Scouting The Doubles

Who are the best West Ham, Brentford and Everton players for FPL Double Gameweek 21?

With Brentford, Everton and West Ham United all set to double in Gameweek 21, Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers must now revise their plans at short notice.

So, ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 GMT deadline, we’re on hand to identify the best targets from all three clubs involved.

ClubGW21 opponents
BrentfordAVL + sou
EvertonBHA + LEI
West Ham Unitedcry + NOR


Toney off the mark as injuries and Covid impact Villa 4

Brentford arrive in Double Gameweek 21 in poor form, with just one win in their last six matches. However, their opponents during that period have included Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, while they have also had to contend with a Covid outbreak and lengthy injury list.

As a result, they will be without first-teamers David Raya (£4.3m) and Rico Henry (£4.5m) against Aston Villa, and possibly Bryan Mbeumo (£5.3m) too, who was described as “touch and go” by Thomas Frank in regards to his availability this weekend.

In terms of targets, Ivan Toney (£6.6m) stands clear as the best attacking option. The penalty-taking forward has had a mixed start to his time in the Premier League, but has produced six attacking returns (four goals and two assists) across his 16 appearances, whilst also leading the way amongst team-mates for expected goal involvement (xGI):

Brentford’s players ranked by xGI 2021/22

However, it is worth noting that Aston Villa have been defending much better in recent weeks, having conceded just eight goals in their seven matches under Steven Gerrard, despite a tough schedule which has included games against all of the current top three. The second part of their double-header sees them take on Southampton, which is admittedly more appealing from an attacking perspective, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side shipping 17 goals across their last eight Premier League matches.

At the back, it’s debatable if any investment is needed, especially given the schedule to follow, but they did battle valiantly against Man City in midweek, restricting them to just one goal, with Pep Guardiola describing their defensive performance as “incredible”. It did seem like a match-specific gameplan, however, with Frank normally favouring a high-line and aggressive press, but if you are keen on covering them, Pontus Jansson (£4.6m) and Ethan Pinnock (£4.5m) remain the better options.




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1,197 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Crazy Train
    • 10 Years
    16 days, 5 hours ago

    Who to play out of the following:


  2. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 4 hours ago

    I own Toney, even with triple game week, I want to sell.

    After his 1-Pointer to Norwich, I feel my decision to own Toney for the good fixtures was proven a wrong one.

  3. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 4 hours ago

    A Mount and Broja to Antonio and Gray
    B Above plus Salah to Son -4

  4. Toe-Knee Yeboah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 4 hours ago

    Want Antonio to captain but already have Bowen, Soucek and Johnson
    I will likely FH next week
    1 FT, 0.4 ITB

    De Gea
    James Reguilón Cancelo Johnson
    Son Bowen (C) Foden Soucek
    Broja Ronaldo Kane
    Bachmann Dalot Martinelli, James (!)

    Would it be crazy to do these moves:

    A) James, Soucek, Broja -> Antonio, Gray, Branthwaite (fodder) -8
    B) James, Johnson, Broja -> Antonio, Duffy, Tsimikas (fodder) -8
    C) James, Broja -> DCL, Tsimikas -4 - but no Antonio to captain, DCL might be minutes managed
    C) Something else