Who are the best Fantasy Premier League players to own for Double Gameweek 25? 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: Newcastle United (H)
The Portuguese has now returned three goals and two assists in his last three games and now has a total of 14 goals and 11 assists in total. He is still the highest scoring player in the game (178 points) and is averaging an impressive 7.4 points per start. His stats are as you would expect with 81 Shots (1st), 35 Shots on Target (1st), 31 Shots in the Box, and 14 Big Chances. He has also now created 68 Chances (2nd) and 16 Big Chances (1st).
Manchester United come up against Newcastle United in Double Gameweek 25 and this should be an easy win for the Red Devils. Even though they have stuttered in their last two games, drawing against both Everton and West Brom in games they really should have won, I still think they will win this one quite comfortably and Bruno is bound to be involved again looking at his output and stats.
The Magpies have conceded 347 Shots (19th), 216 Shots in the Box (19th), 122 Shots on Target (17th) and have conceded 40 goals (18th).
Man United on the other hand have scored 50 goals (1st) with 344 Shots (3rd), 143 Shots on Target (1st), 211 Shots in the Box (5th), and 65 Big Chances (2nd).
Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his team will be extremely frustrated with the last two games as it was a great chance to make ground on rivals Manchester City so this is a game they will have to make sure to win. Bruno's stats and consistency speak for themselves and even in a double Gameweek is arguably the best captaincy option. Our Points Prediction Tool has him at 65% for anytime returns and with the midfielders current form you have to say he is odds on to return again.
Jack Grealish (£7.8m) – Aston Villa
Fixture: Leicester City (H)
Jack Grealish has failed to return in his last two games however both games were against really strong defensive teams in Arsenal and Brighton. His returns and stats over the season indicate that he will start scoring and assisting again very soon. He has six goals and 12 assists with 47 Shots, 18 Shots on Target, 36 Shots in the Box and 7 Big Chances while aslo created 75 Chances (1st) and 14 Big Chances (3rd)
Aston Villa come up Leicester City in Double Gameweek 25 who currently sit second in the league amid a very impressive league campaign so far. However, the Villains have been doing really well themselves and have been very good in the final third. In only 22 games they have 315 Shots (6th), 121 Shots on Target (5th), 217 Shots in the Box (4th) and 55 Big Chances (4th). The only ‘big 6’ team they failed to score against this season has been Manchester City.
Jack Grealish is the clear talisman for Villa and creates so many chances for his teammates that without him I think it would be fair to say they would be nowhere near as good or in the league position (8th) they are in. He currently has 50% Goal Involvement and the fact he has created the most chances in the league despite playing two games less than Bruno Fernandes who is in second tells us just how involved and pivotal he is.
Raphinha (£5.3m) – Leeds United
Fixture: Wolves (a) and Southampton (a)
Raphinha is proving to be fantastic value at a starting price of only £5.0m. He now has a total of four goals and six assists, but more recently two goals and four assists in his last five games. He is one of the most in form players in the game and only Ilkay Gundogan has scored more points than him during this time. He has 42 Shots, 16 Shots on Target, 28 Shots in the Box and 3 Big Chances, while also creating 30 Chances and 5 Big Chances.
Leeds United have a double Gameweek this week and they play two sides who seem to be out of form in Wolves and Southampton. The Saints have conceded 13 goals in their last three games and lost their last six league games on the bounce which is the worst run in the club's history. Wolves have lost three and drawn two of their last seven games also and have been really inconsistent this season. Two of their losses in the last seven were against West Brom and home and Crystal Palace – teams they would have brushed aside last season.
Leeds United on the other hand are still flying high when it comes to attacking stats. They have 325 Shots (4th), 123 Shots on Target (4th), 228 Shots in the Box (3rd) and have also scored 40 goals (5th). We have seen enough of Bielsa’s team to know that they can score against any team in the league and have only failed to score in four games in the league this season.
Raphinha arrived at Leeds with big expectations and he hasn’t failed to deliver. In fact, since his first start in the league in Gameweek 9 no Leeds player has scored more points (77) and he seems to be getting better with each passing game. With two fixtures this Gameweek he will no doubt be a great option and probably one of the highest captained too. Our Points Prediction Tool rates him highly also at 62% for anytime returns.
Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) – Leicester City
Fixture: Aston Villa (a)
Harvey Barnes has well and truly established himself this season as a top player and cemented himself as a first-team player for Leicester City. He now has eight goals and four assists. Since Gameweek 15 he has five goals and three assists and is the third highest scoring player in the game in this period. He has a total of 51 Shots, 24 Shots on Target, 37 Shots in the Box and 8 Big Chances, while also creating 22 Chances.
