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How FPL transfers and chips will be affected by coronavirus suspension

The Premier League have released official confirmation of how Fantasy Premier League will operate over the next few weeks.

The top-flight of English football has been suspended until April 4 with all matches from Gameweeks 30 and 31 postponed from their original scheduled dates.

That decision was taken after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m) tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

With no matches between now and Gameweek 32, Fantasy managers had been wondering what this meant for their transfers, chips and other decisions made in the build-up to Gameweek 30.

The Premier League has now moved to answer all those questions.

You can read the information published on their site below:

What happens to Gameweek deadlines?

The deadlines for Gameweek 30 (Saturday, 14 March, 11:30 GMT) and Gameweek 31 (Friday, 20 March, 19:00 GMT) will remain at their scheduled times. Any activity managers undertake ahead of each deadline will apply to that Gameweek.

Given all fixtures have been postponed for these Gameweeks, managers will earn zero points for their players. 

For managers who took a points hit for transfers, their Gameweek scores will reflect the points they lost.

What about Head-to-Head leagues?

In Head-to-Head league matches, if neither manager made transfers incurring points deductions that Gameweek then the matches will be drawn and managers will earn one point each.

What about the FPL Cup?

If both managers incurred no points hits through transfers, their scores will be zero and their FPL Cup match will be decided by a virtual coin toss.

What about transfers, Wildcards and chips?

Managers must also be aware that any transfers made, or Wildcards or chips played in a Gameweek where all the fixtures are postponed will not be reinstated.

Please note that managers can cancel any Triple Captain or Bench Boost chip they have played ahead of a Gameweek deadline. However, this does not apply to transfers they have made, or Wildcards or Free Hit chips played.

What happens to the postponed fixtures? 

It is the Premier League’s intention to reschedule the postponed fixtures when it is safe to do so.

Points scored in these fixtures will apply to the Gameweek in which the fixtures are played and not to Gameweek 30 or Gameweek 31.

What happens next? 

In this fast-moving environment, the Premier League will provide further updates when appropriate.

These are exceptional circumstances and we appreciate the understanding of FPL managers while the situation evolves.

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.

1,269 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      Just hope many ahead of me have taken hits, some big ones.

    • Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 hours ago

      so... basically we get 3 FT to build the GW32...?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Apparently 😀

        • Tim Canterbury
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 hours ago

          ...which won’t happen

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          4 months, 11 hours ago

          Wonder if the summer transfer window will be one of the most quiet yet with Covid-19.

        • olidooley
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 hours ago

          This whole thing started when Utd signed Igahlo from Shanghai

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              4 months, 10 hours ago

              And apparently he was traing on his own and had the Coronavirus...

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  4 months, 10 hours ago

                  *training*

            • Uncle John from Jamaica
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 10 hours ago

              Using my FT to get rid of Winston Reid. Need a third choice sub. Anything wrong with Ngakia at West Ham as a pick?

              £4m And seems to be first choice with Fredericks out?

              1. Holmes
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 10 hours ago

                Other than their defense, nothing wrong.

            • DF
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 10 hours ago

              Anyone read the times?
              Something in this morning about Chile crowning the champs in an unfinished season where relegation and promotion from tier 2 didn't happen.
              Pool and the bottom 5 or 6 could all come away happy following that precident. Leeds and west Brom less so.
              Personally I'd like to see liverpool wait a few more years. They've been awesome, but the fans that I know are tedious basta*ds and I'd love to see them suffer a bit.

            • THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 10 hours ago

              No price changes last night?

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  4 months, 10 hours ago

                  None

                • DF
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 10 hours ago

                  Hot topics.
                  But no...

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                  4 months, 10 hours ago

                  Starting price predictions for Salah and TAA next season?

                  1. DF
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 10 hours ago

                    12 and 7

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        4 months, 10 hours ago

                        Pretty sure TAA will start at 0.5 more so 7.5m. Salah to stay at 12.5m.

