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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. Gimli son of Gloin
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Wow, those cancellations hit my team pretty bad. Lamptey injured, Dias, Stones, Kane, Son and Reguilon - so I've finished up with 8 starters.

    Still, 35 with Salah (c) to go doesn't look too sloppy this week.

    Expect 3/4 more cancelled games over the next few weeks, might be a good idea to shift away from owning 2/3 players from the same team.

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

      Yeah, happy with triple Leeds for this week of course but it’s concerning for the future

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

      Only have Salah cappo to go too.

    3. Booked4Dissent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’ve only got 6 starters, and two of them are Brewster and Mitchell...plans in disarray

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

    I am only getting Bissouma points off my bench. 🙁

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      High five

      o/ \o

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

        five back, or is it 2.

  3. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    So is New-Liv definitely on or still could be off?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No rumours that it's off at all but anything is possible when it's 2020!

  4. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Made 30pts on my direct rival with those cancellations - simply cos he could only field 7 players with all this chaos.

    This is through luck rather than skill so I shouldn’t celebrate.

    But I want to - does that make me a bad person?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      i don't believe there is such a thing as a good person, so go for it

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        really?

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

      Yes, but go for it anyways.

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

      Not at all, was it skill when someone got zaha penalty points because Ayew scuffed the first one and zaha re took it? Most of the game involves luck

    4. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      None of the people in my league with a full strong bench are whingeing

    5. Gimli son of Gloin
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      This game is about judgment and luck, with judgment the more important. Ultimately, if your judgment is sound you'll do well and if it's not, you won't. Luck is to be celebrated when you happen upon it.

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Im sorry if im harsh but a win is a win, however you came to it. Luck is part of the game, everyone has good or bad luck.
      Its not like you are going to rub their nose in it, that wouldnt be very nice

  5. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    People here demanding more subs for struggling to field 11 players due to bench foddering, while some players took precautions and strengthened their bench reading into the circumstances. Get over it guys and adapt. Imagine how unfair that would be for people that sacrificed 1 or 2 big hitters due to this strange season.

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

      It's always bad luck when it happens to a manager here not bad planning. Catch up!

    2. lugs
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      i thought i had a good bench, but Lookman's game got postponed, Lamptey got injured, and Lewis's place was no longer secured, i didn't have enough time to fix things without hits so what can you do

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      This. So many crybabies here

    4. zelio78
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Try having 9 of your players not playing due to postponement or rotation and you will have a different perspective.

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

        Buying fewer doubles and triples would have helped

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

      Indeed...strengthening the bench over xmas was something people had control over...postponements not so much.

    6. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I had Dias and Zouma on my bench. Not exactly fodder. Not calling for more subs because that is just the way the cookie crumbles. But saying good judgment could have seen which players would not play due to Covid is really not accurate. It could just as easily ravaged Southampton or West Ham.

    7. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Agreed, I made strengthening my bench a priority and have reaped the rewards this week

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Easier doing that with no fires to put out in your team (which I presume was your case given you were able to strengthen bench) This is the first week I’ve needed a bench so not that big an issue

      2. zelio78
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        My bench was Lookman, Coufal and Lindelof. Postponed, benched, injured. Sure reaped my rewards.

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

          Yeah thats just unlucky

  6. Bobby
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    The best thing about this was the lulling everyone to a false reassurance that it may be on by waiting to the last minute to postpone it. Thank you all involved.

  7. AC Me Rollin’
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Will the Newcastle v Liverpool go ahead tonight?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Could still be postponed. You'll know by 18.00 UK time

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      50/50

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Why 50/50? No reported further cases?

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

    Relax guys, there is still plenty of time to cancel the pool game as well .

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      😆

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Why u little....!!!

  9. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Robbo, Dias, Son, DCL (and Coufal and Taylor) out.

    Bissouma 2pts off the bench.

    That's a fair deal, I reckon.

  10. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    44 pts salah(vc) robertson to play
    Soucek coming from the bench
    Missed: dias son kane

    Anyone ??

  11. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    With Salah (c) and Mane to play, tonight's game is a potential game changer for me, I have no vc now Spurs is off and I'm seeing quite a few teams with Kane & Son (c) and (vc)

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mané is a luxury this GW. Could make up some serious ground tonight. Good luck.

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

      This, already got a big green arrow but with salah (c) and Firmino tonight could be a game changer if they come in

  12. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Does anyone else get an itch to make an early transfer despite the fact you can wait?
    So I know what transfer I want to make this week, but with the Covid turmoil, ofc I should wait until the last minute. I wont be priced out either.
    Buty damn almost like OCD, I feel I need to do the transfer now and get it done lol

    Anyone else like this? I probably wont even rest easy until I do it...

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 19 days ago

        YES! same!

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I think it is OCD tbh, I didnt know much about OCD a while back and just assumed it was essentially hyper active children. But OCD is present in adults in different ways you dont expect, such as the inability to wait, to the point you feel compelled to do something even if you didnt think about the long term or disregarded it to get immediate gratification.

          I have will power so I can resist the urge, I just need to ignore fantasy for a few days until closer to the deadline and forget about it, or it will drive me nuts.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Sorry not OCD, ADHD

          2. Joey Tribbiani
              3 months, 19 days ago

              If Im very tempted to use my transfers (usually happens) I have to get FPL off my mind for week, just come back on deadline day or something

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Nope. More keeping fingers crossed for information on what is going to happen and ideally we know before Friday deadline.

