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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. DS29
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    Robbo,Perez,Ings to Taylor,Ayew and Mane over the next 3 weeks?

  2. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    Any chance fpl will leave us use more than one chip in a gameweek seen as there is only 3 gw left on paper and lots of managers still have 4 chips left?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      They shouldn't as it's a main rule in the game. You have the option to use a chip before then.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Given you can't WC and FH in the same GW, no 😉

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Cant believe they are going to burn us preppers.

        The power of those chips has been diminished significantly with the path they have taken.
        I suppose it is a bit much of an ask as being able to wildcard of FH into a potential octuple gw38 using BB+TC in it would break the game too.

        Just imagine the epic scores that would happen.Could see 300 point swings.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          WC in 35 and use the other 3 chips at the end. Get the value from all 4.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Not if there is only one massive gw38, then you would only get the benefit of wc 37 and bb 38 unless they allowed more than one chip

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              Was going on the 3 GW scenario.

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                I don't believe there is any chance of games going ahead before the scheduled end of season.

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  9 days, 6 hours ago

                  Same. Just giving Ogie some tongue and cheek.

                  1. Ógie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 4 hours ago

                    Kinky TM

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Preppers? Nobody prepared for such a scenario. You're talking about people who prepared for something else getting massively lucky and having a huge unfair advantage.

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Indeed nobody seen this coming the way it has WR.

            People that save their wildcards are always preparing for a rainy day that may or may not come and now their savings have been swallowed up.

            No easy way of sorting it and i don't think it will all mater anyway in the end.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              I'm not having that 'rainy day' thing, people save it for a guaranteed dgw. Tbh I've lost all interest in it now anyway. It's weird because I'm not even missing football and normally an International break would really piss me off.

        3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          They should cancel the game. Only fair thing to do

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Agreed.

  3. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    if you have both Salah and Mane, would get rid of one for Bruno ?? and which one ??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Depends where you upgrade elsewhere.

    2. ebb2sparky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      No but I'll be getting rid of someone else since i definitely want bruno

  4. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    What to do with 2 FT?
    Henderson
    TAA B.Williams Cahill
    Mane Salah Bruno Sarr
    Jiminez Auba Jota

    Bench:McCarthy,Boly,Fleck,Lascelles

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Depends on chips left, could even burn one for a rank improvement.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Assuming that you don't take a hit and whether you take 0, 1 or 2FT transfers for the next few weeks then your position is only going to oscillate between these:
        - upper limit of 1 position immediately below those having 1 point more then your total
        - lower limit of 1 position immediately above those having 1 point fewer than your total.

  5. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    Guaita, 4.0*
    TAA, Robbo, Stevens*, Chilwell*, Taylor
    Salah, KDB*, Maddison*, Saka*, Cantwell*
    Ings*, Auba*, Jimenez

    0.0 ITB, 2FT

    Guaita -> Pope?

    Too lazy to think about anything else and it's probably a futile exercise anyway

  6. All time best Fantasy XI
    wslnpt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 6 hours ago

    Who would you have in an all time best 11 for fantasy?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Basic core of

      x
      TAA
      Ronaldo, Salah
      Suarez

      Depends if you want value or just pointscoring.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Salah? Why?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Points per game? Total points?
          Unless you have a budget, he's a decent FPL option.

        2. Dokdok666
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 23 hours ago

          could be that he is the highest scoring player ever..?

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Shay Given
      2010 Kolarov
      2011 Kolarov
      2012 Kolarov
      2013 Kolarov
      2014 Kolarov
      2015 Kolarov
      2016 Kolarov
      2009 Carrol
      2010 Demba Ba
      2011 Cisse

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Frank ought to be in there somewhere.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Worthington?

        1. Pap Le Cissier
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Ah the King of Clubs

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            I met him once at an Elvis convention in Leicester. Yes, I know... 😀

            1. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              I used to have a video as a kid called “The Entertainers” which is what I remember him from. Also had Marsh, the two Stans, Brady, Hoddle to name a few!

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Really charismatic player - remember "that" goal against Ipswich?

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        True, gets a bit crowded in midfield depending on which way you want to pick them.
        Baines was great in his day too.

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Crowded is last you want to do in this testing time

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Hence only 4 names, allowed for personal space.

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      DDG
      Baines,Alonso,Irwin
      Ronaldo,Gerrard,Salah,Michu,Bale
      Suarez,RVP

      1. Pap Le Cissier
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        I forgot Bale!

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Bale was an fpl revelation,started out as a defender in the game.

          Mahrez is another that deserves a shout but his stock has declined after that move to City unfortunately.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Lampard beats Gerrard for me.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Yeah, Lamps was an epic fpl asset alright along with the likes of Fabergas who deserves a mention too.

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Agreed

        3. ebb2sparky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Agreed, lampard was a far better player from a fantasy perspective. I remember captaining him when he scored 4 🙂

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Needs Timmy C for the cold winter days with mass cancellations.

