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The best FPL forwards for a Double Gameweek 37 Free Hit

We’re running down a position-by-position guide to the pick of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) options for Double Gameweek 37, whether you’re using a Free Hit or even just normal transfers.

The majority of active managers have already deployed their Triple Captain, Wildcard and Bench Boost but there are a lot of Free Hit chips still to be used, as evidenced in our recent top 10k analysis.

You can read a rundown of the stand-out goalkeepers here, defenders here and midfielders here.

All stats from this article are from our Premium Members Area and were correct before the Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal match on Thursday.

HARRY KANE

The best FPL forwards for a Gameweek 31 Wildcard

Since Antonio Conte came to the helm at Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Kane (£12.4m) is top among FPL forwards for everything from attacking returns and FPL points to shots, chances created and expected goal involvement (xGI).

Simply put, he is the best Fantasy striking option out there if money is no object.

And even with just one fixture in Double Gameweek 37 he remains an attractive proposition against a Burnley side potentially missing both of their first-choice centre-halves: James Tarkowski (£4.9m) exited last weekend’s game against Aston Villa in the early stages of the second half after feeling tightness in his hamstring, while Ben Mee (£4.6m) is out with a leg injury.

The quick turnaround is a bit of a concern for Spurs this weekend, as there’ll be just over 60 hours between full-time in the north London derby on Thursday and kick-off in the Gameweek 37 curtain-raiser. However, Kane is a definite name to consider for managers who are playing the Free Hit this week, given his rate of returns from Gameweek 18 onwards.

Above: From Gameweek 18 onwards, no player has produced more attacking returns than Harry Kane

RICHARLISON

Brighton Burnley 9

Richarlison (£7.6m) has been one of Everton’s few stand-out performers in their incredibly disappointing campaign.

The 24-year-old has scored eight goals and assisted five in 28 Premier League performances, rising to the occasion when the Toffees have needed him, especially of late.

In fact, from Gameweek 31 onwards, Richarlison has produced four goals in seven appearances and has the highest xGI figure in the whole of the Premier League. Two spot-kicks have accounted for some of that total but even discounting penalties, the Brazilian is fourth among FPL assets for xGI over the same period.

That’s coincided with an upturn in form for Everton, which has seen them lose just one of their last six matches.

And it’s on home soil where the Toffees have been at their best under Frank Lampard. Buoyed by the Goodison Park faithful, they have managed four wins from seven, recording important victories over Chelsea and Manchester United.

It’s worth noting that they haven’t been particularly prolific, but if they do find the net, there is a decent chance Richarlison will get an attacking return: the Brazilian has been involved in 75% of their goals when selected in the last six Gameweeks.

EVERTON UNDER LAMPARD: HOME MATCHES ONLY
Played7
Won4
Drawn1
Lost2
Goals scored7
Goals conceded3

Fixtures against Brentford and Crystal Palace are far from straightforward: the Bees have lost only two of their last nine Premier League matches and Palace are undefeated in three. However, Thomas Frank’s side have failed to keep a clean sheet on the road since Gameweek 5, while the Eagles could be without Vicente Guaita (£4.6m) and Marc Guehi (£4.5m), which could weaken them from a defensive perspective.

DANNY INGS/OLLIE WATKINS

Salah benched + Robertson 'rested' as Liverpool edge past Villa 4

With Ollie Watkins (£7.5m) nursing a ‘small injury’ that could potentially keep him out of Double Gameweek 37, Danny Ings (£7.7m) will be a popular pick amongst Free Hitters.

The 29-year-old had a frustrating night in front of goal against Liverpool on Tuesday but has seven attacking returns in his last eight matches.

In that time, only Ivan Toney (£6.8m) and Kane have registered more big chances amongst FPL forwards, while his shot map from that period offers further encouragement, with 17 of his 19 efforts arriving inside the box:

There’ll be concerns about Ings’ ability to get through successive starts in Double Gameweek 37, so Watkins is perhaps the safer play if deemed fit, but the former Southampton man is in a good moment and could be on penalties if Villa are handed a spot-kick.

The fixtures aren’t bad, either: Crystal Palace and Burnley rank eighth and 14th respectively for expected goals conceded (xGC) in away matches across the season.

JAMIE VARDY

Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) was back on the scoresheet in the 3-0 win over Norwich City on Wednesday and presents an intriguing differential option for those on a Free Hit.

The veteran forward was a constant threat against the Canaries and netted twice, recording an impressive seven shots in the box and three big chances.

“He [Vardy] was outstanding tonight, his physicality, his running and pressing. The second goal was classic really. We worked it really well and Jamie does what he does.” – Brendan Rodgers

The game was Vardy’s first Premier League start in two months after returning from a knee injury, so there are at least some doubts around his ability to rack up successive starts, but at this stage of the season, many FPL managers will willing to take the gamble.

As for Leicester City, Vardy’s double ensured the Foxes ended their seven-game winless run in all competitions, ahead of matches against Watford and Chelsea in Double Gameweek 37. And it’s that former fixture that holds real appeal for owners of the Foxes’ attacking assets, with Roy Hodgson’s side conceding a whopping 28 goals in their last 12 Premier League outings.

OTHERS TO CONSIDER

Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 30? 2

With Patrick Vieira pledging to take a look at squad and academy players in the run-in, two starts for Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.3m) is far from assured in Double Gameweek 37. In fact, the 24-year-old was among those who missed out against Watford last time out, which suggests there are more secure options to target on a Free Hit. 

Elsewhere, there seems little incentive to select Burnley assets, despite Wout Weghorst (£6.3m) producing two attacking returns in five starts under Mike Jackson.

Some of the ‘single’ Gameweek options, however, are perhaps more appealing.

Danny Welbeck (£5.9m) has four attacking returns in his last three starts and faces a struggling Leeds United outfit, while Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) has the best fixture – at least on paper – as Wolverhampton Wanderers host relegated Norwich City. Eddie Nketiah (£6.5m), meanwhile, is a cheaper option but it is worth noting that opponents Newcastle United have conceded just six goals in their last nine home fixtures.

Finally, the best picks from Liverpool will almost certainly be influenced by the starts, minutes and injuries accrued in the FA Cup final on Saturday, which handily we FPL managers will get to see before making our final decisions ahead of the Sunday morning deadline. And one of those who may benefit is Roberto Firmino (£8.7m), who could come into the equation for those willing to roll the dice on a real differential in Double Gameweek 37.

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  1. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 15 hours ago

    Who's your player of the season?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      From the players I have owned, Cancelo has to be the one.

      From the players I have rarely owned, Son and Robertson.

      From non-FPL perspective, not sure. Havent seen many games, maybe Kevin or Salah?

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 15 hours ago

        ah yes i meant to say fpl. Agreed has to be cancelo for me, had him all season

    2. Mr_Barbs
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Think KDB for me. Been in beast mode towards end of season. Bowen's had a great season though.

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        I think Bowen, Trent & Cancelo

        1. Mr_Barbs
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          Yes agree. FPL terms those three have been the best value. Son also too.

    3. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Son or Reece James (had him for those early hauls).

    4. antis0cial
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Son

    5. CRAZY TRAIN
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Cancelo for the season, but Bowen and more recently Matip have also been great to own.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Matip has been a great late season pick.

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Bowen was v good too.

    7. The Mantis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Looking forward to who stands out next season. Still KDB, Salah, Son as per I imagine. but Haaland & Diaz as well maybe, I'd like Foden to do better FPLwise

      1. Mr_Barbs
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah Diaz has settled in so quickly. Be interesting to see the preferred front 3 next season. Hope Reece James keeps fit as he could do well.

        Will be interesting to see how Man City, or more likely, Haaland adapts to city. They've relied on KDB for more goals this season (less assists). Wonder how it will affect his role.

    8. SonnyPikey
        15 days, 12 hours ago

        Dennis

    9. Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      2nd place (7 points) in ML have Son and will probably captain him the last 2 GWS.
      I don’t own either Kane or Son
      Would you take in 1 of them GW38 and skip a DGW transfer this GW?

      1. antis0cial
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah Son is great option so I'd get him in this week

        1. Jones Kusi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          “GW38”
          I can’t get him in this GW.
          Will have to do Mount, Watkins > Son, fodder in 38

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 15 hours ago

        yes

        1. Jones Kusi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          I will have to get Mount out vs WAT and won’t be able to get him GW37. Still yes?

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            15 days, 14 hours ago

            no other mid to be drop?

