Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 12

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur players are predictably in demand as our Scout Squad team convene ahead of Gameweek 12.

For the uninitiated, this weekly forerunner to the Scout Picks selection sees our four-man panel champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the upcoming Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 18:30 GMT on Friday.

In each squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKAlex McCarthyAlex McCarthyAlex McCarthyIllan Meslier
Karl DarlowBernd LenoBernd LenoKarl Darlow
Bernd LenoLukasz FabianskiKarl DarlowAlex McCarthy
DFAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
Ben ChilwellSergio ReguilonSergio ReguilónStuart Dallas
Kyle Walker-PetersHector BellerinReece JamesSergio Reguilón
Ezgjan AlioskiJannik VestergaardKyle Walker-PetersHéctor Bellerín
Matt TargettJamal LewisEzgjan AlioskiJannik Vestergaard
MFMohamed SalahSadio ManeMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Son Heung-minSon Heung-minSon Heung-minSadio Mané
Kevin De BruyneChristian PulisicKevin De BruyneSon Heung-min
Jack GrealishKevin De BruynePedro NetoPedro Neto
Jack HarrisonDaniel PodenceRaphinhaBruno Fernandes
FWHarry KaneJamie VardyJamie VardyHarry Kane
Timo WernerHarry KaneHarry KanePatrick Bamford
Olivier GiroudPatrick BamfordDanny IngsJamie Vardy
Patrick BamfordCallum WilsonPatrick BamfordCallum Wilson
Danny WelbeckDanny IngsCallum WilsonTimo Werner


Most popular picks: Alex McCarthy, Andrew Robertson, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Patrick Bamford (four), Bernd Leno, Karl Darlow, Sergio Reguilon, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Jamie Vardy, Callum Wilson (three)

DAVID SAID…

Alex McCarthy and Kyle Walker-Peters feel like routine inclusions in my Scout Squad submission this week as Southampton prepare to host Sheffield United.

The Saints have kept clean sheets in all their home meetings with sides outside the so-called ‘big six’ this season while the Blades remain the Premier League’s joint-lowest scorers, finding the net in just five matches so far.

Ben Chilwell is my first-choice defender based on his potential for a double-figure haul. Chelsea’s backline is one of the best in the division since Gameweek 8, conceding the fewest big chances of any team during that time. Meanwhile, over the same period, no defender has matched Chilwell for four shots on target.

Knowing that Marcelo Bielsa will start Ezgjan Alioski at left-back against West Ham, I fancy his chances to do well in Gameweek 12. The Hammers are joint-worst for defending the right flank over the last four matches, while the only Leeds defender to register more touches in the box over that time is Luke Ayling, who will fill in at centre-back on Friday night.

West Ham’s weakness to left-sided players means Jack Harrison gets into my Scout Squad submission once again, returning to the flanks after a stint at central midfield.

I am unconcerned by Mohamed Salah‘s 90-minute Champions League outing against Midtjylland considering the turnaround time between Liverpool’s games right now. They play Fulham later on Sunday afternoon and don’t face Spurs until the following Wednesday. A Gameweek 12 trip to Craven Cottage strikes me as the sort of fixture Jurgen Klopp will name his best team, in the hope of racing into an early lead. That way, he can manage his best players’ minutes in the second half, rather than end up like Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Manchester United side at West Ham!

Meanwhile, I think Son Heung-min is set for another strong display this weekend. He profited from Arsenal’s problem defending from the right last time out and, in Gameweek 12, the South Korean faces a Crystal Palace side that has conceded the third-highest number of chances from that side of the pitch this season. Considering Harry Kane is usually the assister, it makes sense to get him in my Scout Squad as well.

I am backing Jack Grealish and his Aston Villa colleagues to get a positive result at Wolves on Saturday, the Molineux side missing what Raúl Jiménez does both on and off the ball.

Up front, I’m going with a Chelsea double-up of Timo Werner and Olivier Giroud. I fancy the former to finally get the big double-digit haul his recent displays have promised, especially considering Everton have conceded the joint-most number of big chances over the last four matches.

