FPL Gameweek 12 Review | 13 Preview

First off, here’s a little write-up I did for @FPLMyClub on Twitter.

Spurs 0 – 2 Arsenal

The North London Derby didn’t go as many people expected it to. Hats off to Arsenal. They had a game plan, stuck with it, defended well, and finished their chances. Spurs looked flat. Kane and Alli were apparently fit according to Poch, but I think he’s just shielding them from the media.

Take the loss and move on is just what Spurs did. They exceeded expectations and won their group-of-death in Champions League, and now they will carry that momentum into the weekend versus the manager-less West Brom.

Predicted Scoreline: Spurs 3 – 0 West Brom

It’s time Spurs put more than 1 or 2 goals on the board. I can see it happening against a broken club like West Brom.

1.     Must-Have: Kane (£12.8)

  • He bagged a pot shot against Dortmund to get the monkey off his back. Look for him to push hard for maybe a brace this weekend.

2.     Differential: Rose (£6.4 at 2.0%)

  • Hear me out. He’s back, he’s fit, and only 2.0% of the game has him. If he plays, and that’s a BIG IF, he may get some big returns. Here’s hoping.

3.     Avoid: Son (£7.9)

  • He’s stepping up huge in the Champions League, but he still doesn’t play enough big minutes to be an effective FPL asset.

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Hopefully, Chelsea and Liverpool light up the scoreboard. After Liverpool’s collapse against Sevilla, they may just focus on tightening up overall as a team. Chelsea is flowing after scoring 8 goals in their past two games.

Who do you have bringing in some juicy returns this gameweek? I’ve yet to think about my free transfer, but despite the tilt between Liverpool and Chelsea, I can see Morata scoring a couple.

Best of luck in your decisions, and remember, it’s a Friday deadline! May all your arrows be green this gameweek.

Cheers,
– Fro

 

 

 

FPL Podcast – 3 Bonus Pints – Ep. 4: A Slack Baker’s Dozen

Fresh off the international break, the Premier League is back and ready to swing into its jam-packed holiday stretch. To get you settled back in, episode 4 of the 3 Bonus Pints is UP.

We have exciting news about the podcast: we’re now listed as an Apple podcast, so subscribe and fret no more!

Heading into Gameweek 12, Sage, Ned and I venture into our FPL lineups and how they’re shaping up for the holiday fixtures. We talk about some icy insights from The Fantasy Football Pundits and FPL Él Statto weighs in with a few tips of their own.

Pull up your squad, crack a tall boy, and settle in for some FPL banter and laughs.

May all your arrows be green this gameweek!

Cheers,
– Fro

FPL – International Breaks are the Worst

It’s been some time since you’ve heard from Luiz’s Fro. I’ve been behind the scenes working hard on designing a new visual identity for Luiz’s Fro. You’ll get to see it very soon, but for now, we must discuss FPL.

Who are the FPL conspiracy theorists out there? It’s very fishy/smart how several players’ injuries have arisen before this week’s international friendlies’ selections. Apart from poor Jack Butland’s broken finger, it’s too convenient that certain players went down with an injury to avoid being selected for their national squad.

It seems as though this is the perfect week break to rest before the holiday season is thrust upon the Premier League. I know it’s an honour to earn each and every cap for your country, but sometimes clubs are screwed over due to alternative physio practices and training regimes a lesser national team might have.

Let’s look at Spurs. They have 9 injuries and top the league in that category alongside Watford. Vertonghen, Kane, Alli, and Winks all just came down with not-so-concerning injuries. Why? Well, because either the injuries happened or just because now’s the time to rest!

It’s no secret that managers have complained about letting their prized players go play ‘meaningless’ friendlies. Many have been outspoken in previous years about wishing they could just no let them go.

I love to speculate about this sort of thing. Let me know what you think! Leave a comment or tweet me: @LuizsFro.

Enjoy the rest of this miserable international break!

Cheers,
– Fro