Fixtures

Man City v Arsenal postponed as ‘precaution’ amid coronavirus fears

Double Gameweek 29 is officially off. That’s because Arsenal’s rearranged trip to Manchester City has been postponed amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak.

The news comes after it was revealed on Tuesday that Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis had recent contracted COVID-19.

As the Greek side were at the Emirates Stadium for a Europa League match less than two weeks ago, it has now emerged that several Arsenal squad members met Marinakis.

These players, who have not been named, are now self-isolating at home for the remainder of the 14-day period after the meeting.

Arsenal announced the news in a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“The medical advice we have received puts the risk of (these players) developing Covid-19 at extremely low. However, we are strictly following the Government guidelines which recommend that anyone coming into close contact with someone with the virus should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the last time they had contact. As a result, the players are unavailable for tonight’s match against Manchester City and the Premier League has decided the game should be postponed. The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires. Four Arsenal staff – who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match – will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.” – Arsenal statement

The postponement of Wednesday night’s match means that Arsenal v Man City will need a new date once again.

It also means that Gameweek 29 has now concluded so anyone who had Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) in their starting line-up will see their first substitutes come in.

It also means those who took a hit for Arsenal players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) or Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m) will have to make do with the blanks they registered against West Ham.

As things stand, Arsenal’s trip to Brighton in Gameweek 30 is still going ahead, as the self-isolating players can return to training on Friday.

“Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Mr Marinakis a swift recovery and we look forward to the players and staff returning to work on Friday in preparation for our match at Brighton.” – Arsenal statement

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971 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Auba >> Vardy for his blank this weekend? Means I’ll have owned him for only his blanks this year? 😆

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wait my friend. But I think no unless its cancelled

  2. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Decided to not go with any DGW players as I trusted my SGW players over them. Got lucky.

    Really feel for the guys though who tore their team apart to get in the Arsenal and City guys. Extremely unlucky.

    Probably the best thing now for everyone would be holding on to their free transfers and waiting as late as possible, Friday night or even Saturday morning.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      But even then they’ll be done twist. It’s just pointless guessing now

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        That is something out of our hands. Can work with what we have.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Pointless for you. Great for me.

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

      They were not unlucky, I wouldn't buy Arsenal and City players for triple gameweek either.

  3. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Thanks for nothing Ben Grylls.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He has smashed his laptop to pieces.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sorry, yes this is bad luck, but it massively affects the season/rank etc
      This FPL season should be scrapped

      90% luck this season

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        😆

      2. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It is only one week. There has been fortune every season. This is what fpl is built on

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          and cookies

      3. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cash ML administrators are going to have a fun time

      4. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You can't scrap a season over 1 match getting postponed. Over the years matches get cancelled on the day all the time mainly down to weather does that mean almost every seasons fpl should be cancelled

        1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Exactly this. It's all luck.

          And anyway, there are more important things happening worldwide now than just FPL.

      5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        No no it's not..... There's people queuing up to tell us that.
        We should have known this was a bad dgw

      6. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Played wildcard try to be aggressive in cash ML whilst had a solid sgw side.

        No complaints on my part risk was always there. Though can see the rate this is developing at in England that the whole season could be in jeopardy by the month end.

      7. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        As someone who is having their worst ever season by a distance I’m not going to just blame luck. I had triple captain mane, captain Son for red, Captain vardy misssed pen, captain Auba this week loads of bad luck but it’s no way near 90% and I have to take responsibility for my decision making after I get bad luck which is where I’ve got a lot wrong. A lot of people crying when they don’t do well and then claim it’s all skill when they do. I’d say 30% Luck, 30% effort/planning, 40% skill personally.

      8. sneif4
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Definitely all luck. I feel mine has been pretty bad this season, but now I've got Barnes replacing KDB!

    3. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Auba is finding ever more creative ways to troll isn't he?

