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Fixtures

The Blank Gameweek picture after United’s victory and FA Cup draw

Manchester United’s victory over Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup means that we finally have a complete picture for Blank Gameweek 31.

The five fixtures that will take place in that Gameweek are as follows:

Bournemouth v Newcastle United
Burnley v Leicester City
West Ham United v Huddersfield Town
Fulham v Liverpool
Everton v Chelsea

The meeting between the Toffees and Maurizio Sarri’s side is newly confirmed because of the Blues’ FA Cup exit and gives Fantasy bosses an extra two teams from which to draw their assets in Gameweek 31 (whether free-hitting or otherwise) – though both clubs are distinctly out of sorts at present.

The FA Cup quarter-final draw took place after full-time at Stamford Bridge and looks as follows:

Swansea v Manchester City
Watford v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Manchester United
Millwall v Brighton

That means we will get between two and four blanks in Gameweek 33 – one of which will definitely be Wolves’ match against Manchester United, as one of those clubs is guaranteed to progress to the FA Cup semi-finals on that same weekend.

In the worst-case scenario (or best-case, for those Fantasy managers hoping for as much carnage as possible), the following Gameweek 33 fixtures will have to be postponed to a later date:

Manchester City v Cardiff City
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace OR Watford v Fulham
Spurs v Brighton
Wolves v Manchester United

The Scout Notes for United’s 2-0 victory in west London will follow tomorrow, as will a look at potential chip strategies for the weeks ahead.

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  1. yuva247
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 min ago

    1. Keep Son
    2. OUT Son

    if out

    A. Mane
    B. Hazard; this will allow me to double up liverpool defenders with salah
    C. sterling; already have aguero

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Son > Mane in 28

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Out after 27

  2. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 min ago

    BB 32 anyone?

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      How would your bench be looking in 32? Have you already WC'd ?

      1. fenixri
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I didnt wc, but looking at my team I can set it pretty easy for BB 32

    2. The 5% Team
      2 months, 29 days ago

      yes probably
      atm I'm on: BB32 FH33 WC34 TC35

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I suspect it'd take some flippin amazing planning / luck to have a bench worth BB'ing in 32 rather than FH'ing

        1. The 5% Team
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I would have 9 DGW players and Boruc, Robbo, Hazard, Anderson, Pereira and Arnie

          all very far in advanced planning of course 🙂

  3. danishdynamite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    1) Is it nuts to go into 27 without Son and / or Auba / Laca ?

    Feel more inclined to stick with Sterling / Kun, no other serious moves free up the wonga for Son / Auba and cost (at least) 1FT

    2) Is Luiz worth keeping? Yeah they'll play in 31 and 33, but they're total dogmuck at the back ATM ....... I cannot understand how Luiz has kept his place with Christensn ready to come in. Dunno what you have to do to get dropped by Sarri

    1. yuva247
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      facing the same decision on luiz

      i dont think its too long before they get a new manager and will have to wait which players the new manager would go with

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I suspect you're right. Therefore hold for now, IMO ....... but I have zero expectations for them.

        I've toyed with getting Haz / Higuain in before 31 but they're no use whatsoever at the mo when the team is in this death spiral.

        Sarri putting essentialy the same flawed team out every week and expecting different results.....!!!

  4. George James
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Biggest problem I’m having with sorting team out with free transfers for 31/33 blanks is not bringing in any arsenal / city attack.

    Anyone else struggling with this?

    1. Amey
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Kind of similar situation.
      Have Auba right now, thinking about getting Kun after this gw, but would need to get Higuain/Hazard in before gw31.
      So ....

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You'd need to see what kind of form CHE were in before going for them in 31

        Even though it is 'only' everton, it's still an way game for them in 31. I'd struggle to see them beating Chelsea ladies right now

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I have Sterling / Kun, and am inclined to leave them on the bench this week rather than take a punt on Arsenal

    3. The 5% Team
      2 months, 29 days ago

      just get them in and play only 8-9 players in GW31, rest of your team would be DGW players like Arsenal/City/United

    4. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Worth remembering that any Arsenal players you buy can be benched for GW31 and played in BGW33.... assuming you free hit in GW32.

      Same can't be said for City assets unfortunately (unless they lose to Swansea in the cup)

      I'm buying Auba this week and probably Augero the week after. Plan or rolling 2 FTS in BGW31 plus 1 hit and 5 players currently in my team makes 8 players at least. Happy with that

  5. Amey
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Hazard OR. Higuain
    Who would you get after gw 28 ??

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Haz

      1. Amey
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Higuain lacking pace

    3. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I'll go with Higuain

      1. Amey
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'm leaning towards him tbh

        1. Bavarian
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          He's cheaper and you can upgrade somewhere else

          1. Amey
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Exactly

    4. yuva247
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      depends on our team isnt it....i want higuain as well but cant convince myself to take out any of aguero rashford n jimenez...so i would have to go with hazard if they start scoring i.e.,

      1. Amey
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I have auba & jota
        It can be
        Fraser + Higuain
        OR
        Hazard + Wilson/king

    5. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Based on every game lately bar Huddersfield neither

      1. Amey
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah
        But fixtures are turning

    6. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Right now I'd go for Higuain, but i'd prefer to see some more form from them before making that move (or Haz)

      1. Amey
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Fair enough 🙂

  6. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Serious Virus Epidemic at Anfield, players have been told not to get close to each other during goal celebrations.

    Sounds serious to me. Source _BBC Breakfast.

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Will have spread before any goal celebrations take place if true

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I heard a rumour they're training in Biological Warfare suits.

  7. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Wait and see, Chelsea looks so poor now

    1. fenixri
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      reply fail to Amey

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  9. Tube!!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    GW28 Auba > Aguero
    GW29 Rashford > Barnes
    GW30 Camarasa to Fraser....will give me this....is it enough for GW31...all chips left.

    Fab
    TAA. Pereira.
    Salah. Mane. Fraser.
    Barnes.

    Bench!!…Button. Lindelof. AWB. Doherty. Pogba. Son. Jiminez. Aguero.