Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 12

The last Gameweek before the November international break is almost upon us and the Scout Squad panel have each submitted their Fantasy Premier League player longlists ahead of Friday’s deadline.

In this weekly feature, our four regulars – editorial staff Paul, David and Neale plus community manager Geoff – each propose an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets (with the focus exclusively on the coming Gameweek) and explain their notable inclusions/omissions.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the Gameweek 12 deadline at 19:00 GMT on Friday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender under £5.0m, at least one midfielder priced £6.0m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKNick PopeBen FosterPaulo GazzanigaNick Pope
 Ben FosterNick PopeMartin DubravkaPaulo Gazzaniga
 Dean Henderson Martin DubravkaNick PopeRui Patricio
DFDiego RicoCesar AzpilicuetaTrent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold
 Fikayo TomoriDiego Rico Jetro WillemsFikayo Tomori
 Matthew LowtonLucas DigneSerge AurierSerge Aurier
 Daryl JanmaatTrent Alexander-Arnold Emerson PalmieriHarry Maguire
 John Lundstram Serge Aurier Diego RicoDiego Rico
MFMohamed SalahWillianSadio ManeSadio Mane
 Christian PulisicJames MaddisonChristian PulisicChristian Pulisic
 James MaddisonAnthony Martial Anthony MartialAnthony Martial
 Anthony MartialEmi BuendiaJames MaddisonJames Maddison
 Emi BuendiaRicharlisonEmi BuendiaEmi Buendia
FWJamie VardyJamie Vardy Tammy Abraham Tammy Abraham
 Tammy Abraham Tammy AbrahamRaul JimenezRaul Jimenez
 Diogo JotaRaul Jimenez Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy
 Ashley BarnesGerard Deulofeu Ashley BarnesTeemu Pukki
 Gerard DeulofeuChris WoodDanny IngsDanny Ings

Most popular picks: Nick Pope, Diego Rico, Anthony Martial, James Maddison, Emi Buendia, Tammy Abraham, Jamie Vardy (four), Serge Aurier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Christian Pulisic, Raul Jimenez (three).

DAVID SAID…

Despite conceding seven goals in their last two matches, I believe there is still plenty to like about Burnley when they are at home against sides outside the so-called top-six.

In three such matches at Turf Moor this season, against Southampton, Norwich and Everton, the Clarets are yet to concede even once, which is why I’ve gone with both Nick Pope and Matt Lowton.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth are now on a three-match clean sheet streak ahead of travelling to a Newcastle side that is bottom of the league for goals at home this season.

That’s good news for Diego Rico, whose role in set pieces could come in handy to his owners. In the last four Gameweeks, no other Premier League club has conceded more chances from dead-ball situations than the Magpies.

John Lundstram also gets a mention even though Sheffield United travel to Spurs. The Blades continue to have the joint-best defence in the division, with only eight goals conceded and five clean sheets.

No player has had more shots on target than Mohamed Salah over the last four Gameweeks, which encourages myself as an owner ahead of a meeting with Manchester City.

The Citizens may be joint-top of the league, level with Lundstram’s lads, for clean sheets this season but they have shown their ability for defensive wobbles at times and Anfield has never been a nice place for them to visit. I can see goals in this encounter, especially from Liverpool’s attacking assets.

Christian Pulisic comes into my Scout Squad selection, joining Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori in a Chelsea triple-up.

The centre-forward and centre-back are pretty self-explanatory inclusions but, for me, Pulisic is fast making a case for Fantasy investment.

His four goals in two matches might look like a flash in the pan to some, but his eight shots on target since Gameweek 8 suggest his output is sustainable.

Furthermore, the American has played just 209 minutes in that time, making his volume of shots really ominous if Frank Lampard does, as is expected, hand Captain America more time in the Chelsea first-team.

Jamie Vardy and James Maddison are my picks in the Leicester attack as they take on an Arsenal team I do not trust right now.

The Foxes’ talismanic centre-forward has eight goals in as many league starts against the Gunners.

Diogo Jota looks like he could be back in lane to start for Wolves again and was very unfortunate not to score against Arsenal in Gameweek 11.

With some looking at Raúl Jiménez’s price and thinking they can’t afford him, the cheaper forward option could provide some value in Wolves’ favourable fixtures.

