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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. pol
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Who to captain
    A- vardy
    B- son

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

      A

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

      there is a party...

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

      A

    4. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      A

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

        A - Vardy has got 8 in 8 against the Gunners so we should see a return

    5. pol
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Cheers all

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

    Bench order correct?

    Pope
    TAA, Maguire, Rico
    Sterling, KDB, Maddison, Mount
    Firmino, Vardy, Abraham

    Button; Soyuncu, Lundstram, Dendoncker.

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

      Brave. I'm starting Lundstram, as a shield as much as anything.

      How's my bench order (below)?

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 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

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

          R, C, P

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

      I would have Lundstram the midfield maestro in

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

        Agree, play Lund as OOP

        Trying to decide between playing Soy and Rico. Soy at home but Rico on some set pieces.....have benched Soy for last two and has cost me

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

      Mind set on not starting Lundstram. No chance I chicken out now.

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

        Lundy first sub at least. Then you will be closer to the brace he scores.

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

        Spurs game could easily be a 0-0...

  3. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Play Mount or Lowton?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Mount

  4. yer old da
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Transfers made, KDB and Connolly our for Martial and Jimenez. Very happy with this now:

    Pope
    TAA, Tomori, Lundstram
    Sterling, Mane, Martial, Mount
    Vardy(c), Abraham(vc), Jimenez

    Subs: Gazzaniga, Rico, Dendoncker, Soyuncu

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      decent

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Both could do well

  5. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Start 1

    A. Lund (spurs)
    B. Rico (newc)
    C. Soyu (ARSENAL)

    1. yer old da
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I mean C is out of the question so has to be A or B. Start the one who has 35 more points so far 😉

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        On that at present. Thanks

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

      Tough call between A&B

      Personally i’m playing TAA, Willems, Lund with Rico first on the bench

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks. Same as that, Lund with Rico first sub.

  6. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Would you do Sterling to Mané for free or hold the Ft?

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

      Hooold

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Do it Do it Do it

  7. Dreaming of glory
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Any sign of Norwich team news. With mount a doubt wondering if cantwell will make the starting 11

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

      Officially locked in at 6.45pm, we might get a leak then.

  8. 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?.

  9. snowman
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Would you go with

    1. Tielmans & Son (0.3 ITB)

    2. mcGinn & Maddison (3.3 ITB)

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      1

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

      1

      1. snowman
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        THANKS lads

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

    With the amount of hits being taken, a -8 is only really a -4 this week.

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

      And here am i sitting with no hit & CHO
      Green arrow too much to ask with no players today ?
      😉

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

        No P party and there’s a chance 😉

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

          Ha ha
          Such a dull game bdw. Would have stayed up if it was an interesting game. Will check the price rises + OR tomorrow now i guess

    2. dark91
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I am actually saving my transfer. Feels so wrong now!! 😀

  11. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Play Mousset or Lundstram?

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

      I have a good feeling about Mousset but the Lord is the Lord

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

    mount owners, did you sell or keep?

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

      Keep

    2. Klip Klopp
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Sold

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

        pulisic?

    3. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Keep think he plays and if he doesn't then hes back next week

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

      Sold as make-weight for Mane

    5. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Keeping

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

      Keep

    7. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      kept

      already used 2FT so no choice

      I did
      Cant -> Mane
      Kun -> Conny

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

      Kept

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

    Otamendi -> Rico or Tomori?

    Cheers.

    1. Klip Klopp
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Rico

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

      Still Rico

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

      Thanks chaps

  14. Klip Klopp
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Jiminez over Vardy or Abraham for the armband?

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

      Good option.

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Nope

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Like it

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

      He has never been a captain material for me, his ceiling is 12. Vardy>Abraham>Jimi for me

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

        12 is new 20 !

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

    Will Son go to South Korea for the IB?

  16. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Any news on Maguire being fit?

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

      Expect him to play, Ole wasn’t too worried.

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

      Could he finally be a good pick, had some chances inside the box...

  17. Bees4Lyf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Start two:

    A) Lund
    B) Soy
    C) Janmaat

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

      Lundy Soy

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Cheers

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

      AB

  18. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Considering captaining Mane ahead of Vardy and Tammy , madness?

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

      Nope.

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

      Nope, could be great.

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      No

    4. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Not mad at all. Going Vardy myself though.

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

        have him as vice behind Vardy

  19. t4thomas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Henderson
    Alexander-Arnold | Digne | Rico
    Salah | Martial | Maddison | Pulisic (V)
    Aubameyang | Abraham (C) | Pukki

    Dendoncker | Janmaat | Lundstram | Button

    G2G?

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

      Start lundy over pukki

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

      Start Lundy over Digne

  20. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 8 hours ago

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

    Chilwell Saka Kelly

    Captain a land bench alright?

    1. FreddyP3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      And*

    2. babyfacedassassin
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Id' be going Chilwell over Rico

  21. NoName
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    G2G?

    Pope
    Tomori Lundstram Rico
    Mane KDB Sterling Mount
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    (Button, Cantwell Soyuncu Hanley)
    0FT 2.1ITB

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

      Yes but Soyuncu first on bench

      1. NoName
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks. Cantwell's at home to Watford so prefer that fixture.

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

          Fair enough- If he starts

  22. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    GTG???

    Heaton
    TAA Rico Lundstram Pieters
    Sterling KDB Mount
    Abra(vc) Auba Vardy(c)

    Button Cantwell Saka Kelly

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    lundstram c?

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

      No brainer. Hatty incoming

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Brave

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

      When?

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      TC?

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

    Play 1:
    Lund
    Rico
    Cantwell

    Cheers

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

      Lundy

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

      Lundstram, as a shield as much as anything.

      Please help below, thanks.

  25. Gentle_Turks
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 8 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!

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

      Who are your doubts in your starting team?

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

        Mount

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

          I think hell play but Rico first sub is OK good luck

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

    Which 1 would you bench?

    A Tomori
    B Lundstram
    C TAA
    D Soyuncu

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

      B.

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      D

    3. babyfacedassassin
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Same dilemma. Benching Soy

    4. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Chelsea defence still a horror show. So A

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

      D

  27. derdourily
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Ota to :

    A- Soyuncu
    B- Tomori

    I already have TAA.Lund.Rico.Kelly

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

      A

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

      Soyuncu

    3. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Go Jetro Willems

  28. Alli
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    GTG?

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

    Ryan - Söyüncü - Dunk - Greenwood

  29. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Lowton not in the predicted starting line up but in the scout picks. 😆

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

    Captain

    A. Abraham (CPL)
    B. Jimenez (AVL)
    C. Salah (MCI)

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

      B

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

      Abraham