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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
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Dunk or Braithwhite?

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      What an anti-climactic first comment.

      Braithwaite

      1. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        LOL

    2. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

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

    3. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Bran

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Bran the broken?

  2. Colgz
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Do you have a sub?

      1. Colgz
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Using my bench boost which should be full…?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Go for it as it's the last GW.

    2. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Greenwood or Bruno?

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Bruno just looked so tired....

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Greenwood

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Who are you getting in for Jesus?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 hours 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
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          A then

    2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      A if you have to

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Next season will defo throw up some suprises

    2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      When full schedule is planned to ber released?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        by August 21

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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
        2 months, 12 hours 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
          2 months, 12 hours 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
            2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  6. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

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

    1. gers23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      This

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Has got a bit dull since Man City started monopolising it

  7. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      B and keep Martial imo

  8. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 hours ago

    Who wins?

    A) KDB vs B) Mahrez

    1) Robbo vs 2) Antonio

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      B1

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      A2

  9. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  10. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Im on Greenwood atm

  11. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 hours 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
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Looks good
      Just use the cash to improve bench

      Conolly to Nkeitah
      Kilman to Branthwaite

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Good thoughts. Thanks!

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      2. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  12. BNMC
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Best defender up to 5.7?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Aurier or Digne

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      Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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      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.

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      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!

    • Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Which scores more?

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

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        A

      2. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Id say A

      3. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        A

      4. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Cheers all

      5. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        A

    • Fantasydreamer
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Arghhh what a way to end the season

    • umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      A) KDB + Soucek/Noble

      B) Mahrez + Antonio

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        B

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        B

      3. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        B

    • Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    • stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours 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
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        B

    • FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      KDB and Aurier
      Or
      Mahrez and TAA?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Tough but Mahrez and TAA I think

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    • BNMC
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      • Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        New page...

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

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          A for me

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          A

      • TheCardinal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Similiar frontline to mine.

          You not afraid of going without Sterling?

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      • Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Bruno+Vardy to D. Silva+Jesus maybe

        2. Benteke Fried Chicken
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          TAA and Bruno to sterling and walker Pieters ?!

      • Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        G2G on FH?:

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

      • Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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

      • Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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)

      • Zahaaa
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours 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
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Worth noting our teams are pretty similar.