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Five-time top 1k FPL finisher Tom Freeman’s Gameweek 13 plans

Gameweek 12 has drawn to a close, and all in all, it was a pretty good one for me.

A total of 75 points has seen my overall rank rise to 57,377, and though it’s early days, it’s been a positive start.

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) led the way with 16 captain points but there were also returns for Ben Foster (£4.1m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Antonio Rudiger (£5.9m), Joao Cancelo (£6.6m) and Adam Armstrong (£6.0m), who has started to pick up some form in recent weeks.

Now, as focus shifts to Gameweek 13, I thought I’d write-up some observations from Steven Gerrard’s first match in charge of Aston Villa, plus my own transfer/team plans for the weekend.

VILLA UNDER GERRARD – FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Steven Gerrard got off to a winning start at Aston Villa on Saturday, with a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion. Lining up in a 4-3-3 formation, Gerrard’s preferred shape during his time at Rangers, Villa were much improved, especially at the back. As a result, they limited Graham Potter’s side to just 0.52 expected goals (xG) – their second lowest xG total of the season so far – with 0.28 of that figure arriving from one Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m) attempt during the first-half.

While Albion had a lot of the ball with 63% possession, they rarely looked like scoring, something Gerrard touched on after the game:

“Brighton had a lot of possession, but it was in the areas we wanted them to have the ball, so I’m really pleased for the players, proud of them, but it’s only a start, we need to go and back it up now.”

Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) and Tyrone Mings (£4.9m) got the goals on the day, but which players could benefit most from Gerrard’s appointment in Fantasy Premier League (FPL)?

Five-time top 1k FPL finisher Tom Freeman on Villa under Gerrard and his Gameweek 13 plans 1

Aston Villa’s average position map v Brighton and Hove Albion in Gameweek 12


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  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Chilwell down...

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Looks in a lot of pain

  2. F4L
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    ooff knee, not good

  3. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Alonso essential

  4. james 101
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Do we see Chelsea getting a clean sheet this weekend? (vs Man U)

    Or do we not care, and just play every Chelsea defender we have, as they all seem to think they are TAA?

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Stretcher for Chilwell.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      He wants to hobble off. Doesn't look good.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Or Alonso

  6. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Hoping he is ok but looking like Chilwell to James by everyone

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Alonso

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Lolololalonso over James?

        1. ilikewud
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Both

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Alonso, but yeah that's a lot of people's FTs used for the week

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    5.6m 😮

  8. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Why but WHY is he keeping James and Chilwell on the pitch with 3-0????

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Chilwell is down the tunnel mate.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        I know... injured.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      James be off now, surely.

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Not in his FPL team

    4. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Can't make 11 subs. Someone has to play the full game. Wings backs usually do that.

  9. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Alonso back in contention!

  10. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Toney, Semedo > King, James (-4)
    Yay or nay

  11. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Tuchel you dumbass. Should have made subs earlier.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Using a slot on Kante earlier made it difficult.

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I can never understand why managers wait so long to make substitutions. 3-0 and game won. Surely you take the opportunity to rest key players with another big game coming up at the weekend.

      1. tangtastic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        I guess thats why you're not a professional football manager.

        (Its ok, nor am I)

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Can't even do Chilwell to James since James has risen so much lately.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      0.2 ITB here so can't afford any more price changes

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      same 🙁

  13. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Any wanna-be doctors got a diagnosis and timescale for Chilwell?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Amputation scheduled for 10:30pm.

      1. The Point About It Is
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        and back by saturday

      2. JVALDEZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks I’ll sell in that case

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Looked very painful, even if it's a few weeks that's no a lot of GWs.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      He will be entered into the cyborg robo-player programme this evening. Go go gadget leg.

    3. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I'll have a stab

      Seems like a knee injury, but still able to apply some weight to it as he hobbled off.

      Won't be able to train sufficiently before this weekend, so out for at least 1 gw.

      Maybe 2-3 weeks out.

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Alonso wagon lasted 45 seconds so...

  15. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Damn Chilwell was close to rising....

  16. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Ow … Azpi on for Chilly .. or Alonso …. Not trusted vs a good team … or held back for weekend … hmmm.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      If you find the answer, let me know 😀

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Just don't bother with Alonso

  17. F4L
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Is that just resting Alonso for the weekend or...

  18. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Just got him in for Dias 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      During the game?

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Was just about to ask if anyone had done this

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Yesterday…

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Let me get my violin out for you

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Chilwell basically definitely out this weekend seeing that tbh.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      For sure almost no chance for this weekend

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Mbeumo rides again 🙁

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Posts beware

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah, don’t see a miracle turnaround

  20. Firminoooo
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Sorry for Chilwell., hope he is ok. But not bad for my team, brought in Reguilon for Chilwell last GW.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Such a weird transfer. Dumb luck.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Good for you

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      This sort of luck makes me sick
      Reguilons first ever goal
      Chilwell gets injured
      If I had done that move, Chilwell would have scored and reguilon would have got injured

    4. Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I was young and needed the money.

  21. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    I was on 50-50 between Reguilon vs Chilwell, it could be solved now with this potential minor injury...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Probably wouldn't buy Chilwell now.

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Alonso time again

  22. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Might just play White and bench. Could get Watford after all

  23. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Chilwell owners. Holding despite the injury tonight?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Until we know severity, probably.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Need to get an update on the severity before doing anything.

    3. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I just transferred him out for Rico Henry

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Will probably play Duffy or maybe Dennis

    5. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      No, getting James

    6. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Not near a drop so a definite hold

    7. Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Sold last GW for Reguilon. Now I have to pick my lotteri numbers.

  24. Flair
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    This is why you don't make early transfers.

    1. Bam Saka Laca
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      This

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Who will we laugh at then

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Can’t remember I ever did an early transfer but did it this week, what are the odds…

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Sometimes you have no choice

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      There’s always the FH chip lol

    6. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I made an early transfer. Was planning on benching Chilwell anyway

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Especially for Chelsea players - exact same thing for Lukaku!

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    James 90'...

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      It’s Tuesday it’s cool

  26. Bam Saka Laca
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Chilwell -> Azpi?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Alonso

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I was convinced Azpi would come on for James and Alsonso for Chilwell. Why would Tuchel risk James for no reason? Surely he doesn't want to risk losing BOTH of his wing-backs for the ManU match ...

      1. The Point About It Is
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        my thinking is that he has cover at right w-back but only Alonso on the left so makes sense not to risk Alonso as sub tonight.

  27. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Chillwell Jota Raph here we go…

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Jota trained today, Raph sick so not a problem i think. Chilwell is Long term. At least in terms of gw. A month minimum

  28. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Was the Chilwell injury bad? As in, out for weeks, bad..

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      in December 3 weeks out can mean missing 6 or 7 matches

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      It’s views work but it looked bad, hobbled of being supported by physios .. looked in a lot of pain … and it looked like his knee … so it does not look good … but of course we can only speculate

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        *guess

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Cheers

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Didn’t look good that’s for sure

  29. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Has omobamidele lost his place ?

  30. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    James at it again, what a player