Fantasy Premier League GW12 – All You Need to Know
After what feels like forever, the Premier League is back – even a fixture like Burnley vs Swansea has got us pumped for the weekend! GW11’s matches provided loads of action for the highlights reel – Liverpool’s four goal haul against West Ham was the final straw on Slaven Bilic’s managerial position, City continued dominating the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to the Gunners, and Everton came back from 2-0 down at home to Watford to record their first win since September! So which players have made themselves worth consideration for the upcoming weekend?
Below you’ll find the Gameweek 12 (GW12) starting lineup for the Free Super Tips Fantasy Premier League team, candidates for the captain armband, and some other potential transfer options.
Team FST Gameweek 12 Line-up
Deadline – 18th Nov 11:30
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FST – Captain
Harry Kane (Spurs) – £12.8m
Harry Kane had a disappointing GW 11 against a surprisingly solid Crystal Palace back line, but the English forward was looking back to his sharpest before the international break. He scored 8 goals over his last seven Premier League outings, earning 12 of those coveted bonus points in the process, and with six goals in six matches against Arsenal, Kane should be looking to make some headlines for the North London Derby on Saturday.
Other GW12 Captain Alternatives
Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) – £9.4m
Salah is arguably the best signing in the Premier League this summer. The Egyptian looks to have adjusted back to life in England with ease and has played a role in 10 of Liverpool’s 21 goals this season (7 goals 3 assists). He’s the top-ranked FPL midfielder for shots in the box and shots on target and has produced double-figure returns in two of his four starts at Anfield. The Reds have a very winnable match at home to Southampton this weekend, and we expect Salah to add to his total.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £10.1m
Manchester City are running riot at the top of the Premier League this season and Kevin De Bruyne has played a huge part in their success. Only one other Premier League player (Cesc Fabregas) has created as many chances as KDB (32) this term, while only team-mate David Silva (7) has provided more assists than the Belgium international (6). No team seems to be able to stop Pep Guardiola’s men at the minute, so we’re expecting more of the same on Saturday.
Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – £10.3m
Morata is another of this summer’s best signings. The 25-year-old Spaniard has made a sensational start to his Premier League career, scoring or assisting in 10 goals over as many appearances. Morata scored the winning header against United before the international break, which left him just one goal behind Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero (both 8) in the Golden Boot race. He should be confident to keep with the pack this weekend against a struggling West Brom outfit.
FST – Ones to Watch
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £6.8m
With the run of fixtures Crystal Palace have coming up, the Eagles could be a source of sensible investment over the coming weeks, especially with such low ownership numbers. Zaha has averaged around 5 points per game (2 goals) since returning from injury in mid-October, and with Christian Benteke looking set to return this weekend, he has a perfect opportunity to build on his tally this weekend against an unsettled Everton.
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) – £4.5m
While Alberto Moreno has made for some awful defensive errors in his time, contrary to popular belief, his and Liverpool’s perforances are on the up. Liverpool have conceded just once over their five home outings so far and for a team that is “renowned” for being terrible at the back, that’s not bad. In fact, the Reds have allowed the fewest penalty-area shots (14) and the fewest big chances (two). With Southampton – the 4th lowest scoring team in the Premier League – travelling to Anfield on Saturday, the Reds look in decent shape for another clean sheet.