Top targets for Double Gameweeks 36 and 37

Barnes and Madison, Leicester

Managers in Fantasy Premier League should already be planning ahead to take full advantage of Double Gameweeks 36 and 37.

Ten sides will play twice in Gameweek 36 following Monday’s announcement of rearranged fixtures, with six sides scheduled to play twice in Gameweek 37.

Double Gameweek 36 teams
Club opp Club opp
ARS READ (H), TOT (A) READ ARS (A), CHE (H)
AVL BUR (A), LIV (H) LIV TOT (H), AVL (A)
CHE WOL (H), LEE (A) NOR WHU (H), LEI (A)
EVE LEI(A), WAT(A) TOT LIV (A), ARS (H)
I READ EVE (H), NOR (H) WAT CRY (A), EVE (H)

Leicester City are among the most appealing DGW36 sides, facing both Everton and Norwich City at home.

james madison (£6.8m) and harvey barnes (£6.6m) are in-form, secure picks in midfield, while the return to fitness of Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) would provide a better captaincy option.

Indeed, Leicester’s remaining schedule suggests now could be the time to make a move. Seven of their final 10 matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), with the Foxes also having a DGW33.

See: May’s rescheduled fixtures

Playing a Free Hit chip looks better suited to DGW36, with Chelsea and Liverpool’s key players also likely to appeal, although Tottenham Hotspur assets may prove less tempting as they face Liverpool and Arsenal.

Nonetheless, Spurs stars such as Son Heung Min (£10.9m) and harry kane (£12.5m) should be top targets for managers planning to use their Wildcard soon.

They also have a very favorable schedule, with six of their final eight matches scoring only two in the FDR.

Double Gameweek 37 teams
Club opp Club opp
AVL CRY (H), BUR (H) cry AVL(A), EVE(A)
BUR TOT(A), AVL(A) EVE BRE(H), CRY(H)
CHE MUN (A), LEI (H) I READ WAT(A), CHE(A)

Crucially, Leicester and Chelsea, along with Aston Villa and Everton, are among the four sides who have both a DGW36 and a DGW37.

Waiting until DGW36 to play the Wildcard chip could provide a popular tactic, allowing managers to tailor their squads specifically to the final three Gameweeks.

This could be particularly effective for those who also have a Bench Boost chip left, giving them the chance to profit from up to 15 players with two matches in DGW37.

Look to Chelsea for long term

For managers without any chips left, players such as Maddison, Philippe Coutinho (£7.4m) and Anthony Rudiger (£6.1m) should be part of their long-term Double Gameweek plans.

chelsea pair Kai Havertz (£7.9m) and Reece James (£6.2m) could potentially have the biggest impact of all over their back-to-back Double Gameweeks, if they can avoid rotation.

Monday’s announcement means there is only one match, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ home encounter with Manchester City, still to be rescheduled.

This is expected to earn both sides a Double Game week later in the season.

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