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The Scout’s FPL Double Gameweek 25 Ones to watch

By The Scout 13 Feb 2024

See the five players backed for big returns, including Brentford’s Ivan Toney

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The Scout is tipping five players for big success in Double Gameweek 25 of Fantasy Premier League ahead of Saturday's 11:00 GMT deadline.

Ivan Toney (Brentford) £8.2m

Brentford’s frontman has the form and fixtures to be a key figure in Fantasy over the upcoming period.

Toney has wasted no time in reminding managers of his potential since returning from suspension, producing three goals, an assist and 26 points in his first four appearances of 2023/24.

Toney's GW24 goal v Wolves

His 10 shots are more than any other Brentford player in that period, while his six big chances are at least twice the total of any team-mate.

Brentford are among four sides with a Double Gameweek 25, facing Liverpool and Manchester City.

Crucially, they are currently the only one of those four sides who are also scheduled to play in both Blank Gameweek 26 and Blank Gameweek 29.

As the focal point of the Brentford attack, Toney looks set to profit for many Gameweeks to come.

Son Heung-min (Spurs) £9.6m

A visit from Wolverhampton Wanderers gives the Tottenham Hotspur star a chance to extend his fine home form.

Son’s assist for Spurs’ winner against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend took his tally to 37 points in his last four home outings, thanks to three goals and three assists.

Despite his recent three-Gameweek absence due to Asian Cup duty, the South Korean sits just four points off second place in the midfield standings on 140 points.

Son’s potential for huge hauls indicates he could easily outperform the majority of Double Gameweek 25 picks, with his total of six double-figure hauls second only to the seven of Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) this season. 

Similarly to Brentford, Spurs are among only six sides scheduled to play in Blank Gameweek 29, when they have a favourable away match at Fulham.

Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) £10.8m

The Man City playmaker has a flawless record in Fantasy since his comeback from injury.

De Bruyne has produced attacking returns in each of his last four appearances, despite featuring as a substitute on two of those occasions.

His one goal and four assists have helped the Belgian amass 28 points, second only to the 31 points of Phil Foden (£8.0m) among team-mates.

This shows that, although he could still have his pitch time managed over Man City’s Double Gameweek 25 against Chelsea and Brentford, De Bruyne can still deliver a big haul in Fantasy.

Pep Guardiola’s side also face AFC Bournemouth in Blank Gameweek 26, lifting De Bruyne’s appeal as a vital pick for managers’ midfields.

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) £6.4m

The Dutchman offers managers a rotation-free route into Liverpool’s defence for their Double Gameweek 25 against Brentford and Luton Town.

Van Dijk’s role as a centre-back significantly lessens his chances of featuring as a substitute at a point when there are concerns over the pitch time of their first-choice full-backs.

Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.6m) is doubtful due to a knee complaint sustained against Burnley last weekend, a match in which left-back Andrew Robertson (£6.4m) made his first start since Gameweek 8.

That suggests Jurgen Klopp could manage both players' minutes as the Reds prepare for an EFL Cup final against Chelsea four days after their home contest with Luton.

Van Dijk’s huge threat at set-pieces is another big factor in his favour. Indeed, his total of 23 shots in the box is more than any other defender in 2023/24 Fantasy.

Alfie Doughty (Luton) £4.6m

A pair of upcoming Double Gameweeks for Luton raise the wing-back’s prospects as a major source of value in Fantasy.

The Hatters play Manchester United and Liverpool in Double Gameweek 25 and then face Crystal Palace and Bournemouth in Double Gameweek 28.

While his Double Gameweek 25, in particular, looks unlikely to harvest any clean sheets, it is Doughty’s impact at the other end of the pitch that makes him a handy asset.

He has been involved in eight goals this season, scoring one and assisting a further seven. That places him second only to the 11 goal involvements of Kieran Trippier (£6.8m) among defenders.

Doughty’s set-piece duties have made him one of the top creators in Fantasy this season. His total of 47 key passes ranks top for the Hatters and third in his position in Fantasy. 

View all the latest FPL tips ahead of Double Gameweek 25 in Fantasy Premier League

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