Many pundits and FPL managers mention the word “patience” ahead of the start of the season. Usually this word is used in conjunction with non-performing players and those “knee jerk” transfers, as you go in search of something better then what you previously had. That was the case during GW11, when Raheem Sterling and Sebastien Haller combined for seven points, which included the City midfielder donning the captain’s armband.
While there are no guarantees is ANY fantasy sports, I can only base my decision and hasty reaction to the events that unfolded in the previous game week on current form and upcoming FDR. In fact, I’ve been planning these moving for the last three weeks, so regardless of what either of those players would have returned, they were both going to be transferred out.
With a nice tidy sum ITB, I moved on two players who have the best run over fixtures through GW17, that being Leicester City. I introduced Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans to my starting XI. Based on previous performances, these player should adding points to a team that has really been struggling, if not because of some poor decisions, then just a run of bad luck.
My squad is not without problems, as Mason Mount is flagged with an ankle issue and there could be some question to the fitness of Mo Salah. The Egyptian isn’t carrying a flag, but did come off in the 65th minute last Saturday, down 1-0 to Villa. There could have been some thought towards the midweek Champions League fixture, with any luck we will see a full 90 minutes this week against City.
GW12 TRANSFERS TO CONSIDER
Let’s just forget I offers some alternatives last week for GW11, because they ended up either getting injured, not playing or not returning. You would think I had no idea how to play this game based on my suggestions.
Now let’s forget about GW11 and concentrate on GW12, a week in which I am making any moves, but many FPL managers are. So, here are some thoughts when it comes to players at each position.
Martin Dubravka (£5.0/1.0% TSB)
Newcastle looked sharp at home two weeks ago, stifling a tough Wolves squad. This week the Toon Army back their lads and I back them to keep a clean sheet against visitors, Bournemouth. The Cherries have just one goal in their last four games and they haven’t played teams there were all that strong defensively. Think Steve Bruce has this defense sorted and they will frustrate Eddie Howe’s lads all game long.
Daryl Janmaat (£4.3/1.4% TSB)
Not that I want to back a player from a team I support, but the statistics do lean in favor of Watford. Not that I have confidence they will score, but the defense has been a bright spot recently and before the Chelsea game, Janmaat had returned 27 points in three games.
Richarlison (£7.9/6.5% TSB)
Wow, it’s really a odd week, when I not only back a Watford defender, but I back the Brazilian? Former Watford man, Richarlison, a but more expensive then I like, but Marco Silva is starting him OOP as a lone forward with players who like to feed the crosses in. So’ton has concede 16 in the last four games, I like Everton this weekend.
Neal Maupay (£6.0/1.8% TSB)
The Seagulls have found some form recently, winning three out of their last four games. Maupay has picked up two goals in that stretch and leads the league in penalty touches (34) and total attempts (19) over that period. Could be a great time to toss the Brighton forward into the starting XI.