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How do cancelled matches affect Fantasy Premier League? | Football

The Fantasy Premier League has been paused following game postponements (Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Premier League has announced it has postponed three games for next weekend as the country prepares for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on September 19.

This comes after the Premier League scrapped the entire fixture list last weekend as a mark of respect to Her Majesty.

The fixture list disruption has left Fantasy Premier League managers wondering how postponed games will affect their teams.

Read on to find out everything you need to know.

How will canceled games affect the Fantasy Premier League?

In the event that a Premier League game is postponed and removed from the game week, all players who were supposed to attend will not be awarded FPL points.

The player is replaced in the starting line-up by another player benched by the FPL manager.

These substitutions are based on the order in which the manager selected the substitutes, with the player who is first on the bench being the first to come on into the team.

Vice captain

If the captain does not play because he was supposed to play in a game that was postponed, the tie goes to the vice-captain, who scores double points in the captain’s absence.

Harry Kane scores for Tottenham

FPL managers can use the free hit to navigate the fixture chaos (Image: Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

However, if the vice-captain’s game is also rescheduled, the team will not be awarded double points.

If a canceled game is rescheduled for the same game week, all points earned by players in the game will remain in that game week.

However, if the match is rearranged for a different game world, players will receive points instead of the original points that week.

Free hit

FPL managers who are missing many players can use the free kick to rebalance their starting lineup.

The free Hit Chip allows users to make an unlimited number of transfers to their team, but on the next deadline, the roster will revert to its original 15 players for the next week of play.

Double Game Weeks

Postponed games can be rearranged for a different game week, meaning players can be in action on two different occasions in the same game week.

Which Premier League games have been postponed this weekend?

The Premier League has announced that Chelsea v Liverpool has been postponed to September 18 as the Metropolitan Police are expected to be under a lot of pressure as London prepares for the Queen’s funeral a day later.

Manchester United v Leeds on the same day was also postponed, along with Brighton v Crystal Palace which was scheduled for September 17.


Weekend Games – September 16-18

Friday, September 16

  • Aston Villa v Southampton (Sky Sports, 8pm)
  • Nottingham Forest – Fulham (8pm)

Saturday Sept 17

  • Wolves v Man City (BT Sport, 12:30pm)
  • Newcastle-AFC Bournemouth (3pm)
  • Spurs v Leicester City (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
  • Postponed: Brighton v Crystal Palace

sunday september 18

  • Brentford v Arsenal (Sky Sports, 12pm)
  • Everton v West Ham (Sky Sports, 2.15pm)
  • Postponed: Chelsea vs Liverpool
  • Postponed: Manchester United vs Leeds

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