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The Scout Squad’s best FPL players for Gameweek 12

The best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards for Gameweek 12 are discussed and debated by Fantasy Football Scout contributors Az, Sam, Neale and Tom.

For those new to this feature, it’s a weekly piece that always takes the form of a ‘Free Hit’-type selection for the upcoming Gameweek.

All of our panelists propose an 18-man long-list of Fantasy players, explaining their notable inclusions and omissions in the article below.

The Scout Squad also serves as a precursor to the Scout Picks, as the players listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for final our weekly selection ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Each writer must meet the following requirements:

  • At least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • At least one sub-£5.0m defender
  • At least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • At least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower
  • No more than three players from the same club

SCOUT SQUAD’S PICKS OF THE BEST FPL PLAYERS FOR GAMEWEEK 12


AZSAMTOMNEALE
GKAlex McCarthyVicente GuaitaAlex McCarthyVicente Guaita
Vicente GuaitaAlex McCarthyVicente GuaitaEdouard Mendy
Jason SteeleDavid de GeaEmiliano MartinezDavid de Gea
DEFJoao CanceloJoao CanceloJoao CanceloTrent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldJoao Cancelo
Reece JamesTino LivramentoReece JamesTino Livramento
Emerson RoyalEmerson RoyalSergio ReguilonSergio Reguilon
Tino LivramentoBen ChilwellTino LivramentoMatthew Cash
MIDPhil FodenMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Mohamed SalahSon Heung-MinPhil FodenBruno Fernandes
Son Heung-minConor GallagherSon Heung-minPhil Foden
Conor GallagherPhil FodenBryan MbeumoBryan Mbeumo
RaphinhaEmiliano BuendiaConor GallagherJarrod Bowen
FWDCristiano RonaldoHarry KaneHarry KaneCristiano Ronaldo
Che AdamsCristiano RonaldoCristiano RonaldoCallum Wilson
Michail AntonioCallum WilsonCallum WilsonHarry Kane
Ivan ToneyChristian BentekeIvan ToneyChristian Benteke
Callum WilsonMichail AntonioAdam ArmstrongMichail Antonio

Most popular picks: Vicente Guaita, Joao Cancelo, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tino Livramento, Mohamed Salah, Phil Foden, Cristiano Ronaldo, Callum Wilson (four), Alex McCarthy, Son Heung-min, Conor Gallagher, Harry Kane, Michail Antonio (three)

AZ SAID

Who are the best Man City attackers to own in FPL ahead of Gameweek 8 fixture swing? 1

Big at the back continues to look a viable option, and I do think we might see one of Emerson Royal or Sergio Regulion come into our thinking as Antonio Conte will look to shore up the Spurs defence. Not only that, but with a real absence of creativity in the team, the wing-backs will be vital in getting service to both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. A switch to four at the back looks a very viable tactic for those looking for something a bit different.

In midfield, I can’t remember the last time I put Mohamed Salah anywhere but first on my list, but I am expecting Arsenal to put up a real fight against Liverpool who may be without some key players in Sadio Mané and Andrew Robertson. Aaron Ramsdale is second to only Edouard Mendy for expected goals prevented (xGP) through his saves this season and will be vital if Arsenal have any hope against the Reds.

Phil Foden does to me look a very viable alternative captaincy pick this week against a beleagured Everton side. Only four players have a better expected goal involvement (xGI) figure than Foden over the last four Gameweeks, and Everton rank as one of the worst teams for expected goals conceded (xGC) during this period (7.07).

In my own team, I’ll likely be banking on a Cristiano Ronaldo captaincy doing the business against Watford. The Hornets have been appalling defensively, with only their opponents ranking worse than them for goals and xGC over the last four Gameweeks. Ronaldo historically eats teams like Watford for breakfast: 19 of his 29 goals last season came against teams in the bottom 10 and over his career, he averages 72 minutes per goal contribution against this type of opposition. For me, he has both the highest ‘ceiling’ and highest ‘floor’ this week. I could go for Kane, but seeing as he doesn’t even make my shortlist, I’ll definitely be avoiding!

SAM SAID

Toney off the mark as injuries and Covid impact Villa 3

With three new managers in the division this weekend, we could be in for some interesting results. I am expecting Newcastle to start well under Eddie Howe and for Callum Wilson, back with a manager who he has worked with before, to hit the ground running. Since the injury to David Raya, Brentford have struggled not just in defence but also going forward, as they are not playing out from the back as successfully. With no clean sheets in the last six Gameweeks for the Bees and Wilson averaging 4.54 points per match against newly promoted teams, he could do well this weekend.

