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

    Aurier od Digne?

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

      Digne

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

      Aurier - but I have both

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Aurier

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Digne for me

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

    Who do I partner with Egan in my defence?

    a) Basham

    b) Saiss

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

      B

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

  3. POLSKA GOLA
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which combo better on FH:
    A) TAA + Aurier
    B) Robbo + Digne (could also be Aurier)

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

      A

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

      A

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ta

  4. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I'm sure this has been done to death, and i'm pretty sure it's no guide to the future anyway, but Many City mins since the restart

    Walker Sterl. KDB DilvaFoden
    17-Jun 90 90 70 65 25
    22-Jun 0 0 29 90 79
    25-Jun 90 90 90 35 0
    28-Jun 71 90 71 64 26
    02-Jul 73 79 90 0 90
    05-Jul 0 59 31 90 31
    08-Jul 45 29 70 65 25
    11-Jul 90 90 64 26 26
    15-Jul 45 45 0 90 90
    18-Jul 90 90 90 90 24
    21-Jul 64 64 90 0 90
    Total 658 726 695 615 506

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

      Walker? Did you mean Mahrez?

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

    A auba double Burnley defence and martinez
    B greenwood taa Robertson pope
    Thank you

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

      B

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

        Thanks

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    4. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah B

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

    Who to start?

    a) Martinez

    b) McCarthy

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

      B

  7. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    @Mods about, when will the team news section be updated may i ask?

  8. HD7
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Please stay with me on this mates:)

    I lead in my ML with 19 pts before the final GW. However my opponent has his Triple Captain available and 2 FT:

    Me:

    1 FT

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Fernandez
    Salah, Bruno, KDB, Martial,
    Greenwood, Jimi, Auba

    Button, Robinson, Taylor, Hayden

    My opponent:

    2 FT

    Patricio
    Digne, Doherty, Aurier
    Sterling, Bruno, KDB, Martial
    Greenwood, Jimi, Jesus

    I already did Salah to Sterling as he will probably Triple captain him.
    “Cover him” tactic

    Wonder if I should do Jesus to Jimi for -4 to further cover him?
    Or maybe Fernandez to Walker?
    Newcastle will probably concede a few goals.

    I think my opponent will make /Patricio/Doherty Jimi to Burnley gk/defender and Auba. At least this is what I would do with his 2 FT.

    I would appreciate all the input, mates!

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

      I reckon kane much better option than Aubameyang

      1. HD7
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Well its good my opponent doesnt hear you 😀
        Question is should I make any other move in my team:)

    2. Punk as Fuchs
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I'm in a similar position. 30 points clear in my ML and on a FH, my closest opponent has a BB.

      I'm trying not to go the full sh*thouse route by copying their entire team and hoping that their bench doesn't make up the 30 point deficit, but I am now second guessing every transfer I make with my FH!

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Your opponent might sell Jesus for Kane...well, at least that’s what I did.
      I think you’re good.

  9. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any love for Firmino?

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

      Mrs Firmino?

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

      There's a real lack of options at that price point.

      Jimenez might be knackered if they've just had a baby
      Vardy plays Man Utd
      Firmino isn't scoring goals
      Lacazette is Lacazette

  10. hustler7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which backline is preferred?

    A) Pope & Aurier
    B) Martinez & Digne

    Already own Pieters.

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

      A and you have my exact backline plus Trent

      1. hustler7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks I have TAA too on my free hit, hoping for some nice points at the back to crack the 10k finish line!

  11. themaestro
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On Free Hit:

    Pope (Martin)

    Robertson Aurier Pieters (Lamptey) (Williams)

    Salah Sterling (C) D Silva Mahrez (Guendouzi)

    Kane (VC) Greenwood Ings

  12. 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

    🙂

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      You're currently short 0.1m moving Vardy to Kane/Auba. Tempted to do that move if you do Bruno to DSilva? 🙂

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

        Yep that’s what I alluded to above!

  13. 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.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Foden -> Dilva

  14. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A. Pulisic v WOL
    B. Jiminez v CHE

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

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

      B

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B . Read it wrong.

      1. Munchen KFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        A

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

      Got to be playing Pulisic

    5. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Neither, but I would do Jimi if I had too...but I am a Chelsea fan...

