Fixtures

How Chelsea vs Man United could affect FPL schedule

Fantasy Premier League managers are just a few hours away from finding out the complete line-up of fixtures in Blank Gameweek 31.

That round of matches takes place on the same weekend as the FA Cup quarter-finals, which will be drawn this evening.

Just one Blank Gameweek 31 match is yet to learn its fate, hinging on the result of tonight’s FA Cup meeting between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are currently scheduled to travel to Everton then, but if they win tonight that match will be postponed and rearranged.

Those hoping for more Blanks, and therefore more fixtures in upcoming Double Gameweeks, should be backing Maurizio Sarri’s men in the cup.

That’s because opponents Manchester United have already had their Gameweek 31 fixture postponed by Manchester City winning their fifth-round tie at Newport County.

The two city rivals were due to meet at Old Trafford on the weekend of March 16, but will now face each other on a rearranged date, most likely in Gameweek 32.

A win for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side would mean that the number of Gameweek 31 Blanks, currently at five, and resulting Doubles, would remain the same.

The matches already postponed from Blank Gameweek 31 are:

Watford v Southampton
Brighton v Cardiff
Man United v Man City
Wolves v Arsenal
Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Furthermore, if both Wolves and Manchester United were to make it to the FA Cup semi-finals then the two of them would only cause one Gameweek 33 fixture to become a Blank.

The two sides are currently set to meet each other at Molineux on the weekend of April 6.

However, if Chelsea were to win tonight, and then progress from their quarter-final too, Wolves making it to the last four as well as them would postpone two matches.

That’s because Sarri’s men are set to host West Ham in Blank Gameweek 33, who have already been eliminated from the FA Cup.

A Chelsea FA Cup exit, and a presence in both Blank Gameweeks, would drastically change the landscape for the FPL ‘chip season’.

Having options such as Eden Hazard (£10.9m), Gonzalo Higuain (£9.5m), Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) or David Luiz (£5.9m) available for matches against Everton and West Ham would be a great help to Fantasy managers.

After all, there are very few widely-owned Fantasy options set to play in Gameweek 31 with 10 teams already absent from that weekend of action.

Confirmed Blank Gameweek 31:
West Ham v Huddersfield
Bournemouth v Newcastle
Burnley v Leicester
Fulham v Liverpool

However, Chelsea ending up involved in Blank Gameweek 31 would mean a missed opportunity for more Doubles, and that they would not have more than one Double Gameweek match this season.

The Blues currently have an outstanding game waiting to be rearranged, their Gameweek 27 hosting of Brighton, but need to beat Manchester United to add more to that list.

Hazard or Higuain could make potential Triple Captain options if Chelsea are able to make it through to subsequent rounds of the FA Cup.

For example, if Chelsea were to have their rearranged Gameweek 31 fixture in Gameweek 32, the would have a Double of Cardiff (away) and Everton (away) – appealing stuff.

Likewise, if Chelsea were to make it to the FA Cup semi-finals they could face Burnley (home) and West Ham (home) in a Double Gameweek 35.

The Blues may still have a Double in Gameweek 32 though even if they get eliminated, as their outstanding meeting with Brighton could be moved there if the Seagulls don’t already have a fixture rearranged there.

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  1. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone know the fa cup draw pls? 😉

    1. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Sort by sticky

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      isn't it easier to check on BBC than post here?

  2. Alfa romeu
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Again city get one of the easier draws!

    1. G-Whizz
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      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Tbd it's not going to matter who they draw atm...

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Tbf*

  3. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Wolves v Utd double blank hurts. That’s 4 guys gone.


    EWWW

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Haaaaa everyone has at least 4

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah it’s the absolute minimum I’d imagine.

        Well Ben Crellin wanted it

    2. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Welcome to Team FH32 😉

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Hahaha

        I was leaning towards it slowly.. that’s decided it.

        Now to get rid of all my beat players 🙁

      2. Kiwivillan
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        So annoying people that were talking FH 31 getting steered to the correct strategy

      3. Fresh_From_Desh
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Fml, got 3 of each

  4. YEAH PITCH!
      4 months, 7 days ago

      City breezing it.

    • Nomar
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Kind of feel sorry for Swansea already.

