News

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

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

638 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kuqi Monster
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

    Said with such clarity.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      There are word of many quality on page

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Take the upvote 🙂

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Classic Mu.....

      Meh, said so often it's lost all meaning.

  2. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

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

    What do you guys think?

    1. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      2

    2. COW
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      1

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      2

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks guts

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Guys!!

  3. JenkoJunko
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On FH and trying some things..
    Pick one..

    A.
    Martinez
    TAA Bardsley Pieters
    Salah KDB Sterling Dilva
    Ings Greenwood Kane

    B.
    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Pieters
    Salah KDB Sterling Dilva Martial
    Greenwood Kane

  4. jimmy91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pope.
    TAA, Azpi, Pieters.
    Sterling (c), KDB, Mahrez, Fernandes, Pulisic.
    Vardy, Wood.
    Martinez, AWB, Saiss, Greenwood.
    1ft, 0.5m ITB. OR Just inside 500.

    Some ideas -
    A. Saiss + Vardy -> Fodder + Kane (-4). (Not a fan of the hit though).
    B. Azpi -> VVD/Aurier. (Better chance of CS).
    C. Fernandes -> Richarlison (A bit left field but sure why not).

  5. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    TAA or Pulisic?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      TAA

  6. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Best TC option for last gameweek

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

    2. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Dilva imo

    3. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Gotta be Sterling

    4. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling I imagine

      Have carefully avoided him and gone Kane instead.

      Search me

    6. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      So many questions people are posting about team selection that really can't be answered without knowing if the poster is trying to consolidate their rank or chase.

      Sterling is a great option on paper but he's not a differential. I'm chasing rank trying to finish in the top 100k which whilst this isn't my target at the start of the season, I would take it as being acceptable right now. So I'm not getting Sterling and will get Mahrez instead.

  7. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Random question, but where's Mane in the celebration picture above?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Front row, lying on the ground?

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Saying "cheese"?

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Chatting with someone

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      To the right of Gomez head and above Milner head, not looking at the camera

      1. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Ah, that would be it.

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Million Dollar question then

    Do FFS have any inside track for us on when FPL will re-open so we can begin the tinkering?? (I'm thinking week commencing 17th August?)

    Transfer window doesn't close until October I think so we could get some bargains if players shuffle around

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I heard the fixtures will be announced on the 21st.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        They might push game reopneing until following week then - which would still be almost 3 full weeks before the first games so probably makes more sense

        24th August is only 31 days away!

        1. BNMC
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Do you think they will reveal some prices before the launch?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Hopefully!

  9. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Can we change the article picture please ?
    😉

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        😀

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

      Why what's wrong with it?

  10. Slacker
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    KDB or Auba?

    1. Jo Melon
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Auba if chasing

    2. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Please advise on how to include sterling in this midfield:

      KDB Bruno Martial Willian (Saka)

      A. KDB to Sterling (free)

      B. Bruno + Willian to Sterling + Foden
      C. KDB + Willian to Sterling + Silva
      (both -4)

      1. Jo Melon
          3 months, 8 days ago

          C

      2. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Pope
        TAA | Bardsley | Saiss
        Salah | KDB | Bruno | Pulisic
        Greenwood | Auba | Rash
        Martin | Holgate | Kiko | Guen

        1 FT & 0.8 ITB

        A. Salah >> Sterling
        B. Salah + Rashford >> Sterling + Jesus (-4)

        Please suggest, thanks.

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Sterling (TC)

      3. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Hi guys, just a quick one. Would you prefer Trent and Antonio or VVD and martial?

        1. chonks
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          T&A

        2. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          A

        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Taa and Antonio

          1. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Thanks guys

      4. chonks
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        crazy

        kdb and jiminex >dilva and kane for -4

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Very

        2. BNMC
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Not too crazy.

        3. Jo Melon
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Only if kdb not start

        4. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Rp
          Thought 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)

        5. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          No sterling...might have to go without. Help?

          0.7 itb, 1ft

          Martinez
          Taa, tarkowski, Doherty
          Mahrez, kdb, Salah, Bruno, martial
          Vardy, greenwood

          Button, nketia, kiko, holgate*

          1. Saïss doesn't mat…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Help with what exactly?

            1. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              What to use ft on.

          2. Taribo
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Bruno & Vardy to Dilva & Kane -4

            1. Taribo
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Or Bruno & Vardy to Sterling & Ings -4

        6. Farke Life!
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Level on pts with the leader in my league and our current teams are nye on identical. 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. Jimbo-Jones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I'd just do 2 transfers with 2ft, don't take a hit.
            Shift Martial/Bruno and Jimenez to Sterling and Greenwoood?

          2. Jimbo-Jones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Just seen you already have 3 city.

            1. Farke Life!
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah it's tricky.

            2. Farke Life!
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              actually just looked again, i can make the following team>

              Patricio
              TAA, Laporte, W Bisakka
              Diulva, Sterling, Pulisic, Bruno,
              Aub, Rashford, Jiminez

              From my originla team posted it would be>
              KDB > Sterling
              Martial > Dilva
              Jesus > Rashford

        7. Peter Haddock
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Afternoon everyone, how do you think this FH team looks? Originally had Burnley defence triple up but G-Whizz made me think again

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I think you need more players

            1. Peter Haddock
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

          2. Peter Haddock
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Don’t know why that didn’t post!

            Martinez
            Pieters, Aurier, Mendy
            Pulisic, Salah, Sterling, D. Silva
            Auba, Ings, Kane

            1. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Like it

            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              V nice

            3. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Very strong

            4. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Careful with Mendy - he's suspended for the Real Madrid game so Pep may want to try Zink or Cancelo again in that position.

