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Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 24 Fantasy Forecast


Ahead of each Gameweek in the Premier League, The Hype Train's team, Robert Austin, Sam Austin and Phil Jones, duel for FPL and league supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for each round of games. With the 2020/21 Premier League season starting tomorrow, we provide our Gameweek Forecast predictions, speculating how we think the latest round of games will be played out. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Premier League 2020/21: Gameweek 24 Fixtures

Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 24 Forecast

Enjoy our FPL Forecast article, with each of our team forecasting how we think the Premier League will shape up this upcoming Gameweek. If you agree or want to challenge us on our point of view, get in touch with us on our main Twitter account, @RealHypeTrain.

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 24

Leicester 1-2 Liverpool

Crystal Palace 1-1 Burnley

Man City 3-0 Spurs

Brighton 1-1 Aston Villa

Southampton 2-0 Wolves

West Brom 0-2 Man United

Arsenal 1-2 Leeds

Everton 2-0 Fulham

West Ham 1-0 Sheffield United

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle

Burnley 1-0 Fulham

Everton 1-3 Man City


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 24


Four teams have a Double Gameweek:

Burnley: Crystal Palace (A), Fulham (H)

Fulham: Everton (A), Burnley (A)

Everton: Fulham (H), Man City (H)

Man City: Spurs (H), Everton (A)


Top FPL player targets ahead of the upcoming Gameweek:

GK: Nick Pope (BUR, GK, £5.5mil, 14.6% ownership)

DEF: John Stones (MCI, DEF, £5.2mil, 21.3% ownership)

MID: Phil Foden (MCI, MID, £6.1mil, 9.6% ownership)

FWD: Ollie Watkins (AVL, FWD, £6.4mil, 20.8% ownership)


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Man City (Watch): Top of the league, keeping clean sheets, and on the longest winning home run in English history…it is a good time to be Pep Guardiola. They have the toughest Double Gameweek on paper with Spurs (H) and Everton (A) but when your City playing in this form the opposition just simply doesn’t matter.


Burnley (Watch): Burnley have two winnable fixtures against Palace (A) and then Fulham (H). Nick Pope is a great bet, as would be an attacker like Ashley Barnes to replace Everton’s Calvert-Lewin.


Everton (Avoid & Watch): The Toffees who are in the Double Gameweek have a good home game against Fulham, and then host City. I do however see them scoring against City for some reason, so there is optimism an attacking outlet like Richarlison or Sigurdsson could be good value. However, with Calvert-Lewin out for two months it could go the other way. They are the great question mark of this upcoming Gameweek.


Southampton (Watch): The Saints comfortably beat Wolves in the FA Cup midweek with a 2-0 win, and I can see it happening again as Southampton have the goal scorers that Wolves are currently missing.

Gameweek 24 – FPL Differential Picks:

LEI/LIV: Roberto Firmino (LIV, FWD, £5.2mil, 5.7% ownership)

CRY/BUR: Ben Mee (BUR, DEF, £5.0mil, 4.8% ownership)

MCI/TOT: Bernardo Silva (MCI, MID, £7.4mil, 1.1% ownership)

BHA/AVL: Neal Maupay (BHA, FWD, £6.1mil, 2.9% ownership)

SOU/WOL: Takumi Minamino (SOU, MID, £6.0mil, 0.4% ownership)

WBA/MUN: Edison Cavani (MUN, FWD, £7.9mil, 5.2% ownership)

ARS/LEE: Raphinha (LEE, MID, £5.3mil, 2.5% ownership)

EVE/FUL: Richarlison (EVE, FWD, £7.8mil, 5.7% ownership)

WHU/SHU: Vladimir Coufal (WHU, DEF, £4.7mil, 6.9% ownership)

CHE/NEW: César Azpilicueta (CHE, DEF, £5.7mil, 4.4% ownership)

BUR/FUL: Ben Mee (BUR, DEF, £5.0mil, 4.8% ownership)

