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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. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    So if we restart in 31, Liverpool beat City and win league at The Etihad?

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      GW31 has already been canned.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Sorry, meant 32

  2. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    WE WERE ON A BREAK

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks god..
      But who the hell are we?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ross and Rachel

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Who?

  3. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    GK Pope
    DEF TAA, Cathcart, Stephens*
    MID Salah, KDB*, Mane, Saar
    FWD Auba, Ings*, Jiminez

    Subs Barnes, Saiss, Williams*

    That's my GW32 limeup, but before then I want the players with * out.

    Stephens to Alonso

    KDB to Fernandes (City have no interest in the league)

    Ings to Giroud/DCL/Pukey

    Williams to a max 4.5 - probably a sheff utd.

    I have 0 in bank so will start with the striker move next gw (I'll have 2 frees)

    Fancy Giroud tbh

  4. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    a) Sarr
    b) Mount

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Depends on the question

  5. KingKitega
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Its almost GW30 deadline - where's the scout picks?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Washing hands and self isolating

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Tell us another

  6. kitkats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    This talk of losing rank because of transfers is misleading. We’re talking about a change of rank that would be mitigated by a single point. One. Point.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      How is it misleading? No one said it was a huge rank loss

      1. kitkats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        It’s about as close to inconsequential as possible, and yet some people are taking about it as if it ought to play a part in decision making. Seems to me if you have ANY good reason to make a (free) transfer, even just price changes, this rank change shouldn’t come in to it.

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Whole point is the following: what if there are no "one points" to gain anymore?

      If you're sure the season is on and that your transfers will gain you points, then yes sure.

      1. kitkats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Well, maybe. From what I’ve gleaned, if the season is over, it’ll more likely be voided than somehow frozen. But I guess if you’re level on points with your rival in a mini league and you’ve agreed that last ranks are final ranks… but this is a niche case, which is my point about misleading

  7. Reinhold
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    No sense in doing anything but saving transfer now, right?

    1. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      yea agree

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes this week but next week (31) which is also suspended you will have to use one or effectively burn one

  8. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    If you don't use your free transfer is it carried over?

  9. Uncle John from Jamaica
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Chaps.

    Bit lost. Help pls.

    I have x2 free transfers this week. If I do nothing do I lose one once the deadline passes tomorrow?

    Thank you.

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      It’s all the same like it was from a transfer perspective

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes.

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes. But one less transfer in the case of tied points in a ML could be a good thing.

  10. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    So I should keep my 2 FT for now?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Free Hit this week IMO

  11. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    I'm taking a captaincy punt on Boly this weekend......who I everyone else going for ?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Henderson(c) for me. Haven't captained a keeper before.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Simpson (Bournemouth) I’ve just got a feeling he can match Salah this week

      1. FPL Kakarot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I would hide behind the sofa, Mooy could match him too

  12. mbsoz45
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    I’m pretending the season will – at some point – resume in GW 32.. So: Jimenez and Saar or Jota and Fernandes?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      latter

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Latter

  13. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    This is exceptionally harsh on those lucky few who are still in the FPL cup!! (Unless you are an expert at virtual coin tosses)

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Trick is to always choose heads.

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Virtual heads

  14. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Is PL team training banned while the games are postponed?

  15. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    If teams come back on April 4, is it definitely going to start at GW32 or the week when games were suspended and re-start at GW 30.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      GW32

      GW30 and 31 we all score zero. So that means in theory more double / triple game weeks to come

      Although there is 0% chance it actually restarts in April.

      The interesting thing is with the approach FPL is taking it’s not impossible GW30-37 could all be 0 points and GW38 a 9xGW

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Good question. Postponed should mean GW30.

    3. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      There is zero chance it starts back in early April. Best guess from here is Euros delayed and we finish in May / June.

      Personally I think we’re done =[

  16. Calderano FC
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    On a side note, when do you think sky sports news will run out of content?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      It ran out of content years ago

    2. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Lol I work for them and that thought has crossed my mind.

