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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. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Cantwell benched.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Was not unexpected.

  2. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Good luck everyone especially the Antony Martail cappers out there. 🙂

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      GL my friend.
      Don't own Tony but would be delighted if he hals for you

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I will always respect the opinion of Finnish FPL players

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 1 day ago

      🙁

  3. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    NORWICH TEAM NEWS
    Team to face Watford: Krul, Aarons, Tettey, Godfrey, Lewis, Trybull, McLean, Buendia, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki.
    Subs: Fahrmann, Byram, Vrancic, Cantwell, Drmic, Amadou, Srbeny.

    WATFORD TEAM NEWS
    Team to face Norwich: Foster, Janmaat, Dawson, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu.
    Subs: Gomes, Mariappa, Deeney, Masina, Chalobah, Gray, Femenia.

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      told ya 🙂

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Deulofeu party!

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    NOR: Krul, Godfrey, Aarons, Tettey, Lewis, Buendía, Trybull, Hernández, Stiepermann, McLean, Pukki
    Subs: Ralf Fährmann, Byram, Amadou, Vrancic, Cantwell, Drmic, Srbeny

    WAT: Foster, Dawson, Kabasele, Holebas, Janmaat, Cathcart, Doucouré, Capoue, Hughes, Deulofeu, Pereyra
    Subs: Gomes, Kiko Femenía, Mariappa, Masina, Chalobah, Deeney, Gray

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Cantwell benched. Glad I benched him too now.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Get rid of Blankwell. Simple.

        1. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Not that simple. People are lucky if they have a transfer to use on a 2nd or 3rd sub, not bothered if he plays or not tbh.

  5. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Updated?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      This page

  6. Regin
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    This game really exciting as a pukki and krul owner.

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I dont envy you tbh

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Krul literally saved my GW 2 weeks ago when he got those 2 penalty saves.

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Hope Pukki tears it up although I Sold him weeks ago.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely
      Watford Strikers have problems in the Radar 😀
      Always shoot but just wide or straight at GK

  7. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Just capped Tony Martial

    What've I dun mum?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Good lad me too

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Look on the bright side, only 8 months until fpl 20/21 opens

    3. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Damn u got balls

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        No other standouts

        Tis the season

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Me too 🙂

    5. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I switch from Martial to Son 🙂

    6. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Good luck, I also capped him.

    7. Regin
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I got him in this week but captained Vardy. Martial could score.

    8. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      lol I was considering it, but ended up playing safe and keeping it on Vardy.

      1. Crystal Alice
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        I went Doherty over Vardy. Feeling ballsy

    9. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 1 day ago

      You obviously own Sterling 🙂

    10. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Wow, I thought I was being different going for Mane, good luck!

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      The King

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Canary express

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Ha ha

  8. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Some weather these days..........

  9. Regin
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Go Vardy (c)

    1. laGan1n1
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Firmino!

  10. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Did Sterling > Mane for -8 in the last second.
    Hope it doesn't backfire. Already have Aguero for City cover

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      If I could only pick one player to have in that game it would be Mane

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      That's only a -4 don't forget.

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I can hold your hand. Did Sterling to Mane for -4.

  11. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Sat on my hands and kept Mount and Wilson. Trip City, double Pool, no Vardy. Could go very wrong... again! 😀

    Good luck all!

  12. Al Moon Yeah
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Why are people starting Lundstram v Spurs? Me no understand. Are they hoping for a clean sheet or an attacking return?

    1. Viper
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Both 😉

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Either / both

      If you’ve looked at Lundstrams stats you’d understand

    3. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Both

    4. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      U can't bench Lord Lundy

    5. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I'd take just a goal this week.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Id say he'd do one better over last gw with a hatty

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I'm doing it as a hedge against captaining Kane 🙂

    7. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Spurs defence is very funny.......Lord Lund will cause havoc

    8. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Newcastle held them there and Sheffield United have more scoring threat than them.

    9. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Both he's the top scoring fpl defender atm

      Never doubt lord lundy

    10. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Why not both. Spurs are no great shakes.

    11. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I benched but what do I know. 300k OR 😆

    12. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      As a Lund owner, i expect always 1 goal and 1 assist at least. Thanks for understand, regards.

    13. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Highest scoring 'defender' in the game.

      Unless you want to start Maguire?

    14. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Both equally likely to happen

    15. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I don't get it either. Neither look likely.

    16. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      He's a midfielder

    17. JJO
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      cause most people here are lucky idiots
      and -If you can't beat them, join them-

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Well, I've benched him for Aurier who's my VC so.... lol, but I've had played him for all his hauls. Let's see if I got it horribly wrong.

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    PANTIES DOWN

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Too late. Hope it is not the case in real life 😛

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        If it was, he wouldn't be posting here 😉

        1. dark91
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Fair enough 😀

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Never too late for that 🙂

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Okayyyy

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Giggity

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Sloppy seconds.

  14. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    TC Vardy, got a crate of WKD in for it

  15. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Pens down

  16. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Mane C

    Sunday is even more exciting now!!!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Salah and Mane for Sunday 🙂

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        I hope it pays off!

      2. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        I’ve gone down this road too

  17. Daniel S.
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Deadline passed. Not updated yet ofcourse

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      That's right.

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Judging from Twitter, both Norwich & Watford fans unhappy with the lineups 🙂

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      John Barnes failed a fitness test.

  19. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Good luck everyone. Time to get drunk.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Wish i could 😮
      Enjoy

  20. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Salah and Mane double for me... they are going to absolutely batter the hologram and John Stones.

  21. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    If this finishes 9-0 with Pukki getting all 9 then my decision to keep him for the last 7 weeks will be vindicated 🙂

  22. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Lol at me starting Cantwell

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      3 min cameo appearance.

  23. PikeyMikey
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    AFTER this GW..

    Sterling > Mane
    KDB > Mane

    And why?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling. KDB is consistently class.

      1. Phlajo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        This

    2. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Because they are upgrades?

      1. PikeyMikey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Why KDB or Sterling and vice versa, smart ass ****

        1. The Dance
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          you wot you plank?

        2. The Dance
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Too dumb to see the answer in itself i see, brains on you lol

    3. Tinkermania
      8 months, 1 day ago

      For the season, Sterling, short term any of them would do. I am expecting Raz to have more points that KDB over the whole season. He will score a lot of goals, even though he isn't doing it now and less prone to injury.

      1. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        and yet he isn't doing and likely won't

        1. Tinkermania
          8 months, 1 day ago

          Bookmarked! I am keeping Sterling for the season unless he gets injured.

  24. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Does Lawrenson do many phone-in to radio football previews in UK? Must be minted.

  25. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy party!

    1. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      hat trick hero

  26. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Ive brought in 3 Leics non defenders this week so apologies in advance for a bagel

  27. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Wish I had deulofeu for this game!!

  28. Bojaninho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Janmaat party anyone?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      *** High Five ***

  29. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Still haven’t owned a Southampton, Watford, Palace or Tottenham player this year. Who’s yours?

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Watford, Arsenal, Brighton, Palace, Newcastle.

      Might get a Palace player soon.

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Arsenal, Spurs, Southampton, Newcastle, Watford, West Ham, Brighton

    3. bobby_bookah
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Watford, Newcastle, Arsenal, Wolves, Southampton