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FPL Gameweek 20 Scout Picks: Liverpool players return to the fray

We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 20 ahead of today’s 13:30 GMT deadline.

There are seven selections from Tuesday’s round of matches as we try to avoid too many unnecessary risks, given the potential for more late-in-the-week postponements – it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Everton v Newcastle United fall, for example, given the myriad injury and illness issues at both clubs.

We have gone for a 4-5-1 formation this time and, as ever, we are limited to an £83.0m budget for our starting XI.

Our four substitutes, meanwhile, are chosen from the budget/mid-price crop of players to give some potentially cost-effective alternatives to the big hitters who invariably make the initial cut.

GOALKEEPER

Crystal Palace aren’t exactly in stellar defensive form but they’ll have every chance to boost their meagre clean sheet count on Tuesday, when the division’s lowest scorers pay a visit to Selhurst Park. With none of the Eagles’ defenders offering too much in the way of attacking threat, Jack Butland (£4.4m) gets the nod as a budget-freeing pick between the sticks. Patrick Vieira’s side, as every stats nerd will keep reminding you, boast the fifth-lowest expected goals conceded (xGC) tally this season, with those underlying numbers so far not translating into shut-outs.

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2,410 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Ramsdale > De Gea for free?

    A. Yup
    B Nope and roll the FT

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A

    2. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Yup

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A

    4. tractorjess
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Yup

    5. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A, he was great yesterday

    6. Don Rogers FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      It’s what I am doing.

  2. WALOR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    BSilva, Laca OUT
    Salah, Gayle b3 IN?

    1. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      For a -4

  3. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Who to sell for Salah?

    A. Bilva
    B. Mount

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      B

    2. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      B

    3. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      B

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 hours ago

    Not getting Salah back, so Son C.

    Who to VC?

    A) Foden
    B) Cancelo
    C) Jota

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      C

    2. Jontharon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A

    3. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A

    4. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A

    5. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      c

    6. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      C.

  5. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Which option?

    A) Lampety to Reguilon
    B) ESR to Bowen

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A

    2. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A - both Reg and Bowen owner

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Any Spurs fans is D Sanchez secure?

  7. Merlinho
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Ramsdale to De Gea for a -4 given I only get £4.8m for selling him?

    I’ll have no playing keeper otherwise but I’ll be putting an extra £0.3m into the keeper position…

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      No hit

  8. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Making transfers 5 minutes before deadline safe?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      No

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      10-15 mins IMO

    3. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      6 minutes and 13 seconds is safest

    4. tractorjess
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      No, screwed me last week trying 15 mins before... managed to play the free hit but not confirm captain / subs

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        I did it 8 minutes before and it was fine. The crash was ~2 minutes before

        1. TheAbear53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Yeah, cause 2 mins comes right after 8 ? It was 6 mins 13 seconds, read the above comment

  9. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Current WC draft, any changes needed?

    DDG
    Cancelo TAA Reguilon
    Salah Son Foden Maddison Jota
    Edouard King

    Sanchez Broja Lamptey Targett

    Got 0.4m left

    1. Genovoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      I like it! Not a big fan of Edouard but still good.

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Plan is to upgrade him to DCL in a week or two

    2. fricky_
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Would honestly go triple Spurs on WC. Either Lloris or Lucas

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Considered that, was thinking of maybe switching Targett or Lamptey to Dier?

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Go Lloris. Man Utd can’t defend

    3. Genovoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Who is a better BUR pick:
      A) Lowton
      B) Taylor

      1. Ch0udini
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Coin toss

        • Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          A

      2. mash
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Bachmann
        TAA Cancelo James Livramento
        Salah Jota Brownhill
        Ronaldo Antonio King

        Sanchez Raphinha* Saka* White*

        2FT, 0.2 in bank

        A) Saka + White to Doucoure/Gray + Reguilon
        B) Saka to Doucoure/Gray (save an FT)
        C) Raphinha to Bowen/Lucas Moura
        D) Ronaldo + Saka to DCL + Son

        At the moment option A is my move, but I'm very tempted by option D. Which would you do?

        1. fricky_
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            D for me tbh

          • RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            C Bowen

          • tractorjess
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            D

        2. klopptimusprime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Good to roll?

          DDG
          (c) TAA | Dias | Cancelo | James
          Jota | Bernardo | Mount | Bowen
          Antonio | Ronaldo (vc)

          Bachmann | Watkins | Livra | Brownhill + 0.4m

          1. Roni! Toni! Toney!
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            I don’t see any reason not to… great team.
            We just need to pray for TAA and Jota outscoring Salah

            1. klopptimusprime
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Cheers!

              Rough few weeks so hopefully the luck turns

        3. Roni! Toni! Toney!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          A) Jota(c) lei
          B) TAA(c) lei
          C)Ronaldo(c) BUR

          My cup rival has Salah and I feel I can mitigate the damage with Jota or Trent.

          United seems like a defensive team that will score one or two goals tops under Ralph

          1. klopptimusprime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            More confident in Liverpool, VVD, Thiago and Fabinho back is huge too

        4. GW19 Mini-League Leaders
          RedLightning - Jan to May L…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          GW19 Mini-League Leaders - a report on the leaders of various Fantasy Football Scout FPL mini-leagues and community competitions after Gameweek 19, when another three matches were postponed, quite a few Free Hit chips were played and many of the mini-leagues now have new leaders.

