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. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gaza (McGovern)
    Trent, soy, Lund, (rico), (Reid)
    Salah, Alli, kdb, grealish, (dendon)
    Vardy, Kane (c), dcl

    1.1 itb, 2 ft’s.....what to do this? Really not sure

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thats what u get for having a balanced team 😛

    2. THEKID_88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Change your keeper

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

    Play Rico or Soyuncu?

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

      Soy

  3. Ji-Sung Park
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bench Cantwell or Femenia?

  4. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Cantwell and abraham to grealish and aguero for a hit? Yes or no?

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

      Could win big with Kun (C)

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

    Already on a -4 and starting Mané, Alli, Vardy, Jimenez who could very well all be benched.

    Crazy to use FH to have Salah, Kane/Aguero, Maupay and Mahrez instead?

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

      Not crazy but chip will be needed in the blanks gwks.

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’d hate to use a FH this week and find out some of the players I’ve brought in for the week are rested.
      It’s educated guesses as to who starts and pot luck. I’m taking any benching on the chin and hoping my bench covers me.

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

        Who are you thinking of?

        Only small risk here would be Salah benched and see Mané start.

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I really don’t know. There’s going to be some surprises that’s for sure.
          I brought Salah in this week but that’s a long term move.

          Alli is a doubt so guessing he could get a rest.

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

      Show full FH team draft. 5 atthe back could work as cb's are likelier to play and attakers rotated could mean clean sheets.

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

    Digne and Alli to VVD and Mahrez for a hit?

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

      No keep Digne, but i like the Mahrez punt.

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

      Why sell digne?

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

    Play one and rest in correct order on bench, currently Lundstram and bench Rico Kelly Greenwood

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

      Play Kelly.
      Rest Rico,Lund,Green.

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

        Cheers. Have Guaita in goal but the double up has worked before.

    2. 1NVINCIBLES
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Looks right to me

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’m playing Rico over Kelly.
      More attacking threat and Southampton are scoring.

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

        Same thinking, are you playing Lundstram?

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          First on bench.
          So likelyhood is he'll come on anyway.

          You think he will do anything against City?

  8. Bobby_Baggio
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    On a WC. How can I improve it? Thanks.

    Ramsdale - McGovern
    Rico - Soy - TAA - Lund - Kelly
    Salah - KDB - Alli - Grealish - 4.4m
    Vardy - Jimenez - Rashford

    A) Aurier + Martial + Ings
    B) Kelly + Grealish + Rashford

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

      B.

      But maybe someone over Grealish?

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

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

        Kelly or Holgate on wildcard?

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sorry I messed up when posting. Will post again

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

    Is Mane' + Tomori + Zaha > Salah (c) + TAA + 4.5 midfielder (-4), worth it?

    Yes or No?

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

    Which one wud u pick, if you cud have only one player from the teams Brighton, BOU and Watford combined?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Deulofeu or CWilson

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

        If wilson showed some signs today, he is gonna be my Tammy replacement

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

      What position?

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

        MF or FWD

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

          Deulofeu or Harry Wilson

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

            Harry wilson doesnt start regularly, isnt he?

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

              Thought he returned from injury now, but actually not sure. Deulofeu it is.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rico

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

    Is it better to sub Alli or Vardy in fear of 10 minute cameos?

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

      alli

  12. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Morning dzzz, thoughts on this

    1) Ryan with Rico or Ramsdale with Webster

    2) Pick two of the following to keep on a WC
    A) Martial
    B) Grealish
    C) Maddison
    D) Alli

  13. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gaza (McGovern)
    Trent, soy, Lund, (rico), (Reid)
    Salah, Alli, kdb, grealish, (dendon)
    Vardy, Kane (c), dcl

    1.1 itb, 2 ft’s.....what to do this?

    A) soy out for sidibe/digne and save other ft
    B) grealish and vardy out for traore and aguero
    C) soy and dcl out for sidibe and maupay
    D) dcl out for maupay and save other ft

  14. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ft used on Richarlison > Salah
    Gtg?
    Ryan
    TAA,Söyüncü,Rico
    Salah(c)KDB(vc)Maddison,Moura
    Vardy,Jimenez, Rashford

    Button,Lundstrum,Cantwell,Kelly 0 FT 1m itb

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

      gtg

  15. Salarrivederci
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Start or bench Maddison for Greenwood/Rico?

    Guaita
    AWB - Söyüncü - Robertson
    (C) Salah - KDB - Richarlison - Maddison - Zaha
    Vardy - Rashford

    (Button, Rico, Greenwood, Lundstram)

  16. Bookmark
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Alli & Tammy -> Salah & Greenwood?

    Gazza
    Taa Kelly Williems
    Mane Kdb Maddison Grealish Alli
    Vardy Jimenez

    Button Abraham Rico Lundstram

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

      Not a worst move

  17. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    On wildcard....

