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Fantasy Premier League appear to hint at further Gameweeks being added

Fantasy Premier League released a fresh statement on Friday, which seemed to hint at additional Gameweeks being added to the game if and when top-flight football is in a position to resume.

The announcement was a brief one and, on the face of it, didn’t outline any set-in-stone plans beyond Sunday’s Gameweek 38 deadline.

However, the key line in the update was perhaps this:

We can confirm that any chips you retain at present (e.g. Triple Captain, Bench Boost, Free Hit and/or Wildcard) would remain available for you, in accordance with the Game Rules.

That paragraph is open to interpretation but would seem to indicate that FPL will continue as we know it beyond this weekend, restarting (if and) whenever the Premier League does.

That would, in turn, make the scenarios of a mega-Gameweek 38 or the game simply finishing appear much less likely.

Anyone planning a “blind” Bench Boost this weekend, in anticipation of all 92 outstanding fixtures potentially being retrospectively added to Gameweek 38, may well wish to reconsider that approach, then.

There wasn’t a great deal else to report beyond that, with the statement going on thank Fantasy managers for their “continued patience” and echoing previous press releases in saying that the Premier League is “united in looking to complete the 2019/20 season” when it is safe to do so.

Further announcements will follow at some point in the future and today’s statement can be read in full here.


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  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 7 hours ago

    Please give me your thoughts? 2ft 1.5itb

    Pope McCarthy
    TAA VVD Saiss Alonso Tanganga
    Martial Fernandes Salah Grealish Dendo
    Jimenez Auba DCL

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 7 hours ago

      Tango isnt nailed so he must go. Get some cheap def like Stephens or Taylor or maybe SHU def

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 7 hours ago

        Hmmmm thank you. Can't afford someone not nailed in my team...

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 7 hours ago

          Actually I would also think to get KDB here. One of ManU boys must go than.

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 7 hours ago

            That's the main priority no doubt! I am asleep it seems. Can do Martial and VVD to KdB and Lundstram maybe

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 4 Years
              21 days, 7 hours ago

              Not sure about Lundstram who wasnt nailed "lately".

              1. Bossworld
                • 1 Year
                21 days, 3 hours ago

                Dendoncker wouldn't be a nailed starter either

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      Similar choices. No KDB is what jumps out. Probably would downgrade a defender (Alonso or VVD). Or maybe Auba to Rash and Martial to KDB. Moves like that to make the £.

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench one in vFPL:

    a. Martial/Bruno (vs Liv home)
    b. Snodgrass (vs Wat away)
    c. DCL (vs Bur away)
    d. Willian (vs Lei home)

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

      Tough one

      B i reckon.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers. Was thinking Willian as Lei seems better team but maybe Snoddy is better pick here

    2. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 7 hours ago

      Dcl

    3. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 7 hours ago

      Dcl...Pope's due a clean sheet.

  3. BNMC
      21 days, 7 hours ago

      Sorry in advance to all Ings owners in vFPL; I think I will be buying him.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 7 hours ago

        Hope you will break him

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        As long as it doesn't break him in the legit stuff too.

    • ebb2sparky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 7 hours ago

      Assuming the season doesn’t get completed how do people see the championship promotion places being decided?
      A) No promotions, null and void season
      B) only top 2 get promoted
      C) top 3 get promoted
      D) play offs for current 3rd to 6th?
      E) something else?
      Surely the fairest option is A? I’d feel sorry for WBA if this does happen though.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 6 hours ago

        Probably A but it's far from fair. Though I guess it depends what you define as fair. The best way to P off the least amount of clubs will be for there to be no relegations but as many promotions as possible..

        1. Stejson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          21 days, 5 hours ago

          That would cause the least legal wranglings most likely.
          Then have extra relegations the season after.

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

            Extra relegations the following season would make things interesting!

