Fixtures

When will the next FPL Double Gameweeks take place this season?

Fantasy Premier League managers should expect an abnormally high number of Double Gameweeks this season.

And keeping an eye on when these might crop up is important for those looking to make the most of their chips – especially the Triple Captain.

As a result of the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020/21 campaign is the most compressed in modern memory.

Due to a later-than-usual start, there is more pressure on the clashes between league and cup commitments for top-flight teams. This has given schedulers less time to fit in the usual postponements and, of course, we have seen COVID-19 itself put paid to several additional fixtures too.

But when will these inevitable Double Gameweeks surface? And, more importantly, is there anything Fantasy managers can do to pre-empt them and take the rearrangements in their stride?

In this article, we will look at the three specific Premier League clubs involved in the EFL Cup semi-finals, considering the possible scheduling headaches in store for each of them.

Before dive in, it is worth pointing out that these scenarios are not predictions. In each case, they illustrate the fixture pile-up that would result from continued success for each team on all cup fronts in Europe, the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

This should help clarify where Double Gameweeks could feature, as things stand. Further opportunities may open up, depending on the configuration and timing of future Cup defeats though.

The most recent rearrangements involved Burnley v Manchester United and Manchester City v Aston Villa, which have gone into Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19 respectively.

There are currently a further four matches awaiting date reassignments, each of them postponed because of COVID-19 outbreaks.

  • Aston Villa v Newcastle (Gameweek 11)
  • Everton v Manchester City (Gameweek 16)
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham (Gameweek 16)
  • Burnley v Fulham (Gameweek 17)

Barring coordinated early FA Cup exits or some scheduling wizardry, it is unlikely that any of these fixtures will be reassigned before Gameweek 23.

Manchester City

Matches to be rescheduled:

  • Gameweek 16: Everton (away)

Future possible Cup-related postponements:

  • Gameweek 29 (FA Cup quarter-finals): Wolves (home)
  • Gameweek 32 (FA Cup semi-finals): Aston Villa (away)
  • Gameweek 33 (EFL Cup final): Southampton (home)
  • Gameweek 37 (FA Cup final): Brighton (away)

On the assumption Manchester City continue to progress on all fronts this season, there are currently five available midweek slots to accommodate any rescheduled matches. These are Gameweeks 24, 26, 27, 32 and 37.

Gameweeks 32 and 37 look unlikely to become a Double for Pep Guardiola’s men as both the Aston Villa and Brighton matches can drop into the immediately subsequent midweek slots if rearrangements need to happen.

We will know whether or not Manchester City are competing in Gameweek 33’s EFL Cup final a few days after Gameweek 17.

The midweek following the final is set aside for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. 

Given the last-sixteen ties will only be completed during midweek of Gameweek 28, any postponement for Southampton’s league trip to the Etihad Stadium fixture would likely be arranged early to form either a Double Gameweek 24, 26 or 27.

Gameweek 29 is scheduled to coincide with the FA Cup quarter-finals and immediately proceeds the March international break. 

As the quarter-final ties will be determined following the fifth-round matches during the midweek of Gameweek 23, any rescheduling of Manchester City’s home game against Wolves in Gameweek 29 could drop into Gameweek 26 or 27.

The postponed trip to Everton from Gameweek 16 should also feature in either Gameweek 24, 26 or 27.

As a result, continued progress on all Cup fronts could result in four Double Gameweeks for Manchester City between Gameweeks 19 and 27.

This possible scenario illustrates how little room for manoeuvre there is for schedulers. A further COVID-19 postponement for Guardiola’s men could foreseeably force a compressed midweek Double Gameweek toward the end of the campaign, or even delay the end of the season for some clubs.

Manchester United

Fernandes scores again as new Pogba role pushes Rashford to the right

Manchester United matches to be rescheduled:

  • None (at time of writing)

Future possible Cup-related postponements:

  • Gameweek 29 (FA Cup quarter-finals): Crystal Palace (away)
  • Gameweek 32 (FA Cup semi-finals): Burnley (home)
  • Gameweek 33 (EFL Cup final): Leeds (away)
  • Gameweek 37 (FA Cup final): Fulham (home)

On the assumption Manchester United continue to progress on all cup fronts, there are just three available midweek slots to accommodate any rescheduled matches. 

