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

    Traore owner here, is it worth keeping for gw31 or taking another hit to field 11 (but be able to add Doherty/Jota as a 3rd Wolves player)?

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

      Traore is no longer a safe starting option, i'd worry about 31.

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

      Traore might start or come on as a sub, even with a 20 minute run out might get an attacking return.

      If you want to sell for someone else for a -4, that person will need to get at least an assist to break even i guess.

      Can you say for sure that someone will get an assist?

      (FYI i am going to sell Traore, Maddy and Ings for Alli, Moura/Lamela/Antonio/Sarr and Wood for a -4)

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Have you watched Spurs lately?

        I'd argue 20 minutes of Traore is better than 90 minutes of Alli

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

          Alli replaces Maddy ... kinda

  2. BillionairesClub
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    99% of people under the age of 50 who get it just experience a mild flu, which we've all had. People acting like the whole world is gonna collapse. 500,000 people died last year because of flu ffs.

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not all at the same time... The worry is more about the economy collapsing.

      No one with any sorta power cares if we live or die... Just if we can keep working ridiculous hours for no pay...

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

      Death rate around 3%. Some models predict about 60% of people will get it. That would be somewhere around 120 million people dead.

      Rough numbers.

      1. BillionairesClub
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It's already improved in a number of countries who've had it for months. It's not as deadly as predicted.

        The media are loving life, selling out newspapers, unprecedented traffic. Coronavirus is the number 1 searched word on google. Of course they're gonna keep scaring people. It's what they do.

        1. El Presidente
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Not to mention its already contained in countries like China, Japan and South Korea. New cases are steadily coming down and down. Factories are working again, and the planet went back to being destroyed. All BAU.

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

      Youre just as bad as the end of the world crowd.
      It's a new virus in humans so we don't know what it will be like
      Mortality rate for those who have it is around 6% in Italy.... That's not flu.
      It's also way more contagious than flu.
      You don't lock down an entire portion of a country as an over reaction
      I'm not panicking, but for the love of God stop rationalising it as flu

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      IF you are the one in five that gets this, there are not enough ventilators available now let alone when it takes hold of the country.

      Even though it is a respitory complaint, those with pulmonary weakness are most at risk.

  3. Philip Jones's Diary
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    People with all their chips left, what is your strategy?

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Build a team for 37 and BB, FH in 34... Pending DGWs.

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

      Wait and see for as long as possible.

      Current plan of FH34 and WC36, BB37 but who knows what will happen.

    3. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Praying that I can field a first 11

    4. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Spaff them ASAP, season will be over in a couple of weeks

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

      I'm waiting for the quadruple gameweek 38 so WC 37, BB 38

      1. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Seems like nobody holding a TC? I've only got 9 for the GW31 Blank but I feel like FH would be wasted on that week.

  4. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Will West Ham games get postponed then?

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

      If Arsenal players test positive, I think yes

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Why cant they just test there own players?

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

          hahahha

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

          There is an incubation period for the virus, it won't show up yet even if tested now.

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

    2 obvious tips now -

    1) No hits. Games could be cancelled last minute for the next couple of weeks, getting -4 is worse than getting 0.

    2) Leave all transfers as late as possible. Value is irrelevant in these crazy times...

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Solid

    2. El Presidente
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Agree, Transfers last minute for sure and even that definitely doesnt grant you jack

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

      Yup, good advice.

    4. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      How's that different to a corona-free gameweek?

  6. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Why is Olympiakos Wolves on, but City Arsenal isn't ?

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

      because UEFA are d*cks

    2. El Presidente
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Thats a very, very good question.

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

      All the olympiakos players/staff tested negative.

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

        Except the owner obvs

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

      I think their self isolation period has been served and they have all been tested as negative

    5. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wait for this ridiculous logic.

      - Arsenal played Olympiakos 13 days ago and they had a case of COVID-19.
      - PL announced last night that City vs Arsenal is postponed because Arsenal players need 14 days of isolation and today is the 13th.
      - Within those 13 days, Arsenal have played and come into contact with West Ham + Portsmouth players; who are going to play fixtures this week...
      - All Olympiakos COVID-19 tests came back negative, meaning nobody has the virus.
      - Less than 24 hours notice, and fans won't get refunded for travel, flights and hotel booking for a game that was already re-arranged from the previous time.

