Fantasy Football Tips GW20 from our Fantasy Football Community ahead of the deadline.
With Kevin De Bruyne out injured for a month, who should we be replacing him with in the Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 20?
There’s plenty of injury news for the fantasy football tips gameweek 20, including Jamie Vardy and Kevin De Bruyne who are both on the treatment bench. They top the transfers out, with De Bruyne significantly set to be absent for 4-6 weeks. We will see plenty of transfer traffic among midfielders ahead of the deadline.
Guardiola confirms De Bruyne will be sidelined for between 4-6 weeks…
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) January 22, 2021
When searching for replacements, both fixtures and form have to be considered in the conversation. Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester City are sides with the best offensive fixtures over the next five games, with a number of credible options to consider from each of their squads.
FIXTURE DIFFICULTY 📊 (THREAD)
Because many will play their wildcard in GW25, I decided to make this to look at the 5 fixtures (GW20-24) leading up to GW25 from an attacking and defensive perspective
This is made by calculating every team's xG/xGC per game between GW10-19 ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/xE7XxJ7C9P
— FPL_Swede (@FPL_Swe) January 19, 2021
Many managers are eyeing up a straight swap within the Manchester City midfield, from Kevin De Bruyne to Ilkay Gundogan. He has the form and the underlying statistics suggest that this is justified given his on pitch actions. The question mark is rotation and positioning with De Bruyne out of the squad, but he should be on penalties.
Gundogan actually has good stats!
Stats last 6 GWs for Mids. @FFH_HQ
🔘4th for expected points
🔘4th for expected goals
🔘5th for Big Chances
🔘2nd for shots inside the box
🔘Joint 3rd for Shots on target
Costing just £5.5m he is likely to be my KDB replacement for GW20 👍 pic.twitter.com/HXYnCm0Lgr
— FPLTIPZ (Harry) (@FPLTIPZ) January 23, 2021
One thing is for sure, it’s worth being at least doubly invested in the Manchester City defence right now given their incredible recent form. John Stones took the headlines last time around, with Cancelo the more obvious rotation risk. There’s plenty to consider in this thread from FPL Architect on the merits of Stones, Cancelo and Dias.
Manchester City defence (THREAD)
Man Citys defence has been outstanding this season, making the City defenders great assets in FPL. But looking closer to it, which City defender is the best to own? #FPL #FPLCommunity pic.twitter.com/NxM8YfHd1a
— FPL Architect (@FPL_Architect) January 18, 2021
With plenty of potential transfers on the agenda for the FPL GW20 Tips, FPL Tips shares his team selection. An injured Kevin De Bruyne makes way, with his replacement among the highest scoring midfielders in the game right now. There’s also a captaincy dilemma to consider, with the potential for big gains to be made.
🎥 NEW #FPL VIDEO 🎥
The injured Kevin De Bruyne is set to make way ahead of Tuesday's #GW20 deadline 👇
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) January 22, 2021
Considering the captaincy this week, FPL General poses another poll. The voting has since closed, with nearly 10,000 managers getting involved in expressing their opinion. It gave stark results, with Bruno Fernandes the runaway first choice this week, ahead of assets from Manchester City. Will you be on the Bruno wagon?
Captaincy poll for today's @59thMinutePod
— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) January 22, 2021
Talking of captaincy, the numbers have been crunched once again. In his latest members article for Fantasy Football Hub, Chris analyses all the data to decide who is the best captain for this week. The prediction tool puts Bruno Fernandes as first choice, with the stats favourable too. However, there’s a surprise name that tops the summary matrix for a win.
… with a surprise https://t.co/Gj8QCi5APX
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) January 24, 2021
We’ve just got blank and double gameweeks out of the way, but more are coming on the horizon. Transfers made now could influence how well your squad might be set up for the next double in Gameweek 26. Manchester City and Spurs in particular are likely to have a promising pair of fixtures, but this won’t be finalised for some weeks to come.
