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Plan for Double Gameweeks for Pogba and Rashford

The Scout 23 Feb 2019
Marcus Rashford Paul Pogba

The Scout says FA Cup postponements means Man Utd stars will play twice in Gameweeks 32 and 35

The millions of owners of Paul Pogba (£8.8m) and Marcus Rashford (£7.8m) in Fantasy Premier League have some extra planning to do after Manchester United’s progress in the FA Cup resulted in the rescheduling of two of their Premier League fixtures.

United are without a fixture in Gameweeks 31 and 33 because of cup clashes but will play twice in Gameweeks 32 and 35 instead.

The Gameweek 32 two fixtures for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be a home match with Watford before a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In Gameweek 35, United visit Everton before entertaining Manchester City in the derby.

Adding to popularity?

Pogba and Rashford are already among the three most-owned players, sitting in 44.0 per cent and 40.4 per cent of squads.

Under Solskjaer, Pogba has averaged 10.2 points per match, while Rashford has six goals and two assists in eight appearances.

Moves for City and Wolves

Two other teams, Man City and Wolves, have also been handed Double Gameweeks.

Pep Guardiola's men have a testing pair of fixtures in Gameweek 35, when they host Tottenham Hotspur before heading to Old Trafford.

New Double Gameweeks
Club Blank GW Double GW Fixture 1 Fixture 2
Man Utd 31 + 33 32 WAT (H) WOL (A)
35 EVE (A) MCI (H)
Man City 31 35 TOT (H) MUN (A)
Wolves 31 + 33 32 BUR (A) MUN (H)

Like United, they are without a fixture in Gameweek 31 due to their FA Cup progress.

Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) will be the main draw for FPL managers after he delivered 19 points in Double Gameweek 25 and fired a hat-trick against Chelsea the following weekend.

Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) is City's go-to midfielder, having averaged 7.2 points per match (ppm) to the 6.5ppm of Aguero.

Wolves' two matches take place in Gameweek 32.

Raul Jimenez (£6.8m) and Matt Doherty (£5.3m) will be the key Fantasy options as the West Midlands side visit Burnley before hosting Man Utd.

Similar to United, Wolves will be without a fixture in both Gameweeks 31 and 33.

There are still five matches yet to be rescheduled.

Fixtures still to be scheduled 

Brighton v Cardiff
Chelsea v Brighton
Spurs v Crystal Palace
Watford v Southampton
Wolves v Arsenal

The dates for these matches will only be known after the FA Cup quarter-finals, which take place on the same weekend as Gameweek 31.

Managers should be aware that the results of these cup ties could bring about more postponements and further Double Gameweeks.

While you should start planning their FPL chips to take advantage of the Double Gameweeks, the best tactic for now is being patient and giving yourself flexibility with transfers.

Once the outstanding fixtures are rescheduled, a clearer picture will emerge and help finalise preparations.

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