EVE/MCI: Bernardo Silva (MCI, MID, £7.4mil, 1.1% ownership)


Differential Captain: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

The new season has seen Bernardo Silva thrust into a new role at City, playing in a centre-forward position in the absence of Aguero, and filling in on the wing when necessary. Silva has started every game since GW14 against Southampton, and more recently, the Portuguese have four returns in his last five games (3 assists and one goal). Truth be told, we were confused why Bernardo was left in the cold last season when Liverpool won the league, mostly because the season before when City got 98pts Bernardo was instrumental to their success. Revitalised in a new role, Bernardo is leading the line for City’s title charge, and there is no way he can be dropped in the two big games in the Double Gameweek.


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 24

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Nick Pope (BUR)


DEF: Ruben Dias (MCI)

DEF: John Stones (MCI)

DEF: Ben Mee (BUR)


MID: Bernardo Silva (MCI) - (C)

MID: Raphinha (LEE)

MID: Mohamad Salah (LIV)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN) - (VC)


FOR: Richarlison (EVE)

FOR: Danny Ings (SOU)

FOR: Edison Cavani (MUN)


Substitutes


GK: Lukasz Fabianski (WHU)

MID: Jack Grealish (AVL)

DEF: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MUN)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 24

Leicester 2-2 Liverpool

Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley

Man City 2-1 Spurs

Brighton 0-2 Aston Villa

Southampton 1-0 Wolves

West Brom 0-4 Man United

Arsenal 1-2 Leeds

Everton 0-2 Fulham

West Ham 0-0 Sheffield United

Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle

Burnley 0-1 Fulham

Everton 0-5 Man City


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 24

Formation: 4-3-3


Starting 11


GK: Alphonse Areola (FUL) - (VC)


DEF: Matt Lowton (BUR)

DEF: Cesar Azpilicueta (CHE)

DEF: Joao Cancelo (MCI)

DEF: John Stones (MCI)


MID: Ilkay Gundogan (MCI) - (C)

MID: Jack Grealish (EVE)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)

MID: Ademola Lookman (FUL)


FOR: Patrick Bamford (LEE)

FOR: Timo Werner (CHE)


Substitutes


GK: Emi Martinez (AVL)

FOR: Edison Cavani (MUN)

MID: Mo Salah (LIV)

DEF: Reece James (CHE)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 24

Leicester 1-2 Liverpool

Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

Man City 2-0 Spurs

Brighton 1-2 Aston Villa

Southampton 2-0 Wolves

West Brom 1-3 Man United

Arsenal 2-2 Leeds

Everton 1-0 Fulham

West Ham 1-1 Sheffield United

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle

Burnley 0-0 Fulham

Everton 0-2 Man City


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 24


Four teams have a Double Gameweek:

Burnley: Crystal Palace (A), Fulham (H)

Fulham: Everton (A), Burnley (A)

Everton: Fulham (H), Man City (H)

Man City: Spurs (H), Everton (A)


Top FPL player targets ahead of the upcoming Double Gameweek:

Have you ever had one of them evenings where you sit with the TV remote in your hand, but you just can’t find anything you want to watch? That’s me making my transfers in FPL this week. I’ve been on the transfer page forever and nothing looks appealing.


It’s just before 11pm on Friday 12th February 2021 and my head is playing chess with how to potentially incorporate an Everton forward in my team, such as Richarlison, mainly for the Fulham game, though the Cottagers have only conceded 8 league goals in their last 10 outings – this is not a team that you want to put attackers against. Everton also lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle and play a defensively minded team that might pose similar questions. You also have to factor a visit to Anfield for Everton during Gameweek 25, a fixture that The Toffees do not win, regardless of how bad Liverpool are at any given time.


Fulham’s resiliency might offer a route to a cheap defender, but that’s it as they have nothing in the final third. Decordova-Reid, Maja and Mitrovic will likely share minutes, whilst Areola (£4.5m), Adarabioyo (£4.5m) and Robinson (£4.4m) are the only viable candidates, though it feels like you’re having to settle for your safety school when applying for University.


