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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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  1. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    How’s she looking?

    Patricio
    Tierney Cancelo Regulion
    Son Saka Bruno Foden KDB
    Kane Laca

    4.0 Saiss Clark Brewster

    1. Jamie_GAWA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Confident Foden starts?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        No but gotta live a little

    2. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Lovely

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

      You don't like United defense? I prefer DDG over Patricio at least.

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        No DCL and potentially Richarlison

        Yes please

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

          No Jimenez and Podence, thoughts on Pickford?

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            That game smells like 0-0 shitfest tbf

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

              Problem is it smells like a 1-1 haha

    4. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Very tempted by Foden but I just can't bring myself to do it.

      Good luck

  2. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Just seen my cup opponent used their FH last week. They have 5 players for BGW18 and no City or Utd and I'm using FH. Hoping I might have this one in the bag!

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ah the cup.. GW 16 went well for me, Spurs blanked, Man City Blanked, Everton Blanked.

      Ended up with 5 players - still managed 32 points, but not enough to qualify!

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Easy win then.

  3. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Is Stones too risky to have on FH? Likely yo start?

    1. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I've gone Stones over Dias and Cancelo and KdB

      1. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I mean I've got Stones, Cancelo and KdB as my citeh

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Should start

  4. Jamie_GAWA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Do we know anything about the likely size of any blank gw later down the line?

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      not yet, depends on FA cup results but there will be another opportunity to play FH if that's what you mean. Follow Ben Crellin for more

      1. Jamie_GAWA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

  5. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best 6.0 striker or under for next few including dgw? Is there one?

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Cenk Tosun

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Will he start? Or will Rich play striker role...

        1. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Rich is out too

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Wow. What happened there haha. Missed all that info about everton. Maybe can risk with Cenk then yes.

          2. HonestBlatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Cenk under investigation by FA. BE careful

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      There isn't one. Antonio if fit, Watkins and Adams if fit would be my options

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Anoyingly missing 0.1 for both of them. Plan is to do Son and DCL for KdB(C) and save FH. Only problem is that I am 0.1 short for any decent striker. Would rather have Rhian 1pt Brewster and save money

    3. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Maybe Benteke. He'll probably play, but I wouldn't expect much.

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Sorry - he doesn't have 2 games in the DGW if that was what you wanted. There is also Decordova-Reid at Fulham, but hey, probably better to go with Brewster and use the change elsewhere.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Hahah, thats the problem yes. If I had that 0.1 would have gone with Adams or Watkins but now maybe Brewster and open that six pack, even two...Cheers mate.

  6. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    6 players... Should I FH?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Depends which 6 and who is your C

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Clark Holding
        Bruno Son KDB
        Kane

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Don't know who to cap

    2. Jamie_GAWA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Same boat, think it might be best... guaranteed 20-25 points now bringing in Kane, Wilson, Saka, AWB, Darlow I think. No guarantee of that later down the line

  7. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Really confused on the defensive combination on FH. Which looks like the best? (Have Cancelo)

    A) Darlow + Tierney + Stones
    B) Darlow + Tierney + Shaw
    C) Leno + Dier + Stones
    D) Leno + Dier + AWB
    E) Leno + Maguire + Stones

    1. chudbond007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      E

    2. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

    Spurs casuals beyond jammy yet again. No hope to get a season that favors the non casuals in this game is it.... Go from having a non game in GW18 to get an absolute plum fixture.

    Meanwhile serious managers who planned for the blank and double got shafted over as usual. Whats the point playing this game...

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Spurs had a fixture in gw18 and a GOOD fixture in gw19. Serious managers may have planned to keep spurs players

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      What are you talking about?

      Was really jammy when the original spurs fulham game was cancelled as well I guess?

      Spurs were always supposed to have a GW 18 fixture, which is what i planned for. Are you just trying to be a WUM?

      Maybe I'm a casual, I bow to you oh serious manager.

      1. 12steps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Massive wum

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Spurs had a poor GW18 fixture and no double, and go to having a plum fixture. Jam jam jam

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Good one.. like I said - I'm a casual compared to you.

          If only I could have foresaw the Utd game getting moved into GW18.

          Before that their were 5 scheduled games, and sure, Spurs vs Villa would have been crap for spurs, no chance they could have got a goal or 2 in that.

    3. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      There wont be a week where you dont cry.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Because there hasnt been a single game week in literal years where casuals didnt jam their way ahead of everyone sensible.

  9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    It's Tierney just flavour of the week due to his massive haul

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      ?

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Probably.

    3. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I've dropped him only cos I've got Leno. And taken Stones plus the 0.4m

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah holding better value

    5. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      No, he's been looking great at left back and pushing forward all the time and putting in some fantastic balls into the box, just need finishing?!! Defo a good option on FH.

    6. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If you've the cash I'd go that Spurs dude who gets way up the park.

      1. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Regulian?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Will he play though

          1. jayzico
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            God knows. He's been brilliant every time I've watched Spurs though. A real assist threat on the wing. Plus defence points too.

            1. Yes Ndidi
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Davies has played 90 in 3 of the last 4 in the league, and was taken off early in the cup, replaced by Reguilon. I'm expecting Davies to start 18.

    7. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Tierney was always an excellent option at LB. Whether he's the flavour of the week seems entirely dependent on whether Arteta continues with 4 at the back or switches it up a bit. Though he does have the option to use Mar on the left of the 3 and Tierney as wing, back but I doubt he'll do it. Hopefully the 4-2-3-1 prevails, but it's quite dependent on Smith Rowe's fitness, since nobody else looks up to the 10 role as yet.

