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FPL Double Gameweek announced for GW34

The Scout 22 Mar 2018
Jesse Lingard celebrates with Romelu Lukaku, Man Utd

Find out the eight teams confirmed to play twice in Gameweek 34, as managers revise plans for transfers and chips

A new Double Gameweek in Fantasy Premier League has been announced, forcing managers to revise their strategies over the upcoming month.

Four fixtures previously postponed due to FA Cup ties have been rescheduled for Gameweek 34, handing eight teams two matches.

Double Gameweek teams
Team GW34 opponents  
AFC Bournemouth LIV (A), MUN (H)  
Brighton CRY (A), TOT (H)  
Burnley LEI (H), CHE (H)  
Chelsea SOU (A), BUR (A)  
Leicester BUR (A), SOU (H)  
Man Utd WBA (H), BOU (A)  
Southampton CHE (H), LEI (A)  
Spurs MCI (H), BHA (A)  

Manchester United are the only Double Gameweek team to face two opponents both outside the current top eight.

They host West Bromwich Albion on Sunday 15 April before a trip to AFC Bournemouth, which has been moved to Wednesday 18 April.

Interest in Romelu Lukaku (£11.4m) is therefore set to escalate.

The second-most bought player for Gameweek 32, the striker has three goals and two assists in his last five Premier League appearances.

Captaincy conundrum

Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City and then visit Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday 17 April.

Those two fixtures make Harry Kane (£12.7m) a standout candidate for the Gameweek 34 captaincy, should he recover from an ankle injury.

With many managers looking to play their Wildcard to take advantage of the Double Gameweeks, Riyad Mahrez (£8.8m) and Eden Hazard (£10.6m) are set to emerge as key midfield targets.

This is because Chelsea will travel to Burnley on Thursday 19 April, the same date that Leicester City will host Southampton.

Hold on for Bench Boost?

The Bench Boost chip could be effective in Gameweek 34 for managers if used in tandem with the second Wildcard. 

But they may now wait for another possibly bigger Double Gameweek before committing.

There are still six postponed fixtures yet to be rescheduled. 

Confirmation of their new dates is expected by 3 April. These matches could be moved to Gameweek 37, handing 12 teams an additional fixture.

Fixtures to be confirmed

Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
Leicester City v Arsenal
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Swansea City v Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
West Ham United v Manchester United

Tomorrow: Double Gameweek goalkeeper targets

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