FPL Deadline

A crucial moment for fantasy football managers.

FPL Deadline

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is a virtual game that allows football fans to showcase their management skills by creating a team of real-life football players and competing against other fantasy managers. However, to succeed in the FPL, you need to be well-versed in the game’s rules and regulations, and one of the most critical aspects of the FPL is the deadline. In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the FPL deadline and how to prepare for it.

When Does the FPL Deadline Occur?

The FPL deadline occurs just before the start of each gameweek. Typically, it is one hour before the first match of the gameweek kicks off. For example, if the first match of the gameweek is on Saturday at 12:30 PM UK time, the deadline for making changes to your team will be at 11:30 AM UK time on that same day.

How to Prepare for the FPL Deadline?

Preparing for the FPL deadline is critical to ensuring that you don’t miss out on valuable points. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the FPL deadline:

      1. Keep track of the deadline: It is essential to know when the deadline for making changes to your team is. You can find this information on the FPL website or app, and you can also set reminders on your phone to ensure you don’t miss it.

      1. Plan your transfers early: Don’t wait until the last minute to make changes to your team. Take advantage of the days leading up to the deadline to plan your transfers carefully. Keep an eye on injury news, team form, and upcoming fixtures to make informed decisions.

      1. Monitor price changes: Player prices can fluctuate based on their form and popularity. Keeping track of price changes can help you make profitable transfers and avoid losing team value.

      1. Avoid taking hits unnecessarily: Taking hits (points deductions) can be tempting, but it’s important to use them sparingly. Only take hits when it’s necessary, like when you need to make multiple changes to your team, or when you need to bring in a player who is likely to score big.


    Q: Can I make changes to my team after the deadline? A: No, once the deadline passes, you cannot make any changes to your team for that gameweek.

    Q: What happens if I miss the deadline? A: If you miss the deadline, you won’t be able to make any changes to your team for that gameweek, and your team will be automatically set to the same team as the previous gameweek.

    Q: Can I change my captain after the deadline? A: No, once the deadline passes, you cannot change your captain for that gameweek.

    All changes to your team (starting 11, transfers, captain changes, substitiution priorities) must be made by the Gameweek deadline in order to take effect for that set of matches.

    Deadlines are subject to change and will be 90 minutes before the kick-off time in the first match of the Gameweek.

    Gameweek Deadline
    Gameweek 1 Fri 11 Aug 21:30
    Gameweek 2 Fri 18 Aug 21:15
    Gameweek 3 Fri 25 Aug 21:30
    Gameweek 4 Fri 1 Sep 21:30
    Gameweek 5 Sat 16 Sep 14:00
    Gameweek 6 Sat 23 Sep 16:30
    Gameweek 7 Sat 30 Sep 14:00
    Gameweek 8 Sat 7 Oct 14:00
    Gameweek 9 Sat 21 Oct 14:00
    Gameweek 10 Fri 27 Oct 21:30
    Gameweek 11 Sat 4 Nov 17:30
    Gameweek 12 Sat 11 Nov 17:30
    Gameweek 13 Sat 25 Nov 17:30
    Gameweek 14 Sat 2 Dec 17:30
    Gameweek 15 Tue 5 Dec 22:15
    Gameweek 16 Sat 9 Dec 17:30
    Gameweek 17 Sat 16 Dec 17:30
    Gameweek 18 Sat 23 Dec 17:30
    Gameweek 19 Tue 26 Dec 17:30
    Gameweek 20 Sat 30 Dec 17:30
    Gameweek 21 Sat 13 Jan 17:30
    Gameweek 22 Tue 30 Jan 22:15
    Gameweek 23 Sat 3 Feb 17:30
    Gameweek 24 Sat 10 Feb 17:30
    Gameweek 25 Sat 17 Feb 17:30
    Gameweek 26 Sat 24 Feb 17:30
    Gameweek 27 Sat 2 Mar 17:30
    Gameweek 28 Sat 9 Mar 17:30
    Gameweek 29 Sat 16 Mar 17:30
    Gameweek 30 Sat 30 Mar 17:30
    Gameweek 31 Tue 2 Apr 21:15
    Gameweek 32 Sat 6 Apr 16:30
    Gameweek 33 Sat 13 Apr 16:30
    Gameweek 34 Sat 20 Apr 16:30
    Gameweek 35 Sat 27 Apr 16:30
    Gameweek 36 Sat 4 May 16:30
    Gameweek 37 Sat 11 May 16:30
    Gameweek 38 Sun 19 May 17:30

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