Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 19 Guide: Deadline Date And Time, Wildcard, Who To Captain, Fixture Difficulty, FPL Tips And Top Picks

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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 Saturday!


Gameweek 18 was far from exciting, due to there only being 6 games, meaning managers only averaged 23 points.

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

Here are our FPL 2020/21 gameweek 19 tips.

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 19 Deadline

The deadline for Gameweek 19 in the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League is Saturday 16th January 2021 at 11:00am GMT.

FPL Gameweek 19 Fixtures

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

  • Wolves vs West Brom (12:30 GMT - 16/1)
  • Leeds vs Brighton (15:00 GMT - 16/1) 
  • West Ham vs Burnley (15:00 GMT - 16/1)
  • Fulham vs Chelsea (17:30 GMT - 16/1)
  • Leicester vs Southampton (20:00 GMT - 16/1)
  • Sheffield United vs Spurs (14:05 GMT - 17/1)
  • Liverpool vs Man United (16:30 GMT - 17/1)
  • Man City vs Crystal Palace (19:15 GMT - 17/1)
  • Arsenal vs Newcastle (20:00 GMT - 18/1)
  • West Ham vs West Brom (18:00 GMT - 19/1)
  • Leicester vs Chelsea (20:15 GMT - 19/1)
  • Fulham vs Man United (20:15 GMT - 20/1)
  • Man City vs Aston Villa (20:15 GMT - 20/1)
  • Liverpool vs Burnley (20:00 GMT - 21/1)
  • Aston Villa vs Newcastle (20:00 GMT - 23/1)

Gameweek 19 Fixture Difficulty

With Gameweek 19 Kicking off on Saturday and running into next Saturday, with up to 15 fixtures available.

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.

  • Man City: Crystal Palace (H), Aston Villa (H), West Brom (A)
  • Leicester: Southampton (H), Chelsea (H), Everton (A)
  • Newcastle: Arsenal (A), Aston Villa (A), Leeds (H)
  • West Brom: Wolves (A), West Ham (A), Man City (H)
  • Aston Villa: Man City (A), Newcastle (H), Burnley (A)

In this gameweek, there are 15 games. These teams are playing twice this week:

  • Burnley
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
  • West Ham
  • Fulham
  • Chelsea
  • West Brom
  • Man City
  • Newcastle

My advice is to use your free-hit or Wild Card this week to maximise the opportunity.


If you're feeling up to it, I'd also recommend using your Triple Captain option.

Who To Pick In FPL Gameweek 19?

Bruno Fernandes (11.3 million)

A tough game against Burnley left Bruno with a blank for the first time in four weeks.

But with two games coming up, you'd be silly not to include him.

Manchester United could really turn up against Liverpool and if they play well can certainly grab a goal or two.

They'll then be flying high against a struggling Fulham side.


FERNANDES: Only Harry Kane (1) and Heung-Min Son (2) has more points than Bruno Fernandes

Photo via @OfficialFPL

Mohammed Salah (12.5 million)

Liverpool is facing off against Manchester United and Burnley - two games they can easily dominate if they turn up.

Expect the Egyptian King to be involved in some way.

Callum Wilson (6.6 million)

It's time for a return to form?


Three blanks can't possibly go on for much longer, even if Newcastle look a bit poor at times.

For such a cheap option and two games ahead, it's worth a punt.

Kevin De Bruyne (11.8 million)

The Belgian playmaker has two very favourable fixtures coming up against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.

City are looking good again, although missing their talisman Aguero up top.

Timo Werner (9.2 million)

I actually think its time to consider bringing the German back into the lineup.


His FA Cup will have done him a world of good to get some confidence back and against a team like Fulham you expect Chelsea to dominate.

If Timo is playing down the middle, it could be the spark he needs to get back on track and really hype him up going into their game against Leicester.

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:

  • Roberto Firmino
  • Mason Mount
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Sadio Mane
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Edouard Mendy
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Kevin De Bruyne

Who To Avoid In Gameweek 19?

Jack Grealish (7.7 million)

Jacky's been in a dry spell recently and I think Villa have two tough games to play.

Away to City and Home to Newcastle will be tough - if you don't own him, I'd probably avoid him even if they have two games.

Danny Ings (8.3 million)

The English striker only has one fixture this week and it's away to Leicester!


Not an easy game so I'd advise dropping him for this week.

Michael Keane (5.1 million)

The defender had a fantastic time out in the previous gameweek, but he's not featuring in this week as Everton have no fixture.

Sergio Reguilon (5.7 million)

The Spanish winger bagged an assist against Fulham, but I'm not convinced he's going to be as involved this week.

I wouldn't be surprised if the defensive confidence is a bit shaky this week and Sheffield United grab a goal.

Kieran Tierney (5.4 million)


Another defender to avoid this week, I don't see Tierney doing too much this week and considering Arsenal only have one game I'd say it's a hard pass.

Who To Captain In Gameweek 19?

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:

  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Timo Werner
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Sadio Mane
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Callum Wilson