In this article we take a look at Blank Gameweek 18 in FPL. We cover everything that a Blank Gameweek involves. From the teams that are blanking to the players who will miss out, we also take a look at date that the rescheduled match could take place on.
So, what is a Blank Gameweek in FPL? A Blank Gameweek is when a team or teams do not have a fixture in that week. This means that their players will also not play and that can be bad news for FPL managers who own them.
Which teams do not play in Blank Gameweek 18?
The fixture between Brentford and Manchester City has been postponed during Gameweek 18. This means that none of them will play.
Manchester City and Brentford player ownership
As we can see, both the Brentford and Manchester City assets hold plenty of ownership in the game.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland (£13.9) has the most ownership with 70%.
Four more players including Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez (£6.9m), Brentford midfielder Bryan Mbeumo (£6.9m), Manchester goalkeeper Ederson (£5.5m) and Manchester City defender Kyle Walker (£5.3m) all have above 10% ownership.
The Manchester City & Brentford fixtures
Below we can see the fixtures for both sides, before and after their Blank Gameweek in 18.
Both sides have very good fixtures before and after Gameweek 18. This indicates that it could be worth benching the Manchester City and Brentford assets until their fixture in Gameweek 19.
Gameweek 18 captaincy
Captaincy is one of the most important factors in FPL so making making sure we have a good captaincy option for Gameweek 18 will be key.
As we can see Erling Haalnd has a blank Gameweek and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) faces Arsenal. For that reason it could be worth prioritising captaincy above everything else.
Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins (£8.6m) stands out as the best captaincy option against a poor Sheffield United side.
When could the postponed fixture be re-arranged ?
We can see that one member of the community asked Ben when the double Gameweek could be rescheduled. He responded with the below. As we can see there are several dates that the fixture could land in.
Find out which players we should look to target in the Gameweeks ahead right here!