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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. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    For those that have 2FT, which players should you be considering to put into your team?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I think we need to apply the Einstein theory here.

      • Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Auba

        1. ebb2sparky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          If it looks like GW32 goes ahead then yes but won’t be doing that until much nearer the time

      • ebb2sparky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I’ll probably shift McCarthy and Rico over the next 2 deadlines. Maybe bring in Henderson and C.Taylor

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

        a 3.9 million defender. I want to prepare for something unknown.

    2. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      First in the world game week rank incoming!!

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

        Means we all get a mug surely?

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What do I get going hit free this GW?

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

          Relax

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I guess lots of cases of Corona will do.

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

          anyone posted a rate my team yet?

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

          When you realise your last transfer was Barkley for -4...

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Or Pereira...

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 19 days ago

              How about making 15 transfers.

              Free WC incoming.

            • Fred54
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Play Monopoly or 20 rounds of Uno to make spending time with family more bearable?

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Strip poker

                  1. Fred54
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Only with your mum. πŸ˜‰

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        *evil laugh*

                • Geriatric Unathletic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  TM, you here abouts fella?

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

                  2 free weeks to make transfer to get rid of the deadwood. Effectively 3 FTs til the next games (if they happen). Thats cool.

                  A cointoss for FPL Cup? What a joke that is.

                  Still lost a load of points because of the other game to be cancelled by coronovirus (Arsenal vs City). Not good.

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

                    Oh, and anyone who free hit this week has been well and truly screwed over..

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Get in as many corona positive players as you like πŸ˜€

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

                    How on earth can we make transfers when we don't know if there'll be any more games this season, never mind when they'll be??

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        It is a secret.

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

                        I will be to clear out deadwood and get a full 15 without costing me anything. Blessing in disguise.

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

                      OK so here's some analysis on chips to be used after the game resumes. There is zero chance that the PL starts again in GW32 and the postponements will continue, possibly till the very end. If we make one free transfer per week then everyone gets potentially 8-9 extra FTs which is basically an extra wildcard. Form v Fixtures becomes who's available and nailed on to play because nobody has form when there are no games and everyone will have good and bad mixtures in a massive lump.

                      If we assume one massive GW38, then each team plays all of their remaining fixtures in this one GW. Currently this means all teams have 9 matches apart from the 4 teams that blanked GW28, they have 10.

                      FH - allows you to target the 4 teams with an extra match, potentially gaining 11 extra games worth of points for your players.

                      TC - allows you to get extra points from one player, who will have a maximum of 10 games worth of points.

                      BB - allows you to get extra points from 4 players on your bench, who will have a MINIMUM of 36 games worth of points and maximum of 40.

                      When put this way, it is blindingly obvious that BB in GW38 will wipe the floor with all other strategies by sheer weight of numbers.

                      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        If there's a big DGW 38. Very possible they add on extra gameweeks.

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

                          That not likely at all. The game is coded around 38 game weeks. Much easier to just put all the games in gw38

                          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            You don't know that at all! It's very much a possibility

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

                              The fact that they are just letting gw30 and 31 go ahead with 0 games suggests they are not willing to change the structure of the game.

                      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        You can't possibly know which players will play all these games for their club though?

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

                          That applies to all the chips though. BB is the safest optionand has the biggest upside

                          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Loud and clear. Cheers

                          2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            What about wildcard in this scenario? When will you stack up the BB38?

                      3. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        The way my season has gone, even with BB, i'd still probably end up with about 26 points (-4) out of an average of 350 points for most teams.

                      4. Gravless are for Kinnear
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        People will break 1000 points in a GW

                      5. Udo
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Good point!

                      6. Greek Freak
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        The variance will be huge. There's no way every player in your team will play all 8, 9 or 10 matches in the massive GW38. Some people will get really lucky of course, whereas others will have a few injuries here and there and won't be able to do anything about it.

                        Obviously BB has the biggest upside, but statistically most of us are bound to have quite a few disappointments in terms of injuries, suspensions etc.

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

                          I have FH only.
                          Keeping it for that surely πŸ˜€

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

                      There's a certainly irony that this is the first season they introduced the international break.

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

                        *winter break

                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          INT break to be abolished forever.

                        • KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          And that this the first Euro championship to be staged across Europe!

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

                        Whatcare peoples teams looking like for gameweek 39?

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Too much planning bro.

                        2. FDMS All Starz
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          How to use my free transfer? Who to bring in?
                          A) Sell Ryan
                          B) Sell Ings
                          C) Sell DCL
                          D) Sell 2 of the above

                          Ryan
                          TAA-Lunds-Cathcart
                          Salah-Mane-Fernandes-Kdb
                          Ings-Jimenez-DCL

                          Subs:Button-Taylor-Soy-Romeu
                          (2FT & 1.6itb)

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

                          Wait so if I don't make a transfer until tomorrow then I will have 2 FT?

                          For those that have 2 FT if they don't do one, they loose it?

                          So basically everyone will have 2 FT for GW 32?

                        4. FOO FIGHTER
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            How many transfers should I make before GW32?

