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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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1,226 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Wilson owners not on Free Hit going to have to keep him now.

    More punishment

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I was thinking about taking in lol

    2. Gonzola
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Newcastle were really bad against Sheffield. Even before the sending off. If anyone is going to score it's Wilson though, looked reasonably sharp.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Yup - if Martial is available I will have a decision to make between benching Son or Wilson

  2. Gonzola
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Was planning on doing Wilson to Antonio. Thinking I might as well keep Wilson now?

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    DCL's ownership will be just ghost teams before deadline.

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      quite a lot of them though

    2. efcdave1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      He's only going to miss this one GW, and with two doubles for Everton in the future (MCI, avl)

    3. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Yeah. Could see him have a double-fall

  4. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Okay, this gives me options.

    A) Son+Adams +4
    B) Rashford+Watkins
    C) Gundogan+Vardy
    D) Foden+Martial/Werner

    I quite like B, even if Watkins is one of the most frustrating players i have ever owned.

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      D with Werner.

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C or D

  5. FPL.team
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Sell Harrison to Lookman for free to have a full 4 DGW bench for BB? Slight concern is Lookman didn't start yesterday and has tougher fixtures but he looks great when he plays.

  6. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Help

    Son+Adams to Mahrez Wilson for -4?

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Wouldn't bring in Mahrez

    2. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      keep sonny boy... che to wilson/antonio?

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Keep Son. Sell Adams.

    4. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Mahrez is a no from me

  7. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Thoughts on this for a -4 this week. God these constant changes are a nightmare!

    Johnstone
    Justin TAA Maguire Dias Coufal
    Sterling Salah Bruno Soucek
    Vardy
    Meslier Bamford Raphinha Brewster

  8. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Best option here?

    A Bamford to Antonio
    B Bamford to Wilson
    C Save FT and play Bamford

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Quite like B, Newcastle are seriously bad but they have been all season and Wilson keeps ticking along

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C, I wouldn't get rid of Bamford

    3. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C. Bamford a much better asset than Wilson, arguably this week and definitely long term

  9. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    In light of the rescheduled fixtures

    A) Kane, James, 4.5 mid -> Brewster, Dias, KDB
    B) Kane, Rashford, Raphinha-> Antonio, KDB, Grealish

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      -4 or -8?

      1. Jay Jay Okocha
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        8

  10. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Sam Johnstone continues to be the bane of my life, would be easy to ignore the BB without his double staring me in the face

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Draft question. Only for this week!

    A. DDG
    B. Mendy
    C. Martinez

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Cheers everyone

  12. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Is it worth taking a hit for Chilwell > Cancelo, or too sideways?

    1. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Nah not worth a hit imo. Chillwel could easily match him for the DGW or outscore even

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      No and Cancelo could be benched in one game.

    3. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Sideways I think

  13. DrMammon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    De Gea
    Dias, Coufal, Dier
    KdB, Bruno, Son, Soucek
    Kane, Bamford, Watkins

    (Bench: McCarthy, Neto, Keane/Bellerin, Lewis)

    7 DGW, 3 Spurs and Bamford. No Liverpool though...

    0 FT, 0.7 ITB.

    Good enough?

    1. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Are you using BB?

      1. DrMammon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        I was originally tempted but now that McCarthy is only playing once it's less appealing. If I sell Keane rather than Bellerin (for Coufal), then I could take a -4 and do Lewis to a Villa or 2nd West Ham defender and it might still be viable. I'm less keen though with all the uncertainty.

        1. DrMammon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          (Assuming that Lewis is not a reliable starter even though Newcastle have a DGW)

  14. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Bamford to Antonio (-8)?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Not for a -4

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I wouldn't

    3. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Crazy

    4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      It's a -4 really. And no.

