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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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Community Competitions

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B Bodega: Holly’s Hamster reviewed MatchWeek 3 in the Pundits Playoff community tournament. 

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995 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Play mount or Fredericks?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Top of the page haha

  2. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    No good captaincy options ffs

  3. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    cantwell benched

    1. Pia06rc
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Source?

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        twitter

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      i'd consider starting him

    3. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Is this true?

  4. Blunder fc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days 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
        6 months, 18 days 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
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Captain Son or Vardy?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy

      1. snowman
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Let's hope he is having a party

  6. Crabwalk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. vityovics
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Totally.

  7. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    My team will do sheit this week. FFS!!

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Pukki party

    1. SoShy
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    First on bench Mousett or Rico?

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Rico

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Ta

  10. swobe
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Bench 1:

    a) Lund
    b) Soy
    c) Aurier

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Why would you bench C?

    3. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Soy

  11. ooooo
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    best max9.5mil striker? not vardy or abraham

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Jimi

    2. SoShy
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Jimi

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Raul
      Maupay

    4. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Jimi or ings

    5. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Rashford

  12. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 18 days 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
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Considering benching TAA for Mings? Too rash?!

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah

  14. Alli
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Start one

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

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Dunk

    3. michudagawd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Soy

    4. Peteex
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      B

  15. michudagawd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Start CHO or Mings??

  16. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Will Yarmolenko start?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        6 months, 18 days ago

        I do not have him 🙂

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Neither, just curious with my draft team

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      No Cantwell a massive for boost Pukki holders.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Scored his goals when Cantwell played.

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. TOPCAT1960
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        But if he plays it is not ??

    3. TERIYAKI 69
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      OR 1.3 Million

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

    4. Regin
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Start mount or soyuncu? Or Hayden maybe?

      1. Crabwalk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Mount and have a good 1st sub.

    5. Moon
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      mount digne -> ake pulisic for -4?

    6. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Play

      A) Lundstram
      B) Soyuncu

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Lundstram

    7. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Benched

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Play Rico- see above that Cantwell on bench

      3. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Should play Rico anyway. I am playing both

      4. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Saying above that he won't start.

    8. CHARLIE HULL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Save points

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Yus. Save Points

    9. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Hayden or Soyuncu first sub?

    10. Jehstafari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Last minute panic transfer, does this look any good?

      Aguero & Yarmalenko > Kane & Maddison

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Good move
        I did same move with Rashford over Kane

    11. Moon
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      start two of vvd lowton soy

    12. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days 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
        6 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Not sure any of my bench is likely to start!

        2. DandyDon
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 18 days ago

          ? Behind Saka and jelly!

    13. SoShy
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Deeney party

    14. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Got a feeling Pukki will be the player of the week

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 18 days ago

        It'll be Jetro Willems

      2. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Enjoy your beers!

    15. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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