Scouting The Doubles

Who is the best Liverpool option alongside Salah and Alexander-Arnold for FPL Double Gameweek 29?

We’ve got yet another Double Gameweek of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) to contend with as we get set for the penultimate round of matches before the March international break.

With there not being a stand-out chip strategy for Gameweek 29 (see the results of our sidebar poll), we’ve eschewed the usual ‘Free Hit/Wildcard’ approach and are instead bringing you a club-by-club guide to the half-dozen teams who have two fixtures.

Unlike the two north London clubs, all four of the other sides involved – including Liverpool – then blank in Gameweek 30, so caution is advised unless you are using a Free Hit in one of the next two Gameweeks.

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THE OUTLOOK

Liverpool return to Premier League action in Double Gameweek 29 when they visit Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal, as they aim to keep the pressure on table-toppers Manchester City.

That’s followed by a Gameweek 30 blank – which coincides with their FA Cup quarter-final against Nottingham Forest – and the March international break.

In theory, that should keep rotation to a minimum across their next two Premier League matches.

For those looking further ahead, the Reds will also have another Double Gameweek to come between now and the end of the season.

Top scorers throughout the Premier League, their defence has also kept five clean sheets from their last seven outings.

Now, the question for most FPL managers isn’t whether they should buy Liverpool players, it’s who should be their third asset alongside Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.5m).

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366 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    looks like kilman was only dropped to get a rest and will be back in the team shortly. fingers crossed...

    1. TopBinFC
        3 months, 18 days ago

        And he was awful v Palace

      • St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        What makes you say that mate?

    2. Trent Robbo 66✅
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Robertsom or Saka this week?

      1. PKnox11
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Robertson.

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

          Saka

      2. PKnox11
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Would you do Jimenez out for Calvert-Lewin, for a hit?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            nope

          2. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Depends when we know of toffees doubles.

            1. PKnox11
                3 months, 18 days ago

                They have a double this week which is why I asked, tbh.

                1. PKnox11
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Forget it, just realized he will miss GW30 so theres no point.

              • marcos11
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 18 days ago

                No

            2. marcos11
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Will there be a better opportunity to FH than gw30?

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                yes definitely imo. unless you have hardly players i dont think fh is worth it gw30, too limited pool of players to choose from, i doubt you'll gain much on non fh players.

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

                How many players do you have for 30 currently?

                1. marcos11
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  A poor 7, although l could probably get a couple more in with hits. Currently like this:

                  White Sanchez
                  Son Raph Kulu
                  Laca Watkins

                  1. TopBinFC
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Yes defo FH, I see alot are making transfers this week to combat GW30. Make transfers based on the upcoming GW and dont look too far down the line.

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

                Which option from below?

                A)
                Foden + Dennis -> Kulusevski + Lacazette
                - (-4)
                - Need to play Bowen/Dalot this GW
                - 10 BGW in GW 30

                B)
                James + Foden -> Davies + Son
                - (-4)
                - Need to play Dennis this GW
                - No getting Lacazette or any other Arsenal Forward
                - 10 BGW in GW 30

                C)
                James + Foden + Dennis -> Spurs Def + Kulusevski + Lacazette
                - (-8)
                - No Son, but can get a wingback and also no "deadweight" this GW
                - 11 BGW in GW 30

                Bottomed

              4. Karhumies
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Dubravka
                TAA, Dier, Kilman
                Salah C, Saka, Kulu, Coutinho, Raph
                Kane, Laca

                Bench: Ramsdale, Rudiger, James, Richardson
                0.0ITB
                1 FT

                Plan A) With the current Wolves, Newcastle and Norwich form, planning to play Kilman and Raph, bench Rudiger and James, save FT.

                Versus plan B) Upside chasing alternative would be to sell James + Raph for a -4 hit for...VVD/Robbo and Podence/Fraser/Gordon/Ramsey?

                GW30 team, no chip 30:

                Ramsdale
                Dier, Kilman, Justin?/blank (plan A has extra FT for 30, plan B could choose to hold Robbo/VVD and blank)
                Saka, Kulu, Coutinho, Raph/Podence
                Kane C, Laca

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

                  James for Spurs def?

