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FPL managers start Double Gameweek planning

The Scout 12 Apr 2017
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal are one of two teams to play twice in Gameweeks 36 and 37, ensuring Alexis Sanchez remains in our plans

Today’s announcement of rescheduled fixtures is set to have a significant impact on the plans of Fantasy Premier League managers for the season run-in.

Arsenal and Southampton are the only two teams to provide two fixtures in Gameweek 36 after their initial meeting, postponed for the EFL Cup final, was moved to Wednesday 10 May.

Southampton will travel to Liverpool in the first of their Double Gameweek 36 matches, while Arsenal host Manchester United before the trip to St Mary's Stadium.

Gameweek 36 Double Gameweek teams

Southampton: Liverpool (A), Arsenal (H)
Arsenal: Manchester United (H), Southampton (A) 

Arsenal v Southampton
Arsenal and Southampton both offer two Double Gameweeks

Meanwhile, there are 10 teams with two fixtures in Gameweek 37.

Gameweek 37 Double Gameweek teams

Arsenal: Stoke City (A), Sunderland (H)
Chelsea: West Brom (A), Watford (H)
Leicester City: Man City (A), Spurs (H)
Man City: Leicester City (H), West Brom (H)
Man Utd: Spurs (A), Southampton (A)
Southampton: Middlesbrough (A), Man Utd (H)
Sunderland: Swansea City (H), Arsenal (A)
Spurs: Man Utd (H), Leicester City (A)
Watford: Everton (A), Chelsea (A)
West Brom: Chelsea (H), Man City (A) 

Chelsea’s home match with Watford has been moved to Monday 15 May, which has a significant bearing on the Gameweek 37 deadline.

To accommodate that fixture, Chelsea's trip to West Bromwich Albion, as well as Watford’s visit to Everton, have both been switched to the evening of Friday 12 May.

Therefore, the deadline for Gameweek 37 will be 6.45pm BST on Friday 12 May.

Arsenal’s home encounter against Sunderland and Manchester City’s match with West Brom will both take place on Tuesday 16 May.

The Gunners visit Stoke City before that Sunderland fixture, while Pep Guardiola’s side entertain Leicester City

With consecutive Double Gameweeks in 36 and 37, interest in Alexis Sanchez (£11.6m), the top-scoring FPL asset, will remain strong, despite the Chilean's one goal and one assist in his last five outings.

As the only side with two home matches in Gameweek 37, Man City are also set to catch the interest of FPL managers.

Sergio Aguero (£12.8m) has scored in four successive Gameweek appearances but, over the final rounds of matches, his position leading the City attack could come under threat from Gabriel Jesus (£8.7m), as the Brazilian closes in on a return to full training.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero could feature in two home fixtures in Gameweek 37

Southampton’s match with Manchester United has been switched to Wednesday 17 May.

Like Arsenal, Southampton will offer FPL managers consecutive Double Gameweeks, with the fitness of forward Manolo Gabbiadini (£6.5m), currently sidelined with a groin problem, set to be keenly monitored by FPL managers. 

Manolo Gabbiadini, Southampton
With successive Double Gameweeks, Manolo Gabbiadini could be a key target on his return from injury

With a Double Gameweek 34 also on the agenda for Man Utd, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£11.4m) is poised for a boom in ownership that could be extended  through to the season climax.

Gameweek 37 concludes with Leicester City hosting Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday 18 May.

The key attacking trio of Dele Alli (£9.2m), Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) and Harry Kane (£11.3m) are sure to remain hot properties, despite Spurs’ testing match against Man Utd that precedes the King Power Stadium trip.

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