increase anywhere between the five and 10 per cent mark by this time next week.

Timo Werner – £11.1m

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Ahead of the Southampton fixture on Saturday, Timo Werner had registered 31 points from his last four matches, which included a goal alongside three assists. It is easy to forget that he has supplied eight goals this term, on top of the five that he has scored.

After Chelsea navigate their way through tricky clashes with Manchester United and Liverpool in quick succession, there is some light at the end of the tunnel with Everton, Leeds, West Brom, Crystal Palace, Brighton, West Ham and Fulham all to follow.

Similar to Calvert-Lewin, Werner’s selection percentage (currently in just 2.2 per cent of the top 1,000 teams) will increase quite drastically.

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  1. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Will Dier play both games in Spurs dgw?

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      yes

    2. tbos83
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Probably

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Not a given. Our CB situation at the moment is a mess.

  2. Quan MisTaka
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Got rid of Cancelo and double city defense on WC and now regretting it.

    Current defense is:

    Dias, Pereira, Shaw, Dallas, Rudiger

    Is it worth getting rid of Dallas or Shaw to Cancelo or Stones for a hit this week? Planning on BB

    Im playing in a h2h league and most of my rivals have 2 city def...

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      maybe dallas to stones

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Get Ederson ... will play both
      Get Konsa as Villa cover for Martinez clean sheets

  3. tbos83
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Any thoughts appreciated

    1FT, 1.7 itb + playing BB

    Guiata Mccarthy
    Stones Targett Maguire Mee Dallas
    Foden Gundo Bruno Salah Son
    DCL Watkins Bamford

    A) Dallas > Digne
    B) Mccarthy > Martinez
    C) Mccarthy, Dallas > Keane/Reguilon, Martinez (-4)

    Other suggestions welcome!

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B or C

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Is this worth a -4?

    Adams/Sterling/Mee
    To
    Kane/Doucoure/Cancelo

    (Already have Stones & Gundo)

  5. Sabina_S
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Which option please:

    a) Maja - no hit
    b) Barnes -4 (BGW 29) (Salah out)
    c) Lookman -4 (Salah out)

    1. tbos83
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      a

    3. ELMEO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      a

  6. ELMEO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Coufal, Sterling, Ings > Stones, Barnes, Kane (-8)?

    Difficult to get Kane without getting rid of Sterling - want to keep Salah and Bruno.

    Cheers

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      yes

  7. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Is 9 DGWERS and Raph & Bamford enough?

    All my other SGWers have a game in GW 29 so I’m reluctant to transfer them out

    1. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Depends who you got tbh. Most will have 9-10 DGWs I think

    2. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      have the same problem and going with 10

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I think (and hope) so. They’re projected by RMT to score more than a couple of my DGWERS this week. Villa have been riding their luck defensively, I expected Leeds to score at least a couple

  8. citizenkane
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Digne or Pereira for the double and beyond?

    1. tbos83
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Digne due to probable double in 28

      1. citizenkane
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Do we know how probable though in terms of %? Crellin said it could move to 31 too potentially, am WCing in 31

    2. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I am currently on Digne, but would love both. Digne higher ceiling, but Pereira higher chance of clean sheets

      1. citizenkane
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Agreed. Do we think Pereira starts both games in 26?

  9. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Gotta ship out Maddison right? 🙁

    1. NateDog
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Sounds like he'll be out a fair while with Rodgers mentioning a "recovery plan" so yeah. If he somehow isn't as bad as feared I could still only at best see him getting a few mins in the second game this week

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah doesn’t look great had him since gw21 and was doing great

  10. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    I'm after some advice on the following. Understand each to their own but really torn on the hits. I actually did -12 in dgw19 and got instant +30pt return.

    AVL v LEE
    I own Bamford + Raphina and playing both. Would this put you off starting Martinez? SHU away still a good fixtures for returns

    FUL v TOT
    Have Areola as alternative to Martinez. Currently don't own Kane but would you spend -8 to bring him in? A Harry haul would further ruin my rank (30k down to 120k in 3 weeks)

    CITY double
    Would you take a hit to lose Sterling to gain Gundogan - has anything changed post injury / return of Kdb?

    To get Kane, it would be Sterling+Ings to Gund+Kane -8
    This would actually allow for 4m itb
    Could do -12 Rodrigo to DCL (actually prefer Richarlison for the double) and bench Bamford.

