Fixtures

FPL Fixtures: Early guide to possible blank and double Gameweek dates

Manchester City’s victory over Liverpool last night marked the end of a hectic festive period in which 40 Premier League matches were contested across 14 days.

FA Cup third round weekend now brings some welcome respite in which to take a cursory look at the weeks and months ahead.

We’re only six Gameweeks away from the first mini-blank of the season, with the final of the EFL Cup set to be contested on the same weekend as Gameweek 27 in the Premier League.

Barring any seismic shocks in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup, Manchester City’s Gameweek 27 match against Everton will be one of the Premier League games to fall victim of that schedule clash.

Burnley v Spurs or Chelsea v Brighton could also be affected, depending on which of the London sides triumphs in their forthcoming semi-final.

Gameweeks 31 and 33 will also very likely be blanks for some top-flight teams, with the FA Cup quarter-finals and semi-finals set to take place on those weekends.

At the moment, the much-anticipated “double Gameweeks” look likely to be in Gameweeks 32 and 35, given that the midweeks following those scheduled Premier League fixtures are the only ones not affected by European club competition or the March international break.

Forward-planning is not just about navigating the blanks and doubles, of course, but factoring in which top-flight sides have a congested fixture schedule around their league games.

Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City are in EFL Cup action twice in January, while those three clubs plus Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal recommence their UEFA Champions League/Europa League campaigns from the middle of February onwards.

We’ve cobbled together a calendar for the remaining Gameweeks of the 2018/19 season, though in some cases (Premier League fixtures from Gameweek 29 onwards, FA Cup from fourth round onwards) the dates are subject to change due to the whims of the relevant television broadcasters.

DatesPremier LeagueOther fixtures
Fri Jan 4 – Mon Jan 7FA Cup third round
Tue Jan 8 – Wed Jan 9EFL Cup semi-finals, 1st leg
Jan 8: Spurs v Chelsea
Jan 9: Man City v Burton
Sat Jan 12 – Mon Jan 14Gameweek 22
Tue Jan 15 – Wed Jan 16FA Cup third round replays
Sat Jan 19 – Sun Jan 20Gameweek 23
Wed Jan 23 – Thu Jan 24EFL Cup semi-final, 2nd legs
Jan 23: Burton v Man City
Jan 24: Chelsea v Spurs
Fri Jan 25 – Sun Jan 27FA Cup fourth round
Tue Jan 29 – Wed Jan 30Gameweek 24
Sat Feb 2 – Mon Feb 4Gameweek 25
Tue Feb 5 – Wed Feb 6FA Cup fourth round replays
Sat Feb 9 – Mon Feb 11Gameweek 26
Tue Feb 12 – Thu Feb 14Champions League/Europa League
Feb 12: Man Utd v PSG
Feb 13: Spurs v Dortmund
Feb 14: Malmo v Chelsea/BATE v Arsenal
Sat Feb 16 – Sun Feb 17FA Cup fifth round
Tue Feb 19 – Thu Feb 21Champions League/Europa League
Feb 19: Liverpool v Bayern
Feb 20: Schalke v Man City
Feb 21: Chelsea v Malmo/Arsenal v BATE
Fri Feb 22 – Sun Feb 24Gameweek 27
(blank GW)
Feb 24: EFL Cup final
Tue Feb 26 – Wed Feb 27Gameweek 28
Sat Mar 2 – Sun Mar 3Gameweek 29
Tue Mar 5 – Thu Mar 7Champions League/Europa League
Mar 5: Dortmund v Spurs
Mar 6: PSG v Man Utd
Mar 7: Europa League last 16, 1st leg
Sat Mar 9 – Sun Mar 10Gameweek 30
Tue Mar 12 – Thu Mar 14Champions League/Europa League
Mar 12: Man City v Schalke
Mar 13: Bayern v Liverpool
Mar 14: Europa League last 16, 2nd leg
Sat Mar 16 – Sun Mar 17Gameweek 31
(blank GW)
FA Cup quarter-finals
Wed Mar 20 – Tue Mar 26Internationals
Sat Mar 30 – Sun Mar 31Gameweek 32
(possible DGW)
Tue Apr 2 – Wed Apr 3
Sat Apr 6 – Sun Apr 7Gameweek 33
(blank GW)
FA Cup semi-finals
Tue Apr 9 – Thu Apr 11Champions League/Europa League
Apr 9-10: Champs Lge, QFs, 1st leg
Apr 11: Europa League, QFs, 1st leg
Sat Apr 13 – Sun Apr 14Gameweek 34
Tue Apr 16 – Thu Apr 18Champions League/Europa League
Apr 16-17: Champs Lge, QFs, 2nd leg
Apr 18: Europa League, QFs, 2nd leg
Sat Apr 20 – Sun Apr 21Gameweek 35
(possible DGW)
Tue Apr 23 – Wed Apr 24
Sat Apr 27 – Sun Apr 28Gameweek 36
Tue Apr 30 – Thu May 2Champions League/Europa League
Apr 30-May 1: Champs Lge, SFs, 1st leg
May 2: Europa League, SFs, 1st leg
Sat May 4 – Sun May 5Gameweek 37
Tue May 7 – Thu May 9Champions League/Europa League
May 7-8: Champs Lge, SFs, 2nd leg
May 9: Europa League, SFs, 2nd leg
Sun May 12Gameweek 38

The FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals take place after the Premier League season ends, on Saturday May 19, Wednesday May 29 and Saturday June 1 respectively.

The excellent Ben Crellin is an invaluable resource at this time of year, particularly his “percentages” spreadsheets regarding the chances of all 20 Premier League clubs being without a fixture on a blank Gameweek.

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  1. cescpistols111
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 1 hour ago

    Alli: keep or sell? If sell, then for who upto 9.7m?

    Current attack is:

    Hazard Sane Alli Rich Stephens
    Auba Arnie Rashford

    1. olidooley
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 1 hour ago

      Mane

      1. cescpistols111
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 35 mins ago

        I'm worried about no Spurs cover, especially with their fixtures.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 1 hour ago

      Maybe Moura after this week? will also give cash for Hazard to Salah

      1. captainjilflex
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 23 hours ago

        Is Moura really worth it over Alli/Eriksen though?

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 23 hours ago

          on individual basis, nope

    3. No WAHALA
        12 days, 23 hours ago

        Alli for Pogba.

    4. Halmari Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 1 hour ago

      who to bench?
      DDG
      Ricardo | Digne | Rudiger | TAA
      Rich| Haz | Sterling | Pogba
      Auba | Arnie

      Pererya . kamara , doherty

    5. Ooh Aah Cantona!
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 1 hour ago

      Thoughts on this lot lads? Too much money on the bench? 0m ITB

      Fabianski
      Robertson, TAA, Doherty
      Salah, Hazard, Pogba, Richarlison
      Kane, Rashford, Jimenez

      (Button)(Camarasa, Digne, AWB)

      1. cescpistols111
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 1 hour ago

        Wow, that is a great team! Play Digne and AwB over Doherty and Jimenez this week.

        1. Ooh Aah Cantona!
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Thanks! Yeah the above is just how I’d line up most weeks. Digne + Camarasa > Doherty + Jimenez this week.

      2. Pitch Perfect
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Perfect team in my opinion. Think the bench is fine since it gives you rotation options.

        • Pitch Perfect
            13 days, 58 mins ago

            Total value?

            1. Ooh Aah Cantona!
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 49 mins ago

              106m! Lost some value selling F.Anderson and Son 🙁

          • Fossit
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 27 mins ago

            Very similar to mine! Only dif is I have Alonso and Arnie. Not 100% sure pool double up at back yet. Alonso gets Newcastle and then Gomez is back soon after that. Much better value way to double up then.

          • Polster
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 4 mins ago

            Wow, fantastic team. What's your current overall?

          • Aripi pitesti
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 19 hours ago

            What is your overall ? Very nice team

        • ddfc
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          What should I be looking at transfer-wise prior to next gameweek... should I hold to accumulate 2FT to get Salah in GW23??

          Fabianski
          Doherty TAA AWB
          Hazard Son Richarlison Pogba
          Kane Aubameyang Wilson

          Hamer Schindler Snodgrass Dunk

          1 FT, 0.1 ITB

          Thanks.

          1. captainjilflex
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            13 days ago

            Im thinking of getting Salah in now. Brighton away looks like a great fixture for him imo, even for a hit

            1. ddfc
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 21 hours ago

              Who makes way though?

              1. captainjilflex
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 20 hours ago

                I reckon downgrade Auba then do Son>Salah. Could downgrade Kane but then no Spurs cover which is a risk imo

        • shalji
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Speroni I Etheridge

          TAA I AWB I Robertson I Issa Diop I Bennett

          Sterling I Salah I Pereyra I Fraser I Puncheon

          Aubameyang I Rashford I Jiménez

          Is this WildCard team horrible or gtg?

          1. Slitherene
              13 days, 18 mins ago

              Needs a rethink.

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            Pool Defense 9 Mids 8 Forwards 5
            Citeh Defense 5 Mids 7 Forwards 7
            Spurs Defense 4 Mids 8 Forwards 7
            Arsenal Defense 2 Mids 3 Forwads 7
            Chelsea Defense 7 Mids 8 Frwards 2
            Man U Defense 2 Mids 7 Forward
            Going by form an fixtures
            Pool 1 Def 1 Mid
            Citeh I mid or forward
            Spurs I Mid or forward
            Arsenal 0
            Chelsea 1 def 1 mid
            Man U 1 mid or forward
            7 players to build side around

            1. Slitherene
                13 days, 1 hour ago

                Why a 5 for Liverpool Forwards?