This reduced number compared to their City rivals is due to the extra knockout round the Europa League features over the Champions League. 

The available midweek slots in question are in Gameweeks 26, 32 and 37.

Therefore, progression on all fronts for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form squad will likely lead to a compressed Double Gameweek toward the end of the season, perhaps in Gameweek 37.

Tottenham Hotspur

Kane and Son proving difficult to sell ahead of Double Gameweek 19

Spurs matches to be rescheduled:

  • Gameweek 16: Fulham (home)

Future possible Cup-related postponements:

  • Gameweek 29 (FA Cup quarter-finals): Southampton (home)
  • Gameweek 32 (FA Cup semi-finals): Everton (away)
  • Gameweek 33 (EFL Cup final): Fulham (away)
  • Gameweek 37 (FA Cup final): Aston Villa (home)

Like Manchester United, Spurs’ involvement in the Europa League could hamper their domestic scheduling. 

And with their Gameweek 16 match also requiring rearranging, the result could rise to five rescheduled fixtures, with only three remaining midweek slots to accommodate them: Gameweeks 26, 32 and 37. 

This is another scenario that could lead to a compressed midweek Double Gameweek toward the end of the season.

I hope these example scenarios have whetted your appetite for future Double Gameweeks. 

It must be said that Premier League schedulers have their work cut out for them right now and will have even more on their hands in the coming weeks and months. 

The question some Fantasy managers should be asking themselves in light of this information is: will you still be playing your Triple Captain chip in Double Gameweek 19? 

It is clear that 2020/21 has the potential to feature more Double Gameweeks than any other previous season. The chances of the perfect moment to deploy the Triple Captain arising at some point between now and the end of the campaign are certainly high indeed.

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1,577 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    One reason that Man Utd is first is cause the majority of their home games were against the "stronger" opponents while the most of the away games were against "easier" sides imo...

    1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      They are 2nd....

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        They would still be the champions if the league was to end today

        1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          That’s irrelevant though.....

    2. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      They've gained a grand total of 2 points from those home games against stronger opponents though...

  2. geoffrolph
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Salah, Lamptey, James > KDB, Stones, Dias/Cancelo for - 8?

    Not got a free hit so would give me 3 players for 18 assuming Lamptey isn't back by then. Undecided on who between Dias or Cancelo. They

  3. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    I can get this GW18 team with a -4 :

    Stones Konsa Mitchell
    Bruno KDB Son Riedewald
    Kane DCL

    Starting to consider the need of using the FH chip...

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      You could probably get away with that tbf.

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        I know, but still don't know if there'll be a better occasion to use it later.

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Should be a good opportunity for a decent OR rise.

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    OR #52 will end up scoring 83 but still gets knocked out of the cup (but who can complain at that rank!)
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4787987/event/17

    Any worse FPL cup knockouts that you've seen?

    1. Lukakwho
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      76 and I’m out

    2. Jersey Boy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Cracking tie that!

  5. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Why are people not bringing in Lacazette for gwk 18 and beyond?

    Only 8.2 and 27 pts in the last 3 gwks. Next three against palace, newcastle and southampton. Sold Vardy for him couple gameweeks ago and its paying dividends

    1. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Newcastle is DGW19 and Southampton can do what they did today.

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      If you thought he was that good of an option, you wouldn’t need to ask that question, surely you would prefer it if people didn’t get him?

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        It's not like he's gonna influence thousands of people lol.

      2. TheAbear53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Very very cynical way of looking at it, wow

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          It’s not, because the only way you can climb big rank in this game is if you’re own ideas and differentials score really well.

          The people who are cynical on here are those who come on here to spam ‘lol’ if a defender they don’t own concedes, like half this site did yesterday when Justin conceded.

          1. tafrère
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            But we're millions playing the game and only like 10 people read his comment and thought about it. It doesn't change anything lmao. Even if he convinces like 300 people to bring Lacazette, it still won't change a thing.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 16 days ago

              Alright Guvnor relax

        2. Random Name
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          lmao how has this been twisted into me trying to skew the game in my favour. Some people on here are too serious

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Because there are better options for the DGW and Southampton is hardly a good fixture. Worth it on FH though.

    4. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Probably would if I was FH in 18. But absolutely would prefer Vardy in DGW19

  6. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Salah & DCL -- Sterling & Martial for free?

