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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. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    No mention of Raheem Sterling..

  2. Gon Freecss
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 5 months 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. NotsoSpursy
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Antonio is better long term pick so keep

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

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

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

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

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

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

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      No it is official

    2. NotsoSpursy
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      But game not updated??

      1. Reacher
        • 14 Years
        2 years, 5 months ago

        its on my app now

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Ronaldo and Gray to King and KDB -4?

  6. Tsssst
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Keeper choice for WC moving forward?

    Foster and.... ?

  7. acidicleo
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Captain dilemma..

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

    Help much appreciated..

  8. Joey Barton and Friends
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 5 months 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
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      Don't fall into the trap.

  9. Klopp's Kids
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    40%+ ownership for Dennis

  10. damiang2233
    • 14 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Best replacement in defence for Rudiger?

  11. philz94
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Remove Watkins or Antonio for Dennis ?

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

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

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

    Foster Reguilon Coufal Davis

    5.2m itb
    1ft

  13. Brunsvigeren
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months 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?

  14. Lord of Ings
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Dennis or king who have you guys captained?

  15. Rocketfabs11
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Would you trade Antonio for Dennis (have king don’t have Bowen) for free?
    Yes/no

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

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

  16. indy13
    • 13 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Hey guys.
    Could do with some help pretty please:

    Foster
    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