Fixtures

The expected fixtures and postponements for FPL Blank Gameweek 29

The FA Cup fifth round came to a conclusion on Thursday evening, with Southampton and Chelsea progressing to the last eight of the competition.

The quarter-finals of the FA Cup are set to be staged on the same weekend as Gameweek 29 and there are seven Premier League matches that will be affected by the cup ties.

All of them are expected to be postponed given that an international break follows immediately after the weekend in question.

The fixtures are:

  • Burnley v Leicester City
  • Crystal Palace v Manchester United
  • Liverpool v Chelsea
  • Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Sheffield United v Aston Villa
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton
  • West Bromwich Albion v Everton

That leaves just three top-flight games unaffected by the results of this week’s FA Cup ties.

Barring inclement weather or a COVID outbreak, these matches will go ahead as planned in Gameweek 29:

  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United
  • Fulham v Leeds United
  • West Ham United v Arsenal

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

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New dates are awaited for the Gameweek 29 fixtures that are set to be postponed, with four other outstanding matches (Aston Villa v Spurs from Gameweek 18, Aston Villa v Everton from Gameweek 19, Manchester City v Southampton from Gameweek 33 and Fulham v Spurs from Gameweek 33) also still yet to be rearranged.

An announcement from the Premier League could come very soon, given that Gameweek 26 – and its free midweek – is expected to absorb a large chunk of these 11 games currently in the ether.

Aston Villa v Spurs may, in theory, move to Blank Gameweek 29 to increase the number of Premier League fixtures that weekend to four.

Both clubs have been eliminated from the FA Cup and their scheduled Premier League games on the weekend of March 20/21 look set to be postponed.

EARLY THOUGHTS ON BLANK GAMEWEEK 29

Bamford and Raphinha star in audition for Double Gameweek 25 3

Should all of the above pan out as expected – and we are still yet to hear confirmation from the Premier League – then there will be a very small pool of players to choose from in Blank Gameweek 29 whether using the Free Hit chip or otherwise.

Fulham and Leeds have Double Gameweeks before then (the Cottagers in Gameweek 24, the Whites in Gameweek 25), so anyone stocking up on the likes of Patrick Bamford (£6.7m), Raphinha (£5.3m), Stuart Dallas (£4.8m), Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) will already have a head start in preparing for Gameweek 29.

As will those who own Tomas Soucek (£5.4m), Michail Antonio (£6.7m) et al, although the flip side of being well set for Gameweek 29 without using a Free Hit chip is that it will impact on the ability to maximise returns from the expected Double Gameweek 26, when the likes of West Ham and Leeds will only have one fixture.

Should Aston Villa v Spurs get moved to Blank Gameweek 29, however, then that could significantly aid preparations on both fronts.

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421 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Hi

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Aloha

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Bonjour

    2. Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Vanakkam

  2. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Hi all...which plan sounds better please?

    A

    24.....chilwell and dcl to lowton and ings for free

    25....soucek and antonio to raphinha and Bamford - 4

    26.....hopefully just enough for Bamford to kane (TC)

    B

    24...Chilwell and dcl to lowton and bamford

    25.....soucek to raphinha

    26.....antonio to kane

    Option A gives me ings as an extra dgw player but I'll have to rake a hit...thanks

    Pope (Martinez)
    Cancelo dias chilwell coufal dallas
    Salah Bruno grealish gundog soucek
    antonio Watkins dcl

    Thanks

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B for me

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks

  3. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    How does this look for a WC draft?

    Pope
    Cancelo - Shaw - Dallas
    Sterling - Gundogan - Bruno - Rashford
    Ings - Richarlison - Bamford

    Martinez - Mitchell** - Sanchez - Raphinha

    Can get Kane and one of Grealish or Watkins for 26. Changing from double City defence to double midfield is one concern, and Sanchez could be anyone else really (need a benchable defender for the next few GWs, and Spurs defender seemed a good fit)

    Mitchell could be a 5.3M defender - Is Keane an ok option?

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Tarkowski?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        just a FT waiting to happen tbh

  4. G00LI0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Is anyone considering triple captain this week?

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed last article- Jesus had one of his best games against Swansea- I could get him for Antonio on a free- worth considering and even captaining as big differential? Could get Sterling for Salah but getting Jesus for the double (particularly if Antonio not fit to start) then easy move to Kane for week 26

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Think we’ve seen enough times that Pep doesn’t fancy Jesus

  6. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    2.3 ITB
    Mitchell and Targett -> Mee Tarkowski/Alonso -4?

    Martinez
    Stones AWB Mee Tarkowski/Alonso Cancelo
    Bruno Rashford (S)terling
    Bamford Antonio

    Forster,DCL,Son,Soucek

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Dont like it. Dont think Burnley will do well and Chelsea dont have the best upcoming fixtures.

