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FPL team reveal: How I plan to get both Son and Kane in Gameweek 12

Phil Gill, aka @fplsorcerer, is an incredibly successful Fantasy Premier League (FPL) veteran who can boast of two top 1k finishers, six top 5k overall ranks and eight top 10k finishes.

Phil, 85th in the Career Hall of Fame, discusses his FPL team plans for Gameweek 11 and beyond in this team reveal article.

FPL Gameweek 10 Review

  • Points: 53
  • Overall Rank: 391k

It’s been a tough few weeks, with some big decisions going against me, but Gameweek 10 was an improvement from the previous week where I got stung by the Kai Havertz (£8.1m) captaincy trap. The only regret though was starting Ben Foster (£4.1m) over Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m), who got 10 points, but at the same time, I was fortunate to get Tino Livramento’s (£4.5m) six off my bench to soften the blow.

While 391k isn’t too bad of a rank at this early stage, I feel it’s been a wasted opportunity to end up with a really high rank after my blistering first two weeks. Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) has essentially been the cardinal factor with two Gameweek decisions costing me: the Egyptian out for Harry Kane (£12.1m) in Gameweek 3 and Havertz captain instead of Salah’s 24-points haul of Gameweek 9. The latter was particularly hard to take as I only went there having used my two free transfers early to get Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) and, when he got injured, I decided to use my Wildcard to try to fix it. I am still hoping to end the season with a top 10k finish and am definitely eyeing up a third-time lucky attempt to outscore the Salah captainers to move up the ranks potentially as soon as Gameweek 12.

Gameweek 11 Line-up

If I could play a Free Hit team this week, it would probably look like this. I am very happy with my team as a result but having two free transfers – having recently Wildcarded – is causing me a headache. In over ten years of playing FPL, I have never passed up on a free transfer and I am not willing to do so this week either.

My eyes were already firmly on Tottenham Hotspur’s upcoming fixtures, even before this week’s Antonio Conte managerial coup and, after seeing their attacking display on Thursday against Vitesse, I’m looking to go all out for both Kane and Son Heung-min (£10.3m) from Gameweek 12.

You can never be sure with Spurs but I am hoping it’s an opportunity for me to move up the ranks. Liverpool play Arsenal next week so I may even look to take a gamble and go for a Kane captaincy in Gameweek 12 over Salah.

To do so, I need to find just £0.7m on top of my £2.9m in the bank to move Jamie Vardy (£10.8m) to Kane and Havertz to Son. So, while my team doesn’t really need a change this week, I want to use one free transfer to set myself up for the following Gameweek with my philosophy being to always look a few games ahead when making my transfers.

I am happy with my defence and am not keen on a sideways move like Antonio Rudiger (£5.9m) to Reece James (£5.8m). I was also thinking of doing Havertz to Son now and finding the £0.7m next week but, having already been hit hard by Havertz’s blank in Gameweek 9, I am not willing to take him out in case he hauls at home to Burnley this week.

I am not keen to take out either of my Brentford players this week as they play Norwich City at home and I want to keep Vardy versus a Leeds United team that have been leaking goals. So this only leaves me with the option to remove Raphinha (£6.8m) – arguably the best option in his price range.

However, while I do see him getting points this week against Leicester City, his following three fixtures are not ideal and a move to Emile Smith Rowe (£5.7m), who has been heavily on my watchlist and faces Watford and Newcastle United at home in his next three, has caught my eye. This would of course also allow me to get Son and Kane for Gameweek 12 with a spare £0.1m to help avoid early transfers during the international break. Smith Rowe does have Liverpool (a) in Gameweek 12 but Raphinha has Spurs (a) and I would be benching either for Armando Broja (£5.0m) or Livramento, who both play Norwich.

So with slight regret, I will be transferring out Raphinha for Smith Rowe and will hope that over the next three weeks this move pays dividends. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet as I’m waiting to see if any more team news becomes available but I am almost certain that this will be my transfer.

Gameweek 11 Captain

Mo Salah gets the captaincy for me, away to West Ham. I am not convinced he will haul but I have eaten my words before when he played Manchester United and I believe there are no other stand-out options. I briefly contemplated Ivan Toney (£6.7m) or another Havertz gamble but I am not willing to go against the odds this week. Potentially with Kane in Gameweek 12, though!

Thanks again for reading and good luck for the Gameweek.


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373 Comments Post a Comment
  1. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Good to go?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James Chilwell
    Salah(c) Foden Mbeumo
    Vardy(vc) Jimenez Toney
    --------------------------------------------
    Foster Mount Duffy Brownhill

    Thanks.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If mount 100% out then yes

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Otherwise would you bench Jimi or Cancelo over him?

    2. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      gtg

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers.

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I would start Mount over Jimmy

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A gray to Smith Rowe
    B gray to Gallagher
    C keep gray one more week and do Armstrong to hwang
    D save transfer

    Thanks and gl 🙂

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  3. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Start 2:

    A) Livra
    B) Cancelo
    C) Antonio
    D) Foden

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C and d

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks! Looks like it's a tough choice!

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      AC

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks! Looks like Antonio is a good pick with the rest a coin toss.

  4. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Perfect Friday night scenario:

    Southampton 3 Villa 0

    Livramento assist and cleanie.

