Raheem Sterling takes the headlines for the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12 preview.
The Manchester City midfielder is the main talking point in the Gameweek 12 preview across the community.
Mo Salah was the standout FPL player last season, but should it Sterling who hogs the funds in the midfield this time around? Adam Hopcroft compares the two for the Gameweek 12 preview, with a suggested move after the International Break.
Is Sterling this season's Salah?
Sterling (1st) v Salah
Fpl points per match 8.6 v 6.1
Mins played 772 v 943
Goals 6 v 5
Assists 5 v 4
Mins per fpl return 70 v 105
Touches in final 3rd 256 v 186
Pen area touches 93 v 87
Shots in box 18 v 29
Salah to Sterling after Ful?
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) November 7, 2018
Premium players were top of the agenda for the FPL General in the latest episode of “The 59th Minute FPL Podcast”. Get his take on whether you should own Sergio Aguero or Raheem Sterling or both, as the season comes into the congested phase.
Latest podcast now available. Less than 30 minutes this week. Enjoy 👍 https://t.co/Se9izvuybz
— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) November 6, 2018
It’s no surprise to see Sterling on the latest edition of the FPL Tips watchlist, alongside an in-form striker and a defender with some excellent fixtures coming up. Check out all of the key statistics to back these picks up on the YouTube channel.
👤 Sterling (11.1)
👤 Morata (8.7)
👤 Doherty (4.9)
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) November 5, 2018
Sergio Aguero may be less than convincing when it comes down to away fixtures, but the potential is there with West Ham and Watford coming up next. Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy thinks that it could be time for a resurgence.
Aguero's poor away form is no different to Salah being "out of form" after playing 3 top 6 sides in 4 weeks.
West Ham and Watford the next 2 away games for City.
Reckon he may "return to form" like Salah did against the big dogs Cardiff.
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) November 4, 2018
The fixture swings are in full flow, with some of the less favoured teams in the league coming into a run of good fixtures. Popular assets may be difficult to hold as the fixtures turn stiffer, as Fantasy Football 247 contribute to the Gameweek 12 preview.
Just as #HUDFUL finishes and Mitrovic owners look at the one point he's brought in for the third time this season, @MattyMcVeigh comes to the rescue with a brilliant #FPL fixtures article featuring a wide range of teams to look at.https://t.co/V22xq6n3YM
— FF247 (@FantasyFooty247) November 5, 2018
Manchester City lead the clean sheet charts still, with Liverpool and Chelsea well tipped for a clean sheet this weekend in the Gameweek 12 preview. Liverpool also have the advantage of facing the only team in the league yet to keep a clean sheet.
Which teams have kept the most clean sheets? 📊
M'City – 7
L'pool – 6
Chelsea – 5
Wolves – 4
Spurs – 4
S'ton – 4
B'mouth – 4
Toon – 4
Palace – 3
Watford – 3
B'ton – 3
L'ster – 3
Arsenal – 2
E'ton – 2
Burnley – 2
H'field – 2
M'United – 1
West Ham – 1
Fulham – 0#FPL
— Fantasy Football Secrets (@FPLSecrets) November 6, 2018
The right hand side of the Fulham defence is significantly weak, so the Tinkermen have tipped Robertson and Mane to perform well this weekend. Could this statistic favour giving Mane the armband over the consistent Salah?
Fulham concede more crosses and chances down their right flank. Coupled with TFM lack of tackles and interceptions it could be a game for Mane and Robertson to exploit Fulham's right hand side pic.twitter.com/mR2jLDhvSb
— TheTinkerMen (@TheTinkerMen) November 6, 2018
FPL Centre blends graphics and statistics for the Gameweek 12 preview, to identify players who have both form and fixtures going forward. Be sure to check out the latest edition over on his YouTube channel.
A look at the underlying stats & the upcoming fixtures for a few players who have come into form recently.
— #FPL Centre (@FPLcentre) November 6, 2018
Richarlison has been a popular transfer in for the Gameweek 12 preview, after a handy brace against Brighton this weekend. He is a slight doubt going into the Chelsea match though, with more news likely closer to the deadline.
Richarlison to be checked. "He played the second half with pain in his foot and there is a chance tomorrow it will be worse," Marco Silva said after the Brazilian's two-goal haul. “He is always ready to play and fight and give us good things on the pitch." #EFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 5, 2018
Mitrovic is the most sold player going into the Gameweek 12 preview, following disappointing returns in his last few matches. FPL Prince considers a number of replacements you could consider for this weekend.
Best Mitrovic replacements:
1. Arnautovic: Without doubt the best option and great fixtures
2. Wilson: Tricky fixtures but in good form…
3. Murray: Some okay fixtures but tends to only score at home
4. Jiminez: Some tricky fixtures but excellent value for the price#FPL
— FPL Prince 👑 (@TheFPLPrince) November 5, 2018
Before you disappear… Check out the Gameweek 12 Preview of the Form Vs Fixture Charts to help you decide on those crucial transfers.
📊 ICYMI: There’s a tie at the top of the Form vs Fixture Charts for Gameweek 12…
Who are you transferring IN?!👇https://t.co/ZfLZm4wMMP
— Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_) November 6, 2018