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

    Any thoughts on this FH-draft?

    DDG (Darlow)
    Maguire Cancelo Tierney (Clark Mitchell)
    KDB Bruno Son Saka (Burke)
    Kane Lacazette Wilson

    0.4 ITB

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

      I think Burnley will score, we are poor at defending crosses

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

        Who of Maguire and DDG would you replace and who would you get instead?

        1. Nolberto Solano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Reguilon or Dier

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

          McGuire to Dias?

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      double city D over double United D

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

    What are the current chances of the Saints - Leeds game getting pulled out of GW19?

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

      Why would they do?

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

        Because of the FA Cup game postponement?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Slim to none

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

        Thnx

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looks like they're waiting until Monday night's 4th and 5th Rd draws before deciding what do with Southampton vs Shrewsbury.
      If SOU/SHR could face ARS/LEI/TOT/MUN/MCI in R4/R5 then the tie can't be moved to R4 weekend and Southampton would be given a bye.

      https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1347677545811075076?s=19

      1. MMN
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        And if they aren't given a bye they will play R4 weekend (23rd) so what does that have to do with LEE vs SOU (20th)?

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

        So we would know before tomorrows deadline one way or the other ?

  3. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed, do you see any thing I'm missing with this FH team?

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

    Steer, Fernandez, Burke, Davis

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Aurier isn't a bad shout. I guess Dias/Aurier and Cancelo/Dier are much of a muchness ceiling-wise. Looks good.

      1. thepancakeman123
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Aurier seems like a punt. Upgrade him, downgrade De Gea maybe. Or play 3-5-2 with Saka instead

      1. thepancakeman123
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Could go from Aurier to Reguilon. Funded by Tierney + Burke > Douglas + Saka?

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

    Thoughts on my FH team?

    De Gea
    Cancelo Tierny Stones
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Martial Laca

    1. Nolberto Solano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Like it, only pick I am unsure about is Martial

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

      Nice Martial could be a slight rotation risk with Cavani missing last 3 games.

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

    On FH, who do you prefer?

    A) Rashford (Burnley a)
    B) Lacazette (Palace H)

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

      B

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

      Rashford.

      But the lack of good strikers means Laca is in.

  6. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hes my FH draft. Thoughts?
    like the fact that I have a bench too but am I being over cautious?

    Lloris
    Tierney Maguire Cancello
    Son Bruno KDB Saka Gundog
    Kane Laca
    Saiss Wood Mitchell

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A bench has been pretty essential this season, but for a one-off free hit team, I reckon one good sub probably enough. It's a difficult balance tho. I was all set to play with Lacazette for Kane, giving me a decent bench. When Kane got a must-have fixture, I've put him back in but bench now Brewster, Elneny, Douglas!

  7. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Which 3 of those 4 should make my team?
    Lloris, Maguire, Tierney, Saka

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

      probably lose Lloris if you need the cash

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Then its between Lloris and De Gea who do you prefer? (no problem with money)

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lloris AWB Tierney Saka

  8. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Need to shave 2m of this team?

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney AWB
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Gundogan
    Kane Laca
    4.0 Mitchell Brewster 3.9

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

      Lloris I recon down to Darlow

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

        seen its 2m! wow Rash the one to go for Saka

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks

    2. thepancakeman123
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lloris + AWB + Laca >> De Gea + Aurier + Wilson?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Wilson a doubt

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lloris/Tierney/Cancelo
      for
      Leno/Dier/Stones

    4. Honker Muddlefoot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Loris > Darlow for .6
      AWB > Dier for .2 (if you want to keep Spurs defensive option) or AWB > Stones for .3
      Gundogan > Smith Rowe for 1
      3.9 bench def > Douglas .1

      That’s 1.9m/2m right there

    5. Suhayl
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Not 2m in one go but a few transfers you could do:
      Lloris+AWB > DDG+Dier (for 0.5)
      Cancelo > Stones (for 0.8)
      Tierney > Holding (for 0.9)

      If you want to keep those players then either
      Laca > Wilson (for 1.8)
      Rashford > Saka (for 4.3)

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

    There is an argument for holding back on playing chips (if at all possible) until warner weather and less worry about Covid

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

      Warner weather? Expecting something good but ultimately get crap?

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

        well, from March onwards anyway ... hopefully things may look better and lots of small double game weeks & blanks being squeezed in

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

    Why wouldn't Wilson play

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

      If he were injured?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Good question

  11. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Think this hurts me more than anyone with triple villa and 0 spurs. Gone from using 1ft to having to FH >

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

      ouch

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sound's like you're been hurting a lot lately.

      1. JammySprat
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        🙁 8/9 green arrow

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

          Nice! Was (hopefully obviosly) joking.

