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Seven teams get Double Gameweek 34 in Fantasy

By The Scout 23 Mar 2024
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The Scout on what Saturday’s fixture announcement means for managers

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Seven sides are set for a Double Gameweek 34 (DGW34) in Fantasy Premier League after the rescheduling of a number of previously postponed matches on Saturday morning.

Arsenal and Liverpool are among the teams who will play twice in that round of fixtures, with players such as Gabriel (£5.3m), Bukayo Saka (£9.1m), Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) and Darwin Nunez (£7.5m) set to be key figures in the coming period.

The Gunners visit Wolverhampton Wanderers before hosting Chelsea, while Liverpool travel to both Fulham and Everton in that Gameweek. 

DGW34 clubs and opponents
Club Opponents
Arsenal WOL (A) CHE (H)
Bournemouth AVL (A) WOL (A)
Crystal Palace WHU (H) NEW (H)
Everton NFO (H) LIV (H)
Liverpool FUL (A) EVE (A)
Sheffield Utd BUR (H) MUN (A)
Wolves ARS (H) BOU (H)

Crucially, Arsenal and Liverpool also have favourable schedules in the lead-up to DGW34 and both are likely to feature heavily in the plans of those FPL managers who are playing their Wildcards in Gameweek 30 or Gameweek 31. 

Who else has a Double Gameweek?

Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Everton, Sheffield United and Wolves are the other sides who have a DGW34.

A further 12 clubs have a single match in Gameweek 34, leaving Tottenham Hotspur as the only ones who will suffer a Blank Gameweek 34 (BGW34). Indeed, that is the only time any side are expected to have a Blank Gameweek over the remainder of the campaign.

GW34 schedule breakdown
Club Number of matches

Saturday’s announcement now means there are only four matches yet to be rescheduled this season.

Matches still to be rescheduled
Brighton v Chelsea
Chelsea v Spurs
Man Utd v Newcastle
Spurs v Man City

Spurs and Chelsea are involved in two of those fixtures, which is likely to lead to two Double Gameweeks for both clubs in the final four Gameweeks of the season.

Both Gameweek 34 and Gameweek 37 are typically the big Double Gameweeks in the late stages of a season. 

This would indicate that three of those matches - Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, Manchester United v Newcastle United and Spurs v Manchester City – could be moved into the penultimate Gameweek of 2023/24, giving all six a Double Gameweek 37.

Such a scenario would leave just one match - Chelsea v Spurs – yet to be rescheduled, with a Double Gameweek 35 or Double Gameweek 36 the likeliest outcome.

Managers who are targeting a Wildcard around Gameweek 35 will be more inclined to build their squads around Son Heung-min (£10.1m), James Maddison (£8.0m), Cole Palmer (£5.7m) and Malo Gusto (£4.2m), who could all have six matches in the final four Gameweeks of the season. 

Those who also have their Free Hit chip remaining are likely to deploy it in either DGW34 or DGW37, depending on their Wildcard and Bench Boost strategies.

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