FPL GW19 Tips: Extra Free Hit Chip

Such a relief for millions of Fantasy Premier League managers, as it looks like PL boxing day fixtures will go ahead. But the chaos is not over yet. And chaos brings opportunities.

So, let’s prepare our fantasy teams for another gameweek with our FPL GW19 Tips.

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FPL GW19 Tips

Key notes for FPL GW16

Let’s start with our key notes for GW19 of FPL.

  • All fantasy managers were awarded with a second free hit chip. Use it wisely. The best time to use the chip will likely be in GW22 that could be a big double gameweek due to postponements. However, nothing is confirmed yet.
  • Antonio tested positive, so he is likely out of GW19. However, according to sources, he is double vaccinated and shows no symptoms – he could be back in GW20
  • AFCON is coming. Monitor the situation about African players (Salah, Mané, Dennis, Mendy…) that will go there and likely miss few gameweeks while representing their nations
  • Chelsea have blanks on the horizon (Gw24 & GW25) due to FIFA Club World Cup. So be prepared for that and plan what you will do with their players in your team
  • You could save your free transfer in GW19 and wait till we get information about postponements and possible double gameweek 22 (or 21).
  • If you are bringing in some players, buy players from teams that are over their issues with illnesses – such as Tottenham.
  • Son is our number one transfer target or GW19

Further reading: 3 Essential tips for effective use of wildcard in FPL

Who is the best captain in FPL GW19

We will keep the captaincy section short once again.

If you would like to know more about the process we use to select the captain every gameweek, read our article: How to pick the right captain in FPL?

According to this decision-making process, we think Salah is the best captain in FPL GW19.

Son is our number two, and Ronaldo is the number three captain pick. 

What bookies odds say about GW19

As usual, we converted bookies odds into probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator, to assess the potential of gameweek 19.

Clean sheet odds for GW19

Manchester City (49 %), Arsenal (47 %) and Liverpool (47 %) are most likely to keep a clean sheet in GW19. 

Bookies expect 5.57 clean sheets in gameweek 19. In last season, we were used to a rate of 5.89 per clean sheets gameweek. This season we have seen clean sheets at the rate of 5.39 clean sheets per gameweek.

Liverpool and Manchester City are still due to the correction in their clean sheet count, we expect both teams to concede goals in the upcoming gameweeks.

Due to correction in the number of clean sheets: Liverpool, Manchester City 

Liverpool overperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. The reds should have kept 7.13 clean sheets instead of 10 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Watford, Leicester

You can see the expected clean sheets table and clean sheet odds for all Premier League teams here.

Goalscoring odds for GW19

Salah (60 %) leads the any time goalscorer odds table for GW19. Ronaldo (48 %) follows.

You can look at all most likely goalscorers here.

FPL GW19 Team - scout selection

Now let’s look at our FPL team for GW19. Salah is our captain. 



4.6 m | BRE (H)



8.3 m | LEE (H)


6.8 m | LEI (H)


6.3 m | AVL (A)


4.5 m | NOR (A)


Salah (C)

13.1 m | LEE (H)

Son (VC)

10.3 m | CRY (H)


8.1 m | LEE (H)


6.5 m | SOU (H)



7.5 m | WAT (H)


6 m | WOL (A)


We hope our FPL GW19 tips helped you to gather some useful information before the deadline.

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Good luck in FPL GW19!

Further reading: FPL Tips for success

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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