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🤩 EOTK FPL Gameweek 12 Review 🤩: Tsimikas benching frustration, Palmer bargain? Time to sell Heung-min Son?
Who's topping the EOTK League? Which teams and LFC stars are winning ALL the points! Find out all this and more below!
Welcome to Empire’s Fantasy Premier League review! Let’s see how the league’s shaping up!
So, let’s quickly explain how this all works. Every single gameweek we’ll be reviewing the live leaderboard (below) and sharing the top ten players in the EOTK League and matching it up against our writers’ efforts!
⬇️Join our league with the code above or by clicking our auto-join link below ⬇️
For those trying out FPL for the first time, GOAL advise players to keep in mind the following ranges when tracking their scores:
“FPL gurus and seasoned managers generally agree that averaging 50-59 points every gameweek is the bare minimum target. A gameweek score between 60-75 points is considered good, and between 76-99 points are excellent. 100 points or more is an outstanding achievement that falls into winner's bracket.
“Using the gameweek's average score as a benchmark is potentially a more effective method since it changes automatically each week and makes it easier to track your progress. By attaining the gameweek's average points throughout the season, you will at least be in the top half by the end of the season.”
You’ll see weekly updates on the Liverpool players bringing in the most points on average, plus the BIG hitters from the other fixtures across the Premier League (watch out for Erling Haaland, Mo Salah and Kostas Tsimikas this week!).
💬 How many FPL players benched Kostas Tsimikas in anticipation of the player being swapped out for Joe Gomez?
As ever, we’re supplying weekly form rankings, so you can get an idea of the players that are beginning to hit form at the right moment, hopefully, before their transfer fees soar through the roof!
* Top 20 footballers (plus where Liverpool’s active players fall in each) within each ranking *
🟣 = 8+ point average per game
🟢 = 5-7 points average per game
🟡 = 2-4 points average per game
🔴 = below 2-point average per game
⚔️ You vs Empire’s writers ⚔️
🥇 819 points - ISimplyAmNotThere FC (Mark O’Rourke)
🥈 805 points - Livin’ Lavia Loco (Dominic Bourn)
🥉 797 points - Tikki takka (Ashley Noble)
✍️ The Writers ✍️
⬇️ 174th - Liam Togher
⬆️ 430th - Peter Kenny Jones
⬇️ 433rd - Farrell Keeling
⬇️ 669th - Max Rudd
🔴 How did Liverpool’s players do? 🔴
16 points - Mo Salah
15 points - Kostas Tsimikas
8 points - Diogo Jota
7 points - Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold
6 points - Virgil van Dijk
5 points - Joel Matip, Darwin Nunez
3 points - Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo
2 points - Cody Gakpo
1 point - Jarell Quansah, Harvey Elliott, Luis Diaz, James McConnell
👏 Best of the rest? 👏
3 points - Mark Flekken
Wolves 2 - 1 Tottenham
11 points - Pablo Sarabia
9 points - Brennan Johnson
Arsenal 3 - 1 Burnley
13 points - Leandro Trossard
7 points - Josh Brownhill
Crystal Palace 2 - 3 Everton
11 points - Abdoulaye Doucoure
8 points - Jefferson Lerma
Manchester United 1 - 0 Luton Town
15 points - Victor Lindelof
3 points - Thomas Kaminski
Bournemouth 2 - 0 Newcastle
13 points - Dominic Solanke
4 points - Nick Pope
Aston Villa 3 - 1 Fulham
10 points - John McGinn
8 points - Raul
Brighton 1 - 1 Sheffield United
9 points - Simon Adingra
5 points - Wes Foderingham
West Ham 3 - 2 Nottingham Forest
11 points - James Ward-Prowse
6 points - Anthony Elanga, Taiwo Awoniyi
Chelsea 4 - 4 Manchester City
10 points - Conor Gallagher
16 points - Erling Haaland
🌟 TOTW 🌟
⬆️ Gameweek 12 Form Rankings ⬇️
🟣 [Mo Salah] Haaland
🟢 [Kostas Tsimikas] Son, Watkins, Saka, Mbeumo, Bowen, Botman, Trippier, Maddison, March, Alvarez, Isak, Diaby, Bernardo, Odegaard, Mykolenko, Neto, Gordon, Luiz, Sterling, Andersen
🟡 [Darwin Nunez, Alisson Becker, Dominik Szoboszlai, Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Luis Diaz, Andy Robertson, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Cody Gakpo, Joe Gomez] Ward-Prowse, White, Jensen, Harrison, Doku, Murphy, Solanke, Foster, Palmer, Becker, Toffolo, Hee-chan, Saliba, Foden, Ferndandes, Wilson, Rodri, Odysseas, Raya, Trossard
🔴 [Alexis Mac Allister, Harvey Elliott, Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo, Jarell Quansah, Curtis Jones, Ben Doak, James McConnell] Kamara, Aarons, Brooks, Hickey, Welbeck, Trafford, Berge, Reed, Vinicius, Raul, Doughty, Kovacic, Hojlund, Emerson, Toti, Thomas, Dunk, Caicedo, Patterson, Robinson
👀 Keep an eye on… 👀
🥇 12.62 - Haaland ➖
🥈 8.74 - Salah ➖
🥉 7.38 - Jackson ➖
🥇 3.76 - Trippier ➖
🥈 3.64 - Mbeumo ⬆️
🥉 3.61 - Fernandes ⬇️
⏲️The long-term view⏲️
IN? Cole Palmer (£5.2m): Gameweek 16-24 sees Chelsea go on an incredible run of 8/9 green fixtures on the FDR. Whilst you shouldn't gamble on Palmer solely for being the Blues’ penalty-taker, an upturn in form for Mauricio Pochettino’s men and the rise of the former Man City midfielder could have FPL players turning to the 21-year-old as a potential enabler/cheap points-getter.
OUT? Ollie Watkins (£8.4m): It’s a relatively tricky run of game for Watkins up until Gameweek 18 - at which point you might be best advised restoring him to the side in light of Manchester City’s fixture blank.
IN? Bryan Mbeumo (£6.8m): Mbeumo has made quite the splash on FPL once again! If you can overlook a tough meeting with Arsenal in Gameweek 13, Brentford have an eye-catching run from Gameweek 14-22. Well worth the punt in our view!
OUT? Heung-min Son (£9.7m): Selling the third-highest scoring FPL star this season - a player previously considered fixture-proof - might be considered the height of insanity. With Spurs suffering a raft of injuries, however, and being set to navigate a relatively tricky set of games, perhaps now might be the time for a bold move. Those of us who have sold Haaland could find a way to bring the Norwegian back into the side by parting ways with an expensive asset like Son. The choice is yours!
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