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Premier League announce start and end dates for 2020/21 season

The Premier League have announced the much-awaited start and end dates for the 2020/21 season.

2019/20 will draw to a close on Sunday when the Gameweek 38+ fixtures are played while European competitions will continue into August.

But we finally know how long of a gap we will have between our next two Fantasy Premier League deadlines.

Saturday, September 12 has been confirmed as the first day of the 2020/21 campaign, a little under two months after the end of 2019/20.

The next season is expected to have a similar level of compression that football fans have experienced since June 17 in order to finish in time for Euro 2020, set to be staged next summer.

Sunday, May 23 has been given as the date of completion for 2020/21, less than a few weeks after the usual climax of a Premier League season.

That should is sure to mean more short turnarounds between Gameweeks as of September…

As things stand, there is no confirmation on how FA and EFL competitions will integrate with the Premier League’s recently announced dates.

Premier League Shareholders today agreed to start the 2020/21 Premier League season on 12 September. The final match round of the campaign will take place on 23 May. The Premier League will continue to consult with the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.” – Premier League statement

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638 Comments Post a Comment
  1. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Dunk or Braithwhite?

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What an anti-climactic first comment.

      Braithwaite

      1. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        LOL

    2. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Finally someone addressing the big discussion points. Hulk this man.

    3. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bran

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bran the broken?

  2. Colgz
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Burnley's Taylor (confirmed injured) for Burnley's Pieters on a -4? Or just keep it on 0 points?!

    Many thanks!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Do you have a sub?

      1. Colgz
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Using my bench boost which should be full…?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Go for it as it's the last GW.

    2. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Given he's likely to get 2 or 6, it's either +2 or -2 to your team. Doesn't really matter.

  3. JimJoshBoy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Greenwood or Bruno?

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno just looked so tired....

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Greenwood

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A. KDB to Sterling
    B. Salah to sterling
    C. Bruno to Sterling that involves a -4 to get rid of Jesus

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who are you getting in for Jesus?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Would be Dilva and bench fodder like Nketiah so 3-5-2 instead of 3-4-3 if I go with Jesus.

        1. JimJoshBoy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A then

    2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A if you have to

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Sept 12 means a decent chance of DGW heaven as teams in Europe may well get a later start given the need for 3 weeks rest.

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Next season will defo throw up some suprises

    2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      When full schedule is planned to ber released?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        by August 21

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Europa final is 21st August & Champions league final is 23rd August though - that's 3 weeks before the 12th September, right?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It is

        But it requires teams to start immediately after a 3 week break - no training. There was something in the news a bit back that the Euro teams wanted a later start

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hmmm, interesting.... So.... would possibly mean that if Wolves, United, or City make a final... that they need to start on the 19th September weekend instead?

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Went WC week 2 this season to great effect 🙂 - as did Christina to much better effect.

  6. Goodbye Horses
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I could have lived without the Carabao Cup for a year, quite honestly.

    1. gers23
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      This

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Has got a bit dull since Man City started monopolising it

  7. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    2 FT, 0.1 ITB - help greatly appreciated! Looking to shift out United assets and make way for Dilva.

    Ederson
    TAA, Digne, Tarkowski
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Fernandes, Martial
    Ings, Greenwood.

    (McCarthy, Nketiah, Egan, Lascelles*)

    A) KDB & Fernandes/Martial -> Dilva & Son
    B) Ederson & Fernandes/Martial -> Pope & Dilva
    C) KDB & Greenwood -> Dilva & Wood
    D) Ederson, Fernandes & Martial -> Pope, Dilva & Son (-4)
    E) Something Else

    Cheers

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B and keep Martial imo

  8. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Who wins?

    A) KDB vs B) Mahrez

    1) Robbo vs 2) Antonio

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B1

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A2

  9. gers23
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Why are peope selling Kdb? Am i missing something? As it stands he was going to be my captain lol

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Falling deep
      Will only lool to assist rather score
      But I believe he's a great choice going into the gw

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sterling and Dilva better options, Mahrez slightly better too. Wouldn't exit him for a hit though!

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Deeper and not on pens. Still my third choice city asset though.

  10. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Would you sacrifice salah or mane to get ings over Greenwood or would you just stick with mason in a 3-5-2? Hope this makes sense!

    1. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Im on Greenwood atm

  11. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hows the FH look? 0.5 mill In the bank that can still be used...

    Pope
    Aurier Pieters Bardsley
    Salah Sterling Dilva Martial KDB
    Kane Ings

    Button;Conolly, Williams, Kilman

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Looks good
      Just use the cash to improve bench

      Conolly to Nkeitah
      Kilman to Branthwaite

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Good thoughts. Thanks!

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Looks good. Could consider KDB and Aurier -> Son and Laporte? Or downgrade to Mahrez and upgrade Aurier?

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I had son in before but think Norwich will let more goals in than palace.

      2. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        And Mahrez is an option if I see the line up before... But KDB wins over.

