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FPL experts: Who are the best midfielders for the Double?

The Scout 5 May 2021
Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace

The Scout’s panel discuss their favoured targets ahead of Double Gameweek 35

With nine sides set to play at least twice in Double Gameweek 35, The Scout’s panel of experts look at the best midfielders for managers in Fantasy Premier League to consider.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I really like the look of Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) for the Double Gameweek. Crystal Palace have two nice fixtures against Sheffield United and Southampton sides who are weak at defending wide areas.

Zaha is also a player whose performance levels seem to improve towards the end of the season. I expect him to be a decent pick for not only Double Gameweek 35 but across the run-in. 

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) is the standout midfield pick and will likely be the most popular captain this week. On paper, Zaha has the best fixtures but there are rumours he may have a knock, which puts me off him.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m) is the best midfield option from Everton and he also has two good fixtures after Double Gameweek 35, at home against Sheff Utd and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Fernandes is the obvious one but if I had to pick out a differential I quite fancy Zaha, given the fixtures.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

With the most attractive match-ups across the two fixtures, including what looks like a completely spent Sheff Utd side, 10-goal Zaha looks like the class of the potential midfield options.

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee)

Fixture-wise, it's all about Zaha. In terms of form, I like Chelsea's Mason Mount (£7.3m).

Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

My top two midfield picks are Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m), who has seven goals, an assist and 61 points in his last seven starts, and FPL's top-scorer Fernandes. Though expensive, they are both strong captaincy picks.

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

In the mid-price bracket the likes of James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) and Zaha have featured heavily in the transfers-in section.

A combination of a Double and a fixture in Gameweek 36, plus consistent returns over the course of the season, make the pair decent options.

Also in this series

Part 1: Who are the best Double Gameweek defenders?
Part 3: Who are the best Double Gameweek forwards?

Remember, the Gameweek 35 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 7 May.

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