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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. dshv
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

      Tc Kane 26

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      I would consider it if I still had it.

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

      I would have Sterling if there wasnt for Pep.

  2. tuturututu
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

    Fodder, Maddison, Justin, fodder

    3.3 itb. Thoughts?

    1. tuturututu
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone?

    2. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 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
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        More likely to be benched once in a DGW

      2. tuturututu
        7 months, 11 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
          7 months, 11 days ago

          Ceiling*

  3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      *Any obvious way to improve?

    2. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 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
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

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

        1. Going Home
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          Good call. A different £3.9 keeper then

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 11 days ago

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

            1. Going Home
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 11 days ago

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

              1. SirT83
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 11 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 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
    7 months, 11 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      75%
      25%

      1. SirT83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

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

  5. Hurnt
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    So dcl defo out ??

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Will be confirmed today. A couple of weeks at least

      1. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 11 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
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

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

          1. Going Home
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 11 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
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone considering Son (TC)?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      In 26?

  7. Going Home
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      That will be helpful.

      Hope for a clear message on Dias from Pep too.

      1. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 11 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
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, it's Pep. 🙂

    2. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

      1. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 11 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
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 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
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Start Dallas or Saka?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Saka by a mile.

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

        Thanks

    2. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 11 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
        7 months, 11 days ago

        This. I would play Dallas, Saka sucks.

  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Going by the article then Bamford.

    2. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Bamford, Kane*, Son*

      *assuming Spurs v Villa is moved into this week

  11. SirT83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 11 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?

  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Fulham

      1. SirT83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        Where did you get the info?

    2. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      According to Ben Crellin its SOU/avl/ful

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

      SOU/ful

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Burnley and Southampton

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 11 days ago

        And they face Fulham in BGW29

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 11 days ago

          or Villa

  13. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      More reason for 100k to be the new 10k

    2. Kuqi Monster
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      8m teams

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

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

    2. Wrench
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

  15. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    FPL record, now 8 million strong managers.

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

      Probably less if take out 1 week accounts.

    2. Party time
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah, I noticed this yesterday

  16. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Either A or B. Probs B as more attacking.

    2. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Definitely Wood if fit, otherwise Coufal

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      A

  17. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 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.

  18. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Does he have a dgw?

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Areola a better pick imo.

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

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

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

      I'm looking at Periera 😀

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

        Helps slotting in Kane too

  19. Donny_Rover
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Roll

  20. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

      City
      United
      Burnley

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

  21. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Rob/chill to stones or mee?

    Have rob,chill,cancelo,coufal,mitchell

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Yes and Chill to Mee.

    2. URMothersLover
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      yes

  22. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Pope or Richarlison a better captain shout?

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

      surely City?

    2. King Drogba11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Pope is better.

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

      Poppers

  23. Steinburg FC
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

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

      Vestergaard Bednarek

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

      Vester and own goal

  24. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      dcl has to go

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

        Is he definitely out?

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

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

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

            Thanks Christina!

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

      Also considering Son -> Rashford

  25. King Drogba11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 days ago

      No unfortunately.

  26. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Who to transfer in this week

    Sterling or Foden?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

  27. Steinburg FC
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

    Is Fulhams Tete nailed?
    cheers

  28. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 11 days ago

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

  29. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 11 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

  30. caldracula
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 11 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
      7 months, 11 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
        7 months, 11 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.