                  1. Karhumies
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Already got Dier, Kulu, Kane triple up though.

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

                      Ah, true.. Tierney then

                      1. Karhumies
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Already got Ramsdale, Saka, Laca triple up though. XD

              5. TopBinFC
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Broja, Ramsey and Raphinha. 3 who I need to get rid of.

                  Who first? I feel Broja will be dropped / rested this weekend. Awful the last 3 games.

                  1. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Based on fixtures you’d think Raphinhia is the one that’s best to keep. If you think Broja might be dropped then perhaps him but Ramsey seems the most distant from getting points at the moment

                  2. Karhumies
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    SGW vs Watford (Broja) and vs Norwich (Raph) is like a DGW vs 2 mid-table teams though. If you don't plan to play them on 29, you are probably not planning to ever play them, so selling becomes an option from a Kon-Mari point of view.

                    At Ramsey's price range, there's not too much competition...Gordon feels bad since he blanks on 30? Upgrade to Saka, Martinelli/Odegaard, Kulusevski would make more sense to gain an extra fixture.

                    1. TopBinFC
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Thanks both. Maybe I'm being dramatic but surely A Armstrong is due a start?

                        1. Karhumies
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          It's Broja vs Hwang vs Richardson, isn't it? I chose Richardson +1M cash on my WC28.

                    2. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Probably Raphinha although, despite form, he's still not a hard sell for the next 2 weeks. Think I'll be selling Raph for Maddison in 30. The other 2 are still decent bench options

                  3. Super John McGinn-
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Got wildcard, 2 free hits and bench boost left and most likely using free hit 30. Gone from top 10k to 27k in two weeks

                    De Gea
                    TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, Livramento
                    Salah (C), Son, Foden, Martinelli, Bowen
                    Jimenez

                    Foster, Dennis, Weghorst, Ait Nori

                    1 FT 2.8 ITB

                    A) Foden + Jimenez > Gordan + Kane (-4)
                    B) Bowen + Jimenez > Saka/Kulu + Laca (-4)
                    C) Foden + Bowen + Jimenez > Gordan + Saka/Kulu + Kane (-8)
                    D) De Gea + Bowen > Ramsdale + Saka (-4)
                    E) Other

                  4. Neo-Viper
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Robbo or Matty Cash?

                    already have TAA, if I go for the villa defender I will probably upgrade Faser to Mane for a Pool triple up.

                    also is it mad losing 0.4 value Cancelo on WC? if yes, then might accomodate both Robbo and Matty

                    1. Karhumies
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Value matters less at end of the season. You could go Robbo for DGW on WC with an option to downgrade back to Cancelo somewhere 31+.

                      1. Neo-Viper
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Cheers mate!! feel ceiling is higher with Robbo. I can fit in Robbo and Cancelo both just that Cancelo will have to sit this one out and I will miss out getting Matty on WC.

                        What do you think?

                        1. Karhumies
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          No chip 30 or FH30? If no chip 30, I would pick a Spurs defender (Doherty highest ceiling, Davies lowest price?) over Cash on the WC with 30 in mind.

                    2. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I'm not a fan of Cash with those fixtures coming up

                  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    my back 3 is taa white cancelo (kilman james*)

                    would you do james to doherty for -4? cheers.

                    1. TopBinFC
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Nope, if Cancelo doesnt play Kilman might

                      • JPSpurs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        I am likely to do the same but will probably wait until the last few minutes

                      • Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        thanks both

                      • The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Have very similar defence (TAA, Tierney, Ait Nouri, Cancelo, James) & I think I will make that move for -4. Pays off in appearance pts alone over 29-31/2, and since I'm downgrading one of my forward spots to fodder there's a chance I could be fielding 10 if I have Cancelo, James, fodder, Ait Nouri, Broja

                    2. PKnox11
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Raphinha to Kulusevski for a hit? Just seems like madness to not have Raph for Norwich and Watford in the next few games.

                        1. TopBinFC
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            I'm thinking the same except Martinelli. Leeds are awful

                          • Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            i am keeing raphina one more week and will ditch for a leicester mid. who else could you sell for kulu?

                            1. PKnox11
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Coutinho

                                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  mmh, tough. keep both i think.