      Welcome to 2020.

      1. El Presidente
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes, if PL cancelled this, by the same order of logic should cancel WestHam & Portsmouth´s fixtures as well. And any teams fixture that played those two in the same time frame.

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

        The Olympiakos players tests came back negative. Their owner was positive.

        Their players incubation/isolation period is over, they were tested and negative, hence clear to play.

        Arsenal's players were in contact with the owner, tomorrow will be the 14th day, so if negative, their game with Brighton this weekend should go ahead.

        If one positive test result however, probably the game will be called off, and then also Westham and Portsmouth whom Arsenal played since then will probably be postponed and their players isolated pending testing.

        And if any Hammer or Pompey player tests positive, those teams they played against since then will also come under scrutiny.

        Kinda like a domino effect.

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

          This

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

        Yes, I'm sure you know more about this than the people making the decisions. Genuinely delusional. I don't know why those decisions have been made but I have enough humility to understand that other people do.

  7. Soto Ayam
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Personally I'm loving the disruption that corona is giving to FPL. Makes it more interesting and fun. Stats and strategies will go out the window and a simple "is the game actually on or not" will dictate transfers. Good luck to all. Stay safe.

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I'm 2k... It's 100% a casuals year.

      1. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Up the casuals. I love em.

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

        it really isn't I'm 5k and I've been top 10k several times before

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

          15k here and been top 10k 8 out of last 10 seasons so I'm inclined to agree

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

            High finishes for me normally, but am around a millionth this season! Ha ha! Oh well.. I’ll keep fighting...

        2. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Not taking this as gospel off a guy who 3 putts...

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

    I can’t believe my luck at the moment. I’ll be the first to hold my hands up!

    Messed my subs up as switched Taylor & Cahill around on Friday. Had Taylor covering for Robbo, now this news means I still get Cahill on for KdB. 70 points and up to 605 OR.

    Also so nearly did Ings & Vardy > Long & Auba(c) -4 instead of capping Salah. Now I have two FTs and not stuck with Long to boot. Sitting tight really seems the best move this year.

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

      me too, I had to walk away from the screen Sat am as I know I would've pressed the vardy to auba button when my gut was telling me wham were in decent form and was the only realistic chance for Auba to haul. Almost captained Salah and went KdB instead. It;s really worked out well for me with Maguire 1st on bench too

  9. Gazwaz80
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Have all the points been updated now?

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

      yes

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

    Let's just say the season is postponed. What would happen regarding champions league qualification etc?

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

      Multi-billion dollar lawsuits, which is why it won't happen.

    2. BillionairesClub
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Ideally you'd sy the league table stays the way it is.
      But of course that's unfair but what can you do

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Champions League Raffle! Every PL team enters and gets ballots according to league position. Liverpool gets 20, Norwich 1. Mike Dean picks 4 lucky winners.

    4. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Man Utd would qualify

  11. SteveWOLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Pope or Foster this weekend ?

  12. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Foster or Pope for the next two ?

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

      Popey boy

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

      lol ^^, I'm going foster, need to try something different if I'm going to achieve my lofty top million ambitions

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

    Any update on Stevens' injury?

  14. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Fernandez on for KDB. Not the worst outcome.

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Quick question, how many on here have been where a face mask recently?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nope but I am zipping my jacket to the top (to cover mouth) and wearing gloves on the tube.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Not one face mask in sight...

        I do not live in Italy or China though.

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

      Only when committing burglary

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 19 days ago

        😀

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I tend to do that with my face showing. I hear the facilities in prison aren't so bad these days.

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

          Do you get FFS access in prison?

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            How else do you think I post?

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

          There was a case in China where a prison guard went out drinking and caught the coronavirus. Few days later there were 200+ cases within the inmates and people had nowhere to go for treatment, for obvious reasons, since they were in prison. Stay safe in there mate 🙂

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            No wonder why I've been coughing. Damn.

