Fixtures

Premier League sides learn FA Cup third round fate

There are just two all-Premier League ties to be played in the third round of the FA Cup this season.

Bournemouth and Brighton will go head-to-head at the Vitality Stadium while Wolves are set to host Liverpool.

While the third round of the FA Cup is still some way off, it is obviously worth taking note of the fixtures that will take place.

Those all-Premier League ties may feature slightly stronger XIs compared those involving top flight sides facing lower league opposition.

The toughest tests for those FPL teams includes Chelsea’s hosting of Nottingham Forest, who have knocked out the holders of the FA Cup five times in their last six matches against a reigning champion.

Southampton will travel to Derby County where they will take on Frank Lampard’s in-form side.

Outside of that there appear to be mostly routine matches for the remainder of the Premier League clubs, whose FPL fixtures should be largely unaffected in terms of rotation.

The matches will take place between Gameweek 21 and 22.

Selected fixture list

Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion

Burnley v Barnsley

Bristol City v Huddersfield Town

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Crystal Palace v Grimsby

Derby County v Southampton

Everton v Lincoln City

Fulham v Oldham Athletic

Manchester City v Rotherham United

Manchester United v Reading

Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers

Solihull Moors/Blackpool v Arsenal

Tranmere/Southport v Tottenham Hotspur

Wrexham/Newport v Leicester City

West Ham United v Birmingham City

Woking v Watford

Wolves v Liverpool

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1,657 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MGD
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2m ITB 1 FT:

    Kepa / Hamer
    Alonso - Robbo - Laporte - AWB - Doherty
    Hazard - Mane - Martial - Richarlison - Stephens
    Auba - Arni - Kamara

    Will probably WC next GW. What to do?

    A) Mane -> Sterling (Mane bought at 9,5 currently at 9,9)
    B) Martial -> Son/Alli/Eriksen
    C) Martial -> Sane / David Silva

    Ledning towards Sane.

    Any news on Mane?

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'd sell Mane because he looks likely to be rested

      1. MGD
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Have so much value in him. Want to keep long term I think

        1. Ghost Gooner
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Its better to get City mid points than sitting on value player that's decreasing in price

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Surprised Auba has risen so fast today!

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Looks like another 0.1 rise tonight

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep, gutted

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Auba 300K Transfers In = a tsunami. Not surprised here.

  3. Budweiser
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Doherty or Gunnarson 1st off the bench? Have Robbo so may be important. Was Gunnarsons goal a 1 off?

  4. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who's taking a hit this gameweek?

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      took -8 (4 transfers)

    2. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Probably

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Probably

    4. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      There could be lots of rotation this week, could gain some ground by not taking hits

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Exactly. Doing nothing/less may prove to be the best strategy of all.

    5. Beatle
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope. Still have only taken one all season

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same here

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A rare example of iron discipline. Respect.

  5. chonks
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    bench questions

    A) if first player on bench does not play, goes to next bench player correct

    B) how would you order this bench

    Balbuena (H Car), AWB (A BHA) and Armstrong (A Tots)

    1. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      AWB, B, A.

    2. RedArrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes but it has to follow the formation rules. So a forward might be skipped for a defender if a defender doesn't play in a 3 at the back.

      1. chonks
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        thanks

        to you both

  6. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Would have much preferred an article on the FFS Cup

    Don't see the merit of an article where most teams will field weakened line ups

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      This, hopefully I get a mention in the article

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Agreed.

  7. Eriksen Maestro
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on Mina over next 10-15 games? Has looked very threatening on set pieces

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Don't like his price but looks dangerous enough to be worth it

    2. Fantastisk
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Agreed, he looks Yerry threatening.

  8. RossT
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Fabianski
    Alonso TAA Laporte
    Salah hazard Fraser richarlison
    Kane Wilson arnautovic

    Patricio wba Bennett ward

    Worth a 4 point hit hazard to sane Or salah to sterling?
    Thanks for any feedback

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Game time risk so no

      1. RossT
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        My thinking at the min. Surely mahrez will start for either sterling or sane.

  9. Fantasy Gold
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Robbo likely to be rested then?

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Very likely

      Can't even see Moreno struggling against that Burnley attack

  10. Gamer18
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Should I make any changes?
    Rui
    Robertson Digne Laporte
    Willian F.Anderson Richarlison Salah
    Aguero Lacazette Wilson

    Speroni WB Peltier Stephens
    2 FT
    1.4 ITB
    wildcard still available

  11. liboo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    to replace Mane

    Alii or Son ??

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Son

    2. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I prefer Son

    3. Frank Black
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Right now i'd say

      1- Eriksen 2- Son 3 - Alli

  12. RFCSPACE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2 to go from Mane, Hazard and Aguero and 2 to come in. 1 of which will be Kane or Aubameyang.

    0.1 off Kane + Dilva for Mane and Aguero which probably would've been the first choice. Don't trust Mahrez. Any other good combos?

  13. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Arsenal fans......Will both Lacca and Auba start tomorrow ??

    1. RedArrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Laca surely. Reckon both will.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Who would you go with on WC?

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I have gone maverick........

          Fab, Button.
          TAA, Robbo, Keane, AWB, Fernandez.
          Lacca, Auba, Arnie.....

