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Leicester and Everton’s Double Gameweek 21 match postponed

A modest-sized Double Gameweek 21 got even smaller on Sunday night.

Tuesday’s match between Leicester City and Everton has been postponed after it was deemed that the Foxes had an insufficient number of first-team players available to fulfil the match.

The decision from the Premier League came after Leicester highlighted unavailability issues not just due to Covid-19 cases but also because of injuries and players on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

There’s nothing us Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers can do about it now so all eyes turn to Double Gameweek 22.

Brendan Rodgers’ side face Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur in their double-header but the match against the Clarets in particular may be also at risk, as the Foxes had only eight senior outfield players available for the FA Cup third-round win over Watford on Sunday.

Five more additional bodies would be needed for Leicester to reach the minimum number required (13), which might just be possible in the shape of Patson Daka, Caglar Soyuncu, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Luke Thomas an A.N.Other.

We’ll hopefully get a clearer picture in the coming days so the advice, as if it needed repeating, is to hold those Gameweek 22 transfers or chip activations until as late as possible.


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185 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 46 mins ago

    Gone from 4 flagged to 7 flagged in a day 🙁

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 30 mins ago

      Time to use the All Out Template chip!

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 18 mins ago

        I will use my auto remove flagged players chip.

  2. baggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 45 mins ago

    With cancelations as they are is using a chip at the peak of uncertainty the best move? When things stabilise there will be more, and bigger dgws, hopefully more predictable. I could fill a fh and games be called off next week.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 34 mins ago

      Stabilise?

  3. dshv
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 35 mins ago

    1. Son to moura (-4)

    2.play Watkins

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 31 mins ago

      I don’t know.

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 days, 29 mins ago

      No one can answer properly on this kind of questions now.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 25 mins ago

        It will be reposted two or three times yet if his posting history is anything to go by.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 16 mins ago

        Agreed, Villa match could be cancelled, Moura may test positive for covid, etc.

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 25 mins ago

    Will there be a third free hit chip?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 24 mins ago

      No, just All Out Template chip I heard.

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 4 mins ago

      Mockery of the game now.

  5. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 25 mins ago

    So many flags!

    need some nice updates before Friday!

    FH doesnt look like a great move, guessing you would attack the united fixtures and hope!

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 4 mins ago

      Even then, still not convinced on United.

    2. Hiiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      United has the best fixtures for GW 22 on paper. But there is a "but" and it's a big "but". Their form has been quite bad and
      most of their players seem to not enjoy playing for Man united at the moment.

  6. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 25 mins ago

    Shall we hold a vigil for everybody who brought in Keane?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 23 mins ago

      We could build a big wicker Keane and put them in it?

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 23 mins ago

        I like it

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 23 mins ago

        If they are a witch they wont burn though

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 18 mins ago

          But their clothes will #yenniferofvengerberg

      3. The Point About It Is
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        We could all chip in and but the Marble Arch Mound for them https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-59906865

  7. Hiiler
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 22 mins ago

    I got an E-mail fron FFS saying that In Fanteam season game they have an additional prizepool for FFS members. How can I be eligible for that additional prizepool? What do I need to do in order to compete for that prizepool?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 21 mins ago

      Absolutely no idea. Why not reply to the email

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 16 mins ago

        He doesn’t trust it.

      2. Hiiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 13 mins ago

        Quite often those kinda e-mails are automated or something like that, so replying has no effect. Don't know what is the case with FFS e-mail though.

        Is there a way in FFS to get instant support. Mail support tens to take days sometimes. No idea how is the case with FFS mail support though.

  8. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 18 mins ago

    Morning all.Is it worth to get Cavani?

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 16 mins ago

      I even lost my nerves with Ronaldo.. you are thinking about another weak striker.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 13 mins ago

        4 goals,1 assist and 9 bonus in his last 6 games.Can't understand your frustration.

