October 4, 2023


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Double gameweek 29 transfer targets

The likes of Newcastle, Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Man city all put in good performances in gameweek 28. This is good because it means we FPL managers now have so many options to pick from going into gameweek 29.

There are so many teams playing well, Chelsea looks good defensively, Arsenal is scoring goals, Newcastle is good at the back and is scoring, Man city is scoring goals, and Liverpool has good defensive and attacking options.

With all these options available, FPL managers are faced with the conundrum of who the best double gameweek 29 transfer targets are. In this article, we’d be providing you with a list of FPL assets you should consider buying ahead of double gameweek 29.

Before we get into some of our gameweek 29 transfer targets, Let’s first take a look at the teams that have a double gameweek in gameweek 29.

six teams have a double gameweek in gameweek 29 and they are:

  • Brighton
  • Liverpool
  • Arsenal
  • Newcastle
  • Everton
  • Spurs
Teams who have a double gameweek in gameweek 29

Now that we know the teams that play twice in gameweek 29, let’s now take a look at some of the best gameweek 29 transfer targets.

What teams should you target in gameweek 29

Arsenal and Spurs are the two teams who have a double gameweek in gameweek 29 and also play in blank gameweek 30- In other for us to get around blank gameweek 30, our gameweek 29 transfer targets would comprise of mostly Arsenal and Spurs assets.

So let’s take a look at some the best gameweek 29 transfer targets

Dejan Kulusevski

What a signing this man has been for Spurs. In his last two games, he has picked 18 points scoring one goal and assisting two. Kulusevski has looked good since he signed for Spurs in January with a really impressive display against champions Man City. In the five games, he has racked up 34 points and has produced two double-digit hauls.

Dejan Kulusevski has averaged 7.8 points in his first four starts for Spurs. He also plays twice in Gameweek 29 and would feature in gameweek 30.

Kulusevski(who is owned by 3.2% of managers) is not only a good gameweek 29 transfer target, he is also a nice long-term pick as he would feature in gameweek 30 when 12 teams blank.

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka is a player to transfer into your team in gameweek 29. The young midfielder has been Arsenal’s main man in front of goal this season- he has scored eight goals(only Smith Rowe has more, nine).

The Arsenal midfielder carries the most goal-scoring threat amongst his teammates this season and in terms of creativity, only Martin Odegarrd has created more goal-scoring opportunities than Saka.

Over his eleven appearances since GW16, Bukayo Saka (£6.5m) has scored seven goals and supplied four assists. Only Jarrod Bowen has made more attacking contributions in that time.

Arsenal plays Leicester and Liverpool in gameweek 29, two fixtures with a fixture difficulty rating of 3 and 4 respectively. Despite their fixture’s FDR, Bukayo Saka is still a player worth including in your gameweek 29 team.

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has been in good form since his return from the African cup of Nations. The Senegalese forward has picked up 37 points in his last four starts for Liverpool- that is more than teammate Mo Salah who has picked up 35.

If anything, it looks like the signing of Luiz Diaz has improved Sadio Mane’s performance. Sadio Mane looked good in matches against Leeds, Norwich, and West ham.

With Jota still being eased into the team, it’s very likely that we would continue to see more of Sadio Mane. In gameweek 29, Liverpool faces Brighton- a team struggling defensively and Arsenal a team they beat 4-0 in the reverse fixture.

Sadio Mane would be a player to bring into your side in gameweek 29.

Harry Kane

If there’s anything we’ve learned from the last couple of gameweeks, it is that Harry Kane is back to his best and should be on top of your gameweek 29 transfer targets list.

The English striker’s performances over the last four gameweeks have been superb. He had three double-digit hauls and picked up a total of 39 points during that period.

He’s also fixture proof he can score against any team, and his performance against Man City is proof of that. Spurs face Man united, who in gameweek 28 let in four goals against Man City, and they also face a Brighton team who are struggling defensively.

Two games that you’d expect Harry Kane to turn up in. Just like Kulusevski, Kane would also feature in blank gameweek 30 which makes a good long term pick.

Anthony Gordon

Everton has been struggling of late- they’ve lost four of their last five games in the premier league. Despite their poor form Anthony Gordon has been their stand-out player.

