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Spurs host Fulham in Blank Gameweek 18 as Villa fixture postponed

Fantasy Premier League have been subjected to yet another spin of the fixture-dice as Blank Gameweek 18 changes complexion once again.

Just over 24 hours before Tuesday’s 16:30 GMT deadline, Aston Villa’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur was officially called off.

That means no midweek fixture for Jack Grealish (£7.7m), Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and Emiliano Martínez (£5.1m), three popular Fantasy assets.

However, Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) remain viable options for Blank Gameweek 18 as their home meeting with Fulham was added as a replacement for the Villa game.

Considering how short-notice the fixture is for the Cottagers, both of Spurs’ dynamic duo are certain to wrestle their way into the captaincy conversation.

They both registered double-figure hauls in their last home Premier League game, against Leeds, and could benefit from Fulham’s short turnaround.

Meanwhile, it also means that budget options such as André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) have been added to the pool of players who could help managers in Free Hit squads.

The secondary knock-on effect of today’s fixture changes also impacts on Double Gameweek 19.

That is because Fulham’s Friday-night meeting with Chelsea has been delayed until the following day, kicking off at 17:30 GMT now.

As this was the opening match of Double Gameweek 19, it looks as if the deadline for that round will move to 11:00 GMT on Saturday morning ahead of Wolves’ lunch-time meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

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2,537 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone worried about Cancelo starting after the FA-Cup lineup? Back line couls be Walker-Dias-Stones-Mendy...

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He was subbed at 45. Surely a good sign

    2. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Have to assume Cancelo, stones and Dias hold there positions.

      all only 45 mins to keep active and fit and sharp IMO

    3. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think he will start. He got taking off at 45.

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The scenes on here if the back line is:

      Walker Ake Laporte Mendy

      😀

  2. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Have really been wanting to save my FH. Is this worth it long term for a -8? Would have 4.2 ITB to upgrade Brewster + Steer for a BB in GW19 (would have 13 DGW players + Son and Laca).

    Salah + Robbo + DCL > Rashford + AWB + Lacazette (-8)

    Would give me:
    Cancelo - Stones
    KDB - Bruno - Son - Rashford
    Lacazette - Brewster
    (Martinez/Steer; Dallas, Coufal, Soucek, Bamford)

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Getting rid of both Salah and Robbo is madness

      1. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I know, which is why I haven't wanted to do it. But their fixtures are terrible, and Liverpool haven't been looking great.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I don’t see how they’re terrible? It’s Pool, can turn it on in seconds, for a -8 also, not for me, a strong no

          1. AK_FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Fair enough, I appreciate the feedback.

          2. AK_FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            So here's the thing. I will have to downgrade at least 1 of Salah, Robbo or Son by GW19 in order to get funds for BB DGW19. Have had Son since he was 9.0. I could also just abandoned BB plan.

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      -8 is a bit too much

  3. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone gonna put the armband on Bruno instead of Kdb?

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Between KDB and Son now for me.

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hmm Son could be great Fulham always attacking so expect a lot of goals, good captain option Son I might captain him lol.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeh, me.

    3. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      armband to Harry Kane now

    4. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      here

    5. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Quite possibly, he's the best FPL player in the league and finally had a rest.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Apparently he's best player in league too 😎

  4. insertcomedyname
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I reckon a free hit would gain me about 16 points (from 7 playing + Brewster). Worth it or not?

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not for me.

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yep

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nah

  5. No Kane, No Gain!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Only having 6 players that can play in next GW i have activated my FH, how does this look?

    Martinez
    Dias, Cancelo, Tierney
    Bruno, KDB, Son, Saka
    Kane, Lacazette, Wilson

    (Steer, , Neto, Holgate, Yedlin)

    1. jbenny1107
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Aston Villa not playing. Get Lloris and downgrade somewhere.

  6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is there any chance that Don Carlo Anceloti play mindgames with DCL injury or hes 100% out ?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      There’s always a chance. But then what are you going to do with any sort of information you receive in the future? Just say there’s a chance he’s lying?

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        yep, and the moon landing didn't happen

  7. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Most weeks there are 5 players in ur team only getting 2 points...
    Why FH if u have 5 or 6 players?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It’s a secret.

      1. rokonto
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What is?

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      You don’t FH

      1. rokonto
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would you not then?

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Because you don't now which 5 until after the fact

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      what if they are the ones in your playing X1 in 18?

    5. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Haven't you given yourself the answer. What if the 5 you have are the 5 that get 2? You happy with a 12 point week?

      1. rokonto
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        4 out of the 5 i have in my team are "big hitters", filling the rest of my team with Arsenal and anyone else apart from Kane doesn't fill me with confidence otherwise I'd have bought them already?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Isn't that what a free hit is for, they can score big on any given random gameweek, worth the risk on a week where you don't have to keep them and the alternative is a guaranteed 0

          1. rokonto
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Good point.
            It's just that if the 5 or 6 players i get in only score 2 points each I'd be dreading the dgw where the fh would've helped me more.
            Plus I want kdb and cancelo next week and their prices will be .3 more and the players i replace for them will have lost .3.
            I did a -4 to get them in this week b4 rises so if i fh I'd lose them from my squad.
            I suppose there's no right or wrong, just if I want to gamble on arsenal and Wilson etc who i don't trust.

