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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. MadeinIreland
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Oh FFS this season is mad!!!

    I have this lot...

    Martinez, Forester,
    SAISS, CANCELO, Zouma, Dallas,
    FERNANDES, SON, KDB, Salah, Grealish,
    BREWSTER, Adams, Bamford

    It gives me a tentative 8 if I take a hit and bring in two more. I think however I’m going to FH as later in the season hopefully I will be able to plan a bit better for that blank and depending on the FA Cup draw that blank may be more limited.

    Any suggestions of a better plan - Do I have to get Kane in? I calculate not free hitting is likely to cost me about 20 points and could be a lot more - I think that’s worth a FH. Any views?

    Thanks...

  2. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Cap Bruno, KDB, Son or Kane?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      kane for me i think

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      KDB

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Today: Kane (c), KDB (vc). Tomorrow? Who knows.

    4. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Kane for me

  3. Nemanja Vidic Legend
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    2FT 0.3 ITB

    (Martinez) (Mendy)

    Regulion Saiss Mitchel (Justin) (Coufal)

    KBD (C) Fernandes (VC) Son Saka (Grealish)

    Kane Brewster (Bamford)

    What to do?
    GW18 FH WC or transfers
    GW19 FH WC of transfers

  4. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Check out my innovative FH. There's no need to stick in Wilson or Laca for the sake of a striker - Laca could potentially not play). Just play 1 up top:

    Leno (Forster)
    Cancelo Tierney AWB Davies (Yedlin)
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
    Kane (Brewster, Vassilev)
    4.0 Saiss Brewster Mitchell

    I would rather have Auba than Rashford (especially considering his midweek goal) but I can't find a way.

  5. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Where’s this Wilson not being fit coming from?

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      This is what I want to know......too many people readily accepting third hand rumours as fact

    2. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Travelled with the squad but didn't play on Saturday as a precaution.

      None the wiser after Bruce in today's press conference today

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      twitcher

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cheers then guys, that says to me he’s fine and plays then 🙂

  6. Klaren
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Would you WC this team?

    Martinez
    Holding Cancelo Dier Mitchell
    KDB Mahrez Rashford Son Burke
    Kane

    (Button, DCL, Dallas, Watkins)

    2.2 iTB, no FTs

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What, god no. Thats look like my wildcard team

    2. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I don't think i would for that team.
      Mine is worse, so likely will pull the wc. Only have Son, Kane, Bruno (Burke and Lamptey)

  7. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    McCarthy -> any GK (except MCY/TOT) worth a -4 this week?

    McCarthy is blanking this week, is a doubt and has iffy fixtures. Perhaps DDG?

  8. flashcheeks
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    GTG?

    Lloris
    Dias AWB Cancelo
    KDB Bruno Son Saka Neto
    Laca Kane

    Bench:
    Ramsdale, Brewster, Yedlin, Lowton

  9. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So everyone who had KDB captain, now thinking Kane or Son?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Tough between KDB and Son for me

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why?

      1. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Spurs suddenly have Fulham instead of Villa
        Making more people captain Son or Kane
        With their extremely high ownership, if one of them hauls and KDB doesn't, that's a possible red arrow plus a potential failed FH

  10. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Down to 6 players now with that DCL news, have 2ft’s though and could take a hit.

    Chilwell Salah DCL to Dias Rashford Lacazette -4

    Then Rashford and Lacazette to Salah and Antonio -4 in gw19

    What you reckon lads?

  11. Tommie
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I have 8 players left this week i capt kdb with Kane,cancelo,son,Wilson,neto,tarkow,fernandes .Do I Fh or stick

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      100% stick

  12. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    How the heck did DCL get injured?!

  13. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Yay or Nay for this FH team

    Leno/Lloris

    Stones Maguire Saiss

    Son KDB Rashford Saka

    Kane Lacazette Wood

    Areola Lookman Mitchell Fernandez

    Are there any changes that you make or is this G2G

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      wheres Bruno?!?!?

  14. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Have to FH now as Villa aren't playing and I want to keep Martinez for GW19. So thoughts on my current FH draft:

    Lloris-4.0
    Tierney-Cancelo-Dias-(Kilman-Yedlin)
    Son-Kdb-Fernandes-Neto-SmithRowe
    Kane-Martial-(Brewster)

    0.2itb

    1. flashcheeks
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Almost the same as my FH team, except:

      Tierney -> AWB
      SmithRowe -> Saka
      Martial -> Laca

  15. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    G2G for a - 4? It is not ideal, but covering the main ones I guess and saving my FH.

    no GK

    Stones - Cancelo - Holding - Mitchell

    KdB(C) - Bruno - Son - ESR

    Kane - DCL

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      DCL is out

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      DCL injured?