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  13 days, 39 mins ago

                  Only Firmino and at his price there are options a couple of mil cheaper. Subjective anyway.

              • minges
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                13 days, 1 hour ago

                *defence

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  13 days, 41 mins ago

                  Spellcheck

            2. Holmes
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 57 mins ago

              @Kopkloppers

              GW1-21: 135 (in 17-18) and 104 (in 18-19)

              1. Holmes
                • 5 Years
                13 days, 55 mins ago

                *could be lil bit of difference due to human error as it was done manually 😛

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  13 days, 35 mins ago

                  Massive difference (30%)
                  Seems wing backs have to take priority.
                  Clean sheets no longer good enough.

                  1. Holmes
                    • 5 Years
                    12 days, 23 hours ago

                    yep and the number of CSs went down in 2nd half last year whereas from what I recall, historically CSs used to go up in 2nd half of the season. Lets see what happens this year...

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  12 days, 18 hours ago

                  Burnley Everton ManU no clean sheets. Especially united who have imploded.
                  Such an important stat. Thank You

              2. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                13 days, 38 mins ago

                Cheers my man. Good work. You are officially a mate and I hope you many points next GW.

            3. PepSala
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 46 mins ago

              0.0 ITB

              G2g?

              Foster Speroni
              TAA D.Luiz Shaw/Pereira AWB Doherty
              Salah Hazard Sane Fraser Camarasa
              Kane Rashford

              1. PepSala
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 23 hours ago

                Third striker is Kamara**

            4. some witty pun
              • 6 Years
              13 days, 43 mins ago

              Sane, Hazard, Kane. Which would you lose for Salah?

              1. Holmes
                • 5 Years
                12 days, 23 hours ago

                hazard or sane

              2. elchilangles
                  12 days, 23 hours ago

                  Kane

              3. Kalju75
                • 2 Years
                13 days, 30 mins ago

                Which move for next GW?

                Patricio-Fabianski
                Robbo-Luiz-Doherty-Bennett-WB
                Salah-Hazard-Martial-Richarlison-Romeu
                Kane-Wilson-Mitrovic

                2 FT 0 itb
                A. Mitrovic&Fabianski to Arnautovic&Guaita
                B. Mitrovic&Martial to Rashford&Fraser
                C. Just Fabianski to Guaita
                D. Something else

              4. Foozeball
                • 1 Year
                13 days, 29 mins ago

                Fab - Foster
                Robertson - Lovren - Digne - Doherty - AWB
                Hazard - Pogba - Son - Fraser - Camarasa
                Kane - Wilson - Calvert-Lewin
                1FT, 5.2 ITB

                Should I save my FT with this team? Plan to bring in Salah after GW22 when I'll have to get rid of Son

              5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 2 Years
                13 days, 29 mins ago

                Just saw, Pereira has more points than Doherty this season! 😮

                1. Fossit
                  • 2 Years
                  12 days, 23 hours ago

                  Yes he overtook this week only

              6. La Roja
                • 6 Years
                13 days, 27 mins ago

                What to do here chaps?

                Fab
                Alonso AWB Cedric
                Martial Pogba Son Richarlison
                Kane Auba Wilson

                Button Snoddy Doherty Bennett

                1.6m ITB & 2 FT’s

                A) Martial Wilson ➡ Hazard Kamara
                B) Martial Auba ➡ Salah Arnie
                C) Son Martial Auba ➡ Hazard Salah Kamara -4
                D) Martial Wilson ➡ Arnie Bilva

                1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
                  • 5 Years
                  12 days, 23 hours ago

                  B or d. B for me.

                2. Holmes
                  • 5 Years
                  12 days, 23 hours ago

                  toughie, B looks fine but I would do that next week.

                  For this week, getting rid of Bennett for Trent is an option

                  1. La Roja
                    • 6 Years
                    12 days, 23 hours ago

                    Then I’ll be priced out for B next GW 🙁

                    1. Holmes
                      • 5 Years
                      12 days, 23 hours ago

                      dropping Snodgrass for cheapie might help? or Alonso to Luiz?

