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

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

    What to do with DCL? Also play Coufal insted of Dallas?

    Pope
    Cancelo Dallas Lowton
    Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo(C)
    Antonio Bamford DCL

    McCarthy Coufal Justin Romeu

    2ft, 2m itb

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Think DCL depends on if he's back for 26 (assuming he's out of this week). Could use a transfer on getting Justin out if he's injured long term

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

        Agreed. Will monitor sitiation and look at the news before any moves.

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

      Captain Sterling over Gundogan and GTG

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

        If there wasnt for Pep I would, this way maybe I just cpt him but Gundo should play both, now about returns that is a different story....

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

      I’ve got Coufal starting ahead of Dallas

  2. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bruno + Barkley or Son + Grealish? Mainly thinking about DGW26. I have Bruno now, but is only having Kane going to be enough in 26?

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

      Well you can always change Burno to Son before gw26 when there is more info.

  3. JJO
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Richa or Cavani for next 2 gws?

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

      Edinson

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

      Cavani

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

    Do we have confirmed games for GW 29?

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

      If only there was an article on that somewhere...

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Lol

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Erm, read the article you're commenting on mate?

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

    If only a WC and TC left, make transfers with GW 29 in mind and then Wc after?

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

      I'm in the same position as you and that's my plan, TC in 26 on Kane/Son then WC 30. But it does depend on how the fixtures full for the next few GW's, I may be tempted to WC in 25 if I think there is more upside to that.

  6. Tronity
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is Dier and DCL > Stones and Kane a good use of 2FTs?

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

    2 FT, 4.8 ITB.

    What to do? DCL -> Cavani? Dias -> Cancelo of Dias does not train?

    Pope
    Dias* Stones Coufal
    Gundogan Bruno Salah Son
    Bamford Antonio DCL*

    Martinez Dallas Bissouma Bednarek

  8. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Any news on DCL?

  9. JohannaAdams10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    DCL to Bamford for a minus 4?