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Spurs v Fulham postponed as second Gameweek 16 fixture falls by the wayside

The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to another top-flight fixture, with Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Fulham now confirmed as being off.

Scott Parker’s side recorded a number of positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday and reported that a further group of players were “showing symptoms” today, resulting in a request from the Cottagers to the Premier League to postpone their Wednesday night clash with Spurs.

It wasn’t until around three and a half hours before kick-off that word started to filter through of the game’s cancellation, with the official announcement not arriving until after 15:00 GMT.

This is the second Gameweek 16 fixture to fall by the wayside, with Everton’s meeting with a coronavirus-affected Manchester City called off on Monday.

The Gameweek 11 match between Aston Villa v Newcastle was a previous casualty, with Steve Bruce’s squad decimated by illness at the time.

The Magpies’ clash with Liverpool this evening will bring the curtain down on a curtailed Gameweek 16, with kick-off at St James Park at 20:00 GMT.

No announcement has yet been made on when the outstanding fixtures will be rescheduled for, nor has there been any clue as to what the impact will be in Gameweek 17.

Fulham are due to face Burnley on Sunday, the same day that Manchester City are at Chelsea.

The ramifications for Fantasy managers could extend beyond the current Gameweek, then, and the hope will be for clear-cut information before the next FPL deadline at 16:30 GMT on Friday.

The Premier League remain confident that the 2020/21 season can continue for the time being, saying in a statement today:

With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.

Given what happened in March when similar noises made before a hasty retreat, we’ll have to take those words with a pinch of salt for the time being.


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1,425 Comments Post a Comment
  1. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I guess the -4 for KDB to Son was a mistake then!

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Could have been worse I guess!

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        But that is a tough one to take

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Lost 1 less points than I did with my Chilwell to Dier?

  2. Olson
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      you was late

    2. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Fratton Park 2007 for West Ham away at Portsmouth, away stand had half a roof, rained & hailed all game, middle of winter, finished 0-0, never been colder in my entire life.

      Your top page comments sends shivers down me everytime, flashbacks.

  3. Soto Ayam
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I'm only here for the whingers.

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      CANCEL THE GAME

  4. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    BS

  5. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Aaarghh

  6. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Pls tell me Liverpool game is on...

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I want it off

      2. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        nobody knows...I have Mane(c), Salah and Robbo for that one...so far no rumours of a postponement, so fingers crossed

        1. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Robbo won't start though

      3. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        It's on!

        Rumours of a Robbo rest do.

    • Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      This is the season you can't afford to have bench fodder.
      Need all bench players to be starters

      1. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I had Dias and Anguissa on my bench. I also had Mitchell, which was about my only luck this week.

    • Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Struijk with 6 points from my bench to smoothen the pain for Taylor

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Didn't Taylor play 8 minutes?

    • chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Great GW ha ha

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Oof. Nightmare GW. Missing Son KDB DCL, down to 9 players

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Many in a worse place

      2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Son, Kane, KDB, DCL, Taylor

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Taylor here too. And Coufal

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Son, Kane, Zouma, DCL, Anguissa, Taylor
          Still, Robbo can save me, can't he ........

      3. TheBiffas
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Consider yourself lucky. KDB, Stones, DCL, Coufal, Taylor and Zouma here

        • Gangster Panda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Zouma, Coufal, Cancelo, Keane, Son, Mahrez, KDB, Wellbeck.
          34 points with the gameweek survivors.

      4. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Bissouma and Mitchell off my bench then. At least I got 11 players out.

      5. Saves the day
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Salah hatrick incoming. Prepare yourselves

        1. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Salah Hattie or the game gets called off...could go either way this gw

      6. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        6 players for me this week then. Great

      7. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Praying for Liverpool game to go ahead

        1. Dont give a fuchs
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Also for Robertson to start

      8. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I'll have 9/11 players... And a spare keeper who scored +3 over my playing keeper trolling me

      9. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Crucial question:

        Will Lewis start vs Liverpool? Ritchie played at his position last time.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I don't expect him to start, and not sure i want him to start either

      10. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        With foresight a 17-man squad/115m budget would have been sensible for this season.

        1. faux_C
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Nah people would still just spend it all on heavy hitters and a bench full of 4.0m players. There's no way to force people to play sensibly.

      11. Parsnips
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Need to put some money into my bench. Can’t deal with this again

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            That’s fine if the bench players aren’t on a team hit by Covid.

          2. beetlejuice
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Stones DCL Cancelo in my bench not helping much with having Kane and Son

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Don’t work I have a full playing squad & only fielding 8?

        • Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Let’s go Salah (c)!!

        • Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Ah feck

          Now guaranteed the Robbo rest will transpire also

          Kane, Son, Robbo, Dias, Coufal

          Glorious

          1. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Not like you’re the only one, only 5 out is pretty good!

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              No I know a real nightmare of a week. I’m sure more of this to come in the next few GWs

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Where is it guaranteed that Robbo rested?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Sorry bad phrasing I meant that it’s my luck it’ll happen

        • sergioaguero67
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Kane captain
          Son vice captain

          Changed my captain from Salah to Son 5 minutes before deadline.
          Kill me now.

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Ha! Snap - see below. I've got Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis to come off my bench - they might both not start..

          2. bialk
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Never captain and vice from a same team.

        • Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Kane C, Son VC was a bit of a schoolboy error.

          1. sergioaguero67
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Hi-fi mate

          2. Tango74
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Yes never have capt and vice in same game

          3. Nellybc
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Oops... Son in wasn't the best move and just sums up the shocking week. 7 complete disasters and a 1 pointer from 8 in my squad...

            Coufal - Rested - Missed clean sheet / Man City def x 2 - No game / Taylor - injured 9 mins - Missed clean sheet
            KDB - No game / Son - No game / 2 x Everton - No game

          4. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Any start for Neco Williams tonight?

          5. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            SalaaaaaHHHHHHH

          6. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Good week for me to not own any City, Everton or Chelsea players.

          7. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Very lucky to get by this gameweek with 0 Spurs

            Robbo, Mane & Salah(c) to go.

            Need Milner to get a knock before 30 mins!!

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Potential massive week for you then

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Yes I really need this to turn my season around!!

          8. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Really need Salah to punish my rival tonight after he failed last week.

          9. Dele
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Null and void FPL it’s just not worth it anymore.

            KDB out for a hit to accommodate Son & Kane, painful.

            1. Tango74
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Why bill and void , if it affected your opponents team and not you you be pipping up on here

              • vincentwsho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I did Bruno, DCL, Watkins out for Son, Kane and Brewster

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Luck may have been with me for once- brought in Dallas and Mané for Lewis and KDB. But committed to FH in 18 really with only 6 players ( including Mitchell and Brewster) so guess many who save FH could well end up in better position

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                * with Salah (c) and Robertson? also to play