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FPL Double Gameweek 29 confirmed for Manchester City and Arsenal

Arsenal and Manchester City are set for two fixtures in the upcoming Double Gameweek 29.

The two sides will meet on the evening of Wednesday, March 11 at the Etihad Stadium.

That means Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta’s men each have the following fixtures in the Double Gameweek:

  • Manchester United v Manchester City
  • Manchester City v Arsenal
  • Arsenal v West Ham United
  • Manchester City v Arsenal

It may be short notice for Fantasy Premier League managers, with just a few days until the next deadline, but this announcement is sure to send shockwaves through the community.

Still the top-scoring Fantasy asset this season, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) was among the three most-sold assets for Blank Gameweek 28 losing 330,000+ owners ahead of last week’s Friday night deadline.

Meanwhile, no player was transferred out by more managers than Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) for Blank Gameweek 28. Despite an EFL Cup final knock, Guardiola has confirmed the striker is fit and available for the next round of action.

These decisions may have been, in part, influenced by a probable lack of Blank Gameweek 31 fixture. But this Double Gameweek 29 announcement has thrown something of a spanner into the works for Fantasy managers hoping to spend the next few weeks preparing their teams for Blank Gameweek 31.

As ever, Fantasy managers may also be scratching their heads when it comes to assessing which Manchester City assets are likely to start both matches of a Double Gameweek.

Gameweeks 19 to 27

As you can see from the table above, De Bruyne is the only player to have started each of the last 10 matches for Manchester City.

Ederson (£6.0m) probably would have done the same were it not for his Gameweek 19 red card at Wolves but interest in his signature is not expected to be too high for this Double Gameweek.

As it is pitting Manchester City against their local rivals and Arsenal, both teams boasting revitalised attacks in recent weeks, clean sheet potential across the two matches is not too high.

Aguero has started on seven occasions, almost certainly sowing enough doubt to cast aspersions on his viability for Double Gameweek 29.

However, the eight starts and 673 minutes for Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m), as well as three goals and four assists during this period, could make him a powerful differential once again.

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However, Fantasy managers may find it easier to consider Arsenal options, especially as their first fixture of Double Gameweek 29 sees them host an obliging West Ham defence.

The Hammers have conceded a total of nine across their last three away trips, an average of three per game. Meanwhile, Manchester City have kept just two clean sheets in their last eight home matches.

That could open the door into Fantasy teams for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m).

The striker has already been involved in 20 goals this season and is behind Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) by just five points in the hunt to be the top-scoring FPL forward this season.

Gameweeks 19 to 27

When we consider the minutes played by Arsenal assets over the last 10 matches, we see that Aubameyang only missed two, the punishment for his Gameweek 22 red card.

Meanwhile, Pépé has been in fantastic form recently, and enough to ease any concerns about just six starts since Gameweek 18.

Despite the handicap of fewer minutes in the selected period, Pépé’s goal tally is beaten only by Aubameyang among Arsenal players, while none of his colleagues has managed more assists than his three.

With a trip to Brighton in Gameweek 30, Arsenal attackers may also have more long-term appeal than Manchester City counterparts considering it’s Burnley up next for Guardiola’s men who, unlike the Gunners, still have European commitments to consider.

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3,340 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    So we are 10 games away to the end of the season. A nice number to work a few things out.
    Using the WC early:
    The biggest plus in using the WC rather than GW36 being the other extreme is the long term benefit. I just pressed the button and I am at peace with that. I see good reason if you have chips left to delay things but i don't have any. My aims are different to most on this site.
    The reason I made the move was to do surgery on my team. Players like Sidibe, Soy, Aurier, O'Connell, Traore, Barnes and Ings have all gone and I am happy with that. I can also play 4 DGW players this week and still have 10 for GW31.
    My first thought was damage control in GW31. It was relatively simple with Pool playing but getting rid of the fodder mentioned above and getting a financial balance added up to a good move.
    Moving forward to GW34 and beyond I was able to plan easy GW's to this point. More importantly, my DGW players all have good fixtures and I should build up to a DGW majority.
    I have sacrificed in certain areas but the single GW players that remain I would not want to move on anyway. If Pool get knocked out of the CL the all the better because it will reduce rotation. My other players will have something to play for right to the death.
    Pepe seems to be a popular pick this week, something I could not do. Do I really need him? not really.
    As the season winds up, there will be some rotation. What real gain can one expect in a DGW? The crowded fixture list may dent people's hopes. I much prefer to have a decent bench which is easy to get atm. If a player like TAA gets rested, I have a replacement with a good fixture. My only punts are Alonso and Sarr. It may go wrong but if the formation changes at Chelsea Alonso is easy to move out.