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

          I couldn't recommend an Italian prison

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wore one last night but threw it in the bin next to the bank. Not safe to use it multiple times

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

        I get your humour, that's actually quite funny if it wasn't a serious proposition

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

      My rival should with his Lundstram auto sub points! Day light Robbery

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

      I have face masks, but haven't worn them yet. The masks are supposed to be worn if you are sick e.g. coughing, to prevent YOUR Germs from flying everywhere.

      However, i have been sanitizing my hands frequently (Carry a bottle in the car, one at the office, several at home) and washing also very often. This from a guy who normally seldom washes hands with soap.

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

      Don't think I have ever used a face mask.

      Have occasionally used handkerchief as mask when there is too much dust in air.

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

      No, but dozens were wearing them on flights between Perth, Doha and Frankfurt at the weekend.

      I thought it was very considerate of them to protect me.

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

    Dubravka looks out for at least 6 weeks if anyone owns 🙁

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Darlow in?

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

        Sadly

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

    The situation of multiple fixtures being postponed and EURO 2020 being postponed is becoming more likely.

    If this did happen I think that the postponed PL fixtures would be played over the Summer which is after when the current season is supposed to finish.

    We know that in FPL the GW deadlines never move, and this is why blank and double gameweeks are created.

    So if the above did happen could it create a situation where GW38 is a gameweek in which some/all teams have multiple (probably something like 4+) games?

    If this is the case it might be a good strategy to save the Bench Boost chip until gameweek 38.

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That would be chaos but also excellent at the same time. Could go from 10k to 1 in the world with a bit of luck and the right captain.

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

      😀 would be carnage!

    3. El Presidente
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Thats a good point. It has been proven that this game´s rules are not gonna be changed no matter what, so...

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

      Haha. 100 point mini league lead's would be nothing 😆

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

      Surely they move the GW deadlines. I know they've never done so in the past but there's never been disruption on this sort of scale either. Playing PL matches in the summer is unheard of and there's no reason to stick to a GW38 deadline in the middle of May if matches are going to take place in July

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      FH anyone ?
      😉

  18. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Should I captain Trips?

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

      Think I'd rather captain Triggerlips at this point

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

      Definitely make a Stand.

  19. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Martial or Sarr this week?

    Don't mind having one less player for BGW31. Already have 3 Pool & Wolves so can add one more next week.

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

      Can see Leicester Watford being low scoring and Spurs-Man U high scoring if that helps

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

        Why would Spurs Man utd be high scoring? Who's going to score? Spurs certainly can't so you're looking at a heavy home defeat, for Jose, against a former club?

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

          Spurs have only failed not to score in 1 PL home game this year, Liverpool. Man U have only kept a clean sheet at 1 PL away game this year, Chelsea.

        2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Don't know about high scoring but they won't be able to keep United out. Can see us scoring atleast 2 goals.

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

      I'm liking the look of Martial since Bernandes came on board

      Would be lovely to get a proper points explosion or two out of him before the inevitable end of season positional reclass & price rise

      Just rewards for the patient faithful 🙂

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I want to double up on them sooner or later and I quite like the look of the Spurs game as they are awful atm.

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

          I'm mad after the double up myself (Bruno in first to join Tony)

          I'm actually looking at Maguire as part of a triple from GW32 too

          So no doubt they will hit the self destruct button soon after leading us on in FPL yet again

          If Pogba & Rash came back & they add a marquee forward (or maybe Greenwood accelerated development) they might actually be top 4 regulars again soon though

          1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I think the triple will be fruitful. I'm certainly looking at it too. AWB also an option specially if he's being deployed as a wing back.

            Think I'll sacrifice 1 less BGW31 players to get Martial in early. Anyways it would been Pope or defender or Antonio/Alli. Can't see much upside there.

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

              Maguire Bruno Martial could be the stars of the 32-38 run in

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

        Martial wasn't at open training this morning. Monitor.

  20. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Darlow to replace Dubravka?

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

      Looks like it! He’s horrendous!!!

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Does this make Fernandez a sell then too you reckon?

