Page last updated: 07 September 2023
A double gameweek is a vital part of Fantasy Premier League. It consists of teams having more than one fixture in a given Gameweek.
This isn’t to be confused with having multiple GWs in one week.
Sometimes there are midweek GWs. These do not constitute a double gameweek – only when at least one team has two fixtures within one GW.
Many managers will want to know when the DGWs will occur in FPL 2022/23, so 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 so you can prepare your team accordingly.
The number of double gameweeks in a season depends on various factors.
Confirmed Double Gameweek
- Burnley: Newcastle (a) and Luton (a)
- Luton: Everton (a) and Burnley (H)
You can also find all confirmed DGW fixtures on our Fantasy Premier League fixture difficulty matrix page.
Potential Double Gameweek
Due to fixture schedules, it can often be determined ahead of time where double gameweeks will fall.
GW34 and GW37, as it stands, look like the most likely double gameweek candidates.
The following gameweeks will/have the potential to be blanks:
- GW18: Brentford and Man City (postponed due to World Club Cup)
- GW26: League Cup Final
- GW29: FA Cup quarter-finals
Double Gameweek History
They were 9 double gameweeks in FPL 2022/23.
They came in GW19, GW20, GW22, GW23, GW27, GW29, GW34, GW36, and GW37.
It should be noted a lot of these were only an additional fixture, though.
There were a massive 10 double gameweeks in FPL 2021/22.
They were in GW22, GW23, GW26, GW28, GW29, GW31, GW33, GW34, GW36 and GW37.
There were 4 double gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League 2020/21.
These came in GW19, GW24, GW26 and GW35.
FPL managers love a double gameweek but a triple gameweek really generates some excitement. Unsurprisingly they are a rare occurrence.
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 of 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 consider the likeliness of player rotation and/or fatigue.