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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:

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  1. T.Henry14
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    1 FT & 2.8 ITB

    Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, White (Cash, Coufal)
    KDB, Jota, Bowen, Gray (D.Luiz)
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Dennis(C)

    A) Antonio -----> King
    B) Gray -----> Raphinha
    C) Antonio&Gray --------> King&Raphinha for -4

    1. T.Henry14
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      DDG second gk

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B I think

    3. Pegboy
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B

    4. Help Me!
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B from your given options
      Here's what I'm considering since I'll be getting rid of Ronaldo to get Salah, I might just do Ronaldo to Dennis.
      So can do Ronaldo to King now, and easily get Salah in in GW24/25.
      Or you could roll FT if you believe in Ronaldo.

  2. Phlajo
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Bilva -> KdB worth a -4?

    Would still have cash for Salah next GW

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Nope

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Hard one could pay off

    3. Help Me!
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Nope

    4. Mufc202020
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yes

  3. Feed tha Sheep
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    First to 3 please?

    A. Mount > Raphina
    B. James > Laporte
    C. Both -4

    DDG
    TAA Cancelo Dalot (James Williams)
    Jota Mount Bowen BSilva (Gray)
    Ronaldo Dennis DCL

    1. How I met your Mata
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

    2. Pegboy
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Neither and save?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 11 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Could do but Chelsea have three blanks in next 5 GWs so will be selling Mount next week anyway?

        1. Pegboy
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Yep, but you'll be able to bring in Salah/KDB instead with 2FTs

    3. Super John McGinn-
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B

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

    A: Save FT and start DCL
    B: DCL >> Dennis...although that would still leave me 0.2 short of gundog > salah next week (ie will require a hit next gw)

    1. Super John McGinn-
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

    2. Help Me!
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

  5. PartyTime
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    The Verminator retires!

    A true baller!

    1. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      What could've been if it wasn't for injuries.

  6. WHUFCSmith23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    I own Dennis, just like everyone else and assume everyone will be captaining him.

    However I'm thinking of captaining Raphinha or Jota. Am I making a stupid decision?

    1. Warby84
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      No

      1. Catastrophe
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        How's your WC draft looking Warby? I took inspiration from yours, currently on this:

        Sa
        TAA, Cancelo, Laporte, Robertson
        Salah, KDB, Raphinha, Bowen
        Watkins, Dennis

        (Foster, Digne, Ramsey, Broja/Idah)

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I'm slightly reluctantly putting Dennis back in (on WC) but he's currently 4th on my list of preferred captains for the week. Go for Raphinha

  7. How I met your Mata
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Bench one

    A Antonio
    B Watkins
    C Bsilva

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

    2. Pegboy
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A, just.

    3. gelisiguzel
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I would bench Antonio

  8. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Dennis EO this week?

    1. Bubz
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      136

      1. james 101
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        And climbing…

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      If it’s “only” at 110% I would be tempted to bring in King and captain him knowing I can cover Dennis (as I also have him)

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        King's scored in 3 games out of 20 app this season. This plan sounds like DGW fever to me

  9. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    I really dislike this DGW chasing with Dennis and King. Their next fixtures are awful, you dont want both of those hanging around

    1. Pegboy
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I own Foster and Dennis, but I wouldn't buy either. Not sure their fixtures are that bad though.

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        whu, BHA, avl, mun, ARS. In my book those are awful fixtures

        1. Silecro
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Mun seems on paper as a hardest fixture from that lot, and Dennis dropped 14 pointer on them when they met, so I wouldn't put too much on what is tough and what isnt

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            you are joking right? mun play really crap atm. they are horrendous

            1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              • 4 Years
              2 years, 5 months ago

              imo its easiest fixtures of those

          2. james 101
            • 12 Years
            2 years, 5 months ago

            Man U have had 4 clean sheets in 22 games mate.

            Define hard fixture…

        2. Pegboy
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Fair enough, but I'll probably be WC-ing around GW27, so NOR, bur, whu, BHA, avl looks pretty tasty.

        3. Pegboy
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 5 months ago

          WH 2 clean sheet in last 12
          Brighton 2 in 13
          Villa 2 in 14
          Man U 3 in 18

          They're not easy, but don't meet my definition of awful fixtures for an attacker.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Im with you. Heady case of DGW fever right above your post! ^^

    3. Dammit_182
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Very true. BUT my WC trigger finger is hovering, waiting for salah’s return and some DGW announcements being made a few weeks in advance (rather than the current ‘day of the deadline’ set up).

      My moves will now likely be Ronaldo to Dennis (have king) and gray to KDB. Cancello captain.

      Week 24 have a FT and play 4-5-1 benching the Watford boys and playing Antonio.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Its 2 out of 15 spots in your team, and you can play one and bench one in most of those, its not very good but it is not bad either. For me, a punt on King is actually part of a Salah plan fir 24, As i would need a little bit cash anyway. Most have one, so having 2 is the more aggressive approach, which for my style of play is more fun. Those with Foster have had very good timing, As just back in time with almost the best double he could get when you consider how bad Watford is defensively, Norwich home and Burnley away is good as it can get. Also if you have Ddg with him having West ham, i think Ramsdale and Foster owners are in a fickle.

  10. Super John McGinn-
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Any thoughts on transfers or just roll to make it easier to get Salah back next GW

    De Gea
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso
    Foden, Jota, Bowen, Martinelli
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Dennis (C)

    Foster, Mount, Coufal, Livramento

    1 FT 3.6 ITB

  11. xvavl
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Hello all,

    thoughts please?

