Trent Alexander-Arnold

There is a quick turnaround for Double Gameweek 34 as the Fantasy Premier League campaign enters the final stretch, now is the time to strategise plans and consider differential players.

This weekend will see six teams have a double Gameweek 34 with Brighton, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham United all having players who could provide a huge boost for your mini-leagues.

With that in mind, the FootballCastle will provide all the essential tips you need ahead of the Gameweek 34 deadline at 11 am BST on Saturday, 29 April 2023.


Sam Johnstone (£4.4m)

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The Englishman has been in good form since breaking into the Crystal Palace side in GW30, earning two sheets and 23 points in that run.

Four of Johnstone’s five remaining games are classified as easy fixtures so there are enough opportunities for the shot-stopper to haul some more points. 

Jason Steele (£3.9m) 

Steele has started seven of the last eight league games and represents good value considering his price and his three DGWs to come.

Despite the defeat at Nottingham Forest, the Brighton man saved a penalty for 10 points and will be pleased about his team’s defensive record at home this season. The Seagulls have kept seven of their nine clean sheets this season at the AMEX Stadium.


Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) 

A tactical switch into the inverted full-back role has transformed Alexander-Arnold who is now Liverpool’s standout FPL defender.

The Englishman has supplied five of his nine assists this season in the last four matches to amass 24 points, while the Reds’ reliable defensive form at Anfield bodes well for four of their final six games.

Pervis Estupiñán (£4.8m)

The Ecuadorian has five assists and seven clean sheets this season and with three double game weeks before the end of the season, Estupiñán is a great value pick for the final stretch.

Kieran Trippier (£6.2m)

The leading FPL defender this season may have entered a dry patch recently, failing to secure an assist or clean sheet in the last five games, but Newcastle have scored ten goals against Spurs and Everton recently. 

That increased attacking threat favours Trippier who leads the chance creation standings over recent GWs, and the form his attacking teammates are in right now suggests a big haul is expected sooner rather than later.


Kevin De Bruyne (£12.1m)

The Belgian may be an expensive option but he’s well worth it and an ownership of 27.2% will give you fantastic differential value. De Bruyne had a game-leading 19 points after two goals and an assist in the big win over Arsenal.

His overall form has been on the up with a huge total of 49 points in the last four games, and you should consider captaining the attacking midfielder over DGW 34.

Marcus Rashford (£7.1m) 

Manchester United’s Poster Boy star was the top-scoring FPL player from Gameweeks 17-31, as his 11 goals and three assists earned him 112 points.

Rashford returned from his brief injury spell with a 12-point haul against Tottenham following his goal and assist in the entertaining draw. He will be looking to get some more attacking hauls in the tasty games against Aston Villa and Brighton.

Jarrod Bowen (£8.0m)

The West Ham winger has returned in four of his last five games as his side recovered from their slump towards the relegation zone. 

Bowen will remain key for the Hammers in their final games and he is more than likely to be among the attacking numbers.

Kaoru Mitoma (£5.6m) 

Kaoru Mitoma

Brighton are set to play three consecutive home matches and Mitoma will be looking to return to top form where he’s blanked in only one of his seven home matches since GW17. 

After producing four goals and three assists for 52 points at home since the World Cup, you can be assured of some returns from the dribbling expert. 

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) 

The Egyptian has four goals and 28 points in his last four outings with Liverpool looking more like their former selves.

Salah can consolidate his recent form in two home matches against Tottenham and Fulham who are poor on the road. While Spurs have conceded 15 goals in their last five away games, the Cottagers have not kept a clean sheet in their last four travels.


Diogo Jota (£8.9m) 

Jota hit four goals and an assist for 30 points in his last three GWs and two double-figure returns suggest the attacker is back to his best following an injury-hit campaign.

The Portuguese possess an extra headache for DGW34 opponents and with Liverpool pushing for a late European spot, you can expect significant game time and some impact against Spurs and Fulham.

At 5.5% ownership, this is a wonderful differential pick that could prove the difference in your mini-leagues.

Erling Haaland (£12.3m) 

Erling Haaland

The late strike against Arsenal was a record-breaking 33rd goal in a single season, with his eight assists making him the clear top of the FPL standings on 241 points.

Haaland’s epic display in midweek brought a third successive double-digit return after five goals and two assists in that spell. You can bet on many more goals this season as Man City face the final stretch to the Premier League title, while this is the best chance left to Triple Captain Haaland against Fulham and West Ham.

Alexander Isak (£6.8m)

The Sweden International is on a run of seven goals in eight games and a mazy dribble that produced Jacob Murphy’s goal in his late cameo will whet the appetite of FPL managers ahead of this weekend’s fixture against struggling Southampton.

Although without two fixtures, this home game hugely favours Isak whose haul could contend with DGW players. 


Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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