    Martinez
    Dias Stones AWB
    Salah Sterling Bruno Barnes Raph
    Bamford Ings
    Areola Mitchell Coufal Rodrigo

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      apologies for long post but needed to vent 🙂

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      how much cash do you have? Dont think those transfers are worth that much. Just Ings to Dom is a straightforward move

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        right now 1.3m itb
        no doubt a bit of herd mentality not wanting to be ruined if Kane does score well and I don't own
        can sterling match gund for points the next 4-5 gw or is the hit justified to finally get gund (who again would hurt rank if he hauls)
        tough one...

    3. citizenkane
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      The bigger question I keep asking myself is how many % of the time a -12 actually pays off in the way you described.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        not sure i've ever done -12 other than gw19 where Stones Antonio Areola got me a huge gain

        meanwhile i don't want to wc now, holding it til 31 with no BB/FH left

  11. wonkeydonkey
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Play Raphinia or do Mee -> Digne/Reguillon for a -4?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      play the form man

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Do you think Digne/Reguillon will outscore Raphinha +4?

      1. wonkeydonkey
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Need to get rid of Mee at some point though, tough fixture run and want to wait till WC in 31, plus play BB in 30.

        If I did take a hit,
        A) Digne
        B) Reguillon

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Digne, wouldn't consider Reguillon + Digne may have another double

          1. wonkeydonkey
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Only concern with Digne is the lack of defensive clean sheets

            1. NateDog
              6 months, 27 days ago

              Allan being back should help with that a lot

  12. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    RP - Which option would you go for?

    A. Pope and Soucek to Forster and Barnes (-4)
    B. Holding to 5.5def (Targett/Aina/Reguilon)
    C. Soucek to 6.3def (Lookman/B.Traore)
    D. Roll FT

    TC26 WC31 FH33

    2FT 3.7itb
    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Digne
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha*
    Kane DCL Bamford*
    (Pope Soucek Cresswell Holding)

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B with Konsa Lee/SHU concede most from set pieces , u ll need soucek in gw 27 vs leeds

  13. aaroncfc
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Want to use my BB this week. Already transferred in Kane for Antonio. Current bench is Pope, Bamford, Kilman, Coufal.

    Kilman, Coufal -> Luke Thomas, Konsa (-8)?

    1. NateDog
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Wouldn't count on Thomas playing, depends how Rodgers wants to set up in each game but if he opts for Albrighton then Ricardo will be RB and Castagne LB most likely, Thomas played last as Ricardo was playing RM. Might well still happen but he might easily not even get a minute between the 2 games

      1. aaroncfc
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Ah ok, maybe I just gamble on Kilman playing then

  14. ResultatFar
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Stones or Cancelo on a WC? Dias is nailed in my team

    1. jimbo90
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      cancelo

    2. Chris_H
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Probably both equally at risk of rotation so if you can use the 0.9 elsewhere then go Stones? I have Stones in mine

    3. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Money no issue then definitely Cancelo

  15. kime67
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    my gut tells me play bamford but i dont think i can resist that double for watkins.

  16. KevinByrnes
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Should I BB this squad

    Martinez Sanchez*
    Pereira Stones Dias Shaw Konsa
    Barnes Salah Fernandes Neto Lookman
    Kane (c) Watkins Bamford*

    * have SGW

    Ings to kane transfer done not taking a hit.

    1. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Nice team mate - bb looks like a good choice! Gundogan is the only one that can really hurt your rank, but apart from that it's looking great

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

    3. NateDog
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Definitely, great team!

    4. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      No DCL

      1. KevinByrnes
        6 months, 27 days ago

        It was Kane or dcl, Kane was the better shout I thought

  17. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    I'm benchboosting in DGW26 (FH29) and have this squad now:

    Martinez Pickford
    Trent Dias Pereira Shaw Rudiger
    Bruno Maddison Harrison Gundogan Raphinha
    Kane DCL Watkins

    I was planning to just get Barnes in for Harrison but with Maddison's injury news, which option would you go for with a hit?

    Maddison/Harrison to
    A) Son + Barnes
    B) KdB + Pereira
    C) Salah + Jorginho

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A quite easily

  18. built_this_city
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Which 3 city players are you going for? i'm on a wildcard.

    Stones is a dead cert for me, I think he's nailed to play both games.

    1. Chris_H
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I have Stones, Gundo (as a 'shield') and KDB on mine

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      same as last few weeks, Dias, Cancelo and Gundogan

  19. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on this -8? Planning to BB this week, use FT's to make a team for GW29 and then WC for GW30. No other chips left. Any other suggestions? 1FT, 0.3 ITB.

    Werner + Bissouma + Grealish -> DCL + Barnes + Gundogan

    Ederson Button
    Dallas Rudiger Holding Lowton Kilman
    Salah Fernandes Son Grealish Bissouma
    Werner Ings Bamford

    Other option would be to use the WC, overhaul the team and then hope for the best for GW29, and use FT's for the rest of the season.

