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Double Gameweek 22 match between Burnley and Leicester postponed

Burnley and Leicester City will now only have a ‘single’ Gameweek at best after the Premier League confirmed on Friday that Saturday’s match between the two clubs has been postponed.

This time it was the Clarets who submitted a postponement application due to a number of injuries and Covid-19 cases within their first-team squad.

Sean Dyche’s side are, of course, also scheduled to be in action next Tuesday against Watford, so it remains to be seen whether the situation at Turf Moor has improved sufficiently for that fixture to go ahead.

Leicester’s one and only Gameweek 22 match is now at home to Tottenham Hotspur next Wednesday.

This latest postponement means that Burnley and Leicester now each have four outstanding league fixtures to rearrange, with the Foxes’ Gameweek 27 match against Chelsea now needing to be rescheduled due to the Blues qualifying for the EFL Cup final on the same weekend.

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.


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988 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sirmorbach
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Kinda lost now. Any help much appreciated:

    Lloris
    TAA, Cancelo, Dias, Coufal, Cash
    Salah, Jota, Foden, Bowen, Gray
    Watkins, Antonio, Broja

    Broja, Cash, **Salah**

    Just Broja to Dennis? Honestly, just do nothing at this point and save ft?

    1. No Professionals
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      we're all lost

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah, was considering that move until the Burnley covid. Not sure how great Newcastle away even is with the place bouncing, critical game and a few new recruits

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

    My team is

    Ramsdale
    TAA Reg Alonso Cancelo
    Jota Bowen Son Gray
    Ronaldo Watkins

    Steele Lowton Foden Scarlett

    Provided that pressers confirm that Ronnie's injury isnt anything major and is likely to play vs Brentford, I may just do Son to KDB with my FT and captain KDB. I think hes going to haul vs Chelsea

    1. Your Man With The Hair
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      That's a left field one. Why KDB over Bruno?

      1. mrelpea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Mainly due to KDB looking like he's back to beast form. Even Pep said that he looks close to being back to best, where as Bruno hasn't looked that great for while. The only thing that could swing it back into Bruno's favour is if Ronnie is confirmed out for both DGW games as Bruno would be back on pens

    2. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Tuchel has a good record against City. They have been really tight games.

      1. Dead Balls
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Triple Chelsea defence for me on a FH - King capper

        1. mrelpea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          That's a brave one, but I'd rather go triple Chelsea defense than United defense, that's for sure. I'd check pressers for any hints about the Watford Burnley match being postponed given Burnley's injuries etc That's coming up on Tuesday already

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

        Agreed, they are normally tight affairs, but Chelsea's defense isn't quite what it was last season, which gives me hope. Also, I read that Christensen has tested positive for covid, so won't play this game. That only leaves them with Rudi, Alonso, Azpi, Silva and Sarr as recognised defenders. i know that Pulisic can step in as wing-back etc but not ideal preparation for an important match

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

    Dennis or Maupay?

  4. Bobby_Baggio
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Morning all. Bit unsure who to put in. Son + Salah out but to who? Get Kane in? 2FT + 0m ITB. Stuck on midfield options. Cheers.

    DDG
    Reguillon - Lamptey - TAA
    Maddison - Salah - Jota - Son - Bowen
    Antonio - King

    (Foster) - Cancelo - Broja - Livra

  5. Junglist95
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Start King (obviously not bringing in Dennis now for a hit)..

      Or

      Start Gallagher.

      Knowing the risks associated with Watford Burnley, that would make Gallagher a better option surely, even if King has Newcastle?

      Deadline is way before potential cancellation.

      Help please.

    • Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Cucurella or Maupay?

      The former allows me to keep Salah...

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        What about Lamptey?

        1. Chris_White
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Not convinced he will start both

    • No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      With the information we have, is Antonio to Dennis worth a hit?!

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I think I've gone from yes to no after the Burnley news

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Not a chance IMO, Leeds is a great game for Antonio especially with Llorente suspended, Dennis may only end up with the one game

      3. No Professionals
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Probably not. Seems like it could come just down to Leeds v Newcastle.

    • RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      How likely is Ronaldo going to miss the Villa game?

      1. No Professionals
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        No one knows.

      2. Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Press conference at 1pm may shed some light

    • Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Killing them fun out the game all this aint it.

      1. Junglist95
          7 months, 6 days ago

          You could argue the other way

          Same for everyone

          I know what you mean though

        • Boly Would
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          It's made it so that logging in 10 mins before deadline, make the best possible changes at that time, then hope for the best, is the way to play it.

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        So the premier league allowing Burnley to have their game postponed because they dont have enough 1st team players?

        At what point do the premier league just turn around and say well you will have to utilise the reserve/youth team players and just get on with it!?

        All they are doing is creating a massive fixture pile up problem that is snowballing with every postponement. Its an utter farce.

        1. Junglist95
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Yup 1000%

          • WHUFCSmith23
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Something will have to change. It should be based on age. If you have 15 players over 21 then play.

          • El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Shambles at this point but PL allowed it, it's utter shamples because of the people in charge of running this league

          • Salah and Vinagre Chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            It's pretty much what they told Chelsea.

          • mrelpea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            100% agreed. Injuries shouldn't come into this at all. It should be that only players that have a confirmed (by a third party) PCR test count towards the numbers that are taken into account.

