Fixtures

FPL Blank and Double Gameweeks: What we know so far

We’ve had plenty of ‘blanks’ in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) so far this season and now the Double Gameweeks are starting to materialse.

West Ham United and Brentford had a Double Gameweek 21, while Double Gameweek 22 will see six teams in action twice.

VISUAL OVERVIEW

POSTPONED MATCHES – AND REASONS WHY

Burnley v Watford postponed as Covid outbreak hits Hornets
  • Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur (weather)
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur (Covid)
  • Brentford v Manchester United (Covid) – now in Double Gameweek 22
  • Burnley v Watford (Covid) – now in Double Gameweek 22
  • Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (Covid) – now in Double Gameweek 22
  • Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion (Covid)
  • Everton v Leicester City (Covid)
  • Southampton v Brentford (Covid) – now in Double Gameweek 21
  • Watford v Crystal Palace (Covid)
  • West Ham United v Norwich City (Covid) – now in Double Gameweek 21
  • Aston Villa v Burnley (Covid)
  • Burnley v Everton (Covid)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford (Covid)
  • Liverpool v Leeds United (Covid)
  • Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Covid)
  • Leeds United v Aston Villa (Covid)
  • Everton v Newcastle United (Covid)
  • Leicester City v Norwich City (Covid)
  • Southampton v Newcastle United (Covid)
  • Burnley v Leicester City (Covid)
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea (clash with the Club World Cup) – now in Double Gameweek 22
  • Chelsea v Arsenal (clash with the Club World Cup)
  • Arsenal v Liverpool (clash with EFL Cup final)
  • Chelsea v Leicester City (clash with the EFL Cup final)

TEAMS WITH THE MOST FIXTURES OUTSTANDING

Fantasy community eyes Burnley clean sheet in first Double Gameweek match
  • Burnley, Leicester (4)
  • Arsenal, Everton (3)
  • Spurs, Brighton, Watford, Liverpool, Leeds, Aston Villa, Wolves, Newcastle, Chelsea (2)
  • Southampton, Crystal Palace, Norwich, Man Utd (1)
  • Man City, West Ham, Brentford (0)

The above figures take into account the six rearranged Gameweek 21 and 22 matches.

OTHER POSSIBLE DOUBLE GAMEWEEKS

Week beginning…WeekendMidweek
Sat 22 JanGameweek 23
International/winter break
Sat 29 JanInternational/winter break
International/winter break
Sat 5 FebFA Cup 4th round
Gameweek 24
Sat 12 FebGameweek 25
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 19 FebGameweek 26
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 26 FebGameweek 27/EFL Cup final
FA Cup 5th round
Sat 5 MarGameweek 28
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 12 MarGameweek 29
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 19 MarGameweek 30/FA Cup quarter-finals
International break
Sat 26 MarInternational break
International break
Sat 2 AprGameweek 31
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 9 AprGameweek 32
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 16 AprGameweek 33/FA Cup semi-finals
*free*
Sat 23 AprGameweek 34
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 30 AprGameweek 35
Champions League/Europa League/Conference League
Sat 7 MayGameweek 36
*free*
Sat 14 MayGameweek 37
Europa League final
Sat 21 MayGameweek 38

  • Gameweek 23: A chance of a very small Double Gameweek*.
  • Gameweek 24: A chance of a very small Double Gameweek*.
  • Gameweek 25: A possible Double Gameweek for anyone bar Man City, West Ham, Brentford, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Leicester and Norwich)
  • Gameweek 26: A possible Double Gameweek for anyone bar Man City, West Ham, Brentford, Chelsea, Man Utd, Leicester and Norwich)
  • Gameweek 27: A possible Double Gameweek if teams with an outstanding match-up are eliminated by the FA Cup fifth-round stage. Four sides, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester and Liverpool, will have their weekend matches postponed because of the EFL Cup final, however.
  • Gameweek 28: A possible Double Gameweek for anyone bar Man City, West Ham, Brentford, Liverpool, Leicester (if they are still in the Conference League) and Norwich (if Leicester are still in the Conference League)
  • Gameweek 29: A possible Double Gameweek for anyone bar Man City, West Ham, Brentford, Chelsea, Man Utd, Leicester (if they are still in the Conference League) and Norwich (if Leicester are still in the Conference League)
  • Gameweek 30: No chance of a Double Gameweek and a near-certain chance of it being a Blank Gameweek, as it will clash with the FA Cup quarter-finals.
  • Gameweek 33: A free midweek does allow for a Double Gameweek, although the weekend games do clash with the FA Cup semi-finals, too.
  • Gameweek 36: A free midweek allows for a Double Gameweek. This is likely to be the biggest Double Gameweek of the season.

