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Southampton v Newcastle postponed as second Gameweek 21 fixture falls

Southampton v Newcastle United has become the second Gameweek 21 fixture to be postponed.

The game has been called off due to a lack of numbers in the Magpies’ squad and follows the earlier announcement that Leicester City v Norwich City wouldn’t go ahead on New Year’s Day.

A Premier League statement said:

 “Southampton FC’s match against Newcastle United at St Mary’s Stadium, due to be played at 2pm on Sunday 2 January, has regrettably been postponed.

“Newcastle United continue to have ongoing COVID-19 cases and injuries that led to their match against Everton FC being called off earlier this week. The Board accepted the postponement application as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper).

“The Board was able to make its decision in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters’ festive plans.”

POSTPONED MATCHES STILL TO BE REARRANGED

  • Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur (weather)
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur (Covid)
  • Brentford v Manchester United (Covid)
  • Burnley v Watford (Covid)
  • Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (Covid)
  • Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion (Covid)
  • Everton v Leicester City (Covid)
  • Southampton v Brentford (Covid)
  • Watford v Crystal Palace (Covid)
  • West Ham United v Norwich City (Covid)
  • Aston Villa v Burnley (Covid)
  • Burnley v Everton (Covid)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford (Covid)
  • Liverpool v Leeds (Covid)
  • Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Covid)
  • Leeds United v Aston Villa (Covid)
  • Everton v Newcastle United (Covid)
  • Leicester City v Norwich City (Covid)
  • Southampton v Newcastle United (Covid)
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea (Club World Cup)
  • Chelsea v Arsenal (Club World Cup)
  • Arsenal v Liverpool (clash with EFL Cup final)

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  1. The Mighty Whites
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    1FT, 1.2 ITB, thoughts?

    DDG - Bachmann

    TAA - Cancelo - James - White - Livramento*

    Son - Jota - Gundogan - Raphinha - Allan

    Ronaldo - Antonio - Broja*

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      Broja to King/Dennis

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        Cheers - would you do a hit to bring a defender in or start White?

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      Broja > Dennis

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        Is Dennis not off to AFCON?

        1. RedRo
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            No.

            Or - AFCOFF

          • Vertigo
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            No.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      DDG
      TAA Cancelo Dier
      Son Foden Jota Bowen
      Ronaldo Antonio Broja*

      (Gunn Livra* Gallagher* James*)
      1 FT & 0.0m

      A) James & Gallagher ➡️ Cash & Raphinha -4
      B) James & Broja ➡️ Cash & Dennis/King -4
      C) Anything else?

      Appreciate your thoughts!

      1. Lord of Ings
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        B

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Even though Watford are facing Spurs?

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        I am doing B to Dennis. Admittedly not best fixture but could grab return and possibly doubles coming and next fixtures Newcastle and Norwich-

    4. Return of the FF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Any thoughts on who the Liverpool cases are?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        Alison & Firmino missed training yesterday apparently.

    5. Naby K8a
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      Broke on here yesterday Thiago news... Klopp says not close to first team return in presser today

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/12/30/tielemans-a-fpl-differential-for-gameweek-21-and-beyond/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_24571832

    6. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      Don't academy members count as valid backup?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        Yes & under 23’s.

        1. Vertigo
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Cheers.

      2. AC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        Only if they have played for the first team

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        only if they have already played first team football for a PL, European or Championship team

    7. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      Wow, flipped a coin last night either Gray or JWP, came up Gray.

      1. The Bad Seed
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Wow

    8. GoonerSteve
      • 12 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      I've seen more bickering and trolling on here this last few days than in the previous 10+ seasons.

      Put the handbags away fellas.

      1. RedRo
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          You want some? I’ll give it ya

        • yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          No you haven’t

          1. GoonerSteve
            • 12 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Genuinely have. A lot of it gets deleted it seems.

        • THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Handbags should only be danced around.

          1. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            In the Gents toilets to ♫ YMCA ♫. That's FPL hardcore.

