Fixtures

Confirmations for remaining FPL Double Gameweeks

The Premier League have announced the full line-up of fixtures for all the remaining Double Gameweeks of the 2018/19 season.

They have confirmed that Gameweeks 32, 34 and 35 will all feature an expanded number of matches.

Manchester City’s are the pick of the bunch as they are set for a Double of Fulham (away) and Cardiff (H) in Gameweek 32.

Meanwhile, Brighton will have three Double Gameweeks between now and the end of the season.

We have listed all the additional fixtures below and will give our initial thoughts on the programme, which we will update throughout the afternoon.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 32

Here are the pairs of fixtures for those playing twice in Double Gameweek 32…

Brighton: Southampton (H) + Chelsea (A)

Cardiff City: Chelsea (H) + Manchester City (A)

Chelsea: Cardiff City (A) + Brighton (H)

Crystal Palace: Huddersfield (H) + Spurs (A)

Fulham: Manchester City (H) + Watford (A)

Manchester City: Fulham (A) + Cardiff City (H)

Manchester United: Watford (H) + Wolves (A)

Spurs: Liverpool (A) + Crystal Palace (H)

Watford: Manchester United (A) + Fulham (H)

Wolves: Burnley (A) + Manchester United (H)

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 34

We have also been handed a further Double Gameweek for Brighton and Cardiff in Gameweek 34…

Brighton: Bournemouth (H) + Cardiff City (H)

Cardiff City: Burnley (A) + Brighton (A)

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 35

The Premier League have also confirmed the line-up for Double Gameweek 35…

Arsenal: Crystal Palace (H) + Wolves (A)

Brighton: Wolves (A) + Spurs (A)

Manchester City: Spurs (H) + Man United (A)

Manchester United: Everton (A) + Manchester City (H)

Southampton: Newcastle (A) + Watford (A)

Spurs: Manchester City (A) + Brighton (H)

Watford: Huddersfield (A) + Southampton (H)

Wolves: Brighton (H) + Arsenal (H)

INITIAL THOUGHTS

As had already been suggested by Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have been handed an appealing Double Gameweek in Gameweek 32.

They will face Fulham and Cardiff and present Fantasy managers with the chance to capitalise on a glut of attacking returns.

A triple-up on Manchester City options will surely be a popular strategy for anyone playing the Free Hit in Gameweek 32.

Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) are likely to take up the first two spots, but who takes the third? We’ll be looking at that in the coming days.

Chelsea have also been handed some positive fixtures for the next round of action.

They will travel to face Cardiff before hosting a travel sick Brighton side to Stamford in the following midweek.

That will further the case for Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.6m) and Eden Hazard (£10.9m) in Free Hit squads.

Those looking for budget options in Gameweek 35 could turn to Watford as their Double Gameweek 35 looks very promising indeed.

The Hornets travel to Huddersfield first, before hosting Southampton midweek.

Troy Deeney (£5.9m) and Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m) will arguably be the most popular players to look at although with the FA Cup semi-finals looming large, Javi Gracia may shift his focus there.

A NEW CHIP STRATEGY?

Until today, we thought we knew what the optimum chip strategies would be for Fantasy managers.

However, a Double Gameweek for Brighton in Gameweek 34 does open up a new chip strategy for some looking for a different approach.

They will host Bournemouth and Cardiff in Gameweek 34 in what looks like a hugely appealing set of fixtures.

Both the Cherries and Bluebirds have been poor away from home this season and the Seagulls themselves will be fighting for their own Premier League survival.

Gameweek 34 had been pencilled in as the best time to play a second Wildcard ahead of deploying the Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 35.

However, this confirmation of a hugely appealing Double for Brighton the week before could allow those who have already used their second Wildcard to use their Triple Captain chip instead.

It would be a hugely differential move to do so but Mat Ryan (£4.4m), Shane Duffy (£4.7m) and Glenn Murray (£6.3m) all stand the chance of securing double-figure hauls in Double Gameweek 34.

This strategy might not even be open to those without their second Wildcard.

Anyone who has not played the Free Hit on Gameweek 32 might be tempted to play the Wildcard instead, use the Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 33 so that they can use the Triple Captain chip on a Brighton player.

Otherwise, the Triple Captain chip will still have to be used in a single Gameweek, with Liverpool at home to Huddersfield in Gameweek 36, Manchester United at trip to the Terriers in Gameweek 37 or Cardiff’s visit to Old Trafford on the final day of the season the favourite options at this point.

Also, those who have already played their Free Hit chips, and are unable to do so in Double Gameweek 32, might want to consider the Triple Captain chip then.

Manchester City’s double of Fulham and Cardiff makes one of either Aguero or Sterling an excellent option for that chip if it looks like they’ll play a significant part in both matches.

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  1. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    a) Kane, Duffy (4-4-2)
    b) Higuain, Rasford (4-3-3)

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      b) is 3-4-3

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I'm going A, don't like Hig at all and Rashford only scored 1 in last 7.

