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FPL Gameweek 13 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

Our Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 13 fixtures, from injury news to stats analysis.

With the swift turnaround between Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadlines, the Scoreboard articles for Saturday and Sunday will take the place of the usual Scout Notes this week.

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FPL Gameweek 13 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned
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INJURIES AND BANS

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Bukayo Saka (£6.3m) produced an excellent display and was on the scoresheet as Arsenal defeated Newcastle United in the lunchtime kick-off.

But the winger’s afternoon was curtailed just after the hour-mark, with even entry-level lip-readers able to deduce that Saka had a problem around his hip.

“It was an action where he said that he felt something. He wasn’t comfortable to continue and we’ll have to assess him tomorrow and probably scan him to see if there’s any injury there.” – Mikel Arteta on Bukayo Saka

Daniel Podence (£5.5m) missed Wolverhampton Wanderers’ draw with Norwich after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday, so he will also sit out Gameweeks 14 and 15 as he isolates.

The Canaries lost Mathias Normann (£4.5m) to a first-half injury, which appears to be a recurrence of an old problem.

“I think it’s a recurrence of his pelvic injury that he’s had. He said he was feeling pain there so he had to come off and I’m aware that he’s had an injury there before. We’ll assess him and see how he goes.” – Dean Smith on Mathias Normann’s injury

Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed that Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) couldn’t face Liverpool because of an ankle injury, while Moi Elyounoussi (£5.5m) was attending the birth of his child and Moussa Djenepo (£5.3m) was again absent for personal reasons.

Joachim Andersen (£4.5m) missed Crystal Palace’s defeat to Aston Villa because of a hamstring injury. Patrick Vieira told reporters that he doesn’t yet know the extent of the problem but is hoping to find out more after scans on Monday.

On the suspension front, Newcastle duo Jamaal Lascelles (£4.4m) and Matt Ritchie (£4.9m) and Wolves’ Ruben Neves (£5.3m) picked up their fifth bookings of the season and will miss out in Gameweek 14.

GAMEWEEK 13 TAKEAWAYS

Why Duffy was benched and Foden’s fine form: FPL notes from Brighton v Man City 2
LAMPTEY IMPRESSES AGAIN

Circumstances are conspiring against Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m) when it comes to FPL demand at present. With the premium defenders in such good form and Tino Livramento (£4.6m) the budget benchable option for many of us, there aren’t many defensive slots open right now – particularly for an injury-prone full-back whose manager may well decide to handle him carefully over the forthcoming rush of matches.

It’s a pity because otherwise he is in eye-catching form. He was the standout player of Brighton and Hove Albion’s tepid goalless draw with Leeds United, again being stationed high up the right flank and creating five chances (the highest among defenders in Gameweek 13 so far).

Another downside to Lamptey, of course, is that he has got some profligate finishers on the end of the opportunities he carves out: Albion are the division’s joint-lowest scorers over the last seven Gameweeks, with Neal Maupay (£6.4m) particularly wasteful against Leeds.

SALAH AND MANE AVAILABLE UP TO AND INCLUDING GAMEWEEK 21?

The worst-case scenario for Premier League clubs affected by Africa Cup of Nations call-ups is an exit after Gameweek 19.

However, Jurgen Klopp indicated in his post-match press conference on Saturday that Liverpool were in discussions with the relevant parties to delay the departures of their star players, allowing them to face Chelsea in Gameweek 21.

“Not really, it’s early for that. We’re still talking. Yes [we are hoping].” – Jurgen Klopp on if he knows whether Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah can play against Chelsea in GW21 before departing for the AFCON

THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOT-GOT-JOTAS

With Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) captained by pretty much all and sundry, every single forward blanking on Saturday and the two most popular goalkeepers in the upper echelons of FPL – Aaron Ramsdale (£4.8m) and Robert Sanchez (£4.7m) – both keeping clean sheets, the main difference maker was Diogo Jota (£7.6m).

The ‘out of position’ midfielder scored a brace and plundered 14 points in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Southampton and is on course for a further price rise and ownership boost as the most-bought player of Gameweek 14.

Substituted with 10 minutes to go as Salah and Sadio Mane (£12.0m) lasted the course, his prospects of starting in the Merseyside derby, which were already boosted by Roberto Firmino‘s (£8.8m) absence, were perhaps given a further lift.

Jota had as many goal attempts (seven) as Mane and Salah combined on Saturday and as a result of the stats posted in that game, is now ahead of even the Egyptian for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) in 2021/22.

VILLA SOLID, YOUNG OOP

Dean Smith left an Aston Villa side in defensive disarray when he departed earlier this month, with Steven Gerrard priortising improvements at the back when he first addressed the media.

The Villans were seconds away from posting back-to-back clean sheets when Marc Guehi (£4.5m) prodded in a late consolation for Palace but were otherwise relatively untroubled against an Eagles side who were undefeated on home soil before Gameweek 13.

One of their ‘defenders’ in FPL wasn’t part of the backline at Selhurst Park but instead stationed very much out of position just off Ollie Watkins (£7.4m) – the veteran, Ashley Young (£4.7m).

