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31st May 2020

What happens with Fantasy Premier League? All you need to know as PL prepares to return

James Fenton

Fantasy Premier League is something that millions worldwide build their weekends around but the absence of football led to all that being taken away.

Now that the English top flight is set to return on June 17, Fantasy Premier League players will be dusting down their app in the hope of finished the season on a high. Yesterday, FPL bosses issued a statement to clear up any questions that players might have ahead of the Premier League’s return.

It reads as follows:

‘We would like to offer an update to Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers wondering what this means for their teams.

‘Once a date is confirmed and the remaining fixtures have been announced, our plan is to resume FPL with additional multiple Gameweeks created to reflect the remaining 92 fixtures.

‘Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, postponed due to the Carabao Cup final, are scheduled to take place on 17 June, two days before a full match round commences on 19 June.

‘These two fixtures and the full match round that follows would constitute the first full Gameweek.

‘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.

‘We thank FPL managers for their continued patience and will provide you further updates on the game when appropriate.’

So there will be multiple gameweeks aplenty, which is great news for anyone who still has a few chips left. With a number of Irish players flying high near the top of the global league, here’s hoping one of us finishes on top.