      2. Gubby-Allen
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          They had a full bench of nine internationals last week. I think it more likely that Liverpool get in postponed but not that they would want to, depends who their cases are.

        • dshv
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Ddg foster
          Trent cancelo cash reguilon livra
          Son foden jota gallagher maddison
          Watkins ronaldo davis

          Anything worth a hit? Don’t have any bench…..

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Gallagher or Maddison to boweb

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              Browen

              1. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                One more time

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              You know who I mean..

              1. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Brownhil?

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Exactly him!

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    😎

        • Lord of Ings
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Which defender to get?
          A)Regullion
          B)Emerson Royal
          B)Cash

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Probably Royal, Cash, Reguilon in that order for me

            1. swanseag55
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              Can I ask why Royal instead of Reg? Had Reg in my WC but changed to Royal to save some money but seeing a few people saying maybe Royal is the better option as Conte loves him?

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Better long term pick. Reguilon has Sessegnon competing for LWB and I think Doherty is looking to move on January

                1. swanseag55
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Cheers mate. Heard Sessegnon still out but won’t be out for long

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    A muscle injury. 10-14 days out when Conte mentioned it in the Palace presser

          2. RedRo
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              In that order

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            The right play to lose Gallagher instead of Bernardo this GW? I guess just play what's in front of us and too much uncertainty with Gallagher injury status

            1. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              I think so

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Cheers

          4. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Pool have three cases Sky sports

          5. Cheeky Onion
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            If you had to make the transfer tonight, who would you drop for Son (-4)

            A) Bilva - 18 goals for City in last 4 games and he hasn't had a sniff

            B) Mount - Liverpool game in doubt, tough fixtures before BGW 24 & 25

            Was on A, but leaning B now.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              Mount

            2. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              Gotta be B. Don't try and over think it.

            3. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              Cannot see how the top four teams can be allowed to call off games with the huge squads available to them?

              1. RedRo
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Got to be much less likely but they could still be riddled with cases I guess.

                • THE SHEEP HUNTER
                  • 4 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Asked whether Liverpool will need the game to be postponed Klopp added: "We aren't close to getting the game postponed yet. We haven't had a proper outbreak yet but it's happening more and more often.

                  "It's like a lottery in the morning when you wait for the result. It was day-by-day pretty much another case and today another one."

              2. mox81
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Why tonight? Wait until tomorrow if you can. Not sure that the pool match will be off, 3 players doesn't seem a lot and Klopp implied it would be going ahead with teamsheet comment.

                Other than that, neither must go, but both should go, flip a coin if you're only shipping one.

                1. Cheeky Onion
                  • 4 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  My time zone means I'd need to be up awfully early after NYE celebrations, highly unlikely

            4. Gubby-Allen
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                If the Premier League list the rescheduled games, presumably in place of the FA Cup replays. There will be plenty of FA Cup 3rd Round games called off, so surely they would take priority over the league games which could be played any time.

              • tractorjess
                • 6 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Guaita Foster(*)
                Cancelo Alonso Guehi White Livra(-)
                Salah Mount Moura Gundo Saka
                Antonio Toney Vardy(-)

                1ft 0.2itb

              • Dušan Citizen
                • 8 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Captain Salah everyone?

                1. DavvaMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Son for me.

                2. maglia rosa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  It's like throwing a snow ball into a snow storm. Carnage.

                3. RedRo
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Son unless West Ham or Watford have. a DGW announced

                  • Tonyawesome69
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Probably swapping him out to Son (C)

                  • Dušan Citizen
                    • 8 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    I was always against Salah C, but now is the chance to actually gain something on him. Chelsea defence is getting worse, Alonso is awful defender, so he could get something.

                  • Root
                    • 10 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Ronaldo

                  • drughi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Son or possibly Kane if I get him

                  • sk24
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Yes

                4. Over Midwicket
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Why aren't more people jumping on Raphinha again? Great fixtures, nailed, all set pieces, pens etc.

                  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Will be in my WC if I push the button tonight!!

                  2. RedRo
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      He’s definitely in my thoughts

                    • Catastrophe
                      • 11 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Isn't he Bayern-bound?

