FPL 2023-24: Double Gameweek 37 preview

We have now got just two gameweeks to go until the end of the 2023-24 Premier League campaign and the first of those is one of the season’s biggest double gameweeks. In gameweek 37, no less than six teams have two fixtures, including reigning champions Manchester City. Seeing as a lot of FPL managers have been planning for this moment in terms of their transfers, you can expect a high number of Wildcards, Bench Boosts, Free Hits and Triple Captain chips to be activated in the build-up to coming Saturday’s deadline.

BrightonNewcastle (away)Chelsea (home)
ChelseaForest (away)Brighton (away)
Man CityFulham (away)Spurs (away)
Man UnitedArsenal (home)Newcastle (home)
NewcastleBrighton (home)Man United (away)
SpursBurnley (home)Man City (home)

As far as the doubling teams go, Manchester City looks like the most appealing one on paper, though most of the other teams (such as Newcastle & Chelsea) have doubles worth considering as well. In our view there is no side with a truly stand-out double in terms of fixture difficulty, but the same kind of goes for the single gameweek teams this round.

Check out FISO’s FPL Forum for the latest discussion and don’t forget, the deadline for gameweek 37 is set at 12h00 (UK time) on Saturday, May 11th, 2024. If you fancy playing a fantasy premier league game just based on Saturday’s or the Weekend’s fixtures then have a look at FanTeam’s Daily Fantasy Games (18+ only).

Most transferred in/transferred out players (as per May 9th, 2024)

GKMartinez (AST), Neto (BOU), Leno (FUL)Petrovic (CHE), Pickford (EVE), Dubravka (NEW)DGW37, Martinez injury doubt
DEFSchär (NEW), Van Dijk (LIV), Maguire (MUN)Gvardiol (MCI), Burn (NEW), Porro (TOT)DGW37, Schär + Maguire injuries
MIDSalah (LIV), Saka (ARS), Bruno (MUN)Gordon (NEW), Son (TOT), Foden (MCI)DGW37, Bruno injury doubt
FORWatkins (AST), Solanke (BOU), Darwin (LIV)Haaland (MCI), Jackson (CHE), Isak (NEW)DGW37, all transferred-in forwards in goal-scoring form

Premium pick

4 goals in his last game, 5 goals in his last two games, 7 goals and 1 assist in his last five games, and 25 goals plus 8 assists in total from 26 league starts. With a double of away games against Fulham and Spurs coming up in double gameweek 37, Erling Haaland (£14.2m) is the absolute stand-out premium fantasy pick in our eyes. Not much to add to those numbers, right?

Spoiler alert: he is our captain for double gameweek 37 as well.

Non-premium pick

Our non-premium fantasy pick for double gameweek 37 is a forward as well and we could actually write this one in almost exactly the same format as our premium fantasy pick Erling Haaland. After all, Alexander Isak (£8.4m) is back in form again, scoring 3 goals and providing 1 assist in his last two league games, and 10 goals and 2 assists in his last nine league starts. The Swedish international now sits on 20 goals and 2 assists from 24 league starts, for a total of 154 FPL points. That comes down to 6.4 FPL points per game or just over 18 FPL points per million of his current price tag. For a striker in particular, Newcastle’s double-up this week looks juicy with a home clash with Brighton followed by a visit to Manchester United. Not the easiest fixtures on paper, but for a striker with the qualities and the current form of Isak, they represent a decent opportunity to try and get his sixth double-digit haul of the campaign.

The budget enabler

Despite Chelsea’s sub-par season overall, the Blues are still contenders for a spot in the top six. Mauricio Pocchetino’s men currently find themselves in seventh place, just two points behind number six Newcastle United and six points behind number five Spurs with three games to go. Coming off back-to-back victories versus Spurs (2-0) and West Ham (5-0), Chelsea are approaching the tail end of the season with confidence and with Conor Galagher (£5.4m) in good form. The academy graduate is a nailed-on part of Pocchetino’s starting eleven and he has been directly involved in 3 goals in the last three league games. He scored against Aston Villa and then provided an assist against Spurs in double gameweek 35, followed by a goal against West Ham last weekend. That brought his tallies to a very decent 5 goals and 8 assists, and we can see him building on them in DGW37. Chelsea have two away games on the agenda, against Forest and Brighton, and while these are definitely not guaranteed victories for this Blues squad, we do see potential for another attacking return or two for Galagher.

The differential

Are you looking for an affordable differential fantasy pick, for example as part of your perfect Bench Boost for double gameweek 37? We admit, it’s always a bit extra risky to go for Man City assets in a double, considering Pep Guardiola’s love for rotation, but we think/expect/hope it won’t be as bad now that the Cityzens have been kicked out of the Champions League. In any case, our differential fantasy pick is Bernardo Silva (£6.2m), whose current ownership level of 2.6% falls well within our 5%-limit for this category. While his attacking output in terms of FPL returns has been limited of late, he does already have 6 goals and 5 assists to his name from 26 league starts. City are playing Fulham away and Spurs away in double gameweek 37, and with them still in full chase of the Premier League title, there could well be goals on the menu for the Sky Blues. Our hope is that, in that case, Bernardo will be involved in at least one of two.

The (vice-)captaincy

We spoiled this one at the start of this article already: Erling Haaland is our captain for double gameweek 37 in which City are facing Fulham at Craven Cottage and Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Excellent alternatives to the Norwegian goal-scoring machine are his teammates Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, and Chelsea star Cole Palmer. Riskier picks for the armband include Newcastle’s Alexander Isak, Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes.