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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Prefer Saiss over AWB. 0.2 ITB.

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney Saiss
    KDB Bruno Son Zaha Gundogan
    Kane Laca

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

      If you're doing this get Stones over Tierney since you think CPL will score.

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

        Oh you went Gundo... Well, get AWB or Telles then instead of Tierney.

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Telles risky, Shaw will start.

  2. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Where has this Sterling injury news come from?

    Surely he's being massively overlooked this week!

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Think Pep said he wasn't fit enough for the FA cup game.

      Probably a smokescreen. Who knows anymore.

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

      Most likely just resting..

  3. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    FH this?

    CTaylor (doubt) Mitchell Dias
    KdB Son Bruno Saka
    Kane DCL(prob out).

    Means I have probably 7 playing. 9 at best.

    Thoughts??

  4. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Rashford or Laca? On fh.

    1. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      It's hard. I'm worried about Laca gametime

    2. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Depends on what you can do with the extra cash

      1. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Gundogan to Foden... otherwise it is likely to bank the extra fund.

  5. dsefton
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    wildcarding GW18.
    how essential is Salah for DGW19?
    my mid would be: KdB Bruno Rashford Soucek Son

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Hard to tell and it's non-responsible to tell you Salah can be ignored.

      Anyway, your mid is strong though. Good luck.

  6. DMil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    So is there a chance of a Villa Triple GW19?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      doubt we will even see a double for them

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Surely they can't play 3 in 4 days?

  7. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Play saiss in a 4-4-2 or ASR in a 3-5-2 ?

  8. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 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. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Looks good. I am on the same with the exception of Foden over Gundogan.

  9. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    To FH or WC....that is the question?

    Current team:
    Mendy/Johnstone
    Stones Targett Robbo Kilman Zouma
    Salah Bruno Son Soucek Biss
    Kane DCL Bamford

    1. deshawn7
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Have the exact same front 7 as you from GW17. Took a hit to swap RJames and Salah out for Saiss and KDB.

      With the DCL injury, now very tempted to get Lacazette in for - 8. Was initially thinking of getting a City defender like Stones in but may not be worth - 12

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I've no FT's though, so that would require a -8 (and I am reluctant to loose Salah before the DGW)

    2. deshawn7
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      But you should definitely think of adjusting your team, seems like only 5 playing in this BGW. FH may be sufficient but I've used mine earlier

  10. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    A) De Gea + Reguilon
    -vs-
    B) Lloris + Saka

    Tough one ...

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    3. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

  11. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    is this 12pt hit worth it or i should WC instead?

    El ghazi, Justin, DCL out

    Rashford, Fabio Da Silva, Stones in

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      worth it

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      When has a 12 point hit ever worked lol

    3. deshawn7
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      What does your username suggest..

  12. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 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. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Shaw is fit, no telles

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers

  13. TMF86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Is anybody fancying Smith Rowe over Saka?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      me

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Great enabler, straight in for me as 5th mid

  14. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Looks like everyone is FHing

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      no

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      No 😉

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      No - but Kane is a big worry now

  15. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on reguillan or aurier for fh?

  16. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Aurier + Tierney + Burke (4-4-2)
    B) Reguilon + Douglas + Saka (3-5-2)

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

    Steer, Fernandez, Burke, Davis

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

    Looking for an additional player for gw18 for a hit. They would be required for 19 too

    A) Robertson > Maguire or AWB
    B) El Ghazi > Neto or Saka
    C) Dunne > Holding

    Which do you think will be offer the most potential?

    1. jammie26
        3 months, 26 days ago

        B

      • Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        C

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

        Cheers both

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Bloody hell DCL!

      You can borrow my hamstring if you like.
      Sod it take both of them!

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        DCL pushed me over the line.

        Wish i've done that hit rafinha and vardy in for him and grealish earlier. would have been in profit

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Should have got rid earlier!
          Cringed on and now... well...

    3. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Team as it stands. -4 for a keeper or go without it?

      Martinez*
      Cancelo, Diaz, Dier, Holding
      KDB(c), Bruno, Son, Smith Rowe
      Kane, Wilson
      (4.0, Mitchell, Grealish, Bamford)

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Go without odds are that a keeper will get less on average.

        1. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Thank you

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        If you BB in 19 then worth bringing in one with a double game week

        1. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Not BB available, I will probably TC

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            But that would make sense if BB, thanks for the suggestion

      3. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Unless it's one who has a dgw too then it just doesn't seem worth it

        1. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Agreed

    4. BGW18 Captain Poll Reset
      DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Hi guys - in light of today's fixture switcheroo, I have reset the BGW18 Captain Poll to see what impact Spurs v Fulham will have on your decisions. I've included the top 10 candidates from the original poll at point of reset below for anyone who wants to compare figures!

