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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. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Why no love for Everton players for gw18? DCL, Richa, Hamez, Digne surely could be good?

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      DCL is out, Hamstring issue

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

      Dcl injured
      Richa in doubt
      Digne and Hamez just came back

    3. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      DCL our injured, Richa a doubt. Hamez and Digne got no one to assist to.

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Dcl injured.
      Rich a doubt.
      Digne a doubt and not match fit.
      Hamez a doubt and not match fit.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Aah ok. Thanks all

  2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Currently have 6 with AVL postponement: Cancelo, Maguire, KDB, Fernandes, Rashford and Wood.

    I've got 1 FT, just debating whether De Gea, Tierney, Son, Saka, Lacazette, Wilson & Kane (w/Dier otb in case anyone doesn't play) on a FH would be better than sticking with Rashford & Wood (and maybe bringing someone in as well as keeping the FH intact is the more sensible choice. Plan was to have 15 DGW and BB but that's out the quest

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I'd go -4 for 8 players

      1. JfA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Would you go -4 for six

        1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Nah not for 6, I'd WC/FH in that instance.

          1. JfA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Seems such a waste of a FH

      2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Not sure who I would bring in though, currently have 14 DGW players.

        Martinez (Martin*)
        Justin - Cancelo - Maguire (Coufal, KWP)
        KDB - Fernandes - Grealish - Rashford (Soucek)
        Vardy - Bamford - Wood

        £1.5m itb.

        Plan was to take out Martin for a DGW keeper and field 15 with BB. Vardy's injury and Wood's woeful form are the only players I'd consider switching out, note sure who for though.

    2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      8 months, 16 days ago

      out the question* given Vardy's injury troubles. So I either bite the bullet with FH and avoid exiting the cup or I take the risk on 6/7 and hope Vardy recovers in time for DGW19 and I can use the 1 FT on the remaining GK spot I need for 15 DGW players.

  3. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Would you FH if you have no KDB and El Ghazi and DCL in your team which will be back in the GW 19 team?

  4. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    How's it looking chaps? Fancy a Spurs GK/DEF and prefer Lloris over DDG and Telles/AWB/Maguire over Dier. Avoiding Newcastle.

    Lloris
    Tierney, Cancelo, Telles
    KDB, Fernandes, Son, Foden, Saka
    Kane, Lacazette

    (Steer, McGoldrick, Saiss, Mitchell)

    Cheers.

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I'd be tempted to play Saiss over Telles.

      Also, maybe don't avoid Wilson, Sheff Utd are horrid at defending.

    2. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Shaw trained today so would discount Telles, otherwise looks fine

  5. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    A quick question. If i make my transfers today for a -8 can I then do a free hit tomorrow and i will not get points deducted?

    1. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, your FH cancels any points deductions

      1. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks, that means I can guard against any price changes this evening if i activate my free hit today.

        1. Podorsky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Or that by making all the transfers today and activating free hit tomorrow I can guard against price changes this evening.

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      your transfers will disappear anyway so pointless

  6. PlayPercentage
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Cavani could provide the muscle and aerial threat against Burnley.
    Certain to get some game time over the DGW. And he knows where the goal is.

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      He's in my team already.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      How much game time? 5-10 minutes?

    3. FF Dirtbag
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      As if. I was just thinking that

    4. Hamstergod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Was exactly thinking about that, but how much time do we actually expect him to get?

  7. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    RP: 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

  8. Harmonica1967
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    FH team verdict?

    Darlow
    AWB-Tierney-Stones
    KdB-Fernandes-Son-Neto
    Kane-Laca-Wilson

    Forster, B. Davies, Alzate, Bernado

    1. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Risky - Darlow could be benched - Dubravka fit again and No1 keeper for Castle - need a sub keeper or Leno instead?

  9. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Which one makes more sense.

    A) Martial Sterling* Basham

    B) Kane Gündogan Reguilòn

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A is horrid

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        This, Martial can be rotated, Sterling is questionable for GW18 and I wouldn't waste words for Basham and SHU

  10. dsefton
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    people who are wildcarding - are you planning for DGW19 BB or not?
    seems risky if even 1/2 games are called off

  11. FF Dirtbag
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Cavani anyone? Anyone? No?

    1. PlayPercentage
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Could be a good differential. Rash and Martial will be rested at some stage.

