Form and fixtures are in focus for the Gameweek 12 charts.
Which clubs have the best balance of both going into Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12?
There’s three teams tied at the top of the Gameweek 12 charts: Brighton, Chelsea and Liverpool. The latter two are unbeaten, with some big wins among their last four games. Brighton have finally been undone by Everton, after a run of three 1-0 wins. They all have two home games in their next four, with Brighton having the pick of the fixtures.
There’s plenty of appeal in the Brighton defence, given their 3 clean sheets in the last 4 games: Ryan is an excellent keeper choice, who acquires save and bonus points with ease. Duffy and Dunk are a constant threat from set pieces, with 3 goals and 2 assists between them. Murray can be considered as budget forward, he has 6 goals in 9 starts, plus pens.
For Chelsea, Hazard and Alonso remain the standout options, both have massive ownership and are among the top scoring players in the whole game. Hazard has now overcome injury, with 7 goals and 4 assists. Meanwhile, Alonso has 1 goal and 7 assists. Barkley and Morata are both in form, but their returns look unsustainable.
Salah and Mane are the pick of the Liverpool attack, both could make excellent captain candidates in 3 of the next 4 games, with the argument for a double up strengthening. Alisson and Van Dijk are the safest routes into the defence, but Robertson provides a greater threat of attacking returns and bonus points. Beware of rotation elsewhere.
Manchester City lead the form charts, with 2 big wins in their last 3 winning results. The fixtures are mixed, but Pep should overcome these to maintain their unbeaten run. As always, rotation is the biggest concern with Manchester City players.
Sterling is the form player, having 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 2 games: he has seen rotation in easier home games though. Aguero is the consistent starter in attack and go to captaincy material for home games in particular.
In defence, three clean sheets in their last four games is an excellent record, with Ederson and Laporte starting all of their fixtures so far. Mendy is still the choice attacker from the back line, given his assist potential: he’s only missed Premier League games through injury.
Leicester, Newcastle and Huddersfield have the pick of the fixtures, facing none of last seasons top six in their next 4 games. The fantasy assets of these teams aren’t particularly appealing though.
Chilwell has two assists in his last three games, with the Leicester defence providing some consistency in recent games. Points are expected for Vardy and Maddison despite a dry spell, with a leaky Burnley defence coming up next.
Newcastle have back to back clean sheets. Dubravka seems a little expensive, but Yedlin has plenty of attacking threat from the full back position. Wait and see on the attack. Billing is the only attacking player to score for Huddersfield, with defenders Zanka, Schindler and Lowe potentially working as budget options – the appeal is limited!
Before you disappear… The International Break follows Gameweek 12 and then we are into the busy festive Fixture Calendar. Check out all the key details on fixtures from Gameweek 12 onwards, particularly for those clubs heavily involved in other competitions.
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