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. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone considering to give gundogan triple captain? Or there will be better choice next game weeks?

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

      Keep it in the pocket for better fixtures and more guarantees. He may play deeper and may not be on pens. Still a good regular captain option.

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

      Tc Kane 26

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

      I would consider it if I still had it.

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

      Monitor Rodri's situation. He is back in training meaning Gundo might still play further forward. I personally would save TC for a more attacking player.

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I would have Sterling if there wasnt for Pep.

  2. tuturututu
      3 months, 4 days ago

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

      Fodder, Maddison, Justin, fodder

      3.3 itb. Thoughts?

      1. tuturututu
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Anyone?

        • Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          If you’re not captaining Sterling over Gundo, I have to ask why you’ve spent £11m on him

          If I owned, he would be straight on the band for me

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            More likely to be benched once in a DGW

          2. tuturututu
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Really? Asked here a lot of people said Gundo over Sterling. Guess it will end up on who takes penalties. But Sterling has a higher sealing, he could score a hattrick finally so I might just listen to your advice!

              1. tuturututu
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Ceiling*

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

            WC activated. No chips left.

            Areola Sanchez
            Tarkowski Stones Mee Dallas Targett
            Salah Bruno Son Foden Gundogan
            Kane Ings Bamford

            What do you guys think? Anything obvious way to improve?

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

              *Any obvious way to improve?

            2. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              If you’ve played BB, I’d say you’re seriously overspending by having two starting keepers. Make one Martinez and the other Steer. Villa have three blanks I think to catch up on

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Don’t make it Steer ; takes a Villa slot.

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Good call. A different £3.9 keeper then

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    I’m the doofus who did it first time around!

                    1. Going Home
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      I’ve had steer all season. He’s becoming Martinez ahead of BGW29 haha

                      1. SirT83
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Im even more of a doofus, ive had Nyland all season. Even managed to forget to take him out on my last WC *facepalm*

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

              I’ve had foden for 21 weeks and it isn’t that fun. 1 points, bench points, blocking city defenders etc. He is going in my wc next week
              Probably end up as my captain this week!

          4. Mane Mane Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 4 days ago

            What’s the percentage chance that A) Antonio plays and B) DCL plays. Just so I have a rough estimate. Any one have any sort of idea??

            1. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              75%
              25%

              1. SirT83
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                On what do you base your percentage? FPL site says 75% on both

          5. Hurnt
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            So dcl defo out ??

            1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Will be confirmed today. A couple of weeks at least

              1. Going Home
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                *if he’s out

                It will either be good to go or no football for a while. Can’t see it being him missing the weekend but good for city midweek

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Possible he’ll be rested as a precaution for the easier game

                  1. Going Home
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Assume you mean rested for the easy game as a precaution, and not rested as a precaution to make sure he’s fit for the easier game?

                    Think DCL is too important to them for them to risk him v city if he’s less than 100%. Why risk him being out for a few weeks by playing a game with such a slim chance of points?

          6. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Anyone considering Son (TC)?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              In 26?

          7. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            In that weird situation where, even as an owner, DCL being out would help with a lot of my decision making.

            Bring in Watkins (doubles and no blank)
            Easy funds for Kane
            Avoid chasing DGW returns too much

            Either way, I just hope Ancelotti speaks plainly

            1. NATSTER
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              That will be helpful.

              Hope for a clear message on Dias from Pep too.

              1. Going Home
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Good luck with that. For what it’s worth, I don’t think he’s going to miss out through this stomach issue. But I can’t see pep clearing things up today

                1. NATSTER
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah, it's Pep. 🙂

            2. SirT83
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Id consider bringing in Richarlison for DCL. Or will King auto take his spot?

              1. Going Home
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I don’t really like Everton options away from DCL. Not just getting them because of DGW-I’d rather have a player I’d like to have for the next 5/6 weeks in Watkins with great form, fixtures and DGWs (without a blank)

          8. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Is it too much to expect an official fixture announcement?

            2 FTs with no Burnley but Dias, DCL, and Antonio waving flags in my team now.

            Only Stones and Gündo ready for DGW24.

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Ouch. I’m on 2FTs with only 2 city players (Gundo and Stones).

              Welcome to the fold Joao Cancelo

          9. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Start Dallas or Saka?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Saka by a mile.

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

                Thanks

            2. SirT83
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Id sway towards Saka as well. However, not by a mile at all. Dallas has been playing alot further up the pitch the latest few games.

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                This. I would play Dallas, Saka sucks.

          10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            As it stands, who are the top captaincy options for BGW29?
            Think if I can get those in then I'm good

            1. gogs67
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Going by the article then Bamford.

              • Going Home
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Bamford, Kane*, Son*

                *assuming Spurs v Villa is moved into this week

            2. SirT83
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Thinking to WC this week., that way i can BB next week and TC in 26.
              Which draft would you go for?
              A:
              Martinez -Areola
              Lowton- Dallas- Mee- Dias- *Keane
              Bruno- Gundo- Sterling- Grealish- *Raphinha
              DCL- Bamford- *Kane

              The starred players are the ones that are different
              B:
              GK- Same as other
              Def- *Digne
              mid- *Rashford (Son in next week)
              Att- *Che Adams

              Basically comes down to, Will Kane-Raphinha-Keane outscore Digne- Rash/Son- Che Adams?

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              What are expected to be Spurs fixtures in DGW26? Burnley and?