          ** FFS OPEN MINI-LEAGUE

          Srecko Kurtovic leads for an eleventh week in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/68048/standings/c, league code gsnskx) and is back up to third overall after captaining Mahrez.

          ** FFS COMMUNITY MEMBERS MINI-LEAGUE

          Daniel Masson-Abraham leads for a thirteenth week in the Fantasy Football Scout Members mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/361/standings/c) and is back up to second overall, three points behind world number one Oscar (FPL Focal) and ten ahead of Srecko Kurtovic, after captaining Son.
          This league is also open to all and the league code is visible in the widget on the FFS Home Page when signed in, but only those with a registered FFS account (paid or free) will be eligible for prizes.

          ** LAST MAN STANDING

          See https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/07/24/the-last-man-standing-competition-2021-2022/ for details of TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing competition (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/26234/standings/c, league code 6dcode).

          The highest scorer was Steven Chen whose Free Hit returned 82 points.

          The safety score was 29, with 101 teams to be removed and 791 going through to Gameweek 20. It will remain open till Gameweek 22, but new entrants must pass all the previous safety scores (https://torresmagic.webs.com/lmsupdate.htm) to qualify.

          **FFS CUPS

          Gameweek 19 was the sixth round of the FFS Open Cup (see https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/cup/26/rounds/6/ for the round 6 pairings).
          The highest ranked manager in round six (elfortu) was beaten 34-52 by Bousy_Boozer who played his Free Hit, the second highest (I Member) lost 62-75 to Restored after both played their Free Hits, the third highest (Jay_) lost 39-53 to Matjes_taet and the fourth highest (tomkelly25) lost 41-45 to Fusen. This leaves Matjes_taet (now 4,288th) as the highest ranked manager through to round seven, which will be played in Gameweek 21.

          It was also the fifth round of the FFS Members Cup (see (https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/cup/27/rounds/5/ for the round 5 pairings). The highest ranked manager in round five (Minority Laporte) won again, but I Member (449th) has overtaken him and is the highest ranked manager through to round six, which will also be played in Gameweek 21.

          These FFS Cups are organised by Fantasy Football Scout and should not be confused with any similarly named League Cups listed on FPL’s Leagues & Cups page.

          ** FFS HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUES

          Martin Stubbs still leads League 1 of MIR’s FFS Head-to-Head Leagues (https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/head-to-head-leagues/) by eight points from Cak Juris.

          The joint highest scorers with 54 points each out of a possible 57 are now Andre Cooley (League 8 Division 99), Rohan Chaterjee (League 8 Division 114), Viktor Torkelsson (League 9 Division 72) and Sean Graham (League 9 Division 121).

          ** MODS & CONS AND FFS FAMILY

          Chaz Phillips (Az) leads for a sixth week in the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/366/standings/c). Chris Atkinson (RMT’s Professor) is now level with him on points but has made a greater number of transfers.

          Obay Eid (FPL_Milanista) has regained the lead from J Martin (Pilot Flame) in the FFS Family mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/342/standings/c) after both played their Free Hit chips and is now 646th overall. He has now led for seventeen weeks, with Pilot Flame leading for the other two.

          ** TOPS AND VETS

          Tabz Hashimi has regained the lead from Aidan O’Boyle (Minority Laporte) in my Top 10k Any Season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1378/standings/c, league code kgmryk) after playing his Free Hit and is now 177th overall. He previously led from Gameweek 10 to Gameweek 15 and again after Gameweek 17.

          Geir Vinslid is the new leader in my Multiple Top 10k Finishes mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1386/standings/c, league code 03t1fd), which is for teams with two or more top 10,000 finishes, and has risen to 1,671st overall after playing his Free Hit. He finished 2,932nd in 2015/16 and 6,271st in 2016/17, and is 267th in the FFS Live Hall of Fame.

          Grey Head (The Great and the Good) is the new leader in PDM’s Top 1k ANY season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/10031/standings/c, league code 01ef8y) and is now 821st overall. He finished 8,429th in 2012/13 and 85th in 2018/19, and is 684th in the FFS Live Hall of Fame.

          Jonathan Tan has regained the lead from Julian Hancock in Jed Alexander (Livinginapool)’s Top 100 Any Season mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/194472/standings/c, league code pztxjt) and is now 1,856th overall. He finished 81st in 2014/15 and 4,117th in 2017/18, and previously led after Gameweek 8, with Julian leading for all of the other 13 weeks since Gameweek 5.

          2009/10 FPL champion Jon Reeson (Westfield Irons) leads for a fifteenth week in Simon March’s FPL Champions League (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/2594/standings/c).

          Rajko Gojkovic is the new leader in Chaballer’s Hall of Fame Top 1k mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/39527/standings/c, league code 1zpaad) and has risen to 6,404th overall. He finished 3,680th in 2017/18 and 526th in 2018/19 , and is 380th in the FFS Live Hall of Fame.