      1. De Bruyne - 45.1%
      2. B Fernandes - 28.6%
      3. Wilson - 5.8%
      4. Kane - 4.4%
      5. Sterling - 3.3%
      6. Son - 2.9%
      7. Rashford - 1.5%
      8. Lacazette - 1.3%
      9. Aubameyang - 0.8%
      10. Cavani - 0.7%

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        thanks Munday

    5. jammie26
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I have Leno, Stones, Saiss, Fernandes, Neto, Son, De Bruyne.

        Already used my FT, Salah to De Bruyne.

        Don't know whether to stick with this or FH or even WC.

        Thoughts?

      • Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        which is better?

        A- Saka + Holding
        B- Smith-Rowe + Tierney

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          B for me if you think ESR is looking nailed for the short term

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          B. Holding brings nothing, really.

        3. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I went for both cheapies...similar xR for 2 mil less

        4. Silent Hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          B

      • Silecro
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Asking for an advice here, i like both of these Free Hit teams, which do you prefer more?

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

        4.0, ESR, Lascelles, 3.8

        B)
        Lloris
        Cancelo, Stones, Tierney
        KDB, Bruno(c), Son, Saka
        Kane, Martial, Wilson

        4.0, ESR, Lascelles, 3.8

        Thanks for reading!

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          A

          I would get Smith Rowe over Gundog though

        2. JBF X1
            3 months, 26 days ago

            B

          • Luton_Fan
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            B

        3. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Will McCarthy be okay for gw19? - Currently have Martinez and McCarthy and will have to go without a gk this week

          1. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Covid will be done by then.

            1. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Thanks - Hope so

        4. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Transfers made. Villa blanking is a shame, but hey ho.
          Any thoughts on my lineup, captains and plan?

          (Martinez)
          Cancelo Stones Tierney*
          KDB(c) Bruno(v) Son* Saka* ESR*
          Martial Brewster*

          (McCarthy) | Mitchell*, (TAA, Bamford)

          () = Blank GW18
          * = Single GW19

          0 FT & 3.3 ITB.
          In GW19, I could sell Son for Rashford, Brewster for Antonio, Mitchell for LEE/CHE defender Saka/ESR back to Grealish or Saka/ESR back to Grealish.

          1. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Selling Son might not be a good plan.

        5. Ady87
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Let me see your WC drafts that get out a strong team this week and are within striking distance of a strong BB next week.

          Just thought I’d nailed it then noticed I had 2 Arsenal, 2 Spurs and another 2 single game week players so I’m back at the drawing board.

          1. dsefton
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            what do u think of these?
            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

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Arsenal & Spurs have great fixtures in 19 and I don’t have a problem with holding them in 19, let’s face it lots of DGW players will probably start just one game in 19 anyway

          3. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Not using chips but have 10 for gw18, 14 for gw19 (After a -8) and the same team is good for gw20

            GW18
            Martinez
            AWB, Stones, Cancelo, Bellerin
            KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son
            Wilson, Lacazette

            McCarthy, Bamford, Coufal, Soucek

            Gw19 - Will get Salah - e.g. Lacazette, Son & Bellerin >> Rodrigo, Salah & Chilwell
            McCarthy
            AWB, Stones, Cancelo, Coufal
            Salah, KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Soucek
            Bamford

            Martinez, Rodrigo, Wilson, Chilwell

            GW20
            Martinez (bur)
            Stones (wba), Cancelo (wba), AWB (SHU)
            Salah (TOT), KDB (wba), Bruno (SHU), Rashford (SHU)
            Bamford (new), Wilson (LEE), Rodrigo (new)

            McCarthy (ARS), Coufal (cry), Chilwell (WOL), Soucek (cry)

        6. Steve McCroskey
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Gents, really appreciate your help;

          I have 2 FTs to burn, would you hold your FH chip if you could get this magnificent 7 out?

          Stones, Dias

          KDB, Saka, Bruno, Son

          Kane

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            If you are not BB in DGW 19 i would use 2FT, even a -4 hit would get you 10

        7. Feanor
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Leno, Steffen
          Saiss, Stones, Holding (Ampadu, Mitchell)
          KDB (C), Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
          Kane, Martial (Davis)

          That uses every last cent.

        8. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Anyone on here on a Wildcard? Might be the best option for my team, but I just can't stand the stress of going the rest of the season without one.

        9. In a Rush
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Any thoughts on this one please? (FH) 0.2 Itb

          Lloris
          Tierney Maguire Cancelo
          Bruno son kdb Gündogan
          Wilson Lacazette Kane

          Button Esr Clark Mitchell