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The best FPL midfielders for a Double Gameweek 37 Free Hit

Five Premier League teams will play twice in Double Gameweek 37 and we’ll be running down a position-by-position guide to the pick of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) options in each category, whether you’re using a Free Hit or even just the usual free transfers.

You can read a rundown of the stand-out goalkeepers here, with the defenders and forwards to follow later this week.

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Wilfried Zaha

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The brilliant form of Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) is coming at just the right time for Free Hitters. In fact, Zaha’s last seven away outings have seen him score six times.

It makes the trips to Aston Villa and Everton look attractive, especially considering the 29-year-old is on penalty duty. Already having his best goal-scoring season, Zaha has three matches to provide the 15 points that would also make it his finest FPL campaign.

Son Heung-min

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At Spurs, Son Heung-min (£11.0m) continues his phenomenal form. The goal at Anfield made it nine from his last seven appearances, averaging 11.43 points per match. Such relentless numbers could see him overtake Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) to win this season’s Golden Boot, as his 20th strike now puts him just two behind.

By hosting a side fighting relegation, Son is a fine example of why Free Hit managers shouldn’t be blinded by players with Double Gameweeks. There are always one-match players that end the week amongst the top scorers and, with this form and fixture, Son is expected to haul.

Dejan Kulusevski

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The same logic can be applied to Dejan Kulusevski (£6.3m). Although his immediate form isn’t quite as good as the South Korean star, only Son and Harry Kane (£12.4m) amassed more points than Kulusevski between Gameweeks 26 and 35.

His January loan arrival went under the radar but he quickly established himself as a strong Fantasy option at a generous price. Nine assists already rank amongst the season’s best, topped by just Salah, Mason Mount (£7.7m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.8m).

What could hold back the much-owned Kulusevski amongst Free Hit users is the duel problem of having too many single Gameweek players and feeling the need to justify the chip by making lots of changes.

Anthony Gordon

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The popularity of Anthony Gordon (£4.7m) has escalated over recent weeks. A key player for Everton at a price of just £4.7m, any fears that he’d be rotated are long gone. He is vital to the Toffees’ quest for survival.

Owners will hope Gordon can add to his four goals and three assists during an enticing pair of home matches against Brentford and Crystal Palace. Not only that, the bargain price makes him an enabler – allowing managers to squeeze in more premium assets for one final push up the mini-league rankings.

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool already couldn’t afford any more slip-ups in the race to catch Manchester City. Then they did so against Spurs. Luckily, they travel to a Southampton side known for their vulnerability to big defeats, having recently done so against Chelsea, Brentford and Aston Villa.

Mohamed Salah needs no introduction. He is the league’s top scorer, FPL’s top scorer and number one for many underlying statistics. He has a good record against the Saints too – seven goals and three assists from nine previous meetings.

Bukayo Saka

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Perhaps currently overshadowed by the popularity of cheaper team mate Eddie Nketiah (£5.6m), there is still a lot of appeal in Bukayo Saka (£6.7m). Since Gameweek 18, only Salah has had more touches in the opposition penalty area and the 20-year-old also ranks fourth for goal attempts.

Additionally, he has an attacking return from each of his three previous meetings with Newcastle United. In the race to secure fourth place and Champions League football, expect Saka to continue being the focal point of Arsenal’s attacks.

Kevin De Bruyne

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Naturally, it’s tough to predict the next spin of ‘Pep Roulette’. It was the turn of Phil Foden (£7.9m) to sit on the bench against Newcastle, whilst Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) sat out the week before at Leeds United. Bernardo Silva (£7.0m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) did so on both occasions. Does this mean it’s their turn to start again?

Going for either of those options on a Free Hit is begging for heartbreak. If Pep Guardiola doesn’t give any hints in his pre-match press conference, the safest pick is De Bruyne. At such a crucial stage of the season, it’s best to keep selecting the player with four goals and five assists from his last seven league matches.

Now out of Europe, the only priority for Man City is to quickly secure the Premier League title and – although West Ham United is a tough opponent – having attacking coverage will be a priority for many managers.

Best of the rest

Another Liverpool option like Diogo Jota (£8.3m) or Luis Diaz (£8.0m) is very appealing – it just depends on who starts Saturday’s FA Cup final, three days beforehand.

The popularity of both Philippe Coutinho (£7.1m) and James Maddison (£6.9m) has dwindled of late. Coutinho watched from the bench as replacement Emiliano Buendia (£6.1m) starred against Burnley, whilst Maddison hasn’t played a single minute of Leicester City’s last two matches.

