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Arsenal manager Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) – which has lead to the Gunners’ Gameweek 30 match at Brighton to be postponed.

The news was revealed in an official club statement on Thursday evening that explained the Spaniard would, in line with government guidelines, begin a period of self-isolation.

Included in the statement was confirmation that Arsenal’s London Colney training centre had been closed and that a “significant” number of individuals who work there will also self-isolate.

This is expected to include the “full first-team squad and coaching staff” although it must be remembered that West Ham’s squad and manager David Moyes were all in contact with Arsenal in Gameweek 29.

Furthermore, Arsenal also faced League One club Portsmouth at Fratton Park over the last 10 days.

“Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening. Arsenal personnel who had recent close contact with Mikel will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. We expect this to be a significant number of people from Colney, including the full first-team squad and coaching staff, as well as a smaller number of people from our Hale End Academy which we have also temporarily closed as a precaution.” – Arsenal statement

The news came just a short time after the Premier League had issued a statement of their own to insist that all Gameweek 30 matches were scheduled to go ahead as normal.

However, this latest update is likely to put paid to that directive, as the entire Arsenal squad is now unavailable for their Gameweek 30 trip to Brighton.

As a result, the Seagulls announced later on Thursday evening that their meeting with the Gunners had now been called off.

“First and foremost our thoughts are with Mikel Arteta and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“It’s absolutely essential the health and wellbeing of individuals takes priority and with that in mind, Saturday’s match has been postponed. We apologise to all fans for any inconvenience but trust everyone will understand that we are all facing an unprecedented situation. As expected, the Premier League have now released a subsequent statement announcing an emergency meeting with all clubs on Friday morning.” – Brighton chief executive, Paul Barber

“In light of Arsenal’s announcement tonight confirming that their first-team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures. The Premier League will make no further comment until after that meeting.” – Premier League statement

For all of Thursday’s COVID-19 related updates read our earlier round-up by CLICKING HERE.

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus*

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it:

  • stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.

* Information taken from the official NHS website.

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  1. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    If by chance we get games this weekend, which i am doubting now, would you do the following just before deadline?

    KDB > Ali for free?

    This covers this GW and BGW 🙂

    Yes or No

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      KdB still unfit?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Plus with Mendy a virus risk, I'd wait on news of City

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      i would have kept KDB

    3. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      No

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I'd hold onto Kevin

    5. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Was considering the same move, and then moving alli to fernandes in gw 32. Issue is, there is no guarantee (at all) that gw 31 goes ahead.

      So right now I'm holding off on all, Kdb v Burnley vs Alli v Utd is like a no brainer

    6. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks for the replies, I haven pulled the trigger on this transfer as yet i was merely seeing what all of your thoughts were on the idea?

    7. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Could easily be 2 x BGW.

    8. Kiwi Don
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Is Alli still getting banned for his corona virus joke on social media?

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I doubt even he thinks it's funny atm...

    9. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I'd give KdB the armband

  2. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I'm only surprised that so many are surprised this is happening.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Even though the outvome was known earlier, it is like funeral. You cry again when it happens.

  3. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Omg Auba!

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      We need a tab to keep track of all FPL players that are tested positive now!

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Not after they close PL down for the forseeable.

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      source?? is that why he blanked v WHU

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Really? May of just had an off game. He hit big time before that

        1. BNMC
            2 months, 15 days ago

            That was before Olympiakos...

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Auba, KDB, Maddison and Martial. Team proper fekked. I bet the games will be cancelled tomorrow.

    4. Costa Nostra
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      This season has been a shite show...glad it’s finally coming to the end it deserves:

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        This year is sh*t.

        First death of Kobe Bryant. Now this virus and it s March

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          With all due respect kobe was one man. We are talking hundreds of thousands now

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah i know but he was someone who marked many childhoods

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          😯

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Hold tight. The year has only just begun. 2020 still got some goodies in a bag for us all!

          1. SAY MY NAME
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            i admire your positive approach , i wanna know what goodies are in the bag 🙂

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I don't know myself but I believe something beautiful 🙂

              1. SAY MY NAME
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                fingers crossed 🙂

    5. BNMC
        2 months, 15 days ago

        If this is the case I may just have to yolo free hit.

      • Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I am from Pakistan and honestly I feel we have been very lucky considering we share border with China and Iran and only 23 cases have been registered so far despite not having any sort of restrictions on gatherings. But in Europe its spreading very fast. May be its because of our temperature or other such factors. Anyways stay safe all of you in Europe and others.

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          You think there is 23 cases. There is more many, you just dont know.

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            And Why we don't know?

            1. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Because they aren't testing and/or publishing

              1. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                This

              2. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Nope, they are testing on Airports and other places.

                1. Lindelol
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  and its been over two months now.

                2. The Champ is here
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Ok mate Pakistan has 23 cases

                  1. Niho992
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                  2. Lindelol
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    *registered. Of course it will be more but the point is it has been two months now and it hasn't spread as I was fearing it to be.

                    1. The Champ is here
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      The point is that number is far from accurate. Either the government has been slow to react or it is undertesting/underpublishing. The whole world is in the same boat with this one

                      1. Lindelol
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        But I agree we might not be testing as much as you guys are so you may be right too.

                    2. Scratch
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Yeah like USA's numbers! 40 deaths, 1700 infected. Not bad eh except only approx 11,000 people have been tested. That's 34 people per 1 million of people tested
                      For reference, Germany for instance has just over 2700 infected, but with 35000 tests equaling 420 per 1 million people compared to USA 34.

                      I can't even find the stats for Pakistan but India has only tested 3 for every 1 million people as of 1 week ago.

                      1. Lindelol
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Yes that's exactly my point that it appears to me(I may be wrong though) that it is spreading faster in Europe

                        1. Scratch
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          No it's spreading faster in areas where measures aren't taken soon enough.
                          And by those figures, 40 dead, 1700 infected from just 11000 tested in USA is an extremely high positive rate and death rate. Germany has tested 35000 people, 2700 infected with 6 deaths.

                          It "hasn't spread" as you feared it would be because such a minute percentage of people have actually been tested.

                          1. Lindelol
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Hmm

                          2. ppv
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            How hot is it in Pakistan now? Not many cases in Cambodia and very hot but again who knows the truth?

                        2. baps sniffer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Spreading in cities is also much faster than in countryside. And this has similar symptoms as seasonal flu. So I wouldn't trust the numbers too much yet. Even if you are behind, it is far from safe.

        2. juho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Reported figures =/ actual no. of cases

          Look at Indonesia

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            ofcourse I am comparing the reported figures with the reported figures of other countries.

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          in UK there are 1,000 cases that have been found from 35,000 people who have been physically tested (swab) but the Government thinks there may be 10,000 infected people walking around without even knowing it.

          No such swab tests happen at airports anywhere, never mind Pakistan.

          As of 10 March Pakistan didn’t even make in to WHO list of testing that started at 500 people tested.

          Pakistan has 3,500 people quarantined just at their border with Iran.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if there are tens of thousands infected in Pakistan that do not even know it

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yes that's right but 430 people died in Iran but not a single death reported in Pakistan and India Because of CV so far. And this made me believe that may be there are some factors because of which it hasn't spread in our region. But I am not a doctor so it's just a wild assumption/guess

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              You seem to be missing the point - nothing is being reported in Pakistan linked to this because hardly any tests have been made.

              100,000 people die in Pakistan every month, the Covid-19 deaths are probably just not identified

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Plus the authorities here are crap too. They might not be telling us the truth.

        4. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          “... only 23 cases have been registered so far ...”. No reputable Epidemiologist in the world believes that number. Sorry.

      • LǝgleSs e|even
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        EPL and FA officials are meeting tmrw morning to discuss next steps and a decision.

        My gut says, GW will be canceled. Im holding back on any moves until we have further clarification tomorrow.

        I'd wait on any transfers prior to that.

