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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. slove
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kane, Mane and KWP to Vardy, KDB and Cancelo a good move?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Prefer Dias

      1. slove
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        To Cancelo? I think Cancelo is virtually as nailed as Dias now and Cancelo has more attacking threat

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He's had one assist all season and with 4 fit fullbacks and only two fit CBs I know who is more nailed 🙂

          1. slove
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            He's simultaneously their best left back and best right back, and when you watch them play you can see how instrumental he is to the attack. I think he has been unlucky not to get more attacking returns so would expect him to kick on in the second half of the season in that regard. I think for the value he offers I'd be happy with him playing only 5/6 games

            1. boombaba
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Enjoy pep roulette

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Losing Mane before a Double seems less than ideal

      1. slove
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think his double is less favourable than KDBs though, its what is motivating me to make the move

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I still don't love it, especially for a -8. I would stick with Mane who could be a tidy differential

          1. slove
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Think I might do the other two moves and keep Mane, I might have the blinkers on because of how he has let me down of late, definitely a big differential like you have said

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I can get on board with the other moves for a -4

              1. slove
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Thank you for your help!

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      -4 or -8?

      1. slove
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        -8 Unfortunately

        1. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          So don't

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not sure on that -8. Losing Mane is a big risk

      1. slove
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Could just do Kane + KWP to Vardy and Cancelo

        1. LC1
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yup just do these two

    5. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pep’s comments in KDBs tiredness have me worried. Might only play one game in the DGW I think.

  2. VTown
      1 month, 19 days ago

      DCL to:

      A - Watkins
      B - Wilson

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        C. Antonio

        1. VTown
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Haha already got 3 West ham in Soucek, Cresswel and Coufal

            1. boombaba
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              In that case... A

        2. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          B

        3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A

      2. Yeyeyeyeye
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son and lacazette to Grealish and Vardy for a hit?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I wouldn't bring in Grealish. 4YCs

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A) Son,DCL to KDB, Antonio (-4)
        B) DCL to Werner (Keep Son and sacrifice KDB)

        With B I can do Robbo to Dias in 20 and Werner to Vardy in 21 although it seems suicide to plan so far ahead

      4. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Would you BB this?

        Meslier
        Raphinha
        Dawson
        Anguissa

        1. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Never

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Atleast 12 base points itself without considering any returns.
            Could get 20+ with a cs or attacking return

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I don't like dawson and anguissa on the bench

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          On the limit but I would prob go with no

      5. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Bench Justin, Coufal (both got DGWs) Son, Kane or Bamford?

        1. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Bench
          Justin Son Bamford

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I only need to bench 1....

      6. Ian Davis
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Antonio the best sub 7.0 striker for DGW?

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes

        2. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yep especially after haller left

      7. Steiger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hey, guys. Need some advice please.

        Would you do Raphinha > Soucek for -4..?

        Have Bamford btw.

        TIA

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Not for a -4

          1. Steiger
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Not with the extra fixture, no..?

      8. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thinking of taking McCarhy out my team who should I go for?
        A) Martinez
        B) Mendy
        C) Fabianski

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A

        2. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A

      9. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think I’m going to commit to Bb with this set, 1ft and 0.6itb

        Johnstone McCarthy
        Coufal Dias stones Robbo Targett
        Son Salah Bruno Grealish Soucek
        DCL Adams Bamford

        Thinking of DCL and Adams to Antonio and Watkins/Wilson

        Is is worth another hit to get McCarthy to a dgw gk, Pope, mendy, areola?

        You seeing anything else?

      10. SharkyT
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Saved my FH this week and just about got away we it.

        FH now active:

        Martinez
        Dias Cancelo Coufal
        Salah Bruno KdB Soucek Grealish
        Vardy Watkins
        (Steer Dallas Mitchell Brewster)
        0.1m ITB

        Any changes?

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Watkins to Antonio?

      11. No Totti No Party
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        How does Son DCL OUT -- Vardy Foden IN sounds ?
        Other option is KDB + 5.6 forward

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Sounds lovely

      12. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I now have a full 11 of players with doubles so guess I'm G2G with this?

          Martinez
          Dias Cresswell Justin
          KDB Bruno Salah Gundogan El Ghazi
          Vardy Antonio

          (McCarthy, Holding, Alioski, Brewster)

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            yes

          2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Sorry to say but El Ghazi has high chance of being benched when Barkley is back

            1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I would say 70%

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

                I wouldn't. They can drop Traore instead.

