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).
- 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.
- We will get between zero (!) and five postponements in Gameweek 28. Should the ties go the way of the fifth-round favourites, we will indeed get five postponements.
- Man City v West Ham, Brighton v Man Utd and Southampton v Spurs look very likely to be postponed in Gameweek 28 based on the fifth-round draw, with Brentford v Leicester also probable.
|GW28 Premier League fixture||Status||A blank will happen if the following happens:|
|Arsenal v Crystal Palace||On|
|Aston Villa v Bournemouth||On|
|Brentford v Leicester||Possible blank||If Leicester beat Blackburn/Birmingham in the FA Cup fifth round|
|Brighton v Man Utd||Possible blank||If Brighton beat Stoke in the FA Cup fifth round and/or if Man Utd beat West Ham/Derby in the FA Cup fifth round|
|Chelsea v Everton||On|
|Liverpool v Fulham||Possible blank||If Fulham beat Sunderland in their FA Cup fourth-round replay and then beat Leeds in the fifth round|
|Man City v West Ham||Possible blank||If Man City beat Bristol City in the FA Cup fifth round and/or if West Ham beat Derby County in the fourth round and then beat Man Utd in the fifth round|
|Nottm Forest v Newcastle||On|
|Southampton v Spurs||Possible blank||If Southampton beat Luton/Grimsby in the FA Cup fifth round and/or if Spurs beat Wrexham/Sheff Utd in the FA Cup fifth round|
|Wolves v Leeds||Possible blank||If Leeds beat Fulham/Sunderland 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.