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How Blank Gameweek 28 looks after the FA Cup fourth round

Blank Gameweek 28 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) clashes with the FA Cup quarter-finals, so there’ll be blanks for FPL managers to navigate on that mid-March weekend.

After the results of the weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round ties and this evening’s draw for the fifth round, we now know a little more about which games will take place and who is likely to blank:

  • Four fixtures are definitely going ahead as things stand, only one of which was added after the FA Cup fourth round (Arsenal v Palace).
  • We will get between one and five postponements in Gameweek 28. Should the ties go the way of the fifth-round favourites, we will indeed get five postponements.
  • At least one of Liverpool v Fulham or Wolves v Leeds will go ahead. If Sunderland defeat Fulham and Leeds, both of these Premier League games will proceed as planned.
  • At least one of Man City v West Ham or Brighton v Man Utd will definitely be postponed. Based on the draw, it looks very likely that both games will have to be rescheduled anyway.
  • Southampton v Spurs also looks very likely to be postponed in Gameweek 28 based on the fifth-round draw, with Brentford v Leicester also probable.

GW28 Premier League fixtureStatusA blank will happen if the following happens:
Arsenal v Crystal PalaceOn
Aston Villa v BournemouthOn
Brentford v LeicesterPossible blankIf Leicester beat Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round
Brighton v Man UtdPossible blankIf Brighton beat Stoke in the FA Cup fifth round and/or if Man Utd beat West Ham in the FA Cup fifth round
Chelsea v EvertonOn
Liverpool v FulhamPossible blankIf Fulham beat Leeds in the FA Cup fifth round
Man City v West HamPossible blankIf Man City beat Bristol City in the FA Cup fifth round and/or if West Ham beat Man Utd in the FA Cup fifth round
Nottm Forest v NewcastleOn
Southampton v SpursPossible blankIf Southampton beat Grimsby in the FA Cup fifth round and/or if Spurs beat Sheff Utd in the FA Cup fifth round
Wolves v LeedsPossible blankIf Leeds beat Fulham in the FA Cup fifth round

We’ll only know the full extent of Blank Gameweek 28 just before Gameweek 26, when the FA Cup fifth round has taken place.

As for Blank Gameweek 25, you can read more about that here.

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  1. Nespinha
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best 4.5 defender for upcoming gameweeks?

    1. Rainer
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Really depends on the GWs you'll need them.

      Most with Trippier/Shaw/Arsenal Def will be looking to players who play in BGW25 and also BGW28.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yep - if planning for BGWs, then a Villa defender is probably standout with EVE and BOU in BGW25/28. I'm hopeful Alex Moreno steps up a bit.

        1. Rainer
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Just checked his NPxGI/90 over his career and now I'm very intrigued!

          Hopefully Unai gives us a useful Digne update.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Could it be Lewis?

    3. Arteta
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Malacia or Wan-Bissaka.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Estupinan or Moreno

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Estupinan

    5. The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'm looking at villa. Decent 25 and 28 fixtures

    6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I’ve gone Mings at 4.3 on WC as my 5th defender, decent fixtures in 25 and especially 28

  2. tom2224
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Can anyone lend a hand with suggested transfers?

    Kepa
    Tripper Botman Mee Shaw
    Rashford KDB Martinelli Almiron
    Haaland Kane

    Ward Mitrovic Andreas White

    Currently leaning towards KDB + Almiron > Bruno + Mitoma but KDB has the double next week...
    Any thoughts?

    1. space mercenary
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Mitro - Nketiah
      Almiron - Bruno

  3. wulfrunian
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bench one please.Rashford Fernandes Gnonto the other 3 players.

    a)Kdb
    b)Nketiah
    c)Saka
    d)Mitoma

    1. Rainer
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Painful!

      Did you get Mitoma's points vs Leicester? Who did you bench last GW for him?

      1. wulfrunian
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Basically Fernandes and Gnonto for Kane+Andres(on my bench in gw21) would be my transfers now in gw22.

        1. Rainer
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I'd bench KDB but it seems silly even typing that, enjoy the headache 😆

          1. wulfrunian
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Not ideal
      Mitoma

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        or Gnonto even!

        1. ted mcnure
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Bench Gnome

  4. Rash
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Heads scrambled.. if man united and Newcastle reach the final then I'll have 6 players out plus Patterson but also want to be maximising the upcoming doubles.. some advice on what to focus on please!!

