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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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    FH people, is it safe to press the button today? 🙂

    1. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      No, make the transfers you want today for a minus 44 and press FH tomorrow. Wont loos out on price rises and tomorrow you will know more.

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        But if tomorrow he does not FH then hes minus 44 points.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I think it’s saving the chip so if tomorrow the whole game gets cancelled I don’t lose it

      2. Steve McCroskey
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        This guy knows

      3. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I don't know your money-in-the-bank situation, but you should be able to buy all this week's FH talent for 95M.

        Slim pickings.

        3-MCI, 3-TH, 2-MU, 1-Arsenal, 1-Everton, 1-NCU, and then fill a bench. Approximately.

        If they go up in value, then you need 97M, tops

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Afternoon mate, if its any help, I am going to FH at the very last minute ...........news such as DCL today can change so many things, and I am still unsure if I will play the FH......but good luck.

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Can I have your thoughts on this........Do you think a -4 to field only 8 players but have the main core and the team I would want going forward beyond 19 worth holding the FH..?? 0.3m in the bank............

      Martinz/Forster.
      DIAS, STONE, MAGUIRE. Kwp, Dallas
      KDB, BRUNO, Grealish, SON, Salah
      BREWSTER, WILSON, Bamford.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Hi mate. I guess it depends on the Wilson news (if we get any) as you can’t really class Brewster as an option. Without those two you are down to 6 (with a -4) and if that is the case the you should FH

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks fella, even more reason why leaving this as late as I can, at least the Newcastle game is first and may get leaked news..........Im loving all the uncertainly and chaos.......making for a great FPL this season

    4. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Please do the transfer first and FH later - that way it drives up the prices

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        What benefit is that? I don’t have half these players I’m bringing in and might want them (e.g. Cancelo and Kdb)

  2. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Lacazette and Mahrez or Wilson and Rashford?

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Wilson & Rahford

  3. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Would love a second FPL official game where you could essentially free hit every week alongside the main game.

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Damn, captaincy is a tricky decision. Can't wait for KDB to disappoint me yet again.

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I'm going Sonny boy.

  5. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    A) DDG, Wilson, (bench: Anguissa, 4.2 defender, Mitchell)
    B) Lloris, Neto (bench: brewster, 4.4 def, Mitchell)

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B with Ampadu

  6. vova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    KDB, Son or Kane as captain?

    1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Think I might go Kane now.

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I'm on KDB

      Does the short notice give Spurs any advantage? Is the advantage to Fulham?

      I've not been wowed by the form of the TH attack recently. They really miss the quality of Erickson, they look really basic and low-flair with Ndombele and LoCelso. Generally, outside of Kane-Son, they are a mid-table team. Not much different than the shaved rats at Newcastle United.

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Kane tempting

    4. Cabra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Kdb. Fulham don't concede much, even against the better attacking teams. They Even have a couple of clean sheets lately. Potter doesn't change how Brighton play against anyone, so bigger chance of goals in tha game.

    5. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Fulham are gonna concede 3+ goals IMO.

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Really? Why is that?

        Fulham is way more athletic than TH. They are using physicality in very interesting ways at Fulham.

        They are not dog meat anymore. They have become something like Leeds but with less attacking quality but more defensive attributes. Scoring is the Fulham challenge, not conceding.

        Look at recent data (last two months), not the whole season

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Lack of preparation for the game, Spurs confidence, gut feeling.

  7. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Toon fans...

    1) Who takes set-pieces?
    2) Who's your main set-piece threat? Fernandez?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Ritchie.
      Clark. Then Fede

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thx 🙂

    2. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Sheffield United to win 1-0!

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Pages flying with great speed, mass panic!

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Lloris
    Cancelo Stones Maguire Tierney
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
    Kane

    Some dilemmas I have:

    A) Rashford & Stones (442)
    B) Laca & Foden (352)

    1) Maguire & Tierney (442)
    2) Wilson & Holding (352)

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B2

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B1

  10. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Who are your Man City players on FH?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      cancelo stones and KDB

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Same here

    2. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      KDB, Dias, Silva.

  11. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Update the season ticker please

  12. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

    McCarthy to Areola worth -4?

    Not sure if Mccarthy plays next gw?

  13. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Hmm Rashford vs Foden... Definitely a tough call.

    Rashford draft:

    Lloris
    Cancelo Stones Tierney
    KdB Fernandes Rashford Son Smith Rowe
    Kane Lacazette
    (Mitchell, Douglas, Davis)

    Foden draft:

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney AWB
    KdB Fernandes Son Foden Saka
    Kane Lacazette
    (Saiss McGoldrick Mitchell)

    Foden gives me a nice bench just in case. But I think I might be leaning Rashford draft just because it pushes my team value higher so I can actually leverage that advantage over other players.

