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: 

Community Champion

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.

Tea & Busquets was defeated by a 63-57 score-line in Gameweek 11.

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. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Is this correct XI + bench order? Janmaat is also a good prospect (nor) but Aurier (SHU), Lund (tot), Rico (new)...

    Pope
    Taa Aurier Lund Rico
    Salah Mane Kdb Mount
    Abraham Vardy

    Janmaat, Cantwell, Greenwood

    1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      I'd play Janmaat over either rico/Lund personally

  2. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench one:

    Mount
    Mane
    KDB
    Vardy
    Maddison

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Mount, just because of doubt

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        I can’t make up my mind on this one!

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Who the hell else do you have?

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Martial v Brighton
        Jimmy v Villa

    3. Bemba’s Dad
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      KDB

    4. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Reluctantly Mount

    5. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Mount

    6. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 6 hours ago

      You have to bench one of those!?!?

  3. james 101
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

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

    Pope
    TAA Lunds Rico
    Mane KDB Pulisic Tielemans
    Vardy Abraham Jimmy

    (Button Soy Mount Kelly)

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Feels strange having mount as second sub..!

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Pretty much identical to mine so yeah, gtg!

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        You leaving mount there?

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          I don't have mount, but I don't see any other option for you. For what it's worth I don't think he will start

  4. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Would you guys rather have Gazzaniga or Patricio? Money no issue

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm on a wildcard and I've picked Patricio over gaz

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Neither tbh, but if pushed Gazza.

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Patricio.

    4. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      cheers guys

  5. cruzex
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    1) How many points will do this GW?

    Gazza
    Soy Tomori Digne
    Mane Son Martial Mount
    Kane(C) Auba Abraham

    2) Kane is the best captain in my team? If not, who will be?

    TY

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      60. Auba.

  6. sthelenslad92
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Don't know whether to go 4-3-3 or 3-4-3, should I start Mount, Traore or Lundstram?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Mount

  7. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Pick 2 to play:

    A) TAA
    B) Soyuncu
    C) Lundstram
    D) Rico

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Definitely start TAA

      Then it gets difficult!

    2. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      A C easy

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      A+C

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Tough but cannot bench Taa and cannot bench Lund (anymore)

  8. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Captain
    A. King
    B. Jimenez
    C. Aubameyang

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Gotta be Auba

    2. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      B

  9. Bobby_Baggio
    • 8 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench two please.

    A) Lund
    B) Rico
    C) Soy

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Play Lord Lund

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Done

        1. David Lo Pan
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Always liked u Roberto

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Play Lord.

  10. King Kun Ta
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Play Lundstram (tot) or Soy (ARS)?

    Ta!

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Lord

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Lundy just.

  11. WorldCup82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Here's what I'm thinking:
    KDB to Mane
    Mount to Pereya

    Pope
    Alexander-Arnold, Lundstram, Saiss
    Salah, Mane, Sterling, Pereya
    Abraham, Pukki, Ings

    Heaton, Cantwell, Dunk, Kelly

    Thoughts?

  12. cheeky moses
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Lads! Would appreciate a second opinion. Bench one of:
    A) Lund
    B) Rico
    C) Soy

    Currently on Rico.

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

      scroll back. only seen this asked 4692 times today. C. This site needs to get some more polls for template players.

  13. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Son or Martial in for CHO?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Tough one, Son?

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Son. Or Alli .

  14. thom830g
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Pretty lost on this team. Tough GW ahead.
    1 ft 0,5m itb.

    Ryan (4m)
    VVD - Soy - Lundy - Tomori (Montoya)
    Salah - Sterling - Tielemans - Mount (dendoncker)
    Kane - Haller (Greenwood)

    Thinking:
    A) Ryan -> Schmeichel
    B) Haller -> Jimenez
    C) other?
    D) Save

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Solid team, just Kane to Vardy for me

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      A

  15. n-doggg
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    TAA, Tomori, Rico
    Salah(c), sterling, kdb, Tielemans, Mount
    Tammy, jiminez(vc)

    Lundstrum, soyunco, Greenwood

    Bench and captain ok?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Solid team, prefer Vardy to Salah but looks like it could do well

  16. OptimusBlack
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Aguero owners .. Keep or sell for Jiménez ?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Sold already (but to Firmino for a punt)

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Firmnio hummm good punt

    2. Oggle22
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm selling Kun and King for Jiminez and Vardy

  17. Sloopy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Play Tomori or CHO?

  18. n14mul
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Evening,

    It's probably been asked but has anyone got any info on mount?

