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FPL Team News and Predicted Line-ups Gameweek 12

Welcome to Gameweek 12 which kicks off in North London, but happily for Harry Kane and his millions of followers, the derby is at the Emirates and not at Wembley. Phew. Next up we have six 3pm fixtures – Bournemouth host Huddersfield, Swansea spend the afternoon in Burnley, Palace host the sad Evertonians, rampant Man City go to Leicester, Liverpool welcome their academy from Southampton and Pulis’ popularity faces another test as the Baggies host Chelsea. The evening kick off sees Lukaku owners moisten up as Newcastle travel to Old Trafford.

Sunday sees just one match with Richarlison planning the single-handed destruction of West Ham. We’re all behind you son.

Our game-week extends to Monday, but don’t get too excited unless you own Dunk or Duffy as Brighton hope to bore Stoke to death before nicking a winning goal.

Enjoy and good luck!

Fantasy Football TipsArsenal


Sanchez      Ozil

Kolasinac     Ramsey    Xhaka    Bellerin

Monreal    Koscielny    Mertesacker


AWAY – Spurs Saturday 18th November 12:30

Last Updated: Thursday 16th November 2017

  • Giroud is unlikely to be available on Saturday, which means the Arsenal bench just got much harder to look at.
  • Koscielny has been dealing with an achilles problem, but being rested with France midweek likely means Wenger will feel comfortable that is safe to play him.
  • Mustafi and Welbeck will have late fitness tests to determine their availability.
  • Wenger on Lacazette starting “The decision is not made yet but it’s a possibility because he’s available.”
  • Cazorla remains out, while Ospina is dealing with a groin issue, but could make the bench.

Current form: WWLWWL

Fantasy Football TipsBournemouth



Pugh     Cook     Arter     Ibe

Daniels     Ake     Cook     Francis


HOME – Huddersfield Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Junior Stanislas is still suffering from a groin injury and will miss out this weekend.
  • Josh King will face a late fitness test after missing the internationals with his back problem.
  • Benik Afobe could return to the squad after missing the win at Newcastle due to a groin injury.
  • Brad Smith and Adam Federici remain long-term absentees, while Tyrone Mings also remains out.
  • Bournemouth have lost just one of their last 10 clashes with Huddersfield.

Current form: LDLWLW

Fantasy Football TipsBrighton



Izquierdo     Propper     Stephens     Knockaert

Bong    Dunk     Duffy     Bruno


HOME – Stoke Monday 20th November 20:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • This is about to get as boring as it is possible to get with team news…
  • There are no new injury concerns…
  • They won their last game…
  • They will probably therefore be unchanged…
  • The biggest news this week is that Tomer Hemed signed a contract extension. And he will celebrate that by sitting on the bench again because Glenn Murray cannot stop scoring.

Current form: WLDWDW

Fantasy Football TipsBurnley



Arfield    Defour     Cork     Brady

Ward     Tarkowski     Mee     Lowton


HOME – Swansea Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 16th November 2017

  • Chris Wood will be assessed when he gets back today. The New Zealand international started on the bench in both legs of New Zealand’s WC Qualifiers due to a hamstring injury and therefore must be a serious doubt.
  • With this being a home tie against struggling Swansea expect to see Jeff Hendrick pushed up in support of the striker.

Current form: DWDLWW

Fantasy Football TipsChelsea



Alonso     Kante     Fabregas     Bakayoko     Zappacosta

Cahill       Christensen      Azpilicueta


AWAY – West Brom Saturday 18th November 16:30

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Conte says David Luiz will be in the squad to face West Brom.
  • Michy Batshuayi will miss out with an ankle injury.
  • Tiemoué Bakayoko is available after recovering from a knock.
  • Victor Moses misses out but could return next week.
  • Chelsea have won nine of their last 11 away league matches.

Current form: WLLWWW

Fantasy Football TipsCrystal Palace



Schlupp   Milivojevic     Cabaye     Townsend

Fosu-Mensah    Dann     Sakho     Ward


HOME – Everton Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 16th November 2017

  • The big news is that Christian Benteke has trained this week and Hodgson doesn’t think it will be a risk playing him.
  • Loftus-Cheek has a back spasm and didn’t train on Thursday. Hodgson says that there’s a hope he will get better.
  • Patrick van Aanholt has not trained this week and is expected to miss out.

