Fantasy Soccer: FPL Gameweek 12 switch recommendation, captain choice and extra


Game week 12 of 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League is here and we have an early deadline to make changes as Leeds hosts West Ham on Friday night.

The Manchester derby will then take center stage on Saturday, while Tottenham and Liverpool both play on Sunday to extend their lead at the top of the table.

So as we head out on another busy weekend goal is at your disposal with advice on team selection, possible captain choices and much more if you want to color those arrows green and climb your leaderboards.


  1. Game week games
  2. Team selection tips
  3. Who is the best captain?
  4. Who are the players with the highest score?

Game week 12 games

date Attachment Time (GMT)
11th December Leeds versus West Ham 20:00
12th of December Wolves versus Aston Villa 12:30
12th of December Newcastle versus West Brom 15:00
12th of December Man Utd versus Man City 17:30
12th of December Everton versus Chelsea 20:00
13th December Southampton v Sheff Utd 12:00
13th December Crystal palace against spurs 14:15
13th December Fulham versus Liverpool 16:30
13th December Arsenal versus Burnley 19:15
13th December Leicester versus Brighton 19:15
GAMEWEEK 12 CHANGES DEADLINE: December 11th, 6:30 p.m.

Team selection tips


Hugo Lloris (£ 5.5m) is the most broadcast goalkeeper, playing with a little less than 50,000 FPL bosses in Gameweek 12 at the time of writing, and choosing to bring the Tottenham captain in.

A quick look at the fixtures and Tottenham meet Crystal Palace on Sunday – with Roy Hodgson’s side inspired by an in-shape Wilfried Zaha (£ 7.4m), I just hit five to West Brom – before heading to Anfield in a top duel with Liverpool.

Spurs also have Leicester (H) and Wolves (A) to play before the end of the year and a better time to pick up the French could be at Gameweek 16 when Jose Mourinho Fulham’s men are ahead of Leeds (H ) align. , Aston Villa (A) and Sheffield United (A).

A better option could be Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier (£ 4.6m).

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have back-to-back home games against West Ham and Newcastle, while also facing Burnley and West Brom in December.

The 20-year-old Frenchman has scored 46 points so far this season – the third highest of all goalkeepers in the game – and made 40 saves in the process – the fourth highest total in the Premier League.


Over 250,000 FPL managers have decided to include both Kurt Zouma (£ 5.7m) or Reece James (£ 5.3m) in the past week and it’s not hard to see why.

The blues duo has become a fixture in Frank Lampard’s starting XI in the Premier League Ben Chilwell (£ 6.2m), are the defenders with the highest number of points in the game after the first 11 games of the 2020-21 season.

Chelsea have friendly matches against Everton and Wolves in their next two games, both away, but even when they miss a goal or two, Zouma, James and Chilwell have come in handy in attacking areas.

Now could be the perfect time to contribute Trent Alexander-Arnold (£ 7.2m) after recovering from a calf injury.


The Liverpool full-back, who collected a total of 210 points last season, will now return to the starting line-up of the reds of the league and is not expected to see a price increase until the coming weeks.

However, if you’re looking for a cheaper option then West Ham is Defender Fabian Balbuena (£ 4.4m) could be your man

After not being selected in the first two games of the season, the Paraguayan is now a regular on David Moyes’ first team and one of the best players to face Leeds (A) and Crystal Palace (H).

midfield player

After his 14-point win in a 4-0 win against the Wolves Mohamed Salah (£ 12.3m) proves the most popular addition in midfield in Gameweek 12.

Given its high price tag, after the Egyptian’s positive Covid-19 test, many FPL bosses have chosen Gameweek 9, although getting him back into your XI is crucial as he is the strongest attacker in the midfielder category is.

Oddly enough, Salah played the full 90 minutes in Liverpool’s 1-1 Champions League game against Midtjylland on Wednesday night, but it is highly unlikely that Jurgen Klopp would rest him for the trip to Fulham on Sunday as things are getting tight at the top the table.

Elsewhere the injuries too Hakim Ziyech (£ 8.2m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£ 5.7m) opened the door Christian Pulisic (£ 8.2m) Reintegration into Chelsea’s starting XI.

Frank Lampard confirmed on Thursday that the USMNT star is available for the trip to Everton on Saturday. After the huge success in the 3-1 win over Leeds last time in the league, Pulisic is likely to play a big role at Goodison Park.

After what is expected to be a welcome week off for Aston Villa following the postponement of the Newcastle game due to a Covid-19 outbreak Jack Grealish (£ 7.7m) rarely goes as he tries to increase the 71 points he has already accumulated this season.

The England international is in second place Bruno Fernandes (£ 10.9m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£ 11.8m) For the chances created in the Premier League with 26 and the favorable pairings for Dean Smith’s team, Villa will face Wolves (A), Burnley (H), West Brom (H) and Crystal Palace (A) in the next four games.


Patrick Bamford (£ 6.2m) scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season in their last loss to Chelsea and although his price rose ahead of Gameweek 12, the Leeds forward remains an excellent pick.


West Ham head to Elland Road on Friday night and after the Hammers delivered three in their last game against Manchester United in the second half, Bamford will be confident of improving their record.

Another Englishman that is available at a relatively cheap price is Newcastle Forward Callum Wilson (£ 6.6m).

The 28-year-old took 12 points from his last game, a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, and Newcastle will face West Brom, the team with the worst defensive record in the Premier League, on Saturday.

And finally, it goes without saying, but when you have the money and don’t already have it Harry Kane (£ 10.9m) Then it is probably time to think about getting him. The Tottenham forward was at his best last time out against Arsenal and he will appreciate his chances of making it to the net against Palace on Sunday.

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Who is the best captain for Gameweek 12?

With the Manchester derby going on and Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham not playing at home, predicting who will be the most effective captain is not the easiest week.

That said Not correct has scored in his last two games in a row and the chances of scoring three against Fulham are relatively high.

Jamie Vardy (£ 10.3m) looks like a sensible replacement option too – the Leicester forward has scored six goals in his last eight games in all competitions and can look forward to meeting Brighton at King Power Stadium on Sunday.

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