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. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Fernandez -> Sidibe?

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      for a free? yes

      1. akhilrajau
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yea i am confused for the transfer i have 2 ft.

        1. fish&chips
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes do it

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Removed hendo for Ryan for a hit because of fixtures... But I didn't think about Sterling on pens... Hendo pen save guaranteed ...

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’ve kept him for the save points and the fact you can never bank on cleaners these days, the sterling pen saves a bonus haha

    2. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Aguero back no?

  3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What to do here? Save, Mousset > Ayew or do something like Maddison, Kelly > Grealish, TAA (-4). Any suggestions?

    Guaita
    Aurier Kelly Soy
    Mane KDB Alli Pogba Maddison
    Vardy Rash

    Button Lund Rico Mousset (1ft 2.1m itb)

  4. West Hammered
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Henderson
    TAA Aurier Soy
    Sterling KDB Alli Grealish
    Vardy Jiminez Ings
    Subs: Button Cantwell Kelly Lund

    2ft 3.4ITB Which is best?

    A) Alli & Hend to Salah & McCarthy (0.1 short or Ryan/Ramsdale :()
    B) Alli to Maddison/Martial/Mahrez, Hend to Any GK
    C) Alli to Salah & Cantwell to Dendoncker

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Could you do A with Heaton?

  5. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    FFS, the sudden realization when you have brought in Maupay for -4 and you don't even know what he looks like

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Happens

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I had Kelly from GW1 and saw him live for the first time last week 🙂

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      +1

  6. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is sidibe nailed? Is he a better option over digne?

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I would pay for a feature on here that removed all gravless posts...

  8. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bottomed again!!

    Morning less dead than normal zone. Looking for some final opinions on the below. Thanks in advance. 

    Guita
    TAA, Aurier, Chilwell,
    Alli, Madds, KDB, Grealish,
    Kane (c), Rash, Vardy

    4.0, Kelly, Lund, Cantwell

    1 FT, 0.4 ITB

    A) Alli & Rashford -> Salah & Greenwood (-4)
    B) save FT

  9. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is it worth to include Walker or Sidibe. Which one

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Both look good. Fixtures sway it for walker.

  10. HD7
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Greenwood owners,
    do you start him?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure Ole will?!

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No

  11. Luton_Fan
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play 1 from these

    A. Targett (away to improving ***ford)
    B. Kelly (away to ings)
    C. Lund (can i really bench the lord himself)

  12. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    mane to salah for a free? (also have a doubtful dele)

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Keep Mane. You will want him for DGW.

      Salah played 210 minutes in fifa club world cup and Mane rest in semi final and also vs Bournemouth. Salah is more due rest than Mane.

      1. OBAMA
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        salah got taken off early vs bournemouth though

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Lol 🙂

        2. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He played 90 vs Bou

      2. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He came off early vs Leicester though

        1. OBAMA
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          yeah i meant Leicester

        2. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Means nothing

          1. Luton_Fan
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I think it does 🙂

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              We will see.

  13. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I'm C Kane over Salah. Right decision?

    1. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure now... if Alli is out, no son, no Alli could hurt spurs

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Eriksen, Lo Celso and Moura behind Kane. I like it.

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i would say kane over salah just imo

  14. Marcin the Pole
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ryan
    Robbo Soyuncu Kelly
    Sterling Alli Maddison KDB
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    Button Lundy Rico Dendoncker

    How does Alli+Sterling+Abraham -> Grealish+Salah/Mane+Rashford (-4) look. Too radical?

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good

  15. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Speaking after the win over Brighton, Mourinho insisted he wasn’t aware of the nature or extent of the injury.

    The Spurs boss told Football.London, “I didn’t speak to Dele (about the injury). I don’t know. It was the same the other day with Moussa [Sissoko], cramp, fatigue.

    “I want to believe that, but at the same time Dele is a guy that last couple of seasons had some hamstring problems, so I don’t know. I hope that it’s nothing.”

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good morning Columbo

  16. boroie
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Alli to Mahrez too short sighted?

    1. Mr. Chimes
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I say hold or consider more nailed Spurs player for a week

    2. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      WC good or what

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

    3. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      mane to salah for a free?

      Or should I take out alli

    4. Lucas8406
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hendo
        Aurier Lund Kelly
        Salah KDB Alli Mane
        Abraham Vardy Pukki

        Soy Dendoncker Rico

        Need some suggestions please want to get TAA in

      • KINGS
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Bench two

          A) Soy
          B) Rico
          C) Lund
          D) Kelly

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            C and cointoss for BD

          2. xtina
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            CB

        • Somar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          So what is the verdict on Alli? Likely to not play tomorrow?

          1. OBAMA
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            not confirmed yet

        • SuperDan
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Grealish or Martial?

          1. OBAMA
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            grealish

          2. Luton_Fan
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Martial short term.grealish long term

        • Just bleed
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Does anyone know how to change image on my account

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Head on over to http://www.gravatar.com and register for an account (make sure you register with the same email as the one you are registered with here). Choose an image, and this will be associated with all of your comments on site. Your gravatar image should appear next to your comments within roughly 24 hours.

            1. Just bleed
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks

        • HD7
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Any idea when the Wham Liverpool game will be played?

          1. OBAMA
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            29th jan

        • OBAMA
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          mane to salah for a free? or save the FT

          1. xtina
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Save if you have strong bench in case Mane doesn't start

          2. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ask 1000 more time and you will find out.

            1. OBAMA
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              mane to salah?

            2. Luton_Fan
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Lol

        • Tmel
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Foster, Ramsdale or Ryan on WC?

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ryan for me

        • Atters
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Alli & Jesus to Moura and & Aguero?

          1. OBAMA
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            noooo, but get rid of jesus

            1. Atters
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Who to? Already have Vardy and Ings

              1. Luton_Fan
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Kane

          2. Klein
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Firminho?

        • xtina
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          WC V600 ready? 0.4 itb

          Rams - Button
          TAA - Lund - Soy - Rico - Kelly
          KDB - Maherz - Salah - Grealish - Traore
          Ings - Vardy - Rash

        • Niho992
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Who to play Kelly or Lund?

          1. OBAMA
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            kelly ez

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Play kelly or targett?

        • Tmel
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Holgate, Kelly or Kiko on WC?

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Holgate