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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.

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

    Who to bench?

    A. Bruno Fernandes (mci)
    B. Chilwell (AVL)
    C. Boly (BHA)

    1. GoonerByron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Tough one. Chilwell out of those probably. Don't think you can bench Bruno.

    2. Stram Dunk
      4 months, 10 days ago

      C

    3. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bruno blank incoming. I'd bench Boly though.

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

      B.

    5. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B

    6. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Chilwell has never been a good fpl option

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

    Thinking I will go KDB and Ederson on WC.

    Is there going to be a 3rd reliable City asset that's not Aguero?

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Same here, roulette scares me off Aguero

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Laporte, not sure if he's fit

    3. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Those two are the safest youre gonna get from City unless you fancy Fernandinho. a good punt though would be one of the silva's

    4. Jullepuu
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Don't reallu see City keeping clean sheets. I might play the wildcard and go for Pope and McCarthy

  3. Stram Dunk
    4 months, 10 days ago

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

    Button Traore Lascelles Cantwell

    GTG? No FT

  4. Henning
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    1 FT and 5.5 m in the bank

    1. Aubameyang in for Ings
    2. Sarr/ Pepe in for Traore
    3. Upgrade Lundstram to?
    4. Upgrade Ryan to?

    Ryan

    TAA VvD Boly

    Salah KDB Perez Fernandes

    Ings DCL Jimenez

    Button Traore Stephens Lundstram

    1. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      1 is the flavor of the gw now wiv it being a dgw for arsenal so really depends on your strategy for blank gw31 as both ings and auba dont play
      2) Sarr over pepe for me
      3) Lund to Charlie Taylor
      4) Ryan to Pope/ Patricio/ Foster(more differential than the other 2)

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

        Thanx

  5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed

    A) Get auba this gw for vardy and save ft next week and make ings greenwood barnes kdb to jiminez jota sarr richarlison/alli -8
    B) Don't get auba and take -4 for the Same transfers

    My team for gw31 Will be like this after those moves

    Mcarthy* button*
    Taa saiss Rico soyu * O'Connell*
    Salah Mane sarr rich/alli mooy*
    Auba/vardy* jota Jimenez

    8 players Max..Is it enough?

  6. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I have all my chips.

    When is the best time to TC?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      NOW

    2. BenjoBD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah do it now. Kdb or Auba. Personally I would go kdb. Used mine already... On kdb.... 51points.

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Aubameyang/KdB this week for sure!

  7. mcmd11
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Solid WC team?
    Henderson (McGovern)
    TAA, Gomez, Chilwell, Egan, Saiss
    KDB, Mane, Cantwell, Sarr, Fernandes
    Auba, Jiminez, Ayew
    0.4ITB

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Personally I’d want a second playing keeper for when you bench boost

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

    How about this WC? G2G?

    Ederson Pope
    TAA Gomez Boly Cathcart Taylor
    Salah KDB Pépé Sarr Saka
    Auba DCL Jota

    Exact change, will probably bench Sarr against Crystal Palace....

    1. mcmd11
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pepe an interesting punt

  9. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Really tempted with Martial to Mahrez for -4.
    If Mahrez doesnt start today then it looks no brainer else will do Martial to Sarr/save afT Sound strategy?

    1. BenjoBD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez will get steady minutes I reckon.

  10. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Early tranny to get Auba, now GTG?

    Hendo
    Sais TAA Stephens
    H.Barnes Mane Salah KDB
    Auba (C) Jiminez DCL

    (Button Taylor Lascelles Hayden)

  11. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pope
    TAA VVD Chilwell
    Salah KDB Bruno Traore
    Vardy Jimi Jota

    Gonna do Vardy, Bruno > Auba(tc), Sarr (-8)

    Does the TC and an extra gw31 player justify it?

  12. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is Hanley the best DEF 4.2m or below? So frustrating I don't have 0.1m more.
    This is a hit to get Auba in so I can't stretch the extra 0.1m

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Kiko?

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

        Is he nailed? Has he come back from injury or is he a sub for Janmaat?

        1. Jullepuu
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Nailed enough to be better than Hanley, who isn't that nailed either

          1. Ruinenlust
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Hanley is the club captain and reigning player of the month for Norwich, of course he’s nailed

            1. Jullepuu
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Spent three games in a row on the bench eariler this season. He is pretty nailed but Norwich aren't famous for keeping cleanies

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I have Hanley and is slowly becoming a great option. Norwich good at home and that coincides with good home fixtures for them. Think his place to lose as been excellent since he’s been in.

