Fixtures

What impact will FA Cup quarter-final results have on the FPL schedule?

Manchester City and Southampton have booked their places in the FA Cup semi-finals to help add some clarity to the upcoming Blank and Double Gameweek situation.

The two sides won their respective quarter-finals on Saturday against Everton and Bournemouth, respectively; results which could potentially benefit owners of Spurs assets.

The next stage of the cup competition occurs during the same weekend as Gameweek 32 of Fantasy Premier League, although it will be considerably less affected than Blank Gameweek 29.

Semi-finalists Southampton are scheduled to host Crystal Palace on the weekend of Saturday, April 17 although this match has not yet been officially postponed.

That is because there is a free midweek slot between Gameweeks 32 and 33 which could play host to the Saints and Eagles’ Premier League clash.

Of the two sides, Crystal Palace are more likely to face a Blank Gameweek in that round, considering Southampton have an outstanding fixture against Spurs still to be rearranged, which could come into the equation.

That match could go into the aforementioned midweek slot and, if it does, that would see Roy Hodgson’s men miss out on playing in Gameweek 32, considering Southampton’s FA Cup commitments.

Meanwhile, with Manchester City barring Everton’s participation in the FA Cup semi-finals, the Toffees’ already scheduled Gameweek 32 match against Spurs can continue as planned.

Therefore, if Gameweek 32’s midweek slot is used to accommodate Southampton’s trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Harry Kane (£11.5m) and his colleagues would play twice in that round.

That said, such a scenario is only one potential permutation that cannot be confirmed until further match dates are announced by the Premier League.

Manchester City’s progression in the FA Cup is likely to interfere with the timing of their Gameweek 32 trip to Aston Villa.

Like Southampton’s situation, a midweek clear of Champions League action between this round and Gameweek 33 means the Citizens could travel to Villa Park on Tuesday, April 20 or Wednesday, April 21.

Manchester City remain without a fixture in Blank Gameweek 33 because of their participation in the EFL Cup final.

Their opponents Spurs will also miss out on a Premier League match that round, as well as Fulham and Sheffield United.

The Blades travel to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon to compete for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

Leicester City and Manchester United meet in the final match of the quarter-finals on Sunday evening.

Current Gameweek 32 fixtures

  • Arsenal v Fulham
  • Aston Villa v Manchester City
  • Chelsea v Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Leeds United v Liverpool
  • Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion
  • Manchester United v Burnley
  • Newcastle United v West Ham United
  • Southampton v Crystal Palace
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United

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521 Comments Post a Comment
  1. nurav11
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Auba + Tierney down the left to wreck havoc against a WHU side conceding all their chances from the right...

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        They concede the chances on the right. Where do you think the ball is delivered from?

      2. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I never knew predicting the outcome of football matches was so easy!

      3. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        They will concede chances but no goals 🙂

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Been out of the loop. Stones & Son > Shaw & KDB?

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Son has Newcastle next

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He’s injured?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            If you were gonna sell Son, it probably should have been before the deadline.

            Likely back for Newcastle as there's a break.

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Two weeks bruh likely to play

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No point even thinking about it yet with IB to come, may as well stay out of the loop.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Very true!

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      After a bit of a stinker of season with way more lows and than highs, 61 points on FH with 5 to play. Aside from Dallas not reading the script and missing his great chance, a perfect start.

      Ironically i'd pretty much thrown in the towel sitting around 500k and spent 2 mins on FH and a rogue Trossard captain. Compared to hours on wildcards and long term transfer plans which then epically failed.

      Just goes to show, you can do all the prep but their is a massive MASSIVE dose of luck in having a good fpl season.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Don't think. Feel.

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        By that I mean, an active player who follows all the good practice should hit top 10% most seasons (~500-600k).

        Getting from there to top 1% or around 50k is very achievable for the best players most seasons (far better players than me!)

        Butting getting higher you need a load of things to go your way AS WELL AS playing well.

