Gameweek 12 was an action packed weekend and Friday started with a bang. An early red card opened the floodgates for Leicester’s record breaking 9-0 win. You would’ve wanted a huge sofa if you didn’t own the likes of Vardy let alone any player for captaincy and this provided some massive rises for some with multiple Leicester players.
Saturdays early kick started with more rotation from Pep and I’m sure plenty will be looking to move on the likes of Aguero or Otamendi. Chelsea also put on a show against Burnley in a 6 goal thriller. Sunday was also action packed
It was a tough week at the back with only 4 clean sheets. Only 5 keepers failed to make save bonus which soften the blow for the other 15. The standout player was Krul £6.4m who saved 2 penalties against Man Utd. Even in a loss he was MOTM for a whopping 16 pointer. The top 2 keepers were owned by less than 0.15% of managers as Borbemouth’s keeper Ramsdale was MOTM for his clean sheet against Watford. Ederson was the only keeper in the top 6 to keep a clean sheet and he made some crucial saves for his 12 pointer and he’s now the joint highest scoring keeper.
The Leicester defence has been smashing it all season and now 3 of their backline are in the top 5 scoring defenders. Chilwell was key down the left in The Foxes 9-0 win, providing 2 assists and Tier 2 passing. He also scored his first goal of the season for a mouthwatering 23 points! Soyuncu and Evans both hit 10 pointers with 70+ passes each and Pereira made his usual tackle bonus for 9. David Luiz scored his second goal in 3 games for Arsenal and he’s some great games to come but it’s hard to see him keeping this up. His teammate Sokratis £8.4m scored his first of the season in a strange 2-2 draw. Newcastle’s skipper Lascelles £7.7m scored against Wolves in a 1-1 draw and the less than 1% owned player has some good fixtures to come.
Liverpool’s centre backs van Dijk and Lovren both hit Tier 2 passing while TAA missed out on Tier 2 by 1 pass. Bournemouth hit back to back clean sheets and their centre backs made Tier 1 passing vs Watford. Wan Bissaka was back to his usual self notching up 7 tackles against Norwich. Newcastle’s Willems reached Tier 1 tackling for the second time in 3 weeks and continues to look an attacking threat.
Pulisic £10.1m stole the show this week against Burnley with a perfect hat-trick. He inevitably won MOTM and SoT bonus for a massive 26 points. His hefty price tag means he’s only owned by 2.5%. Willian scored, assisted and hit the target twice for his joint highest score of the season. Chelsea are providing so many options. Tielemans scored his second 13 points in a row with a goal and assist. He’s playing much further up the pitch than Madisson which is important. The latter scored a free kick late on and also made his first passing bonus this year against 10 men. Leicester’s hammering of Southampton also spelled more points for Barnes who’s criminally owned by <1%. Gross £7.5m scored his first goal of the season against Everton and he plays Norwich next.
Gundogan £10m is getting a consistent run in the side and made passing bonus for the 3rd week in a row and scored his first of the season. Fabinho came away from the Spurs game with his second tackle and passing bonus of the season. Milivojevic scored his second penalty and tackle bonus of the campaign.
The Leicester duo top the charts with two 20+ point hauls. Perez £9.2m better for the first time this season with a hat-trick and MOTM. Vardy matched the formers performance but missed out on MOTM. His 20 pointer was a popular captain choice for those on Friday night but he’s only owned by 8%. Rashford had an eventful game against Norwich. His 10 pointer included a goal, an assist, SoT bonus and a pen miss. His fixtures are still really good and include a single day for captaincy.
Sterling and Salah hit a double digit hauls for the first time since GW1 and GW3. Salah picked up another knock which is worrying for owners. Ayew £7.3m scored his 4th of the season against Arsenal but The Eagles have a tough run of games. Maupay hit double figures for the first time against Everton as he took Brighton’s pen. He’s got Norwich next week and has fantastic underlying stats.
Saturday: 8 out of 10 games on Saturday means there’s a lot of choice. Man City vs Southampton is the standout game but the 3pm kick off makes it a risk. The blues team midweek in the league cup could help with a decision. Mané or Salah (if fit) against Villa is the safe option with plenty of upside. Someone like Rashford in the early kick is the ultimate safe option but the Reds have some great fixtures in the long run. Arsenal have and especially Aubameyang have been poor in recent weeks, which puts him right down my pecking order.
Sunday: Last week’s heros, Leicester are the best options for today. The early kick off allows you to bring in options like Vardy or Tielemans knowing they’ll play if you don’t own them already. Any of their defenders are also great options for the armband against Palace. Spurs aren’t in good form but away to Everton was full of goals last season but I wouldn’t be trying to squeeze them into your team.
Written by FPL Junior (@FPL_Junior)