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Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Double Gameweek 25

By The Scout 23 Feb 2023
Nketiah, Saka, Arsenal

Arsenal stars Nketiah, Saka and Gabriel named in best XI that contains nine players with two matches

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A Double Gameweek 25 for Arsenal helps earn Eddie Nketiah (£6.8m) a place in the best XI in Fantasy Premier League.

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The Gunners’ forward is among nine players with two matches named in the Selection, joined by team-mates Bukayo Saka (£8.4m) and Gabriel (£5.2m) for their encounters with Leicester City and Everton.

Saka is handed the armband due to his consistent output, while Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) is named vice-captain thanks to his improving run of form for Liverpool.

Jordan Pickford (EVE) £4.4m
Everton’s goalkeeper has kept two clean sheets in his first three outings under Sean Dyche. Pickford also offers save point potential against Aston Villa and Arsenal in the Toffees’ Double Gameweek 25.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.3m
The Liverpool right-back has stepped up his output ahead of matches with Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Alexander-Arnold has two clean sheets, an assist and 18 points in his last two appearances.

Gabriel (ARS) £5.2m
Arsenal’s Brazilian boasts strong potential at both ends of the pitch against Leicester and Everton. Gabriel’s total of 15 shots in the box has been bettered by only three other defenders in 2022/23 Fantasy.

Craig Dawson (WOL) £4.8m
The centre-back has 17 points in three appearances since joining Wolves in January, combining a goal and clean sheet with two bonus. That highlights Dawson’s many routes to returns against Fulham and Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.7m
Two goals and two assists in his last three in all competitions show that Salah is getting back to his best. He has delivered five double-figure hauls this season, and is a major contender for the armband. 

Bukayo Saka (ARS) £8.4m
The winger has been Arsenal’s most reliable player for returns in 2022/23 FPL, blanking in only seven of his 23 appearances. That consistency suggests Saka is the safest captaincy pick for the Gunners’ Double Gameweek.

Jarrod Bowen (WHU) £8.0m
West Ham United star Bowen hosts Nottingham Forest in improving home form. He has scored twice and supplied an assist in his last two such outings, totalling 21 points.  

Cody Gakpo (LIV) £7.8m
Second only to Salah for transfers in for Gameweek 25, Gakpo has earned 351,000 new owners. His two goals for Liverpool have come over their last two matches, collecting 14 points.

Alex Iwobi (EVE) £5.4m
Everton’s standout creator this season, his total of seven assists is at least five more than any team-mate. Iwobi has created a team-high eight key passes under Sean Dyche.

Erling Haaland (MCI) £12.2m
Manchester City’s Norwegian averages 65 minutes per goal against promoted sides ahead of his trip to AFC Bournemouth. Away from home, Haaland has been supplied with 18 big chances this season, at least 14 more than any team-mate.

Eddie Nketiah (ARS) £6.8m
Nketiah’s 17 shots in the box were more than any other forward in Fantasy across the last four Gameweeks.

See: Your essential FPL tips for Double Gameweek 25

Remember, the Gameweek 25 deadline is at 18:30 GMT on Friday 24 February

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