NEALE SAID…

Manchester City and Liverpool assets are conspicuous by their absence in my squad this week. Would I ditch many of my own players just because of their involvement in this top-of-the-table clash? Not likely. But do they represent the most appealing picks for this Gameweek alone? Probably not.

It’s tough to call which way Sunday’s clash at Anfield will go, although my gut is leaning towards more the tense affair of last season than the seven-goal epic of 2017/18 – City can scarcely afford to lose this, while I imagine Jurgen Klopp will be happy to maintain a six-point gap given the more attractive fixtures ahead.

Either way, dead-ball specialist Trent Alexander-Arnold represents my sole selection from either club. Joint-top among FPL assets for chances created in home games, he’s capable of delivering returns whether it be 0-0, 4-3 or anything in between. The diminutive nature of City’s squad and their patchy record at set plays could prove significant at Anfield.

James Maddison‘s set-piece deliveries caught the eye last weekend, too, so he joins Jamie Vardy in my Gameweek 12 longlist given that only Aston Villa have conceded more attempts from dead-ball situations than Arsenal in 2019/20.

Norwich City right-winger Emi Buendia and Bournemouth left-back Diego Rico have taken their fair share of corners and free-kicks this season and also make the cut.

The Cherries’ improving backline meets Newcastle’s unconvincing attack (who look better in away games when playing on the break) on Tyneside this Saturday and the Magpies are bottom for crosses conceded from their right flank.

Watford, meanwhile, have the opposite problem: they’ve allowed more chances from their left flank than any other club, with that record particularly bad since Quique Sanchez Flores’ arrival.

I do think it’ll be a cagier affair than many are predicting at Carrow Road on Friday night, with both teams bang out of form in front of goal – hence my Ben Foster pick.

That said, pressure on both sides to win this six-pointer could lead to some openings on the break, where Norwich, in particular, have looked vulnerable in recent weeks.

This seems like one of those games where Gerard Deulofeu, joint-second among FPL forwards for shots on target since Sanchez Flores’ arrival, is either hooked off at half-time or bags a double-digit haul.

I was unsure about a Chelsea triple-up given that Palace will provide stubborn opposition but the Eagles have yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season.

With Roy Hodgson’s side in the bottom three for chances allowed from their left flank, Willian – top among FPL midfielders for chances created over the last four Gameweeks – and Cesar Azpilicueta get the nod.

How do Southampton approach Gameweek 12? They came out fighting at the Etihad last week, producing a gutsy backs-to-the-wall display against Manchester City that almost earned them a point.

It’s probably fair to say that they’ll show a mite more attacking ambition and perhaps revert back to their usual high-pressing style when Everton visit St. Mary’s on Saturday, with the 17th-place Toffees, who are winless away from home this season, there for the taking.

It’s precisely for that reason that I’m backing Richarlison – some may disagree but I actually think he’s looked a threat up front in recent weeks and I could see him getting some joy in behind the Saints’ defence.

The Brazilian has, rather quietly, risen to third among FPL midfielders for shots in the box this season.

PAUL SAID…

Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City may well influence how we assess the Gameweek 12 picks.

There’s less inclination to back players from both sides’ attacks, a tactic so typical in our selections for the vast majority of Gameweeks.

As a result, Chelsea and Leicester’s form players could be the way to go instead.

As usual, I’ll focus the majority of my words on some standout differentials elsewhere.

Newcastle’s Jetro Willems is one such example.

The wing-back’s average of 5.0 points per match has been bettered by just four other defenders this season, yet he is owned by just over 1% of FPL managers.

Willems has created eight chances over the last four Gameweeks – that total ranks third among defenders and is more than any team-mate.

At home to a Bournemouth side with one goal in four fixtures, he offers strong potential at both ends of the pitch.

Emiliano Buendia is also owned by just over 1% for the visit of Watford on Friday evening.

The Norwich right-winger racked up all four of his assists in the first five Gameweeks but has drawn blanks ever since.

Yet the underlying statistics show he’s been very unfortunate – Buendia has created 15 chances in the subsequent six Gameweeks, a total bettered only by Kevin De Bruyne (21) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (19).

Crucially, he can profit from a clear weakness in the Hornets’ defence.