Young impressed as a substitute last week and clearly has a good relationship with his new boss, having been brought into the starting XI on Saturday and heavily involved at direct and indirect set-piece situations, one of which led to an assist for Matt Targett‘s (£4.7m) strike.

“He’s been brilliant since I’ve walked in the door, but I expected nothing else. I’ve play with Ash, I know what his standards and his levels are like.

“He’s earned that start. I thought he came on last week and did really well. He trained well, he backed that up. He deserved his start today. Everything we’ve asked for, to the letter, he’s done.” – Steven Gerrard on Ashley Young

NORWICH NOT THE WHIPPING BOYS THEY WERE?

A 7-0 pasting at Chelsea aside, Norwich have shown some improvement at the back over the last seven Gameweeks. Discounting that hammering, the Canaries have kept three clean sheets and conceded only four goals in six matches.

They might still be fodder for the bigger clubs but they are starting to hold their own against sides around them, losing only one of their six recent meetings against Burnley, Brighton, Leeds, Brentford, Southampton and Wolves.

Bruno Lage’s troops were reduced to just five shots on goal in Gameweek 13, the lowest of any side on Saturday, with Hwang Hee-chan (£5.8m) in particular struggling to make any sort of impact.

STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 13

Jota was a country mile ahead of any other player for xGI on Saturday, also top for shots in the box and big chances.

There was a bit of encouragement for Emile Smith Rowe‘s (£5.9m) legions of new owners despite the blank; he picked up a couple of decent shooting positions to see a goalbound volley blocked and a six-yard header saved, with only a shocking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) miss from a yard depriving him of a Fantasy assist for the latter.

Producing one of his best performances for a while was the returning Andy Robertson (£7.0m), who carved out four opportunities on Saturday, two of which were ‘big chances’.

With Salah departing for Africa in January and many FPL managers presumably doubling up on Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), a third Liverpool spot may be up for grabs in many of our teams and Robertson will be a front-running candidate given that we’ll have all that money to spend – although keeping an easy route back to Salah will be at the forefront of any transfer.


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615 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bob.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    So I made a mistake not getting Jota in this weekend. Feel I need to get him in straight away now. Have two ft and 0.5 itb

    Sanchez Foster
    Taa Cancelo James Rudiger
    Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo
    Vardy Toney

    Foster Livramento king Brownhill

    One option is to downgrade vardy to someone like Jiminez or Antonio and upgrade Mbuemo to Jota

    Or Son to Jota and vardy to Kane. Leaves me still stuck with mbuemo tho.

    Any other ideas welcome. Cheers

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I would downgrade Vardy and upgrade Mbeumo. Antonio's fixtures get better in a couple of weeks.

    2. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Looks like you’ve missed the train and no need to rush to get him for -4 …Everton away.
      Unless you have 2 FT.
      Personally, I would downgrade Mbuemo this GW for Gilmore or similar and next GW Raph to Jota.

      1. Bob.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I do have two ft so I can make the move

  2. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Save transfer this week?

    Guaita
    TAA / James / livramento
    Salah / raphinha / jota / smith Rowe
    Kane / Antonio / Jimenez

    Foster / omobamidele / white / bussouma

    1ft, 1.8m itb

    1. Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yes Bank the transfer

    2. zeslinguer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I’d maybe move for cancelo if you could afford it

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Really want cancelo but can’t get there in one. Think villa will score too so will aim for him next weekend with 2 frees

  3. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Brentford vs Everton is the Sky Sports pick for 14.00 today. Shame, would have preferred Man City vs West Ham (2nd vs 4th).

    Also Wolves have slowly climbed their way up to 6th. Noone has really noticed with all the focus on how poorly Spurs, Man Utd and Leicester are doing.

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

      Yeh seems strange to not have City on v WHU. Must be because of the amount of games each team has to be on per season I guess

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        It's a game that wasn't picked for TV, bit looks like it should be on because it's on a Sunday (which is because West Ham played on Thursday in Europe)

    2. Lfcni1986
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      2021 lads, get IPTV.

      Every match streamed including the 3pm sats

      1. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Got something similar, pay £70 for the year and got all sports channels from across the world + any PPV/films/movies

        1. Stewarts11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 5 days ago

          what supplier you with mate, i have the same but it cuts out alot and looking to switch

      2. Chemical76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Which one would you recommend?

  4. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Only got 1 playing bench player so need to upgrade 4th defender. Own Trent, James, Cancelo and worried about rotation now.
    Have 5.1 mill. Obvious choice is Reguillon. Can see value in Lamptey, Tomiyasu, Mitchell, Johnson in saving a few quid but it's overthinking right, Reguillon is obvious for a reason?
    Anyone else got any other candidates to throw in the ring?

    1. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Reg is a good pick.

      Hard to say without seeing rest of team but if wanting someone in to play often then reg is a solid pick

    2. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I'm really not keen on Spurs defenders.

