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FPL 2023-24 – Double Gameweek 7 Rotation Risks

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Following a midweek round of League Cup fixtures and the second round of group stage fixtures imminent across UEFA’s club competitions, rotation could prove an issue for FPL bosses across Double Gameweek 7. When taking this into account, we highlight a number of assets that could be most in trouble of being taken out of the starting XI.

Starting in Man City’s midweek League Cup defeat away at Newcastle, Julian Alvarez (£7.0m) played 73 minutes before being substituted off for Phil Foden (£7.6m). However, that was no doubt 73 minutes longer than his ownership would have hoped he was going to play across the evening. This must put him in prime danger of rotation come Double Gameweek 7 with Man City away again, this time vs Wolves. However, the plethora of injuries amid Pep Guardiola’s squad could see the City boss forced to start the Argentinian forward once again. Foden though, shouldn’t be considered a rotation risk and is expected to start after that League Cup benching.

David Moyes has rarely looked to rotate when it comes to West Ham, but with a crucial Europa League group stage match in Germany against Freiburg on the horizon, combined with a favourable home fixture vs Sheffield Utd in Double Gameweek 7, the Hammers boss could be tempted to tinker. The main player at risk of dropping to the bench is likely to be forward Michail Antonio (£5.9m), who has started in all six gameweeks played thus far. But with an excellent deputy in Danny Ings (£5.7m) on the bench, it would be no surprise if Antonio had a rest.

Like Man City, fellow title challengers Arsenal have also been dogged by injuries lately. This could be what saves Eddie Nketiah (£5.5m) from being rotated out of the team away to Bournemouth. With fellow forward Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) now fully fit, it feels like just a matter of time before Nketiah loses his place in the starting line-up, but potential injuries within attacking midfield may yet grant him a stay of execution in Double Gameweek 7.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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