            1. Jones Kusi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 14 hours ago

              Kulu, Martinelli, Gordon, Mount, Salah.
              Sure, I could go Salah > Son but that doesn’t feel right.
              Martinelli feels like the obvious but the price gap is too huge. I got Dias and Watkins that I don’t want for GW38. But it doesn’t let me get to him this GW.

      3. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 15 hours ago

        Would bring in Son and captain him.

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Son

    10. antis0cial
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      Fill last 2 spots on FH. Fairly settled on rest of team.

      A) Robbo Myko
      B) Cancelo Maddison
      C) Myko Maddison (Cancelo on bench!)

      Pickford
      Cash Digne
      Salah Son Zaha
      Kane Ings Rich

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        C

    11. tim
      • 12 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      Dennis to Richarlison?
      Laporte to Amartey?

      Schmeichel
      Cancelo Taa Amartey James
      Son(C) Salah Foden Saka
      Nketiah Richarlison

      Foster Matip KDH Pukki

      1. antis0cial
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 15 hours ago

        Yep looks good, no guarantee Amartey plays both though

        1. tim
          • 12 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          Still play him instead of Matip?

          1. antis0cial
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 14 hours ago

            Yeah probably I'd say so

    12. Kaptenen
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      Thoughts on this FH with 4 premiums? 🙂

      PICKFORD
      CASH - DIGNE - Matip
      Salah - KDB - Son - GORDON
      Kane - RICHARLISON - INGS

      1. VIVA_RONALDO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Not bad

    13. Free Hat
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      I just hope Watkins is fit.
      Feeling unlucky after bringing him in last gw if hes not.

    14. lewis274
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      FH team:
      Sa
      TAA Digne Mykolenko
      maddison gordon salah son coutinho
      richarlison ings

      sanchez coady alonso joao pedro

      thoughts?

    15. Cojones of Destiny
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      Play:
      a. Sanchez (Lee)
      b. Ramsdale (New)

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        A

    16. AC Yew
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Those on FH37 whats your forward line looking like?

      Thinking of Kane Richarlison & Gelhardt

      1. lewis274
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        richy ings in a 352

        1. King Kun Ta
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 12 hours ago

          Same here

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Kane & Vardy (352)

      3. PScholes18
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Richarlison, Ings and Vardy ATM.

      4. SonnyPikey
          15 days, 12 hours ago

          richy ings weggy

      5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Come to the conclusion that there are just too many permutations for FH due to Leicester options so just going to wait and see if Sam Martin posts anything interesting and then hash it out on Sunday morning over a bacon sandwich.

        1. Kryptonite666
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          do you think Vardy starts both games? will be interesting to wait for Sam's teams for sure.

          1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 13 hours ago

            I wouldn’t have thought so but being named in 11 v Watford and then having uncertainty of start v Chelsea would still be good imo.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          He won't know the Thursday team.

      6. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Couple of qs for my free hit please

        What is better for double defence?

        A...Everton....pickford mykolenko
        B ..villa.......cash digne

        Who is the better

        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          Both good I would lean A

        2. lewis274
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          myko and digne for me

        3. Kryptonite666
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          A for me. It's close though.

          I have both fwiw

        4. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          B for better defence and like the fixture pick better. Also attacking

      7. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Sch (foster)
        Taa can alonso (laporte taylor)
        mount madds salah son (gordon)
        Richar toney nketiah

        Will probably FH38, which?

        A) laporte to digne/mayko/cash
        B) taylor to holgate
        C) mount to saka/tross/zaha/buendia/kulu
        D) FH37
        E) toney laporte -4 to ings digne (or) watkins cash

        1. Kryptonite666
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          Why FH38 curiously. which assets would you target ? Chelsea and Spurs I suppose ?

          1. Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 14 hours ago

            City chelsea spurs and mane & robbo (final game every season they both hauls last gw)

      8. Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        Hows this FH

        Pickford (c)
        Cash Digne Mykolenko
        Salah Son KDB Zaha
        Vardy Watkins Richarlison

        1. ClothedinSun
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          Is there room in this for Ings if Watkins is out? If so, you are golden!

      9. lewis274
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 14 hours ago

        FH team:
        Sa
        TAA Digne Mykolenko
        maddison gordon salah son coutinho
        richarlison ings

        sanchez coady alonso joao pedro

        thoughts??

