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. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Alonso is lucky that Emerson is also terrible.

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Alonso is lucky he is not in jail

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Stop it 🙄

    2. Yome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Alonso is lucky that Sarri is his manager

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Would.... Have you ever Banega?

  2. child of God
    1 month, 28 days ago

    As a Chelsea fan, this is unacceptable by all standards. People say "ooh sarri needs more time " but I'm having none of that. As a manager you need to adapt before you can get them to play however you want bt this gaffa keeps playing the same way, he's too damn stubborn aargh!

  3. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Better keeper, Romero or Kepa?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Are you watching?

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        One cost £80m more than the other so hard to tell.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Shaka

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The one with hands.

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    United's worst players in their starting XI are ex-Chelsea players.

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lukaku & Mata not great

      Matic has been ok

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’ve never seen mata run so much

  5. LIARS POKER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Digne plays both Arsenal and Chelsea in the blank gameweeks plus Liverpool in 29. Thinking it might still be better to bring in Pereira for him?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pereira yep

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nah bigger fish to fry. Definitely keep

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hazard apparently playing in his best position still not influencing games.

    Not really any end product is there? I get people rate his movement but for such an incredible player hes made out to be he doesn't influence through goals and assists enough as an attacking player

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He has far too many average games for my liking

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Silly comment really.

      Still involved in most Chelsea goals by quite far this season.

      He's just being shackled by naff players on the left side (Alonso, Kovacic/Barkley), in a formation that clearly isn't working.

    3. Yome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      His confidence is gone and is not bothered anymore. He is leaving Chelsea for sure, he told a French media that he has made his decision.

    4. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      His fanboys who were out in full force after the hattrick against Cardiff calling him a no-brainer captain since he now plays for an attacking manager have quietly gone missing.

  7. fedolefan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Will Sarri make 60 minutes? Roman may hook him off before then.

  8. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sarriverdeci

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      *derci

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Belissimo!

    3. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Mama mia

  9. OLEgend
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Need to score another goal, afterall it's Stamford Bridge!!

  10. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sorry repost...

    Can chelsea still have a dgw32 even if they get beat tonight ?

    Thanks

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If that's when they arrange the Brighton match for, yes.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Only if the Brighton game is put in 32.

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That would be simply amazing

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Glenn Murray TC ?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          🙂

  11. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Just made it harder to sell Digne, Richarlison and Haz... and I prob really should (both teams are awful...)

  12. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anyone else here own Alonso and Richo?
    What to do with them? 😆

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nope. Only you TM

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thought so. Did the 100K Player Combinations thing and only 0.001% have them.

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Own Digne and Hazard. Easy keep. Alonso and Rich errrgh I suppose you hold but I wouldn’t be happy about it haha

    3. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Trade them in for a packet of Chees "n" onion

    4. tm245
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ignore for now, then pick one on my free hit on gw31.

    5. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Still got Richarlison and Digne...might get 10/11 out for GW31 now 😎

      1. Jacky boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Another -1 ?

    6. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rich here.... No clue what to do with him... he s rubbish

    7. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have Alonso, I was planning to ditch him before GW20 but somehow he is still in my team but I will not keep him until GW31 this time and ditch for Pereira this week. I think I will keep Digne though, it will save me from 1 FT

  13. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bad night for Wayne Bridge. Having to be the Chelsea pundit and JT is the guest of honour.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ha

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Has he not made amends with JT. What happened to the lady in question ?

  14. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hazard, Higuain and Luiz for gw31 & 33?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      2,2,1

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Most definitely

    3. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Definitely a couple of them.

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Higuain in for Rashford could be good

    5. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Haz and Higuain probably.

  15. You want sum?
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Any Crystal Palace fans tell me if Martin Kelly will play this GW?

  16. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Home crowd booing

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I read that as "home crowd brewing". I blame your grav

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        😆

      2. g40steve
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        🙂

  17. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gw 31- Template: Build Build Build....

    Fabianski/ Boruc
    Luiz Robbo/TAA/VVD Perreira/Chillwell
    Hazard Mane Salah Fanderson Richarlison/Madison
    Higuain Vardy King/Rondon/Wilson

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Going for the classic 6-6-5 formation I see - love it.

    2. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Arnie says hi, from the hospital admittedly

      1. fedolefan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Arnie is in the hospital? OMG, what happened.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He'll be back. Etc etc

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      2 playing keepers and a full playing bench is a bit luxuriuos 🙂

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        And Rondon's not playing GW33, so discount him

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Palace could get City or Utd.....

  18. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Aguero GW28-30 then sell for Higuain for GW31 & 33 just seems so sensible.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have they got Huddersfield twice?

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Provided Manutd dint lose which is likely with how bad Matic is playing

  19. MeatPieSausageRoll
    1 month, 28 days ago

    No clue how that’s not a penalty ball

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Clearly shoulder

    2. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You are clueless

  20. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Great from Rashford, deserved a goal

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He's looking superb.

  21. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    That looked like handball

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Shoulder. I stand corrected.

  22. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Rashford is going to be among top 3 forwards in 4 years time

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Better than Mbappe already I've heard.

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Lol of course not. He will be numero uno. 2-3 spot for one of jesus/rash/vinicius

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Brighton home draw vs Millwall needed for a team to have 3 DGWs.

    TC Gross?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      How many points last game?

    2. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ryan

  24. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Selling Haz this week.

    Not interested in any Chelsea as long as Sarri is still there.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same.

      Not sure who to buy though. I have Pogba, Son and Salah. Maybe Mane...

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Anderson this week and then enough with to do Deeney to Kun for GW28.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Kun planning seems like a good idea...

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Crazy to sell if you’re FH32.

  25. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Jorginho is like a child first playing the game, just standing too close to his schoolmates excitedly but not actually doing anything to influence the play.

  26. JJO
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Che-Eve playing could be great
    Wont have that DGW so will easily avoid their players

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Chelsea Brighton

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Standard not enough for a 2nd yellow joke.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tbf if it was Fernandinho he would still be a couple of fouls away from his first yellow.

  28. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Matic should be off there.

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’m assuming that’s a joke

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No. That should have been a 2nd yellow.

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Sorry but he definitely got the ball

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            The next foul.

    2. hsakrujd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wasn't even a foul on Hazard... No way...

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        The next one, not that one.

        1. hsakrujd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          C'mon, simple, front foul one to another tough player...

  29. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Please tell me I don’t have to keep Digne?

    1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If you still have him you should keep him as a badge of shame.

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Still?

        He’s hanging out on my bench not losing value. Sue me.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Keep if you can hide him on your bench some GWs and don't plan to FH for a blank.

    3. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      and me richarlison .....

      not sure whats worse

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Digne AND Richarlison here 😎

        1. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          already had kola and anderson lined up but now not sure

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You have to keep Digne 😆

  30. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Embarrassing red card shout from Sarri, desperate man

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This!!!!