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How to use teams’ specific weaknesses to pick the right FPL assets

Despite selling Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) for a hit on Friday, Gameweek 12 turned out to be a pretty good one for me.

After taking my second minus four of the season to accommodate Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), I returned a total of 70 points and as a result, now sit 202,736th overall, with my Wildcard still intact.

So, as focus turns to Gameweek 13, I’m going to have a look at where teams have been conceding most of their chances from this season, in the hope of identifying one or two transfer targets for the Christmas period. 

I’ll then have a closer look at some of the players who stood out, and also discuss plans going forward.

WHERE TEAMS CONCEDE THE MOST CHANCES FROM

Using data from the Premium Members Area, I’ve had a look at where each team is most susceptible to conceding chances. This is something I like to keep track of during the season, in an attempt to find out which fantasy options can exploit those weaknesses. 

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  1. Kloppen Schloppen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Bench Souceck or Balbuena?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Balb

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Balbuena

    3. LSK
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B

    4. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Balb

    5. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Kloppen Schloppen you’ve been a pill dropping ... don’t doubt the midfield late arriving Souceattack... drop the B and and start the S ... S for success !

      1. Kloppen Schloppen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Lol shine on you crazy diamond

    6. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Playing 4 defenders is boring. Just saying.

  2. LSK
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Who plays and who is first on the bench?
    A) Lamptey
    B) Balbuena
    C) C Taylor

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B bench

  3. wilshere89
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Over the years, I have felt that I have a fairly good reading of the Pep roulette! Here's my prediction for tomorrow's lineup

    Ederson
    Walker Dias Laporte Mendy
    Rodrigo Gundogan
    Torres KDB Sterling
    Jesus

    PS - Stay off the mahrez train

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Do you have Torres in fpl?

      1. wilshere89
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Nopes

    2. LSK
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      He’ll come on and score and assist

      1. wilshere89
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Lol that could definitely happen

    3. OleBall
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Pep said Aguero at home resting at the weekend. Seems a perfect game for him to come back into for 60mins imo

      • FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Don’t think Foden will get a chance with a Kdb rest?

    4. mlm
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Martinez (Martin)
      Walker Chilwell Zouma (KWP Mitchell)
      Salah Bruno(c) Mahrez Grealish (Burke)
      Vardy(vc) DLC Bamford

      1.2ITB, 1FT

      GTG?

    5. JasonG123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Is there any chance of a rest for Robbo, Chilwell or Dias this week? I don’t have any playing defenders on my bench.

      1. wilshere89
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I think they all start, so you are good.

      2. LSK
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Of course. Robbo very unlikely against Spurs. Chilwell unlikely too but still possible for Azpi to get a game at left back. Dias probably the most likely due to the fixture. No point worrying though.

        1. JasonG123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Only worrying because I can make a FT to get a playing defender on my bench (have Kilman and Masuaku currently).

          1. LSK
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            It’s that time of year where a good bench can pay dividends so I won’t advise against getting another playing defender in.

    6. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Not sure what to do here...Any advice?

      McCarthy
      Chilwell, Cresswell, Taylor (KWP, Ferguson)
      Bruno, Salah, KDB, Soucek (Bissouma)
      Watkins, DCL, Vardy

      2FT £0.1 ITB

      Do I get Kane in? or even bamford?

      Maybe Martinez or targett? For either McCarthy or KWP?

    7. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Having put out 10 players 2 gws ago and 9 players last gw its been a struggle.
      Transfers are needed.. 2FT 0.1ITB
      Martinez (Forster)
      Chilwell Lamptey KWP (Kilman* Mitchell*)
      Salah KDB(C) Bruno Jota* (Burke*)
      Werner* DCL Bamford

      1. Agger
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I see this mistake every season. You need 2 playing goalkeepers, and all your subs need to be PL ting, and avoid short term players like Mitchell. Because it always leads to you scraping the barrel

        1. Agger
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Playing not PL ting xD

        2. Atwood
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          You definitely don't need 2 playing keepers

          1. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            This

          2. Agger
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Well you guys who had Martinez who blanked lost out on points, and the blanks coming up soon, you'll possibly go with a keeper again so it's a stupid move. 0.5m to get extra points through a season is wise.

            1. Atwood
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Those who had Martinez lost out on points that game week. A probable 2, worst case scenario 6.

              How do you know the extra cash invested up until that point didn't more than make up for it though? No way of knowing.

              All I'm saying is it's not essential. You can finish very high and not have a reserve keeper all season.

            2. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Martinez got me more than what I would've done by having a second keeper like Johnstone and that extra 0.5m means I have Reece James over Ayling so I'm definetely better off having that 0.5m in my first team than sitting on the bench for 36 weeks of the season.

          3. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            or 3 playing subs

            But still I'll admit i have been over reliant on a starting 4.0 defender and now Kilman and Mitchell are both gone it has really hurt me

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              I've probably not used my 3rd bench player in 2 seasons now. Would rather have better players on the pitch as the upgrade easily scores more than the possibility of maybe getting 2 extra pts in a season from a 2nd or 3rd bench player.