                        1. DF
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                          Aye. Fair play. I'm low there with trent

                    2. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 10 hours ago

                      12, 8

                      1. DF
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 10 hours ago

                        8 is bold.
                        How much was Baines when Baines was Baines?

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                            Actually 8m for TAA will be great. Not many will own him 😀

                          • BNMC
                              4 months, 10 hours ago

                              I just checked Baines's history and he never started a season above 8.0

                              1. DF
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 10 hours ago

                                Did he start one above 7?

                                  1. DF
                                    • 6 Years
                                    4 months, 10 hours ago

                                    Ta. Appreciated.
                                    Pens are the key. If trent had pens he'd be 9 or 10 mil.

                        2. BNMC
                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                            12.5 and 7.5 seems reasonable but I imagine TAA will be 8.0

                          • Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                            12.5
                            7.5

                          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                            12.5 & 7.5 I’d say

                            TAA could benefit massively from the fact that Allison missed almost half of Liverpool’s games this season - you’d have to think he’d have an extra 4-5 CS’s minimum

                          • FOO FIGHTER
                              4 months, 10 hours ago

                              Son will probably be 10m 😮

                            • FOO FIGHTER
                                4 months, 10 hours ago

                                KDB at 11m is going to be a headache for many too...

                                1. DF
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 months, 10 hours ago

                                  Indeed. 9.5 was a gift.

                                2. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 months, 10 hours ago

                                  12 at least*

                                  He's going to end as one of top scorers

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      4 months, 10 hours ago

                                      Yes but KDB at 12m, you can surely not have him and Salah.

                                      Salah and TAA will be the first players in my team then I will build the rest of my team from there.

                                      1. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 months, 10 hours ago

                                        It's not about ease of having all of them 😉

                                  2. BNMC
                                      4 months, 10 hours ago

                                      Yeah, which is why I'm hoping that either Sane gets fit and stays 9.5, or if he's sold Mahrez nails down a starting place

                                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      4 months, 10 hours ago

                                      If he keeps pens, even 11.0 will be a bargain

                                      He’ll be the one totally nailed, won’t have european distractions, and will be getting his usual 20 assists & 5-10 goals from play + another 5-10 pens & the baps that come with

                                      If (a) society hasn’t collapsed by then and (b) he hasn’t left due to no CL

                                      1. BNMC
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          I think we're in a rush to assume he will take pens permanently, just because he took one in a UCL match.

                                          But he will have a good chance of nailing that spot - it's only a matter of time before Aguero leaves and Gundogan rarely plays.

                                        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                          Yeah we can’t say for sure - but *if* he keeps pens, even 11.0 will be a bargain

                                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      4 months, 10 hours ago

                                      Auba, Rash, Richarlison will be interesting

                                      They are positionally similar to Salah, Mané, Sterling, Son

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          Richarlson will be made a forward. I doubt Auba or Rash will become mids.

                                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                            Be interesting to see how they’re dealt with by FPL

                                            2019/20 PL starts played as (CF/Total)

                                            Rich (10/27)
                                            Auba (14/26)
                                            Rash (6/22)

                                            https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/marcus-rashford/leistungsdaten/spieler/258923

                                        • Amey
                                          • 1 Year
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          Rashford will be 10+
                                          Same with Bruno

                                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                                              4 months, 10 hours ago

                                              Nah, Bruno 9m at most.

                                          2. TorresMagic™
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                            • 11 Years
                                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                                            Auba currently has played 14 CF, 8 LW, 3 RW, 1 LM
                                            Still looks a forward.

                                        • in sane in de bruyne
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          12 and 8

                                        • Old Man
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                          12 and 8

                                        • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                          12 and 7.5

                                      2. Fred54
                                        • 5 Years
                                        4 months, 10 hours ago

                                        Ronaldinho's prison football game is live on Sky Sports.

                                      3. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 months, 10 hours ago

                                        Yet another © fail incoming ....