A weekend rotation also arrived for Mason Mount, although that’s likely his rare, sporadic rest over and done with. He’ll be back in Thomas Tuchel’s line-up as Chelsea aim to correct this wobble and secure third place.

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473 Comments Post a Comment
  1. kellamergh
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    Is Son my priority, here?
    I have 2FT, so I'll be looking to ship a defender.

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo TAA James
    Gordon Saka Mount Salah Coutinho
    Watkins Richarlison

    Foster Alonso Pukki Dias

    0.9m
    2FT

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes, Mount and Dias to Son and budget DGW defender, if you can afford it.

    2. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Nope, esp not with Watkins out

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    Just the expected rest tonight for Robbo, no injury worries.

    Fresh for Saturday's final, Tsimikas fresh for Southampton, Robbo fresh for GW38!

    https://twitter.com/AnfieldWatch/status/1524090663637241860?t=hWqosul1gMPuGP3w_qCirQ&s=19

    1. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      It might say rested but would still assume he is injured.

      No way did he come off the game vs Spurs unless he was injured.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        He was absolutely shattered after an hour, rest was overdue.

        Focus has slightly shifted from the Prem now to cups.

      2. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Why would he be on the bench if he was injured? He was due a rest anyway.

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Have to agree, and if it was just a rest why wouldn't he be on the bench tonight?

      4. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Never mind, he isn’t on the bench lol

  3. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 5 hours ago

    Salah mega haul v Soton on the cards

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Bench

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Doubt it, league will be over by then.

      2. NorCal Villan
          13 days, 5 hours ago

          He’s on bench for Villa

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Wonder if Kane let son take pk's now ?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Doubt it. Even Dele took them ahead of son.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Hope so!

      3. No Need
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        He has Shearer to beat totally zero chance

      4. Fintroy
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Kane is basically a midfielder now!!! Son is the centre forward....

    3. DavvaMC
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      So do you think Robbo starts against Southampton?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        We'll know his minutes vs Chelsea before the deadline which should help in predicting.

    4. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Best defender up to 5.3 except Matip/Man City for gw37+gw38?

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Villa

      2. TheAbear53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 14 hours ago

        Justin or Castagne

    5. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      I deserved to get punished for Salah(C). Chickened out because of EO.

      1. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        same

    6. DF
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 5 hours ago

      Can't decide whether to post a smug comment about having sterling captain now, or waiting until salah has actually blanked. Any advice?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        You're well safe!

      2. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Brag away, im still happy with my KdB TC

      3. No Need
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Every Sterling owner needs a day in the sun at some point to cover the pain

      4. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Lovely choice - well done!!

      5. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Do it now. I sold Sterling to Mahrez for a hit….and captained Salah. Well done.

        1. TheAbear53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 14 hours ago

          Horrendous and that’s not with hindsight - why ?

      6. AIRMILES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        I don't think Salah cappers can be that upset given most people went for that. I went for Son, which I'm obviously currently happy with. Well done on your pick.

      7. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        You've already done it! Smug on

      8. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Smug zone. 😀

      9. NorCal Villan
          13 days, 5 hours ago

          The desolation of smug

      10. Fintroy
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        None salah capers rejoice:-)

      11. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Salah has killed me this season. Hauls every time I didn’t own or captain him. Blanks almost every time I captain.

        1. Not again Shirley
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 5 hours ago

          I can also apportion a lot of blame on my lowly OR to the little Egyptian.

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 4 hours ago

            GW6-10. lost 47points to Salah(C). Captained Mahrez, Antonio, Havertz. GW33 19 points, sold for Bruno. Thats 66 points lost in 5 GWs.

      12. No Need
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Lucky Robbo owners…7-2 incoming

      13. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 5 hours ago

        Salah can't be 100% fit or Klopp is 100% confident.

        1. NorCal Villan
            13 days, 5 hours ago

            Playing Villa breeds confidence

          • TheAbear53
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            It’s called playing your on form front three ?

        2. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          The game between Liverpool and Aston Villa is underway

        3. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Villa goal

        4. lonecomander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Matip from vvd level

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          Salah coming on by 10th minute now lol

        6. lonecomander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 4 hours ago

          What a crazy start

        7. NorCal Villan
            13 days, 4 hours ago

            Matip goal!!! Hallelujah

          • tryf88
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            Captain Richarlison or Son? Chasing ML

            1. AbsolutelyNoIdea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              Richarlison