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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. slove
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Prefer Dias

      1. slove
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 24 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
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 24 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
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Enjoy pep roulette

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Losing Mane before a Double seems less than ideal

      1. slove
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 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
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 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
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 24 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
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 24 days ago

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

              1. slove
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 24 days ago

                Thank you for your help!

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

      -4 or -8?

      1. slove
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        -8 Unfortunately

        1. linkafu
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          So don't

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. slove
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Could just do Kane + KWP to Vardy and Cancelo

        1. LC1
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Yup just do these two

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

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

  2. VTown
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    DCL to:

    A - Watkins
    B - Wilson

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      C. Antonio

      1. VTown
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          In that case... A

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      B

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A

  3. Yeyeyeyeye
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Son and lacazette to Grealish and Vardy for a hit?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      I wouldn't bring in Grealish. 4YCs

  4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 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

  5. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Would you BB this?

    Meslier
    Raphinha
    Dawson
    Anguissa

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Never

      1. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. linkafu
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I don't like dawson and anguissa on the bench

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      On the limit but I would prob go with no

  6. boombaba
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Bench
      Justin Son Bamford

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        I only need to bench 1....

  7. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Antonio the best sub 7.0 striker for DGW?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

    2. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Yep especially after haller left

  8. Steiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 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
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Not for a -4

      1. Steiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Not with the extra fixture, no..?

  9. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A

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

  11. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Watkins to Antonio?

  12. No Totti No Party
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 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
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Sounds lovely

  13. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 24 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
      10 months, 24 days ago

      yes

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 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…
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        I would say 70%

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I wouldn't. They can drop Traore instead.

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 24 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…
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

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

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 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…
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Barkley might not be fit

  14. ElliotJHP
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Here it is, the big one.

    What is better for the BB?

    A) Burke + 4
    B) Anguissa

  15. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

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

  16. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Stones

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Or Bailly? So I have ManU and City?

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

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

  17. LIARS POKER
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 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

  18. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 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

  19. George James
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 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

  20. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 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.

  21. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      A

  22. Captain_Shirokov
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 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
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Keep, they have a DGW.

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

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

  23. james26
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

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

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

  24. lawsy009
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 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.

  25. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Cavaleiro punt? Soucek is the best

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Have soucek already. Thanks

  26. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Adams to
    A) Watkins
    B) Antonio

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

      B

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      B

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers

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

      Surely there is no way Antonio will play both games?

  27. jb1985
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 24 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

  28. Mcgugan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 24 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. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

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

  29. No Totti No Party
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Is Fabianski back ?

  30. Miro
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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