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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. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I think I'm more pissed off about not having the game to watch than losing Son and Kane points 🙁

    1. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No I’m definitely more annoyed about losing Son and Kane. I’ve plenty to be doing for New Year’s Eve dinner tomorrow

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        This, exactly this

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

        This 100%. Was really looking forward to it.

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        yep agree. now wondering how I fill the 2hr gap.

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I’m gutted about both okay! 😉

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        This!

        I've only lost Son on top of 4 others before.

        Life goes on.

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        It's a double whammy for me. Days are long and boring now and football fills the void.

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Same here

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

        Completely agree. The days are dragging so the football helps to break it up.
        I totally understand why, and hope everyone involved is OK though.

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

      Wonder what the average is off the bench and how much it will affect rank.

      Mine is 5...

      1. TOPCAT1960
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Just 3.41 according to live FPL

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

        Livefpl.net

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

        Top 10k - 6
        Overall - 4.65

      4. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 12 days ago

          2 here thanks to Mings suspension and fodder

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I have 2 pts

        • Sting in the Tail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I’ve 12

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

        £5 Free Bet if you place a 5p bet on Newcastle vs Liverpool @ SkyBet

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

          Only for new users?

          1. Merlinho
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            No, for all

      6. lugs
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        my team this week has, Dias, Cancelo, Son, Kane, first sub Lookman, 2nd sub Lamptey out this week, with Wilson flagged too

        at least i still have 3rd sub Lewis who is not nailed and plays Liverpool for a chance of 1pt and Salah(c) to look forward to 😆

      7. Davros
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        If you think your GW rank is bad now, wait until the jammy auto subs kick in tonight

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Unless you have some ‘jammy’ points on the bench of course 🙂

      8. OrmskirkFC
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        47 points from 7 players and no captain is pretty jammy, and today I learned never to captain/vice players from the same team in a pandemic.

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          In fairness we haven't had a pandemic recently to have learned that lesson so don't be too hard on yourself.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          17 from 4 players (including Taylor).

          Oh forgot I'd transferred Dier in so along with Son, KDB, DCL, Zouma, Taylor and Stones on the bench I've taken a few hits.

          Salah captain and Wilson to go and just 4 points off the bench!

      9. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        In the battle of the geniuses, I'll make gains this week as Magnus has only Kilman in defence if Robbo benched.

      10. choco27
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Will Wilson start this GW?
          Thanx

        • Brakos2k
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Kane (c) and Son (vc) here... anyone else in the same boat?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            We're all in slightly different but damaged boats!

        • Manani
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          9 players only this week playing for me, despite having 0 city player!

          unexpected benching of Coufal and James really hurt me as well

        • wantsharptv
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Very annoying. Can't start 11 players this week unless mane (c) salah Jones start

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

            All three will be rested. I hope you have a good VC

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

              Gave it Bamford

        • Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          A. Mane to bruno. Lamptey to taa (got robbo and salah) -4
          B. Keep mane. Lamptey to justin/castagne. Do bruno for son in gw19 (fh 18)

          Hmmmmmm

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Imagine if these fixtures got moved to DGW19

          1. Tango74
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Or BGW 18

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

              Madness!! I'd want to FH in 19 definitely.

              1. Tango74
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I’d want BB

            • jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Gw gets better and better.
              1st Zouma, cancelo, dcl.
              Now dier, son, kane and anguissa as my sub is gone.
              Burke and lampty subs bringing in zero.

              I'll have 5 players at this rate.
              17 from 3 with robbo and salah(c) to play

              1. AgentFern
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Wow, I though I had I tough. See below. On a score of 20 so far

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

              Official: The Premier League say they have "full confidence" that the 2020/21 season can continue due to the low number of positive coronavirus tests across the "overwhelming majority of clubs"

              Keep planning guys!

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

                Put it on the back-burner until Friday, information is crucial and can totally upset plans

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

                  Yup definitely not making a transfer until 5 mins before deadline this week!

              2. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I want to keep on planning... but I have been buttfooked by this week and am afraid to do anything with my team now

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

                  I agree. Need info about City's game this weekend before I make any plans.

              3. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                That the PL used "full confidence", doesn't fill me with confidence.

                Aren't they the words clubs use for their manager before their manager gets sacked?

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

                'Full confidence' sounds disingenuous.

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1344305951378124803

              If the current schedule stays the same then the earliest date that Spurs vs Fulham could move to is the midweek in GW26

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

                Oh thank god!

                Would have been a headache if United, City, Pool & Spurs had a double in the same gameweek.

            • AgentFern
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Dias, Robbo, Coufal, KDB, Son and DCL no shows

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

                Robbo?

                1. Merlinho
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Leaks suggest he’s benched

              2. AzzaroMax99
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Why wouldn't Robbo play if game isn't off?

                1. Merlinho
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Leaks suggest he’s benched

            • Dele
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Robbo had better start tonight

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                brace yourself...

            • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Game is a bit of a farce now.
              Those fortunate will most players playing full of Leeds, West Ham, Southampton, few/no city everton and Spurs must be rocketing up the rankings?

              I have KDB, Sterling, Dier, Son and possibly Robertson all out.
              Maybe even Wilson might not start.

              That could be at least 5/6 players out with only Brewster on the bench for me.

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

                Total lottery

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

                Most will get very low scores this week, it seems, so not likely to move the masses

              3. TOPCAT1960
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                And then DGW follow, so skill will allow you catch up if you are short now ?