Since the return of Quique Sanchez Flores in Gameweek 5, Watford have conceded 38 chances down their left flank – more than any other side. By comparison, they have conceded just 19 chances down the right.

Ashley Barnes has dropped to less than 4% ownership for Burnley’s home clash with West Ham.

The Clarets’ frontman has failed to score since Gameweek 3 yet an upturn in big chances can revive his potential.

Since returning from injury in Gameweek 10, Barnes has recorded four such opportunities.

Not only is that total joint-top with Anthony Martial in the last two rounds of fixtures, it matches Barnes’ four big chances over the opening nine Gameweeks.

West Ham, meanwhile, have conceded 17 big chances on their travels – more than any other side.

GEOFF SAID…

Nick Pope leads my goalkeeper picks with strong home form against sides not in the traditional big six. Rui Patricio also has a strong fixture on home soil and so does Paulo Gazzaniga, who I back to stop Sheffield United for his first clean sheet of the season.

Manchester City is a tough fixture but Trent Alexander-Arnold is at home, and has enough attacking potential to keep him as my first defensive pick.

Fikayo Tomori and Chelsea have two straight home clean sheets, and host Crystal Palace in Gameweek 12.

Serge Aurier is my second Spurs player, just ahead of Harry Maguire who, despite only scoring more than two points twice this season, had those returns at home and could return from a set-piece.

My fifth pick is Sergio Rico who travels to a Newcastle side with only three goals in their five home games this season.

Sadio Mane is my Liverpool player of choice, followed by the in-form Christian Pulisic.

The ‘OOP’ Anthony Martial has attacking returns in four of his five starts this season and is followed by set-piece specialist James Maddison and RMT favourite Emiliano Buendia in my midfield line-up.

My five forward picks play at home, starting with Tammy Abraham: he has strong form and definite captaincy credentials.

Raul Jimenez and Jamie Vardy are included due to their fixtures and form, ahead of early-season favourite Teemu Pukki. Many are selling Pukki but ahead of a Friday night home kick-off with Watford, I see value and points – at least this week.

Rounding off my picks is Danny Ings, who has three of Southampton’s last four goals and very high goal involvement so far this season.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

In Gameweek 11, the Scout Picks beat Tea & Busquets 62-56.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Contributors and Moderators League for the following season.

Irfansheikh and AK’s 17-point winning margins from Gameweek 6 and 10 remain the current targets to beat.

Our Scout Picks article on Friday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.

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1,070 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Bench order ok?

    Connolly, rico, chambers

    Have mount so he probably wont play

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Rico first, gonna get a clean sheet and assist im afraid boyo

      1. I hate Moreno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Agree with Rico 1.

  2. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Got stuck at the bottom. Where is everyone with the armband?

    https://twitter.com/lateriser12/status/1192397330319695873?s=20

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Vardy cap, Abraham Vice.

      Chels look better away

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Vardy C, Martial VC

    3. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Vardy, but not sure if that's me trying to justify the hit to bring him in.

      Going King, Gross, Sterling OUT
      Vardy (c), Son, McGinn (or up to 6.2 punt) IN for -4

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        The moves look great. Don't be deterred by the Grealish flag though. He will definitely play at weekend and looks so comfortable in that attacking role

    4. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I appreciate why Vardy and Tammy are topping the poll.
      I just have a really strong feeling that Son (c) is at the start of a purple patch. Yes they're playing Sheff Utd who have been very solid at the back. Spurs have been missing key players in form and clearly have had unrest in the camp on top of the pressures of poor results.

      Le Celso will be knocking on the door after last night. Dele Ali is looking like a return to form is definitely on the cards.
      Annnnnd.... Son is just a joy to watch. I've brought him in this week for KDB. For the next 2 games at least.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Just really don't like the timing. I hate international breaks, and there's another coming that could see Son benched on the game back for WHU away.

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Bringing in Son next week - I think they’ll struggle to break down SHU.