*Aston Villa v Burnley or Leeds v Aston Villa could be played on Saturday/Sunday February 5/6. That would mean either the Gameweek 24 deadline being brought forward a few days or the fixture being tagged onto the end of Gameweek 23.


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787 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    So Kaku starts.

    Lets see if my cap can deliver 🙂

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      The Belgian Geoff Horsefield

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Haha. I saw him live for Fulham as a wee nipper. Wasn’t he a builder?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 12 hours ago

          Hodd carrier, from Huddersfield i think.

    2. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      ooof, big shout could be great this week. Good luck

      1. Thanos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks Big Guy!

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Excellent call, I tip my cap to you

  2. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    How many penalties are Chelsea going to get before Jorginho is seen as a legitimate option?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      He already is

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Two more before a DGW & people will jump head first into the trap.

    3. Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Even if he scores 15 penalties a season I’m not bringing a cdm in,bringing a player in just for penalties seems nonsense to me.
      He doesn’t even take any other set piece

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      That skip before the penalty nearly won him a Balon Dor. Imagine trying to explain that to future generations

  3. Tommy J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Alonso definitely coming on for a 1 point cameo, I have Bowen 1st sub….

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Hopefully 😛

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        This, but not for Tommy, for Cokey 😛

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Fabio Borges greatest manager in history benched Bowen too. We just know things

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            Mahrez rested too it seems, you're fine!

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Come on and score a hat-trick. I'll accept that as a farewell gift.

    3. Tommy J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Bad decision playing him over Bowen to be fair…

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      I reckon he actually might score today off the bench

  4. balint84
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    A) Bilva to KDB
    B) save a ft

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Bilva to a DGW mid come Saturday morning, or use the FT for another DGWer.

  5. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Time to get rid of Alonso (have James) ?

    1. Return of the FF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Probably yeah. Who are your targets?

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        That would be my next question… probably Reguilon hey?

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Time to get rid of both

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah

  6. Return of the FF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Any early City team leaks?? Waiting 20 mins is killing me

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Ederson starts

      1. Return of the FF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Big!

  7. banskt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Has there been any update/gossips since yesterday regarding Gallagher? Last I heard, Rodgers said he was rested to keep him "fresh", which I took as a hint that he was not tested positive for covid.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Palace assistant hinted at Gallagher rest yeah.

      If Maddison, Rodgers said he was fine/not too serious post match.

      Updates on both before the deadline no doubt.

      1. banskt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Oh, I messed up Rodgers and Palace assistant. Thanks for understanding. 🙂

  8. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Gonna regret picking Fred over Kovacic, should've known cuz Kante was injured.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Fred over anyone is a mistake

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Touché

    2. schlupptheweek
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Fred is bold, atleast he's cheaper and gets more points than Sancho!

  9. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Chances of Dias being rested tonight? I reckon it’s on the cards...

  10. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Best Alonso replacement:

    1. Reguilon
    2. Saiss
    3. Castagne
    4. Tierney

    1. Mutter's Munters
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        reggy

      • Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Laporte?

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 2 hours ago

          Have triple city already sir

      • mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Doubles mean Reggy otherwise like Eddie said laporte would be a great option

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      Imagine being able to call off the bench Mahrez, Sterling and Gundogan...

      Surely someone should call in the fair competition authorities?

      Manchester City simply have 8+ players who can score 10+ goals.

      Who needs the out and out striker then.

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      Well i'm screwed this week - again.

      Alonso and Gundogan benched.

      I used to have such a deep team to cover rotation and now once you add in covid then that depth is shot to pieces.

      WC21 is getting closer and closer just to get past this mess.

    4. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Getting Coufal for -4 and playing him ahead of Dalot or Tierney feels a bit weird…

    5. FPL Forward Thinker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 11 hours ago

      Superbly written article

    6. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 11 hours ago

      Is gray confirmed to be on bench?