Injury and mystique.  Rotation and differentials.  That’s what the FPL does.  The attacking-type players that I am speaking of are becoming fewer and farther between as we get more nodded on with a template-type format for the front 8 players.  Yes, I said 8.  Because you have to roster 8.  Those two punts that you casually stroll out as Midfielders are dying as you walk in the door, so go to coat check with your Carroll’s and RLC’s.  The week 13-15 schedule is going to take a firm bite out of everyone’s lineups and no one is a tad bit nervous at all.  The fact of the matter is that the 3 games in eight days thing is a real conundrum.  Now add in the most rostered type players, who some have rotation issues.  Some are already injured… Sadio.  Then add in the battle ground of playing 3 fixtures in that 8 day period.  If you are picking up what I am spitting then you need to start figuring out those bench spots and think for the future instead of looking at how good one fixture looks for week 12.  So for the short-sighted… here are the week 12 FPL rankings for Middies and Forwards.  Cheers!


  1. Mo Salah, Liverpool
  2. Leroy Sane, Man City
  3. Kevin de Bruyne, Man City
  4. Eden Hazard, Chelsea
  5. Christian Eriksen, Spurs
  6. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
  7. Richarlison, Watford
  8. Dele Alli, Spurs
  9. Raheem Sterling, Man City
  10. Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool
  11. Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace
  12. David Silva, Man City
  13. Pascal Gross, Brighton
  14. Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke
  15. Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea
  16. Yohan Cabaye, Crystal Palace
  17. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Man United
  18. Manuel Lanzini, West Ham
  19. Riyad Mahrez, Leicester
  20. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal
  21. Heung-Min Son, Spurs
  22. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Stoke
  23. Pedro, Chelsea
  24. Aaron Mooy, Huddersfield
  25. Matt Ritchie, Newcastle


  1. Alvaro Mortata, Chelsea
  2. Gabriel Jesus, Man City
  3. Romelu Lukaku, Man United
  4. Harry Kane, Spurs
  5. Sergio Aguero, Man City
  6. Roberto Firmino, Liverpool
  7. Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal
  8. Glenn Murray, Brighton
  9. Tammy Abraham, Swansea
  10. Jamie Vardy, Leicester
  11. Oumar Niasse, Everton
  1. Chunk says:

    Hey Smokes

    I’ve been going with a 3-5-2 recently and currently have

    elliot – fabianski

    Jones – Azpi – Fernandez – Cresswell – Mbemba

    D. Silva – Salah – Sterling – Sane – Mane

    Abraham – Kane – Diouf

    0.0 itb

    My plan next week is to trade in cresswell for a burnley defender like Mee and then use the extra funds to upgrade mbemba to someone getting playing time like duffy or dunk perhaps.

    Does this seem like a good plan? Is there anything you would do differently?


    • Smokey

      Smokey says:

      @Chunk: I like the intent on the moves Cresswell is zero returns. Don’t dis punt a Bournemouth defender as a differential. Not Daniels. Brighton is a good look to, I like Burnley def but they are getting scooped up in mass so the jonses will all have them.

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