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Villa handed new Double Gameweek 19 schedule as Everton, Leeds and Saints lose key fixtures

Fantasy Premier League managers have planning their Double Gameweek 19 in something of a limbo state right now – and the situation changed again on Thursday morning.

Aston Villa’s Sunday afternoon meeting with Everton was postponed, handing the Toffees a Blank Gameweek in the upcoming round of games.

However, Villa are still set for a Double Gameweek as their home match against Newcastle was rearranged for Saturday, January 23.

That means they face Manchester City (away) and the Magpies (home) in Double Gameweek 19, while Steve Bruce’s men now face Arsenal and Villa (both away) in the bumper round of fixtures.

Elsewhere, it was confirmed on Wednesday evening that Leeds’ meeting with Southampton, originally, scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, had been postponed to accommodate FA Cup commitments.

While this was not a massive surprise, following multiple leaks from a variety of outlets, its Fantasy impact is nonetheless significant when it comes to plans for Double Gameweek 19. 

Managers who had spent weeks engineering 12 or more Double Gameweek players and eyeing a Bench Boost (along with a hit or two) will be forced back to the drawing board for three days of fraught reshuffling. 

Leeds players, in particular, were very well-backed, on the back of their recent form and favourable-looking ties, with many leading managers advocating a double or even triple-up.

Suffice to say, the collection of Double Gameweek players in contention for Fantasy inclusion, is in flux once again.

Naturally, we will be keeping a watchful eye out for changes, updating our free and Premium Members tools accordingly (as we have with the Season Ticker for Southampton Leeds) and, of course, delivering the usual swathe of insight and opinion from the best Fantasy managerial minds on how to deal with these challenges and which strategies to follow before the 11:00 GMT deadline on Saturday. 

Check out our Double Gameweek 19 page for the latest information, insight and ideas.

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  1. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Downgrade one to upgrade McCarthy and Adams...

    A) Son
    B) Vardy
    C) Robo
    D) Salah

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Wouldn't sell McCarthy just yet imo

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Noooo that's tough. Son

    3. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A

    4. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Think these hits are worth it to BB?

    Kane, Adams, Steer to Cavani, Watkins(or up to 7.8?), Ederson

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      How big is the hit? Are the latter going to score 20+ points over the former? Difficult one. I don't think you'll be any worse off for doing it.
      I'm in the same boat, thinking Klich, Lowton & Mccarthy to Fab, Foden & Cancelo -8 and BBing.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Forgot to mention, for -8

        1. Yes Ndidi
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Do it. What's the worst that can happen. Ederson will give you most of the 8 back over Steer.
          I guess the only issue is how long you'll have to carry a heavy bench afterwards.

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Ederson might give me back 12 alone. Scared of Kane, only. IF Cavani plays 2 games, I'm happy

        1. Yes Ndidi
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Cavani will get minutes in both games. He doesn't always need many minutes to return.

  3. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Either of these worth a -4?

    A) DCL to Antonio (bench Raphinha)
    B) Saiss to Dias
    C) Son to KDB

    1. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      B) and C) for sure

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Antonio will repay the -4 over DCL just by turning up
      B is worth considering.
      C probably not.

  4. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone WC post-FH?

  5. OBAMA
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Would you wildcard if you now only have 5dgw players for gw19?

    Is using my WC this early gonna do more damage down the line? I could take a -8 and field 8 dgw players.

    It would be... Son, Raphinha, DCL -> Soucek, Sterling, Watkins

    Would really appreciate thoughts, cheers!

    1. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      hits can pay off more in dgw, dcl no game, raph sgw, son is the difficult one as could outscore dgw player. but you would be bringing in 3 dgw players
      i would do the - 8 in a dgw, and save w/c

  6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Is Kane + Ampadu to Vardy (C) + James for a -4 ok?

  7. ResultatFar
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Looking for the best forward max. 8.7m for this DGW, who to go for?

