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Who are the best Chelsea picks for their TWO Double Gameweeks?

By The Scout 24 Apr 2024
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The Scout assesses Chelsea's top performers as they prepare for a DGW35 and DGW37 in the final four rounds of matches

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The Scout is highlighting the best players to consider from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, who have a Double Gameweek 35 (DGW35) AND a Double Gameweek 37 (DGW37) in Fantasy Premier League.


An incredible 79 points across his last five matches showcase Cole Palmer’s (£6.2m) emergence as an elite asset in his breakout Fantasy campaign. 

Despite missing Chelsea's midweek 5-0 defeat at Arsenal through illness, Palmer has produced at least 20 points more than any other player in Fantasy from Gameweek 28 onwards.

The midfielder has scored 10 goals and supplied two assists in his five outings, with no blanks and three hauls of 15+ points.

His nearest challenger is currently Arsenal’s Ben White (£6.0m), who produced his 59 points over seven matches.

Blues forward Nicolas Jackson (£6.8m) boasts some decent form of his own, averaging a respectable 5.0 points per match from Gameweek 28 onwards.  

The Senegalese delivered two goals and two assists to collect 30 points, just four fewer than Aston Villa’s popular forward Ollie Watkins (£8.9m).

There was little to separate midfield trio Conor Gallagher (£5.4m), Mykhailo Mudryk (£6.3m) and Noni Madueke (£5.3m) in Chelsea’s last six matches. They each scored once and collected one bonus point, with Gallagher holding a slight edge for assists, with two. 

Chelsea's top-scoring players, GW28-34
Player Pts G A CS* Bonus
Palmer 79 10 2 1 12
Jackson 30 2 2 N/A 4
Gallagher 24 1 2 1 1
Mudryk 19 1 1 1 1
Madueke 18 1 1 1 1

*Clean sheets. Defenders earn four points for a clean sheet, while midfielders earn one point
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Who’s most likely to score?

Palmer’s outstanding run of Fantasy returns is only backed up further by the statistics. 

He had more shots, shots in the box, big chances and shots on target than any team-mate. Indeed, his 17 shots on target are at least four more than any other player in Fantasy over that period.

Jackson leads the chasing pack of Chelsea players in this run, with his five big chances and seven shots on target both second only to Palmer.

Again, Jackson’s numbers fare well when assessed against other players in his position in Fantasy. Only two forwards have had more than six big chances, while only four have had more than seven shots on target. 

Wingers Mudryk and Madueke are near-identical for goal threat, averaging a shot every 34.4 minutes and 34.5 minutes respectively.

The Ukrainian did have the edge for shots in the box, though; seven of his 10 shots are from inside the opposition penalty area, compared with only four of Madueke’s eight.

Chelsea's top goal threats, GW28-34
Player Shots Shots in box Big chances Shots on target Goal conversion Mins/shot
Palmer 28 17 8 17 35.7% 14.8
Jackson 11 9 5 7 18.2% 48.6
Mudryk 10 7 1 4 10% 34.4
Madueke 8 4 0 3 12.5% 34.5
Gallagher 8 2 1 3 12.5% 63.4

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Who’s most likely to get an assist?

The creative numbers further highlight Palmer’s huge influence on his side’s attack.

His 18 key passes are at least double the total of all but two team-mates, with Gallagher and right-back Malo Gusto (£4.3m) his nearest rivals on 13 and 10 respectively.

Palmer ranks just behind the 21 key passes of Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard (£8.6m) and Fulham’s Andreas Pereira (£5.3m) at the top of the midfield standings. However, the latter two played seven matches to the five of Palmer.

Gusto’s statistics are all the more impressive bearing in mind he also missed the Arsenal match due to a knee injury. Indeed, his 10 key passes rank third among all defenders in Fantasy in that spell.

Jackson also fares well against his rivals, with his nine key passes sitting second among forwards. 

Mudryk, meanwhile, matched the four big chances created of Gallagher, placing both joint-third among midfielders in that spell. The Ukrainian’s prospects for assists could also be boosted by his share of set-pieces; Mudryk took 17 of Chelsea’s 36 corners in those matches, with Palmer taking 15.  

Chelsea's top creators, GW28-34
Player Key passes Big chances created Corners
Palmer 18 3 15
Gallagher 13 4 2
Gusto 10 0 0
Jackson 9 2 0
Mudryk 8 4 17
Fernandez 8 0 2
Cucurella 8 0 0
What about the defenders?

Similar to Spurs, Chelsea approach their DGW35 on the back of a poor defensive display that offers next-to-no encouragement of their chances of a clean sheet against Aston Villa or Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have kept just three clean sheets from Gameweek 8, a total better only than the three promoted sides. 

Chelsea conceded 51 goals in their 25 matches across that stretch, the fifth-worst total in the league. That was only two fewer than Burnley, who played 27 matches. 

If you’re looking to invest in the Blues at the back, it ultimately comes down to their attacking ability alone.

Gusto certainly leads the way for assist potential, with his average of 54 minutes per key pass this season very similar to the 57 minutes of Spurs’ Pedro Porro (£5.8m).

His low cost of just £4.3m only adds to his appeal, although his fellow full-back Marc Cucurella (£4.8m) could offer another option. The Spaniard started each of the Blues' last six matches at left-back and has produced two assists and a clean sheet across his previous four outings.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic (£4.6m) has proven a dependable source of save points since making his first start in Gameweek 17. The Serb is essentially averaging one save point per match, picking up 15 of them in his 16 starts. Only four goalkeepers bettered that tally across that time.

So, who are the best Chelsea picks?

The availability of Palmer will very likely dictate how much managers are willing to invest in Chelsea.

Not only is the midfielder a must-have if fit, his numbers suggest he is the standout captaincy pick for DGW35.

Should Palmer remain a doubt or is ruled out, his huge potential to not only score but also to create chances for his team-mates could limit Jackson’s prospects.

In saying that, it’s worth noting Jackson had two big chances against the Gunners, a total he has bettered only twice this season. Perhaps ominously for Spurs, his season-high total of six big chances came in the reverse fixture in Gameweek 11. 

At the back, Gusto’s ultra-low cost and potential for assists makes him the best option if he recovers from injury, with Petrovic providing a steady stream of save points between the posts. 


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