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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. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    How many clean sheets would you expect Man Utd to get in their next 4: bur liv ful SHU?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      2

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Probably 1 or 2

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      2 max imo

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Surely 4 max?

    4. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      2

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    What should I do? Willing to take a hit to field 8 this week, 1FT 0.1itb, strujik balbuena to Mitchell Clark -4?

    Stones holding
    Kdb Bruno son
    Kane

    Martinez Forster kwp balbuena strujik salah soucek bamford davis

  3. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Ok time for a show of hands -

    Who has NOW activated their Free hit? (assuming you are planning to play the chip this week)

    Still a bit paranoid about last minute changes but I just wanna do it now so I dont forget

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Not activated it yet.. contemplating it though, see above

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Activated it this afternoon. Budget for the team I want already a bit tight & 2-3 price changes overnight could scupper it if I leave it any longer.

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      i activated mine last week, was feeling reckless.

  4. Reckoner.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    With the Villa postponment I'm scrambling to put a WC team together, bet I'm not the only one!

    Thoughts on this lot:

    DDG
    Cancelo | Stones | Holding
    KDB | Fernandez | Rashford | Son | Saka
    Wilson | Brewster

    Button | Mitchell | Dallas | Bamford

    Then for GW19:

    Son, Saka & Wilson > Salah, Raphina, Antonio

    1. Reckoner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No Free Hit chip btw

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      -8 for 19 seems like a lot, no need to commit to that, if any of those 3 haul you’ll be reluctant to get rid, like the team overall, similar to mine

      1. Reckoner.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Getting 3 double gameweek players in for 3 single gameweek players seems to make sense to me, even for a -8.

        You could make arguments for all 3 incoming players being upgrades on the ones going out also.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Fair enough mate, could easily pay back and you’re not committed to it yet, you can always re assess the lay of the land after gw18

          Good luck

          1. Reckoner.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Yeah thanks, like you say enough time to give it some more thought.

            Good luck!

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      -8 booked in so soon though?

    4. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Can't see the value in a -8 right after wc.
      Surely -8 now would go a long way?

      1. Reckoner.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        In most gameweeks I'd agree but I'd be getting 3 DGW players in for single GW players.

        Also having to navigate the blanks this week I think the -8 is warrented.

  5. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    OK final team...for today

    Lloris
    Awb Saiss Cancelo
    Rash Kdb Gundo Bruno Son
    Kane Tosun (c)

    Lowton Mitchell Brewster

    Skipping Arsenal and punt capping Cenk Tosun

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Crazy

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Crazy but good luck!

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      You for real?

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Good luck anyway, massive balls to do that

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Tosun (c) lmao

      It looks like a serious team otherwise haha

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    DDG+Dier or Lloris+AWB?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Ddg dier

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

  7. thischarmingman
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    FH:
    A. Lloris, Tierney, Smith Rowe
    B. Leno, Dier, Saka

    All will play

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I like A

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. thischarmingman
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks lads!

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Hows this for FH?

    Darlow
    Cancelo - Stones - Holding
    Son - Bruno - KDB - Rash - Saka
    Kane - Laca

    Absolutely 0 bench cover is the issue

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      solid but darlow might not start

    2. umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      How are you seeing the Dubravka back issue? Will Darlow start yoi think?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        No clue mate, but surely Steve Bruce will have to keep starting the goalie thats been playing lights out all season?

        1. umerlfc
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yess but it's just a headache since we don't know 100%

    3. thischarmingman
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Got no bench on FH either - leaning into covid madness for this GW!

  9. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Wilson fit to start ?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      What happened to him now?

  10. Fantasyman7
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Many people holding off on a FH and saving it for later in the season?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Doubt it without Villa and DCL

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Not anymore

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      o/

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Trying to save it yep

    5. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I am doing that, but not many.

    6. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      i think i will as kane and son have a fixture...
      if they didnt wud have had no choice..

      1. Fantasyman7
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah same here. I've got 8 people, so might just brave it

    7. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yep, just... because i can field:

      Dier, Holding, Dias
      KdB (vc), Bruno, Son
      Kane (c), Lacazette, Brewster

      without it and i think that covers most bases, so FH wouldn't benefit me as much as it could later.

    8. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Saving - but it means no GK, no Kane and no bench

  11. Lionac
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    If Sterling is fit would you do FH on this team?

    No GK
    Cancelo Lowton
    De Bruyne(C) Sterling Rashford
    Kane Wood

    42 pts projected for this

  12. BlzE_94
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    FH team GTG?

    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney Stones
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
    Kane Wilson

  13. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    4-4-2 anyone? Loads ITB

    DDG
    Cancelo Dias Tierney Reguilon
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Laca

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Needs more context

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        FH team... Leaves loads for strong bench

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Looks solid

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Same team as mine just Dier instead of Reguilon, and Stones instead of Dias but i have a rubbish team value

  14. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    My only route to Salah for the double will be Son + Kane out for a (-4). Surely this has to be done? I'm sure plenty are in a similar boat (no chips for me).

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      you have to keep one. Im doing Son + DCL to KDB + Brewster

    2. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Probably - my dilemma too. Only doubt is that it's Kane + Son v Sheff Utd... Could be hauls there.

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah, surely the dilemma. Salah's stats, Pool's form and the eye test has certainly not given me a ton of confidence Salah is a must have for the double. Will he get 10+? Sure, but maybe Kane and Son do as well.

