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Mark Sutherns’ FPL Gameweek 12 preview and latest team plans

Andy North and Mark Sutherns are back after the internationals, with the latter breaking a recent hiatus from Blackbox to chat Fantasy Premier League (FPL) once again.

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With four new manager appointments, a clamour for Spurs attacking assets and the regular flirtation with an alternative to Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) as captain, there’s plenty for Andy and Mark to chew over.

And of course, they dip into their own teams to chat their current thinking ahead of Saturday’s much anticipated deadline.

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Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. YEAH PITCH!
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Bench

    a) Christensen

    b) Livramento

    1. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Johan Cryuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Liv!!

    3. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A for me

  2. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Which is better?

    A- Wilson (+ funds for further upgrades)
    B- Jesus

    1. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I like Jesus for next few gameweeks

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Jesus if no money restriction

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I've got Jesus

      Easily one of my captaincy options this GW

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

      Jesus! Christmas coming up his favourite time.

  3. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ben Johnson going to keep his place going forward West Ham fans?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Not WHU fan but maybe just a matter of a couple of bad performances

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      They're divided on this

      Fwiw, Johnson is a young lad from their academy who could be in his breakout season

      Feels a lot like TAA vs Gomez back then... But might turn out to be like Robbo vs Tsimikas instead

      I'd take whoever starts this GW as the nailed one going forward, and expect some rotation over the fixture congestion, but the nailed one probably remains prominent

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Bottomed - play Hwang or Livra?

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Same choice - I've gone Livra

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I have Livra starting, Hwang second sub behind Gallagher

      Not even sure I'd start Hwang vs Burnley

  5. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Got double Chelsea defence and Vardy. Should I start Vardy?

    Current team, bench dilemma.
    Who to bench?

    Fernandez
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Chilwell
    Salah (c) - Raphina - Gallagher
    Toney - Antonio - Vardy

    Subs: Ramsdale - Trossard - Livra - ESR

    1. fylde2022
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy, as you have 2 Chelsea defenders.

  6. highsguy
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Hi guys, save FT with this team? 2FT next week I could get rid of Azpi and one of Raph/saka/mbeumo for Jota.

    Ramsdale
    TAA James Cancelo
    Raph Salah Saka Mbeumo
    Kane Toney Antonio

    Foster, Azpi, Duffy, Brownhill

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      yes no need to make a transfer with that lot

      1. highsguy
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers

  7. PL Ball
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pick one:

    A) Sanchez ==> Lloris
    B) Matip ==> Reguilon

    Backup keeper is Foster.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Johan Cryuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      M - R

  8. Tic Tacs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    WC squad GTG?

    Guaita
    TAA, James, Cancelo, Reguilon
    Salah (C), Bowen, Gundogan, Gallagher
    Kane (vc), Wilson

    Gunnarsson, Livramento, Pukki, ESR
    0.5 ITB

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Nice one but not sure by Gundo and Pukki transfers awaiting

      1. Tic Tacs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        I'm happy to keep Gundo as I think I'll want to double up on City mids soon. I want a nailed striker as bench option going into the busy schedule, Pukki was the one that's landed there so will probably stay.

  9. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Which two to bench:

    A) Toney
    B) Vardy
    C) Livramento
    D) Raphina
    E) Trossard

    Fernandez
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Chilwell
    Salah (c) - Raphina - Gallagher
    Toney - Antonio - Vardy

    Subs: Ramsdale - Trossard - Livra - ESR

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      AC

  10. Lacikasz01
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Kane + Jota
    B) Son + Wilson

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. highsguy
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A) gives better structure and transfer flexibility, easy route to Ronaldo or Lukaku

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        This

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      B gives more points

    4. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A i think

  11. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Play Broja or Livra?

    1. dontyouknowimloko
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Same dilemma, I’m playing Livra as I’m not so sure of Broja’s minutes anymore.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Broja might not start. And if he does, he needs a goal/assist for a low-scoring team to match Livra's CS for a great defence... And then Livra also scores and assists

      Livra for me, by some distance

  12. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    How would you use the FT here?

    (2FTs & 0.0itb)

    Foster
    TAA - Chilwell - Cancelo - Livra
    Salah - Mane - Mount* - Foden*
    Antonio - Toney

    (Sanchez* - ESR - Manqillo - Davis)

    A) Mane/Mount—> Son/Jota
    B) Mount/Manquillo—>Trossard/Reguillon
    C) Other (what?)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A - Mount to Jota

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

      A

  13. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Gall or Zaha´?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Gallagher

    2. Johan Cryuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Gall

  14. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Thinking of trying something a bit different. This formation too off the wall? How would you set up?

    Ederson
    TAA Cresswell Cancello Chilwell Livra
    Gallagher Salah
    Kane Antonio Hwang

    Sanchez Smith-Rowe Gray Kovacic

    1. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I would do it

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I prefer points to formations

      This setup offers the most points potential from your squad in GW12, so it's a yes from me

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

      Best 11 on paper

    4. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      With those players that looks the best set up for this week - good decision IMO

    5. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks for the replies guys. Sounds gtg

  15. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Play
    A) Toney
    B) Livra
    C) Vardy

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      C

  16. Lacikasz01
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Is selling Foden to get Jota in worth it?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      No

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Crazy

      Unless you think Foden won't start

    3. Johan Cryuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Its a Luxury !

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

      Selling Foden isn't worth it, with his fixture run continuing until 2nd wildcard territory

      Buying Jota isn't worth it, with his conversion rate issues and lack of assists, then Firmino being a quick healer

      No.

