Captain Sensible

Gameweek 20 Scout Picks and Captain Sensible

A tight turnaround in Fantasy Premier League Gameweeks has forced us into combining our latest Captain Sensible and Scout Picks article into one piece.

Gameweek 19 came to a close following Manchester City’s trip to Wolves on Friday night and the Gameweek 20 deadline comes just over 12 hours after that.

Therefore, we have condensed our two most important pieces of preview content into slightly shorter versions so we can get them both out in time.

We’ll begin with the Gameweek 20 Scout Picks, followed by some analysis of the captaincy.

Goalkeeper

Claudio Bravo (£4.8m) makes it into the Gameweek 20 Scout Picks for Manchester City’s clean sheet potential. Over their last four home matches, they are inside the top three for shots allowed in the box and big chances conceded. Meanwhile, upcoming opponents Sheffield United are inside the bottom three for shots in the box and shots on target in away matches this season.

Defenders

Djibril Sidibé (£5.3m) looks like he could be playing out-of-position in a new advanced role at Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and added his fourth assist in seven matches in the 1-0 win over Burnley on Boxing Day. With a trip to Newcastle coming up and clean sheets in each of the Toffees’ last two, Sidibé’s points potential is high for Gameweek 20.

Serge Aurier (£5.1m) has two assists in his last three away matches and finds himself at Norwich on Saturday afternoon. The Canaries have conceded the second-highest number of goals in home matches this season.

Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m) is our way of completing a double-up on the Manchester City defence considering how few chances they allow at home and how conservative Sheffield United are likely to be in attack.

Midfielders

Despite a blank against Leicester, Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) gets straight back into the Scout Picks for Gameweek 20. He was incredibly unfortunate not to get any attacking returns at the King Power Stadium, as you can READ ABOUT HERE. We think the Egyptian is back to his best and a home meeting with Wolves should bring that out even more on Sunday afternoon.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.5m) looks the most likely to rely on among Manchester City assets when Sheffield United come to the Etihad Stadium. Not only has the Belgian created more big chances than any other player this season, but he also has attacking returns in three of his last five at home.

Lucas Moura (£7.1m) was unfortunate not to get something out of Spurs’ win over Brighton and a trip to Norwich looks perfect for him. We did want to include Dele Alli before we heard from Jose Mourinho on the subject of his recent hamstring issues, so we went for a sideways move to his colleague. As already mentioned, Norwich are especially vulnerable at the back in front of their own fans, where they tend to attack a lot more.

An assist for Jack Grealish (£6.4m) in Aston Villa’s win over Norwich earns him back-to-back inclusion in the Scout Picks. The midfielder has either scored or assisted five of his last seven outings while Watford remain in the division’s bottom four for shots conceded in the box over the last four matches.

Forwards

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) may have had a quiet night against Liverpool but, if he plays in Gameweek 20, should have much more joy at West Ham. Over the last four matches, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have conceded 10 big chances, only two sides allowing more than that. Even though we think he could be rested, Vardy stands a great chance of getting attacking returns even as a substitute.

A Boxing Day benching for Danny Ings (£6.5m) makes him one of the most nailed-on starters for Gameweek 20 in the whole division. He has been remarkably reliable this season, scoring in three of his last four at home.

Bournemouth have conceded 44 shots in the box over the last four matches, the third-worst in the Premier League. That bodes well for Neal Maupay (£5.8m) who comes into Gameweek 20 fresh from a Boxing Day rest. The Brighton forward has two goals in the last four matches and, despite playing only 292 minutes in that period, only three players have been afforded more big chances than him during that time.

Substitutes

  • Tom Heaton (£4.5m)
  • Mason Holgate (£4.4m)
  • Matt Targett (£4.4m)
  • Pascal Groß (£6.4m)

The Captain

The Scout Picks has had a captain this season, selected by votes from our Scout Squad panel, David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

As we are combining Captain Sensible with the Scout Picks this week, we will briefly go over the tables we usually reference in the former before revealing who has been selected.