Burnley, believe it or not have scored fewer goals than Fulham (17), with the Clarets only scoring 14 times in 22 games, which is a goal lighter than bottom-placed Sheffield United (15) have managed in an atrocious showing this season. I’m not touching Burnley attackers, and again it looks like a Gameweek where I’ll be backing defensive assets, with Nick Pope (£5.5m) and Ben Mee (£5.0m) attractive selections in the circumstances – what has the world come to for anyone to say that! Boosting their appeal is a home fixture against doomed (yes Big Sam, doomed) outfit at home the following Gameweek, so this looks like the way to go on paper.


Man City have all the best options this Gameweek – take your pick between Ederson, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, Gundogan, Sterling, or Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez to be alternative (and if you can cope with the eventual rotation). Man City have a rammed fixture list, all teams in European football do, so I’m expecting nothing more than a ‘single’ Gameweek when Pep Routlette has done his job and the few FPL accounts on social media who have been planning like mad wonder why they even bothered.


With injuries in my team to Callum Wilson, and general fatigue to Michail Antonio, who look done in after quarter of an hour in West Ham’s recent 0-0 draw at Fulham, means I had to look to my forward line. Timo Werner (£9.2m) was too big a price point to consider, especially given his slight leg injury, which means I opted to make the premature move and put in Danny Ings (£8.4m). Ings scored against Wolves in the FA Cup in midweek and welcome the midlands side to the south coast again – Wolves are there for the taking and with a Double Gameweek against Chelsea (H) and Leeds (A) next time out, it seemed worth taking a punt on the Englishman, whilst I eventually got rid of James Justin (get well soon!) for Ben Mee.

Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Fulham & Everton (Cautious): I’m just not buying the hype. I’m not even sure there is hype. This really feels like a low-key Double Gameweek featuring a lot of teams that don’t score many goals (and Man City). It’s likely you have a triple-up of City players already though and are juggling with the remaining players on a double.


Chelsea (Watch): The way Chelsea move the ball should be a big concern to an injury-hit Newcastle. My beloved Magpies have lost a lot of key figures and we will struggle to generate much without Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson available. I am quietly confident Miguel Almiron can run the show, but this game has writing on the wall for a home win.


Liverpool (Watch): Jurgen Klopp’s been in the press a lot right now, for both tragic family reasons and due to The Reds non-existent form. Liverpool have 6 wins and a 1 draw in their last 7 league outings against Leicester – it’s a good fixture for Salah and Mane to get some confidence back and here’s hoping that Kabak or Phillips make their debut so Jordan Henderson can return to his position as the pivot for Trent Alexander-Arnold to get forward like he did the last time he visited the King Power.


Man United (Watch): I was so close on going for Cavani in attack (and still might for Antonio) as Man United travel to the worst defensive outfit in the league. This should be a routine win for United with some points for Penandes, Rashford and Cavani.


Brighton (Avoid): The Seagulls only win once in a calendar year at The Amex, and it’s been against Spurs in both 2020 and 2021, so they’ve got a while to wait before their next home win. It should be a good week to own Emi Martinez, Ollie Watkins and Jack Grealish.


Gameweek 24 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Raheem Sterling (MCI)

Alternative: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)

Differential: Ollie Watkins (AVL)

FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 24

Formation: 4-3-3


Starting 11


GK: Nick Pope (BUR)


DEF: Ben Mee (BUR)

DEF: Cesar Azpilicueta (CHE)

DEF: Joao Cancelo (MCI)

DEF: Ruben Dias (MCI)


MID: Raheem Sterling (MCI) - (C)

MID: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN) - (VC)


FOR: Edison Cavani (MUN)

FOR: Danny Ings (SOU)

FOR: Ollie Watkins (AVL)


Substitutes


GK: Emi Martinez (AVL)

MID: Bukayo Saka (ARS)

MID: Mason Mount (CHE)

DEF: Mason Holgate (EVE)

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