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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Ever since salah joined liverpool its always been eiteh him or both him and mane in my team with Salah always being the cap of choice from pool

    Anyone else stepping into the other wise for the first time ever? No salah and mane(c) vs fulhan

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Other side*

    2. BullDogTevez
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      One press away from doing first hit of season.

      Sterling >Mane

      Midfield of....

      Grealish Jota Mane Salah Son

      United/City-less.

  2. Im New Here
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bottomed

      Captain

      Salah - Fulham (A)
      Or
      Son - Crystal Palace (A)

      Currently on Son but I'm feeling Salah now

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Salah

      2. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Still leaning Salah, just.

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Looks like Puli's back off the menu, boys.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Real shame, class player

      2. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        What happened? I was just about to bring him in for Ziyech

    • baines is god
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Ings or Lacazette for just this week?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Ings

      2. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Ings.

      3. dicky2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Ings by a mile.

    • JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy or Wilson?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        For this week ?

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          over next few

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Wilson

      2. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Wilson.

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Willy

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Have Salah(C) and KDB but I expect Mane 16pts haul this gw. Do I make any "risky" moves for him dropping one from my duo for Mane(C)?

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        If you expect him to score 16 you should do it.

    • Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I need to replace Ziyech.. as well as Werner and Davis..

      so which one?

      A) Salah Davis 5.5fwd (-4)
      B) 4.4mid Ings Werner (-4)
      C) 7.0mid Davis Kane (-4)
      C) Grealish Davis Werner

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        B probably

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Rank in order that you would start

      1. Dias (mun)
      2. Lamptey (lei)
      3. Coufal (lee)

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Like that

      2. luk46
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        1 3 2

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

        1-3-2

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Have a feeling I'll try and survive BGW18 before using FH in the major DGW19. Seems like the optimal strategy for those that have used their WC already.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        If teams like Man City, Liverpool, or Chelsea play in 18 then we can get away with it possibly...

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Not sure I'd want to waste my FH for blockbuster matches like Sheffield United vs Wolves anyways

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Oh, the excitement

    • baines is god
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Ok so Free Hit team

      McCarthy
      bellerin robertson justin
      Mane Salah (C) Aube Klich Neto
      Ings Wilson

      Norris, Lewis, Bryan, Davis

      Thoughts?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Let's see your team now

      2. luk46
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        may I ask why you used it?

        1. baines is god
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          My team now that I was gunna play is

          Ryan
          Konsa Chilwell Walker
          KDB Son Mahrez Zaha
          Bamford Werner (C) DCL

          Macey Gros Target Lamptey

          Reason I used it was obviously this team isn't particularly well suited to this gameweek, and i wanna push up as high as possible, or lose interest, i wanna go on a blitz around the festive period to get in the top 5/10k to maintain season long interest

      3. ivantys
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I would sacrifice Robbo to get Bamford over Klich, remaining funds could be used to upgrade Neto too. Klich and Neto just don't look like a Free Hit team.

          1. baines is god
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Klich's on pens and has been involved with a goal in every Leeds game that they've scored over 1 goal, imo he's almost a better option than Bamford

            1. ivantys
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Klich is 2/3, Bamford is 8/2 and costs only 0.7 more. Don't know how you could claim that that is almost better option.

              • ivantys
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  I realized you also did your FH wrong, you're supposed to have a non playing cheapest bench so that you can max your value in those playing players.

                  1. baines is god
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    my bench is cheapest possible except for 4.3 lewis as insurance against a starter who surprisingly gets benched and doesn't come on

            2. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              It doesn't look that much stronger than your actual team would if you just took a hit to bring in Salah/Mane (c).

              1. baines is god
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                I've used my FT to bring in Bamford and have no money in the bank left. So would be an 8 point hit to bring either of them in

          2. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I don't normally get stumped this hard but best Ziyech replacement?

            McCarthy
            James Lamptey Cancelo
            Ziyech Salah Bruno Grealish
            Bamford Richarlison Vardy

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Money itb?