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

          I wouldn’t touch NUFC now. On the beach with a crap keeper

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

        A bit harsh. He's not horrendous, but he's miles from the calibre of Dubravka.

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

          Championship at best. Will cost us loads of points in the last 9games

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

            "Championship at best"

            He'll blend in just great then.

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

              We’ll be lucky to get 2-3 more points and will be dumped straight out the cup. I’d recall Wooodman haha

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

                Woodman's an odd one though.
                He had so much hype and when he got his chance it was clearly far too early for him. Was as far as you could get from a Krul-like debut. We just need Dubravka back asap!! 🙂

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

                  When did he get his chance?

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

                  Did he get 1 cup game?

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

                    I think he's played 4 cup games in the past.
                    Don't get me wrong, he's highly rated and was very young - I wouldn't say he'd "had his chance"...
                    BUT, I do remember in at least one of those games he was terrible. He kept rushing out and having to slide tackle stuff away .etc

                    In fairness to him, this was probably prior to us having a decent defence.

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

                      Haha yeah. Oh well, least we’re on 35 points now. Limp over the line hopefully

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

                        Fingers crossed.
                        Watch us thrash City in the cup, beat Man Utd or someone in the next and then either lose embarrassingly at Wembley, or have the whole thing cancelled due to Corona. #ClassicToon

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

        Ouch. Good to know though. Thanks.

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

    How I should to feel?

    Had Auba C. Otherwise captain would have been Salah.
    KdB no show and Lundstram first on the bench. (12p)

    Few in my ML had Mane or Salah C and no City or Arsenal players.

    I'll take this, but Vardy to Auba really hurt.

  22. Always Captain Kun
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Should the rules be changed for next season so that you get the points from your players when a re-arranged game is eventually played?

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

      No

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

      Would be a logistical nightmare for things like the Fantasy Cup, H2H leagues, monthly leagues etc

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

      No

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

      No sir

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      They never will. I'm still waiting for the Harry Kane points for the goal he was credited with after swearing on his child's life.

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

      YES

      It should only affect the total points. H2H, Cup, and other leagues cannot be helped. But the total points could be accrued to those that designed for this DGW. I suggest that when this game is played again, it not be included in any gameweek.

      Those that have KDB, Auba, Pepe, and Sako can get points even if they don't have them in the future. This is the best way to preserve the integrity of the game. Otherwise guys that Chipped or took hits can actually be compensated for the risk. Otherwise they are wrecking many people's rank.

      This is the most Just way of handing this problem.

    7. Conik
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No

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

      No.

  23. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ranks updated

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

      Great - that will cheer me up.

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

        I dropped 200 places 🙁 gutted

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

          Let me play my tiny violin 😛

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

            I dropped 43000 places, do I get a double bass?

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

              You get free tickets to go with me to see the RPO at the Albert Hall.

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

                I'm honoured

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yours looking pretty good.

    3. Fit_to_drop
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Were you not top 100 mid gameweek? Was that the affect of the auto subs, vice captains kicking in?

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

        No I was 400 and something. My score was 100

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

    I sent this to FPL:

    Hi,

    Just want to let you know a fair way to play the postponed Arsenal-vs-MCI game for FPL players.

    I think this game should NOT be included in any new gameweek. Not as a double or triple game week or a particular game within a future gameweek.

    It should be an isolated game where players that Free Hit, Wild Carded, Triple Captained, or took Trade-hits can participate in the designed manner for gameweek 29. Even if they have traded away all 15 players. The new Arsenal-MCI game should accrue points per the GW-29 formation.

    This way, this game is treated in a totally fair way for all players.

    Thank You

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the reply.

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

      Agreed.

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

      GLWT

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

        I don't want to be French and would be somewhat ashamed to be French.

        But this is why you gotta put on a yellow vest and take it to the streets sometimes.

        Otherwise it's the "road to serfdom" to nameless bureaucrats.

        LET RIGHT BE DONE...come on you Brits, you even came up with this slogan

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

          😀

          Just let me know when the riot is and I will be happy to stand right beside you 🙂

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

      Would this have been sent if Aubameyang had scored 5 goals vs West Ham...

