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We’re back with another DGW! With many more teams featuring twice this time around. Fill your boots!

Ademola Lookman celebrates with teammate Tosin Adarabioyo - Fulham v Sheffield United - Premier League
In the midst of heavy hitters, Fulham’s Ademola Lookman has emerged as a good differential pick.
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We’re getting spoiled for choice with double game-weeks, this being the second DGW in a row, but this time around we have most of the teams featuring! Manchester City is the order of the day after they continued their unbelievable form with yet another win, their 18th in a row (in all competitions)!

14 teams will each have two fixtures in this game-week, leaving six single-gamers: Arsenal, Brighton, Leeds, Newcastle, Southampton and West Ham United.


Goalkeepers

Ederson (MCI vs WHU, WOL $16.79) A regular feature in our picks, Ederson may not be too busy but he’ll have the best chance of keeping two clean sheets. The Citizens are in absolutely rampant form. He’s also not the most expensive keeper in the game (yet).

Sam Johnstone (WBA vs BHA, EVE $11.11) West Brom hasn’t exactly had the strongest defense this year but somehow looked sturdy with 10 men, frustrating Burnley last time out. Johnstone has two chances to keep another clean sheet and may do well with saves.


Defenders

Lucas Digne (EVE vs vs SOU, WBA $9.59) - Provides good value for his price-tag. He faces two sides who have struggled, and he has great potential for recording points at both ends of the pitch.

Sergio Reguilon (TOT vs BUR, FUL vs SOU, $6.59) - Missed by the struggling Spurs side since January injured, he will be relied on to provide strong offensive output, becoming another defender who offers value at both ends of the pitch.

Rúben Dias (MCI vs WHU, WOL $11.11) - Man City’s most nailed on starting defender right now (though he did play in CL midweek). He may not have quite the same attacking output as Cancelo, but it may be worth sticking with Dias for peace of mind and two promising home games for an in-form side.


Midfielders

Richarlison (EVE vs SOU, WBA $10.94) - Has now scored in back-to-back games with strong performances, against Liverpool and Man City. Looks great value heading into this one.

Matheus Pereira (WBA vs BHA, EVE $11.24) - Looks to be West Brom’s most dangerous asset, they have a real key 6-pointer against Brighton in their first game. If they’re going to do anything, it’ll go through Pereira, who was in strong scoring form not so long ago.

Harvey Barnes (LEI vs ARS, BUR $15.46) - One of the most consistent scorers in the league this season, he has scored and provided on a regular basis, with two goals and an assist in his last two matches.

Gareth Bale (TOT vs BUR, FUL $2.78) - Looked lively when coming off the bench in the loss to West Ham, providing an assist for Moura. The cheap pick may have finally earned himself a place in the starting lineup, especially in a team off-form and in need of magic.

Raheem Sterling (MCI vs WHU, WOL $14.53) - Looks the most solid Man City pick, along with Gundogan currently. Kevin De Bruyne has come back from injury and hasn’t quite gotten going yet. Sterling has been in decent form over the last few weeks and should be strengthened by KDB’s return.


Forwards

Ademola Lookman (FUL vs CRY, TOT vs SOU, $11.98) - Scored an impressive solo goal last time out and faces two sides who are out of form. He’s Fulham’s danger man against whom you wouldn’t bet given these two fixtures.

Jamie Vardy (LEI vs ARS, BUR $15.01) Usually relishes the chance to play against Arsenal who have struggled for consistency in recent weeks. He provided an assist last time out and has two decent fixtures to make his mark.

Sergio Aguero (MCI vs WHU, WOL $1.00) - Man City has hardly missed Aguero who is very much a forgotten man at the moment. However he’s finally marked as fit, and these two home games could be his chance to make an impact. Incredibly cheap, he could well be worth a punt.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE vs SOU, WBA $16.01) - Another striker who didn’t score last time out but provided an assist against the current champions. DCL has two promising fixtures with Southampton looking rather vulnerable right now.


Are you backing only DGW players this game-week? Are there any single GW players catching your eye? Please let us know your thoughts and join us in the comments!

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