          4. Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Absolutely do not need two playing keepers.

            Getting caught out with Martinez is an anomaly because of Covid. Not like it happens every season.

      2. Peaky Blinders
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Jota, Kilman to Soucek or Lookman, Walker maybe.

    8. Atwood
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      2FT's and 0.3 spare
      Chilwell/Jota > Dias/Soucek
      Sound good or something else?

      Martinez
      Robertson - Justin - Chilwell
      De Bruyne - Grealish - Bruno - Jota
      Vardy - Wilson - DCL

      KWP - Dallas - Bissouma

      1. OleBall
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Keep Chilwell

          1. Atwood
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah, thinking of just doing the Jota move. City is such a nailed on clean sheet this week though.

            1. Drogba Legend
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Nothing is certain in the PL, but the chances are high

        • Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Jota to Torres

      2. huwwilliams_
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Start Soucek CRY (H) or Klitch NEW (H)? Got Bamford aswell, cheers

        1. Agger
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Tough one mate, Id go for Soucek if it was my team

        2. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Klich

        3. JasonG123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Irrelevant whether you have Bamford.

          I’d play Soucek.

        4. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          That’s a very hard call ... the cliche classic, nice decision to have but in reality horrible... form says S ... But penalties in your back pocket if someone falls could of. VAR or makes an error in the box .... I’d go with form personally and go Soucek. Is there any way you can start both?

          Ironically Soucek is my first sub ... but if I haven’t wasted my bench boost I would be doing that this week as I have a felling he might continue his form.

          Jesus, I’m now talking myself into a benching headache.

      3. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Start KWP(ars) or Lamptey(full)?

        1. Bees4Lyf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Lamptey

      4. Toughie
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Captain KDB over Fernandes?

        1. LSK
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I’m going Fernandes but could go either way.

        2. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I have it on KDB but I know I’ll change my mind 20 times ... Bruno away form is outstanding ... and playing the worst team in the league AWAY .... ooft. I’m on KDB because bottom line I’m scared not to as my mini league will all go KDB ...

          I think, honestly, they will both give good returns on not much between the pints wise. Toss a coin and be thankful you have both

      5. Fantasy 11
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Need inputs

        Good to get bruno? Only way here is son and mendy go bruno and balbuena.

        Thanks

        1. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I'd do it.

      6. The Riders of Mohan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Gtg?

        Martinez
        James *Stones(WBA) *Konsa(BUR) Chil
        KDB(C) Salah Fernandez Son
        Bamford Watkins

        (Forster, *DCL, Reidewald, Kilman)

        Mad to bench DCL against LEI?

      7. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Start Targett or KWP?

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Targett

      8. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Start Podence or Justin?

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Podence

      9. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Next 2: Salah or KDB(-4) scores more?

      10. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        A) Werner, Son to Watkins, KDB (-4)?
        B) Chilwell, Podence to Ayling, Torres (-4) bench DCL
        C) Salah to KDB

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          A is my favorite out of those. I’m not sure I’d want Watkins though

      11. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Thoughts? 1 ft .8 itb.

        Martinez
        Cillwell Dias Cresswell
        KDB(c) Bruno Salah Grealish
        Bamford Watkins Welbeck

        Johnstone Lamptey Taylor 4.3

        Bench order correct? Thinking of just saving this gw. Will likely downgrade Bruno to upgrade my forwards in a couple of gws

      12. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Out of interest would Chilwell to James to free up 0.6 so I can get Salah and Ings for Son and Vardy next week be a decent shout anyone?? It’s would also leave me the other options of doing KDB and Vardy to Salah and Kane too

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I’m not sure I would Chilwell is nailed while James seems to be first choice but will likely be rotated some times

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Good point mate absolutely, ideally I would wanted to lose Chilwell to be fair, the other option is Zouma to a West Ham or Villa defender in preparation for their double game weeks but I don’t really want to lose Zouma either haha

        2. Vazza
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Hey! I’m so glad you’re online as I could really do with your assistance.

            First of all to respond to your question.. I prefer Chilwell, Son and Vardy as a unit than what you have suggested above. Chilwell is far less of a rotation risk as James is likely to be rested for a few games with Azpi lurking. I find James quite reckless too so won’t be surprised if he picks up a few bookings etc. Son and Vardy are fixture proof and can perform against any team. You just need to be patient with them. I learnt this the hard way by selling Vardy before his haul this week

            Ok - here is my question.. Which combo would you go for ?

            A. Dias, Lookman
            B. James, Cavaleiro

            I’m wildcarding before GW16 so these are all short term picks

            If you don’t fancy Fulham for attacking options, I could go for

            Gross
            Neto
            Podence
            Eze

            Let me know what you think mate.

