Fantasy football tips: Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester and Watford players among those to sign for Gameweek 20

Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester players appear the best picks for Gameweek 20 this weekend.

Thursday, 27th December 2018, 2:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:01 am
Christian Eriksen. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Six Premier League games are on Saturday - with five kicking off at 3pm - before another four take place on Sunday.

We've looked at players worth considering for the Fantasy Premier League and Sky Sports Fantasy Football competitions - the latter you can change captain for each game day.

Here are our five picks this week...

Jesse Lingard. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Jesse Lingard

The midfielder has scored twice and set up two goals since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became caretaker Manchester United manager two games ago.

United have rattled home eight goals in those two games and have two more favourable fixtures over the festive period, with a home game against Bournemouth on Sunday and then a trip to Newcastle.

We tipped Paul Pogba for Gameweek 19 and he rewarded us with two goals in the 3-1 win over Huddersfield.

This week, we've gone for Lingard, although Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Pogba could all be shrewd additions depending on how much money you have in the bank.

Lingard costs £6.8m in FPL and £9.7m in Sky. He has returned 55 and 59 points respectively and has hit form in the last few weeks.

James Maddison

The 22-year-old has been one of Leicester's players of the season since joining from Norwich in the summer.

Maddison has scored five goals and provided three assists and he will be looking to add to that total when the Foxes host struggling Cardiff. They then play Everton, Southampton and Wolves in their following games.

He has picked up 76 points in FPL and 102 in Sky so far and is a relatively cheap midfield option in both, costing £6.8m in FPL and £7.6m in Sky.

Gerard Deulofeu

Watford's skilful Spanish forward missed the start of the season through injury but has returned to his best form in recent weeks.

He scored one and set up another goal in the Hornets' 3-2 win at home to Cardiff earlier this month and then netted again in the 2-0 victory at West Ham. He has three goals and two assists from his 12 Premier League appearances this season.

Watford entertain Newcastle on Saturday, before matches with Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Burnley. Deulofeu is relatively cheap in both FPL and Sky and may be worth considering for fantasy football managers.

Deulofeu is priced at £5.4m in FPL and £7.7m in Sky and has returned 46 and 49 points respectively so far this season.

Another Watford option is Roberto Pereyra, who scored his first goal since Gameweek 10 in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Boxing Day.

He has 95 points in FPL and 101 in Sky and costs £6.2m and £7.8m respectively.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Fulham's striker is on a six-game goal drought at the moment but will look to get back on the scoresheet when Huddersfield travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Mitrovic missed several chances in Fulham's 1-1 draw with Wolves on Boxing but the Serbian international has scored seven goals this season.

Fulham are one point above bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield, so it is a crucial clash at the wrong end of the table for both sides.

Mitrovic has 78 points in FPL and 101 in Sky and costs £6.7m and £9.1m respectively.

Christian Eriksen

The Danish midfielder is in excellent form and has scored in Tottenham's last three matches.

Wolves are the visitors to Wembley on Saturday, before Spurs conclude their festive fixtures with a trip to Cardiff.

Eriksen has scored three goals this season and provided seven assists. He has 71 points in FPL and 78 in Sky and costs £9.3m and £11.2m respectively.

A number of Spurs' attacking players are in sparkling form at the moment, with Lucas Moura, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane also worth considering.