  12. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Watkins > Laca? (-4)

    Will leave 10 BGW players.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yep, easy swap for Ings for dgw too

  13. Nemanja Vidic
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    2FT 0.3 ITB 9playes with the game
    WC FH BB TC available

    Martinez Mendy
    Regulion Saiss Justin Coufal Mitchel
    KBD Fernandes Son Grealish Saka
    Kane Bamford Brewster

    a. GW18 2 transfers GW19 WC
    b. GW18 2 transfers GW19 FH
    c. GW18 2 transfers GW19 2 transfers BB (10 players with DGW)
    d. GW18 WC GW19 BB
    e. GW18 FH GW 19 WC

  14. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Quite pleased with my latest FH draft, feel free to rip it to pieces:

    DDG,
    Cancelo, Stones, Holding
    KDB, Son, Rashford, Bruno, Smith-Rowe
    Lacazette, Kane

    0ITB

    Mitchell only playing bench player....

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      laca>wilson and invest in bench

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        It's tempting just seems a bit boring, even though is obviously the sensible idea...

        Not sure I can see more than 1 of those starting 11 not at least getting minutes though?

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Why do people not like Lacazette? He's got the best stats from the last 3 games and got rested at the weekend.

        I don't think Lacazette > Wilson is a good downgrade at all.

        1. TimoTime
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Agreed, think I'll stick with Laca

          Who would you captain in my FH team? KDB, Kane or Bruno?

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Gtg

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Ty

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It's good. I like it.

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Ty

  15. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Will Villa play in 19? Will DCL be back for 19?

    At this rate free hitting in 18 is just storing up trouble for 19. Presume most won’t be bench boosting in 19 now?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It’s really not long until the Everton game I imagine some villa players could still be testing positive by then

      Personally avoiding both teams on wc

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        That’s the issue - if DCL and Villa miss out in 19 then I’m potentially better off wildcarding than free hitting

  16. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Who would you have out of KDB or Bruno if you couldnt afford both on FH

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Both - find somewhere else to save money

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Get both. No arguments.

  17. Vovhund
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Template dilemma, I guess:

    Rashford vs Laca?

    AWB vs Dier?

    1. TMF86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Same on the AWB vs Dier.
      My thought is AWB gives the hope of an assist.....

  18. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    That DCL red flag makes the DCL > Laca transfer decision a whole lot easier now

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      is Laca nailed ?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Yes

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    This DCL injury is a nuisance with the fixture with Villa next week in doubt

  20. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    What are the fellow Grealish owners doing with him?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Keeping of course

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Would you keep him even if he is unlikely to have a DGW?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Why wouldn’t he?

  21. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Do we have any idea which players at Fulham suffered from Covid?

    Areola wasn’t in the squad at the weekend. Hard to know if it was a rest of for a Covid reasons. With Fulham not thinking they had a game until Friday I assume it may not have been a rest.

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Want to know about Anguissa as well

  22. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Is this team ready for gw18? No hits has been done, 9 players ready.

    (no keeper)
    Dier Stones Bellerin
    KDB Bruno Son Neto Zaha
    (c)Kane

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      yes

    2. PlayPercentage
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes. BGWs are often underwhelming.
      It's a ll done to choosing the right Captain.

  23. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Saiss now a better option that a UTD or Ars defender?

  24. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Aurier on a Free hit?

  25. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    For gw19:

    A) Martinez
    B) Fabianski

  26. Pommie22
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts people please...
    -4 would give me
    Cancelo,Stones,Anguissa,Son,Fernandes,
    KDB and Kane.
    Yay or Nay?

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    New FH team; confused a bit now. What would you change?

    DDG
    Cancelo, Tierney, Dier
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Saka
    Kane, Lacazette, Wilson
    (4.0, Clark, Aunguissa, Mitchell)

  28. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Lloris or DDG?

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Is triple Spurs now non negotiable on FH?

    1. Alberto Tomba
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Unless you're Scott Parker

  30. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

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

    4.0, Yedlin, Brewster, Mitchell

    0.0 ITB, any changes?

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      GTG