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. Mooster
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    One simple question:
    Salah or Agüero???? 🙂

    1. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What other City/'Pool do you have?

      1. Mooster
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mane TAA KdB

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Both great choices but I think Salah, short term. Sergio coming back from injury so might share with Jesus

    2. Mooster
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Holy Moly, top of the page! A big thank yah! to all who support me in this wonderful moment.

    3. skilldave
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Salah. Shown some genuine form and Aguero just coming back now

  2. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    a) Dendonker & Lundstram > Mount & Holgate
    b) Alli & Abraham > Salah & Maupay
    c) Something else?

    Thanks

    Ryan
    Aurier, Kelly, TAA
    Mané, KdB, Alli, Cantwell
    Abraham, Vardy, Ings
    Pope, Rico, Dendonker, Lundstram

    1. luk46
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B looks cool

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Cheers

    2. boroie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B - really wish I had the money in the bank to do that!

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks

  3. manutd99
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    WC. Any advise/recommendations appreciated. 0.2 in bank

    Hend/Mcgovern
    Sidbe/Soy/Van Dijk/Lund/Rico
    Mane/KDB/Maddison/Grealish/Dendo
    Vardy/Rashford/Calvert

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Upgrade Sidibe to Digne, VVD to TAA
      By downgrading DCL

      1. manutd99
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Only gives me 4.3 for 3rd striker if i do both

        1. Mooster
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That make room for Greenwood

  4. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    With all the rotation risks, who would you captain out of this front seven: Vardy, Rashford, Jimenez, Mane, Alli, KDB, Maddison?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Kdb or mane

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      KDB

    3. boroie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      KDB

    4. Firmino
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Rashford and KdB looks set to start, doubts on others

  5. Lucas8406
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Which one
      A) Aurier to TAA Mane to Maddison
      B) Mane to Maddison Pukki to Ings (If so I’ll do TAA next weekk

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Neither

      2. Lucas8406
          1 month, 29 days ago

          (Got Salah already) don’t think need Mane

      3. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Alli to...

        A - Mahrez
        B - Lucas Moura
        C - Maddison
        D - Grealish
        E - Keep

        1. FPLGeezer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Considering a two gameweej punt on Mahrez.

          1. boroie
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Same... even considering captaining him for GW20... Do you think he starts the next 2?

            1. FPLGeezer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Think he might after going off early today.

      4. Muscout
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Heaton
        TAA, Lund, Kelly
        Salah (C), KDB, Alli, Cantwell
        Vardy, Ings, Rash

        Martin, Traore,Dunk, Rico

        1 FT, 3,1 itb

        A) Dunk to Aurier/Sidibe
        B) Cantwell//Traore to anyone up to 8.3 (Grealish / Martial / Richarlison/ Moura)
        C) Alli to Sterling (would lose 0.2 value and would prob want him back)

        1. Winners900
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dont buy Sterling now.

          Alli-> Mane

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Or this

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Heaton to another

      5. arndff_
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Let it RAIN-y.

      6. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Price Changes - 28th December 2019

        🔺  Martial (7.8), Ings (6.6), Traoré (5.4), Ramsdale (4.7)

        🔻  Guendouzi (4.4), Mousset (4.9), Jorginho (4.9), Maguire (5.2), Chilwell (5.7), D.James (6.1), Vestergaard (4.7), Son (9.8), C.Sánchez (4.3), Pulisic (7.1), Roberts (5.1), Tielemans (6.4), Abraham (7.8)

        1. Seamy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Cheers Rainy

        2. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          All good apart from Abraham drop.

        3. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thank you

        4. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thanks Rainy, good night everyone and good luck for tomorrow.

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            You too. I'm off to bed too. Night all x

        5. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Damn you Mousset.

        6. Teahupo'o
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Cheers Rainy

        7. Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Night all

        8. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Mousset again looool. Haul time (for the 5th time of saying) ffs

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            So annoying. Kept him because had no good replacement in that price bracket without taking hits.

        9. fish&chips
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Chilwell to hand out the punishment over the next 3

        10. AndoneXg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thought price changes were 2am+?

          1. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Always been 2:30 CET

        11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Pulisic drop means it’s Callum Wilson in rather than Raul Jimenez

          Oh well

        12. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'm only happy when it rains. Thanks Rainy.
          A miserable 1 = 1 but it could of been sooo much worse.
          https://youtu.be/GpBFOJ3R0M4

        13. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          2-1
          The cosmic ballet continues...

        14. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          2up 1down

      7. luk46
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A - Sidibe + Martial + Jimenez (Maupay/Ings for this week)
        B - Holgate + Grealish + Rashford + 1m

        1. arndff_
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Sidibe + Grealish + Jimenez(...)

          1. luk46
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            ty

      8. checkit_j
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Saving the FT.

          G2G?

          Gazza
          SOY Taa Rico
          Salah Kdb maddi Moura
          Vardy rashford Ings.

          McG - Lund - Dendo - Kelly

          1. arndff_
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            G2g

            1. checkit_j
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Thanks. Will be captaining salah.