                1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  El Ghazi has played his whole Villa career on the left. Grealish will be on the left when Barkley is back

                2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  There is chnce though that he starts on a right 30%

            2. NateDogsCats
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I've had him for a few weeks and was thinking of it, but Smith putting him on pens and his form in general makes me think he might stick with him. With a double I'm probably best giving it a go anyway knowing he's likely to get at least one start and if that's it then it's still the same as anyone on my bench

                1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yeah If I were you I would just go with it If not FH

                  1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Barkley might not be fit

          3. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Here it is, the big one.

            What is better for the BB?

            A) Burke + 4
            B) Anguissa

          4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Only SGW starting player for 19?
            A) Holding
            B) Dier
            C) Bamford
            D) Dier to Stones for a hit (have Dias)

            1. NateDogsCats
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Bamford, Holding a close second but Bamford will get chances against Brighton

            2. Tshelby
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Kilman to? Have 5.0 to spend and already have Dias, Coufal, Alioski and Chilwell

              1. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Stones

                1. Tshelby
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Or Bailly? So I have ManU and City?

                  1. boombaba
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Prefer double on City given the fixtures and they don't have any other fit CBs

            3. LIARS POKER
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Thoughts on below move?

              Son, Kane, Adams -> KDB, Ings, Antonio (-8)?

              Downgrading Kane is the only way I can get KDB in for his double

            4. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              OMG I can't beleive what I've just read

              Clattenburg: "He (Klopp) is wrong to suggest there is an aura around United that sees them given favourable decisions. There used to be when Fergie was there, but that has eased massively since he left".

              Firstly, admitting there was bias. Secondly, "eased", not erased. My god.

              https://twitter.com/HenryJackson87/status/1349674225389469696

            5. George James
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Morning All,

              Thoughts on this appreciated. 1FT 2.2ITB

              Martinez
              Coufal / Cancelo / Stones / Roberston
              Saka / Bruno / KDB / Son
              Kane / Wilson

              Steer / James / Bissouma / Brewster

              A) Brewster >> Watkins
              B) Son >> Rashford
              C) Bruno >> Salah
              D) Son + James >> Salah + Mitchell -4

              Thanks in advance

            6. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I was planning to upgrade Mitchell and Fodder Keeper for BB, but I'm not sure hats the right move now with everything going on.

              Martinez
              Chillwell Cresswell Dallas
              Grealish Salah Son Rashford Soucek
              Vardy Bamford
              PeacockFarrell Adams KWP Mitchell

              No idea what to do, any suggestions?

              Need City cover, Vardy flagged, Adams flagged.

            7. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Who to get for GW 19 20 21
              A- Antonio
              B- Werner
              C- Cavani

              1. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                A

            8. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              can someone please explain what I should do with Martinez and Grealish this week lol

              I am losing my mind

              1. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Keep, they have a DGW.

              2. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Keep. Have a DGW and will have 2 more DGW’s to come.

            9. james26
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Maddison wilson > foden/ gundogen and antonio for a -4?

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Selling two double gw players seems bad, then for a hit seems very bad

            10. lawsy009
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Mane to KdB for a -4 is a waste of a transfer, isn't it? I do want KdB over Mane going forward but have other DGW fires to put out first to use my BB in 19.

            11. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Anyone worth 5.3 to bring in for Smith Rowe for free ? Playing BB. Or save transfer? Thanks

              1. CRO KLOPP
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Cavaleiro punt? Soucek is the best

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Have soucek already. Thanks

            12. CRO KLOPP
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Adams to
              A) Watkins
              B) Antonio

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                B

              2. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 19 days ago

                B

              3. CRO KLOPP
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Cheers

              4. insertcomedyname
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Surely there is no way Antonio will play both games?

            13. jb1985
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Settled that i will BB now with this team. Transfer left to make would be Struijk to R.James

              Martinez/Johnstone
              Stones, Dias, Shaw, R.James*, Coufal
              KDB(c), Grealish, Salah, Fernandes, Soucek
              Antonio, Cavani, Watkins

            14. Mcgugan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Views on Wilson for the new double? I can get him in for Bamford. Had a rough run recently but we know what he can do on form

              1. NateDogsCats
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Don't think I'd let Bamford go for him, think he could have a good game against Brighton

              2. No Totti No Party
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Is Fabianski back ?

              3. Miro
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Anyone else thinking about selling Bruno in order to get KDB ?