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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane not doing much in this match...

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Standard

    2. KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 19 days ago

        46 points with Salah (C) remaining.

        I'll take it.

        1. SuperG
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I’d take it. Dias. Stones. Kane. Son. KDB. Holgate.

          Disaster.

      • Saka_me_sideways
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Son G, Kane A. What a goal...

          Is what we should be reading right now.

          1. Vazza
              3 months, 19 days ago

              The assist has not been given

              1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I hate VAR

              2. Saka_me_sideways
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Turns out it was an OG

                  1. teneighty
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Did Kane claim it?

                    1. Saka_me_sideways
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        He was sent off for throwing himself to the floor... like he does every week

              3. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Expect the worst, hope for the best

              4. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Everyone happy the Liverpool game is on, watch Newcastle see out a 0-0 now lol

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  As long as lewis starts id take ot

                  1. KAALI_DAAL
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Did Lewis to Dallas this GW

                2. Bruce Lee
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  What does an EO of 150% mean?

                  Every point Salah scores you lose ranking?

                  1. Vazza
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Unless you captained him

                      1. Bruce Lee
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Then your ownership essentially means 200% if you capped him?

                        1. BOATIES FC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          yes

                        2. Pukki Party
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Quick maths

                          1. Vazza
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              100 x 2 = 200 for those who struggle with basic arithmetic

                    • JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      What a strike by Son.

                      1. Here's Tom with the We…
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        I thought the game was on Amazon prime??
                        Oh balls, It’s not on sky is it?

                      2. Party time
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        A Thousand Sons

                    • BenDavies
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Right now I should be watching Kane and Son sink 5 past Fulham. Instead I am on my sofa doing nothing. Thanks Boris

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Why. Was he at the orgy round at Scott Parker's?

                        1. BenDavies
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Yes he was actually

                    • Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Absolutely no class from Klopp as usual, benching Robbo on what would have been a ceremonious 150th appearance .

                      1. Bruce Lee
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Play Robbo, punish Salah I say

                      2. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        This, he will never get to celebrate 150 appearances now

                      1. Vazza
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          What does he know!

                          1. HollywoodXI
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            About as much as most on Twitter

                        • Original - Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          It doesn't matter, it means he'll definitely play the next one

                          1. HollywoodXI
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            In a week like this I need him to play this one.

                        • Tinkermania
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          It was always may. That tweet changes nothing

                          1. HollywoodXI
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            The tweets earlier all had Robbo benched. There’s just a glimmer here and in a week like this I’ll take it.

                      2. Party time
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Alright Son, welcome into my team

                      3. Vazza
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          This gameweek has been atrocious !!

                        • SHOOTER MCGINN
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Might actually try and focus on the cup this year. Overall rank isn't happening.

                          Oh wait I'm probably not even qualifying as half my team is missing. FUN

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Qualifying to cup has been lottery. Can I have a new ticket?!?

                        • Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Interested to see how the "strong bench" and "don't triple up" geniuses think about this - https://twitter.com/FPLGeneral/status/1344337488756793344

                          1. Tinkermania
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Weak bench!

                        • Rash
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Mark caked himself with jam going no spurs and hard on pool.

                          Kane and son owner here with salah vice

                        • Bobby
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          This is depressing. All I have to do right now is wait for my ml rival to field the 17 players he has in the pool game. Like waiting for the guillotine

                        • Gazwaz80
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          With the huge amount of knowledge 😉 on this site, what do you think the average G/W score will be this week? High 5 in advance to anybody who gets it right 🙂

                          1. Bruce Lee
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            3 points

                          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            46

                          3. Salarrivederci
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            39

                          4. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            28 + 1.5x Salah pts

                            1. Baps hunter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              A bit higher actually, Ragabolly could give more precise formula (and so could I, but this is just my guess).

                              1. Gazwaz80
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                I think Salarrivederci could be pretty close...

                          5. ritzyd
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            I would say around 40 after tonight

                          6. Eh, just one more thing ...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            45

                        • Party time
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Those who kept Kdb this gw, I think it’s time to make the switch for Son, if you don’t have him

                          1. Nightcrawler
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            City chelsea shd go ahead

                            1. WE GO FOR IT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Yeah. But if Spurs Leeds is going ahead, I'd much rather have Son.

                              1. TimoTime
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                More tempted by Rashford personally if the DGW still goes ahead

                                1. WE GO FOR IT
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  Can switch Son to Rashford in the double.

                                  1. Baps hunter
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 19 days ago

                                    Been considering this KdB > Son > Rash move. It frees up funds elsewhere.