Current form: LLWLDL

Fantasy Football TipsEverton

Sigurdsson       Niasse        Rooney

Davies       Baningime        Gueye

Baines        Jagielka       Keane       Kenny


AWAY – Crystal Palace Saturday 18th November 16:30

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Caretaker manager Unsworth may end up getting this gig by default as nobody else seems to want it! He’s certainly after it anyway revealing that he calls Moshiri 4 times a day!
  • Tom Davies was their only doubt but Unsworth says he is fine now and available.
  • He has some selection issues this week after finally securing his first win last week. Both Calvert-Lewin and Lookman came off the bench in that one and had a big influence in the victory but he may be tempted to go with the same starting 11 and use their pace off the bench again.
  • Everton have kept a clean sheet in their last four league games at Palace, but haven’t kept a clean sheet in the league this term since GW1.
  • In other news hapless striker Niasse gave an interesting interview this week which may explain a lot… “When you are 16 they teach you how to control the ball and where to run, but I didn’t have that”. No sh*t. It gets better too… “I’m not someone who looks at players like [Dennis] Bergkamp or [Karim] Benzema and the way they play. That is more technical”. You couldn’t make this up! ”I am running. My mentality is that I am always going to run”. Yep, run Forrest, run…

Current form: WLDLLW

Fantasy Football TipsHuddersfield


La Parra     Ince       Kachunga

Mooy        Hogg

Malone     Cranie     Zanka     Hadergjonaj


AWAY – Bournemouth Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 16th November 2017

  • Hefele and Stankovic are 4-6 weeks from being back to full training according to the gaffer.
  • Kasey Palmer will get some minutes on Monday with the U23s, with the aim of him being back with the squad after the Bournemouth game.
  • On Mooy “We will approach it like we have always done – we will have a chat and have a look at him in training tomorrow and then make a decision before the game, whether it makes sense for him to start or be on the bench.”
  • Billing remains out and Schindler is suspended after seeing two yellows versus West Brom.

Current form:DLLWLW

Fantasy Football TipsLeicester


Chilwell    Mahrez       Gray

Iborra      Ndidi

Fuchs     Maguire     Morgan     Simpson


HOME – Man City Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Iborra and Chilwell are fit to face City.
  • Puel says “There are no new injuries, which is a good thing. Huth and James still need a little more time.”
  • With Chilwell fit again, Puel will have a decision to make on whether he slots him back in which crates a shuffle that probably leads to Okazaki losing his spot in the XI or if he retains his XI from the Stoke fixture.

Current form: LDDWWD

Fantasy Football TipsLiverpool

Coutinho     Firmino       Salah

Wijnaldum      Henderson          Oxlade-Chamberlain

Moreno    Klavan     Matip     Gomez


HOME – Southampton Saturday 18th November 17:30

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson are available for the visit of Southampton, but Klopp says Lallana won’t be rushed into playing 90mins at the weekend.
  • Sadio Mane has also trained but will face a late assessment.
  • Nathaniel Clyne remains a long term absentee.
  • Liverpool failed to score in all four meetings (League & Cup) with the Saints last season.

Current form: WDDLWW

Fantasy Football TipsManchester City


Sane   Silva D.   De Bruyne   Sterling


Danilo   Kompany   Stones   Walker


AWAY – Leicester Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Pep on replacing Otamendi “Yeah, I have something in mind to replace Otamendi. We have Mangala, maybe Kompany can come back. Kyle can play there.”
  • Guardiola mentions that Sterling is much better and is hoping he can play.
  • Pep on Aguero “Aguero arrived two days ago and the doctor says he’s perfect. He was conscious all the time in Argentina and he’s ok. Nothing to be worried about.”
  • Delph is a doubt, the gaffer let it be known that he was only able to train in 2 of the last 4 sessions they’ve had.
  • When Pep was talking about Fernandinho’s importance he stated “Fernandinho always plays with us – he is so important. He can play in 10 positions. Last season he played full-back many times.” perhaps a signal that if Delph can’t go, the Brazilian will drop to full-back.
  • Ok, deep breath, so Pep could play Walker or Danilo at CB to replace the suspended Otamendi, but he has Kompany and Mangala, hmmmm. He could play Fernandinho (a mid) at LB to replace Delph (a mid) if he can’t go, but he has Danilo, hmmmm. Aguero fainted and travelled from Russia back to Manchester, so by Pep logic he starts at keeper if Ederson gets injured during warm-ups.