  15. RealSocialDads
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Really struggling this week...

    A. BB with bench of McCarthy Raphinha Dallas KWP
    B. Kane + Raphinha -> Salah + Brewster (-4 and no BB)
    C. Kane + Son -> Salah + Antonio (-4, potentially still could BB)

    Team for reference is:

    Johnstone*
    Coufal* Dias* Cancelo*
    KDB*(c) Bruno* Son Soucek*
    Bamford Kane Wood*

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C if captain Salah. If not A

  16. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Choose one to ignore for the DGW?

    a) WIlson

    b) Antonio

    c) Watkins

    1. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Ignore Willy

    3. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    4. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Wilson every day

    5. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C

    6. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      C

  17. Jealous Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Anyone else bench boosting but going without Liverpool assets.
    Kane, Bamford, Saka are my SGW players. Rest have doubles.

  18. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Martinez
    Robbo Cancelo Dias
    Salah Mane Bruno Grealish Raphinha
    DCL Bamford

    (Steer Kilman Brewster Mitchell)
    1FT & 0.3m

    A) Mane & DCL ➡️ KDB(c) & Antonio -4
    B) Mane, DCL & Kilman ➡️ KDB(c), Antonio & Coufal -8
    (Bench Raphinha)
    C) Mane, DCL & Raphinha ➡️ KDB(c), Antonio & Mount/Barnes -8

    Appreciate your thoughts!

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A with Watkins over Antonio

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Have Steer mate cant get another Villa player.

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Ah missed that. I'm not convinced with Antonio and his mins in the two games. Just back from injury, looked leggy in the cup game and wasn't that great either. Might be too early to jump on Antonio

  19. ResultatFar
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Taylor + Son + Kane -> Dias + KDB + 8m striker, currently on Antonio or Abraham (-4). Gtg? And which striker to go for?

    1. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Losing Son + Kane could hurt you, but those moves look decent for this week. Antonio imo

  20. SINGH
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Holding or Pieters this DGW?

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Holding - can't see Burnley keeping a CS

  21. davewg59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Play Bamford 1 gw or Wilson 2 gw’s?

    1. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      This is weirdly a difficult question and I think I'm leaning for Bamford actually

    2. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Bamford

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Bamford should outscore Wilson. Even though Wilson has 2 fixtures, Newcastle are so poor at the moment

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Wilson - could nick a goal in either game.

  22. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Excellent - DGW for Villa!

    But who are the players with covid?? Surely can't be kept a secret til deadline

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Actually it will remain a secret as Villa dont have a presser before deadline.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Surely someone has done some digging? Into players' social media or something

    2. Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      DGW is off

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Their double game week has been changed to include Newcastle rather than Everton

      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        clearly didn't read the article...

        1. Breezyy
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Oh damn even better again

          Thanks

  23. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    A or B?

    A) DCL -> Antonio
    B) Grealish and DCL -> Son and Brewster (-4)

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      A

  24. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Is taking McCarthy out a waste of a transfer? Would be looking at bringing in Mendy, fabianski or Martinez

    1. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I would but not for a hit certainly

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Not for a hit got one transfer available, which of the 3 would you go for?

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Fabianski or Martinez, if you have WHU defender already.

  25. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    The highs and low of fantasy league this season 🙂

  26. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Now here's an interesting one:

    Looks like I have exact cash (0.1 left over) to double up on TAA/Robbo for the DGW. In years past, it would be a no brainer...........could it be worthwhile this time? I already have Salah and TAA but missing Robbo

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      I wouldn’t want to double up on Liverpool defence

  27. goldensock
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    How does this free hit team look?

    Mendy
    Stones Cresswell cancelo Justin
    Sarah soucek de Bruyne bruno grealish
    Kane

    Forster struijk vassilev davis

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Would want to punt on Antonio personally

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Justin to Coufal

  28. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Already have Coufal

    Dier or Holding -4> Balbuena

    Yes or no?

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Wait bring in Balbuena? He has lost his place and currently self isolating

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Damn never knew lol

  29. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    Would you do these two moves for -8?

    Son+Bamford to KDB+Antonio

    Already used my FT 🙁 and Kev would be my skipper.

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Nope

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Ok.
        What about just Son to Kev for a hit?

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Yup I would do that move. Can't see Son getting much joy against SHU low block 5ATB

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            Thx.

  30. Chrisitis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    10 players in only 3 games this weekend is kinda boring