The Foxes play Aston Villa in Double Gameweek 25 who have kept three clean sheets in their last five games but that has mainly been down to excellent goalkeeping by Emi Martinez (£5.2m). In the last five, they actually rank as the worst defensively looking at their stats. They have conceded 90 Shots (20th), 52 Shots in the Box (20th), 32 Shots on Target (19th) and have an xGC of 8.11 (14th). Leicester have scored 42 goals (4th) and have shown they are the real deal this season as they sit third in the league.
Villa are conceding a lot of shots in the box and as we can see from his stats Barnes gets a lot of shots off in the box and is by far Leicester’s most attacking midfielder. With the amount of chances the Villains have been conceding lately, this could be a high-scoring game and if that is the case then 23-year-old English midfielder is bound to get some attacking returns.
Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) – Liverpool
Fixture: Everton (H)
Despite Liverpool’s poor run of form the Egyptian is still getting returns and sits as the top goalscorer with 17 goals and also four assists already. His stats over the season have been among the best as you would expect but over the last four he has four goals with 16 Shots (1st), 7 Shots on Target (1st), 12 Shots in the Box (1st) and an xG of 3.01 (1st). The fact that Liverpool are going through a tough time as a team clearly shouldn’t put you off Salah as an FPL option.
Liverpool face Everton in Double Gameweek 25 and the Toffees have been leaking goals lately. They have conceded 8 goals in the last five games (18th) and have failed to win any of them. Also in that time they have conceded 55 Shots (18th), 38 Shots in the Box (18th), 18 Shots on Target (13th) and 11 Big Chances (20th).
Liverpool over the same period haven’t exactly been free scoring with only five goals (17th) but this is a Merseyside derby and form usually goes out the window in these types of games. Liverpool are still one of the best attacking teams in the league over the course of the season. They have 368 Shots (1st), 131 Shots on Target (2nd), 240 Shots in the Box (1st) and 64 Big Chances (3rd). They have also scored 45 goals (3rd).
Mohamed Salah's stats show that he is still very much a good option despite his teams woeful run of form. His goal threat stats are the best in the last four and he is getting plenty of chances to score. The fact he is on penalties of course furthers his appeal and he is another one who is a great captain option for Double Gameweek 25 despite only having one fixture.
Patrick Bamford (£6.8m) – Leeds United
Fixture: Wolves (a) and Southampton (H)
Patrick Bamford has 12 goals and eight assists and sits as the second highest scoring forward in the game. He has a double fixture this week and looks to be a must have for this week. His stats over the season read – 78 Shots (2nd), 35 Shots on Target (1st), 70 Shots in the Box (1st) and 22 Big Chances (2nd). He has also created 16 Chances and 4 Big Chances.
Leeds United play both Wolves (a) and Southampton (H) in Double Gameweek 25. Looking at Bamford’s stats and the form of both teams he is playing this week he is looking like the top captaincy pick for this week. Southampton have conceded 13 goals in their last three games and Wolves have lost three and drawn two of their last seven games also and have been quite poor this season as they sit 12th in the league.
Looking at Leeds attacking stats of 325 Shots (4th), 123 Shots on Target (4th), 228 Shots in the Box (3rd) and have also scored 40 goals (5th) it's clear they will get plenty of chances in both games and Bamford is most likely to get the majority of these.
The Leeds forward has two goals and three assists in his last four games with 12 Shots (4th), 7 Shots on Target (1st), 12 Shots in the Box (1st) and 4 Big Chances (3rd) while also creating 3 Big Chances (1st) himself. His stats and output lately and over the season will make him too hard to ignore as the captain of choice for Double Gameweek 25. He is ranked first by our Points Prediction Tool for anytime returns at 73%.
Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) – Manchester United
Fixture: Newcastle United (H)
The Uruguayan has been in good form recently with two goals in his last three games. He had an off day last Gameweek against West Brom but so did the whole team really but I don’t see them being as bad in this fixture especially being the home side. In only seven starts Cavani has six goals and two assists. Over the season the ex-PSG man has 24 Shots, 10 Shots on Target, 22 Shots in the Box and 12 Big Chances.
Manchester United face Newcastle United in Double Gameweek 25 and this is another plum fixture for United forward. Looking at Cavani’s attacking stats and Newcastle’s defensive numbers he is sure to get a fair few chances in this game.
The Toon have conceded 347 Shots (19th), 216 Shots in the Box (19th), 122 Shots on Target (17th) and have conceded 40 goals (18th). Unfortunately for them, they come up against a team who have one of the best attacking stats in the league and also a world-class finisher in Edinson.
