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Unexpected Blank Gameweek for Man City and Everton in COVID-19 postponement

Manchester City and Everton have both been handed an unexpected Blank Gameweek as their Goodison Park clash was postponed on Monday afternoon.

The two sides were scheduled to meet at 20:00 GMT on Monday evening but an “an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Manchester City squad” forced their hand.

As things stand, the identities of players who have tested positive remain undisclosed.

Meanwhile, with the compressed nature of the current schedule, Manchester City’s Gameweek 17 trip to Chelsea on Sunday is sure to be under threat already.

That is less than a week away and, with the self-isolation periods not specified, it is certainly possible that the number of players available for the Stamford Bridge visit to also be too high to field a full squad too – certainly something to monitor in the next few days.

Naturally, we wish those affected by the positive tests and their families our best wishes during this strange and unpredictable season.

The Fantasy Premier League fallout, of course, means Blank Gameweeks for popular assets such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) – although with the announcement coming after Monday’s Gameweek 16 deadline, none of us had any chance to pre-empt it.

As a result, a large number of managers will be relying on their benches over the next few days – perhaps increasing the need for returns from Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m), Max Kilman (£4.2m), Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) and the more highly-owned £4.5m midfielders such as Yves Bissouma (£4.5m) or André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m).

Moving forward, the silver lining to this development is that Everton and Manchester City are likely to have Double Gameweeks in the future.

Double Gameweek 19 is due to take place in January, with the two clubs currently only set for one fixture each – so they could meet during the midweek phase of that round.

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  1. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I'm not surprised about this result. Palace have been a bogey side for us over the past few seasons.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Very much this

  2. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Had superboost bet on DCL having 2 shots on target and sterling 1 on target, now that the game is off...what happens?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Refund

    2. Horlicks esq.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Stake back.

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Mitchell cs on the way very well done to those who are playing him

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Alright I've had enough KDB out, COVID19 in

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Lol

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        You doubted me when I said Big Sam would frustrate Liverpool... can we have a word outside please?

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Strange that Chilwell plays.

    Was injured a week ago against West Ham.

    Now he'll get a CS as soon as I got rid.

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Dont count on a CS against Villa.

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Bisoumma top corner banger anyone?

  7. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Very pleased with my skill in not owning either DCL or KDB.

  8. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Mitchell!!!

  9. Tango74
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Bottomed

      I always say have playing bench due to Covid and rotation and not fodder

      People was saying u don’t need it

    • Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Cant belivd that Mitchell (3rd sub) will bring some pts...glad that i still have Zaha

      But KDB, Dias and Zouma are out....crazy!!!!!!

      1. Huddersfield
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        he won't tho

    • Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      4 out of 4 of my rivals have Mitchell coming in for their city/everton players, unbelievable

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Spurs move to next round of FA cup as their opponents forfeit their game!

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Massive error from Rodgers to rest all his best players at the same time

      Vardy, Maddison and Teilemans

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yep

    • Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Zouma rested or injured?

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Rested

    • mikey
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Do people on here not realise what the first F stands for in FPL ?
      Take everything too serious

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Frustrating

    • Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      And now Barns!

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Barnes again

    • Huddersfield
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      lol @Mitchell owners

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Mitchell tears!

    • Horlicks esq.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Mitchell owners squirming

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Any chance he’ll hold onto his spot or just a one week rotation?

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      OF-F@#%ING-COURSE I SOLD THE INJURED CHILWELL!

      As I had Zouma I was covered. With the tight schedule the one with the injury scare should be rested during this period I thought. I hate FPL.

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah same. Hate this game

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Mitchell cleanie up in smoke

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yess Mitchell cs wiped

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Assist ?

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Johnny Evans

    • Darragh82
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Mitchell owners will be sick

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Just excited to see him on the field!

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Johny Evans Assist

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Wow barnesy

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      yeeeeeeees

      1-1
      Barnes

    • Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Great finish Barnes

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Guita is poor keeper !!!! Ruins my Mitchell CS!!!