                      1. La Roja
                        • 6 Years
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Yes but then a hit or 2 will involve innit. Not sure

                        1. Holmes
                          • 5 Years
                          12 days, 23 hours ago

                          yeah but dropping Auba before WHM doesnt feel right

                      2. La Roja
                        • 6 Years
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Plus I have son to deal with next GW

                3. El Fenomeno R9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  12 days, 23 hours ago

                  C

                4. CROCosta
                    3 days, 15 hours ago

                    c

                5. Usyismail
                    13 days, 26 mins ago

                    Will appreciate any advice,
                    Patricio,lossl
                    Digne,,trippier,doherty,wan bissaka,pereira
                    Hazard, sterling,richarlisom, martial,torreira,
                    Kane, rashford, jiminez,
                    2ft, 0.8mik int the bank.
                    Was thinking torreira to paterson this week

                    1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
                      • 5 Years
                      12 days, 23 hours ago

                      Good move

                      1. Usyismail
                          12 days, 23 hours ago

                          Really thinking was of to do with martial and sterling in the coming days

                      2. Pep bites Kun
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 14 hours ago

                        torreira to Camarasa?

                    2. No Mo Salah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      13 days, 22 mins ago

                      anderson -> rich for free ? one may say too sideways but everton s fixtures look so tempting

                    3. Dream Killers 2.0
                      • 2 Years
                      13 days, 18 mins ago

                      Seriously contemplating one of the following moves in the quest to get Salah.
                      At the same time I knlow Hazard could do well against Newcastle...
                      What do you think?

                      A) Alonso and Hazard to Luiz and Salah. (-4)

                      B) Hazard and Kane to Salah and Auba.(-4)

                      Also looked at Aguero but I have Sane in my squad.

                      1. _Ninja_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Id save and reasses next GW.

                        1. Dream Killers 2.0
                          • 2 Years
                          12 days, 23 hours ago

                          That could be the way to go.
                          Hazard could do very well. Although, I thought he would do well against Southampton...

                    4. ZeBestee
                      • 4 Years
                      13 days ago

                      Surely we need to keep Son for the Utd game right? He is on bang form and no one has amassed more points than him in the last 6.

                      Need to hear what others think.

                      1. BigRedDog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Keeping no doubt

                        1. Aripi pitesti
                          • 2 Years
                          12 days, 19 hours ago

                          I'm keeping him

                    5. BigRedDog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      13 days ago

                      What do we think of this lot?

                      Foster (4.0)
                      AWB Robbo Kola (Doherty Bennett)
                      Sterling Haz Son Richarlison Pogba
                      Kane Jimenez (Kamara)

                      Any ideas? I think I'm good to save right

                      Cheers in advance

                      1. captainjilflex
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Decent team. No Salah though would concern me.

                    6. Polster
                      • 2 Years
                      12 days, 23 hours ago

                      Any advice lads?

                      2 FT, 0.5 ITB

                      Lloris, Hamer
                      Pogba, Hazard, Son, Anderson, Snodgrass
                      Kane, Auba, Kamara

                      Which would you lose for Salah?

                      1. Polster
                        • 2 Years
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Doherty, Digne, AWB, Holebas, Shaw

                      2. captainjilflex
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        12 days, 23 hours ago

                        Im in a similar situation. Im thinking downgrade Auba and you may aswell lose Son for Salah as he will miss 3 or so games after utd.

                    7. captainjilflex
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      12 days, 23 hours ago

                      Morning all. Current team
                      Lloris Hamer
                      Digne Robbo Holebas Doherty Duffy
                      Haz Anderson Pogba Siggy Pritchard
                      Auba Kane Success
                      0.1itb 2ft

                      How does Auba,Anderson,Pritchard > Ings,Salah,Gibbs-White sound??

                    8. New Post
                    9. Rinseboy
                      • 7 Years
                      12 days, 22 hours ago

                      Time to wildcard? no city or pool cover and defence is a mess!
                      Not sure what my best move is now Thanks!

                      Pat Hamer
                      Digne Doherty AWB Schindler Zaba
                      Haz Anderson Pogba Rich Son 
                      Kane Rashford Jiminez 
                      3.8ITB 1FT

                    10. Dare to Dedede
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      12 days, 19 hours ago

                      With Ramsey and Mkhy out of the picture, is Lacazette now nailed for a bit?

                    11. Klein
                      • 3 Years
                      12 days, 19 hours ago

                      Play 1
                      A) jiminez (man city)
                      B) doherty
                      C) digne (bourne)
                      D) camarasa ( hudders)

                      1. Graybeard
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                        Jimenez, City not keeping clean sheets and he seems to score againts bigger teams.

                    12. jshelmo
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 18 hours ago

                      Hi all,
                      I'm looking for some ideas on what to do next:

                      Ederson (Hamer)
                      Laporte, Alonso, AWB, Lovern, Bennet
                      Salah, Hazard, Westwood, Hojbjerg, 4.2
                      Kane, Firminio, Rashford

                      I've been doing well in the past few weeks but definitely would appreciate some suggestions

                      Thanks

                    13. Stars
                        10 days, 8 hours ago

                        Good article this