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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
Details surrounding an all but certain DGW23 are expected to be announced on Friday, 21st January.
You can find all confirmed DGW fixtures on our Fantasy Premier League Fixture Difficulty Matrix page.
Potential Double Gameweek
GW36 will almost certainly be a Double Gameweek.
Meanwhile, there is space for potential DGWs in GW26, GW28, GW29, GW33 and GW37.
When is the Premier League Winter Break 2021/22?
The Premier League Winter Break will take place from Monday 24th January to Thursday February 3rd. Postponed fixtures could be rearranged for this time, which would fall in GW23.
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.
It has been confirmed that Chelsea’s GW24 and G25 will need to be rescheduled due to their involvement in the Club World Cup. With that said, it isn’t impossible the Club World Cup will be cancelled itself.
Elsewhere, in GW13, GW16, GW17, GW18 and GW19, GW20, GW21 and GW22 (as shown below) also had postponed fixtures that still need to be rescheduled.
Fixtures that will be part of a Double Gameweek are as follows:
- GW13: Burnley vs Tottenham
- GW16: Brighton vs Tottenham
- GW18: Aston Villa vs Burnley
- GW18: Everton vs Leicester
- GW18: Man Utd vs Brighton
- GW18: Watford vs Crystal Palace
- GW19: Burnley vs Everton
- GW19: Liverpool vs Leeds
- GW19: Wolves vs Watford
- GW20: Arsenal vs Wolves
- GW20: Everton vs Newcastle
- GW20: Leeds vs Aston Villa
- GW21: Leicester vs Norwich
- GW21: Southampton vs Newcastle
- GW22: Burnley vs Leicester
- GW22: Burnley vs Watford
- GW22: Tottenham vs Arsenal
- GW25: Chelsea vs Arsenal
- GW27: Arsenal vs Liverpool
Teams with most Postponed Fixtures
- 5 fixtures: Burnley
- 4 fixtures: N/A
- 3 fixtures: Arsenal, Everton, Leicester, Tottenham, Watford,
- 2 fixtures: Aston Villa, Brighton, Chelsea, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Wolves
- 1 fixture: Crystal Palace, Man Utd, Norwich, Southampton
- 0 fixtures: Brentford, Man City, West Ham
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.