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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. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Help appreciated:

    A) Lloris, Foden (McGoldrick, Saiss, Mitchell)
    B) Lloris, Gundogan (Wilson, Coady, Mitchell)
    C) DDG, Foden (McGoldrick, Saiss, Mitchell)

    Rest of Team:

    X
    Tierney, Cancelo, Maguire
    KDB, Fernandes, Son, Saka, X
    Kane, Lacazette

    (Steer, X, X, X)

    Cheers

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

      B for me, as Foden is too often the assister to the assist - a David Silva type that's lovely to watch but not own on FPL.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Similar dilemma to me below mate. I think A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Ta.

  2. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Mitchell
    KDB Son Bruno
    Kane Wood

    Have 1 FT...

    A) FH
    B) Get 2 city defenders for a minus 4

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Close - I would probably still FH. If Arsenal have a big day then you will be in trouble (and Utd to a lesser extent)

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        i think wud save fh...
        or else will lose 2 FT..i already used for kdb..
        and in dgw i wont have any city..

  3. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    FH team:

    DDG
    Stones Cancello Tierney
    KDB Son Rash Bruno Saka
    Kane Wilson

    G2g?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Looks good, although personally prefer Lloris to DDG and Lacazette and Foden/Gundo to Wilson and Rashford but that could go either way.

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

        Loris is a good shout, cheers

    2. trinzoo
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      My team almost, G2G! and captain Kevin?

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

        Reckon I will yes. Thanks

  4. Alberto Tomba
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Anything wrong with this FH?

    DDG
    Dier Cancelo Shaw
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Wilson Lacazette

    Ramsdale, Smith Rowe, Clark, Mitchell
    0.2

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Would find a way to replace Shaw, Dier, DDG and Wilson with Maguire, Tierney, Lloris and Foden/Gundogan (may need to downgrade bench I guess).

      Definitely avoid Shaw (Telles)

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

        Cheers, helpful to know about Shaw especially 🙂

    2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      8 months, 8 days ago

      If I play mine the starting 11 will be exactly the same with Maguire in place for Shaw, so gtg IMO.

      1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Oh and Tierney in place of Dier in the starting 11 (would have Dier on the bench).

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

          Cheers. I prefer Dier to Tierney as I suspect Arsenal won't keep a cleanie, again, and Spurs may.

          1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Valid reasoning. Just feel like KT has a higher ceiling in the form he's in right now and with the form Palace are in. Good luck regardless!

  5. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    I Cannot believe I have 3 arsenal in my team haha!!

    FML

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      You and everyone else on FH!

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      With 3 City, United and Spurs, I could only find room for Tierney and Wilson...funds wouldn't stretch to Laca instead of Wilson.

  6. Karhumies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    My 352 became 350 since Watkins and DCL are both out. Current thoughts:

    1) Downgrade Robertson or Sterling to upgrade DCL into Kane (-4)? 11 players GW18.

    2) Upgrade DCL to Lacazette or Martial. 10 players for GW18.

    3) Downgrade DCL to Wilson. 10 players for GW18.

    Areola (Martinez)

    Dias, Stones, Maguire (Robertson, Alioski)

    Sterling C, Fernandes V, Son, Neto, Saka

    DCL (Bamford, Watkins)

  7. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Will AV keep their double DGW19 or will that be lost also?

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

      Likely to be affected imo

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Local press think Villa Everton is on

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Which players

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

    Cancelo or Dias?

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

      Cancelo

    2. In a Rush
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      What do you know about Wilson’s availability please raffa? Talk that he maybe injured/unfit?

      1. In a Rush
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Oh and Cancelo for me

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

        Just says he could return. Difficult one

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo

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

      Cancelo, just.

    5. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Same dilemna. What I want is a plausible theory about who is likely to play this week, not who everyone thinks is the best point scorer over the season!

  9. xtina
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    These moves look okay?

