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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. Big Ping
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Could TAA, Son, Adams > Holding, KDB, Antonio for a -8 this week be worth it?

    1. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Probably not.

    2. ChuckN
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No way. TAA double and Son vs Sheffield? Trading them out for hits is mental.

    3. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope

    4. jammie26
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Absolutely not

      • FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Swapping TAA who has a double for Holding who has a single? Eh?

      • Big Ping
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks for the sanity check all. My thoughts are that Trent is in dismal form and not worth his price tag, and Spurs seem to struggle against the poor sides. But then again KDB and City are hardly setting the world on fire at the moment. But probably best to hold.

    5. Malinwa
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A) DCL + Oriol > Soucek + Antonio(-4)
      B) DCL + Oriol > Foden + Antonio(-4)

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

    6. The Mighty Whites
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Martinez, Johnstone

      Roberston, Dias, Coufal, Dallas, Mitchell

      Salah, Fernandes, Son, Raphinha, Anguissa

      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      Worth a -4 to do Raphinha --> Soucek?

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        *Antonio instead of DCL

      2. RealSocialDads
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Tough one. Go with your gut but i would probably do it

    7. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      hmm thats no good, was planning on benching Jack and Watkins for mci SGW - back to the drawing board!

    8. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Martinez
      Robbo Cancelo Dias
      Salah Mane Bruno Grealish Raphinha
      DCL! Bamford

      (Steer Kilman Brewster Mitchell)
      1FT & 0.3m

      A) DCL ➡️ Antonio (Captain Salah/Bruno)
      B) Mane & DCL ➡️ KDB(c) & Antonio -4
      C) DCL & Kilman ➡️ Antonio & Coufal -4
      (Bench Raphinha & Captain Salah/Bruno)
      D) Mane, DCL & Kilman ➡️ KDB(c), Antonio & Coufal -8
      (Bench Raphinha)

      Thoughts?

    9. SIGGYMETIMBER
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ziyech or Pulisic?

      1. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        P

      2. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pulisic out of those two but not really sold on either

      3. Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I prefer Ziyech, he is more critical to Chelsea attack IMO. Could easily be Werner Abraham and Ziyech as a starting combo for one of the games.

        1. SIGGYMETIMBER
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yeah i agree about Ziyech. He was brilliant for them before he got injured. Hudson Odi might deserve a chance too

    10. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Which attacking player to bench for gw19?

      A - Grealish (mci, NEW)
      B - Soucek (BUR, WBA)
      C - Son (shu)
      D - Kane (shu)
      E - Bamford (BRI)
      F - Antonio (BUR, WBA)

      Other 2 attackers are KDB & Bruno

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Surely BB

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Have Mitchell and non playing keeper. Would prefer to BB with more dgw players

      2. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        E

      3. ChuckN
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        None. Bench boost. Soucek alone could nab you 12+

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Should also have added that this would be my team with a -4 hit if I brought in Antonio & Soucek for DCL & Jones.

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        C

      5. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Similar now, Will be one of Watkins and Bamford first bench for me - which feels horrendous

    11. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lacazette to Watkins or hold?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Probably hold.

    12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

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

      1. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

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

      Stones to start both games?

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes, they don't have anyone else

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        laporte and ake are injured, unsure on return date,

        and it's not like city's centre backs are doing a lot of running.

      3. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hope so, probably bringing him in today or tomorrow.

    14. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Need a GK for BB in DGW.

      Areola over Johnstone because of DGWs in the future?

    15. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Feeling good about my TC DGW19 team:

      Martinez
      Robbo TAA Coufal
      Salah KDB(3x) Bruno Grealish Soucek
      Antonio Watkins

      Bamford Dallas Mitchell Forster 0.0 ITB

    16. Weerman
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      bottoed
      Have no City..

      Thoughts on Salah+Grealish+Taylor -> KDB+Foden+Dias for -8?