  13. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    thought i was real smart doing KDB to Mane last week
    Now.. how with 0 FT and 0 ITB I fit KDB In?
    Henderson
    Cahill TAA Boly
    Salah Bruno Fleck Mané
    Jiminez Ings Auba.

    Bench:McCarthy,Adama,Lascelles,B.Williams.

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bruno + Ings

      To

      KDB +Nkeitah/Martinelli?

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

      I am.probably going without him if Kdb starts tonight. Then as its their bogeybteam Manutd, kdb will.play that and probably benched for Arsenal one which is in just 72hrs

    3. BenjoBD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      How about double Liverpool defence and swap mane/Salah to kdb.

  14. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    That aggressive chip strategy Lateriser was talking about in the scoutcast is really appealing to me at the minute, I have to say.

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

      WC now, FH34 and BB37?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        This is something he posted on twitter. Sounds good when you spell it out like that but haven't seen a good team yet.

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yup. It makes total sense to me.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Lateriser talking about having 5-6 with double games this week, don't think it's good for your team for the next few weeks. How many players from ManCity or Arsenal are you planning on having? Personally would only have 3 on WC maybe so don't see it's worth it using WC.

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

            KDB and Ederson are good picks for the rest of the season. Should play most games and there's a good chance they have another DGW. Auba looks like a good pick for the foreseeable and could also have another double. Saka is one of the better cheap midfield enablers so I would have no problem playing him in the double and benching after that. Pepe and Mahrez are good punts who can easily be moved on to Fernandes or Richarlison when needed.

          2. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Haven’t properly looked at it but put a very rough draft together which looks like this:

            Pope, Stekelenburg
            Alexander-Arnold, Otamendi, Cathcart, Taylor, Saiss
            Mané, KDB, Sarr, Pépé, Saka
            Jimenez, Jota, Aubameyang

            So five doublers this week with nine that play in 31. Couple of free transfers to get a full eleven then and kick on from there.

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

          Yeah I like it a lot. Considering it for sure.

  15. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Firmino and Traore to Auba and Dendoncker for a hit?

    1. Igzie08
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Deciding between transferring out Vardy and Firmino myself. In midfield think Saka wins it over Dendoncker for me altho he doesn't have a gw31 fixture..

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

        I dont have enough cash for Saka

    2. Henning
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Yes.

  16. Igzie08
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Traore, Vardy out for -4

    A) Pepe, Jota
    B) Saka, Auba

    1. GoonerByron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

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

      B, not close

    3. Igzie08
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Dendoncker also an option instead of Saka

    4. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I prefer A if not FH in 31

  17. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pepe or Mahrez for DGW 29?

    1. BenjoBD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Mahrez

  18. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone esle sick of owning Traore but feel like you can't shift him due to fixtures and the blank?

    1. BenjoBD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I've sacked him off as part of an enabling move for Auba. Any move like that is more than justifiable.

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

      More the fact there aren’t many in his exact price bracket. Doherty, Jiminez and Jota look the best combo at the moment.

    3. Typo
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Thinking like that will get you nowhere. Ditch the man. the shoulder pops out at the slightest touch, and he is too expensive to be that unreliable. Better ways to use your wolvesspots, or even a Saka/Pepe punt for the DGW.

      (I have Traore, and I'am most likly moving him this week).

  19. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    my team overall needs some surgery, but looking at holding the FT this week.

    Hendo
    VVD, TAA, Soy, KWP
    Salah, KDB, Maddison
    Jimenez, Aubameyang, Ings

    Button, Traore, Cantwell, Kelly

    1FT, 0.1 ITB

    Thinking VVD to Doherty or Ritchie, Maddison to Barnes.

    Thoughts?

    1. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Hate posts like this - clearly have a great team for this week, well set for 31. Hold FT.

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Save

  20. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on this potential FH please?

    Henderson
    Alexander-Arnold, Doherty, Pereira
    Salah KdB Mahrez Saka
    Auba Vardy Jota
    (Cheap bench b/c FH)

    1. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I’d downgrade Pereira and possible go Ederson or Leno in goal. But looks good.

