Fixtures

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.

Is it time to invest in Arsenal assets after Gameweek 28? 6

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. Fortune
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    in the light of DGW
    which move seems better?

    A. maddison + vardy > auba + saka (-4)
    B. grealish + vardy > auba + saka (-4)
    C. maddison + grealish > pepe + saka (-4)

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think I prefer A, but though I like Saka I'm not that convinced - I would've liked him to be either an out-and-out winger or to get a defender's clean sheet points, and he does neither.

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      dont take a hit

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      ive got rid of all my leicester but theyve got such good fixtures i bet i regret it.

      a but its a gamble on vardy

    4. Fortune
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I have no way getting good ARS attacker without hit tho.
      i can do madd > ozil, but not liking the move at all.

      as for saka, i was thinking of using him as bench fodder post DGW.
      currrently my 8th attacker is 5.8m (traore)

  2. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    So many discussions on the FH chip - whether to use it in GW31 or navigate it with FTs and use it on a double - but very little on the TC chip.

    So, people with all chips left, when are you planning to use them? And if you're not TC-ing this week, when are you free hitting?

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      For what's worth, personally I don't see when else to free hit if not 31 - even if I end up with 8-9 players for that week. Unless of course I save it for GW38 and its unpredictability.

  3. baggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    is the double enough to make me (C) Auba over salah?

    its away to city

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Debating the same (if I do get him that is). West Ham at home is very tempting though.

      And even though it would be a surprise if Arsenal get a result vs. City that doesn't mean they can't score against them.

      1. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        but bournemouth at anfield ........

    2. Trophé Mourinho
        3 months, 1 day ago

        what double?

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          when was this announced?

          1. kamdaraji
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            not updated on the fpl fixture list

            1. baggs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              didnt see the article you clicked on?

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  No, I click comments not articles

                  1. baggs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    reassess that perhaps

          2. Printing Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Read the article above

      • Trophé Mourinho
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Am I missing something? How has a double in 29 been announced? FPL doesnt show a double..

          1. kamdaraji
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            yeh

          2. Fortune
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            man city twittter confirmed it, the fpl site takes time to update

          3. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            ben crellin announced it

          4. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            It will tomorrow, the fixture has been announced for the 11th.

          5. Trophé Mourinho
              3 months, 1 day ago

              ok thanks, I thought FPL normally fast to update that.

              1. kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                god damn. Only have KDB!

            • Dr. Agabuse
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              just check the article, that you are commenting on

            • Trophé Mourinho
                3 months, 1 day ago

                anyone going to freehit? I have wildcard also, no Arsenal and only KDB, rest of the team is bad.

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    actually nvm, not loading up on Arsenal, Auba and one more City will do I think

                    1. kamdaraji
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      they also miss a fixture in GW 31 though

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          yea I will get Auba to go with KDB, not sure who else. Maybe one more City, maybe Mahrez or something

                  • baggs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    the panic! DGW-29 is creating more mayhem than COVID-19 😀

                    stock up on toilet paper before it all runs out people!

                2. Neto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  WC activated. Wish me luck as this is my worst FPL season ever. I need to climb 900k places to finish at my usual spot.

                  My provisional team has only four players with ownership over 15%.

                  Gazzaniga - Krul
                  TAA - Doherty - Alonso - Lascelles - Ngakia
                  KDB - Salah - Pepe - Saka - Sarr
                  DCL - Aubameyang - Jota

                  0.1 in the bank

                  Are there any 4.0 - 4.1 defenders worth a punt?

                  1. baggs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    hanley for norwich 4m. got a cs last gw

                    1. Neto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      the question should be, who should you pick:
                      A.Williams B.Tanganga C.Ngakia D.Hanley

                3. KDB4PREZ
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    How does this w/c look. I have planned for DGW and BGW(31)

                    Ederson/Mcc

                    Taa-VVD-Doc-C.Taylor-Kiko

                    Salah-KDB-D.Silva-Sarr-Duda

                    Auba-Jota-Jimmy

                    Would save next week then Do Ederson&D.Silva>Pope&Richarlison for the blank and would give me full playing 11.
                    I would then use FTs to get team ready for either BB or FH in 34 or 37 depending how the risk goes. Overthinking here or does this seem legit?

                  • NoName
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Minutes prediction in dgw29 for the following?

                    KDB
                    Kun
                    Jesus
                    Mahrez
                    Bernardo

                    1. kamdaraji
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      90
                      90
                      90
                      90
                      90

                    2. Gobigorgohome
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      90
                      70
                      90
                      65
                      78

                  • fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Henderson
                    TAA VVD Soyuncu
                    Salah KDB Traore Grealish
                    Ings Jimenez Vardy

                    Pope Lundstram Dunk Dendoncker

                    1 FT, 1.5 ITB

                    Should I save FT here?? Or what to do?

