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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 12

Fantasy Premier League managers have one more Gameweek before the final international break of 2019.

With Manchester City and Liverpool meeting each other at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, large portions of the so-called template might cause some problems this week.

So we’ve put together another panel of managers to give you their input ahead of Gameweek 12…

WHO’S ON THE PANEL THIS WEEK?

FlapjackFPL: A Pukki pioneer who was the first to the party by captaining him in Gameweek 2, Flapjack has been having success in FPL for years. Four top 10k finishes in his last seven seasons is an impressive feat, and he could well be on to another this season.

How Now Brown Cow: A long-time FFS poster, HNBC boasts an impressive record that includes all top 100k finishes in the last six seasons, with the latest two in the top 5k. Patience has clearly paid off for this “no risk no hits” manager!

Darth_Krid: A past community tournament organiser, Krid has the FPL credentials to boot. Just before finishing 1,165th, he achieved his best finish of 805th in 2015/16 despite going completely Vardy-less during Leicester’s title triumph – but his current plan of repeating the trick is not quite going to plan!

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412 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HenkieBoy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Ok, so unfortunately Aguero down 0,2 and thinking ill keep him cause i think he'll score against anyone. Chelsea, Arsenal etc. Whats your thoughts on selling/keeping City-assets ?

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I'm keeping both Sterling and KDB. Already have Triple pool, am happy with my squad and there are no better options imo.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I sold last night for vardy(c). Tough call though

    3. LM00091
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I am doing the same with Aguero, he is still in the top 3 with 68 points

    4. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Keeping Aguero, D. Silva, and KdB.

    5. Yozzer
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      He can't score if he doesn't start. I reluctantly lost him because having such a good player that you get tempted to captain is dangerous if he could be benched in any game. Do yourself a favour and let him go

      1. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        He's returned points two of the three times when he came off the bench.

        1. Yozzer
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          Yer. But no baps usually from off the bench and higher potential for a 1 point cameo like the other week. Not what you wanna risk from a 12 mil captain. Not me anyway.

    6. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I am looking at every way to keep KDB and Sterling.
      Kun I am not so sure I would try so hard.

      1. HenkieBoy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 57 mins ago

        Would you say its wishful naive thinking to keep Aguero ? And bitterness over losing 0.2 value ?

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 54 mins ago

          Not at all. All subjective anyway

  2. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    The better side 2.4 ITB
    Pope (Button)
    Lund TAA Soy Rico (Kelly)
    Mount Martial Sterling KDB McGinn
    Vardy Jimi Abraham

    or 1.2 ITB

    Henderson (Gazza)
    Lund TAA Soy Rico (Kelly)
    Martial Mane Sterling KDB McGinn
    Connoly Jimi Abraham

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Pope, Button, Mount, Vardy (343... McGinn bench)
      vs
      Hendo, Gazza, Mane, Connelly (352... Connolly bench)

      feck that's hard... Pope, Mount & Vardy vs Hendo, Mane & McGinn is what the starting 11 comes down to

      after all my writing & thinking... I can't pick one

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        You did simplify it.
        My choice on how to get Mane in really.
        McGinn as an 8th forward is overkill and I can get goalkeeper cover.
        Thanks for the hard work bud.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          ya having McGinn on bench just doesnt look right.

          If Mane is your aim that's def 1 route to it... I'm deliberating over if I should lose KDB or Sterling for him

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            Yep. I am looking to avoid KDB/Sterling move. Everyone says Vardy is essential. I have him for ownership, certainly not confidence.

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 1 hour ago

              need pool "cover" after city for sure... looks too good not to have

            2. L.O.Rosickyismyson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 days, 1 hour ago

              it wont be long before youre convinced.. 1 gw

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 52 mins ago

                Already convinced. Just looking for the best way to get Mane. Basically Vardy Sterling or KDB. Sterling only one tfr.

                1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 49 mins ago

                  sterling for sure.. id back mane at home against city def over sterling away against pool def

                  1. Kopkloppers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    8 days, 47 mins ago

                    It is going this way but Mendy will play giving Sterling space. Anyway it would be for GW13 onward.

                    1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      8 days, 44 mins ago

                      people suggesting that mendy will not be a consistent starter and iwll get champions league minutes because thats a priority to pep

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        8 days, 32 mins ago

                        Pep's job to win CL. Pep's mind to win EVERYTHING.

  3. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Please give me your front 3 suggestions on wildcard

    Vardy Abraham Jimenez just seems too template!