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      All those on a non FH team? May struggle a bit for the weeks to come

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        non-FH indeed.
        Team is looking good for DGW with a hit or two, and nothing that can't be rectified thereafter.

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Currently Martinez, Grealish and Bamford on the bench, who all have DGW scheduled. One hit gives me Salah back.

  16. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Before the Utd Carabou game, City had 11 players out -Covid/Injury including Laporte & Ake, For me back 4 probs Walker Dias Stones Cancelo

  17. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    FH

    Leno
    Cancelo, Dier, Dias, Tierney
    Rash, Son, KDB, Bruno, Saka
    Kane

    Sub: 4.0, Fabio Silva, Mitchell, Joelinton

    Gtg?

    1. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nice. Maybe Dier to AWB for more attacking threat?

      1. Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No more money ITB

  18. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sorry, please see edited version without typo.

    Check out my innovative FH. There's no need to stick in Wilson or Laca for the sake of a striker - Laca could potentially not play). Just play 1 up top:

    Leno (Forster)
    Cancelo Tierney AWB Davies (Yedlin)
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
    Kane (Brewster, Vassilev)

    I would rather have Auba than Rashford (especially considering his midweek goal) but I can't find a way.

  19. debrXne
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is it a good idea to take a few hits this BGW and use second wild card for DGW19 ?
      FH already used.

    • yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Anyone shorting the S&P500?

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        wrong forum buddy

      2. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Short term move at best. Shorting bitcoin a better bet I reckon.

    • onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Which Brighton keeper plays?
      Looking for the cheapest possible playing backup to Darlow (in case Bruce does the unthinkable).

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No point, get Leno then

        1. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I think that's basically the answer TBH.
          Cheers

      2. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sanchez

      3. marcos11
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Probably better off getting Leno, but it’ll most likely be Sanchez

      4. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just seen the DCL news. How long is he likely to be out for?

      5. George James
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thoughts on this lot for GW18

        Stones / Cancelo
        KDB / Bruno / Son
        Kane / Brewster

        A) DCL >> Martial
        B) Podence >> Saka
        C) Both -4
        D) FH

      6. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Not much to gain with fh. Why don't you just wildcard instead and save fh for better bgws?

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Coz everyone else has DGW next week

        2. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          WC is better saved for later on..

      7. Bobby's Teeth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Any timeline on DCL's return?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hamstring sounds like a 2-3 weeks to me

      8. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Down to 7 with latest rearrangements (after FTs) but still considering to hold FH, willing to take a hit or two though.

        For whom, would you take a hit with the team below?

        -
        Cancelo Dier
        KDB Bruno Son
        Kane Wilson

        (Martinez Forster KWP Dallas Coufal Grealish Raphinha Bamford)
        0 FT, 1.2 ITB

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Either a City (mid) or an Arsenal (either mid or def) player.

          You pick 🙂
          e.g. Foden or Gundo
          Tierney, ESR, Saka

      9. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Guys would u use FH with this side?

        For -4 i can get

        No keeper

        Lewis(?) Mitchell(?) Dias Maguire

        KDB Bruno Son Sterling

        Kane Brewster(?)

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          a keeper is essential

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Don't think so. Very low ceiling for a keeper, and then you have money on the bench if no BB soon

        2. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          You have 7 solid picks and 3 potential 1-2 pointers, I would keep the FH.

      10. EWH2020
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A) Tierney, ESR
        B) Holding, Saka

        1. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

      11. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Zaha an option or we think Arsenal clean sheet?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He's an option alright, but my midfield is 4 big-hitters and Saka so there's no room for him.

      12. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I could do with some help, not free hitting but have 2 fts which I will need to use now after villa/dcl news.

        Martinez*
        Stones, Mitchell, Holding
        KDB, Bruno, Son, Salah, Grealish*
        Brewster, DCL*

        Thinking -4 and make 3 transfers or should I stick with 2?

        Wanted to take DCL out for Che Adams or Antonio next week ideally so may leave him.

        Any suggestions, I am really struggling!

        thanks

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          For your two FT this week: Think you need Kane in. Swap out Salah for this week and get a good punt in (ESR, Foden etc.) and get Kane in for DCL.

          Then do a minus 4 or so to do Kane to Adams next week and to get Salah back.