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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. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Who scores more in 19:

    A) Son + Kane
    B) Salah + Dallas (-4)

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      B for me

    2. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      B

    3. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      B

  2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Which one to lose for Salah?

    a) Son vs SHU (1GW)
    b) Grealish (DGW)

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      neither

    2. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Tough. A I think....

    4. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      If I had to pick it would be A but tough one

  3. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Son and Firmino to KDB and Antonio (-4) a good move?
    Wary of KDB now, plus Bobby has a double.....

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      done deal

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers. It was the plan....just having second thoughts

    2. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Antonio should play both games in the absence of another striker unless Benrahma takes somes minutes away from him

  4. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Want pulisic but worried Hudson odoi plays one of the games.....

    Thoughts on this?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      I don't trust Pulisic at all to the point he hasn't even crossed by mind as an option

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Not for me, better DGW options

    3. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Too unpredictable atm

  5. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    In terms of the COVID outbreak that Villa had - do we actually expect the likes of Grealish/Martinez/Watkins to play both games in DGW19?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      If they are fine would I expect all to play both

  6. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Jesus am I ever going to get rid of Watkins.

  7. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Case for Timo Werner in DGWFHT!

    Playing through the middle

    Ziyech and Pulisic back to help him

    Scored in the last 2 games. Good form.

    On penalties

    Has a DGW. Good fixtures

    Only in the team for 1 gw. Don’t have to carry him.

    What’s not to like?

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

      Worth it mate

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

  8. machickenz
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Okay, something different but which double gameweek teams below have the higher % for clean sheets?

    Aston Villa - vs MCI, NEW
    Burnley - vs WHU, LIV
    Chelsea - vs FUL, LEI
    Fulham - vs CHE, MUN
    Leicester - vs SOU, CHE
    Liverpool - vs MUN, BUR
    Man City - vs CRY, AVL
    Man United - vs LIV, FUL
    West Brom - vs WOL, WHU
    West Ham - vs BUR, WBA

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

      Man City
      West Ham

    2. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      West Ham and Man City

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      West Ham and City are standout ones

    4. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      in order
      MCI
      WHU
      WBA

    5. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      City and West Hams

    6. machickenz
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Sounds like man city and west ham are the picks. Would you guys double up on defence for any of those teams? If so, who?

  9. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Owning 2 Leeds & 2 Southampton was all fun and games until now :/

    1. Offside Trapattoni
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      My bench is McCarthy, KWP Bamford Dallas...

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      I’ll see that and raise you 3 x Leeds and 2 x Saints

  10. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 5 days ago

    I still have Mahrez. Any chance he starts both games or even 1??

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      I mean even if he does.. he's been useless. Surely those funds can go to another better double player? Rashford? Grealish? Even Ziyech?

  11. FULLSERVICECOVER
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    i would yeh

  12. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 5 days ago

    I have a full first 11 double gameweek and my bench is
    4.0
    Chris Wood (DGW)
    Dallas
    Watkins (DGW)

    Is that worthy of a bench boost if my keeper isn’t going to play?

    1. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      NO

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Hmm I'd lean towards yes. Don't know whether you'll have a better bench other weeks?

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      No

  13. FULLSERVICECOVER
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    i would personally.

  14. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    I can get this with a -4 (Kane + Raphinha > Salah + Brewster), G2G?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Coufal
    Salah (V) KDB (C) Bruno Son Grealish
    Wilson Bamford

    Forster Dallas Dier Brewster
    0.2 ITB

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Looks good!

  15. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Does PVA take back his place from Mitchell today?

    1. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      mitchell will start

    2. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      I think Mitchell will play

  16. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Planning to BB:

    a) Johnstone + Newcastle def for -4
    b) no GK + James/Shaw free

  17. Michelle Davin
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    TC KDB anybody?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Will he play both?

      1. Michelle Davin
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 5 days ago

        Not sure,but that will always remain a question

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Dias captain for the double game week. Discuss.

    1. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Duffy

    2. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Solid but unspectacular, 8-14 points range so sensible but you won’t enjoy watching the games at all

    3. Michelle Davin
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Will he play both?

    4. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Never been a fan of captaining Defenders unless they are attacking full backs

    5. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Clean Sheet v Palace is likely (6pts), maybe not v Villa (2pts)

      Unlikely to score/assist, may get a BP.

      So 16-18 pts is most likely if captaining - I want someone with a much higher ceiling than that (and I do have Dias in my team).

  19. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Like many I had been planning a BB for DGW19 and now find myself in a bit of a predicament:

    So here are the options that come to my mind and would appreciate any input.

