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

    Wrong Article

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Mendy - Lundstram - Mings - Rico
    Salah - KDB - Mount - CHO - D.Luiz
    Vardy - Abraham - Haller

    0 FT
    3.0 ITB

    Any move would be for a hit.
    Currently thinking Haller -> Firmino. Any other thoughts?

  2. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Who are we captaining?

    A) Abraham
    B) Vardy

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    2. Belli2007
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      B

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

        B

      2. Belli2007
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        8 goals in 8 against the gunners

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    4. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      C

    5. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      A

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

      B

  3. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 7 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. cjw176
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      A

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

      A

    3. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      A

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

    kdb + greenwood >> martial + jimenez?

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

      If you have other City attack and this is for free then I'd be very tempted to do it.

      Please help below, thanks.

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

      Depends on rest of attack. You are swapping out a player you would always bench, which makes me think you have introduced a new benching headache..

  5. Gentle_Turks
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Right bench order, or maybe move Connoly to second? (Pieters may not start but could come on late for a 1 pointer)

    Rico, Pieters, Connoly

    Thanks and good luck this week.

  6. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

    (Woodman, Otamendi*, Montoya, Wickham)

    Cheers

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

      Not Tomori for me. Who would you want long term? Robertson maybe?

      Please help above, thanks.

    2. cjw176
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Chelsea are not keeping clean sheets. How about Wickham to Mousset and bench Cantwell?

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

    Pope
    TAA - Mendy - Rico - Pereira
    Salah - Sterling (C) - KdB - Mount
    King - Abraham

    Button - Montoya - Deondecker - Fodder

    2 FT. Keep or get rid of Mendy?

    Any tips?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      That captain choice...

      1. MGD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Oh it should be on Tammy

  8. JollyGoodYellows
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Play Lund, Rico or Soy?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Lund

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      The midfielder & Rico

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Lundstram, as a shield as much as anything.

      Please help above, thanks.

  9. Unai Emery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Trossard in for James?

    A) Now
    B) Wait for more weeks

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

      Wait

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Wait. I'll intend to bring him in.

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

      I jumped too soon. I would wait for their better fixtures

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench or play Mount?

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

      I'm playing, benching Lundstram

  11. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Hi guys, got a real benching headache, bench one:

    A) Lundstram
    B) Mount
    C) Tomori
    D) Rico

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

      A

    2. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm benching A from those

  12. We Will Klopp you
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Start one

    A. Mendy (Liverpool away)
    B. Lundstrum (Spurs away)
    C. Rico (Newcastle away)

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

      C of those

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

      C

      1. We Will Klopp you
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers guys

    3. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      C

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

      Rico

  13. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    start:
    M)ount
    or
    R)ico ??

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

      M

    2. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Rico \0/

      Mount /0\

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

      R)ico

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Rico for me

  14. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Captain

    A. Abraham
    B. Jimenez
    C. Salah

  15. Operation FPL
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Pick 1 of each to play and complete my 11.

    Pope/Gazza
    Tomori/Lordstram

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

      Pope Lundstram

  16. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    So tempted to bring Mane in for Sterling for a hit!

    Pope
    TAA Lund Tomori
    Sterling KDB Mount McGinn
    Tammy Jimenez Vardy(c)
    (Button Rico Yarmo Soyuncu)

    1. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      I'd consider it, but then I just did -8 from Aguero Sterling Connoly to Vardy Jimenez and Mane!

      Liverpool 2-0 on Sunday, Mane, Mo & TAA with double figures

      1. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        I kept KDB though just in case!!

  17. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Otamendi -> Rico or Tomori?

    Cheers

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

      Rico

    2. Prince of Persia
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Tomori

  18. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Is this too flexible on a WC?

    Current team

    Pope/Heaton
    VVD,Mendy,Cresswell,Lundy,Rico
    KDB,Salah, Mount, Tielemans, Dendo
    King, Aguero, Abraham

    Thinkng of going to

    Gazza/Button
    TAA, Chilwell, Willems, Lundy, Rico
    Mane,KDB, Mount, Tielemens, Pulisic
    Vardy, Jiminez, Abraham

    Fed up with VVD 2's every week.

