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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
    1 month, 17 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 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
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Similar dilemma to me below mate. I think A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ta.

  2. acidicleo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 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
      1 month, 17 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
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 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
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    FH team:

    DDG
    Stones Cancello Tierney
    KDB Son Rash Bruno Saka
    Kane Wilson

    G2g?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 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
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Loris is a good shout, cheers

    2. trinzoo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      My team almost, G2G! and captain Kevin?

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Reckon I will yes. Thanks

  4. Alberto Tomba
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 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
      1 month, 17 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers, helpful to know about Shaw especially 🙂

    2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
        1 month, 17 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
            1 month, 17 days ago

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

            1. Alberto Tomba
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

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

              1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                  1 month, 16 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!

        2. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

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

          FML

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            You and everyone else on FH!

          2. Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 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.

        3. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 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)

        4. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

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

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Likely to be affected imo

          2. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Local press think Villa Everton is on

            1. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Which players

        5. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Cancelo or Dias?

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cancelo

          2. In a Rush
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

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

            1. In a Rush
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Oh and Cancelo for me

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Just says he could return. Difficult one

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cancelo

          4. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cancelo, just.

          5. Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 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!

        6. xtina
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 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 ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            probably should be ok

        7. Dele
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 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
            1 month, 17 days ago

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

            1. Dele
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Cheers Jim! Squeezed every last penny 😀

          2. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

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

          3. HaveYassineChikhaoui
              1 month, 17 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.

            • umerlfc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Who are you captaining?

            • Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I'm 2 million off that lol

          4. Leaf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Does anyone know when Citeh presser is ?

          5. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Does it matter?

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Why are you here?

          6. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Cavani being back puts me off slightly.

              1. trinzoo
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                and he was rubbish lately, avoid!

            2. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 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

          7. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Thanks mate

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

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

          8. VincentVega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

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

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 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
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 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
              1 month, 17 days ago

              your transfers and loss of points get cancelled i think

          9. JfA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 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
                1 month, 17 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
                1 month, 17 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
              1 month, 17 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
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Yep,
                Got Kane Son KDB Bruno Stones and Holding

            3. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 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

          10. Nolberto Solano
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Which option to complete a FH team?

            A) Leno & Rashford
            B) DDG & Lacazette

            1. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A

          11. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 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
              1 month, 17 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
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Not worried about any last min postponements?

                Really can't afford that on a BB

          12. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              For Son/Lacazette

            2. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Looks tempting! Would probably stay away from Wilson

          13. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 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
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A

          14. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Nope

          15. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 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
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yes

            2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                1 month, 17 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.

            3. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 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
                1 month, 17 days ago

                united

              2. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

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

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

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

            4. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              play smith rowe or saiss ?

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Rowe

            5. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 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
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I like this. I guess Wilson fine?

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Prefer ESR over Wilson to start.

                1. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 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
                1 month, 17 days ago

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

                1. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Yup. EsR ideal first sub then

                  Doubt Wilson will come of bench for toon

                  1. In a Rush
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

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

                    1. Flynny
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Good luck!

            6. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A) McCarthy ---> Areola

              B) Salah ------> Sterling

              C) lewis -----> Holding

              1. Sturridge Wars
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                C

            7. Sturridge Wars
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 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
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I'd probably save FH there

            8. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 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
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Similar boat for me. Im saving FH most probably

                Stones Maguire mitchell lewis

                KDB Bruno Sterling Son

                Kane brewster

                -4

            9. Big Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Please can we RMFHT? Feels very template.

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

              Cheers!

            10. zotter
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 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)?