A Double Gameweek is a vital part of Fantasy Premier League. It consists of teams having more than one fixture in a given Gameweek.
Many managers will want to know when a DGW will first occur in FPL 2021/22. We try to shed some light on that below.
Naturally DGWs present a great opportunity to garner more points. It’s also important to know when these Double Gameweeks are coming ahead of time so you can prepare your team accordingly.
The number of Double Gameweeks in a season depends on various factors. The 2021/22 could be wild due to the increased likelihood of postponements.
Confirmed Double Gameweek
There are no confirmed Double Gameweeks as of yet for the FPL 2021/22 season.
As they are confirmed you’ll be able to find them listed on our Fantasy Premier League Fixture Difficulty Matrix page.
Potential Double Gameweek
Barring anything unexpected outside of football, we wouldn’t expect a Double Gameweek until half way through the season.
There is a winter break that runs from January 24th 2022 to February 3rd 2022 which means in a worst case scenario postponed fixtures could be rearranged for then.
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Outside of that the most likely candidates for a potential Double Gameweek is GW33 and GW36. Naturally this is a very fluid situation, however.
There were 4 Double Gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League 2020/21. These came in Gameweek 19, Gameweek 24, Gameweek 26 and Gameweek 35.
Current Postponed Unscheduled Fixtures
As the season progresses there will likely be a couple of postponed fixtures. When they are postponed they aren’t rescheduled immediately.
They will need to be though, so you know which teams can expect a future Double Gameweek. You can even predict when these will be rearranged for based on potential gaps in the fixture schedule.
Chelsea’s fixtures in GW17 and GW18 could be rearranged due to their involvement in the Club World Cup. They are as follows:
- GW17: Chelsea vs Everton
- GW18: Wolves vs Chelsea
FPL managers love a Double Gameweek but a Triple Gameweek really generates some excitement. Unsurprisingly they are a rare occurrence.
However, given the tight schedule, and the potential for mass postponements, Triple Gameweeks are certainly possible.
For example, Man Utd had a Triple Gameweek in the 2020/21 season. They faced Aston Villa (a), Leicester (H) and Liverpool (H).
However, these fixtures were played across a period 5 days which meant their lineup was rotated. They ended up beating Aston Villa but losing to both Leicester and Liverpool. They fielded a somewhat weakened side for the Leicester match.
This means that while a Triple Gameweek is undoubtedly a high point scoring opportunity, you should take into account the likeliness of player rotation and/or fatigue.