FPL 6 picks review and preview (GW19 and GW20)

By Matthew Petersen @Matt_Petersen13

A merry Christmas and a happy festive season to all readers. Gameweek 19 was a crazy one with three postponements before the gameweek began. However, a goal-fest followed that saw 30 goals in just seven games! Man City beat Leicester 6-3 in a PL classic while Arsenal showed why they are one of the form sides with a 5-0 demolition job of Norwich. Spurs and Chelsea also picked up impressive wins while Man United drew 1-1 against Newcastle on their return to PL action. On the FPL front, this gameweek had an average of 32 points in another gameweek where fielding 11 players was a tough task. Four of last week’s picks managed returns. Making transfers and picking players has become increasingly more difficult and stressful as postponement uncertainties continue to rise but hopefully, the article can help some managers scratching their heads.

Note: Due to the uncertain times of Covid and the possibility of fixture postponements, the players chosen are picked prior to their game getting postponed.

Gameweek 19 top 3 performers:

1. Lucas Moura – 17 points (90 minutes, one goal, two assists, clean sheet, 3BPS)

2. Bukayo Saka – 16 points (77 minutes, two goals, clean sheet, 3BPS)

=3. Jorginho – 15 points (90 minutes, two goals, 3BPS)

=3. Kelechi Iheanacho – 15 points (90 minutes, one goal, two assists, 3BPS)

Let’s take a look at this week’s picks, reviewing their GW19 performance and previewing their GW20 points potential, based on recent form and favourable fixtures.  

1.Lucas Moura – £6.4m (MID); 2.4% ownership

GW19 review – performance noted under top 3 performers

GW20 preview – Southampton (A)

Season so far:

Games played: 15

Goals: 2

Assists: 3

2. Riyad Mahrez – £8.6m (MID); 3.6% ownership

GW19 review – 10 points (90 minutes, one goal, one assist)

GW20 preview – Brentford (A)

Games played: 15

Goals: 5

Assists: 5

3. Romelu Lukaku – £11.5m (FOR); 8.6% ownership

GW19 review – 10 points (45 minutes, one goal, one assist, 2BPS)

GW20 preview – Brighton (H)

Games played: 12

Goals: 4

Assists: 1

4. Diogo Dalot – £4.5m (DEF); 2.7% ownership

GW19 review – 2 points (90 minutes)

GW20 preview – Burnley (H)

Games played: 6

Clean sheets: 2

5. Kostas Tsimikas – £3.7m (DEF); 11.4% ownership

GW19 review – N/A (GW19 fixture postponed)

GW20 preview – Leicester (A)

Games played: 7

Clean sheets: 4

Assists: 1

6. Emerson Royal – £4.9m (DEF); 0.6% ownership

GW19 review – 11 points (90 minutes, one assist, clean sheet, 2BPS)

GW20 preview – Southampton (A)

Games played: 12

Clean sheets: 3

Assists: 1

*Prices and ownership statistics are correct as of 27 December 2021*

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