Double Gameweek 36 Unleashed: Expert Strategies for March/Rashford Replacements, Wilson vs Isak, and Top Captaincy Picks

Svar Jain
By Svar Jain
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There are three gameweeks left in the season, and various managers in the Fantasy Premier League will have different aims and objectives. While some will be strengthening their positions, others will be pursuing their mini-league leaders while facing a significant points deficit to make up.

This is the time of year when you may have some fun with your squad by using riskier tactics that have a good chance of succeeding whether you are chasing a huge lead or have nothing left to play for.

March and Rashford replacements:

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“He has a problem, an injury on his leg, so he is a big question mark for tomorrow. But we are happy Rapha Varane is back.

“[Rashford] is doubtful, more than doubtful. So [there is] a big question mark.” – Erik ten Hag on Marcus Rashford

Solly March will not play against Arsenal, according to Roberto De Zerbi, although he wants to play this season after being taken off in the 5-1 loss to Everton last time around due to a thigh injury.

The Italian responded, “I don’t know, difficult question, more difficult to answer, regarding March’s possibilities of coming back. I’m hoping he can take part in the final two games.

The most sensible successors for Solly March (£5.6m) are Mac Allister or Kaoru Mitoma. However, you have a lot of additional punt options.

Pascal Gross (£5.4m), another member of his team, would fare well within the same price bracket. With eight goals, six assists, and a hat trick in Gameweek 34 this season, he is capable of tallying significant totals.

Joe Willock of Newcastle (£4.7m) is a good alternative as well because he has a double gameweek and serves as an enabler. This season, he has three goals, six assists, and plenty of playing time.

If you have some cash on hand, I highly recommend Gabriel Martinelli ($6.7 million) or Martin Odegaard ($6.7 million) from Arsenal. Arsenal’s last three games are against Brighton (at home), Nottingham Forest (away), and Wolves (at home). Throughout the remainder of the season, they can easily outscore Newcastle or Brighton midfielders.

My personal suggestion would be to go for Mac Allister or Kaoru Mitoma as these guys have 4 fixtures in the next two gameweeks.

Wilson vs Isak

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Wilson has been scoring a goal every 50 minutes since GW29, which is rather remarkable. While Isak’s spot appears to be quite certain, whether he plays centre forward or out on the left flank, I do have my reservations about whether he will start both games of the double. Although it is possible to have both, Wilson would be my first choice because of his keen eye for goal. I will wait for the early leaks and if Wilson starts he is taking the seat and the arm band too. But if you are looking to consolidate your rank and play safe, Isak is the one for you.

Wilson’s stats since GW29:

Eight goals, first overall

8 big chances, which ranks third among forwards.

(4th among Forwards) xG- 3.97

9 involved in the goal (joint first overall).

FPL Points: 56 (tied for second overall and first among Forwards)

Top Captaincy picks

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The season is about to get serious. This implies that every move is significant, structure goes out the window due to the fact that we are “dead-ending” our teams into GW38, and differentials are abundant considering FPL Gameweeks 36 and 37. Your aims for the remainder of the season will probably influence your decisions going forward, whether they be to retain rank, protect a mini-league lead, or select high-ceiling differentials to ‘chase’. Considering these factors, I am listing top captaincy picks for double gameweek 36.

The two most popular captains are probably the Newcastle teammates Alexander Isak (£7.0 million) and Callum Wilson (£7.1 million), starting with the upcoming Double Gameweek 36. Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) and Kieran Trippier (£6.1m), two players who will be among the lower-captained double-gameweek players, are two excellent alternatives.

Newcastle United has a 36% chance of keeping a clean sheet against Leeds United and a 28% chance against Brighton, according to the bookies. This is a dangerous approach, but it has some advantages because Trippier also poses an offensive threat.

There are a few strong reasons to award Brighton midfielder Kauro Mitoma the captaincy in the meantime. He is one of Brighton’s most reliable offensive players and the team’s penalty shooter.

Joelinton (£6.0m) may be your guy if you truly want to push the envelope. With six goals and five assists in his greatest season to date, he has shown he is capable of a huge haul thanks to three double-digit results.

The transition to the Newcastle guy is rather easy if you already own Solly March (worth £5.3 million) and have some money in the bank. Additionally, his team’s schedule is better than Brighton’s during this double gameweek.

However, his blank performance against Leeds United in the previous gameweek proves that you occasionally may skip out on making him your captain.

I would like to give a shout to Mohamed Salah for his fixture against Leicester City. Leicester have been leaking goals like water in the past few games and Salah is what Salah does. He had a 9 days next before this fixture and it is very well a hattrick potential game for him.

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