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. MikeLowrey
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Is it a waste to use a BB GW26 with a non-playing GK. Still torn on whether to move Forster to Pope, or roll my 2nd FT

    Ideally I could wait and see if Forster becomes number 1 for PL games, and move him on in GW26 if he doesn't

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I think it is considering your long term view and 2FT next week would be great. BB is an over rated chip imo.

    2. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Do it.... More matches means more opportunities for points Forster will never start in PL matches. Pope could get save points in DGW 26, if not CS.

  2. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Is it worth holding on to Salah on WC?
    Or do Salah >> Sterling & hold Son

  3. nadman89
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    how many going for salah -> sterling (C) -4 ( have gundo and dias)

    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      no, not for a hit IMO

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      doing without a hit

  4. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Would you take an 8 point hit for:

    DCL to Watkins
    Holding to Mee
    Peacock farell to Areola?

    Planning to use a BB

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Dont think so, not sure how much net profit you will gain plus cash on bench

  5. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Argh, Watkins is 6.4 and Davis is close to drop :/ 0.2 short of the move...

  6. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    I have 2 FTs. DCL, Justin doubtfull and Wilson out.

    Bench all 3 and do
    Saka -> Gundogan
    or
    Wilson->Kane

    Can't afford both.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Does downgrading Dominic for extra 4pts allow you to do both moves?

    2. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      If u r gonna bench DCL, do saka to Gundo + DCL to kane. Trf wilson out using next gw FT.

      If only one, get Gundo

  7. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Ideas here guys?

    DDG - (Meslier)
    Coufal - Wan Bas - Stones - Cancelo - Lowton
    Mahrez - Salah - Bruno - Grealish - (Saka)
    Antonio* - (Bamford - Wilson)

    2FT & 1.5ITB.

    Cheers!

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Repost. Any suggestions what to do here? 1ft, 2.6m itb,
    BB, TC, WC available.

    martinez
    digne stones mee
    salah bruno sterling gundo
    dcl antonio bamford

    forster saka coufal dallas

  9. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    All this talk of Bench Boost being overrated makes me sad 🙁 I can remember hitting 170 points with mine a couple seasons ago and don’t think I’ve ever scored less than 100 with it... if you nail it you can make massive gains

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      You're limiting yourself in other weeks to achieve that 1 week success, and probably even using your WC to prep for it, WC alone is worth 20+ points, if you're making minimal changes to the team to prep for BB then fair it means huge gains without any hidden costs

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Sour grapes 😉
      Opinions about Chips differ according to the results IMO. For example I find TC chip overrated after using it on Kane/Sane/Mane for last 3 seasons 😆

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      how many points did your starting XI score in that week?

    4. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Your Bench did not give you 170 points. Perhaps 40 from 4 players?
      Even if you get 20 points in a SGW from BB i think the extra 20 points are lost further down the line when you are limited from making further more transfers because of excessive budget on the bench.

      Having said that if you can manage a bench of Dgwers with minimum Funds for example with Mitchell/Kilman/Forster(if he starts). Then it would be great.

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      It is not always just about the week you play the BB as lots of other factors come in to play.

      It's bit of a lottery really, but can be very powerful if the funds are properly spread. At the moment my funds are spread without ownership of Salah, Kane, Son or KDB.

      I will WC in 26 if I BB this week, WC in 25 if I don't BB this week, but I have tried setting up a GW 26 BB team but I am not very happy with it and would prefer to concentrate my funds on the starting 11.

      I think I will take a -4 and play my BB because I have had 25 points on my bench in 2 of the last 3 game weeks and I expect something similar this week.

  10. ezadiskandar
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Is it relevan to use WC on gw24?

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Have all Chips Intact. On WC25 BB Strategy atm.
      But since i already have 7 BGW players for 29. How about FH'ing in 26? And Dead-ending your team into 29 and then WC in 30?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        No need to FH in 26.
        Deadening team in 29 & WC 30 is what I'm also looking closely at yes

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Who are you selling to get Kane and Son for 26?

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Probably Bamford/Sterling for me

          2. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Cant get both on FT's without selling Bruno or Sterling. Can get both on FH as well as WC. Tempted to go without Bruno.

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I'll only be able to get one of them which I think is enough

        2. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Then when are you using FH?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I don't know tbh. But if I can avoid it in 29 and dead end team without much sacrifice nothing like it

      2. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Yep that could work. Quite a few different routes out there at the moment!

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Whats your plan atm.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I prefer to try to maximising points each game week, rather than run a squad down and 'deadend' it.

    • Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Best move here chaps? Have all chips and WC in hand.

      A) Mitchell -> Mee
      B) DCL -> Rich (if DCL is out)
      C) Save FT

      POPE
      CANCELO, Coufal, Bellerin
      STERLING(c), GUNDO, Salah, Bruno
      DCL, Bamford, Watkins

      Forster, Targett, Martinelli, Mitchell
      Bank 2.3m, 1FT

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Rich

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        B

    • PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Should I be happy with this BB team for GW26 which I could get without any hits? Or is Kane a must have??