    Martinez ((Sanchez))
    TAA Cancelo Mings (Keane) ((Davies))
    Bowen Jota (Gallagher) (Son) ((Salah))
    Ant Dennis (Broja)

    2ft, 0.8 itb

    1. Son or both Son+ Gallagher to
    a) Foden
    b) Raphina
    c) Sterling

    2. Keane
    a) Laport
    b) Dias
    c) Ait- Nouri

    3. Broja to King (-4)

    If I do all 3x bench would be Gallagher, Davies, Salah
    Or
    Just 1 & 2 and play Gallagher?

    Cheers

  12. pmj174
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Laporte or Robertson for Livra (-4) to play ?
    Rest of defence is TAA, Cancelo, Lamptey, Regi

    1. Pegboy
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Already too much in defence for me. I'd save it for Salah/KDB.

      1. pmj174
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Cheers. Fair point

  13. outernational
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Any transfers worth making here?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo | TAA | Alonso
    Bowen | Gallagher | Bilva | Jota
    Dennis | Watkins | Antonio

    Sanchez | Dawson | Livra* | Salah*

    1FT & 1.6 ITB

    1. outernational
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      The options I'm considering are:

      1. Livra to Ait Nouri (for more bench cover)
      2. Alonso to Laporte
      3. Bilva to Raphinha
      4. Bilva to Coutinho
      5. Roll free transfer

      1. Help Me!
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        2

  14. Weeb Kakashi
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Bachmann
    TAA Alonso Cancelo Dias
    Bruno Jota Bowen Gray
    Antonio King (C)

    Guaita Rashford James

    1 FT 2.3 ITB

    Any Suggestions? Save probably?

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Save

  15. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Your help is needed please

    In your opinion who is the best ST option out of

    Watkins
    King
    DCL

    for this front eight

    Jota Bernardo Saka Bowen Mbeumo

    Ronaldo Dennis xxxxxxxx

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Jässi
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      King imo

    2. BIGREDDOG
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I’d go Watkins because I think he’s best option longer term.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Watkins

  16. Jässi
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Captain
    A) Dennis
    B) King

    Play
    1) Antonio
    2) Gray

    1. Super John McGinn-
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A1

    2. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A1

    3. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A2

    4. BIGREDDOG
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B2

  17. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi

    Thoughts on the below please both would be for hits.

    A. Gunnarsson > Foster
    B. Broja > Pedro

    Thanks

    1. Jässi
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

    2. Super John McGinn-
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks, hope Pedro does not bag!

    3. BIGREDDOG
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      No and no

  18. adams2318
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Who to play?
    A. Reguilon. I have no Chelsea players.
    or
    B. Keane. I have Watkins.

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A

  19. Junks
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    *REPOST* 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?

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B or save

      1. Junks
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks

  20. james 101
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    When a DGW is announced should the site reset the captain poll?

    Obviously it’s a game changer.

    1. Art Vandelay
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, but this site should do a lot of things they don’t (like have a stable site)

      1. james 101
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Lol

  21. Art Vandelay
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Son to Raph and bench one of Antonio/Gray or roll and wait for future DGW announcements?

    1. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Do it

      1. Art Vandelay
        • 13 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Cheers. I am 90% there but have prospered by, unusually for me, being cautious this season. I would have done it already if I could then afford Jota to Salah next week.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yup do it

    3. james 101
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yes

    4. Art Vandelay
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Cheers folks. Just waiting to hear from the rest of the managers and will hit the button after work.

      Talking of which. Lunch over…

    5. Art Vandelay
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Who am I benching gents?

  22. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Keep Antonio and save FT or bring in Dennis? (Don't have King.)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Interested in this also

    2. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Antonio to Dennis

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Cheers!

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      I'd do the transfer

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks, mate!

    4. Boly Would
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Yeah would make the move for free

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Boly would!

  23. Nice Baps.
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Bachmann owners - what are you going to do? My other keeper is Sanchez

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Playing him this week with Ramsdale on bench.

      Either he plays or he doesn’t, but if Foster gets injured early on tonight……..

  24. sandman58
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Which one to start please?
    A) Gallagher
    B) J.Ramsey

    1. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      A.

  25. waltzingmatildas
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Which looks best?
    A) Alonso, Son to Ait-Nouri, KDB
    B) Gray, Ronaldo to KDB, Pedro
    C) Son, Ronaldo to KDB, Watkins/king

  26. A Moon Shaped Pool
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Hello friends! Should I get Foden or KDB?

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      KdB if funds allow.

      1. A Moon Shaped Pool
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Thank you my guy

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Hmm, foden is such good value, but I want kdb

      1. A Moon Shaped Pool
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        Foden play in front and always in the box. Even cheaper than KDB

  27. outernational
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Quick vote:

    1. Livra to Ait Nouri (for more bench cover)
    2. Alonso to Laporte
    3. Bilva to Raphinha
    4. Bilva to Coutinho
    5. Roll free transfer

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Luxury transfers. Save ft

    2. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      1,2, and 3 🙂

  28. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    A) Bowen
    B) KDB (-4)

    1. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      S

      1. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        A*

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      B

  29. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on alonso to laporte - 4?

    It should work out over next few given chelaea blanks....

    Or just play alonso

    Thanks

  30. Avinash_Y
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    ramsdale or foster

    1. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Ramsdale assuming the Arsenal game is on.

      1. Avinash_Y
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        but foster - DGW against NOR and BUR

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Foster. Foster has higher chance of saves and penalty saves