        1. The Champ is here
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Fpl is done mate. It's a complete ckusterfok from here on out

          1. Soto Ayam
              2 months, 15 days ago

              True dis

            • SAY MY NAME
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              this - at least i'm having a nightmare season, no loss (although obviously would prefer no virus and the season to carry on to the finish)

              1. pavlev
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                It will all get postponed soon, but there is a decent chance that euros will be cancelled and we'll get to rattle through the remaining games 2 a week during June.

                1. SAY MY NAME
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  yep i think you're right, they'll delay/postpone and try to squeeze games in when they can

        2. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cho also Corona, the whole Chelsea team in quaranteen.

          With british ignorance of corona, all the teams will be out during the next days
          You’re too late

          1. Pinky and De Bruyne
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Behave

        3. stupendous
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Corona FC XI starting to look pretty solid tbf.

          Mrs. Trudeau

          Mendy Soyuncu Rugani Hubers

          Amartey Arteta(play-mgr) HudsonOdoi

          Dybala Gabbiadini Aubameyang

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Hanks and Wilson as well for the bench.

            1. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Wilson can be the ball

          2. Manani
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            dybala is fake news apparently
            where u get that Auba has it too?

            1. stupendous
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Twatter

          3. David Juan
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Again such useful comments be banned?

            What if you had it read the team read your Mom, Dad, brothers, sisters Grandparents aunts and uncles. Fool.

            1. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Won't somebody think of the children!

              1. David Juan
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                So you have kids and still make such flippant comments?! Even worse.

                1. The Champ is here
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Correct. I'm a monster ay

            2. lifes a pitch
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Calm down. Its really nice different to them having flu, you're triggered over nothing.

              1. lifes a pitch
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                No* different

              2. The Champ is here
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Well likely about ten times as fatal tbf

                1. lifes a pitch
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  There are no accurate figures on this. But even so going with your figure, would put mortality rate around 1% (likely less in countries with developed healthcare systems). Really worrying.

                  1. ppv
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Italy is developed. Death rate 6.5% and rising.

                    1. ppv
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      worldmeters.info

                    2. lifes a pitch
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      And you are assuming everyone is reporting if they have it

                      1. ppv
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I am assuming nothing. They are official figures, not mine

                        1. lifes a pitch
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          The same official figures that come with loads of assumptions lol ok

            3. stupendous
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              There are 8 billion filthy humans on this planet and we are one of the worst species of any on the face of the Earth.

              We need a bit of a cull tbh. A reboot.

              If I go I go!

              I'm not changing my sense of humour.

              I'm also well aware of the severity of this issue and the threat it poses to everyone and our so very important human lives.

              The planet is lapping this up. Popcorn Michael Jackson gif

              1. The Champ is here
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I'm quite clean actually

                1. stupendous
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Sorry Champ

              2. David Juan
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                If you go you go. Clearly you don't know anyone affected... a cull and a reboot? Wow. Have you watched enough sci-fi films?! Sense of humour craic on, we all love banter but at a time and place!
                The planet is lapping this up? Okay... believe what you want. Idiot.

                1. stupendous
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Jog on mate

                  1. David Juan
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    You too mate. Into some germs if you're unlucky

                    1. stupendous
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Cheers lad!!!!

                      1. David Juan
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        NP. Just don't get the flippancy. If it was nothing we wouldn't have this reaction would we.

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            someone is making money off your panic and fear, did you go buy a new computer on new years eve 1999 because of the y2k bug? lol

                            1. David Juan
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              No, because no one really believed that and no one fell ill. Impressive you considered it though.

                  2. lifes a pitch
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    It's like a flu...why are you so triggered? I really dont get it. Lol

                    1. pavlev
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Because it's more likely to kill people than normal flu! Lol that you have been paying sonlttle attention!

            4. fcsaltyballs
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Soyuncu has it??

            1. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Totally fine if there is no crowd.

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Except all the people who travelled to be at the game, as it was no crowd late call, and will be hanging out at pubs in close confines.......

                1. pavlev
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  This! Here in blighty this is exactly why they are not knee jerk cancelling everything, certainly not last minute

            2. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              That's right, and only one player complained of Corona symptoms before the game...