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        i'm going to keep captaining Auba until he returns. Just to be stubborn

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Ha I like this approach

    4. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Regardless of who's in your team, FH31 is surely now an optimal strategy. Allows FTs this week to target form teams like Chelsea Man U or Leicester, gives best possible chance of getting 11 out in 31 accounting for postponements, and if the season is ended early, we've had an advantage by playing the FH

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Getting to GW31 could be a problem

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          It's effectively next week. If we're 2 weeks behind Italy then GW31 would be the last GW, they'll reassess in the IB.

      2. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        FH38, that could be quadriple or add some more driple

      3. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Nah. If anything, this postponement increases the need to save Free Hit (IMO).

        Who knows how many more cancellations/postponements there'll be? If the Premier League want to get the finished, we could see more DGWs than what there already is.

    5. cescpistols111
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What transfer in only for this GW? 1FT, 0.0 ITB. Planning FH GW31 and WC GW32.

      McCarthy McGovern
      Robertson Stevens Lascelles Kabasele Rico
      Salah KDB Pepe Alli Cantwell
      Vardy Jimenez Long

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Looking for a new hobby is probably more useful than a RMT at the moment

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ask again on Saturday morning. Scrap your plans until further notice

    6. Penang Sandman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Talking about bad luck, Khabib v Ferguson could be cancelled for fifth time

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Noooooo

        1. Penang Sandman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          One of my thing in the morning, check up US covid stats and hoping them doesn't affected much.

    7. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Seems Olympiacos players are fine https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8099149/Olympiacos-confirm-coronavirus-tests-returned-negative-owner-catches-virus.html

      Not familiar with daily mail so not sure how reliable they should be considered as.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Daily Mail. A great read. Now, I’m off to lynch some tramps

        1. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          yeah not from Britain but always cautious with whatever your quality media is posting

        2. BenjoBD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hahaha. Very good. I like to keep on the pulse of reliable news by reading the daily sport.

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        They're often full of BS but they wouldn't report fake news about people's health

        1. BenjoBD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          ?

    8. Tim Canterbury
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I did my transfer last week before even realising it was a dgw which was Barnes in and also ended up with only KDW with 2 fixtures who I'm now getting Lundstram off the bench for 😯 talk about a touch

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I like to touch

        1. Indpush
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          myself

    9. Lubic87
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      My -4 Vardy & Barnes to Auba & Saka worked out well then! Cost me 37 points in total, given I took the armband off Salah.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What an awful decision

        1. KLOPPTOMANIA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Are you just trolling? Not a terribly bad decision on paper but looking at recent posts you are just being an appendage

        2. Lubic87
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers Rupert!

    10. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      My first plan was to ignore DGW and captain Salah.

      What I did: Vardy to Auba (C) instead Salah and hit to get playing defender for BGW31 and this week when heard Robbo is out.

      It all bad luck.

    11. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Those with all your chips in tact, run for the hills...

        Behind closed doors is not going to feel like a match day for players. More like training matches...

        1. Stormbringer22
            2 months, 19 days ago

            What I am worried about. Have been hoarding my chips for the endgame and now it feels like it was a bad decision. :/

          • The Rumour Mill
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            How do you mean? Behind closed doors matches are still matches.....

          • Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            No really. Valencia played Atlanta last night behind closed doors and the score was 3-4.

            Behind closed doors could even help the team who is more motivated/has more to play for, especially if they're the away team.

            1. BNMC
                2 months, 19 days ago

                At(a)lanta have always guaranteed goals in their games... at both ends of the pitch. They’re a very attacking side that sometimes forget what it means to defend. They remind me a lot of BVB.

            2. Tinkermania
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Fans or not won't affect the chips. The crucial part is if games go ahead.

            3. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Might bench boost this week now 😎

            4. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              So, if we are to believe what we're being told, the DGW fixture was arranged at a time when Arsenal players were already self-isolating.