        1. AARON-1
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            I wouldn't describe Cavani as "weak". Best movement in the box of any striker in the league. The only risk factor is whether or not he'll play both matches.

    2. stuck in a dream 🙂
        9 days, 12 mins ago

        am just done with fpl 😐

        1. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 3 mins ago

          Stuck in a nightmare.

      • Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 mins ago

        FH looks a lot less inviting now with Son injured and Lei v Eve postponed.
        Think I'll avoid it again this week, still two in hand.

        1. Hiiler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 5 mins ago

          Looks that way to me also. And you don't know there might be additional postponements in DGW 22 yet to come.

        2. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 2 mins ago

          Best way for now. I may even roll a transfer!

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 2 mins ago

          Same here. Will be plenty of opportunities to use the two FHs.

        4. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Yep, cheers all.

      • tbos83
        • 1 Year
        9 days ago

        Son > Maddison/Bruno or just roll ft?

        Sanchez
        TAA Keane Cancelo
        Bowen Gray Gallagher Jota
        Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

        Steele Livra* Son* White

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        How many DGW players do you aim to have, as things stand right now?

        Only have DDG, Rudiger, Dennis and Kane and planning to get another in for Son.

        1. Vertigo
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Five when I pull the trigger on Watkins for King. Although I'll be wanting him back, so still undecided.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            Few dgw teams left, but would really want 2-3 from Spurs and Utd, not 1-2…

        2. The Point About It Is
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          3 - Sanchez, Alonso and Ron.
          I was going for FH but with Son news with either just make one xfr or perhaps -4 to get in Moura and one other

          1. The Point About It Is
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            *will

        3. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Was all set for 8 with no hit. Looking like the number will end up closer to 4 by Friday.

          1. AARON-1
              8 days, 23 hours ago

              I've only got one DGW player. Not panicking although I have knocked up two or three Free Hit drafts. They seem good but the big question remains: will the double game week actually see those teams playing two fixtures or will one be postponed. I reckon it's better to hold the free hit(s). Once teams have had the covid outbreak amongst their players, it's not common for people to pick up the virus again so things should hopefully settle down.

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 23 hours ago

                Hope you’re right. Also Liverpool and WHU have good SGW fixtures, and maby one of Foden, Bilva and Cancelo can do well too?

                1. AARON-1
                    8 days, 23 hours ago

                    Depends who you've got in your team. Many single game week players can achieve excellent returns: Trent (should play), Bowen, Antonio, Gray, Jota, to name a few. I'd be reluctant to swap any of those in all honesty this week. I think the players who genuinely need thinking about are Maddison, Tielemans, Lookman, Dennis, King, Moura, Kane. No defensive options suggest too many points.

          2. Mr Ozil
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            Morning All,

            What to do with the below team?

            DDG Steer*
            TAA Cancelo Livramento Reguilion James*
            Salah* Son* Gray Bowen Bernardo
            King Antonio Broja

            Something that involves getting Ronaldo or Madisson perhaps?

          3. The Point About It Is
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            Is Livra > Lowton a sensible move?
            Want to keep a full playing bench
            Lowton has double and is cheapish for use as 5th defender.
            He has got 1 goal and 3 assists so far
            But fixtures from gw 23 are terrible and his attacking points have only come against poor defensive teams.

          4. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            Took -8 and now Coufal is with covid and Gray has his match postponed...should hopefully still break even but it is really tough playing the game right now.

            I'm probably just doing Broja to Dennis (if fit) and Son to City mid, gonna ignore other games and go with what I have...

            1. Weak Become Heros
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 23 hours ago

              I heard somewhere Coufal hopeful for weds.

              1. Atimis
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 23 hours ago

                Oh at least that, cheers!

          5. Jerse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            Unless completely known postponements decimate my team, with Covid and injuries at their height invoking such uncertainty, there is no point playing and wasting a chip.

            At the moment, what look like a double gameweek could easily turn into a single gameweek by the time you get to the second games.