One of the best things about being a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager is seeing a Double Gameweek announcement.
The Premier League have just confirmed that six previously-postponed matches have been rescheduled into Gameweeks 28 and 29 – creating a Double Gameweek for many sides.
New fixtures added to Gameweek 28
Southampton v Newcastle (Thursday 10 March, 19:30)
Wolves v Watford (Thursday 10 March, 19:30)
Leeds v Aston Villa (Thursday 10 March, 19:45)
New fixtures added to Gameweek 29
Brighton v Tottenham (Wednesday 16 March, 19:30)
Arsenal v Liverpool (Wednesday 16 March, 20:15)
Everton v Newcastle (Thursday 17 March, 19:45)
The following 6 teams now have a Double Gameweek 28:
ASTON VILLA vs Southampton (H), Leeds (a)
LEEDS vs Leicester (a), Aston Villa (H)
NEWCASTLE vs Brighton (H), Southampton (a)
SOUTHAMPTON vs Aston Villa (a), Newcastle (H)
WATFORD vs Arsenal (H), Wolves (a)
WOLVES vs Crystal Palace (H), Watford (H)
The following 6 teams now have a Double Gameweek 29:
ARSENAL vs Leicester (H), Liverpool (H)
BRIGHTON vs Liverpool (H), Tottenham (H)
EVERTON vs Wolves (H), Newcastle (H)
LIVERPOOL vs Brighton (a), Arsenal (a)
NEWCASTLE vs Chelsea (a), Everton (a)
TOTTENHAM vs Man United (a), Brighton (a)
Early FPL thoughts
With Newcastle playing twice in both Gameweeks 28 and 29 they will likely be a team that managers look to target. Players such as Allen Saint-Maximin and Chris Wood could be key targets in coming weeks.
Wolves have a Double Gameweek 26, play in Blank Gameweek 27 and double again in Gameweek 28. This will likely make their players even more popular ahead of the Gameweek 26 deadline as well as beyond.
Liverpool and Spurs‘ additional Double Gameweek’s will make them increasingly attractive to FPL managers. This announcement means investing in the likes of Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min for Gameweek 26 will give managers the benefit of potentially 180 additional minutes of football.