FPL - Which teams have a Blank Gameweek in GW25 & how to work around it

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With the second half of the Premier League season getting underway, we're heading towards the business end of the campaign in FPL.

As cup competitions reach the knockout stages, plenty of PL matches will need to be rescheduled.

That process has already begun and it has significant ramifications in Fantasy Premier League, causing Blank and Double Gameweeks to be formed.

Four teams are without a fixture in Gameweek 25. Check out all the information you need to know below.

Which teams blanks in GW25?

We now have confirmation that four clubs will have a Blank Gameweek in GW25.

These four teams without a GW25 fixture are:

  • Brentford
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Manchester United
  • Newcastle United

Newcastle United assets are a must-have in Fantasy right now and since their resurgence, so are Manchester United assets.

Plenty of FPL managers own Brentford and Brighton players too. So, how can you work around Blank Gameweek 25? We're here to help.

How to work around Blank GW25

First of all, it's important to note that you can only bench three of your outfield players in Gameweek 25.

If you have more than three players from the above teams, you'll either need to transfer certain players out before GW25, or play your Free Hit chip.

A Free Hit allows for unlimited transfers in a single Gameweek.

It can usually only be taken once a season.


By playing the Free Hit chip, managers can replace their entire squad for that Gameweek but their 15-man line-up is returned to how it was at the start of the Gameweek for the next deadline.

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MAN ON FIRE - Trippier is a must-have in FPL this season

You should only use this chip in GW25 if you have 6 or more players from the four teams without a fixture.

If you choose to slowly transfer your other players out in the Gameweeks leading up to GW25, you should not transfer any assets out that you have made a profit on, as you will lose their value.

For example, if you bought Kieran Trippier at £5.2m and sold him now at his price of £6.1m, you will only receive £5.6m for your budget.

This means if you wanted to buy Trippier back after selling him, it will cost you an extra £0.5m.

For more articles like this, take a look at our FPL page.