Scout Picks

Gameweek 12 Scout Picks includes Liverpool double-up

We have included two Liverpool players in our selection for the Gameweek 12 Scout Picks.

Fantasy Premier League managers have been somewhat put off by Manchester City’s visit to Anfield this weekend, but we do believe there will be goals there.

After deliberating over David, Neale, Paul and Geoff’s Scout Squad submissions, we came up with an XI-man line-up.

This time we have deployed the troops in 3-4-3 formation, coming in at £83.0m, £3.0m inside our budget.

Goalkeeper

Burnley’s defence has come in for criticism of late but a meeting with West Ham is the perfect fixture to get back to their best

Despite conceding seven goals in the last two matches, Burnley’s defence is always worth considering when hosting a so-called lesser side at Turf Moor. So far this season, the Clarets are yet to concede to such a club in front of their own fans, having shut out Southampton, Norwich and Everton between Gameweeks 1 and 8. Furthermore, in all home matches of 2019/20, only one side has conceded fewer big chances than Burnley – hence why Nick Pope (£4.7m) gets a nice easy route into the Scout Picks XI.

Defenders

Not even a Gameweek 12 meeting with Manchester City could put us off including Alexander-Arnold

Even in the face of a daunting meeting with Manchester City, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) still keeps his place in the Scout Picks XI for Gameweek 12. In the last four rounds, no player has played more key passes than the Liverpool right-back and only one has topped him for big chances created too. Furthermore, 30% of the league goals conceded by Manchester City in 2019/20 have come from set-pieces, in which Alexander-Arnold is involved for Liverpool.

Chelsea’s defence at Stamford Bridge has been a reliable route for investment this season, so Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m) gets into the Scout Picks XI. In all home matches played so far, no side has allowed fewer shots inside the box or on target than Frank Lampard’s men. This week’s opponents Crystal Palace have managed just seven big chances on the road in 2019/20, better than only two other sides.

Diego Rico (£4.3m) makes his second appearance in the Scout Picks XI this season ahead of a trip to Newcastle. The Bournemouth defence continues to surprise Fantasy managers with its recent transformation into one capable of producing clean sheet reliably, culminating in that 1-0 win over Manchester United last time out, the third shut-out in a row. Meanwhile, Newcastle are bottom of the league for goals at home this season and over the last four Gameweeks, no other side has conceded more chances from set-pieces, in which Rico is involved for Bournemouth.

Midfielders

Mané is our chosen attacking player from Anfield’s upcoming clash

We believe that there are goals for Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, even though it’s Manchester City coming to Anfield. In the last four away matches, the reigning champions have conceded 11 big chances, only five clubs doing worse than that. Manchester City’s opponents in that time were Bournemouth, Norwich, Everton and Crystal Palace. The fact that Ederson is also out injured also suggests that Liverpool could be handed plenty of opportunities in Gameweek 12. Sadio Mané (£12.0m) is top of the charts among his colleagues for big chances afforded in the last four Gameweeks and you have to go back until Gameweek 3 for the last time he blanked at home.

Anthony Martial (£7.7m) may have only been back a short time for Manchester United but has already shown his worth to the side. The Frenchman scored against Norwich in Gameweek 10 and netted a wonderful individual effort on Thursday night too. Meanwhile, Brighton’s defence has not been too impressive on the road recently. In their last four away matches, the Seagulls are joint-bottom of the league for big chances conceded (15), while centre-back Adam Webster has also been ruled out through injury.

James Maddison (£7.4m) is the first of two Leicester attackers in the Scout Picks XI for Gameweek 12. The former Norwich man should really enjoy facing Arsenal on Sunday afternoon for two reasons. Only Aston Villa have conceded more goal attempts from set-pieces than the Gunners since the season began while over the last four away matches, Unai Emery’s men have given up the joint-highest number of chances through the centre of the pitch. As a central midfielder who takes the set pieces, Maddison is perfectly poised to heap the pressure on Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.

We believe Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) has secured his place in this Chelsea side now and could be the key to victory when Crystal Palace come to Stamford Bridge. The USA international is currently joint-top of the league for shots on target over the last four Gameweeks, despite registering just 209 minutes of game-time during that period. His goal threat should bubble to the surface once again in Gameweek 12 as he continues to earn time on the pitch.

Forwards

Vardy topped our captain poll and gets into the Scout Picks XI with relative ease

Our Captain Poll winner was an easy inclusion in the Scout Picks for Gameweek 12. Jamie Vardy (£9.4m) is currently top of the Golden Boot charts with 10 goals this season and faces that brittle Arsenal defence which we’ve already documented the weaknesses of. It is their vulnerable centre that should prove the most exciting for Vardy owners as he thrives through the middle for Leicester.

