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How midweek FA Cup results affect your FPL team

By The Scout 24 Feb 2024
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The Scout explains how Tuesday and Wednesday's matches impact how many clubs play in Gameweek 29

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The midweek FA Cup fifth-round matches have had a big impact on how managers shape their plans for the upcoming period in Fantasy Premier League.

Each of the sides who have progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup will be unable to play their Premier League fixture in Gameweek 29, which happens on the same weekend. These clubs will have a "Blank Gameweek 29" (BGW29) in FPL, with their players scoring zero points in Fantasy.

There will be only FOUR Premier League fixtures taking place in BGW29, with all eight sides involved already being eliminated from the FA Cup. BGW29 will be a popular time to play the Free Hit chip to help navigate the reduced schedule.

BGW29 fixtures
Burnley v Brentford
Fulham v Spurs
Luton v Nott'm Forest
West Ham v Aston Villa

Six Premier League fixtures that were due to take place in Gameweek 29 have been postponed, because the teams in bold below will be playing in the FA Cup quarter-finals instead that weekend.

BGW29 postponed fixtures
Arsenal v Chelsea
Brighton v Man City
Crystal Palace v Newcastle
Everton v Liverpool
Man Utd v Sheff Utd
Wolves v Bournemouth

FA Cup fifth-round results

Monday 26 Feb
Coventry 5-0 Maidstone

Tuesday 27 Feb
Bournemouth 0-1 Leicester
Blackburn 1-1 Newcastle (Newcastle win on pens)
Luton 2-6 Man City

Wednesday 28 Feb
Chelsea 3-2 Leeds
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
Nott'm Forest 0-1 Man Utd
Wolves 1-0 Brighton

FA Cup quarter-final ties

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 March
Man City Newcastle
v Leicester
Wolves v Coventry
Man Utd v Liverpool

View all the latest FPL tips ahead of Gameweek 27 in Fantasy Premier League

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