          1. JammySprat
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah, fking tough season this. Need even more luck than normal

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

      triple Spurs & 1 Villa was painful and I was planning my FH ... now maybe I can take a -8 and get through this week without a FH ... it’s an emotional roller coaster

      GL

      1. JammySprat
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Not bad :D, good luck

    4. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      We also miss what I think would have been a great game / upset with Villa breaking down spurs defence. Now we have a rubbish Fulham game that spurs will win 1-0

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

    City team pretty much nailed but Sterling/Torres decision as Raheem not fully fit yet

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

      torres isn't as well

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

    FH

    Darlow
    AWB Dias Holding
    KDB Son Smith-Rowe Bruno Rashford
    Laca Kane

    Fodder

    Any good?

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

      I just swapped AWB and Darlow for Dier and DDG

  14. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    No love for zaha?

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

      no

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Good shout

    3. JammySprat
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Absolutely, perfect FH material

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

    I think it's between Wilson (343) & Rashford (352), the Wilson option gives me more money to spend in defence:

    LENO
    Cancelo/Stones/Kilman/Mitchell/DOUGLAS
    Bruno/KDB/Son/Saka/RASHFORD
    Kane/Laca/DAVIS

    or

    LLORIS
    Cancelo/Stones/Kilman/TIERNEY/Mitchell
    Bruno/KDB/Son/Saka/LOOKMAN
    Kane/Laca/WILSON

    Which is better?

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

    Lloris wont get any bonus as Spurs will score and attackers will get them
    Wolves vs Everton not a GK option there
    Newcastle too complicated with both fit
    No Ederson
    De Gea and Pope too expensive
    Leno has Tierny on defence if you fancy an Arsenal pick on the back line

    My pick is Ramsdale
    Newcastle are poor and if Wilson isn't fully fit he can get the first Clean sheet and maybe some bonus points as I see low scoring game

    Crazy or do it?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Darlow plays 100%

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

      Fulham have missed a few pens this season 🙂

    3. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That's my plan as well. They've not been conceding many per game. I reckon they might even nick a win 1-0.

  17. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Shaw or Lindelof?

    (They're not injured)

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Shaw is injured

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        ffs he's not injured

    2. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lindelof. Bailly being out helps as you won't get rotation

  18. Boz
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    With 6 players and 1FT I feel the FH is a must now but will be stuck with DCL and double Villa for next GW. Don’t really want to play the WC either

  19. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How is this for a FH?

    DDG
    Dier, Stones, Holding
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Gundogan
    Kane, Lacazette, Martial

    4.0, ESR, Lascelles, 3.8

  20. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Your help is needed on this please

    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

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Areola? Cmon now

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

    Good side Silecro

  22. DK_13
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Leno
    Dier stones cancelo
    Kdb bruno
    DCL kane
    8 players 0FT 3ITB

    1. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Should I do grealish to son/rashford for 1 week for a hit? Or let it be?

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Depends your plans for GW 19

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          No chips in 19 too.
          Will upgrade grealish/rashford to salah and downgrade kane

    2. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      DCL is injured and out

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ahh fck.

    3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      DCL out

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

    A) Stones, Neto
    B) Saiss, Gundo
    C) AWB, Gundo

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

      A

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

    Dias no 1 choice for any defence

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

      Think I'll go with Stones & Cancelo

  25. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is Aubameyang worth a punt on FH?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeh think I agree, too expensive

  26. sufcben
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Using the FH chip this week
    Anything you would change here or am i g2g?

    Lloris
    Tierney - Saiss - Dias - Stones
    Saka - KDB - Rashford - Bruno - Son
    Kane

    Brewster - yedlin - davis

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Solid

  27. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Can't choose. Rest of the team would basically be the same but got to pick one of this lot:

    A) Stones
    B) Foden
    C) Gundogan

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  28. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Rashford & Holding or Martial & Tierny?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      RH

      1. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        this

  29. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    -4 with 9 players:
    Cancelo, Diaz, Mitchell
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Anguissa
    Kane, Wilson

    GTG or FH?

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Just about gtg I'd say

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Isn’t Wilson out?

      1. Alberto Tomba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Nah, he is a slight doubt depending on how you interpret Bruce's comment:
        "Asked why Wilson and Shelvey were not involved against Arsenal, Bruce said: “Purely precaution. Hopefully, we’ll leave it with the medical people, and (they will) be ready for Tuesday.”"

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

            my take on this is that cilson will play. cheers!

  30. The VAR Team
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Nice to finally have some temporary clarity on GW18.
    With this team would you:
    A) FH
    B) Salah Bissouma > KDB Saka (for free)
    C) WC

    (Martinez Peacock)
    Cancelo Holding (Robertson Coufal Ferguson)
    Bruno Zaha (Salah Grealish Bissouma)
    Kane (DCL* Bamford)

    Any help appreciated 🙂

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Have to FH that one

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

      B. Why DCL is with *‽

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

        You could also take a hit and get 9 players. Not worth the FH.

      2. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Just cause of injury. I'm not a big fan of hits for just one week unless it's for a big hitter. Think I'd rather go with 7 players