Fantasy Premier League GW20 tips from FPL Matthew, arguably the best FPL manager in the world with three top 500 finishes and a further six top 10k finishes. Every week Matthew writes his FPL Team Reveal article detailing his team, captain and plans for the coming Gameweek exclusively for Fantasy Football Hub members.
Gameweek 19 Review
I think this was always going to be a tricky week for me to navigate, given that many people were using either Bench Boost or Triple Captain, whereas I was going in 'chipless' with a 4 point hit! By the end of the gameweek there seemed to be many people posting huge triple-digit scores on social media so my score of 94 (-4) points is nothing to shout about. Still, I managed somehow to eke out a minuscule green arrow, nudging from 682k to 664k overall rank. Green is always better than red in this game and I still have my chips, apart from Free Hit, to play.
Here are my Gameweek 19 points in full:
Gameweek 20 Preview
Here are the fixtures for the next four Gameweeks, sorted best to worst, from the Hub's Fixture Ticker:
It's nice to see a more normal Ticker this week...for now at least. There are some less fashionable teams in FPL terms top the Ticker this week - Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Fulham, although the more popular Leeds and Leicester are not far behind and Manchester City have a nice little run before they go to Anfield. Meanwhile, Liverpool sit at the bottom of this list, with some mixed fixtures but certainly not beyond them if they can find just a little form.
With the 'Blanks' and 'Doubles' now behind us, it's back to a bit of FPL normality and time to assess things in the cold light of day. This is how I'm currently set up, going into Gameweek 20:
The 'elephant in the room' here is the two red-flagged players - Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) both out for a few weeks with injury issues. Apart from those two, not a bad set up overall, and with some cover on the bench if required and, hopefully, Leeds can rediscover their attacking form against a struggling Newcastle outfit.
Most Wanted List
This is where I identify the players who I am currently most considering bringing into my team as well as highlighting who, if anyone, may be able to make way for them. This helps me to formulate a rough mental shortlist of potential moves. I update this list each week.
Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) - looking a great enabler now that he seems to have won his place back
Out-list: Ben Johnson (£3.9m) - was a risky enabler on my wildcard who promptly seemed to lose his place despite drawing praise from David Moyes, although I have bigger fires this week
Removed: John Stones (£5.1m) - as I brought him into my team last week, Ruben Dias (£5.9m) - just because double defence from one team is enough for my nerves and
Jack Grealish (£7.7m) - always a solid option, at a good price, and with extra fixtures to come
New: Ilkay Gündogan (£5.5m) - 5 goals in the last 7 and probably on penalties now that De Bruyne is injured, potential bargain
New: Heung-Min Son (£9.7m) - on and off my list all season, here he is again
Out-list: Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) - proven quality but his recent lack of form has me me looking closely at his price tag, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) - now injured for 4-6 weeks
Michail Antonio (£6.3m) - looks to be getting back to full fitness, a good value option up front.
Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) - also back on my radar, another good budget option up front
New: Harry Kane (£11.2m) - injuries give me the opportunity to look at the most consistent forward in the game this season
Out-list: Rodrigo (£5.7m) - good player but has a habit of being the first to be subbed off, Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) - also injured
Potential Transfer Plans
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