Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 7 Guide: Deadline Date And Time, Wildcard, Who To Captain, Fixture Difficulty, FPL Tips And Top Picks

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It's time to look ahead to another exciting week in the Fantasy Premier League season.

It's important to note that this week is starting earlier than usual, with the action kicking off on Friday night!


Gameweek 6 produced some great games and unsuspecting heroes in a gameweek where managers only averaged 48 points!

Now we're heading into week 7 and while there were quite a few tough fixtures last week, they seem to be more straight forward this week.

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

Here are our FPL 2020/21 gameweek 7tips.

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 7 Deadline

The deadline for Gameweek 7 in the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League is Friday 30th October 6.30pm BST.

FPL Gameweek 7Fixtures

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

  • Wolves vs Crystal Palace (20.00 BST - 30/10)
  • Sheffield United vs Man City (12:30 BST - 31/10)
  • Burnley vs Chelsea (15:00 BST - 30/10)
  • Liverpool vs West Ham (17:30 BST - 30/10)
  • Aston Villa vs Southampton (12:00 BST - 1/11)
  • Newcastle vs Everton (14:00 BST - 1/11)
  • Man United vs Arsenal (16:30 BST - 1/11)
  • Spurs vs Brighton (19:15 BST - 1/11)
  • Fulham vs West Brom (17:30 BST - 2/11)
  • Leeds vs Leicester (20:00 - 2/11)

Gameweek 7 Fixture Difficulty

With Gameweek 7 kicking off this Friday evening, there are some tasty fixtures 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.

  • Crystal Palace: Wolves (A), Leeds (H), Burnley(A)
  • Aston Villa: Southampton (H), Wolves (A), Leeds (H)
  • Chelsea: Burnley (A), Sheffield United (H), Newcastle (A)
  • Fulham: West Brom (H), West Ham (A), Everton (H)
  • Southampton: Aston Villa (A), Newcastle (H), Wolves (A)

Having a look at the upcoming fixtures, there are only a few teams that do the trick for me,

Chelsea is the obvious standout from the crowd, their fixtures against Burnley, Sheffield United and Newcastle should produce some good points for the Blues.

They've looked better defensively so investing in a defender could be a good shout. Ben Chilwell is at a reasonable price and as an attacking full-back, he will reward you with assists.

The front line of Chelsea can be a little harder to predict. The wingers seem to be switching regularly, but none of them has delivered on a consistent basis.

Pulisic is a good choice and Werner is definitely a no brainer for the next few weeks.

Crystal Palace also has some good fixtures. Wilfried Zaha was on fine form last week and has racked up a number of points already. I've had him since the first gameweek and haven't looked back yet.


Andros Townsend is also a nice addition as he's popping up with assists quite regularly. I can't vouch for the defence however, they look far too vulnerable.

Aston Villa does have some ok fixtures but may be a bit vulnerable after they were rocked this past weekend. Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley are the two picks for me here.

Southampton's Danny Ings is the top candidate for the Saints who have a decent string of fixtures; he's also due a goal after turning playmaker last week.

Alternatively, you could invest in Spurs, Wolves or Brighton players as they have some good opportunities in the next three weeks.

Who To Pick In FPL Gameweek 7?

With a number of tough games, let's highlight our top picks for week 5.

Harry Kane (10.9 million)


His connection with Heung-Min Son is undeniably the best in the Premier League.

Another easy fixture is on the horizon for them, against Brighton, so it's very likely he'll be involved in the goals again.

UNKANEY: Kane's bagged a goal or assist for the last 5 gameweeks

Photo via @OfficialFPL

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (11.7 million)

An expensive choice and one that hasn't been firing lately.


But Man United is a big game for Arsenal who needs to get some points. I see Aubameyang putting his goal drought to an end and expect Arsenal to be up for this game.

Riyad Mahrez (8.4 million)

With Aguero out of action once again, Man City will need some inspiration from somewhere.

So who can they turn to? For me, it's Riyad Mahrez. Against Sheffield United, it's a great time for them to assert their dominance on the league once again.

Christian Pulisic (8.3 million)

He's yet to mark his return with a goal, but he has looked very sharp.

Burnley can be a tough team to break down and Chelsea are going to need some magic if they want to come out with a win.


I think Pulisic will get back to goalscoring ways this weekend.

Callum Robinson (5.5 million)

The West Brom forward has registered an attacking return every 55 minutes since gameweek 3.

While West Brom are looking like a relegation candidate, Callum Robinson is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Despite, not playing regular minutes recently, he's undoubtedly West Brom's best striker. Against Fulham, I expect at least a goal for his troubles.

ROBBED: Callum's goal contributions have resulted in a point for West Brom in two games


Photo via @OfficialFPL

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:

  • Heung-Min Son (9.5 million)
  • Mohamed Salah (12.3 million)
  • Sadio Mane (11.9 million)
  • Raheem Sterling (11.6 million)
  • Raul Jimenez (8.5 million)
  • Callum Wilson (6.5 million)
  • Bruno Fernandes (10.5 million)
  • Kurt Zouma (5.1 million)
  • Timothy Castagne (5.8 million)
  • Hugo Lloris (5.5 million)

Who To Avoid In Gameweek 7?

Patrick Bamford (5.9 million)

Despite grabbing a hat-trick last week, it's tough to see the Leeds forward repeating the feat.

I expect Leicester will be paying close attention to the striker and mark him tightly.

Think AKE-n: City's defence look ropey and West Ham can be a threat on the counter

Photo via @OfficialFPL


Gabriel Magalhaes (5.1 million)

Arsenal has failed to keep a clean sheet since the first gameweek of the season.

With Manchester United as their next opponent, they'll struggle to get one here.

Neal Maupay (7.9 million)

It looks like the Frenchman has slowed down and hasn't registered a goal for two gameweeks now.

Their next fixture is against Spurs and Brighton will be lucky to bag a goal.

Aaron Cresswell (5.0 million)


West Ham find themselves away at Liverpool. Despite their injuries, it hasn't stopped them from winning.

I'm doubtful that West Ham will keep a clean sheet or get many attacking opportunities.

Tyron Mings (5.2 million)

The Villa centre-back has had a good time recently, grabbing three clean sheets in five games.

But their next game against Southampton could be a tough one. The Saints are riding high after a win against Everton, while Aston Villa are licking their wounds thanks to a humbling defeat to Leeds.

I think they'll have a tough task ahead keeping the goal out of their net.

Who To Captain In Gameweek 7?

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:

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin
  • Raul Jimenez
  • Neal Maupay
  • Heung-Min Son
  • Harry Kane
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Sadio Mane
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Bruno Fernandes