                                        1. The 12th Man
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          Feeling confident with my Pereira (c)

                                          1. Amey
                                            • 1 Year
                                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                                            I'm going maverick with Salah ©

                                        2. Stoic
                                          • 3 Years
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          At least no other captain will score more. Literally

                                          1. Amey
                                            • 1 Year
                                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                                            Rough With the smooth

                                        3. DF
                                          • 6 Years
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          I got Alonso for a hit and captained him. They should double the hit for carelessness

                                          1. The 12th Man
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                                            Ouch. Periera > Alonso was going to be my transfer this week.

                                            I still might do that next week.

                                          2. Amey
                                            • 1 Year
                                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                                            Haha

                                          3. FOO FIGHTER
                                              4 months, 10 hours ago

                                              Lol, rough.

                                        4. Stoic
                                          • 3 Years
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          Pepe to Bruno seems a lock for me before 31 deadline.

                                          1. The 12th Man
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            4 months, 10 hours ago

                                            No brained especially if the fixtures go ahead from 32.
                                            Thinking about VVD > Maguire here.

                                        5. Little Red Lacazette
                                          • 3 Years
                                          4 months, 10 hours ago

                                          Think Bruno Fernandes will start out at the current 8.5m for the 20/21 season?

                                          1. BNMC
                                              4 months, 10 hours ago

                                              9.0 tops.

                                            • Amey
                                              • 1 Year
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              Only if this season is over now.
                                              He looks like one return per GW guy atm.

                                            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              I think he gets Pogba’ sprite from prior year

                                              8.5

                                              Which will be a mega bargain as he looks a player

                                            • in sane in de bruyne
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              At least 9.5

                                            • Old Man
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              9 or 9.5

                                          2. Evasivo
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                            So if I make a transfer now, it won't work?

                                            1. Fred54
                                              • 5 Years
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              It will.

                                              1. Evasivo
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Sorry I thought the below meant they won't work:

                                                Managers must also be aware that any transfers made, or Wildcards or chips played in a Gameweek where all the fixtures are postponed will not be reinstated.

                                            2. DF
                                              • 6 Years
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              Make as many as you want. You'll go backwards.

                                              1. Evasivo
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Lol

                                              2. Amey
                                                • 1 Year
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Nothing new for me then 😛

                                          3. Brosstan
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                            Wow... Mark knows...

                                          4. BENOIT
                                            • 4 Years
                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                            May as well use one of my 2 FT, for what it is worth

                                            Fleck or McCarthy out?

                                            1. Amey
                                              • 1 Year
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              Depends upon who's coming

                                            2. BNMC
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Depends on who you replace them with

                                              • BENOIT
                                                • 4 Years
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Sarr or Pope

                                              • Old Man
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Who's your other goalie?

                                                1. BENOIT
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                  Non playing

                                            3. Brosstan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              Ive been home for one day and Im already losing my mind about everything being shut down... Cant meet people, cant work out, cant go out and eat, cant do anything? Has the government factored in people's mental health in this crap?

                                              1. BENOIT
                                                • 4 Years
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Where do you live?

                                                1. Brosstan
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                  Norway. Practically everything except stuff like grocery stores has been shut down as a precaution.

                                              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                There are some jaw droppingly good (single player, story based) games could get into if you have a PC/PS4/Switch etc

                                                See does this taster float your boat: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ecpQ_WUqKUM

                                            4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                              Are clubs training during the postponement period?

                                              Could be tricky to just expect players to hit the ground running following a month off - dangerous even

                                              The amount of injuries that could result from going straight from months rest > full match intensity with no lead up could be catastrophic

                                              1. BENOIT
                                                • 4 Years
                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                Yeah they will be, even if remotely they'll do basic fitness

                                              2. FOO FIGHTER
                                                  4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                  Training matches?

                                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                    Are they allowed to meet up for training matches?

                                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                        4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                        Their own training matches. Not with other clubs.

                                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                          At least they can keep up a base level of fitness

                                                          Match sharpness will be well gone by 3rd April though

                                                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                              I also doubt there will be a preseason...

