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Experts' top targets for Double and Blank Gameweeks

The Scout 24 Feb 2021
Ollie Watkins

The Scout’s panel discuss the key players to consider for the upcoming schedule

Managers in Fantasy Premier League are starting to firm up their plans ahead of a bumper Double Gameweek 26.

Fourteen teams will play twice in the next round of fixtures, making it the biggest Double Gameweek of the season.

However, just three of those sides – Aston Villa, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur – also play in Blank Gameweek 29, when only four matches are set to take place as a result of FA Cup postponements.

The Scout’s panel of experts reveal who they are targeting to navigate the upcoming schedule.

What the experts say
Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

Harry Kane (£11.1m) is possibly the best Double Gameweek 26 pick and will be a popular captaincy choice.

In defence, Ruben Dias (£6.1m) has every chance of two clean sheets and Lucas Digne (£6.1m) can get both clean sheets and attacking returns.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I'll be looking to invest in Aston Villa this week. Not owning Emiliano Martinez (£5.3m) hurts me every week so a move for him and Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) seems like a good tactic. 

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

I like the look of Everton's Double Gameweek a lot, so Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m), along with the in-form Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), should be on top of everyone's shopping list. I like the look of Kane's fixtures as well.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Spurs have the best fixtures on paper against Burnley and Fulham, so Kane and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) should be top of everyone's shopping list. Calvert-Lewin also has a great Double and is worth considering for the armband.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

Watkins and Calvert-Lewin look like great value, having performed well over the season. They have Double Gameweek fixtures against Leeds United and Sheffield United, and Southampton and West Bromwich Albion, respectively.

A caveat with respect to Watkins, though, is that the injury to Jack Grealish (£7.7m) could limit the service he receives.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

My key targets will likely be Watkins and Calvert-Lewin due to their excellent fixtures.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport)

Kane and Watkins have the best fixtures for me but I'd also like to bring in James Maddison (£7.3m).

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

Spurs, Fulham and Aston Villa are great teams to target because they also play in Gameweek 29. Kane specifically looks like a great captain option due to the excellent Double.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Kane and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) have to be looked at now they're back from injury. Maddison, Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) and Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) are also on my radar, given Leicester City’s Double Gameweek and subsequent fixtures.

Also in this series

Part 1: How to plan for Double and Blank Gameweeks
Part 2: Experts on chip strategy for Double and Blank Gameweeks
Part 4: Experts' top differentials for Double and Blank Gameweeks

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