    In conclusion
    Pope and Henderson: Good rotation with Hendo having one DGW and Pope having a good GW31 fixture.
    TAA and Doherty: I really don't mind keeping these to season end no matter no DGW's
    Sais, Taylor and Alonso: plenty of options to play. Sais and Taylor could be moved on to DGW alternatives.
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Sarr and Saka: Mahrez will go to Bruno in GW32. The rest i am confident can stay.
    Auba, Jimmi, DCL: All flavors of the month. Auba I can carry through 31, The others will be upgraded if anything looks good.
    Here is hoping for few injuries and I hope people read the waffle.
    Give me alternative strategies.

    1. No Totti No Party
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      If i hit the wc button, my team will be very similar to this, maybe prefer Patricio and don't fancy Mahrez but will see...

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Nice balance - like it

    3. Stormbringer22
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Great read man 🙂 Also, lovely WC team

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Nice

        Expect to end up with something very similar come 33. Will have Sarr for Saka and Jota up top for the inevitable Mahrez misses.

        Also considering Ederson ahead of Hendo

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Seeing the ones you got rid, this makes all sense, But as I guess you already have a few of players on wc, couldn't the same be achieved with FT's up to GW31? WC'ing in GW32/33 should give an advantage for GW34 BB at least

      • Hktrader88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Great team, your TV must be around 108m. I'm at 105 and can't get anywhere near this team.

    4. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Nice everyone seems to have forgotten about Bruno!

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I will wake him up in 32

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        When he knocks a few past City they will wake up.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        have him now, will sell and get him back in 32 ... in the mean time I will get a dgw olayer and then sell that player for a starter in 31 ... 4 games v 2 Fernándes games over the next 3 gameweeks 😉

    5. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Reposting -
      Which move looks sensible -
      1. Ryan -> Leno
      2. Vardy -> Jota

      Rest of team -
      Ryan
      Evans TAA Seiss cathcart
      Salah mane KDB
      Vardy jiminez ings

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Vardy -> Auba with downgrade someone

        1. Smell the Lavender
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          I'm wondering whether to do that but have a feeling Vardy could troll me at home to Villa.

    6. DENZ
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Any thoughts here? thanks in advance
      0 ft, 3.3 itb

      Pope
      TAA VVD Boly Egon
      KDB Saka Salah
      Auba© Jiminez Ings
      (Button, Barnes, Lascelles, Hayden)

      A) Save
      B) Barnes > Pepe (-4)
      C) Barnes > Mahrez (-4)

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Egon to Egan

        1. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          I'm being cheeky 😉

          I'd save, team looks good

          1. DENZ
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Cheers

    7. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Someone else hoping Leicester to lose today? Could make my life much easier to get atleast 9-10 players out GW31 without hits.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Nope, I’m hoping Spurs lose as I somehow ended up with two West Ham players

        1. Strchld
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I also hope that Spurs lose. Almost everyone else in my ml has one of Richarlison or DCL expect me.

          1. BenjoBD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            This. Everton not playing is a dream scenario in my ml. Happy with this double and Liverpool though whatever happens.

    8. Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Traore and Vardy out, Dendoncker and Auba in for -4?

      Yay or Nay?

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Two 4 one?

    9. No Totti No Party
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I love my Auba -> Vardy move ( -4 ) last gw even more now, when i heard for dgw 29...

    10. Totti
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      pope (ryan)
      TAA doherty soyuncu (lundstram kelly)
      salah Bruno KDB traore snodgrass
      Firmino ings jimenez

      1FT 1.4 itb

      A) traore and firmino -> saka or (doucoure gundogan) and auba
      B) lundstram and firmino -> taylor and auba
      C) wildcard
      D) other suggestion

    11. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      *BOTTOMED*

      Hendo
      TAA Robbo Saiss
      Salah KDB Perez Fleck
      Kun Jimenez Ings

      Pope Hayden Lascelles Taylor

      1 FT 0.2 ITB

      Any suggestions?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Ings to Jota.

    12. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Rp
      Wood and robertson to Jota and Alonso 2ft?

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Not for me

    13. Stram Dunk
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Gtg guys? No FT.

        Ryan
        Pereira TAA VVD Doherty
        Salah KDB(c) Bruno
        DCL Ings Jiménez

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Very good to go

      • Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Afternoon all Ings to jota then Jimenez to Auba worth it for a minus 4 or other option Martial to Pepe for free not sure about either to be honest thanks in advance

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Double Wolves attack scoring highly.

          1. Jack Burton
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            I know that is another option thanks for th reply

      • Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Unless I'm shoehorning in punts, the only players that I'd really want for this DGW are KdB, Auba and Pepe, maybe Kun too but you'd have to hope he plays minimum 90 mins across the two games including starting the Arsenal one although he has a great record at OT. Just not sure it's worth using WC/FH on.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Getting Auba in would cost me now -8 and I would have to ditch Salah, Mane or Bruno (and Ings). Not ideal to go without Auba, but I guess I will just have hide behind a big sofa.

      • Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Help please.

        Bellerin vs WHU, mci, bha

        Or

        Alonso vs EVE, avl

        Appreciate that Bellerin has the extra game, but Alonso’s stats are far superior.

        Thanks.

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Alright then any good FHs about then? Knocked this together pretty quick I am sure it can be better but it’s promising right?

        Leno
        TAA Gomez Stevens/Baldock
        Mahrez KDB Pepe Armstrong
        Aguero Auba Jimmy

      • PortoGuy
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Anybody looking at Lacazette for this dgw?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          No

      • HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        New Post in town

      • FOO FIGHTER
          4 months, 10 days ago

          IF Leicester lose tonight then I may well play my FH GW29.

          If UTD are knocked out as well, I am going to get absolutely wasted.

          Off work tomorrow as well 😀

        • Geordie19
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          What you think, planning for 31..

          Tempted to Rico to Masina for this week, as I think Robbo may get rested...
          Thank you!!
          McCarthy
          Boly Robbo Lascelles
          Mane Salah KDB Grealish
          Jimmy DCL Ings
          Sidibe Perez Rico

        • The Bad Seed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          FPL Gods please advise me!

          Have Salah-Mane-Armstrong-Perez-Barnes 0 ITB 1 Transfer
          Playing with a front 2 of Auba/Jimi

          1) hold
          2) Mane -> KDB
          3) Mane + 1/3 mids -> KDB and another mid

          Which option?
          Who would you bench from the 5?

        • ludaslol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Pope
          Doherty TAA Egan lascelles Williams
          KDB Salah Bruno Barnes Saka
          Ings Jimenez Firmino

          1 ft, 1.8 itb

          Early thoughts? Wc, fh, bb left

          6 players for GW31 rn, with 3 transfers... Very tempted to do Firmino>Auba (c) this week anyway.

          Worth it?

        • Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          A. Keep Kun?
          B. Kun to Auba(C) for free?

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            I have Aguero in my team and not sure what to do. Seems mad to transfer him out with a DGW, but its the only easy way to get Auba. Hope I find a way to have both.

        • The Bad Seed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Own Salah and Mane

          1) Keep both?
          2) get Pepe or KDB?
          3) and for Salah or Mane?

          1. pjanns
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            1. Yes
            2. KDB should have had him since GW1
            3. Neither. Mane if any.

            1. The Bad Seed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Ive had KDB from GW 1 till 26. He's my fav player.

              Wont get him back now after the injury.
              Next 3 for Mane look better.

        • wilson007
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Pope
            TAA Egan Stephens
            Salah Mane KDB Grealish Traore
            Vardy Ings

            Button Soy Lascelles Greenwood

            1m 1FT

            Vardy, Grealish -> Auba, Saka?

          • Your Doing It Wrong
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Is it worth spending points for this dgw, got kdb and aub already

            1. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Nah, you're sorted.

          • Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            A woman on BBC News Channel has just voiced "I think that it's inevitable that football matches wil be postponed ...."

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Coronavirus, not weather related. I assume she meant over the next few months.

              1. Monkey Hanger
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                More likely to follow Italy, and play behind closed doors.

            2. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Yeah gatherings over a certain threshold may be closed.
              MCY home matches will remain unaffected.

          • RED_ARMY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Do we think KDB gets both games ? I think so

            1. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Yes, two big games.

          • Tinchy770
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            For someone who has all the chips left, is the best move now:
            29: Wildcard to build strongest team possible (with Arsenal and City assets for DGW)
            31: Free hit to allow for all the blank teams
            34: Triple captain/ Bench boost for potential DGWs
            37: Triple captain/ Bench boosy for potential DGWs

            Would anyone play it any differently? Playing the WC now allows me maximum time with the best team possible, and plenty of gameweeks to bring in potential DGW players for 34 & 37... but maybe it's best to save it...

            1. Tinchy770
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              I'm so lost with what to do!

            2. pjanns
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              I don't know yet, depends on info GW31 🙂 But most likely:

              WC32
              BB 34
              FH 37

              TC some other GW, or maybe GW37, depends on info. 🙂

            3. Chandler Bing
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              I would do exactly this if I had my WC. 34 TC 37 BB as the latter has more teams playing and more time to bring players in.

          • pjanns
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Does this sound sensible? I will be ignoring this DGW, as I really don't see the potential.

            Boly --> Doherty
            1 FT 2,6 ITB

            (Ryan + Reid will become Pope + Taylor for GW31 and WC gw32)

            Ryan
            Soy - Boly - TAA
            Bruno - Mane - Salah - KDB
            Ings - DCL - Jimmy
            (Button - Dendo - Williams - Reid)