Gordon(4.5) is third when it comes to goal-scoring chances created amongst Everton players, and he is third on the list for players who carry the most goal threat in Everton. This season, he has scored three goals and assisted two- which is quite impressive for a young player.

Everton comes up against Newcastle and Wolves- two teams who look solid defensively. However, if you’re looking for a cheap double gameweek asset Anthony Gordon of Everton is a good pick.

A good alternative for Anthony Gordon would be Newcastle’s, Ryan Fraser. Fraser has looked lively in recent games for the magpies. In gameweek 28, he scored and assisted in the game against Brighton- giving a total of 13 points to the 1.3% of FPL managers that selected him.

If he’s fit he is also a good shout in gameweek 29.

Heung-Min Son

There’s no doubt that Spurs’ front three would be highly sort after, after their impressive display against Everton on Monday. And for that reason, we’re going to have three of their assets as gameweek 29 transfer targets.

It’s really hard to ignore Son, who has been consistent this season. Son has 18 goal involvement this season- scoring eleven goals and assisting seven.

When you combine his influence, creativity and threat he is the best pick amongst Spurs assets.

Taking a look at gameweek 29 transfer targets Son's ICT index

And just like every other Spurs asset he plays in gameweek 30 which makes going for triple spurs in gameweek 29 really good.

Another Spurs asset worth considering in gameweek 29, is Matt Doherty. Doherty looks to have his form, and he is playing like the Wolves version of himself, which is good for us FPL managers.

Doherty has picked up 32 points in his last two starts- scoring one goal, assisting three, and keeping two clean sheets. If you’re looking for a cheaper Spurs and a Son or Kulusevski alternative, he is one player you can buy.

Alex Lacazette

Arsenal’s attack has looked good in recent games, with Lacazette (£8.3m) producing five assists in his last four starts making him the most in-form forward in #FPL returning 5.8 points per match over the last 30 days.

Alexandre Lacazette’s (£8.3m) has eight assists this term despite having an xA(expected assist) of 2.32. Which means Lacazette is over-performing in that regard and his assist would probably dry up.

What about his goals, you may ask? Well in terms of goals, Lacazette is under-performing- based on stats he should have more goals. The Arsenal striker has an xG(expected goal) of 6.51 and has only scored 3 this season.

It’s a bit of a weird one but Alex Lacazette ticks a lot of boxes he’s currently a guaranteed starter, he plays in blank gameweek 30 and and he’s on form. He’s definitely a good player to target in gameweek 29 if you’re looking for a striker.

Gabriel Martinelli 

Arsenal have three gameweek 29 transfer targets in their midfield- Saka, Martinelli and Ødegaard have all caught the eye in recent times. Saka is a no brainer amongst the three- It could be difficult to pick between Martinelli and Ødegaard.

Let’s take a look at some of their stats.

Both Martinelli and Odegaard have the same amount of goal involvement this season. They both have scored five goals and have assisted three goals this season.

In terms of the most shots per 90, Martinelli is much better. The brazillian takes 2.65 shots per 90 as opposed to Odegaard who takes 1.47 shots per 90. Which means Martinelli is more likely to score a goal among the pair.

Many a time, Odegaard could frustrate us by assisting the assist. Not being direct is what makes Martinelli a better all-round and long-term pick for gameweek 29 and gameweek 30.

Who are the top FPL managers transfer targets in gameweek 29

Let’s take a look at who some of the players FPL managers are bringing in ahead of gameweek 29.

top gameweek 29 transfer targets
Top transfers ahead of gameweek 29.

From the looks of that FPL managers are targeting Arsenal and Spurs assets- one of the reasons could be because they both play twice in gameweek 29, and also feature in blank gameweek 30.

According to fantasyfootballscout

The top 10k managers who didn’t deploy their Wildcard in Gameweek 28 have an average of 6.2 players who ‘double’ in gameweek 29, with Liverpool and Arsenal assets accounting for two-thirds of that figure.

Before the next round more of the managers in the top 10k would be adding Spurs assets to their teams.

There you have it guys a list of gameweek 29 transfers targets.