Who are the best Fantasy Premier League players to own for Double Gameweek 24? 4-time top 1k and 4-time top 10k finisher Abdul Rehman uses the Hub's OPTA, Prediction, Comparison and Fixture tools to find the best FPL budget and premium players for our FPL teams.
Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) – Manchester United
Fixture: West Brom (a)
The Portuguese’s sublime goal last week cemented his place as the top scoring player in the game and also took his impressive tally to 13 goals and 11 assists in only 22 starts. He now has 78 Shots (1st), 32 Shots on Target (1st), 30 Shots in the Box, and 14 Big Chances. He has also created 68 Chances (2nd) and 16 Big Chances.
Manchester United face West Brom in Double Gameweek 24 and this could be another really long night for the Baggies. They have already conceded 54 goals (20th) – 16 more than Leeds United who have conceded the second-most goals. Their defensive stats are by far the worst in the league and they may very well be the worst ever Premier League team. They have also conceded 370 Shots (20th), 244 Shots in the Box (20th), 150 Shots on Target (20th) and 62 Big Chances (20th). It’s a total contrast to Manchester United's attacking numbers which are amongst the best in the league.
They have scored the most goals in the league (49) with 334 Shots (3rd), 135 Shots on Target (1st), 205 Shots in the Box (6th), and 65 Big Chances (2nd).
The Red Devils will be frustrated with the result against Everton where they conceded a goal in the last kick of the game. This should be an easy three points on the board for them and they can score quite a few goals in this one with the firepower they have. Bruno has a 65% chance of anytime returns according to our Points Prediction Tool and he may well be a good shout for captaincy despite only having a single fixture this Gameweek.
Tomas Soucek (£5.4m) – West Ham United
Fixture: Sheffield United (H)
Tomas Soucek was extremely unlucky to receive a red card last Gameweek in what was quite frankly a preposterous decision. It was of course overturned by the FA and he will be available to face Sheffield United. The potato salad loving Czech has been very impressive this season with eight goals scored with 41 Shots, 17 Shots on Target, 34 Shots in the Box and 9 Big Chances. For a starting price of only £5.0m he has been one of the best value players in the game.
West Ham play Sheffield United in Double Gameweek 24 and this should be another routine win for the Hammers especially with the form they are in. They have won six of their last eight games and sit 6th in league. The Blades are rooted to the bottom of the league having conceded 37 goals (18th), 302 Shots (16th), 191 Shots in the Box (16th), 115 Shots on Target (16th), and 55 Big Chances (17th). Although they have improved more recently I think David Moyes's men will have too much for them.
The Czech midfielder has one of the best fixtures of the season and he is currently averaging a goal every 2.9 games. He has played every minute of every game this season and with his attacking threat, I don’t see why the goals won’t continue. He gets a lot of shots off in the box and is also a huge aerial threat.
Ilkay Gündogan (£5.7m) – Manchester City
Fixture: Spurs (H) and Everton (H)
The German has simply been a phenomenon this season. He has now scored nine goals and one assist, all of which have come from Gameweek 13 onwards. Since then no player has scored more goals, more points (92) or Big Chances (10) in the game. He has also had 28 Shots, 13 Shots on Target, 20 Shots in the Box and also created 22 Big Chances with 3 Big Chances.
Manchester City are one of the four teams that have a double fixture in Gameweek 24. They play both Spurs and Everton at home. They have been in scintillating form this season and look to be running away with the title. The Blues are currently five points clear with a game in hand and their 4-1 drubbing of current champions Liverpool at their own home ground was a testament to how good they have been. In only 22 games they have 340 Shots (2nd), 124 Shots on Target (3rd), 221 Shots in the Box (3rd), and 66 Big Chances (1st). They have also scored 43 goals (3rd) with an xG of 46.25 (2nd).
Pep Guardiola’s men are in fixture proof form just now and they are also by far the best team in the league defensively too.
Gundogan is by the far the most inform player in the game and at his price is essential, not only for the double Gameweek but also beyond. His stats show he is no flash in the pan and actually since De Bruyne’s injury has been even more attacking. With him, also on penalties he will no doubt be the most captained player. Our Points Prediction Tool has him at 67% for anytime returns.
James Rodriguez (£7.7m) – Everton
Fixture: Fulham (H) and Manchester City (a)
The Colombian also has a double fixture this week and has been in good form since his return from injury. In four starts since Gameweek 18 Rodriguez has two goals. Over the season he has 26 Shots, 13 Shots on Target, 11 Shots in the Box and 2 Big Chances while also created 28 Chances and 8 Big Chances.
