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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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I will have between 7 and 9 players in GW 31 incl. 3 Pool. Would you use FH in that case?

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

      I will have 9 players. Pretty happy with that! FH for 34 surely!

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thinking the same but GW 34 should be small DGW with one or two teams with double and i dont see good fixtures..

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

          It will have blanks aa well

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

      Depends if it's 7.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I think it will be 8 without hits.

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

    McCarthy (button)
    TAA, vvd, Lascelles (Holgate, soy)
    KDB, salah, grealish, Maddison (Traore)
    Vardy, ings (greenwood)

    1 Ft

    A. Vardy > Auba
    B. Ings > Auba
    C. Vardy, Greenwood > Auba, Jota (-4) as a way of working towards more players for 31

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

      C

    2. Almathkourq8
        3 months, 1 day ago

        A

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

      This is my attack

      Salah KDB Perez Fleck (Hayden)
      Auba Jimenez Ings

      Hayden to Saka for -4? Would have benching issues as well!

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

        Don’t think so, but close

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Zero DGW players.

      Jesus.

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

        Rock on Brother! 😆

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          The only way I can get Auba & KdB is selling Jimenez and Mane, which can go horribly wrong this week.

          FFS.

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

            I reckon the d/gw-ers are a bunch of lightweight MUPPETS!

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

            Getting them in and out isn't cheap

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

        He makes 1.

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          lol

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

      Safe to do Vardy > Auba for free?

      Can’t afford if he rises...

      1. Almathkourq8
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Surre and Captain him

        • TB303
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          yes

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

          i did it
          not that means you should :/

      2. Almathkourq8
          3 months, 1 day ago

          This is my plan and please advise me

          1) use W/C now and on GW 31 use FH
          2) Mane to Pépé
          3) Ingsy + Mane to Mahrez/DSilva + Auba ( -4), im in top 10K

          1. KDB4PREZ
              3 months, 1 day ago

              How about use W/C now and have 5/6 DGW players for 29 with 7-9 players who don’t blank in 31. Then use FH 34 DGW and then free transfers from 34-37 to get team ready for BB? Assuming you have that chip also that is? Gl

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

                I’m in a similar position to this but with the Triple Captain chip left opposed to bench boost.

                At the moment I like this idea of W/C this week with contingency of having GW31 players covered.

                Maybe Free Hit 34 and use the Triple Captain chip in 37.

                Would this make sense???

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

            Traore & Ings > Sarr & Jota (-4)?

            Leaves me with;

            McCarthy
            TAA Boly Soyuncu
            Sarr KDB Salah Barnes
            Auba(C) Vardy Jota

            Button Fernandez Cantwell Lundstram

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

            When are other DGWs expected to be for teams missing 31 and 34?

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

              37

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

            here's hoping Leicester loses and doesn't blank 31 to throw all these into array!

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

            on -4 anything else worth a hit?

            Pope (button)
            Gomez, TAA, O’Connell, Fernandez, soy
            KDB, salah, Bruno, dendonk, cantwell
            Ings, Aub(TC), Jimmy.

          6. KDB4PREZ
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Paid price 4.0 sale price 4.4 Cp 4.9 and about to drop, can I take it or will Lundy drop me .01 yet again?

              I feel like I can take this drop with no affect is that correct? Tia

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

                yes

                1. KDB4PREZ
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Cheers m8

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

                I want to save my BB for a DGW but should I use it now?

                Henderson (NOR)

                TAA (BOU) VVD (BOU) Stevens (NOR)

                Salah (BOU) KDB (mun/ARS) Richarlison (che) Fernandes (MCI)

                Jota (BHA) Ings (NEW) Jiminez (BHA)

                McCarthy (NEW) Stephens (NEW) Lascelles (sou) Hayden (sou)

                I’d do Hayden > Saka with my transfer this week so bench would be

                McCarthy (NEW) Stephens (NEW) Lascelles (sou) Saka (WHU/mci)

                Cheers

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

                  save

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

                Overall rank 9K.

                Team:

                Pope
                TAA-Lundstram-Saiss (Dunk, Rico)
                Perez-Fernandes-Salah-KDB(c) (Traore)
                Ings-DCL-Firmino

                1FT 2,0 ITB.

                A) Firmino to Auba (I think this one makes the most sense even tho there is a chance of backfire)
                B) Firmino to Auba + -4 to fix defence
                C) Save FT
                D) Other options?

                1. Bushwhacker
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    The Lundstram/Rico conundrum seems the biggest problem.

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

                      I feel like this is a weak spot as well, but Lundy played alongside Berge tonight and might aswell do so against Norwich.

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

                        Very much doubt that he starts.

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

                          What about Auba-Firmino and Lund to Soy/Aurier for a hit? Small margins these days, so I would like to avoid a hit really, but everyone bringing Auba for DGW has be concerned,

                      2. Bushwhacker
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          FA Cup ; I also don't think he'll start Premier League games.

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

                            I think I'll go for Firmino/Auba and Lund/Soy switch for a hit. But has this DGW 29 really been confirmed? Not updated in FPL fixtures yet.

