The Premier League is back after a two-week-long break, one that felt like it lasted millennia. With the PL returns the Fantasy Premier League. While we enter the weekend kicking off GW12 of FPL. The deadline for this GW is Saturday 20th November, 4:30 PM IST.
We head straight into this article with the top team news for the game week. While the player updates are from the pre-game press conferences with the managers. (for captaincy picks and our team for the week, check out ‘Fantasy Premier League 2021-22: GW12 Analysis‘)
Team News (Players doubtful/unavailable for the game week)
Arsenal: Granit Xhaka, Sead Kolasinac – unavailable.
Chelsea: Thiago Silva, Mason Mount, Timo Werner – doubtful. Romelu Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic – unavailable.
Leicester: Youri Tielemans out for a few weeks. Marc Albrighton is in training. James Justin and Wesley Fofana – unavailable.
Liverpool: Sadio Mane bruised rib, doubtful for the GW. Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones – unavailable.
Manchester City: Phil Foden(knock) doubtful. Kevin De Bruyne (Covid-19), Jack Grealish(knock) – unavailable.
Manchester United: Edinson Cavani(fitness) doubtful. Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane – unavailable.
Tottenham Hotspur: Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg doubtful. Oliver Skipp(suspended), Christian Romero – unavailable.
West Ham United: Angelo Ogbonna – unavailable.
Conor Gallagher (CRY) [5.9m] – Ownership (17.3%); [BUR(A), AVL(H), LEE(A)]
While the top choice/most transferred player for the week. While backed by his amazing form, he is heading into significantly easier fixtures. 4 goals & 4 assists this season. He would be quite the pick for the Fpl in GW12. xG90 0.44, xA90 0.26.
Diogo Jota (LIV)[7.5m] – Ownership (13.0%); [ARS(H), SOU(H), EVE(A)]
While he will certainly start upfront with Roberto Firmino injured. 4 goals and 1 assist so far this season. Whereas quite a forward for the best-attacking team in the league, hence a cheap premium. xG90 0.54, xA90 0.32.
Harry Kane (TOT)[12.2m] – Ownership (8.8%); [LEE(H), BUR(A), BRE(H)]
Whereas the Spurs’ talisman, boosted confidence after scoring 7 goals for England over the break. While a poor season starts for the player but will look for redemption under Antonio Conte. On penalties and some direct free-kicks. xG90 0.23, xA90 0.20.
Some of the other tempting picks: Reece James(5.9m), Emile Smith-Rowe(5.8m), Heung-Min Son(10.3m), Phil Foden(8.3m).
Fixture to target – MCI vs EVE
While fixtures LEI-CHE and LIV-ARS are the ones to watch, from FPL perspective, MCI-EVE is the fixture to target this week. Man City are the bookies favourite for scoring 2.5+ goals with an estimated win percentage of 85%.
The Cityzens also have the highest chance of clean sheet with 62%. However, rotation is expected from Pep as usual and players could fall victim to ‘Pep Roulette’.
Players to target for the fixture- Joao Cancelo(6.5m), Ruben Dias(6.1m), Bernardo Silva(7.1m), Phil Foden(8.2m).
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