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

    Who the bench?

    Adams V Bamford

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Definitely don't bench Bamford, but don't bench any this week

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Many have 8 decent attacking players. Then to their big surprise they suddenly face benching headache.

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Tough one. Probably Bamford

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Tough one due to if Ings start then it makes Adams a better option and will play furthest forward

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

      Pretty sure I know the answer, but trying to convince myself of Adams as my 3 ML Rivals have Bamford and I like a gamble ...

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Adams

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

      Adams

    6. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I am starting both

  2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    A. Justin/Cancelo and Grealish to max 4.1/4.8def and Salah -4
    B. Son to Salah - WC16 and bring Son back in
    C. Bruno to Salah

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      b

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

      b, jealous of the intact wildcard also.

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Probably took too many hits and should've used the WC

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Cheers. Probably the option I'm leaning towards. Don't like the idea of no Spurs but need to be a bit more aggressive to get up the ranks

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

    In need of help.

    Martinez
    Chilwell- Cancelo - Coufal
    KDB - Bruno - Jota - Ziyech
    Vardy - DCL - Bamford

    Macey, Soucek, Kilman, Mitchell

    Have 2 FT. What to do with Ziyech?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ziyech and Vardy to Salah and Watkins

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        or this

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

        Don't like Vardy to Watkins or the fact that Salah played 90 mins.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Barkley out is bad news for both Grealish and Watkins imo.

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

            Barkley should be back next week

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

        Tasty moves but I want to give Vardy one more chance, will release him next week for sure.

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ziyech to Grealish

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ziyech to Son?

      1. itsmeguneet
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Just 0.2m short for this, my bad

  4. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is Salah essential for Fulham..2 FTs?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Coufal Taylor (Mitchell Nkounkou)
    Son Bruno KDB Soucek (Bissouma)
    Kane DCL Werner

    A. Werner & Soucek > Grealish & Bamford
    B. Son & Werner > Salah & Bamford
    C. Bruno & Werner > Salah & Bamford
    D. Werner & Mitchell > Bamford and TAA

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A looks amazing. Your TV must be sky high!!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Just realised no Salah in A! Haha

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B or C then

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I think I’ve accepted that I don’t want to rip my team apart for him to play 45mins this week and then a defensive Mourinho team...could be fatal but in my case it means Son or Kane would have to go and I don’t like that for this week

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        But similarly I don’t think son will score well next week so it’s a straight son v salah this week? I have WC so will be using it in next few weeks

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          The WC makes things a bit easier for you, you could lose one of KDB or Bruno for this week and then WC or just transfer them back in if you don’t have a lot of value tied up

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    3 options, which is best and why? Cheers 🙂

    A. Kane+Ziyech >> Bamford+Salah(c) (-4)
    B. Ziyech >> 8.1m mid?
    C. Save FT, Captain Kane, play Justin.

    McCarthy
    James, Chilwell, Cresswell
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech*, Jota, Grealish
    Kane, DCL
    (4.0, Justin, Mitchell, Davis**)

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A - it has Salah(C)

    2. dando89
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I'm still doing A myself. Very similar team too

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Kane and Son are top for points, I wouldn’t be too keen on getting rid for Son who may be rested

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Confused?

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Sorry getting rid of Kane for Salah. Tbh I think Salah starts and plays at least 45 but if they are up around 60 he will be off imo. Now he could haul in that time but I’d be more confident in Kane this week.

          Might seem odd but what about Ziyech to Mount? He will be on set pieces now and leaves money ITB for next week

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Could work tbh. I was looking at Zaha, Bowen, JWP

    4. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      The only difference between your team and mine is I have Reguilon instead of James. I think I'm doing A with my 2FT.

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

    For the next 2 GWs only

    A) Kane (cpl, liv)

    B) Bruno (MCI, shu)

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Bruno

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A

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

      B

    5. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

  7. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bench one:
    a)Targett
    b)Coufal
    c)James
    d)Pva

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

      B

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

      b or d

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Tough one - use the CS odds to help https://twitter.com/FPL_Salah/status/1336218199923318784?s=19

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        based on the odds bench PvA

    4. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      cheers all

    5. NateDogsCats
        4 months, 8 days ago

        PVA easily, Palace haven't kept a clean sheet since their first match

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

      Klopp stated the reason he didn’t take Salah off is that he was coping better than the rest of the players on the pitch. Also sounds like Klopp started him to get some minutes under his belt...

