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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. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hey folks, best moves here with 1ft and 1m itb. Currently have 9 doublers

    Maritnez
    Stones Cancelo Coufal Taylor -- Dallas
    Bruno Kdb Rashford Son -- Burke
    Wilson Bamford -- Lacazete

    A: Son + Laca >> Salah + Antonio (-4)...and then start one of Taylor (whm, liv) or Bamford (BRI)
    B: Son + Laca >> Grealish + Vardy (-4)...and then start one of Taylor or Bamford
    C: Something else

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B, Bam imo

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

      How about Salah and Watkins? I’d worry about Antonio’s hamstrings.

      Although Watkins seems frustrating to own!

  2. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hmm, BB decision might hinge on Reece's fitness.

    A) James out -> transfer to Dias, no BB. Bamford, Dallas, Burke bench.
    B) James fit -> Burke to Soucek, BB w/ Soucek in for Burke

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

      If he’s fit, will he play both?

      Dias looks a great medium term buy and I’m thinking about getting him in this week alongside Stones.

      If your bench is good enough and he is fit though I would use the BB

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah good point re: playing both.

        Dias would mean I have the City defensive triple up (Stones + Cancelo atm) which is pretty fun but obv no KDB.

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

          Yeah a triple up could really pay off! I wouldn’t be surprised if they get 5 clean sheets in the next 5.

          They also seem much more assured at the back as they are going forward this season so could pay off!

          Too many eggs in one basket for me though haha.

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

    Can I get peoples opinion on Fernandes?

    I haven’t owned him all season and I’m doing ok at 300k.

    I was planning on getting him in this week and BB but it would mean a -8 or -12 to get the team I want including losing Kane.

    Am I mad not to have him in my team? Does anyone else not own him and happy about it?!

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      You've been doing alright so far, I don't think its worth that kind of hit

    2. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Don't bother with Bruno imo as he is 1 card from a suspension and Pogba is stealing his thunder a bit.

    3. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wouldn't be happy about it, but no way I'd take a -12 to bring him in either.

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

      The only time not to get him so far is about now

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

      Thank you guys. Some really great points there about Pogba and suspension, I think I’ll leave it.

      I had him in my FH for 2 points this week and probably cursed him.

  4. Bis_78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hmmmm:

    A) Soucek
    B) Foden

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

      A just - safer starter and cheaper with even better fixtures

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

  5. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who would you bench?

    A. Raphinha (BHA)
    B. Anguissa (CHE & MUN)

    1. Mcgugan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A - just. I have Anguissa also but really you are getting 4-5 points.

      If Raphinha does badly you only lose 2 points, if he does well you could gain much more

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

      Anguissa

  6. aleksaa2
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pick one for the DGW:
    A) Rashford and Vardy
    B) Salah and Adams

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

      B, unless you can do Salah and Bamford

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      You will be worry not having Salah for the DGW but I say A cause Vardy can match Salah and Rashford > Adams

  7. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Kane and Neto -> Brewster and Salah (-4). Brewster will just be my 3rd bench fodder.

  8. popcoin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Raphinha (BHA)

    B) Saiss (WBA)

    Cheers

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Raphinha

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      A

  9. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So i'm right in saying Everton have a BGW in the middle of DGW 19? This season lol 🙂

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      yup lol

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        mental stuff. pure chaos and trying to navigate it is near impossible.
        we go again lol

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Would you BB with Wood in your team?

    1. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I am, 4 points is a good enough baseline return.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Hard to answer this on that info alone sorry

    3. wasp3000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      i wouldnt BB this week full stop

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers everyone

  11. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    For those thinking of el ghazi, a word of warning, Barkley coming back, likely to displace Traore. This will shift grealish to left wing and el ghazi to his unflavoured right wing, likely to effect his returns as not as effective there.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Seems like bad management to move their in form player?

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        All the same likely to happen, as if Barkley does come in grealish will definitely go on the left

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I’d just bench Barkley

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Traore not been great though, but if it was el ghazi or Barkley he wouldn’t be starting

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Any chance Keinan Davis plays?

      1. elwardio
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not unless others lack fitness. No chance at all to make first XI if everyone else is fit

      2. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        No

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Unless covid has had an impact on Watkins (not sure if he had it)

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Looks like BB is pointless now so;

    A. Son >> KDB(C) or (TC)
    B. Adams >> Antonio
    C. DCL >> Ings
    D. A+B for -4

    Johnstone*
    Robbo*, Dias*, Lowton*, Coufal*
    Salah*, Bruno*, Soucek*, Son, Raphina
    Bamford
    (McCarthy, Dallas, Adams, DCL!)

    * = double

    1. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      C

    2. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A + B for sure

    3. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Hola Rafa, no long no see.