  7. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Planning to WC in GW 30. Would you rather have:

    A) Cavani from this week and Grealish (TC) in GW 26
    B) Raphinha from next week and Kane (TC) in GW 26

    For those wondering, Grealish should have LEE+SHU in GW26 which is why he should be in contention for TC

    1. M00N
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I like the idea of Cavani for one game but his rotation risk is too much if keeping over a few fixtures for me. I like option B

    2. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B is a much better prospect.

  8. Aurora Borealis?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Toying with the idea of WCing this week and only targeting MCI, EVE, BUR, TOT, AVL. This is the team

    Pope | Martinez
    Cancelo | Keane | Dier | Mee | Lowton
    Sterling | Son | Grealish | JRod | Gundo
    Kane | Richarlison | Watkins

    This gives me 9 doubles in GW24, 15 in GW26 (BB), and with 3 transfers between GW27-29, I can get field 9 players in BGW29.

    Richarlison will become Ings in GW25 and then hopefully DCL in GW26 (if fit)

    Only downside I can see is triple Burley defence.

    Thoughts?

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pretty good idea, but May switch the defence slightly, Dier not nailed and not sure on Everton defence

      1. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Also you are missing leeds for gameweek 25

        1. Aurora Borealis?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Can’t have them all I guess

      2. Aurora Borealis?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback. Agree on Everton defence, but just like Keane for goal threat. Didn’t realise that Dier has only started 1 out of the last 3 games. He was pretty nailed before then

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      If it was my team I'd be concerned at the lack of Leeds players. Not only will most people around here have a couple of their players for GW25, Bamford will easily be the most popular captain pick that week too. And they play Fulham in 29, so a popular choice there as well.

      1. Aurora Borealis?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ok so instead of going to Ings in GW25 I can go to Bamford the to DCL in GW26.

        The. GW27-29, I can get 3 Leeds players. MEe to Dallas, JRod to Raphina and DLC to Bamford. Then I will have 3 Leeds ca FUL in BGW29

    3. gogs67
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Any dog is cancellations and you're struggling.

        1. gogs67
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Covid lol

            1. Aurora Borealis?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Haha I’m struggling now. All these recent injuries had brought me down to 2 doubles for this week

        2. LSK
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Wouldn’t want to be without Bruno against West Brom and Newcastle

      • JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Play Soucek or Raphinha?

        1. FPLShaqiri
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Soucek this week

          1. Aurora Borealis?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Soucek

      • M00N
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I some how have Aina of Fulham in my team. Does anyone know why he missed the last game, is it just down to them changing to a back 4? And is he likely to miss the next 2?

        Would you transfer out Aina for Mee?

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        whos everyone captaining this week ?

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Phil the powerFoden

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Confident?

        2. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Sterling. God help me.

        3. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Sterling

        4. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Gundogan.

        5. Must.Go.Faster.
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Da POPE!! TC locked in

          • gogs67
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Bruno at the moment

            • poidlolo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Mount

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Any suggestions here folks? Wc, BB, Tc available.

            martinez
            digne stones mee
            salah bruno sterling gundo
            dcl antonio bamford

            forster saka coufal dallas

            1ft, 2.6m itb.

            1. ewangri
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Looks GTG. I think 2FT's into 26 is going to be important.

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Is there any move you would make or just burn 1 of 2 transfers? Even if Antonio Dias out have OK bench

            Pope
            Cancelo Coufal Dias
            Salah Bruno Gundogan (c) Grealish
            Watkins Bamford Antonio

            Martinez Raphinha Robertson Dallas

            1. Kabayan
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Downgrade Robbo to afford Kane?

          • Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            So when is the FA cup draw?

            1. Kabayan
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              A few hours ago

            2. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              1 Everton v Manchester City
              2 AFC Bournemouth v Southampton
              3 Leicester City v Manchester United
              4 Chelsea v Sheffield United

          • EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            -8 let's go!

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              What transfers did you make?

          • HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Would you recommend DCL to Cavani for the next 2 then switch to Kane for 26 or Kane is needed for gw25 vs WHU - can I survive without him for that one.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              you dont need kane in the next 2 imo

              1. ewangri
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Yeah agreed, I don't think you need Kane next 2

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Appreciate the advice

              2. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Cheers

          • mrrahrah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Brain properly hurts working this out. For those with a bb and tc left what are your current plans. Leeds having their double in 25 and only a single in 26 but playing in 29 is my main issue.

            I’m almost leaning towards triple captaining Kane in 26 and benchboosting in 25 instead

            1. ewangri
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              It's all team dependant really, I would wait until we know what the whole fixture outlook is for DGW26 next week

              1. mrrahrah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Yup fair enough I think in any case I’m going to have to take robbo out of my team to start to free up some cash for Spurs players. Going to take a punt and double down on burnley defense this week

                1. ewangri
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  I think that's a good call, even with Kabak and Davies coming in it's going to take some time to form any kind of partnership depending on who Klopp picks. Robbo out is a good call to free up cash.

          • ewangri
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Hi all,

            Am I GTG here?

