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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. Iain Dowies Love Child
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I have Dier, Dias, Stones, Bruno, Neto, Kane plus 2 FTs. Concensus is not to FH - agree? Currently looking at Sonny and then a forward (I have Bamford and DCL). Think I'll ship DCL - thoughts on a replacement??

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      that's a pretty decent starting 8! i'd hold your FH

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Antonio, but next week. Only stand out this week are Martial and Laca, but wouldn't necessarily want either going forward. Cant you make changes elsewhere?

      1. Iain Dowies Love Child
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Think I'll be selling Salah for Son or maybe KDB and yeah, maybe I'll look at moving Grealish on.

  2. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Rate this FH?

    De Gea
    Cancelo Dias Tierney Saiss
    KDB(c) Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Laca

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Like it all but the Saiss pick.

    2. Quan MisTaka
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I like the saiss pick. Cant see everton doing much

  3. BERGKOP
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Is Lloris the best GK option now? Don't like the doubt hanging over Darlow.

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Leno?

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      DGea & Leno are a decent price

    3. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Lloris for sure

    4. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Cheers

    5. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I'm picking Areloa. Hopefully decent amount of save points and saving the +.4 for better MF

      1. BERGKOP
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Good thinking.

    6. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Ramsdale will get same amount of points
      I know I know you are laughing

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      If money is no issue then yeah.

    8. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks all!

    9. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I have gone with DDG

  4. Kudo Warrior
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    If Sterling is out would you say they benefits Gundogan or harm his new attacking role?

    1. King Carlos
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      what's the story on sterling?

      1. Kudo Warrior
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        He wasn't in the FA cup squad so some assumed he may be injured.

        1. King Carlos
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          but no definite source?

          1. Kudo Warrior
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Nope. Waiting for City presser, but thought I'd ask my question anyway.

            1. King Carlos
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 15 days ago

              cheers!

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Sorry guys just saw the TOT-FUL rearrangement and DCL hamstring. Definitely FTs are not enough for my team now, but if FHing Grealish DCL will come back to DGW19 team which is bothering me. Any info whether AVL fixtures in GW19 are being kept: Sun AVL-EVE and Wed MCI-AVL?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      that first Villa fixture in 19 must be at risk, or players at risk

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Thx, making WC is the best option for me

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      So far Villa Everton is staying. Who knows though.

      1. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Sorry, Wilson is obvious pick if fit. Unclear if just rested during cup

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Thank you, seems uncertain

  6. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    A or B on a FH?

    A) Lacca - 7.8% owernship
    B) Rashford - 13.4% ownership

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Quan MisTaka
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Am on B but considering A as it allows for a better bench (no Brewster)

  7. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    On a relatively template FH of:

    Leno
    Holding / Cancelo / Dier (Mitchell / Bernado)
    Bruno *vc* / KDB *c* / Son / Rash / Gundogan
    Kane / Wilson (Brewster)

    1. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      *Areola backup keeper

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Is Wilson fit?

      1. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        I think we won't know 100% until the lineup is announced, but I suspect he'll play. I think (unless we hear news he won't play) I'll take the risk. NUFC are awful, but it's hard to not see Wilson getting a goal if he plays.

      2. CABAYE4
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Expect him to play.

        Massive game and he was left out of the cup game to manage him.

  8. Nemanja Vidic
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    2FT 0.3 ITB

    Martinez Mendy

    Regulion Saiss Mitchel Justin Coufal

    KBD Fernandes Son Grealish Saka

    Kane Bamford Brewster

    A) 2transfers gw19 WC
    B) 2transfers gw19 FH
    C) FH gw19 WC

  9. The Strokes
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Cancelo – Stones – Taylor ?
    KDB – Son – Bruno – ESR
    Kane
    with a -8

    Or play FH (just lost Martinez and DCL in my non FH team …)

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      FH

  10. vova
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Which one to play this week?

    A) Dier/Saka
    B) Wilson/Smith Rowe

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      A

  11. Steager
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Is Areola an option on a WC now?

    looking for a cheap goal keeper and he's 4.5, now plays Blank and DGW but has difficult fixtures: Spurs, Chelsea, Utd.

