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Firstly, Crystal Palace's trip to Southampton will now take place on Tuesday 11 May, while Aston Villa’s home match against Everton is scheduled for Thursday 13 May, handing all four a Double Gameweek 35.

In addition, the change to the schedule means that Gameweek 36 will now coincide with the weekend of the FA Cup final.

Therefore the two Wembley finalists, Chelsea and Leicester City, are among four sides who will have a Blank Gameweek 36.

Their respective matches against Arsenal and Manchester United have been moved to Gameweek 35.

Leicester will travel to Man Utd on Wednesday 12 May, with Chelsea hosting Arsenal later that evening, providing all four teams a Double Gameweek 35.

For guidance, Gameweeks 36 and 37 have been rescheduled to provide an opportunity for each club to welcome the safe return of supporters before the end of the season, subject to the Government’s further easing of lockdown restrictions.

Gameweek 36 will now start on Friday 14 May at 20:00 BST, with Gameweek 37 getting under way on Tuesday 18 May at a time to be confirmed.

Premier League Standings New Update

# Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 34 25 5 4 71 24 47 80
2 Manchester United 33 19 10 4 64 35 29 67
3 Leicester City 34 19 6 9 61 39 22 63
4 Chelsea 34 17 10 7 53 31 22 61
5 West Ham United 34 17 7 10 55 44 11 58
6 Tottenham Hotspur 34 16 8 10 60 38 22 56
7 Liverpool 33 15 9 9 55 39 16 54
8 Everton 33 15 7 11 45 42 3 52
9 Arsenal 34 14 7 13 46 37 9 49
10 Aston Villa 33 14 6 13 48 38 10 48
11 Leeds United 34 14 5 15 50 52 -2 47
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 11 9 14 33 46 -13 42
13 Crystal Palace 33 10 8 15 34 56 -22 38
14 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 8 13 13 35 39 -4 37
15 Southampton 33 10 7 16 41 59 -18 37
16 Burnley 34 9 9 16 31 47 -16 36
17 Newcastle United 34 9 9 16 36 56 -20 36
18 Fulham 34 5 12 17 25 45 -20 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 34 5 11 18 31 65 -34 26
20 Sheffield United 34 5 2 27 18 60 -42 17

FPL confirm Double Gameweek 35 and Blank Gameweek 36 schedule

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  • Leicester City v Newcastle United
  • Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
  • Manchester City v Chelsea
  • Liverpool v Southampton
  • Wolves v Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Aston Villa v Manchester United
  • West Ham United v Everton
  • Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion
  • Fulham v Burnley
  • Southampton v Crystal Palace
  • Manchester United v Leicester City
  • Chelsea v Arsenal
  • Aston Villa v Everton


  • Newcastle United v Manchester City
  • Burnley v Leeds United
  • Southampton v Fulham
  • Brighton v West Ham United
  • Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Wolves
  • West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool
  • Everton v Sheffield United


  • Arsenal: West Bromwich Albion (home) + Chelsea (away)
  • Aston Villa: Manchester United (home) + Everton (home)
  • Chelsea: Manchester City (away) + Arsenal (home)
  • Crystal Palace: Sheffield United (away) + Southampton (away)
  • Everton: West Ham United (away) + Aston Villa (away)
  • Leicester City: Newcastle United (home) + Manchester United (away)
  • Manchester United: Aston Villa (away) + Leicester City (home)
  • Southampton: Liverpool (away) + Crystal Palace (home)

Crystal Palace arguably have the best selection of Double Gameweek fixtures as they prepare to face Sheffield United and Southampton on the road.

While the Eagles have been poor defensively this season, Tyrick Mitchell (£3.8m) remains a budget enabler, even if his last start was as far back as Gameweek 25.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) also deserves some attention based on those fixtures. Since returning from injury he has two attacking returns in four starts, one of his two blanks coming against an in-form Chelsea defence.

The Blues’ combination of facing Manchester City (away) and Arsenal (home) does leave a lot to be desired.

Since Thomas Tuchel took over, their defensive assets have been the ones to invest in but banking against goals for the Citizens and Gunners could be a challenge for Fantasy managers.

Likewise, Mikel Arteta’s assets must face Chelsea as part of their Double Gameweek although they do face West Bromwich Albion. Still, the Baggies have scored more goals than any other side over the last four matches so Arsenal’s defence is best avoided, at the very least.

Given their poor home form, there is likely to be interest in Everton’s attack as they face obliging defences in West Ham and Aston Villa (both away).

However, the Toffees have been somewhat unreliable on the road of late. James Rodríguez (£7.7m) has two attacking returns away from home this season while no Everton player has found the net on their travels since Gameweek 26. Bernd Leno (£5.0m) scored their most recent road-trip goal.

Aston Villa get to play both of their Double Gameweek matches at home as Manchester United and Everton come to Villa Park.

The first of those two matches is less than appealing at both ends of the pitch for Dean Smith’s men. The Red Devils’ own goal threat is obvious, especially considering the six goals they put past Roma on Thursday, but they are also producing the goods defensively.

Over the last six matches, Manchester United have conceded fewer goals than any other Premier League side (three).

That statistic is likely to also temper the explosive potential of Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.2m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) who also face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the Double Gameweek, although that’s after they host a more vulnerable Newcastle side.

The Red Devils themselves visit Aston Villa and host Leicester, who combine for two clean sheets since Gameweek 28, suggesting that Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m), Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.1m) should all be on the Double Gameweek radar.