  8. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Pick one for fh team

    A. Wilson
    B. Stones
    C. Foden

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  9. Tosa86
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    My actual draft FH:

    Darlow
    Tierny - AWB - Cancelo - Dier
    Fernandes - KDB - Rashford - Son
    Kane - Wilson

    Button - Smith Roew - Mitchel - Davis

    1) captain and vice cap? kane - kdb?
    2) dier or davies?
    3) darlow is fit or i need to change with other goalkeeper?

    Any suggestion adn feeback is very appreciate.

    1. jbenny1107
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Darlow risky it sounds like. Get Lloris and downgrade Dier and play Smith Rowe.

  10. jbenny1107
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Double Man City D or Cancelo/Wilson with Dias first on the bench?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      You can't leave Dias on the bench! FWIW I'm starting Dias and Saiss with Wilson 1st sub.

      1. jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks. I know. I'm torn. Wilson is due a good game and something tells me Brighton gets one.

  11. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Too boring for a FH?

    Lloris
    Cancelo Stones Maguire Tierney
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
    Kane

    Not too keen on Wilson, Foden/Gundogan & Laca.

    Worth sacrificing Rashford & a City defender for Foden & Laca?

    1. jbenny1107
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good. My dilemma too. Play Wilson or double Man City D.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wilson is bit of an injury doubt I think.

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Where is this info. He's not flagged

        2. jbenny1107
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Good to know. Thanks. Decision made.

  12. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A- Rashford + 3.9 + Saka
    B- Gündogan + Laca
    B Also has saka but on bench

  13. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    No one going for Stones as a cheaper route into City defence?

    1. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      yeah that 0.7 over Diaz goes a long way tbh

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        scrap that, 0.8 even

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I might over Dias as the 0.7 may go further elsewhere.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Got him in my regular squad, but in a FH can afford Dias and Cancelo.

  14. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bottomed guys, any tips?

    (Martinez Forster)
    Cancelo Holding Dier (Konsa Dallas)
    Burke Bruno KdB Son (Grealish)
    DCL Kane (Bamford)
    2.0 itb

    A) Konsa -> Stones
    B) Konsa, Forster -> Stones, DDG (-4)
    C) Konsa, DCL -> Stones, Wilson (-4)
    D) Konsa, Forster, DCL -> Stones, DDG, Wilson (-8)

    Currently leaning towards B or C

  15. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    is ok -4 to get DDG for Martinez ?

    Martinez fixtures looks bad as he also could be isolated and not play game against Everton.

    1. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm thinking of taking a hit for my back up and keeping Emi, than BB next week

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I wouldn't. Not for a +4. Solid keeper. As season 'keeper' if you will.

  16. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    FH this?

    CTaylor (doubt) Mitchell Dias
    KdB Son Bruno Saka
    Kane DCL(prob out).

    Means I have probably 7 playing. 9 at best.

    Thoughts?

  17. Desperate Dan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Likely Newcastle defence for tomorrow?
    Got Yedlin and Lascelles pencilled in for my free hit team.

  18. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Already got KDB and Cancelo.

    Dias or Gundogan?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Dias for me. Gundo is marginally more prone to Pep roulette (don't quote me, could easily end up being both or neither benched)...

  19. Marc Jobling
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Torn about whether to Free Hit or not (8 players but includes 2 with poor games)

    If I do, which is the better downgrade to unlock some budget:

    (a) Dias to Stones
    (b) Saka to Smith Rowe

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Both very equal moves. I think i would keep Dias out of all 4 if that answers your Q.

  20. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I can get Son in as part of a -8 for one week

    He will be Salah next week

    Worth it or No?

  21. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is this enough for the blank gameweek without having to use my free hit? Have already taken a -4

    Martinez* (McCarthy*)
    Dias Mee Robbo* (KWP* Coufal*)
    Sterling KDB Bruno Son Neto
    Wilson Brewster (Bamford*)

  22. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who will you captain in GW18?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Probably Kevin.
      Kane my vice.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bruno (with KDB and Son in my line-up)

    3. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane

    4. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kevin De Bruno

  23. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH? Tried not to overload on any team (apart from City):

    Leno
    Stones - Dias - AWB
    Son - Bruno - KDB - Neto
    Laca - Kane - Wilson

    Bench: Kilman - Mitchell - Cooper

  24. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Since almost my entire squad have doubles besides the spurs lot, selling them isn't really an option. Not to mention value loss.

    All roads sadly lead to FH

  25. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts about Wood as bgw/dgw option? Might get a pen in one of those three games

  26. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Saka worth it over Smith Rowe?

  27. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Laporte only started training Friday, he is 7 to 10 days away, Ake has been nursing an injury and Mendy is 3rd choice for LB position

  28. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who would you rather have for the next 2 game weeks ?

    A) Salah
    B) Rashford

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Salah

  29. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    FY18 Only:

    A) DDG, Cancelo, Telles, Foden (McGoldrick, Coady, Yedlin)
    B) Lloris, Cancelo, Telles, Foden (McGoldrick, Saiss, Mitchell)
    C) Darlow, Dias, Stones, Rashford (Brewster, Mitchell, Douglas*)

    Cheers

  30. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Not using FH but Rui sounds like a great GK pick on FH now Everton has no attack.