Fixtures

What the FA Cup fifth round ties will mean for the Blank and Double Gameweeks

The postponed fixtures in Blank Gameweek 29 will be known after the completion of this week’s FA Cup fifth-round matches, which get underway on Tuesday evening.

The quarter-finals of English football’s showpiece cup competition clash with a set of Premier League fixtures on the weekend of March 20/21 and, with an international break following immediately afterwards, there is no chance of the postponed league games moving to the subsequent midweek.

Some of these matches will likely be shifted to the as-yet-unannounced but widely expected Double Gameweek 26, leaving Fantasy Premier League managers with little time to make adjustments.

BLANK GAMEWEEK 29

Only Fulham v Leeds United is so far guaranteed to go ahead in Blank Gameweek 29, with one – but not both – of West Ham United v Arsenal or Crystal Palace v Manchester United also assured of taking place.

We could get anywhere between two and seven of the pre-scheduled fixtures going ahead, depending on the midweek results.



GW29 Premier League fixtureA blank will happen if the following happens in the FA Cup fifth round:
Brighton v NewcastleBrighton beat Leicester
Burnley v LeicesterBurnley beat Bournemouth AND/OR Leicester beat Brighton
Crystal Palace v Man UtdMan Utd beat West Ham
Liverpool v ChelseaChelsea beat Barnsley
Man City v WolvesMan City beat Swansea AND/OR Wolves beat Southampton
Sheffield Utd v Aston VillaSheffield Utd beat Bristol City
Spurs v SouthamptonSpurs beat Everton AND/OR Southampton beat Wolves
West Brom v EvertonEverton beat Spurs
West Ham v ArsenalWest Ham beat Man Utd


The unlikely scenario of only three blanks in Gameweek 29 will occur if Bournemouth, Swansea, Bristol City, Barnsley, Spurs and Southampton all win.

For those rooting for maximum carnage in Gameweek 29, victories for Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Manchester City, Sheffield United, Southampton and Everton would ensure seven blanks.

There is, confusingly, the distant prospect of a game being added to Blank Gameweek 29.

Should Spurs be eliminated from the FA Cup in midweek and Sheffield United and Southampton progress, for example, then the Gameweek 18 meeting between the Lilywhites and Aston Villa could be accommodated.

We’re into the realms of serious guesswork now, of course, but the picture should be coming a lot clearer by the week’s end.

FA CUP FIFTH ROUND TIES

TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

Burnley v Bournemouth
Manchester UnitedWest Ham United

WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

Swansea City v Manchester City
Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion
Sheffield United v Bristol City
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur 

THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton
Barnsley v Chelsea

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434 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MIDIMAN2010
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I only have one selection ahead -
    Bench Justin V Pool or Bamford v Arsenal?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Justin

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Need to play your strikers.

    3. Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Justin. Pool should score imo.

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Play your striker, bench your defender ...

  2. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Matic is not Bruno.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      And Telles is not Shaw

  3. ratski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Just double checking before I bring him in that nick pope was tested tonight and not injured ?

    1. ratski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      *rested

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yep. Rotation.

  4. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Donny VDB contributing sweet FA to this game so far. Has he even touched the ball?

    1. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Nah sweet FA to be expected. Waste of money

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Was a weird transfer.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      13 touches in the game so far, commentator just said

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      "Maurading"

  5. ivantys
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Pls don't screw up United.

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Captain this GW
      1. Gundo
      2. Cancelo
      3. Pope
      4. Bruno

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Gundo

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I think rested Bruno v WBA can outscore - also the fear of possible City rotation

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Pope worth a shout then?

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Man Utd lost an edge without Pogba in deep pushing them on?

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          United do not play well against deep buses.

      3. FPL_Hazards
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Pope

      4. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Gundo.

    • andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      What would you do with this team, get Pope?

      Also the bench will haunt me probably...
      Don’t like the double city defence for this GW..

      McCarthy (Forster)
      Cancelo Stones Digne Mee (coufal)
      Bruno Gundo Grealish Salah (soucek)
      DCL Antonio (watkins)
      5.5itb, 1FT

    • Gudge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Help please! Play one

      A: son
      B: Grealish
      C: wan bissaka

      1. ivantys
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Grealish

      2. New article
      3. SallySlayer
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Barnes
        Wilson - DCL - Bamford

        Barnes + Wilson –> Sterling, Cavani worth a -4?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes. Good idea.

          Think it pays back nicely... Worth a go.

          1. SallySlayer
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            cheers, the wba game looks tasty for man u. Worried about Cavani and Sterling not starting however.

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              He can't rest Sterling against Spurs. Guaranteed one start with a 50% chance of starting against Everton. Worth it.

      4. Denis Tueart on the wing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Play 2 bench 2
        a) Grealish (bha)
        b) Watkins (bha)
        c) Son (mci)
        d) Maguire (wba)