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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. Totti
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 17 hours ago

    do u think guys cantwell will start?

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Hope so but waiting on a wee leak

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        thanks mate

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        You can get pads for that

        1. Dreaming of glory
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          My nipples are too sensitive for those

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      No Oriel Hernandez has taken his place

    3. Pia06rc
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Probably not but starting him anyway. Just gut feeling

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Hoping he scores off bench

  2. DNFPL
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Hayden as first sub over Dunk and Soyuncu?

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        no soyouncu first one

      2. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        If you think his 3 points will be good enough for 1st sub

    • MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

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

      Button - Montoya - Deondecker - Fodder

      How do i waste a transfer here?

      2 FT!

      1. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Fodder out

    • NachoMan
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Last one. Start McGinn or Lundy?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        McGinn

      2. Prince of Persia
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        McGinn

    • LIARS POKER
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Start Lundtsram and bench Rico and Cantwell in that order?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Yes

      2. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Hell no

    • Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Which 2 to bench?

      A. Lundstram
      B. Rico
      C. Soyuncu
      D. Hayden

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Cd

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        C and D

      3. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        CD

    • Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      G2G?

      Gazza
      TAA Rico Lundstorm Tomori
      Mane Mount KDB
      Abraham Aubameyang Vardy

      Pope/Mendy/Traore/Cantwell

    • Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Tempted to bench Sterling.... just feel it will be tight

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        For who?

        1. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          Mount or Cantwell

          1. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 17 hours ago

            Gotta be joking

          2. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 17 hours ago

            Lol no chance. Bench cantwell

      2. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        No

      3. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Lol then sell

    • fr3d
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Thoughts on green arrows -> red arrows for -8?

      1. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Do it!

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Depends on the squad

        I’m in that boat

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        WC & take gray arrow

    • @FPLStrategist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Why are people bringing in Son just before another IB?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        7 goals+assists in 8 starts and has good fixtures

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        He plays Tuesday midday, in Abu Dhabi. No reason for him to be rested this time.

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          Played Tuesday last time and was still rested, that was in his home town tho so maybe he stayed longer than normal?

    • some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Who to start, Cantwell or Mount?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Mount

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Mount!

      3. vityovics
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        C

      4. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Mount

    • Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Martial or Pulisic?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Pulisic

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Jorginho

    • SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Right, have to decide between the two options...
      A. Son
      B. Martial and a bit of cash.
      Either way I have something for Robbo in next week.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        B

    • comeonspurs
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Anyone got any leaked Norwich city lineup ...wondering about Cantwell

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Hernandez will start over cantwell

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Who scores more points tomorrow?

      Soyuncu (ARS) or Lundstram (tot)

      1. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Draw

      2. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Soy vs Lund vs Rico is impossible to predict this week. Hindsight will hit hard

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          All I've been saying

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Lol
        Which NL team is more sh.t attacking wise will be revealed i guess
        I'm backing Soyuncu

    • Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Not worth doing Sterling > Son/Martial? Upgrade Dendo next week to Son or Martial then.

    • vityovics
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Best Ederson replacement?

      1. Arse Biscuit
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Gazzaniga

      2. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Henderson

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          *if you have a keeper that can play GW13

          if you WANT a keeper that can play GW13 that is

      3. vityovics
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers, Gazz the man!

    • Daghe Munegu
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Would you play Rico or Yarmo?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Rico

    • michudagawd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Start CHO or Mings?

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Play Mendy or Lundy?

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      This guy has been right a lot on early lineups:

      "Couple of people have asked, so I’ve looked into my crystal ball and... Cantwell is benched."

      https://twitter.com/FPL_Rockstar/status/1192876593070444547

    • Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Play Rico or Connolly?

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        rico

        1. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          Cheers

    • thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Evening all, all good to go?

      Pope (WHU)

      Janmaat (nor) - Rico (new) - Sidibe (sou)

      KDB (liv) - Mané (MCI) - Richarlison (sou) - Maddison (ARS)

      Abraham (CRY) - Auba (lei) - Vardy (ARS)

      Bench: (Button) Cantwell (WAT) - Soyuncu (ARS) - Lundstram (tot)

      Am I benching the right people? Headache this week
      Captain will be a v last minute decision

    • KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      How is this team looking for this GWk??

      Pope
      Lundstram/ Robbo/ Tomori
      Salah/ KDB/ Pulisic/ Tielemans
      Vardy(c)/ Abraham/ Jimenez

      Bench:: Button/ Dendoncker/ Guilbert/ Cahill

    • Yiod14
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Mane or Maddison captain?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Mane

    • 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Rico before Lunny?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        No

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        I am

      3. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Obvs

    • donkey73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Aguero, bought and captained!
      Against the flow 🙂

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Could be Benched for Jesus

        1. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 17 hours ago

          Nahhh

    • roflbeard
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      BENCH 1

      A) Lund
      B) Soy
      C) Aurier

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        B

    • SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      what are people's favourite FPL nicknames:

      Soyboy
      Dilva
      Bilva
      Fanny Anderson

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Phones

    • pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Jota or Ings?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Ings.