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FPL confirm deadlines for Gameweeks 31-35 will remain unchanged

Following on from Thursday’s announcement that no Premier League football will take place before April 30, Fantasy Premier League have issued an update of their own.

As was the case last weekend, the FPL deadlines for Gameweeks 31 to 35 will remain as they are currently scheduled, despite no matches being held in any of them.

If football gets the green light to proceed from the beginning of May, and that remains a big ‘if’, then FPL will recommence from Gameweek 36 onwards.

Where we go from there is another question, given that some teams – such as Sheffield United, below – now have up to seven fixtures to accommodate on top of their Gameweek 36-38 matches.

Will there be three bumper Gameweeks (including a massive Gameweek 38) at the end of the campaign, assuming that we can proceed from early May? Or will be there be additional Gameweeks (39, 40 etc) introduced in order to absorb some of the fixtures?

Only FPL know the answer to those questions and it is possible that they themselves have yet to make a decision, such is the day-to-day uncertainty regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

It may be that the hiatus drags on longer than anticipated and beyond even Gameweek 38, so further disruption could follow.

The fact that the Premier League no longer has to finish by June 1, added to the postponement of Euro 2020, does at least mean that there is plenty of elbow room in the summer to accommodate the backlog of games.

TRANSFERS, CHIPS AND HEAD TO HEADS

Fantasy managers will continue to be allocated one free transfer per Gameweek despite the lack of matches, with a maximum of two rolled over.

All players and thus Fantasy teams will earn zero points in Gameweeks 31-35. If a points hit is taken, an FPL manager’s Gameweek score will reflect this.

Most head-to-head league matches will be 0-0 draws but, if either/both managers involved have taken a points hit, the Gameweek scores will again factor this in (eg -4, -8 etc).

In the FPL Cup, ties will be decided by a virtual coin toss if the Gameweek scores are level, which they will be in most cases.

Any transfers made, or Wildcards or Free Hits played in a Gameweek where all the fixtures are postponed, will not be reinstated.

FPL managers can at least cancel a Triple Captain or Bench Boost chip up until the point of a Gameweek deadline.

DEADLINES

The deadlines for the upcoming Blank Gameweeks are as follows:

GW31 – Fri 20 Mar 19:00 GMT
GW32 – Sat 4 Apr 11:30 BST
GW33 – Fri 10 Apr 19:00 BST
GW34 – Sat 18 Apr 11:30 BST
GW35 – Sat 25 Apr 11:30 BST

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527 Comments Post a Comment
  1. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 21 hours ago

    Is anyone making transfers?

    I probably ought to but hard to get motivated.

    1. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      yep - just getting rid of deadwood as I have no WC

      1. johndoe090
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 20 hours ago

        Same.

        Already moved Pepe and Gomez out for Bruno Fernandez and Taylor.

        Will plan on moving out Mahrez, Zaha, Greenwood, maybe Harvey Barnes going forward.

        Because, it takes 5 minutes and why not?

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      Same mate.
      Not even looked at FPL for the past week or so, couldn’t even tell you half my team!

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Might as well, waiting until I have 2. Part of the game, staying on it

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        No, but I can see the logic in bringing in players like Rashford who will probably be fit to play when the season recommences. Get them before their prices rise, I guess.
        I'm a bit miffed that I'd saved up 2FTs - could've used them for free and had 2 added. Oh well.

    4. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Yes, did Pépé and Iheanacho to Martial & DCL.

  2. Nas
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 20 hours ago

    RIP Whittingham, I believe you scored a solitary fpl goal for my team back in the day

  3. JJO
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 20 hours ago

    So extra mini WC for those already used their

    1. JJO
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      *those who

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      Season over, who cares

  4. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 20 hours ago

    Ings -> Jota or DCL?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      Looking at week 36-38 fixtures DCL

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Looking at 36 to 38, keep Ings.

  5. davies
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 20 hours ago

    What would you look to do with this lot over the next few weeks?

    Henderson Pope
    TAA VVD O’Connell Lascelles Taylor
    Salah KDB Bruno Barnes Cantwell
    Auba Jimenez DCL

    Cheers.

  6. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Is there a template team still?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Will be in 36 for the WCers.

  7. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Use free transfer to remove which player for DCL? May as well use transfer or lose it!

    A Ings
    B Jiménez
    C Jota
    D Forget transfer. Keep A, Band C

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I was all for using my FT's rather than letting them go to waste but seems beyond pointless now. With that in mind I guess it's D for me.

