Managers in Fantasy Premier League should already be planning ahead to take full advantage of Double Gameweeks 36 and 37.
Ten sides will play twice in Gameweek 36 following Monday's announcement of rearranged fixtures, with six sides scheduled to play twice in Gameweek 37.
|ARS||LEE (H), TOT (A)||LEE||ARS (A), CHE (H)|
|AVL||BUR (A), LIV (H)||LIV||TOT (H), AVL (A)|
|CHE||WOL (H), LEE (A)||NOR||WHU (H), LEI (A)|
|EVE||LEI (A), WAT (A)||TOT||LIV (A), ARS (H)|
|LEI||EVE (H), NOR (H)||WAT||CRY (A), EVE (H)|
James Maddison (£6.8m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.6m) are in-form, secure picks in midfield, while the return to fitness of Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) would provide a major captaincy option.
Indeed, Leicester’s remaining schedule suggests now could be the time to make a move. Seven of their final 10 matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), with the Foxes also having a DGW33.
Playing a Free Hit chip looks better suited to DGW36, with Chelsea and Liverpool’s key players also likely to appeal, although Tottenham Hotspur assets may prove less tempting as they face Liverpool and Arsenal.
Nonetheless, Spurs stars such as Son Heung-min (£10.9m) and Harry Kane (£12.5m) should be top targets for managers planning to use their Wildcard soon.
They also have a very favourable schedule, with six of their final eight matches scoring only two in the FDR.
|AVL||CRY (H), BUR (H)||CRY||AVL (A), EVE (A)|
|BUR||TOT (A), AVL (A)||EVE||BRE (H), CRY (H)|
|CHE||MUN (A), LEI (H)||LEI||WAT (A), CHE (A)|
Waiting until DGW36 to play the Wildcard chip could prove a popular tactic, allowing managers to tailor their squads specifically to the final three Gameweeks.
This could be particularly effective for those who also have a Bench Boost chip left, giving them the chance to profit from up to 15 players with two matches in DGW37.
For managers without any chips left, players such as Maddison, Philippe Coutinho (£7.4m) and Antonio Rudiger (£6.1m) should be part of their long-term Double Gameweek plans.
Chelsea pair Kai Havertz (£7.9m) and Reece James (£6.2m) could potentially have the biggest impact of all over their back-to-back Double Gameweeks, if they can avoid rotation.
This is expected to earn both sides a Double Gameweek later in the season.