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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1,297 Comments Post a Comment
  1. windowview
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Still have free hit and wildcard left, is now the time to play one?

    Fabianski
    van Dijk - Wan-Bissaka - TAA - Doherty
    Moutinho - Hazard - Sterling
    Vardy - Jiménez - Wilson

    Bench
    Hamer - Digne - Snodgrass - Almirón

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      rhetorical question?

  2. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Article out in record time, impressive David! (were you ITK?)

    1. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ben crellin was trailing an ITK aversion of this earlier today. Turns out to be spot on I think!

  3. the Penman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    *Heath Ledger Joker voice*
    And here...we...go!

  4. Powell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lot of scaremongering over Watford, but cup semi is the Sunday, so they have five days to recover after Fulham. Might still go full strength.

    1. Football Manager 2
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Exactly wolves and Watford okay Tuesday 2nd April then semi on Sunday 7th April.

        Man City and Brighton play Wednesday 3rd April then Saturday 6th so maybe we give wolves and Watford respect that they should play stronger teams in DGW32.

        1. "DC"
            1 month, 6 days ago

            You missed the part where they play 30 april, then only 2 days rest then 2nd april, why would he risk injury with 2 days rest

      • Becks
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thoughts? FH

        Guaita
        Azpilicueta Lindelöf Wan-B Duffy Valery
        Sterling Hazard
        Aguero Kane Lukaku

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Hooooweee. Time to get planning

      • Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Pretty sure this article gets Watford's DGW32 fixtures mixed up with DGW35?

        1. Dion Dublin Sticker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah it should be

          Watford
          32: @ MUN, vs. FUL
          35: @ HUD, vs. SOU

          Man Utd
          32: vs. WAT, @ WOL
          35: @ EVE, vs. MCI

          Makes Watford assets less appealing for this DGW (and maybe worth focusing on with the Wildcard for those who have it)

      • RUUD!
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        When’s the ticker going to be updated Mods?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          give the lads a few mins 🙂

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            This 😆

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wow

      • Kabayan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Murray TC

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          you can only do that if you are not using WC that GW, as many on here are.

        2. The 5% Team
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Murray playing twice in one week? :/

        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          dgw35 fixtures arent great for city...

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Take advantage of DGW32 then 😉

        4. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          damn skinny dgw being in 34 🙁 was hoping we'd get a 3rd one but WC that week so cant TC

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            *I guess not that i'd have TC'd either of those. was holding out hope for a decent skinny DGW

        5. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Goodbye Valery.

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Haha I enjoyed owning him for a couple of days 😀
            And bloody JWP

        6. FiddySmith
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Is anyone tempted to keep Mane for DGW32?

          1. LSP FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            unless you're FHing, sure.

        7. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Article says Watford have dgw in 32 against Huddersfield and Southampton?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            It is in 35

            1. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              That's cool I wasn't trying to criticise the article as it's come out super fast so kudos for that, just didn't want to make a mistake and get 3 Watford in so early 🙂

          2. Jᴀʀᴠish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Classic Munday!

          3. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Speed > accuracy

          4. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            And Ful (H)? missing from their GW32 schedule...

            1. LSP FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              these are embarrassing mistakes that hopefully will get fixed.

          5. Munday's Proofreader
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Sorry I'm late. Did I miss anything?

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              lol wtf 😆

            2. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Nope.

          6. Ruth_NZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            "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."

            The FAC SF is in GW33 so it's hard to see how it will be looming large in GW35.

            It is GW32 that is dubious for Watford and Wolves. Especially Watford as they have a bigger squad.

