Scouting The Doubles

The best Arsenal players for FPL Double Gameweek 29 and beyond

As if you hadn’t heard already, six top-flight teams will play twice in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Double Gameweek 29, after three postponed fixtures were rescheduled for mid-March.

In this first instalment of a four-part Scouting the Doubles, we’ll be focusing on Arsenal.

Notably, in addition to their ‘double’, the Gunners also have a guaranteed fixture in Gameweek 30, making their assets more appealing for those attempting to negotiate the blank without a Free Hit.

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THE OUTLOOK

With a double-header in Gameweek 29, an unaffected fixture in Blank Gameweek 30 and a favourable run of matches right through until the end of the season, Arsenal assets are understandably in demand right now.

Added to that, they also have two more as-yet-unannounced Double Gameweeks to fit in somewhere during the run below.

After a disastrous start to the season, the Gunners’ have entered the top four as the season’s close approaches, having beaten Watford 3-2 at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

In fact, they have now won their last four Premier League matches in a row, netting eight goals, with the in-form Bukayo Saka (£6.5m) their top scorer during that period with two.

Now, they take on Leicester City (h) and Liverpool (h) in a tricky looking Gameweek 29 double-header, before a kinder run which sees them face Aston Villa (a), Crystal Palace (a) and Brighton and Hove Albion (h).

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462 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I like that photo hint in this article.

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      🙂

  2. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    What's everyone hoping for in the last game of the GW?

    Mine are;

    - Watford winning and not conceding
    - Chelsea clean sheet
    - James attack returns
    - Havertz rested

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      James haul, Watford 0-0 Wolves, Wood, Broja, Coutinho goals

      1. European Bob
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Watford 0-0 Wolves with Sa being sent off and Jimenez going in goal and saving two penalties

    2. putana
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      -James starting
      -dennis ruining woves CS

      this would guarantee green arrow for thursday

    3. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I captained Alonso, I need him to no show.
      Means TAA coming off the bench & Havertz VC!

    4. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I'm not greedy, I'll settle for an appearance from Jimenez & Ait Nouri. More of the same from James & Havertz

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      James CS + goal
      Leeds win to nil against Villa

    6. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Three Norwich goals.
      Two red cards for Rudiger.
      Raphinha hatrick of goals and assists and I'll take that clean sheet point too.
      Broja hatrick.

    7. CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wolves Watford 0-0
      James bench
      Coutinho blank

    8. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A Raphinha haul will be nice.

    9. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      My players to get a lot more points than the players I don't own.

    10. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wolves win 2-0, Jimenez brace. Coady beats the rest of defence for bonus
      Chelsea win 1-0, Rudiger starts and bonus, James benched.
      Villa-Leeds 0-1, Raphinha goal
      Southampton win 4-1, Jwp 2 pens, Broja goal and assist.

    11. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I want the players I own to do well, and the ones I don't to do badly.

    12. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      My list is very long and unrealistic. Gamy by game I need:
      - Rudiger to outscore James for 13 points, Alonso cameo to block jammy autosubs
      - goalfest, Adams, Broja, Willock to score, Dubravka to save JPW's penalty
      - Kilman clean sheet and/or attacking return, Jimenez 2 pointer
      - Raphinha haul and Coutinho blank, Digne cameo

      1. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        If I had to pick just one I would say goalfest between Southampton and Newcastle, ideally without Fraser involvement. But I really need Toni to close the gap with Reece.

      2. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Love the penalty save thrown in haha

    13. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A no show for digne and ait nouri so I get my kulu/Davies points off the bench and a haul for Raphina and Broja! Not looking for much really

    14. NorCal Villan
        3 months, 20 days ago

        - JWP 10 points minimum
        - Ait Nouri 90 minutes
        - Silva CS, attacking return
        - Ramsey anything beyond appearance points
        - Foster CS

      • Bunk Moreland
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Reece james return, no wolves clean sheet, raphinha blank.

      • ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Digne to Play
        James to haul again
        Jimmy and Dennis hatties

    15. putana
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      dont think ill be able to make these transfer by friday. Only 0.1 ITB.

      cancelo + antonio -> doherty + kane (-4)

      should i do this before kane or doherty rise?

      1. Littlebitwizardoföz
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Looks good to me

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        yay

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yes imo

    16. Littlebitwizardoföz
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Any thoughts appreciated chaps. 0.1m ITB.

      Sa 3.9
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Tierney Lamptey
      Salah Saka Bowen Maddison Ramsey
      Kane Broja Weg

      Thinking of either:
      (a) Cancelo to Robertson (-4)
      (b) Bowen to Kulu (-4)
      (c) something else ????????

      1. putana
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        if bowen is ruled out i would probably do b

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        b looks good

    17. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo, Raphinha, Jimi > Doherty, Son, Kane (-8)

      Couple of points:
      - Can get Cancelo back easily (Robbo/TAA > Cancelo)
      - Can't get Kane without the other 2 transfers due to monies

    18. TorresMagic™
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      LMS Update (338 teams)

      Current safety score = 48
      Will rise a bit if Digne doesn't play.

