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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.

DEFENDERS

 

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2,410 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    DDG or Lloris ?

    1. fricky_
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lloris, Spurs look way more solid

      • AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lloris

      • HARLEY
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        DDG

      • Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thinking fabianski an option.. what ye guys think. Nice fixtures. Ddg might not go ahead. Don’t want to double up spurs defence

      • jl123us
          1 month, 23 hours ago

          I went for DDG as already have a Spurs defender

      • Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Silva & Toney to Son & Broja for - 4

        Y/N?

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Ahh I’m an idiot.

        Pressed transfer when I didn’t mean to haha

        Looks like -4 to get Maddison and DCL in it is.

        But only 3 playing defenders including James and Cancelo.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Could be Genius if the Everton game is on?

      • Peekay
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Phoden still out of favor?

        1. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          who knows? I would keep, but it is anyones guess

        2. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Must be in today

      • Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Really naff question, Steele to?
        A) Butland
        B) Dubravka
        C) Bachman

        Other keeper is Sanchez, so i'm looking for a keeper for this week and gw 24 when Brighton play Chelsea in the reverse of this weeks fixtures

        1. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Risk of Newcastle not being able to play owing to Covid and injuries, otherwise I'd go for him. Butland might get bumped for Guaita. Foster returning for Watford in a few weeks.

          1. Basil1977
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            thank you, all the points you made are all the problems i have spinning around in my head.

        2. tractorjess
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Just hold out this week, yes the clean sheet is unlikely but Sanchez is still a good keeper

          1. Basil1977
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            i'm keeping sanchez just don't want to lose a free transfer

      • Sakib.jafar
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        A) Gallagher
        B) D Sanchez

      • Kodap
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Down to these two, captain one..

        1. KDB
        2. Son

        1. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          KDB for me

        2. Steerpike
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I have Son but I had KdB (C) last week and will again this week.

      • Krafty Werks
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Ramsdale, Lacazette & James > Pickford, Kane & Reguilon for a -8 and to get 11 out? Had a very good week last week without taking any hits and I am top of my cash mini leagues so not too worried about the hits tbh.

      • Eeny meeny minamino
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Is Gallagher injured? got covid? Or fit? I can’t keep up with all the rumours!

        1. Michelle Davin
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I took him on a FH,I didnt see any real evidence that he wont play

      • Who is the best GK going forward?
        LIARS POKER
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Can't decide between DDG and Lloris

        1. fricky_
            1 month, 1 day ago

            It's Lloris for me

          • DAZZ
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Dave

          • Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I'm on DDG at the moment but I have Reguilon too

          • Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            same here, could use some advice

          • 97PG
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Would be all over DDG if Wolves wasn’t a small doubt

            • Atimis
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              DDG and Spurs def

            • Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              ederson

              1. Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                This

            • Lord Flashheart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              anyone gets a green nowdays?

              1. fricky_
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  yep. 3 in a row somehow

              2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Just changed my mind to Lloris

              3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Lloris regardless of Regulion or not. Man Utd defence is horrid.

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

                  1 goal conceded under Ragn

                  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 23 hours ago

                    Extremely lucky

              4. tomasjj
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Lloris

              5. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I’ve decided to get Sanchez and rotate between him and Ramsdale

              6. AIRMILES
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Going for Lloris, primarily because Spurs matches are on deadline day, whereas ManUtd's are two days after deadline day. I'd probably go for DDG if my spare keeper was likely to play.

              7. Grounderz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Finger over the submit button now… leaning towards DDG than Lloris due to fixtures for me.

              8. Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Went with Lloris because United D is worse than woeful.

              9. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Lloris

              10. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Fixtures

                DDG: Bur H, WOL H, Avl A, whu H, bur A, Sou H

                Lloris: Sou A, WAT A, ars H, Che A, Sou H, WOL H

              11. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Lloris probably edges it, I would say slightly better fixtures and has an extra DGW

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I was set on bringing in DDG and Dalot this GW but after that woeful performance last night, I'm not. Conte's clean sheet record plus the games in hand swing it to Lloris and E Royal for me now.