                          • las90855
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Current lineup

                            Ramsdale, De Gea,
                            TAA, Rudiger, James, Cancelo, Dalot,
                            Salah, Son, Saka, Coutinho, Douglas Luiz,
                            Dennis, Hwang, Broja

                            Should I do -12 for this transfer?
                            Dennis>Kane
                            Coutinho>Gordon
                            James>Doherty
                            De Gea> Foster

                          • Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            It’s probably stupid but just because he’s my man I’ll be TC kane this week

                            1. TopBinFC
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                go for it

                              • Paulo67
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                I’m thinking along the same lines myself this weekend

                            2. jackruet
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              This week,, mane or son

                              1. TopBinFC
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Son, too much competition at Pool now, Mins might be managed

                                  1. jackruet
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Mane is in red hot form tho

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

                                Anything worth a hit?
                                G2G? Right benching order?

                                Ramsdale*
                                TAA*-Cancelo-Doherty*-White*
                                Salah*-Coutinho-Saka*-Kulusevski*-Bowen
                                Kane*

                                Guaita-Jimenez-Coady-King

                              3. Life_Ban
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Yes yes I am kind of a big deal around here, especially with this team:

                                Dubravka - (Meslier)

                                White - Robertson - Doherty - (Coast).

                                Salah - Mount - July - Saka - (Brownhill).

                                Kane - Jiminez - Laca.

                                1. The Mentaculus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Lol. But who the hell are Coast & July?

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

                                Kulusevski's ownership in the top10k is only 0,96%!I was expecting at least 20%.

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

                                  I just sold buendia for him but I am not close to the top 10k 🙂

                                2. Paulo67
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  It’s early yet there will be a big move to him tonight I bet

                              5. the_mongoose
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Ramsdale (Dubravka)
                                TAA White Doherty Rudiger (Kidman)
                                Mount Salah Kulesevski Raphinha (Coutinho)
                                Kane Broja (Jimenez)

                                Already used 1FT, worth a -4 to do Raph for Saka?

                              6. the_mongoose
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                amsdale (Dubravka)
                                TAA White Doherty Rudiger (Kidman)
                                Mount Salah Kulesevski Raphinha (Coutinho)
                                Kane Broja (Jimenez)

                                Already used 1FT, worth a -4 to do Raph for Saka?

                                1. The Mentaculus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Yes, or Mount - Saka depending on plans for GW30

                                2. Rog.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Raph had a fixture next week so I’d maybe hold, would be tempted to lose Mount

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

                                Got the exact money to do James, Willock, Foden/Jota to Salah, Doherty, Saka (-8)

                                Do I keep Jota or Foden?

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

                                  Normally you should keep Jota for the double

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

                                    I agree but I’m wondering about his minutes after the time/performance he put into the champions league

                              8. Bishopool
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Pff.

                                I have Keane (dgw), Gray (dgw), Bowen, Cancelo, Ronaldo. All are flagged, but may play.

                                Would you risk and play them?

                              9. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                With Ryan Sessegnon out will that affect Doherty's attacking output, similar to Tierney/Tomiyasu?

                                1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  It should not. Sess is very offensive where is Tomiyasu is more defensive. So unlike arsenal spurs plays with two offensive backs

                              10. Tinfoil Deathstar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                I have 2 FT's. I'm going a bit cold on the Son + Jimi to Kulu + Kane move, mainly as Jimi doesn't seem as big an issue now.

                                I'm likely going to move on Kilman to Doherty with one FT, as that is a problem area. I'm also still looking at bringing in Kulu for one of Raphinha or Coutinho - so it's a real fixture vs form dilemma. Leeds were abysmal last night, Raphinha looked fuming throughout, and it also seems like Harrison/Dallas appear to be getting majority of set pieces now too. Coutinho has looked brilliant last couple but those Villa fixtures aren't great.

                                Can anyone settle the Raphinha vs Coutinho debate once and for all?

                                Ramsdale*
                                Trent* Robbo* White*
                                Salah (TC)* - Son* - Saka* - Raphinha - Coutinho
                                Wood* - Broja

                                Bench: Dubravka; Jimenez, Digne, Kilman

                              11. wheelz91
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                VVD to Robbo for a -4??

                                1. Finding Timo
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  Yes if vvd out

                                  1. wheelz91
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    Ty