We would also like to clarify that the majority of this research has been conducted during the day-time on Friday December 27, which means it does not include data from Manchester City’s trip to Wolves.

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6,478 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DS29
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Grealish or Moura for the upcoming fixtures?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      I went moura

    2. willieprunier
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Grealish..more nailed on

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Who's your captain?
    Kdb maybe?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Salah if I do Alli to salah

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Kdb at the moment bc he's the only one I'm 99.9% sure will start

      Vardy, Mane etc could all get rested and I don't own salah

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 20 hours ago

        This.

  3. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Is it likely that we will hear about Alli today before deadline?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      What we need to hear?

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 21 hours ago

        If he will start

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 21 hours ago

          Only an hour before kick off we know for certainty ... early than that maybe rumour and speculation

    2. flipthebuzzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 hours ago

      He's travelled that we know.

      I'm holding. He won't play full game but with his current form a goal could still be waiting for him....

  4. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Just bottomed

    Best defender under 5.2 for next 5 games? Wish i had 5.3 for sidibe...

    I had on my shortlist:
    A/ Aurier
    B/ Tomkins
    C/ Otamendi
    .... or go cheap
    ....
    D/ Kelly
    C/ Kiko

    1. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      A

  5. boroie
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Captain...
    A - Vardy
    B - Mane
    C - KDB
    D - Mahrez
    E - Martial
    F - Rashford

    1. Return of the FF
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Vardy

    2. willieprunier
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Mane

  6. New Post
  7. willieprunier
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Bench one from:

    Tammy, Vardy, Rashford, Alli, Maddison or Grealish?

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Alli won’t play

    2. flipthebuzzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 hours ago

      Why so confident Alli won't play?
      He has travelled...

  8. ymx
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    WC RMT:

    Ramsdale
    TAA/Sidibe/Aurier
    Salah/KDB/Maddison/Grealish
    Vardy/Jimi/Ings...

    Button/Kelly/Simpson/Dendonker 1.5 ITB...

  9. MrGraysDomination
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    VARDY 90% CHANCE ON BEING RESTED...
    HOWEVER, HE WILL COME ON AS A SUB AND CREATE ATTACKING POINTS...
    ?????? SHOULD I SWAP HIM FOR RASHFORD ??????

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      NOOOOOOO

      1. MrGraysDomination
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers told ya

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      RUBBISH

      1. MrGraysDomination
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 21 hours ago

        Rubbish?
        What about vardy or the swap

      2. MrGraysDomination
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Total rubbish

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          The bit where Vardy didn't come on and score, yeah.

          1. MrGraysDomination
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 28 days ago

            The question was should I swap vardy for rashford?
            your reply was... rubbish!!!
            You banged ya head mate

            1. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Well it was rubbish. Good luck looking at each week in isolation.

    3. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      No

      1. MrGraysDomination
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 21 hours ago

        If vardy only has the last 20minutes, would this not be a waste of a potential 90 minute striker, or I you saying vardy only needs 20minutes to make a diffrence

      2. MrGraysDomination
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks on the advice mate

  10. boroie
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    A - Lundy & Alli -> TAA & Grealish

    B - Zouma & Alli -> Gomez & Mahrez

    Which option looks best?

  11. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Do we think Leicester form and dominance is on the turn or do we think it was simply just because they were playing City and Liverpool? They have good fixtures coming up but they look so fragile

    1. MrGraysDomination
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      VERY GOOD COMMENT, THIS IS WHY IM THINKING VARDY WILL BE RESTED AND BROUGHT ON FOR THE LAST 20MINS IS IT WORTH KEEPING VARD THIS WEEK OR SWAPPING FOR A POTENTIAL 90 MINUTE STRIKER IN RASHFORD

  12. STONEROSES
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Is there any kind of consensus about Alli?
    Hold or sell?