  20. jimbo90
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    repost: McCarthy > Areola worth a -4 on BB?

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Think so

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

    3. kime67
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      yes

    4. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah, i think so. Anyone BB'ing with McCarthy isnt giving the BB a fair chance. Its like a 3 person BB.

  21. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    All set to BB this week?

    Ederson*
    Cancelo* - Shaw* - Soyuncu* - Burn (wba)
    Fernandes* C - Salah* - Son*
    Vardy* - DCL * - Bamford (AVL)

    Areola* - Raph (AVL) - ESR (lei) - Strujik (AVL)

    1FT and 0itb, but don’t see any moves to make.
    G2G?

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah good to go

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Looks largely good to go

      Aware there's not much you can do given you have nothing in the bank but was scanning through Brighton twitter yesterday and did notice a couple of people saying Burn should be dropped, perhaps something to keep an eye on, especially if we hear that Webster is approaching a return. Guessing if local media etc started making similar predictions, plus ESR, you may start getting tempted towards TC?

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Ah, good to know - thanks! I'll keep an eye on it. Thinking ESR is back in the starting XI since they missed him last time out though?

        Bruno TC is so tempting but just feel like I almost want the BB gone at this stage...

  22. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts? Could hold Maddison but feel getting rid for a hit is worth it since he’s a doubt

    Antonio, Rashford, Maddison to Kane, Barnes, James Rodriguez-8pt hit

    1. NateDog
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Seems quite unlikely Maddison will be fit, but Rodgers has a presser after tonight's match so hang on until then just in case

    2. chrisw333
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Not sure I'd take a hit for Rodriguez tbh.

  23. Spin The Wheel
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Martínez
    Digne Cancelo Shaw
    Salah Gündogan Bruno(tc) Son Raphinha
    DCL Bamford
    Johnstone Ings Cresswell Struijk

    Do I need Barnes(-4) or Kane(-8) or gtg?
    No BB chip.

    Thanks

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      OK - you dont have Barnes or Kane but its still a decent line up for this week so GTG

  24. thepirates
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Used WC already but Got FH chip still, and would like to use BB this gw. Got 1 FT and 0 ITB, what would you do with that bench?

    Martinez
    Shaw - Rudiger - Stones - Cancelo
    Salah - Son - Fernandes - Gundogan
    Kane - Watkins
    Bench: McCarthy - Bamford - Dallas - Raph

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      McCarthy to Areola and play BB

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Good shout this

        1. thepirates
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Ye ty! Might take a -4 getting Dallas out aswell but dont like it as much.

          1. chrisw333
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Don't take a minus 4 to swap Dallas. He's against an out of form Villa and what dgw defender is liley to do better when he's starting with a -4? Also Dallas plays GW29 so you want to keep for that.

  25. Natefazza
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Thinking of playing BB
    Martinez, pope
    shaw,cancelo,digne,
    bruno,sterling,lookman,grealish, gundogan
    ings,cavani
    Pope,dallas,mee,bamford
    thinking of doing: pope-pickford grealish-barnes cavani-DCL ings-vardy
    thoughts? 0.0 left if i did this and would be a -8

  26. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone keeping Cavani?

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I think I will be holding.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Only if confirmed fit

  27. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Good day good people. Am i good to go? Feels like this could be great fantasy week 🙂

    Martinez
    Digne, Stones, Dias
    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Raphinha*
    DCL(tc), Watkins

    Pope, Bamford*, Dallas*, Coufal*

    * SGW players, no BB
    0 ft

    1. Spin The Wheel
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Looks fine

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      That's a nice team, shame you don't have BB with that bench.

  28. Fergies fledgling
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    Cancelo - Dias - Shaw
    Fernandes - Salah - Gundogan - Barnes
    Kane - Bamford - DCL

    Bench McCarthy, Raphina, Mee, Dallas

    Total of 10 double gameweekers + Mee on the bench so could have 11 - but I really don't fancy a Burnley clean sheet and think Bamford quite likely to be in the points vs Villa.

    1. Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yes I think so. I’m in a similar position but leaning towards playing Raph and benching Bam

    2. chrisw333
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Do you have a bench boost? That's not a bad bench and don't know if there will be a better week.

  29. Hiddenpaw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Would you do Maddison to Barnes for a -4 this week. Ings first on the bench if Maddison doesn’t play.

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah going by the comments on Maddison really doesn’t sound good imagine he’ll be rested heavily

      1. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks

  30. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    A) DCL and Son

    B) Kane and Barnes

    1. Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Spin The Wheel
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B

    4. chrisw333
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B