                1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Yeah but if you are lucky now with your team selection all those players have to do is load up on Spurs, Man City, Everton etc and they will be getting double the benefit later on.
                  Top of a LMS I am in currently has 50 plus points with the liverpool lads to go. Meanwhile I have 10 points!

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

                I was planning for BB in gw 19 so have 3 Leeds, 2 West Ham and 1 Southampton.

                As you say, just pure good luck.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  How many points this week?

                2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Yeah I noticed that those going for BB would not only get the benefit of those players in for that week. But will also have done brilliantly this week. It could not have worked out better.

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

                  Yes. Total opposite to teams that were build with gw 18 in mind.

              5. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                At this point there isn't really anything to lose for me anymore. Every week is worse than the previous one anyway.

              6. Tango74
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Shows how important bench is .

                  Think they should have ‘more subs in game and 115m

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  It's luck of the draw and adds to the fun!!

                • Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  The season is a freak and a write-off, just like 2020 itself. Just take what you can from it and look forward to better times next season. Who knows, they might even fix VAR/the offside rule by then.

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

                  My defenders:
                  Dias, Stones, Dier, Coufal, (Lewis)

                  And I have also Kane and KdB. 2 ft:s to sort it out, but my only playing gk is Mendy who will blank next.

                  Difficult to plan for bgw if the lesson learned is to avoid double and triple ups. Teams with no FH18 strategy have lost a lot now. Some (like me) even had Wolves and New players on the bench this week.

              7. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Amazon.

                Paying all that money for the midweek December fixtures (20 in total) and 10% postponed.

                To balance that, they have got some fixtures to show while all the games have been televised.

                1. A Kun & Mateta
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Bezos will be ok, I'll keep my violin in its case!

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

                Weren't some people here bragging about doing KDB -> Son and trashing on "KDB loyalists"?

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  They are still winning.....

              9. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Guy in my minileague played his bench boost this week and so far has had Zouma, Balbuena, Calvert-Lewin, Kane (c) and Son (v) not feature. He’s still managed 53 with Salah to go.

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

                  Gigantic score, maby BB this week was A master stroke

                  1. Cilly Bonnolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I’m hoping to at least match him. 43 with Salah (c) and Firmino to go.

                  2. Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    But he'd get all his bench players anyway at this rate as his starters won't have played, so hasn't he just wasted the BB chip for nothing?

                    1. Cilly Bonnolly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Yeah he’d have the same score without using it.

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

                Spurs postponement means:

                - Salah EO in top10k rises to 155.53% after gaining 12.64% more captains. Bruno gained 8.85%.

                - Current Cup qualifying score is still 30. Some 29's also qualify

                - Current average autosubs increase is 6.02, to increase more after Salah/Wilson play

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Hulk

                2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Needed to know exactly this, cheers!

                3. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Salah(c) still a differential then.

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

                  Cheers Ragabolly.

                5. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Such power at your fingertips

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

                  So much Jam

                  Cheers mate!

              11. GlasgowFF
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                To be honest I think all this COVID fixture shenanigans is great. Makes it much more interesting.

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Bet you enjoy a good snuff video too

              12. FULLSERVICECOVER
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Season should never of gone ahead. Postponements gonna happen every week now. And as for fpl its ruined this year

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Why? Plenty of seasons have had more postponement from bad weather.

                  The real questions is why these games have been cancelled and others such as blades game were not.

                2. Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I fear this is just the beginning of postponements now.

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

                  No games means no TV money which means there may be less clubs

                4. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Disagree, rather be exasperated but distracted by a farcical season than depressed at the unrelenting misery of the outside world.

              13. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Premier League holding emergency meeting. Will take a vote on potentially also scrapping tonight's Newcastle vs Liverpool game and review the situation in the new year.

                https://twitter.com/FootbalIhub/status/1344304383471869953

                1. GlasgowFF
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  They better not. They are going to pile the fixtures up so much the Euro's will start about a day after the season ends.

                2. L'Aeroplanino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  what a mess

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

                  sounds like bs to me

                4. Tango74
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Well I have Bruno vice capt so I don’t mind if cancelled

                  • Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    What? What is the point in scrapping a game where everyone is ready to play?

                    They would need a plan if taking a break. As Ole says, when will the games be played instead?

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

                    anyone else suggesting the same on twitter? let me guess, no

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

                    Please be true

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Why do you want that to happen?

                  • AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I suspect it is to head it off.

                    If Allardyce is so concerned he didn't need to go for a job that involves mixing and travelling.

                    The match is probably the safest part of it.

                    A 4 week circuit break and players will be in Dubai or somewhere mixing etc.

                    They need the discipline and we need the games in lockdown!

                  • AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    That link isn't working and no where else like Talk Sport are reporting that and i can't see it on Twitter.

                    Are you sure you're not stirring it up on here?

                5. GlasgowFF
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  If Salah grabs a hatty tonight it will be massive.

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

                  So this week I'm down Kane(C), Son, Lloris, Dias, DCL, Zouma and Mings!

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

                  Sorry if posted but a little Crellin update:

                  "If the current schedule stays the same then the earliest date that Spurs vs Fulham could move to is the midweek in GW26"

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

                    Thanks

                  2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    That's ages away. I want my points now!

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

                  In my mini league a rival has Kane TC with Son VC, does he lose the triple captain chip with the game postponed or will it carry?

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

                    Lost

                  2. Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    UP.IN.SMOKE

                  3. AzzaroMax99
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    It is used so it doesn't matter if game is cancelled.