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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. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    TC chip left....
    Defending a tiny ML lead

    A) KDB -> Sterling + Jimenez -> Wood (FREE)

    B) Walker -> Pieters + KDB -> Sterling + Fernandes -> D Silva (-4)

    C) Walker -> Pieters + Fernandes -> Sterling + Jiminez -> Wood (-4)

  2. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Would you go

    A) 3-5-2 with:
    Sterling – Salah – Dilva – Martial – Antonio
    Kane – Jesus

    Or

    B) 3-4-3 with:
    Sterling – Salah – Dilva - Martial
    Kane – Auba - Jesus

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Auba over Antonio, but your defence is probably gonna suffer. Not a fair comparison when excluding defenders.

  3. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Final decision comes to this, I am chasing in my ML, which is more likely to leapfrog me?

    a) Salah, Pulisic and Wood

    b) Auba, Son and Grealish

    1. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd lean A. No chance Auba plays 90 and he's such a troll for these games.

    2. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I prefer a)

    3. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Close but I think I'd go B

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely A

    5. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    6. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  4. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martial over Bruno the consensus?

    1. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      for me yes

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah got to be Martial over Bruno

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I've kept Martial and got Son for Bruno

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Im keeping Bruno and selling Martial. Bruno is on pens. If Bruno is off form then neither of them will get much points but a penalty can come out of nowhere for United

  5. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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.....

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A or B

    A) Alonso and Dilva
    B) Aurier and Bruno

    Own Alonso and Bruno as it stands.

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I have to go A) because City v Norwich

    2. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Dilva and aurier is better for me. You don't have to spend the money

      1. johnnymorrocco
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        or Tark

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm selling one of Alonso or Bruno

    3. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

  7. D.Glynn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day 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

    1. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B all day. Not close for me

      1. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks

  8. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Rate my FH team please:

    Martínez
    Bardsley, Pieters
    Mane, (s)terling, Martial, Richarlison, D.silva
    Kane, Jesus

    Button, Nketiah, Williams, 3.9

    TIA

    1. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You're missing a DEF but solid apart from that 🙂

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Lol 3rd is Aurier

  9. FISSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Need some advice please guys.

    I am 2 points clear in my ML. 2nd has Sterling and Antonio.

    My front 8 consists of:

    KDB, Foden, Fernandes, Puilisic, Salah
    Rashford, Ings, Jimenez

    2ft... £1.2itb.
    What would you do?!

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably Jimenez to Kane or Auba and Bruno to D Silva.

  10. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on Bruno Doherty to sterling tierney/ aurier -4?

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you captain Sterling, yes do it. Sterling Aurier.

  11. fusen
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is anyone in a paid league where they award something to the highest gameweek score?

    I just finished last week with 94 but someone else got 94 too, their captain scored 6 more points than mine, so they got the cash reward.

    My gripe is they used a -4 point hit to get the 94 score. So they actually gained 90 points overall not 94.

    Surely a point hit should be a decider instead of the captain score?

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah the point hit should be taken into account imo.

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Shoukd defo be taken into account. Most annoying thing about fpl official is the weekly winner not taking hits into account

      1. GanonTEK
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It bugs me that it's pretty much always a team made specifically to try to be top that day. Often made that gameweek. I know they can't win if they made it that gameweek but I'd like to see who is really top and on for the prize.

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah. I agree with you.
      If I was ever making or involved in a cash league they would have to have written rules down so people would know exactly what would happen in these circumstances. Are hits taken into account, what's the hierarchy of criteria then etc.

      Just like how in the FPL Cup it's Net Points (with hits taken off) , then Goals Scored then Goals Conceded then Coin toss. No ambiguity. No confusion.

      Having the captain points being the decider is fine, that could be good for the FPL Cup before the final Coin toss option maybe even as a fair way to decide, as long as it's clear how the system works.

  12. Denis Tueart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who to bench:

    Salah KDB Foden Mahrez Bruno

    Rashford Greenwood Jimmy

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Foden

    2. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      monitor early news, but foden as it stands

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Foden

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Check the team news. One of Mahrez/Foden will be benched most likely.

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Foden surely after watford minutes?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not necessarily. 4 days off is decent and Foden has looked better than Mahrez of late.

    5. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Rashford

  13. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Front 8 is:
    KDB - Mahrez - Bruno - Martial - Foden
    Vardy - Jimenez - Ings

    Vardy ➡ Kane and bench Foden is the way to go?
    Any other ideas what could be the move/s?

    1. Mcgugan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you have the cash, then Foden > Antonio could be good also

    2. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy to Kane looks good

  14. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Struggling with the final decision on Mahrez or David Silva. Any opinion and why? Any risk either doesn't start?

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      There is always a risk they don't start. This is Pep roulette and won't be any different here.

    2. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      D. Silva for me. Rested last time and his last game for City. Could take some free kicks too.

  15. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ballers, Rate my FH team please:

    Martínez
    Bardsley, Pieters, Aurier
    Mane, (s)terling, Martial, Richarlison, D.silva
    Kane, Jesus

    Button, Nketiah, Williams, 3.9

    TIA

    1. Mcgugan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not a fan of the Richarlson pick - i'd have Antonio over him or KDB and then downgrade Jesus.