        2. Trini Chelsea
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Hey everyone,
          What to do with this side:

          Sanchez (DDG)
          Cancelo Taa Reguilón (Coufal,White)
          Jota Mount Bowen Gray (Maddison)
          Dennis Antonio Ronaldo

          I'm captaining Mount yes and using Bench Boost
          Already waste my transfer from Son to Maddy.

          I'm I crazy

        3. EL tridente
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Start Gallagher or B Silva?

        4. Manani
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          so who to get now instead of maddison?

          1. g40steve
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Still a good bye a form is hot

            1. g40steve
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Autocorrect - buy 🙂

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe Moura. I still think Maddison is a great pick

          3. Stranger Mings
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Bruno or mint

          4. Pariße
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            What's wrong with Maddison now? Tielemans though

        5. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Lost like most managers 🙂 but trying to sort something. Best option here? 1FT, 2.8m ITB.

          A. Broja >> Dennis
          B. Son >> Bruno / KDB
          C. Both for -4

          DDG+
          TAA. Cancelo. Reguilón+
          Son+. Jota. Gray. Bowen
          Kane+. Antonio. Broja
          (Foster, Dalot+, Martinelli, Tierney)

        6. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          So much for the planned transfers. Any suggestions here? 1ft, 0.1m itb.

          LLORIS
          Taa cancelo ALONSO
          SON Jota Bowen gray
          RONALDO KING Antonio

          Foster bernardo Johnson tierney

        7. Jdpz
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Play Foster or Guaita?
          Will Foster play?

          1. Jono_90
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            I'd take a gamble and start Foster, if he doesn't play either of the 2 games, Guaita will come in as auto sub for you.

            You'd be unlucky if Foster doesn't start but then comes on as a sub.

        8. Wolfman180
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Son, Johnson, Davis out for Moura, DCL, Cucurella for a -8? yay or nay?

        9. Obamawang
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Don;t know what to do here:

          Ramsdale
          Cancelo TAA Davies
          Jota Maddison Foden Bowen
          King Ronaldo (c) Watkins

          Foster Livra James Smith-Rowe

          I've got one FT and £3.9 in the bank. Will Foden & Ronaldo play is it worth shipping them out for Kane and Mount? Any other ideas - Livra James need to go at some point too...

          1. artvandelay316
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Nobody knows. You just have to go with your gut.

        10. HD7
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Son to Maddy gone to Son to Bruno to Son to Jota
          and now Im also thinking about Mount or KDB?

        11. DIMITRIS
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Would you FH if you had this team:
          Ederson (Gunn)
          Alonso / Rudiger / Keane (Livra, Williams)
          Maddison / Jota / Bowen / Bernardo (Soucek)
          DCL / Antonio / Ronaldo

        12. SensibleSoccerChamp
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          With the spurs game now in doubt is Bruno now the better pick here?

          A) Antonio -> Kane
          B) Foden -> Bruno

          1. antis0cial
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            If Ronaldo is out, yeah, otherwise not so sure.

        13. sirmorbach
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Of course we can't be sure of pretty much anything at this point, but is United actually likely to have their double or Villa/Brentford seem to be in problems too? I really didn't want Bruno in my team, but better him than keeping Salah for nothing I reckon

        14. BinManJack
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          What do we think of this FH?

          DDG
          TAA / Alonso / Lamptey / EmersonR
          Jota / Mount / Moura
          Ronaldo / Kane (c) / Dennis

          Bench: Trossard / Gordon / Tsimikas

          Only the scouse teams have single game weeks

          1. Reacher
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Good providing NLD goes ahead, only slight coin toss is Trossard could outscore Emerson quite easily

            1. BinManJack
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Is there talk of the NLD not going ahead?

          2. SensibleSoccerChamp
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            I wouldn’t capt Kane !

        15. Reacher
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Rumour mill is in overdrive, best advice I could give is wait for all pressers, set your alarms for 30 mins before the deadline, check for any further postponements and pray!!

          All we can do as the Premier league now cancel games at the drop of a hat for various reasons, not just COVID

          1. Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Exactly!

          2. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            5am AU time, no can do.
            Will be looking to make my moves in the next hour and hope for the best

            1. Reacher
              • 12 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Best of luck

              1. FPL_Crisis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                likewise! i'm on the hunt for Son replacement now. Maybe Bruno warms the seat for Salah return

        16. Junglist95
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Start

            A King
            B Gallagher

            1. Stranger Mings
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 6 days ago

              A

          • fplgaruda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Now announce TOT ARS postponement. Lol

          • sarnshawn
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            De Gea (Foster)
            Rudiger, TAA, Silva, Cancelo, Livramento
            Mount, Foden
            Antonio, Dennis, King
            Bench - Smith-Rowe, Benrahma, Salah

            2 FT - Livramento & Foden? to who?

          • Jackie Moon
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Ronaldo and Son to Kane and Rashford worth a -4? Or someone other than Rashford? But I feel he could be a big scoring differential.

          • xtina
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Lukaku anyone?

            1. beric
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              nah

            2. Stranger Mings
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Prefer mount

            3. lugs
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              not for me with all their upcoming blanks, but i wouldn't be surprised if he scored in both games this week tbh

          • beric
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            So Watford Burnley has a high chance of being called off too then - it's only 4 days away