Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW21 player picks


Here’s Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW21 player picks to help you decide on your transfer. Rob has finished 3 of the last 4 seasons in the top 0.5% of FPL managers

Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW21 player picks

Hi everyone and welcome to Gameweek 21 Player Picks.

You may recall that last season I ran a weekly article where I selected an Ace, Banker and Joker pick each week. This season I’ve slightly changed the format but I’ll be making my picks along similar lines. The Ace will be a form player who I would heavily favour for captain this week. The Banker is a fixture pick and has an eye to the next few gameweeks. The Joker will be a differential pick where the only condition is that they must have less than 10% ownership.

I’ll be keeping an eye on how each player performs each week. After the success of GW1 & 2s Bankers, I’ve decided to go back on my original plan and I’ll now be following the Banker pick for 4 weeks again, like I did last season. I’ll also be running a weekly average on how well the selections perform each week. Finally, there will be Guest Picks again from time to time and I’ll be running some Twitter Polls throughout the season where Fantasy Football Geek readers and Twitter followers will be able to vote on who we’re going to pick in each category – keep an eye out for these as the season goes on and feel free to vote!

Here goes – wish me luck!

Previous Picks


GW17 – Eden Hazard

GW17: 13 points
GW18: 2 points
GW19: 15 points
GW20: 3 points

Average 8.25 points per GW

GW18 – Felipe Anderson

GW18: 2 points
GW19: 15 points
GW20: 2 points
Average 6.33 points

GW19 – Paul Pogba

GW19: 15 points
GW20: 18 points (2 goals, 1 assist, 3 bonus points)

Average 16.5 points

GW20 – Richarlison

GW20: 2 points

Overall Banker average: 6.65 points per GW


GW20 – Jessie Lingard

2 points

Overall Ace Average – 5.20 points


GW20 – Ben Chilwell

2 points

Overall Joker Average – 5.57 points

Gameweek 21 Picks

Banker – Matt Doherty – (WOL £5.2m) – CRY

The Irishman continues to impress in a wing-back come winger role and he produced another attacking return away to Spurs on Saturday with a beautifully weighted pass for Wolves 3rd goal. That’s 3 goals and 4 assists for the season now in a side that hadn’t scored more than 2 goals in a fixture until last weekend – pretty impressive. City away in GW22 is a bit of a fly in the ointment over the next 4 weeks, but Wolves will fancy a clean sheet at home to Palace this week and after City face home fixtures against Leicester and West Ham, both very winnable. The only downside is he’s now not the easiest to buy in at his more inflated price-point, but if you’ve already got him he’s a season keeper I’d say.

Ace – Mo Salah (LIV £13.2m) – mci

This may be the first and last time I select my Ace pick for an away fixture at The Ethiad, but you simply can’t ignore Mo Salah at present. 6 goals, 3 assists and 6 bonus points (including 4 double digit hauls) in his last 5 matches. Form-wise what’s not to love? In terms of my Ace logic, City have looked a bit out of sorts in the last few matches and I think this game is set up for Liverpool to do well. The Citizens will want to attack and dominate possession which could leave them vulnerable to Liverpool’s quick counter-attacks, where Salah would be the likely beneficiary. A risky pick for Ace? Possibly. A prelude to him getting a stint as a Banker? Most certainly.

Joker – Tom Heaton (BUR £4.8m) – hud

As picked by Joseph Crilley.  2018-19 Burnley have looked a shadow of the side that graced us with so many budget defensive options last season, but for me it was no surprise that a welcome clean sheet against West Ham in GW20 coincided with Tom Heaton replacing Joe Hart in goals. There’s no doubting that Hart has been a fine EPL and international servant in the past, but I have always had concerns about how well he marshals his defence. Heaton is a far more solid keeper in my opinion and a great shot-stopper to boot. A Roses clash across the county border brings a good chance of a clean sheet against goal-shy Huddersfield, indeed Man United are the only Big 6 team The Clarets face in the next 6 weeks so there could be a few more clean sheets and save points to come.

Thanks to Joe for his pick and a very Happy New Year and best of luck for GW21 everyone!

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1 thought on “Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW21 player picks”

  1. Was thinking of bringing in Heaton myself – good to have instinct corroborated!

    Many thanks for all your insights in 2018, btw, and wishing you green arrows for the year ahead.

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