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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. Genji3lade
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Start Tomori (Cry H) or Aurier (Shu H)?

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

      Aurier

    2. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Aurier

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Who do I captain??

    A. Vardy
    B. Tammy
    C. Jimenez

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

      B

    2. Genji3lade
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Same front 3, going A currently

    3. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Tammy

  3. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    According to fplstats I have 3 players dropping tonight. Oh joy!

  4. jackhammer1
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Mount to pulisic for free?

    1. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Doing the same I think - that or Maddison

  5. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Thoughts on the following with my 2 frees:

    Mount > Martial
    Wilson > Jiminez

    Opinions appreciated!!

    1. jackhammer1
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Just get Jiminez

    2. Foozeball
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Not sure about Mount -> Martial, but Wilson -> Jimenez looks good

  6. Sunden
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Willems to be dropped when Ritchie comes back from injury?

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

      Willems in great form. Ritchie is a proper utility player he can play either flank in midfield and fill in at full back. Wouldn't be surprised if he ends up taking a midfield spot and Willems retains his place.

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

        Ok thank you. Might go Willems over Lascelles then. Newcastle is seemingly the best 4.5 fit for the rest of my defense.

    2. Astronautovic
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I don't think so. Ritchie can play further forward as well. I think he won't take willems spot

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

        Ok ty. Willems it is then, he seems like a really attacking player.

  7. Ron Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    I promised myself no more 4pt hits but shall I take one on Martial?

    If not, either Cantwell or Lundstram will start and I'm expecting nothing from them.

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

      Hold and play Lundy

    2. Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I wouldn't with Lund a good source of points

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I took my first hit of the season, got Martial in

  8. Guru Mediation
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Have Mount in the 11. Is this the right bench order:
    1Soyunchu
    2Montoya
    3Cantwell

    Or will cantwell play and worth promoting higher?!

    1. Foozeball
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      That bench order seems good as is

      1. Guru Mediation
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks

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

    A Soyuncu or B Cantwell first on bench ( may come in for Mount)

    1. Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I think a

  10. Foozeball
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Start CHO or Mount?

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

      Mount

      1. Foozeball
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks

  11. LEFT-FIELD
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Play Dunk or Lascelles?

    1. Foozeball
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Lascelles

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

      Lascelles

    3. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Lascelles

    4. LEFT-FIELD
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Thanks!

  12. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    play one

    a lascelles
    b soy
    c lowton

    thanks

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

      B

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        cheers

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      please 🙂

    3. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Lascelles

  13. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    This worth a hit?

    Ota, Salah & Greenwood > Lundstram, Martial & Vardy

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

      Nah just get Lundy in

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

    Pope
    Rico / Tomori / TAA
    Salah / Maddison / Mount / Mane v
    Abraham / Vardy c / Jimenez

    Button / Lundstram / Dendoncker / Fredricks

    That's a wrap I'm off to get flutered gl all.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      haha gl !!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        lundstram on bench though...

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

          Not a huge issue for me bud. Don't see a haul there so I'll risk it for a biscuit.

  15. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    GTG?

    Ryan/
    Robbo/Rico/Tomori/
    Sterling/KDB/Mane/Mount/James
    Vardy(v)/Abraham(C)/

    Button/Lundstram/Soy/Greenwood

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

      Tomori on bench and play Lundy

  16. Oggle22
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    G2G
    Pope
    TAA Lundstarm Tomori
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial
    Vardy(c) Jiminez Abraham

    Button Rico Pieters Guendouzi

    Cheers

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

      Yes g2g

  17. Drogba Legend
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 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>Vardy

    Then either save other FT or James > Martial or Ota > someone (think defenders have better fixtures after this GW like Robbo/Leicester/etc)

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

      I did Kun to Vardy this week and holding to have 2FT over IB.

  18. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    GTG? Slightly concerned of the bench

    Pope
    TAA, Lundstram, Soy, Aurier
    Salah, Sterling, Maddison, Mount
    Abraham(vc), Vardy(C)

    Button, Cantwell, Cancelo, Greenwood

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

      Maybe Greenwood first sub. Cantwell prob only good for 2 points.

  19. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    My def. Kely ota lund Lowton soy
    Which

    A) ota to taa, keep kelly 5th def. May upgrade him later
    B) Ota to wilems, gw13 kely -4 to taa

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

      A

  20. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Help greatly appreciated chaps - what to do here? 1.1 ITB, 1 FT:

    Pope
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell, Mount*
    Vardy, Abraham (c)

    (Woodman, Otamendi*, Montoya, Wickham)

    Cheers

    1. cjw176
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I wouldn't change anything tbh

    2. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Wickham needs to go

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

      Hold and deal with Ota and Wickham with 2 FT next week.

    4. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Cheers all

  21. TAT
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Would you transfer out Boly now, or wait until after the internationals and save a FT?

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

      Depends on who you plan to get. Wait if you've 3 defenders that will play.

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Have 4 defenders playing this GW as things stand! Lundstram, TAA, Söyüncü and Rico. A transfer in would be to strengthen the bench in case Mount doesn't play (have Connolly as first sub).

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Might as well save he's nowhere near a price drop.

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        That's true. A transfer in would only be to strengthen the bench in case Mount doesn't play (Connolly first sub).

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

      Save

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Bench is a bit weak for this GW, but I guess it's a good idea having two FTs after the international break.

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

          Yeah and unless you have a lot itb prob only get a 2 pointer anyway.

          1. TAT
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            I have £1.2 itb. I could get a 6.1 or less replacement, but it might not be worth it.

  22. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Start 2:
    A) Lundstram
    B) Mount
    C) Rico

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

      A,B.

    2. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Lundstram
      Rico

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

      AB

  23. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Did Guardiola confirm that Dilva is out for Sunday?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Not officially

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

          Or the darknet. Still a possibility!

      • Ini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Last week he hinted that it will be after the IB. In his last presser he didn't say anything - It's in the team news article.

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

          I'll bench him. Could play on Sunday and be back after IB. Being deliberately disingenuous.

      • Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        he didn't say anything

    2. Oggle22
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Play 1 of

      Lund
      Cantwell
      Rico

      Cheers

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

        Lundy

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

      I’ve got 5.9 for a defender already got Tomori, Lund, Soy... who’s the best to gamble on?

      1. Belli2007
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Who is your other Def?

    4. cjw176
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Which one would you bench?
      A TAA
      B Lundstram

      Thank you!

      1. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Lundstram if you must

    5. KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Which are these transfers worth doing for -4?? Need some quick advise.....

      A. Maupay & Sterling >>> Vardy & Pulisic
      B. Maupay & Sterling >>> Vardy & Martial
      C. Maupay & Sterling >>> Vardy & Maddison ( already got Tielemans)

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

        A for a punt and C for eddie. I would not do any of them for a hit.

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

          *steady Eddie

    6. Starky22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      A. Lundstram
      B. Rico

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

        Play both. B you have to.

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

      Badly need points from Pukki,CHO,Gazza and a Vardy blank.
      Rest of them are template players.

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

        Good luck

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

      Sterling to Mané for -4?

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

        No.

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

        Yeah nah