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          I think this will be the game SHU concede 3 for the first time this season. I could and may well be very far off the mark. It's what I believe though so will stand by it

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Good luck. Son is an excellent pick. I’ll just be one week behind you - my money is on Opta. 🙂

            1. Pep Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 5 hours ago

              Wise words mate 😀

      3. Yozzer
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        He may not play next gw . Usually on the bench after IB. They play at 12.30 too

        1. TheBrat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Do we know what fixtures Son has during IB?

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Yes mate. Lebabon v Korea 14/11/19 WCQ Asia
            Then a friendly against Brazil in Dubai on the 19/11/19. Would be lovely if he was excused from the friendly

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Vardy. Brought him in this week for this purpose.

    6. NielsvanDelft
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Vardy C & Mané VC, waiting on news about Ederson. If he is injured i'll cap Mané.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Bravo isn't that much of a downgrade

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          I'm pretty sure the already shaky back 4 have less faith in Bravo than Ed. He showed last night how he can be a liability at times

  3. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Would you take a -8 to get in Jimenez?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Never

    2. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      No

    3. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      No

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Nope.

    5. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm going to say no too mate. Curious what transfers you've lined up for a -8 ?

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        This is the correct response. When the original question is phrased like that everyone will automatically say no. 1 transfer isn’t -8 either.

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Kun, Kovacic to Jimenez, Mane? Yes, I would for -8

          1. DAVESAVES
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Isn’t that a -4?

  4. Bobby9
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Abut!
    Nor vs Wat
    Any guessings????
    Whether wat can obtain a clean sheet @ away ??
    Coz Nor got defeated at their home side xcept to newcastle nd man citizens!

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      This is a nightmare to read haha, possibly mate but wouldnt bank on it

      1. Bobby9
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks mate!

  5. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Whats the better transfer?

    A) Mount to Martial
    B) Mendy to Robbo
    C) Roll it

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      This week A, next week B

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        This

    2. Bobby9
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      That depends on yur squad mate ....if yu hve rashford thn prefer pulisic to martial

  6. Viper
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Morning all. Which move looks better?

    A. Heaton - > Gazzaniga

    B. Mount - > Tielemans

    C. Save

    D. Wildcard? 😆

    Heaton

    Robertson Tomori Rico Montoya Lundstram

    Sterling Salah KDB Mcginn Mount

    Abraham Vardy Greenwood

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Do Mount > Martial and we have the same team

    2. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Good side, I wouldn't WC that at all.

  7. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Best mid option upto 5.4?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Maybe Djenepo

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Scott McT, close to score every game

  8. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    How on Earth have bookies got City as favourites for the weekend...a bizarre one that!

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Walker as GKP mate

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Haha, Liverpool at 7/4 with some bookies looks a great bet!

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Wow I think that's mental. It should be a classic but U love how Liverpool are showing that edge that gets them over the line. They have a real winning mentality like how Fergie had his Utd team. Going to be a tactical masterclass it would seem

  9. Zanainem
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Hey!

    I have Ederson. Was the injury bad? Should i replacement him right now?
    Thanks

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I can't find much apart from Pep saying it was a muscular injury and they had to assess ... If he is out I am totally out of ManC defence!

  10. Public user
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Sorry if someone asked before ,

    What’s with the number and fpl head icon beside our nick ? The number of years we played?

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Number of years yes

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Or the rating the staff give your contribution. I've seen a few tens but no elevens so I assume it's out of ten.

        1. Public user
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Don’t think is rating , little contribution from me lol

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Years as a member I believe.

  11. 50milliondownthedrain
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Suggestions?- time to ditch Kun??

    Ryan,Button

    TAA,Lundstram,Rico,Kelly*,Hanley*

    Mount,Mane,Maddison,KDB,Saka*

    Kun,Abraham,Vardy

    Thank you!

    1. 50milliondownthedrain
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Any suggestions?

    2. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Auba mate, could be great!

    3. Bobby9
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Kun ... rotational risk!..
      But the best replacement i think so ll b
      Firmino r jiminez

  12. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Son currently only 124K out this round; 100K net out.

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Interesting, could be a great differential

  13. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Palace have an oddball record away to top 6 in recent times if you're willing to look back to last season to find the most recent results. They confound the stodgy defensive stereotype - 2 wins and draw but bundles of goals at both ends for the most part.

    Interesting bit is that only United have failed to score twice and that includes pens!!!!

    United 2-1
    Arsenal 2-2
    Spurs 0-4
    Liverpool 3-4
    Chelsea 1-3
    City 3-2

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Ayew train about to leave the station!!!!! All aboard !!!!!