He was having a stellar debut season until his injuries cropped up but now seems to be coming back to full fitness. Everton have a really good fixture in Fulham (H) followed by probably their toughest fixture of the season in Manchester City (a). Fulham are on the lower end of the defensive stats conceding 177 Shots in the Box (14th), 110 Shots on Target (14th), and 52 big Chances (18th). They have also conceded 31 goals (16th). This will be a fixture in which Everton will be confident in winning and will most likely put more onus on given they face the best team in the league in their second fixture. Even with them playing City I feel he is still a great option for this Gameweek and will have a better chance than most single Gameweek midfielders and wouldn’t be surprised if he gets something against the league leaders.
The Toffees will be encouraged with the result at Manchester United last week and with them now having no injury problems to their main players they look to be getting more chances and scoring more frequently.
James Rodriguez has a 61% of anytime returns according to our Points Prediction Tool and with Dominic Calvert-Lewin finding his feet again this will only increase the Columbian’s chances of attacking returns too. With him being on free kicks and corners he will always be in with a chance of returns.
Mason Mount (£6.8m) – Chelsea
Fixture: Newcastle United (H)
Mason Mount has been quietly going about his business this season and gone a bit under the radar. He has three goals and five assists and his stats have been impressive too. He has had 43 Shots, 12 Shots on Target, 14 Shots in the Box and 3 Big Chances while also creating 55 Chances (3rd) and 7 Big Chances. He is the highest scoring Chelsea midfielder.
The Blues come up against Newcastle United in Double Gameweek 24 who have been very leaky recently. Over the season they have conceded 38 goals (18th) and since Gameweek 18 have conceded 12 (18th). Also in this time they have conceded 91 Shots (17th), 65 Shots in the Box (19th), 28 Shots on Target (15th) and 13 Big Chances (17th).
Chelsea on the other hand have been one of the top attacking teams in the league. They have scored 38 goals (5th) with 321 Shots (4th), 117 Shots on Target (6th), 207 Shots in the Box (5th) and 51 Big Chances (6th).
The Chelsea and England midfielder now looks to be second choice penalty taker and he also takes a fair amount of free-kicks and corners so will have many avenues to points. With the fixture this Gameweek I think Mount will do very well against a porous Newcastle defence who haven’t really looked all too good this season. Our Points Prediction Tool also has him at 52% for anytime returns.
Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) – Leeds United
Fixture: Arsenal (a)
With another goal last Gameweek the Leeds forward now brings his total goal tally to 12 and also has eight assists too. He is having an incredible season and is the second highest scoring forward (130 points) in the game. Over the season he has 77 Shots (2nd), 34 Shots on Target (1st), 69 Shots in the Box (1st), and 22 Big Chances (1st). He has also created 15 Chances and 4 Big Chances. It’s amazing that a £5.5m striker is out-stating the likes of Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) to name a few.
Leeds United face Arsenal at the Emirates in Double Gameweek 24. The Gunners boast good defensive stats and have only conceded 23 goals this season (3rd). However, Leeds will create chances against any team in the league and they have proven already this season they can score against the big boys.
They have already scored against the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Leicester City. In 22 games the Whites have 316 Shots (5th), 118 Shots on Target (5th), 223 Shots in the Box (2nd) and have scored 46 goals (5th).
Leeds United simply create a lot of chances and the majority of those chances are for Bamford. Twenty-two of the 35 Big Chances they have created this season have been for the inform striker and he also has a 53% Goal Involvement. He also has a 42% chance of anytime returns according to our Points Prediction Tool.
Michail Antonio (£6.7m) – West Ham United
Fixtures: Sheffield United (H)
West Ham have had a great season to date as they sit 6th in league and only one point off a Champions League position. Michail Antonio’s season has been curtailed by injuries but he has started the last six games and scored three goals and also has three assist in that time. No striker has scored more points (35) or attacking returns (5) in that time and his stats have been amongst the best also. He has had 17 Shots (2nd), 7 Shots on Target (2nd), 13 Shots in the Box (2nd), and 5 Big Chances (2nd).
West Ham United come up against bottom of the table Sheffield United in Double Gameweek 24 and this is a great fixture for Antonio to add to his tally. The Blades defensive numbers don’t bode well for them in this game as they have conceded 37 goals (18th), 302 Shots (16th), 191 Shots in the Box (16th), 115 Shots on Target (16th), and 55 Big Chances (17th). This will probably be one of the best fixtures The Hammers and Antonio will have all season.
