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Rashford and Salah given Double Gameweek 29

The Scout 24 Feb 2023

Man Utd and Liverpool among 12 sides to play twice in April after latest fixture announcement

Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) are both set for a Double Gameweek 29 in Fantasy Premier League following the rescheduling of six matches earlier today.

Twelve sides, including Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea, have been handed a bumper Double Gameweek 29. 

AFC Bournemouth’s home tie with Brighton & Hove Albion, along with Leeds United versus Nottingham Forest, Leicester City against Aston Villa and Chelsea's encounter with Liverpool have all been moved to Tuesday 4 April.

Meanwhile, Man Utd’s match with Brentford, and West Ham United versus Newcastle United, will take place the following day.

Clubs with Double Gameweek 29 fixtures
Club Fixture 1 Fixture 2
AFC Bournemouth FUL (H) BHA (H)
Aston Villa CHE (A) LEI (A)
Brentford BHA (A) MUN (A)
Brighton BRE (H) BOU (A)
Chelsea AVL (H) LIV (H)
Leeds ARS (A) NFO (H)
Leicester CRY (A) AVL (H)
Liverpool MCI (A) CHE (A)
Man Utd NEW (A) BRE (H)
Newcastle MUN (H) WHU (A)
Nottingham Forest WOL (H) LEE (A)
West Ham SOU (H) NEW (H)

Despite visiting Newcastle in their first match, the Man Utd pair of Rashford and Bruno Fernandes (£9.8m) will still be heavily backed over their two matches.

Their appeal is further boosted by a tough pair of fixtures for Liverpool, who visit Manchester City before their contest with Chelsea.

Villa forward Ollie Watkins (£7.2m), Leicester playmaker James Maddison (£8.1m) and West Ham's Jarrod Bowen (£8.0m) all have the form and fixtures to thrive. 

Double up on Brighton and Brentford

Brighton and Brentford, meanwhile, are in the unique position of having both a Double Gameweek 27 and Double Gameweek 29.

The Seagulls face Leeds and Crystal Palace while Thomas Frank's side will take on Everton and Southampton in DGW27.

Pervis Estupinan (£4.7m) and Kaoru Mitoma (£5.4m) are the standout picks for Brighton, while Ben Mee (£5.0m) and Ivan Toney (£7.7m) are Brentford’s main men.

Proceed with caution

However, managers should wait until the upcoming fifth round of FA Cup fixtures pass before finalising any plans.

The sides who progress will face a Blank Gameweek 28 as it takes place on the same weekend as the FA Cup quarter-finals.

See: How FA Cup & EFL Cup results affect FPL managers

By soaking in as much information as possible, managers can decide the best strategies for their transfers and chips in the crucial period ahead.

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