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. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    On wc, please suggest ??

    A) Ramsdale 4.0
    Robertson Rico Kelly Lund soync
    Salah mane kdb martial grealish
    Vardy ings greenwood

    B) RYAN 4.0
    TAA Rico Kelly Lund soync
    Salah mane kdb martial grealish
    Vardy MAUAPY greenwood

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B looking better imo

      1. Sid07
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Could downgrade martial to upgrade greenwood to ings and play 3-4-3

  2. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What to do here?So many rotation risks.
    1 ft 0.9itb.

    --Hendo
    --TAA--Kelly--Digne*
    --Maddison*--Mane*--Alli*--Grealish
    --Vardy--Tammy--Kane.

    a) Mane and Digne to Salah and VVD -4.
    b) Mane and Maddison to Salah and Mahrez -4.
    c) Just Digne to VVD and pray for the rest.

    Thanks guys.

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Alli to Martial

    2. Sid07
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Team looks good
      Digne to aurier

  3. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    first on bench :
    a. Shelvey
    b. Lund

    thx

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lund

    2. Sid07
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      S

  4. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bottomed out

    Looking to replace Pulisic (with Maddison?) but is that my only concern?

    Ryan
    Soy, Rico, Kelly
    KdB, Mané, Alli, Grealish
    Vardy, Rash, Ings

    Button, Pulisic, Tomori, Lund

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Captain

    A) Salah (WOL)
    B) Ings (CPA)

    Any worries Salah doesn't start?

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Looking at Ings myself.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Over Salah?

        1. Lev Yashin
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yes.

  6. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Good morning... I need a help here lads...
    KDB Salah *Alli Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy *Jesus Mousset

    I want Alli and Jesus out...
    I would appreciate any suggestions...
    Cheers

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jesus prolly starts this gw

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I’m not sure now that Kun played only 10 mins yesterday???

    2. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I dont think Jesus will be starting to be honest.
      Aguero is sure starter.

  7. Eric the King
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gomez or Aurier on WC?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Aurier

  8. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guaita
    Kelly Aurrier Soy
    KDB Alli Mane Salah (c)
    Vardy Jimenez Tammy
    - C.Taylor Lundstram Donker
    (1 FT and 0.0ITB)

    A) Save FT
    B) Tammy ➡ ???

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’m keeping another week away to a shoddy arsenal defence. Should have scored in his last few and Chelsea due a good performance

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        thnx mate...havent watched his last game vs saints...was he good enough to avoid the dropping from lamps?

        1. wijohnson85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          True, a rest is a possibility. He wasn’t a fault for the poor performance in my view, just had little service as a result of it. I’m giving him another game anyway.

  9. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best Pope replacement?
    Is Alli starting? Or should I ship?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’m looking for a Poe replacement as well.

      Thinking Ramsdale, Guaita or Schemeichel atm

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hmm.. Same.
        But already got Rico, Kelly and Soy.. Making the options difficult.

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ryan

  10. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Going to have this lot after deadline today.

    Thoughts?

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Rico - Kelly
    Mane - KDB - Alli - Maddison
    Vardy - Jimenez - Abraham

    Woodman - Grealish - Lundstram - Hanley

    Much needed bench cover for the next few weeks.

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Like it except 2x Bournemouth and 1x Norwich defence. Without looking at the stats they must be some of the the worst available

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Can go for any other gk. Looking to buy 1 this week.

        Hanley and Rico are just squad fillers

        1. wijohnson85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Bournemouth have good fixtures to be fair so maybe have a stab. Wouldn’t want for whole season though.

  11. wijohnson85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Doing mount out this week. Any thoughts on:

    A) Maddison (have vardy)
    B) Martial (have Rashford)
    C) Moura

    1. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

      1. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        deffo A

    2. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You have Grealish?

      1. wijohnson85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yep

  12. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    G2G for GW20? Any hits needed (already took a hit to get TAA back)?

    Guaita
    Soy, TAA, Aurier
    Mane, Pogba, KdB, Grealish, Alli
    Vardy, Rashford

    Button, Greenwood, Rico, Lund
    0FT, 0.8 ITB

    What transfers should i make next GW?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Let this GW play out.

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      See what happens with alli

  13. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Help is needed please

    Is this team G2G or are there any other changes that you would make to it

    Gazzaniga

    Aurier Kelly Pereira

    Mane (vc) KDB Maddison Grealish

    Vardy Kane (c) Maupay

    Pope Dendoncker Lundstram Guilbert

    0.6 ITB

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Solid.

  14. Neo-Viper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bench order correct?

    Kiko Lundstram Dendo

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I wud start kiko

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        and Bench Rico?