      D feels real fun, Raph then drops to the bench?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Hi mate, yeah most likely. Or Lowton but he has a double, all be it a tricky one

  13. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Repost:

    Martinez
    Dier, Dias, Dallas, Coufal
    Son Kdb, Bruno, Salah
    Ings, Bamford

    Button, Smith Rowe, Holding, Brewster

    0 FT 0.1 ITB

    Dier or Holding -4> Balbuena

    Yes or no?

    Thanks

  14. djaddy
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Would you BB this bench. Have included

      Martinez/Johnstone
      Dier
      Son
      Kane

      Rest would be DGWs.

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        100% yes

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yep

      3. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yes

      4. djaddy
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Or alternatively, who would you transfer out from

          Dier
          Kane
          Son

          Don't have Robertson/Salah/Grealish/Vardy.

        • djaddy
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks for the replies

          • Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            What an odd way to term a question. Clearly all you want is positive reinforcement in your decision.
            Who’s going to say no leave Son and Kane on the bench? Why don’t you tell us your weakest players perhaps?

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Exactly this. No way is Son or Kane your weakest player this week.

              1. djaddy
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Sorry. The alternatives would be
                  Soucek/Gundogan
                  And Wilson/Watkins.

                  All have DGWs, hence I assume they would have preference to SGW

                  Just wary of BB with all the issues arising these days

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

              Yes 100%

            3. popcoin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              100% yes

          • Malinwa
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            DCL + Oriol > Soucek + Antonio(-4) ?? Best possible option?

            Meslier
            Justin - Dallas - Cresswell
            Salah - Rashford - Son - Fernandez
            Bamford - DCL - Wilson

            McCarthy- DCL* - KWP - Oriol Romeu*

            1 FT
            0.2 ITB

            DCL + Oriol > Soucek + Antonio(-4) ?? Best possible option?

            1. Bis_78
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I'm thinking the same or Antonio + Foden?

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

                Could work!
                I'm afraid of Pep's rotations.

                1. Bis_78
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  I've just pulled the trigger and committed to Antonio+Soucek.

                  Good luck

          • myteamissheeeeeeeet
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            For the double game week all?

            A. Cancelo
            B. Ederson

            1. Jealous Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Easily A. Higher ceiling

          • linkafu
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Son+Adams to Mahrez Wilson for -4?

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              No, stay away from Mahrez

          • King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            BB Y/N?

            Meslier Raphinha Dawson Anguissa

          • Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Who likes the DCL>Cavani move?

            Any update on Martial injury?

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I like it but don't have the balls

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Not really seeing any other options round that price point, got Ban already, not keen on Antonio so soon back from injury.
                I think Cavani is a nice option being largely over-looked

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Bamford*

          • Tshelby
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            How long is DCL out for probably? Also which 4.0 defender has the most chances of playing?

            1. efcdave1982
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I'm just beching him this week and saving the BB. Was talk about him being out 10 days or so, and now we (Everton) will have a little rest. Should be ok to face Leicester which isn't until the 27th with us having an FA Cup game before that

          • sovietrockettes
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Martial and Shaw - good DGW assets and beyond or not worth investing?

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Shaw on 4YC, can be a rotation risk. There are better options than Martial for 6m and spread the funds somewhere else.

          • Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Any def under 4.8 I can make money from?

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Alioski

            2. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Targett

          • lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Is Bamford to Antonio/Wilson worth it with a ft to get another dgw player?

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              For free yes. But you will want Patrick back after the gameweek.

          • TeddiPonza
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Kane to Salah worth -4? I already have Son and no L'pool cover.

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Yes imho

          • PP6
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            So what to do with Villa players then?

            1. Do I Not Like Orange
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Keep, I'd say. They now have a better double than previously and more recovery time before the main game you want them for.

          • Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Is El Ghazi nailed?

            1. elwardio
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              80-90% nailed. Only way to be dropped is Barkley back in and Traore retained ahead of el g, which is very unlikely IMO as a villa fan

          • greggles
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            This is my current line-up. I have 1 FT, 0.1 ITB and all chips remaining. What do I do??

            Martinez
            Justin / Cancelo / Stones
            Saka / KDB(c) / Fernandes / Grealish / Son
            Kane / Bamford

            Subs: Button / Bednarek / Taylor* / Brewster

            A) Should I use a chip, and if yes, which one? TC looks tempting.
            B) Should I ditch one of my SGWers for a DGW? Saka > Soucek?
            C) Worth ditching either of my Spurs players? They look a bit ropey at the moment.

          • McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            1FT 2.1m ITB

            Son + Bamford --> KBD + Watkins

            KDB (C) or (TC)

          • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Thoughts on this FH19 team? They've been in terrible form of late but feel strange leaving out a Chelsea player

            Martinez

            Cancelo, Dias, Robertson, Cresswell

            KDB (c), Salah, Fernandes, Grealish, Soucek

            Antonio (vc)

          • ResultatFar
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Anybody rates Abraham for the DGW?