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) has been desperately unlucky not to score more often at Stamford Bridge this season and we believe Gameweek 12 is when he turns his fortunes around. In home matches this season, Abraham has been afforded more big chances than any other player and is joint-third for shots on target.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.3m) completes the Scout Picks XI ahead of Wolves’ Gameweek 12 clash with Aston Villa. This is a great fixture for the Mexican as Dean Smith’s men have been quite obliging this season. In the first 11 matches, no side has conceded more shots inside the penalty area as Villa, while Jiménez himself has four attacking returns in as many Premier League outings.

Substitutes

No team has conceded fewer big chances at home this season than Spurs. Therefore, we predict that Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.5m) should benefit from his side’s strong defence against a Sheffield United.

Serge Aurier (£4.8m) will also head into Gameweek 12 with similar clean sheet potential to his goalkeeper but with his more advanced positioning, does carry slightly higher points potential.

Matt Lowton (£4.5m) could provide a budget way of doubling-up on that Burnley defence as they host West Ham in Gameweek 12.

Norwich’s attack has underwhelmed in recent weeks but Emi Buendía (£6.0m) could be the man to spark it into life against Watford. The Hornets have conceded more chances down their left-hand side than any other club since the start of the season, and this has got worse since Quique Sanchez Flores arrived.

The Captain

The Scout Picks now has a captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek will be known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season.

It will be revealed to the public only when the deadline for the Gameweek has passed.

Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 12: 

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Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 12 is Kadhai Paneer FC.

They have gone for a 3-5-2 of Gazzaniga; Digne, Aurier, Tarkowski; Willian, Richarlison, Maddison, Son (c), Martial; C Wilson, Rashford.

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.

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The current winning margin of 17 points recorded by irfansheikh in Gameweek 7 and AK in Gameweek 10 remains the score to beat.

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1,272 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Cantwell or Yarmolenko first sub?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Cantwell's last chance

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Cant

    3. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Y. Hernandez back(Cantwell back to bench).

  2. Tronity
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Thoughts on Yarmolenko > Tielemans with FT? Or hold a week and bring Mount instead?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Love the trade

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Do it

    3. Cheesyzoot
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      I would

  3. Snapes on a Plane
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Pick one to play??
    A) Connolly (mun)
    B) Lundstram (tot)
    C) Montoya (mun)

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      B

  4. purple.emu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Play Yarmolenko or Cantwell?

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Yak

  5. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    As City will be without their best GK and CB, I'm now tempted to captain Mane.

    Should I keep it on Vardy?

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Same boat

    2. Studini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Sticking with Vardy. Mainly to troll fellow Gooners.

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Good reason. Haha 🙂

  6. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Button Dilva Otabendy Kelly
    0 0 0 0

    Bench order Pep.

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      You need trades lol

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        No hits.

        1. Recklesss
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Why? sometime a team needs it.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Wow
      Hopefully your 11 are nailed enough

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Should be good.

        Can see Ota getting minutes.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Otamendi is a pain in the ...

  7. yer old da
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Decided my 2FT will be used this week, KDB and Connolly > Martial and Jimenez. Team and bench order look right?

    Pope
    TAA, Tomori, Lundstram
    Sterling, Mane, Martial, Mount
    Vardy(c), Abraham(vc), Jimenez

    Subs: Gazzaniga, Rico, Dendoncker, Soyuncu

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      G2G

  8. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Which is better?

    a)Ota > Digne now for a 2 week punt (then Digne > Robb GW14)
    b) Ota > Robbo now (have TTA)

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      B

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers Sloopy

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      B. Dont like 2week punts, especially for defenders

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Pages flying !!
    GL all

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      You too !!!

  10. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    2FT with 0.3ITB, what to do with this team? I'm going back and forwards...

    Pope
    Mendy, Soy, Tomori
    Mane, Mount, KDB, Sterling, Martial
    Tammy, Vardy

    Button, Lund, Connolly, Hanley

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

      Get Lund in the pitch!

    2. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Good team no urgent trades, relax

      1. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Got my eye on Sterling to Salah for the upcoming fixtures...

    3. yer old da
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      100% play Lundstram ahead of Soyuncu. Arsenal will score.

  11. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    1) Play Rico, Lund or Chambers?

    2) Play Wesley or Cantwell?

    Thx

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Lund, Wesley

  12. Ghost86
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Start Mendy or Rico?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Mendy

    2. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Rico

  13. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Best first sub out of this lot?

