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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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sYSyuuLk5g

    Movie for ''these'' days

    1. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Fans of resident evil might disagree, Coronavirus is defo the work of Umbrella Corp πŸ™‚

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I gave the kids a choice of The Commuter or Contagion to watch for movie night tonight πŸ™‚

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Well, The Commuter is pretty stupid movie

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Correct, but they are kids and they
          watched the previous installation Non Stop and loved it as they did The Commuter. Contagion is to be played tomorrow night here

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            you re right πŸ˜€

            1. Optimus.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              You are a kid on here also? Correct me if im wrong sorry

              1. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                sorry mate dont understand you, my english isnt so good. You mean do i have kids or what ?

                1. Optimus.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  It's ok mate, i know you don't have kids

  2. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    https://mol.im/a/8111151

    As I've been trying to tell you people, Liverpool will be awarded title even if no more games played.

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      only fair thing to do

    2. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Keep trying tomorrow most people are in bed

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Congrats, you’ve been daily mailed

      1. GREEN IS GOOD
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Still gonna happen

    4. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Relax lads. It's only the Daily Mail.

          1. Soto Ayam
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Another quality rag.

      • noahzark22
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        so, bank my FT this week?

        1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yes. Till next season.....

      • The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Is anyone taking a hit this week πŸ™‚

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Many have already eek

        2. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Drugs aren't the answer mate

        3. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I hope so. It might take me a bit closer to the top 100k.

        4. And we all have legs
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Not me, I'm still in the cup!

      • Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        There will be games in Conference Premier leagues this weekend ?

      • Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        So I took a hit this week of -4. So if i free hit now does my -4 go back to zero. And my transfers I made return to previous? I am 3rd in my head to head and thinking that point may be the difference from 1st and second.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yes and 0 transfers. Big waste of the chip if the season is played out later though.

          1. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Thanks there’s £300 on this head to head league so I’ve got to weigh it up.

          2. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Oh and my overall score isn’t important to me as I’m not in any money leagues.

        2. Soto Ayam
            2 months, 13 days ago

            It's a pretty good idea if it means not losing -4. Can't see the season continuing. Cases of Corona virus are on the rise, not decrease

        3. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          So this basically means you can make a ft for every GW that passes without games being played? Still what transfers to make when we really don’t know when it will restart.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Can still strengthen your team. Best to save to 2 FTs then try the 1 FT route with one saved if possible.

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Good thinking to hold 2FT and keep using 1

          2. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            hmm yeah that's how i read it as well

        4. Salt'N'Pepe
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          So ive got all 4 chips left what is the best strategy

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Just sit tight for the time being

          2. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Wildcard now!

            1. Dthinger
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Jk

        5. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          So it turns out that I have been doing my pelvic exercises wrong..

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            pelvic floor exercises that is

          2. Happy Chappy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Watch Elvis for proper instruction, oorruhuh

          3. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            i should me holding in wind not wee

        6. Kasper the ghost keeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Free transfer to burn. Any better options than Cathcart to replace Rico?

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Alonso

          2. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Seems ok but would need to see your team

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Give it a rest πŸ™„

        7. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Supposedly there is a realistic chance that the Liverpool v Athletico match may be declared null and void after Costas coughing incident afterwards. Only right imo in light of all the seriousness of the Coronavirus

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Sounds fair.

              1. The Champ is here
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                That's actually brilliant haha journos are a bunch of hyenas

          2. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Hahaha are you joking? You can't possibly believe that. Up there with the stupidest things I've ever heard.

            1. Optimus.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              If I was joking, I would say: "A horse walks into a bar.

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                My bad. Thought you were being serious.

                1. Optimus.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

              2. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                The barman asks him 'why the long face'?

          3. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            as Liverpool fan i wouldnt like that. We lose and thats it. Move on

          4. BERGKOP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Quality human being.

        8. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Any one unlucky enough to have used a fh or wc chip already this week really get a double whammy as in GW 31 they will only have 1FT when most of us will have 2, they will have 2FT for 32 if they don’t make a move during 31

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            FH is pointless, at least with WC you can get a nice team.

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Well they get to make unlimited changes to their squad for the next 3 months, so there's that.

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Fair point

            2. Whats the Huth
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Incorrect. Deadline is tomorrow

          3. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Oops

          4. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            No but i was 17 points clear of my ffs cup opponent with the City v Ars match left and lost by 2 points lol

            i had Auba(c) and KdB, he had KdB (c) Salah(vc) with Saiss(8) coming in for KdB

            sick πŸ˜€

            1. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              haha..

        9. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          What will happen in LMS this GW?

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Safety score is -2

            1. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Lolz

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            No eliminations probably. Depends when any hits are made maybe.

        10. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No price changes...

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Rainy you will probably copy and paste that phrase a bit over the next few weeks

            1. rainy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Might mix it up with the odd emoji here and there πŸ˜‰

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                πŸ˜†

          2. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Lucky Gerwyn Price owners

            1. rainy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Don’t go changin’ ...

          3. SL8
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            No way ....on the night of a gameweek deadline...dont believe it

        11. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Would you get Masina or Aarons for Rico?

          1. SL8
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Both. For a hit

            1. Woy_is_back
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              πŸ˜€

          2. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Fpl have mentioned that if the season finishes now then a player registered will have 1 season N/A

        12. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          So for those with 2FTs, makes sense to use 1 regardless this and next GW right?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Hurt your overall rank a touch but yes otherwise.

