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Week 34 Live Chat: A Small Double Game Week Big on Confusion

Are you loading up on double gamers or do the single game players have better match-ups?

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This hurt on so many levels. Get well, Zlatan!
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In Official Premier League fantasy, it’s clear to see: Crystal Palace, Middlesborough and Manchester United have double game weeks and there is no game for West Brom.

In the the NMA League of Fantrax fantasy, things appear murkier. While GW33 was going on, looking ahead to GW34 there were no games at all for Leicester City, Manchester City, Sunderland and West Brom and everybody else had a single game. I made adds/drops based on that scenario, losing some discounts, and I’m certain that I’m not the only one who did so. For some mysterious reason, though, after GW33 ended, the end date for GW34 was extended to Thursday, which theoretically should include a slew of double games. I say theoretically, because under the “OPP” (Opposition) header, nobody has two opposing teams listed for the game week (and Albion has none). So is it that Thursday is the end date for all and the “OPP” listings are merely unable to show two teams, but as with Official, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Manchester United have double game weeks? Or is it that the “OPP” listings are correct, Thursday is only the end date only for teams that do not have weekend games, and thus there are no double game weeks for anybody? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Oh how I long for the days of yore when Premier League fantasy was simple, a pack of chewing gum cost two bits and beer didn’t have fancy flavors like bacon, chocolate and coffee. Sure, it’s wonderful that Budweiser, Coors, Miller et al. have plenty of competition, but things have definitely gone too far. Too far!

Saturday Fixtures:

Hull City v. Watford

Swansea City v. Stoke City

West Ham v. Everton

Bournemouth v. Middlesbrough

Sunday Fixtures:

Burnley v. Manchester United

Liverpool v. Crystal Palace

Tuesday Fixture:

Chelsea v. Southampton

Wednesday Fixtures:

Arsenal v. Leicester City

Middlesbrough v. Sunderland

Crystal Palace v. Tottenham

Thursday Fixture:

Manchester City v. Manchester United

Which teams are you loading up on? Have you taken a points penalty to make more transfers than allotted? Which double game teams have you worried about rest, rotation and results? Are you playing any of your chips in Official Fantasy? Join in the discussion below!