      Maybe Salah over Mane, but that's personal preference and depends who you are chasing/defending in ML.

  16. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What should I do?

    a) Play Egan and Basham

    b) Egan and Tarkowski (-4)

    b) Egan and Tierney (-4)

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B with tierney

  17. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What would be the best move here guys? Really struggling and need to catch 20 pts (ML leader's key differentials are Salah and Auba)
    1) Vardy Martial/Bruno Doherty -> Ings Sterling Pieters for -4
    2) Vardy Willian Doherty -> Wood Sterling Pieters for -4
    3) Vardy Willian KdB -> Ings Mane Dilva for -4
    4) Vardy Willian Bruno -> Rodriguez, Salah, Dilva for -4
    5) Vardy Willian -> Kane/Auba Dilva

    McCarthy
    TAA - Doherty - Baldock
    KdB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Martial - Willian
    Jimenez - Vardy

    Subs: Greenwood Lascelles Lund. Krul

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I like 5 with Kane

      1. GanonTEK
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I second this

    2. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I actually like Vardy this week and getting him on my FH.

      A is good though...Bruno is tired, Doc has Chelsea who will definitely score.

    3. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      5 looks good if ur chasing points.. Your ML is likely to get in Sterling i presume

      1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Would go for Mahrez over Dilva, if he starts

  18. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which is better?

    Bruno and Justin ➡️ KDB,Cheap Burnley defender
    Bruno and Justin ➡️ Dsilva,7.7 defender
    Foden and Justin ➡️ Dsilva,cheap Burnley defender/Garcia

    Thank you!!

    1. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3

  19. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which three do you prefer:
    1:
    Robbo
    Martial
    Mane
    2:
    Trent
    Antonio
    Salah

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Anything with Salah and Trent...

  20. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    OR 76k, first in my ML with my rival 52 points behind.
    BB for GW38

    What to do?:

    A) Take -4 and go fora better OR rank assuring my place in ML

    B) Take -12 and enjoy the party

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Take the -12!!

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'm a more cautious A)

  21. DaftKing
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    On FH, which option is the best:

    A) Maritinez
    Robbo Pieters Bardsley
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Dilva Antonio
    Ings Kane

    Button, Nketiah, Williams, Branthwaite

    B) Pope
    TAA Aurier Branthwaite
    Salah Sterling Dilva Antonio
    Greenwood Jesus Kane

    Button, Williams, Thomas, Guendouzi

    Thanks

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B I would say

    2. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would go A but I did have to google branthwaite!

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  22. Crossbar
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any improvement to this Free Hit + Bench Boost team (so bear in mind everyone plays!)

    Pope, Martinez
    TAA, Digne, Pieters, Bardsley, Branthwaite
    Sterling, Salah, David Silva, Foden, Saka
    Aubamayeng, Ings, Wood

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      How are you playing both chips?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I don't think he knows

      2. Crossbar
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        OMG Nooooo just checked the rules and how did I not realise you can't use 2 chips in 1 week! I'm such a fool!

        Right bigger question now is: Bench boost or Free hit?

        Current bench boost would be (taking a -8 to upgrade Button, Lascelles and Femenia):
        Patricio, Martinez
        TAA, Garcia, Baldock, Saiss, Pieters
        Salah, De Bruyne, Martial, Fernandes, Saka
        Rashford, Ings, Wood

        Am I right in thinking this is better than the free hit squad posted above?

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah, i guess i would go for the bench boost over the free hit and hope utd smash leics

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No such thing as a free hit plus bench boost team. You can only play 1 chip.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Would not do Digne and Wood on FH.

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd Triple Captain Sterling too if you've still got it

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        All three chips could see you jump 100k to no 1 in no time!

  23. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Last pick on FH, help please!

    A - taa (442)
    B - martial (352)

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    So Sterling supposedly pictured in Saint-Tropez, you better back for Sunday Raheem!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      * be back

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hmm, well still captaining him, if he stays at the beach, vice-captain D.Silva will come to the rescue.

  25. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A or B lads?

    A Pulisic Aurier
    B Martial Pieters

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      flip a coin.

      1. johnnymorrocco
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        prob B

  26. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Aubameyang Pulisic Bardley
    Or
    Mane Robertson Greenwood

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B but i ahve a small worry milner plays Sunday

  27. Vazza
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio or Moura for the last GW?

      1. johnnymorrocco
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Moura

      3. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Anto

    • Arsenal97
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Triple captain Mahrez ?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Too risky

      2. Cheeto__Bandito
          2 months, 1 day ago

          2nd best after sterling if they both start

        • TONY123
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah why not. Good differential if chasing.

      3. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Up 55 vs. rival.. (C) Son it is!

      4. Blackice
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        FH team gtg:

        Martinez
        Aurier TAA Pieters
        Dilva Salah Sterling(c) Mané Mahrez
        Greenwood Kane

        Martin Branthwaite Williams Connolly

        1. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not sure about Greenwood, looks great overall