                      1. Over Midwicket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        Not at the mo

                    • Lilac Breasted Roller
                      • 4 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Pens not with Bamford back

                      1. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        But improves his overall output with Bamford back

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          When is Bamford back btw?

                          1. Over Midwicket
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Touch and go

                    • Atimis
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Sold him for Son last week

                    • Bertonian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Probably because of better options in teams playing well Bowen Maddison Jota Foden Son Saka etc. Could be a good shout still though

                  3. Catastrophe
                    • 11 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Help greatly appreciated, 1 FT, 0.4 ITB.

                    DDG
                    TAA, Cancelo, Reguilon
                    Foden, Jota, Silva, Saka, Bowen
                    Ronaldo, Dennis

                    (Steer, Lacazette, Dier, James*)

                    A) Lacazette & Silva -> Son & King (-4)

                    B) Lacazette, Silva & James -> Kane, Jorginho & Mitchell/Lamptey/Johnson (-8)

                    C) Lacazette, Silva & James -> Watkins, Son & Johnson (-8)

                    Cheers!

                    1. RedRo
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        I like A. Especially if Watford DGW announced before deadline

                        1. Catastrophe
                          • 11 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Cheers

                      • Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        A or C. Don't like the Jorginho pick or bringing Chelsea players now

                        1. Catastrophe
                          • 11 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Cheers. Yeah struggling to find a good player in that bracket.

                          1. Tonyawesome69
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Martinelli, Gray/Doucoure or Ramsey

                    2. tractorjess
                      • 6 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Best Vardy replacement? DCL? Watkins?

                      1. Lilac Breasted Roller
                        • 4 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        I'm waiting until DCL/Everton show they can perform first. Can't believe I almost brought DCL in on WC when it seemed like he may be back

                        Ronaldo, Watkins, Antonio

                        1. Lilac Breasted Roller
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          or dennis of course

                    3. Lilac Breasted Roller
                      • 4 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      A) Mount to Bowen
                      B) James to Reguilon
                      C) James to Emerson

                      1. mox81
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        A

                      2. RedRo
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          I’d do A + B for a hit. If only doing one I’d do A I think if you can bench James

                          1. Lilac Breasted Roller
                            • 4 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Think I may bite the bullet on that. If che-liv is postponed I am in deep trouble

                      3. abaalan
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        DDG, (Foster)
                        Lowton, Cancelo, Taa, (Livra, Rudiger)
                        Jota, Bernardo, Bowen, Raphinha (Saka)
                        Jesus, Kane, Watkins

                        1 FT, 1.4 ITB.
                        Top priority to get rid of? Bernardo, Jesus, Rudi, someone else?

                      4. trinzoo
                        • 7 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        Vieira said nothing of Gallagher? Likely to miss it?

                      5. AC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        Against conventional wisdom I think that the Premier league will speak to UEFA and will be rescheduling quite a few games during the weeks of champs league ie quater and semi finals when the winter is over.

                        1. RedRo
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Agreed

                        2. FredrikH
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Feeling Kane over Son as captain this GW and I've failed captain 4/5 last GWs. There you go.

                          1. DannyDrinkVodka
                            • 2 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            I'm with you and I'm on a Cancelo Son Foden captain hot rollllll

                        3. DGW21 Fixture and clean sheet odds
                          G-Whizz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          GW21 fixture odds can be found here:
                          http://prntscr.com/25f5xfs
                          (Provided by Betbrain.com)

                          GW21 clean sheet odds:
                          MNU: 45%
                          TOT: 39%
                          MCI: 37%
                          AVL: 33%
                          LEE: 33%
                          BHA: 32%
                          EVE: 31%
                          WHU: 29%
                          BRE: 28%
                          LIV: 28%
                          CHE: 24%
                          CRY: 24%
                          BUR: 22%
                          WOL: 18%
                          WAT: 17%
                          ARS: 14%
                          LEI: -
                          NEW: -
                          NOR: -
                          SOU: -
                          (Provided by Betbrain.com)