              1. reo19uk
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                No they started self isolating yesterday but only have to isolate until Thursday as then it will be 14 days since they met the olympiacos manager

            5. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              A lot of depressed folk on here - maybe a relative died? No, actually, it's that they haven't won a game they play with their friends

              1. Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Comments like this always seem odd to me. This is a site specifically to discuss fantasy football and this event represents some pretty bad luck in that context so not a surprise it gets talked about here. I'm seeing more gallows humour than depression....

              2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                This isnt Facebook mate this is a fanatic site dedicated to all things fantasy football...... And you're surprised that ppl take it seriously 🙄

            6. balint84
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Are Spurs an option in blank gameweek against West ham?

              1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                yes !

              2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                I prefer west ham frankly

            7. Trophé Mourinho
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Why on earth have they cancelled tonight’s game, pathetic joke of a decision. Whyyy

                1. Le Bluff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Because the Arsenal players literally came into contact with a guy who has Coronavirus.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      It’s a cold ffs

                      1. Taffer
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        I've got a bridge to sell if you think it's just a cold.

                      2. Le Bluff
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Cheers for your input.

                      3. pablo discobar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        You idiot

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Ur the idiot if you buy into the media hype, go buy some hand santatizer and big roll. It is essentially a flu variant nothing more and will kill the same or less then the flu. Go get in ur bunker noobs

                            1. Taffer
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              When was the last time two countries shut down because of flu? asking for a friend.

                            2. Better off with a pin and a…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Um, no. 2 reasons why it's worse than normal flu. First, it's new so no-one has immunity and so it spreads more quickly and more thoroughly through the population (immune people don't spread flu). Second, the death rate for Covid-19 is currently around 3.5% (around 4,000 deaths from 116k cases worldwide though this varies greatly with age and underlying health issues) while the estimated death rate from flu is around 0.1% (based on the US figures of around 45 million cases a year, 61,000 deaths). Another point is that we have an effective vaccine against most forms of flu which can be given to high-risk groups, but nothing yet for Covid-19.

                              For most healthy people it will probably be no worse than flu, for sure, but the overall impact could be pretty bad. The 1918-1920 Spanish Flu pandemic infected around a third of the global population and killed somewhere around 50 million (maybe more). While that disease was probably much more dangerous than Covid-19, it too was just 'a flu variant'.

                              https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu
                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu

                              1. Kudo Warrior
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Well said. This guys is unbelievably ignorant.

                              2. Klaren
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Death rate of 3.4% is based on the number of cases that are known and made official. It's estimated that the death rate is actually less than 1.0%. A lot of the cases with milder symptoms are not diagnosed and hence not taken into account in the calculation of the ratio.

                                Sorry can't bother to find the link now, but there is an article published by Imperial College on it, among many others.

                                However it is still higher than the common flu which has about 0.1% death rate.

                        2. Jealous Viper
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          A cold for some and death for others. Cancellation was the right decision. Quit moaning.

                          1. Trophé Mourinho
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Many oaps would have been attending the game would they? The logic

                              1. Pards Against Humanity
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                With a mortality rate approaching 10% in the over 65's I'd say its more than just a cold

                      4. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Your FPL team much more important than player's health then?

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            It’s a cold.. have a reality check

                            1. Fitzy.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              The irony... 🙄

                        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Apparently it's closer to pneumonia than the cold with the destructive impact it has on the alveoli

                          The latent carrier phase is also so elongated that its actually difficult to tell for another few weeks how bad it will be...

                          Declared cases also grow relatively slowly until the 500-ish mark - which gives a false sense of security and the impression of a big fuss over very little... But then growth starts to explode exponentially from there (500 becomes 1000 in the same space of time it took 1 to become 2... 1000 becomes 2000 in the same length of time it took 2 to become 4 etc etc)

                          There's a school of thought that given all these characteristics its possibly a genetically engineered virus - various motivations being speculatively put forward - including an intention to thin out China's aging population

                          #LookIntoIt

                          1. Hect.OR 98th
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Your sense is wasted on him. He hasn't thought it through at all. Trump level of intellect I'm afraid.