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        no, only Taylor -> Dias for free makes sense

        1. Weerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          0 itb so have to remove a premium asset for funds

          McCarthy
          Robertson Coufal Targett
          Salah Bruno Son Grealish Soucek
          Vardy Bamford

          Forster Adams Taylor Mitchell 1FT 0 itb

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            If you're desperate for city then do robbo to dias and son to KDB. But i wouldnt reccomend it, seems pretty sideways, Robbo a good pick. Son is the obvious place for moving since he has a single

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Must be trolling? Selling Salah and Grealish when they have double GWs

        1. Weerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          adams+taylor-> brewster+dias also an option

    17. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bamford to Antonio for dgw?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        i'd be tempted yes

    18. SM001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Seriously considering not playing Bench Boost now with fixture changes. I have 3 Leeds players now sitting on the bench. I could spend 12 points to transfer them out. Thoughts?

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        They still have Brighton, which isn't dreadful. I wouldn't take a hit to BB, it almost defeats the purpose.

      2. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'm considering BB with Dallas, Ayling and Bamford.

    19. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Son to KDB or keep Son and do Stephens to Foden ?

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I think Son + Foden outscore KDB + Stephen

      2. RealSocialDads
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        KDB will be very highly owned next week, if no other way to get him in then would do Son -> KDB

    20. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Johnstone
      Dias Stones Coufal Dallas
      Salah Mane Fernandes Soucek
      Kane Bamford

      Steer Mitchell DCL Alzate
      1FT 0.1m

      bench boost clearly not an option.

      Mane + DCL to KDB + Antonio (bench Dallas) -4 seems sensible?

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I think so yes.

    21. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Rash/DCL to KDB/Watkins for -4 makes sense, right?

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        yes

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Cheers

    22. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Dias Mee Coufal
      KDB (c) Salah Maddison Bowen Grealish
      Kane Bamford

      Button Allioski Adams Mitchell
      1ft 0.7itb

      Thoughts on this -4
      Button & Adams > Johnstone & Watkins (benching Mccarthy & Bamford)

      other ideas welcome

      1. RealSocialDads
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Do it without the keeper transfer

    23. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would appreciate any help on this one as I'm stumped!

      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*

    24. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kane - Neto - Adams to Antonio - Salah - Wilson for a minus 8??

      Or just -4 and not bring in Wilson??

      1. RealSocialDads
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        -4 without wilson, although Kane (shu) and Neto (WBA) out could hurt

    25. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bamford -> Watkins (-4) worth it this week?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not for me

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        no

      3. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ta both.

    26. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A) Son and Firmino to KDB and Antonio/Watkins (-4)
      B) Raphina to Gundogan

    27. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Martinez
      Robertson Targett Mee Dallas*
      Son* KDB Salah Fernandes Soucek
      Bamford
      [McCarthy Davis Bednarek Adams*]

      A. Adams + Son > Antonio + Foden -4
      B. Adams + Dallas > Antonio + Coufal -4
      C. Save

      or anything else?

      Wildcarding next so just for one week

      1. RealSocialDads
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I like B

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

    28. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dalls > Stones for the DGW?

      Would give me Stones/Dias/KDB

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Sweet. I would

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        yes

        unless you have the money for Cancelo, then it's better

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Unfortunately not

    29. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Are you planning on keeping Grealish now with the recent DGW19 news?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Frustatingly I wanted to trade him out but since it's Newcastle I will need to keep. He's probably still going after the double

    30. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Does AVL playing NEW in DGW19 implies that AVL-SPURS has zero chances to be played in GW20 or is there still a chance ?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No chance. Just think to yourself, which date in 19 could it be played?

    31. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Already on a -4

      With leno Bamford laca as my single gameweek players.

      Does it makes sense to do leno to Martinez for another -4

    32. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      am I correct in saying if Targett is booked against city he will miss the Newcastle game?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          After a team plays 19 games, then the rule of 5YC is not valid anymore.

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bruno has same risk in first GW19 game.

    33. BooYaKasha
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Please RMT FH DGW19

      Martinez,
      Robbo, Chilwell, Stones
      Salah, KDB(C), Bruno, Foden, Soucek
      Vary, Antonio

      Forster, Davies, Pieters, Douglas

      1. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        team looks great but are you not afraid to go wo kane or son ?