    1. Fozzyb34r
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Depends if you’ve got a good enough bench to hold and how much value you’ve got tied up in him

    2. MrGraysDomination
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Will be rested this week

    3. flipthebuzzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 hours ago

      If he is Lundy cones off the bench for a tidy goal, obviously, so I'm happy either way......!!

  13. chudbond007
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Play Kelly (away to SOU) or Targett (away to WAT)?

    I've got double Villa & double Palace defence/keepers

  14. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    help here which WC team?

    team A
    ryan rams
    soy lund taa aurier kely
    kdb mane martial grealish traore
    vrady deulofeu/ayew/maupay kane

    team B
    ryan/rams buton
    soy lund taa aurier kely
    kdb mane martial moura X
    vardy aguero X
    (cantwel maupay or traore ayew)

    team C
    ryan rams
    soy lund taa aurier kely
    kdb mane moura mads martial
    vrady deulofeu/ayew/maupay jimi

  15. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    bench 1: grealish, ings, maddison, alli, rashford

    1. SDTA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Alli

      1. Fozzyb34r
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 21 hours ago

        This

      2. fgdu
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 21 hours ago

        explain, surely norwich will let in a couple?

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 21 hours ago

          He might not feature

    2. Hooky
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Maddison

    3. flipthebuzzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 hours ago

      Play Alli bench Madds

      Auto sub if no play, can't see a Madds haul anyways

  16. ymx
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    WC

    Ramsdale
    TAA/Sidibe/Aurier
    Salah/KDB/Maddison/Grealish
    Vardy/Jimi/Ings...

    Button/Kelly/Simpson/Dendonker 1.5 ITB...

  17. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Tammy > ings for a hit?

    1. Fozzyb34r
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      No

  18. Brem
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    So I have KDB & Sterling. Want to bring in Mane or Salah for one of those....

    What’s the best option?

    Sterling for Salah?

  19. andres
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Alli to Moura for a hit?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      As far as we know he might have travelled with the squad, so no.

    2. allaboutthemagic
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      No why would you do that for a hit?

    3. flipthebuzzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 hours ago

      Definitely not for a hit

  20. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Talk me out of Ings(c): A rested, proven goal scorer at home vs a tired Palace defence.

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      He is my VC so wont talk u out of it.

      KDB C though

      1. Ëð
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 21 hours ago

        I'd consider it if I had him

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Soton home form poor

  21. allaboutthemagic
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Mane or KDB captain if you had both?!

    1. germanyozil10
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Mane now but worry

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      KDB because I fear mané could be benched

      1. RED_ARMY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 21 hours ago

        If i'm not mistaken Mane was rested in the first game of the club world cup so i'm expecting him to start but we will see.

    3. Ëð
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      KDB

  22. Ëð
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    On a WC

    A) Grealish + Rashford
    B) Alli + Ings

    1) Mane
    2) Salah (£0.4m more due to money held in Mane)

  23. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 21 hours ago

    Who would recommend only for this GW?

    A) Grealish - WAT(A)
    B) Moura - NOR(A)

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 21 hours ago

      Who would you*

    2. lifes a pitch
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 hours ago

      Moura

  24. Punk as Fuchs
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 hours ago

    G2G guys?

    Guaita
    Lund/Soy/TAA
    KDB/Martial/Salah/Grealish/Maddison
    Vardy/Ings

    McGovern/Abraham/Rico/Kelly

    Already taken -4 to bring in TAA and Ings.

    My one thought is to switch Maddison for Abraham. What do you think?

  25. lifes a pitch
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 20 hours ago

    Kdb or Kane captain ?

  26. Sultan-Gemy2121
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 20 hours ago

    I took a hit for this, any more changes needed?
    Henderson
    Sidibe... TAA... Aurier
    Grealish... Ali...(S)alah...KDB
    Ings...Vardy...Rashford

    Button.Soyboy.Lundstam.Cantwell

  27. Burd Turglars
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 20 hours ago

    Quick, need help. Sell Salah for Mane or not? On WC.