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Premier League clubs set to address plans for the remainder of 2019/20

Fantasy managers may learn more about how the remainder of the 2019/20 season will unfold on Thursday.

The Premier League are set to hold a video conference involving all 20 top-flight clubs to discuss how the current campaign could proceed once the coronavirus outbreak has eased – which could be some time away yet, of course.

The meeting is scheduled to get underway at 10:30am, and we’ll bring you the headline updates as and when we get them.

The parties involved are expected to reiterate their commitment to completing the current season, echoing the sentiments from UEFA’s meeting on Tuesday.

The decision to postpone this year’s European Championship will aid efforts to fulfil any outstanding fixtures, given that the summer months could be used to accommodate the backlog.

At present, all top-flight matches are postponed until at least Saturday 4 April because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That date will surely be put back further given how rapidly the crisis has escalated over the last week – this time last Thursday, remember, Gameweek 30 was still set to go ahead as planned.

With the UK government currently advising against mass gatherings, efforts to finish the season may hinge on the suggestion of staging matches behind closed doors.

Whether much will be set in stone at Thursday’s meeting is open to debate, given the uncertainty that plagues the country at present.

How Fantasy Premier League proceed from Gameweek 32 onwards may be determined by the outcome of the video conference, with the game in limbo at present.

Gameweek 31 is poised to go ahead as scheduled, with the deadline set at 19:00 GMT on Friday.

No Premier League fixtures will take place, of course, but the usual rules surrounding free transfer allocation, points hits and head-to-head scores will apply.


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226 Comments Post a Comment
  1. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I don't know why they just call time on the CL, EL, and FA Cups. Void those competitions. That potentially limits the fixture back-long for someone like Utd from 18 games to 9 PL games. 9/10 PL games can be rattled out within 40-45 days quite easily.

    However, I've heard a whisper from someone within a school that when they come home tomorrow that could be it for the year, until the new school year in September. So this may be similar in football if there are no mass gatherings allowed until autumn, meaning next season will start late.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      "... I don't know why they just call time on the CL, EL, and FA Cups ...". Money.

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Nobody who isn't in protected groups is going to return to school this school year. It's just not happening

  2. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    So no FPL then until at least GW36. Clearly FPL will finish before the games start again.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Could just be a massive GW38.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Nah, FPL is over for this season guys. No point in even posting anything on here now. See you next season guys!

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Cant they change dates of GWs and deadlines in FPL?

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Given that they have not done for GW30 and G31 and have just let the GW's pass by, it would appear not.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 23 days ago

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1646728

    "However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football."

    That means this season will not be cancelled.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      "... That means this season will not be cancelled ...". Yup, looks that way.

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Nice

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      We can't say categorically that is what it means. It's just where we are right now. The situation can, and probably will, change again.

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Interested to see how FPL handle this one, it seems daft to keep giving us FTs every week for the foreseeable. May as well just give everyone a wildcard when we eventually get going again

    1. SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not fair though on the people who have saved their wildcard tactically for the latter part of the season (like me)

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Those get second wildcard

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Actually not. It would demand programming 😉

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        So whats the big deal if they have to change the program? I see no big deal

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Best would be to just freeze the situation now and adjust the gameweeks when/if they are played. No point letting the empty gameweeks roll and have massive GW38

    4. leeyum8811
      3 months, 23 days ago

      So you telling me we could make our normal transfers and get it back for next week although no games are being played. If yes this becomes like a mini wildcard. This is a blessing to those managers who need a drastic team change.

  5. BNMC
    3 months, 23 days ago

    FPL devs beter start getting their hands dirty, else we will have a DGW38 - D for Decuple.

    1. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I will play FH in GW 38 then

  6. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    This Corona virus is gonna destroy the world economy but its gonna be great for the environment.

  7. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Null and void supporters are quiet 😉

    1. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      because we're worrying about more serious things

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Like posting on here.

      2. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Like craving up votes?

        You do you.

        1. Random Name
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          "craving up votes" haha coming from you. Bit touchy that people are disagreeing with you

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Nope. I've said several times that football should only be played when it is safe to do so.

            You yourself have been going on about Liverpool for days on end but today it's all about 'we're worrying about more serious things'.

            Anyway, stay safe and take care.

            1. Random Name
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              stay safe

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Well guess what, now you cannot beg for the season to be cancelled anymore.

            Scratch it off the list 😀

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bit like Karren Brady 😀

    3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Makes sense though so as not to disrupt things next season too (assuming it's back to normal come August).

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Aye. Whenever it's safe to do so, no need to rush and jeopardise health.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 23 days ago

          This

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Common sense prevails 🙂

    Hope everyone is safe & well!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 23 days ago

      +1

  9. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    A guy on Superscoreboard (a Scottish football radio phone in) came up with the best idea. Just play each remaining fixture as a penalty shoot out. Five penalties, whoever scores more gets the three points. Score the same, point each. Bang, done.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      If that is the best idea, I'd hate to hear the worst.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Best last resort obviously. At least they’re still competing for the points in some way.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Norwich to finish mid-table with Krul

    3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Really really bad idea that, I have to say.

      1. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Fury vs Joshua will be settled by 5 free punches each. First to knock the other out wins!

    4. Soto Ayam
      3 months, 23 days ago

      City might get relegated

    5. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      it's hard to tell on forums but i assume you're being sarcastic

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Kind of but part of me likes it if the other options were to just give Liverpool the title, or cancel the whole thing.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Not to dis similar from a bowl off in cricket - I like it !

  10. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    The number of active teams will have plummeted by the time we see a ball kicked again

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      So you’re saying there’s a chance I can win it.

  11. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Free Wild Cards incoming 😎

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Nah - don't bank on it.

