Fixtures

The fixture schedules for Premier League sides involved in Europe

Four of the seven Premier League sides involved in European competition sit in the top half-dozen clubs of our Season Ticker over the next four Gameweeks.

Chelsea, Arsenal, Wolves and Manchester City are the four teams in question, while Manchester United only have the visit of Liverpool to come before they too are catapulted up to the top of our Season Ticker.

Many of those clubs may be towards the forefront of Fantasy managers’ thoughts ahead of Gameweek 9, then, although ongoing involvement in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, along with participation in the Carabao Cup, leaves several FPL assets exposed to the risk of rotation.

Already we have seen Nuno Espirito Santo break last season’s habit of maintaining a settled side, with Raul Jimenez (£7.1m), Conor Coady (£5.0m), Willy Boly (£5.0m) and Rui Patricio (£5.1m) the only Wolves players to avoid being benched in the first eight Gameweeks of 2019/20.

Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m), Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.0m) have all warmed the bench at least once this season, too, as Pep Guardiola rotates his squad with frustrating regularity.

For other clubs, the effect has not quite been so pronounced: Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m), Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) are all ever-presents in the top flight, while Sadio Mane (£11.7m) and Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.6m) benchings in Gameweeks 1 and 5 were influenced by their late returns from international duty.

Unai Emery and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have mostly fielded second-string players and academy products in the Europa League, meanwhile.

With the fixture congestion in mind, we thought it was worth a look at the upcoming schedules for Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers over the next two months, given that all of these teams are still involved in European competition and all bar Spurs remain in the Carabao Cup.

If any of these clubs progress to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, they will play twice a week, every week, from now until the turn of 2020 – with the exception of the international breaks.

We have stopped at Gameweek 14 as the TV fixtures for December and beyond have yet to be announced, so there is a lot of rejigging to the Premier League calendar still to factor in.

Below is a club-by-club itinerary, with the fixtures in italics Champions League/Europa League/Carabao Cup ties.

We will look at how the respective clubs’ managers approached team selection in Gameweeks 5-8 in closer detail in a follow-up article tomorrow.

MANCHESTER CITY

Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Crystal Palace (a)
Tuesday 22 October: Atalanta (h)
Saturday 26 October: Gameweek 10 – Aston Villa (h)
Tuesday 29 October: Southampton (h)
Saturday 2 November: Gameweek 11 – Southampton (h)
Wednesday 6 November: Atalanta (h)
Sunday 10 November: Gameweek 12 – Liverpool (a)
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Saturday 23 November: Gameweek 13 – Chelsea (h)
Tuesday 26 November: Shakhtar Donetsk (h)
Saturday 30 November: Gameweek 14 – Newcastle United (a)

LIVERPOOL

Sunday 20 October: Gameweek 9 – Manchester United (a)
Wednesday 23 October: Genk (a)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Wednesday 30 October: Arsenal (h)
Saturday 2 November: Gameweek 11 – Aston Villa (a)
Tuesday 5 November: Genk (h)
Sunday 10 November: Gameweek 12 – Manchester City (h)
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Saturday 23 November: Gameweek 13 – Crystal Palace (a)
Wednesday 27 November: Napoli (h)
Saturday 30 November: Gameweek 14 – Brighton and Hove Albion (h)

CHELSEA

Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Newcastle United (h)
Wednesday 23 October: Ajax (a)
Saturday 26 October: Gameweek 10 – Burnley (a)
Wednesday 30 October: Manchester United (h)
Saturday 2 November: Gameweek 11 – Watford (a)
Tuesday 5 November: Ajax (h)
Saturday 9 November: Gameweek 12 – Crystal Palace (h)
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Saturday 23 November: Gameweek 13 – Manchester City (a)
Wednesday 27 November: Valencia (a)
Saturday 30 November: Gameweek 14 – West Ham United (h)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Watford (h)
Tuesday 22 October: Red Star Belgrade (h)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Liverpool (a)
*free midweek*
Sunday 3 November: Gameweek 11 – Everton (a)
Wednesday 6 November: Red Star Belgrade (a)
Saturday 9 November: Gameweek 12 – Sheffield United (h)
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Saturday 23 November: Gameweek 13 – West Ham United (a)
Tuesday 26 November: Olympiakos (h)
Saturday 30 November: Gameweek 14 – Bournemouth (h)