    • RECKLESS
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Manutd hands down has toughest path in FA cup in recent memory.
      Ars away Chel away now maverick Wol away ffs

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Always

          And we still make it look easy

        • RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Two easy away games and wolves.

      2. AzzaroMax99
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Is Hazard option for bgw31 or they are all so terrible?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Maybe if Sarri gets sacked and they start playing better

        2. gaurava1216
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Haz to be an option

        3. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Not worth it imo.

        4. Marty McFly
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Yeh has to be!

        5. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          He is if you still own him

        6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          yeah own him and not going anywhere after this result with gw31 and 33 ixtures

      3. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        So does this draw swing things towards any particular chip strategy?

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Be patient - the world's biggest spoon will be here soon.

          1. sully29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Oh good. If you could just forward instructions on to my email address that would be great, thanks!

          2. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            https://goo.gl/images/h9jAgY it can walk?

      4. gaurava1216
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Pogba... Rashford goodbye very soon... you have been great

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Rash could go this week. Rondon - cheaper, easier fixture vs HUD, playing gw31.

          1. gaurava1216
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            doesn't play 33 does he?

      5. Better Call Salah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Making it easier to get rid of Rashford & Jimenez

      6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        city utd wolves spurs likely all 4 blank in gw33

      7. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        FH31 a little better now?

        1. Fpl Cursed
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          No because of Wolves and United blanking in 33. We pretty much have to hurry and sell all assets before GW31 and FH32.

          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 10 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Meant 32. Utd vs Wolves is 5 of my players including GK.
            If you carry City players, good luck.

        2. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Nope surely worse.

          We need to get rid of wolves and united assets I’m afraid

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            yeah ...

        3. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Worse for me.

        4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          nope worse .fh32 or fh33 better now

        5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          well pretty fh32 more optimum now but involves dumping pogba rash doch who i have huge value in ...tricky

      8. Rainer
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        If Brighton beat Milwall, they'll have 3 DGWs or a triple.

        Would mean Spurs, Chelsea or Cardiff would be involved in a double outside of GW32/35.

        1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
            4 months, 7 days ago

            GW32 and GW35 for their Chelsea and Spurs and maybe 36 for their Cardiff game

            1. Rainer
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Would love TOT in the spare game.

              Kane TC vs WHU & bri in DGW36...

              1. Blue&White85
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                This would be fantastic.

          • fr3ddy
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            *checks Duffy’s price*

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              I'm planning to sell Duffy this week and get back later. 4.6 nearly 4.7

          • Better Call Salah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            GroB (c)

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Last 3 scores 5 6 2 against Fulham Watford Burnley

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          City, Wolves and Utd blank in 33. Keep it to yourselves until it’s an article tomorrow and a FPL email soon after 😉

          1. Pras United
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Yup - good shout given WOL already mean to play Utd in 33

        3. Danstoke82
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Any word on Doherty’s injury?. Was it just a minor knock?

        4. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          So Cardiff or Brighton the only “extra” DGW teams now.

          Tough for TC holders.

          Glenn Murray TC?
          Etheridge TC?

          1. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Could be any of the 3...

            Kane TC 😮

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Why would Spurs?

              1. Rainer
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Brighton's game in GW33.

                1. gaurava1216
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  So if Brighton win and the 33 is between Spurs and Brighton is off- then could be slot in in another GW... Kane TC

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            KANE(TC)!!!!

        5. Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          If a number of blanks are already known why hasnt the ticker been updated? It always seems to be days behind whats been confirmed.

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            They update after all blanks are known. So expect it to happen tonight or tomorrow.

          2. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Cos it’s not confirmed by the league I’d assume

            1. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              FPL website only showing 5 fixtures though for GW31......

            2. Bissaka Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              FPL have put the blanks in for fixtures.

          3. Better Call Salah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Waiting for official announcement

          4. Jᴀʀᴠish
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Lol

            1. #FPLBhuna
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Hahaha nailed it

              Same here

        6. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Me walking into the last part of the season with all my FPL Chips...

          https://goo.gl/images/m4MvDh

        7. TeddiPonza
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          So that means that we’ll have 4 blanks most likely in gw 33?