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        thanks.

      2. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        This

  2. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Current FH tram. Have 2.1 in the bank so upgrade options are there.
    Also tempted to swap Kane for Lukaku if fit which opens up more funds:

    Kepa
    Luiz AWB Dunk
    Pogba Hazard Sterling Deulofeu
    Kane Kun Jimenez

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Dunk to Duffy for sure!

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah cheers, was considering Duffy, or going large and upgrading to Laporte

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Personally I'd change Luiz to Laporte as do not trust double Chelsea defence one bit!

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I’ve got good value in Luiz though. I’d rather do Kepa > Ederson

        1. Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          You won't lose his value on a FH will you? But yeah Kepa to Ederson would work although slightly more expensive that way round.

          1. Jellyfish
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Ederson and Laporte values are at around -70 so no hurry to change it around yet.

            1. Super Saints
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              No hurry at all, would love some drops but can't see it. They were on -90 or something a few days ago unfortunately.

  3. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    what should we be looking out for in the doubles?

    any chances of resting City players because of Champions League for example??

  4. ma0ffst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Already have Rashford and Kun, no spurs other than Kane

    Keep Kane, or take someone else and free up funds elsewhere?

  5. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Which attacker to consider?

    A) Batshuayi/Milivojevic

    OR

    B) Deulofeu/Deeney

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Hey!?

      Both from each, one from each or just one?!

      Anyway Mili for me then Bats then Deulofeu then Deeney

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Just one from the above.

        Where would you put Zaha?

        1. Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Above all of them if fit, 5 in his last 7 I think!

  6. ChelseaBlues223
      4 months, 2 days ago

      A
      De Gea
      Laporte, Luiz, Schlupp
      Sterling, Hazard, Pogba, Deulofeu
      Aguero, Rashford, Higuain

      B
      Same with Lukaku and Jimenez instead of Rashford and Higuain

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        B

      2. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        B

    • Gomolon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      First draft of a FH/WC team, any thoughts/suggestions?

      Ryan / Boruc

      Laporte / Doherty / Shaw / AWB / Valery

      Sterling / Hazard / Pogba / Delofeu / JWP

      Aguero / Rashford / Jiminez

      £1.2m ITB

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Boruc to 3.8

        Doh to Azpi.

    • Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      FH 32, who scores more?

      A) Schlupp
      B) Lindelof

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        B

    • Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Which combination just might edge the others?

      A) Ederson + Lindelof + Luiz + Schlupp + Zaha
      B) Ederson + Azpi + Luiz + Schlupp + Deeney
      C) Kepa + Laporte + Luiz + Schlupp + Milivojevic
      D) Kepa + Laporte + Luiz + Lindelof + Deulofeu

      Help me decide on one?

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        D

    • ChelseaBlues223
        4 months, 2 days ago

        So Jimenez or Zaha?

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Jim.

      • aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Best combo? On FH.

        a) Azpi-Son-Rash
        b) Duffy-Deulofeu-Kane.

        Thanks.

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          I fancy Kane to get a couple. B

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Not a FH team 🙂
        Fab
        Luiz / web / Doherty
        Hazard/sterling/pogba/ gundogan
        higuain / aguero (Tc) / jimmy

        For -8

        Thanks

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Web is AWB 🙂

      • Ian Davis
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Team look ok for DGW32:

        Ryan
        Lindelof/Dunk/AWB
        Hazard/Pogba/Sterling/Mané
        Aguero(TC) /Rashford/Jimenez

        Patricio/TAA/Bednarek/Puncheon

        1. ChuckN
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Looks solid if not a FH team.

      • manu4life99
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Free hit g2g?

        Ederson
        Azpi Luiz Smalling
        Deolefu Son Pog Haz Sterling
        Rash Aguero

      • manu4life99
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        A) Azpi Smalling Deulofeu Son
        B) WanB Schlupp Dunk Kane

      • Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I remember the good old days when the ticker would have been updated by now.

        *Lights cigar and opens popcorn*

      • ChuckN
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Kepa
        Luiz Laporte Schlupp Duffy
        Haz Sterling Pogba
        Jimenez Kane Kun

        Thoughts?

        Feel like if you want Kane along with Haz Kun and Sterling then you have to go 433 unleas your TV is ridiculous.

        Still feel like the value this week is up front (Rash/Zaha/Jimenez all great options).

      • CarrollsPonytail
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Team value of 100.7 is absolutely killing me.

        1. ivanrene15
            4 months, 1 day ago

            100.1 🙁

            Driving me mad

            For Now:

            Kepa
            Schlupp - Luiz - Lindelof
            Sterling-Dilva-Hazard-Milivojevic
            Rash-Kun-Deeney

            Speroni-Peltier-Conolly-Romeu

            ITB: 0.8