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Fulham’s trip to Burnley postponed following new positive COVID-19 tests

Burnley became the latest team drawn into Premier League postponements as their Gameweek 17 meeting with Fulham was called off on Saturday.

The two sides were due to meet at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon but a recent surge in positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests for the Cottagers put paid to the fixture.

Scott Parker’s men were also unable to fulfil their Gameweek 16 fixture against Spurs, and have now missed two matches in a row.

As is always the case, the club is not confirming the names of those suffering from COVID-19, explaining only that they are now in self-isolation.

“Those who tested positive are self-isolating in line with UK Government and Premier League guidance. The welfare of our players, staff and their families continue to be of paramount importance, and we wish those who have tested positive a safe and speedy recovery.” – Official Fulham statement

Both teams have revealed that “a new date for the game will be announced in due course”.

In the short-term, plenty of Fantasy Premier League managers could see points from benched West Ham players auto-subbed into their teams now – proving that there are some silver linings in these challenging situations.

Longer-term, the community will glued to the Premier League’s website in the coming days once again, as it seems another Double Gameweek is on the cards for Fulham and Burnley.

The latter had soared to the top of the Fantasy radar in recent times anyway, as they are one of four teams playing in Blank Gameweek 18 and twice in Double Gameweek 19.

The Clarets’ next game is now the FA Cup third-round tie at home to MK Dons next weekend before they host Manchester United on Tuesday, January 12.

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169 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Olson
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

  2. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Ayling off the bench for me then.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Hope he gets a hatty.....

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      -1

      1. faux_C
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yup.

  3. smix
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any chances of City game getting postponed too?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Pep didn't sound like he thought the game was going to be called off did he?

  4. Olson
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Awwwee man no pope. Given I diced with using a transfer in for Fabs that's probably still a bullet dodged

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      More doubles down the road if you plan to hold.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I have Pope and Fabianski for bench boost 19. Really wasn't expecting Fabianskis freak injury. Now i have no keeper playing.

      1. ivantys
          4 months, 10 days ago

          That's super bad luck with 10.5m in keeper and none playing. This Covid issue is the biggest differential.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah been that kind of season for me

            1. ivantys
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Love last week's 7 0s for me which will never be gotten back as compared to someone who gets to play 11 players. Luck season lol.

      2. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        If someone pays 5.0-5.2 to a bench player, would do that for a reason so all of those Soucek autosub points are FULLY deserved. He is a great bench player and now is a perfect time to benefit from a bench player, that's why we have a bench. Besides, anybody having a BUR defender or Wood would start them over Soucek against half-Fulham. Please stop complaining about that and be happy with your own 11 pointers. I don't have him btw 🙂

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Look how much negative attention loon trolls like Brosstan generate

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            They hated him because he told the truth

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              They were bored by him because he was predictable, banal and repetitive, and sh1te at fpl

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Im into the top 500k now. Cream rises to the top of the coffee cup.

                1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Leg end

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Who is getting a mid of the bench for Pope or Taylor?

          1. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Some in my ML play 4 at the back and are getting him in.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Ah ok, so 5 people in 7 million.

              Oh meh gawd

              1. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Yes only 5 people play 4 at the back.

        3. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I think there comes a point when it's silly to consider someone a bench player based on their price tag.

          This is like last year when lots of people kept putting the Lord on the bench because he only cost 4.0 to a lot of us.

          I think Soucek should be started every week, allowing you to use the money saved to upgrade elsewhere. But with that being said, I don't begrudge anyone getting his points off the bench, it comes off a bit petulant.

        4. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Exactly. I don't get bench points because I skimped and spent 4.3 on Burke.

        5. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          By that logic, What happens if I had an 8m bench player? Do I still deserve their points off the bench?

        6. Shultan
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Exactly I don't get all these bitter people bemoaning others 'lucky when its good foresight to have a good bench filled with 5.0 mids & decent 4.5 defenders instead 9f non playing bench fodder

      3. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        After this game (3 x players) my next player (Salah) is in the final game on Monday evening. 5 x games in between...rank destroyer 😛

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah same.
          Much depends on this game.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I filled in the gap by playing Ramsdale and transfering Holding in.

      4. Bambi
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        How many others are getting soucek's points off the bench after the latest postponement?

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          What postponement?

          1. TyroneGAA
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Just brought Pope in aswell

      5. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        What if I told you Mark will get Soucek points for Wood.

        1. Bambi
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          He planned this all along

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Should i care?

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Probably not 🙂

        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Been doing that for years so nothing new

        4. Olson
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          First on bench and a rash of illness, injuries and cancellations. Hardly a surprise

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            He has been lucky for ages. I never get these jammy bench hauls when needed.

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              For example last gw. Got total of 4 points of my bench players and Coufal no show when needed most.

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Just lol @ anyone claiming "luck evens out in the long run". Mark has had more career luck than 99.99% of managers and it just keeps going game week after game week after game week, season after season after season.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 10 days ago

            I realised that all the top players are not actually top players just extremely lucky all the time. Look at lateriser. This season the luck runs out. He's 4 million rank

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Yep LateRiser had 99.8% luck factor last season. Of course he always ignores this when he talks about his "top rank in India" etc. This game is all luck.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Well said as per

            2. Woy_is_back
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              4 million lol

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            That's gash. Marks a gambler. He just has higher peaks and troughs and you focus on the peaks because you're a jealous insecure baby

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              What "troughs"? He has jammy luck every single week.

