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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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  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Is it 'safe enough' to pull FH trigger already?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Never safe enough

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      1st draft FH team: GTG?

      DDG
      Dias Dier Holding
      Foden KDB Rashford Bruno Son
      Kane Wilson

      Forster Brewster Mitchell Kilman

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Looks good to me mate

  2. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Gundogan or Foden?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Neither

  3. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone think Kilman has a chance of playing? Is it worth taking a hit to bring in someone else who is defo playing for the BGW? Currently have 9 players which includes Kilman

    1. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Think he's back to fodder. Saiss, Coady preferred, and Boly almost back too.

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Yes id get rid of any deadwood. -4 becomes a -2 aslong as plays. And sets you up better

  4. dsefton
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    A or B for a WC:
    A)
    Areola (Meslier)
    Holding Dias Stones Yedlin (Coufal)
    KdB Bruno Son Rashford (Soucek)
    Kane Wilson (Bamford)

    Yedlin + Wilson --> Alioski + Antonio (-4) for DGW19

    B)
    Leno (Martinez)
    AWB Cancelo Dias Lowton (Coufal)
    KdB Bruno Son Rashford (Soucek)
    Laca Wilson (Bamford)

    Wilson --> Antonio (or similar) for DGW19

  5. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Any good WC drafts to share? It's so difficult.

    1. dsefton
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      two that I have been considering...
      A)
      Areola (Meslier)
      Holding Dias Stones Yedlin (Coufal)
      KdB Bruno Son Rashford (Soucek)
      Kane Wilson (Bamford)

      Yedlin + Wilson --> Alioski + Antonio (-4) for DGW19

      B)
      Leno (Martinez)
      AWB Cancelo Dias Lowton (Coufal)
      KdB Bruno Son Rashford (Soucek)
      Laca Wilson (Bamford)

      Wilson --> Antonio (or similar) for DGW19

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        keepers are problem and salah. also the bb next week is really difficult. too much to think with too little time

        1. dsefton
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          keepers not really a problem in B) - can always switch martinez for meslier etc if you're worried he won't play DGW19.
          mid of KdB, Bruno, Son, Rashford, Soucek should be strong enough to make up for no salah...

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      My WC

      De Gea (Martinez)
      Cancelo Dias Tierney Yedlin (Coufal)
      De Bruyne Son Fernandes Smith-Rowe (Soucek)
      Wilson Lacazette (Bamford)

      3.3m itb Son/Laca to Salah/Ings in 19, play Tierney as my only single GW player..

      1. dsefton
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        no BB, I assume? tempted to go this way also as easier to get salah in for 19...

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          The only way I would bench boost is to play 9 in GW18, and have Dallas/Antonio already in for Yedlin/Wilson

  6. Bennyboy1907
      3 months, 25 days ago

      FH
      DDG
      Holding, Cancelo, Dier
      Son, Rashford, Bruno, KDB, Saka
      Kane, Wilson

      4.0, Yedlin, Brewster, Mitchell

      0.0 ITB, any changes?

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      On a FH who scores more?

      A. Zaha Gundogan
      B. Saka Foden

      1. Nolberto Solano
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Foden unlikely to start, so A for me. Prefer Saka / Gundogan though

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        B

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        B by a mile.

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling gonna play?

    • Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Any guesses at what Spurs' defence is gonna be? Aurier or Davies have a chance to start?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Just pick Dier. He's cheapest.

        I think it'll be Doherty Dier Alderweireld Reguilon

        Doherty might be Aurier depending on fitness.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Reguilon for me

      2. Nolberto Solano
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Doherty played 90 in cup, so Aurier to come in. Davies played 70 in cup, so Reguilon to come in.

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Doherty also got a red

          1. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            oh got used up already

    • flashcheeks
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      FH GTG?

      Lloris
      Dias AWB Cancelo
      KDB Bruno Son Saka Neto
      Laca Kane

      Bench:
      Ramsdale, Brewster, Yedlin, Lowton

    • AlpoShearer
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Martinez (Steer)
      CANCELO, DIAS, MITCHELL, Robertson, Justin
      KDB, SON, FERNANDES, Grealish, Soucek
      KANE, BREWSTER, Bamford

      GTG?
      FH?
      Or a hit maybe?

    • upforgrabs
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      A) Wilson
      or
      B) Reguilon
      on a FH

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        A

      2. Nolberto Solano
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Wilson a doubt for Tuesday, I'd go B

    • marcos11
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Best striker on a FH bar Kane? Need a Dcl replacement and could always switch again next week to someone else.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Laca

          1. marcos11
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Reckon hed be worth keeping for gw19 against Newcastle also?