    I got burnt by pep last week playing ota for 1 min and I had Montoya as 1st sub hence rather not risk a cameo from mount

  19. Crump
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Hi all, should I take a hit to swap Traore with Martial? Traore has Villa (H) so might not bother.

    Team's pretty template.

    Pope (Button)
    Tomori Rico Aurier
    Pulisic KDB Sterling Mane Traore
    Vardy Abraham

    Bench: Lund / Soyuncu / Connolly

    Thanks!

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Similar team to mine - yeah I wouldn't bother

      1. Crump
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah just looked at your's, looks good x

  20. jonnybhoy
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Gazzainga
    Tomori Pieters Robbo
    Mane Sterling KDB Mount James
    Vardy (C) Abraham (VC)

    Button Lundy Soy 4.5

    GTG?

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

      I would problebly play Lundstram over Pieters.

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Its causing me a selection headache but really feel Pieters ig gonna get a clean sheet this week

        1. David Lo Pan
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 7 hours ago

          Me too I'm playing him (over Soy)

  21. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench order:

    Mount Lundstram

  22. n-doggg
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Play one

    A. Soyunco (ARS)
    B. Rico (new)
    C. Lundstrum (tot)

    1. Crump
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      B or C. I'm going B.

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    3. phily4321
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Rico

  23. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Worth doing Mount > Maddison? Bought at 6.5. Soy or Dendo to come in for a no show.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Save if you have a decent 11

  24. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Have'nt been following the Scout picks much this season but get the feeling they have been rather poor, am I correct ?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes

      1. David Lo Pan
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Tough season though, understandable!!!

  25. mdm
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Would you capt Rashford over Vardy this week?

    1. cheeky moses
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Nah

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

      No

  26. Oggle22
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    A) Kun/King/Mount to Martial/Vardy/Jiminez -8

    B) Kun/King/Perez to
    Martial/Vardy/Jiminez -8

    Or Rashford in place of Jimine?

    Cheers

    1. Crump
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      I think Kun will play tomorrow. Jimenez has a good fixture, so I wouldn't.

      1. Oggle22
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Do you own Kun?yoinreckon hell outscore Jiminez?

        Cheers

  27. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Rico
    Mane LDB Martial (c) Maddison
    Vardy Abraham Jiménez (vc)

    McG Mount Lundstram Hanley

    Hanley becomes Robbo next week... Benching headache begins lol

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Levin De Bruyne.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      That’s way too strong a bench

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        I had a lot of Aguero money left over.

        Once I get Robbo I don’t see any room for improvement when City have a tough run.

  28. Indalo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Right players benched and in the right order? (Struggled this week to decide)

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Lundstram
    Salah KDB Mount Martial
    Vardy Jimenez Abraham

    McGovern Soy Mendy Cantwell

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      Nice. Mendy has to start ahead of Lundstram.

      1. Indalo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        As a City fan I have very little confidence for the game with Ederson and Laporte out, can see us conceding quite a few.

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

      Good!

  29. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 7 hours ago

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

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 7 hours ago

      I think you may regret. I see another -4 to get rid of one of Martial and or Son in the near future. Both teams in stop start mode at the mo. So look at it as a -8 and think again

  30. itommy
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 7 hours ago

    Gaz
    Rico Lund Tomori
    Traorè Sterling KDB Mount
    Vardy Kun Abraham

    Söy Sokratis Saka

    A) Kun & Mount > Jimenez & Mané
    B) Sterling & Mount > Martial & Mané
    C) Kun, Mount & Traoré > Jimenez, Martial & Son (-4)