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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. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    A DDG (okay bench)

    B Lloris (only Mitchell)

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      A. No brainer actually with the risk of cancellations.

  2. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Pick one

    A Sterling AWB (If Sterling is Fit)
    B Rashford Dias

    Have Bruno KDB Cancelo

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

      I'm wondering the exact same

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B

    3. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B

  3. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Will Pep have a presser tomorrow to confuse us even more?

  4. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Would Danny Welbeck to wipe those Man City CSs even as a Stones owner.

    1. NejiHyuuga01
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Would love*

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      You have a nice happy life.

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Kakashi if you check my name you would find that I have no life at all.

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Lmao. Did not check your Username.
          My Bad

  5. tbos83
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Thinking might have to do DGW without Salah, which once seemed unthinkable but in light of recent form maybe not?

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

      Still unthinkable. Owned by 34% of teams

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

    Pick 1:
    A. Gundogan
    B. Neto
    C. Saka

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B

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

    I think I am playing this 352 in FH:

    Darlow
    Cancelo - Stones - Dier
    KDB - Bruno - Rashford - Son - Saka
    Kane - Laca

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

      Love this

      No tierney or united defender but possibly worth it for that front 7

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

        Team value must be insane

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

      I’m 1.3m off affording that wtf

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

      Read a comment about Hughes saying he doesn't know which gk to start

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        My biased reading of it was giving Martin b a pat on the back. Darlow has been good....

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      This is what I'm trying to get but can't afford. Even with Smith Rowe over Saka. Your team value must be very high.

      1. Munchen KFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        That's 8 of my team on non fh. Have Visits,Holding instead of Stones and Mitchell instead of Lacazette. Gl to you ..apart from a Palace clean sheet obviously!

        1. Munchen KFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Guaita

  8. blauriecon
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Start
    A) Smith-Rowe
    B) Saiss

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      B

  9. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    would you FH this team? 0ft

    Dier, Stones, Cancelo
    KDB, Son, Bruno
    Kane

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

      If you have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB and a City def you should leave it

  10. Father72
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Saiss or Tierney for a FH team?

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

      Tierney

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

      Tierney! 6x more excitement and 2x the points

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

    Everyone FH’ing essentially to my exact current non-FH team can only be a good thing, right?

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

      Yes.

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

        not sure why you are saying yes! you have 4 players

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

      This is what I was thinking

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

        and you

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      It's a lovely feeling.

  12. FPL_BUCCANEER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone know what is happening with Sterling?

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

    80% questions being asked missing essential contextual information about chip strategy, number of transfers, bench, etc.

    50% of questions people are asking without any context whatsoever.

    People are still answering these questions. I admire your willingness participate, but how can you possibly have considered the question without the essential context?

    Up your game, folks! Ask better questions! Answer considerately.

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

      Much too sensible this.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      True...

    3. aarrgghh
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      How's the weather in England?Any chance of postponements?

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

        Not in England. Not allowed to travel outside the country, aarrgghh!

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

    Waiting on Wilson update (if we get one). Think I’m set on this if so... look solid?

    DDG
    Cancelo Tierney Dier
    KDB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Laca Wilson
    (4.0, Clark, Anguissa, Mitchell)

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

      Gotta have triple city, surely? Stones over Dier for me

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

        Fair point. I can make that change

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

      Sorry, this is a FH @Deulofail 🙂

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

        Hahaha I was about to answer as I knew already.

        I agree with Liiusions. Only reason for me to not triple would be to avoid an upset through postponement, but you swapped one triple for another. Looks good though. I do think Laca is a slight risk, but one worth taking with Martinelli being assessed.

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

        What's up with Wilson?

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

          Unknown

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

      Nice!

      I've gone for Rashford, Stones, Maguire & Lloris over your Laca, Wilson, Dier & DDG.

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

        I think I’ll go stones over Dier?

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

        What’s the team?

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

        4-4-2?

  15. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Lacazette or Rashford on FH?

    Laca means stronger bench

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

      Ras

  16. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Maguire+Gundogan or Stones+Saka?

