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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. Boz
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Dier Stones Mitchell
    KDB Bruno Son
    Kane

    1FT (DCL to Martial) or Free Hit?

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      you might just about be OK to go without the FH given you have the main four forwards plus a city defender.....

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      FH

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      i will save fh

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

      I'm a bit unsure on Martial's starting chances but if you think he will start then do that move and save FH.

    5. Boz
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks all!

  2. southernrocker1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling or Lacazette?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Laca, Sterling a doubt

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

      1. southernrocker1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Assuming Sterling is fit, which I expect him to be.

  3. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Can you help me make a better fh team? Tv is 103mil

    Degea
    Tierney cancelo dias
    Kdb(c) bruno son rashford saka
    Wilson laca

    Subs, langley, sais, mitchell, brewster

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Kane essential IMO

    2. tim_oriordan
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      I think you have to get Kane in somehow

      1. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        yup downgrade Saiss and cancelo/Dias and De Gea and do Laca to Kane IMO

        1. PocketZola
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          I have listened 🙂 how about this?

          De gea
          Tierney cancelo dias
          Saka bruno kdb son
          Laca kane wilson

          Subs, hendrick, mitchell, kilman

  4. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Minutes played suggests Lacazette isn't that nailed, still popular on FH teams. Too risky or will he start with his form?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Start

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

      He's nailed.

      That 24 minutes was the game played 2 days after boxing day. Natural rotation. And he was rested for FA Cup. He will start.

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

        For this game, he's ralatively nailed, but not in general. Martinelli's having a scan today, so likely won't start (or feature?) on Thursday. He's the main threat to Lacazette as they are competing with Auba and Saka for 3 slots at this moment in time. Not to mention Pepe, Willian, Nketiah and Nelson, all of whom slightly increase the chances of Auba playing through the middle on occassion. Those are my thoughts

  5. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Is Foden too much of a risk on FH if there is bench cover? There's a big upside for only 6.2m but you never know who Pep will start,

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

      Big question this. He's definitely an upside pick but I can't look past Cancelo, Dias and KDB as my 3 City cover

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Gundogan safer and just as likely to score IMO

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

      Go with Gundo or second City defender

    4. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      I fancy foden too. In my fh team atm.

  6. tim_oriordan
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Many days of tinkering has led to this. Tear it apart and make me cry.

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

    Steer, Smith-Rowe, Mitchell, Davis

    1. kime67
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      i like it. But you should maybe avoid 4 at the back.

      1. tim_oriordan
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        I feel you on that, I just can't choose which defender to get rid of so decided not to get rid of any lol

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

      Its good, but I'd personally prefer Saka/ESR in over a 4th defender

      1. tim_oriordan
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Can't choose which defender I'd get rid of, so decided to not get rid of any. Also think Smith Rowe is a nice back up for when one of Dias or Stones are benched

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Are you not worried about Wilson?

      1. tim_oriordan
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Bruce said it's only precautionary no?

  7. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Pick 1 for gw18 5th mid:
    1. Neto
    2. Saka

    1. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Saka

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Ouch, wouldn't want to bench either

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

    Anyone for Reguilon?

  9. kime67
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Dont pick Darlow on free hit. Bruce said he doesnt know who will start in goal.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Agreed.

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      What about Wilson?

  10. deshawn7
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Team gone to shambles with Villa match postponed and DCL out
    Took a - 4 hit already, no FH

    Martinez Johnstone
    Robbo Cresswell Justin Dallas Saiss*
    Soucek Bissouma KDB* Bruno* Son*
    DCL Bamford Kane*

    Only 5 players now... Should I
    1) Activate WC to sub DCL, Bissouma and Justin > Laca, 4.5m mid and Stones?
    2) Take another - 4 for DCL > Laca
    3) Keep and hope for the best in DGW 19?
    4) Any other suggestions

  11. arkom
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Is't Ben Davies nailed to play against Fulham?

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

      Very unlikely to play imo

  12. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Was all set on saving my chips, but things have changed. FH, WC or juste see what happens is my options. I cant get away with this, can I ?

    Taylor - Cancelo - Dias - Dier

    KDB - Fernandes - Rashford - Son

    Brester

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      If I had that team, I would def not use FH.