The Red Devils have scored 50 goals (1st) with 344 Shots (3rd), 143 Shots on Target (1st), 211 Shots in the Box (5th), and 65 Big Chances (2nd).
The South American will be frustrated with the results of the last two games and will feel the West Brom game would have been a great opportunity to add to his tallies.
However, he has another chance here in a very good fixture against a toothless Newcastle team who are just leaking goals and conceding plenty of chances. Our Points Prediction Tool has him at 65% for anytime returns also.
Danny Ings (£8.4m) – Southampton
Fixture: Chelsea (H) and Leeds United (a)
Danny Ings also has a double fixture in Gameweek 25 and is another contender for the armband. We know just how lethal he is in front of goal with his 22 goals last season. He scored against Wolves last week in his first goal in five games and it was coming as he was unfortunate to not grab a few more in that period. He also seems to be back to full fitness having played 90 minutes in the last two league games. He has eight goals and three assists over the season with 38 Shots, 20 Shots on Target, 30 Shots in the Box and 10 Big Chances. He has also created 17 Chances and 3 Big Chances.
Southampton play both Chelsea (H) and Leeds United (a) in Double Gameweek 25. Although the Chelsea match is a tough game for them and they have lost six games in a row in the league they are still managing to find the back of the net. They have four goals in their last two games and Ings has already scored against Chelsea earlier in the season.
The Saints second fixture against Leeds though is the one they will be more confident in. Although Bielsa’s men have been great attacking wise they have been very leaky at the back. They have conceded 330 Shots (17th), 215 Shots in the Box (18th), 129 Shots on Target (19th), and 60 Big Chances (19th). Furthermore, they conceded the second most goals in the league (42).
Ings is a proven goal scorer and if he stays fit he will score plenty of goals. He has a great chance to add to his goal last week with a double fixture in Gameweek 25 and he is another one who will be a very good captain choice. He ranks at 66% for anytime returns according to our Prediction Tool which puts him second overall behind the aforementioned Patrick Bamford.
Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) – Aston Villa
Fixture: Leicester (H)
Ollie Watkins has now scored four goals in his last six games (since Gameweek 19) and also 10 goals and four assists overall. He has been a great option this season especially at a starting price of only £6.0m. In only 22 games he has 63 Shots (4th), 29 Shots on Target (4th), 59 Shots in the Box (2nd) and 20 Big Chances (3rd). He has also created 25 Chances and 3 Big Chances.
Aston Villa square up to Leicester City in Double Gameweek 25 who been very impressive this season. However, looking at Watkins and Villas attacking stats I really fancy him for this fixture. In only 22 games the Villains have 315 Shots (6th), 121 Shots on Target (5th), 217 Shots in the Box (4th) and 55 Big Chances (4th). They have already beat the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Leicester themselves in the reverse fixture.
Watkins is the clear form pick at the moment for Villa and since Gameweek 19 he has 20 Shots (4th), 12 Shots on Target (1st), 18 Shots in the Box (1st) and 5 Big Chances (4th). He also has an xG of 3.61 which is the highest among all forwards.
The Villa forward is thriving this season and is clearly getting a lot of chances and especially shots in the box. His stats are just too good to ignore just now and it helps he plays in a great team with one of the best playmakers in Jack Grealish behind him.
Harry Kane (£11.0m) – Spurs
Fixture: West Ham United (a)
Harry Kane seems to be back fit and firing again. He scored in his first full game back against West Brom in Gameweek 23 and looked his usual dangerous self. In that game, he had 5 shots (2nd), 2 Shots on Target (2nd), 5 Shots in the Box (1st) and 2 Big Chances (2nd).
Although he was kept quiet against Manchester City last week I don’t think we can look too much into that given how good their defence is this season. Over the season the England international has 13 goals and 11 assists and despite his two and a half game absence still sits as the top points scorer for forwards. Over the season he has 76 Shots (3rd), 29 Shots on Target (4th), 47 Shots in the Box (7th) and 16 Big Chances. He has also created the most Chances (32) and Big Chances (12) among forwards.
Spurs play West Ham United in Double Gameweek 25 and with Kane back Spurs are clearly a different team and he's not only scoring goals this season but he is assisting a lot also. He had 10 assists in his last three seasons combined but has already racked up 11 this season in only 21 games. He has a total of 25 attacking returns (1st) and a Goal Involvement of 67% (1st) also.
With him also being on penalties also he will be a great option most weeks especially due to the calibre of player he is. Our Points Prediction Tool also has him at 50% for anytime returns.
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