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Eight games per team in GW38, glad I saved my BB chip.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Is that a OGW?

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Feel like I should add that to the Help Page's commonly used abbreviations...

        When else will I get to!

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not going to be enough gameweeks left to play remaining chips in! Glad I used my WC early tbh. FH and BB left to use.

      1. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        *any gameweeks left

        come at me berbinho

  13. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I think fpl will call time on the season fantasy wise.

  14. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    A Utd post just popped on my FB, showing Clayton Blackmore scoring v Montpellier in the Cup Winners Cup run of 1991. I remember Steve Bruce scored 19 goals that season as he was on pens. Just checked his Wiki out, 737 league appearances, 81 league goals. Imgaine him in FPL today!

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Would have been 20 but Hughes nicked one right on the goal line in the final against Barcelona

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Very good! Correct. Think Choccy and Hughes had 21 each or thereabouts

  15. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    FPL should be frozen at the point immediately after GW29. Anything that happened for GW30 should be cancelled (btw I don't benefit or lose by this). Then allocate GW30-GW38 to sensible blocks of games, once PL has declared the new schedule (or bit by bit).

    This keeps the spirit of the game as best it can be. Probably PL won't start again unil July but we could then have 9 GWs by the middle of August

    I agree all cups (including Champions League) should just be cancelled - the leagues are more important - and then next season has a chance of starting not too late

    1. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      a spurs fan agrees all cups should be cancelled

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      We are lucky if this season ends before May 2021.

    3. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Think you mean after gameweek 28. Gameweek 29 was affected by coronavirus too. Some of us wildcarded for that double.

      1. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        No I meant GW29. Bad luck if something happened during the previous week

  16. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Fpl will call it a day for this season- but maybe a mini game in place for the rest - like the world cup game

  17. Evasivo
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Already got 2 FTs to burn before tomorrow night, wtf am I supposed to do 🙁

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Either nothing or use 1.

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Seems like a good time to offload Maddison tbf, but for God know who.... NO one is in form nor has good fixtures

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Or even has any fixtures at all.

          1. Evasivo
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Exactly, is it strange that it still feels wrong burning a transfer (or 6) though!

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Wait for FPL update 😉

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Due when?

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Don't take hits?

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I agree on that point!

    4. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      3 transfer mini WC?

  18. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Is it worth using these free transfers (soon to be burned) to change deadwood in team?

    1. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      My thoughts too, but deadwood now could be gold by the time FPL returns...and that's if it does

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't lose sleep over it. Can see the game being set out differently now for the remaining season.

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Most likely just closed I'd imagine.

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Hope not. Especially if the season gets completed.

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yes.

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Simply yes. There is no harm doing it.

      1. fusen
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        you're forcing yourself to drop down ranks by making transfers.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Of course - FT's are precious & we just seem to have been handed 6 of them

  19. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    So if FPL chooses not to change their format , that will bring us to gw 36.
    Whatever they come up with at the other end of this is anyone's guess, but I'll wager whether or not you have saved or used your chips already won't make a bind bit of difference. I can see the remaining game being reformulated.

    1. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      they have to change to the format i reckon. It would've worked for 1-2 gameweeks but not until gw36

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, but I'm thinking they may go further and reset it all by providing everyone with the same range of chips to be used for the remaining season.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah I'm not planning for anything. Just see what happens.

  20. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    What is more likely,big GW38 or new GWs added?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Knowing FPL, The former. But who knows.

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      The latter. Its so obvious solution.

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      BB GW45

    4. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Surely its more gameweeks right? As fun as a octuple-gameweek 38 would be, it makes an absolute mess of the chips. Got multiple left? Tough. Got BB left? Congrats, you get a fat green arrow.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        So much variation in luck involved in a massive GW38 too. I just know I'll be that person who gets half my team injured in the first game.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Imagine TCing and seeing your player limp off after 10. That's horrific luck in a DGW, but in an OGW? Season ruining.

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I know what its right but don't know how programming work and what is more likely scenario.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Plenty of people on Twitter saying X is impossible and that they can't code Y or whatever. Personally I think they're talking absolute trash 😉

          Contrary to popular belief, they have some smart people working there! I'm sure they'll find a solution - it's certainly an option available to them and not one that has been ruled out.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            The programming is 'easily' done. Whether they do it or not is a different story.

            A massive GW38 actually fits into exactly how the game works, regardless of how rubbish it might be.

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Everything FPL does is very much by the book - but they are careful to never say the season is limited to 38 weeks or anything like that in T&Cs or Rules - just when the deadlines for each week have to be.

              Who knows. I really hope they go for extra gameweeks as it just makes so much more sense, but I guess there's nothing we can do but sit back and watch 🙂

              It's definitely a tenuous link but perhaps they'll look at that United game that got postponed in 38 as precedent - it remained in 38, so other games postponed in 38 should stay in that week. If so, all games played prior to it would have to be moved into it as well.

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                That's a good point about them not specifically limiting it to 38 GWs. It definitely gives a glimmer of hope for more to be added.

                I'll have to rebrush up on the rules. I can't say I've read them in a while.

    5. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Should and will most likely be a massive GW38. Why punish people for having had the discipline to keep hold of their BB?

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, but if there are no other games until gw38, you now need to choose to either BB the team you have or FH, WC to a team that makes more sense .

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      BB would be worth 72 additional appearance points, even before any attacking/defensive returns assuming 4 players * 2 points* 9 games

  21. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    KdB likely to start GW36? Or transfer our for someone nailed?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Wait for presses

  22. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Just plugged in my old video recorder and watching old videos of my 5 year old twin boys playing......there 35 now !!!.....its lovely x