      Or would folk be in the space to leave an enough alone...

      It's actually the eventual/delayed coming to terms with the magnitude of the Arsenal West Ham result that is causing more heartache here than the single Covid hit fixture I think

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

        It's frustrating, but would i still be annoyed if this game was postponed had Auba scored 5 against West Ham? You're damn right i would. He could have scored another 2 against City. I don't think people would have been kicking up such a fuss but My ML rivals dont even own Auba let alone (C) him. But this is part the parcel, have to just accept it and move on.

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

          Yeah I hear you - but would you be annoyed enough to write a letter to FPL?

          Being annoyed is a natural part of any luck management game unfortunately - we'll always have acts of God - its more about how people deal/react to/let the annoyance influence things

          People won (and lost!) mini leagues over the Darren Bent Beechball goal for example, people hung their hats on Kun ahead of a DGW just before he broke his ribs in a taxi in Amsterdam...

          FPL, like life, is unfortunately a cruel mistress at times!

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not going to happen. Not with all the luck gained from autosubs.

    6. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I think i agree that this is a fair comment, although the chances of it happening is absolutely slim to none, they will provide VC points and subs on completion of the gameweek (now). But if there was a way to play it in a few weeks and provide points to the 29th gameweek that would be fair enough, wont happen though.

    7. threeputt
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      and if the game had been abandoned through a snowstorm etc ?

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

        Exactly this!

        Postponements happen for whatever reason.

    8. Fit_to_drop
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nice idea but who knows the amount of computer programming and development that would be needed to make that fix happen. Plus, the law of unintended consequence then kicks in if they made this change and it had another (unintended) downstream affect that needs to be addressed. So cant see anything like that happening.

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

        No big deal on the programming. I'll do it for them. For free. Easy

        Once you program the routine, then it become a tool for future events.

    9. JabariParkersEyelid
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I understand you are frustrated but this is the way it is. I captained Auba too, I'd have loved some more points tonight.

      But these are the breaks. On the other hand you can keep Auba, Leno, KDB etc safe in the knowledge they all now have 2 upcoming doubles. They can pay you back down the road.

      In the grand scheme of things trying to prevent the spread of this virus is more important than missing some points on your triple captain.

    10. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Mate. It won’t happen. Get over it

  25. threeputt
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hasn't half helped having a germ phobic spouse all these years, through the years she's unintentionally educated me into what everyone is being advised to do now and how easily germs are transferred

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

        "Donna Sheridan said: “Everyone knows you can’t catch coronavirus from a car. You also can’t catch it from dirty ovens, fridges and never washing your jeans"

        well thats a daft comment from her, if someone else touches those germs on the car etc.... (within a certain timeframe anyway)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Very sensible 3, very sensible.
          Donna Sheridan reminded me immediately of Mrs Fulchester.

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

      True. It feels weird that some of the obvious and common things are being officially suggested and emphasized to everyone.

      I mean washing hands, covering mouth while sneezing etc should be obvious thing to do whether virus or not.

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

        I'm saying this from my perspective since this stuff are normal at my house since many years, things could obviously be different over large scale.

  26. dshv
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Gw31 think to bring another two and have 9 players to play so;

    Kdb to alli
    Ings to Wood/deeney

    Do kdb to alli now ?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Surely Kev plays Burnley this week.

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

      I can also see KdB to play 60mins against Burnley now.

      No way he would face Real Madrid without playing last weeks at all.

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

    FPL should freeze this week, then when Arsenal vs City is played they should take that as part of this GW. It's ridiculous.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      FPL is not fair, but it is not fair for everyone...which actually makes it fair.

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

        Not true, this GW is the clearest case ever that it needs a redesign. The swing in missed points and lucky vice captains is immense.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Sadly, I think so long as they can say that they have 7.5 million players in 192 countries round the world, FPL Towers couldn't give a flying fudge about fairness or how people are punished by bad luck.

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

          Lucky vice captains? KDB was captained by about 10% and was a chance of missing out anyway.

