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. Totalfootball
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Kova to barkley done!

  2. Would Ed Woodward
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Kovacic was much more highly rated when he was on Real's bench.

  3. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Time to bring in Pereira for Alonso now? Getting close to a price rise.

    1. The 5% Team
      2 months, 6 days ago

      think you have a few days

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        He's at 96 according to fplstats

  4. MeatPieSausageRoll
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Big Rom off. Alexis on

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Finally.

  5. TRASH BOAT
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sarri by numbers soon to be followed with Roman by numbers

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Big Rom rested for Liverpool

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Good news

  7. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Does the draw start as soon as the match finishes?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not immediately, probably within 15 mins.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      pretty much

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      After it at some point

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      After a rap concert apparently

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    OGS taking the piss now bringing on Alexis.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      We want six.

  9. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ketchup on, Donkeh off.

  10. MeatPieSausageRoll
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pereyra on, Juan off

  11. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pereira on. Chelsea to score two confirmed.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Playing further forward this time thank god.

  12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Chelsea are in a Sarri state

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ole's from rival fans.

  13. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    The wee Ewok off
    Pereira on

  14. tm245
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Andreas on for Mata

  15. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What time is the 10 O'Clock news on at?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      10am?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        9 o clock

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      After the draw!

    3. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Higuaín to Giroud

    4. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Alons o' clock

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        He should be doing time, not being the time

        1. Deulofale
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Good one, Syd!

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Normally starts at thirteen past eleventy-one

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers Diane.

    6. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      ...might get exta time...

      ...

      😆

  16. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Azpilicueta just cant play RB anymore, his passing is awful. Dont why Sarri doesnt go with a 352 formation.

    1. BUZZBOMB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sarri-Sorry SerieA-Siri says

  17. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone choosing Son (bur) over Auba (SOU) for the captaincy this week? Why/why not?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes. Why? Don't own the other.

    2. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      At the moment, yes. Not certain though

    3. YEAH PITCH!
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yep. Form.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Burnley much improved at the back recently though.

        1. YEAH PITCH!
          2 months, 6 days ago

          They are. Still doesn't change my mind though.

    4. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      thinking of getting Anderson in for armband. Id do same with Arnie if I could trust his minutes

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Burnley seem tighter now with Heaton back

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          yeah agree re burnley

    5. Alfa romeu
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes cz i dont have auba! Otherwise it would have bern auba

  18. MeatPieSausageRoll
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Chelsea being very rough to Rashy. If I was Ole I’d get him off

    1. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Saucy

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No one to replace him really with Lingz and Martial out. Shame Greenwood isn't on the bench.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah he’s a tough boy I’m sure he’ll be ok anyway and he will want to carry on

  19. Marty McFly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Chances of a Hazard price drop before the deadline?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You tell us, Marty.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What does the Sports Almanac say?

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Liverpool to win the Prem. Juve to win the CL. 17/1 with SkyBet. You’re welcome.

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If Alonso could do something to just get a 6 match ban, that'd be great!

    1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He could bite Willy.

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Didn’t know Caberllero still played for Chelsea?

  21. Maddocio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Mourinho's agent must be praying nobody is watching this game...

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Still not near the standards of PSG and Barca, but at least Solskjaer is beating teams like Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea. I do worry about the Liverpool game, but hopefully Ole will pull something off 🙂

    2. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He still has an agent?! Why?

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        He's getting paid to partake in Russian Ice Hockey last I saw - must be a decent agent!

  22. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Zappacosta to save the day 😀

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Throwing caution to the winds.

      Giroud and hudson-odoi far too obvious.

  23. tm245
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    "One man in the penalty area, you're 2-0 down at home in the FA Cup."

  24. YEAH PITCH!
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Zappa hattrick incoming.

  25. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    United fans sing 'You're getting sacked in the morning' and Chelsea fans join in. #CHEMUN

    😆

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Haha

  26. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    On BBC feed Chris Sutton and Lee Dixon saying Sarri will be gone in the morning. Maybe Chelsea assets relevant again?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      They were never Chelsea assets, Dixon didn’t even play for them

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        confused with Kerry

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Ba dum tiss

    2. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sutton is an astute pundit. He's right, though it's unsavoury mentioning Sarri likely sacking.

  27. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    United were 3/1 to win this. Madness. Hope some of you got on

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I told everyone yesterday that we were 100% going to win

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Check my post history if you want. The doubters can’t say I didn’t warn them

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        As a Chelsea fan I could have told you that.

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Unlucky bro. We have been like street fighters

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      It’s much harder to tip before the game starts I find

  28. allaboutthemagic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Looking at long term fixtures and blanks which is the better transfer?

    Kun to Auba/laca
    Richa to Maddison?

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wouldn’t sell Kun before GW30.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Keeping Kun is better long term

      1. allaboutthemagic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeh agreed just need to get some differential in there for one of my blankers.. other option could be haz for fAnderson and free up funds?

  29. tm245
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Alexis, so slow.

  30. asdf_1
    2 months, 6 days ago

    sane,ings,rich to auba,fraser,westwood? (-4)