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        That seems like a really low safety score. I would think by this point in LMS the bar would be higher.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          It does seem low, not too many James owners I guess. But should go pretty high after Thur.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            48% own James, half of them captained, 72 EO.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          There are 5 WCs under 48 and the rest didn't play a chip.
          Majority captained Salah or Raphinha which has been a fail so far.
          The average is 63 for top 10K and 66 in LMS.
          46% played no chip in LMS

          NO CHIP 45.99% 55.57
          WILDCARD 27.00% 72.00
          BENCH BOOST 21.96% 77.42
          FREE HIT 5.04% 79.82

          1. putana
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            what is the worst ranked team still in it?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Good question, the team that got hacked (-72) this GW is 98K so not them.

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Longest I’ve still been standing. Thought safety score would be higher

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Really depends if the Saka and TAA autosubs happen.

    19. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Ramsdale
      TAA Cancelo James
      Salah Son Saka Raphinha Bowen
      Laca Broja

      (Sa Livra Digne King)

      A) Cancelo, Son & King ➡️ Doherty, Kulu, Kane -8
      (9 starters for GW30 while keeping Salah will probably save FT in 30)

      B) Bowen & Digne ➡️ Kulu & Doherty -4
      (7 starters for GW30 will have to sell Salah for -4 to get Kane for 30)

      Thoughts?

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        A looks like it might work out for the additional hit
        More GW30 starters and no messing around with Salah

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yes getting Salah back for GW31 would need another hit or wildcard which I’m not sure of yet.

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            yeah I am against Salah jiggery-pockery

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              These transfers also give me bench cover for Bowen & James in Broja & Livra which could be handy. Think I’ve convinced myself lol. Cheers mate!

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        A

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers mate!

    20. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Weghorst -> Lacazette -4 a good move?

      Ramsdale*
      TAA* VVD* Cancelo
      Salah* Ramsey Son* Saka*
      Maupay* Broja Weghorst

      Sanchez Coady Bowen Mee

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Liverpool fixture might be tricky and so transfer for a hit might not be worth it

      2. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        You'll probably be paid back the 4 points over 29 and 30. 3 games v 1.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Hopefully

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I think so

    21. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Tarkowski,Son,Dennis > Doherty,Saka,Kane worth a -8?
      Id be rolling
      Pickford*
      Doherty*,TAA*,Rudiger,|Cancelo
      Salah(c)*,Saka*,Odegaard*,JWP
      Kane*,Broja

      Sa,Bowen,Digne,Weghorst 0.6m itb

      Id have 7 players for 30 plus whomever I brought in next week. Id probably then hold off FHing.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        No way you can get to keep Sonny?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          No other way of getting to Kane other than through Salah or Son.
          Everyone else would take downgrades down to fodder and a -12.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Looks ok in that case

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Looks good imo.

    22. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      A James Cancelo Johnson
      B James Laporte Stones
      C James Laporte Doherty/Reguilon

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        C

    23. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Pick one:

      A. Kilman(eve) and Gordon(WOL NEW)
      B. Doherty(mun bha) and Ramsey(whu)

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        B

      2. putana
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        A. i like the gordon punt

    24. CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Rudiger to VVD worth a -4?

      Longer term imagine I will want James come 31/32 so basically boils down to GW29 score.

      1. putana
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        i dont think so. Rudiger could easily get cs and bonus points

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Rudi doesnt tend to get bonus, but its likely that VVD will have to top 10 for any profit. And 10pts is probably around what I'd expect for him.

        1. CABAYE4
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          VVD just seems to have goal threat atm so feel like a 15+ is possible.

          Might be my bias but I think Newcastle will score, particularly if Chelsea are resting players for Europe.

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 20 days ago

            If thats your read then go for it. I also think there's a decent chance Newcastle score, especially if Tuchel rotates a lot

      3. Karhumies
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I am currently thinking about Rudiger to Matip on FT. Easier to keep long term Matip than VVD because of the price difference, especially if going for Cancelo in 31.

    25. Viper
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Hi all.

      Digne, Coutinho & Jimenez -> Doherty, Kulusevski & Kane (-8)?

      Hard to look past it right now tbh

      1. putana
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        im deciding between this or just doherty and kane for (-4)

      2. Viper
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        If you can get to Doherty & Kane without losing Son that sounds ideal. Where are you getting the cash from?

        1. putana
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          selling cancelo and antonio. dont own son

      3. Free Hat
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Digne, coutinho, jimmy all have a game in gw30 though...

    26. Damien Sartip-Zadeh
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yes it is worth taking the chance imo

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Thought I could get away this week with only having a handful of doublers as the single gameweekers had good fixtures, Spurs, Arsenal, & Liverpool mainly. Been horribly punished for this. 49 points with only Dennis, Jimenez, Foster and Kilman left. Captained Salah. Not looking forward to Thursday!

        1. Fit_to_drop
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Who knows? You might have a lower score of this week but a high one next week.

          I did similar to you but I feel captaining Salah was the mistake. I couldn’t decide on others, so I just threw the armband on him. When an in form Kane was always going to prosper against a fragile Everton outfit.

      • Dale Sartip-Zadeh
          3 months, 20 days ago

          There will always be players who get overlooked and have great GWs. That's what makes this game so intriguing.

        • Free Hat
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Do we think Robbo plays twice next gw if he starts vs inter?

        • PortisRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Using my 2ft gives me 9 x Dgw's for wk 29 including (Kane + Kulu.) Would you :
          A) Play Raph (NOR) & Broja (WAT)
          OR
          B) Take a -4 for Doherty (mun & bri) and bench one of them.

          Would prob get Doh for wk 30 anyway.

        • DA Minnion (Former great)
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Think I'm going to wildcard .