              1. Peter Haddock
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Great point Miguel, many thanks

          3. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            A bit light in defence...and attack

          4. Peter Haddock
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Ha, my apologies, had a nightmare there

        8. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Is Greenwood sufficient cover for United?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Not if it's Rashford/Martial/Bruno/Pogba among the goals and assists but should be a tight game so you should be OK

          2. Saïss doesn't mat…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yes

        9. RedJive79
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Spent -12 to get Dilva, Sterling and Kane in last ditch attempt to stay with the pack in the top 4 of ML, who all have FH. Worth it or crazy?!

          Pope
          TAA / Doherty / Pieters
          Dilva / Bruno / Tony / Sterling (c)
          Kane / Ings / Jimi

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Depends if they have those players already too in which case the hit is detrimental. Strong enough team though. I considered something like that

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            -12 is insane and pointless at this stage of the season imo

          3. Saïss doesn't mat…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Depends on who you took out. -12 is not a joke

          4. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Depends who you lost but probably crazy.

          5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Who were the sacraficial lambs?

          6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Staying with the pack by giving them all 12 points is an interesting tactic

        10. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Wwyd? Tempted by Bruno to DSilva only... could find Kane or Auba in for a fwd though for a hit. 1FT 1.1m ITB

          No Sterling will no doubt hurt but not sure how to realistically do it unless we get early team news that eg KDB isn’t starting

          Pope (3.9)
          TAA Aurier Pieters (Doherty 3.9)
          Mane KDB Mahrez Bruno (Guendouzi)
          Vardy Rashford Greenwood

        11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          No Free Transfers left & only Giroud on the bench - what are the odds this XI make it out onto the pitch??

          Pope,
          TAA, Aurier, Saiss
          KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Martial, Dilva (TC)
          Rashford, Jimmy
          (Martin, Giroud, Lundstram, Taylor)

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Good

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Very strong imo. Good team bro.

            Thoughts on what I’m settling down to above? Killing me having no Sterling but would require either a -8 (or even -12) or ditching Mane/KDB

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I'd seriously urge caution with an 8 point hit! It could work of course, stranger things have happened, but that's 2 goals needed to get into profit from it!

          3. Netley Lucas
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Expect Saiss back and Donk in midfield, 2/1 on.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Nice

          4. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Should be fine tbh. 6 manchester attackers!

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              You have no idea how much I'm praying for capitulations from the Leicester & Norwich defences 🙂

              Chelsea giving Jimmy a bit of space in the box wouldn't go amiss either!

              1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I'm very concerned about the Chelsea Wolves game because I've somehow got 5 players involved (Jimenez, Pulisic, Doherty, Alonso starting, Boly first sub) and it's so hard to call! Chelsea have a poor backline, worst keeper in the league, Wolves have the best defence in the league, but Chelsea are at home and have a potent attack, Jimenez's stats have dried up, Doherty doesn't attack much any more...

          5. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I think you are fine, TC Dilva pick will be fun, hope that works out for you.

        12. Jhowells9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I know it’s a big game for wolves, but does anyone feel jiminez might not play after his mrs giving birth midweek? We all saw what happened to vardy?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Did she give birth before or after the palace match?

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Think there was an instagram post on Wednesday, which would be after. Nuno said they're all available in any case

          2. Netley Lucas
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            The risk was the Palace game, get ready for the baby rocking celebrations!

          3. Slacker
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            should definitely play

        13. Return of the FF
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Thoughts please..?

          Hendo
          TAA, Doc, Tarko
          Salah, KdB, Bruno, Martial, Puli
          Vardy, Greenwood

          A) salah to Sterling
          B) Vardy to Jesus
          C) Salah to Sterling, Vardy to Kane for -4
          D) Puli or Bruno to Dilva, Vardy to Kane for -4

          Or is Jesus a better bet than Kane..?

          Cheers

        14. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          2.0 ITB and 1FT. Now what..?

          McCarthy Allison
          Trent Doherty C.Taylor Lascelles Justin
          Sterling Foden Tony Bruno Salah
          Ings Greenwood Wood

        15. D.Glynn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          On FH, which options is best. Players with * will be on Bench

          A) Henderson, Doherty, Thomas*, B.Fernandes

          B) Martínez, Williams*, Lamptey*, Sterling

          Rest of squad
          __ 3.9
          TAA Aurier Long __ , __
          Salah, KDB, Martial, DSilva, __
          Kane Greenwood Nekitiah

        16. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          What would you do?

          A) Alonso to Robbo, with TAA and Long back 3
          B) Fernandez to Digne, with TAA and Alonso back 3

        17. KP - FPL
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          If chasing in a ML, is taking a hit for a defender a bit no no?

          I would have to settle with double Sheffield defence....

          1. BNMC
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Think of it this way - a CS is 4 points. You'd be breaking even if your new defender gets a CS and your old one doesn't, so you may need attacking returns and/or bonus points to support it.

            1. BNMC
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I love how this response somewhat contradicts my below question.

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Which defender?

            1. KP - FPL
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I have Egan and Basham

              Tempted to bring in a Burnley defender for a hit

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Not for me

          3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Might be a good tactic to double up defence if chasing.

        18. BNMC
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Is it worth transferring out Doherty to a defender that's more likely to get a CS if it gives me enough money to fund Auba or Kane but will cost me a -4? At the moment I can only afford Jesus.

          1. Netley Lucas
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Sure, but he can assist and score goals too... 12 attacking returns inc 2 x 12's last 2 trips to London.

        19. AJ24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Anyone binning Trent to bolster forward line on FH?

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            TAA could easily outscore forwards so no