    5. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Personally

      Vorm (Swansea heroics)
      TAA Baines Ivanovic
      Salah Ramsey KDB Michu
      RVP Kun Suarez

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Ramsey only had one standout season

    6. Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Swansea contingent - Michu & 2012 Ben Davies

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Michu was very close. Couldn't fit him in

    7. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Heaton
      Ivanovic Alonso Vermaelen Baines

      Fabregas , Lampard , Cpt America , Yaya

      Aguero Henry

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Cpt America=Clint Dempsey?

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Oh yes. Legend FPL player

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Dempsey played as a forward not a mf

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              He didn't. Not originally. Trust me.

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Hmmm... always known Dempsey to be a striker but I trust you as I have also now google searched to confirm 🙂

                You're right, not originally, yew old man 😉

                1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  😆 them were the days though. Used to prefer it with the old man in the stand bonus and only one wildcard with no chips. Me and Epic were discussing the play by mail fantasy football the other day... old indeed 😉

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 5 hours ago

                    😆

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            Nice team tho. I remember when the Verminator lit up the PL during his 1st season. Goal scoring machine with almost 4 back to back goals for a defender was incredible

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              Agreed. He scored 2 goals and got like 2 assists and a cs one game didn't he. The same game where Fabregas went mental

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Yes! He & Fab were a beast that year

      2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Subs - Vorm Suarez, Salah, Konchesky

        Beat that you fu****s

    8. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Charlie Adam at £5.5m or whatever he was - bonus points for days, great enabler, all set pieces.

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        The man in the stad gave him 3 points for breathing

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          * stand

    9. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      P. Schmeichel
      Bale, TAA, Baines
      Ronaldo, Salah, Gerrard, Lampard, KDB
      Suarez, Henry

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Suarez....oops.

    10. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Cech
      TAA / Baines / Robertson
      Bale / Ronaldo / Lampard / Cesc
      Aguero / Van Persie / Henry

    11. rnrd
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 45 mins ago

      Yaya deserves a mention here

    12. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Hazard

      Ronaldo

      Kane in breakthrough season

    13. Nightcrawler
        7 days, 23 hours ago

        Havinv played this game since 07 this is my xi (considering the prime years of each player)

        DDG

        Vidic Baines Alonso

        Lampard Fabregas Ronaldo Salah

        Suarez RVP Rooney

        If we're going to consider budget,

        Adams, dempsey, van der vaart, demba ba some obvious names spring to mind

      • Alchim1sT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        DDG
        TAA, Ivanovic, Alonso
        Salah, Bale, Lampard, Ronaldo, Fabregas
        Van Persie, Aguero

        Subs: Pope, Kane, Baines, Ferdinand

      • After Supper Ghost Stories
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Ahem, if you want to go back even further Matt Le Tissier was excellent ff value. Listed as midfielder every season. Free kicks, corners, pennys

      • woodsy1970
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        De Gea
        Baines taa Ivanovic Alonso
        Ronaldo Lampard bale
        Suarez. Aguero Shearer

      • Jafalad
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 13 hours ago

        Ian Harte would be the only essential. Might consider Ronaldo, Suarez, Henry, Bale and Lamps.

      • Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 11 hours ago

        Lampard Drogba Gerrard Henry Ronalo Bale

        Vidic Rio Evra

        Scwarzer

        Boom

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

          10 players

          Left out players like Rooney, RVP, Suarez, Salah

          Start again 😛

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            6 days, 11 hours ago

            Torres plus. Boom. Done 🙂

      • Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 11 hours ago

        DDG
        TAA - Ivanovic - Baines
        Lampard - Ronaldo - Salah - Bale
        Aguero - Rooney - Suarez

      • kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        Just up... 1st thoughts are Baines, Graham Alexander for value and Dempsey

      • Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 day, 7 hours ago

        Friedel

        Baines
        Terry
        Alonso

        Ronaldo
        Lampard
        Sanchez
        Salah

        Henry
        Suarez
        Rooney

    14. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      2FTs:

      A) Robbo -> Doherty (have TAA)
      B) Kelly -> Saiss

      Thanks!

    15. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Transfer pointless now. Lets say 36-38 will be played. WC, BB and FH last 3 gameweeks.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        depends if extra GW's are added beyond GW38.

      2. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Not pointless if you still have chips left. If there is no way to add GW39, GW40 etc. and you can only use one chip in a week, if we're faced with a bumper GW38 you'd want to use the bench boost in that.

        Therefore, seems to make sense to keep making transfers with a bumper GW38 in mind, safe in the knowledge that you could always FH36, WC37 and BB38 anyway.

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Not pointless if you have played your WC and in a lot of cases your TC

      4. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Wildcard already played though!

        Just going to make some transfers and hope for the best down the line

    16. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Salah or Mane.....who would you keep ??.......currently thinking on the following.

      Salah/Mane and Ings out for Bruno and Auba