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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 20

Don’t move from the sofa! Before the dust has had a chance to settle on Gameweek 19, Gameweek 20 is upon us. And with most teams having less than 48-hours rest between matches, Fantasy Premier League managers prepare themselves for rotation and unfamiliar starting XIs. 

Gameweek 20 also marks the halfway point in the season. And in what has been a topsy-turvy year for many, ranks remain tightly packed – less than a hundred points separates the top 100k from the top million, and there’s 135 points between the top 1million and the top 10,000. With 19 Gameweeks to go there’s all to play for. 

The tight turnaround presents an opportunity for FPL bosses. Predicted Line-Ups will be of particular interest, while Fantasy Football Scout’s Captain Sensible and Scout Picks will help with the all-important armband and transfer decisions.

What’s more, managers have just been handed their first Double Gameweek of the season. Liverpool and West Ham’s postponed Gameweek 18 encounter has been rearranged for Gameweek 24, giving both teams two matches instead of one in that particular round of fixtures. 

Typing faster than a seven-year-old unwraps Christmas presents, Neale examined the implications for Fantasy bosses. He noted that it’s the first-ever Double Gameweek for Mohamed Salah and perhaps an opportunity to deploy the Triple Captain chip. That 135-point gap will be bridged in no time.

The Egypt international currently leads the captain poll for Gameweek 20. Ahead of Sunday’s match at Anfield, Liverpool have been afforded 24 hours more rest than their opponents Wolves. And how will last night’s dramatic second-half comeback against Manchester City affect Nuno Espírito Santo’s men?

Earlier this month the Wolves boss described his team’s schedule as “crazy”, “absurd” and “not human”. So despite very little rotation so far, changes would seem likely. Meanwhile counterpart Jurgen Klopp had this to say following his side’s comprehensive win over Leicester City:

Fresh legs always helped us now since we changed a little bit more frequently. Like in the Everton game in the league, for example, we made five changes and they were absolutely necessary on one side but really impressive performance-wise. So, we will do that as well now, of course, we have to and we will. That’s how it is. We have four more adult players [to rotate]… for the others it will still take a while, so that’s our squad and we have to deal with it as good as possible.

– Jurgen Klopp

The good news for Salah owners is that he was withdrawn early on Thursday and could therefore be less at risk of rotation. The Egyptian was also very unlucky to blank at the King Power.

A combined Captain Sensible and Scout Picks article this week highlights his potential. Man City players also standout with Raheem Sterling topping the points predictions on this site’s Rate My Team.

Kevin De Bruyne performs well in a number of categories and, like Salah, was withdrawn early in Gameweek 19. With Guardiola confirming after the game that his substitution was made with Gameweek 20 in mind. Manchester City top the latest DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds provided by G-Whizz.

As Andy noted in his Gameweek 20 Q&A video, players rested in Gameweek 19 would seem more assured of a start this weekend. Danny Ings is one such player, and the in-form Southampton forward is expected to return to the starting XI for this afternoon’s match against Crystal Palace.

He also fancies Christian Pulisic to return to the Chelsea side and urges managers to keep faith with Tammy Abraham. He reasons that new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta won’t have had enough time to improve their defence significantly. Only three teams this season have conceded more goals at home than the Gunners. 

Manchester United fan Andy offered his thoughts on Paul Pogba. An injury to Scott McTominay could see the Frenchman occupy a deeper role and with Marcus Rashford seemingly on penalties, Andy feels Anthony Martial is the midfielder of choice.

Elsewhere an injury concern for Dele Alli means the Spurs midfielder is a doubt for the trip to Norwich. He’s not included in Neale’s predicted line-up and is replaced by Lucas Moura in the Scout Picks.

Jamie Vardy does, however, make the Scout selection despite not being included in the predicted starting XI. He has form and an enticing fixture in his favour although, as Pro Pundit Holly points out in her hot topic, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed there will be rotation for West Ham.

Finally, following his impressive 24-point haul in Gameweek 19, Andy asked whether we should bring Trent Alexander-Arnold straight back in. However the Liverpool full-back is still at risk of suspension – currently on four yellow cards, a booking against Wolves would see him miss Gameweek 21.

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2,278 Comments Post a Comment
  1. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    with Guaita between the sticks, do I start:
    A) Kelly
    or
    B) Rico
    ..?

    Gotta be spread risk and Rico, right..?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeah, I don’t tend to double up. And Rico might get an assist

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rico

    3. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rico

  2. Taff
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any comments on this WC much appreciated:

    Ramsdale, 4.0
    TAA, Sidibe, Soy, Lund, Kiko
    Mo, Mane, KDB, Grealish, Cantwell
    Vardy, Jimmy, Maupay

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Looks really good, all the best

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Very good

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Gtg

    4. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think I’m planning on the same frontline, will do Kane to Jimi (after New Year fixtures). Just got rid of Jimi for Maupay due to rotation reasons

  3. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Tomori to Sidibe worth doing or just roll a transfer this week ?

    1. Zero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If you plan to play him then can do

  4. goldengove
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ali + Abraham => Salah (c) + Maupay? Ta!

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Go ahead

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would leave Salah for next week

    3. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not sure why everyone’s in a rush to get rid of Alli... but if it’s for Salah probably worth it.

  5. eddscape
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Maupay or Calvert-Lewin?

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maupay

  6. evilfish
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Please RMWCT:

    Ryan, Button

    TAA, Sidibe, Lundstram, Rico, Kelly

    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Grealish Traore

    Vardy, Ings, Calvert-Lewin

    1. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I doubt Sterling will start tomorrow to be honest, 90 mins as 10 men and they have options, my only concern for you.