    2FT:
    Grealish -> Rash
    DCL -> Wilson

    Leaves me with:

    Dier - Dias - Holding - Stones
    Rash - Son - Anguissa
    Kane - Wilson

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      probably should be ok

  10. Dele
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    FH done. G2G? Good luck all!

    Leno,
    Cancelo, Stones, Dier
    KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka,
    Kane, Lacazette

    Verrips, Brewster, Mitchell, Douglas

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Your TV is insane.
      I'm 1.4m from making that side. Great work.

      1. Dele
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers Jim! Squeezed every last penny 😀

    2. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Nice team! I'd only put Mitchell as a first sub instead of Brewster.

    3. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      8 months, 8 days ago

      V nice TV! £0.7 short off the same. If I FH I'll be opting for KT from ARS (form of his life from an attacking perspective), doubled up with the DDG and Maguire (really not expecting Burnley to do a thing). Would've liked to fit in Rashford (who's in my current team), but compromised with Wilson instead.

    4. umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Who are you captaining?

    5. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I'm 2 million off that lol

  11. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Does anyone know when Citeh presser is ?

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

    So far this season, I've owned Holding, Saka, Aubameyang, Gabriel, Bellerin, Smith Rowe, Tierney and Saka again, without the use of the FH.

    The thing is, I think they were all good picks except Aubameyang, and I've been a little unlucky that Arsenal's form made a sudden, late turnaround, rather than something a little earlier. As well as injury, corona and suspension woes, along with selling Bellerin after being dropped for one match.

    Am I blind to the truth?

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

      Does it matter?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Why are you here?

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

    Anyone going for Martial in a free hit as a slightly more differential option? I prefer him to Rashford and he's cheaper

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Cavani being back puts me off slightly.

      1. trinzoo
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        and he was rubbish lately, avoid!

    2. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I'm going with him. Pogba is a doubt for the game which means even if Cavani starts (which is not likely), Martial will also start on the wing, and then possibly play all 90mins

  14. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Which combo (on FH)?

    A) AWB, (Fernandez), Saka, (McGoldrick) - 3-5-2
    B) AWB, (Yedlin), (ESR), Wilson - 3-4-3
    C) Saiss, (Yedlin), (ESR), Wilson - 3-4-3

    Lloris
    XXXX, Cancelo, Tierney
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Foden, XXXX
    Kane, Laca, XXXX
    (Steer) (XXXX, Mitchell)

    Cheers

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      A

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks mate

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

      Surely Wilson could bang a hatrick though? I’d be tempted by B or C

  15. VincentVega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Can someone explain please If you have made transfers...-8 then free hit what happens???

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      -8 disappears. it's basically you will go to a free hit for a week. Just like if you make transfers and then wildcard

    2. reo19uk
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      you don't lose the 8 points and your team reverts back to how it was last week in next week.

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

      your transfers and loss of points get cancelled i think

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

    I think playing a FH I'll be very lucky if I get 75 points. If I play my six available I might get lucky and get 45 points, surely if I saved the FH for a big DGW I could get 100+ points, is it worth writing this week off?

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

      You could still plan ahead for the big DGW and get a good score. The problem with free hitting on a DGW is it prevents you from using BB/ TC

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

        I've got a decent team this week that I was going to BB

      2. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        But it also allows you to use your BB/TC in another week. BB in conjunction with WC

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Can save FH if you have these imo:
      KDB Bruno Kane Son City def.

      Everyone else is mainly a punt for this gw, which may or may not pay off this week

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

        Yep,
        Got Kane Son KDB Bruno Stones and Holding

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

      it is always the comparison of what you score against the average score around your rank that is key .... don’t get fooled into thinking millions of Free Hits will be played just because there are lots of rage my team requests.

      I reckon the average team will be about 8 or 9 players this week

  17. Nolberto Solano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Which option to complete a FH team?

    A) Leno & Rashford
    B) DDG & Lacazette

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

      A

  18. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Those FH this week, are you happy with your gw 19 team?