            Areola
            Cancelo Stones Lowton Shaw
            Sterling Salah Fernandes Grealish
            Bamford Antonio

            Martinez Son Justin Brewster

            Looks a bit weak, but got 5 DGW which I'm happy with, looking to carry 2 FT's into GW26 to BB, then dead end the team into GW29 then WC GW30?

            1. Klip Klopp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Solid team man. How do you feel about benching son? Can I get some advice on mine below?

          • Klip Klopp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Can I get some advice on my next move to make?

            Martinez
            Stones / Maguire / Cancelo
            Salah (c) / Son / Bruno / Grealish / Gundo
            DCL* / Antonio*

            Forster, Bamord, Coufal / Bissouma, Douglas

            I have 1FT and 1itb.

            I'm probably going to wildcard next week.

            1. ewangri
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I like it. If I was looking to make a transfer I'd maybe be thinking DCL to Cavani? I think he'll do well this week, WBA are dire and if WC next week it's a good punt. Everything else looks good (I'd even consider not using your WC tbh)

          • Tanglebrain
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Shaw to rise tonight?

          • TeddiPonza
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Those who have all chips intact, what’s your chip strategy?

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Wing it

            2. Bleh
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Go with the flow. Planning has done me no favours this season.

            3. Sarri-ball
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Think still
              Gw25 wildcard
              Gw26 benchboost
              Gw29 freehit

              Triple whenever

            4. LSK
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Depending on pressers tomorrow I’m looking at WC 24 BB 25 TC 26 FH 29

          • George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            With the villa (liv and city) and Leeds (city, liv, Man U) fixtures after gw 29 there’s no way I want to be left with a squad full of these players.

            No doubt FH is the way to go.

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Yeah, let alone "stocking up" on Fulham players to "already have a head start in preparing for Gameweek 29"!

          • Sarri-ball
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            All chips left. Strongest plan still

            Gw25 wildcard
            Gw26 benchboost
            Gw29 free hit
            Find a triple captain

            Or triple 26

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Just been looking at my team and transfers and I think that still works for me. I reckon Kane TC in 26 is a good alternative though

              1. Sarri-ball
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Yeah kane would be my triple captain 26 and would pick few 2 bench 26 with double gw27

            2. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Yes, still good.

            3. gogs67
                2 months, 22 days ago

                I think I'll have 11 doublers in 26 anyway so won't need to WC then after all, going to just keep the chips and see how it goes

            4. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              For a 1-week punt before WC:

              A. Salah to Rashford. Play both Grealish and Soucek in a 3-5-2
              B. Adams (on bench) to Cavani. Start Cavani in a 3-4-3 and bench either Grealish (bha) or Soucek (SHU)

              (Have Bruno, no other attackers from the teams mentioned.)

              1. Sarri-ball
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                B for me

            5. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Any particular reason not to go ahead with my planned move of Robbo > Shaw to avoid potential double price change tonight?

              I can still always use my other FT to move DCL on if he’s confirmed out - although I was hoping to roll an FT to next week

              Team, with Shaw would be:
              3.4itb 1FT
              Pope
              Dias*, Stones, Coufal, Shaw
              Salah, Bruno, Gundo (C)
              DCL*, Bamford, Antonio
              (Martinez) (Soucek, Son, Dallas)

              Only WC (prob GW30) and TC (prob GW26) remaining
              Cheers!

              1. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Go ahead

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Maybe it’s silly to be worried about price changes at this stage though.... hmmm!

              2. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                With that cash bank wait for pressers tomorrow particularly on Dias DCL

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  * in bank

                2. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Don’t think that changes the fact that Robbo has long outstayed his welcome and needs a replacement?

                  Dias won’t be out long term so could be benched if needs be. I could take out DCL after presser if he’s confirmed out.

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Go for it then but don’t think either going to change price tonight looking at fpl stats and fpl fix

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Yeh I just looked and Shaw at 96.5 so doesn’t look likely in next 7 mins (fffix at 85.6)

                      Def better to wait then

                      Cheers

              3. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Think Shaw’s on 96.5

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  I guess it’s unlikely > 2,000 people transfer him in within the next 8 mins ... hmmm maybe I should wait!

            6. Sarri-ball
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Are we likely 2 know gw26 fixtures before gw25

              1. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Yeah, they should announce them by early next week.

            7. poidlolo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              prediction wolve vs soton?
              headache to pick between neto or JWP

              1. Sarri-ball
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Toss a coin close 1

              2. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Saints are getting players back to fitness, so JWP?

              3. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 days ago

                JWP - set pieces

            8. Cak Juris
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Any stats Richarlison without DCL?

            9. poidlolo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              GTG?
              Pope
              Cress Targett Dunk
              Gundo Salah Fernandez Mount Neto
              Bamford Kane

            10. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              What's everyone thoughts on siggy! Think he is a good transfer for dgw24 and dgw26 coming up?

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 days ago

                No - if you're going to go there stick with Hamez