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

          When I say A is the fairest I only say that because in my opinion you can’t forecast the end result with enough accuracy since there are too many variables BUT I hadn’t thought of promotions and no relegations. You might be right that could be fairer. So who would you promote from the championship? Just top 2?

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        If the FA have take off A) for the Prem, surely it's taken off for the rest of the leagues too?

        I think League 2 decided to end today too, but using PPG and semi finals plus final play off.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          And of course the fairest option isn't A).

          Null and void punishes teams doing well and rewards those doing crap. The fairest way would be PPG or curtailment via any reasonable measure, 30 odd games worth of data is enough to extrapolate over 38 games IMO.

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

            I agree that null and void is harsh but ultimately the league hasn’t finished. Using PPG alone is too simplistic. It wouldn’t consider form for instance. Also things like a teams ability to handle the end of season pressure could be massive.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              I agree. But PPG is fairer and more accurate than null and void.

              Even project restart isn't totally fair. This is a matter of least worst outcome.

      3. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        If A happens there will be 27 Teams in the Championship next season. How is that going to work?

    • wonkeydonkey
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 7 hours ago

      Real FPL. I have £0.1m itb and 2FTs. Have been doing a slow wildcard and currently have the following squad:
      Pope (Stek)
      TAA, Saiss, Egan, Lascelles, Taylor
      Salah, Mane, KDB, Fernandes, Cantwell
      Jimi, DCL, Ings

      Want to replace Ings but is it worth using two FTs and a bit of value tied up to do Mane & Ings to Son and Rashford. Currently ranked 23k but trying to chase down a 50pt mini league leader

      1. The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 6 hours ago

        Good transfers

    • CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      More ludicrous grasping at straws. Every week there are more and more safeguards being put off just a bit longer to see if the league can kick off again... but it won't, because of gomes like Grealish, Rice, Mount, pretty much all the Spurs players who don't quite get it.

      By the start of June the UK will be likely about 4-5 weeks behind the curve for necessary measures to stop the rise in numbers dead in its tracks, and of course not a hope that the next season will be ready for an August start.

      I just don't get it. This is the doctor telling you to stay in bed but you think you can bull through, and instead of losing a weekend you're a ghost for a fortnight... Germany thought they had it licked and still the Bundeslig looks like a disaster in waiting. All the jack the lads (Stevie G and the rest of the fiscally responsible) screaming about their league ending, and sure isn't it only an extension of the mé féiner attitude he was famous for at Liverpool...

      Had they just called time on this at the end of March, and trust me all of this was bleedin' obvious to everyone not called Boris or Donald, then so much could have been salvaged. The FA, the League, clown college has nothing on these lot.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 6 hours ago

        Gomes?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 6 hours ago

          Not just trying to pick up on what might possibly a simple typo. I'm genuinely not sure what that word is meant to be. Gorms maybe?

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 5 hours ago

            Gnomes ?

        2. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 5 hours ago

          Where is Bobb when you need him?

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 5 hours ago

            Trolling on german forums most likely.

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        mé féiner ... knock it off with the fancy lingo mate.

        Only joking, had to Google it mind.

      3. Feanor
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        You're going to be so mad when the Bundesliga is on tomorrow, lol.

      4. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        Don't agree with a single word you said.

    • pelle9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Pope - Button
      TAA - AWB - Saiss - Lascelles - O'Connell
      Salah - Mane - KDB - Bruno - Saka
      Jimenez - DCL - Ings

      2 free transfers, 0.0m ITB

      Any suggestions what I could do with the 2 frees?

      Thanks guys.

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 5 hours ago

        maybe try and get a 2nd playing keeper in?

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      How many clubs need to vote in favour of ending the season for it to happen

      Only 2 so far probably the last two teams im guessing

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Last I read project restart needs 16 votes for approval. Most clubs have issue with neutral venues though.

        FA take the infamous null and void off the table this week and stated the season needs to be concluded on sporting merit, so that leaves PPG and variants of it as the next most likely outcome.