    De gea (ward)
    Trippier Botman shaw (white patterson)
    Kdb rashford almiron martinelli (andreas)
    Kane Haaland Mitro

    2ft 2.4itb

    1. ted mcnure
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      All cool, just shift say, patterson or andreas to say, mings or bailey
      and roll one

    2. MrJobby
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Over next couple weeks Ward to kepa ?
      Patterson to Mings
      Almiron to odegaard
      I’m sure that adds up

  5. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bruno on +84%

    I’ll be priced out if he goes up, make the move now?

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He won't go up based on that.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Doubt he goes up tonight

    3. ted mcnure
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      See how he goes on Weds

  6. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    KDB Almiron to Bruno Ode -4 and Rash TC?

    Kepa
    Trip/Shaw/White
    KDB/Rash/Mart/Almiron
    Haaland/Kane/Toney

    Ward/Cucu/Bueno/Andreas

    1. Farteta
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes for transfers, no for TC. Rashford never usually scores more than a goal whereas Haaland is more explosive.

  7. BUZZBOMB
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Play Ward (avl) or Kepa (FUL)?
    Play KDB (tot) or Kane (MCI)?

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Kepa | KDB

      1. BUZZBOMB
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks. Thats what Im on currently.

      2. ted mcnure
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes, but play Kane surely?

  8. asr
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Completely lost on who to swap for Cancelo, any suggestions? 2.1 ITB

    Ward
    Trippier Botman Shaw
    Bruno Odegaard Sala Rashford Martinelli
    Haaland Kane

    Iversen Cancelo* Ake Greenwood

    1. asr
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Sala=Saka

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Would just wait a week - current XI looks fine and by next GW we'll have better visibility on BGW25

      1. asr
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Makes sense, cheers.

      2. ted mcnure
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        agree

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Arsenal defender

      1. ted mcnure
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Ward to Ramsdale would work

    4. MrJobby
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Cancelo to white swap iverson to kepe at some point maybe greenwood to someone if you can afford it

  9. sentz05
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best United defender to bring in?

    1. ted mcnure
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Average Wan Bissaka!

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Shaw

  10. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone else very tempted to play their wildcard?

    1. ted mcnure
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nooo! So much chaos..

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nope.

    3. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nope

    4. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It’s probably worse time to play WC

    5. MrJobby
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I’m waiting till there is a major dgw and hopefully plan ahead so I can get everyone playing doubles and then bench boost

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nah
      Want better visibility on fixture schedule and a better look at some of the new January signings

  11. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I currently on White and Odegaard. Which third option for arsenal?

    A. Nketiah
    B. Saka

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    2. HurriKane
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    3. Ask Yourself
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Settled on B myself

    4. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    5. BERGKOP
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  12. HurriKane
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Based on this season form which dream team wins?

  13. HurriKane
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Based on this season form which dream team wins?

    London XI

    ------Ramsdale-------
    White, Saliba, Silva, Rico Henry
    ---- Partey, Xhaka -------
    Saka Odegaard Martinelli
    ------- Kane --------

    Manchester XI

    -------DDG-------
    Dalot Stones Martinez Shaw
    ---- Rodri Casemiro ----
    Mahrez KDB Rashford
    -----Haaland--------

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Manchester wins that 5-0

    2. MrJobby
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No idea but love to see that game for real

      1. HurriKane
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yh would love to see a game like this instead of community sheild

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Newcastle beats both of those southern XIs.

  14. MrJobby
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bowen could be a differential but don’t like next couple games . Form over fixtures? Anyone taking a punt?

  15. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    If u were getting an Arsenal defender who would it be?

    A Saliba
    B Zinchenko
    C Gabriel

    1. ted mcnure
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      D White
      E Ramsdale

      1. ted mcnure
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Could be a handy time for a gk switch, what with dbls and blanks

    2. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gabriel

    4. Bezz82
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I have Ramsdale and I'm happy.

  16. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Need to move Cancelo so gk not an option right now

  17. Captain Beefheart
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Who scores most points Bruno minus 4, or Man U defender, not Shaw I already have him

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Defender

      1. Captain Beefheart
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks, sort of convinced myself the same, basically thinking Bruno would have score to break even with the hit to get him in, no hit required for defender

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Problem with Bruno is he likes to jam points. May be more attacking if Eriksen is out

  18. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Free transfers are valuable and I tend to use FTs to bring in players for at least 3-4 GWs.

    Why am I considering Bruno for 1GW then sell in 23 when I could bring in an Arsenal attacker as a long term pick this GW?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Fever. Most succumb. I’m looking at Salah to Bruno or Casemiro. But I’ll hold longer than 1 gw.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Probably right with the DGW fever. Bruno in for Salah is an easy move. The hokey cokey with KDB just doesn't feel right

  19. HurriKane
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Antonee Robinson rumored to be Cancelo replacement for city

    He's good but i think Rico Henry would have been a better option.