Emiliano Beundia could also be just what Steven Gerrard is looking for at Villa. Buendia naturally drifts into more central areas from the right and therefore he seems perfect for both FPL managers and Gerrard’s managerial style, against a Brighton team missing first choice keeper Robert Sanchez.

Whilst it is not Antonio Conte’s first game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, it is his first Premier League home game in the Spurs hotseat. Leeds United have only kept one clean sheet so far this season and the Lilywhites’ attacking options have performed well over the international break, with Harry Kane registering seven goals for England and Son Heung-min converting a penalty for South Korea. Investing in the Spurs attack seems sensible, then, but their defensive options look promising, too. In the continued absence of Patrick Bamford, Leeds have been scoring fewer goals than we are used to. Emerson Royal could be an excellent differential option: in the last four Gameweeks, he has registered 100 touches in the final third – only the attacking wing-backs from Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have managed more than the Spurs man.

On the back of an impressive international debut for Conor Gallagher, where only the post denied him a goal, he continues to look an excellent option. Gallagher was one of Gameweek 11’s highest-scoring players and in the last four Gameweeks he has created 10 chances for his Palace teammates, a tally beaten only by four other midfielders.

TOM SAID

Alex McCarthy is my first-choice keeper for Gameweek 12. Southampton have tightened up since conceding two at St James’ Park back in August, keeping five clean sheets in their next eight matches, while this weekend’s opponents Norwich City are struggling in the final-third. The numbers suggest they haven’t been quite as bad as the goals scored column indicates, but their finishing has been poor, and as a result, they have only managed three non-penalty goals all season. With the Canaries particularly weak down their left-side, Tino Livramento also gets called up as my sub-£5.0m defender.

I’ve also selected Vicente Guaita in goal, with Crystal Palace ranked second for expected goals conceded (xGC) despite a tough opening schedule, and Emiliano Martinez. At the back, Joao Cancelo is my top pick, followed closely by Trent Alexander-ArnoldReece James and Sergio Reguilon. Notably, Cancelo’s 26 shots across the opening 11 rounds is at least six more than any of his team-mates, while Reguilon is an intriguing pick based on Antonio Conte’s history with attacking wing-backs. Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses and Achraf Hakimi have all thrived under the Italian tactician’s leadership, with the latter supplying seven goals and 10 assists in their title-winning campaign.

Further forward, the inclusion of heavy hitters Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, plus Tottenham Hotspur duo Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, largely speak for themselves, so I’ll dedicate a bit of time to some of my other selections.

Since his return to Manchester City’s starting XI in Gameweek 6, Phil Foden has produced five attacking returns and posted team-leading totals for shots in the box, big chances, penalty box touches and crosses. Added to that, this weekend’s opponents Everton have conceded 13 big chances over the last four Gameweeks, more than any other side, and will again be without the influential Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Elsewhere, I’m keeping faith with Brentford duo Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney, given that Newcastle United have failed to keep a single clean sheet all season and are the only team yet to win. However, I’m predicting an open game, and have therefore included Callum Wilson too, who should relish linking up with former boss Eddie Howe.

The offensive list is completed by Conor Gallagher, with opponents Burnley conceding more shots in the box than any other side over the last four Gameweeks, and Adam Armstrong, who is starting to pick up some form with a goal and assist in his previous two outings.

NEALE SAID

Gallagher the most-bought FPL player of Gameweek 12 after latest haul 1

The introduction of three new or returning head coaches into the mix for Gameweek 12 means there is a bit of trepidation surrounding the matches at Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich, as away fixtures for Brighton, Brentford and Southampton perhaps now don’t look as appealing as they did when that trio of out-of-form clubs were toiling under their previous managers.

Indeed, the scales appears to have tipped in the Magpies’ favour with the injury-hit Bees on a losing run and shipping five goals to Burnley and Norwich. Callum Wilson, who has an eye-catching 22 attacking returns in 33 appearances for a frankly average Newcastle side, consequently gets the nod but it’s important not to overlook the fact that the north-east outfit are themselves without a clean sheet in 2021/22. Eddie Howe’s pledge of front-foot, attacking football and poor defensive record at Bournemouth does give a bit of hope that xG darlings Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney can belatedly deliver on their promising underlying numbers; if not, the FPL exodus will intensify.

The absurdly consistent Tino Livramento still gets a vote despite the threat of a ‘new manager bounce’ at Carrow Road as Dean Smith would seem unlikely to solve Norwich City’s attacking deficiencies in just two days of training. Ralph Hasenhuttl got the better of Smith just two weeks ago, of course, and the Canaries’ left-back area has been a problem all season.