Those largely underwhelmed by the fixture pairings on offer are likely to look at the single Gameweek options which sees an in-form Burnley attack travel to Fulham, Spurs visiting Leeds and Liverpool hosting Southampton, according to Fantasyfootballscout.

Premier League Week 35 Fixtures

  • Leicester 20:00 Newcastle

  • Leeds 12:30 Spurs
  • Sheffield Utd 15:00 Crystal Palace
  • Man City 17:30 Chelsea
  • Liverpool 20:15 Southampton

  • Wolves 12:00 Brighton
  • Aston Villa 14:05 Man Utd
  • West Ham 16:30 Everton
  • Arsenal 19:00 West Brom

  • Fulham 20:00 Burnley

  • Southampton 20:00 Crystal Palace

  • Man Utd 18:00 Leicester
  • Chelsea 20:15 Arsenal

  • Aston Villa 20:00 Everton

5 players to sign for your FPL team in Gameweek 35


s it stands four of those clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester and Manchester United – are set to blank in Gameweek 36. That could change, however, depending on when the Premier League can fit the postponed Manchester United vs Liverpool game into the calendar. Liverpool could potentially end up with a double gameweek in 35, while United may end up with a fixture in 36 after all.

This week’s tips are focused on players who will (hopefully) play twice in GW35 with four of the five picks also scheduled to have a match in blank GW36.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)

Everton’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday means the Toffees have now won just once in their last 10 Premier League home games. It is a good job then that their next two fixtures are to take place outside of Merseyside.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are in action against high-flying West Ham first before switching their attentions to a revenge mission against Villa in their second game. Both sides will be wary of the threat posed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin who along with Son Heung-min has scored the second-most non-penalty goals (15) in the Premier League this season, behind only Harry Kane (17).

The latest one came against Villa on Saturday as Calvert-Lewin converted a towering header at the back post from Lucas Digne’s in-swinging corner. The pair almost combined again later on only for Calvert-Lewin to be denied by Emi Martinez and if you have the means, it could be worth signing Digne (£6.1m) as well.

Price: £7.5m Points: 148

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Crystal Palace are 13th in the Premier League table. They are 11 points clear of 18th-placed Fulham and 14 away from seventh-placed Liverpool in the final European spot. They won’t go down and they cannot qualify for Europe. Roy Hodgson could leave this summer, along with 14 first-team players who are out of contract.

Usually, teams like this should be avoided at all costs considering they have virtually nothing to play for. And yet, the fact that they have a double gameweek and arguably the best pair of fixtures of any of the teams involved, means their talisman Wilfried Zaha looks a great option.

Unsurprisingly, Zaha is Palace’s leading points scorer (122) this season, contributing three double-digit returns, in total. And of those three hauls, two have come away from home against teams in the bottom three – Fulham and West Brom. Next up for the Eagles is a trip to Brammall Lane to face a Sheffield United side desperate for the campaign to end, followed by Southampton in midweek.

Price: £7.1m Points: 122

Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Although Mason Holgate won’t want to watch it back again, Aston Villa’s opener at Goodison Park was all about the persistence and quality of Ollie Watkins. The 25-year-old relentlessly pursued Holgate, nicked the ball off him and then had the presence of mind to finish calmly beyond Jordan Pickford.

It was a moment that perfectly encapsulated the England international’s importance to Dean Smith’s team both off the ball in terms of leading Villa’s press and on it by scoring his 13th goal of an impressive debut season in the Premier League.

Considering only six players have scored more goals than him this term, Watkins remains generously priced at £6.5m heading into the final few fixtures. According to FPL’s Fixture Difficulty Chart, Villa have the toughest run-in of any side in the division, but Watkins has shown he is capable of scoring against any team.

Price: £6.5m Points: 153

Luke Shaw (Man Utd)

Over the past five gameweeks, Luke Shaw ranks top amongst all players in the Premier League for chances created (14), which is particularly impressive given he didn’t even play this weekend after Manchester United’s game against Liverpool was called off due to fan protests.

Shaw is statistically the most creative defender in the Premier League this season, supplying 66 chances for his teammates and, given such consistent output, he can count himself unfortunate to be only joint-20th for assists with five.

The left back will be looking to end the season on a high by chipping in with a few more assists as he battles with Ben Chilwell for a starting place at Euro 2020, starting against Aston Villa and Leicester in GW35.

Price: £5.4m Points: 121

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Southampton have a mixed double gameweek as they face a fully refreshed Liverpool at Anfield before hosting Crystal Palace in their second match. However, they are one of the double gameweek teams in action the following weekend and have a favourable fixture too against Fulham at home.

With Danny Ings sidelined, James Ward-Prowse is Southampton’s best FPL asset given he is their penalty-taker and has a monopoly on free-kicks and corners. The England midfielder was on target during Saints’ heroic draw against Leicester on Friday, taking him to eight goals for the season.

This has already been the most productive campaign of Ward-Prowse’s career both in terms of goals and assists (six) and set-piece prowess can cause issues for any defence in the league, Inews cited.

Price: £5.8m Points: 142

Chip strategy

Those four players could prove particularly popular for managers playing their Free Hit chip in Double Gameweek 35 as they will all face a Blank Gameweek 36.

Managers using their Wildcards for Gameweek 35 must also consider the Blank Gameweek 36 for Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester and Man Utd when building their new squads.

They must look for a balance between loading up on players from those four sides and investing in the teams who play twice in Gameweek 35 and also feature in Gameweek 36.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m), along with Southampton's James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) and the Everton pair of Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.5m) and James Rodriguez (£7.7m), all have strong home matches in Gameweek 36 to help solve this dilemma, Premier League reported.

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