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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
    3 months, 10 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
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        3 months, 10 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
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Rate this FH?

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

    1. jbenny1107
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Like it all but the Saiss pick.

    2. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I like the saiss pick. Cant see everton doing much

  3. BERGKOP
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. marcos11
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Leno?

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        DGea & Leno are a decent price

      • jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Lloris for sure

      • BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Good thinking.

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

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

        If money is no issue then yeah.

      • BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks all!

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I have gone with DDG

    2. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. King Carlos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        what's the story on sterling?

        1. Kudo Warrior
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

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

          1. King Carlos
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            but no definite source?

            1. Kudo Warrior
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

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

              1. King Carlos
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                cheers!

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thx, making WC is the best option for me

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        So far Villa Everton is staying. Who knows though.

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

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

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thank you, seems uncertain

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

        B

      2. Quan MisTaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        B

      3. CABAYE4
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

    5. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        3 months, 10 days ago

        *Areola backup keeper

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Is Wilson fit?

        1. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 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
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Expect him to play.

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

    6. Nemanja Vidic Legend
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 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

    7. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        FH

    8. vova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Which one to play this week?

      A) Dier/Saka
      B) Wilson/Smith Rowe

      1. jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A

      2. CABAYE4
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A

    9. Steager
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes he definitely is

    10. Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Gundo deffo, Foden virtually nailed, Aguero self isolating

    11. Tosa86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        3 months, 10 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Solid. Exact same starting 11 except Saka over Smith Rowe

    12. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      1st draft FH team: GTG?

      DDG
      Dias Dier Holding
      Foden KDB Rashford Bruno Son
      Kane Wilson

      Forster Brewster Mitchell Kilman

    13. Thunder Warrior
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Reguilon or Dier?

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Dier more nailed. Reguilon still in the doghouse?

    14. Sean
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Would you rather:

      A) Leno Rashford Wilson
      B) DDG Saka Kane

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

        B

      2. jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        B

      3. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        B

    15. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      FH, OK...?

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

      4.0/Fernandez/4.3/3.9

    16. Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling has a slight knock so left out against Birmingham

      1. jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

    17. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      When did DCL get injured???

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        02:41am

    18. thepancakeman123
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 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

    19. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hitting to get in Kane

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 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
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          +1

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Fail, exactly what Toffee said

    20. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Solid

    21. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo or Dias? One GW only as FH

      1. Sean
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cancelo

      2. jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cancelo

    22. Apollo Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A. Darlow, Stones, Tierney

      B. Leno, Dier, AWB/Maguire

      1. jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Darlow a risk with Bruce's comments. B.

    23. El_Gigante
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 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.

    24. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hold

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Difficult on, 50/50 decision for me

    25. The Colonel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        nope. transfers cancelled and only 1 ft

    26. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      DDG or Lloris?

      1. jbenny1107
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Depends on defenders

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

          Neither of the teams

    27. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Any chance spurt get a DG in DGW19?

      1. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        *Spurs

    28. gigio
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 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...