I fancy Brighton to pick up a result or, at the very least, score a few goals at Leicester on Sunday evening. The Foxes’ defence since Gameweek 8 has conceded 12 big chances, the second-highest in the division over that time. During the same period, no Brighton player has registered more shots in the box or created more big chances than Danny Welbeck, who has attacking returns in each of his last three Premier League appearances.

NEALE SAID…

There are compelling cases being made for Mohamed Salah both starting and not starting in Sunday’s match at Craven Cottage and it’s that uncertainty, exacerbated by the Egyptian’s extended run-out in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, that leads me to plump for the rested Sadio Mane as my safer route into the Liverpool attack this weekend.

The Senegalese winger maybe without a goal since Gameweek 5 but he is still getting into the right areas (see the Nelson Semedo own-goal last weekend) and has recorded nine shots in the box to Salah’s three over the last four Gameweeks, albeit from 51 extra minutes of pitch-time.

I’ve kept faith with Kevin De Bruyne despite his profligacy in Gameweek 11. We’re used to the Belgian chancing his arm from distance but that advanced central role he is now taking up has contributed to him being joint-top for shots in the box among FPL midfielders in the last four Gameweeks, and I’ve seen little in Manchester United’s backline to convince me that they could shut out City when the two foes meet at Old Trafford.

All four of my heavy hitters in midfield have away matches this weekend, with Palace’s well-documented vulnerability to conceding chances from their right flank serving only to rubber-stamp the Son Heung-min (and Sergio Reguilon) selection.

Also on the road is Christian Pulisic. The versatile Timo Werner is being shunted across the Chelsea frontline and could well be covering for the injured Hakim Ziyech (as happened when the Moroccan went off in Gameweek 11) on the right flank this weekend. While there were encouraging signs (apart from the finishing) from the German in that role against Leeds, Pulisic’s return to fitness, rest in midweek, capacity to drift into dangerous six-yard box positions and past streakiness when it comes to scoring goals leads me to opt for the American against one of the division’s least watertight backlines.

Sheffield United are another one of those porous sides, without a clean sheet all season, although they rarely seem to get turned over. Danny Ings just about makes the cut as a result but it’s the Blades’ woes at the other end of the field that fills me with optimism of Saints defensive double-up. Selecting Jannik Vestergaard seems like chasing points but there is some logic behind what appears to be a lazy pick on paper, as Chris Wilder’s side have allowed the most headed chances and opportunities to be created from set plays in 2020/21.

Newcastle United and Arsenal also have favourable opposition this weekend, even if those two clubs themselves are hardly firing on all cylinders.

Jamal Lewis is Newcastle’s leading chance creator and one of the cheapest starting players in FPL now, while the talismanic Callum Wilson‘s love of a winning goal – and thus bonus points – should see him in with an excellent chance of making the Scout Picks on Friday, providing the game against West Brom goes ahead.

I wouldn’t touch Arsenal’s attack with a bargepole at present but I’d be more inclined to take a gamble on one of their defenders, who had looked in good shape up until Gameweek 8.

The visit of a shot-shy Burnley ought to give the Gunners a chance to add to their clean sheet tally, while the fact that the Clarets have allowed the joint-highest number of chances to be conceded from their left side this season cements Hector Bellerin‘s place in my squad.

TOM SAID…

Alex McCarthy is my first-choice keeper for Gameweek 12. 

This week’s opponents Sheffield United are struggling for goals. Their numbers suggest they haven’t been quite as bad as the league table implies, but their finishing has been awful and as a result, they’ve only scored three non-penalty goals this term.

I’ve also selected Bernd Leno, who tends to collect bonus points when Arsenal keep a clean sheet, and Karl Darlow.

At the back, Andrew Robertson is my top pick, followed closely by Sergio Reguilón and Reece James

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane rightly took the plaudits on Sunday as they fired Tottenham Hotspur to another win, but Reguilón also impressed. Since making his debut in Gameweek 4, he’s produced attacking or defensive returns in six of his seven appearances, while James has been an important part of a solid Chelsea defence. I’m expecting him to get some joy attacking Everton’s left-side too, which has looked vulnerable in the absence of Lucas Digne.