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            city cardiff
            utd wolves
            spurs brighton
            and one of palace or watford matches but irrelevant

            basically first 2 nailed on .3rd likely.First 3 only have any significant consequence

            1. TorresMagic™
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              • 10 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              AWB isn't irrelevant.

              1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 7 days ago

                ok lol

          2. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Guaranteed 2 blanks. City should make it 3.

            Brighton win would make 4.

          3. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Likeliest outcome. But which 4 is the question?

          4. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Looks likely

          5. TorresMagic™
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            • 10 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            If Brighton and Man City win.

        8. Danstoke82
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Any word on Matt Doherty’s injury? Is it just a knock?

          1. MTPockets
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            no news

        9. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Is Roman still banned from entering the UK?

          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah but he snuck in at the weekend and unfurled a flag on Salisbury cathedral for the lols.

          2. Yank Revolution
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Why is he banned? Oligarchs not welcome?

        10. Better Call Salah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Chelsea has decent games leading to BGW 31 (ful WOL) ... on paper, that is

        11. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          WC32, FH33 it is then 😉

          1. Bissaka Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Interesting idea. I'm looking into that.

          2. Rocky.007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Wait that means you are building a team for GW 31, why would you FH in 33 then?

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Because my WC team with Spurs, City & Utd players can be catapulted in to GW34 and the DGW35

        12. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
            4 months, 7 days ago

            ALERTS
            1. GW27 Deadline 18:45 this Friday night 22nd Feb
            2. Please don’t forget we have 10 matches in GW28,29 and 30 between 26Feb and 10 March - GW28 deadline Tuesday 28th 18:45

            1. Patch
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 7 days ago

              TLDR?

          • Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            De Gea
            Doherty VVD AWB
            Salah Son Anderson Mane
            Gallagher Jimenez Rashford

            Speroni Bednarek Richarlison Laporte

            After tonight's result and QF fa cup draw which option would you say is better this week with 2.5m ITB?

            A Gallagher > Rondon
            B Gallagher > Arnie

            And then concentrate on Wolves, United and Spurs 5 out between 28 & 31 sound like a plan?

            1. TorresMagic™
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              • 10 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              yes

            2. Mysterion
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Liam or Noel?

          • LIARS POKER
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Going to pull the trigger on Digne -> Pereira before he rises tonight.

            Digne plays Chelsea and Arsenal in the blanks plus Liverpool in GW29 and Everton are rubbish. More points to be had by making the transfer in my opinion

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Hope you don’t get any injuries before the weekend

          • Greek Flair
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Does this mean I have to keeping a Digne and Richarlison now? I now have 6 for GW31 meaning a FH in 32 is the most likely option

            1. TorresMagic™
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              • 10 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              How often would you play them?
              Can you find someone cheaper or similar price to outscore them?

              1. Greek Flair
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                Next week they have Cardiff but apart from that it seems odd to transfer them out for hits?

                1. TorresMagic™
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                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  I have Alonso and Richo, still rather take hits in the lead up to GW31 and get players with 5 games to their 4.

            2. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              I have 1 for 31 and I won't be getting Everton players

              1. TorresMagic™
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                • 10 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                What about Chelsea players?

            3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 7 days ago

              i would dump regardless

          • gaurava1216
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            GW 31 team- lets build.....
            BORUC
            Chillwell VVD BALBUENA
            HAZARD Mane SALAH Fanderson RICHARLISON
            Higuain Vardy

            5 transfers 5 weeks... locked and loaded

            1. Blue&White85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Would want Wlson or maybe even Arnautovic over Vardy I reckon.

            2. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Why is Richarlison there.?Not at the same level. Fraser cheaper and better.

              1. gaurava1216
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                cus i still have him 🙁

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Why man! Why?

                  😉

          • Kane Lane
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            All these panic posts of blanks can someone just break down what's happening I got Liverpool City Utd Wolves West Ham Players.

            1. gaurava1216
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Hold Liverpool and West Ham... ditch the rest

              1. Kane Lane
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                That's crazy which teams blank in what game weeks? I have all my chips will that help

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1097613796250710018

                  Beats having 3 or less chips.

          • Mo Mané Mo Problems
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Hi, if I give my login details to someone can they just do everything for me for the rest of the season?

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Send them over

            2. Better Call Salah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Yes, especially your internet banking