                                                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                                                      4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                      Imagine those not in the loop of FPL news regarding hits and now that players are blanked you go on a hit spree 😮

                                                      Chaos

                                                      1. BENOIT
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                        Its not about FPL news, they would have to be living in a hole not to figure out why theve got loads of blanks 😉

                                                    • yousunkmybattleship
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                      Anyone still planning to FH in week 31?

                                                    • Old Man
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                      For anyone who lives for sport - what the hell are we going to do for 6 months? (I guess the birth rate will rocket)

                                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                          ;-D

                                                        • Brosstan
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                          And divorces 😉

                                                          1. Old Man
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                            Yeah - a new condition: Coronastress

                                                        • Holmes
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                          Flight tickets are probably going to be cheap for next couple of months 😉

                                                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                        4.5, 4.0 (8.5)
                                                        TAA, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0 (25.0)
                                                        Salah, KDB, Bruno, 5.5, 4.5 (41.5)
                                                        Jimmy, Rash, DCL (25.0)

                                                        Look ok for GW1

                                                        1. Old Man
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 8 Years
                                                          4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                          Doubt whether you'll get your three forwards for 25. I'm expecting TAA to be 8

                                                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                            I think TAA might squeak in at 7.5 due to scoring less points despite more minutes vs last season when he went from 5.5 > 7.0

                                                            What price you reckon 3x forwards? I was thinking

                                                            Jimmy 8.0
                                                            Rash 10.0
                                                            DCL 7.0 (could be considering he’s really only hit the straps the last 7-10 games but yeah might be ambitious)

                                                            1. Old Man
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 8 Years
                                                              4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                              If TAA is 7.5 then I think almost everyone will have him, but you could be right. I thought that this year's valuations were pretty well judged by FPL Towers - perhaps marginally generous.

                                                              Agree on Rashford. I think JImmy will be at least 8.5. DCL 7.5.

                                                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 10 Years
                                                                4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                                I’d look elsewhere if Jimmy was more than 8.0 I think, not sure he’s explosive enough to justify more than that

                                                                DCL may inadvertently be nullified if Carlo brings in a Marquee striker too

                                                                But there should be plenty of other options hopefully

                                                                Ings, Jota, maybe Callum Wilson hits form at a knock-down price

                                                                Vardy lurking there somewhere too

                                                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                            Pukki won't be playing for Norwich next season.

                                                        3. BNMC
                                                            4 months, 9 hours ago

                                                            So, thoughts on the 22-team PL that Telegraph is reporting?

                                                            1. Tuesday (the Uefa meeting) is the one to focus on first and foremost. That will largely dictate what the options will then be for the PL (who have just announced they are meeting Thursday)

                                                          • Stoic
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            4 months, 8 hours ago

                                                            I have a MacBook Pro and a dead PS. Which PC games would work ?

                                                          • alfast1c
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            4 months, 5 hours ago

                                                            Lads help me plz.

                                                            I have 2 free transfers. Can i use them now to refresh my non playing defs or whatever and still have 2 free transfers for gw31?

                                                            Enlighten me plx

                                                            1. TOPCAT1960
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 29 days ago

                                                              No, just dont take any hits, the game carries on as normal, just nobody is able to score, as I understand it.

                                                          • Hungry Hippo
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            3 months, 29 days ago

                                                            Does this mean we all get a free Transfer after the next Blank Gameweek 31 passes? Sorry, bit slow to the party on this eh

                                                          • pingissimus
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            3 months, 29 days ago

                                                            The least FFS could do is to update its watchlist. What is Firmino doing on B for form after 5 blanks in 10.

                                                            And where is Ayew? He’s the best value attacker in the game after all.

                                                            1. TOPCAT1960
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              3 months, 29 days ago

                                                              Season is over my friend, form and watchlists are irrelivant surely!

                                                          • torshov_bulls
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            3 months, 17 days ago

                                                            I don't want to let transfers go to waste, which players/teams should I be targeting/getting rid of?
                                                            Have already spent my second wildcard, these free transfers provides an opportunity to get ahead.

                                                          • STHH
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            How is the FFS Cup going to work now?