Two consecutive double gameweeks on matchday 25 and 26 present a fantastic opportunity for FPL managers to use their chips. In this article, tipster Rae shares his insights on the wildcard draft and player picks to consider for the doubles.
Premier League Double Gameweek Schedule
Teams with a double on matchday 25:
- Manchester United: Southampton (H) and Brighton (H)
- Brighton: Watford (A) and Manchester United (A)
Teams with a double on matchday 26:
- Liverpool: Norwich (H) and Leeds United (H)
- Arsenal: Brentford (H) and Wolves (H)
- Wolves: Leicester City (H) and Arsenal (A)
- Crystal Palace: Chelsea (H) and Watford (A)
- Burnley: Brighton (A) and Tottenham (H)
- Watford: Aston Villa (A) and Crystal Palace (H)
- Tottenham: Manchester City (A) and Burnley (A)
- Leeds: Manchester United (H) and Liverpool (A)
FPL Player Picks for Gameweek 25
David De Gea
David De Gea is the man in goal in our FPL double gameweek 25 and 26 wildcard draft. The Manchester United shot-stopper has made the most saves amongst goalkeepers this season which means he has picked up the most saves point. Despite United’s poor defense, David De Gea has picked up 92 points this season which is the fifth-highest amongst goalkeepers.
United face Brighton and Southampton in gameweek 25, and FPL managers would be hoping that he can add to those numbers.
Bruno Fernandes was one of last season’s top FPL assets. In DGW22, Bruno had a total of twenty-three points – his highest return so far this season. He has scored seven goals so far and is averaging 4.7 points per match. Bruno is known for his creativity (only Trent Alexander-Arnold has created more chances in the Premier League this season). If you’re looking for a reliable captain with a double, Bruno is one to consider.
The Brighton full-back would be a good FPL differential pick for gameweek 25 as he’s owned by only 3.5% of FPL managers. This season, Brighton have kept only six clean sheets, and Cucurella has managed just one assist so far, which explains his 3.5% ownership. Cucurella does not have the numbers to back up his FPL price tag – however, he is a player who passes the eye test. The Brighton wing-back put up a man-of-the-match performance against Chelsea, completing more crosses and creating more chances than any other player. DGW25 would be a good time for the wing-back to reward the 3.5% of managers who have selected him.
Another differential pick for double gameweek 25. The Brighton midfielder valued at £6.1M has scored four goals this season from 53 shots, twenty of those being on target. Trossard is heavily involved in Brighton’s attacking play and, his four goals this season are the second-most goals scored by a Brighton player, and only Brighton’s striker Neal Maupay has more goals (7).
Alexis Mac Allister
If you want to save some extra cash – Alexis Mac Allister is a fantastic Leandro Trossard alternative. The Argentinian has started nine games this season for Brighton and has scored four goals, making him the joint-second top scorer for Brighton this season. Valued at only £5.3M and owned by just 0.7% of FPL managers, Alexis Mac Allister is a good differential pick for double game week 25. This season, his standout performance was his 15 point haul against Everton, a game where he scored two goals and assisted another two.
FPL Gameweek 25 Wildcard Draft
The current wildcard draft costs £97.9M, leaving you with another £2.5M in the bank. Bruno Fernandes would be my captain for double gameweek 25 because he has the better fixtures going into this matchday. To find out other captain alternatives for DGW25, click here.
FPL Player Picks for Gameweek 26
Using the DGW25 draft, here are some transfer suggestions that you could make in order to have a pretty strong team for DGW26.
David De Gea (£5.3M) ➡️ Aaron Ramsdale (£5.1M)
Marc Cucurella (£5.1M) ➡️ Kieran Tierney (£5.1M)
Bruno Fernandes (£11.7M) ➡️ Mohamed Salah (£12.9M)
Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3M) ➡️ Michael Olise (£5.4M) or Conor Gallagher (£6.2M)
Phil Foden (£8M) ➡️ Bukayo Saka (£6.4M)
Neal Maupay (£6.5M) ➡️ Emmanuel Dennis (£6.2M) or Joshua King (£5.9M)
Armando Broja (£5.3M) ➡️ Odsonne Edouard (£6.5M)
Here’s what your double gameweek 26 team would look like after making the transfers, and Mohamed Salah is my pick for the captain’s armband. The team costs £98M, which leaves £2M in the bank for future upgrades. To find more about the best double gameweek 26 captain picks and chip strategy, check out my article on chip strategies.
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