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

          It still hasn't been taken off the table. All options are available.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            U think villa were one of the 2 ckubs that voted in favour of boiding the season?

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 3 hours ago

              Voiding*

          2. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            https://twitter.com/MiguelDelaney/status/1259863491688751110?s=20

            The Football Association has told the Premier League clubs that the 2019-20 season must be settled by “sporting merit”, potentially splitting the six bottom clubs over how to finish the season.

            It means that issues like relegation, top four and the title must be settled by either playing the remaining fixtures, or a mathematical formula based on games played, with a weighted points-per-game under consideration.

            Voiding the season remains completely off the table.

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              They don't want it but it is still an option no matter how much it's a last resort for them. While there is still a final decision to be made it is an option.

          3. fedolefan
            • 5 Years
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            Me on FFS these days:

            ** Logs in**

            Oh the forehead guy is still going on about null and void.

            ** Logs out **

            1. Poseidon.
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Even as a fellow Utd fan, this is pretty rude bro.

              1. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                It is rude indeed, ignore him and read our comments. 😀

                1. Poseidon.
                  • 1 Year
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Will do, thanks

            2. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              I never knew talking about football on a football forum was an issue.

              Thanks for your concern fella.

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                To be fair I need to stop saying the opposite just for the sake of it 😀

    • Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 5 hours ago

      Is everyone going to pick a Bundesliga side to support? Im going to be getting behind Bayern.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        Bayern is the only bundesliga club with winners and worth supporting

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          Yeah, always had a soft spot for them

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        Fack am I watching German football.

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          It’s really good bro

      3. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        I like Hertha Mannschaft.

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          You’ve just made that name up

        2. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          20 days, 8 hours ago

          Prefer Bertha Manschaft...

      4. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        Blitzkrieg United.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          damn

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Not posted in a while and pleased to see a lot of you still having fun on vFPL 🙂 . I’ve been doing a ‘slow wildcard’ in the faint hope the season restarts, see below... any ideas on how to use an FT or should I just hold now until there is more news?

      Henderson Pope
      TAA AWB Saiss Lundstram Lascelles
      Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr Cantwell
      Jimenez Vardy DCL

      2 FT, 0.8 itb

      What to do? Or just hold for now?

      Thanks all

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        Henderson as remaining fixtures not so great - possibly to McCarthy ( assuming bench boost to play) and bank another .5 m.

    • Daghe Munegu
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Any idea how to use 1 of my 2 ft? 0 itb

      Pope McCarthy
      TAA Doherty Saiss Lascelles Holgate
      Salah KDB Mahrez Martial Traoré
      Ings Jimenez DCL

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        Mahrez to Fernandes if possible?

      2. International Richard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Holgate has been told he can leave. Get rid

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 59 mins ago

      Here's my current FPL team (2 FT, 0 ITB)

      Pope
      TAA / Doherty / AWB
      Salah / KDB / Fernandes / Barnes
      Aubameyang / Jimenez / DCL

      Button // Egan / Dendoncker / Rico

      Bench is a little light, but I have free transfers & a wildcard to boot. Plenty of 'candidates' to downgrade should I need upgrade bench options.

      Half-assuming the 'main' players will be okay for the first few fixtures; can view the judge the field better once everyone's back.

      Are there any changes I could make with 1 or 2 transfers? (0 ITB!)

      Rico (4.1 SV) > Tanganga is interesting. Both aren't nailed, but given the fixture list should bight get minutes? Spurs fixtures much better, albeit their defense wasn't fab beforehand.

      1. Patrick.22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 51 mins ago

        Depends if you have BB mate?

        Maybe downgrade Doherty to Saiss.

        Saiss has attacking output at a fraction of the cost. You can then upgrade some of your fodder.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 47 mins ago

          I do have BB, but I have a Wildcard to prepare for that (should there be multiple GWs).