  14. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Coming round to the idea of captaining Mane this week. City look dodgy at the back and let's face it, if Norwich can put 3 past them...

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks second best option after Vardy to me

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Mane is an excellent shout. Especially if Ed is out but we may not find out

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I’m keeping the armband away from fixtures with the lowest xGC in the EPL.

  15. Pegboy
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA Soy Rico Ota
    Sterling KdB Mane Mount
    Vardy Abraham

    Subs: Button Lundstrum Hayden Greenwood

    2FT £0.5m

    Would you do Sterling + Greenwood > Son + Jiminez

    Or do I need to prioritise getting Ota out?

    1. checkit_j
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Basically the same team as me.
      Same dilemma about ota.

      My thoughts are to get rid of ota, but you could bench him and bring lundy on in his place.
      and then do your Son + Jimenez move.

      1. Pegboy
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks. Yeah, I'd probably bench Ota and Lundstrum and switch to a 3-4-3. Lundstrum to come in if Mount doesn't make it back in time.

    2. Brainsey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Similar team. I’m keeping sterling this week and re-assessing. 10 in 11 games in C league! Defo need to get rid of ota although I’m hoping to do next week rather than take a hit.

  16. NielsvanDelft
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    6.3M ITB. 0ft
    TAA & Robbo in after the IB. Or one of them this week for a -4?

    Pope
    Tomori - Willems - Lundy
    Mount - Tielemans - KDB - Mané
    Jimmy - Tammy - Vardy (C)

    Soy - Cantwell - Ota

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Wait

  17. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Combination city here. Starting next week which is best?

    A) Sterling, Ward Prowse, Robertson
    B) Son, Robertson, Martial
    C) Salah, Martial, Tomori

    Which looks best?

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      B all day for me. Going to be huge next few game weeks

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      B I think, assuming you already have Mane.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        I do have Mane.

        B is a -4 which is the only drawback really.

        1. DAVESAVES
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Now that we know that you have Mane, easy B and worth a hit

    3. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      b or c ......... B

    4. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      B for me. Looks great

  18. WWF
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    If everybody looked the same, we'd get used of looking at each other !!!

    As teams get more and more similar over the game weeks what DIFFERENTIALS are you running with or at least considering ??

    I'm looking at Ayew and Firmino alongside Schmeichel and Pereira who seem to be less popular picks ...

    You?

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Not convinced teams are getting more similar. Even within the FFS echo chamber it may feel like you're hearing the same names over and over again, but it's probably more like 20-25 names rather than the same 11.

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        You make a good point , yes!

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      To answer your question though, Harvey Barnes is intriguing me, but not sure I want to waste a Leicester spot on him

    3. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Alonso, McGinn, Djenepo, Trossard

    4. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Wouldn’t call them differentials but low ownership,
      Martial 6,6%
      Montoya 0,7%
      McGinn 11 %

  19. Bobby9
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Any armband suggestions???
    Gw12#

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Can't suggest someone if we don't know which players you have?

      1. Bobby9
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Mane...kdb...rashford!!!

        1. Pegboy
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Mane

    2. Bobby9
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Any thoughts?

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        ?

        1. Bobby9
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Armband picks
          Mane
          Kdb
          Rashford
          ???

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            what's your full starting 11?

    3. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Walker

  20. McSlu
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    A bit lost what to do. Any advice, chaps?

    Heaton (McG)
    Robbo, tomori, soy, maguire
    KDB, Sterling, Salah, mount
    Vardy, tammy
    (McG, rico, saka, greenwood)

    2 FT, 0,4 ITB

    Was thinking maybe:

    GW12: green, sterling -> maddy, jimmi
    GW13: Maguire -> TAA
    GW14: Tomori -> lund

    Sounds ok? Bit scared of loosing sterling though...

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      sounds ok... but plans cant be thrown away with injuries/suspensions

    2. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Sterling hasnt been up to scratch or a while now, few weeks ago anybody suggesting removing Salah would have been called stupid, now everybody is doing it, plus Sterling is 1 yellow away from suspension

  21. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    After this week I could pull the trigger on this for a -4, worth it?