    Already own Jimmy

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Vardy and Tammy and switch to 3-5-2?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        This

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Currently have Auba Jimmy King
        With midfield of Salah kdb Mount Tielemans McGinn
        It’s been good for points and depth but slipped the past 2 weeks not owning Vardy and Mane

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I own all this front three, mod-price strikers seem to be chipping in nicely with points this season, too good to ignore imho

      1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        cheap mids doing the business too so not necessarily just mid price strikers.. argument for both

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          The way I see it: it’s easier to drop one of 4 playing mids if a new great option arises in midfield than to drop one of Vardy or Abraham in case we get new Pukki party

          1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            love that thoughtprocess.. cant argue with that.
            i considered it but then i decided i would rather ignore the strikers inform and just keep going through the inform mids instead..

            1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 days, 1 hour ago

              more variety in midfield for me thats all

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                Definitely agree with this
                Heavy hitters- sterling generally reliable but so far hit n miss. Kdb very as is mane/salah. Outside of that there’s nobody worth owning over 9.5m. It’s more choosing between 1,2 or 3 of these “anchors”

      2. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 42 mins ago

        So do I.
        Jimi was my choice. Vardy and Abraham I joined the bandwagon.

    3. Barnes Owl
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      They’re popular for a reason.. all delivering with great fixtures.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 44 mins ago

        Vardy delivered in 6 out of 11 games. Jimi 5 from 11 and I can ignore the first 4 from Jimi.
        I think Mousset is going to get a lot more gametime from now. If he gets 60 minutes he is a good shout.

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 51 mins ago

      Jimi Abraham and Mouset

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Interesting shout, had no idea he’s been scoring lately
        You’d want to have exit strategy so you could switch to one of the mid priced forwards in 2 moves
        Just trying to work out best midfield for prolonged stretch without leaving too many points on the bench (team above)

  4. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Anyone know of a reliable Norwich journalist / twitter account re. early team news? FPL Badger is quite good I think...

    Would be great if any team news came out before Friday's deadline which showed if Cantwell was starting or not.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      When I do my presser roundup I tend to use @michaeljbailey or @paddyjdavitt if that helps

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 41 mins ago

        Well done for the reply

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Looking solid guys? Right 11 starters? Cheers 🙂

    Pope
    TAA • Lunds • Tomori
    KDB • Mount • Mané • Maddison • Martial
    Vardy(C) • Tammy
    (McG. Söy. Rico. Connelly)

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Yeah. Rico before Soy on bench for me.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Yes looks great.

      Tough call on Soy/Lund/Rico benching this week.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Yeah. I think it has to be Lunds. He’s basically an attacking mid so your only playing with two defenders. Think Newcastle will score so Soy is first sub

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          Spurs attack also not been great recently and they have been conceding goals so good chance Lundy might get something from that game.
          I agree I fancy Newcastle to score/win against Bournemouth.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 41 mins ago

      10 of your playing team are same as mine, GL 🙂

  6. L.O.Rosickyismyson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    sterling on 4 yellows...

    1. KnightSlayer
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 23 hours ago

      When he gets his 5 yellows , I will just bench him for the 1 week.

  7. Always Captain Kun
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Otamendi / Sterling / King

    to

    Robbo / Maddo / Vardy-o

    for a -4

    yay or nay?

    1. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      yeah

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      who are your sub defenders this week?

      how about Sterling & Kind to Madison & Vardy (if that your pref with double Leic) & do Ota to Robbo next week?

      1. Always Captain Kun
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Yes that could be an option, especially with Robbo playing City, but Otamendi dropping like a stone and Robbo gonna rise.

        £0.2m vs 4 points

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          ya he prob wont make Friday night... it's not the worst -4 you'll ever spend

          1. Always Captain Kun
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            Ota already cost me £0.3m just cant afford to lose much more with my TV

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 1 hour ago

              Ota won't drop any further - nobody else left to sell

  8. kopite65
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    any Thoughts guys
    Kun to Vardy ?
    Cap A Tammy
    B Vardy if trans is made
    Cheers

    1. Always Captain Kun
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      yes, get Vardy and capt him

      YNWA

      1. kopite65
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        cheers, will wait till after m/week games
        good luck

  9. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    9.8mil for a 1 week midfield punt... last night many said Alli but Sheff Utd aint no rollover

    1. Seamy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Maddison IMO. Maybe Pulisic

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        cheers Seamy... don't see you around here much these days! hope all's well

        1. Seamy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 38 mins ago

          Yeah I'm good. Always lurking. You?

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 23 hours ago

            all good 🙂 (if you read back)

            ya I lurk more than post these days aswell.