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

                0.3

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Mahrez

            2. TheSteel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Justin Bissouma Mitchell bench

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                I took a hit for Cancelo + Ziyech > Son + Douglas and upgraded my first bench slot to a starting XI slot, with Coufal and Brewster as playing subs

                In your case, I think Richarlison to Wilson/Watkins can easily fund that move without killing your bench further

            3. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Vardy and Ziyech to Watkins and KDB

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

              nobody really stands out

          3. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            PVA, Vardy > Vestergaard, Kane (-4), exact money, yes or no?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              No

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 5 days ago

              No

            3. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Just PVA to Vest

              I consider Vest one of my most important GW12 players... Then he becomes Lamptey in GW13, then Dier in GW15

              With the template locked everywhere else in my team, this is my one fun spot

          4. Contegious
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            McCarthy Steer
            Justin Coady Robbo Coufal Mitchell
            Mahrez Bruno Son Jota Barnes
            DCL Vardy Watkins.

            1 FT. 0.2 itb. What to do with this lot?

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

              always nice to have two free transfers next gw

          5. Old Gregg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Which W?

            Wilson or Watkins?

            Thanks

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

              the son

          6. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Any changes needed for this team?

            Martínez
            Chilwell, Robertson, Lamptey
            Son, Salah(C), Fernandes, Grealish
            Wilson, Bamford, Ings(CV)

            Button, PVA, Burke, Mitchell
            1 free transfer, 0.0 million in the bank

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Roll the ft and play PVA

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

                Yes, will save the transfer. PVA instead of Lamptey I guess - main reason I had him in the line up is because he playes in the last match of the gw...

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Don't worry about that mate, personally I would play PVA

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Sounds crazy initially, but how about PVA to Dier? Dier's a reliable sub when you bench him for Lamptey's attack promising games, then Dier can be the regular starter anytime Lamptey doesn't have such a game. A huge upgrade on PVA for 0.4m less

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

                Thanks, that might be a good idea. But will probably wait and save the transfer for next gw then. I might also need KDB next gw and the transfers could also be used on that move.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  That works just fine too

          7. hazza44
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Hi all,

            First post in a few months. Any recommended transfers for my team this week? Would love to get KDB in but looks like its going to get too messy.

            McCarthy
            Chilwell Matip James
            Salah Bruno Son Rodriquez Grealish
            DCL Watkins

            Martinez Cresswell Diaz Brewster (0.1mil ITB)

            Cheers all

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              How many fts?

            2. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              how many FT do you have?

              1. hazza44
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                1 FT

          8. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            If you already had:
            Son, KDB, Bruno, Jota
            Werner, DCL

            which one would be your top priority to bring in:
            A) Salah
            B) Kane
            C) Grealish
            D) Ings

            1. PURPLE-RONNIE
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              A

          9. BEEZUS
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            A) Mane and Bamford
            B) Salah and Adams

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              B

              1. PURPLE-RONNIE
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                B

          10. Bambi
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Best forward or Mid up to 6M?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Adams

          11. PURPLE-RONNIE
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Kane and jota to Salah and welbeck -4 lads? Only have 5.9 for a forward hence the welbeck inclusion

            1. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              I probably wouldn't ship out Kane for a hit

            2. jimmy.floyd
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              No

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

              On another week, yes. This week, no.

              Kane can do well vs. Palace and Jota can do well vs. Fulham even if it ended up being a bench cameo.

          12. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I dont understand the dgw bgw scenarios for 19 and 18. In fpl fixtures page it doesnt say anything

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              The fpl fixtures for next year haven't been scheduled yet

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                PL*

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Where is the dgw news coming from then

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  West Ham play Stockport on the 11th and the Premier league gwk starts on the 12th so that had to be moved

              3. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                when will they be scheduled then?

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Apparently by next week we should know

                2. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  We'll find out before the GW16 deadline

                  Only the West Ham + West Brom game has been officially rescheduled for now

          13. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Team GTG? Any comments? Subs in correct order?

            McCarthy
            James Zouma Lewis
            KDB Bruno Grealish Mahrez
            Vardy Watkins DCL

            Forster Soucek Targett Coufal

            0.6m itb, 0ft

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              looking good, captain?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Vardy

            2. ebb2sparky
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              No liverpool and particularly no spurs seems an odd strategy. I dont like double villa attack in the long term although i realise it has paid off up until now.
              Bench and order looks correct for your team.
              Out of interest what did you do with your FT?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Ziyech to Grealish

          14. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Arguable data but Spurs vs Palace in last 2 games Son has done well, goal and a brace.
            Son (C)?

