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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.”

HOW THE TOP 10K ARE CURRENTLY SET UP FOR DOUBLE 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:

2,752 Comments Post a Comment
  1. nikornla
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    For the next few GWs (5+)

    A) Coutinho + Edouard
    B) Gallagher + Watkins

    1. Rbyrne95
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      B

  2. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Antonio, Simms > King, Dennis -4?

    1. M2.0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Definitely

  3. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Dias safer/better pick than Laporte considering that he's just had a rest??

    1. M2.0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      In theory, yes. In Pepland, no.

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      In theory but long term with CL etc Pep will rest him given their lead in the prem.

    3. Coldplay
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Good luck guessing who's Pep going to rest next. Just get one and hope for the best

    4. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Pep is that sort of manager to bench someone for looking at him funny in training, or shooting instead of passing in a session.

      In theory you are right, but do not expect it to always go like it should I’m regards to Peps selection.

  4. M2.0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Hi, Point predictions for:

    a) KDB
    b) Bowen

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      A) 11
      B) 2

    2. Sun God Nika
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Would expect both to get at least 1 goal, KDB with a higher ceiling for this week.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Expecting a Bowen goal is a bit much

        1. james 101
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 4 months ago

          His firm is ridiculous mate. And Man U like to concede (4 clean sheets in 22 games!!)

          1. james 101
            • 12 Years
            2 years, 4 months ago

            *form

            1. DARE TO BISCAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 years, 4 months ago

              Ridiculous firmness.

        2. Sun God Nika
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 4 months ago

          what are you on about, he is in great form and man utd def is rubbish

          1. No Kane No Gain
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 4 months ago

            Yes was more on the lines of a good chance of a Bowen goal than be expecting one lol

  5. Rbyrne95
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Sorry bottomed.

    Stuck what to do with my mid.

    Getting wild FOMO with Raphinha with his form; especially against with Newcastle. I will be moving Maddison and Foden anyways but with Maddison's home form too I'm stuck with taking him out this week or not.

    Jota, KDB, Maddison, Bowen, Foden.

  6. Coldplay
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Choose 1 to play:

    A) Johnson (mun)
    B) Broja (MCI)
    C) Reguilon (che)
    D) Maddison -4 (or anyone else)

    D can't be Jota or KDB

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      D) Raph -4?!

  7. Lord of Ings
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Quick poll check:-
    A)captaining Dennis or king?
    B)owning one or both

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Yes
      Both

      1. Lord of Ings
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        I meant who out of Dennis and king?

    2. Silecro
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      A) Dennis
      B) Both

      1. james 101
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Yep

  8. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    I can see the Dennis 20 pointer now. I'm cursed this season on big captaincy calls. Only own King. Bring on the pain!

    1. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Get him in?

      There really are no dominant strikers this season anyway…

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Me to and I'm going for Dennis. 2 pointers all round I reckon since I also own king

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Too*

    3. Silecro
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Going with King as (c)?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Yep. NOR was a fixture that is close to being captainable. Give him another fixture against another relegation rival and it's his.

  9. The Mighty Whites
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    1FT, 4.0 ITB -

    DDG - Bachmann

    TAA - Cancelo - Dawson - White - Livramento

    Jota - Maddison - Gundogan - Bowen - Raphinha

    Ronaldo - Antonio - Broja

    Obviously going to do Broja to Dennis, would you do a -4 to bring KDB in for Gundogan and bench Antonio?

    1. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      As a long term play? Yes.

      But what about Salah?

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Could do a -4 to do Maddison to Salah and Ronaldo to cheap striker

  10. klopptimusprime
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    For Dennis:
    a Watkins
    b DCL
    c Antonio
    d None

    1. Coldplay
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      b

    2. The Mighty Whites
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      B

    3. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      B or c

    4. Feed tha Sheep
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      C

    5. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      C

  11. Littlebitwizardoföz
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Play (a) Martinelli or (b) Antonio?

    1. Tomsk
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Martinelli

    2. moz_1983
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      A

    3. Boly Would
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Antonio

  12. PartyTime
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Start one;
    A) Lowton
    B) Pinnock

    Thanks

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Lowton for sure

  13. JONALDINHO
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Alonso to Lowton? Can keep him on bench for doubles down the line and can play this week

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      I’d steer clear of Burnley defence
      Can’t see them keeping a clean sheet in either

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      I'd rather go for Ait-Nouri than Lowton. Good fixture this week too.

      I'm rolling though. I'm not yet settled on my Alonso replacement.

  14. Junks
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    1FT 1.1ITB
    Foster
    TAA Cancelo Alonso Nouri
    Bowen Saka Foden Moura
    Watkins Dennis

    Ramsdale / Antonio / Duffy / Salah

    Not sure I'm happy with the above so.....
    A. Play as is and hold and roll FT
    B. Moura to Coutinho/Ramsey
    C. Alonso & Moura to Robertson & Ramsey -4
    D. All suggestions welcome?

  15. Silecro
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Last saturday - burned by Dennis(c)
    Today - ready to be burned again...

