FPL Double Gameweek 34: Tips, Captain, Transfers & Team

fpl gw34 tips 2024
fpl gw34 tips 2024

Double Gameweek 34 is here – and it might be a time to use some chips. If you still have free hit or triple captain available (or even bench boost if you wildcarded few gameweeks ago), this is a good opportunity to use one of them (but of course, it is team-dependent and chip-strategy dependent).

Let’s jump to our FPL GW34 Tips, with the best picks, fixtures to target, transfer targets, captain, odds & team selection for Double Gameweek 34.

Just to remind you, Spurs do not play in GW34, while Liverpool, Arsenal, Wolves, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Sheffield and Everton play twice.

1. Fantasy Premier League Double Gameweek 34 Tips

  • Focus mainly on Arsenal and Liverpool players – if you are on free hit, getting 3+3 players from these teams seems like a no-brainer
  • Do not force your team to have 11 double gameweek players at each cost. Having just 8-9 quality double gameweek players (with heavy focus on Liverpool & Arsenal) + 2-3 quality single gameweek players like Haaland, Foden, Watkins or Palmer is totally fine. Double gameweeks are sometimes overrated – especially when poorer teams play twice.
  • We are almost at the finish line of this FPL season – team value does not matter as much as it used to in the first half of the season – you can afford to lose some money you have tightened up in players
  • Do not lose sight of the following gameweeks, especially of double gameweek 35 and double gameweek 37 (Read more: when is the next double gameweek in FPL?)
  • It is OK to have Saka + 2 Arsenal defenders – Arsenal has the best defense of this season. The lowest xG conceded, fewest goals conceded and the most clean sheets of all teams
  • With Jota and TAA back available, expect some rotation among Liverpool players
  • But still, Salah + Diaz + VVD is our preferred trio from Liverpool for DGW34
  • Jota could be a great one-week punt, but do not expect him to start both matches as he is just back from the injury
  • It is alright to keep Watkins in your team until the end of the season despite Aston Villa not having any double gameweek. He is the top scoring player in the game, just do not overlook him.
  • Ait Nouri is not expected to start against Arsenal
  • Cunha is out as well
  • We would keep Haaland. But if you will wildcard in GW35, we would sell him – especially if you are not sure what to do with your free transfers

2. Key players to own and transfer targets for GW34

Key players

  • Salah – your GW34 (triple) captain
  • Saka 
  • Havertz/Odegaard – we prefer Havertz of the two
  • Raya/Gabriel/Saliba/White – if we could pick just one of them, it would be White
  • Diaz, VVD – our preferred 2 Liverpool players to field next to Salah
  • Solanke – key man for Bournemouth

Potential transfer targets:

  1. Liverpool and Arsenal players
  2. Eze, OliseEze is on free kicks, and penalties, while Olise is 5th for points per match among midfielders this season (after Salah, Palmer, Saka, Son) and 7th among all players
  3. Pickford – could be your GK until end of the season, he is our preferred goalkeeper for GW34
  4. Cunha – back from injury, and back in form

3. Fixtures to target in FPL Double Gameweek 34

In which fixtures we could expect a lot of fantasy points? Fixtures to target in double GW34 according to bookies odds:

  • Wolves vs Arsenal: The Gunners 73 % to win, 34 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Manchester United vs. Sheffield: The Red Devils 71 % to win, 45 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Brighton v. Man City: Citizens 67 % to win, 39 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Fulham vs. Liverpool: Liverpool 65 % to win, 41 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Everton vs. Liverpool: Liverpool 65 % to win, 39 % to score 2.5+ goals

Find 2.5+ goals odds for all teams in our article: Premier League Over 2.5 Goals Odds.

4. Updated watchlists: Best players to pick in Double Gameweek 34 and beyond

We also looked at players from each position: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards and updated our watchlists.

We examine which players are best picks in each price bracket: budget enablers, midpriced picks, and premium options. Check our watchlists with our ratings and comments here:

5. Who is the best captain in GW34?

We will keep the captaincy section short once again.

If you would like to know more about the process we use to select the captain every gameweek, read our article: How to pick the right captain in FPL?

According to our captaincy indexSalah is the best captain in FPL Gameweek 34 with a captaincy index score of 2.49.

Saka (captaincy index score 2.09) is the number 2 captaincy pick and Eze (1.92) is number 3.

6. What bookies odds say about Gameweek 34

As usual, we converted bookies odds into probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator, to assess the potential of gameweek 34.

Clean sheet odds for GW34

Arsenal (47%, 34%) and Liverpool (32 %, 35 %) lead the clean sheet odds table for Gameweek 34. Bookies also favor Everton, Crystal Palace and Manchester United to do well defensively in this round. All clean sheet odds are available in our article: Premier League Clean Sheet Odds.

Clean sheet probabilities

TeamExpected CSMatch 1Match 2At least 1 CSTwo CS
Crystal Palace0.
Sheffield United0.
Aston Villa0.240.240.240
West Ham0.220.220.220
Luton Town0.160.160.160

Bookies expect 5.69 clean sheets in gameweek 34 in the last season, we were used to a rate of 5.45 per clean sheets gameweek. This season we have seen clean sheets at the rate of 4 clean sheets per gameweek.

Expected clean sheets

Due to correction in the number of clean sheets: Fulham, Everton

Fulham overperformed their defensive expectations the most of all teams. They should have kept 6.57 clean sheets instead of 9 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Manchester City, Chelsea

City underperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. They should have kept 12.98 clean sheets instead of 9 according to our expected clean sheets table.

You can see the expected clean sheets table and clean sheet odds for all Premier League teams here.

Goalscoring odds for GW34

Check who leads any time goalscoring odds for GW34 here: Premier League Goalsocring Odds.

7. Using chips in double gameweek 34

Using Free Hit

  •  good for managers who either: do not have at least 6-7 key double gameweek 34 players or for managers who wildcarded around GW30-33 in order to prepare their team for DGW37
  • if you still have your wildcard and free hit, and you are not satisfied how your team is looking for GW34, your chip strategy could be: FH34 + WC35 + BB37 + TC38
  • Find our free hit team as inspiration: FPL Free Hit team for Gameweek 34

Using triple captain

  • there are not many triple captain opportunities left, especially if you want to bench boost in GW37. If that is your case, you could use triple captain now on Salah

8. FPL GW34 Team selection

Now let’s look at our FPL team selection for Gameweek 34 – Scout squad. Salah is our captain.

fpl gw34 free hit team 2024 updated
fpl gw34 free hit team 2024 updated

9. Fantasy Premier League Tips

Find more tips, strategies and picks for Fantasy Premier League in these articles:

We hope our FPL GW34 tips with the best picks, fixtures, transfer targets, odds, captain picks, and team selection helped you to gather some useful information before the Gameweek 34 deadline.

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Good luck in FPL GW34!

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.