          Figured 2 from the best defence, 2 from the best mid, 2 from the best attack. Bench good enough for rotation problems....

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Triggered my WC

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              What’s your midfield then?? 🙂

            2. GaabRop
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I would take Steele instead of Button. Steele looks to be second choice behind Ryan and could play in January when Ryan is playing Asia Cup

              1. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Thank you

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Forgot my mid

            Fab, Button.
            TAA, Robbo, Keane, AWB, Fernandez.
            Sane, Sterling, Gundogon, Fraser, Son
            Lacca, Auba, Arnie....

            Figured 2 from the best defence, 2 from the best mid, 2 from the best attack. Bench good enough for rotation problems....

  14. arndff_ (Howe to Train your…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hi, lads! Asking for a friend of mine... Which combo?

    A) Fraser & Arnie
    B) Anderson & Jimenez

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have A, but B more likely to play 90 mins, but not much in who gets the most points

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A for the points.

    4. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You have a friend 😯

      1. arndff_ (Howe to Train your…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        😆

  15. Ji-Sung Park
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Need a two week punt before wildcard, got 9,4 to use:
    a) Eriksen
    b)Alli
    c) Gylfi
    d) Mahrez
    e) Dilva

    Already got Richrlison and F. Anderson

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A or b

  16. Manani
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Brooks or Kenedy?

    and also is Brooks nailed? didn't start this week

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kenedy is crap

    2. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If go for Kenedy

      1. puhd
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I’d

  17. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Would you bring in Kane or Auba this week? Will likely get the other next gw. Cheers

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kane for me

    2. Fantastisk
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Did you watch them yesterday? Kane did nothing beyond score a pen from a dive whereas Auba absolutely violated spurs.

  18. Castiel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Just remembered about the FFS cup and checked my status - didn't qualify - sounds about right

  19. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How to raise 1m to fund Kun > Kane?

    Patricio -- Foster
    Alonso Digne Awb -- Doherty Schindler
    Salah Haz Rich Martial -- Camarasa
    Kun Arnie Jimenez

    A: Salah + Camarassa + Kun >> Sane + F.anderson + Kane (-4) and bench jimenez. means no arsenal cover in gw16. Also my def isnt looking great this gw if alonso is rested.

    B: Martial + Kun >> Walcott + Kane....and next gw look to do Salah + Jimenez >> xxx + Auba (-4) in gw16. Means i start jimenez this gw plus defence isnt ideal if alonso out

    Leaning towards B even though that means no arsenal cover

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Man U at home are poor, but sure you can cope for a week without arsenal cover. They’re not that good!

      1. puhd
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He wants Kane

    2. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I like A

  20. Gooner97
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    If Chelsea had a proper striker Hazard would be the best option in the FPL

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Very true

    2. Frank Black
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      People were complaining that Hazard wasn't getting points because Giroud wasn't up top. Then Giroud started in front against Fulham, Chelsea won 2-0 and Hazard only got an assist.

      Hazard wasn't very involved in the game, at times Kantè and Kovacic seemed more offensively involved than him.

  21. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    On a wild card. Would you get rid of Robertson? I have TAA.

    1. RossT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Depends on team and who you're upgrading instead

      1. slasken
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same decision here:
        A. Robertson and baluena
        Or
        B. TAA and digne.

        The rest are Alonso, Doherty and AWB

  22. Guba
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Going to be interesting if Kane and Auba blank.

    Was contemplating various moves but now doubts over both Robertson and Balbuena... very frustrating.

  23. puhd
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Alright lads, Salah and Aguero out for Sterling and Kane, for free. Yes or no?

  24. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Am I crazy to do this?

    Hazard, Salah, Jiminez > Son, Sane, Kane -4

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope, good moves

    2. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I think it’s mildly crazy

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Why?

  25. Hargo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ryan Hamer
    Robertson Luiz Laporte Bennett AWB
    Salah Mané Hazard Brooks Obiang
    Aguero Arnie Kamara

    2FT 0.5ITB

    Mane/Kun to Sane/Auba? Other suggestions?

  26. Fantastisk
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Rocky Balbuena news for owners.

  27. jbunnage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Aub, Brooks, Duffy or Laca, Martial, 3.8 Def ?

    I'm thinking the former but not 100% sure Aub is playing this week?

  28. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    All set?

    Ederson
    Alonso TAA Digne Duffy
    Salah Sterling Richarlison Fraser
    Arny Kane (C)

    Hamer; WB, Camarasa, Ings

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah

  29. ANISH_T28
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Planning the following moves:

    Aguero + Hazard + Bennett -> Kane + Eriksen + Digne (-4)

    GW15 Team

    Fabianski
    Vandijk Laporte Balbuena Digne
    Brooks Sane Eriksen Salah
    Arnautovic Kane

    Hamer Jiminez Doherty Camarasa

    GTG?

  30. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Can’t see Aguero playing - not much is going to have changed after 72hrs - surely saved for Chelsea

    Guardiola said: "In that situation this month, with a lot of games, he was not safe. It's going to happen in the future."

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Are you FPL Patridge?

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Partridge*

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Norfolk’s finest!