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

    Has Moyes had presser yet?

  2. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Why the concerns over Jimenez missing the Chelsea game because of his newborn child?
    Most important game of Wolves' season, qualification for the Europa League on the line and could be their highest finish since 1980. No way he's missing that. What's the guy gonna do at home? Change diapers?

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

      Think Nuno already said he's back and ready to play

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

      *nappies

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

      Saw what happened to Jamie Vardy after he got a newborn child

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

    Do you think Salah or mane are essential on a FH?

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

      Not essential but nice to have.

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

        Thanks!

    2. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes, I think they are the players with the greatest potential to haul behind the City players

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

      Salah if leading Mane If chasing

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

    Considering I have a Sheffield defender playing, which combo is best this weekend?

    a) Ings, Pulisic, Salah

    b) Rich, Wood, Salah

    c) Auba, Son, Grealish

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

      All in on B

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

      b) but only because Grealish. I prefer c) if not for him

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

    I'm currently top of my ML by 13 points. I have TC left, whilst the guy in second has nothing. Thoughts on my team and these potential moves?

    Pope
    Tarkowski TAA Baldock
    Sterling (TC) Foden Fernandez Martial
    Jesus Ings Greenwood

    Martinez Pulisic Doherty Ritchie

    A) Jesus + Pulisic > Kane + Dilva for -4
    B) Baldock + Foden > Pieters + Dilva for -4
    C) Doherty > Robertson

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

      A

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

      I have 30 point lead as per message below. If it was 13 i wouldn't be giving any points away. Maybe if to get in a player of theirs that i feared.

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

      A

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

      C: Stick - hold your guns

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

    Would you prefer Kane and Greenwood up top with salah in midfield or Kane and ings without salah?

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

      I have gone with Kane, Greenwood, Salah on FH.

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

    I can't take a whole season of rotation, rotation, rotation. These gameweeks after lockdown have been bad enough. Roll on 21/22.

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

      I haven't really enjoyed the 5 subs rule these last few weeks.

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

        it's rubbish isn't it? FPL should reassess the 60 minute rule for next season.

        And from an actual football point of view, these water breaks better not continue!

      2. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        The water breaks are a nonsense too given the summer temperatures haven't really materialised. Hoping they get sacked off, but wouldn't count on it if broadcasters find a way to monetise them.

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

      Loved after lockdown, avg 79.87 points per gwk 🙂

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

      Skipping 20/21?

    4. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      As long as the fans come back then I don't care about subs and drinks breaks.
      Football without fans is just odd.

  8. 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).

    1. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      C

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

    Team set, GTG? Moves were Doherty and Vardy to Digne and Kane with 2 FTs

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Aurier
    Sterling(c) D.Silva Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Kane Ings

    Krul Jimenez Maguire Fernandez

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

      i like it. fingers crossed for the city team news!

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

      Yep nice team, must have some decent TV?

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

    Looking forward to seeing all the RMT's in a few weeks time. Will probably be guilty of a posting a couple myself.

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

      Hope they make dedicated RMT threads this year as well or it will be a complete shiteshow

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

      Love it

  11. Denis Tueart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any news on Cresswell?

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

    A. Fernandes, Ings
    B. Antonio, Vardy

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

    Straw poll guys.I have 33 lead in my cash league and the chaser has FH. I have no chips left and 1 FT. Should i make point costing defensive subs?

    Pope/ Martinez
    Digne/Jonny/AWB + 2 injured defs
    Martial/Fernandez/KDB/Foden/Salah
    Jimenez/Jesus + connolly

  14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Hello everyone!! Who would have rather have out of these two combinations?????
    A- Vardy and Pieters/Long/Bardsley
    Or
    B- Bruno and Tarkowski

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

      A

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Lovely this is what I’m currently thinking too!! Cheers mate!!

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

    FH team good to go?

    Martinez
    TAA, Bardsley, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, David Silva
    Kane, Greenwood

    Martin; Nketiah, Williams, Lamptey.

    0.5 ITB

    Martial or Bruno Fernandes? Bardsley or Kevin Long?

    1. Buur, Ayew Shaw Heaton?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Got the same except Antonio & Ings instead of KDB & Greenwood

  16. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Scout squad picks shows they are less interested in Kdb

    Suggestions on How to improve this FH now I think I have made mistake selling taa yesterday

    martinez
    vvd pieters brad
    sterling ,kdb silva ,antonio,martial
    auba kane

  17. Óró Sé…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A) Greenwood & Dilva
    B) Ings & Foden

    ??

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

      A

  18. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bench one of Greenwood, Foden, or Fernandes.

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

      Foden

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

      Greenwood

    3. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Tough but Foden will probably only come on for a 20-30 min cameo.

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

      Greenwood

  19. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Play Maguire or Lamptey?

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

      Maguire - due a goal the week I bench him

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

    I think the Ginger Prince might outscore all the other City lads and troll us all.

    Three assist and a screamer in the top corner job.

    Always roulette with Blues

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

      Lordy I hope so

  21. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    How likely is it we get early team news before the deadline?

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

    Hi guys. I just need one response for this FH draft:
    Pope
    Trent, Aurier, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling, Mahrez, D Silva, Antonio,
    Kane, Greenwood
    Subs:
    Nketiah, Lamptey, B Williams

    What do you guys think?

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

      I would prefer Martial to Mahrez TBH but it’s good team.

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

    Wood or Antonio, tough decision!

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

      Antonio

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wood in the morning, Antonio in FPL.

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

      Wood

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

      It's not tough. One of them is playing OoP with the highest xGI of any player since the restart. The other is Chris donkey Wood who couldn't score from 3 yards out.

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

        Then why do so many on here go for Wood instead?

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

      Wood easily

  24. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which of these moves is best?

    A) KDB > Sterling
    B) Salah/Foden > Sterling/Dilva (-4)

    Martinez
    TAA Doc Long
    Salah KDB Foden Martial Puli
    Vardy Ings

    Greenwood + Fodder

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

      Tough but I'd say B

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

    Score prediction in the Everton v Bou game?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      1-2

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

      2-3

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

      4-0

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

      Dull all

    5. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      1-1

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

    In:
    A) Kane
    B) Auba

    Out (for a hit):
    1) Vardy
    2) Rashford

    What’s the move fellas? Why?

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

      A2 if you have to

  27. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Laporte Son in 352
    Or Aurier Auba in 343?

    The rest are

    Ryan
    TAA Pieters
    Salah Sterling Dilva Antonio
    Kane Ings

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

    Thinking maybe I should keeper Bruno as a blocker?

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

    Just noticed DCL was asked in the post-match interview whether the reporter should pick him in his free hit team - DCL replied 'put me in - I'm due a goal'.

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He actually said 'no I've been captaining opposition defenders since GW30+ because I'm such a shite player'

  30. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    TAA, Aurier, VVD
    Son, Bruno, Martial, Mahrez, Antonio
    Jimenez, Jesus

    Patricio, Greenwood, Boly, Lascelles

    1ft 1.2itb

    More than happy with this lot other than VVD so perhaps bring in Mendy for him. Thoughts...