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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1,465 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 44 mins ago

    Anyone know the fa cup draw pls? 😉

    1. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 36 mins ago

      Sort by sticky

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 mins ago

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

  2. Alfa romeu
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 43 mins ago

    Again city get one of the easier draws!

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 30 mins ago

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

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 30 mins ago

        Tbf*

  3. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 43 mins ago

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


    EWWW

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 43 mins ago

      Haaaaa everyone has at least 4

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 42 mins ago

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

        Well Ben Crellin wanted it

    2. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 42 mins ago

      Welcome to Team FH32 😉

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 41 mins ago

        Hahaha

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

        Now to get rid of all my beat players 🙁

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 41 mins ago

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

      3. Fresh_From_Desh
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 40 mins ago

        Fml, got 3 of each

  4. YEAH PITCH!
    2 months, 43 mins ago

    City breezing it.

  5. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 43 mins ago

    Kind of feel sorry for Swansea already.

  6. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 43 mins ago

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

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      2 months, 42 mins ago

      Always

      And we still make it look easy

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 41 mins ago

      Two easy away games and wolves.

  7. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 43 mins ago

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

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 42 mins ago

      Maybe if Sarri gets sacked and they start playing better

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 42 mins ago

      Haz to be an option

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 41 mins ago

      Not worth it imo.

    4. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 35 mins ago

      Yeh has to be!

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 33 mins ago

      He is if you still own him

    6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 30 mins ago

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

  8. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 42 mins ago

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

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 41 mins ago

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

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 38 mins ago

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

      2. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 37 mins ago

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

  9. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 42 mins ago

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

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 40 mins ago

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

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 33 mins ago

        doesn't play 33 does he?

  10. Better Call Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 41 mins ago

    Making it easier to get rid of Rashford & Jimenez

  11. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 41 mins ago

    city utd wolves spurs likely all 4 blank in gw33

  12. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 41 mins ago

    FH31 a little better now?

    1. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 40 mins 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™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 9 Years
        2 months, 38 mins 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
      2 months, 40 mins 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
        2 months, 33 mins ago

        yeah ...

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 39 mins ago

      Worse for me.

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 38 mins ago

      nope worse .fh32 or fh33 better now

    5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 34 mins ago

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

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 41 mins 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. FPL Opinion
      2 months, 40 mins ago

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

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 38 mins ago

        Would love TOT in the spare game.

        Kane TC vs WHU & bri in DGW36...

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 mins ago

          This would be fantastic.

    2. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 39 mins ago

      *checks Duffy’s price*

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 38 mins ago

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

    3. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 39 mins ago

      GroB (c)

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 37 mins ago

        Last 3 scores 5 6 2 against Fulham Watford Burnley

  14. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 39 mins 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 36 mins ago

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

  15. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 39 mins ago

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

  16. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 38 mins ago

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

    Tough for TC holders.

    Glenn Murray TC?
    Etheridge TC?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 37 mins ago

      Could be any of the 3...

      Kane TC 😮

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 36 mins ago

        Why would Spurs?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 35 mins ago

          Brighton's game in GW33.

          1. gaurava1216
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 31 mins 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 33 mins ago

      KANE(TC)!!!!

  17. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 37 mins 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
      2 months, 36 mins ago

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

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 35 mins ago

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

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 34 mins ago

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

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 33 mins ago

        FPL have put the blanks in for fixtures.

    3. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 35 mins ago

      Waiting for official announcement

    4. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 34 mins ago

      Lol

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 mins ago

        Hahaha nailed it

        Same here

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 34 mins ago

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

    https://goo.gl/images/m4MvDh

  19. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 34 mins ago

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

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 31 mins 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™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 mins ago

        AWB isn't irrelevant.

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 mins ago

          ok lol

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 31 mins ago

      Guaranteed 2 blanks. City should make it 3.

      Brighton win would make 4.

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 31 mins ago

      Likeliest outcome. But which 4 is the question?

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 31 mins ago

      Looks likely

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 mins ago

      If Brighton and Man City win.

  20. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 33 mins ago

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

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 30 mins ago

      no news

  21. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 33 mins ago

    Is Roman still banned from entering the UK?

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 30 mins ago

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

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

      Why is he banned? Oligarchs not welcome?

  22. Better Call Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 32 mins ago

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

  23. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 31 mins ago

    WC32, FH33 it is then 😉

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 mins ago

      Interesting idea. I'm looking into that.

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 mins ago

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

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 mins ago

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

  24. FPL Opinion
    2 months, 30 mins 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
      2 months, 28 mins ago

      TLDR?

  25. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 30 mins 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™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 mins ago

      yes

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 mins ago

      Liam or Noel?

  26. LIARS POKER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 30 mins 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 mins ago

      Hope you don’t get any injuries before the weekend

  27. Greek Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 mins 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™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 mins ago

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

      1. Greek Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 mins ago

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

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 mins 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 mins ago

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

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 mins ago

        What about Chelsea players?

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 mins ago

      i would dump regardless

  28. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 mins 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
      2 months, 21 mins ago

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

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 mins ago

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

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 mins ago

        cus i still have him 🙁

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 mins ago

          Why man! Why?

          😉

  29. Kane Lane
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 mins 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 mins ago

      Hold Liverpool and West Ham... ditch the rest

      1. Kane Lane
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 mins 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
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 mins ago

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

          Beats having 3 or less chips.

  30. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 mins 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
      2 months, 26 mins ago

      Send them over

    2. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 mins ago

      Yes, especially your internet banking