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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. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    What has been your biggest trap player this season?

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Calvert-Lewin

    2. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Foden

    3. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      As daft as it sounds, it's Danny Ings - only point i owned him was for his run of blanks from 23 to 29 ish (think i got one goal from him!)

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Auba burned me badly when I bought him for BOU shu CRY WOL and he scored 2,2,2,8.

      If I had got Vardy instead I'd have gotten: 2,8,20,6 and probably like 0.4m in TV to boot.

      Got him again just once more this season for GW30 and his whopping 4 point haul. Huge disappointment this season. He doesn't deliver in a timely manner so you either have to stick by him or drop him.

    5. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Siggurdson. Had him GW1

    6. robert1116336
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Could be a number of players. The season has been typified by most players getting big points in patches then doing nothing. It’s been a season for keeping off bandwagons as the likelihood is that by the time you jumped on the players had got there points.

  2. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    How likely is Nketiah to start?

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

      I think unlikely but will get 30

  3. Cheeto__Bandito
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A) Mahrez (C), Kane
      B) Mahrez, Sterling (C) -4

      way too close to call which scores more??

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Probably the one with sterling instead of kane

      2. The Strokes
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I wouldn't trust C a City player except D Silva.
        Who knows who will play

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

        I would stick with A tbh

        1. TONY123
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          and captain Kane even

    • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Only got 1 city player and will be taking a hit to get a couple more.

      Better option of these?

      Sterling and Garcia

      KDB and Dilva

      Can do a -8 to get Dilva and sterling but not sure if that's worth it.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Kevin and Silva

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

          this

        2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Love the new grav. I think I will end up going that way as I will likely captain salah anyway.

        3. The Strokes
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          this

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Not a good idea to go without Sterling tbf

    • johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Can i have another go?

      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? I drafted a FH team and there's a couple in there that worry me

      My Team

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

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I don't think his FH team can outscore yours by 33pts. Wan Biss to Pieters and Foden to Silva is worth considering.

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

          need another mill there but i had drafted a -8 with AWB / Fernandes / foden to silva/pieters/ antonio

    • as33
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Kane or Sterling to get in?

      1. as33
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        And captain of course

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

        sterling for me

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

        Depends on your strategy, Sterling is the obvious pick that most will be going with. Kane a nice differential if you're chasing.

      4. The Strokes
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Kane

    • Neo-Viper
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Howdy lads?

      Been pondering over two days over this. did i get it correct?

      Pope
      Taa Pieters Aurier
      DSilva Mahrez Antonio Martial Sterling
      Auba Kane

      Martin Greenwood Branthwaite Simpson

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

        very high ceiling! It's close to the one i fear from the guy chasing me in ML

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Heads high. hope it turns out the second best to your team!!!

      2. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        No Mo Salah?

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          That is the only regret

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Looks very good.

        Mahrez could be benched. I think I prefer KdB + Ings to Mahrez + Auba but I'm probably the only one that thinks that.

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Had KDB removed him for Sterling on the FH. can't have all.

          Auba should do good too against Wat.

      4. The Strokes
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I like it

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers!!

      5. TONY123
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Nice but prefer Salah + Ings ahead of Antonio + Auba if you can afford

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I really like Antonio this GW. Villa will go for a win anyhow and that would mean more open places for Antonio to run at.

    • The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Pope (Bha)
      Mendy (Nor) – Digne (Bou) – Aurier (Cry) – One of my Bench
      Salah (New) – D Silva (Nor) – Martial (Lei) – Bruno (Lei)
      Jesus (Nor) – Ings (Shu)

      3.9 – Saka (Wat) – Jimmy (Che) – Wan Bi (Lei) – Doherty (Che)
      2 ITB & 1FT

      A. Doherty => TAA
      B. Bruno => Son
      C. Bruno & Jimmy => Pulisic/Antonio & Kane (-4)
      D. Doh & Jimmy => Pieters & Kane and play Kane and Pieters 1st sub for (-4)
      E. Play Jimmy (or Saka or Wan Bi)

      I’m 2nd in Mini L trailing by 25 points and leader has Sterling but not Kane, Puli, Jimmy, Doh

    • Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      WHEN WILL THE FPL GAME RESTART FOR NEXT SEASON?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        End of August I’d suggest, around 4 weeks from now

      2. TONY123
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Tomorrow 7.52 am

        1. Teror
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Thx

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Which pair scores more?

