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Fantasy Football tips and advice: Gameweek 19 transfers, selections and captain choices

Gameweek 18 was a tough one with 12 teams not involved because of postponements.

It led to some playing their Wildcard or Free Hit chips while others resisted the temptation and gambled on those available getting the job done. Everyone was in the same situation.

In case you missed the announcement, FPL announced that everyone will be getting a second Free Hit chip because of the uncertainty surrounding fixtures going ahead. However, you cannot play these in consecutive gameweeks.

The second chip will be available from Gameweek 20 and it's handy to have for future weeks - even if postponements don't come further down the line. It's a nice tactical advantage for potentially low-scoring weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: This article was updated following the announcement that Liverpool v Leeds and Wolves v Watford have been postponed

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Who has the best fixtures in Gameweek 19?

This is difficult because we aren't quite sure which players are available for the Boxing Day fixtures. Of course, the FDR doesn't take this into account so keep it in mind.

However, BURNLEY v EVERTON looks an under 2.5 game so defensive assets could be crucial here.

TOTTENHAM will be hoping they can build on their performance - a game they drew 2-2 but should have won based on chances created - as they face Crystal Palace at home this week.

ARSENAL spend Christmas in the top four and can continue to push further towards the top as they travel to Norwich. The likes of Emile Smith Rowe will continue to be popular choices.

Premier League strength of schedule over Christmas period
Strength of schedule over Christmas period

What are the best transfers to make for Gameweek 19?

Based on statistics, form and fixtures, we pick out three players worth considering for Gameweek 19.

Aaron Ramsdale

  • Position: GK
  • FPL price: £5.1m
  • Sky price: £6.8m
Total FPL points among goalkeepers prior to GW19

A bargain price for a starting goalkeeper at a top-four club, there is potential that Aaron Ramsdale keeps two clean sheets over the Christmas period.

Gameweek 19 sees Arsenal go to struggling Norwich followed by a contest against Wolves. Those two have seen the fewest goals in the Premier League this season - the Canaries have scored eight while Wolves have 13 after 18 games.

Ramsdale has returned clean sheets in two of his last three outings with 18 FPL points earned over that period. Only Wolves' Jose Sa - also £5.1m - has delivered more points across goalkeepers.

Six goalkeepers carry a higher price tag than Ramsdale and we can only expect that £5.1m to continue increasing - he's a solid option for the next few weeks and beyond.

Son Heung-min

  • Position: MID
  • FPL price: £10.3m
  • Sky price: £10.8m
Son Heung-min in action for Tottenham

While the attention was on Harry Kane finally finding the back of the net in the Premier League at the weekend, it was also a game where Son Heung-min continued his fine form.

He's now scored in each of his last three games, returning 28 FPL points over that period. There was also the assist against Norwich with clean sheet points in two.

It took his league tally to seven for the campaign. Son's averaging a decent enough 0.40 xG per match average while also seeing 2.40 total shots - 1.02 of those being on target.

This Tottenham side could be on the up under Antonio Conte. With Son's selection rate standing at 16.3%, there are points on offer that many others won't have.

Armando Broja

  • Position: FWD
  • FPL price: £5.1m
  • Sky price: £6.6m
Armando Broja celebrates his goal against Brighton

A player who has been mentioned before but his form means he's a solid addition for the Christmas period - Armando Broja heads into Boxing Day on the back of two goals in his last three outings.

The Southampton forward is a bargain price at £5.1m considering the fact he has four goals from 13 appearances - the fact that six of those were starts also highlights his impact.

Broja averages 2.36 shots, 1.25 on target and 0.37 xG per 95 minutes. His FPL return over the past three gameweeks he has been involved in is 22 points.

However, many continue to overlook the Saints striker as a third place option. He can capitalise on West Ham's mixed form in recent weeks.

Who is the best captain for Gameweek 19?

Some may opt for SON HEUNG-MIN as a differential captain given his recent form and Tottenham's home contest against Crystal Palace. He would have delivered 26 points with the armband against Norwich in Gameweek 15.

JOAO CANCELO scored last week and got a huge tally of 18 points on FPL so remains a good option as Manchester City take on Leicester.

We had previously targeted Liverpool players in the original version of this column but the postponement of their game with Leeds means we have to look elsewhere.

Like we said in last week's column, make sure your captain and vice-captain play for different teams in different games. Doubling up with just one team is a huge risk in case that game gets called off at short notice.

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FPL: Gameweek 19 captain picks

Safer options:

  • Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, Cristiano Ronaldo

Alternative options:

  • Son Heung-min, Emile Smith Rowe, Harry Kane

Sky Sports Fantasy Football: Gameweek 20 captain picks


  • Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, Emile Smith Rowe


  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes


  • Mohamed Salah, Raphinha, Conor Gallagher


  • Joao Cancelo, Mason Mount, Kevin De Bruyne


  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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