                            1. Udo
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              How about 23?

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

                              only 1 probably and have 2FT for what who knows on earth will happen

                          • Shark Team
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            2 lessons:
                            1)This season the TC should have been there till the end...
                            2)Holding 2 transfers for the upcoming GW was the most important thing to do lately

                            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              No lessons here. Couldn't predict any of this. If you knew before and made the wrong choices, then it's a lesson

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

                            so basically the highest chance is for the GW 38 to be a loooooonnng GW!!! triple or maybe even a quadruple one?

                            What's better in that kind of case BB or FH?

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

                              Bb obviously

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

                                Well FH will be more optimised and without point hits no?

                            2. FOO FIGHTER
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Why would you need FH when most probably everyone of your players will have multiple DGW's from GW32.

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

                                  hmmm.... but will I have the best players that I want? I.e. some of the players will have double GW and some of them will have quadruple one. With FH you can easily adapt that

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      You could WC now and it does not matter with a crambed fixture list.

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          And behind closed doors it is anyones guess.

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

                                    Look up. It's not even close

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

                                    WC 37, BB 38

                                2. FOO FIGHTER
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    No press conferences from here on in.

                                  • Shark Team
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Triple captain CoRoNa!!1!!1!!!

                                  • El Fenomeno R9
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    So better to WC now so we can use another chip for GW 38?

                                    Maybe we can end up with only GW38

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

                                      Naturally Sherlock. Press the button now!!!

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

                                        😎

                                      2. El Fenomeno R9
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Ok sniffer dont be nervous,WC activated

                                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    The best thing about this postponement is big man Harry will be back when it resumes 😎

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Parrot?

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

                                        It would help of course but Son is the really critical one Spurs is missing.

                                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Who knows, maybe even he might be back when it resumes lol

                                      • Greek Freak
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        I bet Lucas Moura will finally start scoring then, about five months too late for me πŸ˜€

                                      • El Fenomeno R9
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Have good DGW 37 memories with Kane 3-4 seasons ago

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

                                      Everyone panicking saying the season might not resume lol as if they will cancel the Premier League you nutjobs. Chill out.

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Only tose who do not want Liverpool to lift the trophy πŸ˜‰

                                          Manc fans.

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

                                          Hopefully things will be better by April 4th but that does not look likely unfortunately.

                                          It has to be on the cards now that the whole thing will just be called off at some stage.

                                      2. Squires FC
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Got an ft to burn so...

                                        Stephens -> taylor
                                        Stephens -> r james
                                        Mccarthy -> pope
                                        ?

                                      3. Nelly's Reds
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        If anyone is not satisfied with the FPL update, here's a petition to reset any pre-GW 30 activity: http://chng.it/FPKKQSJ87p

                                        1. Greek Freak
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Will it be debated in parliament if it gets enough signatures? πŸ˜€

                                          1. Nelly's Reds
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Considering the severity of the situation I certainly hope so πŸ˜‰

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

                                            Could get a backbench boost

                                            1. Fred54
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 19 days ago

                                              FPL ain't no holla backbench girl.

                                              1. Nelly's Reds
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                                Stupid Q but what is a backbench boost?

                                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                                  A very poor joke. Backbench refers to members of parliament who are part of the immediate decision making cabinet frontbenchers.

                                                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                                    *who are not part

                                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            I have already mailed FPL and got a reply about those who got bench points from a cancelled game in GW29.

                                            Hopefully it all changes next season. Fingers crossed.

                                            1. Nelly's Reds
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              2 months, 19 days ago

                                              I definitely benefited from that, I mean there was always a chance KDB wouldn't have started and I would have benefited mostly just the same, but yeah totally agree especially as a lot of hits/captains would have been riding on the final game!

                                        3. Bury94
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Why didn't they just do the FPL Cup based on OR rather than a coin toss?

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

                                            Casuals gonna win again πŸ™

                                        4. Poseidon.
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Dendoncker to Hayden DONE

                                          1. Poseidon.
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Further updates to follow

                                        5. diesel001
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Personally, would like to see:

                                          1) Euros permanently cancelled
                                          2) Next season's FA Cup and EFL Cup cancelled
                                          3) PL, whenever it restarts, to pick up where it stopped (i.e. GW30) and run a normal schedule
                                          4) Slightly shortened pre-season (even if it means new season starting late)
                                          5) Use EFL Cup and FA Cup dates to play PL games to catch-up in the season

                                        6. Tommy J
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          No doubts this season is historic and from an fpl perspective will be down to a big element of luck. I used my wildcard last week and loaded up on gw 31 players and Arsenal players. Managed 42 points with postponement and my pre wildcard team would have got over 80 points...

                                          Hey ho such is life and there are clearly much bigger life issues-stay safe and healthy everyone.

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

                                          Those without WC at least must start planning to get in players who will have best fixtures and most games to play!

                                          1. Fred54
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            **** off, I ain't falling for Arsenal.

                                          2. Bury94
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            That's quite difficult when we don't know when anyone will play. But yeah I used my wildcard last week and I deeply regret it. Having your Wildcard will be huge going forward

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

                                              If you assume all games will be in gw 38 and you can use bench boost then you can plan based on the fixtures still to be played....