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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
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 hours 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      2

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Probably 1 or 2

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      2 max imo

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Surely 4 max?

    4. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      2

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 hours 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
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 hours 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
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      i activated mine last week, was feeling reckless.

  4. Reckoner.
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 hours 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.
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      No Free Hit chip btw

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 hours 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.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 hours 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
          3 months, 8 hours 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.
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

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

            Good luck!

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      -8 booked in so soon though?

    4. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

      1. Reckoner.
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 hours 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
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Crazy

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Crazy but good luck!

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      You for real?

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Good luck anyway, massive balls to do that

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Tosun (c) lmao

      It looks like a serious team otherwise haha

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

    DDG+Dier or Lloris+AWB?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Ddg dier

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      A

  7. thischarmingman
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 hours ago

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

    All will play

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      I like A

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      A

    3. thischarmingman
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Thanks lads!

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 hours 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
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      solid but darlow might not start

    2. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

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

        1. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 hours ago

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

    3. thischarmingman
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

  9. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 hours ago

    Wilson fit to start ?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      What happened to him now?

  10. Fantasyman7
      3 months, 8 hours ago

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

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Doubt it without Villa and DCL

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Not anymore

      3. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        o/

      4. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        Trying to save it yep

      5. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        I am doing that, but not many.

      6. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

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

        1. Fantasyman7
            3 months, 8 hours ago

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

        2. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 hours 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.

        3. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

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

      7. Lionac
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours 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

      8. BlzE_94
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        FH team GTG?

        Lloris
        Cancelo Tierney Stones
        KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
        Kane Wilson

      9. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 hours ago

        4-4-2 anyone? Loads ITB

        DDG
        Cancelo Dias Tierney Reguilon
        KDB Bruno Son Saka
        Kane Laca

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Needs more context

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            FH team... Leaves loads for strong bench

        2. ChelseaGuy
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Looks solid

        3. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 hours ago

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

      10. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 hours 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
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

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

        2. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 hours 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
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 hours 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
            3 months, 8 hours 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.

        4. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          Darlow or Leno on fh?

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

            Leno

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Leno

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

            Leno

        5. kingbails
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

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

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 hours ago

            I have the latter but who knows?

        6. Gangster’s Allardyce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 hours ago

          On FH...

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

        7. Mané Fuchs Given
            3 months, 8 hours 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?

          • smix
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

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

            1. smix
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

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

            2. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Wilson has scored 2 goals in his last 9

            3. mr messi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Do you think Foden plays?

              1. smix
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 hours 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

          • Coys96
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            FH draft... thoughts?

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

            Sanchez | Kilman | Brewster | Davis

            1. ChelseaGuy
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Looks deadly

          • flashcheeks
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 hours 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

          • Nunoooooooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 hours 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
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              B

              1. Nunoooooooooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 hours ago

                Cheers Tim! Leaning that way now too...

          • drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 hours 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
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Nice. Exact same team as mine 😀

          • Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

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

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 hours ago

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

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 hours 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
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

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

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 8 hours ago

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

                I think you must go reg or dier

              2. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 hours ago

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

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 hours 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
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Looks good. Would probably have Areola instead of Johnstone

          • Humlesnurr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 hours 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
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Perrrfekt

            2. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 hours 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
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 hours 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
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 hours ago

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

          • WD27
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 hours ago

              Also, any love for Jesus on a FH?

          • Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 hours 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
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 hours 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
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 hours ago

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

          • Oldie99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 hours ago

            Likelihood of Ben Davies to start against Fulham?

          • GROBARI
              3 months, 8 hours ago

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