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Gameweek 20 & 21: Players to avoid, players to consider, and FPL tip of the week | Fantasy Premier League 2018-19

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Three players to consider for the coming weeks

#1 Jose Holebas – Defender (£4.7m)

The Greek god is in red hot form
The Greek god is in red hot form

Clean Sheets: 2

Goals/Assists: 3/5

Season points: 63

Upcoming fixtures: NEW (H), BOU (A), CRY (A)

The Greek god of FPL loves an attacking return! He’s got a great run of fixtures coming up too, with only 1 top 4 side (Spurs GW24) in his next 8 games. He’s coming off the back of 1 goal, 1 clean sheet, and 1 assist in his last 3 games too, so now could be the right time to jump on the Watford man.

He’s got the 2nd most crosses for a player in the PL this season (140), and with him being on set piece duty, he does have assist potential. You’ll have to suffer the odd yellow card though, with 7 so far this season and already serving a 1-match suspension for 5 yellow cards accumulated!

#2 Paul Pogba – midfielder (£8.0m)

Are we seeing the return of THE Paul Pogba?
Are we seeing the return of THE Paul Pogba?

Goals: 5

Assists: 6


Season points: 79

Upcoming fixtures: BOU (H), NEW (A), TOT (A)

Is he back?!

It could well be the return of one of the most high-profile players on the planet. His ability has never been in doubt, and under OGS he looks a totally different player.

With back to back double-digit returns (13 & 15) 2 goals, 3 assists, and 5 bonus points, it could be a great time to sign the United star. He’s joint 8th for assists in the league this year, and after being dropped by Jose for a short period, he’s now regained his mojo & could well become the key to unlocking defences in this great run of fixtures for United that sees them play only 1 of the top 4 teams (Spurs GW22) in the next 7.

#3 Richarlison – Midfielder (£7.0m)

The Brazilian is on fire this year
The Brazilian is on fire this year

Goals: 9

Assists: 2

Season points: 93

Upcoming fixtures: BHA (A), LEI (H), BOU (H)

It was a shock this week to see Richarlison dropped to the bench, but that yielded 2 bits of good news.

#1 I think that’s his allotted rest for these busy fixtures.

#2 He came on for 19 minutes, took 3 shots, and scored!

He’s the 5th top scorer this season in the Premier League with 9 goals, and has taken the 12th most shots this season (41 – 16 on target).

He’s classed as midfielder, but has often been playing up top with Calvert-Lewin. This makes him more likely to score, and gets you more points as a midfielder than forwards do! He doesn’t face one of the top 4 sides until GW27 (City), so now could be a great time to bring him in before his value rockets.