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

      Idont think so even though he is in my options

  17. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ramsdale(Foster)
    TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Dias, Livramento
    Salah(c) Gallagher, Foden, (Saka, Normann)
    Vardy, Toney (Jimenez)

    A. Vardy/Toney to Kane/Broja (-4)
    B. Vardy/Saka to Son Wilson (-4)
    C. Vardy/Foden to Jota/Kane (-4)
    D. Saka to Jota

    A lets me go to 3-5-2 moving forward, but a worse team this week (Broja vs Norwich could be a good gamble)?

  18. tryf88
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Guaita
    Chillwell Liv TAA Cancelo
    Salah, Havertz, Gallagher, Raph
    Ronaldo, Antonio

    Foster, Dennis, Christensen, Allan

    Not ideal team but GTG or play Christensen over Liv? Cautious I also have Havertz
    Long term Havertz/CR7 to ESR/Kane?

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

      Long term Foden/Kane for Havertz/Ronaldo

      1. boroie
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Long term Jota & Kane

  19. Footieboot
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Cancelo Livra Whtie Marcal
    Salah Havertz Foden Raphinha Gilmour
    Vardy Toney Antonio

    A) Vardy + Marcal --> Wilson + James
    B) Marcal --> Ben Davies/Ait Nouri/Lamptey and roll 1 FT to evaluate next week.
    C) Marcal + Havertz --> Jota + Reguilon

    1. Johan Cryuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      c

  20. bjarnia87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pls your thought and tips on this WC..

    Sanchez( Foster this Gw)
    TAA, cancelo, Chillwell
    Salah, Raphina, Son, Jota
    Jesus, Huwang

    (Foster, King, Mitchell, Ben Jhonson)

  21. Fantasyfreakstradbally
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 8 days ago

    To play 2 out of 3?

    1Liv
    2Hwang
    3Mbeumo

    1. Johan Cryuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      13

  22. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    start Raphina or Foden (fear of cameo)

    1. Johan Cryuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Foden

  23. boroie
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Final 3 decisions…

    Bench…
    A - Livramento
    B - Toney

    Transfer out for Son…
    C - Havertz
    D - Foden

    Captain…
    E - Salah
    F - Son

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

      A,C E

  24. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Here's my opinion on setting up a bench for the fixture congestion, especially for those on a WC:

    I want and would advise a *playing* bench, not a heavy bench

    With CR7 coming in soon, while monitoring Kane under Conte, there's a good chance I'd want a premium striker with Salah soon

    This means funds would be needed from elsewhere, especially anybody who isn't in my starting XI

    Here's the bench I have in mind:

    Foster • Livra/Johnson/4.4 D • 4.4 M • 4.4 M

    This gives a playing sub who'll come in for any missing asset during the rotation-heavy period, and counts as a blank (2 or 3 points) for that my first XI player

    Maybe it's just my luck, but I'm more likely to have Gallagher in my XI for his 2-pointers and on my bench for his 11-pointers, because good players don't always follow fixtures for their returns

    With my 4-3-3 and a light but *playing* bench, I have no issues with rotation (4.4 M comes in with 2 points), and I can afford the best players possible in my XI. I can then focus transfers on improving my most likely scores for each GW, by changing first-team players

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

      Cant argue with that

    2. Root
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Wasting two midfield spots on 4.4m fodder, no thanks. Not interested in Kane or Ronaldo. I'm moving towards a formation of 4-5-1 in the near future.

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        I think that has been the right set up for the last few GW's but my feeling is that's going change and looking forward premium strikers will be important again

  25. boroie
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Okay... I've finally decided to go against all the advice I've received on here and transfer in DDG for Mendy as makeweight to get Son in...

    Everything says DDG is a bad option... but my gut is telling me to go for it... or maybe it's the fact that in United's next 10 games they play 9 teams (out of 13 in total) who have scored 15 or less goals this season.

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Wait until Varane is back

  26. boroie
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts?

    DDG
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah(C) Son Foden Mbuemo
    Jesus Antonio Toney

    Foster; Livramento Duffy Brownhill

  27. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ronaldo owners, are you captaining him or Salah?

    Cheers.

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      On Ron right now but I might chicken last minute

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

        So difficult hey.

        1. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          yes, I think I'll stick with it but rank not too bad and the safer option is Salah - fortune favours the brave?

  28. fplking14
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Bench Raphinha or Livramento?

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

      I'd go B.

  29. ShackledAce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Bench two:

    A) Livra
    B) Raphina
    C) Benrahma
    D) ESR
    E) Vardy

    1. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      C & D

  30. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Start one;

    A) Trossard
    B) Vardy
    C) Toney