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      C

  8. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Best mid for 6.1m or under? I am looking at Saka.......

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Would take Barnes over Saka

  9. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Price Changes - 20th March 2020

    🔺  Basham (4.6)

    🔻  Hudson-Odoi (5.2), Stiepermann (5.0)

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      What is this I'm seeing, do my eyes deceive me?? Cheers Rainy.

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        I could scarcely believe it myself!

    2. Bada Bing
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Wow, signs of life in FPL! Maybe this isn't the end of the world after all. 🙂

    3. dmhomag
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      One up!

    4. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Don’t listen to them Callum, we don’t ALL blame you.
      .
      .
      .
      ....most of us blame Marinakis.
      It’s just we can’t sell him!

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      OMG !!!!!

    6. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Hudson Odoi suffering in more ways then one

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        If you could be sure that he's be picked in GW36 (and the match was played) then he'd be a viable pick at that price. Too many "ifs" though..

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

      There's life in the old dog yet

  10. davies
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 16 hours ago

    Kane, Son & Rashford all back from injury when we return...

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      if we return...

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Football will not be cancelled forever imo. Transfer window won't open normally.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      The interesting injury return for me is Tammy Abraham - not much info though ...

  11. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 16 hours ago

    there won’t be any PL football for 3 months, don’t sweat over multiple double or triple games weeks, life is too short 🙂

  12. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Wait, are they saying all the remaining matches will be completed over 3 fpl Gws only if the Epl returns? God, someone who has the tc chip left might be in for a lottery

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      They haven't said that it is speculation. I expect them to add game weeks.

  13. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    I understand that it is just a game, but why we should have number of draws in H-H leagues rather than chance to catch the leaders?

    Also basically everyone will have players with 2 and 3 fixtures in remaining GWs, that makes to certain extent meaningless FT and WC

    1. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      FH*

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Still get to picking 11 new players and have a cheap bench that others won't.

  14. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    The Tottenham defence has been given the go ahead to resume training. Doctors are confident that they won't get within two yards of anyone.

  15. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Morning DZ

    Your help is needed please

    In these circumstances what transfer would you make to this team

    Henderson McCarthy

    TAA Stephens Boly Lascelles Dunk

    KDB Salah Barnes Mooy Traore

    Aubameyang Ings DCL

    2FTs 2.4 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Midfield a bit weak imo

  16. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Assuming we restart in GW31, will travel back to the UK for foreign players be affected for training and match day? In other words, should we be looking at buying players that live permanently in the UK? Vardy, Kane, Alli, DCL, and the like.

    Obviously we can’t answer this now but just wondering what others thought processes are for buying players at this time, ie) fixtures, set pieces, etc

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Restart in GW31? Articles says we won't.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Reading is overrated.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          11 days, 14 hours ago

          Never thought they were a good team.

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      How do you know they left the UK?

  17. BNMC
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      I don't see how they will realistically fit 9 gameweeks (plus the 2 games in hand that MCI, ARS, AVL, SHU have) into 2 months, while also trying to complete the UCL

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Why? What is the reasoning that makes you blind?

        1. BNMC
            11 days, 14 hours ago

            The season has to finish before June 24th because that's when the European finals start. There's also meant to be some international games in June, but I think those will have to be moved if the season is to complete on time.

            1. NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 14 hours ago

              European finals being for which competition?

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                No the season does not have to be finished before June 24 as the FA have extended this season indefinitely.

                Meaning it will be finished when it is finished.

          • 'Broadsword Calling Da…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            In terms of the physical demands and to give the players more recovery time for a packed schedule (there might only be a 5-week window to get this done right), what about 30 min halves, instead of 45?

            I appreciate logistics is another issue, but breaking it down and focusing on the physical side.

            1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              ....last game of each teams season back to the normal 45 of course.

        2. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 14 hours ago

          people decided to bring in basham during this time?? thats a weird one

          1. BNMC
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              He was the cheapest left of the Sheffield defenders.

              1. Devo-McDuff
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 12 hours ago

                And an extra fixture

          2. Lateriser 12
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Pepe to Bruno. Done.

            1. BNMC
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                Honestly I'm surprised Bruno has stopped rising - yes the game is on standstill but he is by far the biggest bandwagon in the game at the moment.