    2. Stormbringer22
      4 months, 10 days ago

      What's the point in using your FH on a DGW where only 2 teams play 2 games and not having 3 players of each team?

      1. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        - I'm in a fairly good position, ranked 25k OR currently.
        - I am well set up for the blank GW in 31, so don't need to WC now or save FH for then.
        - From those playing twice this week, I only own KdB.
        - I only have one FT and no means of getting Auba in who will likely be the most captained player - somebody I need to at least own to protect my rank.
        - I'd rather not take a -4 to bring him in when there are a few other players in my team who also have question marks over them this week (Traore, Ings).
        - I still have my FH,WC and BB. I've been led to believe that GW34 is not going to be that significant in terms of the number of teams with double fixtures, so no need to save my FH for then.
        - Now seems the logical time to use it, as I can prepare for those with doubles in 34 using FTs ahead of time, whereas I haven't been able to prepare for this one as it was only ever a possibility, not a certainty.

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Been looking to FH aswell.

      If you’re going to FH I think you need
      3 Arsenal
      3 City

      1. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        As above.

  21. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I'm having a mare this season. Ranked 300k, tempted to Wildcard and aim for top 100k at this point.

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Can get top 50k still.

      I think getting 6 DGW players this week is a great way to be ahead of most.

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

        I don't even think my team is bad.

        Ramsdale
        TAA VVD Egan Soy Kelly
        Salah KDB Martial Maddison
        Vardy Ings Jimi

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Really template mate can’t lie. All underperforming aswell so you’re not going to rise.

          No DCL, Richarlison, Jota, Doherty, Fernandes who have all been smashing it

  22. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    1FT and 0.2m
    Ryan
    Taa Robbo Aurier -- Boly Rico
    Salah Martial Kdb Perez -- Stephens
    Vardy Jimmy Ings

    The ONLY move i can see if Vardy + Martial >> Auba + Sarr (-4).

    Any other options/suggestions? perhaps martial/perez > pepe/saka?

  23. Fray Bentos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Already did one FT (got Doherty)

    -8 Mccarthy & traore > Ederson & saka.

    Not worth it? Do already have Auba & KDB

  24. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Ryan (buton)
    Taa soy boly (lund lascels)
    Kdb mane salah perez (saka)
    Dcl auba ings
    (-4)

    Which?
    A) take 2 or 3 -4's next 3 gws, gw31 have 8-9 players, postpone WC FH use

    B) WC now, 4 players dgw29 & with ft have 11 players bgw31, no hits, use FH later

  25. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Got to get rid of Ryan, even for a hit. Given Burnley's fixtures, Patricio appears the better choice, but otoh Wolves defenders and attackers trump Burnley. So best choice

    A) Patricio
    B) Pope

    1. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pope save pts + unexpected CS = double figure haul.

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

        those cs's would certainly be unexpected.

  26. davies
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Which combo do you prefer?

    A) O’Connell Saiss
    B) Boly Lascelles

  27. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A)
    Pope
    TAA VVD Chilwell
    Salah KDB Sarr Traore
    Jimi Auba(tc) Jota (-8)

    B)
    Pope
    TAA VVD Chilwell
    Salah KDB(tc) Bruno Traore
    Jimi Vardy Jota

    Clearly B, right?

  28. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Henderson
    Doherty Mendy Gomez
    Salah KdB Pepe Saka
    Aguero Aubameyang Jota

    Button Hayden Hanley Ngekia

    1. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Get TAA, always.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Oh I wish I could! Not possible in any shape or form unless I change which City/Arsenal assets I want.

  29. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who are the blanks in 31?

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

      look

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        very helpful as always Christina

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

          thats what you get for asking a stupid Q.

          takes 30 secs to click on fpl

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

            You’re so cool

  30. Adamf1980
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    would love your views on my wildcard ... thank you!

    Pope
    TAA, Saiss, Stephens
    Salah, Bruno, KDB, Saka
    Jimenez, Jota, Auba
    (Button, Sarr, Taylor, Aarons)

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

      I like it. Probably because it looks a bit like mine 😉 You've got 9 BGW31 players if Spurs win from Norwich tonight so with 2 FT you're able to field 11 then without FH. Only thing i've done different is instead of Jimmy i got DCL so i can have Doherty instead of one of your cheap defenders (double up in defense next to Saïs)