                          2. Indpush
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            "There's a school of thought that given all these characteristics its possibly a genetically engineered virus - various motivations being speculatively put forward - including an intention to thin out China's aging population"

                            Not according to Michael Osterholm, American public health scientist and a biosecurity and infectious disease expert.

                            Re this subject come in at 18 minute mark.

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3URhJx0NSw&t=1727s

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              There are many schools of thought though, not just one

                              There are also many (sometimes mildly interesting and thought provoking) conspiracy theories, many known, many unknowns...

                              Have you seen the picture of the whiteboard that s posted outside a GP practise showing the outbreaks in each election year, starting with SARS, going through Ebola, Zika etc right up to Covid19

                              1. Indpush
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                No I haven't.

                                Did you listen to what Mr. Osterholm said? They can trace the strains and aren't anywhere close to being able to mimic this.

                                I'm open to possibilities but until someone proves it was engineered, I'll go along with a seasoned veteran in the field.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  I've heard others say the same - and heard still others say differently

                                  1. Indpush
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Interested.

                                    When you come across others thoughts on it I would appreciate you pointing out a link for me to read or listen to them. Cheers

                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Search engines are your friend 🙂 also check reddit - some of the more outlandish theories can be found in other locations too im sure - as I said, mildly interesting to some folk

                                      It must have been an equally bewildering time when tobacco companies had the public reassured by qualified healthcare professionals as to the safety of cigarettes all those years ago!

                                      Hopefully we're long past those days though 😉

                      5. ...al
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Ward comes in so not all bad but still pretty rough with Auba cap

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Jesus cap says hi

                        2. Old Gregg
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Cheltenham still on though.

                          1. Hect.OR 98th
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Who are they playing?

                            1. Old Gregg
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Cheltenham Festival - Horse racing. On all week 61k attended yesterday similar number today presumably.

                              1. JammySprat
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Betting companies make big donations to government so have a little more say in what happens

                        3. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            I end the week on 33 points with Jesus cap lol, horrific game week and bizarre to cancel tonight’s game. People who deceived to cancel tonight smoking some strong crack

                            1. Holmes
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              The hype is real! 😉

                          • Le Bluff
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Those asking if Premier League games could move into the International break if the friendlies are cancelled... there are also Euro 2020 play offs going on on at that time:

                            Play-off semi-finals
                            Thursday 26 March 2020
                            Path A: Iceland v Romania, Bulgaria v Hungary
                            Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland, Slovakia v Republic of Ireland
                            Path C: Scotland v Israel, Norway v Serbia (18:00 CET)
                            Path D: Georgia v Belarus (18:00 CET), North Macedonia v Kosovo

                            Play-off finals
                            Tuesday 31 March 2020
                            Path A: Bulgaria/Hungary v Iceland/Romania
                            Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina/Northern Ireland v Slovakia/Republic of Ireland
                            Path C: Norway/Serbia v Scotland/Israel
                            Path D: Georgia/Belarus v North Macedonia/Kosovo (18:00 CET

                            Surely no way will Premier League matches go ahead with these matches too.

                            1. Bouncebackability
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              International matches won’t be happening is my guess.

                              1. Taffer
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                yep, they won't happen

                              2. Le Bluff
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Can't see how Premier League matches would go ahead then?

                                1. Taffer
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  the best outcome for fpl is all matches behind closed doors. expect we'll find out before the weekend.

                            2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              What if euros are cancelled

                          • Holmes
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires. Four Arsenal staff – who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match – will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.” – Arsenal statement

                            As things stand, Arsenal’s trip to Brighton in Gameweek 30 is still going ahead, as the self-isolating players can return to training on Friday.

                            Hmmm. Isn't that contradictory?

