The business end of this Premier League season came a long time ago. Now we are diving into the part of the season where titles are won and lost. The end of the last international break signals the beginning of absolute mayhem.
Whether you use playoffs or not in Fantrax, now is the time to furiously analyse each set of fixtures. Fantrax have done things slightly differently to the official FPL game and it just so happens that the biggest double gameweek of the season falls in Gameweek 36; the first week of the playoffs.
Same hate them, some love them. The fact is, planning for the double gameweeks can make or break your season. Here is the definitive Fantasy Football 92 guide to navigating the rather complex Fantrax fixture list for the next five weeks.
I told you it’d be mayhem…
find the rest of the mini series here:
- Gameweek 33 – Mini Double Gameweek
- Gameweek 34 – Standard Gameweek
- Gameweek 35 – Mini Double Gameweek
- Gameweek 36 – Double Gameweek
While official FPL players have spent the last fortnight fretting over free hit and triple captain strategies ahead of a hectic full double gameweek, us Fantrax managers have had it easy. This week’s return to action sees us blessed with a standard 10 match gameweek. Nice.
There’s a few teams to pick out, starting with Manchester City. Obviously. The early kick off sees them face porous Fulham trying to reclaim top spot in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace’s game against Huddersfield should raise plenty of interest. There should be plenty more Palace options available than there are City ones.
Burnley may surprise a few when they host Wolves this week, mainly because Wolves will almost certainly rest players ahead of their upcoming FA cup semi final. The same will apply to Watford who travel to strikerless Manchester United.
Jeffrey Schlupp is being hailed as the new Marcos Alonso in FPL circles and it’s easy to see why. No double gameweek for the Ghanaian defender this week but a very favourable fixture should see him rake in the points if he keeps his midfield spot. His ownership of just 51% is mind blowing.
The ultra prepared among us will be looking ahead to Gameweek 33 and notice a double gameweek on the horizon for Crystal Palace. I also like the look of James Tomkins (56% owned) while Michy Batshuayi (63% owned) seems to have nailed down his starting place.
If you can get hold of a Chelsea option too then now is the time to do it. The Blues travel to Cardiff this week before enjoying two more winnable fixtures when hosting Brighton and West Ham in 33. For me, now is an excellent time to gamble on Callum Hudson Odoi (9% owned). After sparkling during his England debut in midweek, all eyes are on Mauricio Sarri to finally give the youngster a chance in the Premier League. He’s definitely worth stashing for a couple of weeks. Emerson Palmieri is also worth a go.
Manchester United’s striker crisis could also go one of two ways. I expect Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to pull through but if not, surely Mason Greenwood (0% owned) is in line for a Rashford esque introduction into the first team. It’s a long shot but it could pay out!