Fantasy football gameweek 19 only finished on Friday night and we’re straight into gameweek 20 on Saturday! That’s how busy the EPL is over the festive season.
There are four different time slots later today, kickoff off on the south coast of England when Brighton & Hove Albion host Bournemouth. There are three 3pm GMT kickoffs before two early evening fixtures local time, concluding with Manchester United’s trip to Burnley.
The action doesn’t stop there, as Arsenal host Chelsea in a London derby on Sunday, Liverpool looking to continue their winning streak at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, before 2019 finishes with Manchester City at home to Sheffield United.
Once you’ve inhaled all of that information, here are my tips for your gameweek 20 fantasy football captain:
Harry Kane didn’t let us down on Boxing Day as he scored in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. Though, maybe we were secretly thinking he’d score two or three that day.
The England captain has a good opportunity to score that sort of amount later today as his side are at Norwich City. The hosts have the weakest defence in the Premier League as manager Daniel Farke insists on his attacking football.
I expect Jose Mourinho to tear that plan apart and pick up another three points. Harry Kane should be the main beneficiary of that, but Dele Alli is a good alternative if he’s the only one you can afford.
Jamie Vardy and Leicester City haven’t had any luck in their last two outings – hammered 3-1 at Manchester City and then 4-0 at home by Liverpool. The striker actually scored in the former though.
The Foxes should have much more success this weekend and get back to winning ways when they travel to lowly West Ham United. Sitting directly above the relegation zone, Manuel Pellegrini’s days looks numbered as he team are lacking any confidence or belief of late.
A comfortable away win should be on the cards. And that usually means one thing – goals for Jamie Vardy.
Arsenal entertain Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in what I expect to be an end to end shootout between the two sides.
Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge of the Gunners ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on Boxing Day, but the new boss showed his intent with his side pressing the hosts from the start and playing an attacking game.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have been playing that way all season. As a result, their defence has looked very leaky. Arsenal’s defence looks like one of the worst in the division when you watch them play. Tammy Abraham is out of form so I am going with the Arsenal front man as the best choice of captain in this match. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in form.