                1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  Because most folk who are not absolutely obsessed have accepted the season is probably done and found somthing else to do ? 😆

              • denial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                Yep I just got him in for Saka

            2. lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              So we can make 1ft each week till gw 35? How will all this work? There is no possible way of catching up in your h2h leagues

            3. FOO FIGHTER
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                Yay, I can sort out my team with FT's, no WC needed 🙂

                1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 7 Years
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  Any template ? 🙂

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      Screw template, BB is what I am concentrating on now 🙂

                2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 7 Years
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  Need some help, what to do with my 2FT's:

                  Pope, Henderson
                  TAA, Lascelles, Boly, Taylor, Stephens
                  KDB, Mane, Salah, Barnes, Saka
                  Auba, DCL, Jimenez

                  Was thinking Auba and Saka to Bruno Fernandes and Jota ?
                  Is there any better transfers ?

                  1. Blue&White85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                    Those transfers look good though will leave you a difficult choice of who to bench. Should do well though, especially if you still have bench boost.

                3. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  Pope (Button)
                  TAA, VVD, Soy, (Stephens, Rico)
                  KDB, Salah, Bruno, Traore, (Dendoncker)
                  Auba, DCL, Jimenez

                  How does this sounds, it would be for free using the FT's we get between now and GW35

                  Stephens, Rico, VVD, Traore, Dendonker to AWB, Boly, Egan, Sarr, Saka

                  Giving me

                  Pope (Button)
                  TAA, AWB, Soy, Boly, Egan
                  KDB, Salah, Bruno, Sarr, Saka
                  Auba, DCL, Jimenez

                4. BananaMan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  So IF we get back underway at GW36, the fixtures will be as per the original schedule for GW36? ARS v LIV etc etc.
                  And not starting up from where we left off, pushing all fixtures back?
                  IE. the missed games will be fitted in around the originally scheduled ones for 36, 37, 38.
                  Does this question even make sense??

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      This season has been extended indefinitely by the FA. Guess we will only know what FPL does re GW's as soon as the football kicks off again.

                    • Devo-McDuff
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      I think they'd work out new schedules most likely, all conjecture though

                  2. BNMC
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      I may just hold on to my Arsenal players - they have one more fixture than most other teams.

                    • GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/5217761/prem-plan-to-play-all-92-remaining-games-behind-closed-doors-at-neutral-grounds-on-live-tv-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

                      If the PL can eearrange venues to suit emergency services might the current gameweek schedules also be rearranged. Obviously suiting TV companies is anither priority so they din't lose TV revenue if >800 million.

                      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                        Seems like a good idea to me and having them on TV reduces the appeal of fans attending. Obviously depends on the players willingness to play, but they could enforce that all players and support staff are tested before each game.

                        I know football is irrelevant in times like this but I think it would also give a lot of relief and entertainment to increasingly bored people.

                    • Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      How many people like me will be checking tonight after the deadline to see which of our ML rivals failed to use up one of their 2 FT's?

                      1. baps sniffer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                        I will certainly do it.

                      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                        May as well, I've got nothing better to do

                    • FOO FIGHTER
                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                        Here is how I will be lining up from here on in

                        2 playing
                        Expensive
                        Very expensive
                        Cheap

                        😀

                      • FOO FIGHTER
                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                          May be all doom and gloom at this point but with the FA having no date prioritised to finish the League season, this give you time to sort out your team each blank GW with FT's and FPL will be buzzing as soon as football kicks of again.

                          My advice start getting rid of players you do not want and ready up your team for the onslaught.

                          You do not require a WC at this stage ladies and gents.

                          Bench boost is the mofo of all chips at this point 😉

                        • SHOOTER MCGINN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                          Surely they will create gameweeks 39-45 one they've figured out how. The free transfers for all levels out the playing field and those with a WC would still have the upper hand.

                          1. baps sniffer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                            38+9=47...

                          2. FOO FIGHTER
                              11 days, 11 hours ago

                              I suspect there will be at least 2 full DGW's. Could even have a TGW...

                              Not sure WC has the upper hand at this point.

                            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              11 days, 11 hours ago

                              I'd say it depends what the realigned fixture list looks like

                              It would be a bigger money spinner for FPL by adding extra gameweeks - they would get 8 or 9 times more clicks, more online advertising revenue, more hits to the website by creating extra gameweeks rather than lumping 60 or 70 games into GW38

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

                                Then again, if all of their advertising revenue & contracts were geared around 38 gameweeks, maybe they need to keep it at that - or maybe that can resell screen space for any GWs added post GW38

                                Maybe their sponsors are already onto them demanding refunds or payment holidays as they've gone from 7 or 8 million hits per day down to 7 or 8 thousand

                                Who knows