                          Clean sheet totals:
                          Manchester City: 12
                          Liverpool: 10
                          Arsenal: 9 (+1)
                          Chelsea: 9
                          Tottenham: 7 (+1)
                          Wolves: 7
                          Brighton: 6 (+1)
                          Aston Villa: 5
                          Crystal Palace: 5
                          Southampton: 5
                          Brentford: 4
                          Manchester Utd: 4
                          West Ham: 4
                          Burnley: 3
                          Everton: 3
                          Leeds: 3
                          Leicester City: 3
                          Norwich: 3
                          Newcastle 1

                          Apologies for missing the figures last week NGL the quick turnaround caught me out!

                          Whatever you're up to tonight, have a great time and wish you a happy new year 🙂

                          G

                          1. Echoes
                            • 1 Year
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Happy New year to you too. Could we get a game happening/postponement odds as well please? 😀

                            1. G-Whizz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 4 Years
                              27 days, 20 hours ago

                              No 😆

                          2. HashAttack
                            • 4 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Thanks - maybe we need the odds of each match actually being played 🙂

                            1. G-Whizz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 4 Years
                              27 days, 20 hours ago

                              That would be handy 😆

                              There's talk Brentford, Everton and West Ham could have a DGW will post when I have more news...

                          3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Cheers matey

                          4. The Bad Seed
                            • 4 Years
                            27 days, 20 hours ago

                            Man utd will not get a clean sheet with 200% odds.

                            Maguire will make sure of that.

                            1. G-Whizz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 4 Years
                              27 days, 20 hours ago

                              😆

                        4. Atimis
                          • 5 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Will we hear about potential Southampton DGW or Chelsea game postponed before the deadline?

                          1. bitm2007
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Will be announced along with TV fixtures later today or tomorrow. Saints are unlikely to get DGW21 now Castle game has been postponed.

                        5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Would this back line be a good bet on WC????

                          TAA Cancelo E.Royal, Cucurrella or Tierney, and Coady

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            I am considering WC, but I think that having for example sneaky defensive Brighton double up or even triple up might be viable BB strategy. Supposing they have good dgw with 8th attacking player, that might be the time. Yet covid postponement fears are also an issue.

                            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              I like it mate!!!! Sneaky is good!! Cucurella and Lamptey!! Like that idea, I’ve done some WC draft will full 15 decent players most have atleast one game to be rearranged too so can use BB if/when the fixtures suit my team

                              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                Yeah agree too mate, I’m definitely cautious about it and won’t make my decision until tomorrow but il have a WC ready just in case

                        6. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          They have decided to announce future dgw:s today or tomorrow. Liverpool match is at risk and Cancelo was robbed. If they are not telling which dgw:s are going to happen next week we are in very annoying situation. Playing WC half blind now is more than huge risk and having only one FH left means that it can't be used next week. This is choosing between bad and even worse options now.

                        7. jay01
                          • 7 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          If Matty Cash picks up a yellow card on Sunday he is suspended for the next game.. if there isnt a dgwk next week, the game he goes for is the FA cup game at United right?

                          Or would it be the next prem game?

                          1. Lilac Breasted Roller
                            • 4 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            should be next domestic game, so FA would count

                          2. Saubi
                            • 1 Year
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            It will be next Premier League game. FFS article on Suspension Tightrope states that

                            "Punishments for yellow card accumulation are competition-specific, whereas suspensions for dismissals cover all competitive matches."

                        8. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Any insights whether Dalot or AWB the first choice?

                          1. Tonyawesome69
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Dalot poor in the Newcastle game. ASM outplayed him. AWB was poor last night so expect Dalot back in the next game. Too much uncertainty and rotation in the spot

                            1. Magic Zico
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              Ok thx, bloody head-spinning situation 😛

                              1. Tonyawesome69
                                • 3 Years
                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                Don't trust United's def to pick any of them

                                1. Magic Zico
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Yeah already in the team so whether play Dalot or not to avoid cameo

                                  1. Tonyawesome69
                                    • 3 Years
                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                    I would play him. I think he will start