      Possibly take some more differentials but otherwise fair play.

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Get an easy bench option in your front 8

      1. evilfish
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I kind of thought they would rotate quite well, fixture wise. I could always do Traore and Grealish to Maddison and Dendonk.

        1. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Rotate them if that's your plan. Could work for sure. It kills me having to bench points every week.
          I am in free-fall though, so maybe don't listen to me

  7. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    1) Grealish, Kane, Ings

    2) Maddison, Jimenez, Rashford

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      2

  8. XabiAlonso
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who is everyone captaining today?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Salah

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kdb I think

    3. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Salah

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Salah

    4. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Aguero.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane

    6. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Aguero

    7. Weerman
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Aguero

  9. sweglet
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    a. tammy and mousset -> ings + maupay
    b. tammy and mousset -> ings + dcl
    c. tammy and mousset and ally -> ings + maupay + martial (-4)

  10. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Most explosive players this week who's guaranteed to start?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martial, Rashford, KDB, Salah and Kane

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane

    3. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Aguero

    4. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Own all of them except for Kdb.
      Hopefully a good sign.
      Thanks

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        And Aguero

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you change anything?

    Pope
    TAA, Soyuncu, Rico
    Alli, KDB (VC), Salah (C), Mané, Grealish
    Vardy, Ings

    Subs: Button, Kelly, Greenwood, Lundstram

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      First team with Salah and Mane that ive liked

    2. @ocprodigy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Just my opinion but I’m trying to get rid of Soy, I don’t have much belief in Leicester’s back line and think they concede too easily, better value elsewhere in terms of output with Aurier / Sidibé but only my opinion.

  12. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    On wc
    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. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

      1. Sid07
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Could also make following changes in b
        Kelly to 3.9
        Ryan to ramsdale
        Muapay to ings

  13. Kileman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Sterling + Maddison

    or

    B) Salah + Grealish

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  14. tissae
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Worth to get rid of Abraham?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      depends

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes. He looks fecked

  15. Siva Mohan
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    WC Active

    Ryan | 4.0
    TAA | Soy | Rico | Lund | Kelly
    Salah(c) | KDB(vc) | Moura | Martial | xx
    Ings | Vardy | xx

    13.8 available

    A. Cantwell + Maupay
    B. Grealish + Greenwood

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  16. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which one to bench?

    A) Maddison
    B) Maupay
    C) Grealish

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  17. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Good morning folks.

    I am worried about Dele so am going to take some action. Should I do a straight swap to Salah or take a hit to spend my ridiculous 5.9itb and move to a 3-5-2.

    Cheers

    a) Ali to Salah

    Heaton
    Kelly Soy TAA (Lund Rico )
    Salah Moura KDB Maddison (hayden)
    Abraham Vardy Rashford

    b) Hayden and Abraham > Salah + Ayew

    Heaton
    Kelly Soy TAA (Lund Rico )
    Salah Moura KDB Maddison Ali
    Vardy Rashford (Ayew)

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A for me

    2. PortoGuy
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A

      • Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers folks.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not a clue what to do so saving transfer this week. Gl all !!!

    4. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No Alli news?

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Nothing concrete. Looks a concern though. With the quick turnaround it feels more likely he won't play.

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Well, will hope for the best.

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Should I bank the transfer?
      Double up in ryan and dunk or play rico instead?

      1ft 1itb
      ryan
      evans dunk TAA
      maddi KDB (vc) alli grealish mane
      rash (c) vardy

      pope lundy connolly rico

    6. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Who to captain?

      Is this the day Vardy is rested (or was Rodgers playing with us)?

      A) Vardy (whu a)
      B) Kane (nor a)
      C) Mane (wol h)

      Thanks!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        B

    7. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Captain:
      A. Salah
      B. Kdb
      C. Vardy

      Play 2:
      1. Soyuncu
      2. Rico
      3. Cantwell
      4. Maddison

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A14

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A14

      3. abaalan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks that's what I was on!

    8. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Play one

      A) Rico
      B) Kelly
      C) Lundstram

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Kelly

      2. PortoGuy
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Rico

        • Mo Salah No Mane
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

        • Queens of the South Age
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Same decision as me. I went for Rico purely because I have Aguero and Ings.

      3. PortoGuy
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hey guys, please comment

          1.5itb 1FT
          Guaita
          TAA Soy Rico
          KDB Grealish Alli* Maddison Mane
          Tammy Vardy

          Button Connolly Lunds Williams
          FT:
          A. Alli to Moura/Martial
          B. Connolly to Maupay

          For a Hit:
          C. Alli & Connolly > Traore & Rashford/Firmino
          D. Alli & Connolly > Moura & Jimenez
          E. Alli & Connolly > Martial & Ings

          🙂

        • Bobby
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Abraham and alli to maupay and salah? Yes or no?

          1. PortoGuy
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Yes.

            • Kileman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              yes

          2. rdamjan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Captain Ings over Salah is stupid right? But tempting...

          3. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Isn’t Vardy the sort of player who’d just refuse to be rested?

          4. Bishopool
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            High possibility that Liverpool attack will be RESTED?!

          5. iL PiStOlErO
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Asked so many times and it is always 50/50. Ings or Maupay?

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

                both

            • Jammydodger2018
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Who would you rather lose for TAA?
              A Soyuncu
              B Aurier

              Current team
              Gazza Martin
              Soyuncu Aurier Lundstram Rico Kelly
              KDB Mane Salah Alli Martial
              Vardy Jiminez Greenwood

              I will be doing Martial to Traore to make this possible

              1. XabiAlonso
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                A