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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 (Β£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. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Gonna save my FH for GW 39.

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yep saving mine til the end, could end up being a quadruple gameweek 38

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I don't think there will be one.
      As they've kept deadline same amongst all this, they won't change it IF the situation gets better & season gets restarted.

      There will be 2/3 huge gw's though πŸ˜€

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yep very glad I didn’t use bench boost, free hit or wildcard yet! will roll transfer this week and then oddly make at least one the week after I guess despite no games!

      1. pavlev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        If deadlines stay the same gw 38 might be a sextuple he!

        1. pavlev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          *gw

  2. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    You'll get a small green arrow if you don't use a transfer, as it's a deciding factor in OR.

    Given the uncertainty, unless you have someone like Ricardo who is definitely crocked, may be worth burning a transfer.

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Definitely this week. Will be fun trying to second guess transfers nearer next scheduled gameweek

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Surely you can use it to improve something

  3. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Classic Scoring
    In a league with classic scoring, teams are ranked based on their total points in the game. You can join or leave a league with classic scoring at any point during the season.

    In the event of a tie between teams, the team who has made the least amount of transfers will be positioned higher. Any transfers made using a wildcard or free hit will not count towards total transfers made.

    Possible to get red arrow if using just a ft?

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      yes possible if some teams around you have less transfers than you

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers

  4. Marc Jobling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I'm so confused.

    I brought in Cantwell & Aubameyang on Saturday night. Are they being reversed?

    I hope they at least freeze price changes for a bit.

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No they're in your team now. If you took a hit, your score for GW30 will be -4.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        this

        1. Marc Jobling
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks, all

          1. TwiggsJameson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Sorry to bring bad news.......

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No, they aren't.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No, red arrow incoming

  5. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    so it looks like if GW 32,33 etc cant start on early April, those GWs will again be same as GW 30, 31 which we can make 1 transfer and so on... till the GW we actually have a game...

    and ranks will be updated wach week
    it does not matter whether have a game or not..

    and then those blank fixtures will be put in any GWs that play and those Gws will be double..tripple Gws

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Last week could be a quadruple!

  6. Manani
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    not even sure what to use my FT on now!

    No point switching out injured maddison as feels like he'll be back in a few months time anyway

    1. More Cowbell
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Save it till next week and you'll have 2FT.

      The picture may be clearer then about how fixtures will be rearranged etc.

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        i got 2FT already

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'm using my both FT's to do:
      Perez Ings >> Sarr DCL

      IF the game starts after GW 31,i should still have 2 FT then if I've understood it correctly

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        thats how I understand yes

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks πŸ™‚

      2. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        How do you know Sarr and DCL will be fit in April or May or whenever their next game is? πŸ˜‰

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Perez & Ings underperforming atm. I'm taking a risk by selling Ings i guess but Perez is just awful punt fail πŸ˜€
          Sarr & DCL are good with stats so i hope they're fine if season starts again

          1. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Decent moves. Important to bring in regular players from teams with somthing to fight for when it kicks off again. Relegation or European place battlers.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I hope so mate

  7. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Another fall-out from this, assuming the virus keeps peaking into April and May:

    Given how unlikely it is for sport to resume in April, looks like it will be either blanks or at best some single GWs all the way up to a septuple or octuple GW38.

    Some chips will not have an optimum time to be used as such, if there's only one multiple GW.

    1. Manani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      septuple or octuple GW38, and my captain will still probably blank.....

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bench boost GW38 could be absolute gold.

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        That's the thing - there would be bench boost or triple captain hauls of 100 or even 200 points + and other teams with lots of injuries and bad luck and no ability to do anything about it. Variance will be huge.

        1. ChuckN
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          This ia a ridiculous scenario, a potential 4+ match game week Triple Captain is hugely unfair to those who have already used their TC chip.

          Chips are a blight on FPL anyway. But that's a complete joke.

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Could they add additional gameweeks to season? I.e wk39 and wk.40 to spread it out.

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        They could but they're not going to as per the statement, unless something changes.

  8. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Elections postponed for a year. Still think we're playing football any time soon? Dream on.

  9. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Does it mean GW31 fixtures remain unchanged with only four matches then? only that they are postponed.

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      sorry no.

  10. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I just realized i won my moneyleagues monthly price as highest scorer last gameweek πŸ˜€

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      congratulations

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Great

  11. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Why can't FPL pause the game?

    Is changing deadlines and gameweeks not possible?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      may be they are lazy.. is how i see

  12. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Coronavirus break wildcard for price changes? I wonder if people will actually be active on the market for price changes to occur. Probably not...

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      slim to non chance imo

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No

  13. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    fpl gw30 and gw31 still on even with 0 players right? means our free transfer we can get rid of Rico, Kelly etc....

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      yes right

  14. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I wonder, how are highest GW score prizes sorted out in case of a draw? Alphabetical order? Coin toss?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      coin toss yes

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Coin toss between 7m managers πŸ˜€ ?

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          yes.. computer program can actually do it within seconds

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Ok. Looks like the chances for me to win will be higher than normal anyways

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              haha Lol

  15. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Warning: using a FT will lower your OR by about 1-2%

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      yes due to players around you who will have less transfers than you since you just made 1 transfer..

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah

  16. lespaul
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    someone should update the Ticker

  17. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    These new rules is basically how well you can predict which game weeks will be postponed. If you think GW32 will be postponed, plan from GW33 etc...

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This is ridiculous!
      What if like 4 GWs are postponed till AFTER GW38??

      Giga GW with 5 games for each team??

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        thats how they are planning to do is how i inunderstand after reading their statement

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          But it’s complete nonsense! You cannot finish ahead of those with all their chips intact in your private league then!

