When making FPL decisions many FPL managers mentally predict the outcome of matches
- Who will win?
- Will there be a clean sheet in this match?
- How many goals can I see being scored?
- How many players do I want to play in this game?
Ahead of the International Break El Statto predicting the most correct results, managing five of the ten matches.
We asked the managers to take a look at the Gameweek 12 fixtures. Here they predict the results and explain what they think this means for FPL decision making.
Leicester v Chelsea (Sat 12:30)
Aston Villa v Brighton (Sat 15:00)
Burnley v Crystal Palace (Sat 15:00)
Newcastle v Brentford (Sat 15:00)
Crystal Palace v Wolves(Sat 15:00)
Norwich v Southampton (Sat 15:00)
Watford v Man United (Sat 15:00)
Wolves v West Ham (Sat 15:00)
Liverpool v Arsenal (Sat 17:30)
Man City v Everton (Sun 14:00)
Spurs v Leeds (Sun 16:30)
FPL Shake n Bake
With three new managers in the league ahead of Gameweek 12, we could see plenty of rotation in their first games in charge, so I would advise potentially waiting on them until we get more of an idea of how they will look to line up.
One player I would like to target would be Cristiano Ronaldo as he takes on Watford, and Crystal Palace assets also intrigue me as they face Burnley. It will also be interesting to see if Harry Kane can continue his impressive international form in Antonio Conte’s first home game in charge
After an International Break there are always some interesting benching decisions and unexpected results. I am expecting Chelsea to keep piling on the misery for Leicester. I also think even without Sanchez Brighton will be in their stride against Aston Villa who may struggle in their first game under their new manager especially as the international break means Gerrard hasn’t met many of his players yet.
Crystal Palace have been good under Vieira and I expect them to beat Burnley with Benteke to be on the scoresheet. Newcastle v Brentford for me looks likely to be full of goals but end in a draw as Eddie Howe works out how to keep Newcastle in the division.
I think Arsenal can take advantage of injury struck Liverpool and go to Anfield to get a win and get back up into that top half of the table, Man City to beat Everton comfortabley and finally Spurs vs Leeds to be a draw, but could start to see some real Conte ball played.
Arsenal hold Liverpool at Anfield; City in cruise control against the Toffees; United and Spurs with convincing wins; Newcastle score two but concede two in a Desmond against Brentford; Norwich’s woes continue with defeat at home to Southampton.
FPL Talking Points
Aston Villa’s loss will be Norwich City’s gain this gameweek. For those fed up with seeing 1 and 2 pointers from Ivan Toney and ready for a move, I’m backing Teemu Pukki and Norwich to get some returns and results respectively over the next three gameweeks.
Other budget forwards to consider may come from the Burnley v Crystal Palace match, believe it or not. Out of nowhere, both teams have been much more free scoring than their previous iterations. Perhaps Chris Wood or Christian Benteke could offer points this weekend and for the following gameweeks with both having a good run of fixtures.
Finally, sticking with the forward position group, I’m steering clear of Michail Antonio this week. I watched West Ham fall in trap games after big results several times last year so I’m not getting carried away with recent results.
WIth 3 new managers in the league this weekend, it could be a tentative gameweek as they and their players try to find their feet. With this in mind I think could mean a very low scoring weekend, so prioritising the defence seems sensible.
I think Wilson and ASM will inspire a first victory of the season and home win for Newcastle under new manager Eddie Howe. There is also much hype and expectation surrounding after a less than inspiring first game for Conte. At home and with Harry Kane off the back of goals during the break I expect Spurs to be more attacking this week so that fixture could have a few goals in it.
Pilot Flame talks through his predictions for the weekend from 16:30 to 27:00 mins on his latest video.