                    Vardy >> Aub (will be priced out after price changes later?)
                    Grealish / Traore / Dendoncker >> Saka ?
                    ???

                    HELP!!!! haha

                    Thanks.

                    1. gellinmagellan
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Vardy > Auba imo

                  • Abhishek Chitre
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    AUBA FOR TRIPLE CAPTAIN ??

                    1. kamdaraji
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      no

                    2. Neto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      no

                      1. Abhishek Chitre
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        why?

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Won't score enough.

                          1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Mystic Meg on the Rhubarb.

                  • Trophé Mourinho
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Do you remember that City double last season, I TC'd KDB and he went off injured first game at 17 mins. Fun times

                      1. zhiren
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Sounds like Mane this season...

                    • gellinmagellan
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Foster Button
                      TAA Soy Dunk Rico Lund
                      Salah KDB Bruno Traore Barnes
                      Auba DCL Ings

                      1 FT. 1.2 ITB
                      Falling .1 short of Soy > Doherty. Any suggestions on what move I should make? Who can I replace Rico/Lund with?

                      1. baggs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        lund to a 4m, Soy > Doherty

                        i got hanley theres a few others

                      2. Jumpernot
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Lundstram > Charlie Taylor then use the extra money to go Soy > Doherty?

                        1. gellinmagellan
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Worth taking a -4 for this or wait a week to get Doherty?

                    • Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Firmino > Auba? Will be for a hit

                    • kamdaraji
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      This DGW messes up my plans but I'm not going to use a chip. No point for one extra game right?

                      1. Gobigorgohome
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        yes

                      2. baggs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        no

                        1. kamdaraji
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          haha confused

                      3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        maybe

                    • zhiren
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Need some help with my navigation of BGW 31. Assuming Leicester and Spurs beat their FA Cup opponents, we will have the below 4 fixtures for BGW 31.

                      - Wolves vs Bournemouth
                      - Burnely vs Watford
                      - Liverpool vs Palace
                      - Norwich vs Everton

                      I have 3 FTs to bring my total number of players for the BGW to 8. Which option is better?

                      A) Doherty, Sarr, Cantwell + 0.4
                      B) Doherty, Sarr, Dendoncker + 0.8
                      C) Saiss, Richarlison, Cantwell + 0.1

                      1. baggs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        id FH with only 8 players, then you can use those three transfers to plan longer term. youre putting everything for the next two gws into one blank

                        1. SH
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          I think Doherty/Saiss and Sarr are great options for next two weeks too. Depends on who you are losing

                          1. zhiren
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            I am losing Stephens and Hayden for them so I thought it's a great replacement!

                      2. SH
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        would bother spending a FT on Dendo. Can you get Saiss, Sarr, McNeil?

                        1. zhiren
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Yea, I can do Saiss, Sarr and McNeil. Is McNeil a good option?

                          1. zhiren
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            My fodder now is Hayden. It will be a switch to another fodder who is playing in BGW 31.

                          2. SH
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            McNeil would be a punt. https://www.premierleague.com/news/1634022
                            Hayden>Dendo for potential 2 points doesn't attract me.

                            1. zhiren
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Thanks for sharing! Was just looking at his points return and wasn't convinced. More convinced now haha.

                    • Gobigorgohome
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      still captaining Salad

                      1. Differential (c)
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Cool kids club captain LIV, good luck.
                        Coming from a sheep here who will cap Auba xD

                    • Eriksen Maestro
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Own TAA, Doherty:

                      Robbo, Vardy => Gomez, Auba?

                      1. baggs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        i would

                      2. Differential (c)
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Would do it, yep.
                        You might want to even punt on a DGW defender instead of Gomez too.

                    • Differential (c)
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      It's done. Couldn't afford a potential Auba rise, so yeah, -8 done! 5 DGW players in the team. (Iheanacho, Soyuncu and Moutinho->Auba(c), Saka and Masina)

                      My team this week.

                      Ryan
                      TAA(VC) Doherty Masina
                      Salah Mane DeBruyne Mahrez Saka
                      Aubameyang (c) Martinelli

                      Woodman WalkerPeters Rico Connolly

                    • Sharkytect
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Jimenez, grealish + digne > auba, saka + Taylor (-4) is about the only way I can get auba without losing aguero or a liverpool player.

                      What do you think? Any other suggestions? 2FTs.

                      Current team

                      Pope (McGovern)
                      Digne, TAA, rico, lascelles, soyuncu
                      Salah, mane, grealish, traore, cantwell
                      Aguero, ings, Jimenez

                      1. kamdaraji
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Digne and Jimenez have fixtures in GW31!