    A. Soy (ARS)
    B. Connolly (mun)
    C. Cantwell (WAT)

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      C BA

  14. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Stick with CHO for this week or sell him for Dele Alli or Maddison for a -4?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Stick, last chance

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Keeping myself

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Stick if you have 11 to start. Hits only worth it for more "power moves" imo

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        I need to learn this
        Wise words bro

  15. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Play one please:
    A) Lund
    B) maupay

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Lund

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks mate

        1. David Lo Pan
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Go Don!!!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      B

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      B

  16. clempro
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Are you guys playing Mount? If yes, not worried about a short cameo from him?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes in my run on but may be subbed for Rico which is fine. A short cameo would annoy no doubt

  17. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Hmm. Would I regret Mount and CHO to Martial and Son for a hit?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      I don t think so. But I have Mount as season keeper (cheaper KdB analog)

  18. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Play Mount or bench? Söyüncü first one bench

    1. Cheesyzoot
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Same problem here, at the moment going to start Mount

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Play

    3. H-Over United
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Play Mount.
      If he plays, than from the beginning. Think he wouldn‘t be subbed in...

      1. Sloopy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        This

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        This

  19. thepirates
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Start two of theese:

    a) mendy
    b) souy
    c) rico
    d) lund

    1. Cheesyzoot
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      A
      D

    2. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      C+D

    3. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      BC

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Cd

  20. Cheesyzoot
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Any changes needed?

    Pope, (Button)
    Lundstram, Rico, Aurier (Soyuncu, Kelly)
    KDB, Sterling, Mane, Mount (Hayden)
    (V)ardy, Tammy, Jiminez

    Start Soy over Rico?

    0.2 ITB

  21. rohaansunil
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Aguero+dilva to jiminez +kdb/son for -4
    Or
    Dilva to maddison/tielemans for free?
    Cuz if I get Maddison and want to remove aguero next week I can't get kdb into my team
    Thanks

  22. Drogba Legend
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    2FT, help would be appreciated

    Pope
    TAA - Azpi - Rico
    kDB - Mane - James - Mount**
    Jimenez - Kun - Tammy (C)

    Button - Cantwell - Lundy - Ota

    Thinking Aguero\Ota out and someone else or two.
    Vardy\Maddison\Auba\Kane\Son\Martial all on watchlist

    Cheers!

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Vardy in. Roll transfer.

  23. H-Over United
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Bench one...
    A) VVD
    B) Soyüncü
    C) Lundstram
    D) Tomori

    THX

    1. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      C

    2. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      B

  24. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    1FT
    X. Mount > Son
    Or
    Y. 4.4 > Jimmy

    Good luck guys!

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

      Y

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Y

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Y

  25. james 101
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Last min check!

    How’s this team looking - GTG / bench right?

    Pope
    TAA Lunds Rico
    Mane KDB Pulisic Tielemans
    Vardy Abraham Jimmy

    (Button Soy Mount Kelly).

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Vardy cap!

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

        Oh its good mate

        1. james 101
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Cheers

    2. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Very good!

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks

  26. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    We good to go gang?

    1FT 1.4ITB

    Pope
    Trent Lundstrum Soy Rico
    Sterling KDB Mount Mane
    Abraham Vardy

    Button, Mendy, Cantwell, Greenwood

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Absolutely

  27. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    This is my current squad for gw 12
    1ft, 2.4 itb

    Pope 
    Soy taa lundstram 
    Sterling kdb maddison mount 
    Vardy (c) Jiménez Abraham

    Button, saka, Ota, Hanley

    Do I need to use my 2nd ft?
    1) sterling ->mane
    2) kdb->mane
    3)ota-> willems/tomori 
    4) gtg

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

      Loves good mate, 2ft will be nice

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

    Play one:

    - Lundy
    - VvD
    - Soyboy

    1. H-Over United
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      I think i play all three and bench Tomori. If you have to choose, i think Soyü!

  29. Oggle22
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    G2G Rico covers Mount no show?

    Pope
    TAA Lundstarm Tomori
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial
    Vardy Jiminez Abraham

    Button Rico Pieters Guendouzi

    Cheers

    1. batfink
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      I would play Rico over Mount and Lundy

      1. Oggle22
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 5 hours ago

        My thinking is Lundy and Mount more chance of a goal Mount if fit and neither Lund or Rico will keep a clean sheet

  30. Ruffio
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 5 hours ago

    Quick survey.

    Otamendi
    Alonso
    Greenwood
    Sterling

    For

    Vardy
    Soyuncu
    Robbo
    Tielemens.

    Or

    Vardy
    Soyuncu
    Lascels
    Alli?