    Such an underrated fullback. Got pace and great at one one one defending.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      They've had a long-standing interest in him. Must definitely see something in him.

      Interesting as my Fulham-supporting friend doesn't think the fullbacks are all that amazing - although obviously had a good season so far.

    2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Rico Henry is class, Jedi is a pretty tidy player too though for Fulham

  20. Lord of Ings
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best arsenal defender to bring in? Price not an issue

    1. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gabriel

    2. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gabriel

  21. LosBlancos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Reece James to start VS Fulham?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No chance. Limited mins from the bench at best.

      1. LosBlancos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That's what I thought but reading articles that he's ready

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          He will be eased in. They won't risk a re-injury

          1. LosBlancos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Yeah I think that too but he's such a massive improvement for them and has been training for a few weeks

            May start and get subbed

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yeah he could do. Be unwise to let him play 90 right away though. Either start & sub, or subbed on.

      1. LosBlancos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        No complaints on a 65min sub after a goal, CS and max baps 🙂

  22. Kane Train
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which arsenal defender to pick up?

    1. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Literally answered above you mate

      Gabriel

    2. Bezz82
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I like Zinchenko. He’s been shifting into midfield and with his low ownership as well

  23. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Want 3 Arsenal attack so plan is to drop White this week and I’ll have 2 freebies next week for:

    Toney to Nketiah
    Rodrigo to Ode

    Question is… White to who?

    A) Moreno
    B) Bueno
    C) Another?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Villa defender for 25 and 28

      1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        That’s what I’m thinking

    2. Shark Team
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I like Moreno but is he safe when Digne comes back

      1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Emery isn’t a fan of Digne. He might go this window

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Moreno is Emery's signing. I think he is first choice LB.

  24. Shark Team
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bruno or Antony better?

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Silly question

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Surely you already know the answer to this question...

    3. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Quick comparison in the members’ area paints a clear picture

  25. thepancakeman123
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Got 1.0m in the bank. Doing Mitrovic > Weghorst this week allows me to get Saka in for Almiron next week. Is that worth doing?

    Kepa
    Trippier, Shaw, Ake
    KDB, Rashford, Odegaard, Almiron
    Haaland, Kane, Mitrovic

    Ward, Andreas, Bueno, Patterson

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Martial will be lurking

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        .... in the treatment room where he is more often than not

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I would rather save the FT than get Weghorst

  26. jimmy.floyd
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Who is on pens for Man Utd?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bruno

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Debatable. Bruno hasn't taken one in a while and missed his last two.

      We'd know more but the refs are afraid of upsetting Jürgen so we don't get them anymore 😉

  27. Kane Train
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which one?

    A) White
    B) Mitoma
    C) Zinchenko

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Start Mitoma

  28. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best Def to replace Cancelo? Have Shaw-Trippier-Schar & fodder
    I was thinking Ake to keep City coverage but all ideas welcomed

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Arsenal if you aren't tripling up in attack. No blanks, double in 23 and not doing too badly either

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I have Ramsdale does that matter?

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gabriel

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Gabriel better than Zinc?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I think so but Zinc certainly an option

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Villa defender or Ake

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I did fancy Ake but Arsenal def seems popular what do you think

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Prefer triple arsenal attack so depends on your preference

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Cancelo - Ake & Mitro - Nketiah good moves?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Looks good to me

    4. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Same issue for me.

      Gross & Cancelo > Rashford & 5.1m DEF
      ...was looking at Akanji or Ake or Dier

      Current DEF is:
      TAA / Saliba / Trippier / Shaw / 5.1m ??

      Any help appreciated
      thank you

  29. RogueBlood
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Got 2 FT and 0.7ITB what changes would you make to this team?

    Kepa
    Shaw, Trippier, White
    Rashford, Martinelli, Gakpo, De Bruyne
    Haaland, Nketiah, Kane

    Ward, Andreas, Bueno, Walker

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gakpo out for sure. Maybe for Mahrez and move Walker on?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yup I like this suggestion

    2. Heiro
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      KDB to Bruno? Then next week, Walker and Bruno to Ake and KDB?

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Gakpo to Mahrez and Walker to Martinez

    4. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Walker to someone who plays in the blanks

  30. Heiro
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Is there much in it between Odeguard and Saka?

    If I go Saka, I can't do Bruno to KDB for their double.

    Odeguard allows me to switeroo back to KDB

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      RMT doesn't seem to think so. Certainly not to justify the extra price

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Go Odegaard