    Dont like chelsea triple up, but they look so good going forward then i plan to bring in Trossard and free up some cash? Or get Pereira and Trossard now? Form over fixtures?) Even Janmatt so to be able to avord a more expensive midfielder if Son explodes

    Good idea? Or Wait?

  19. YEAH PITCH!
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    It's hit city on here tonight. - 4 and - 8 flying around.

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

      we want to have some fun

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Go for it bud lol

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

      seen a -16

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Lol keep them coming

    3. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      I've -12'd, have to stop the rot somehow, and a speculative HUGE week is the only way I know. Never ever been anywhere near this low down after 3 months!! 3.5m. I appreciate that it's very tight, and one big week could easily get me up to top 1m and then start climbing.

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Hope it works out!!

        1. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Me too!

          I can't pick a C for love nor money this season, and only have any returns from 3 this season - one of those was a 5pt Son, and the other a 5 point Abumeyang! Had Kane v NEW, Sterling v BRI, Salah v sot among many others, all blanks

          Vardy has a great record v Arsenal, is along with Leicester bang on form, and Arsenal can't keepo their sheets clean. Captain Vardy, what can go wrong . . . . . .

        2. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Time for a first possible proud gloat this season, it worked out well!

          -12 gained me 27 pts and a big climb!

          + 31 points diff minus 12 for hits = +19
          Then +8 for having Vardy captain ovr Abraham.

          Jiménez 9 Connolly 1
          Vardy 12 (24 C) Agüero 2
          Mane 7 Sterling 2
          Söyüncü 8 Pieters 0

          Happy cat here with 83 pts instead of 44!

          Hope you all did well too

          1. YEAH PITCH!
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Well done bud. The aggressive approach worked for you then!

            1. Big Mac 24
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 days, 10 hours ago

              Cheers, it did, this time...!

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

      Much more fun.

  20. nomanenomata
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Lundstrum over Pieters is a no brainer due to ownership surely?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Pieters might be benched anyway!

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

        thanks

  21. gonzalocampos
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Play Yarmolenko o change to Pulisic for a -4?

  22. Alli
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Greenwood > Jimé for a hit? Already done -4.

    Heaton
    Lundstram - Diop - Rico
    Mané - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Cantwell
    Vardy(vc) - Tammy(c)

    Ryan - Söyüncü - Dunk - Greenwood

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

      Na. Team is fine. Bench is okay

      1. Alli
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Thx

  23. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Pope
    Rico TAA Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Maddison Mount
    Vardy (c) Abraham Jimenez

    Chilwell Saka Kelly

    Right choice to bench Chilwell out of this lot?

  24. Prince of Persia
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Martial (C) here. Wrong choice?

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

      I hope not

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Risky

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

      Probably

  25. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Lanzini > JWP?

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

      yes

  26. SerieD
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Pope
    Rico, tomori, lund
    Mount, Mane, maddison, KDB
    Aguero, Vardy, Tammy

    Dendoncker, dunk, soy 0ITB

    A)Aguero, Mount---> Jimenez, Martial 3.5 ITB
    B)Aguero, Mount---> Kane, Martial 0ITB
    C) Keep all and sit on 2ft

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

      Considered Aguero to Jiminez?

      1. SerieD
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Actually i have not. Then i would be sitting pile of money. Maybe for 1 round. Thanks.

    2. FreddyP3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      If you are not sure about transfer 20 min to deadline then probably best to sit on the transfer not to do a hasty decision

  27. goldengove
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench 2!!!

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

    Currently on B) and C)

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Yeah BC

  28. WorldCup82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 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 on this?

  29. Brooksy86
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Captain worries, on Kane currently but looking at the rest... I could be wrong!

    Kane
    Salah
    Tammy
    Jimmy

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      I’m in the Kane camp

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Cos you're an absolute laaaad

  30. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    mount to pulisic for -4?

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

      Not for me