Current form: WWWWWW

Fantasy Football TipsManchester United


Martial      Mkhitarayan        Lingard

Matic     Fellaini

Young   Smalling   Bailly  Valencia

De Gea

HOME – Newcastle Saturday 18th November 17:30

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo will all be in the United squad to face Newcastle. A place on the bench is the likeliest scenario, certainly for Zlatan and Rojo given how long they have been sidelined.
  • Mourinho says of Pogba, ‘Clearly you can see a United before and after his injury. He has qualities that influence our approach in matches.’ Of Zlatan ‘Can’t expect him to play 90mins or consecutive matches yet.’ Rojo played 45mins for the U23s in the week and Jose says of the defender, ‘He is fine. He is confident and ready.’
  • Phil Jones is likely to miss out after Mourinho ruled him out on Thursday so Chris Smalling is likely to play alongside Eric Bailly.
  • The Reds have won their last six league matches at home without conceding a goal and are indeed unbeaten in their last 22 league matches at Old Trafford.
  • United have lost just one of their last 32 meetings with Newcastle at home.
  • Romelu Lukaku has gone seven matches for United without scoring, but did score three in two matches for Belgium over the last fortnight.

Current form: WWDLWL

Fantasy Football TipsNewcastle


Murphy        Perez        Ritchie

Shelvey        Hayden

Manquillo     Clark    Lejuene    Yedlin


AWAY – Man United Saturday 18th November 17:30

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Rafa on injuries: “Lascelles & Atsu are both out. Atsu is out for at least a week. Jamaal might be back next week but we will see.”
  • The United game will be too early for Merino, but Benitez states “Merino could be in contention for Watford next week if he gets through pain free.”
  • Paul Dummett remains out, but is ‘getting closer’

Current form: LDDWLL

Fantasy Football TipsSouthampton


Boufal      Tadic        Long

Romeu      Davis

Bertrand     Hoedt     Van Dijk     Cedric


AWAY – Liverpool Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 16th November 2017

  • This guy Pellegrino is becoming so boring that we are on the point of going on strike and not watching him and simply making it up!
  • We did somehow make it through this one though and learned that Lemina is once again ruled out. That was it. That was literally it. And nobody cares, probably not even Lemina.
  • As for the team then Hoedt and Yoshida may well carry on their little rotation thing with Yoshida having played 2 full games for Japan this past week. Albeit in Europe, not Japan. Who knows.
  • Having lost at home to Burnley in yet another ‘Southampton look boring, lacklustre and can’t score’ shocker then Mr Boring may look to change his attack up a bit. But again, if you are worried about this from an FPL point of view then you probably need a wildcard. Or a good talking to. Jog on.

Current form: LLDWDL

Fantasy Football TipsStoke City



Pieters     Allen       Fletcher       Diouf

Wimmer     Shawcross     Zouma


AWAY – Brighton Monday 20th November 20:00

Last Updated: Thursday 16th November 2017

  • Jack Butland will be side-lined for a number of weeks due to a broken finger sustained on international duty. Lee Grant is set to deputise.
  • Geoff Cameron is still unavailable due to a head injury.
  • Having turned in two improved performances of late Mark Hughes is unlikely to make any changes to his outfield players.

Current form: LWLLWD

Fantasy Football TipsSwansea

Ayew   Bony    Abraham

Carroll   Ki   Fer

Clucas  Mawson    Fernandez    Naughton


AWAY – Burnley Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Clement – “We are going to try to win at Burnley… That’s something (winning) we have some had difficulty with recently. We trained one day at the beach and went ten-pin bowling yesterday”. We kid you not, these are actual quotes. Sounds promising for Swansea this week then…
  • Basically everybody who is anybody is fit and available this week. Which means Bony, Sanches and Olsson are viable options to return to the side.
  • Predicting their actual line-up is a bit of a lottery in all honesty then but Olsson should slot straight back in at left-back meaning Clucas either misses out or puts pressure on the midfielders if he is to stay in.
  • If Bony comes in then Dyer may miss out but in all honesty who knows and who actually cares! If you are worrying about these players for your FPL team then you are playing wrong.

