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The best Leeds players for FPL Double Gameweek 29

Leeds play twice in Double Gameweek 29 and have some interesting FPL assets. Let’s examine which of these are worth owning.

On Fantasy Football Scout’s Season Ticker, Leeds’ pair of Gameweek 29 matches is rated ninth-best from 12. Whilst nobody will be buying their assets with the trip to Arsenal in mind, hosting Nottingham Forest in a crucial relegation clash could bring success at both ends of the pitch.

After that, a similarly-tense hosting of Crystal Palace before welcoming the poor travellers of Liverpool.

The fixture run isn’t too bad so, with no player exceeding 2% ownership amongst the top 500k, there is serious differential potential for alert FPL managers.

Furthermore, such players are cheap. Here are the leading candidates.

Best players for Double Gameweek 29

Rodrigo (£6.3m)

Having been eased back into action following a two-month ankle injury, Rodrigo didn’t take long to get back amongst the goals. This season’s first FPL midfielder to reach ten goals made it 11 during his cameo at Wolves.

Of all the midfielders to have played at least 400 minutes, none have a better minutes-per-goal ratio than the Spaniard. Hopefully, a fortnight of international break recovery will enable him to start games imminently.

Wilfried Gnonto (£4.9m)

The young Italian was substituted midway through the first half of Sunday’s win over Malta but Azzurri boss Roberto Mancini is uncertain about the ankle problem’s severity.

“Gnonto is dealing with a sprain, I hope it is nothing to worry about.” – Roberto Mancini

It adds to the sudden uncertainty of game time, as Gnonto’s run of 11 successive starts ended with benchings in Gameweeks 26 and 27. It’s a shame, as those wanting to Bench Boost in Gameweek 29 could’ve used Gnonto’s double before happily leaving him on the bench behind a five-man midfield.

Jack Harrison (£5.7m)

Two goals and two assists from the last four matches mean Harrison is in good form. He’ll be hoping to continue this at home to Forest, as the newly-promoted side have the league’s worst away record: 13 trips, six points, -28 goal difference.

Luke Ayling (£4.5m)

Some of the most surprising underlying stats of late belong to right-back Luke Ayling. Since the Gameweek 17 restart, no defender has more penalty area touches (31). He’s also second for shots on target (4) and expected goal involvement (3.09), whilst being best at both these from Gameweek 22 onwards.

Expected goal involvement from defenders between Gameweeks 22 and 28

Yet Leeds aren’t known for their clean sheets. One has arrived in their last eight and only Fulham have conceded more big chances over the 2022/23 season.

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