No fewer than 12 sides have a double in gameweek 36 with three of those also doubling in the following week. We’ll be concentrating on the best fixtures for this double with many bench boosts and free hits likely to be at play. We’ll be consulting our Fixture Tracker to guide us through our selections.
FPL GW 36 Tips – Attack
Tottenham and Aston Villa may not be the strongest fixtures on paper, but neither side have been solid at the back of late.
Mo Salah (13.3m) was given a rest from the start last time out, making him a standout captaincy choice this week. Anyone in desperate need of an explosive differential might want to double up with 14-goal Sadio Mané (11.7m) who is owned by just 1 in 25 FPL managers.
Diogo Jota (8.3m) remains a great choice despite heavier rotation since the signing of Luis Díaz (8.0m). The Portuguese international has five attacking contributions in his last five appearances, despite playing the full 90 just twice. Meanwhile, Díaz has hit the ground running and features in less than 4% of teams.
The Blues have been inconsistent in recent weeks, losing to Brentford and Everton whilst thrashing Southampton and beating Real Madrid in their UCL second leg. Wolves and Leeds look like great fixtures on paper, and there’s certainly FPL prospects worth considering at Stamford Bridge.
Timo Werner (8.7m) has been in strong form, putting together a run of starts up front. The German hasn’t scored in three and doesn’t come cheap, but could be a great differential choice with under 5% ownership.
Strike partner Kai Havertz (7.9m) seems to have misplaced his shooting boots but has been getting into scoring positions regularly. It’s surely only a matter of time until Havertz starts converting these chances. Fellow FPL midfielder Mason Mount (7.7m) somehow hit both posts with one shot last time out and was denied an assist against Manchester United by the width of a post. Like Havertz, it feels like returns are round the corner.
The Toffees are embroiled in a relegation battle and cannot afford to drop points. Leicester and Watford are a great pair of fixtures both games are away from home where Everton have been dire.
Nonetheless, Richarlison (7.5m) is an interesting option, especially given the fact he will have four fixtures in just two gameweeks. The Brazilian has accrued 35 points across his last six and is Everton’s main source of goals with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7.7m) struggling for form and fitness.
In midfield, Demarai Gray (5.4m) has been solid this season but the best option, irrespective of price, is without a doubt Anthony Gordon (4.6m). The 21-year-old has had a breakthrough season and is Everton’s biggest threat on the counter.
FPL GW 36 Tips – Defence
Newcastle and Wolves make up two interesting fixtures for the league-leaders this gameweek. Pep Roulette™ is always a danger but a defender of some sort looks like a ‘must’ this week.
João Cancelo (7.2m) is the obvious choice and has the attacking potential to back up his selection, despite no attacking contributions in a while. Injuries and suspensions elsewhere make regular centre-back pairing Ruben Dias (6.1m) and Aymeric Laporte (6.0m) even more nailed-on to start. Each offers reasonable goal threat from set-pieces and are priced well.
In goal, Ederson (6.1m) is guaranteed to play as long as he’s fit but will rarely earn more than six points per game.
The Gunners are back on track for a top-four finish and face Leeds before a potential winner-takes-all North London derby against Tottenham this gameweek.
Arsenal have been leaky at the back but have made up for it with goals from Gabriel (5.4m) and Rob Holding (4.1m) last gameweek. As tempting as Holding’s price is, Ben White (4.6m) is likely to reclaim his place after missing out through injury. Meanwhile, the return of Takehiro Tomiyasu (4.5m) may also help bolster Arsenal’s defensive rigidity.
The Foxes have clearly been focussing on their European escapades, but back-to-back doubles starting with Everton and Norwich might be too good to turn down.
Kasper Schmeichel (4.9m) will play four games in two gameweeks, virtually guaranteeing him 8+ points. Even with Leicester’s questionable defensive output, that makes the Dane a great option.
In defence, Wesley Fofana (4.3m) is priced nicely and should play a reasonable amount, especially after sitting out last gameweek. Çağlar Söyüncü is perhaps the most reliable Foxes defender in terms of gametime, but that is reflected in the price.