        He'd likely be coupled with Ings or Martial (who I like long-term).

    3. gogs67
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I've had Salah pretty much solid for the last 3 1/2 years, sold him last week and have no problems with leaving him out until Liverpool/he looks better.

  15. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Darlow or Leno on fh?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Leno

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Leno

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Leno

  16. kingbails
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    GW 19
    1. AWB + Smith Rowe
    2. Holding + Soucek/Saka

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I have the latter but who knows?

  17. Gangster’s Allardyce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    On FH...

    A) De Gea & Tierney
    B) Leno & C.Wilson

  18. Pukki Pies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Had my FH team all sorted before Spurs announcement. Now struggling to get a team is happy with!

    Currently on this:

    Lloris
    Cancelo, Tierney, Fernandez
    KDB (c), Bruno, Son, Gundogan
    Kane, Laca, Wilson

    4.0, ESR, Yedlin, Mitchell

    Wanted Rashford but struggling to fit him in. Any obvious changes?

  19. smix
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    RMFHT
    Lloris
    Cancelo Tierney Maguire
    KDB(c) Fernandes Son Saka Foden
    Kane Laca
    Norris Mitchell Brewster Strujk

    1. smix
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Basically between Wilson & Foden for me. Leaning towards Foden for now

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Wilson has scored 2 goals in his last 9

    3. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Do you think Foden plays?

      1. smix
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Never know with Pep. He’s is decent form but played 90 in the cup game. Gundo a better shout to start but not sure about his points

  20. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    FH draft... thoughts?

    DDG
    Dier | Dias | Bogle | Fernandez
    KdB | B.Fernandes | Son | Rashford | Foden
    Kane

    Sanchez | Kilman | Brewster | Davis

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Looks deadly

  21. flashcheeks
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Any changes to this lot? On a FH!

    Lloris
    Dias AWB Cancelo
    KDB Bruno Son Saka Neto
    Laca Kane

    Bench:
    Ramsdale, Brewster, Yedlin, Lowton

  22. Andy Mac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    A or B please guys to complete my FH team. Bit worried about Darlow now based on presser today....

    A) Darlow - Saka - 3.8
    B) DDG - Smith Rowe - Yedlin (bench player)

    X
    Cancelo - Tierney - Stones
    KDB - Bruno - Son - Rash - X
    Kane - Lacazette

    1. tim_oriordan
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      B

      1. Andy Mac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers Tim! Leaning that way now too...

  23. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Think I'm set and will stop tinkering. FH team gw 18 as follows. BOOM

    Leno
    Tierney Dias Cancelo
    KDB (C) Rashford Bruno Son ASR
    Kane Wilson

    Areola yedlin brewster mitchell

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Nice. Exact same team as mine 😀

  24. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    What's the Spurs full back situation atm? Who will play?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Bit of a minefield, I would say reg and aurier will start Wednesday but Davies could play as well

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I was looking at Aurier as a FH punt, decent stats too. Might go with it if i can afford a bench.

    2. rnrd
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I think Aurier is totally out of favour since his mistake against leicester.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        This is the issue and why I say it’s a minefield

        I think you must go reg or dier

      2. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Oh, thanks. Haven't followed the gametime at all since i don't want one long term.

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    WC18 BB19 Draft

    Pope
    McGuire Diaz Cancelo holding
    Bruno Rashford Kevin saka
    Kane Wilson

    Johnstone Bamford coufal souceck

    0.0 ITB 😮

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Looks good. Would probably have Areola instead of Johnstone

  26. Humlesnurr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    OK - enough thinking. Is this the perfect FH team?

    Darlow
    Cancelo - Tierney - Davies
    KDB - Bruno - Rashford - Son - Gundogan
    Kane - Lacazette

    Yedlin - Michell - Davis - Ziger (The two latter surely not playing)

    Good luck all!

    1. thischarmingman
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Perrrfekt

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      most free hits are very similar, mine is

      De Gea
      Cancelo Dier Tierney
      KDB Fernandes Son Foden Saka
      Kane Lacazette

      Steer Fernandez Brewster Mitchell

      Don't see the benefit in risking Davies over Dier. Like Rashford Gundogan over Foden Saka, but equally i want at least one nailed on defender.

      1. Humlesnurr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I know davies is a risk, but yedlin can be a good sub vs SHU. The safe alternative was dier + stones, but i think cancelo + davies can be more explosive

    3. OLB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Perfect, nope - Darlow a risk with Dubravka back
      Consider Leno instead

  27. WD27
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    General question i know but what is the general idea for stratergy? All chips intact and now down to 5 players including brewster..

    Wildcard a team that covers this week & next? FH this week? Any ideas?

    1. WD27
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Also, any love for Jesus on a FH?

  28. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    On WC

    My WC

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

    play 11 and TC 19

    My WC

    De Gea (Martinez)
    Cancelo Dias Tierney (Dallas,Coufal)
    De Bruyne Son Fernandes Smith-Rowe (Soucek)
    Lacazette (Antonio, Bamford)

    Play 9 BB 19

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      If you are on the WC, I imagine you'd want to set yourself up for the BB. Surely these should be used back-to-back or you'll really not get too much value out of the BB.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Ok, I think I will just in 9 this week avoid Newcastle and BB 19..

  29. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Likelihood of Ben Davies to start against Fulham?

  30. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    What to do here?
    Mitchell Taylor(50% chance of playing)
    Bruno Son Anguissa
    Kane
    Only players to play this GW
    FH or not?