                            1. Trophé Mourinho
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Arsenal making up excuses what a joke

                              • Stormbringer22
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  14 days apparently expires this Thursday or Friday. It is the West Ham players now that may need to be quarantined for 14 days possibly

                                  1. HarryB29
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Only if an Arsenal player tests positive for the virus

                                • HarryB29
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Thursday 12th March will be the 14th day after the moment in which they were in contact with Coronavirus

                                  1. Holmes
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    But they were not isolated at home? They played a game, have been training out. Or home just means their home ground?

                              • Stormbringer22
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Given that I have written this season off, would taking a -4 hit to do KDB → Fernandes this week worth it? Do we expect Fernandes to haul against what seems to be the worst Spurs side in recent history?

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Fernandes is a points magnet.

                                      1. Tinkermania
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          As prove by a big sample of fpl matches he has played in.

                                          1. Tinkermania
                                              2 months, 19 days ago

                                              *proved

                                      2. gooberman
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Have KDB as (C) and Salah (V) and no other City or Arsenal players so this is a decent result for me I think albeit will only get 1pt off the bench replacing KDB.

                                      3. More Cowbell
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Crazy stuff... definitely no merit in early transfers now. I have a feeling COVID will continue to impact the season in unusual ways.

                                        Any chance of a triple gameweek?

                                        1. reo19uk
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Think that almost certain now unless they use international week as lots of international games will be getting called off.

                                      4. Hect.OR 98th
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Gutted about the game tonight but in the context of what's coming, this will be insignificant. I fully expect the season to end in the next few weeks. You only have to look to Italy over the last few weeks to see the acceleration in their health deterioration and the measures they've put in place to try and delay the spread of infection. That's coming here, it's just a question of how far behind we are. It seems like a matter of a few weeks. Games will soon be played in empty stadia and then eventually teams will withdraw from fixtures as players display symptoms of any sort and self-isolate. Where FPL is concerned it will be even more of a lottery than usual for a while, then the season will be cut short.

                                        1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Tumble Weed....

                                      5. JJeyy
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        So that means arsenal have to isolate.... so probably wont play against brighton auba out?

                                        1. Stormbringer22
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Their 14 day period ends tomorrow or Friday. Not sure what squad will be fielded against Brighton, but I think the game will go ahead.

                                          • More Cowbell
                                            • 10 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            See article - Brighton game expected to go ahead

                                        2. farmerfat
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          If you think FPL is "all about luck" you are actually very wrong.
                                          How do some FPL managers get good ranks every season? Lucky all the time? No, just accept that you have had or are having a bad season and move on.

                                          1. HollywoodXI
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            I think there have been a number of key moments this season that we’re luck based and they have benefitted some and hurt others. Two examples:

                                            1. Many TC Salah or Mane back in GW 24. Mane got injured in the first game. Salah = 48 points, Mane = 3 points.

                                            2. Many played chips this GW and loaded up on City and Arsenal players (having carefully planned for the GW). The second game is cancelled. This has cost players a lot of points, for example a popular transfer was Vardy out for Auba (captained at the expense of Salah).

                                          2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            If you think luck isn't a significant part of fpl then you are actually very wrong....but whatever

                                          3. FOO FIGHTER
                                              2 months, 19 days ago

                                              How I wish for 0 pointers when starting injured players and not having the benefit of the doubt from your bench but still having an option before each match to decide if you want to go ahead with an injured player or use someone from your bench.

                                              That would make the thinking behind your 11 starters alot more tricky plus it disolves luck and bad luck as points will be solely down to your decision making re who starts for you.

                                              Cat amongst the pigeons. Nowhere to hide.

                                          4. Strchld
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Have this changed your plan for rest of season? Probably would be wiser to save a FH over 31, we dont know what is coming..

                                            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 19 days ago

                                              If the season ends up getting finished early then there may be no point to holding onto chips