With Gameweek 34 confirmed as the next Double Gameweek, Fantasy Premier League managers should act now to prepare their squads. The Scout reviews the options in each position.
De Gea offers assured starts, not only over those two matches, but also the next Double Gameweek to come, which is yet to be confirmed but could be in Gameweek 37.
His 4.8 points per match (ppm) trails only the 4.9 ppm of Antonio Valencia (£6.9m) among Man Utd’s defensive options.
The Australian is emerging as the cut-price alternative to De Gea for Gameweek 34.
He is also an effective partner for those managers using the Bench Boost chip and bringing two goalkeepers into play.
Southampton’s struggles have ensured that McCarthy has remained off limits in Fantasy, though with two Double Gameweeks to come, he is now on the radar.
Retained in the starting XI by new manager Mark Hughes in his first match in charge, he is the cheapest starting goalkeeper with eight fixtures left to play.
However, with one clean sheet in nine Gameweeks and only one save point over that spell, FPL managers will need to hope for a Saints revival.
The Dane also has eight matches remaining, but, crucially, his Gameweek 34 fixtures are favourable.
There should be clean sheets on offer for Schmeichel, who is second only to Nick Pope (£4.9m) for bonus points among goalkeepers.
Like all four of our selected options, Schmeichel will sit out Gameweek 35 due to the FA Cup semi-finals, so when considering targets for the Double Gameweek, managers without the Free Hit chip need to be wary of this.