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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
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    1. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      ROFL

  2. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pope
    Trent Tomori Rico
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount
    Abraham Vardy Wilson

    Button Soyuncu Lundstram Dendonker

    Got two FT and 1.7itb. Anything needed?

  3. Halftime
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Choose a keeper that will score more than 4 points

    3. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No

    4. Iain Dowies Love Child
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Probably not worth it

    5. Michu Pachu
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Nah

  4. Lubic87
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No definitely not.

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Exact dilemma. Might stay with mount. Might not.

    3. The Units
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No keep Mount.

  5. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

  6. Snapes on a Plane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pick one to start

    A) Connolly
    B) Lund
    C) Montoya

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Lundstram

    2. Iain Dowies Love Child
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Definitely B

  7. OptimusBlack
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Vardy for me.

    2. Iain Dowies Love Child
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Vardy

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Vardy

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cheers

  8. Iain Dowies Love Child
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    1. FPL Motty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Rico and lund

    2. Iain Dowies Love Child
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

      1. FPL Motty
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

  9. ChippyT
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

      Vardy a must imo.

  10. Eastman
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Start 2
    A. Willems
    B. Soy
    C. Lundstram

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A C

  11. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

    2. Iain Dowies Love Child
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I think Aurier will be good for the money

  12. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Save and have 2 free transfers for the international break.

  13. KDB4PREZ
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Play
    A) Rico
    B) Lowten

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Very tight call. Pfft. Meh. B.

  14. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Repost, would really appreciate

    Bench order

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

    Thanks

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’d bench C

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C cause Pukki is about to score a hat trick.

  16. ♤TeddyBear♤
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

      KDB

      1. ♤TeddyBear♤
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks for opinion mate

    2. Iain Dowies Love Child
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      KDB

  17. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days 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 Craic
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        This

    2. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

  18. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No, I like it

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Brave yes crazy no.

    3. Dosh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Doing the same

    4. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No very smart. Gives you more money to play with

  19. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pulisic or Martial?

    1. KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pulisic for me....

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 5 days ago

      P

  20. Me Spurs
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Start vvd or Lund? Have taa

    1. KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Lundstram

    2. Arse Craic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Lundstram

  21. EMERGING STAR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    1. KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Never scored against LIV

      1. EMERGING STAR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hopefully it's the time

      2. EMERGING STAR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Tammy is the only other logical option in my team

  22. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    1. Dosh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Martial, Son

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

  23. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Dendocker or Connolly first sub?

    1. Jamino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Connolly before donkey

  24. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on the following with my 2 frees:

    Mount > Martial
    Wilson > Jiminez

    Opinions appreciated!

    1. KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wilson > Jimenez

  25. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    A. Lundstram
    B. Rico
    C. Soy

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  26. Dosh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Sterling or KdB.. who would you sell?

    1. Marc Jobling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

    2. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days 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!

  27. JAYPEE
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    What should I do with Mount?

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

  28. Pia06rc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anyone starting Cantwell?

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yep

  29. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Having second thoughts about starting CHO...

    Thinking it likely he gets a cameo again...

    CHO vs Rico pls ta

  30. sentz05
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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