                          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            I have Son, Salah, Bruno and KDB. Any suggestion for me?

                            1. Party time
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Vardy/ Martial/ Rashford or Danny Ings

                              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Vardy it shall be. My favourite PL player!

                                1. Party time
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  Sweet 🙂

                          3. TimoTime
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Was so close to doing KDB > Son for -4 this week, so glad I held off, big 4 point hold 😀

                            1. Party time
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Same here, however, Son is in my team now, ready for 2021

                          4. NateDogsCats
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              I binned for Kane for Leeds but I'll be putting him back in, will still play Zouma and Dias though but really hope KDB doesn't bite me in the ass after holding so long

                              1. Party time
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Kdb has only 2 goals this season. Kun back means no penalty, you’ll only get an assist or 2 from kdb which isn’t enough imo while Son could explode vs Leeds, he has more points too. Also that ownership is not something I want to play with at this point of the season

                                1. NateDogsCats
                                    3 months, 19 days ago

                                    True enough, I already had Son but I can see Leeds conceding a hatful against Spurs so I figured it might not be a terrible idea to take the hit for Kane, I'm just not sure which to captain. But while City haven't performed well enough KDB has been very unlucky not to have a bag of more assists due to poor finishing and I'm not convinced by Spurs in general at the moment so I think I might actually drop Son too soon

                              2. ritzyd
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                If City get a double in 19 then kdb goes nowhere!

                            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Kane giving tough competition to Kante.

                            • Bookkeeper
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              To make the GW even more bleak, if Liverpool get a penalty, chances are , Milner takes the penalty (apparently he starts tonight)

                            • Flair
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Robbo may or may not start, Liverpool ITKs are just clowns. Main one who released the news is tripping over himself now

                            • OldSchool
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Kane C Son VC looked nice idea couple of days ago

                              1. TimoTime
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Live and you learn

                              2. Baps hunter
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                It's not like people have warned against it?!?

                            • Oggle22
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Just been sent an article saying city first team back in full training today? Surely they can't cancel a match then 3 days or so later have enough players to start training again haha

                              1. JONALDINHO
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                I think both them and Everton decided to cancel as a mutual decision. Both played a game 2 days ago and ravaged with injuries/covid

                                1. Bookkeeper
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  That's incorrect.
                                  Everton weren't in agreement to cancel the game. Infact they have requested a full disclosure from the Premier league.

                              2. Bookkeeper
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Shocking and how the Premier League changed the rules for City to postpone their game against Everton makes a mockery of the rules

                                1. claretparrot
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  We don't know how many are training? Might just be that they've bottomed out the cases now and can isolate the positives

                                  I'm not a city fan by the way!

                              3. claretparrot
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                How many players do you need to train?

                                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  Run a train? At least 3 I'd say.

                                2. Oggle22
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  Would have thought it would be a substantial amount of players if they were worried about the spread playing Everton why risk training with low numbers

                              4. Rash
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                From the outside looking in it seems a shambles to me and used covid as an excuse for a rest and give aguero more time to get fit

                            • Whiskerz
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              50 with brewster off the bench and salah cap to go. I'm happy enough with that score even if robbo is benched this week. How did you fair so far?

                              1. TimoTime
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                I'd say 99% have less than 50 currently

                            • Original - Wolves Ay We
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Is it still 1-0 to Spurs?

                              1. Little Red Lacazette
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Yup, Son goal, Regulion assist.

                              1. Bruce Lee
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Solly March to the rescue

                              2. WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                I wouldn't even be sad if that was my team. SUch terrible luck. Hopefully, Trent and Robbo haul for him.

                              3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Chilwell holder deserves no sympathy

                              4. Baps hunter
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Better defense than mine this week 😉

                            • Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Salah minor injury in warmup pretty please.

                              1. Bruce Lee
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                ban and arrest

                            • sovietrockettes
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              LFMAO at my team this week:

                              Martinez
                              Robbo Cancelo Dias James
                              Salah(vc) Son Grealish
                              Kane(c) DCL Wilson

                              Soucek Lamptey Anguissa

                              Sitting on 8(!!!!!!) points including Soucek, at least I didn't put the VC on Son!

                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Lovely stuff

                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Thanks Rupert

                                Needed my Football index fix

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 19 days ago

                                  Xx

                            • MMN
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Is Chelsea City expected to go ahead now?

                              1. Bobby Digital
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                I guess so with City returning training

                              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                Yes