            1. dang_wood_chuck
                3 months, 29 days ago

                I think you should go with A just cuz i think MC's fixtures are btr than chelsea and i guess you can call Lookman "nailed on"

              • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Hi buddy, I’m glad you commented, you make great points there and I’m going to stick with what I have with your points made there so thankyou!! Yeah Son and Vardy are your absolutely right, I captained Vardy this week and still feel like he could have had more as he hit the post and really should have got 2 bonus instead of 1 bonus as he had a hand in all 3 goals!! Yet Salah for the same amount of bonus right at the end when they reevaluate it and all he did was score a penalty haha!! In reply to yours mate I would say A is a slightly safer option and B is a bit more fun that’s how I’d put it, I think both are decent option tho mate

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  P.S I shall reply in the morning mate as it’s past my bedtime now and I’m falling asleep so il reply to you in the morning buddy!!

                2. Vazza
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Thanks mate. Just made the Jota to Lookman move. Fingers crossed it was the correct decision. All the best for the gameweek ahead. 🙂

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Ah nice move mate!! I like Lookman think he’s a quality player!! Just hope he doesn’t take a penalty haha, best of luck to you too my friend!!

            2. Vazza
                3 months, 29 days ago

                I still can’t convince myself to pick Lookman...

              • Isco Disco
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                What are the chances of Aguero starting this weekend?

                1. Isco Disco
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Tomorrow*

                  1. FPL.team
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Today*

                2. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  I don’t think he will

                3. F4L
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  only one training session Pep said, and he said last week that he'd only start Aguero if he was fully fit. But then again Pep lies all the time, so who knows.

                4. cravencottage
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Then pick Cavaillero

              • Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Is KDB gonna outscore Salah by 4+ PTS this gw?

                1. clodhopper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Probably not

                2. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  He easily could but salah could also outscored him.

                  The points that I’d expect kdb to get this gw is not 4 more than what I’d expect salah to get so no

              • 420king
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Martinez
                Robertson Chilwell Dallas
                KDB Bruno Son Grealish Bowen
                Kane Bamford
                2FT 0.7 ITB

                Robertson and Kane to Coufal and DCL looks good? Will give me exact funds to upgrade Bowen to Salah next week.

              • FDMS All Starz
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                What are the separate arguments for captaining Kdb or Bruno?

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Bruno I think gets it because he is playing arguably a worse side and is more reliant in their play.

                2. mash
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  KDB: Was rested in champions league, so very likely to start (though you never 100% know with Pep roulette), Man City need to climb the table and haven't seemed to pose anywhere near as much attacking threat without him.

                  Fernandes: Incredible away form, and Sheffield United in terrible form. Bonus points system absolutely loves him.

                  Both are great FPL captain choices this weekend, and personally I'd tend towards KDB, but it's far from a clear cut decision!

              • F4L
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Any other Jesus owners? Keeping or selling?

                1. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  I’d keep this gw. No reason to rush kun back

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    cheers, think I may risk keeping him 1 more GW.

                2. cravencottage
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Way over priced for his production. Sell and use the money on MF

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Cheers; will sell soon for sure I think, to be fair it's Vardy who is tempting me.

              • mash
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Hi all, can I get a sense check on this move before I pull the trigger?

                Salah to KDB(c)
                A) Yes
                B) No

                McCarthy
                Chilwell KWP Justin
                Salah Fernandes Mahrez Grealish
                Vardy DCL Bamford

                Steer Bissouma Taylor Davies

                1FT, 0.3 in the bank, WC available and plan to use for GW16

                1. dang_wood_chuck
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    B if you have bruno then just captain him and hold your transfer.
                    You have mahrez

                    1. mash
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Cheers. I'm less certain Mahrez will start though, he has competition for his starting spot from Torres (and Bernardo Silva to maybe a lesser extent)

                  • Jo Melon
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      I just did that.

                      1. mash
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Cheers - unless I'm swayed in the next 5 minutes I'll be following suit. Fingers crossed it works out for us!

                  • dang_wood_chuck
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Team:
                      Mccarthy (Nyland)
                      Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal (KWP, Ayling)
                      Salah, Son, KDB, Bruno. (Burke)
                      Welbeck, Watkins, Bamford.
                      GTG?
                      0.7 ITB
                      1 FT

                      1. mash
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Looks excellent - GTG I think!

                        1. dang_wood_chuck
                            3 months, 28 days ago

                            thanks

                      2. Corona is not good 4 U
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          Son and Vardy -> de Bruyne and Bamford - 4?

                          De Bruyne has a tasty fixture and Son a tough one. Will wildcard on Christmas (I still have it).

                          Thank you!

                        • Shark Team
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          Bruno IN for KDB and captain Bruno tempts me...

                          1. Keep Calm and Play On
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 29 days ago

                            There has to be another way to get Bruno, wouldn’t want to lose KDB this week

                        • Keep Calm and Play On
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          Evening all

                          A) Robbo, Son to 4.5 (CTaylor maybe?) and KDB (-4)
                          B) Salah to KDB
                          C) Save FT and hide for city game

                          Cheers