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The Scout’s FPL Gameweek 20 Ones to watch

By The Scout 29 Dec 2023
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See the five players backed for big returns, including Man City’s Phil Foden

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The Scout is tipping five players for big success in Gameweek 20 of Fantasy Premier League ahead of Saturday's 11:00 GMT deadline.

Phil Foden (Man City) £7.6m

The Manchester City star has the form to deliver a major haul at home to Sheffield United.

Foden has scored in back-to-back matches in all competitions, including a goal and eight points against Everton on Wednesday.

His displays at the Etihad Stadium in 2023/24 underline the midfielder’s importance. Foden has three goals, three assists and 49 points in home matches, second only to the 51 points of Erling Haaland (£13.9m).

Foden's nine shots in the box, seven shots on target and 14 chances created all rank second among team-mates at home this season.

Luis Diaz (Liverpool) £7.3m

Liverpool's Colombian is expected to start against Newcastle United at Anfield after featuring as a substitute in the 2-0 midweek win at Burnley.

Diaz supplied an assist at Turf Moor, his first attacking return since Gameweek 11.

He can continue that improving form against a Newcastle side who have struggled in defence away from home this season.

The Magpies have collected only two points from their last six road trips, conceding at least twice in five of those encounters.

Chris Wood (Nott’m Forest) £4.9m

The appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach of Nottingham Forest has transformed the forward’s fortunes in Fantasy.

Wood has been involved in all five of his side’s goals in their two matches under the Portuguese.

He produced a goal and an assist against AFC Bournemouth before scoring a hat-trick at Newcastle in midweek. 

At a cost of only £4.9m, the New Zealand striker offers great value at home to a Manchester United side who have conceded at least twice in three of their last four fixtures.

Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) £7.1m

The winger is set to return to the Chelsea starting XI against Luton Town this weekend after serving a one-match ban in Gameweek 19.

Sterling’s recent displays suggest he has stepped up his consistency for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

He has blanked in only two of his last seven starts, scoring twice and supplying three assists.

Notably, Sterling delivered his best haul of 2023/24 in his last meeting with the Hatters, recording a 19-point haul thanks to two goals and an assist in Gameweek 3.

Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa) £5.5m

His record at Villa Park suggests the Brazilian can deliver more returns when Aston Villa entertain Burnley on Saturday.

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Douglas Luiz is the third top-scoring player in Fantasy in home matches this season, amassing 62 points thanks to five goals, two assists and 13 bonus points.

Crucially, he is also among Villa’s form players recently.

Indeed, the midfielder’s nine chances created and eight shots are both team-leading totals in his last four matches.

Burnley have a single clean sheet on the road in 2023/24, giving Douglas Luiz the opportunity to claim more attacking returns this weekend.

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Part 1: What to do with Newcastle players in Fantasy?
Part 2: What to do with premium stars in FPL after update on Haaland
Part 4: Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 20
Part 5: Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 20?
Part 6: FPL experts: Who to captain in Gameweek 20?
Part 7: Don't forget! Last chance to play first FPL Wildcard

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