The Premier League's Double Gameweek announcement: What it means for FPL


A fresh announcement over a series of upcoming alterations to the Premier League's fixture list marks an altogether considerable development for the Fantasy Premier League community.

The Covid-19 pandemic and its heavy impact on squads across the English football landscape of course saw Premier League officials left with no choice but to postpone a whole host of top-flight fixtures late last year and into the beginning of 2022.

This, in turn, has left the division looking altogether unbalanced, with some clubs having played out as many as 25 games, whilst other lag behind on just 21.

Such leftover fixtures, as a result, will soon need to be played out, to ensure that the Premier League season does not drag on several weeks beyond its scheduled conclusion date.

And, as alluded to above, on Friday evening, six such matchups have been afforded a new date, with three others, too, having been moved.

In a post across their social media platforms and official website, the Premier League announced the following alterations to the schedule for March:

Thursday 10 March

19:30 Southampton v Newcastle
19:30 Wolves v Watford
19:45 Leeds v Aston Villa (Prime Video)

Sunday 13 March

14:00 Everton v Wolves*
14:00 Leeds v Norwich*
14:00 Southampton v Watford*
*Moved from 12 March because one team play on 10 March

Wednesday 16 March

19:30 Brighton v Spurs
20:15 Arsenal v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Thursday 17 March

19:45 Everton v Newcastle (Prime Video)

Arsenal and more in line for double

Such changes, in turn, will have a telling effect on the popular Fantasy Premier League game, too.

This comes with a whole host of players now in line for extra points opportunities, courtesy of imminent Double Gameweeks.

Week 28, for example, will see all of Aston Villa, Leeds, Newcastle, Southampton, Wolves and Watford take to the pitch not once, but twice.

The ensuing fixture list, meanwhile, features double opportunities for stars from all of Arsenal, Brighton, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham:

Use those Free Hit, Triple Captain, Bench Boost and Wildcard chips wisely, FPL bosses!

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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