FPL Calendar 2020/21

FPL Calendar 2020/21

FPL Calendar 2020/21

Below is the full Premier League calendar for the 2020/21 season, detailing all competition dates, domestic and European.

Here are some early observations:

  • With Man City, Man Utd, Burnley and Aston Villa not playing on GW01, they face much difficulty in finding a mid-week slot to fulfill this postponed fixture.
    • The mid-week after GW03 offers one possible slot but that clashes with the 4th round of the Carabao Cup, no go if any of the four clubs progresses
    • The next likely slot is the midweek after GW19 (16 Jan). If this date is used as a DGW, the second wildcard is already active
  • Many clubs face the possibility of playing 7 games within the first 21 days after the start of the season, with 3 rounds of Carabao Cup packed into the mid-weeks
    • Spurs faces 2 rounds Europa League Qualifiers over the same period
    • All other English teams qualify straight to the Group Stages of European competitions
  • 4 gameweeks (GW20 – GW23) are scheduled over 11 days from 26 Jan to 6 Feb
    • The winter transfer window also closes on 31 Jan (after GW21)
  • FA Cup Quarter-Final / Semi-Final and even the Final are scheduled on weekends which are Premier League gameweeks
    • The Premier League will really struggle to reschedule games into the tail-end of the calendar if they definitely want to end the season on 22 May
  • Group Stages of European competitions will be held over 2 blocks of 3 consecutive mid-weeks in Oct and Nov-Dec respective
    • Teams in Europe faces a strenuous run of back to back games over that period

The theme is recurring – all teams will face a much tighter schedule than before even though changes (like no FA Cup Replays / 1-legged Carabao Cup SF) have been made, inferring that:

  • Perhaps more rotation for Premier League games
  • Top sides with deep squads will likely manage this better
  • Teams not in Europe with early Cup exits may spring surprises in the Premier League

Our piece on FPL Corona Chip may offer some viable solutions.

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PL Calendar 2020/21

DateGame Week #FA CupCarabao CupEuropeInternationalComments
29-AugCommunity Shield
MidweekInternational
5-SepInternational
MidweekInternational
12-Sep1
MidweekCarabao Cup R23Q
19-Sep2
MidweekCarabao Cup R3POQ
26-Sep3
MidweekCarabao Cup R4DGW possibility
3-Oct4
MidweekInternationalTransfer Deadline
10-OctInternational
MidweekInternational
17-Oct5
MidweekMW1
24-Oct6
MidweekMW2
31-Oct7
MidweekMW3
7-Nov8
MidweekInternational
14-NovInternational
MidweekInternational
21-Nov9
MidweekMW4
28-Nov10
MidweekMW5
5-Dec11
MidweekMW6
12-Dec12
Midweek13
19-Dec14
MidweekCarabao Cup QF
26-Dec15
Midweek16
2-Jan17
MidweekCarabao Cup SF
9-JanFA Cup R3
Midweek18
16-Jan19
MidweekDGW possibility
23-JanFA Cup R4
Midweek20
30-Jan21Transfer Deadline
Midweek22
6-Feb23
MidweekFA Cup R5
13-Feb24
MidweekR16.1
20-Feb25
MidweekR16.1
27-Feb26Carabao Cup Final
MidweekDGW possibility
6-Mar27
MidweekR16.2
13-Mar28
MidweekR16.2
20-Mar29FA Cup QF
MidweekInternational
27-MarInternational
MidweekInternational
3-Apr30
MidweekQF.1
10-Apr31
MidweekQF.2
17-Apr32FA Cup SF
MidweekDGW possibility
24-Apr33
MidweekSF.1
1-May34
MidweekSF.2
8-May35
Midweek36
15-May37FA Cup Final
MidweekDGW possibility
22-May38
Midweek
29-MayFinal
Midweek
DateGame Week #FA CupCarabao CupEuropeInternationalComments

 


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