We’re back with another FPL article just in time before the deadline tomorrow! After a high scoring FPL DGW 28, where the likes of Reece James, Phillipe Coutinho and Bukayo Saka brought joy to thousands of FPL managers, DGW 29 offers managers another opportunity to move up their mini-league leaderboards. Here are our player picks from each of the Double Gameweek teams:
Ryan Fraser (Newcastle – 5.3m) – CHE (A) + EVE (A)
When Calum Wilson was signed by Newcastle in the summer transfer window, everyone expected him to have a talismanic effect on Newcastle’s bid to stay up. However, it is another Bournemouth man who is flourishing under his old coach. His 15 point haul in FPL DGW 28 is the highest of any Newcastle asset and is certainly the most in-form player in Howe’s rejuvenated Magpies.
Fraser has filled in admirably in Allan Saint Maximin’s position and his form means that he will likely remain in the starting eleven even if the currently injured Frenchman returns. Fraser offers a potent threat from set-pieces and corners, and has immense goalscoring and attacking potential – making him one of the best options at his price point. His low ownership (just 1.5%) may make him an attractive asset for those chasing green arrows.
Harry Kane (Tottenham – 12.3m) – MUN (A) + BHA (A)
Arguably the most in-form player in the league, Harry Kane looks unplayable at the moment. With three double-digit hauls in his last four games FPL fixtures, Kane is back to his blistering best and is the best premium striker option in the game. His double gameweek against a leaky Manchester United and a recently lacklustre Brighton makes him a worthy candidate for captaincy (if you dare to challenge Mohamed Salah and his extreme effective ownership), and he is a must have if you choose to activate your wildcard this gameweek. Kane offers both long term and short term value, with a fixture in blank gameweek 30 meaning that he can reduce the need to play a chip and offer a captaincy option in a week where Salah, City and United assets will have a blank.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool – 13.2m) – BHA (A) + ARS (A)
The Egyptian King had an unimpressive game against West Ham by his own astronomical standards but his position as the Premier League’s (and maybe even the world’s) best player remains unrivalled. His 29 goals and assists in the league so far are reflective of one of his best seasons since his 2017-18 breakthrough and he is a must-have for FPL managers, with his 62.1% ownership the highest in the game.
He is a brilliant captaincy option for the upcoming FPL DGW 29, with Brighton leaking goals in their last few matches and Arsenal exactly the type of blockbuster FPL fixture he enjoys most. For those who have not used their Triple Captain chip, this is your best chance to take advantage of the Egyptian King – who has a whopping 31 points in his last three matches.
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal – 6.6m) – LEI (H) + LIV (H)
The face of Arsenal’s youthful resurgence, Bukayo Saka is truly a star in the making. His contributions on the right have made him undroppable from the Arsenal starting lineup and he tops their goal involvements charts (14 G+A) so far this season. His FPL fixture against Leicester has high haul potential and despite facing the champions, a raucous Emirates coupled with momentum from some recent wins makes the possibility of a return high. At his 6.6 price point, he not only provides short term doubles but also long-term Arsenal coverage, with managers wanting to take advantage of their impressive fixtures.
Alexis MacAllister (Brighton – 5.2m) – LIV (H) + TOT (H)
Brighton, simply put, is not worth looking at right now. Their fixtures are poor, with Liverpool and Tottenham not appealing for both defensive and attacking assets. They have also been on a torrid run of form, losing all of their last four games – a span in which they’ve conceded 9 goals and scored only 1. Here at EADF, we would suggest avoiding an asset but if you had to pick one, Alexis MacAllister at 5.2 million is an interesting differential who should not take up much of your budget.
Anthony Gordon (Everton – 4.5m) – WOL (H) + NEW (H)
Everton, like Brighton, are in horrible form and are in avoid territory at the moment. However, Anthony Gordon at 4.5 million is arguably the best bench fodder option in the game right now, with the local scouser offering a significant attacking threat in an albeit blunted Everton side. At 4.5 million, you don’t necessarily have to start him but he may offer good backup during a period where rotation is likely given the fixture congestion and European competitions. His FPL DGW 29 comprises two fixtures at home against Wolves and Everton both of which have improved considerably this season but are not averse to conceding a goal or two. Gordon is an interesting differential and is a strong option if you have transfers in hand or are planning to activate your wildcard.
Written by Hrishikesh Chaudhuri | Feature Image via Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
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