      Football is the lifeblood of SSN.

  17. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Best captiab for this week?

    A) F.Mask
    B) H.Wash
    C) T.Roll

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      D) Pasta

      1. Calderano FC
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        E) Large shipment of cheap lager

    2. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I feel like T. Roll is chasing last week's points.

      1. Calderano FC
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Could clean up though

        1. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Boom tish

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Goal..
      They’re also saying Messi’s sent Ole a letter begging him for the opportunity to play for Utd

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      When did the Telegraph become a tabloid publishing fake news?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        well i need to believe in something πŸ˜€

    3. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pool easily best team this season

  18. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Mourinho will blame Aurier for all of this.

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ndombele

  19. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    So I'll have GW rank of 1 for this week? Cool! Yes I know I'll be sharing it with some of you too

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      If they adopt this approach for the next 4+ weeks then theoretically they will have to give 7m people manager of the month prizes πŸ™‚

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ugh, that's how the virus spreads, I'm taking a 24 point hit and hanging out with the Eyptians.

  20. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Looks like everyone will WC in gw37 and BB in 9xgw38 or TC in 9xgw39

  21. Destroyer of teams
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Guess it’s time for me to get a real hobby then instead of stressing about which multimillionaires will or will not kick a ball into a net.

    Still I’ll be back next season lol.

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Could play poker. Always fun to gamble πŸ™‚

    2. Calderano FC
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Will there be a next season?

  22. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    If you have wc left (will likely use it whenever epl resumes if it does) then would it be better to use transfers to try and build up tv or not use them to move up the ranks?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Do you really need to use WC right away? You should get several opportunities to use FT to make your team better so you don't need to use WC immediately. You might be glad you saved WC to use right before a gigantic GW38.

  23. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Tanganga C let's go. Time to try some differential

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Instead of captaining a differential I decided to captain a gk with the name Button

  24. Calderano FC
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    May I suggest a Fantasy Fantasy PL?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I was thinking about how you might be able to do that too.

      Maybe get 19 people from the community to set up a league in FIFA or PES and then we could just pretend to play the game as normal based on the results from those games?

      1. Calderano FC
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        That would be fun, I did want to expand on my random idea but then my head started to hurt.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Yeah, plenty of guys around here that fancy themselves with a joypad.

          I know Andy mentioned before he is a keen FIFA fan so he would be a good start.
          It could get a life of its own after a few games when the stats guys start getting involved in the different managers and players numbers.

          1. Calderano FC
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            With live streaming capabilities it would certainly brighten up what will be a dull few weeks/months for fpl/footie fans across the FPL scout world.

            1. Calderano FC
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              PS nice to meet you dude

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Nice to meet you too.

                Stream the games on something like twitch and there is surely some whizkid around here that could put together something to keep track of the team scores.

                We sure need something to keep us going.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I suck at Fifa but would gladly take part

  25. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Over the next weeks we will have to make transfers for the gw32 or later team.
    The missed gws will be played later but we dint know when so iits a classic case of form over fixtures.
    Save to have 2fts and then make transfers each a week, no?!

  26. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Supposedly all of the Everton fc have caught Coronavirus apart from Pickford

    No surprise there then

    1. djapebronx
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      after all he does wear gloves

  27. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Sorry, I have just logged in after a few days. Am I correct that while game weeks 30 and 31 have been postponed, you still have one free transfer for each game week??

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      That's what im wondering. Would use one each to improve my bench

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

  28. The Mandalorian
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    If one of your players has the coronavirus do you get a free transfer?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      lucky CHO owners

  29. The Mandalorian
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    The games should have been played behind closed doors. All the players could have been checked for the virus. I think I should be running the FA.

    1. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bounty hunters are notoriously bad administrators.

      1. The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Didn't they kill all the administrators πŸ™‚