The 30-year-old forward is a fantastic option when he is fit and his stats are up there with the premium options. He is the only viable striker that David Moyes has so is very central to how they play and he gets a lot of chances and especially shots in the box. He is also on penalties when Mark Noble isn’t on the pitch and seeing as he is no longer a first-team player he is most likely to take them. Our Points Prediction Tool has him at 56% for anytime returns also.
Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) – Manchester United
Fixture: West Brom (a)
The Urugyan has been in good form recently with two goals in his last two games. He has been getting a lot more game-time recently and has been playing himself into the starting 11 and has managed six goals and two assists in only six starts. He has played a part in all of the last seven games and in that time has had the most Big Chances (6). He has also scored three goals in this period (2nd) with 11 Shots, 5 Shots on Target, 10 Shots in the Box and has also created 2 Big Chances for his teammates.
Manchester United face the worst defensive side in the league in Double Gameweek 24 in West Brom. The Baggies have conceded 54 goals (20th) and also conceded 370 Shots (20th), 244 Shots in the Box (20th), 150 Shots on Target (20th) and 62 Big Chances (20th). With these types of numbers and the amount of chances Cavani gets he is sure to get more than a few here. Also, it looks like Ole Gunnar Solskjær will start him in this one as he was rested in the FA cup game against West Ham midweek and only came on in the 86th minute.
The Red Devils attacking stats and output tell us they should score more than a few goals in this one. They have scored 49 goals (1st) with 334 Shots (3rd), 135 Shots on Target (1st), 205 Shots in the Box (6th), and 65 Big Chances (2nd).
Edinson Cavani is a natural goal scorer and his record speaks for itself with 348 goals and 67 assists in 579 career games. His movement is still world-class and when he plays he will always get plenty of chances especially playing in this attacking United team. Our Points Prediction Tool has him at 61% for anytime returns also.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) – Everton
Fixture: Fulham (H) and Manchester City (a)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has two goals and one assist in his last two games after five games without any attacking returns and eight without a goal. No forward has scored more points (21) in the last two and had more Big Chances (3) than the Evertonian. He seems to have found his mojo again and it's no surprise this has coincided with the return of James Rodriguez (£7.7m) and Lucas Digne (£6.1m). Over the season he has 13 goals and five assists with 54 Shots (4th), 31 Shots on Target (2nd), 47 Shots in the Box (3rd) and 20 Big Chances (2nd).
Everton have a Gameweek of two halves in Double Gameweek 24 with good opening fixture in Fulham (H) followed by Manchester City (a). Fulham’s defensive stats haven’t been great and with a fully fit Everton, they should be too strong for them especially with Calvert-Lewin back in the goals. Another stat which stood out for me was that the Cottagers have conceded 52 shots from headers and the Everton forward has the third most (17) headed attempts this season and we know he is one of the best in the league in the air.
With a fully fit team I can see Calvert-Lewin now hitting the same sort of numbers he did at the start of the season where he bagged 10 goals in his first nine games. He is the sort of player who can cause any defenders problems with his height and strength so I wouldn’t be surprised if he got something against top of the table City also. Our Points Prediction Tool also rates him highly at 65% for anytime returns.
Danny Ings (£8.4m) – Southampton
Fixture: Wolves (H)
Danny Ings had a great start to the season scoring five goals and two assists in his first seven games. Injury problems have meant he has had a bit of a stop-start season since Gameweek 8 when he first injured his knee and had to get minor surgery. He has though now started the last four games and has been quite unfortunate not to score a few. In the last four, he has had 9 Shots, 4 Shots on Target, 7 Shots in the Box and 2 Big Chances while also created 2 Big Chances himself. He also had a very dubious goal ruled off for offside against Aston Villa in Gameweek 21.
With him now playing regularly and back to full fitness I have no doubt he will start scoring again. He is a lethal finisher and his 22 goals last season proved he knows exactly where the net is. Southampton play Wolves in Double Gameweek 24 and both teams have been quite poor recently however the Saints clearly have the better attacking players just now and I fancy them to win this one especially with them being at home.
Ings is a proven goal scorer and providing he stays fit, will score goals. He only narrowly missed out on the golden boot last season with and with him on penalties also it makes him a good pick against any opposition. He has already scored against the likes of Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool. Our Points Prediction Tool has him at 42% for anytime returns also.
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