      A) Doherty, Dilva
      B) Aurier, Mahrez -4

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Probably A

      2. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        A

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

        A

      4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks!

    • fridge
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Hi all, in my £200 cash league I am now 50 points ahead of 3rd and 10 points off 1st. I have 2FT, 0.6 ITB

      He has Kane, Ings, Sterling, Pulisic to my Jiminez, Martial, Salah, Saka

      Foster
      TAA. Laporte. Doherty (Lascelles. Holgate)
      Salah. KDB. Bruno. Martial. Saka
      Greenwood. Jiminez (DCL)

      A) Saka, Jiminez, Doherty > Dilva, Ings, Pieters (-4)
      B) Bruno, Jiminez, Doherty > Dilva, Kane, Tark (-4)
      C) Bruno, Jiminez > Antonio, Jesus
      D) Bruno, Jiminez > Son/ Dilva, Ings

      1. Crossbar
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        D for me

        1. fridge
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks, any preference on Dilva or Son?

    • Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bruno/ Foden -> sterling/ soucek. Exact funds. Yay or nay?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yay!

    • Lignja
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A. Taa, Greenwood 343
      B. Bardsly, Martial 352

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        B

      2. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        A

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        A

    • Could Have Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Good to go on FH team...?

      Pope
      Pieters, Aurier, Bardsley
      Bruno, Dilva, Salah(c), Sterling,
      Jesus, Ings, Kane

      (Subs: Button, Saka, Williams, Thomas)

      1. MidTableFantasy
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Not sure I'd pick Bruno on a FH, maybe Martial instead

    • unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Hi all, thoughts on the best combo here...quite tough.

      Martinez
      XXX • Pieters • Long --- Williams simpson
      Salah • Sterling • Dilva • Mahrez • XXX
      Kane • XXX --- connolly

      A: Aurier + Antonio + Rashford
      B: Aurier + Martial + Ings
      C: Robbo + Antonio + Ings

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        C

      2. fridge
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        very nice team with C I think

      3. JollyGoodYellows
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Very similar to mine, I've just got TAA instead of Robbo. Good luck!

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      It's incredible that Antonio's ownership is still only 5%.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Great for owners. So many midfield options makes it hard to fit him in

      2. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        No room for him unfortunately with my stacked mid all performing well

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Too many good options in midfield
        I'm guessing that is the reason.

      4. 11 smelly shirts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I didn't know that. I think will bring him in for my FH

      5. Teror
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I expect to see West Ham play against Villa like Liverpool did in their 4-0 loss to Citeh. Once you lose that existential pressure your intensity can never be quite the same again, so I'm not at all worried about not owning Antonio this GW.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          or they can play relaxed now which could be beneficial also

          1. Teror
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah worked really well for Liverpool didn't it?

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              we will see 😉

      6. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        great differential for me chasing in ranks

    • Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      OMG just seen the reference to Sterling pictured in St Tropez!!! What?!?! So, will he play, and should I still transfer in and captain?!?!

      1. 11 smelly shirts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        It was my final confirmation not to play him. Pep was saying that he will let everyone play in the last two games. Imo he will start on the bench and might come in for the last 30 minutes or so. He will be rested for the CL I think

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Pep gave everyone Wednesday and Thursday off. Sterling will be back today.

      3. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Probably yes, yes and yes.

        Whole team was given 2 days off

      4. Costa Nostra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Article I read said him and Mendy are “both expected to be rested for the season ending tie with Norwich” according to the daily mail. Take that as you will

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days 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. 11 smelly shirts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        From these options B as I'm not sure if KDB will start
        Bruno and Justin to Mahrez and Pieters?