                        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Is digne fixtures confirmed?

                          1. zhiren
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Not yet but yes if Spurs beats Norwich

                    • bigdip
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      who has DGW in 29? arsenal and/or city?

                      1. Differential (c)
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Both.

                    • bigdip
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Who gets more returns DGW 29?
                      A) Aguero
                      B) KDB

                      1. Kung Fu Football
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        B

                    • Kung Fu Football
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Does this seem too sideways a move considering Gunners double in GW29 Pepe's decent form and big differential value (which I need as chasing) and great upcoming fixtures and fact Jimenez has great form / fixtures also? Will it pay off?

                      H.Barnes & Ings 》Pepe & Jimenez -4? Yay or nay? Thanks.

                      1. HammersXI
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        I would say yes. Pepe is a good differential and Jimenez has the form to back him up.

                        Ings seems to be stuck right now and Southampton's form isn't the best

                        1. Kung Fu Football
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Thanks yes I agree and will likely go for it I think? Thanks.

                    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Pool loss and dgw causing confusion...plan was to bring in gw31 players during gw29 30 31..Already have 4 dgw players Plus Rico gw31 confirmed players..Now dgw is confirmed need to get Auba in..So wasting one transfer..Then only 2 ft left for building up bgw players..Going with no keeper anyway on that.So at least I need 10 confirmed ones to field out..

                      Team

                      McCarthy button
                      Taa soyu saiss O'Connell rico
                      Salah Mane kdb barnes mooy
                      Vardy greenwood ings

                      2.1itb one ft..

                      I have no idea what to do..Definitely getting auba this gw for vardy..Cab you guide me which transfers can be done up-to gw31 a hit will be OK..

                    • Jinswick
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      I only have Auba for the DGW but my SGWers mostly have good fixtures, so struggling to see any obvious moves for DGWers - whatcha think?

                      A) Mane & Moura -> KDB & Mahrez (-4)
                      B) A + Ryan -> Leno (-8)
                      C) Ignore DGWers

                      Ryan
                      Taa, Soy, Stephens
                      Salah, Mane, Perez, Moura
                      Auba, Ings, Ayew

                      Button, Aurier, Dendoncker, Williams
                      Bank 0.2m, 1FT, all chips available

                      1. HammersXI
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Would find a way to get KDB in thats the only change I'll make. Mahrez is too risky in terms of starts

                        1. Jinswick
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Nothing obvious though - would require losing Mane or Salah who have BOU. Half tempted to roll the dice and have no MCY and just hope for rotation galore!

                          1. HammersXI
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Yeah. I would keep Mane and Salah instead of destroying it just to get a City Asset that might not even play 180 mins.

                    • juho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      If your closest ML rival currently has more GW31 players than you, should you be less or more inclined to Free Hit then?

                      1. HammersXI
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        What is the gap? The season is still long. Don't FH for the sake of it

                      2. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        It shouldn't matter. You should use the FH whenever it gives you the most extra points. If you lose points relative to him that GW by saving FH, you can gain it back when you do play FH.

                    • HammersXI
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      In light of DGW and BGW how do these moves sound? All chips available currently but don't see the need to use them for 31...

                      Vardy + Grealish -> Auba + Saka (2 FT) 0.4m ITB
                      Saka -> Cantwell GW 29
                      Ings -> DCL GW 30

                      Gives me 9 players
                      Ramsdale
                      Saiss TAA Taylor (Stephens* Fernandez*)
                      Mane Salah (C) Cantwell (Hayden* KDB*)
                      DCL Jimmy (Auba*)

                    • Chelsea91
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Tc kdb anyone?

                      1. HammersXI
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Would say no. Might not be guaranteed to play both

                    • BNMC
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Pepe or Mahrez for the DGW?

                        1. HammersXI
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Pepe

                      • I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Pope
                        TAA, VvD, Soyuncu
                        Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes
                        Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

                        Button; Dendoncker, Lundstram, Rico.

                        1 FT 0.9 ITB

                        A) Vardy + Ings -> Aubameyang + Jota (-4)
                        B) Wildcard (get 5 DGW29 players + 9 GW31 players)

                        1. HammersXI
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          A all day long. Don't see the benefit of wildcarding at this stage. The city players are like a minefield currently.

                      • ZAWAd25
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Bench one:
                        A) Ayew
                        B) Grealish
                        C) Maddison

                      • Firmino
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        I'm going to make these moves ahead of GW31:

                        Perez -> Sarr
                        Ings -> Jota

                        Would you do either of those this GW?