              12. Fantasyfreakstradbally
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Fabianski not an option?

              13. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Probably Lloris but there’s cheaper avenues into their defence.
                Is DDG or nobody from manu

              14. Camzy
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                DDG. Better short term fixtures and doubles.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Couldn't keep Newcastle at bay, a shambles at the back (and elsewhere). I don't feel confident they can keep clean sheets. Conte is organising his defence marvellously, in contrast.

              15. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 hours ago

                Schmeichel

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 hours ago

                  Obvious choice

            • FDMS All Starz
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              What would you do with these lot?
              2FTs & 0.5itb

              Sanchez
              Taa James Alonso Cancelo*
              Foden Salah Jota Bernardo*
              Antonio Watkins*

              (Ramsdale* ESR* Manquillo* Davis*)

            • fricky_
                1 month, 1 day ago

                GTG?
                Lloris
                Cancelo - Reguilon - Taa - James
                Foden - Jota - Salah - Bowen
                Dennis - Jesus
                Steele - Dalot - Benteke - Saka
                0.5 itb anything worth a hit? Should I change bench order?
                Thanks

                1. Traction Engine Foot
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Good to go

              • Aimar
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Kane and bowen

                Or

                Son and Antonio

                And if You do a negative 8 would it rather be on gallagher or reguilon ?

              • Atimis
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Thoughts on Jota starting as want to (c) him? Is he at risk?

                1. Pep's Money Laundry
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  He will start

              • Jordan.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                will coufal start today for the happy hammers??

              • Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Laca to DCL, Bernardo to Jota 2FT?

                Gives me 10 (no keeper)

                1. Silecro
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Cant see DCL playing from the start after not playing for 15 gameweeks at all

                2. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Antonio over DCL if you don’t own already….it’s Watford they’re playing

              • Sid07
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Who will score more points this week
                1) Broja
                2) B silva

                1. Will Kane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Silva. He'll get 2, Broja 1

                  I own both

              • Silecro
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                ESR>Maddison (free) probably a good long-term transfer, right?

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Yes, double digit hauls with Norwich next.

              • Big Weng
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Is this the last GW to use this half's WC?

                1. AC Yew
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Yes just under an hour!

              • HARLEY
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                ANY IDEA FOR MY TEAM?

                Guaita*
                TAA Cancelo James
                Sterling Son(C) Jota Bowen
                Antonio Pukki King
                (Foster Livra Duffy ESR)

                1FT 2.8 ITB

                1. tractorjess
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Guaita to Lloris or DDG

                2. Boly Would
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Guaita to Lloris

              • tractorjess
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                a) Foster + McGinn --> Bachmann + Moura (-4)
                b) McGinn --> Moura (free)
                c) Something else

                Foster* Guaita*
                White* Cancelo Alonso Livra Guehi
                Saka* McGinn* Salah Gundo Mount
                Vardy Antonio Toney

              • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Anything new on Guaita?

                1. tractorjess
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Doubtful for this week but would be surprised if he doesn't resume No1 for rest of the season so doesn't feel ludicrous to hold and probably take a 0 if you have Guaita + Foster

                  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Agreed. Thank you!

              • krumcake
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Would you do Raphina to someone for -4 or play Livramento and have 0 bench this week?
                Potential Raphina replacements: Moura, Maddison, Mount, Gundogan. Are any of these worth the hit?

              • AC Yew
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Ramsdale or DDG?
                Own Sanchez as second keeper

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  play Sanchez

              • Zilla
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Ramsdale to DDG for -4 worth it?

                1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Yeah

              • Crooky
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                What’s the consensus on -8 pt hits. Presumably the more -4s you take, the greater the chance of it not being worth the risk overall?

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Got to make a judgement on whether they’ll get the team 4 more points. With so many players blanking it’s a bit more likely but often better to leave well alone. I’ve just done a -8 by the way. May not pay off this week but hopefully long term

                2. eish
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  there isn't a consensus

              • Pachi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Is maddison a good option for free for next gameweeks?

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Yes. Although no guarantee he’ll haul this week

              • HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                With no backup or cash I’m going Ramsdale to DDG for free.
                This most likely gives me 11 (team linked)
                Would you use 2FT to boost bench (White ESR) or more valuable to roll?

                1. eish
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  roll

              • fricky_
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Start James or Dalot?
                  Any news on Benteke?

                • Malinwa
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Guaita+ESR > Lloris+Jota worth a -4?