          2. Out of Position
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            If it helps to improve your team, I think you should use FT

        13. BNMC
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I'm actually curious how much my OR will go up, if at all, during this time...

            1. Ashwatthama hai apun
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              won't go down if you haven't taken hit.
              little chances of going up.

          • Don Van Vliet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Anyone able to confirm if the rumours that Moyes has the virus and things are 50/50 is true?

            1. Don Van Vliet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              are* true?

          • Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Guys i currently have 2 free transfers

            If i dont make any moves ill be burning one transfer each week right?

            Best to use 1 transfer each week to get rid of deadwood and still have 2 free transfers come week 32 rifht?

            1. Gravless are for Kinnear
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Rifht

          • panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            It's pretty odd that when Mark is having a bad season the corona virus suddenly appears. Does anyone think there might be a link?

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I'm pretty sure corona origins from a bat and not Mark.

            2. Al Moon Yeah
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Coincidence

          • Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            How does FFS keep the punters coming during the next 3 weeks? The mods livelihood depends on it.

          • fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Since I have no idea of what the next gw which is actually played will look like it might be best to just save some money and get rid of Aurier. Leaning towards the cheapest option to free up the most money for potentially later moves...

            a. Aurier -> 3.9 defender
            b. Aurier -> Cathcart
            c. Aurier -> Basham

            McCarthy
            TAA, Alonso, Doherty, Lascelles
            Salah, KDB, Grealish
            Ings, Jiménez, Aubameyang

            Martin, Aurier, Cantwell, Hayden
            2 FT, 2,0 million in the bank

          • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Do you think that Liverpool will be on usually 5-7 spot in PL next season?

            1. Al Moon Yeah
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              They've moved from that spot now. Definitely top 3. More than likely title contenders. City will have to spend another 500 mill if they want the trophy back. The only way they can stay on top.

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                No City will be back with full force next season. This season they were bit off because of Injuries to their key players plus they weren’t that hungry this season after winning twice in a row.

                1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  This

                  1. RECKLESS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    All depends on the appeal. No way the likes of Kdb and co are staying put at City without Ucl football. Mcity anyway has no charm to it apart from UCL trophies chance

          • FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Who is planning with next season in mind already πŸ˜€

              1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Sane will be season player πŸ˜‰

                1. fc_skrald
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Yes. And remember to use the triple captain chip on him in gameweek1 just in case

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    With City being banned from Europe, rotation may be an even bigger headache as big squad with less fixtures.

                    You thought Pep roulette was bad now, wait for next season...

                    1. Earthling
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      It could be less though as well. Theoretically the best starting 11 could go the whole season, bar FA and Corona Cu-- Caribou- whatever it's called Cup ties.

                    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Lol city is not banned from EU πŸ™‚

                    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Is that official like PL is null and avoid?

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          League is not void yet. Ban for City has not been withdrawn.

                  • BNMC
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      BB GW1
                      TC GW2
                      I'm set.

                  • Lindelol
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Europe is now the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says.

                    1. Fitzy.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      In their best interests to take the heat off China

                  • Jinswick
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Need to use/lose a FT. Best move here?

                    A) Stephens -> Lowton/Kiko/Saiss
                    B) Perez -> Sarr
                    C) Ings -> Jota
                    D) 2 of the above

                    Ryan
                    TAA, Aurier, Soy
                    Salah, Mane, Moura, Perez
                    Auba, Ings, Ayew

                    Button, Williams, Stephens, Dendoncker
                    Bank 0.2m, 2FT, all chips

                    1. Lindelol
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Ryan to pope

                      1. Jinswick
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        0.1m short of that πŸ™

                    2. Dthinger
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      A

                      1. Dthinger
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Wait- no!

                        B

                    3. fc_skrald
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Are you sure you want to keep Aurier? I have him myself and eying the chance to get rid to save some money.

                      1. Jinswick
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        I think he’s ok given attacking potential. I think I’d rather be shot of Ryan, Stephens, Perez & Moura before Aurier so he’ll likely survive a while

                        1. fc_skrald
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Yes that attacking threat is also why I have him of course. Maybe I will keep him and just waste a transfer

                  • Earthling
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Should I free hit and get all the players who are flagged on the FPL site? They still have 25% - 75% chance of playing. It could be a huge differential when everyone else blanks.

                    1. fc_skrald
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      haha. yeah go for it!

                    2. Out of Position
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Ha ha... Take my upvote

                    3. Lindelol
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Could pay off

                  • BNMC
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      The one thing I realise is that all of the in-form players now could very well lose their form over this break. So if the season resumes in GW32 (which I still have doubts over), we could be looking at some new in-form players.

                      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Yeah mate agree with that. Honestly I think FPL is done for the season. Doesn't look like football will back anytime soon as the situation in Europe is only getting worse now.

                        1. BNMC
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            This was quite a disappointment to be honest. Last season was my first season playing FPL and I was pretty much a casual but still managed a decent finish. This year I got more serious and now the season just seems like it will end early.

                            Well then, time to start planning a new strategy for next season.

                        2. RECKLESS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Yes..read below. Manutd rhe biggest losers. Spurs biggest winners

                      2. RECKLESS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Its pity Manutd can never catch a break. Just as they were picking serious form(probably one of best in Europe), season gets to standstill. Also Ole is not looking to sell lazy bad influence Pogba this transfer window.
                        Tottenham would have been annihilated if there was the Manutd match