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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
    7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 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
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 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
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

  3. nadman89
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      no, not for a hit IMO

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      doing without a hit

  4. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

  5. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

  6. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

    2. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 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
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 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
    7 months, 12 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
    7 months, 12 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★⚔
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

    4. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 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
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 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. HEY JUDE
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Is it relevan to use WC on gw24?

  11. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Probably Bamford/Sterling for me

        2. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 12 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
          7 months, 12 days ago

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

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Then when are you using FH?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 12 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
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Whats your plan atm.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

  12. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 12 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. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Rich

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      B

  13. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 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★⚔
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Thnx mate

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I would.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 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
          7 months, 12 days ago

          dcl wont play

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

            Will he be out for 26 as well ?

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 12 days ago

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

      2. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        I could get Adams if they get the double

  14. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Forster was great.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 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

  15. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Any reason why Alonso was subbed yesterday?

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 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
        7 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers

  16. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Only wc and bb, tactics?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Plan for BB in 25/26, WC after that

    2. KUN+10
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Best to BB after WC. WC25 BB26

  17. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

  18. Akshatjazz
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 12 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 !

  19. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

      B imo

  20. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Che Adams as an alternative to Ings for the doubles?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Ings if budget no issue

  21. HARLEY
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Robertson to Cancelo sounds good

  22. mrpink32
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      No way

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      I’ll do it

  23. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      B

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      B

  24. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Any chance whatsoever of Fixtures being announced before deadline tomorrow?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      pretty low I guess

  25. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 12 days ago

          Then not really needed now? 🙂

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 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
      7 months, 12 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.

  26. dshv
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    To play?

    Antonio or Bamford

    Captain?

    Dcl or gundogan

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Bamgun

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Bam
      gund

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      dogford

    4. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Dont cap a doubtful player

  27. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 12 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)

  28. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone else punting on Pieters?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Risky, I think Taylor is back or thereabouts.

  29. tuturututu
    7 months, 12 days ago

    Looking ok ?
    3.3 itb

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

    Fodder, Maddison, Justin, fodder

  30. BDA Shadow
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 12 days ago

    GW24 only:

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

    DGW options are truly dire outside Man City.