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FPL 2023-24 – Double Gameweek Announcement

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Despite the international break being in full flow, there was still big news last week from a Fantasy Premier League perspective, that being the announcement of Double Gameweek 7.

The first double gameweek of the 2023-24 Premier League season involves only two clubs, Luton Town and Burnley with the two newly promoted sides facing off at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday October 3rd, three days prior to their weekend fixtures away to Everton and Newcastle respectively. This encounter was originally supposed to take place in Gameweek 2, but was suspended due to the ground development work being undertaken at Kenilworth Road, a mandatory requirement following Luton’s promotion to the Premier League.

What does this mean from an FPL point of view? It means that both Luton and Burnley players get two chances to accrue points in that round of fixtures, hence the phrase Double Gameweek 7. Whilst neither club have been able to command many attractive FPL assets since the start of the campaign, that could yet change ahead of this gameweek.

The one player under most discussion among the FPL community is Luton forward Carlton Morris (£5.5m), who has played a key part in each of the Hatters’ two league goals scored so far this season. Morris buried a penalty against Brighton in Gameweek 1 and assisted Mads Andersen’s consolation vs West Ham in Gameweek 4. A regular starter and on spot kick duty, Morris is likely to be the highest owned of any Luton or Burnley asset in Double Gameweek 7.

For the Clarets, forward Lyle Foster (£5.0m) should command attention following consecutive goals against Aston Villa and Spurs respectively. New signing Mike Tresor (£5.5m) hasn’t been mentioned at all in fantasy quarters, but that could change between now and October provided Vincent Kompany gives the midfielder enough gametime. Signed from KRC Genk, Tresor recorded nine goals and 33 assists for the Belgian side over the past two seasons.

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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