FPL World Cup Break: Free transfers and price freezes – Everything you need to know

Miguel Almiron of Newcastle (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Miguel Almiron of Newcastle (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

The final gameweek of the FPL season has commenced, meaning there will be a break now for over a month.

It has been a rollercoaster of emotions for FPL managers. Highs include Erling Haaland absolutely dominating on the goal front, and lows include Liverpool putting nine past Bournemouth without a single Salah return – on a week which most captained him.

This interim break is the first since the 2019/20 season, where the big C-word put a break to football worldwide. However, let’s not be pessimistic – as fantasy managers, we should use the World Cup to strategise or teams for the second half of the season and, of course, enjoy some beautiful international football.

This will be a confusing time for many but fear not, for here are your FPL questions answered.

How do FPL price changes work during the World Cup?

Long story short, they don’t. The game will implements price freezes during the World Cup. The final set of price changes have already happened so for now, what you see is what you get.

Will there be free FPL transfers during the World Cup?

Yes but even better news – these free transfers will be totally unlimited. Any transfers made before the gameweek 17 deadline will be free of charge and won’t cost you any points.

When will FPL start again?

Good question. The app will still function during the break, but gameweek 17 will commence on boxing day (December 26).

What are the Premier League boxing day fixtures?

Brentford vs Tottenham

Crystal Palace vs Fulham

Everton vs Wolves

Leicester vs Newcastle

Southampton vs Brighton

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Arsenal vs West Ham

Can I play chips for gameweek 17?

Yes – triple captain, bench boost and free hit are available providing you haven’t used them already. Wildcard will not be available.

I hope that this clears up any confusion you may have had heading into the FPL World Cup break. Any further confusion will be answered on the Premier League official website.

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Who are you cheering on for the World Cup?