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. Sid1891
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Captain?

    A Salah
    B KDB

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Salah

    2. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    3. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cheers

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Salah

      1. Sid1891
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3 - 0
        So is Salah then!

    5. FISSH
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      i am going with KDB

    6. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  2. Siva Mohan
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    WC Active (7 transfers made)

    Ryan
    TAA | Soy | Rico
    Salah(c) | KDB(vc) | Moura | Martial | Grealish
    Ings | Vardy

    4.0 | Kelly | Greenwood | Lund

    3.2 ITB

    *Ward will return after 5 weeks
    *Ings >> Jimenez for GW21
    *Mane for DGW24

    Good to go?

    1. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      nice id be tempted to punt on mahrez for grealish for those two city home games if you got that money

  3. Baganuva Hatty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Maddy to traore and upgrade Williams with rotation risks

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Traore against POOL away .. not a good fixture for transfer

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Brandon Williams?

      I think he may start against Burnley

  4. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Just wanted to come on and share that I benched jiminez Vs man city and didn't own taa, merry Xmas all 🙂

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Well done. Hope you had a great Christmas still

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ouch, hard luck that. It's been a harsh season fpl wise.

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Happy New Year 🙂

    4. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sold Jimmy for a hit to bring in Tammy (c). Don’t own TAA. Merry xmas indeed. 🙂

  5. Adams05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Help me out, with alli probably out??

    A) Keep faith -- Alli / Rico

    B) Remove for Grealish / Aurier

    Thx

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  6. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    GTG? Any benching concerns?

    Heaton
    TAA | Soyuncu | Lundstram | Rico
    Salah (C) | Mane (VC) | KdB | Cantwell
    Kane | Vardy

    Martin | Kelly | Greenwood | Romeu

    Thanks

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It looks filthy good

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks, starting Cantwell or Kelly is what I'm unsure about.

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      start Kelly over Lund?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Think I’d play Greenwood over Cantwell.

        1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          You think he starts again?

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yeah, or even if comes off the bench likely to get a goal. Not sure Cantwell will play.

            1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks mate

      2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        With Lundstram's attacking threat and general points total I feel I have to start him

  7. Wolf of Wolverhampton
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Henderson's next 5 look awful.
    a) Hold
    b) Swap for Ryan (free)
    c) Swap for Ramsdale (free)

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      D) Foster

    2. bodgejob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ryan or Foster. I haven’t decided yet

  8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    This Alli business will go to the wire won't it?

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Very likely

  9. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is there any good max 4.2m defender options? Worried about rotation and could swaip Reid to someone whos starting..

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kiko

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kiko

  10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The bench order will sort itself out this GW

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not sure. Yes, will be a lot of benching. But also a lot of 1 points camo

  11. SB8
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Do we think Sterling starts tomorrow?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Can't see it but you never know with pep.

    2. Siggy me timber
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He played all the Christmas games last year. It’s really hard to know

  12. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On Wc
    1) get Salah and mane
    2) get Salah + moura ( keep money for mane)

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Get both if possible

      1. Sid07
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Mane might not start

        1. Sid1891
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yes
          But saving you for next week l guess
          I don’t expect Moura miracles

    2. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

  13. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On WC have had Robertson from GW1. Hold or switch to TAA? Thinking Robbo haul inevitable

    1. Sid07
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Switch

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I switched

  14. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Deulofeu or Maupay and why?

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      maupay
      fixtures and attacking team

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks Totti

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maupay

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maupay feels more reliable. Great fixtures and a lovely price. More attacking than Watford. Might be on pens.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Spot on mate. So which one? 🙂

        A. Tammy >> Rashford
        B. Alli+Tammy >> Salah(C)+Maupay (-4)

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I'm afraid I'd wait until about 1.55pm to decide... But I think you can justify B. I thought you were down on the Salah option 🙂

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I’m totally confused. I think A is probably the smart move.

  15. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Suddenly having second thoughts about Alli to salah and rashford to Maupay

    1. FISSH
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I have just done Alli to Salah.

      1. Sid1891
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nice move

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It's good - but wait if you hear Alli is playing

  16. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    (C) Salah

    Who first on bench Lundstram or Greenwood

    1. FISSH
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I wouldnt bench Greenwood

    2. Totti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      greenwood

    3. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Greenwood

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Greenwood will lose his place unfortunately can see Daniel James returning as he played the whole 90

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks all

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Have we got any Alli news the last 15 hours, or are we just getting more and more sure he’ll not play?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He will play.

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Rumours are he travelled but doesn't mean he will start.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cheers!

  18. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    play 2:

    A) cantwell
    2) rico
    3) lundstram
    4) kelly

    plz need your replies guys

    1. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2 and 4

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A and 3

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1/2

  19. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone going Vardy (c) over Salah?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not for me

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        noway

    2. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Too risky

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

      Very risky given the high probability of rotation.

      https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/my-fear--brendan-rodgers-3683986

    4. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Between them 2 for me. Newcastle have conceded 3 in each of last 3 home games. That said sticking with home player.

    5. Believe it to achieve It
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Me!

  20. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    WC Team G2G?

    Ramsdale(Button)
    TAA Lundstram Soy Rico(Kelly)
    Mane Salah KDB Maddison(Cantwell)
    Vardy Jimenez (Greenwood)

    Could do Maddison,Jimenez to Alli,Ings

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      save mate

    2. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      don't like 2 bench fodder attacers could distributed funds better imo

  21. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    right doing aurier to sidebe.........

    cue sidibe benching and aurier playing and scoring with cleanie and 3 baps

    1. Siggy Azalea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes, Sidibe

    2. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thinking same
      But Toffees tough couple next fixtures

    3. Totti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      yes for sure

  22. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    If you still had Pulisic would you keep?

    1. Siggy Azalea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I have him. Only keeping as I can’t afford a suitable replacement. Mainly coz he keeps falling in price.

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sold to Salah but might as well start him if you have him

  23. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Do you reckon Dunk is fit to start?

  24. Siggy Azalea
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Should I stick with Mount vs Arsenal (a) or use FT for any Midfielder below 6.7?

    Thanks

  25. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Better option going forward?
    A) Holgate
    B) Kiko

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Holgate but kiko isn’t a bad option

  26. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Martial got two gifted goals and everyone gets him "smh"

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Why do u care?

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He is nearly always a good option when fit.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If depends what Martial turns up..

  27. Konstaapeli
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hello fellows...

    I'm still sitting on my wild card and wondering what to do with it. I'm pretty happy with my team. What would you change?

    Here's the team...

    Ryan / Button
    TAA / Soy / Lundy / Kelly / Rico
    Mane / KDB / Alli / Grealish / Dendo
    Vardy / Rashy / Ings

    1.9 ITB

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Think I’d have Foster over Ryan, and possibly Sidibe or Aurier over Rico.
      I have Mane, but if I was on w/c I’d go Salah.

      1. DS29
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'm in the same dilemma of foster Vs Ryan
        ...why do you prefer foster?

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I like the look of Watford fixtures. Also, Pearson looks to be tightening the defence

  28. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is Hanley nailed??

  29. Djemba-Djemba
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Helps pls. Who should I start?
    A) Traore
    B) Zaha

  30. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play Rico or Kelly

    1. Djemba-Djemba
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I went for Rico
      Had the same dilemma