Fantasy football fans furious over Premier League fixture release
Fantasy football fans furious after Premier League releases host of mouthwatering double gameweek fixtures ONE MINUTE after the latest transfer deadline… giving players just one week to prepare
- Fantasy football managers are having to adapt after the shock announcement
- Players who have used their wildcard will have some big decisions to make
- Manchester City have been handed back-to-back double gameweeks in March
- A list of the televised March Premier League games is at the bottom of this piece
The latest Premier League fixture amendments are out – and it’s very bad news for fantasy football managers.
The scheduling gods have decided that 14 sides will play a double gameweek during next weekend and the following midweek, causing uproar in the community after the dates were released ONE MINUTE after the latest deadline for transfers for this weekend’s action.
Among those matches is a mouthwatering clash between Liverpool and Chelsea on Thursday March 4 after Tottenham travel to struggling Fulham, while Man City host Wolves on March 2 and Manchester United travel to Crystal Palace the day after.
Fantasy football managers were left aghast after the bombshell double gameweek revelations, among those seeing Harry Kane’s Tottenham travel to struggling Fulham
Pep Guardiola’s famed rotation should come to the fore Manchester City’s busy start to March
Pep Guardiola’s men then have another two clashes the week after, following up their derby clash against the Red Devils on Sunday March 7 with a seemingly comfortable fixture at home to Southampton on March 10.
With enthusiasts worldwide looking to cram an abundance of attacking talent into their squads over the next week or so, lots of angry managers took to Twitter to air their dismay.
‘You lot waited for fpl deadline tears in my eyes,’ wrote Yung Chip, while FPL Fan Store tweeted: ‘Congrats for being trolls of the century.’
Aston Villa vs Everton and Tottenham vs Southampton are now the only games in hand across the division that haven’t been pencilled in.
There are unusual six Premier League 3pm kick-offs on Saturday March 13 with the north London derby taking place the day after.
The next (and final) weekend of fixtures in March sees just four top-flight games take place due to the FA Cup quarter-finals before an international break kicks in to round off the month.
Here are the fixtures to be televised in full, with more to be confirmed nearer the time (as all games will be televised until fans return to grounds):
Tuesday March 2
20:00 Man City v Wolves (BT Sport)
Wednesday March 3
18:00 Burnley v Leicester (Sky Sports)
18:00 Sheff Utd v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
20:15 Crystal Palace v Man Utd (Sky Sports)
Thursday March 4
18:00 Fulham v Spurs (BT Sport)
18:00 West Brom v Everton (Sky Sports)
20:15 Liverpool v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
Saturday March 6
12:30 Burnley v Arsenal (BT Sport)
15:00 Sheff Utd v Southampton (Sky Sports)
17:30 Aston Villa v Wolves (Sky Sports)
20:00 Brighton v Leicester (Sky Sports)
Sunday March 7
12:00 West Brom v Newcastle (Amazon Prime)
14:00 Liverpool v Fulham (Sky Sports)
16:30 Man City v Man Utd (Sky Sports)
19:15 Spurs v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)
Monday March 8
18:00 Chelsea v Everton (BT Sport)
20:00 West Ham v Leeds (Sky Sports)
Wednesday March 10
18:00 Man City v Southampton (Sky Sports)
Saturday March 13
12:30 Leeds v Chelsea (BT Sport)
Sunday March 14
14:00 Everton v Burnley (Sky Sports)
16:30 Arsenal v Spurs (Sky Sports)
Monday March 15
20:00 Wolves v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Friday March 19
20:00 Fulham v Leeds (Sky Sports)
Saturday March 20
20:00 Brighton v Newcastle (Sky Sports)
Sunday March 21
15:00 West Ham v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
19:30 Aston Villa v Spurs (Sky Sports)
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