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Would have 11 if Pieters and Kilman play even bit parts

  7. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    *REPOST*

    How did i do for this FH team? Care to suggest any obvious changes?

    Darlow Johnstone
    Cancelo Baily Stones Holding Targett
    KDB Bruno Son ESR ElGhazi
    DCL Wilson Kane

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I'd like Saka in there

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        You are right in pointing out. Thinking of getting him in instead of ESR.

    2. lespaul
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I think the funds are spread too much

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Good headache?

  8. lespaul
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    For the next few weeks

    A Son and Foden
    or
    B Sterling and Smith Rowe

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      B

      1. lespaul
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers

  9. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Team in shambles, need some help please:

    Meslier - Caprille
    Robbo - Dias - Cancelo - Taylor* - Mitchell
    Salah - KDB - Son - Podence - Soucek
    Adams* - Giroud - Cavani

    2FT & 0.4itb. Have WC & BB

    1. lespaul
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Just WC to a team that covers 18 and 19

  10. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Would you save all chips if you have your current team like this:

    gw18 - 10 players ready - no hits
    gw19 - 9 dgw players - 1 hit

    Will have main players like KDB for gw18, Salah gw19, Bruno for both weeks

    1. lespaul
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Yep

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I’d potentially look at TC GW19 since you’ll most likely be using the other chips in the later big DGW’s

      1. Releasebreaks
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Yes, im considering TC Salah or KDB, will depend on them form

    3. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Depends on players, but sounds like you are well set. Saving chips for later could be a good move.

      1. Releasebreaks
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        These are the teams:

        gw18
        Martinez
        Stones Bellerin Dier
        (C)KDB Bruno Son Zaha Neto
        Kane

        gw19
        Martinez
        Stones Zouma Justin
        (TC)KDB Bruno Son Salah Neto
        Bamford Antonio

        1. themaindanger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Looks good, I'd save your chips for later.

  11. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Liverpools recent results make wildcard very tempting... I have triple pool I would not mind turning into united and City assets

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I think Robertson played well today. Will keep for DGW. TAA has been sloppy a long time.

  12. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Having up to this point been committed to the FH GW18 strategy I am now contemplating playing my WC instead. I figure the core of the players that I want will remain for the remainder of the season and the FH keeps options open with so much uncertainty around with COVID.

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Scrimp, scrape and scramble to put out a half decent team for this blank or use FH. Reckon same will apply to the next one, don't think there's a right answer tbh.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        I can only put out 6 players for GW18 though mate, so a chip needs to be played

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          FH then for mine, WC far more valuable.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      It's a decent idea. Go all in on United, Villa, City. Play in the blank, have doubles, great post-GW20 fixtures. Worth the risk.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Writing this makes me wonder why I want to WC, considering the fact that I'll have triple City, double Villa and one United by the blank.

    3. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Exactly what I’ve been preaching. Not sure why everyone is scared to Wildcard. The DGW is full of teams of players you’ll want anyway

    4. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Keep the WC, it is much more valuable than the FH.

  13. Boberella
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    If anyone is feeling down about any decisions this week... spare a thought...
    A guy in my mini league scored 25 points for the week, captained DCL and his only return was Vardy's assist. Highest scoring player in his whole team was KWP - who he benched.

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      ouch

  14. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Salah and TAA needs a kick in the nutsack...tuuurrible displays
    Mane is the real King of Pool not Salah.

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Is AWB best defender from Man United to bring in for 18 and 19? Concerned with Maguire being on 4 yellow cards so probably not sensible to get him and not sure if Shaw or Telles nailed

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      AWB or Bailly for mine but need to monitor Lindelof injury in relation to the latter..

  16. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    No free hit needed for the below? Can get Smith-Rowe in for a -4 🙂

    Martinez
    Cancelo/Dias Holding
    Grealish KDB Son
    DCL Watkins

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Would you even bother getting Smith-Rowe for a hit?

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        tempted to cover Arsenal, solid 5th mid going forward too

  17. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone else planning to buy Robbo when he hits 6.8m? 🙂

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I reckon I can safely say I'm done with Liverpool defence this season.

      1. themaindanger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Robertson scored 9pts previous week and is still the highest scoring defender in the game. Sounds a bit like a kneejerk reaction.

