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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Likelihood of Villa-Everton game to go on Sunday?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      75% imo

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Good chance imo.

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Training ground closed on the 7th. With the game on Sunday, this should give the players enough time for the COVID isolation period. The team could be mixed with the players that played the cup game but it depends on how the first team recovers from COVID

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      50%

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Most players come out of isolation on Friday I believe

  2. Sepp Blattered
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Planned a GW 18 team with 11 players but now looking like 7* due to postponements and injuries etc.

    Would you guys FH / WC or try keep the chips but rock a -4?

    Pope
    Dias - Stones - Bellerin* - C Taylor*
    KDB - Auba - Stephens*
    DCL*

    Forster, Grealish, Watkins, Dallas

    1. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd keep your FH chip for one of the many future dbl GWs

      1. Sepp Blattered
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I agree, but worried I’ll fall behind this week.

        How’s your team shaping up this week Boris?

    2. Sepp Blattered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sorry this team is currently a -4* for clarity

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Here's a tip: KdB will be my VC this GW and most weeks I pick a really high scorer for my VC.

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I am selling and going 3 City at the back

      1. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        One goal conceded and it'll all end in tears...

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why? Not the best week with Brighton pretty attacking?

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I like the fixtures and they are all great value

  4. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best Midfielder punt for up to 7.9m?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Grealish

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      James

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        is he fit? i am considering him, zaha or neto

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Think so

  5. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Cavani over the next 3 gameweeks is being slept on

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Martial rings a bell?

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mate, who'd you pick between Shaw or Lindelof for next 3?

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Neither. Has to be AWB or Maguire

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Martial

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Depends how long Pogba is out injured. He did train but not the full session. Can see Martial on the left with Cavani up top but Cavani is still a rotation risk

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm going with Cavani, should be the 1st pick, probably won't start all 3 but certain he'll get more points than Martial.

  6. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    FH

    At the back

    1.Cancelo holding diaz
    2. Awb dier

  7. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Help help

    darlow
    Stones alderweireld tierney
    Saka gundo kdb(c) bruno son
    Kane wilson

    Subs dubravka awb brewster mitchell

    Hows this fh?

  8. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Can I get away without a FH this week?

    Cancelo Stones Taylor Mitchell
    Kdb Bruno Anguissa
    Kane

  9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    7 for BGW and 10 for DGW after the rescheduling. I will take it.

  10. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Will Martinez and Grealish be playing both games in the double

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why wouldn’t they

  11. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sterling or Kane this week? (on FH)

    Already have Cancelo, KDB and Son

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Has to be Kane right, i'm going both i think.

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm not 100% sold yet... why Kane over Sterling?

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sterling flagged, Kane vs Fulham. No brainer imho.

  12. Your Man With The Hair
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Leno
    Stones | Maguire | Dier
    KDB | Son | Bruno | Foden
    Kane | Laca | Wilson

    (Kilman, Saka, foder)

    FH trigger pulled. Yellow flag on Sterling actually makes this annoyingly straight forward.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Incredible team

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Here we go again!

    According to one well-placed Whitehall source, elite sport is not quite in the last chance saloon, but after a series of high-profile player breaches away from clubs, ministers are worried it’s becoming harder to justify exemption it’s been granted, and there’s no guarantees

    https://twitter.com/danroan/status/1348566798812254208

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Anyone in the UK probably doesn't even care anymore. We've become desensitized to the eternal lockdowns and restrictions

    2. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      they need the money they won't do it

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      My old man’s the janitor at No10 and he saw a document about moving PL games to Vietnam.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Blame Celtic & WSL team that went to Dubai!

  14. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone else still thinking about best players for GW17 because thinking about BGW18 & DGW19 is just too difficult?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      awb is a good vice captain 😉

  15. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    On FH

    A. Darlow,Dias,AWB,Tierney,Wilson
    B. Leno,Stones,Dier,Holding,Lacazette

  16. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    update the fixture 'ticker' please guys 🙂

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      this time next week most probably 😉

  17. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Dias + Saka
    B) Gundogan + Maguire

    For this gw which one?

  18. marcos11
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Best striker up to 10.5? Have to replace dcl, could use a one week punt and get Vardy next week potentially?

    • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      yes or no?
      Dias > Stones in FH to upgrade my bench to cover for covid postponements

      1. marcos11
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yes, if you need to budget and Stones looks pretty nailed on this week

          1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I don't need to budget but think this would be a wiser move with whats happening recently

      2. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        (Martinez Forster)
        Cancelo Holding Dier (Konsa Dallas)
        Burke Bruno KdB Son (Grealish)
        DCL Kane (Bamford)

        2.0 itb

        A) Konsa -> Stones
        B) Konsa, Forster -> Stones, DDG (-4)
        C) Konsa, Forster, DCL -> Stones, DDG, Wilson (-8?)

      3. dshv
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        FH

        1.Cancelo holding diaz
        2. Awb dier Diaz

      4. Ghost86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If I use my two free transfers then free hit will my two transfers be successful for next week?

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No, all transfers are part of FH

      5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Surely Lacazette starts on current form?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          For sure

        2. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          yep

        3. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          but dont expect to run over Palace..Arsenal can turn to 0-0 Arsenal at any moment, including this GW

      6. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Chances of Dier and Davies playing next 2?

      7. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Who is the best DGW captain:

        A) Salah (MAN, BUR)
        B) Bruno (liv, ful)
        C) KDB (CPA, AVL)

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          bruno for me

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          KDB for me

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Brunoooooo

        4. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B because of Fulham fixture

        5. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          C

        6. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          we know how it goes. when salah isn't part of the discussion, the answer is usually salah.

        7. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Salah. Can't blank 5 times in a row.

      8. Totti
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        do u freehit this guys?

        martinez (forster)
        taylor lamptey holding (bednarek coufal)
        bruo son grealish (salah) burki
        kane calvert bamford

        1 FT 0.3 itb

      9. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A) Martial, Yedlin, Smithrowe
        B) Wilson, Aurier, Gundo

      10. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thoughts on Martial as a FH punt?

        1. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I have him in my FH with Kane and Wilson in attack

      11. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dias or Cancelo or Stones ?
        Or all 3 of them ?
        Who is the most nailed until the end of the season and next 5 gws ?

        1. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Dias most nailed, Cancelo the best pick but you risk some rotation with Walker. This will be minimal tho imo as Pep considers Camcelo pretty vital to the way City play.

      12. faux_C
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Assuming no more news, this FH team ok?

        Leno
        Dias, Cancelo, Maguire
        Son, Bruno, Saka, KDB
        Laca, Kane, Wilson

        (Sanchez, Hendrick, Mitchell, Douglas)

        1. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 18 days ago

          DDG/Tierney vs Leno/Maguire?

          1. faux_C
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Interesting thought, thanks.