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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 12

There’s a Friday evening deadline of 19:00 GMT – a good idea to set your bus team now (well, you never know) – and then come back for all the latest team news, opinion, and delights from Fantasy Football Scout

The headline from today’s pressers is that Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has been ruled out of the mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool this Sunday.

Already a hot topic of discussion this week as Holly asked: “Are we overlooking Salah and Mané?” could the pair now be serious captain contenders… 

Even before the injury to Ederson was confirmed, Irbox felt there was an opportunity given that Man City need to press and win the game, and therefore could be exposed to the Liverpool counter-attack.

Pro Pundit Sam Bonfield, who finds herself pushing for a place in the top 5,000 in Gameweek 12, is trying to decide between Salah or Mané with concerns over Salah’s problematic ankle. The Egyptian was substituted early last weekend. And in this week’s Scout Picks it’s the Senegalese who makes the starting XI at the expense of Salah:

Sadio Mané 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.

However, there was better news in midweek for Salah’s declining ownership as the top-FPL-points scorer for the past two seasons completed the full 90 minutes in Liverpool’s win over Genk. Neale noted:

The Egypt international’s sharpness was also encouraging and in many ways, this could have been a Salah performance from at any point over the last year: dangerous, full of running, plenty of shots and ultimately a bit wasteful.

On the Scoutcast this week Joe revealed to great fanfare (a background of loud bangs from Tuesday evening’s firework displays) that he is considering a Liverpool double up of Salah and Mané. This would involve getting rid of Raheem Sterling. 

Fellow Scoutcaster and Pro Pundit Andy is considering selling Sterling in order to switch formation and bring in Jamie Vardy

With many contemplating a move away from Manchester City players as their run of nice fixtures comes to an end, and as Liverpool start theirs, Az asked what are managers looking to do with their City assets?

Although Wild Rover agreed with Question Time panellist Darth_Krid, who observed

I think ‘tough upcoming games’ doesn’t exist when talking about City’s attacking prospects. Yes, Liverpool away is their toughest fixture, but they’re perfectly capable of scoring in that game and will be coming up against Dejan Lovren. After that they have Chelsea at home who can’t keep a clean sheet for toffee, then they’re up against a temperamental Newcastle and a leaky Burnley.

City players continue to divide opinion. Greyhead, in his review of The Great and The Good, noted of Jules Breach – currently the best performing manager of this elite group:

Jules has been Sterling-less all season, will others follow as the City fixtures stiffen and the added jeopardy of the City star only being one yellow card away from suspension?

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 12?

With Liverpool hosting Man City, the captaincy debate opens up this week.

David channelled his inner Rebekah Vardy when announcing that her husband currently heads the captain poll. He concluded in his Captain Sensible article:

[Arsenal] are also the division’s worst side for giving up chances through the middle in such encounters. That very much plays into the hands of Vardy, especially with so much of Leicester’s creativity in midfield also coming from the middle in James Maddison (£7.4m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.6m).

Meanwhile, in a members-only article, Neale examined the form of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, who has been far more productive away from home:

It is very clear from the data we have analysed that Abraham has been unfortunate not to find the net more times at Stamford Bridge this season.

Could he be a viable armband contender for those without or unwilling to trust Jamie Vardy?

In Case You Missed It

The return of Anthony Martial has brought the best out of team-mate Marcus Rashford, and the pair were on good form last night in the Europa League. There was some debate about the importance to give Mark’s Wildcard but for those of us who value his insights, it’s notable that both United players feature in his fantasy team. 

One outstanding manager it’s good to see returning to the website following illness is former Hall of Fame number one, Kenneth Tang. A manager with five top 1,000 finishes over his career, he commented on Pro Pundit Zophar’s hot topic on how to predict clean sheets.

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995 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Is there a complete guide to the team that everyone wants 🙂

      1. French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        ROFL

    • Wijnaldum FC
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Pope
      Trent Tomori Rico
      Mane KDB Maddison Mount
      Abraham Vardy Wilson

      Button Soyuncu Lundstram Dendonker

      Got two FT and 1.7itb. Anything needed?

    • Halftime
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Should I take a -4 for Ederson? Don't have a playing sub keeper?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Yes

      2. The Units
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Choose a keeper that will score more than 4 points

      3. Don Van White Jam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        No

      4. Iain Dowies Love Child
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Probably not worth it

      5. Michu Pachu
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Nah

      6. Lubic87
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Mount to Pulisic for a -4? Got Mount at 6.7 so value not an issue.

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          No definitely not.

        2. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Exact dilemma. Might stay with mount. Might not.

        3. The Units
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          No keep Mount.

      7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Am I GTG?
        Pope
        Tomori,Lunds,Rico
        Salah,Mane(C),KDB,Maddison,Mount
        Abraham,Vardy

        Button,Soyuncu,Connolly,Otamendi

        1. Johnny 8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Yes although I'd put Connolly before Soyuncu on the bench.

      8. Snapes on a Plane
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Pick one to start

        A) Connolly
        B) Lund
        C) Montoya

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Lundstram

        2. Iain Dowies Love Child
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Definitely B

      9. OptimusBlack
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Who to C ?
        A- Abraham
        B- Vardy
        C- Kane

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Vardy for me.