                  • bigdip
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    I took a -4 hit to bring in Auba but i'm worried I have no wolves players.
                    Ryan,Button,
                    TAA Gomez Lundy (Targett, Kelly)
                    Mane (c) Barnes Grealish Fleck (Martial)
                    Auba Ings DCL
                    (0 FT, 6.2mn ITB)

                    Shall I make it a -8 hit to do one of the following?
                    A) Ings to Jimenez/Jota
                    B) Kelly to Doherty
                    C) Keep team

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

                      Kelly to Doherty looks a good move even for -4

                      Not sure why you still have Lundstram considering he's lost his place and will get 1 point most weeks

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

                      a Jota or b
                      but id do one

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

                    GTG?

                    No hits. 0 FT remaining! 1.1 ITB!

                    Hendo
                    TAA Robbo Saiss
                    Salah KDB Perez Fleck
                    Auba(C) Jimenez Ings

                    Pope Hayden Lascelles Taylor

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

                    Odds on vardy starting vs villa?

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

                      50/50

                    2. Bushwhacker
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Rogers seemed very confident.

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

                      Is Arsenal v Southampton definitely ruled ouf for GW31?

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

                        yes

                      2. HurriKane
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Yes

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

                        Cheers. Is it for Arsenal in FA Cup? International break afterwards firvtwo weeks but could it be played midweek before GW31? Will prob just get Auba fir GW29 so.

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

                          It could be doesn't need to be with no Europe for Arsenal or games to catch up.

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

                      Just took a second consecutive hit, feels good man.

                      Hope Saka plays both too.

                    5. Bartowski
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Is anyone from City apart from De Bruyne with getting in?

                      Good possibility most won't get both games anyhow.

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

                      Hi Guys, I am not too experienced with the use of chips so i would just like some help for when i should use them?

                      I still have WC, FH and BB all in tact.

                      What do i do for Gameweeks 31, 34, 37?

                      This is my team:

                      0.1M in the bank | 0 FT

                      Dubravka
                      TAA Doherty Soyuncu
                      Salah KDB Richarlison Maddison
                      Auba Jiminez Ings

                      McGovern | Lascelles D.Luiz Navarro

                      Thanks a lot guys

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

                      Vardy, grealish > Pepe, Jota? -4

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

                      Perez to Ozil for -4?

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

                        I'd rather have Perez and the 4 points.

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

                          Fair enough

                    9. chaser123
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Any thoughts on this? Not in good shape for this double...

                      McCarthy
                      TAA Boly Aurier
                      Mane Salah KDB Barnes
                      Jiménez Ings Ayew

                      (Sidibe Doug.Luiz Rico)

                      2.1m ITB and 1 FT

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

                        How bad do you want Auba? Could even save and work towards 31.

                        1. chaser123
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Yeh that’s what I was thinking, basically ignore the double gameweek. Could be punished though!

                          Only way to get Auba is a -8 or getting rid of a Liverpool mid!?

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

                      Price Changes - 4th March 2020

                      🔻  Rico (4.2), Firmino (9.6), Martinelli (4.5), Podence (5.2)

                      1. UpTheCherries
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Bullocks could've waited another day 🙁

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

                          for what?

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

                            Till the cows come home

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

                        Thanks Rainy, I really do hate Rico.

                        1. rainy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Such a boon early on, until he wasn’t with a capital W

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

                        Martinelli DGW haul incoming.

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

                        Cheers Rainy.

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

                        Thank you vardy 🙂

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

                        Cheers Rainy Days! 🙂

                        Tuned in to BBC tonight to watch the match without correct documentation, a little worried to be honest.
                        Keeping my head low yer!
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuU1GT6Mv3Q

                        1. rainy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          You’d expect the van will be round shortly. Smile knowingly and tell them you’re in the midst of filming a Nordic noir, and NRK will ring Sir David tomorrow

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

                        Did not expect that Martinelli drop... DGW wrecking ball here we go!

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

                          Will Martenelli play? clustching at straws

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

                            Not sure why he was dropped recently at all... had played well. Had a good cup game too, so back in the running. Surely playing against WHU, and goals there gets him time vs Citeh. Or not. Arteta's as bad as Pep

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

                      Vardy + Traore to Aubameyang + Saka (-4)

                      Yay or Nay

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

                        Got any Leicester, Man City, Spurs or Norwich players?

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

                          Vardy,KDB,Cantwell,Aurier

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

                            Let them play today 1st. Man Utd on Thursday.

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

                        Yeah

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

                          cheers

                    12. Boberella
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Play one:
                      A) Stephens - NEW (H)
                      B) Dunk - WOL (A)
                      C) Lascelles - SOU (A)

                      Currently on A due to home fixture.
                      Any input please?

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

                        Not B. I think it's 50-50 between A and C. Southampton have a full week of rest.

                    13. jaguar shark
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      What’s the word on Stevens?

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

                        Fit for Norwich

                    14. yakirh
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      A. Pepe & Jota (KDB captain)
                      B. Auba & Sarr (Auba captain)

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

                        Definitely Auba and Sarr, but still possibly KDB captain.

                    15. Trophé Mourinho
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Liverpool are done, done I tell you. One pool is too many

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

                          Are they going to lose the league?

                          1. Trophé Mourinho
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              looking likely

                          2. Bushwhacker
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              If you don't play the first team you don't deserve to win. But that's priorities for you.

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

                            Who scores more over the next couple of weeks? Not sure if Robbo gets rested.

                            A)Kabsele (cry, LEI, bur) + Maddison (AVL, wat)
                            B) Robbo (BOU, eve, PAL) + Saka (mci, WHU, bha)

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

                              You look like a new man.
                              A man who means business, I like.

                              B

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

                                Cheers bud. Yep, think I'm going for it too.