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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. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Are people on FH going with a playing reserve GK like Sanchez or Areola or going fodder?

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Non gk for me but 3 playing bench on the other hand.

    2. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      DDG in my xi, Guaita on my bench at the moment

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Fodder

    4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Playing back up

  2. United20
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    FH or not? Thoughts appreciated

    Dier Holding
    Fernandes Son KDB
    Kane Brewster

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Think you should there, can't imagine a better opportunity for it to be successful.

    2. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Id say you need a City defender.

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      FH

  3. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 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, as has been discussed on here by plenty.

    1. United20
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I would say wildcard. But then again, you have the big hitters and 2 city defenders.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Similar to mine, but I have Holding over Stones. Thinking of hitting WC button too - what would be your WC team?

  4. davewg59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Kane or Son captain?

    1. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Kane.

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      If close the mid

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Kane (C)

  5. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 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. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Gotta be honest, I think every game is in doubt.

    2. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      They’ve moved the Villa v Everton match from Sat to Sunday 17/1 so they must me reasonably confident that Villa will be ready to play well before the City match on Wed 20/1

      1. Knock Down Your Aerial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate.

  6. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Any chance DDG gets rotated with Hendo this week?

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Unlikely but a greater possibility than Leno or Lloris for example

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        True

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      No

    3. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I dont think so i get impression degea league hendo cup keeper

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Thought this looked like it was

  7. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Chance of an Aurier start? Feel like he's a better option than Dier for this week for only .1 extra

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Why risk it

  8. S.Kuqi
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    For next gw only. Is Saka better option than Zaha?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Not IMO, Zaha far superior in decent form and on pens

    2. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes.

  9. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    G2g anthing worth a hit

    Degea
    Bellerin/dias/stones/dier
    Kdb/rashford/son/saka
    Kane

    Bench
    Forster,targett,watkins,jwp,banford

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

      Wheres Bruno?

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Its not a freehit team. Not had bruno all season 2 stubborn 2 take in now lol

  10. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Money no object, who's the one City defender you would opt for on FH and why?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo has looked unbelievable recently, so attacking

    3. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo more attacking only played 45 mins yesturday came off with dias/kdb so will play

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo

  11. JAYPEE
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    A) Darlow and Holding
    B) Areola and Stones

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      A

  12. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Select one for C :
    A) Sterling
    B) Bruno
    C) Rashford
    D) Son
    E) Martial

  13. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Pick one:

    A. Rashford + Shaw + Brewster (Sub)
    B. Lacazette + Cancelo + Smith-Rowe (Sub) [Have Dias already]

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers! 🙂

  14. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    McCarthy, Forster
    Robertson, Cancelo*, Coufal, Targett, Lewis*
    Salah, KDB*, Bruno*, Son*, Soucek
    Adams, Brewster*, Bamford

    2ft 0.1 itb

    I have 6 players for GW 18. Lewis a doubt.

    A FH
    B Lewis > Yedlin and just go in with 6 players
    C Targett > Mari and go in with 7 players
    D both B and C

    Probably captaining KDB

  15. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Pretty set on this is a FH team. Extremely template but can’t really go wrong

    DDG
    Cacelo, Dias, Tierney
    KDB(C), Bruno, Son, Saka
    Kane, Lacazette, Wilson

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yep, looks perfect.

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Rashford over Laca/Wilson?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        I would prefer him over Wilson but dont see how I could afford that

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Safe and easy, like it.

      Currently looking at ESR over Saka and scrounging some money from defence to allow Wilson to Rashford, if you're interested in fitting them all in.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah, Im not exactly “chasing” so just need a solid score this week with no need for anything to punt heavy.

        I must not have good TV because im miles off having Rash over Wilson!

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

          Mines not great. Been talking to Geoff and the options he has available with his TV are mouth watering.

          I can manage (with my average TV):

          DDG
          Dier Stones Holding
          Bruno KDB Son Rashford ESR
          Kane Laca

          It's a cheap backline but covers the main CS shouts at least. The attackers can do th damage

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Ah I cant go without Cancelo, he is going to get a monster haul ome of these days!

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I’d try to have Lloris instead of DDG

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Looks nice, not a fan of Wilson especially with the slight doubt.

