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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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  1. BenjoBD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Question about bgw 31

    Would you take - 4 to field these 9 and 9 only to save the fH. Or fH?

    Doherty, robbo, tta
    Salah, richarlison, Doucoure, capoue
    Jota, jimmy

    Cheers

    1. Rotation City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      At this rate if you're fielding 9 you're doing well. Don't waste a FT on what will likely be a low scoring GW.

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

    % chances that Saka gets both starts for Arsenal this GW?

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

      High , I think.

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

    Few questions...

    1) Sell O’Connell or Lascelles?
    2) Sarr + Saiss (-4) or Barnes + Boly?

  4. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    1. TC

    A. Auba
    K. KdB

    2. C

    A. Auba
    K. KdB
    S. Salah

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If you have the other chips intact and can navigate gw31 without using the FH then I’d be tempted to TC either one of those. Probably Kdb for me.

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If you have all your other chips then this is prob the best time to TC.
      No idea who to pick between kdb and Aub though.

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

      I don't understand - if you're considering captaining Salah you must think he has a good chance of outscoring Auba and KDB. So why is he not a TC choice by that logic?

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

        Or, conversely, why are you considering TC-ing Auba or KDB if you think they might be outscored by a SGW-er?

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ffsss sold kdb for mane lasr week

    Cant get him back now too

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I imagine Manè did this.

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Auba(C) & KDB enough for the DGW?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Going with those two. Might TC one of them

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hell yeah.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers fam

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

      I will go KDB(c) & Pepe, I don't want push hit button

  7. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    GTG for DGW ?

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Doherty - Lascelles
    Salah - Mane - KDB - Snodgrass
    Aubameyang - Jimenez - Ayew

    4m - Hayden - Hanley - Kelly

  8. ChinaCraig6
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Which is more pressing?

      A) Traore to Saka

      B) Moving Ryan (away vs Wolves) to someone reliable

      1. KDB4PREZ
          3 months, 1 day ago

          A

        • luk46
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          both for a hit maybe?

      2. KDB4PREZ
          3 months, 1 day ago

          As a casual and first time player with good OR I feel like W/C now load up on DGW and BGW (31) players then FH34 and work towards BB37 with Free trannys will be my best option with my team. Does this sound like a solid enough strategy? Tia

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

            What's your current team?

          2. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Strongly considering this myself. Will probably mean going Liverpool midfielder-less for a couple of GWs however if you want the Man City and Arsenal big guns.

            1. Happy Chappy
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Small price to pay

          3. The Prophet
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I’m considering the same stars they but not sure.

            I have Wildcard, Free hit and Triple Captain left. Played my bench boost poorly.

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

          What's the common strategy for d/gw 29 when one has spunked all their chips off, including W/C, and has already brought Giroud in with their transfer this week and not owning any Citeh or Arse players?

          tx.

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

            Delete your team 😀

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

              😯

          2. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Get one premium city or ars player fir the hit and hope it works out.
            And don't double your cards so early next time, silly gnome 🙂

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

              *dump

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

              Tx Potato! 🙁

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

            Captain Giroud

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

              I wanted Batman to start today really, so I'm a little concerned on that front tbh but ty kindly.

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

                Sorry I joked. On a serious note I like Potatoace's suggestion. None of City or Arsenal have super great fixtures and your differentials could always haul. Stay tight and pray hard!

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

                Actually you've just given me an idea.
                Ignore the d/gw-ers altogether and do Tarks > Alonso and Captain that freak of nature.

                C'Monnnnn! 😆

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

                  With all the chips gone, your chance of finishing this season safe is kinda gone! So better have fun and maybe aim towards highest points for a single gw! Best of luck!

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

                    Man! I'm still trying to win this thing, Jeeees!

                    The Worlds coming tumbling down.
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPPP3BXurHk

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

                      tx. U2 🙂

        • Firebreathinturtle
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Mane + Ings to Pépé + Auba. Have TAA & Salah

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

          If I were to bring in a Man Citeh midfielder for #DGW29, these are my only options:

          Dilva
          Rodrigo
          Gundog
          Ferdy
          Foden

          If I choose instead a defender my options are:
          Kyle Walker
          Otamendi
          Mendy
          Zinch
          Cancelo
          Stones
          Garcia

          Thoughts?

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

            I'd pass. Walker out of those.

        • 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone doing Vardy -> Auba?

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I did mate before price rise the other night

          2. melvinmbabazi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            me

        • Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Hendo
          TAA Robbo Saiss
          Salah KDB Perez Fleck
          Kun Jimenez Ings

          Pope Hayden Lascelles Taylor

          Kun to Auba(C) for free & GTG?

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yes

        • Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Zaha and Vardy > Armstrong and Aubameyang for a 4pt hit?

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Surely

          2. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            It could spectacularly backfire

            1. Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              This is my fear haha. Either between this or a wildcard, but then fear I'll screw myself over on the DGWs

        • 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Which team will blank on gw 31? Newcastle?

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

            So far
            Sou, Ars che, mcy, new, ast, mun, shu

        • Releasebreaks
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          My assets for DGW:

          KDB & Pepe

          Is Pepe good differential for (C) ? or just go safe with KDB ?