    1. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      depends on the forwards you have now

      1. ResultatFar
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        of course. Currently own Adams and Bamford in that bracket

        1. Gizzachance
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          antonio wilson,, tammy/giroud punt? would keep bamford though

  8. Caleb's Kitties
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Kane, son, bamford look set to punish free hitters. Also seeing robbo out for -4. Crazy.

  9. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    all are -4s

    A) Adams + Mee > B.Reid + Cancelo
    B) Adams + Allioski > Antonio + Shaw
    C) Adams + Button > Watkins + Johnstone

    1. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      B better fixtures for both

  10. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Any firmino love? Could be the perfect dgw player

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      No thanks ... form sheet often reads like a ballerina's wardrobe.

      2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2

  11. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Lost on previous pages (team is linked)
    With Steer Taylor Dallas Rodrigo is there much benefit in using BB?
    If yes I would move Steer Son DCL to DGW keeper Kdb + Antonio for -8
    Otherwise keep Steer and do -4 move

    Thoughts?

  12. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    thoughts appreciated? 1 ft 0.7 in bank,to get kdb in (have salah bruno greal bissouma

    A son & dcl to kdb & rodrigo -4

    B son dcl & kwp to kdb {dgw} antonio (dgw) & 4.3 def? Pieters? (dgw) {poor fixtures) or mitchell (keep 0.4itb) - 8 ( potential 3 dgw players}

    C dcl to antonio/wilson for free
    thanks

  13. Boz
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    DGWs have been overrated since the Sanchez masterclass about 5 years ago. Can easily see Son/Kane outscoring most DGW options. Taking them out for a hit is madness

  14. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Who scores more this gw?
    A) Kane + Raphinha
    Or
    B) KDB Stones -8

  15. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Need a cheap sub 6m forward to complete my bb:

    Decordova Reid (has the double) or Rodrigo (sgw)

    It’s one of those of going without kev

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      DR - cheap enough to bench going forward

  16. TB303
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    McCarthy-> Maritnez -4?

    Have Konsa

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Nah, one game is against City and also don't know what shape Villa will be in overall and if Martinez was one of the players who had COVID what physical state he will be in personally now.

  17. Jabba12
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    On WC

    a) Stones & Cresswell
    b) Dias & Coufal

    ??

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Hmm, very tight. Both good options. I'd probably lean towards b but a just as good really.

  18. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Who is best midfielder for dgw punt up to 10.5m already have triple city triple utd

    Planning to shift Son for 2 weeks

    Thanks

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Hmm, not that many decent DGW options outside of those two teams. Grealish maybe but too many unknowns there. Soucek is a great option but that's a lot of dosh to bank.

  19. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Which option is better:

    A. Grealish Son (Brewster on bench)
    B. Soucek Kane (Saka on bench)

    1. brombastion
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      If you're playing BB then I'd say option 2. Still, Grealish hasn't been that consistent lately

  20. xJontyx
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Advise please

    kane - antonio
    son - grealish
    saka - salah

    -8

    15 DGW players + BB

  21. falafel
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on Antonio?

    1. Dr
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Tempted myself. Barely much game time recently but he is explosive.

    2. brombastion
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Wow the revised fixtures really hit me hard. Now instead of 2, I have 6 players who are playing only 1 match. Please give me advice, should I make the following transfers (and take a hit for each transfer)?
      1. Kane - > martial
      2. Son - > KDB
      3. Bamford - > Antonio

      Could transfer them separately, but if I want to bring KDB I need the other 2 transfers, but wondering if the - 12 hit is worth it though

      Thanks for helping!

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      This week is a bloody disaster (or feels like it). Down to 10 players after a WC because of Tierney. KDB(c) and Sterling, having taken out Kane. It's only a game ..... grrrrrrrrr

    4. zotter
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      To bring in for 19...( for son and Dcl)

      A. Kdb and Rodrigo

      B. Sterling and Antonio

      Genuinely prefer B....