              No reason to call it off whatsoever.....

          4. BNMC
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Any idea what time this emergency meeting is taking place?

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                9:30 gmt

            • Trophé Mourinho
                2 months, 15 days ago

                You'd thnik the blackdeath had made a comeback reading the comments around here, get a grip ffs

                1. Don Van Vliet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  You, sir, are a prize idiot.

              • Rolls-Royce
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                This is mental.

              • elchilangles
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                is it me or does this all feel slightly over the top?!

                1. David Juan
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is thought to kill some 1-2% of known patients, compared to around 0.1% for winter influenza... I'd say that's 1000% bad at worst...

                  1. lifes a pitch
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Where did you get these figures? Do you go to the doctor when u have a cold/flu? Do you believe everyone on iran and Pakistan has been reporting cases of clovid-19?
                    You're hysterical over nothing...is it the menopause that's got ya?

                2. David Juan
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  All I'm saying is if people aren't surviving across all continents with amazing healthcare facilities then this isn't just a common cold.

                3. lifes a pitch
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  It's well over the top

                  1. David Juan
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Good luck amigo.

                  2. David Juan
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Could take your comments with a pinch of salt if your rank wasnt so poor. Have you even been on the planet recently?!

                    1. lifes a pitch
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      That's linked from a different season u triggered soul

                      1. David Juan
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Get your facts right silly boy.

                        1. David Juan
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Jog on anyway medicine man. Peace.

                4. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  The virus is a family of viruses.What is not clear?!

                  Definitely, Someone or a group of people designed the goddamn virus in a Lab with varieties of animal species

                5. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  It’s you.

              • noquarternt
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Have a good hard look at your current OR lads as that’s where it’s staying.

                1. BNMC
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    512k..*sigh*

                  • Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Could have entered 10k had i chose Barnes over Perez ....
                    Sighhhh

                    Hopefully a bright summer will wipe that virus out of our planet !!

                  • Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I'd take it end of the season

                  • waldo666
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    It's shite but it could have been a whole heap worse.

                2. Holmes
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  *Ryan*
                  *Pereira* *Stevens*
                  *Pepe* *Doucoure* *Sarr*
                  *Aubameyang* *Connolly*

                  Thats my team sorted for this week!

                  1. stupendous
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    2 or 3 at most. Nice. Green arrow incoming

                    1. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      😎

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I have a feeling that along with PL postponement, FPL will give everyone a WC IF the game restarts.

                    1. ppv
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Maybe but season already affected for those who tried to take advantage of last weeks DGW

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Definitely

                    2. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Don't think they are so generous 😀

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I mean, over 50% of population playing the game don't look much information so would struggle. That's what makes me think that way.

                        It's going to be a long, scary wait for sure. I'm going to work from home now starting next week 😮

                        1. Holmes
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Working remotely is fun! Wish I could get a remote job 😉

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Nahh
                            Continue Mobile talk makes you sick !
                            It's not as good as it appears bro

                            1. Holmes
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Flight mode ON unless in sales job 😛

                              1. Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Ha ha
                                Software development is a tedious thing, especially if the client doesn't know what they want 😀

                    3. pavlev
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Why would they do that?

                  3. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    All the way up with them lovely green arrows!

                3. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  So that is Arsenal Brighton off for the weekend?

                  Oh dear Corona, show some mercy & smite not thy vengeance on us

                  1. Holmes
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Won't be surprised if only one game is on

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Well, that will surprise me. Better they cancel all or play all/half but not only 1.

                      Norwich v Southampton or Bournemouth v Palace would be greatfor fpl if one 😉

                4. SAY MY NAME
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  if only we were as concerned on a daily basis about wars, starvation, destruction of the environment, even road safety, or just being nice to strangers, we've got a lot to work on as a human race, let's hope we work everything out in the end, who knows, one day i might even finish in the top 1 k, well no that ain't gonna happen, some things are just impossible

                  1. rainy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    In my neighbourhood, people have at least been nicer to strangers than usual. Of course, I expect civility levels will fall off a bit now that we're being encouraged to maintain two metres' separation from others ...