    CT- 1FT – 0.5 ITB

    McCarthy: Leicester
    Martin (fodder)

    Taylor - WHU+LIV
    Coufal – BUR+WBA
    Konsa – MCI+NEW
    Dallas – BHA
    Holding – NEW

    Bruno: LIV+FUL
    KdB: CRY+AVL
    Salah: MUN+BUR
    Soucek: BUR+WBA
    Son: Sheffield Utd

    Bamford: BHA
    Adams: LEI
    DCL: X

    Option 1: Save a FT and play the DGW players and bench ADAMS and TAYLOR (fitness+fixtures)

    Option 2:

    Bench an additional player from my CT with Cavani coming in for DCL (Free)

    Option 3- Bench Boost with -8 HIT

    DCL > Cavani
    Adams > Antonio
    Martin to another fodder to be able to get Antonio in (Max 3 WHAM players)

    Let me know your thoughts. You might see the post on a few articles leading up to deadline.

    1. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      I prefer 2
      antonio coming in for dcl

  20. tbos83
    8 months, 5 days ago

    This entire DGW is a logistical nightmare

    1. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      These things are sent to test us!!

      Do you still have FH or WC option?

      1. tbos83
        8 months, 4 days ago

        I have FH but going to try and save it. Still deliberating though

  21. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    How should I use my FT and £1.4M ITB?

    Martinez (Button)
    Lowton / Dias / Cresswell (Dallas / Mitchell)
    KDB / Bruno / Son / Soucek (ESR)
    Martial / Kane / Bamford

    Question marks over Martial, not having Salah and maybe improving defence by bringing in Stones?

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

    Would you BB this bench?

    Meslier
    Raphinha
    Dawson
    Anguissa

    1. the_duke
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah I would, i'm BB with Steer, Dallas, Raph, Coufal -4. Planned this far to use it, I just want to get it out the way I think.

      People are saying will be to hard to navigate the blank and double later down the line

    2. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      nah

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      If you don't have a FH for BGW29 then yes.
      If you have a FH for BGW29 but no WC you might be able to build a better team for DGW26 with FT's.
      If you have all chips then no 🙂

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

        Have all chips.
        If I do WC25 BB26, I would be stuck with a heavy bench till the end of season without a chance to restructure again.

  23. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Anybody without kdb but going with sterling and foden etc?

  24. Gemma817
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Torn between Salah and KDB on TC.
    KDB has the better fixtures but Salah has a higher ceiling.. Also some saying KDB could be benched for one game?? With the title race so close do we think Pep would bench KDB? His talisman

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      KDB TC makes more sense to me. I would personally hold the TC chip for a Son/Kane DGW down the line

    2. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Save the TC option for now

  25. Bucket Man
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Look OK team and bench order? Managed to save FH. Not expecting a good week this week either but hopefully can make a comeback of sorts later on.

    McCarthy
    Robertson, Cancelo, Saiss
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Bowen, Saka
    Kane, Bamford
    Forster, Dallas, Holding, Brewster

  26. FootballDog
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Pick one. Have Antonio

    1. Soucek
    2. Foden

    1. Gemma817
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Foden

    2. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      2

  27. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    would you sold kane and smith rowe for a hit in order to get 2 dgw players? or maybe just do one for free ? thanks

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      would you sell

    2. Gemma817
      8 months, 5 days ago

      which two players that is the question

  28. Totti
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    lost the freehit chip this week was an awful week for me

    any suggestions what to do with that lot?

    martinez forster
    coufal taylor bednarek holding lamptey
    salah bruno grealish son burke
    kane calvert bamford

    1FT 0.3 itb

  29. OBAMA
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Would you wildcard if you now only have 5dgw players for gw19?

    I FH'd this week but the Leeds game now being off dgw has really hurt me & I didn't change things round quick enough when city got given a dgw so I have no city either.

    Is using my WC this early gonna do more damage down the line? I could take a -8 and field about 8 dgw players?

    Would appreciate thoughts, cheers.

    1. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Gonna use my WC, and have now got 11 starting DGWers, plus 2 on the bench.

      Fully aware that it leaves me without Kane/Son/Leeds for now, but that's the gamble.

  30. COUFAL SO GOOD
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 5 days ago

    Who scores more this gw
    Antonio or Bam

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Bam, I think

    2. highsguy
      8 months, 5 days ago

      B

    3. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 5 days ago

      Antonio if he plays 180 min over the 2 games

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 5 days ago

        So Bamford then 🙂

        I say this as someone who brought Antonio in last night!