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Dubravka returns as Newcastle host Wolves in Double Gameweek 26

Martin Dúbravka (£4.8m) makes his first Premier League start of the season as Newcastle host Wolves in Double Gameweek 26.

The Slovakian international has missed much of the campaign through injury and finally wrestles the starting berth from Karl Darlow (£5.0m).

That makes for an interesting shift in the Newcastle squad ahead of their involvement in Blank Gameweek 29, when they face a Brighton side with just one goal in their last three.

Callum Wilson (£6.5m) remains on the sidelines for the Magpies, Joelinton (£5.7m) leading the attack tonight with Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m), Joe Willock (£4.7m) and Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) in support.

Wolves have gone under the radar for Double Gameweek 26 investment, largely because their second fixture takes them to Manchester City.

Accordingly, backers of Pedro Neto (£5.7m) will be looking to tonight’s fixture in expectation, the Wolves man currently in 7.1% of teams worldwide.

He starts on the left-hand side of Wolves’ front-three, joined there by Willian Jose (£7.0m) and Adama Traoré (£6.0m).

Max Kilman (£4.0m) remains a substitute and awaits his first start since Gameweek 23 with Romain Saïss (£4.9m), Conor Coady (£4.8m) and Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m) in the back-three.

Double Gameweek 26 Line-ups

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Lewis, Clark, Lascelles, Krafth; Hayden, Shelvey; Saint-Maximin, Willock, Almirón; Joelinton.

Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Semedo; Neto, Willian J, A Traoré.

Double Gameweek 26 so far…

Aston Villa demonstrated that they do not necessarily need Jack Grealish (£7.6m) to win Premier League matches as they beat Leeds 1-0.

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) has been afforded more game-time in the England international’s absence and he took his chance on Saturday afternoon.

He latched onto the end of Ollie Watkins‘ (£6.5m) wayward shot in the first half, cutting the ball under an on-rushing Illan Meslier (£4.7m).

Leeds were unable to build on their 3-0 win over Southampton in Double Gameweek 26, their key assets faltering in their only match of the round.

With Patrick Bamford (£6.9m), Raphinha (£5.4m) and Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) all failing to register points, it was Emiliano Martínez (£5.3m) who emerged with another big haul thanks to a clean sheet, three saves and maximum bonus. A familiar story.

Meanwhile, Matt Targett (£4.9m) and Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.3m) also benefited from the shutout, although each was booked and lost a respective point.

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465 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Neves is so good. I’ve been trying to find a way to get him for weeks but instead just kept Son.

    Hopefully that pays off this week

  2. Johnny too hotty
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is martiniz injured

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Tight groin

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah right groin but should be fine.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        *tight

  3. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Looking for a 4.2M defender that will play in 29

    Any suggestions?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Don't go for a Brighton defender..

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Burn

    3. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lewis

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lascelles

    5. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lewis or Lascelles?

  4. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which DGW team do you think will disappoint this week?

    Im predicting Everton

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Spurs are market leaders in that front.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Perhaps as a team, but I do think the key assets will still get returns

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      United

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah can see that. Could easily be a very poor outcome like vs WBA and Sheffield

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Liverpool

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Low expectations to begin with though tbh

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Everton, beat Pool then get hammered by WBA & Southampton

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah I have a feeling...

    5. Reedy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Both Spurs and Everton

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Imagine the scenes if DCL, Kane, Son, Digne all blank across their 2 games...

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Don’t, just don’t.

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Backing Burnley to be the DGW team to really surprise us

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hmmm interesting. I personally think they've been extremely lucky these past few weeks and will get bad results this week

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Shaw to Tierney looks really good next week

    Worth it with Spurs and Liverpool either side of WH in 29? Neither is exactly watertight at the back

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'm not sure about that. Burnley is a good fixture, but Tottenham (North London Derby), West Ham (in form, gave City a good run), then Liverpool (meh, but still very capable) aren't the best of fixtures.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        That’s it

        Not concerned about 29 tbh and Dallas just gets one last fling in 30.

        Think the trade off in 28 where I’ll be short is likely worth it. Grand fixture run in really

  6. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Imagine if Wolves actually played some football in the first half of games?

  7. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Beer of choice ladies and gentlemen ... it is Saturday ...?

    Alhambra Reserva is champion of beers for me.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thatchers Vintage 2019 7.4%.. Beauty!!

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Estrella, Peroni, Corona for me

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just had a few & now on single malt, Arron 10 it is sex!

  8. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Traore with 1 bonus and no goal/assist! What happend?