Fixtures

The first Blank Gameweek of 2019/20 is confirmed

Confirmation of the first Blank Gameweek of the season came on Wednesday morning.

West Ham United v Liverpool in Gameweek 18 has been postponed due to the Reds’ participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.

A new date for the fixture is yet to be announced but, given that Gameweek 18 takes place on the weekend of Saturday 21 December/Sunday 22 December, the match can’t be moved into the following midweek.

Liverpool will play two fixtures in the Club World Cup, with a semi-final scheduled for Tuesday 17 December/Wednesday 18 December and final or third-place play-off taking place on Saturday 21 December.

Fantasy Premier League managers can use their first Wildcard up to the Gameweek 20 deadline on Saturday 28 December, so those who have managed to retain their chip by the time we approach Christmas may consider using it around this Blank Gameweek – although the announcement of the mini-Double Gameweek for Liverpool and West Ham, whenever that may come, could change all that.

The Reds won’t have a free midweek until 2020 if they progress to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup but, should Jurgen Klopp’s side and the Hammers both be eliminated from that competition early, there is a slim possibility that the postponed Premier League fixture could be rearranged for a midweek when that competition is taking place.

It does seem, at this point, that the likeliest scenario is a reschedule for the New Year.

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  1. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    I can’t cope with not having one of Pepe or KDB, I want both but is the effect on the rest of the team too bad? How do these options weigh up?

    A) Haller + Trossard + Martial
    B) Wood + Pepe + Cantwell (with Ayew rotating)

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      Oh no i’m Not good at being on top this is a lot of pressure okay

    2. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      😮 First time I've seen KDB love from you. Welcome aboard/

  2. Rohirrims
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    Hit the button on KdB and Haller yesterday. If they or anyone else turns up unfit it's time to roll out the wildcard:-
    Pope (Heaton)
    Robertson Zinchenko Digne Dunk (Diop)
    Salah KdB Sterling McGinn (Dendoncker)
    Pukki Haller (Greenwood)

    0 FTs, 0.2 ITB

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks great except McGinn but worth having a player like that in ther eto afford the other 10. GL!

      1. A Pain in Niasse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        What's wrong with McGinn?

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          His little rat face and jockey body?

          1. Odion Igoalo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            racist

    2. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      Prefer Barnes to Pukki if on WC

  3. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    Am I right to say that my only concerns now are AWB, Martial and Ceballos so if I keep FT I may sort it out next week for -4??

    Ryan
    TAA/Digne/WB
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Martial/Ceballos
    Pukki/Barnes

    Button/Lund/Rico/Green

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      I wouldn't label AWB and Martial as concerns.

      1. JammySprat
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Or Cebellos with Watford up next. Should play.

  4. samde_guru
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    I want to remove Deulofeu and Perez (-4) for Barnes in forward but struggling on midfield option , Ceballos coming to mind , what do you think ? I Already have Lanzini , Salah , Sterling , De Bruyne .. Advice would be appreciated thanks

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      Cebalos is really good. But the fear of emery keeps me off. One bad game and you could end up weeks on bench.

      1. samde_guru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 10 hours ago

        They really don't have midfield options with Mkhitaryan sold and Ozil clearly out of favour, I really don't see a better option in that price bracket, he's cheap has good stats and on set pieces / corners as well

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          But not nailed, it would appear.

        2. tyron
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          still doesnt seemed nailed tho and thats a worry for me cuz he is currently in my squad

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            Without Mkhitaeyan he is imo

          2. JammySprat
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 8 hours ago

            He'll return Vs Watford and new bandwagon

  5. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    Kun, Dilva, and ???

    A Sterling
    B KdB

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      KdB.

    2. tyron
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      well A. but its hard being without kdb. i have gone kun dilva and sterling. i am very worried that their minutes will be monitored.. hoping it isnt the case of course

  6. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    Could someone help me understand when price changes occur? Or at least roughly?
    I have just enough to make a change of Laporte & Jota to Zinchenko & Vardy (for a hit) but Ideally I'd like to make the change closer to the deadline.
    Should I wait or pull the trigger now?