            No Salah...

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Son as c is a good choice

            2. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              will you keep on going without Salah?

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Want in but struggling how to do it... one of KDB, Bruno, Son need to make way

            3. NateDogsCats
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Always a good choice, could easily end up something like 1/2-0 with a Son goal, CS and couple of bonus points.

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

              Why would Klopp play all 4 attackers against Fulham when he could rest one? It makes no sense given the upcoming fixture congestion, don't understand why people are making this argument. Jota to be benched

              1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Maybe he "has a point to prove"
                Also Jota "wants to score goals"

              2. ivantys
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Some even claimed that he would play all 4 against spurs which is suicidal.

                • Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Right about all except the last bit. Salah benching

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

                    based on what?

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

                  why would he play Jota ans Salah midweek and he could have rested both? Nobody knows

                • Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  It's also a viable strategy to start all 4, get the game wrapped up and then take 1 or more players off 60-70 mins. In some respects there may be less chance of a player picking up an injury if he plays the first 60 mins than if he comes on at 60 mins to chase a game.

                • Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Agreed, expect Mane-Firmino-Salah with Jota benched

                • Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Because they want the player in their team to start. So they're making themselves feel better

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

                    Correct

                • ivantys
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Still feel it's gonna be Salah 60min, Jota 30

                • wattalowz
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  To get in, captain this week and probably keep long term:

                  A) salah
                  B) mane

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    A

                  2. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    a

                • Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Best 2 Defenders for 8.3M!? would rotate with Bednarek:

                  Martinez
                  Chilwell, Zouma, Bednarek (X, X)
                  Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Grealish
                  DCL, Bamford (Brewster)

                  A) Targett/Ayling & 3.8 (fodder)
                  B) Balbuena/Alioski & 3.9 (Williams)
                  C) Lewis & Mitchell
                  D) Kilman & Mitchell (current)

                  Thinking Alioski & Neco Williams?

                  Cheers.

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Jamaal Lewis and a 4.0m fodder.

                    1. Catastrophe
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Cheers - why Lewis - DGW?

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        Cheapest nailed defender and decent fixtures, plus a DGW in the horizon.

                • Bumbaclot
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Play Watkins away at wolves

                  Or

                  Dallas home to westham

                  Thanks

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Watkins

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Always play the attacker

                    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 5 days ago

                      Not always, but in this case, yes.

                      1. Dynamic Duos
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 5 days ago

                        I mean if you think you have decision to make and it is close

                        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 5 days ago

                          Yeah I go with that. If in doubt just play the attacker.

                  3. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    Wat

                • Sz21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  What would you do here?
                  1. Mahrez -> Grealish/Pulisic.
                  2. Mahrez + DCL -> Grealish + Ings (-4).
                  3. Save the FT and make 2/3 moves next GW.

                  McCarthy.
                  James, Chilwell, Dallas
                  Jota, Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Mahrez.
                  Bamford, DCL,
                  Forster, Lamptey, Ferguson, Brewster.
                  1ft. 0.6m ITB.

                  1. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 5 days ago

                    3

                • C0YS
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Thoughts?

                  Martinez
                  Chilwell Zouma Coufal (Mitchell) (Dunne)
                  Son Bruno Grealish Mahrez Jota
                  Kane DCL Bamford

                  A) DCL & Mahrez -> Wilson & KDB
                  B) Jota & Mahrez -> KDB/Salah & 4.3

                • baines is god
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  Currently got
                  Ryan
                  Konsa Chilwell Walker
                  KDB Son Mahrez Zaha
                  Bamford Werner (C) DCL

                  Macey Gros Target Lamptey

                  But want to free hit to

                  McCarthy
                  Robertson Holding Bellerin
                  Mane Salah (C) Aube Klich
                  Bamford Wilson Ings

                  Norris Lewis Bryan Burke

                  Lewis as an insurance for any of those starters who for some reason doesn't play.

                  Reckon the free hit could get me 20-30 extra points at least and wanna push the table as much as possible. Thoughts?