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Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 13 Guide: Deadline Date And Time, Wildcard, Who To Captain, Fixture Difficulty, FPL Tips And Top Picks

It's time to prepare for another week of the Fantasy Premier League season.

It's important to note that this week the action will start on Tuesday!

Gameweek 12 produced a phenomenal week for a select few as the average points hit 51.

If you're in need of a scout for the twelve gameweek, look no further than our guide here.

Here are our FPL 2020/21 gameweek 13 tips.

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 13 Deadline

The deadline for Gameweek 13 in the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League is Tuesday 15th December 6.30pm GMT.

FPL Gameweek 13 Fixtures

Here is the full list of fixtures for the opening gameweek of the Premier League:

  • Wolves vs Chelsea (18:00 GMT - 15/12)
  • Man City vs West Brom (20:00 GMT - 15/12) 
  • Arsenal vs Southampton (18:00 GMT - 16/12)
  • Leeds vs Newcastle (18:00 GMT - 16/11)
  • Leicester vs Everton (18:00 GMT - 16/11)
  • Fulham vs Brighton (20:00 GMT - 16/12)
  • Liverpool vs Spurs (20:00 GMT - 16/12)
  • West Ham vs Crystal Palace (20:00 GMT - 16/12)
  • Arsenal vs Burnley (18:00 GMT - 17/12)
  • Leicester vs Brighton (20:00 GMT - 17/12)
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Gameweek 13 Fixture Difficulty

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With Gameweek 13 Kicking off on Tuesday and running into Thursday evening, you've got your pick of games to take advantage of.

Using a fixture difficulty tracker, we can see how difficult a team's fixture list is. Ideally, you should be working at a minimum of one game week ahead, ideally two.

Let's take a look at the top 5 teams going into the next three gameweeks.

  • Aston Villa: Burnley (H), West Brom (A), Crystal Palace (H)
  • Brighton: Fulham (A), Sheffield United (H), West Ham (A)
  • Man City: West Brom (H), Southampton (A), Newcastle (H)
  • Fulham: Brighton (H), Newcastle (A), Southampton (H)
  • Leeds: Newcastle (H), Manchester United (A), Burnley (H)
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Jack Grealish is undoubtedly a top pick based on the above fixtures as they have some favourable clashes. Despite Villa's inconsistencies, Grealish has still managed to shine.

Brighton are a good team struggling for results. You could try Danny Welbeck as they have some good fixtures coming up in the next few weeks. With such a flurry of games coming up, they could easily slip a few goals in.

It's an exciting time to have so many games at once and see City's schedule look so straight forward. I would look to bring in either Kevin De Bruyne or Raheem Sterling.

Fulham's shock point against Liverpool will leave them high on confidence, so if you're looking for a player here I'd advise either Ademola Lookman or Bobby Decordova-Reid.

Finally, there's only one choice with Leeds and that's Patrick Bamford.

Who To Pick In FPL Gameweek 13?

With a number of tough games, let's highlight our top picks for week 13.

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Danny Ings (8.4 million)

The English forward is still doing bits even fresh off an injury, tallying up another goal and assist in his last two games.

With Arsenal's shocking run of form, I can see Danny bagging a goal or two as Southampton look superb.

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INGENIOUS: The Englishman has scored and assisted since his return from injury

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Jack Grealish (7.8 million)

The English playmaker is due to get some goalmouth action, usually contributing ever other week, he's been trusted by over 40% of managers.

With their next opponents being Burnley, I don't think Nick Pope is going to stop this creative player from scoring.

Bruno Fernandes (10.9 million)

I don't often recommend United players, but I can understand why he's owned by 40% of players.

The creative Portuguese midfielder has racked up over 80 points already. Up until last week, he had scored or assisted in the past four games; doing both in 2/4 matches.

Sheffield United still look clueless, so it's a safe bet adding him to the lineup.

Christian Pulisic (8.2 million)

Interestingly, Pulisic didn't play against Everton despite how desperately lacklustre Chelsea were in attack.

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I think he more than proved himself against Leeds and I think Lampard will need to go into their match against Wolves positively.

They need to make a statement after almost giving up precious ground in the title race, so Pulisic should be involved.

Kevin De Bruyne (11.8 million)

There's no doubt that the Baggies have a lot of heart, but KDB is likely going to tear them apart this week.

I expect a rampant run from City and I am predicting De Bruyne to be pulling the strings.

Who Else?

While I don't want to highlight the same players every week, there are some that you should already have in your squad and will likely provide good options this coming week.

If none of the above players take your fancy, why not try these:

  • Tammy Abraham
  • Jarrod Bowen
  • Patrick Bamford
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Che Adams
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Callum Wilson
  • Ollie Watkins
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Who To Avoid In Gameweek 12?

Mohammed Salah (12.3 million)

It's tough to write off such an inform player, but I can't see this Liverpool vs Tottenham game is an exciting one.

Spurs set up so defensively Salah will likely have few chances to stretch his legs.

If Spurs stay as disciplined as they have been recent, Salah's only chances are likely to come from penalties.

Not to mention he seems to score in bursts of two before having a missed week.

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SEL-LAH NOW: Salah's scored for the past two gameweeks, but can he continue?

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Heung-Min Son (9.6 million)

He's in fantastic form, but a 0-0 is definitely on the cards in this game as both teams won't want to lose.

If you have Spurs or Liverpool players in your team, you should side with whichever team you believe will win and sell the others.

At most, I could see maybe two goals but nothing wild with some other fixtures more worthwhile.

I think Son will get less freedom than he has been granted against other teams.

Nick Pope (5.3 million)

A brilliant keeper that is going to struggle against a tricky Villa lineup.

If you can switch him out, it might be worth your time.

Kurt Zouma (5.7 million)

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Chelsea's immaculate defensive displays of recent seem to have wavered and I wouldn't be surprised to see another one trickle in as they take on a frustrating Wolves side.

While I think they will win, Wolves always pop up with a surprise goal.

Jamie Vardy (10.3 million)

It was no doubt a great outing for the experienced striker, but Everton should just how unbreakable they can be in defence last week.

Vardy won't get the same opportunities this time around unless James Maddison can produce another masterclass.

Who To Captain In Gameweek 13?

There are some tough fixtures and it's hard to pick out many candidates.

Here are some of my favourite candidates for captaincy this week:

  • Heung-Min Son
  • Danny Ings
  • Jack Grealish
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Che Adams
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Ederson