Here comes the Fantasy Premier League gameweek 19 preview for the traditional Boxing Day round!
FPL gameweek 19 preview – attacking potential
Tottenham have the highest attacking potential for the gameweek 19. Spurs face rather mediocre travellers Bournemouth at home soil and Pochettino’s men couldn’t be in better form. Tottenham defeated Everton 2-6 before Xmas with both Kane and Son scoring a brace.
Spurs have also the highest attacking potential for the next six gameweeks. They have four home fixtures (BOU, WOL, MUN, WAT) and two easy away fixtures (CAR, FUL) coming up. If you don’t have Spurs midfielders or attackers already, now it’s the perfect time.
Harry Kane is the obvious choice with Christian Eriksen. Dele Alli is a doubt for the Bournemouth game. Heu-Ming Son seems to have replaced Lucas Moura in the starting XI. He has 6 goals and 4 assists from the previous 10 matches in all competitions.
Manchester United is an interesting team to analyse after Jose Mourinho got sacked. The club installed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a temporary manager to bring the smiles back to players and personnel. Solskjaer led United to a 1-5 away win over Cardiff in his first match.
The Red Devils have more easy fixtures coming up: Huddersfield (GW 19) and Bournemouth (GW 20) at Old Trafford. Solskjaer can build a nice momentum here and we’d see an attacking formation again.
A re-born Paul Pogba (in picture) assisted three goals against Cardiff. Solskjaer gave also Rashford a very attacking role, which paid off. Lukaku had a compassionate leave and is rated a doubt against Huddersfield too. Pogba, Rashford, Lingard and Martial are in-form and safe choices.
FPL gameweek 16 preview – defensive potential
Manchester City suffered a shock defeat against Crystal Place before Christmas. One shouldn’t put much weight on this fact – City have the best clean sheet potential in the next six gameweeks. Note GW 21, where City plays against Liverpool at home soil. This is the only tricky fixture for Guardiola’s men.
John Stones should start in a more advanced role in Fernandinho’s absence. Kyle Walker and Aymeric Laporte are also safe options. There aren’t any obvious choices for goals, assists or bonus points. Benjamin Mendy is a king in the City defense, but he’s still long-term injured.
Everton suffered a heavy 2-6 defeat against Tottenham last round. Hence, people might dislike their defense a bit too much. The fact is that Toffees have a nice set of fixtures coming up. Everton is facing Burnley, Brighton, Leicester, Bournemouth, Southampton and Huddersfield in the next six gameweeks.
Centre-back Michael Keane (in picture) has been great in picking fantasy points with left-back Lucas Digne. Keane has 11 bonus points already this season. You’d also note Jordan Pickford, who has saved few penalties already this season.
The best attacking potential of FPL GW 19:
Tottenham: 2.58 expected goals
Man City: 2.08
The best defensive potential of FPL GW 19:
Liverpool: 79% probability for a clean sheet
Man City: 54%
Man Utd: 54%
The best attacking potential for the next 6 gameweeks:
Tottenham: 13.83 expected goals
Man City: 12.14
The best defensive potential for the next 6 gameweeks:
Man City: 3.86 clean sheets
You’ll find this information for all teams from our unique FPL Fixture Tracker.
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