ARSENAL

Monday 21 October: Gameweek 9 – Sheffield United (a)
Thursday 24 October: Vitoria Guimaraes (h)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Crystal Palace (h)
Wednesday 30 October: Liverpool (a)
Saturday 2 November: Gameweek 11 – Wolves (h)
Wednesday 6 November: Vitoria Guimares (a)
Saturday 9 November: Gameweek 12 – Leicester City (a)
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Saturday 23 November: Gameweek 13 – Southampton (h)
Thursday 28 November: Eintracht Frankfurt (h)
Sunday 1 December: Gameweek 14 – Norwich City (a)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Sunday 20 October: Gameweek 9 – Liverpool (h)
Thursday 24 October: Partizan Belgrade (a)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Norwich City (a)
Wednesday 30 October: Chelsea (a)
Saturday 2 November: Gameweek 11 – Bournemouth (a)
Thursday 7 November: Partizan Belgrade (h)
Sunday 10 November: Gameweek 12 – Brighton and Hove Albion (h)
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Sunday 24 November: Gameweek 13 – Sheffield United (a)
Thursday 28 November: FC Astana (a)
Sunday 1 December: Gameweek 14 – Aston Villa (h)

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Saturday 19 October: Gameweek 9 – Southampton (h)
Thursday 24 October: Slovan Bratislava (a)
Sunday 27 October: Gameweek 10 – Newcastle United (a)
Wednesday 30 October: Aston Villa (a)
Saturday 2 November: Gameweek 11 – Arsenal (a)
Thursday 7 November: Slovan Bratislava (h)
Sunday 10 November: Gameweek 12 – Aston Villa (h)
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Saturday 23 November: Gameweek 13 – Bournemouth (a)
Thursday 28 November: Sporting Braga (a)
Sunday 1 December: Gameweek 14 – Sheffield United (h)

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718 Comments Post a Comment
  1. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    bench one:
    a. Lund
    b. Soy
    c. Tomori

    thx

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lundstram
      You have to back Leicester and Chelsea to keep CS @ home.

      1. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sheff plays home game too mate))

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes, but they are playing against the team who scores from 1/2 SOT 😀
          (Auba the deadly finisher !!)
          So ....

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C. Still not sure about Chelski defence.

  2. Ynwalfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope
    Lundstram,Tomori,Kelly,Mings
    Salah(VC),Mane,KDB,McGinn
    Aubameyang(C),Abraham

    Subs Button,Cantwell,Vestergaard,Greenwood

    GTG? I’m thinking Salah and KDB should be ok,especially Salah

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great attack but the defence is from Poundland.
      Wait and see re Salah & KDB. Even if KDB is fit Pep always seems to give him time off the bench in the first game back.

  3. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wildcard dilemmas
    Currently:

    Ryan Button
    TAA Otamendi Soy Lowton Rico
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount Cantwell
    Wilson Tammy Vardy

    A) Vardy Lowton Otamendi
    B) Jiminez Robbo Kelly

    or another dilemma

    X) Salah Lund Pieters
    Y) Mane Otamendi Lowton

    Really think Wolves are a good shout now, so Boly could be fit in somewhere?

    1. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Only changes I would make would be ota. And agree think that wolves could be a good shout....especially boly. He's just at a hit of an awkward price point

  4. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah's total of 13 shots ranks joint-second along with Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) in midfield over the last four Gameweeks.

      And the Egyptian's 11 shots inside the penalty area are more than any other FPL midfielder.

      His tally of 41 touches in the box is also the highest, almost double the 22 of his team-mate Sadio Mane (£11.7m).

      I usually do not go for stats put this is pretty good.

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I've held him this long through the Mane points and its hurt, but I'm fully aware of the above, I don't I could deal with switching to Mane on wildcard and seeing him go ballistic.

      2. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Damn... I just sold him

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Mane owners will come crawling back very soon

    • abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      But he's actually a terrible finisher so needs twice as many shots and touches to do anything !

      Am going mane on WC if any Liverpool attack.

      1. abaalan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Fail reply above to foo fighter

    • ratski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Best I could do with my WC any suggestions?

      Gazza,button
      Soy, dunk, tomori, taa, Rico
      Kdb, madds, mount, mane, 4.4
      Aguero, Wilson, Tammy

      Best 4.4 midfielder suggestions? Allows me to upgrade madds to martial when he's fit thanks.

    • Silecro
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Please advise on how to get rid of Cantwell here and for whom. 2 FT, 0.1 itb

      GK: Heaton / 4.0
      DEF: Trent / Ota/ Montoya / (Lowton) / (Lund)
      MID: Salah / Sterling / KDB / Cantwell / (Dend)
      FWD: Wilson / Tammy / Haller