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

    Cresswell benched today!

  2. *Reformed-Character*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Mark getting jammy soucek bench points 🙂

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

      Why is everyone so obsessed with Mark's team. Seen him mentioned about ten times in the last ten minutes

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

        Partly because of comments like yours

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

    0 skill in fpl anymore. What a disgrace this games become

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Do auto pick and relax

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

      Get a grip.

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      The trolling has gone the same way tbh

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

      Best to quit if that's your feeling...

      Just saying

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

      Bore off

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

    Harry captain.

    Prediction of his points score?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      13

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

      50

    3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      2 ×2

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

    Might get Areola as my second gk for wildcard team. Got two double gw coming.

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

      Not the worst plan if you have a free transfer and no other issues

  6. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Come on the goals! Loads of pens, cards, diving, cheating and FPL carnage please!

    Cue the 0-0 ...

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

      Hope not, i benched Dallas.

  7. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I have Son(c) , Meslier Dallas,Bamford and Dier.
    Not really sure what I want from this game.

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      5-5 with pen save

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

      3 all draw with Meslier penalty save.

  8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    The last 4 games involving Leeds have had 21 goals!!

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

      Got Son, Kane and Bamford today with Dallas on the bench. More of the same please!

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

        Me too, Kane C

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

    Let's go Sonny boy. Been a while since you did something decent

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

    Already regret captaining Son. Looks massively out of form this game so far.

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

      lol

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      My goodness!

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

    How long does struijk keep his place?

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

      Til Cooper, Llorente or Koch come back.

  12. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Commentator on swe TV just said Burnley Fulham game is definitely postponed, true this?

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      yes, check scout twits as well

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Just saw tweets

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

      yes

    4. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      top of page

      good reading skills mate

  13. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Half of the virtual crowd down the far end thought that was in.

    1. I am become Marvin
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Very strange times. Do you think people in 50 years time will believe that games had fake crowd noise?

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

        50 years time we will be fully booked upto the new matrix, everything will be fake.

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

          Hooked

        2. I am become Marvin
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          How do you know that isn't already the case?

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

            Well it is the case of course but I'm talking about the new matrix. We live in an infinite simulation/matrix

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

            The recent events indicate that we are indeed already in a simulation. There is no other way to explain Mark's luck; it has to be scripted

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

              Marks luck would indicate he is the creator of the matrix possibly

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

                He is the architecht's bitch

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

    Son looking extremely dangerous. Bruno (C) will end up a relative fail at this rate

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

      Absolutely spot off as per. Son is blanking. Looks flat footed and ridged. Immaculate Bruno win.

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

    As a Leeds fan with a Kane (C), this match is not easy to watch!

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

      5-2 win with a Kane brace?

  16. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Spurs look knackered already

  17. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Can see a Leeds goal incoming - Bamford or Raphinha 😉

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

      Raphinha ? Do you have him?
      Because in the game Harrison is looking much much more dangerous

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

    Get berjwein off the pitch ffs absolutely crap

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

    Dallas absolutely invisible. Just a CS for owners today.

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

      Lol

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

    News about Walker covid partty, and potentional suspension until the end of the season....is it true?

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

      Would be deserved. Salah should get the same treatment. Zero tolerance for the players who break the trust given to them by the public in these extraordinary times.

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

        Agree

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

    Good chance for Bamford

  22. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Bamford misses a sitter!

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

    Dallas sighting

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

    Mourinho looks like he’s trying to work out why his team can’t get a kick

  25. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Looks like Kane is struggling to breathe. Get him tested.

  26. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    KANEEEEEEE CAPATINOOOOOOOO

  27. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Where are my fellow KANE cappers at?!
    Son cappers very WORRIED now!!

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

      Woohooooo!

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

    Do Spurs really play Darude - Sandstorm on the stadium when they score? 😆

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

    no creation from spurs ,bring eriksen on

  30. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Harry Kane team.