The week in Fantasy Premier League: Leap of faith required for Arsenal and Southampton assets
Usually the rare sight of two teams with a pair of Double Gameweeks in a row would have FPL managers gleefully doubling or even trebling-up on both. Not this time.
Instead, we are left looking glumly at the Arsenal and Southampton squads, knowing deep down that there’s not a player among them we can confidently rely on for a significant points return over the next two weeks.
How has it come to this?
It’s a particular problem for the legions of managers set to wildcard this week in preparation for a GW37 Bench Boost as they ponder how to spread their resources between players with three, four and five games left to play.
Arsenal and Southampton - what you have, you hold
When it comes to the ‘Double Double Gameweek’ teams, while it’s hard to justify selling players from either team, managers should think carefully before recruiting more.
If you’ve kept the faith with Alexis Sanchez (ARS, 11.5) all through his near-barren spell of the past six Gameweeks, ditching him now simply doesn’t make sense - especially ahead of the visit of a depleted Man United side.