          I have looked at Saiss. Was originally looking at doubling-up. However, his attacking output is nowhere near Doherty's. I can see downgrading Doherty to him at a later stage, but not initially whilst everyone is raring to go.

          1. Patrick.22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 45 mins ago

            Yeah, if you’ve got a WC in your back pocket I don’t suppose there’s any rush. Doherty is obviously a more desirable pick.

            I’d probably want a bit more back up in the bench though.

            What do you think of mine? (Below)

    • Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 47 mins ago

      How’s my team looking ahead of a hopeful restart?

      Wanted to keep the funds in midfield:

      Pope
      TAA / Saiss / Maguire
      Salah / KDB / Bruno / Martial / Son
      DCL / Jimenez
      McCarthy / Ayew / Fernandes / Tanganga

      0.5itb
      BB & FH intact

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 37 mins ago

        I like it for right now. A well-performing, premium-ish forward will hurt your plans a little, but you can always shift.

        Ayew is a decent bench striker for sure.

        I would perhaps get some Sheffield United defense in there, in place of Tanganga. I know it's copying myself above, but if your Tanganga SV is 4.1m, Egan or Basham (both 4.6m) is exact.

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 19 hours ago

        not many in there that play the extra game

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      No price changes.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 19 hours ago

        hulk this 🙂

    • ChuckN
      • 10 Years
      20 days, 19 hours ago

      Lumping all remaining fixtures into a single GW is ludicrous and would ruin every cash mini league out there, especially H2H leagues. It would also severely punish those with multiple chips left.

      If they do it, they are A-grade morons.

      Even retaining transfers and price drops for the last 2 months has been mental. Why didn't they just freeze the whole system????

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 18 hours ago

        I guess keeping (albeit an ever declining) number of clicks coming into the site was viewed as necessary to meet contractual obligations with sponsors. If they'd simply paused the game in the hope of a restart, and that restart never happened perhaps they would've been in a sticky situation meeting those obligations.

    • Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 18 hours ago

      I can still use my FTs today (gw18) and use my WC tomorrow (gw19) right and not waste it?

      Or is (today) gw18 the last day to use it?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        20 days, 18 hours ago

        yes and no respectively

        1. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 18 hours ago

          Thanks TM

    • fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 18 hours ago

      Virtual fpl:
      I guess I need to sell Pérez and change my formation to 4-3-3. There are several players I would like to bring in...

      a. Pérez + Greenwood -> Amartey + Pukki
      b. Pérez + Greenwood -> Amartey + Calvert-Lewin
      c. Pérez + Greenwood -> Amartey + Deeney

      Henderson
      TAA, Alonso, Aurier, Doherty
      Salah, KDB, Martial, Pérez
      Jimenez, Ings

      Button, Greenwood, Hayden, Simpson
      2 FT, 0.5 million in the bank

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 17 hours ago

        Can you do DCL and Neto? Gives you 3 Wolves but better mid than Hayden and flexibility to not always have 4 at he back, beholden to CS.

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks. I don't have enough money to include Neto.

      2. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 17 hours ago

        DCL. Best fixtures of those three strikers. Or just Perez > another mid.

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks. DCL is my new man then.

    • melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 18 hours ago

      Anyone here playing bundesliga fantasy?

    • Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 17 hours ago

      What would you prefer:
      A) Rashford Son Saka
      B) Kane Martial McCarthy/4.3

      B) would be completed in game week 39. I just get the feeling Kane will do really well in the event of a restart. Training ground settings etc

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 17 hours ago

        A

        1. Guru Mediation
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 17 hours ago

          Cheers

    • New article
    • Gallas25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Hi Guys, Little bit confused here in real FPL..do we still get an additional transfer every week until FPL starts back up or do the transfers stop now because it should be week 38 this weekend?

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        I’m assuming 1 per week as normal but that’s not official as the update from fpl didn’t specify. I get the feeling they are just going to carry on as usual if and when the football comes back and don’t feel the need to say anything else as a result.