        8. b91jh
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          How's this FH team? Light in defense approach

          Ryan
          Laporte Schlupp AWB
          Sterling Pogba Haz Townsend
          Rashford Kane Kun

          Fodder x4

          Townsend looks the weakest part but could not find out any other good choice at 5.8m

        9. JoeWoe
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Rank these 3 strikers on importance for the remaing gameweeks

          A) Aguero
          B) Kane
          C) Rashford

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            ABC

            1. Football Manager 2
                1 month, 6 days ago

                This

          2. Louis Van Gaalstones
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Who to TC, Sterling or Agüero?

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              aguero

          3. Edge
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            FH team, thoughts?

            De Gea
            Luiz Laporte AWB
            Sterling (vc) Pogba Haz Son
            Jimi Rash Aguero (c)

            Schlupp, McArthur, Simpson

            1. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Looks great

            2. RealMenWearPink
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Mine very similar. I have Lindelöf Doherty and Ederson instead of AWB (bench) De gea and Laporte. I’d look at switching ddg and Laporte to Ederson and Lindelöf. Saves some cash and arguably a more nailed pairing

              1. Edge
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Sounds good, although I read something about Lindelöf's wife being due, but didn't follow it up with any solid research. Doherty I'd like, although concerned about him getting a bench.

            3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I'm on something very similar, although we're obviously a long way off settled.

              Have the Manchester GK+Def switch that REALMENWEARPINK suggested above, plus I have Mane and Deulofeu in a 352 over Son and Jimmy (for now)

              Currently leaning that way because I'm wary of focusing too much on doubles over form, and Mane is clearly on fire.
              That said, there's a whole IB of overthinking to be done.

          4. eoan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Anyone considering Milivojevic for their FH team?

            1. Football Manager 2
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yes

            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              when do watford have a dgw? i'm consused

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Thanks

              1. Football Manager 2
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Fpl website fixtures are updated

              2. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Watford are missing a fixture in this article.

              3. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                3 double game weeks with more than just one double in each ... 🙂

                1. the Penman
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  There’s only one double in 34.

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Don’t Brighton & Cardiff each have a double 😉

              4. the Penman
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                @Mods: you’ve missed out Watford v Fulham in the GW34 rundown.

                1. Football Manager 2
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Watford v Fulham is in 32

                  • DavidMunday815
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    All fixed now! Thanks for the spot. As you can imagine, it gets pretty hectic when the Double Gameweeks get announced 🙂

                2. Football Manager 2
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    All rescheduled fixtures confirmed

                    No surprises and as predicted.

                    1. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      only surprise is DGW34.

                      1. Football Manager 2
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Not really. It was always gonna be in one of 33,34,36,37

                        • Jᴀʀᴠish
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Was going to be one of 33, 34, 36 and 37 - just a matter of which one.

                            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Can't access Twitter - what does it say?

                              1. Mysterion
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Someone with insider info DM'd me the correct schedule at 6pm yesterday...
                                I didn't check my DMs until just before I went to bed in the early hours of the morning

                                1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Someone probably felt sorry for him getting it wrong all the time 🙂

                          1. bitm2007
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            but the rest of the fixtures were all but set in stone after Spurs v Palace was announced for GW32, Bighton v Cardiff in GW34 was only a 1 in 4 chance.

                          2. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            So we do have a DGW on a CL night 😉

                            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Was unavoidable

                    2. Football Manager 2
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        The fpl website is updated with fixtures so why do people ask who plays who and when!!!!

                        1. Mysterion
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Because we need to reach 30 million comments before GW32

                        2. jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Ben Crellin has also updated his site: https://twitter.com/BenCrellin

                      • firetog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        The article is missing the DGW 32 fixture on Tues April 2nd of Watford v Fulham

                      • The Tinkerman
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Anybody going for triple Brighton on GW34 WC?

                        I think Ill just go Dunk and Ryan. Don't think any of those attackers will play all 4 in back to back DGWs.

                        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Yeah - what could possibly go wrong?

                      • palace ash
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Initially I thought I had played my FH32 chip too soon with this news, but for those considering WC32, FH33, TC34, BB35, just be aware that between your WC and BB there would be 3GWs in which players can be injured, lose favour of be suspended. And you want 15 nailed-on players to make it worthwhile.
                        For me WC34, BB35 is still the best option.

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          With the international break, how games fall between GW31 & GW33 ... what sort of team will you get back after your DGW32 FH ? 🙂

                      • El Fenomeno R9
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        'Injured Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha may still have to make a trip to Africa during the international break.

                        His national team will assess his injury and determine if he is fit enough to start or be named on the bench.

                        It is a worry for Palace, who do not want their star man returning injured as they face key games that will determine their Premier League survival.'