    1. IL LUCE
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      I use fplstatistics.co.uk although it's a bit messed up now with all the active wildcards

      1. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers thanks

  7. IL LUCE
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    What's your prediction on Kun vs Sterling? Kun playing 90' is very tempting.. I'm on WC and looking at:

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Digne - Soyunco - Lundy - Rico
    Sterling* - Salah - KdB - James - Cantwell
    Haller* - Pukki - Barnes

    or

    Mount & Kun for Sterling & Haller

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Compare their home and away form in recent seasons.. easy decision

      1. IL LUCE
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        Cant figure it out. Care to share more, please?

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          Aguero is awful away from home

          1. IL LUCE
            • 4 Years
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            thank you!

            1. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              18 days, 9 hours ago

              That's not broadly true, and from memory stats were skewed last season due to more injuries/benchings away
              https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/premier-league/heimauswaertstorschuetzen/wettbewerb/GB1

              1. IL LUCE
                • 4 Years
                17 days, 10 hours ago

                Yep, I had no long term stats to contradict the opinion but felt it's off with Kun's 3 goals in the last 2 away games.

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            I think it has been dealt improving of late in comparison to the unquestionably Poor record in the chest half of last season

            Something like 6G 1A in last 6 or 7 away games... But still a lot better at home

          3. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            3 goals in his last 2 away games
            Have not played this Nor def in years

            1. Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 9 hours ago

              No - I prefer the unjustified sweeping generalisation.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                18 days, 9 hours ago

                sorry.

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Keep whichever one you have at the moment. They will both score consistently.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Kun has 27 G 12 A in his last 36 appearances which is quite astounding

      Unfortunately it has 'only' translated into 238 FPL points in that horizon - not a criticism of the player by any stretch mind you, but the FPL scoring system is so TOUGH on strikers

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        Exactly. If Salah hits these numbers he is knocking on the door of 300

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          Yep... Raheem will post similar numbers over the season and will almost certainly exceed Kuns FPL score

          I'm entertaining the idea of both at the minute though plus KDB

          Fixtures are down and Laporte injury may mean they need to score even MORE goals to offset conceding more

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            *fixtures are good

          2. IL LUCE
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 10 hours ago

            wanted to reply to you! 🙂

        2. IL LUCE
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 10 hours ago

          how, though? Cant consider dropping Salah. And City must hit a slower patch at one point and having Kun, Kev and Sterling might be the end of it. For me it boils down to Kun + Mount or Sterling + Haller and I think the second will score higher but, maaaan, I really feel like risking it on the first two, at least for 3-4 games. And then there's Chelsea's next two fixtures - wolves and liverpool doesnt seem like 10 points each matches for Mason.

          1. IL LUCE
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 10 hours ago

            fudge! wanted to reply to Maximus Bonimus Pointimus

  8. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    Any Jota owners thinking of keeping him or is everyone just getting rid?

    1. Ode
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      I doubt he will start, Cutrone looked really good against Everton. I might still keep because I have worse problems

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Get rid

    3. GlamRock Chauffeurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Gone

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    3 pool and 3 city the way forward?

    VVD TAA Salah
    Ederson Sterling KDB

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      It is imo, in a league of their own. My challenge us fitting Sterling, Kdb and Kun in.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        You don't want city defensive cover?

      2. Soonmixdin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        Not impossible though, as I have them! 🙂

        1. Soonmixdin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          Sorry I meant the 3 Citeh players, only have Robbo from Pool atm.

          1. Make America Greta Again
            • 5 Years
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            Have 3 Liv as well, rest of team rubbish (in WC).

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          Do you also have pool attacker?

          1. Soonmixdin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            18 days, 9 hours ago

            No, which does scare me a bit!! Working on a plan to get one back in soon.

            1. Soonmixdin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 9 hours ago

              Could do this:

              Robbo + Siggy > Mane + Pieters

              Thoughts?

  10. tyron
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    thoughts on these guys minutes for gw 5 and gw 6 solely

    A aguero
    B dilva
    C ceballos

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      60min starts
      30min sub
      90min starts

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 9 hours ago

        That’s for each GW

        1. tyron
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 9 hours ago

          interesting agree with aguero.

          silva i thought maybe 60 60

          ceballos 70 75

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      130
      100
      150

  11. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 9 hours ago

    When’s the best time to replace Vardy with Aub?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Why do it at all?

      Both are good options but 8.9 Vardy is fantastic value.

    2. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 9 hours ago

      Never

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      id keep vardy

  12. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    looking for a cheap (effective ?) attacking rotation . thoughts on

    A ayew / cantwell

    b hayden / robinson

    both set of teams rotate all season, just not sure I'll get much returns though...

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      A looks better

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        thanks.

  13. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    thoughts on this wc ?

    Pope (button)
    Taa digne dunk/soyuncu (lund)
    salah kdb mount james(mcneil if fit) cantwell
    aguero vardy ayew

    ayew/cantwell/lund rotate last spot

    thanks a lot