Fantasy Premier League

Whilst indulging in that extra turkey on Christmas day, the Premier League brings the traditional festive fixtures to screens all over the world. However, don’t forget the Fantasy Premier League Game Week 15 deadline on Saturday 26th December at 11:00 GMT.

To help out, Football Castle provides tips and captaincy picks for the Boxing day fixtures of the 2020/21 season


Emi Martínez(£4.9m): The Goalkeeper is worthy of the starting place in any FPL team right now due to his three clean sheets in a row and seven in total this season. The Argentine also has eight bonus points this season and would look to register some more against Crystal Palace.

Édouard Mendy(£5.2m): The Senegalese has the second-most clean sheets and faces an Arsenal side who have struggled for open play goals this season. With the likely absence of both fullbacks Reece James and Ben Chilwell, Mendy is a comfortable alternative for a possible Chelsea clean sheet.

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Andy Robertson
Andy Robertson is worth a spot on your team this game week. (Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC/ Getty Images)


Andy Robertson(£7.3m): The Scottish left-back has become a reliable option in recent weeks despite Liverpool’s depth of injuries in defence. The Reds have conceded only four times since the start of November and Robertson has produced three assists in the last seven GWs and three clean sheets. Furthermore, West Brom are unlikely to trouble the Anfield scoreboard especially with big Sam Allardyce now in charge.

John Stones(£4.9m): Manchester City provide one of the few clean sheet possibilities going into Game week 15 as they face a blunt Newcastle side. John Stones is enjoying an upturn in form and has registered four clean sheets while starting four of the last five games. He was rested in the League Cup quarter-final against Arsenal and should get a start against the Magpies.

Midfielders (Captaincy picks)

Bruno Fernandes(£11.0m) has registered most of his points away from home this season and prepares to face Leicester City on the back of the second-highest returns at home to Leeds last week. Additionally, the Foxes are a worse home side having kept only one clean sheet at home and Bruno can be relied upon for strong returns.

Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is set for a huge points haul against West Brom. (Getty Images)

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m): Man City have struggled to find attacking balance this season which has directly affected the output of marksman De Bruyne. Although his influence remains high whilst his assist numbers have lowered, De Bruyne faces Newcastle who have conceded 21 goals in their last five visits to the Etihad. The Belgian would also be fresh and firing after a midweek rest.

Mo Salah (£12.5m) faces West Brom in a match-up of the best attack against the second-worst defence. Salah is in red-hot form after delivering 16 points off the bench against Crystal Palace in GW 14. The Egyptian has been unusually rested recently following his Covid-19 positive test and the aforementioned cameo, and he will be angling for more points in their subsequent good fixtures (West Brom, Newcastle, and Southampton).


Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford has been a delight for managers with 43.6% Ownership.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin(£7.9m): The 23-year-old returns to his hometown to take on winless Sheffield United who have conceded 25 times this season without a single clean sheet. The Everton marksman is on 11 league goals and was unlucky that his header against Arsenal was deflected as a Rob Holding own goal. He would be licking his lips then, at the prospect of facing a side who are susceptible at defending set-pieces. 

Patrick Bamford(£6.4m): The Englishman remains a cheap alternative having already notched nine goals this season. Leeds’ swashbuckling style of play means their attackers are likely to produce points going into every game notwithstanding what happens at the other end. Furthermore, the Yorkshire side have a favourable run of fixtures going into the new year. 

Do you have any Fantasy Premier League GW15 questions ahead of the deadline on Saturday 26th December at 11:00 GMT?

Let us know in the Comments section below, Looking forward to what you have to say! 

Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin
December 24, 2020
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Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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