It’s hasty to expect too much change at Villa, too, but Steven Gerrard’s Rangers were a tough defensive nut to crack and their full-backs were a huge part of their attacking play. Matthew Cash looks a good fit for Gerrard’s set-up: the Villa right-back has had more penalty-box touches than any other FPL defender this season and will be up against a Brighton side who have actually scored fewer goals than all bar Norwich over the last six Gameweeks, with a limp showing against a porous Newcastle side still fresh in the memory from a fortnight ago.

We’ve also got a sort-of-new head coach in charge at Spurs. While there is much hope in the FPL world that Harry Kane and Son Heung-min can be reignited under Antonio Conte, the Italian’s 3-4-3/3-5-2 formation also raises expectations for the wing-backs. Sergio Reguilon and Emerson Royal both got forward plenty against Everton in Gameweek 11, with my vote going for the Spaniard following those comments about “more goals and assists”.

Elsewhere, I’ve gone with Vicente Guaita as my top goalkeeper selection. Palace’s impressive underlying defensive numbers are discussed elsewhere in this piece but their possession-based approach also boosts the bonus points (BPS) potential of their backline, while Guaita will also surely benefit from BPS-increasing ‘recoveries’ this weekend as he is forced to deal with Burnley’s aerial bombardment. Edouard Mendy is my slightly curveball route into the Chelsea defence, meanwhile: I expect Leicester to give him plenty of work on Saturday lunchtime, with save points again elevating what was once thought to be a six-point ceiling for the Senegal international.

Going back to Palace, I’ve plumped for Christian Benteke in attack. Burnley, surprisingly given their long-ball reputation, have allowed more opportunities to be created from set plays than any other side this season, with only Leicester conceding more headed chances. The towering Benteke has attempted more headed efforts than any other FPL forward in 2021/22, scoring twice in his last three starts.

The fact that I have reservations about including Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes for a clash with a poor Watford side says much about how far Manchester United have fallen recently but these two are potentially explosive differentials in Gameweek 12. Fernandes, in fact, has created 11 more chances than any other FPL midfielder in 2021/22; while he’s not worth the outlay long-term based on his output in the post-Ronaldo era, on any given Gameweek he remains capable of producing one of his much-missed hauls.

There’s a double-up in midfield and attack with free-scoring West Ham, too, as Jarrod Bowen joins Michail Antonio in my long-list pool. Over the last six Gameweeks, Bowen is pretty much identical to the Hammers’ forward for penalty box touches, goal attempts, shots in the box and big chances.

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388 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Goonerly
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    "Gallagher was Gameweek 11’s highest scoring player..."

    Erhhh... Think Cancelo and TAA will want to disagree with that.

  2. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Rudi Cancelo White Livra
    Salah Grealish Raph Saka Bisso
    Vardy Antonio Toney

    0.1 itb, 2 ft

    Choose one:

    A) Grealish + Saka + Toney to Son + Gallagher + 4.5 fwd for -4
    B) Grealish + Saka + Vardy to Gallagher + Cornet + Kane for -4
    C) use WC
    D) other

    Cheers all.

    1. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I like B

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

    3. FPL_Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  3. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any thoughts here? 1ft & 2.7 itb. Vardy out seems very sideways...

    Ramsdale
    Trent Cancelo James Chilwell Livramento
    Salah Mbuemo Foden
    Vardy Toney

    Subs: Foster, Raphina, Maupay, Allan

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy to Harry? maybe Raph to jota?

    2. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Roll

    3. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      MBUEMO TO JOTA?

    4. tankle
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I would to Vardy to Harry or CR7, and start raph over one of the brentford assets

      1. FPL_Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Agree

  4. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which one would you bench this gw-

    A Livra
    B Raph
    C Jimi

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      raph

    2. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      a

    3. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jimenez (if Livramento is fit). Not sure if he's defrosted after that game in Canada.

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

      B

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

    Steele
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Regulion - Livramento
    Salah - Foden
    Kane - Jimenez - Toney

    Sanchez - Raphina - Mbuemo - Brownhill

    I’m on -4.. Now the bench and Cap headache begin….

  6. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Havertz and vardy to ?
    a)kane + gallagher
    B) son + Wilson.