      Would prefer a cheapie like White, Lamptey or Johnson and bank the change.

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

        It's the fixtures I like and his threat more than anything. Jury still out on their defensive prowess tho

    3. Emah3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Dier?

  5. CONNERS
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Hey all

    Only got 1 FT this week which will probaly be used on Chilwell to Alonso.

    Pending today's games, do you think it's also worth doing Dias to James for a hit?

    (I only have 0.1m spare to do these moves so will almost certainly be priced out if I wait another GW).

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

      Can't do Chilwell to James?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Only has 0.1m spare. James is 6.2m.

    2. AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      If you want James long term and can’t afford any price rises, I’d just go for it.

      Does going Chilwell to Alonso give you extra cash? If you get an extra 0.1 it might be ok to wait?

    3. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks.

      Only have 0,1m ITB plus Chilwell's value (5.8m) so can't get James in one transfer unfortunately.

      Will see how today's games go but thinking I need to get him in asap.

    4. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Not sure I'd want to lose Dias with city's fixtures Vs Chelsea's. Maybe do another transfer to get you cash then do Chilly to James

    5. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      James can wait. Alonso IMO is priority if you want someone from Chelsea.
      (James & Alonso owner, has a feeling he's going to be benched this week)

  6. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Think I’m finally going to switch to 4 at the back after next gameweek. How do these moves look?

    GW14: Roll transfer
    GW15: Jiminez + White —> King + James
    GW16: Raph —> Bowen

    Sanchez, Steele
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, White, Livra
    Salah, Son, Foden, Jota, Raph
    Antonio, Jiminez, 4.5

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yep - look like good moves to me. Lovely midfield.

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

      Would probably lose Livra rather than White and get a 4.4 striker

    3. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Foden probably my transfer priority

  7. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Spot on Sky using quota system to ensure Brentford and Everton get allocated number of games. Pity

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

    Ramsdale-Begovic
    TAA-James-Cancelo-Livra-Duffy
    Salah-Raph-ESR-Gallagher-Jota
    Kane-Antonio-Toney

    .3 itb 1 FT

    Duffy & Raph ➡️ Alonso & Doucouré -4 (exact cash) ?

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Vardy really needs to do the biz today.

  10. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Off to Etihad now for City hospitality/game. Hope its a good one

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Have fun! 🙂

    2. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Enjoy - was thinking of treating my wife (Man City supporter) for a hospitality package / game for her Xmas present - would be really interested to know whether it's worth the cost

  11. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Definitely try the hospitality/food at City. Even my United friends agree it's streets better than at Old Trafford. First home game £170 gets you Champagne and cake on arrival , a 3 course lunch, excellent padded seat to watch game, half time tea & cakes, full time free drink . Try getting that at Chelsea for £170

  12. JPSpurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Foden + McArthur (inj) to Jota + Gallagher or have I missed the boat on Jota?
    2FT and £1.6m ITB

    Sanchez
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Rudi
    Salah, Son, Foden, ESR
    Antonio, Hwang

    Foster, Toney, Livra, McArthur

  13. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Morning all, got 2FTs and 0.3ITB but not sure what to do if anything?

    Sanchez
    Trent | Cancelo | James | Livramento
    Salah | Son | Jota | Raphinha
    Kane | Pukki

    Steele | Brownhill | Manquillo | Scarlett

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      With a longer term view, I'd possibly be looking to offload one of Son or Kane and upgrade the bench.

      Not sure beyond that.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Before Brentford at home I wouldn’t want to sell one of them

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Think at least two playing bench is sensible. Manquillo to Tavares or Ait Nouri?

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

        Ha I had same thought

      2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah could do, annoying how Manquillo has seemingly lost his place, he was one of their best players at the start

    3. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Manquillo to Tavares? Boring I know but can't see much else without more cash

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks, yes looking like the best option then roll another

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      As you wont sell Son or Kane, sell Salah and upgrade your bench. You can captain Jota, Kane or Trent

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I’ll be more inclined to sell one of them over selling Salah!
        Thanks

  14. CONNERS
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Assuming Jota maintains his current form, do you think there's any chance Klopp will switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation to accomodate Firmino and Jota in the side?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Probably not, but the beauty is Jota gets most of the easier gamed

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        *games

  15. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I’ll try again…

    Duffy & Raph ➡️ Alonso & Doucouré -4 ?
    (Pending this GW/news)

    I’ll have 5.4 max to get a mid or would Jacob Ramsey be a good shout at 4.5 ?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Seem like good moves if Douc is back

      1. FantasyClub
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers for the reply mate much appreciated. Yes I’m quite keen on Doucouré. He can be benched in the next few tough fixtures then unleashed when they turn

    2. JUNITED
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I can’t say you should do it but if you are going to take a hit for that then you might should also captain Alonso vs Watford to make sure the hit is paid off.

      However, If you are unsure that Alonso will even get more than 2 points then why even bother to take a hit.

  16. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Whats the odds for Mbuemo hitting the woodwork today?