      Lloris
      Cancelo Tierney AWB Saiss
      KDB Bruno Son Zaha
      Kane Laca
      4.0 ESM Mitchell 4.3

      You prefer Wilson Saka over Zaha Saiss?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        I think I prefer Wilson Saka. Whats the doubt you speak of?

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          He's got some sort of injury and was left out last game as a precaution

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Ah didnt realise that

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 15 days ago

              I'm sure he'll be fine but there's a slight doubt

    6. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      The template seems to be 5 mids though with Rashford over Laca?

      I like your team too

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Hmm prefer Laca to Rash personally. Burnley won’t be pushovers

    7. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      close to my non fh team!

      No GK
      Cancelo, Dier, Taylor*
      KDB(C), Bruno, Son, Saka, Burke*
      Kane

      Laca/Wilson/Tierney/Dias/DDG vs Dier/Taylor/Burke...

      Hmm.. maybe I need to rethink holding the FH!

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah thats a pretty good non free hit team!

    8. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I am so similar!

      Lloris
      Cancelo Stones Tierney
      Saka KDB(c) Bruno Son
      Lacca Kane(vc) Wilson

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Nice

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Like this a lot

  16. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Just to clarify ,

    If i use FH this week .. will i get free transfer carried to next gameweek .. ?

    So if i use FH , will i get 2 free transfers next gameweek ?

    1. deshawn7
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      No, just the 1

  17. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Only game moved, so FH incoming for me.

    And how bad is the DCL hammy?

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      "Only" ?? That was meant to be Villa.

  18. southernrocker1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    How confident are we that Laca starts, considering he's usually a bench player?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Very considering hes been scoring all their goals recently

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

    Rashford or Lacazette?

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

      On FH

      1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Depends on rest of the team, but Laca is on fire atm, and I'd only punt on him now if ever, Rashford more of a long-term option.

    2. LC1
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Rashy

    3. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Rash

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Straight up its Rashford but Laca much cheaper

  20. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I’m still afraid to press the FH chip haha!

    But worried I could forget tomorrow !!

    1. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Set a reminder or put a post-it note on your bathroom mirror.

  21. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Martinez* ¦ Forster
    Maguire Holding Lascelles
    Salah* KdB Bruno Saka
    Kane Wilson Watkins*
    ¦ Taylor* Coufal Soucek

    1 FT, 1.3 ITB

    Original plan was Taylor -> Cancelo/Dias
    Willing to take a hit. Suggest a transfer?

  22. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Laca in a lot of FH teams for good reason, but, is he absolutely nailed? Looks like he’s been benched 3 of the last 5 GWs?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Should start. Him and Wilson are the only real options up top and even with the benching risk I would prefer Laca.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        excluding Kane ofc!

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Scored 4 in the last 3. Doesn't really matter what came before that.

    3. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Was benched for FA Cup fixture, came on and provided the all important assist. 90% certain he'll lead the line with Saka and Auba on either side.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I don't think he's nailed, because of the reasons you said.

    5. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      It's plain to see they play better with Laca in the team. He was rested v Newcastle and came on when they couldn't kill the tie. He is sure to start.

  23. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    No FH team

    Areola
    Cancelo Dias Dier
    KDB Bruno Son Rashford Stephens
    Wilson Benteke

    Dallas Bamford

    Will do
    Wilson Son Benteke> Vardy Ings Raphinha (-8) Next Week.

    Thoughts??

  24. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I have both Kane and Son, looking to move one for Salah after this GW.

    Would you rather.
    A) Kane and ESR (Fodder) in a 3-4-3
    B) Son and Brewster (Fodder) in a 3-5-2

    A - obviously gives an extra mill or so to invest else where in the team, but he has pens.

  25. dshv
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    FH G2G. ??

    ddg
    Cancelo holding diaz
    Razhford kdb(c) son bruno saka
    Kane wilson

    1. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      looks good

  26. quayle99
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Play 2:

    A. Saka
    B. Zaha
    C. Foden
    D. Neto
    E. Smith Rowe

    1. Kante Touch This
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      CE

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

    Is it 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?

  28. hogree
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on Foden for the FH lads?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Too risky for me

  29. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Captain:

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

    1. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I have them all and going Kane.

  30. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Lloris
    Cancelo Stones Tierney
    KDB (c) Bruno Rashford Son Smith-Rowe
    Kane Wilson

    0ITB hows she looking?