22 Mar 2021 9:29 AM +00:00

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 20 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 Saturday!

Gameweek 19 was a big double gameweek for a number of teams, meaning managers only averaged 74 points.

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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 20 tips.

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 20 Deadline

The deadline for Gameweek 20 in the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League is Saturday 26th January 2021 at 16:30 GMT.

FPL Gameweek 20 Fixtures

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

  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham (18:00 GMT - 26/1)
  • Newcastle vs Leeds (18:00 GMT - 26/1)
  • Southampton vs Arsenal (20:15 GMT - 26/1)
  • West Brom vs Man City (20:15 GMT - 26/1)
  • Burnley vs Aston Villa (18:00 GMT - 27/1)
  • Chelsea vs Wolves (18:00 GMT - 27/1)
  • Brighton vs Fulham (19:30 GMT - 27/1)
  • Everton vs Leicester (20:15 GMT - 27/1)
  • Man United vs Sheffield United (20:15 GMT - 27/1)
  • Spurs vs Liverpool (20:00 GMT - 28/1)
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Gameweek 20 Fixture Difficulty

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With Gameweek 20 Kicking off on Tuesday and running into Thursday.

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: West Brom (A), Sheffield United (H), Burnley (A)
  • Leicester: Everton (A), Leeds (H), Fulham (A)
  • Aston Villa: Burnley (A), Southampton (A), West Ham (H)
  • Fulham: Brighton (A), West Brom (A), Leicester (H)
  • Man United: Sheffield United (H), Arsenal (A), Southampton (H)
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Given this next gameweek and the upcoming fixtures. investing in City players are undoubtedly the best bet - Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez are all good shouts.

It's also a solid suggestion to grab a few Leicester players such as Harvey Barnes or James Maddison.

Who To Pick In FPL Gameweek 20?

Raheem Sterling (11.5 million)

With City set to face West Brom, as well as the squad in fine form, expect goals to rain down.

City should be bagging some goals and Sterling is likely to be the catalyst to get it done.

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Bruno Fernandes (11.3 million)

The unstoppable Portuguese attacker can't be stopped this year - bagging a free-kick in the FA Cup this past week.

But, he has only registered one assist in his last three Premier League appearances.

I think its safe to say he's getting involved this week as they face Sheffield United.

Marcus Rashford (9.6 million)

And Bruno's partner in crime? Marcus Rashford!

The two are a real dynamic duo and if Bruno isn't pulling the strings, it will Rashford right behind him.

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Timo Werner (9.2 million)

Struggling for confidence, but with a new manager in charge we could see a return to form for the German forward.

He's getting into the right positions, he just needs a jump start again.

Wilfried Zaha (7.3 million)

The creative forward is Palace's best bet of goals and despite a small knock, I expect him to play.

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:

  • Michail Antonio
  • Mason Mount
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Danny Ings
  • Mohammed Salah
  • James Maddison
  • Phil Foden
  • Patrick Bamford
  • Neal Maupay
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Who To Avoid In Gameweek 20?

Harry Kane (11.2 million)

It's tough to see this game being a goal-fest and I fear Spurs may not be the side to get the better of Liverpool.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (11.3 million)

Despite grabbing two goals for the first time in six weeks.

The Arsenal forward usually goes six weeks without scoring, as has been the trend this season, I expect another blank week coming up.

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Callum Wilson (6.6 million)

The English forward hasn't scored in five weeks and it doesn't look like his situation is getting any better.

So it's probably best to avoid him!

Aaron Cresswell (5.4 million)

I don't think West Ham will keep a clean sheet and I don't think you should be hoping much from Cresswell this week.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (5.4 million)

He couldn't stop scoring at the start of the season but has now gone five games without a goal and I'd be surprised if he bags one against Leicester.

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Who To Captain In Gameweek 20?

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:

  • Michail Antonio
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Danny Ings
  • Mohammed Salah
  • James Maddison
  • Phil Foden
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Mason Mount