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          yes or kelly if u got him

          1. Neo-Viper
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            No Kelly.

            Taa Soy Lundstram Rico Kiko

            Still reckon to start Kiko?

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I think so...over rico may be...brighton away are more likely to score than villa home imo

  15. TERIYAKI 69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I have Guaita who do I play?

    a.kelly
    b. Rico
    c. lundy

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Slim pickings but b

  16. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who to give the (c).

    A - Sterling
    B - KDB
    C - Salah
    D - Other

    Ryan
    Aurier Soy Kelly
    Sterling Salah KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford

    Martin Greenwood Rico Lundstram

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy is a solid option this week.

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Could be rested, but if starts might not play 90

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Salah if you have him.

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Many Thanks

    3. Neo-Viper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Salah

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers

  17. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    C Vardy or Mane?
    Sorry repost.

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      With all the rotation/resting rumours, probably Vardy.

    2. Neo-Viper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy. There is a 50% Chance of Mane getting rested.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Mane

    4. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’d go mane but definitely risky time of year

  18. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Thoughts here? Have 1ft and 2.6itb. Don't like the Palace defensive double up even though their defence looks good, upgrade Kelly or Do something with attack?

    Guaita
    Trent Aurier Kelly
    Salah Alli KDB Mount Cantwell
    Vardy Tammy

    Martin Lundstram Rico Greenwood

    A) Kelly to Digne
    B) Alli, Tammy to Aguero, Antonio -4
    C) Greenwood to Pukki (bench Cantwell)
    D) Alli to Moura

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Don’t like your attacking changes so wouldn’t do them. I like sidibie maybe as a differential change at back

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers, too early for Sidibe for me as he could be rotated at RM.

  19. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best Midfielder for up to 7.3 to replace Zaha?

    Current midfield:

    ZAHA KDB Mane' Grealish Cantwell

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Antonio

  20. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Have 2 FT’s and no idea what to do

    Guaita
    Kelly Söyüncü TAA
    Alli* KDB Maddison Grealish
    Kane(c) Rashford Vardy

    McGovern* Lundstram Rico Dendoncker

    1. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Time to get Mane or Salah

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Anything itb? Comfortable with the palace double up?

  21. chatynho
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ryan 4.0
      TAA soy lund kelly rico
      Salah Kdb Cantwell - -
      Vardy Rash Ings

      WC active

      A) Maddison Moura
      B) Grealish Pogba

      other ideas?
      Rash to Jimmi

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Don’t get Kelly on a wc. Transfer waiting to happen

    • pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Alli out this get?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Could be

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Think so. Thinking of taking a hit to remove him. For Mahrez.

        But will rip off what’s left of my hair if I see Alli starting.

    • zon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      RMWCT vol. 3

      Foster 4.0
      TAA Digne Lund Soy Rico
      Salah KDB Alli Maddison Martial
      Vardy Ings Greenwood

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Don’t like Digne.

        Can you downgrade him and upgrade your attack?

        1. zon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I can. Or I can upgrade him to Robbo If I get Grealish instad of Martial.

      2. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Well it makes me feel better about my team below as so similar. Looks quite good to me, but I would like Jimi and Rash if I was wildcarding, but I guess you've decided to play 3-5-2.

    • Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Need to lose Puli

      Team is
      Hendo; Button
      TAA, Robbo, Rico, (Kelly Lund)
      KDB, Mane, Traore, Lucas (Puli)
      Ings Vardy Tammy
      Have 1.4 itb and 1FT
      Should I swap Puli for someone likely to play, because of the overall high chance of rotation risk e.g Mahrez, Grealish, Martial.
      Or save FT?

      1. zon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I would move for Martial/Maddison/Grealish.

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Who can we see starting for Wolves at Anfield?

      Jiminez
      Traore

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Traore cud get a rest

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          So could Jimenez. For Cutrone.

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            yes likely - one of the midfielders too .....may see another 4 or 5 goals from liverpool in this one

    • George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Don’t think I can ignore Jiménez any longer. He’s just so consistent.

      Will probably sacrifice rashford for Jiménez after the Liverpool game

    • insertcomedyname
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Which budget striker on a WC? Ings? Maupay? King? Calvert-L?

    • Bojaninho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Kane or Salah for the armband?

      1. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        kane

    • MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is there any FPL term for "the urge to do a transfer" even when it dosnt feel necessary ? 🙂

      1. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I don't know, as always feel transfers necessary, as never confident my team is any good!

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        FOMOP

    • john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      On WC, Martial or Maddison the better pick?

      Cheers

      1. wijohnson85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Depends whether you have Rashford and or vardy