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
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Cantwell or Yarmolenko first sub?

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cantwell's last chance

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cant

    3. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Y. Hernandez back(Cantwell back to bench).

  2. Tronity
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. WWF
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Love the trade

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Do it

    3. Cheesyzoot
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I would

    4. Snapes on a Plane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        B

    5. purple.emu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Play Yarmolenko or Cantwell?

      1. Sloopy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yak

    6. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days 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
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Same boat

      2. Studini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Sticking with Vardy. Mainly to troll fellow Gooners.

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Good reason. Haha 🙂

    7. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Button Dilva Otabendy Kelly
      0 0 0 0

      Bench order Pep.

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        You need trades lol

        1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No hits.

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Why? sometime a team needs it.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Wow
        Hopefully your 11 are nailed enough

        1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Should be good.

          Can see Ota getting minutes.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Otamendi is a pain in the ...

    8. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days 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
        2 months, 13 days ago

        G2G

    9. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days 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
        2 months, 13 days ago

        B

        1. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Cheers Sloopy

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        B. Dont like 2week punts, especially for defenders

    10. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Pages flying !!
      GL all

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        You too !!!

    11. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days 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
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Get Lund in the pitch!

      2. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Good team no urgent trades, relax

        1. Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

      3. yer old da
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

    12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      1) Play Rico, Lund or Chambers?

      2) Play Wesley or Cantwell?

      Thx

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Lund, Wesley

    13. Ghost86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Start Mendy or Rico?

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Mendy

      2. Sloopy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Rico

    14. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Best first sub out of this lot?

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

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        C BA

    15. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Stick, last chance

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Keeping myself

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I need to learn this
          Wise words bro

    16. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Play one please:
      A) Lund
      B) maupay

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Lund

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks mate

          1. WWF
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Go Don!!!

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        B

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        B

    17. clempro
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

    18. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

    19. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Play Mount or bench? Söyüncü first one bench

      1. Cheesyzoot
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Same problem here, at the moment going to start Mount

        • Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Play

        • H-Over United
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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
            2 months, 13 days ago

            This

          2. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            This

      2. thepirates
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Start two of theese:

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

        1. Cheesyzoot
            2 months, 13 days ago

            A
            D

          • Sloopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            C+D

          • FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            BC

          • BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Cd

        2. Cheesyzoot
            2 months, 13 days 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

          • DragonSquad
              2 months, 13 days 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

            • Drogba Legend
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days 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
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Vardy in. Roll transfer.

            • H-Over United
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

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

              THX

              1. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                C

              2. Sloopy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                B

            • FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

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

              Good luck guys!

              1. ElliotJHP
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Y

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Y

              3. Sloopy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Y

            • james 101
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days 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
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Vardy cap!

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Oh its good mate

                  1. james 101
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Cheers

              2. Sloopy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Very good!

                1. james 101
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Thanks

            • ElliotJHP
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days 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
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Absolutely

            • kuzser
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days 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
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Loves good mate, 2ft will be nice

            • Misteak
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Play one:

              - Lundy
              - VvD
              - Soyboy

              1. H-Over United
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

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

            • Oggle22
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days 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
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I would play Rico over Mount and Lundy

                1. Oggle22
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days 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

            • Ruffio
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Quick survey.

              Otamendi
              Alonso
              Greenwood
              Sterling

              For

              Vardy
              Soyuncu
              Robbo
              Tielemens.

              Or

              Vardy
              Soyuncu
              Lascels
              Alli?