              1. Chandler Bing
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Fulham

                1. SirT83
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Where did you get the info?

              2. SirT83
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                According to Ben Crellin its SOU/avl/ful

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

                SOU/ful

              4. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Burnley and Southampton

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  And they face Fulham in BGW29

                  1. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    or Villa

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

              Just noticed the game just hit 8m players.... insanity

              1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                More reason for 100k to be the new 10k

              2. Kuqi Monster
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                8m teams

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

              Cannot get a Decent BB26 squad. Bench takes too much of the funds. So instead hows this WC team for GW26(No Bench Boost)

              Areola/Johnstone. 3.9
              Cancelo Stones KWP Mitchell Kilman
              Salah Son Grealish Gundo ESR
              Kane Vardy Ings

              1. vincentwsho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Actually will Kilman and Mitchell play? If they play, it could be a nice bench boost

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

                Vardy to Bamford would free up enough to make a decent bench.

            6. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              FPL record, now 8 million strong managers.

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Probably less if take out 1 week accounts.

              2. Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Yeah, I noticed this yesterday

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

              Who would you start if DCL is out?

              A) Coufal
              B) Rafinha
              C) Wood

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

                Either A or B. Probs B as more attacking.

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

                Definitely Wood if fit, otherwise Coufal

              3. iL PiStOlErO
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                A

            8. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              People WCing in gw25 with a view to Bb in 26, what's your team lookin like?

              Currently, looking at Ben Crellins "Brown" fixtures with a 95% possibility, I can't make a bb team

              There are no LITERALLY cheap assets i can include in the team to bb.

              Plus it screws the team moving forward with a LOT of value on the bench.

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

              Anyone else looking at Johnstone who has good fixtures in 26 for BB?

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Does he have a dgw?

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

                Areola a better pick imo.

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

                  Agree
                  He has a DGW this GW too !
                  Wow. I can get him easily....

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

                I'm looking at Periera 😀

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

                  Helps slotting in Kane too

            10. Donny_Rover
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Current team:

              Martinez (Meslier)
              Dias Cancelo Mee Coufal (Justin)
              Gundo Fernandes Salah Grealish (Soucek)
              Watkins Antonio (Bamford)

              Good to go? I had planned to bring in DCL for Antonio but there’s not an alternative move that jumps out at me. Will be bringing Raphinha & Kane in for Soucek & Antonio next week but don’t see any upside to getting them in now so tempted to just roll.

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Roll

            11. Mane Mane Mane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Who are the main players to have for this week you guys thinking?

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

                City
                United
                Burnley

              2. Bury94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                3 City, a Burnley defender or 2 and Fernandes. DCL if he's fit

              3. iL PiStOlErO
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Gundo, double Burn def, city def and if DCL was fit he would be there also.

            12. PocketZola
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Rob/chill to stones or mee?

              Have rob,chill,cancelo,coufal,mitchell

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Yes and Chill to Mee.

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

                yes

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

              Pope or Richarlison a better captain shout?

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

                surely City?

              2. King Drogba11
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Pope is better.

                • iL PiStOlErO
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Poppers

              3. Steinburg FC
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Morning all, Who are the first choice Saints CB's?
                Cheers

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

                  Vestergaard Bednarek

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

                  Vester and own goal

              4. seewhyaxe
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                hello dz, not sure what to do here with 2 FTs and 3.2m

                Martinez, 4.0
                Coufal, Stones, Cancelo, James, Mitchell
                Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Raphin
                DCL*, Bamford, Antonio*

                A) Salah -> Sterling (C), roll 1 FT
                B) Salah + Antonio/DCL -> Sterling + Watkins
                C) Salah + James -> Gundogan + AWB (money itb for DCL/Antonio to Kane for dgw)
                D) James + Antonio/DCL -> AWB + Watkins
                E) Other moves?

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

                  dcl has to go

                  1. seewhyaxe
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Is he definitely out?

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

                      wnt for scan so I assume so. games only 3 days apart

                      1. seewhyaxe
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Thanks Christina!

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

                  Also considering Son -> Rashford

              5. King Drogba11
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Do we think Stones, Dias and Cancelo play both games ?

                  Think I’m going to pick out of the three for the (C).

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    No unfortunately.

                • 03farmboy
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Who to transfer in this week

                  Sterling or Foden?

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Thats tough. Depends who you think will score more cause they will both probably sit one out.

                • Steinburg FC
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Is Fulhams Tete nailed?
                  cheers

                • Bury94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Too risky to captain Pope as well as have double Burnley defence?

                  1. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    I don’t think my blood pressure would take that sort of stress but it could pay back big.

                • -GK22-
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Gtg? Taking a -4 to bring in siggy and Areola for son and 4m keeper and leaves £2.7itb. Will bench boost

                  Martinez
                  Dias, stones, Keane
                  Gundogan, Salah, Bruno, Siggy
                  Bamford, Antonio, kane

                  Areola, Jorginho, Dallas, Dawson

                • caldracula
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Have Dias, DCL and Antonio, chances of them playing? Have Soucek, Dallas and Chilwell on bench - only 1FT

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    DCL is biggest problem but you have strong bench for this gw, it should cover it. Antonio should play and Dias will play or not play at all so Coufal can ne first sub. Soucek second.

                    1. caldracula
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      I will await new but likely I will remove DCL maybe for Watkins or possibly even Ings? I currently have Coufal starting over Chilwell, not sure he will start this weekend.