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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
    17 days, 14 hours ago

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

  2. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 14 hours ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Apparently 😀

    2. Tim Canterbury
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      ...which won’t happen

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    17 days, 14 hours ago

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

  4. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    This whole thing started when Utd signed Igahlo from Shanghai

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        *training*

  5. Uncle John from Jamaica
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 13 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
      17 days, 13 hours ago

      Other than their defense, nothing wrong.

  6. DF
    • 6 Years
    17 days, 13 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.

  7. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    No price changes last night?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      None

    2. DF
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Hot topics.
      But no...

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    Starting price predictions for Salah and TAA next season?

    1. DF
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      12 and 7

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        17 days, 12 hours ago

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

        1. DF
          • 6 Years
          17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      12, 8

      1. DF
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 12 hours ago

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

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          17 days, 12 hours ago

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

        2. BNMC
          17 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. DF
            • 6 Years
            17 days, 12 hours ago

            Did he start one above 7?

              1. DF
                • 6 Years
                17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    3. BNMC
      17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      12.5
      7.5

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 12 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

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Son will probably be 10m 😮

    7. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. DF
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Indeed. 9.5 was a gift.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        12 at least*

        He's going to end as one of top scorers

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          17 days, 12 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
            17 days, 12 hours ago

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

      3. BNMC
        17 days, 12 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

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 12 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
          17 days, 12 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.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Auba, Rash, Richarlison will be interesting

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

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        17 days, 12 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
          17 days, 12 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

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Rashford will be 10+
        Same with Bruno

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          17 days, 12 hours ago

          Nah, Bruno 9m at most.

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    9. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      12 and 8

    10. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      12 and 8

    11. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      12 and 7.5

  9. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

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

  10. Amey
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    Yet another © fail incoming ....

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Feeling confident with my Pereira (c)

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        I'm going maverick with Salah ©

    2. Stoic
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      At least no other captain will score more. Literally

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Rough With the smooth

    3. DF
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 12 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
        17 days, 12 hours ago

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

        I still might do that next week.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Haha

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Lol, rough.

  11. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

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

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

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

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

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

    1. BNMC
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      9.0 tops.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      I think he gets Pogba’ sprite from prior year

      8.5

      Which will be a mega bargain as he looks a player

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      At least 9.5

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      9 or 9.5

  13. Evasivo
    • 9 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

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

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      It will.

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 12 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
      17 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Lol

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Nothing new for me then 😛

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

    Wow... Mark knows...

  15. BENOIT
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 13 hours ago

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

    Fleck or McCarthy out?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Depends upon who's coming

    2. BNMC
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Depends on who you replace them with

    3. BENOIT
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Sarr or Pope

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Who's your other goalie?

      1. BENOIT
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Non playing

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 13 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
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Where do you live?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 12 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
      17 days, 12 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

  17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    17 days, 13 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
      17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      17 days, 12 hours ago

      Training matches?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 12 hours ago

        Are they allowed to meet up for training matches?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          17 days, 12 hours ago

          Their own training matches. Not with other clubs.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 12 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
              17 days, 11 hours ago

              I also doubt there will be a preseason...

  18. FOO FIGHTER
    17 days, 13 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
      17 days, 11 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 😉

  19. yousunkmybattleship
    • 10 Years
    17 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone still planning to FH in week 31?

  20. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    17 days, 12 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
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      ;-D

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      And divorces 😉

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah - a new condition: Coronastress

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

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

  21. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    17 days, 12 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
      17 days, 11 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
        17 days, 11 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
          17 days, 11 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
            17 days, 11 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
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      Pukki won't be playing for Norwich next season.

  22. BNMC
    17 days, 12 hours ago

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

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 11 hours ago

      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)

  23. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    17 days, 11 hours ago

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

  24. alfast1c
    • 9 Years
    17 days, 8 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
      16 days, 10 hours ago

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

  25. Hungry Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    17 days, 2 hours 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

  26. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 10 hours 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
      16 days, 9 hours ago

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

  27. torshov_bulls
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 7 hours 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.

  28. STHH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 day, 6 hours ago

    How is the FFS Cup going to work now?