          2. HD7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Have TAA Mane and selling Alli (2FTs)

            Who to get:
            A) Salah
            B) Kane

            1. arndff_
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              A

            2. grahamsetsfire
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              A

          3. Seamy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            If you had 2 FTs and no pressing issues would you go Mané to Salah or stick?

            1. arndff_
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Think so. The latter was subbed off last game, you know.

            2. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I think its good and cap Salah, if Salah hauls that will be such a big win over a Mane rest. We're probably trying to be too smart tho, no doubt Salah gets a rest 😀

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Value u hold in Mane might play a part tho, assuming you want Mane back in for the double

              • Mo Salah No Mane
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Don't know if this wildcard is a blessing or a curse?

                1. arndff_
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Depends on. If you make some unnecessary changes because you're on a WC... it might be a curse.

                  1. Mo Salah No Mane
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Wanna take a few punts especially with rotation around. Need to have some fun

              • HD7
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Switch Mane to Salah or add Salah next Mane? ( have also TAA)

                1. Seamy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I’m leaning towards the switch but seeking advice above

                2. arndff_
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I'm currently on WC & might go for both of them. Will be prepared for GW24 early.

                  1. Just bleed
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Who will be the enabler in you starting 11 to afford that

              • mash
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Bottomed - stuck for ideas, any suggestions for potential transfers? So much rotation potential this GW...

                Ryan
                TAA Aurier Soyuncu
                Mane KDB Alli* Maddison
                Vardy Jiminez Abraham

                Button Cantwell Rico Lundstram

                2FT, 0.3 in the bank

                1. arndff_
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Abraham and/or Alli out.

                  1. mash
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Cheers. Rashford and Grealish are candidates to replace those two.

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Tammy & Pulisic burning a hole in my pocket 😎

              • tucaoneo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Bench order correct?
                Cantwell, Guilbert, Lund

                1. arndff_
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Yes

                2. ZTJ
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Guilbert first for me. Cantwell likely to be benched.

              • Teahupo'o
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Bit the bullet and brought in TAA for a hit. G2G?

                Pope
                TAA Lundstram Rico
                Mane KDB Moura Grealish
                Vardy Kane Rashford

                (Button, Cantwell Soyuncu Williams)
                1FT 1.7ITB

                1. Teahupo'o
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  *0FT 0.1ITB

                2. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Would start Soy over Lund

                  1. Teahupo'o
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Cheers

              • Gooner97
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                1FT

                A) Maddy to Moura
                B) Pukki to Maupay/Ings
                C) Save

                1. arndff_
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Not A)

                  B or C

              • Brendan95
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                GTG?

                Gazza
                Robbo/Soy/Rico
                KDB(c)/Mane/Alli/Grealish
                Vardy(v)/Rashford/Jimi

                Button/Kelly/Cantwell/Lund

                1. El Fenomeno R9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  G2G

              • El Fenomeno R9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Tammy+Alli+Dunk > Maupay+Mane+Kiko (-4) done

                Must take hit to allow Mane,hope it pays off soon

                1. arndff_
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Not this GW.

              • FDMS All Starz
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Ok, almost done on this WC, just 2 pieces left of the puzzle...which one?

                Ramsdale
                Taa - Soy - Lunds - Kiko - Kelly
                Salah - Kdb - Martial - 4.3 - XXX
                Vardy - Jimenez - XXX

                A) Maupay & Mane

                B) Rashford & Alli

                C) Aguero & Grealish

                1. The Dribbler
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  A

              • Sanchez.98
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Is Sterling going to be rested?

                1. arndff_
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Think so. It's high time.

                  1. Sanchez.98
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Cheers mate

                2. Optimus.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Maybe from pen duties

                  1. Sanchez.98
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Lmaooooo :')

              • checkit_j
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Captain Salah at home against a firey wolves or captain KDB with man City looking to make amends against a steely Sheffield?

                  1. stupendous
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Salah

                  2. Luton_Fan
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Salah just

                    1. checkit_j
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Hoping for a pen?

                    2. Dele
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Salah I think, I’m wondering whether KDB will play deeper.

                  3. Mo Salah No Mane
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    A Aguero or
                    B Kane
                    ?

                    1. stupendous
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Neither?

                      1. Mo Salah No Mane
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Looking for a guaranteed starter for this gw

                    2. ZTJ
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Kane

                  4. Muscout
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Top 5 nailed on midfielders this week?

                    1. Luton_Fan
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Martial, grealish

                      1. Luton_Fan
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Salah, richarlison, kdb

                  5. Dele
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    G2G, correct bench order and captain?

                    Pope
                    TAA, VVD, Aurier
                    Salah(c), KDB, Alli, Zaha
                    Rashford, Vardy, Ings

                    Button, Kiko, Lundstram, Dendoncker

                    1. arndff_
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Yes

                  6. ZTJ
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Captain

                    A) Vardy
                    B) Kane

                    Currently on Vardy with the hope that if he’s benched, he stays benched

                  7. boroie
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Alli to...

                    A - Mahrez
                    B - Lucas Moura
                    C - Maddison
                    D - Grealish
                    E - Keep

                    First to 3 votes wins it...

                    1. ZTJ
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      E