    1. Water_Pink
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    1FT 2.2m ITB

    A. Havertz to Son
    B. Vardy/Havertz to Kane/Jota -4
    C Save

    Sanchez
    TAA Chilwell Cancelo Livra
    Salah Raphinha Havertz Mbeumo
    Vardy Antonio

    Steele ESR Dennis Marcal

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      b

    2. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      a with Son/Foden.

    4. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B will give you points for days.

    5. SALVA
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      on a similar situation and just did Havetz to Son. Vardy has nice fixtures ahead

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

      B

  8. Viper
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Would you do this for a -4?

    Dias, Saka & Vardy -> Reguilon, Jota & Kane

    1. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Good moves!

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ues

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yes too.

    3. phoenixfromtheflames
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

  9. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Scout picks are getting worse. Almost feels like they leave a player out on purpose so they don't get 4 picks.
    No Chelsea defenders this week makes the picks irrelevant.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Every one of us has gone for a Chelsea defender/goalkeeper, and we all submit independently so there's no conspiracy theory here. It's kind of reflective of the wider 'split vote' though, is it not? James and Chilwell both with 50%-ish ownership in the top 10k, Rudiger about 20%.

      1. ClaudesMackerelelé
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No jesus too?

        ...

        Man City striker Gabriel Jesus has scored eight goals in eight Premier League appearances against Everton, more than he has against any other club, with the Brazilian averaging a goal every 69 minutes against the Toffees.

        1. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Can't even make the watchlist bless him, 3rd highest scoring striker and missed one game all season. Makes me wonder what he has to do.

        2. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He's not a striker anymore

  10. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which one from GW13 going forward?

    1. -4 TAA, Gallagher, Hwang in 442, Mbeumo and Livra on bench

    2. - 4 TAA, Gallagher, Toney in 442, Mbeumo and Duffy on bench

    3. - 4 Reguilon, Jota, Gallagher in 451, Toney and Livra on bench

    4. Jota, BSilva, Toney in 352, Livra and Duffy on bench

    5. Foden, Gallagher, Toney in 352, Livra and Duffy on bench

    1. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      5, Silva is an injury doubt

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah will monitor all during GW12

  11. KieranKA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which team would you rather have for the next four fixtures? I'm going to end up with the same team in GW17-18, so this is largely a short-term decision. Trying to decide whether it's crazy to go without a Chelsea defender, and how to keep hold of Vardy.

    A: no hit
    Sánchez // Foster
    Trent Cancelo Reguilón // Livra Veltman
    Salah Son Raph Mbeumo // Brownhill
    Vardy Antonio Toney

    B: –4 hit
    Sánchez // Foster
    Trent Cancelo James // Livra Veltman
    Salah Son Jota Raph // Brownhill
    Antonio Wilson Toney

    C: no hit
    Sánchez // Foster
    Trent Cancelo James // Livra Veltman
    Salah Son Raph Mbeumo // Brownhill
    Vardy Antonio King

    1. Benzo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

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

        Yeah, B looks better

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

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

    Does this team look right? Livra benched not ideal but happy with the first 11, what you guys think? Hmm.

    Foster
    TAA. Cancelo. Chilwell
    Salah. Jota. Raph. Gallagher
    Kane. Antonio. Toney
    (Sanchez. Livra. White. Gilmour)

    1. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Great team!

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ready to roll

  13. Benzo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Start Raph over Dias (have cancelo)?

    1. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I would, but I'd try to find someone else to bench

      1. Benzo
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Only other option to bench is Jimi

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

          Jimi or Dias would score more this GW?

          1. Water_Pink
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Dias

  14. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Christensen > Reguilón?

    Current back line, will play 4 at back
    Christensen, James, TAA, Livra, Williams

    1. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Good move

  15. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who to bench this GW? Currently on A.

    A) Livramento
    B) Raphinha
    C) Vardy

    1. KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Won't be a popular decision but C

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

      A or C, I guess

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

      Same dilema
      Starting Livra, I think thats a 6+ point game
      I'm currently starting Raph with Vardy on the bench (which I hate and may change last minute)

  16. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on Vardy, Mbeumo to Wilson, Son?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      yay

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

      Yes

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

    Play one:

    A) Pukki
    B) Hwang
    C) Toney

    Cheers!

    1. mcginnntonic
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      How has that ended up as your front 3 lol

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

      Toney

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

      Hideous front 3 mate

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

        Toney i guess

  18. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Have 2fts
    Vardy + Brownhill to Davis + son and shift to 3-5-2
    1) yes
    2) no

    1. gart888
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No for me. Too lateral.

