Anti-Fantasy, Players to Avoid – GW 12

When West Ham’s board decided not to sack Slaven Bilic after he lost 2 points against Crystal Palace in GW10, someone could say something in line with “Okay, they didn’t want to bring a new manager in just before match against Liverpool, so it’s better let him take that one as well, and let new manager have whole international break to settle in.” That would actually be a kind of logical thing to do. However, after West Hame lost 1-4 to Liverpool, the board brought in David Moyes as Bilic’s replacement, and reassured us that they do not have a single clue what are they doing with the club!

Tottenham won against Palace thanks to Son, while there were great disappointment in Harry Kane because he once again failed to deliver when everyone expected him to score some goals against the worst team in Premier League. That was especially disappointing because many managers invested in him, since everyone knew that Mourinho will park the bus at Stamford, and Lukaku would have a hard time to score. Mourinho however failed to keep his sheet clean.

Tom Cleverley failed to score a last minute penalty against his former club, so Everton finally won all 3 points and escaped from relegation zone. Pep’s boys didn’t disappoint and won pretty easily against Arsenal.

In the opening game of GW11 Stoke and Leicester played quiet and entertaining game and scored 2 goals each, just to be followed with 4 one-goal games at 15h. Huddersfield’s Schindler lived up to FPL’s expectations of “one-to-watch” in GW10, and got sent-off.


Top 3 worst choices in GW11 per positions:


  • Karnezis – 0 pts – 31 minutes, 3 goals conceded, 0 saves
  • Hart – 1 pt – 4 goals conceded, 4 saves
  • Gomes – 1 pt – 58 minutes, 2 saves



  • Schindler – -2 pts – 56 minutes, 1 red card
  • Reid – – 1 pt – 4 goals conceded, 1 yellow card
  • Cresswell – 0 pts – 4 goals conceded


  • Cleverley – 0 pts – 1 penalty missed
  • Fellaini – 0 pts – 28 minutes, 1 yellow card
  • Williams – 0 pts – 28 minutes, 1 yellow card



  • Long – 1 pt – 14 minutes
  • Giroud – 1 pt – 12 minutes
  • Solanke – 1 pt – 3 minutes


With 11 gameweeks behind us, new changes in’s ideal team occurred, so we are now back to standard 4-4-2 formation:

Pickford remains in goal, after conceding 2 at home against Watford. Palace’s Scott Dann and Joel Ward are still in defense, alongside Bournemouth’s Adam Smith – one clean sheet won’t get you out of the squad, chap! Back in defense is Stoke’s Erik Pieters.

Everton’s duo Gueye and Davies remain in defense, alongside with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from their city rival Liverpool, who is still in the worst PL team, even though he scored against West Ham. Newest addition to our squad is Leicester’s Albrighton!

In forward, Burnley’s Ashley Barnes is now accompanied by returnee Olivier Giroud!



Bad prediction time!

  • Arsenal – Spurs: North-London derby will open GW12. Everyone is expecting to see an entertaining game with a lot of goals. Spurs had problems at Wembley again in GW11, and they found a way to keep most of their players from playing for their international teams, so they are expected to hit the ground running against Arsenal!
  • Bournemouth – Huddersfield: We could be up to a quite interesting game to watch having in mind both team’s styles. Let’s hope it will be a good game.
  • Burnley – Swansea: Everyone expected from Abraham to be really motivated after receiving call-up for England’s senior squad, but he failed to deliver against Brighton at home. Burnley is having a great season for their standards so far, so they should be considered favorites.
  • Crystal Palace – Everton: Who said “cripple fight”?
  • Leicester – Man City: Foxes should not be a match for this season’s Man City. Anything but a win from City will be a big surprise.
  • Liverpool – Southampton: it’s a scouting day at Liverpool! Their favorite feeder club is back in town! And Liverpool’s supporters will finally get a chance to see van Dijk at Anfield.
  • West Brom – Chelsea: West Brom is having a disappointing season comparing to last one, so Chelsea should be considered a clear favorite. We’ll see how Roman’s “football manager-like” moves turn out, after he again decided to make some changes during the season (Technical Director Michael Emenalo resigned after GW11)
  • Man Utd – Newcastle: Anyone who expects one of Mourinho-Benitez classics from more than 10 years ago, please don’t be disappointed when that doesn’t happen.
  • Watford – West Ham: Watford lost to poor Everton in GW11, but I really don’t expect Moyes to turn things around in West Ham.
  • Brighton – Stoke: Brighton is waaaaay above their expected league place. And great job having goal-difference at zero (11-11). Anyway, one more Monday night football classic!

Good luck in GW12 managers!


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