              1. Olson
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                He's been climbing from an absolute cack start. What you talkin bout Willis

        6. ivantys
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Luck isn't even even'd out, the points lost because of stupid games getting cancelled can never be gotten back.

          • Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            I wouldn't care.

        7. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Not all bench points are lucky,instead of Fabianski cs I Got Martinez half of CS 🙂

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Flappy might have threw the ball straight to a striker or fumbled a cross into his own net.

            It doesn't work like you have said it. If Flappy played , then no guarantees it would have been 0-0 still

        8. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Son(C) and Bamford. If Leeds suddenly decide to PTB I’ll cry

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            They can only park a dinky toy one

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            They won't. High scoring game

        9. smix
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Need a Chilwel benching now to get the Cresswell points

        10. Kloppen Schloppen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Whose benching Soucek? He’s start every week guys!

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Well I know that now, but I had second thoughts after starting him in midweek for a game West Ham plodded through unambitiously for 90 mins (and tbf they did the same for 80 mins last night). Will get some dross like Brewster for 3rd striker so I don't have the dilemma again.

        11. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Check: how many Kane cappers here today?

          1. Big Mac 24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Check

          2. Pedersen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Check

            1. Goodricke
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Check

          3. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Yep

        12. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Mitchell haul incoming

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            For once I hope your right

          2. COVID-CASUAL
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Brewster hat trick this GW surelt

          3. Shultan
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Why are these matches being called off with such sort notice?

            I'm not bitter as I have dallas to come on for taylor just curious why not called off yesterday?

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Obvious it would happen anyway

              1. Shultan
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                My point is surely players have to train travel etc so why not call it off yesterday instead of today hours before?

          4. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Was it Walkers party the Spurs trio went to?

            1. Kloppen Schloppen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Didn’t look like an orgy, so nope! Different party

          5. TyroneGAA
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Sorry if it was already discussed but was there word on the 5 city players ?

          6. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Rafi and BamBam to explode today please..

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Surely the game will get called off if that happens....

          7. ivantys
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Why do ppl even buy Wood? He has what 3 goals this season???

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Because he was an exceptional punt for the short term? Next?

                1. ivantys
                    4 months, 10 days ago

                    Because Fulham are definitely leaking goals and their fixtures after that are definitely easy right?

                2. Well you know, Triffic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  He generally will score 10 goals a season. It's just trying to figure out when

              2. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Who are you getting for the Fulham double? Kamara surely?

                1. Saïss doesn't mat…
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Lol what?

              3. Lucky Z
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                GW18
                Sanchez
                Dias | Targett | Reguilon | Mitchell (Dallas)
                KDB | B.Fernandes | Grealish | Son (Salah)
                DCL | Brewster (Bamford)

                GW19
                Sanchez
                Dias | Dallas | Targett (Reguilon | Mitchell)
                KDB | Salah | B.Fernandes | Grealish | Son
                DCL | Bamford (Brewster)

                GW18
                Sanchez => DDG

                A. GW19 -4
                Reguilon => Coufal
                Son => Sterling
                DCL => Antonio

                B. GW19 -4
                Reguilon => Coufal
                Grealish => Raphinha
                DCL => Vardy

                A or B?

              4. Pedersen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Still in the dump for having Soucek and Coufal on the bench, and it seems they won't autosub....

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Coufal on mine 🙁

                  1. Pedersen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 10 days ago

                    Feel with you mate

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 10 days ago

                      He will get him off the bench if Mitchell doesnt play. I dont think you do share his 'pain'.

              5. Jordan.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                soucek glued into third on the bench ,im just pretending he got 2 points,might be ok justin for wood ,emi for pope ,sh!t happens...

                1. Saïss doesn't mat…
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Who is in your bench for Soucek to be dead last on it?

              6. MIGHTY JOE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Did Bruno (C) to Son (C) in the last minute. Let’s go Sonny!!!

              7. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Sigh and just like that i'm down to ten men - did it to myself I suppose

              8. Goodricke
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                That Leeds 3rd kit is getting more appearances than the 2nd kit!

              9. Well you know, Triffic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                The scary thing now is that we know Spurs and West Ham players socialised as did Palace and Fulham. So this could snowball into something worse quickly.

                From a non-fpl point of view, this is such careless behaviour with the NHS on its knees. The amount of people I've seen just ignore lockdown rules is crazy. If the government put the army on the streets I'm sure those same people would be quick to accuse us of being in a totalitarian state....can't win these days.

                1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Hopefully Luka dropped and fined for this stupid behaviour, what a idiot.

              10. baggs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Think We need a second playing keeper

              11. matiakez
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Bringing in lookman a few weeks back is growing a worse move by the day.

                1. baggs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  Harry captain.

                  Predictions for his points score?

              12. Kun Tozser
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Thanks for the pregame comments yesterday Mr Parker