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
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Tc Kane 26

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

      I would consider it if I still had it.

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

      I would have Sterling if there wasnt for Pep.

  2. tuturututu
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      Fodder, Maddison, Justin, fodder

      3.3 itb. Thoughts?

      1. tuturututu
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone?

        • Going Home
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
            4 months, 1 day ago

            More likely to be benched once in a DGW

          2. tuturututu
              4 months, 1 day 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
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Ceiling*

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

              *Any obvious way to improve?

            2. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 1 day 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
                4 months, 1 day ago

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

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Good call. A different £3.9 keeper then

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 1 day ago

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

                    1. Going Home
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

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

                      1. SirT83
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 1 day 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
              4 months, 1 day 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. Fantasy123456
              4 months, 1 day 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
                4 months, 1 day ago

                75%
                25%

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

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

            • Hurnt
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              So dcl defo out ??

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

                Will be confirmed today. A couple of weeks at least

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 1 day 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
                    4 months, 1 day ago

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

                    1. Going Home
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 1 day 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?

            • Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Anyone considering Son (TC)?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                In 26?

            • Going Home
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 1 day 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
                4 months, 1 day ago

                That will be helpful.

                Hope for a clear message on Dias from Pep too.

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 1 day 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
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah, it's Pep. 🙂

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

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

                1. Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 1 day 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)

            • NATSTER
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 1 day 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
                4 months, 1 day ago

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

                Welcome to the fold Joao Cancelo

            • Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Start Dallas or Saka?

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

                Saka by a mile.

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

                  Thanks

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

                  This. I would play Dallas, Saka sucks.

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day 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
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Going by the article then Bamford.

                • Going Home
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Bamford, Kane*, Son*

                  *assuming Spurs v Villa is moved into this week

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

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

                1. Chandler Bing
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Fulham

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

                    Where did you get the info?

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

                  According to Ben Crellin its SOU/avl/ful

                3. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  SOU/ful

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

                  Burnley and Southampton

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

                    And they face Fulham in BGW29

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

                      or Villa

              4. Saïss doesn't mat…
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                  More reason for 100k to be the new 10k

                2. Kuqi Monster
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  8m teams

              5. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day 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
                  4 months, 1 day 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
                  4 months, 1 day ago

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

              6. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                FPL record, now 8 million strong managers.

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

                  Probably less if take out 1 week accounts.

                2. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah, I noticed this yesterday

              7. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 1 day 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
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Either A or B. Probs B as more attacking.

                2. FPL Kaka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Definitely Wood if fit, otherwise Coufal

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

                  A

              8. Whats the Mata?
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 1 day 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
                4 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                  Does he have a dgw?

                2. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Areola a better pick imo.

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                  I'm looking at Periera 😀

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Helps slotting in Kane too

              10. Donny_Rover
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day 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
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Roll

              11. Fantasy123456
                  4 months, 1 day ago

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

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    City
                    United
                    Burnley

                  2. Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

                • PocketZola
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Rob/chill to stones or mee?

                  Have rob,chill,cancelo,coufal,mitchell

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Yes and Chill to Mee.

                  2. URMothersLover
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    yes

                • FPL Kaka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Pope or Richarlison a better captain shout?

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

                    surely City?

                  2. King Drogba11
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Pope is better.

                    • iL PiStOlErO
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Poppers

                  3. Steinburg FC
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

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

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Vestergaard Bednarek

                    2. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Vester and own goal

                  4. seewhyaxe
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 day 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
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      dcl has to go

                      1. seewhyaxe
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 1 day ago

                        Is he definitely out?

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

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

                          1. seewhyaxe
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 1 day ago

                            Thanks Christina!

                    2. seewhyaxe
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Also considering Son -> Rashford

                  5. King Drogba11
                      4 months, 1 day 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
                        4 months, 1 day ago

                        No unfortunately.

                    • 03farmboy
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Who to transfer in this week

                      Sterling or Foden?

                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 1 day ago

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

                    • Steinburg FC
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Is Fulhams Tete nailed?
                      cheers

                    • Bury94
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 1 day 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
                          4 months, 1 day 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.