These are the teams who I think are most likely to get a Double GW in GW26:
Man City vs WHU + (WOL/eve/SOU)
Spurs vs BUR + (SOU/avl/ful)
Liverpool vs shu+CHE
Chelsea vs MUN+liv
Man Utd vs che+cry
Leicester vs ARS+bur
Crystal Palace vs FUL+MUN
Burnley vs tot+lei
— Ben Crellin (@BenCrellin) January 25, 2021
While the goalkeeper slot is rarely changed by fantasy managers, there’s one who could be worth jumping for this week, especially if anyone has a wildcard active. Nick Pope already looks to be building on what was a very impressive campaign last time around and fantasy legend Mark Sutherns has been taking note.
More on the surge from Nick Pope as an FPL prize asset. He broke Tom Heaton's record of 21 Bonus Points gained by a GK when he scored 23 last season. So far this season, Pope has 17 Bonus Points from 18 matches. Simply ridiculous.
— FFScout_Mark (@FFScout_Mark) January 22, 2021
With most transfer traffic this week coming in the midfield bracket, Adam Hopcroft shares the form assets from the last 10 games, spanning two months. Four players have five goals in this spell, including Mo Salah and Ilkay Gundogan, with Bruno Fernandes and Heung-Min Son dominating when it comes to overall offensive returns with nine apiece.
Last 10 matches – mids
El Ghazi 5⚽️0🅰️
H Barnes 4⚽️1🅰️
B Traore 3⚽️2🅰️
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) January 21, 2021
Maddison and Barnes are two players featuring highly on the above list who have seen significant transfers in this week, with James Maddison top at the time of writing. It’s difficult to separate this pair, but FPL Chimp Paradox has crunched the numbers on this Leicester City duo. There’s a firm favourite in there.
🚨Maddison v Barnes Thread🚨
— FPLChimpParadox (@FPLChimpParadox) January 20, 2021
When we consider ownership, Harvey Barnes is somewhat of a differential and with the template now in tatters, there’s a wealth of low owned players who could propel you up the overall league standings if they bang. All About FPL have provided their analysis, with options from Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea to consider too.
🤩🙌AllAboutFPL GW20 Differential Picks(<10% TSB):
💎Gundogan vs West Brom
🔥Barnes vs Everton
📌Shaw vs Sheffield
🚀Traore vs Burnley
🤔Other picks: Abraham, Richa,Maupay
🔽Detailed Analysis with stats below!https://t.co/T0145i0ltq
— ALLABOUTFPL (@allaboutfpl) January 25, 2021
Ownership and effective ownership more specifically are buzzwords within the FPL community, but how significant is effective ownership over the course of the season? It’s the feature topic on another in-depth episode of the Who Got The Assist? podcast, which also has all the usual pre-gameweek features.
WGTA S4 E22: What do we think about Effective Ownership (EO)? 🤔
This episode we take time to debate the concept of EO, as well as answering key qus eg #FPL KdB replacements and the City defence in the Q+A (+ usual features ofc) 🗣️
❤️♻️ appreciated 💜
— Who Got The Assist? (Tom) (@WGTA_FPL) January 24, 2021
FPL Spectrum has updated the form charts at the half-way point in the season and there are four players head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to consistency. The Spurs duo of Kane and Son still dominate, with Bruno Fernandes overtaking Mo Salah given recent swings in form. Should all four be in our squads?
🎁 A special update as we hit the halfway mark in the season! Here are the average points per appearance since GW1 (minimum 8 appearances required).
— FPL Spectrum (@FPLSpectrum) January 24, 2021
The bookies odds can be very insightful when it comes to nailing down those selections and captaincy. FPL Salah provides the latest anytime goalscorer probabilities, with just one player managing to cross the magical 50% barrier. Injuries to De Bruyne and Vardy, plus Spurs facing Liverpool mean the options are lacking somewhat.
#GW20 anytime scorer probability %
— FPL Salah (Abdul) (@FPL_Salah) January 25, 2021
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