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Also the most expensive defender in the game, the likes of Zouma, Bendarek and Creswell matching him for a fraction of the cost.

    2. Canarinha
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      6.8 not happening bro
      Robbo is on fire...Taa will definitely drop close to that though

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      If Van Dijk is back this season, definitely.

    4. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      6 ppg over last 4, nothing to amke fun of

      1. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        make

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Won't happen. TAA has only fallen 0.2m in price despite losing over 2 million owners.

  18. james 101
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Could use some ideas!

    Draft FH18 squad:

    Leno
    Cancelo Mina Stones
    Bruno, KDB, Son, El Ghazi, Rashford
    Kane Wilson

    (Steer, WanB, Kilman, Davis)

    Who do I need to swap in/out?!

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Wouldn't have El Ghazi, would have 2 City attackers instead of Kane. Like the rest. I'd also prefer Darlow to Leno

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks mate. Will check those out.

    2. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Grealish over El Ghazi
      Wouldn't have 2 united Mids against Burnley (Prefer 2 city attack, lose Rash)
      Play AWB over Mina

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks for your input mate

  19. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Is saving FH, BB, TC and 2nd WC overkill these next 2 weeks?

    Might end up not having enough juicy doubles to take advantage of later on...

    Tempted to TC KDB in 19 and just be done with it and save the rest

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Could be genius. it's impossible to tell w/o knowing your team however...

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Non FH 18 team:

        Martinez,
        Dias, Mitchell
        (K)DB, Bruno, Grealish, Smith Rowe
        Kane, Wilson

        (Peacock, Salah, Bamford, Dunne)

        Will leave me with 10x DGW players + Kane in GW19 when I do Adams > Rodrigo

        Won't need to take a hit at all

        1. Coys96
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          That's fine then. No chip needed.

        2. TimoTime
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          I meant Wilson > Rodrigo, doing Adams > Wilson this week for free

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Not at all. At least I'm fairly sure I'll be doing so happily. It's all about the team setup and what your side is prepared to do.

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah patience might be key this season, worried about some fat red arrows next couple GW's though

  20. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Mark knows!

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Tbh, he also got away with it when Spurs had their game cancelled against Fulham, which could have been more hauls for Son and Kane.

  21. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    2FTs. 0.6 ITB. Thoughts anyone?

    A) Gabriel > Tierney*
    B) TAA > Tierney*
    C) Rashford > Son

    GW18:
    Martinez
    Cancelo Gabriel* Stones
    KDB Bruno Son* Grealish Saka*
    Martial Brewster*

    (McCarthy) | Mitchell*, (TAA, Bamford)

    () = Blank GW18
    * = Single GW19
    ___________

    GW19:
    Martinez
    Cancelo TAA Stones
    KDB Bruno Son* Grealish Saka*
    Martial Bamford

    McCarthy | Gabriel*, Mitchell*, Brewster*

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Not going to use FH in either GW obviously

    2. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      B wouldn't be a bad shout. Trent was shocking today and frees up nice funds
      Not sure on your C option as you already have Son?

  22. Goooo Rickie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Do we really think Cancelo plays all 3 games across 18 & 19?

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I would think so.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Yes.

    3. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Wish I owned him (went Stones+funds instead). He looks excellent.
      He'll only miss the odd game so just have bench cover

  23. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone else capable of getting a full team of DGWers on BB? Have 13 atm... 😀 although that does include Forster

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      If I WC, sure.

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I'm going to have 15 if last minute injuries and/or covid permits obviously...

    3. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Not sure you need 15DGW players. I would want at least one of Son or Kane against Sheffield Utd. Maybe both.

    4. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      2 hits and I have 15

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      What do you think about hits to get DGWers? I can get a full set but it'll cost a -12.

  24. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Anybody taking a chance on Gundogan for the next 3?

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Great punt.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Certainly thinking of it, doubling up with KDB. It's him or Siggy and while I was happy with Siggy I'm thinking Gundogan will probably end up doing better over the next few weeks if he maintains his advanced position and is a lot cheaper

  25. geoffrolph
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Cancelo or Dias?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Cancelo for me

      1. geoffrolph
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        More exciting then Dias, but I always hear on here about he will get rotated but seems pretty nailed to me

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Cancelo- but wait and see if is rested in FA cup game otherwise risk of rest in 18

      1. geoffrolph
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah good idea. Thinking of wildcarding so i can tinker before deadline if needs be.