Budget options Kyle Walker-Peters and Ezgjan Alioski (more on him later) complete the defensive picks.

Further forward, the inclusion of heavy hitters Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Jamie Vardy largely speak for themselves, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my other selections.

Patrick Bamford continued his excellent scoring record at Chelsea last time out, and is joined by differential Raphinha. The Brazilian has been posting good numbers since making his first start in Gameweek 9, and I’m not against an attacking double-up, given that no team has created more chances than Leeds United so far. With Robin Koch out, I do think they will concede against West Ham United and was tempted to throw Jarrod Bowen in, but settled on Alioski who will be attacking the Hammers’ weaker right flank and is worth a punt.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have looked much more potent going forward after switching to a back-four shape, and whether fielded out wide or through the middle, Pedro Neto will be key. Over the last four Gameweeks, amongst midfielders, only Bruno Fernandes has registered more shots on target.

The offensive list is completed by Danny Ings and Callum Wilson.

ANDY SAID…

With no concrete news yet, we still don’t know if Newcastle United v West Brom will be on, but reports seem to indicate it’s more likely than not as things stand. Given West Brom have conceded the most goals this season it seems obvious to include Callum Wilson who is still inside the top five forwards for overall points despite missing two Gameweeks.

Tottenham Hotspur have now kept four clean sheets in a row and are starting to look like a “Jose Mourinho team”. Sergio Reguilón has been a mainstay in the back four and while his creativity has dropped in recent weeks, I can’t help but feel that’s due to the tougher opposition in Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal that Spurs have faced. Even with Wilfried Zaha back for Crystal Palace it could quite easily be five in a row by the end of Gameweek 12, with potential attacking returns as well.

Out of all forwards so far this season only Dominic Calvert-Lewin has a higher xG per 90 minutes than Patrick Bamford when you include regular starters. While the West Ham defence has been difficult to penetrate, Man United were able to do it three times, and Aston Villa could consider themselves lucky not to have scored more in Gameweek 10. Only Liverpool have had more shots in the box than Leeds this season and that’s not going to slow down this week. 

Since moving to a back four in Gameweek 9, Daniel Podence has had seven shots in just 226 minutes, with six of them coming inside the box. That’s two more than Pedro Neto but Neto’s expected goal involvement is higher at 1.68 (vs 0.85) and he’s done that in just 189 minutes. With Raúl Jiménez looking to be out for a while we should see Neto’s minutes increase.

With Fulham up next for Liverpool, it’s important not to overthink too much. While some may say that Fulham have started to improve defensively, they have still conceded six goals in the last three matches, and I’m still trying to work out how Manchester City didn’t score more. I’d happily back both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané for points in this one, even after the former’s 90-minute run-out on Wednesday. Salah has the highest expected goal involvement of any midfielder this season, with Mané also in the top five.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

AA33‘s whopping 53-point winning margin in Gameweek 2 is the target to beat.

In Gameweek 11, Camzy lost out 55-58 to our selection. The Scout Picks lead the community 7-4 over the course of the season.

Our next Scout Picks article on Friday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.


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737 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Could go a meat pie right now

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ketchup?

  2. United20
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts lads

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Dallas
    JWP Salah Son Bruno Grealish
    Bamford DCL

    Subs: Steer Justin KWP Brewster

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Gtg, probably the ideal defence

    2. Bobby's Teeth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      G2G - strong team that!

  3. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone holding off doing Werner > Bamford?

    I want to do it along with Mahrez > Salah

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I quite like Werner for the Everton fixture. Has had a bit more rest the last two UCL games so hopefully he starts converting some more of his chances as there is a haul coming from him soon.

  4. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Don't have Salah, captain Son, KDB or Kane?

    1. winchester
        4 months, 8 days ago

        kane imo

      • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        KDB

      • rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Son

      • komodosam
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Son

      • Bobby's Teeth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Kane

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A) Salah, JWP
      B) Kane, Zaha

      which one??

      1. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        A

      2. Bobby's Teeth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        A, Zaha has tough fixtures coming up

    3. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Bench good enough for this week?

