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GW26 final call: Jota can make Double impact

The Scout 26 Feb 2021
Diogo Jota

The Scout says Liverpool midfielder is a tempting differential following return to full training

The return to full training of Diogo Jota (£6.6m) could provide Fantasy Premier League managers with a tempting differential for Double Gameweek 26.

The Liverpool player's Fantasy ownership has dropped to 2.1 per cent as a result of him being out with a knee injury since Gameweek 11.

It is uncertain whether Jota will start either of Liverpool's matches against Sheffield United and Chelsea. But managers looking to take advantage of the biggest Double Gameweek of the season may decide he is worth the risk.

“Diogo trained now twice with the team, looks very good," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club's official website.

"But [he] was out long term so we have to see what we can do with that. In training he looks really promising."

Jota scored five goals and claimed 47 points across his nine appearances earlier this season.

Jota stars in GW9

Encouragingly, he scored in two of his four outings as a substitute.

The FPL midfielder produced a goal against both Arsenal and West Ham United despite featuring for only 10 and 20 minutes respectively off the bench.   

This suggests that, even if his pitch time is managed for the Double Gameweek, he can still bring in returns. 

Favourable fixtures

Liverpool’s short-term schedule furthers the prospects of Jota.

The Reds face Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the subsequent two Gameweeks, boosting his appeal as a major differential in Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW26 Kings to watch: Calvert-Lewin has fixtures to thrive
Part 2: GW26 Differentials: Traore a key figure for Villa
Part 3: GW26 Captains: Fernandes can extend goal streak
Part 4: GW26 Captains: Gundogan among host of Man City options
Part 5: Who to captain in Double GW26? What the experts say
Part 6: Scout Selection: Digne part of Everton double-up

Remember, the Gameweek 26 deadline is 11:00 GMT on Saturday 27 February.

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