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FPL experts' top targets for Double Gameweek 20

13 Jan 2023
Grealish and Fernandes

Some of the world's top Fantasy managers reveal the players they are looking to bring in

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The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts share their thoughts on the players they are looking to transfer in for Double Gameweek 20 ahead of Friday's 18:30 GMT deadline.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I loved the way Son Heung-min (£11.6m) ripped off his mask when he celebrated his goal in the 4-0 win at Crystal Palace, relieved to have finally ended his goalscoring drought. Could this be a turning point for the South Korean?

We know his FPL potential, especially playing two teams in DGW20 that will attack and go for the points - potentially leaving space for Son on the counter-attack. Owned by only six per cent of managers, he could be a season-changer if you're falling behind in your mini-leagues.

Likewise, with Manchester United also playing twice, Bruno Fernandes (£9.8m) could offer managers a good differential.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Harry Kane (£11.6m) and Erling Haaland (£12.2m) look the two safest picks and will battle it out for captaincy. Kevin De Bruyne (£12.5m) feels like he is due a big return, so I'd prioritise him in third.

After that, it's more punts and players who may not play much more than 90 minutes across the two matches. Jack Grealish (£6.8m) could finally be an option if he recovers from illness.

Some managers may find it suits them better to look at John Stones (£5.4m), Rico Lewis (£3.9m) or hoping for an attacking return from Ivan Perisic (£5.5m) or Matt Doherty (£4.6m).

See: Man Utd given Double Gameweek 20 in FPL

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I was already invested in Kane, Joao Cancelo (£7.3m) and Haaland ahead of the DGW20. With the announcement that Man Utd and Crystal Palace will also play twice, I now also have Luke Shaw (£5.1m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.0m) with two fixtures.

There are a couple of other players that I am thinking about investing in ahead of Friday's deadline. Selecting a Manchester City midfielder always comes as a risk due to Pep Guardiola's constant shuffling of his pack. But if you can afford him, De Bruyne is probably the safest option, particularly after a rest in the FA Cup.

I would also look at the likes of Grealish or Riyad Mahrez (£7.5m), knowing they may only start in one of the fixtures. Grealish missed the FA Cup entirely through illness and therefore should be available for DGW20. Mahrez's minutes are more concerning given he played the full 90 minutes versus Chelsea in the cup but his form could make the risk worthwhile.

I am also considering tripling up on Man Utd as the in-form team right now. Adding Fernandes to Shaw and Rashford should be the perfect combination, especially given Palace's shaky defence. If you own Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m) then hold for the Double, although I wouldn't prioritise investing in Palace based on their recent form.

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12

Given that Man City quickly have a second Double in Gameweek 23, getting the right three from that team is pivotal. De Bruyne, Haaland and one of Stones or Mahrez are the players I would consider.

Man Utd have a good run of fixtures after the Double Gameweek too, so Rashford and Shaw are a must.

Nick  (@WGTA_Nick

The one key man at Tottenham Hotspur for DGW20 is Kane and despite a middling season for the club, he is on track for his best-ever points haul in Fantasy, with 127 points after 18 matches.

There has been heavy rotation at Man City recently, meaning many of the popular players such as Phil Foden (£8.2m) and Cancelo may not play both matches. But De Bruyne is the one who is key for Pep in midfield and one that is likely to find his form again sooner rather than later.

From Man Utd, Rashford is in incredible form and looks essential at his price point. Otherwise, the likes of Shaw, Diogo Dalot (£4.7m), Fernandes and Anthony Martial (£6.6m) could all be interesting picks.

I'm not convinced by anyone at this moment from Palace but Eberechi Eze (£5.6m) and Michael Olise (£5.4m) could be fun differentials to own.

Pras (@Pras_fpl)

Haaland and De Bruyne are the standout attacking picks from Man City. Mahrez's form also makes him an exciting punt. In defence, it is hard to make a case for anyone given the recent benchings for Cancelo. I am still hoping he comes through as the the go-to third asset to own. Otherwise, Stones has looked assured and has started the majority of matches since the season resumed. Ederson (£5.4m) is the other, albeit low upside option.

From Spurs, despite the resurgence of SonPerisic and Doherty versus Palace, I would still only look at Kane if you can get get to him easily given the unfavourable fixtures. 

I'd rate Rashford the highest in terms of priority from Man Utd given his scintillating form. Fernandes, Antony (£7.4m) and Martial are all decent options, but alongside, not instead of Rashford.

In defence, Shaw and Dalot should both be assured of starts and are good options. Dalot may be better for bonus points given his pass completion and tackles, but Shaw could provide more attacking returns given he plays further forward and is on set-pieces.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

I think getting the right Man City players in place is key given they have another Double in Gameweek 23. For me, De Bruyne should be top of the list. Spurs investment is optional due to their DGW20 being less favourable. 

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

While our focus should still be on the most explosive team in the league, Man City, Kane, Shaw and Rashford are all playing so well at the moment that if you don't own them, I would consider taking a hit to get the trio in your team.

Also in this series

Part 1: DGW20 Scout Selection
Part 2: DGW20 Captains: Rashford and Kane can rival Haaland
Part 3: Time to Triple Captain Haaland in DGW20?

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