      Martinez
      Chilwell, Zouma, Bednarek
      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Jota
      DCL, Bamford

      (Steer, Brewster, Mitchell, Kilman)

      1.0 ITB for next 2 GW transfers (Mitchell & Kilman -> Dallas & Coufal) OR (Jota, Mitchell & Kilman -> Grealish, Ayling & 3.8).

      Cheers

      1. United20
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Jota > Grealish

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers. Sorry should have said have zero FT. Not worth a hit i don't think?

    4. Sturridge Wars
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Do we think Salah will start?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Answered by 1 below. Personally, I dont know what Klopp is planning. He could go all 4 of them if he wants a win and pull 2 off at 60, or he could go back to the regular 3 with Jota first sub. I own Salah and Jota but think both wont start. But one will.

        1. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I’m 90% sure both won’t start due to the players that were rested in CL. Most likely scenario is Salah starts and Jota replaces him around 70 mins.

    5. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ziyech and Vardy to Son and Bamford for a hit?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        The hit part makes this questionable. Vardy's form might cancel out Sons over next 4-5

      2. komodosam
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Just sell Ziyech

    6. LIARS POKER
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Best Ziyech replacement if i've got 0 itb and already have Grealish?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Really tough. No direct replacment at that price. Looks like you will need to trade down to a Bowen or Neto type and use the money elsewhere to upgrade a 9 to a premium?

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Soucek then upgrade elsewhere

      3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Pulisic

      4. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Struggling with this myself. Can afford Pulisic but injury and twice having had him this season has put me off. Zaha has tough games. Neto or Bowen my thoughts and upgrade the defence.

    7. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Thoughts on this move prior to GW 13 when I will have 2 FT's

      Jota, Stephens (sub), DCL in a 3-4-3
      to
      Son, Soucek, Davis in a 3-5-2 (for -4)

      Will give me an attacking 7 of:

      Grealish Salah KDB Son Soucek
      Kane Bamford

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Some feedback on this move would be great guys! Thanks.

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          So it's Jota and DCL to Son and Soucek (and a zero point sub). I think it's not a clear improvement. DCL has still looked sharp himself, despite Everton's defence/midfield falling apart recently. I back Ancellotti to sort them out a bit, Jota is such an unknown starter it makes it difficult. I think it will probably be a gain, but not sure if Soucek for Jota, and upgrading Stephens to a better sub, might not pull in more points in the long run.

    8. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      5 days recovery for Salah between the CL game and the PL game v Fulham...

      Plenty of rest for him and should very likely start v Fulham.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        4 days u mean? Also 3 games in 6 days starting with fulham

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          4 days and 22 and a half hours is basically 5 days

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Ohno im wrong. 4 days. My bad. I think he's benched for Palace personally

      2. rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Crossing fingers

      3. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Strange math, more like 3 full days for me.

    9. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Salah plan

      Bruno and dcl
      To
      Salah (c) and wilson

      Tay?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Avoid wilson. Luckiest player this season in fpl terms

        1. klopp2567
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          L in FPL stands for luck

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Its not sustainable

        2. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Why do you say so? His xG numbers and chances are high too.

        3. komodosam
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Disagree. Wilson is reliable. Has been for years. Scores for fun.

    10. klopp2567
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Evening chaps,

      Got 2 FT and really dont feel like rolling them is a good move but also dont know what to do?

      Johnstone
      Telles Chilwell Cancelo
      Salah Bruno Son Jota Lookman
      Kane Wilson

      Button KWP Mitchell Brewster

      0.0ITB

      The fact that I have absolutely nothing ITB doesnt help either.Please help folks.

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Cancelo > James?

        Jota + Kane > Fernandes + Bamford on the cards?

        1. klopp2567
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          already own fernandes

          1. luk46
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            KDB then, amongst best c options for next couple weeks?

            1. klopp2567
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              yes makes sense a lot
              thanks mate

        2. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Yes i would offload City defence due to question marks over starts. Not worth it. James better option.

          1. klopp2567
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            chelsea double makes sense?

    11. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Creswell/Jesus -> Robertson/Ings (-4)?