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          A guy who knows what he’s doing should be able to consistently get top 5/10k finishes. Luck only comes into play when you want to break into top 1k

      3. LSK
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It was a good call no matter how little time you spent thinking about it. But of course luck is a factor in this game.

      4. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        61 wow O_O
        Congrats

        I have 7 pts hahaha

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      BB in GW38 with Areola Soucek Coufal Lascelles looks good. That is a nice cheap bench which could easily be selected when wildcarding to something like the below.

      Pope
      Robertson Stones Dallas
      Salah Bruno Gundogan Raphina
      Kane Vardy Bamford

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Anything with Newcastle defenders is not good, including the actual Newcastle team

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Let's go Auba, Coufal and Soucek!

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Lucky you. I only have Lingard.

    • Tango74
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wahoo my punt is playing

        Lacca

        And capt Lingard

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Brave

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Free hitters in my ml have stacked their teams with arsenal and West Ham mids/forwards

        A 0-0 would be most welcome here

        1. G-Whizz
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I can't see past a 1-1 atm...

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Neither can I, actually surprised to see odegard, Auba, laca, lingard etc in so many peoples teams I think this will be low scoring

            1. G-Whizz
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I'm hoping so...

              Looking at the fixtures before a ball was kicked this week, for me, it was Brighton defensive assets that interested me most tbh...

      • Arteta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Saka Ode Auba
        Laca

        We should definitely score with that front four.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I remember thinking the same when I read son, bale, Kane, moura 😀

      • Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        any hope that son might play tonight?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Slim to none

        2. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          There's always hope.

        3. G-Whizz
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Highly unlikely imo...

        4. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Probably does tbh

        5. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Not much chance. But we can hope!

        6. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          You just know he starts and hauls. Jose will troll everyone again

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wow Kepa makes a save!

      • Jurgen Flopp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        An Auba brace to cement my newly found position in the top 10k please!

      • Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Arsenal to win 2-1 v West Ham

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I reckon the other way around

        2. G-Whizz
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          No fanks...

        3. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          2-0 west ham

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Any Chance of Son starting?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          See above

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yes always a chance

          Mourinho is a massive liar

      • Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I need goals galore in this game

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Nailed on for a 0-0 shitfest

            1. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 26 days ago

                😆 I hope not withh by Lingard, Antonio, Auba and Lacazette. Odegaard first sub too

          2. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I chickened out going for Odegaard punt

            Bound to be punished

            1. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I put him on my bench...

                1. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Asking for trouble

              • Tango74
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Wish me luck Lingard capt

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Decent. Good luck pal

                    1. Tango74
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Your luck worked.

                • Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  If you have anyone other than Cresswell in this game you are trying too hard.

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Tried too hard with my triple brighton yesterday. Paid off

                    1. Baines on Toast...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      You love to see it

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      This comment makes no sense 😆

                  3. Nightcrawler
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Only auba here and bale in the next one

                    Going to take some heavy punishment i think

                  4. HollywoodXI
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    The way the last few weeks have gone (pretty much every decision punished), I own Dawson, Cresswell and Antonio so Arsenal will win to nil. Congrats Arsenal owners.

                    1. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Whu can score as long as it's Soucek.

                  5. Echoes
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      3-4 Arsenal win with Antonio and Auba hattricks would be fine. Thanks.

                    • Revival
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Giroud off for a rest

                    • Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Need returns from Coufal and Saka as they are pretty much my only differentials.

                    • Lindelol
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Hoping for ESR cameo atleast

                    • G-Whizz
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      How does he miss that?!!

                      1. G-Whizz
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Oh wait, it was McGoldrick which explains everything...

                    • Isca Extremadura
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Sheffield Utd playing well

                    • Revival
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      You know it's not your day when Kepa is pulling off good saves

                    • Nightcrawler
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Coufal goal Cresswell assist nearly

                    • G-Whizz
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      GET IN!!!