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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. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Crazy to cap Mane?
    Or go safer with Vardy?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Not crazy .

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        cheers

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I did it

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

      Mane (C) for me also. Also have vardy and jimimez

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

    TAA or Salah. Who's more important? Either a double in defence or midfield

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

      TAA

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

      salah if he gets over fitness issues

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Salah

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      TAA.

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Taa

  3. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Sterling > Mane for -8?
    Yes or hold for 1 more week?
    Please advise! Thanks in advance! 🙂

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

      Hold

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

      leave it 4 mins then ask again

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Yep

  4. Better Call Raul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Order these?

    A) Rico
    B) Yarmolenko
    C) Soy

    currently on ABC

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

      ABC

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      CAB

  5. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Start 2

    Wilson mount lund soy

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      M L

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    First sub, Rico or Soy? Ta

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Soy

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

      Rico

    3. Better Call Raul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Rico

  7. michudagawd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    5 minutes guys ... who to start?

    A) CHO
    B) Mings

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

      Cho Cho

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

    Start Heaton (WOL) or Ryan (MUN)?

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

      Heaton

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Heaton

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Ryan for the possible pen save. Man U has been giving those out in droves

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

        Nice out of the box but in the penalty box thinking there boss 🙂

  9. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    1) Save FT or Boly to Rico?
    2) Bench correct or play Soy and bench Connolly?

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Vardy(c) Abraham Connolly

    4.0, Soyuncu, Dendoncker, Boly*

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

    Quile

    Pope or Heaton??!??

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

      Quick!!!!

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

        Pope. Defo.

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

      Pope

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Pope

    4. Viper
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Pope for sure

    5. Greyling
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Pope

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

        Pope it is. Thanks n good luck.

  11. Yozzer
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    KDB--》 Mane -4

    Yay or nay

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        You need Pool alttack this weekend.

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

      would you sell mount for a hit to get either martial or pulisic?

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

        No

      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Would I sell Mount for any reason other than a red flag or if he's no longer nailed? No

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

        No

    3. Me Spurs
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Son C who’s with me?

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

        You son

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Salah

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

        Think I'm settling on captain Mané...

        ... or do I just feck it and give it Richarlison

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Go Mane

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

        Which to bench?
        A)Lund
        B)Rico
        C)Janmaat

      5. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        GTG?

        Pope
        TAA Tomori Rico
        KDB Sterling Mane Pulisic Martial
        Jimenez Abraham

        Lundstram Soyuncu Connolly

      6. FOO FIGHTER
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Yarmo and James are massive bandwagon fails.

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

            Biggest fail this season are Raz & Salah

        • Regin
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Is mount likely to start or otherwise not play at all? Is a cameo likely?

        • Takedog1
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Play soy or vvd?

          Already have taa

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

            Soy

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Play Cantwell or Dunk?

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

            Cantwell

          2. DNFPL
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Got to be Cantwell

            • diesel001
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Dunk. Cantwell benched apparently.

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

              Dunk

            • DandyDon
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              A

            • HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Dunk

            • fr3d
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Dunk

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

              Dunk, I hear cantwell is benched

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Cheers all.

            • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Dunk

            • FOO FIGHTER
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                Lol, Dunk starts.

            • RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Which 2 to bench?

              A) Lundstram A TOT
              B) Soyuncu H ARS
              C) Rico A NEW
              D) Janmaat A NOR

              1. TuplaPukki
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                C D

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

                Soy & Jan

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

                BD

            • teriyaki 69
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              is Salah captain stupid.

              1. fr3d
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                Not sure, take a couple of minutes to think about it

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

                He's smart enough 😉

                Form not great, other option?

              3. FOO FIGHTER
                  10 days, 8 hours ago

                  Vs Bravo and highline City defence?

                  Pep might park the bus though.

              4. TuplaPukki
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                Bench one
                A. Greenwood
                B. Souyncu
                C. Lundstram

                1. Nightf0x
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 8 hours ago

                  A

              5. Nightf0x
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                Start lund or soy

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

                Deeney party

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

                  Nah

              7. Viper
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                Sterling - > Tielemans. Yay/Nay?

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

                  I did. Might be too late now.

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

                  Tell you in a minute.

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

                    Comparison tool says yes.

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

                    Thanks 🙂

                    Saved a FT but I was very tempted to bring in Tielemans for either Mount or Sterling

                3. fr3d
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 8 hours ago

                  Easiest nay all week

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

                  Nay

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

                  Nay never no more.

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

                  Even money?

              8. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                Last call...

                2FTs
                1) Ota > Soy & save
                2) Ota, Cantwell > Chilwell, Donck
                3) Ota, Sterling, King > Chilwell, Martial/Son, Vardy (-4)
                4) Ota, Sterling, King > Robbo, Madds, Vardy (-4)

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

                Pants down

                1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 8 hours ago

                  Giggity

              10. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                PENS DOWN! in a minute.

              11. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 8 hours ago

                That's it folks!