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Reminds me when Bart Simpson went for the electric wired cupcake time and time again

      1. Silecro
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        it really does feel like that

  16. Brunsvigeren
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    So, ranked 59k, 5.1 ITB, 1 FT,

    Just leave it, as it is?, advice?


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

    Steer, Duffy, James, Richardson

    Maybe James to Laporte, and play instead of Saka?

    1. Brunsvigeren
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      My bench is poo 😀

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Screwed if Ars Bur game is off

      1. Brunsvigeren
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Yeah, I have played with 9/10 players the last few gameweeks, but still manage to jump in top 60k..

  17. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Anything worth a hit here? 9.3m itb!!!!!!!

    Foster
    Taa cancelo tierney
    Bernardo Jota Mount bowen
    Antonio king Dennis

    Lloris gray Alonso Johnson

    1. Boly Would
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Mount to KDB

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Just made that move for free

      2. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Thanks

  18. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    De Gea
    Alonso TAA Cancelo
    Bowen Jota Sterling Maddison
    Kane Toney King

    Steele Coufal Dier ESR

    A Toney to Dennis/Pedro
    B Toney to Dennis/Pedro & ESR to Raphinha (-4) Would mean benching Bowen or Maddison
    C ESR to Raphinha & Alonso/Dier to digne (-4)

  19. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    what to do here?
    Foster
    Cancelo, TAA, Lamptey
    Foden, Bowen, Jota, Mount
    Watkins, Dennis, Ronaldo
    Ramsdale, BDavies, D.Luiz, Johnson
    5,9 ITB

    Thinking
    A) BDavies -> Digne
    B) Mount -> KdB (c)
    C) Other?

    Help appreciated. Plan is to bring in Salah next gw. Ronaldo+D.Luiz-> Broja+Salah

  20. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Is this -4 worth it?
    Keane + Trossard > Jota + Kamara

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      I like the kamara punt
      I’d say yeah good moves.

    2. sirmorbach
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      I'd do it!

    3. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Definite upgrade

      Will Jota keep getting this much game time?

    4. MrZ
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Coutinho + kamara

  21. Firmino
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Is KdB really worth it over Foden if not captaining?

    1. A Moon Shaped Pool
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      I’m in the same situation right now. Should I get Foden or KDB?

    2. Lord of Ings
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Will it hamper your plans to bring in salah? If not get KDB,Next 3 fixtures are flawless and you’ll be tempted to captain him sometime.

      1. james 101
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        What this guy said

  22. Malinwa
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Toney > King worth a -4 ?

  23. sirmorbach
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    A. Antonio to Dennis/King/Pedro for free or save FT for the break?
    B. If yes, Dennis or King or Pedro?

    1. Malinwa
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      I would save

      1. sirmorbach
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Thanks, sir

    2. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      You need one of them really. Dennis is the one to have

      1. sirmorbach
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Yes, I really wanted to save, but I'm scared not to have even one of them

  24. Lignja
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Who to sell for Dennis

    A. Antonio (bench Martineli)
    B. Ronaldo (bench Antonio)

    And for -4

    1. Mount to Coutinho (money itb for Salah)
    2. Mount to Kdb(c) untill Salah is back

    Ddg
    Taa, Cancelo, Dalot
    Jota, Foden, Bowen, Martineli
    Ronaldo, Antonio, King

    Sanchez, Mount, Davies, Coufal

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      A and 2 (if you must).

      Antonio has over stayed his welcome. Although benching martinelli could be dangerous

  25. TheBiffas
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    DCL or Kane > King?

  26. matiakez
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    What are Reguillon owners doing?

    I can't decide whether to use my free to shift him out? If I do it would most likely to be for Laporte, other option is hold and sell for Digne next week.

    Should say I'd have to start him if I keep.

    1. Help Me!
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Chelsea is in relatively poor form, I think it's fine to keep and start Reguillon if no other option.

    2. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Laporte is a solid shout

      I’m waiting to see Digne settle in

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Keeping, I have bigger issues.

    4. Boly Would
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Keeping because he's an easy bench for me.
      In your situation, I'd make the move.

  27. Help Me!
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Is CR to Dennis worth it this GW? because will allow me to move 7.0/7.5 mid to Salah in GW24 or GW25.
    Don't mind benching Dennis afterwards as I also have Watkins and Antonio.
    Obviously it depends, but it's a way for me to justify CR to Dennis, plus it's a DGW and a captaincy option.
    The other option would be to roll FT and would still need to get rid of CR to get Salah later on.

    1. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Yes

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Might as well do it now for extra game. Many captaining him too.

  28. Malkmus
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Play:

    A - Dalot
    B - Mount

    Ta !

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Mount easy for potential

    2. Help Me!
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Mount

      1. Malkmus
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Thanks both

  29. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Mount gone, Kdb in (c)
    Dennis (vc)

    Good luck all

  30. donbagino
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 4 months ago

    Doubling King+Dennis? Who to drop for a hit
    a)Kane
    b) CR7
    c) none, stay with 1 Watford striker

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      C

    2. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 4 months ago

      Probably not for a hit mate