        1. noissimbus
            15 days, 12 hours ago

            I'd ditch Coady & Alonso for cheaper benchers like Amartey/ Fofana/ Clyne.
            Sa > Pickford/ Schmeicel/ Martinez is a must.
            Try and get KDB in in place of Cout/ Maddi. To do this you'd have to downgrade one of Salah/TAA to Diaz/Mane/Robbo, and if necessary the benchers to absolute fodders (priced

        2. ClothedinSun
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 14 hours ago

          Team for final weeks of season (no chips left) How am I looking?

          Pickford,
          James, Cash, Robbo
          Salah (VC), Maddison, KDB, Zaha, Son,
          Richarlison, Ings (C).

          Foster, Andersen, Mateta, Amartey.

        3. LosSurenos
            15 days, 14 hours ago

            Slipping in mini league with rival 25pts behind now. Any advice for transfers much appreciated! 2FT and 0.0ITB

            Ramsdale Sanchez
            Cancelo TAA Rudiger Gabriel Dalot
            Salah Son Mount Martinelli Kulusevski
            Pukki Broja Dennis

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 14 hours ago

              Improve on the forwards.

              Get Mason Holgate for Trent and see if you can afford Richarlison and Watkins/Ings?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                15 days, 14 hours ago

                Or Mount to fodder like Gordon.

          • CRAZY TRAIN
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 14 hours ago

            Current team for GW37. Still sticking to my plan to FH GW38 but welcome any feedback if any folk on here think there may be mopre upside in FH'ing this gw?

            Pickford
            TAA Cash Cancello Alonso
            Salah Son Saka Gordon
            Kane Rich
            (Matip Ramsey fodder)

          • PScholes18
            • 1 Year
            15 days, 14 hours ago

            Current FH team. Pretty template I guess. Any changes needed or G2G?
            I'm defending

            Pickford
            Digne - Cash - Mykolenko
            Salah - Maddison - Son - Zaha
            Ings - Vardy - Richarlison

            Carson, Andersen, Trossard, Tsimikas

            0,2 ITB

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 14 hours ago

              I'd have Trossard first sub.

              Vardy just depends on how his fitness is.

              1. PScholes18
                • 1 Year
                15 days, 14 hours ago

                Thanks. Have to wait for the pressers to see, but would be happy with a start + 20/30 mins.

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 14 hours ago

            Will there be many left with the chip to build a FH gw38 squad?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              15 days, 14 hours ago

              I guess majority will be done by this week. Those who have BB left will probably FH next week.

            2. PScholes18
              • 1 Year
              15 days, 14 hours ago

              In top 250k 63 % already used it. Would guess most will use it now, but problaby 10 % in GW38.

            3. SonnyPikey
                15 days, 12 hours ago

                lot of players rotated gw38 so might wreck your team

            4. grooveymatt65
              • 8 Years
              15 days, 14 hours ago

              hey guys this is my team:

              Pope Jakupovic

              TAA Laporte Alonso White Saiss

              Salah Gordon Maddison Coutinho Brownhill

              Kane Watkins Richarlison

              0.9 itb 1ft

              Literally no idea guys other than taking Laporte out to generate funds elsewhere.... Im bench boosting this week as well

              1. Laporte, Jakupovic and Coutinho to Pickford, Digne and Andersen for -8

              2. Laporte, Jakupovic and Saiss to Digne, Pickford and Andersen for -8

              3. Laporte, Jakupovic, Kane and Coutinho to Digne, Schmichael, Ings and Son for -12

              4. Laporte, Jakupovic and Coutinho to Cash, Pickford and Zaha for -8

              5. Other

              thanks guys 🙂

            5. Rossendale Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              15 days, 13 hours ago

              Keeper issue

              I've got Ramsdale (new/EVE) and Pope (tot/avl/NEW)

              Do I get rid of one of them for -4 for Pickford or Schmeichel?

            6. nico05
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 12 hours ago

              Hey guys sorry if this is a lazy question been snowed under with work the past few weeks so I've missed a lot but need to sort my free hit out. Any absolute base essentials? or great value picks?
              Thanks in advance 🙂

              1. Omoni
                • 1 Year
                15 days, 7 hours ago

                pickford
                Cash, Anderson, Mykolenko
                Zaha, Son, KDB, Kulusevski
                Kane, Ings, Richardlison