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

      Tricky

      Sold him but I rather like Jim this week. Wolves have significant rest advantage and their strength down the right - see Palace last week - might be a plus if it’s a set up with Alonso in the left

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

      B, lower ceiling

  15. wernerhedgehog
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ings worth keeping on Freehit? Or I can fit Son in at the cost of losing Robertson

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

      Keep robertson imo

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Personally I'd keep Ings - A lot to play for, key to Sou looking good - may bring him in yet

  16. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    So when will fantasy football open up again for new season?

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

      4am tomorrow

  17. Munchen KFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Not a nice call to have to make but A for me

    1. Munchen KFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Reply fail☹️

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Think that was for me 🙂 - thanks for taking the time to correct

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

    Pick four! Who do you prefer?
    1:
    Greenwood
    Salah
    Antonio
    Trent
    2:
    Ings
    Son
    Martial
    VVD

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

      1

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

    Which one would you prefer??
    Not on a FH*

    Bruno,DSilva
    KDB,Foden

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

      a

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bruno, Jesus to Sterling, Wood worth it?

  21. jaywills
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Hi All,
    Thoughts on this FH team:

    Martinez,
    Robertson, Bardsely, Pieters (Neco Williams, Brandon Williams bench fodder)
    Salah, Sterling, MArtial, D. Silva, (Saka - 1st bench)
    Kane, Jesus, Nketiah

    Cheers!

  22. The Gobstopper
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    So, any thoughts on who might emerge as an unlikely hero this weekend? I'm going with Samatta for Villa.

    And although much less unlikely, I'm thinking that Deeney is going to do everything in his power to keep Watford up.

    So, who do you think might play the hero this weekend (at either end of the table)?

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

      Deeney will try his best to score against us, hope we relegate him.

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

      Stanislas.

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

      Aha

      Someone else who’s thinking Deeney. Mentioned him a few times and can see him scoring. Watford have been scoring and he’s matched Wood over the last few. Less outrageous than it appears

      Richa is the other one on my list. Bournemouth need to attack and could easily implode

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

      Digne will either get a red or a 17 pointer

    5. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      King to be the King of BOU

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

      Other than scoring an open goal or penalty, I don't think Deeney is capable of doing any heroic. Maybe Sarr or even Welbeck in that team but think they'll go down. I expect Grealish to score or assist on the weekend.

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

    Reckon Liverpool keep a clean sheet?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

  24. DanL18
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Do you think these moves are worth doing (have two FTs)? Foden to Dilva and Doherty to a Burnley defender

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

      Yeah

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

    Who from these would you start this GW?
    1. Greenwood.
    2. Wood.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      2

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

      1

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

      1

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

      Starting Wood

    5. Munchen KFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      2

  26. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Am I GTG like this?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Pieters
    Salah KDB(VC) Fernandes Martial Silva(C)
    Jesus Vardy

    (Greenwood Taylor* Holgate*)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Looks similar to my frontline although I have Pulisic and Antonio instead of the MUFC midfielders. My only worry for us is Jesus gonna start and being Sterling-less.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        No Sterling could hurt, yes.
        But I can not find a nice way to fit him in.

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

      Yes

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks.

    3. Munchen KFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Nice team

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers!

  27. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A) Walker / Fernandes / Wood + 4 points
    [Lamptey comes in if Walker rested]

    or

    B) Pieters / D Silva / Jimenez

    Defending a minuscule ML lead...

  28. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Hi,

    Can’t decide between a 3/5/2 or 3/4/3

    Which is better? Any help appreciated.

    Martinez
    Pieters-____-______
    Sterling-Dilva-Mahrez-Salah-_____
    Ings-kane-____

    A) Diop-Bardsley-(Fodder)-Auba
    (3-4-3)
    B) Aurier-Digne-Martial - (Greenwood) 3-5-2

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

    Antonio or pulisic on free hit?

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

      Antonio if he is now on pens

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

      Pulisic. West Ham probably won't score.

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

    Thoughts on this as team where chasing? Not a FH side

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Bertrand
    Sterling KDB D Silva Mané (c) Martial
    Ings Woods

    Pope Nketiah Maguire Fernández