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

        If you think you got it bad, check out my FanTeam High Roller squad. 500 euro competition, basically same rules as FPL.

        Lloris Meslier
        Cancelo Dias Zouma Godfrey White
        Salah (c) Fernandes Son Neto Grealish
        Kane Welbeck 4.0

        I'm on 20.5 points with Salah (c) the only player left. I'm gonna field a grand total of 5 players 🙁

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            3 months, 19 days ago

            #ad

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

              FanTeam is a supported game on FFS. Frankly I wish I had more people to discuss it with but stopped talking about it as much because people only talk about FPL on here even though quite a few do have a squad there.

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

                Same, very few good discussion places for it

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

                  if you find any good places shout out! Struggling to find myself as well! And have made some stats about the season long game - but nowhere to share as well!

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

                Don't they have forums too?

              3. joey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                What is FanTeam about?

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

            Yeah, that's rough. I'm fielding 9 this week (on the €25 game). Annoying as i actually have a full playing 15 there too! No kdb, dias, alderwield, white, dcl . . .

        2. JoeSoap
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A. DCL>Vardy
          B. Mitchell>?
          C. Other (3.8 to play with)

          Working towards wk19 and unlikely to BB at this stage (too many transfers/uncertainty)

          McCarthy
          Zouma, Justin, Dallas
          Fernandes, Grealish, Son, Salah
          Bamford, DCL, Adams
          Steer, Coufal, Mitchell, Mendy

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

          Okay then. 42 + Lewis, Wilson, Salah (C). That's 11/12 playing. Always thought your bench keeper should play in the event a 4th sub is needed, as has happened in real life.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            People would abuse that with fodder and a good 2nd GK.

          2. cyberspace
              3 months, 19 days ago

              A nemoš igrat sa 2 golmana brate, di si to vidio

          3. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            LMS safety score currently 25 including autosubs.

            1. Wet Knee Houston
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Will it still be possible to enter after the GW ends? I wasn't very active this year and forgot about it and now, to my shock, it seems i'd qualify 🙂

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

            Son (c) and Salah (vc). Save my gameweek Egyptian king.

          5. tim
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Could be worse w 29p + 9p from bench w Salah and Robbo to play, but is Robbo now confirmed out?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Likely bench or the game off.

          6. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Assume Salah is vice captain for the vast majority who don’t have him captain so any gains will be marginal?

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Ragabolly saying Salah Top 10k EO around 155% after auto-subs for (c). So Salah(c) still good.

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Oh interesting. Thanks

                1. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  This was after the Spurs cancellation right?

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

                    Yes

                1. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Perfect thanks. So he still close to my biggest differential

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

              Looks like it. Unless people have doubled up with Spurs.

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

              Wouldn’t complain, just hope Liverpool game goes ahead

          7. HD7
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            So on Monday it was the City and Chelsea ownears moaning, can they stop now, so that the Spurs owners of us start our moaning:)

          8. RubberDucky
              3 months, 19 days ago

              The element of luck this season far exceeds any other.

              Best if luck all.

            • GE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Great :/
              Have KDB, Cancelo, Dias, DCL, Zouma, Son, Kane and Taylor = 1 point

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

              People, if you are going to spread rumours, at least put a link into your sources..

              without sources, its just bullsh*t

              1. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I heard a rumours Spurs - Fulham game is off

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

                  lol

              2. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Don’t see the need to get all upset about something after the deadline - nothing can be done now. Fare enough in lead up to deadline

            • Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              No new Covid cases at Man City is good news for games this weekend

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

              Is Holding injured? Heard something like here before.

              And is he nailed?

            • A Kun & Mateta
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Looking at the overall rankings, one can see that having a playing bench is advantageous, no. 1 has 7 points coming on and no. 2 has 17 points coming on. Muggins here will have to make do with Mitchells 2 points and a valuable lesson learned.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Be grateful Mitchell played.

              2. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                They will not learn they will only cry

            • Athletico Underachieving
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Not too bad, only DCL, Son and Kane affected...oh wait, bench of coufal, anguissa and lamptey offering a big fat 0, plus Taylor limping off after 8 mins.

                31 with Salah (c) to go.

                1. ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I'm destroying you

                  34 with Salah to go

                  they see me rollin they hating

                  1. Athletico Underachieving
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      West side really is da best...

                  2. Goodricke
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    DCL Son and Kane (C) out. Lamptey, Nico and Romeu on bench. Salah VC. I suppose 39 points isn't so bad now.

                  1. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Interesting. Especially so soon after the postponement from Monday.

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

                    Wow

                  3. Joey Tribbiani
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      noice

                  4. DRIZ ✅
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    This gameweek 16 is also the week to qualify for the FPL cup!

                    A lot of non playing casuals will qualify with games postponed.

                    1. ALI_G
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      30 the the current cut off

                    2. Tango74
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        I’m 163k any good ?

                        1. Slouch87
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          What do you think ?

                    3. Bielsa Murderball
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Thank god bamford is my VC, if captain salah doesn't play. Feels like I am one of the lucky ones here...

                        1. Slouch87
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Why wouldn't Salah play?

                          1. Bielsa Murderball
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              Heard rumours stating that the Liv game could also be off....not sure though

                              1. Slouch87
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 19 days ago

                                If those rumours were on here most likely it would be just speculation based on no fact at all.