  10. Westfield Irons ⭐️
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    BGW18 Goal Scorer Odds
    Maybe this could help with any 50/50 decisions.
    This is from Skybet and I've ignored Wolves v Everton (because I am ignoring them on my Free Hit) and highlights most of the 'template' picks I'm considering.
    This is in order of implied probability.
    (In brackets are player odds to assist 1 x goal where available)
    Kane 8/11
    Son 3/4
    Lacazette 4/5
    Bruno 21/20 (11/10)
    Jesus 21/20 (9/4)
    Sterling 21/20 (9/4)
    Cavani 21/20 (3/1)
    KDB 23/20 (2/5)
    Auba 7/5
    Rashford 6/4 (9/4)
    Martial 6/4 (7/2)
    Wilson 6/4 (7/1)
    Saka 11/5

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Zaha should be in there

      1. Westfield Irons ⭐️
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Zaha 11/4
        Longest odds on this list, implies Saka at a lower price is a better pick?

    2. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Cavani damn. I really want him. Just scared of minutes. I mean, I'd play him over Martial any day but Martial can play wing with him up front

    3. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Fabio Silva Reed and Benteke odds any chance?

  11. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Free hit not so appealing now Spurs are playing Fulham. Already had Kane/Son and 6 others.

    Points for everyone now

    1. Nice Baps.
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'm using this week to get players in I want long term (that are playing) for hits that will in effect only be -2 this week.

  12. cutch
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    On a Free Hit

    Darlow - Guaita
    Bellerin, Saïss, Dias - Fernández, Bryan
    Bruno (C), KDB, Zaha, Rashford, Gündogan
    Laca, Wilson - Brewster

    (Before anybody asks, I'm in a 'No spurs' ML, so Son or Kane are no options)

    What would you change?
    Is Gündogan nailed?
    Are there better options than Zaha? Saka maybe?
    Is there any news about Sterling fitness? I would play him instead of Gundo.

    Cheers in advance! 😉

  13. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Is Mendy > DDG worth it for a hit this week? Keep telling myself its only really a 2 point hit and potentially better upcoming fixtures

    Mendy: Blank, ful, lei, WOL
    DDG: bur, liv, ful, SHU

    1. chudbond007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      yes

  14. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Can we see scout picks today ?

  15. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 3 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/Bruno

  16. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Any rumours who survived from Covid in AV team and will play doubles at GW19?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't use the word survived, although I understand what you mean.

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Sorry bad word selection there...wondering what are the odds that Ollie Watkins plays the double?

  17. Scrumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Is Watkins & Grealish to Martial and Saka worth -8?

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      No

  18. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Settled on this saucy little nugget:

    Leno
    Cancelo Stones Dier
    Fernandes Rashford KDB Son SmithRowe
    Kane Wilson

    Yedlin and Mitchell propping up the bench.

  19. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Pick one for 18 and Beyond.

    A Salah Antonio AWB +4
    B Sterling Antonio AWB
    C Rashford Ings Dias

  20. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I have Cancelo Dier
    Bruno Son KDB
    Kane
    Possible but not hopeful for points
    Stephens Burnley and Kilman.
    No frees left.
    I got Cancelo and Son in for Taylor and Salah. I guess I should just free hit. Thoughts.
    Should I free hit.

  21. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Rashford, Lacca, KDB in for Salah, Grealish, DCL for a -4 which would give me 7 players + possible Welbeck which is currently on 75%.

    Would you guys consider that to be good moves for this GW ? That would mean I would still have my FH chip for later.

  22. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Running with this on my FH.

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

    Good luck all.

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      decent

  23. chudbond007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Thinking of going 4-5-1 on my FH team - swapping Callum Wilson for Cancelo

    Leno
    Tierny Maguire Dias Cancelo
    KDB Son Bruno Rashford Saka
    Kane

    Who has the biggest points potential GW18?

    A, Cancelo (BRI)
    B, Wilson (SHU)

    1. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      a

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A

  24. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Sorry repost: -4 with 9 players:
    Cancelo, Diaz, Mitchell
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Anguissa
    Kane, Wilson

    GTG or FH? Ta.

  25. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Soucek or Antonio for DGW?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Soucek by so far

  26. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    This is very tempting!?

    Lloris
    Cancelo AWB Holding
    KDB Bruno Son Zaha
    Kane Laca Wilson
    4.0 ESR Mitchell 3.9

    1. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Wilson injured?

  27. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Jesus v Martial - who's more likely to get 3 starts in 18/19? Have zero playing strikers for 18

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

      Its 20/21 season mate have you just woke up from a coma?

  28. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    If you have:

    KDB
    Bruno
    Kane
    Son
    City def
    Arsenal def

    I reckon you're probably covered against extreme rank swings if saving the FH chip. Nail the captaincy and you're laughing imo.

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      you could be 20pts down easily

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I am.
      Although No Kane and Arsenal defence. Although i can get a XI without Hits.

    3. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Maybe a MUN def over an Arsenal one - plus DGW for MUN?

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

      Most freehits are that plus Laca, Wilson and a few playing defenders. Surprised so many are using it now with 6/7 players. I'm going for Sterling as i want something different against most fh teams.

  29. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Why is Sterling flagged?

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      injury doubt

  30. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Benteke, Reed or Fabio Silva? Max 5.8m

    thanks

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Tekkers

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Reed.