      Martinez McCarthy
      Dias Cancelo Digne Mee Shaw
      Salah Bruno Grealish Gundagon Son (c)
      DCL Watkins Wood

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Solid imo, probably not worth breaking it up just for Kane

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Thnx mate

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I would.

      3. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Only player I don't like is Wood. It's very good team otherwise

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Thnx mate, He is already in my team and don't see any reason transferring out for the double unless it's Kane

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

            dcl wont play

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Will he be out for 26 as well ?

            2. Amey
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah
              I'm waiting to see how long he's out. If more than 2/3 GW's he's gone

        2. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          I could get Adams if they get the double

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Are Saints likely to have 3 DGW's still?
      Anyone else planning to avoid them altogether or is that just crazy?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Depending on how they look vs Wolves, looking to get Forster if he starts

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Forster was great.

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        No vacant spot in team as of now, maybe in future

      3. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I'm going to wait till next deadline. If they really have DGW in succession it's stupid to ignore them. Will get Ings probably for DCL (who looks out maybe)
        Already have McCarthy. He can be dropped but I'm willing to take that risk

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Any reason why Alonso was subbed yesterday?

      1. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Chelsea switched to four at the back at half time in tactical move. Emerson already on pitch so moved to left back. Ergo, no need for Alonso, so subbed off. No sign of any injury.

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers

    • PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Only wc and bb, tactics?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Plan for BB in 25/26, WC after that

      2. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Best to BB after WC. WC25 BB26

    • Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      What's the chip strategy for those with WC, BB and TC available? FH already used.

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        WC25, BB26, TC any other DGW that has good fixtures for City/Bruno/Kane.

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers, was hoping to somehow save the wc for later gws. Seems tough now with the new injuries.

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Asked the same question earlier on today. Wouldn't have a clue where to start mate

    • Akshatjazz
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      My Team for GW24 with 5.4 itb & 2ft

      Pope
      Dias, stones, coufal, AWB
      Salah, Bruno, gundogun
      Watkins, Antonio*, bamford

      Bench - Martinez, son, Dallas, Soucek

      My transfer plan
      Antonio > Adams

      Any suggestions ? pls help !

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Struggling with what to do:

      Martinez
      Stones* Alonso Pieters* Coufal
      Salah Son Bruno Gundo*
      Kane Antonio

      Forster Grealish Bamford Dallas

      2FT’s & 0.5 ITB

      A) Grealish ➡ Foden
      B) Salah ➡ Sterlo
      C) Grealish Antonio ➡ Foden DCL*
      D) Salah Antonio ➡ Sterlo DCL*
      E) Forster Grealish ➡ Pope Foden (BB Martinez Son Bamford Dallas)

      Assuming DCL fit*

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        B imo

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Che Adams as an alternative to Ings for the doubles?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        He is till Walcott comes back. Since Minamino is taking one #10 spot only 2 spots left in attacking 4 apart from Ingsy.

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Ings if budget no issue

    • HARLEY
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      ANY IDEA FOR MY TEAM?

      Martinez
      Dias Mee Coufal
      Salah Fernandes Son Gundo(C)
      DCL Watkins Bamford
      (Steer Dallas Robbo Bissouma)

      2FT 2.8 ITB

      Thinking to get rid Robbo > Cancelo/Digne

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Robertson to Cancelo sounds good

    • mrpink32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Dias & grealish to mee and sterling, -4?
      Y or N?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        No way

      2. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I’ll do it

    • Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      For -4.
      Which one will get more points for GW24...?
      A. Martinez + Mee
      B. Pope + AWB

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        B

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        B

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Any chance whatsoever of Fixtures being announced before deadline tomorrow?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        pretty low I guess

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Is GW31 too late for playing WC?
      Or still enough time to make massive gains?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Massive gains no I don't think so. Bit late isn't it?

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Which players do you want that you already don't have, if you WC now?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          No one as such actually, only will have to sacrifice Saints

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Then not really needed now? 🙂

      3. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        No not too late, we'll have a better idea of who's on the beach and who's still fighting.

      4. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        There is a fixture swing in GW30. But there could be a drop in motivation/Teams could be at the beach already by then.
        Since i am sitting at 950k i think for me its best to attack GW26 with a BB and a WC.
        I do not have any Southampton Spurs and only 2 City and 1 Villa. So a WC is the best for my team i guess.

    • dshv
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      To play?

      Antonio or Bamford

      Captain?

      Dcl or gundogan

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Bamgun

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Bam
        gund

      3. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        dogford

      4. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Dont cap a doubtful player

    • Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Assuming all fit and have DGWs, which set for DGW26?
      A) Son, Watkins, up to 7 mil defender.
      B) JWP, Kane, Targett. -6 (discounting JWPs dgw in 25)

    • Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone else punting on Pieters?

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Risky, I think Taylor is back or thereabouts.

    • tuturututu
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Looking ok ?
        3.3 itb

        Mendy
        Digne, Stones, Shaw, Rudiger
        Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundo(c)
        DCL, Antonio

        Fodder, Maddison, Justin, fodder

      • BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        GW24 only:

        A) Cavani
        B) Barnes
        C) Second Burnley defender
        D) Other

        DGW options are truly dire outside Man City.