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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. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Guys, Which one would you do, both are for a -4 hit.

    A, Martinez out for Leno ( and keep )
    B, Watkins out for Wilson ( and change again to Antonio in GW19 )
    C, Do nothing

    1. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ned to c team mate

    2. mdm
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      C

  2. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    If anyone doubts Bruno, just watch this compilation - technically head and shoulders above anyone in the league https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWiy5VARcKg

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I think pens should count for less than 1 goal. In FPL, but maybe in football as well.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thank God you're not at FIFA

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Maybe you have to take 2 pens per foul in the box (which should be a D), each worth 0.5 goals. 2 Different penalty takers.

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        3 points for a pen goal, regardless of player position. Same bonus as assists. 0 points for missed pen.

    2. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Apart from KDB, Salah and Mane. Half his goals are pens.

        These United fans living in a dream world.

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        career highlights haha

    3. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Saka or Gundo on FH as 7th attacker..?

      1. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Feel like rather city double defense and KDB so I’d take Saka

    4. Caleb's Kitties
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Saiss or Dier?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Both

    5. deshawn7
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 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

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Get a city def for a hit maybe and you're good.

        Or could FH if you don't wanna -8

        1. deshawn7
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          No FH unfortunately sigh

    6. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      We'll have more pressers tomorrow before the deadline tomorrow, right?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I’d imagine so lad.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Chairs.

    7. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Finally decided to pull the FH trigger.

      How does this look?

      Leno
      Cancelo, Stones, Dier
      KDB, Bruno, Son, Rashford, Smith-Rowe
      Kane, Wilson

      Bench: Steer, Yedlin, Mitchell, Brewster

      1. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Looks good gl

      2. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Very nice. Have exact same except Tierney for Dier.

        1. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thanks mate - I wanted Lloris and Tierney but the budget wouldn't stretch!

      3. Jimjam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Have just realised Wilson should be Lacazette! Oops!

    8. Jamie_GAWA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      FH or not?

      Stones
      Dias
      Bellerin
      KDB
      Fernandes
      Son

      Thanks

      1. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        If you can get Kane I wouldn’t but seems light atm tbh

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I wouldnt.

    9. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Would you take a -4 for de gea? Have no playing keeper and can go without FH

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Only if you want him long term not worth a -4 and a future transfer otherwise. If you do actually want him no better time

    10. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Wildcarded in GW16 and initial plan was like everyone to do FH18 and BB19 but with all this corona around not so sure that is sensible move and also I dont even like this weeks fixtures that much for using FH. The team is all set for BB19 but can I save FH with only having this six players?

      Cancelo Lowton
      Son Bruno
      Kane(C) DCL

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I see 5 players. DCL is out.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Wow didnt know that. Even better then cause I can do -4 and have 7 players. That basically solves my dilemma. No FH for me. Cheers mate.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        5* DCL is out

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Sorry my mistake. Will transfer him out and then make new post with 7 players. Cheers.

    11. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Which is better? (FH)
      A. Lacazzete + Stones
      B. Jesus + Saka

    12. yarrowgate
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      FH or no FH?

      X
      Dias - Stones - Taylor* - Robinson
      De Bruyne (c) - Fernandes - Son
      Kane - X - X

      X = blank. Can get one more player for a -4.

      Help appreciated. Left thinking about it much until today, finally seems safe to start deciding...

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Good situation. Dont use FH.

      2. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I wouldn't free hit that, personally.

      3. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Don't do it, team will be ok imho

        1. yarrowgate
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thinking along the same lines. Thanks all.

    13. winchester
        1 month, 15 days ago

        How's this lads? Rate my free hit team, cheers!

        lloris
        cancelo awb tierney saiss*
        bruno kdb rash son saka
        kane

        Have only fodders on bench.. risky move? 4-5-1 a good move?
        *stones instead of saiss?

      • FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thoughts on this FH? Tried not to overload on any team (apart from City):

        Leno
        Stones - Dias - AWB
        Son - Bruno - KDB - Neto
        Laca - Kane - Wilson

        Bench: Kilman - Mitchell - Cooper

        Thanks

        1. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Personally I prefer Man Utd / Spurs/ Arsenal defenders instead of Wilson and Neto and go with 4 or 5 at the back

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why is Sterlings xG/90 lower than last season?

      • seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        haven't been around the last 1-2 weeks.

        From 9 bgw players, now I'm left with 4, amazing season so far!

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Oh no 🙁

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            it's okay, chip activated and actively copying people's teams now lol.

      • Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Can’t believe I just brought in Lookman on WC 😀

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nice punt,probably on pens too

        2. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Maybe you should look again?

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Still better to wait before activating FH?...
        KDB and Wilson rising would price me out of my perfect team

        But is there a chance still that Leeds vs Southampton moves to 18?

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Don’t forget Douglas at 3.8 guys 🙂

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nailed in my team.

          Cheapest bench is 16m if playing a back 3, 16.4 if playing a back 4 for anyone interested.

      • Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        FH activated

        Leno
        Dier Stones AWB
        KDB Rash Bruno Son Saka
        Laca Kane

        G2g?

      • Dele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ramsdale on anyone’s mind? Surely this is the game for Sheffield to get a result.

      • El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        All set up nicely for first Shu win and Brester goal

      • blauriecon
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        GTG?
        Ramsdale
        Dias Holding Saiss Stones
        DeBruyne Fernandes Rashford Son
        Kane Lacazette
        4.0 Smith-Rowe Brewster Mitchell

      • JAYPEE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thoughts on this FH team:

        Darlow
        Cancelo Tierney Dier Holding
        KDB Fernandes Rashford Son
        Kane Wilson

        Forster, Mitchell, Smith-Rowe, Davis

      • That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Should I use my WC to navigate 18/19? No FH left...

        Fabs* Steer*
        Zouma* Robbo* Cancelo Stones Mitchell
        KDB (C) Bruno Son Alzate* Soucek*
        Bamford* Kane Welbeck*

        If Welbeck and Alzate both don't start, I'll have 7 players in GW18...If I WC I can manage 10/11 and then 14/15 for a BB in 19.

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        My Mitchell only bench FH. Too risky?

        Darlow
        Cancelo Tierney Stones
        KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
        Kane Wilson
        (4.0, Mitchell, 4.3, 3.8)

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          People will say yes because of the unpredictable nature of the season but I think you are fine. Its a free hit, want to maximise it best you can pal.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Love the username 🙂 best album
            Ever!!!

            1. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Still listen to them to this day.

        2. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          No Man Utd defender?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Are they defensively strong now?

      • Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Is the Villa City game in doubt in the DGW or should they be recovered by then to play?

        Id rather not shift Martinez out of my team for a -4 this week but could move to DDG who has a good BGW fixture and DGW.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Many saying that is doubtful here as there's not enough time to recover. No word yet though. I'm keeping Martinez for now if that helps.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Can I get away without playing FH with only SIX??

        Stones, Cancelo
        Bruno, Son, KDB
        Kane,

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          They are a core 6. Id say you could get by..

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ta

      • yakirh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Captain Kane or KDB?

        1. Jellyfish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Im on KDB, but it could well change

        2. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          KDB for me.

      • Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I hope my Smith Rowe pays off vs the Saka route
        just because I cant afford the latter!:D