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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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Surely Saiss is an option on a FH, the most dangerous defender!?

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He is a dangerous defender in the complete sense

      He can score and threaten the opponent

      He is terrible as a defender of his own net, dangerous to his own team

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Going under the radar especially with DCL out

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Possibly Richarl too. Saiss is into my FH squad for sure.

  2. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is Schar likely to start?

  3. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    FH or WC now? If Wildcard played would BB in GW19... Opinions?
    Cheers !

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I am struggling too.

      For now I am on

      FH 25%
      WC 35%
      Mega hit 40%

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just seems that whatever I do will go wrong 🙁

  4. Dynamic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any rumours/confirmation which of the Villa players have Covid?

  5. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Gundogan starting against brighton. Deffo

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Prolly

  6. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    DCL+Grealish+Ayling > Cavani+Gundo+Cancelo done!

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      how do you know cavani will play?

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It's a risk I'm willing to take, I think he'll start.

    2. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Im pretty certain Martial starts and Cavani on the bench, probably subbed in somewhere around 70-ish, sooner if things are not going well

      1. debrXne
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ole said Cavani was training well, he may end up getting points of the bench also.

      2. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Don't get rid of DCL

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He's got a hammy, unknown return date.

    3. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

      Subs dubravka tierney brewster mitchell

      Hows this fh?

    4. davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Foden worth a punt on FH?

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        To me he is - the kid is rolling right now

        1. Mcgugan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Will he start though? Could easily be a 5 min cameo..

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yes

      3. debrXne
          1 month, 16 days ago

          played the cup game full 90 mins, risk

      4. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A) Tierney and Gundogan (3-5-2)
        Or
        B) Holding and Wilson (3-4-3)

        Which one?

        1. poulteren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A all day long

        2. timmmuh
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          b

      5. Mweene
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        FH team:

        Lloris

        Cancelo AWB Tierney

        Saka Son Fernandes KDB Foden

        Kane Lacazette

        Bench: Sanchez, mcgoldrick, Clark, coady

        Just stuck on Kane/Son/KDB for captain

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If I FH it would be similar to this yep

          1. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Could go Stones instead of Foden as a safer option but what’s the fun in that

        2. poulteren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          if it helps...fulham have been the second best defensive team over th last four gameweeks...especially down the middle

          1. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I was leaning towards KDB based on recent performances

      6. Oooo Matron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        FH question.

        I made two transfers this week (McCarthy to Martinez & Salah to Sterling), before activating my FH.

        After this gameweek, will I have McCarthy & Salah back in my team & only 1 FT? Thanks

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          yes

        2. timmmuh
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          yes; mccarthy and Salah back in team

      7. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        DCL>Wilson, safe to do now?

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Wilson is injured no? Missed the FA cup

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Wondering the same

        3. timmmuh
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          no flag as of yet

      8. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I suddenly lost el Ghazi Martinez and DCL.

        FH, WC or 12 pt hit?

        The team

        Martinez Forster

        Maquire Cancelo Mitchel (Justin, Dallas)

        Bruno KDB Son (Soucek, El Ghazi)

        Kane (Bamford, DCL)

        Thanks,

        1. poulteren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          do you thknk the three players will score more than 12 points?

        2. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          forgot to mention Salah will be back if I WC since I brought KDB and sold Salah with my FT

        3. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          yes they will do

      9. Tabasco
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Do you guys think 8 is enough to avoid FH?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          For sure

        2. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I’m thinking so it’s just whether the 8 are strong enough, my 8 could be stones holding Clark Mitchell kdb Bruno son Kane for a -4

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes, 8 is enough imo.

          1. Tabasco
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            True. These lot seem fairly strong apart from Mitchell?

            Cancelo Mitchell Dier
            KDB Fernandes Son Saka
            Wilson

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Depends which 8.

          If the 8 includes Mitchell, Kilman, Brewster type of players then no.

          But if your 8 are:

          Dier Cancelo Stones
          KdB Fernandes Son
          Kane Lacazette

          Then I would save the FH.

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Doubt too many will have Lacazette in their non fh team

        5. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If it's 8 that you're confident are playing, absolutely.

        6. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes, or bolster with a player this week who has a double next week

      10. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Are we sure Cancelo will start?

        1. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Played 45 recently

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          no

      11. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        With no Martinez or DCL, its a FH now. Kane + Son + Dier/Defender must haves?

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah and Grealish / El Ghazi

      12. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is DCL injured ? WIll he play against Wolfs ?

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes. No

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Nice

      13. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        FH squad:

        Darlow
        Tierney Cancelo Saiss
        Saka Gundo KDB Bruno Son
        Kane Laca

        Wilson Fernandez Mitchell

        GTG? Spending a bit more on subs in case of covid

          1. yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cheers, Pope in

      14. timmmuh
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Current FH Team:

        Leno/4.0
        Holding/Stones/Dier
        KDB/Sterling/Bruno/Son/Smith-Rowe
        Kane/Wilson

        Mitchell/fodder/fodder

        Going all in ... also wondering if maybe could upgrade fodder to Brewster (.2MM) if I downgrade Dier or Stones to Luke Shaw ... will Shaw play?

      15. Sepp Blattered
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Planned a GW 18 team with 11 players but now looking like 4/5 due to postponements and injuries etc.

        Would you guys FH / WC or try navigate the week with hits?

        Pope
        Dias - Stones - Bellerin* - C Taylor*
        KDB - Stephens* Grealish*
        DCL* - Watkins *

      16. Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Advice please (not on a free hit, intend to play through and hit BB next week).

        DCL & Grealish to Foden & Martial?

        Thanks in advance.

      17. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Anyone know when Alex McCarthy is due back?

      18. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A -4 gets me this team for 18. Does this look enough?

        Mitchell Dier Dias
        Son Anguissa Bruno KDB Neto
        Kane Wilson

        Should hopefully have 9 with a double in 19 with another -4 doing Neto and Kane to Salah and Antonio/Watkins/Adams/Rodrigo

      19. KT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Had 2 FT to negotiate GW18 w/o activating FH.
        Did Salah-> KdB and
        Mahrez-> Rashford...to catch price rises/falls
        (KdB/Rash +1 each Salah/Mahrez -1 each)
        If I FH now...
        a. Do I lose my 2FT for the double next GW? and
        b. Do I lose the two transfers I've already made who I still want for the DGW?
        Thanks all.

        1. AK_FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A. You will have 1 FT in GW 19 if you FH
          B. Your team will revert back to how it was before making any transfers in GW18

          1. KT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cheers mate

      20. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        So it's Kane Laca up top on the FH, Wilson and DCL doubts/out! Who gets the final spot?

        Lloris
        Cancelo Tierney Maguire
        KDB Bruno Son Saka
        Kane Laca

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Foden or Rashford. That's the dilemma... They're both good.

      21. 1314
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        are we gonna have Mourinho's press before the gw commences ?

      22. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        carnage after so much careful planning. it's not fair

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Covid isn’t fair

        2. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Let's not postpone any games and spread Covid even faster.

        3. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          The only thing that changed is Fulham instead of Villa...

      23. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        How's this FH team?

        Leno
        AWB, Dier, Stones, Shaw
        KDB, Sterling, Fernandes, Son, Saka
        Kane

        Bench is Brewster, Mitchell and fodder.

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          great

      24. No Totti No Party
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Who u prefer for 1 week punt WIlson or Gundogan ?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Wilson if fit.

      25. highsguy
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A) Dias and Neto
          or
          B) Tierney and Gundogan

          Already have Cancelo

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            B imo