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How fixture postponements affect FPL managers

The Scout 10 Mar 2020
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The Scout explains what happens to your Fantasy teams in the event of matches not taking place

Managers in Fantasy Premier League have to consider many things when playing the game, but possible postponements are often overlooked. 

If a Premier League match is postponed and moved out of the Gameweek, any players who are affected will not score FPL points.

They will be replaced in the starting XI by a manager's players off the bench, provided, of course, the replacements' matches goes ahead.

These swaps will be prioritised according to the order that the manager has selected for their substitutes on the bench.

Vice pick important

Should your FPL team captain fail to feature, the armband will be moved to the vice-captain to record double points instead.

But if the vice-captain is also affected by postponements, managers will earn zero extra points from their armband.

If a postponed match is rescheduled for the same Gameweek, any points scored by players in that match will therefore remain in that Gameweek.

However, if the match is rescheduled for another Gameweek, players will score points in that period, and not the initial one. 

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