Friday, 31 March 2017

The week in Fantasy Premier League: Avoiding the pitfalls of injuries, quickfire fixtures and the rush for Double Gameweek players

By Ken Rooney

After the unwelcome lull of the international break, games are coming thick and fast again as Fantasy Premier League managers brace themselves for three rounds of fixtures in the space of just 10 days.

As is often the case, they face a very different landscape than the one they left behind.

After serving real-world and fantasy managers alike so well, Seamus Coleman’s shocking injury against Wales forced many into early transfers.

News of injuries to Michail Antonio, Funes Mori, Petr Cech and Manolo Gabbiadini only added to the frustration.

With recent transfer gymnastics of GW27 and 28 still fresh in the memory, the attention of FPL managers is already turning to those upcoming Double Gameweeks.

At the moment, all eyes are on Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Man United, who all have two confirmed fixtures in GW34.

Canny FPL managers will also be factoring in that Southampton V Arsenal fixture, which will be played sometime before GW37.

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