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 32 – Standard Gameweek
- Gameweek 34 – Standard Gameweek
- Gameweek 35 – Mini Double Gameweek
- Gameweek 36 – Double Gameweek
Here’s where it starts to get complicated. Very complicated. Gameweek 33 signals the start of the mayhem with a mini double gameweek, kicked off by FA cup semi finalists Watford and Wolves in two games on Tuesday the 2nd April. Both will, no doubt, heavily rotate, leaving plenty of waiver wire options.
Highlighted in green, it’s Chelsea and Crystal Palace who benefit from the double gameweek in 33, especially Chelsea who have two home fixtures against Brighton and West Ham that they should expect to win. Hopefully you’ve already read the Gameweek 32 article and got in there early on those players.
Elsewhere, it’s another very favourable fixture for Manchester City. However, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see some Pep Guardiola style rotation against Cardiff City on Wednesday night ahead of their own semi final.
In a bizarre gameweek, this one concludes on a Monday night having started the previous Tuesday which could catch many out. Don’t let it be you.
As mentioned in the Gameweek 32 article, it’s important to get in early on the Chelsea and Crystal Palace players. There should be more Palace options available with the likes of Jeffrey Schlupp and James Tomkins very good defensive options. Max Meyer should benefit from some minutes if Wilfried Zaha can’t shake off a knock while Michy Batshuayi looks to have found good form up top. Callum Hudson Odoi and Emerson Palmieri are the best low ownership options from Chelsea.
This week is a good time to seek out Manchester United options due to the fact they will almost certainly be facing a Wolves reserve side while also facing the taunts of the fans who will be going to Wembley at their expense. Most of the missing attackers should be back for this game but a well rested Juan Mata (44% owned) should get some minutes. The defence is a good route into United’s lineup. Chris Smalling (49% owned) seems to have made that centre back spot alongside Victor Lindelof his own.
As previously mentioned, Gameweek 33 could see a lot of Pep rotation. Look out for the likes of Riyad Mahrez (96% owned), Gabriel Jesus (89% owned) and possibly even Phil Foden (3% owned) taking to the field against Cardiff City.
As they move into their new home this week, Tottenham Hotspur are another good team to invest in. They have a good run of fixtures, starting with Crystal Palace this week, and also have a favourable double gameweek schedule in Gameweek 36.
Those who really want to be extra prepared, this week is a good week to grab Brighton assets if you have a bench spot available. They have five fixtures in three gameweeks after this one.