          Adam Straker is the new leader in Skooldaze’s FPL Vets 2006 or before mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/25315/standings/c, league code hz9bz2) after playing his Free Hit. His best finish was 7,125th in 2019/20.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            That's one long post

        5. LIARS POKER
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Ramsdale to DDG for -4 yes or no?

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Probably doing it as a part of my -8

          2. Heisenberg W. W.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            I'm going for it

          3. Jimmer887766
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Yes

        6. iCon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          LMS - slim pickings, but who would you pick from this lot?

          CRY, NOR, SOU, WAT, WHU, LEI, BRI, BRE, EVE, NEW or BUR?

          Cheers

          1. Boly Would
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Tough, probably West Ham

            1. iCon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Cheers mate

        7. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Saka to
          1. Gallager
          2. Moura
          3. Bowen

          1. Gooner97
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Moura

          2. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            or Gray if Everton vs Wat is on

          3. Lecky Legs FC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            JWP might be a nice differential for next two

        8. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Odds on Foden playing today?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            High

            1. Pukki Party
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Or low odds as there's a high chance he plays

          2. KneejerkJoe
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            1.70

          3. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            0.

          4. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            ( √3/2√2 + 1/2√2)%

        9. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          *Ramsdale *Foster
          TAA Cancelo James Dalot (*Tomiyasu)
          Son (C) Jota Foden Gundogan (*ESR)
          Dennis Antonio (*Watkins)

          1FT, 4.0m itb so many options

          A. Get Salah back
          B. Get a playing GK
          C. Get Reguilon (upcoming GW)
          D. Get Bowen (upcoming GW)

        10. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          DDG (Bachmann)
          Alonso Cancelo Livra TAA (Amartey)
          Silva Foden Son Jota (ESR)
          Broja Antonio (Watkins)

          0FT, 3.3ITB

          Would you take a hit somewhere?

          1. Return of the FF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Possibly upgrade Livra, but probably g2g

            1. Gooner97
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Thinkin abut lose Livra/Amartey for a Spud defender but I'll probably do Alonso -> Reguillon next GW

          2. 12steps
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            No

        11. Return of the FF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Captaincy...

          A. Trent
          B. Jota
          C. Cancelo
          D. Son

          Thanking you

          1. Catastrophe
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            D safest

          2. Kun Tozser
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            D

          3. Louis99
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            I've gone Son, but trent is so tempting

          4. Jimmer887766
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Jota

          5. tomasjj
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            d

          6. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            D

          7. Return of the FF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Thanks all, didn't expect to see such overwhelming support for Son. I'm on Trent for now and torn. Saints results have deteriorated hard, and Leic concedeoads down Trent's flank...

            1. evilfish
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              I'm going TAA but I need to make up ground.

        12. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Who to captain?

          A) TAA
          B) Jota
          C) Foden

          Cheers

          1. 1Banksy
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            From those three Jota

            1. Catastrophe
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Cheers

          2. Gooner97
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Jota

        13. Louis99
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Would you bench any of these instead of Dennis?

          A) Alonso
          B) Gallagher
          C) Bowen
          D) Gundogan
          E) Antonio

          1. Catastrophe
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Hmm. I'd probably start Dennis over Gallagher and Bowen.

          2. Kun Tozser
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Maybe A given Chelsea recent CS and Kante out?

        14. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Can't decide whether to go De Gea or Lloris. Lloris has an additional fixture in hand, but De Gea seems to be slightly safer given how many people are going for DDG. His ownership is gonna skyrocket...

        15. 1Banksy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          FH advice. Option 1 or 2.
          Option 1:
          De Gea
          James Cancelo Laporte/Regs
          Gallagher Salah©️Jota Son KDB
          King Antonio
          Bench: Gunn Broja Tsmikas Dalot

          Option 2:
          De Gea
          James Cancelo Regs
          Gallagher Salah©️Jota Son Mount
          King Ronaldo
          Bench: ❌ Broja Tsmikas Dalot
          I appreciate any input.

        16. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Laca > Antonio safe to do now or still need to wait for potential postponements?

          1. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            I’m still waiting

            1. Werner Bros
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              Same

        17. Netters2018
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Best striker under 7m for nxt 6-8 gameweeks..

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Only King

        18. winchester
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          G'day, have 1ft and 4.9m itb. any moves in mind? Plan is to bring back salah after afcon. cheers.

          *
          taa - james - cancelo - reguilon
          bernardo - jota - bowen - son
          antonio - dennis

          (ramsdale - foster - livra - watkins - saka)

          OUT
          a) ramsdale
          b) foster

          IN
          1) ddg
          2) sanchez
          3) lloris
          4) any other?

        19. Shultan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Safe to do transfers now for todays 3pm games? Or wait bit longer
          I know Newcastle struggling but wasn't planning on any eve or new players fir FT

          1. ZEZIMA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            I'd wait until about 2:53 to make your transfers, just to be on the safe side

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            I'm waiting to after 1pm.

        20. Meechoo115
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            Cap

            A. Trent
            B. Foden
            C. Jota
            D. Ronaldo

            1. Heisenberg W. W.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 hours ago

              A