Fantasy Premier League should be back in a few days, and with a double gameweek no less. The Premier League have released the first batch of official fixtures for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. This is definitely a piece of brilliant news for the millions of football and especially Fantasy Premier League fans.
Fantasy Premier League Returns With a Double Gameweek
The official Fantasy Premier League website provided an update yesterday (June 5, 2020). It said: “Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal on 17 June and the full match round that follows from 19 June will constitute the first full gameweek.”
An update on #FPL ?
Aston Villa ? Sheff United and Man City ? Arsenal on 17 June and the full match round that follows from 19 June will constitute the first full Gameweek
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) June 5, 2020
So, it is clear that four teams will have two games in the first game week of the post-COVID period. Arsenal, Manchester City, Aston Villa, and Sheffield United are the teams that will bring football back to English shores.
About the deadlines of the gameweeks coming up, the FPL website said: “For the three match rounds announced, FPL deadlines will be the traditional hour before kick-off of the opening match of that round.”
Hence, the first post-COVID deadline for FPL should be 17:00 BST on Wednesday 17 June.
As expected, the chips FPL managers had remaining will be the ones they will be able to utilise. This is what the FPL website posted–
We would like to remind managers that any chips you retain at present (i.e. Triple Captain, Bench Boost, Free Hit and/or Wildcard) would remain available for you, in accordance with the Game Rules, for these Gameweeks.
Fantasy Premier League Fixtures
The first gameweek should have the following fixtures –
Wednesday 17 June
18:00 Aston Villa v Sheffield United (Sky Sports)
20:15 Manchester City v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
Saturday 20 June
12:30 Watford v Leicester City (BT Sport)
15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal (BT Sport)
17:30 West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Sky Sports)
19:45 AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (BBC)
Monday 22 June
20:00 Manchester City v Burnley (Sky Sports)
The FPL website has not yet been updated with the above fixtures. FPL managers with players from the four teams with two games will be feeling great at the moment. Having matches back on the field should provide us with a welcome distraction from the terrible pandemic that is going on around the world. Hopefully, we can have fans back at the stadiums soon as well.