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

      looks ok, take a few hits and enjoy the ride

  13. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Noooooooooooo. From 8 players with Grealish, Martinez and DCL to 5, with no Spurs. Thats it, time for FH.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Makes it easy doesn't it. Join the club.

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      This

  14. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Who is a good Grealish replacement for a -4. Up to 8.9 ITB

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

    Post DCL news team. I can't work Laca in without losing Tierney, so have switched to 3-5-2. Torn between Dias & Neto or Saiss & Foden..?

    Darlow/Dubravka
    Cancelo Dias Tierney
    KdB(c) Bruno(vc) Son Neto Saka
    Kane Wilson

    Brewster Pieters Mitchell

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Dias + Neto

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

        I agree, more secure.

  16. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Just saw that Everton vs Villa is postponed to one day later in DGW19.... does that mean the game will go ahead? Or is this fixture shift just preliminary?

  17. KUN+10
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    GTG? Going without a keeper.

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

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

      -8 , -4 or no hits

      1. KUN+10
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        -4.

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Take -4 to get 2 more players or FH?

    Lewis Mitchell Maguire

    Son KDB Bruno

    Kane Brewster

    1. KUN+10
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      -4

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

      -4

  19. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Who is likely to be the most captained this week?

    A. Bruno
    B. KDB
    C. Kane
    D. Son

    1. KUN+10
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      D

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      4 way split...

  20. Live Lad
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Please rate my FH team. Thank.
    Lloris
    AWB, Cancelo, Tierney
    Son, KDB (c), Saka, Bruno
    Kane (vc), Wilson, Laka

    Subs: Steele, Clark, Burke, Mitchell

  21. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Cenk Tosun?

  22. waldofeen
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Is Sterling fit to play Brighton?Says "unknown" 75% on FPL.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      My guess is yes. Just "not fit" for the FA cup game sounds like a rest for me

  23. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Lloris
    Maguire Tierney Dias
    Son(c) KDB Bruno Saka Silva
    Laca Kane

    Norris Ampadu Brewster Mitchell

    Satisfied.

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

      Silva is very risky

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        With Sterling out? I can see Mahrez, Foden and Silva with KDB and Rodri. I think Gundog gets the rest.

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

          Jesus will play imo.

          1. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            Thinking Jesus drops out for Gundog, KDB false 9.

  24. langov
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Is Steffen nailed as GK in GW18?

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

      No
      Ederson was on the bench yesterday

  25. tbos83
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Intrigued that most seem now to be cap'ing Kane over KdB. Fulham have strengthened at the back, could be risky.

    • Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Which is better?

      A-

      Lloris
      Holding Stones AWB
      Son KDB Bruno Gundogan
      Kane Laca Martial

      B-

      Lloris
      Tierney AWB Stones
      Son KDB Bruno Rashford Saka
      Kane Wilson

    • Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      -8 and play this or FH? If I FH, I lose a FT and KDB/Cancelo for next week.

      No keeper
      Cancelo Stones Kilman*
      KDB Bruno Son Saka Stephens*
      Kane Martial

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

        Who do ya reckon more nailed Kilman or Mitchell ??

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Mitchell now, easily.

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

        Save FH

    • Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      New FH now completed after the Spurs fixture news, i've gone from 0 Spurs to 3 and changed formation!! How are we looking, any changes you'd make? Thanks :

      De Gea
      Cancelo / Stones / Tierney
      KDB / Bruno / Son / Saka
      Lacazette / Kane / Wilson

      4.0 Lookman / Bavies / Mitchell

      0ITB.

      1. Could Have Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        I like it. Almost identical to mine. I've Neto instead of Saka

    • Could Have Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Gtg?

      DDG
      Cancelo, Tierney, Stones
      Son, Bruno, Neto, KDB
      Wilson, Kane, Laca.

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Of course GTG!! Very nice indeed!!

      2. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Bench?

        1. Could Have Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Button, Smith Rowe, Kilman, Mitchell

          Not the strongest but hoping I won't need it!

    • Evasivo
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Anyone else use Opera browser on mobile? FFS doesn't seem to load properly...