    12. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Best route to Bruno (both require -4)?

      A) Justin to 4.4 def or less (Taylor and Lewis look to be the only options)
      B) DCL to Watkins/Antonio (if fit)

      B also leaves me money to upgrade Kilman/Mitchell

    13. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      So, what's the consensus, Salah rested, starts but limited minutes or full 90 are expected?

      1. luk46
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        starts imo, then gets taken off as soon as game's safe - ideally after 60

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Second one probably

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I think he could well be rested given the tougher Palace and Spurs games after

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah, and this is the most logical game to be rested

          1. rjcv177
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Strange. If he needs a rest than why play him in CL dead game?

            1. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 8 days ago

              He doesn't need a rest is the obvious answer really. He had ~2weeks off with covid, then only 60mins. Klopp if anything clearly wanted him to get fitter and sharper by playing him. And if you watched the game Salah probably played at ~80%, clearly not risking any injury, and generally the game was not as intensive as a PL game. Klopp had 5 subs and if he thought Salah needed a rest he'd have subbed him off. He said himself he was fine and there was no problem.

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                This sounds reasonable af.

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

        Starts and gets 70+ minutes is my guess. But it is just that, a guess. We don't know.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Or 60 and replaced by Jota. That is also a plausible option

          1. rjcv177
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            This would give me 90 on almost 20Mill

      5. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Guys salah is starting, jota will be on bench. Period.

      6. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Rested imo

      7. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Start and 70-80 mins

      8. Bobby's Teeth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Second one, gets subbed off around 70.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          cheers all

    14. winchester
        4 months, 8 days ago

        2 ft and 0,3m itb
        martinez (martin)
        chilwell - kwp - coufal - (mitchell - kilman)
        salah(c) - bruno - son - grealish - (bissouma)
        watkins - kane - dcl

        this gw (gw12): dcl -> wilson or bambam
        next gw (gw13): bissouma + kane -> kdb + brewster

        Which one of wilson or bambam would you pick or do you think it is crazy to transfer dcl out? Does the planned transfers above sound good?

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          With all the possible withdrawals for players being rested, COVID issues, fresh injuries etc, transferring in Brewster to join Mitchell and Kilman as subs seems bonkers to me. Bamford better pick than Wilson as known to be fit, whereas Newcastle team has unknown players who have had COVID. DCL still looked sharp last time out, and Rich also looked lovely, so difficult to call. So just GW12 move if you fancy it, but rethink 13.

          1. winchester
              4 months, 8 days ago

              cheers mate

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Grealish GW 16-18 : Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham Everton

          Son from GW 16: Fulham Leeds Villa Shef Utd

          For those like me who will have Bruno, KDB, and Salah but no Son, Grealish to Son might be the only way to get him, would that make sense?

          Although Grealish has 2 DGW's to come so there's that too

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            It's something I'm considering but not sure I want to get rid of Grealish. He's one of the best value players in the game imo.

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Absolutely, no doubt that about that. season keeper for me as well but it's just that so many good mid options coming up

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Doesn't Grealish do well on the counter? Liverpool got wrecked. He could have gotten 2 goals against Leeds easily too. And United Everton aren't really difficult fixtures. Would u really wanna remove for 2 bad fixtures when doubles are right afterwards and he probably even starts in the blank gameweek because of missing 2 already.

          2. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I will downgrade to Soucek for the double and use the money to buy Kane

          3. Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            If Grealish has DGW(s), then may be worth having Kane not Son, if you can afford it.

          4. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Yes, same boat as you mate. However deffo need to consider Grealish will have a double double, or a triple GW. I'd only lose grealish if I kept another villa attacker, which would be Watkins.

            Son's high ownership is scary, but honestly its very very difficult to justify losing Grealish. Watkins doesnt compare.

        3. Tabbara
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Which option is better:
          A: Ziyech and Justin to Robertson and Raphina (-4)
          B: Ziyech to Raphina
          C: Save ft and ply coufal
          Have bamford
          Thx

          1. One of Those Days
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I like A.
            Just have a feeling Robertson will score big against Fulham.