        2. Iain Dowies Love Child
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Vardy

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

          Vardy

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

          Cheers

      10. Iain Dowies Love Child
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Rico (new), Soy (ARS), Lund (tot) - play 2

        1. FPL Motty
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Rico and lund

        2. Iain Dowies Love Child
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Interesting. Currently on Soy over Rico - but with a mount no-show Rico would play anyway

          1. FPL Motty
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Rico part of scout picks ;). Just a decent chance of cleany and attacking returns. Soy decent but can see arsenal scoring

      11. ChippyT
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Pope
        TAA|Rico|Soy
        Mane|KDB|Sterling|Yarm|Mount
        CWilson|Tammy(C)

        Button|Lund|Willem|Greenwood

        I've already shipped Otamendi for Willem, am i mad to consider doing Yarm + CWilson ---> Traore and Vardy for a -4 ?

        1. tobz102
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Weird flex to ship a player and bring in someone you’re instantly benching.

          Vardy a must imo.

      12. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Start 2
        A. Willems
        B. Soy
        C. Lundstram

        1. royals forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          A C

      13. royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        I have just done a massive mistake doing

        Fredericks & Lowton > Aurier & Tomori for a -4

        It seemed a good idea at the time

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Could work out well. Really well. Time will tell good luck.

        2. Iain Dowies Love Child
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          A -4 for defenders is never usually recommended and this week you may be lucky to break even. Long term tho, good transfers that'll gain you points

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

          I think Aurier will be good for the money

      14. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Any advice please

        Pope
        Trent rico lundy
        Sterling kdb mount maddison mane
        Vardy tammy

        Button janmaat Connolly Soy

        1ft .1itb

        1. Johnny 8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Save and have 2 free transfers for the international break.

      15. KDB4PREZ
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Play
          A) Rico
          B) Lowten

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            Very tight call. Pfft. Meh. B.

        • StayoutheSpiceZone
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Repost, would really appreciate

          Bench order

          A- soy
          B- Prodl (think he will start tonight)
          C- Greenwood

          Thanks

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Who to bench?
          A) Mount
          B) Lundstram
          C) Janmaat

          Not as clear-cut as other weeks given Watford have Norwich!

          1. Jamino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            I’d bench C

          2. The Units
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            C cause Pukki is about to score a hat trick.

        • ♤TeddyBear♤
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          To make way for Jimenez I need to move Sterling or KDB to martial too.....

          Who goes?

          A) sterling
          B) KdB

          Any help appreciated!!

          1. Jamino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            KDB

            1. ♤TeddyBear♤
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Thanks for opinion mate

          2. Iain Dowies Love Child
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            KDB

        • dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Is - 8 too much of a hit ( leaving enough cash for Robertson next week) to take and better just to use WC. Just feels a waste as would only use to tidy up fring players but -8 scary!

          With - 8 team is as below * = new players - out went Cancelo Greenwood Sterling Salah

          Pope
          TAA Lundstram* Rico
          Mane* KDB Martial* Mount
          Vardy Jimenez* Abraham

          McGovern Söyüncü Cantwell Diop

          1. The Units
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Just to the moves to bring in Lundy and Mane for no hit. Reassess over IB.

            Or just bring Mane in and have 2FT over IB.

            1. Arse Biscuit
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              This

          2. HashAttack
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            I've gone -16 this week ... -8 is a flesh wound

        • Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          I have strong gut feeling that Jota will explode this week. Would that be crazy to bring him in rather than Jimenez and captain against Villa?

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            No, I like it

          2. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            Brave yes crazy no.

          3. Dosh
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Doing the same

          4. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            No very smart. Gives you more money to play with

        • Tmel
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Pulisic or Martial?

          1. KANE-O-MANIA
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Pulisic for me....

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              P

          3. Me Spurs
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            Start vvd or Lund? Have taa

            1. KANE-O-MANIA
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Lundstram

            2. Arse Biscuit
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Lundstram

          4. EMERGING STAR
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            I am captaining Sterling this week. Wish me good luck.

            1. KANE-O-MANIA
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Never scored against LIV

              1. EMERGING STAR
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Hopefully it's the time

              2. EMERGING STAR
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Tammy is the only other logical option in my team

          5. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            Need to lose Dilva. Who to bring in - have Tielemans and Mount. So bring in Maddison, Willian or Pulisic??

            1. Dosh
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Martial, Son

            2. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Whoever you don't have out of Mane, Sterling and KDB

          6. AC Yew
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Dendocker or Connolly first sub?

              1. Jamino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Connolly before donkey

            • Garfield1001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Thoughts on the following with my 2 frees:

              Mount > Martial
              Wilson > Jiminez

              Opinions appreciated!

              1. KANE-O-MANIA
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Wilson > Jimenez

            • KANE-O-MANIA
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Got benching headache ..... Who should I bench??

              A. Lundstram
              B. Rico
              C. Soy

              1. DandyDon
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                A

            • Dosh
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Sterling or KdB.. who would you sell?

              1. Ron Swanson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                De Bruyne. That's what I'm doing soon, anyway.

              2. DandyDon
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Tempted to sell KDB this week, seeing him play deeper recently and with such tough games surely son gets more points next three, I’m on a -4 already though and have never gone for a -8!

            • JAYPEE
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              What should I do with Mount?

              A) Keep
              B) Bring in Pulisic
              C) bring in another player

            • Pia06rc
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Anyone starting Cantwell?

              1. TOPCAT1960
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 7 hours ago

                Yep

            • DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              Having second thoughts about starting CHO...

              Thinking it likely he gets a cameo again...

              CHO vs Rico pls ta

            • sentz05
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              1FT 0itb Should I transfer out Otamendi and if so for who?