    OUT: Mendy, Sterling, Greenwood
    IN: Willems, Son, Firmino

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Doesn't really seems worth it for me. Son and Firmino need to show some form before getting rid of Sterling who has the form imo.

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      I wouldn't ditch Sterling for a hit.

  22. Bucket Man
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Save the FT the best idea here as no obvious moves. Hope it's not too bad a week for ranking as squad looks poor, and then use 2FT wisely after IB. Bench order OK?
    Heaton
    Robbo, Tomori, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Abraham
    Rico, Cantwell, Connolly

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      looks good to me

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Swap Soyuncu and Rico.

      I think Rico is the best defender of the lot to play this week. Even over Robbo.

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        Was on that. Likely he will play anyway

  23. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Any help/advice greatly appreciated!!!

    A: Wildcard over IB
    Out: Diop, CHO, Sterling, Dilva,Rashford
    In: Robertson, Mount, Mane, Maddison, Jimenez

    B: Sterling & Dilva out this week for Mane & Maddison (-4)
    Work towards A above with the odd hit & save WC

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      B leaves funds for Diop to Robertson next week

    2. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      B. Would want to do more then that with wildcard.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        would maybe change some bench lads, only included main possible changes.

        Thanks very much for your help!

    3. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      With B you lose all your City players? Looks good with also Robbo next week but for me the risk is too big to have no city players

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Agree try and keep one.

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        will still have KDB... honestly 50/50 on KDB or Sterling out

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          ps. cheers Tommy 😉

        2. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          I would always keep KdB so yeah B looks like a solid move. Getting rid of Sterling will always come with a risk of backfiring

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 5 hours ago

            Oh I hear ya

            thanks again

    4. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Definitely B

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        thanks very much for the reply/help!

    5. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      thanks lads! will go with B & look at KDB vs Sterling out

  24. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Do I hold my FT?
    Gazzinaga
    TAA Tomori Lundstram
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount
    Auba vardy Abraham

    Soyuncu cantwell mings

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Sure

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      looks ok to save to me

  25. checkit_j
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Should i WC this?

    Pope
    Vvd-soy-ota-rico
    Salah-Sterling-KDB-Mount
    Vardy- Abraham

    Button- Kelly - Cantwell- Greenwood

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      To what? Without knowing your budget or FTs it's hard to say what to do, but looks easily fixable.

      1. checkit_j
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        De Gea
        TAA-Soy-Lund
        Mane-Sterling -Martial- Mount
        Vardy - Abraham - Ayew

        McGovern - Rico- Kelly - Douglas Luiz

        0.9itb left.

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      No, Ota to cheapy

  26. arkom
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA - Söyüncü - Aurier
    Sterling - KDB - Tielemans - Maddison
    Auba - King - Abraham(c)

    1. McGinn 2. Rico 3. Lundstram

    Guys, bench order and captain ok?

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      Play McGinn over Soybou imo

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Lund and rico over Soy too actually

  27. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Thoughts on this team? 1FT & 0 ITB

    Ryan
    TAA, Mendy, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount, CHO
    Abraham, Pukki
    Button l Lundstram, Soyuncu, Greenwood

    A) Mendy -> Anyone sub 6
    B) Mendy & CHO -> Tielmans & Lascelles (-4)
    C) KDB -> Maddison
    D) Save FT
    E) Wildcard (to get Vardy, Tielmans and Robertson - losing Pukki, CHO, Mendy & KDB OR Sterling)

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      D and do E over the IB.

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Without the wildcard just for a hit

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 5 hours ago

          Thanks - would still be a -8 next week

          It’s such a fine balance as doesn’t seem enough to wildcard

  28. Mr. Wizard
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Got a bit excited and transferred in Jimmy earlier in the week... Fingers crossed he gets through tonight!

  29. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Hi guys. Already 63 points off mini league leader and not too sure what to do. Differential cap could be the answer but if Vardy hauls i'm f***. Play it safe or take the risk? Thanks guys.

    A) Vardy
    B) Tammy
    C) Mane
    D) Sterling

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      A.

      63 is nothing at this stage imo. unless your rival always hammers ye in the ML.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        Nah hes having his best season so far haha. Thanks for the tip mate. A it is

  30. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    Play Ayew or Armolenko ?

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      King Ayew !!!