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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Too early for Kane fail?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wait till after half time.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      ? Think it is okay to say re. today

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Is a hattrick 20 minutes in not enough for you?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        🙂

    4. MarvelouSuccess
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Never too early

  2. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Given recent breakouts, do you think it would be better to just TC now and save BB for later double GW when (hopefully) the situation with COVID smoothens ?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not really. I prefer to use TC at the last possible opportunity so it's BB or nothing for me. FH in 18

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Tempted to suggest that for all chips tbh

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I wouldn't use any chips. If you're worried about games getting postponed and missing players. Surely, TC isn't the way to go as well.

    5. MarvelouSuccess
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm tempted now

  3. MarvelouSuccess
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Are any of you still using the BB in DGW19?

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Suddenly GW19 seems like a long long way away

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lol
      No obviously.

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes might be a good idea to use the chips before the whole game explodes

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Why? Those who used chips early got burnt after restart

  4. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Unless they are playing 4 v. 4 on the training ground it seems almost to good to be true to be able to start training again now 😉

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Why? The people who tested positive will be in isolation, the ones who tested negative are free to carry on as before and keep being tested in the meantime.

  5. zotter
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    No chance am I building further to BB19 atm. Doubt I would even TC19 either

    FH18 will make a call much closer to the time. However with more DGWs likely later in season would be in no rush to play that either if I can cobble together a team of 7

  6. zotter
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Was questionable at the start of the season - however now you really do question the need for the cup competitions and Nations League. Prudent thing to do would be move World Cup to 2023 and Euros to 2025

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Cup competitions still provide tv income for lower league clubs.

      Marine v spurs for instance will still presumably be a big payday assuming it goes ahead.

      Big clubs might need to shell out for covid testing mind.

  7. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    YES ROBBO 🙂

  8. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Robo in go f uself!! 😀

  9. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    this music is ridiculous, its frikin newcastle. How embarassing to play such music

  10. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bench one:
    Dallas (tot)
    Coufal (eve)
    Chilwell (MCI)