          2. Champione
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            A

        4. NateDogsCats
            4 months, 8 days ago

            "Christian Pulisic had a tiny bit of awareness on his hamstring but he is training normally."

            "I don't want to call this an injury in midweek, if it was a different type of game I would have used him. I have to find the way to get the best out of him consistently."

            Further reasoning for those considering him to hold off for a while

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Dafuq does tiny bit of awareness on hamstring mean. Is that something people say?

              1. Tambling5
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Perhaps it means "I had a little twinge, old boy"

            2. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Damn. I was hoping to make a punt on him

          • Champione
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            A) Neto
            B) Raphinha
            C) Soucek

            Have Bamford already

            1. One of Those Days
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Neto

            2. NateDogsCats
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Was in a similar position and went for Raphinha, he's looked good since he's come into the side and I think has a higher ceiling than the others. But Neto has fairly consistently picked up points, Jiminez being out is probably both good and bad for him, Soucek is always a threat and obviously you save a fair bit with him

            3. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              Salah-less and proud (for now)! Here are the troops for this week:

              Martinez
              Chilly, Dallas, KWP
              KDB, Bruno, Mahrez, Grealish
              Kane(c), DCL, Bamford

              (Soucek, Dias)

              Good to go?

            4. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              When we will know GW 18 and 19 games? Before which GW deadline?

              1. NateDogsCats
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Only thing confirmed is West Ham have no GW18 fixture and a DGW in GW19

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      oops I didn't read properly, I'd say for most teams we'll know in the next 2-3 weeks

                    1. Daniel - When to BB?
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      thanks

                • trasbash
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Bruno + DCL > Salah + Bamford for a -4 hit?

                  Only pool cover is Jota. Have Kane (c) and KDB if I don’t do it.

                  1. FPL_Motty
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    Dont sell bruno

                • LM00091
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Would you rather have A or B?

                  A)
                  McCarthy (Macey)
                  James, Cresswell, Dias (Justin, Mitchell)
                  Grealish, Son, Salah, KDB, Fernades
                  Bamford, Watkins (Delap)

                  B)
                  McCarthy (Macey)
                  James, Cresswell, Dias (Justin, Mitchell)
                  Grealish, Jota, Salah, KDB, Fernades
                  Bamford, Wilson (Watkins)

                • Tsparkes10
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Still have a wc... 2FT 0.1itb

                  McCarthy
                  KWP Coufal Chilwell
                  Son Greal Bruno Mahrez
                  Vardy DCL Werner
                  (Nyland, Podence, Konsa, Mitchell)

                  Thoughts on Werner, Mahrez to Mane, Bamford? Tempted by Wilson but 0.1 short

                • LikeItLoveIt
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Grealish and Werner to Salah and Watkins for a -4
                  Thoughts?
                  Doesn't feel good but I feel wrong with no Salah!

                • F_Ivanovic
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 8 days ago

                  Those who don't have Salah... is anyone considering captaining KDB? United defence has been shoddy, KDB performs in these games normally. Hard to see him not getting at least something.

                  1. Pipermaru
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    KDB(C) is never a bad choice.

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    KDB is my VC, Vardy is my C.

                  3. NateDogsCats
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      Contemplating it, but honestly I haven't a clue. Bruno could end up doing well, Vardy has a decent record against Brighton and I think that'll be an open game, I'm almost nearly considering Robertson too with TAA back helping to shore up pool's defence.

                    • Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      Good be a good shout

                    • komodosam
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      I wouldn’t. The chances of him hauling are very slim compared to the likes of Salah, Kane, Son.

                  4. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    Whom to sell Rodriguez for?

                    A) Zaha
                    B) Bowen
                    C) Pulisic
                    D) Salah (-4) with Vardy to Bamford

                    1. cigan
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      like B

                  5. cigan
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 8 days ago

                    I think there's a realistic option of Salah being rested for Fulham. Might captain Son instead

                    1. Gun gun
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      Noooo he is starting

                    2. komodosam
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 8 days ago

                      I felt like this yesterday. Today I’m on Salah. Tomorrow who knows.