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.

To run further comparisons between Double Gameweek 29 options, check out the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area.

Also, if you have already voted in the latest captain poll, fear not. We are resetting the results so that you can now cast your lot once again, now that we have more up-to-date information.

Become a Member and access our data

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £17.50, which will give subscribers access to the end of 2019/20 and the whole of 2020/21. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

3,340 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 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, 9 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, 9 days ago

      Nice balance - like it

    3. Stormbringer22
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Great read man 🙂 Also, lovely WC team

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. Hktrader88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

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

  2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Nice everyone seems to have forgotten about Bruno!

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I will wake him up in 32

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 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, 8 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 😉

  3. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 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, 9 days ago

      Vardy -> Auba with downgrade someone

      1. Smell the Lavender
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

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

  4. DENZ
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 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, 8 days ago

      Egon to Egan

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I'm being cheeky 😉

        I'd save, team looks good

        1. DENZ
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers

  5. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 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, 9 days ago

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

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 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.

  6. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

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

    Yay or Nay?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Two 4 one?

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

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

  8. Totti
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 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

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

      Ings to Jota.

  10. Dannyb
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Rp
    Wood and robertson to Jota and Alonso 2ft?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Not for me

  11. Stram Dunk
    4 months, 9 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

  12. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 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, 9 days ago

      Double Wolves attack scoring highly.

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

        I know that is another option thanks for th reply

  13. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 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.

  14. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 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.

  15. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 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

  16. PortoGuy
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Anybody looking at Lacazette for this dgw?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      No

  17. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    New Post in town

  18. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 9 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 😀

  19. Geordie19
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 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

  20. 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?

  21. 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?

  22. 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, 8 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.

  23. 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, 7 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, 7 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.

  24. 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?

  25. Your Doing It Wrong
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 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, 8 days ago

      Nah, you're sorted.

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

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

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

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

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

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

  27. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Do we think KDB gets both games ? I think so

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

      Yes, two big games.

  28. Tinchy770
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 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, 8 days ago

      I'm so lost with what to do!

    2. pjanns
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 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, 7 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.

  29. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 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)