  19. Sal8
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Play 1

      1. Rudiger
      2. Mitchell

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Rudiger, always! Scored a couple past Leicester too I believe

    • gart888
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'm an idiot and don't have a playing backup for Sanchez. Use a FT to get a keeper? Or just take the 0?

      Sanchez Gunn
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger White Livramento
      Salah Havertz Raphinha Mbeumo Sissoko
      Vardy Antonio Toney

      Other things I'd like to do:
      Rudiger to James
      Havertz to Jota/Foden
      Mbeumo/Toney to not Brentford players after the Newcastle fixture.

      Seems a bit of a waste of a transfer to move keepers doesn't it?

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Why not look at it the other way round?

        None of those moves are pressing for you to do, so take the opportunity this week to get in Foster for Gunn and hopefully set yourself up keeper wise for the Xmas period?

        1. gart888
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah, and that also helps for my eventual bench boost I guess.

          How nailed is Foster?

      2. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        How much do you have in the bank?

        1. gart888
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Quite a bit actually 1.9.

          1. Clay Davis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I'd use it as an opportunity to get on Ramsdale straight away and I wouldn't be put off by the Liverpool fixture. He looks the best keeper going forward, and is currently 4.7 on the cusp of 4.8.

    • Maxed
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If you had an exact cash to do it, would you do:
        Semedo + Mane + Gray >> TAA + Son + Foden (-4)?

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I wouldn't. Liverpool will score plenty Vs arsenal.

      • lets talk about 6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Havertz and vardy to ?
        a)kane + gallagher
        B) son + Wilson..

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I have Vardy but keeping for his fixture run after Chelsea

      • Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I have
        Cancelo/Duffy/Livramento/Jansen
        Salah/Raph/Bruno
        Jiminez/Vardy/Toney

        Would you do:

        A: Ayling to Regullion & Bench Jansen
        B: D.Luiz to Gallagher & Bench Jansen

        Thanks for your help.

        1. phoenixfromtheflames
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          B

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No Spurs presser?

        Could really use some thing to decide whether bringing in Kane or Son this GW

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Tomorrow!

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers! Think Havertz will start againthis week?

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

              Even if he does he's useless

              Regards,
              Havertz owner

      • tankle
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Start 2 of these and why?

        A) Mbeumo v NEW (a)
        B) Livra v NOR (a)
        C) Trossard v AVL (a)
        D) Hwang v WHU (h)

        A and B is up against the league’s worst defence and attack. C’s got the best form and could be on pens. D the only player with home fixtures and not up against the «New manager bounce».

        Bookies favour A and D for goals, but livra CS priced even lower.

        1. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Mbeumo and Trossard. Both mids, higher ceiling, playing OOP against defences that have been conceding chances. Simple!

          1. tankle
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Thanks for your clear reply and sound reasoning! IB gives me way too munch time to ponder…

            1. Clay Davis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Pleasure, mate. It's easy to overthink things! Trossard is a player I'm looking at myself with his recent change in position and on pens!

      • mataave
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        What’s the likely hood of Manquillo starting this GW? He was dropped in the last GW, was this due to injury or?

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Very, very hard to say when there's a new manager coming in. Howe traditionally played 4-4-2 at Bournemouth and Murphy is more of a wing-back (he's really a winger) than an orthodox full-back, while could boost Manquillo's chances. Krafth is potentially another option there, though.

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Would you play Livramento ahead of anyone in this team ?

        Guaita
        TAA James Cancelo Chilwell
        Salah (c) Havertz Raphinha Mbeumo
        Kane Antonio

        Foster Livramento ESR Scarlett

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Nope

        2. tankle
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Maybe Mbeumo (see above), otherwise no

          1. Clay Davis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            No chance I'd do that

        3. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No!

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

          No

      • Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I have
        Cancelo/Duffy/Livramento/Jansen
        Salah/Raph/Bruno
        Jiminez/Vardy/Toney

        Would you do:

        A: Ayling to Regullion & Bench Jansen
        B: D.Luiz to Gallagher & Bench Jansen
        C: Ayling to James & Bench Jansen

        Thanks for your help.

        1. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I like A. But I think I'd ignore fixtures and just do C. James has a huge a ceiling and his value is going up.

      • Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I like A. But I think I'd ignore fixtures and just do C. Jame's has a huge a ceiling and his value is going up.

      • beerhockeyrock
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        1-Saka/Vardy > Son/Wilson -4
        or
        2-Saka > Jota

        Foster (Sanchez)
        Cancello/TAA/James/Livra (Duffy)
        Salah/Foden/Raphina/Galagher (Saka)
        Vardy/Antonio/ (Hwang)