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      No love for E.Garcia?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Good option

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Salah(C) against Newcastle?
      David Silva is my other option.

      1. fridge
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I'm trying to decide this, think I'll end up on Salah

    • Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      22pts behind in ML so need to take a big risk.

      Got 2 fts thinking Salah and Jimi for Mahrez (c) and Kane?

      Pope
      Taa, Doherty, Saiss
      Kdb, Salah, Son, Bruno
      Rash, Greenwood, Jimi

      Bench foden then injuries

      Any other suggestions much appreciated

    • Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Alli hattrick against Crystal P?

      1. 11 smelly shirts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Does he play?

    • Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Good afternoon Guys, Can I ask for your help.
      Who to bench in three different positions ?

      A ) Willan or Greenwood.
      B) Sais or Egan.
      C) Martinez or Patricio

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Greenwood
        Saiss
        Patricio

      2. 11 smelly shirts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Greenwood, Sais and Patricio - all based on opponents

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Do you guys not think Chelski will score at home ?? .......its only dilemma this GW

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Going Mahrez over Dilva.

      1. 11 smelly shirts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        agreed, he's more likley to score

    • 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Need thoughts about my FH team:
      Pope (Randolph)
      TAA, Tarkowski, Pieters, Aurier (Williams)
      Salah, Antonio, Mahrez, D. Silva (Guendouzi)
      Auba, Kane (C) (Greenwood)
      0.2 itb

      Any suggestions? Would love to bring in Vardy as I think he likes to score vs top teams, but don't have the money

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Auba and Guendouzi to Sterling and fodder. Play Greenwood.

        1. 11 smelly shirts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Can't do it as Guendouzi is already fodder (4.1) and Sterling is 1.1 more than Auba. Plus I don't see Sterling starting

    • JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      How does this FH look?

      Martinez (Button)
      TAA Pieters Bardsley (Williams Simpson)
      Salah KDB Martial Sterling Dilva
      Kane Ings (Greenwood)

      1. yer old da
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Similar to mine except I have Greenwood to your Ings. Jealous of the extra 3m or so TV you have as I’d rather Ings.

      2. 11 smelly shirts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Looks good, but I'm not sure if KDB and Sterling will play as they started last game and Pep announced before that everyone will play in the last 2 games.

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Sterling will play KDB May get rested

        2. JollyGoodYellows
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers. Thinking of doing KDB to Mahrez.

    • yer old da
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I have a 49 point lead in my £100 a head league and a free hit. The guy in second has no chips left. What are the odds of me winning the league? 🙂

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Huge

      2. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        High! Although I'm 49 points behind my ML rival and I'm still holding out hope haha

      3. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I tell you for 50% of your potential winnings. No win, no fee. 😀

    • Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Have a 40 point lead in my minileague with TC (Sterling) left to play. Do I use my 2FT and a -8 to bring in Kane and Salah?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Why do you need 4 transfers for 2 players?

        1. Teror
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Well it's not easy to work both Kane and Salah in without moving funds around. Basically I'm wondering if I should try bring both in at a -8 or just be content with one by using a -4.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            If -8 improves your team in your opinion then go for it, there seems little chance your rival will catch you, especially with your TC chip.

            1. Teror
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              yeah I feel like I should go crazy. Could probably see them taking a -4 too

              1. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Have fun, that's what it's all about.

    • FISSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      2 points clear in my ML. Rival has Sterling and Antonio.

      My front 8 consists of:

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

      2ft... £1.2itb.

      Narrowed down to

      A) Fernandes & Rashford to David Silva and Kane
      B) Fernandes & Jiminez to Sterling and Greenwood

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Just created a team I would have made if I had the FH and compared it to the team I have decided on for GW38. Get the feeling I may have regretted using the FH.

      1. Teror
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        My FH in GW36 gained me 8 points on my regular team.