                    1. SAY MY NAME
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      that's good to hear, a bit of the old blitz spirit i guess, although i'm sure there will equally be some arguing over remaining loo rolls and soap, hopefully things won't get too bad and we'll get to the other side of the curve of these events in reasonable shape

                  2. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Agreed, 100%. May you finish in the top 1k as well.

                    1. SAY MY NAME
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      cheers, all the best to you

                5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  If this gw happens except asnl match would you ship auba and mooy out as I already have soyu and Barnes..greenwood and Rico are the fodders so I may end up with 8 players..

                  1. Out of Position
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    This gameweek won't happen mate. Just wait till the Premier teams meet and take a final decision. You'll have the news before the deadline.

                    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I don't know why are they delaying the meeting when the situation is this bad?players isolated even manager tested positive you don't need meetings you should cancel I guess.

                  2. Athletic Dildao
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Emergency meeting at 10:30 today apparently. Can't see any games going ahead

                6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Kdb still injured?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Nope

                7. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  The END.

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

                    of the world as we know it ...

                    1. Fitzy.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      And I feel fine 🙂

                8. Mike2795647
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Apparently Callum Hudson-Odoi has the virus as well so assume Chelsea match will be off as well, even before any league wide decision

                9. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Off to the liquor store to grab me a case of Corona for the weekend...

                10. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  As an Auba, Saka, Ryan (sub keeper is also Brighton) owner, this week is already a red arrow

                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Not if you transfer them out

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      For a -8?!

                      I also own Soyuncu & Vardy - highly doubt Leicester play.

                      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        All games will be off. No worries

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Surely. See below. Interested in people’s thoughts.

                11. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  LOL @ Joe Marler. What an absolute idiot

                12. boc610
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Revolut will break with all those mini league entree fees bring returned

                13. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Kane Richardson positive

                14. yousunkmybattleship
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  All PL games to be cancelled.

                  Remaining fixtures will be rearranged to be played as no rules FIFA. Each club must nominate two first team players to play each game, which will be streamed live on amazon prime.

                  You heard it here first.

                15. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  What do people think most likely scenario is now?

                  All US sport suspended, Italy on total lock down and as I understand it the UK is c4weeks begins Italy in terms of the stages of corona virus. Australian Grand Prix cancelled. Surely this weeks fixtures and a fixtures for the foreseeable future will have to be cancelled?

                  Really hard to see a good way to conclude the leagues re: titles, promotions relegation as there are still so many games left to be played and once they suspend, corona virus isn’t going to go anywhere any time soon (months and months).

                  I now am starting to think that annulling this season for all football leagues is the most likely scenario which would be incredibly harsh on teams doing well. Carnage.

                  1. boc610
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Suspension, euros postponed, all league games finished in the summer . Uncompleted season would set football back decades

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      But we are now in the UK in a ‘delay’ phase - corona virus will be at its peak in the summer.

                      If they suspend then it’s hard to see them playing again until autumn at the earliest.

                      It’s an impossible situation once they suspend

                  2. RichardNixon
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    the solution is to scrap the season and re-start next season with the same teams as this year. So no champion (bad luck Liverpool), no promotion, no relegation, etc. (that’s assuming that this season cannot be completed)

                    1. ppv
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      As a Villa fan I like that idea but can't see it

                    2. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I genuinely think this is now the most likely scenario - but you can see how some teams will be up in arms about it (ie Liverpool ,
                      And all the teams in promotion spots in other leagues)

                      1. RichardNixon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        If they can't complete the season then there will be those that benefit and those that don't regardless what solution is implemented. Fairest way imo is to make this season void. This is a health emergency first and foremost.

                      2. boc610
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        The ripple effect of uncompleted seasons in europe would last a decade.

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          I’m not saying it’s a good idea but what’s the other option if you assume that games can’t restart until autumn at the earliest?

                        2. RichardNixon
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          same would apply to other leagues that can't be completed, as well as European competitions. this isn't a sport issue, its a global pandemic and the repercussions go well beyond sport.

                    3. boc610
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Signed

                      Manchester United