          Almost everybody in my ML have KDB

          1. Rotation City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            By the way you've framed your question, it sounds like you already know the answer.

            Pepe is streaky, and therefore a risk, and therefore a differential.

            If you're leading your ML, then KDB. If you're a mile behind, maybe take a punt.

        • TB303
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          To fund Aub

          Robo -> Otamendi
          Vary -> Aub

          Or

          Robo -> Gomez
          Vary -> Aub

          1. Rotation City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Personally I'd go Gomez, since there's no guarantee Otamendi will play twice in the DGW. But depends on your level of cover for GW31 I guess.

          2. TB303
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            ok thanks

        • davies
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Any chance it could be DGW30 instead of 29?

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            No

          2. waldo666
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Good question, not actually seen this mentioned tbh. Being that currently the last match for GW29 is on the 10th it would make sense that a match on the 11th would slot straight in.

            Interesting nonetheless and would certainly shake things up even more.

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

              It's always the end of a GW that gets extended for doubles - I don't recall a single instance of the beginning of a GW being brought forward.

              1. waldo666
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah, good point.

              2. reo19uk
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                There has been a couple of occasions of it being brought forward over the years but it is very very rare.

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

                  Can you recall any examples, out of curiosity? E.g. was it a match already scheduled for that gameweek being brought forward? (which would sound plausible)

                  Or a rescheduled match from another GW?

        • luk46
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          With one ft using on Ryan > Patricio, would you rather:

          A - Traore > Saka
          B - Maupay > Nketiah
          C - play Traore

          Ryan*
          TAA Söyüncü O'Connell
          Salah Mane KDB Barnes Traore*
          Jimenez Ings
          4m Maupay Lascelles Holgate

        • TB303
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          How many minutes to price rise?

          1. waldo666
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            About half an hour.

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Not many

          3. Monya Meow Meow
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Around 35

          4. Pass
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            33

        • Lignja
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          1ft 0 itb

          Pope
          Taa, Robertson, Boly
          Salah, Kdb, Mount, Barenes
          Auba, Vardy, Ings

          Lascales, Rico, Dendoker

          a.Ings to Jota
          b. Save
          c. Something else

        • Kloppster
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Evening D-Zents,

          I've benching problem that keeps me awake. Any ideas much appreciated.

          Bench two:
          A) Doherty BH(A)
          B) Stephens NEW(H)
          C) Traore BH(A)
          D) Martial MCI(H)
          E) DCL CHE(a)

          Atleast one of A or B has to play

          Thanks for any ideas!

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

            I'd bench Stephens and Traore probably. (Stephens for sure though)

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Bench C

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

            Thanks both!

            Traore seems obvious, yes. I've had him for 10 GW or so and always benched when he get points and played him when he blanked..

            So wait for Adama haul everyone.

        • reo19uk
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Is KDB important enough to use my wildcard this week or save it for later and go without KDB?

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

            Why wouldn’t you have KDB?

            1. reo19uk
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I did but made the move to take him put last week for Fernandez to make sure won my money league prize last month which is exactly what taking him out did but unluckily the DGW got confirmed and cant get him back in without the wildcard or a -8

          2. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            What's your team?

          3. Pass
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Can you do a -4? Many will captain him. But if you think you have a strong enough team not worth it though

            1. reo19uk
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Pope,
              TAA, VVD, Doherty, Baldock
              Saka, Fernandes, Salah,
              Ings, Jiminez, Auba

              Ramsdale, Soy, Martial, Cantwell

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

                Salah to KDB on free transfer, then you get Salah back on 31

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

          A) Jimmy to Jota
          B) Robbo to Gomez

          Funds Vardy to Auba for a -4

          1. Pass
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Maybe B

          2. waldo666
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            B

        • Klip Klopp
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          An injured Traore and Vardy to Saka and Auba for -4?

          1. Rotation City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Easy yes. So many making this exact move.

          2. waldo666
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Debating those very moves myself. Still very much undecided, was probably going to shift Traore anyway so might end up just doing Traore to Saka for free.

          3. reo19uk
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            No brainer really

          4. The_Fish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I’d be tempted, but I also want Sarr for 31. Feels like a very tricky time.

            1. waldo666
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Saka back out for Sarr in 31?

          5. Mc3
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Thinking the same

        • Mc3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Early DGW transfer thoughts...
          Iheanacho + Traore -> Auba + Saka ???

          Ryan
          TAA VVD Doherty
          Traore Salah Maddison KDB
          Iheanacho Jimenez Ings

          Button / Stephens Rico Hayden
          1FT 4.7ITB

          1. Mc3
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Would be for a hit

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

          Vardy PP: 9.2 SP: 9.5

          If Vardy falls tonight does my SP go down?

          1. Mc3
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yep

          2. reo19uk
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yep your SP would be 9.4

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

          Firmino dunk > Auba Taylor for a hit?

        • Sloane426
            3 months, 1 day ago

            (A) Traore > Saka
            (B) Vardy > Auba

            1. Almathkourq8
                3 months, 1 day ago

                B

              • Happy Chappy
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                B