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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. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    WHERE IS FUDGEY

    His Havery Barnes scored again!

    Two in a row

  2. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    No Zouma ffs

  3. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Terrible keeper. As bad as Kepa

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    barnes has 8 goals this season ?? isn't he like 6m lol talk about under the radar

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      In all comps, 5 in the League

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Too inconsistent though

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      5 goals in PL

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        argh!, still pretty decent for a 6-7m mid

    4. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Had him for a while

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Why happy for cs gone ? Bit childish like

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Broer, dat is duidelijk

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      stops rivals teams scoring points

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Booya ka-sha

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I thought this was a competition

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    It's all set-up for a Vardy winner

  7. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Mitchell owners must be fuming their 3.9m investment hasn't paid off

    Lmao him playing the game is a massive W

  8. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Nice goal for no Palace CS, just wouldn't be fair for Mitchell owners to get jammy points from bench in a situation like this 😀

  9. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    CPL just can't defend!

  10. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Damn would have been a dream Mitchell CS

  11. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    KDB > Son the real winners this GW

    1. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Made it 5min before the deadline, but still have 3 players form EVE-CTY match, bench stretched to the maximum...

  12. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Justice served. No jammy Mitchell CS points!

  13. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Mitchell and Justin CSs lost 🙁

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Wow, Zaha not even near the BAPS

  15. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    No Mitchel jam just cheered me up 🙂

  16. Booked4Dissent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 13 days ago

    This is all making me want to drink

  17. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    FH GW18 in tatters if City has no fix?

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Triple Arsenal

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      even more valuable really, teams planning to own city and skip FH will be the real losers

    3. Chris_H
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      It’s 16 days until that game so unlikely to matter

  18. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Jealous non Mitchell owners so poor

    1. Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Jealous of what? Two points?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        How's your 3.9m def doing?

        1. Surfeit of Lampteys
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Not got one. Cheapest is alioski @4.4m

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            He is raking in the pts for you isn't he?

            1. Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              He does ok yeah.

  19. Wicked Weapon
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Still time for Vardy Party ? I sure hope not

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tbh it's a miracle Mitchell even played...

    • MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Mitchel owners that wish for cover for their Kdb/DCL FAIL don't deserve any jammy points ... Sorry lads Merry Christmas tho

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Mod this guy

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Absolutely 100% screw you

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I feel you

      3. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Grim.

      4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        This is so b*tchy... Be embarrassed mate.

      5. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        You child.

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Why they don't cancel whole gw ?

    • My blood is Blue
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Nice LCFC and Harvey. Wipe that clean sheet.

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      My rival has Barnes and Zaha 🙁

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        FFS so lucky

      2. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Ouch

    • Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Was set on doing KDB + Brewster to Vardy and Soucek in prep for DGW19 but now unsure. KDB with a potential DGW19 as well...

    • Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I can dream of a double villa clean sheet

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        0-0 will be a good result as a Chilwell and Martinez owner. Then again, I also have Jack

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        If they kept Arsenal out and Arsenal defeated Chelsea, there's a possibility

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Last week I held off doing Wilson to Bamford!

      The week I held off doing KDB and Brewster to Soucek and Kane!

      This game is now officially 100% luck.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Always has been and will be luck

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Phew thank god, Chil starts and my little KWP can cover DCL, probably worked out for the best!

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      City DGW19 is going to make things very interesting

    • denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Grealish is inevitably going to score huge isn't he

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Naw

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Don't see it tbh

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I think he will.