    A. Rashford+Dendoncker / 343 or
    B. Alli+Greenwood / 352 ?

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

      A

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

      A

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

    Is Dendocker to Grealish worth a -4 to have a stronger bench this GW with doubts around Jimenez, Vardy, Alli?

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

      yes

  19. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guaita
    TAA Evans Rico
    Mane Madd Grealish Alli*
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Dendo Lunds Baldock

    With Alli flagged, is it worth a hit to bring in KDB for him?

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

      Yes should start and gonna break his own personal best scoring records

  20. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Pope (Button)
    TAA, Soyuncu, Rico (Lundstram, Kelly)
    Salah (c), KDB, Alli, Zaha, (Dendonker)
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    0 FT, 0.1m ITB

    Play Kelly (who's playing against Ings) or Rico

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

      Rico - more attacking threat as CS unlikely for both

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'm on Rico

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’m playing Rico over Kelly.
      More attacking threat.

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Are you starting Lundstram?

  21. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Play Henderson (city) or Gazza (nor)? Gazza makes sense however Henderson more likely to pick up save points.

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

      Gaz

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

      I’ve just played Wildcard. I’ve switched Guaita to Henderson but can afford both. I generally pick one decent keeper and a bench fodder. Should I get both or save cash for other areas?

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I usually do the same. However this season it feels like non of the good teams keeps CS frequently. I have been rotating Gazza and Henderson for a while and it looks good on paper going forward as well. Thing is they don't get the CS that is ecpected week in and out.

    3. rambo.
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gazza

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

    Eriksen to start in place of Alli?

    Alli could do with a rest with those dodgy hamstrings of his.

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

      Would make sense. Could help Kane cappers

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Alli is flagged and likely to miss the game.

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

    Morning all. Can I get your thoughts on my WC please?

    Guaita (McGovern)
    TAA, Aurier, Söyüncü, Rico (Lundstram)
    KDB, Mané(v), Cantwell, Salah(c) (Dendonker)
    Jiménez, Vardy (Greenwood)
    £1.8m in bank.

    Changes I wasn’t sure about Henderson-Guaita
    Cantwell or Grealish
    Mané or Rashford / Ings

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

      I do like Grealish and if Villa are going to have any chance of staying up, he is the main man

  24. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah is like a comfort blanket. It just feels so good having him in my team first time since gw2.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Agree. Terrifying to watch pool as a non owner.

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

      true - although pissed at his missed chances vs Leics, it doesnt bother to captain him again

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If he starts v Wolves all the ingredients are there for a mega haul

  25. Toonzie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    would you rather have rashford or kane moving forward?

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

      K

  26. MikeLowrey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    A) Alli & Tammy to Mané & Greenwood (-4)
    B) Alli to Martial
    C) Tammy to Ings
    D) Pukki to Ings
    E) Hold and roll FT

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

      D or E

  27. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What to do with this

    Pope (button)
    Rico soy taa (kelly lundstram)
    Kdb mane ali richarilson grealish
    Abraham.vardy (martinelli)

    2.3 in bank. 1ft

    What are the best options

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

      Good team, only thing I’d say is maybe with Tammy risk of a rest and poor form to upgrade to Rashford?

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        So many risk rotation

        I feel i need a secure captain

        No salah or ings could hurt me

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

    Given Ali risk, worth bringing in KDB now for him to set me up for next few? Will then look at Richarlison to Ali or Son later.

    1ft, £3.3 itb

    Guaita 4.0
    TAA - Soy - Rico - Lund - Willems
    Salah - Richarlison - Grealish - Ali - Cantwell
    Vardy - Rash - Ings

    Cheers!

  29. waldo666
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    On a WC and don't think I'll have a choice but to keep Gazza, gonna need every penny.

  30. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    GTG? Bench order?

    Guaita
    Rico TAA Aurier
    Salah(C) KDB Alli Grealish
    Ings Vardy Jimmy

    Governor Simpson Lundy Donkey

    0 ft, 3,2 itb