    How many City players do you have and how many hits do you plan to take for gw 19?

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

      I was very happy and ready to bb

      Who knows what the fixtures may actually be though

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

      depends on adams and mccarthy if I BB but have planned well so should be set for the dgw with BB

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

        Not worried about any last min postponements?

        Really can't afford that on a BB

  19. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    My WC

    De Gea (Martinez)
    Cancelo Dias Tierney Yedlin (Coufal)
    De Bruyne Son Fernandes Smith-Rowe (Soucek)
    Wilson Lacazette (Bamford)

    My plan is to bring in Salah and Ings -4 and TC de Bruyne..

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      For Son/Lacazette

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

      Looks tempting! Would probably stay away from Wilson

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

    Help appreciated:

    A) FH
    B) Roll the dice with this motley crew

    Cancelo Stones Holding
    KDB Bruno Zaha
    Kane

    1. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      A

  21. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Is Mendy > DDG worth it for a hit this week?
    Only really a 2 point hit since Mendy isn't playing and arguably have a better GK for the double then

    Next fixtures:
    Mendy: Blank, ful, lei, WOL
    DDG: bur, liv, ful, SHU

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

      Nope

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

    Bottomed

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

    Tierney Dias
    Son Bruno KDB (c)
    Kane Wood Brewster

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

      Yes

    2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      8 months, 8 days ago

      How many DGW players have you got? That looks like a weak team to be fielding for GW19 - I'd WC if I had it in your position.

  23. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Who do you think is most likely to concede a goal this week between

    City (BHA)
    Spurs (FUL)
    United (bur)
    Arsenal (CRY)

    I feel I could do will with defenders/gk from all 4 this week.

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

      united

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

      Arsenal, United, spurs, city is the order for me

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

      Arsenal. Palace are a decent side attacking wise this season.

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

    play smith rowe or saiss ?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Rowe

  25. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this free hit please?

    Lloris
    Cancelo maguire tierney (yedlin Mitchell)
    Kdb Bruno son gundogan (Smith rowe)
    Kane Lacazette Wilson

    Thanks

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I like this. I guess Wilson fine?

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

      Prefer ESR over Wilson to start.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        I'm not sure if Wilson is fine.

        But what I like is that if he doesn't feature, ESR comes in for him....

    3. In a Rush
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      My current draft except Clark for Yedlin just a bit concerned with the Wilson injury or lack of fitness talk!

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Yup. EsR ideal first sub then

        Doubt Wilson will come of bench for toon

        1. In a Rush
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Yes that’s how I’m set up at the moment with esr 1st sub

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            Good luck!

  26. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    A) McCarthy ---> Areola

    B) Salah ------> Sterling

    C) lewis -----> Holding

    1. Sturridge Wars
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      C

  27. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Save FH play 8
    Holding / Dier / Maguire
    Bruno / Rashford / Son / KDB
    Kane

    B)Free Hit Team
    Ederson
    Holding / Dias / Dier
    Bruno / KDB / Son / Saka
    Kane / Lacazette / Wilson

    1. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I'd probably save FH there

  28. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Is this good enough to avoid using a Free Hit? Feels rather thin.....

    Cancelo Lamptey Mitchell
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford
    Kane

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Similar boat for me. Im saving FH most probably

      Stones Maguire mitchell lewis

      KDB Bruno Sterling Son

      Kane brewster

      -4

  29. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Please can we RMFHT? Feels very template.

    Lloris
    Cancelo, Dias, Tierney
    KDB (C), Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
    Kane, Wilson

    Cheers!

  30. zotter
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    OK finally launched the FH... hows it looking??

    Leno
    Reguilon. Saiss. Cancelo
    Foden. KdB c. Bruno. Son
    Kane. Laca.. Wilson

    Subs: 4.0. SmithRowe. Mitchell. Douglas

    could downgrade Saiss to Clark and pad out Douglas to someone who will play perhaps (just in case)?