          2. upforgrabs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Lacazette

          3. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Martial

            1. marcos11
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Was thinking him but I already have Bruno and Rashford and I’m unsure of his minutes

          4. Apollo Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Darlow
            Cancelo, Stones, Tierney
            KDB (c), Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
            Kane, Wilson
            Bench: Peacock-Farrell, Brewster, Mitchell, Bernardo

            Thinking about Bernardo to Douglas for an extra 0.1 and then, to cover more fixtures, Stones to:
            A. Dier
            B. Saiss

          5. balint84
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Captain Laca or Kdb?

            1. marcos11
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Kdb

              • royals forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                KDB

            2. royals forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Yay or Nay for this FH team

              Areola

              Stones Maguire Saiss

              Son KDB Bruno Saka

              Kane Lacazette Wood

              Ryan Lookman Mitchell Fernandez

              Are there any changes that you make or is this G2G

            3. ResultatFar
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Who scores the most point this gw?

              A) Kane and play Clark in def
              B) Wilson and Laca

              1. Apollo Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                A

            4. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Saka or gundogan for 18&19 both ?

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Gundo

            5. Pepeye
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Bookies Prem 20/21 odds - City 10/11, Pool 12/5, Utd 6-1, Spurs 14/1

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 25 days ago

                City paying less than $1? Hows that work

            6. BullDogTevez
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              What am I missing?

              Surely 18 WC 19BB is the way to go, no? Holding onto TC & FH?

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Depends on your personal setup

              2. Hurricaneboyo
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                I'm thinking the same as you.

              3. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                I’m WC but not sure on BB, think TC maybe my best option..

                1. BullDogTevez
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Aye this is a good option too, I can't see past WC 18. Who know's if there is some kind of circuit break or pause to the PL, maybe unlimited transfers could be an option again.

              4. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                You are not alone.

            7. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Very mixed opinions on whether Foden will start, who is more nailed?

              A. Foden
              B. Gundogan

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Gundogan by mile

              2. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Probably Gundo more nailed, but Foden a higher reward

              3. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Gundo more nailed if that is the question.

                Foden more potential tho surley?

              4. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Gundo more nailed. But Foden with higher potential.

            8. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 25 days ago

              5 goals in 3 appearances against Fulham for Kane. Thinking Kane(C) over KDB

            9. turd ferguson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              football

            10. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              So heres the question?

              Who to captain
              A) KDB
              B) Kane
              C) Son
              D) Bruno
              E) Rash

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                E

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Could pay off but my least fave at mo.

              2. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 25 days ago

                I am leaning towards Kane as per the above post

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  My VC at mo

              3. umerlfc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Between A B and C
                Classic case hish risk high reward scenario
                Kane or Son is a safer choice imo
                But going KDB might have a higher reward if it works out

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Yeah currently on KDB

            11. Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Chances of Foden playing this week?

              Played last prem game and scored. Played FA Cup and scored....
              But he's scored earlier in season and still been benched by the madman Pep!

            12. AdamJ91
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              0 FT; 2.9 ITB

              (Martinez*, Peacock Farrell*)
              Holding, Cancelo, Dier, Dias (Coufal*)
              Fernandes, Son, KDB, Anguissa (Raphina*)
              Kane (Watkins*, Bamford*)

              Have 9 BGW players, is it worth moving out Watkins for -4? If yes, who's looking a good replacement?

            13. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Any thoughts on this current FH line up - clearly there's a risk of postponements, but hopefully strongish bench should help:

              DDG
              Tierney Dier Cancelo
              Saka KDB Gundogan Fernandes Son
              Kane Lacazette
              Fraser || Sais || Yedlin || Brewster

              Struggling to fit Rashford in, but maybe Laca an unnecessary punt?

            14. McSauce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Darlow first choice for Newcastle?

              1. Connor's Calling
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                i reckon he keeps his place - not sure he's done much to lose it?

            15. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Is anyone besides me very suspect about Arsenal assets vs Palace? I mean, awful season for the entire team, leaky defence, very inconsistent attack, and basically game vs WBA is the only reason we talk about them, which is one game in 17 gameweeks. And 0-0 vs Newcastle in 90 minutes a couple of days ago shows they are capable at any moment to dissapoint.

            16. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Any Sterling news? My planned transfers were Salah + Adams -> Sterling + Wilson -4. Now it seems both my transfers in are doubts.