The midpoint of the season hits this weekend with the final set of matches to end both 2016 and the first half of the 2016-17 season. It is also the halfway point for the first half of this FPL season and time to use up your wildcard if you haven’t already.
Week 19 Predictions:
|Friday, December 30|
|Saturday, December 31|
|10:00/15:00||Chelsea||3||v||0||Stoke City|| 4 – 2
|10:00/15:00||Leicester City||1||v||2||West Ham||1-0|
|10:00/15:00||Manchester United||2||v||1||Middlesbrough|| 2 – 1
|10:00/15:00||Swansea City||0||v||2||Bournemouth|| 0 – 3
|Sunday, January 1|
|8:30/13:30||Watford||0||v||2||Tottenham|| 1 – 4
|11:00/16:00||Arsenal||2||v||1||Crystal Palace|| 2 – 0
Week FPL 19 Matchups
Everton: Despite being quite inconsistent this season, Everton has managed to stay in the top ten and their midweek win over Leicester City should give them a boost. While they may be on the road, they are also facing Hull City in what should be a rather comfortable win. This is a great chance to put Romelu Lukaku in your lineup, particularly after he picked up yet another goal on Monday.
Chelsea: Yes, Chelsea is still hot and still the top team. Diego Costa returns this weekend following his one match suspension, which should be good news that he will be all rested up for matches against Stoke (H) and Tottenham (A).
Manchester United: United are working their way up the form table and players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryn, and Paul Pogba are carrying them up. At just 2.1% ownership Mkhitaryn might be worth a pick as a differential, however, the £8.9 price tag might be a bit high for a midfielder. His recent form has been spectacular and should be enough to get him regular starts.
Liverpool v Man City: I would say that all attacking picks are up for grabs in this one. It has every chance to be the most exciting match of the weekend with the most goals. Liverpool has scored 45 goals and Man City has scored 39 this season which, when combined with the 21 and 20 goals allowed, means that we should be expecting goals. For those of you who want to hop back on the Sergio Aguero bandwagon, he will be back from his four match suspension for violent conduct.
Just remember that there is less than 24 hours between the end of gameweek 19 and the start of gameweek 20. In addition, if you still have your first half wildcard, it needs to be played before the deadline on Friday. Good luck and have fun!