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Week 20 Player Picks Part 1: The obvious.

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One more round to go before we take a mini Premier League break. Who are the best of the obvious picks for week 20.

Joey and Steven get heated discussing their week 20 fantasy picks.
Joey and Steven get heated discussing their week 20 fantasy picks.
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We round off the Christmas holiday fantasy football trio of games on New Years day before a break for the F.A Cup.

Week 19 was one of those strange rounds where it was impossible to get it right.  David Silva scored but ending with 5pts summed it up.  Coupon buster winner was Burnley who gave the champs a 2-0 lead before pulling it back to 2-2 and looked the most likely winner.

The top 5 week 19 picks were

32pts -Adam Lallana

27pts - Santi Cazorla

26pts - M Diouf

24pts - Riyad Mahrez

20pts - Federico Fazio

Onto week 20 pick's then.

Brad Guzan - 8.05m

  • The Villa shot stopper provided a clean sheet and 13pts in his last fixture against one shot shy side in Sunderland.  Now he faces off against a second in Crystal Palace.  Palace looked a brighter prospect than recent weeks in their 0-0 draw at QPR.  But If you can't score against QPR then Villa's meaner defence should be able to hold out for the clean sheet.

Simon Mignolet - 7.92m

  • Leicester may have got back to winning ways at Hull but they were completely outplayed by a side that has looked low on quality.  Star striker Ulloa went off injured and if he is confirmed out I can see a win and clean sheet for a keeper that needs both.

Adrian - 9.43m

  • Facing a managerless West Brom side, Adrian may be the best pick for the confident win points.  Brom will have a few effort from distance and Adrian is the premium keeper pick this week.

Jores Okore - 4.35m

  • Seems certain to start now we have news of a back injury to Ciaran Clark.  Great clean sheet chance and again if you hold him at 1m an obvious pick.

Kolo Toure - 5.18m

  • With Martin Skrtel banned, Dejan Lovren injured, I assume Kolo comes into Liverpool's back three and he has the fixture to double his value or more.

Vincent Kompany - 8.43m

  • Man City are an impressive side.  Missing most of their spine through the first half of the season they are just 3pts behind ultra impressive Chelsea.  Had club captain Kompany been fit on Sunday the gap would have been 1pt.  He was said to be close to a return and if news confirms he is back he is a great pick this week even against banana skin side Sunderland.

Carl Jenkinson - 9.43m

  • We all have Cresswell at 1m but perhaps you could add well rested Jenks to double up on the hammers clean sheet chances.  Jenkinson has added phantoms in recent games and seems likely to outscore many defenders this week with a clean sheet.

Santi Cazorla - 17.92m

  • Mr Claus has been on fire in recent weeks with 28, 13, 7 and 27 in the last four.  The fixture is tricky but as Santi now has pens in his locker, white hot form and certain starting status you may like him in your squad this week.

Eden Hazard - 18m/Cesc Fabregas - 14.02m

  • Both were fantastic last time and their prices reflect their consistent performances.  Hazard holds pens while Cesc seemingly is trying to get you an assist per game.  Tricky fixture on paper but if Man Utd's midfield can dominate Spurs for 70mins then you know Chelsea can.

Kevin Mirallas - 11.93m

  • Great fixture, and likely to hog plenty of fantasy points assuming he starts.  Hulls back line will find his pace and direct running a real problem.  He remains Evertons only consistent attacking points scorer.

Raheem Sterling - 13.39m

  • Now playing in a forward role he has been delivering double digit scores consistently and should have continued that run vs the Swans on Monday evening.  Easy pick this week and in many/most sides.

Philippe Coutinho - 13.32m

  • The brazilian really is developing in the more forward role given to him in Liverpools new system.  Did everything but score against Swansea and assuming he starts could go better v Leicester.  He also will take his share of corners.

David Silva - 12.53m

  • In better form than any other midfielder, possibility any attacking player at the moment.  City will face the old park the bus technique against Sunderland and it will take some magic to open them up.  What better player than the little magician himself to do so.

Samir Nasri - 8.62m

  • With all these city goals in recent games poor Samir hasn't got in on the act.  He has shown an ability to score match winners in tight games just when his side needs them and this may be a tighter game than some expect.

Joey Barton - 10.12m

  • Consistently scores with a collection of phantom points he has had more attempts on goal than you may have realised.  One of these has to go in sometime.  Fixture is nice just be careful that hamstring of his is ok.

Stewart Downing - 12.64m

  • A player that has mainly failed when I pick him and done well in obvious games that I haven't.  Here we have the obvious game again and with Andy Carroll causing chaos in the final third Downing has a great chance to add to at least his assist totals.

Christian Benteke - 9.41m

  • Tekkers let a few down on Sunday against Sunderland returning just 4pts.  Sunderland though have a reputation for a tight defence.  Opponents Palace do not. It is hard to see back to back Palace clean sheets and the most obvious Villa scorer is their lone centre forward and penalty taker Benteke.

Charlie Austin - 14.90m

  • A rare flop by top english scoring forward Austin against Palace on Sunday.  He loves home fixtures and Swansea gave up plenty of chances against Liverpool.  On penalties and in the form of his life.  Those of you holding at 11m should give him a chance to make up for the Palace game.

Alexis Sanchez - 14.63m

  • The man could do with a break but thanks to Olivier Girouds crazy move and a injury to Danny Welbeck he has to start.  At full price perhaps too tricky a game to pick up but then again as many of you hold at 5m, a must have.

Andy Carroll - 7.68m

  • A better real life player than fantasy player most of the time, he has a 4 game points record of 10, 14, 1 and -1.  Certain to commit a trio or more fouls but likely to get the same amount of goal scoring chances.  The fixture is perfect, his form is good and his price is great.

Diego Costa - 11.97m

  • I am going to guess that Jose gives spurs credit and picks his star front man for this one.  In the last two away games at Stoke and Southampton he has shown that reputation for getting involved in running battles.  Spurs will likely play on this and maybe this isn't the best game for him.  What I cannot get out of my mind is how Man Utd controlled spurs for large parts of Sundays game.  Nor can I forget Chelsea seem to own spurs mentally.  If this continues then Costa get get back on the goal scoring front.

Who are the best of the obvious picks?

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