    1. umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes he definitely is

  12. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Gundo deffo, Foden virtually nailed, Aguero self isolating

  13. Tosa86
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    My actual draft FH:

    lloris
    Tierny - AWB - Cancelo
    Fernandes - KDB - Rashford - Son (vC) - Smith Rowe
    Kane (C) - Wilson

    Button - Yedlin - Mitchel - Davis

    Any suggestion adn feeback is very appreciate.

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I was similar and just went for Lacca over Rashford

      Rashford --> Burke
      Davis --> Lacca

      But its a coin toss on who gets more points!

    2. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Solid. Exact same starting 11 except Saka over Smith Rowe

  14. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    1st draft FH team: GTG?

    DDG
    Dias Dier Holding
    Foden KDB Rashford Bruno Son
    Kane Wilson

    Forster Brewster Mitchell Kilman

  15. Thunder Warrior
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Reguilon or Dier?

    1. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Are you FHing? I'd go Dier long term as he's cheaper and opens up more options. Reg if on FH if you have the money to spend.

    2. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Dier more nailed. Reguilon still in the doghouse?

  16. Sean
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Would you rather:

    A) Leno Rashford Wilson
    B) DDG Saka Kane

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

  17. Galza-The Wanton Trader
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    FH, OK...?

    DeGea
    Lascelles/Stones/Holding
    Son/KDB/Bruno/Rashford/Neto
    Kane(c)/Wilson

    4.0/Fernandez/4.3/3.9

  18. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Sterling has a slight knock so left out against Birmingham

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Too expensive for what he has been giving. Spend funds elsewhere

  19. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    When did DCL get injured???

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      02:41am

  20. thepancakeman123
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    FH team. Any suggestions to what I've missed?

    De Gea
    Dias, Tierney, Aurier, Stones
    De Bruyne, Fernandes, Rashford, Son
    Kane, Wilson

    Steer, Fernandez, Burke, Davis

  21. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    DCL owners (if any left) , what are you doing?
    Get rid for a hit? Not many options that play BGW18+DGW19 in that case - Jesus, Wood or Martial basically.
    Or just field one less for BGW18, and deal with it in DGW19 ?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Hitting to get in Kane

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        No-brainer if not in your team and you got the £
        Have him in my team, so basically Wood for a hit with my budget, or riding it out for me.

      2. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        +1

        1. aleksaa2
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Fail, exactly what Toffee said

  22. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    How’s this for a FH? GTG?

    Lloris
    Tierney Dias Cancelo
    KDB Son Bruno Neto Saka
    Kane(c) Lacazette

    Subs; Peacock F, Saiss, Mitchell, Brewster

    0.4ITB

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Solid

  23. CABAYE4
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Cancelo or Dias? One GW only as FH

    1. Sean
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo

  24. Apollo Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    A. Darlow, Stones, Tierney

    B. Leno, Dier, AWB/Maguire

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Darlow a risk with Bruce's comments. B.

  25. El_Gigante
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Stones, Dier, Lowton
    KDB, Fernandes, Son
    Wilson

    (Martinez, Forster, Alioski, Coufal, Soucek, Salah, Bamford, DCL)

    1FT, 0.2itb

    Happy with 5/6 out of 7 players.

    Play Free Hit? If not, who to replace DCL for? Don't like any of the straight-swap strikers so would likely have to be a DCL+Salah > Kane+Foden/Neto (-4) restructuring.

  26. Quan MisTaka
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Have on (-4)

    Dias, Cancelo, Holding
    Bruno, KDB, Son
    Kane, Brewster

    Is it worth it to FH to add Rashford, Saka, Siass, Laca and Darlow?

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Hold

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Difficult on, 50/50 decision for me

  27. The Colonel
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Sorry if stupid question, but if i have 2 FTs, use one (say Dias to Stones) and then FH, will Stones be in my team next GW and will i still have 2 FTs?

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      nope. transfers cancelled and only 1 ft

  28. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    DDG or Lloris?

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Depends on defenders

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Neither of the teams

  29. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Any chance spurt get a DG in DGW19?

    1. The Frenchie
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      *Spurs

  30. gigio
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Any max. 6.0£ forward playing both BGW18 and DGW19 worth replacing DCL for -4?
    Sanchez
    Holgate-Dier
    Bruno-Son-KDB
    Kane
    Still trying to go w/o FH this week...