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            it looks like it sadly

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Those with WC will have great advantage i guess

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              RIDICULOUS

              Ruining the game and the season even more than it already is.

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Yeah

          3. Limit80
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Surely if it all ends up as one big GW38, it doesn't benefit those who have all their chips because you can only use one per GW. In fact the winners will be those who have used up all but 1 of their chips?

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              No.

              If every team plays 5 games in 38, the real winners will be those WCing in 37 in order to BB in 38 without taking -36 point hits (could be worth it in itself if 5 games per team), or TCing after picking in 37, for free, their favourite XI for the massive GW38.

              How do you not get that?

              1. Limit80
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I do get that, but if you have WC, FH, TC and BB you only benefit from WC+1 of those. Say for argument's sake it's BB. Then you get 0 from FH and TC. whereas those who used FH and TC on earlier game weeks already have greater than 0. Do you get that? πŸ™‚

                1. circusmonkey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  You can play TC and FH earlier. Then WC 37 bb 38. Sadly I have played my Bb. Can still WC and DH though get a very concentrated 11, no chance of subs being needed!

                2. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  No.

      2. lespaul
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        "quintuple"

  18. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    so a team with 0 point will be highest GW scorer for GW 30 then..LOL

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I bet it'll still be someone with a new team specifically designed to win GW30 πŸ˜€

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        haha

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        love it, just when I thought I had finally got GWR 1

        1. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Are we sharing Fifa 20 between 7.5 million of us?

          Can I have it next weekend please?

  19. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    This is all too confusing. I took out Auba (lost his TC) and pepe and got in KdB and Jesus.

    What does this mean? I get points deducted for transfers in GW 32 and we don't need to bother about Free Hit in GW 29?

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Next GW is GW30 (completely blank) so if you've taken a hit your GW30 score will be -4 and you'll lose some places.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        this

    2. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      1) you got triple 2
      2) GW29 has finished
      3) eh?

  20. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I don't like the way FPL sorted it out. If more fixtures are postponed it will be a huge mess. Not much possibility to back out of this too if GW30 will already take place in fpl

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      They could add new gameweeks at end to spread out matches

  21. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    This is a really stupid way of dealing with this. Surely the sensible approach was to just freeze the game and resume GW30 when that round of games are eventually played.

    This is going to massively benefit those who still have their chips in tact. Will possibly be able to free hit or triple captain in a quadrouple gameweek

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Exactly. It doesnt make any sense!!

    2. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      BB the quadruple GW

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      yes it indeed advantages chips holders

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thankfully I have TC, BB and WC. But I do think that's a bit unfair on others

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          no FH, ouch

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Sorry, I meant FH, BB and WC. Iv used my TC

        2. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I wonder what will be the best chip for QGW38. Triple captain I would say

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I wouldnt say its TC, because really, you only get one more set of their points over captainers. I think FH would be most valuable

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Why FH? Looks like all the teams will possibly have the same number of matches in GW38. After consideration I think WC in GW37 and BB in 38 would be most profitable

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I just think being able to pick the absolutely optimal players for a huge gameweek would be worth a lot of points. But I'm just looking at it as for one gameweek, if you look at it over 2 gw's then like you say, WC then BB would be much better

          2. lespaul
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Triple C would be 4 extra matches. BB potentially 16 matches extra

            1. lespaul
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              albeit with lesser value players

            2. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Yes, right. Sounds reasonable

          3. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            FH
            That's what I have only πŸ˜€

  22. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Scores on the doors GW30?

    Looking at a small green arrow here with 0

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sorry for humble brag

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Looks like a 2nd green arrow in a row for me. I'm on fire

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The last ever post on ffs will probably a humble brag. πŸ˜‰

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      haha especially if you not use ft.. you will gain more places haha

    3. lespaul
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      0 here, but i have 0 left to play

  23. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So I'd completely given up on fpl, but before I hibernate am I understanding right?

    Any games played after the proposed final date will all be part of gw 38?

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Looks like it unless there's any more announcements closer to the time

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ok. So we still have no idea when cup games are played and so could be bgw too.

        But essentially WC 37 BB 38 must be the plan?

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      looks like it and it looks rediculous but i dont know what they are thinking

    3. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      we do not know this yet

  24. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What will they do with price rises? Will they be locked until GW32, if it plays out?

  25. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Holgate C McCarthy VC, benched Salah and Mane.

    Gtg?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Holgate gave me a -1 off the bench last week.

      He can probably find a way of doing it again.

  26. Marc Jobling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Surely they'll avoid a quad-GW38, they'll just introduce a GW39, GW40 etc?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      thats also an option surely yes

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I guess they havent decided

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      The way i am reading it if games actually go ahead it all goes into gw38 for a mega gw.

    4. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I believe it's what they will do mate. quad-GWs just wouldn't be right.
      Surely their system allows additional GWs but it's not worth thinking about for a while

    5. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Surely they'll do that

    6. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This

  27. Jambot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So fpl have basically stuck to the black and white rules? It’s a bit weird given the reality of what’s happened but I guess that’s better than making something up now. Fair enough

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      yes a lot of uncertainties and they just choosed the easiest path

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Agreed. At least no one can complain that the rules have changed......
      They may need to add more gameweeks, otherwise GW38 is going to be bonkers.

  28. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I will put button in line up and captain him with Kelly VC.. LOL

  29. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wonder if the 'homegrown' factor will come into play from GW32.

      We may just see many new faces being introduced to the player lists...

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Eh?

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        'homegrown' is a factor in every gw for me.

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Dont forget to check livefpl 45 mins after deadline tomorrow..to see the ranks..