      That paired with the 4 day rest before the Fulham game hints to me that he starts v Fulham

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I think he starts along with Mane, then if they are 2-0 up at half he is replaced by Jota

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

          Think he may even get 60-70 mins, he wasn’t happy last time he was subbed off early

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            But Klopp kinda said after the game he understands why he was upset and he knows Salah wants to play but he needs to do what’s best for the team, so he would most likely do it again given that Mane had a rest

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

        thanks for sharing this

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          It doesn't settle anything if Klopp decided that Salah's turn to rest against Fulham all this is irrelevant

          I have a decision to make too but it will not be based on people trying to twist what Klopp said into a positive or negative

    7. gart888
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Martinez
      Robbo, Chilwell, Lamptey
      Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Jota,
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      Steer, Soucek, Kilman, Struijk

      Think I want to bring KWP back in, and start him over Lamptey. Would you sell Kilman or Struijk? Kilman gets me slightly more money back, but is way more likely to be useful in the future than Struijk.

      GTG after I get KWP in for Lamptey?

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

        how many FTs? i'd said good to go as you are to be honest, if it means you've got 2 FT's next week to sort your bench out.

    8. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No pool currently with Vardy and Werner up top. Who to drop and who to get?

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Whos in midfield? I'd keep both of those this week

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

        Both captain options this week imo

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

      How do you think fantasy would be if there were no FTs? That is, every trade cost points.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        There is almost always a chance the player you transfer out outscores your new one, so there's be a massive increase in double-down punishments just for making a transfer.

        People would probably make less transfers and therefore the game would be more boring.

        No thanks.

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

          Risk takers would win. More exciting for me

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Would they?

            People already get punished for taking hits as it is.

            This just makes that all the more likely.

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

          Sometimes you make transfers just because you have a FT and it messes up the team. Think the game would become harder since you'd have to think more long term but on the other hand more boring like you said, the template would become even more template.

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

        I'd like it

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

        WC would be ridiculously more valuable, people would have to select their GW1 teams with a very long term plan. No punts.

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

          Maybe would make me not waste it every single season.

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Depends on the cost of transfer. If it was too high game would be too dull since making transfers would cost too much and everyone should play Rönkä style.

        If the cost was too small people would easily get template. The decision whether to take 4 pt hit is difficult for many atm and it's a sign that this system works.

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

          Maybe - 2?

    10. JP\'s
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Joelinton or welbeck?

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Scraping the bottom of the barrel- better to get Brewster and save the difference

      • CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Jota to start this weekend?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Jota chance.

      • wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        David Moyes says that Michail Antonio is still recovering from his latest hamstring flare-up and is "probably doubtful" for the visit of Leeds on Friday. Moyes is hopeful that Ryan Fredericks will be available after a minor groin strain, however.

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

          Won’t be touching Antonio he’s a curse

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        To score
        Vardy 1.95
        Werner 2.28

        So Werner out and Kane in if you can afford. If not, perhaps Bamford or wait if no 2 ft:s.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Reply fail to Sparkes

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

          Where do you get the anytime scorer odds Baps?

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Just google it (anytime goalscorer odds) 😉 Or Oddschecker.

      • baines is god
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Seems to be almost a consensus Salah might be bench on Sunday. Personally I think he's more likely to start.

        I get people's theories about him resting vs Fulham before the Spurs game and a hectic schedule, but that's their theories and not necessarily indicative of Klopp's thinking. I'd still say there's about a 70% chance he starts (at least) against Fulham, do people agree?

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          He only just had 2 weeks off while quarantining. He can't be that tired but he could easily only get 60 mins ish

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

          He probably starts but could almost as well come to play last 30 mins. The issue is that Mane certainly starts and this is not optimal for Jota and Salah owners.

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

            Not optimal for Salah how? Salah plays on the other side

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              They have used two formations do both can play also same time. Mane being rested and Salah playing 90 minutes isn't what I wanted. Mane playing 90 and Jota and Salah playing only 60 would have been better imo.

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

          People on here know nothing.

          They thought he'd be benched for the UCL game too.

          1. baines is god
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            so what do you think Hazz?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              I am on here, hence I know nothing. Only Klopp knows.

          2. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Well that would have made more sense but I agree we are all guessing every game

            1. baines is god
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              I do think there's a good chance Klopp rests him for one of the upcoming games rather than starts him for all 3, problem is we have no idea which one he'll choose if he even does. You'd imagine Spurs is the least likely and Fulham the most but you just don't know

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 8 days ago

                Correct. And if Klopp was Pep wouldn't even count on that logic. I can see him thinking: "Salah loses possession pretty often and therefore we had to make certain surprise element for Spurs and Mourinho..."

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

          Klopp won't be in a mood to rest players after the disappointing result yesterday

        5. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Nobody knows, but there is a huge risk of a benching and less minutes on the field against Fulham. Think the question on here is should you Captain him.

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Do you think cancelo will play this gw?