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yes like the Rashford one

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B for me. Altho starting to think Gundo more nailed and actually a good pick now!?!

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

      Rashford! If you feel like the bench is too weak I’d downgrade Lloris

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Downgrading Lloris gives me Yedlin over Douglas for cover I suppose... But I want Spurs defense vs Fulham!

    4. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      What what is your point about team value?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        If I have high team value, I benefit from putting out a high value XI that other managers can't afford.

        Over the course of a season, if I'm consistently putting out teams that are more expensive than others, in theory, that should give me an edge.

        1. swobe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I get you. Thanks for explaining. I've went for Foden and Saka on FH.

    5. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I prefer the Rashfor one Camzy

    6. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      R draft for me.

    7. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I'm a utd fan and really don't fancy Rashford. Wanted Martial but Cavani will get at least 30 mins.

    8. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Is this a FH or WC team draft?

  14. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Scenes all over the place 🙂

  15. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Is Martial nailed this week vs Cavani?

    1. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, he is the first choice

    2. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      at least 60 mins. Wouldn't be Surprised if Martial, Cavani and Rashford all start.

  16. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Is Ederson going to play?

    1. King Carlos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      yes, was on the bench last weekend

  17. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Filling out the FH team:

    A) Leno, Holding, Rashford, Saka
    B) Leno, Tierney, Lacazette, Neto
    C) Lloris, Tierney, Lacazette, Saka

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I’m on C

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Saka is latest must-have on here, but I reckon Neto more likely to score or go big in any given game and a good differential. Couldn't fit him in my team.

    3. Nemanja Vidic
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      C

  18. Nemanja Vidic
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    2FT 0.3 ITB
    WC FH BB TC available

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

    a. GW18 2 transfers GW19 WC
    b. GW18 2 transfers GW19 FH
    c. GW18 2 transfers GW19 2 transfers BB
    d. GW18 WC GW19 BB
    e. GW18 FH GW 19 WC

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      c

  19. In a Rush
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    Lloris
    Tierney Maguire Cancelo
    Bruno son kdb Gündogan
    Wilson Lacazette Kane

    Button Esr Clark Mitchell

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Very similar to mine, so I like it.

      I've got Darlow, Saiss and Foden over Lloris, Maguire AND Gundo currently.

      1. In a Rush
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers I’ve had Darlow in all drafts until today have cold feet due to Dubravka being back. Also a bit concerned over Wilson’s availability now.

  20. El_Gigante
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Worth doing DCL/Salah > Kane/Foden this week to avoid having to use FH?

    Or use FH this week and do DCL > Antonio next GW? (Saving Salah for the DGW)

  21. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    A) Wilson or Neto?

    Would mean Smith-Rowe vs Mcgoldrick 1st on bench.

    Darlow
    Tierney Cancelo Saiss
    KDB Foden Bruno Son XXXX
    Laca Kane XXXX
    PeacockFarrell Mitchell Bernado

    B) Lloris/Lindelof or Darlow/Tierney

    Sorry for the layout..

    1. Nemanja Vidic
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Wilson

  22. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Free hit or play with 8 (after two FTs)

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      FH

    2. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      8, depending on who though

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        This!

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Use the FTs - Would have thought a -4 would be recoverable (in points gained)

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Will do

  23. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Bearing in mind this is how I could afford Son, KDB,Bruno and Kane in my FH team how is it

    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

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Would downgrade lookman to a fodder and upgrade Areola

    2. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Don't like the Areola pick particularly and think Wilson will out score Wood.

  24. vova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    DDG
    Cancelo Stones Dier
    KDB Fernandes Son Saka
    Kane Laca Wilson

    Smith-Rowe and Mitchell on bench

    Really like this, only Rashford missing

  25. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Assuming Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB, Saka and one fodder are locked in, whats the best combination for the last 2 attackers?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Rashford and Laca?

  26. Vpan
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Is Lindelof back and nailed?

    1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Trained today and yes. Bailly still carrying a niggle

  27. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Going Martial over Laca, Arsenal gives me anxiety

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      and owning Martial doesnt?

    2. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      This

    3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Prefer Cavani

  28. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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?.

  29. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    With no villa playing, I am down to this team - would you FH?

    Tierney Dias
    Son Bruno KDB (c)
    Kane Wood Brewster

  30. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling not popular at all from what I'm seeing on here. Surely a decent chance he's the highest scoring player this week.

    1. King Carlos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      75%*