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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
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who scores more in 19:

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

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B for me

    2. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

    3. TNB
        3 months, 3 days ago

        B

    4. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Which one to lose for Salah?

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

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        neither

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        A

      3. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Tough. A I think....

      4. TNB
          3 months, 3 days ago

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

      5. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 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…
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          done deal

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

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

        2. TNB
            3 months, 3 days ago

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

        3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

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

          Thoughts on this?

          1. BeWater
              3 months, 3 days ago

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

            • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Not for me, better DGW options

            • TNB
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Too unpredictable atm

            • Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 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 (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Yes

              2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                If they are fine would I expect all to play both

            • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Jesus am I ever going to get rid of Watkins.

            • pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 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
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Worth it mate

                1. pundit of punts
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Cheers

            • machickenz
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 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
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Man City
                West Ham

              2. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                West Ham and Man City

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

                West Ham and City are standout ones

              4. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                in order
                MCI
                WHU
                WBA

              5. TNB
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  City and West Hams

                • machickenz
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 3 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?

              6. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

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

                1. Offside Trapattoni
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  My bench is McCarthy, KWP Bamford Dallas...

                2. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

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

              7. Right In The Stanchion
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

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

                1. FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 3 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?

              8. FULLSERVICECOVER
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                i would yeh

              9. Mane Mane Mane
                  3 months, 3 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. KAMARA-COPY
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    NO

                  2. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 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
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    No

                • FULLSERVICECOVER
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  i would personally.

                • Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Looks good!

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Does PVA take back his place from Mitchell today?

                  1. KAMARA-COPY
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    mitchell will start

                  2. TNB
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      I think Mitchell will play

                  3. Stoichkov#8
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Planning to BB:

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

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

                    TC KDB anybody?

                    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Will he play both?

                      1. Michelle Davin
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Not sure,but that will always remain a question

                  5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Dias captain for the double game week. Discuss.

                    1. KAMARA-COPY
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Duffy

                    2. Kane and Ablett
                        3 months, 3 days ago

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

                      • Michelle Davin
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Will he play both?

                      • TNB
                          3 months, 3 days ago

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

                        • Couch Potato
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 3 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).

                      • TNB
                          3 months, 3 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. KAMARA-COPY
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            I prefer 2
                            antonio coming in for dcl

                        • tbos83
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            This entire DGW is a logistical nightmare

                            1. Couch Potato
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 3 days ago

                              These things are sent to test us!!

                              Do you still have FH or WC option?

                              1. tbos83
                                  3 months, 2 days ago

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

                            2. The Mantis
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 3 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?

                            3. King Kohli
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 3 days ago

                              Would you BB this bench?

                              Meslier
                              Raphinha
                              Dawson
                              Anguissa

                              1. the_duke
                                  3 months, 3 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

                                • KAMARA-COPY
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 3 days ago

                                  nah

                                • Salarrivederci
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 3 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
                                    3 months, 3 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.

                              2. Gun gun
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 3 days ago

                                Anybody without kdb but going with sterling and foden etc?

                              3. Gemma817
                                  3 months, 3 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
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 3 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
                                    3 months, 3 days ago

                                    Save the TC option for now

                                • Bucket Man
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 3 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

                                • FootballDog
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 3 days ago

                                  Pick one. Have Antonio

                                  1. Soucek
                                  2. Foden

                                  1. Gemma817
                                      3 months, 3 days ago

                                      Foden

                                    • TNB
                                        3 months, 3 days ago

                                        2

                                    • Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 3 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
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 3 days ago

                                        would you sell

                                      2. Gemma817
                                          3 months, 3 days ago

                                          which two players that is the question

                                      3. Totti
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 3 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

                                      4. OBAMA
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 3 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
                                          3 months, 3 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.

                                      5. KAMARA-COPY
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 3 days ago

                                        Who scores more this gw
                                        Antonio or Bam

                                        1. Max City
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 3 days ago

                                          Bam, I think

                                        2. highsguy
                                            3 months, 3 days ago

                                            B

                                          • TNB
                                              3 months, 3 days ago

                                              Antonio if he plays 180 min over the 2 games

                                              1. BeWater
                                                  3 months, 3 days ago

                                                  So Bamford then 🙂

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