        1. baines is god
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          probably not Mendy and Walker

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            But he was the best player in city last 30 days

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

              if you watch closely not really. His delivery and final ball has been very poor. Defence work is average at best

      • Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Mendy (Forster)
        Chilwell Coufal Lewis Lamptey (Mitchell)
        Salah(c) Son Jota (Foden Anguissa)
        Kane Vardy DCL

        2FT £0.5m

        a) Vardy + Foden > Bamford + Bruno
        b) Lamptey > Dallas (roll the FTs and ship out Foden + Vardy next week for Bruno/KDB + striker)

        Leaning A, but B has benefit of keeping Vardy for plum home fixture.

        1. baines is god
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          B

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

            Cheers. I just really, really want shot of Foden!!

            1. baines is god
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              you still have a good starting XI for this gameweek.
              Then can make a more informed decision next week

        2. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I did A but KDB instead of Bruno and it felt good to get rid of Foden.

      • trasbash
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Best long term GK 5 mill or under? Have Chilwell, James, Dallas in def.

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

          McCarthy

      • Fergymac
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Help please guys.

        A) Ziyech + Kane to Salah + Wilson for -4
        B) Ziyech + Kane to Salah + Giroud for -4
        C) Ziyech to Pulsic as Salah may be benched

      • DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        My eyes when i see Jack Grealish trending on twitter

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

          for all the wrong reasons

        2. Ray In Bruges.
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Reason to Captain him he'll be looking to prove a point.

        3. Ray In Bruges.
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Might be a reason to captain him, could be out to prove a point.

          1. Ray In Bruges.
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers FFS for glitching out and making me look a mug.

      • baines is god
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Captain KDB, Son or Werner?

        For us non Salah owners this could be a painful weekend. Can easily see a double digit haul at Fulham 🙁

        1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          It could be a great week for us non owners 🙂 we got to have faith. you could make a case for putting the armband on all three of them. if i was pushed for an answer i would go with KDB.

        2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          it must be horrible watching Werner every match he looks like he's going to haul big time.

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

        Start 1
        A) Coufal
        B) Lamptey
        C) Neco Williams

        On C atm because he has a high ceiling on the rare chance he starts, if he doesn't then most likely autosub should do its thing. The first sub would be Coufal

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

          Neco at risk of a 20-30 minute cameo appearance but would still start him, probably for the last time

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

            Cheers, yeah that's what I was thinking because don't expect a CS for the other 2 anyway

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

          TAA played 90 in the champs league yesterday, be careful of him playing 85 or so this weekend.

          I'd probably start B in your position.

      • Oliver Tockman
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Just this week:

        A) Jota
        B) Raphinha

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

          B

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

          B is great this week but I would fancy A even if he gets 30 minutes tbh

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

          B

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

          100% A

      • ElChapo
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Bruno & Zaha > Salah & Neto -4

        OR

        Bruno & Richarlison > Salah & Wilson -4

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

          B but Watkins/Bamford over Wilson for me

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

            though removing Bruno for a hit doesn't really appeal to me

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

              we'll do nothing against City this weekend, i know it.

              Also feels like going without Salah is suicide this week.

        2. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I’d go with B mate Everton are nearing a fixture turn

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

            good shout - some awful fixtures coming up

      • Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Martinez
        Trent Dias Coufal James
        Salah(c) De Bruyne (vc) Son Zaha
        Bamford Calvert-Lewin

        Bissouma Brewster

        Son/Zaha/Bissouma out over next 3 to Fernandes/Pulisic/soucek in that order.. (dependant on injuries/Illness)
        Gtg?

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

          Excellent team

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Thanks..

        2. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          You going spursless then mate

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Yes

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

        Pick one out of:

        A. Lewis (WBA)
        B. Coufal (lee)
        C. Targett (wol)

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

          A

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

            Not worried about Newcastle missing some players?

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

              WBA worst attacking team in the league though

        2. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          C I think wolves will be blunt without jiminez

        3. Lemongrab
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Gotta be A

      • Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        McCarthy (Nyland)
        Chilwell Zouma Justin (KWP Kilman)
        Fernandes KDB Son Jota Grealish
        Werner DCL (Brewster)

        1FT, 0.6ITB

        Roll FT? Who to Captain? Would Jota be a pick?

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

          I’d probably captain son there, jota is a risky pick if you think he’ll start cap him

      • Sterling Archer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        keep it simple and hope an all round team makes up for no liverpool, or take the hit???

        A - Swap Ziyech to Grealish
        b - swap ziyech and bruno to JWP/soucek/bowen and Salah -4

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

          A

        2. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I’d go B but with bowen

      • panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Who to start?

        A) Dallas
        B) Soucek

        They play each other and Leeds are home

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

          A

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Thanks mate