Almost as quickly as it has been confirmed, the FPL GW29 DGW has now been cancelled.
Arsenal’s visit to Manchester City that was scheduled on Wednesday 11 March has now been postponed to a later date.
Health and safety is above all in this aspect, the editorial team hopes for the speedy and full recovery of personnel involved.
What is happening?
Manchester City v Arsenal, which was announced on 4th March, is now postponed to a later date.
Why is this happening?
In short, COVID-19.
Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis has recently contracted COVID-19 and Arsenal have been taking medical advice and tracing any individuals who had what the guidelines define as close contact with him at the game 13 days ago.
As a result of this exercise they identified that a number of players met the Olympiacos owner immediately following the game. These players have been ordered to self-isolate and are unavailable for the match against Manchester City. The Premier League then decided the game should be postponed.
How will this affect my players?
GW29 reverts back to a normal Gameweek of 10 fixtures. All their points will count as normal.
What happens if I have Kevin de Bruyne?
KDB did not play against Man Utd over the weekend so your first substitute will come into your team. We hope that your first substitute is someone like John Lundstram.
When will this game be replayed?
No statement has been released on this, but in all likelihood it is going to be GW34-GW37, depending on both teams’ progress in FA Cup (both) and Europe (City only).
What does this mean in the longer term?
With this postponement and the fact that BOTH clubs are still in the FA Cup, we expect a series of pile ups (hence would be featured in more DGWs) to come for both teams. Arsenal assets are definitely worth a look in especially now that they are on form.
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