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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. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Play mount or Fredericks?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Top of the page haha

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

    No good captaincy options ffs

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

    cantwell benched

    1. Pia06rc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Source?

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

        twitter

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

      i'd consider starting him

    3. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Is this true?

  4. Blunder fc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    mount (maybe injured then city )
    to maddison for -4?

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Depends how much value you have tied up. If it’s over .3m it’s a no.

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Depends on if you want him back andif you have value tied up in him

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

        sells for 6.7, like both long term not overly fussed which I have think maddison will out score over the season

  5. snowman
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Captain Son or Vardy?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Vardy

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

      Vardy

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

      Vardy

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

        Let's hope he is having a party

  6. Crabwalk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    I’m benching Robertson for Rico and Lundstrum (and TAA). Am I insane?

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

      Yes

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Totally.

  7. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    My team will do sheit this week. FFS!!

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Pukki party

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

      Yes

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

    First on bench Mousett or Rico?

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Rico

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

        Ta

  10. roflbeard
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench 1:

    a) Lund
    b) Soy
    c) Aurier

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

      B

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

      Why would you bench C?

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

      Soy

  11. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    best max9.5mil striker? not vardy or abraham

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Jimi

    2. SoShy
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Jimi

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

      Raul
      Maupay

    4. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Jimi or ings

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

      Rashford

  12. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    How much do I trust the RMT tool?

    1- Ota, Cantwell > Chilwell, Donck = 348.78
    2- Ota, Sterling, King > Chilwell, Martial, Vardy (-4) = 354.86
    3- Ota, Mount, King > Vardy, Donck, Soy (-4) = 350.77

  13. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Considering benching TAA for Mings? Too rash?!

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

      Yeah

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

    Start one

    A) Cantwell (WAT)
    B) Söyüncü (ARS)
    C) Dunk (MUN)

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

      B

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Dunk

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

      Soy

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

      B

  15. michudagawd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Start CHO or Mings??

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

    Will Yarmolenko start?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      I do not have him 🙂

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

        Neither, just curious with my draft team

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

    No Cantwell a massive for boost Pukki holders.

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

      Scored his goals when Cantwell played.

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

        Hernandez is a step up in quality from Cantwell. He'll provide chances.

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

          Hopefully. Whether Pukki or someone else takes those chances is the main thing.

    2. TOPCAT1960
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      But if he plays it is not ??

  18. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    OR 1.3 Million

    Salah(C) balls of steel out. So help me God.

  19. Regin
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Start mount or soyuncu? Or Hayden maybe?

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Mount and have a good 1st sub.

  20. Moon
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    mount digne -> ake pulisic for -4?

  21. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Play

    A) Lundstram
    B) Soyuncu

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

      Lundstram

  22. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Is cantwell going to play tonight?
    Should I play Rico instead?

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Benched

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

      Play Rico- see above that Cantwell on bench

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

      Should play Rico anyway. I am playing both

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

      Saying above that he won't start.

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

    Ryan owners, are you sticking with him through his fixture run?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Save points

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Yus. Save Points

  24. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Hayden or Soyuncu first sub?

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

    Last minute panic transfer, does this look any good?

    Aguero & Yarmalenko > Kane & Maddison

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

      Good move
      I did same move with Rashford over Kane

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

    start two of vvd lowton soy

  27. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    GTG??

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

    Button Cantwell Saka Kelly

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

      I'd move Cantwell down your bench if he's not looking likely to start

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Not sure any of my bench is likely to start!

      2. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        ? Behind Saka and jelly!

  28. SoShy
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Deeney party

  29. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Got a feeling Pukki will be the player of the week

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      It'll be Jetro Willems

    2. Bubbles1985
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Enjoy your beers!

  30. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    How does that FPL rockstar know all the line ups all the time