    #Partytime

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Really want a Livra blank tbh and I'm fairly confident of it tonight as well.

      Villa have scored in every game except against Chelsea.

  5. More of a Rugby Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best long term option from these 3?

    A Mbeumo
    B Gallagher
    C Cornet

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      b

  6. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    No picks yet?

  7. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    do u think matip & christensen will start ?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Christensen maybe. Konate over Matip.

  8. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    G2G

    Ramsdale
    TAA James Cancelo Christensen
    ESR Salah Mount Raphina
    Kane, Toney

    Foster Liv, Armstrong, Brownhill

    TIA

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yep.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      G2G

  9. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Everyone is having benching headaches. I believe mine has to be one of the toughest ones. Which one would you bench?

    A) Cancelo
    B) Raphinha

    Always play attacker. Always prefee player who has many routes to get points. And it's not like Cancelo doesn't have also attacking threat. But Raphinha has more attacking threat.

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Difficult one, but I'd bench Raphina , just based on form. I'm playing both, for what its worth

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cancelo, but surely you have someone else to bench?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Livra, Antonio or Jesus...

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I mean that my current bench is Livra and Antonio. Saka and ESR have Watford home. Jesus I could bench.

  10. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    sanchez (foster)
    rudi christensen taa white matip
    raph salah mbuemo (town sisoko)
    jimi vardy (antonio)

    which?

    a) town -4 to galagher tross moura, bench matip
    b) matip -4 to dufy livra mitchel henry (4.4 def. Enables gw12 town christensen -4 to son 4.4 def./davies)
    c) g2g.

  11. C_G
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    am i gtg?? did my FT, 1.2 ITB.

    Sanchez

    TAA Livra White Rudi

    Salah (c) Son Raphina

    Vardy Antonio Toney

    Steele Benrahma Allan Williams

  12. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    G2G or play Cancelo over Antonio? Thanks and good luck this week.

    Ramsdale
    TAA James Chilwell
    Foden Salah(c) Mbeumo Raphinha
    Antonio Kane Toney
    (Foster Cancelo Livramento Brownhill)

  13. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Looking at people's benching dilemmas...

    Is this GW a good one for BB?

    1. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think a lot of people have benches worth considering. Unfortunately I have just enough for a selection headache but definitely not enough for a BB

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah.

        My punt on Maxwel Cornet may be a punt to far away at Chelsea!

        1. Will Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Maybe... but if he's your worst bench player you must have a pretty good team!

  14. Ghost86
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah Havertz Raph Foden
    Vardy Antonio Hwang

    Foster Livra Brownhill Duffy

    Really struggling here 2 FT 0.3m

    A) Do nothing and waste a transfer
    B) vardy or Antonio to Toney
    C) Havertz to Mbuemo
    D) something else

    1. Spg76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      There’s no guarantee that Brentford will put 3 or 4 against Norwich. Could easily be a 0-0 or 1-0

  15. marcymarc
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any changes to be done?

    Ramsdale
    TAA-Dias-Livra
    Sala (c)-Son-Raph-Mbuemo
    Vardy-Antonio-Hwang

    Foster-Zanka-Duffy-Brownhill

  16. Vovhund
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Benrahma to Mbeumo
    B) Tierney to James
    C) Both for a hit

  17. Will Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I'm going around in circles with Dias. Have considered playing him, benching him, selling him...

    Struggling to see the value for money as it's basically clean sheet or nothing with him. Even if I do replace him not sure whether to go with Chilwell, which causes me a benching issue, Reguilon which keeps me pretty much locked into playing 4 at the back, or a cheapie and go back to 3 at the back.

    1. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same predicament here but already used my FT. Would it be for free?

      1. Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yes, got two FT and really not sure what to do. I think ultimately I'm going to stick to my planned transfer (Armstrong > Broja) and use the IB to have a think about which direction I want to go in

        1. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Sounds like a great plan to me

          1. Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thanks! I'll stop overthinking now and stick to the plan

  18. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Foden to Son for free?

    Concerned Foden has had a good run but played most of the midweek game - am I silly?

    1. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Will be stunned if he is benched for the derby

      1. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I'm not sure very torn about getting Son in and seeing him play 80 mins after playing weekly makes me worried about Pep Roulette

        1. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Manchester lad, City fan, barely featured in previous derbies, fantastic form, 21 y.o. so can easily play games in quick succession, City's leading goalscorer. You decide...

          1. niaz1982
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Son it is

            1. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Haha. Nice. Luckily I already have both so I don't have the predicament. Good luck pal.

              1. niaz1982
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                ha ha cheers you too

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Tricky. Do you just have 1FT? If so I would wait a week and reassess

      1. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        2 but not fussed on using both, to be honest could do none this week.

        1. Will Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I don't think it's a bad move. You will spare yourself the worry of a benching as Son is as nailed as it is physically possible to be, and the fixtures are there for Son to score heavily

          1. niaz1982
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Cancelo to James, Raphina to Son - done

  19. Mooster©️
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Benrahma to son or duffy to james?

  20. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Who to start guys

    A) Raphinha vs LEI (h)
    B) Livramento vs AVL (h)
    C) Hwang vs cry (a)