The hectic festive period in the premier league is all set to navigate its way through tricky waters come gameweek 20. In a period that will see the sides play out 3 matches in a span of a week, the chopping and changing in fantasy premier league squads are at an all-time high with managers looking to avoid rotation, strengthen their bench and get their hands first on the highest expected scoring players. With this as one of the most crucial periods in the game, we at Tentaran bring to you the fantasy premier league gameweek 20 team.
Having gone through a variety of options, we have nailed down on the XI with the best fixtures and the ones who are sure shot starters in their side irrespective of the intensity of matches. For gameweek 20 we have decided to go in with a formation of 3-4-3 and handed over the captaincy to Mohammed Salah.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 20 Team
Chelsea travels to Crystal Palace for a match that should see them keep a clean sheet. They’ve not managed to keep from conceding recently but all goals have been stunners rather than defensive lapses from the London based outfit. Crystal Palace is a side who is not known for scoring a lot and should finally get their elusive clean sheet in the last match before the New Year.
He’s in his worst spell ever since he joined Chelsea, failing to defend with certainty and being shaky when going forward as well, with his crosses landing far from their intended target. However, he’s hit the post twice in the last two game-weeks and with Chelsea having a favourable run of fixtures lined-up, we would advise you to give him at least another chance before axing him.
Away to Tottenham might not sound like the best of fixtures to put the Wolverhampton man in your side. After all, Tottenham has been in red-hot form, shipping 11 goals past their opponents in the past 2 matches. However, Doherty is well on the radar to return an attacking return against Tottenham who hasn’t been that strong defensively. Wolverhampton doesn’t change its game against the top sides and they’ll be relying heavily on Doherty to come up with the goods in a difficult match for them.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (5.1m)
With Liverpool having well and truly stamped their credentials as title contenders in the last couple of gameweeks, one of the major strengths for their success has been the consistency their defence has shown throughout the season. They have been a pillar at the back, conceding the least number of goals this season.
Trent provides the cheapest path into their defence with his price falling down to 5.1m. Fully fit, he returned straight away to Liverpool’s back-line last week and rewarded his owners with a clean sheet plus assist. Arsenal looks like a difficult fixture but it is going through a slump in form and we expect Liverpool to shut shop.
Eden Hazard (11.1m)
The Chelsea man showed why he’s an irreplaceable asset in your FPL side this season. Reposing the faith managers kept in him, he returned with 15 points last week in a man of the match performance that saw him become the highest involved player from an attacking point of view in the league. He’s now leading the line for Chelsea in the absence of a goal-scoring forward and he’s taken the onus on himself to single-handily win matches for Chelsea.
Back at his best, Salah has been churning up points for fun recently, giving double-digit returns for fun. Arsenal has a shambolic defence, having conceded at least two goals to all the top 6 sides this season. Salah is at the forefront of everything that Liverpool does while going forward and with them looking to maintain their 6 point lead at the top, he will not stop in his pursuit of goals. We hand over the captaincy to him this gameweek.
Everton raked up 5 past Burnley last week to avenge their shambles of a 6-1 defeat against Tottenham. In that match, he came from the bench to get a goal in the dying moments of the game. Brighton doesn’t keep clean sheets and Richarlison leading the line offers a good cheap option in your middle line.
He’s returned a plethora of points over the last few gameweeks, even returning against Chelsea at home. Newcastle at home this week is followed up by Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in a tasty line-up of fixtures and at 6.2m, Pererya is just the man you want in your sides at this point in time.
He’s back to finding the net in a festive period that he thrives on. Rotation-proof, Kane is the mainstay of Tottenham’s attack which has gone up a gear recently. Second in the table now, Tottenham is looking forward to announcing themselves as title contenders and Kane is a player who loves to take centre-stage. Get him now and sit back and relax.
He is a cheap and reliable option despite Wolverhampton’s tough run of fixtures. He’s the only goal-scorer in their side and will surely get a bunch of goals.
His ownership has gone down owing to a tough run of fixtures but Bournemouth has seen the last of those for some time now. They’ll be back at their free-flowing, pacey attacking football starting this week and Wilson will surely step up to the mantle to ensure his side reclaim their form which caught everyone’s eyes in the first 10 gameweeks.