  17. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone using WC to navigate both 18 and 19?? I fear I may waste my WC in the process

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

      Don't navigate one week and FH the other. You'll want the WC later

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

        Don't. you should navigate one week and FH the other

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          i have only 3 in 18 so either i have to use FH and save WC or could use WC to field 10 in 18 and BB in 19 and save FH.

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

      I am. Damage limitation in gw18 and hopefully field 13-14 dgw19 players

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        can you please post your WC draft?

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

          Not much different than the fh teams

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

      Yes - i've done it with 3 City and 3 United !!

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

      Pickford/Messlier
      Kilman Holding Stones Shaw (Dallas)
      KDB Bruno Saka Gungadan (Salah)
      Kane Wilson (Bamford)

      Next week Kane/Saka to Vardy and Soucek/ElGhazi

      Still between KIlman or Mitchell atm

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

    Thoughts on this WC draft? 0.2itb

    Martinez - DDG

    Chilwell - Cancelo - Stones - Coufal - Holding

    Son - KDB - Bruno - Raphina - Smith Rowe

    Kane - Wilson - Bamford

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      No Liverpool is the only problem

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

        Yes I'll do Son to Salah for either gw19/20

  19. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone considering not going with Salah for the double game week? I'm torn on switching him and getting in KDB instead.

  20. FPL_BUCCANEER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Martinez Forster
    Cancelo Robbo Lowton Dallas Coufal
    KDB Bruno Salah Son Soucek
    Watkins Bamford Brewster

    Thinking of Forster, Robbo, Salah -> DDG, Dias, Rashford to give

    DDG
    Dias Cancelo Lowton
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford
    Brewster

    Then GW19 Rashford -> Salah (or could even do Brewster -> Antonio(?)), and BB.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks all

  21. arkom
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Lloris
    Stones / Cancelo / AWB / Tierney
    KDB / Bruno / Rashford / Saka
    Kane (c)

    Subs: Bellerin / Fodder / Fodder

    Good to go?

    1. NejiHyuuga01
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Depends on your 11th player

  22. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    2.3 ITB. Who to buy that plays in 18 and double in 19.
    Thanks.

    (Martinez) (Foster)
    (Robertson) Cancelo Mitchell Stones (Targett)
    KDB Bruno Son (Soucek) Burke
    Kane (Adams) (Bamford).

  23. Óró Sé…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Best keeper pick gw18… ?

    a. Pickford (wol)
    b. Guita (ars)
    c. Darlow (shu) - playing Yedlin
    d. Leno (CRY) - playing Holding
    e. Ramsdale !

    Thanks a mil...

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      D

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

      I'd go Ramsdale of that lot. I think Sheff U might well do well against a Newcastle low on confidence, having won their first game of the season.

    3. wasp3000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I'd go C or D. Completely up to you who you'd fancy for a double up

  24. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Would you FH this?

    Cancelo Stones Holding
    KDB Bruno Son Riedewald

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

      FH what?

      Hahaha

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

        Personally, yes. This seems to be what the FH is for. Using it in a DGW would be nice, but DGWs have their own issues with rotation anyway. Take the extra points on offer now, since you are 5 players short 😉

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers!
          Also lets me have Tierney over Holding and a playing bench so think I'll go for it 🙂

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

    Scenes when Laca is benched

  26. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Who would you transfer in for 18 and 19? Shaw or Lindelof? Not enough itb for Maguire or AWB and both Shaw and Lindeloff trained today.

    Shaw is posting some good stats but seems to be a rotation risk with Telles. Lindeloff seems to have an on/off back injury but is nailed if fit.

  27. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    FH team gtg?

    DDG
    Cancelo - Saiss - Tierney
    Gundogan - (K)DB - Son - Bruno
    Kane - Wilson - Laca
    (Guaita, Smith-Rowe, Holgate, Mitchell)

  28. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Tierney and Rashford
    or
    Holding and Sterling

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      First one

    2. vova
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      A

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

    Surprised no one is getting Zaha for their wildcard team

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I would but his next 2 is bad

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

    Stones and Lloris or Dias and Leno ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I can see Palace spoiling ARS CS so first option