  12. BNMC
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best defender up to 5.7?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aurier or Digne

  13. Scout Picks Community Champion - Gameweek 38+
    Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    For the final time of the season, we need our Community Champion!

    As a reminder, each week our Scout picks tournament pits a different community champion against the Scout Picks team. The Community Champion is randomly selected from a lottery each week, who must then submit an XI (including a captain) who fulfils the standard FPL rules including being in a playable formation and costs no more than 85m.

    Whichever Gameweek champion beats the Scout’s team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and entry to Fantasy Football Scout's Mods and Cons league for next season.

    If you're interested in applying, email Geoff (geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk) with your FFS username and FPL Team ID.

    As it's the last week, we know the winner will either be this week's champion, or the mighty gwitbrock who won by an impressive 23 points in their tie in Gameweek 25.

    But with the insanity that is GW38 on the horizon, is there a better chance to test your ability to find the perfect differentials?

    The Champion will be selected at 10am Saturday morning (UK time), and they'll then have 24 hours (so to 10am Sunday morning) to submit their team.

    Best of luck!

  14. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which scores more?

    A KDB, Jimenez, Robertson +4 points
    B Kane, D Silva, Doherty

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    2. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Id say A

    3. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    4. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cheers all

    5. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  15. Fantasydreamer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Fernandes is on -68 on FPL price changes at the moment. I have exact money to make the sterling transfer now or do you think I will be ok to wait for team news on Sunday (need to avoid a price drop)

    Thanks

  16. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Well that's my free transfer used up for GW 38. Switching Taylor for another Burnley defender. Such an anticlimax.

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Arghhh what a way to end the season

  17. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A) KDB + Soucek/Noble

    B) Mahrez + Antonio

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    3. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

  18. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    If you could choose four who would it be?
    1:
    VVD
    Martial
    Son
    Ings
    2:
    Trent
    Salah
    Antonio
    Greenwood

  19. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    FH options, thoughts? Really comes down to whether I go triple MC midfield with Sterling or go with Auba in search of golden boot.

    TEAM A
    Pope
    TAA - Mendy - Pieters
    Salah - Bruno - KDB - Dilva
    Auba - Ings - Greenwood

    TEAM B
    Pope
    TAA - Aurier - Pieters
    Salah - Bruno - KDB - Dilva - Sterling
    Ings - Greenwood

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

  20. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    KDB and Aurier
    Or
    Mahrez and TAA?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tough but Mahrez and TAA I think

  21. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Might take next season off after (I think) 12 seasons. Looks like it might be a lot of hard work lol

  22. BNMC
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Aurier vs a weak Palace left flank could be lethal...

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    New page...

    A) Son, Robo, Greenwood
    B) Antonio, TAA, Wood

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A for me

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  24. TheCardinal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Folks, which combo for FH do you fancy more? (have Robbo, Raz, Dilva either ways)
    1) Salah, Jesus, Aurier
    2) Mahrez, Auba, TAA

  25. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A) Foden -> David Silva
    B) Something else

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Pieters
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial Foden
    Jesus Vardy

    (Greenwood Taylor* Holgate*)
    1FT 2.0ITB

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Similiar frontline to mine.

      You not afraid of going without Sterling?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes I am. Rival will most likely get him in on FH and Cap him.

  26. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What to do here? 1FT 2.8itb

    Martinez
    Taa Doherty long
    Salah kdb fernandes pulisic
    Vardy rashford greenwood

    Button c.taylor* guendouzi Simpson

    1. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bruno+Vardy to D. Silva+Jesus maybe

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      TAA and Bruno to sterling and walker Pieters ?!

  27. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    G2G on FH?:

    Pope
    TAA-Aurier-Pieters
    Salah-Sterling(c)-Dilva-KDB
    Kane-Wood-Greenwood

  28. Says
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Do we know what percentage of teams still have a chip left to play? didn't find anything on livefpl that might tell me

  29. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on this lot, want to get Sterling in.
    Would you lose KDB or take a hit to get Sterling in for Foden

    McCarthy (Henderson)
    TAA-Doherty-O'Connell (Lamptey-Taylor)
    Salah-Bruno-KDB-Pulisic-Foden
    Jesus-Rashford (Greenwood)

    2FT 0.3 ITB

    A) KDB, Rashford to Sterling and Ings
    B) Bruno, Foden, Doherty to Pieters, Sterling and fodder -4 ( and play Greenwood)

  30. Zahaaa
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Level on pts with the leader in my league is it worth tweaking to the changes? My team current team >

    Patricio
    W Bissaka, TAA, Laporte
    KDB, Pulisic, Martial, Bruno,
    Aub, Jiminez, Jesus

    (Martin, Saka, Saiss, Egan)

    3 X changes and 4pt hit>

    Patricio
    TAA, Laporte, Alderweireld
    KDB, Sterling, Martial, Bruno,
    Aub, Jiminez, Greenwood

    (Martin, Saka, Saiss, Egan)

    1. Zahaaa
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Worth noting our teams are pretty similar.