Current form: LLWLLL

Fantasy Football TipsTottenham


Son   Alli   Eriksen

Dier    Winks

Davies   Vertonghen    Sanchez    Trippier


AWAY – Arsenal Saturday 18th November 12:30

Last Updated: Thursday 16th November 2017

  • Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, Harry Winks and Michel Vorm all returned to full training on Thursday with Pochettino expecting to have them all available for the derby.
  • However, Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain out.
  • Poor old Erik Lamela doesn’t even get a mention in the presser these days!
  • Pochettino has all four full backs fit and available but may decide to go with Ben Davies as Danny Rose continues to build up his minutes – who starts on the right is anyone’s guess between Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier.
  • Kane has scored six goals in his previous 5 derbies vs Arsenal and a hat-trick on Saturday will see Kane become the joint record goal–scorer in the fixture.
  • Spurs are unbeaten in the last four meetings vs Arsenal, but haven’t won at the Emirates since 2010.
  • Don’t expect a 0-0 here – the North London derby is the highest scoring fixture in Premier League history.

Current form: WWWWLW

Fantasy Football TipsWatford


Richarlson    Hughes    Pereyra

Cleverly   Doucoure

Holebas   Kabalese    Britos    K.Femenia


HOME – West Ham Sunday 19th November 16:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Call it a dereliction of duties. Call it plain rude. Call it what you like but the Watford media machine has been in full swing again this week. Well, we say full swing, more like they’re playing hide and seek with their manager Marco Silva. And who can blame them… Well we can. JUST BLOODY WELL TELL US THE TEAM NEWS AND LET THE WIDER WORLD SEE THE PRESS CONFERENCE! :rant:
  • It was reported that there would be a press conference at 1.30pm but at the time of writing (2pm) all is still quiet, surprise surprise, so in the absence of them we will just crack on regardless.
  • With that off our chests we did manage to find out that Heurelho Gomes was pictured training despite having sustained a head injury against Everton.
  • Elsewhere Andre Carrillo may make way for Roberto Pereyra if the latter is passed fit as the former will have arrived back late from Peru.
  • Troy Deeney is still suspended and so Andre Gray should continue to lead the line.

Current form: WDWLLD

Fantasy Football TipsWest Brom

Rodriguez    Rondón

Gibbs    Krychowiak    Barry     Livermore     Nyom

Evans     Hegazi     McAuley


HOME – Chelsea Saturday 18th November 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Not a happy Pulis presser. Poor Tone is seething after Nacer Chadli picked up a(nother) injury, this time while playing two matches for Belgium – Chadli will be out for the ‘forseeable future’. Pulis says he is disappointed Chadli played twice for Belgium while the rest of the planet is just surprised Chadli has played twice for anyone.
  • Pulis did say that Oliver Burke will be involved vs Chelsea while poor old James McClean was given an extra day off after crashing out of World Cup qualification in midweek.
  • Craig Dawson remains out until the New Year while James Morrison will be missing for the next 4-6 weeks after undergoing Achilles surgery.
  • The Baggies have won just two of their last 20 league matches.

Current form: LDDLLL

Fantasy Football TipsWest Ham


Sakho    Lanzini    Antonio

Kouyate     Noble

Cresswell    Ogbonna     Reid    Zabaleta


AWAY – Watford Sunday 19th November 16:00

Last Updated: Friday 17th November 2017

  • Guess who’s back, back again. Moysie’s back, tell a friend… Yep the dour faced, morale destroying, doom mongering, relegation chaser is back in town to brighten our days and no doubt darken West Ham nights.
  • Moyes wasted no time in destroying the confidence of his players, and in particular Arnautovic, stating that in the ‘few clips’ (obviously preparing for this meticulously then, eh Dave) that Arnie and many of his team mates just don’t put the effort in and aren’t team players. Good start…
  • He was all blood and thunder in the conference, mentioning words like guts, determination and effort countless times. He revealed that he has worked the players into the ground in the past 5 or 6 days. Such was the fire in his belly he threw in Stuart Pearce’s influence thus far, you can but imagine, he even mentioned Duncan Ferguson at one point. Talk about trying to frighten your players. He just stopped short of mentioning William Wallace. We were at the stage of expecting him to break out a bayonet and crossbow..
  • As for team news it was thin on the ground, but Hernandez is out with a hamstring injury, probably for 2 weeks and despite only arriving back on Friday morning Moyes is expecting both Winston Reid and Diafra Sakho to be fit for Sunday. That’s them told.

Current form: LWDLDL

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