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After a break for the Cup competitions, Fantasy Premier League returns for an exciting weekend with the third Double Gameweek of the season.

There are two fixtures each for Manchester United and Leeds United, meanwhile, the most anticipated fixtures see Manchester City visit Tottenham Hotspur and league leaders Arsenal play out-of-sorts Everton.

With all the big decisions to be made for a stretched game week, FootballCastle reveals the best moves to make ahead of the deadline on Friday 3 February at 18:30 BST.


Aaron Ramsdale (£4.9m)

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The Gunners keeper has kept seven of his nine clean sheets away from home this season, conceding just six times, while Everton are one of the lowest scorers in the division.

Ramsdale also has a double game week 23 to look forward to so he is worth the long-term value

Kieran Trippier (£6.1m)

The top-ranked defender this season is on course to break Andy Robertson’s record for most FPL points in a single season by a defender. 

Trippier has kept six clean sheets in a row and is yet to blank since GW13, offering a huge appeal to upcoming fixtures against West Ham and Bournemouth. 

Luke Shaw (£5.3m) 

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The Man United left-back has good DGW fixtures against Crystal Palace and Leeds and he has been the go-to defender since the restart with one goal, three clean sheets and eight bonus points. 

Ben Mee (£4.8m)

Mee now has 51 FPL points from home games this season which places him third among defenders. That coupled with his low price and appeal against relegation-threatened Southampton make him a high-value option for GW22

Pervis Estupiñán (£4.5m)

Selected in only 2.2% of teams, the Brighton man offers fantastic value at both ends of the pitch. 

Estupiñán can keep up his decent form when he faces Bournemouth in GW22.

Gabriel (£5.2m)

Only Wolves have scored fewer goals than Everton this season and former Burnley boss Sean Dyche has his work cut out to turn them into an attacking force.

This spells encouragement for Gabriel owners as he’s a decent bet to keep a clean sheet in GW22 and has had 10 more shots than any of his defensive teammates.


Rodrigo Moreno (£6.4m)

Leeds are the other DGW side with trips to Nottingham Forest and Man United to come. Meanwhile, Rodrigo is their biggest FPL asset, with double digits for goals from a midfield FPL position.

Bruno Fernandes (£9.9m)

The Portuguese maestro has produced two goals and three assists in six games since the restart and he also delivered 19 points in his last double game week.

Fernandes should be a mainstay in your team, given the upcoming fixtures and United’s remarkable run of form. 

Martin Ødegaard (£6.9m)

The highest-scoring FPL midfielder has six goals contributions to go with two clean sheets in five games since the World Cup.

Ødegaard has six double-digit hauls already this season and that does not look like stopping in the coming game weeks.

Marcus Rashford (£7.2m) 

The red-hot forward has notched 46 points since GW17 and is now a must-have in your team after scoring five and one assist in his last six League games. 

Rashford is in supremely confident mood at the moment and he might be on penalties too.

Kaoru Mitoma (£5.1m)

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The in-form winger has only one blank in his last seven games and poses an alternative to Miguel Almirón.

Mitoma has four goals, two assists and four bonus points in his last seven league games.

Mykhailo Mudryk (£7.0m) 

The Ukrainian hit the ground running in an eye-catching cameo on his debut at Anfield as he created two big chances and probably should have scored from a couple of chances.

Mudryk can be more clinical amidst a dynamic frontline following Chelsea’s January transfer business, with upcoming games against Fulham and two of the current bottom three in West Ham and Southampton making for encouraging signs.


Erling Haaland (£12.2m)

Man City may have lost their last four games away at Tottenham but Haaland is capable of a goal out of nothing, especially after his GW21 hat-trick against Wolves.

Elsewhere, Hugo Lloris (19) has conceded the second-most goals since Gameweek 12, further raising Haaland’s appeal.

Wilfried Gnonto (£5.0m) 

The Italian is in line for potentially huge differential returns in DGW22 given he can be found in a mere 1.1% of squads.

Gnonto has started seven of their last eight fixtures across all competitions and scored three times in that period. At a cost of only £5.0m, the forward could prove a handy pick against Nottingham Forest and Man United. 

Eddie Nketiah (£6.7m)

Despite his rising fortunes with six goals in the last seven games in all competitions, Nketiah’s FPL ownership is at a lowly 6.8%.

Given Arsenal have a good run of fixtures with a double game week to come in GW23, he’s a no-brainer for a double or triple-up option of Arsenal players as only Haaland (seven) and Rashford (five) have outscored the 23-year-old since the restart. 

Ivan Toney (£7.7m)

Toney has been ruthless since missing out on the World Cup, scoring five goals and an assist in the last five league games.

The Englishman can continue his scoring streak against bottom-of-the-table Southampton.

Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin
February 2, 2023
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Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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