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FPL experts: How to plan for Newcastle's Double Gameweek 36

3 May 2023
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Some of the world's top Fantasy managers reveal how they are intending to invest in the Magpies

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With Newcastle United winning their last three matches by an aggregate score of 13-3 and having a Double Gameweek 36, against Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion, the Fantasy Premier League experts discuss the best Magpies players to pick. 

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I've already got three Newcastle players, but not the one I really want - Callum Wilson (£7.0m). It'll need a bit of surgery to get him in.

I'll have to sacrifice Kieran Trippier (£6.1m), Sven Botman (£4.5m) or Alexander Isak (£6.9m). I'm leaning towards selling Botman. 

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

Just one clean sheet in Newcastle's last 13 matches is disappointing. Up until recently, FPL managers were preferring the defensive double-up. Now those with space to accommodate a Newcastle forward should definitely do so.

Wilson v Isak is an interesting one and I will be keeping a close eye on their minutes leading up to their DGW36.

See: Isak and Wilson can be worth the double-up in FPL

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

Newcastle are definitely worth targeting for the Double. Wilson and Isak look excellent playing together and could be worth the double-up in attack.

Holly Shand (@HollyShand)

Right now I'm a satisfied owner of Trippier and Fabian Schar (£5.1m), who have been unlucky not to score more points.

A move to triple up will be needed by Gameweek 36, and I'm now leaning towards Wilson over Isak if he can remain fit, as his scoring from the bench has been sensational.

Newcastle's remaining fixtures
Gameweek Opp. FDR*
35 Arsenal (H) 4
36 Leeds (A) 2
  Brighton (H) 3
37 Leicester (H) 3
38 Chelsea (A) 4

*Fixture Difficulty Rating (1=easiest, 5=hardest)

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

I only have one Newcastle player in Trippier. I'm planning to move Ollie Watkins (£7.6m) to Wilson, and I'm also looking for a differential to improve my rank, so will be choosing between Jacob Murphy (£4.1m), Joe Willock (£4.7m) and Joelinton (£6.0m).

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Isak and Wilson are definitely the best options. Trippier still has another big score in him but a big part of keeping him is Newcastle's upcoming Double.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@Zophar666)

Trippier has been unfortunate not to deliver points lately. The underlying numbers have been consistently good.

He's still their top pick, but if you're not doubled up on the defence, going with both Wilson and Isak is a great option for their DGW36. One of them can then be sold after that.

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