Double Gameweek 23 confirmed for Burnley and Watford

Gameweek 23 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) will be a ‘double’ after all – but seemingly only for Burnley and Watford.

The outstanding fixture between the Hornets and the Clarets at Turf Moor will now be accommodated on February 5, over two weeks after the Gameweek 23 deadline passes.

There is space in the schedule for that previously postponed match as only FA Cup round four ties are being contested on that weekend and both clubs are already out of the competition.

Watford also play Norwich City at home in Gameweek 23, with Burnley away at Arsenal.

This is the third time that this fixture has had a date set, with unavailability issues putting paid to the previous two attempts to get the game on.

There has been no word yet on Aston Villa or Leeds, who also have a fixture against one another to fulfil and who are similarly eliminated from the FA Cup.

This line from the Premier League in their own Double Gameweek announcement suggests that will remain the case – although who knows for sure in this topsy-turvy season:

“Crucially, Watford and Burnley are the only two sides who are scheduled to play twice in Gameweek 23.”


Once again we turn to the excellent LiveFPL site for ownership data.

Taking the top 10,000 as a sample, the average FPL manager owns not far off 1.5 Watford players (before Gameweek 23 transfers), with Emmanuel Dennis (£6.1m), Ben Foster ((£4.1m) and Joshua King (£5.8m) mopping up the bulk of that figure:

Burnley are a bit of an afterthought, with bench fodder favourite Josh Brownhill (£4.3m) the most owned at just over 6%.

Most FPL managers within the top 10k own either Dennis or King, with only 4.77% selecting both players – though that number will likely rise a bit by Friday’s deadline:

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2,752 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    No mention of Raheem Sterling..

  2. Gon Freecss
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I have Dennis... but is it worth doubling up?

      A) Antonio > Pedro (differential potential, and I'm chasing)

      B) Antonio > King

      B) Save

      1. TB303
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Antonio is better long term pick so keep

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        I am planning to get Pedro (for Kane) and have him as my last fodder and use that money to get Salah + elsewhere.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Was looking to bench Gallagher but with Fabinho and matip potentially out I think I might start him

    • TB303
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Why hasn’t the FF app added the extra game? Is it still tbc??

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        No it is official

      2. TB303
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 hours ago

        But game not updated??

        1. Reacher
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 16 hours ago

          its on my app now

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Ronaldo and Gray to King and KDB -4?

    • Tsssst
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Keeper choice for WC moving forward?

      Foster and.... ?

    • acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Captain dilemma..

      A) Dennis
      B) Jota
      C) Foden
      D) TAA

      Help much appreciated..

    • Joey Barton and Friends
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Was all set on Silva to KDB with my transfer but tempted to get another Watford player: e.g Pickford to Foster or Livra to some defender

      1. kellamergh
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 hours ago

        Don't fall into the trap.

    • Lallana
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      40%+ ownership for Dennis

    • damiang2233
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Best replacement in defence for Rudiger?

    • philz94
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Remove Watkins or Antonio for Dennis ?

    • kellamergh
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Would you do...
      Reguilon & L.Moura for Digne & Bruno -4?

      Cancelo TAA Laporte
      Raphinha Jota Bowen L.Moura Foden
      King Ronaldo

      Foster Reguilon Coufal Davis

      5.2m itb

    • Brunsvigeren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Just leave it, as it is?, advice?, ranked 59k

      5.1 IT, 1 FT

      TAA - Cancelo - Rüdiger
      Bowen, Bruno, Jota, Saka, Foden
      King, Dennis(C)

      Steer, Duffy, James, Richardson

      Maybe James to Dias, and play instead of Saka?

    • Lord of Ings
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Dennis or king who have you guys captained?

    • Rocketfabs11
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      Would you trade Antonio for Dennis (have king don’t have Bowen) for free?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        No, there's better options than double Watford forwards surely, and I say that as a current Dennis and King owner.

    • indy13
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      Hey guys.
      Could do with some help pretty please:

      Cancel - TAA - Davies
      Jota - Bowen - Gray - Maddison
      Dennis - Ronaldo - Kane

      DDG - Trossard - Tsimikas - Johnson
      already used my free transfer this week on Broja > Dennis (before the dgw announcement)
      1.9m ITB

      a) Ronaldo to Watkins (-4) (which allows Trossard > Salah for FT next week)
      b) Gray to Raphina (-4)
      c) Gray to Coutinho (-4)
      d) Trossard to Raphina (-4)
      e) Trossard to Coutinho (-4)
      f) do nothing