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

            It was obviously he wasnt going to play vs United and probably get a run out vs Arsenal. Those who capped him have got away with it.

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

              Hardly anyone captained him - the impact is hardly 'immense'.

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

                In my ML the guy went from 5th to 1st because he captained him and had Mane VC. He's been 5th all season, it could potentially win him the ML.

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

                  And what if KDB was benched again and didn't come on - no problem then?

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

                    That's fine, at least we get to play out the GW and noone can complain.

                    But we know full well he would get a run out at least. The reason this website exists is based on predictions like that.

                    1. Whats the Huth
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Listen to yourself fella

    2. Iggy pop
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      So people who didnt get involved in the DGW should be punished? i only had KDB as didnt fancy the fixtures

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

        Exactly, ridiculous reactions.

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

          How is it a ridiculous reaction of wanting a fair GW. Quite clearly you have profited from this postponement then!

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

            No, my GW and overall rank dropped as a result of it actually. I would have preferred to have KDB and Saka play and take my chances that the Auba captainers only picked up another couple of points.

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

        What are you both talking about? How would you be punished? The fixture was there, you chose not to use it, it should be played in this GW as it was supposed to.

  28. We will survive!
    Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    At first I was afraid, I was petrified
    I decided I was going all in, with DGW players in my side
    But then I spent so many nights thinking what could possibly go wrong
    Until Pep spoke
    KDB shouldn’t be out for long!!

    Please come back
    For the Arsenal game
    I just wanted you in the line-up so you could destroy the Gunners again
    At least I’ve got Aubameyang (C), surely that will be the key
    If I'd known for just one second Pep would do this to me

    It took all the strength I had not to fall apart
    This morning I’ve woke up to a broken FPL heart
    Tonight’s match has been postponed, I’m feeling sorry for myself
    I could cry
    But I’m gonna’ hold my head up high and you see me
    Somebody new
    I’m going to rage transfer out Auba, Aguero and Pepe too

    The Coronavirus felt like dropping in and now thinks that it’s won
    Well, now I'm saving all my lovin' for blank GW 31
    Go on now, go, walk out the door
    Just turn around now
    'Cause you're not welcome anymore
    Weren't you the virus who’s tried to mess with my overall rank
    Do you think I'd crumble
    Did you think I'd have nothing left in the tank?

    Oh no, not I, I will survive
    Oh, as long as I’ve a few chips left, I know I'll stay alive
    Even though people have Lundstram and Harvey Barnes waiting as first sub
    I think it’s best to log out, who’s up for the pub?
    WE WILL SURVIVE

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Lovely stuff Pep

    2. Johnny Drama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This is great

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

      Haha! One of your better insights 😀

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Haha cheers Raf 😀

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

      Bravo 🙂

    5. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Haha. Nice one!

    6. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      ‘Saving all my loving for blank GW31’ killed me!
      This is great mate

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        The only decent line to be fair mate. Cheers pal

        1. Tired and weary
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Absolutely nailed the meter!

    7. Out of Position
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Excellent stuff

    8. BATISTUTA ®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Magnifique !

    9. MOTHRA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Genius. Great work. Now record it and get it upon the scout cast.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Haha just in the studio now mate

    10. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      😆

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

      Thanks for this! Your lyrics make me feel better now after this crazy gameweek 🙂

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

      Love it! 🙂

    13. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Fantastic stuff very quick too!

  29. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Any rumors about some games being postponed for the weekend ? West Ham, Brighton, Arsenal maybe ?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If there were any logic to it, WHU should be postponed, but who knows.

    2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Brighton have confirmed their game against Arsenal will go ahead.

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

      Things are moving at such a fast pace I wouldn't rule anything out. Anyone making a transfer now is crazy.

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

      See, how can West Ham be played if they were exposed to the sweaty arsenal players.

      How can the MCI players be more important than the Brighton players.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It's all to do with the 14 day gap since they had original contact mate

  30. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Feel like rage-captaining KDB now for this weekend. Is that a thing?

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

      Yes, rage Sarr(c) and -8 incoming

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Wow. You must be really cross then.

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Haha I think rage captaining should be a thing 😀