  26. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Wildcarding to this from week 20

    Martinez Forster
    Tierney Cancelo Stones Creswell Dallas
    Saka Bruno Kdb Grealish Son
    Wilson Kane Bambam

    Sick of Salah...I may swap KDB for Mane further ahead though.

    Thoughts? 🙂

  27. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Evening all!! Would we think Coufal will play both games in the double??or would it be worth paying the extra for Cresswell??? Thankyou

    1. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      High chance he does as he had a rest recently

    2. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Hard to say. He plays at least one.

      In terms of paying extra for Cresswell it depends on what the extra 0.7 would do for the rest of your team

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah that’s why I’m wondering if I should go for Cresswell instead mate,well I’m on WC setting up for this week with a view to BB the weeks after, I want Fabianski (fitness permitting)and can have Coufal with him whereas with Cresswell I have to have the Fulham keeper

    3. Jersey Boy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Coufal will surely play 90 in both, but would still choose Cresswell if I didn’t already own Coufal

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers mate yea I had Coufal but would like to squeeze up to Cresswell If I can, will be happy to have Coufal tho

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

      Hey buddy! How’s it going?

      Just checked West Ham’s fixture schedule and they play on the 16th and 19th. Last time they had quick turnaround, Coufal was benched for one of the games, which could happen again. If you have spare money, I would probably go for Creswell if you do not yet own either of the two.

      Could you also help me please mate? I’m in a massive dilemma.

      Would you take an 8 point hit to give you a team for the BGW as follows

      Wan Bissaka Stones Dias
      KDB Bruno Son
      Watkins Kane
      (8 players in total)

      To put this into context, I will be making these moves

      Taylor, Balbuena, DCL => AWB, Stones, Watkins (players that I want longer term)

      And Hokey Cokey Salah and KDB

      Or should I just FH?

      Sorry for the long post! 🙂

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Hello matey, I’m good mate thankyou, yeah I have Coufal currently and I’m wondering if I should upgrade to Cresswell for exactly that reason and I’d I choose to us BB that week I like to know my players have the best chance of playing twice, Ogbonna is an option too if I want to save a little. That team looks good mate!! Got all the key players really so you could save the FH, if you feel you can get a decent score which you should with those players could be a shrewd move to make by saving so you have it for later in the season !!

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          *would you rather have Cancelo and Coufal, or AWBand Cresswell mate?

          1. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 16 days ago

            Thats tricky.

            I would go for AWB and Creswell if I was focusing on the DGW only.

            But on balance, Cancelo and Coufal are better long term picks. There is a risk for both of these players to miss one of the DGW games but I would accept the risk and go with these two.

        2. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks mate. Much appreciated. Since you are wildcarding, I would go ahead and bring in Creswell if you could afford him. Coufal is a better pick than Ogbonna despite the former being bit of a rotation risk.

          Good luck mate!

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            Thankyou mate!! I have Cresswell in now, can always go back to Coufal if I need too, best of luck too mate, stay safe!!

            1. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 16 days ago

              You too mate. I have also responded to your follow up question. Please see above. 🙂

  28. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    I don’t know what it is, but I really want to TC aguero in the dgw...

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Reminiscence

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Would be a really good differential. See the carabao cup though. If man united win against City, then they’ll have a double game week later in the season, with 1 fixture being Leeds.

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      The way things are going with him you'd be lucky to get 3 points out of him

    4. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Too risky. No evidence he is even going to start either game.

  29. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Current gw18 team:
    no GK
    Targett, Kilman
    Grealish, KDB, Bruno
    DCL, Wilson
    (McCarthy, Forster; Chilwell, KWP, Coufal; Salah, Soucek; Bamford)

    2FTs, 0.3itb
    1) McC, Chilwell > Martinez, Cancelo --- end up with 9 for gw18
    2) Play FH anyway (would be fairly template)

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Clarification -- 9 players, assuming Kilman plays

  30. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    I know Liverpool fans will never acknowledge this, bit tonight's performance is entirely on Klopp. Poor, poor decisions before and during the match, being the Henderson playing CB with Ox in midfield one absolutely appalling.