            If I spot someone I recognise I try help if I can

    2. ResultatFar
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Looking for one myself before my WC. I have 9.1 - would love to hear suggestions

    3. Always Captain Kun
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Richarlison

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        this was original thought... 1 week massive gamble

  10. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Play one
    1. Rico
    2. Soyuncu
    3. Connolly

    1. Malkmus
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Soy

  11. Malkmus
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    A'noon all. Which is the best team? Differences in caps. I prefer A:

    A - 352:
    Pope (Button)
    Robbo - Lundy - Chilwell - (Rico - JANMAT)
    Sterling - KDB - Mane - Tielemans GREALISH
    Tammy - Vardy (Wickham)

    B - 442 (+1.2m) - Where to spend it?:
    Pope (Button)
    Robbo - Lundy - Chilwell - TOMORI - (Rico)
    Sterling - KDB - Mane - Tielemans (DENDONKER)
    Tammy - Vardy (Wickham)

    Ta !

  12. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Only good thing Canaries are good for is going down the mines.

  13. scroogee
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Good to go for next GW?

    Henderson, Pope
    Tomori,Janmaat,Dunk,Kelly,Rico
    CHO,KdB,Sterling,Cantwell,Mane
    Rashford,Tammy,Vardy

    Any changes you could suggest? Got 2FT and 0.6ITB.

    1. ResultatFar
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Would spend one of the FTs in defense

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Cantwell to Djenepo
      You'll see what I mean.

      1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        again? hahaha

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 56 mins ago

          Sorry, couldnt resist, wanna spread the love

          1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 days, 55 mins ago

            hahah im only kidding

      2. scroogee
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 58 mins ago

        Thanks. Is he back from injury though?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 56 mins ago

          yes, made a cameo vs City.

    3. marinade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      CHO -> Tielemans would tempt me.

      1. scroogee
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 55 mins ago

        Sounds good. Thanks!

  14. marinade
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Want to move on VDV + Greenwood. Torn between going to Willems + Jiminez and Robertson + Mousset. The former pair currently feels more exciting and would leave me with 0.1, the latter would with 0.0.

    Any thoughts? Alternatives?

    Cheers!

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Just that Virg up against those Citeh CB's is quite an attractive proposition this week.

  15. kopite65
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    bench A lund v spurs (A)
    B rico v new (a)
    Had ricos pts on bench last 2 gw, benching lund can be a nightmare !
    def taa,tomori (kelly bench)
    cheers

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Bench rico

      1. kopite65
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        thanks

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 49 mins ago

      Tomori bench imo

      1. kopite65
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 41 mins ago

        Only had 1 cs from him, got better fixtures though, sids law he will get a cs if benched !
        Cheers

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 44 mins ago

      I'm playing Rico over Lund.

      1. kopite65
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 40 mins ago

        Tot hit an miss, think they will get at least a goal at home
        Thanks

  16. HashAttack
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Willems on the bench ahead of Rico?

    Mount or Maddison as 1st sub?

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 50 mins ago

      Seems you have too much cover. Rico 1st Maddi benched.

      1. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 40 mins ago

        26 points from 5 subs over the last 3 weeks ... seems to be worth it (could have had another 7 last week if Willems had been ahead of Saka)

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 37 mins ago

          Murphy effect.

  17. HenkieBoy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 44 mins ago

    Bench one:

    Willems H vs BOU
    Rico A vs NEW
    Chillwell H vs ARS

    1. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 38 mins ago

      I'm playing Pereira and benching Willems and Rico ... think Willems is the most likely clean sheet out of the 3

    2. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Chilwell. Arsenal will score.

  18. HenkieBoy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 31 mins ago

    thanx. but i just cant bench Rico again. 3 times in a row on my bench already now. crazy.

  19. ResultatFar
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 14 mins ago

    Best Mid option for below 9.1m, only have to play 1gw as I'll use my WC next week. Who would be your choice? (Already own Mount)

    1. HenkieBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 mins ago

      Pulisic, maddison or Yarmo

  20. willevete
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 6 mins ago

    My team is a disaster. Last 2 GWs i have taken two -4 hits bringing in Mendy, CHO, Jimenez and Connolly.
    I got 1FT and thinking of holding that one until next week and then do this:
    In some way bring in Martial, take out Mendy due to rotationrisk, take out CHO, and bring in one more liverpool asset.
    Am i totally wrong here or what should i do?

    Pop
    Mendy Söyuncu, TAA, Tomori
    CHO, KDB, Sterling, Salah
    Abraham, Jimenez,

    (Button, Kelly, Connolly Nakamba)