Premier League Fantasy Football: Whos Hot and Whos Not in Gameweek 12

​Gameweek 11 could be summed up with two magical words...John Lundstram.

The Sheffield United midfielder (a defender in the FPL world) bagged a brace and a clean sheet in the Blades' 3-0 win over Burnley, returning 21 points for his owners, or for the 16 geniuses who triple-captained him - 63. Yes, sixty-three points.

While Lundstram stole the show, teammates John Fleck (nine points) and Lys Mousset (13 points) also enjoyed fine outings and both made the 'Dream Team' from gameweek 11.

Those who have stayed patient with Kyle Walker were rewarded as the full back set up the first and scoring the winner in Manchester City's 2-1 victory over Southampton. Leicester's Caglar Soyuncu also got himself on the scoresheet last time out as he notched up 14 points - the same amount as Walker.

With usual suspects Sadio Mane and Tammy Abraham also shining, the average point total for gameweek 11 was 53 points. Not bad, but one lucky manager bench-boosted their way to a staggering 134 points - 22 of those coming from the subs bench.

Nevertheless, let's take a look at who you should bring in and who you should avoid for gameweek 12.

Oh, and by the way, the transfer deadline is Friday evening this week, so get your teams set sharpish!


Who's Hot

Aaron Ramsdale - The Bournemouth shot-stopper proved his worth last weekend with a clean sheet against Manchester United. Next up for the Cherries is a trip to St James' Park to take on Newcastle, the lowest-scorers in the division with just nine goals so far this season. At his £4.6m bargain price, Ramsdale is a must-get for the weekend. He's the joint-highest point scorer among goalkeepers for crying out loud!

Kasper Schmeichel - Ok, this one might be a little bit of a risk with Arsenal coming to town this weekend. However, despite their talent going forward, the Gunners have looked void of ideas in the final third of late and it wouldn't be surprising to see this stout Foxes backline shut them out. Looking ahead, Leicester's fixture-list softens up considerably before Christmas - they don't face an established top six side until 21 December, which is seven games away.

Who's Not


Ederson - After picking up an injury against Atalanta in the week, Ederson will not feature in City's pivotal clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Probably best to steer clear of Claudio Bravo, too. Liverpool tend to score goals at Anfield.


Who's Hot

John Lundstram - How could we not include the GOAT? Lundstram is the highest-scoring defender this season by 14 points and you can still pick him up for £4.8m! Don't be bothered by the fact that they play Spurs and United in their next two, the Blades' defence is proving to be one of the best in the league and on their day they can shut out any opposition in the Premier League. At the other end of the pitch, Lundstram has shown that he has an eye for goal.


Caglar Soyuncu - Any Leicester defender could've made this list but Soyuncu gets the nod due to his £4.8m value, the lowest out of the Foxes starting backline. The Turkey international came up with the goods last weekend, heading home smartly from a James Maddison corner and he's already proven to be one of the league's better defenders. With a nice run-in of games coming up, Soyuncu is someone you have to bring in at his price.

Who's Not

Marcos Alonso - After bringing home 30 points between gameweek's seven and ten, Alonso drew a blank at Watford last weekend as Emerson was given the nod over him at left-back as Lampard sought to rotate. However, the Spaniard dropped a stinker against Ajax in the week and it wouldn't be surprising to see Emerson get the nod for Saturday's clash with Palace.


Who's Hot

Leondro Trossard

Leandro Trossard - The Belgian has enjoyed a fine start to life in the Premier League with Brightonminus the injury that ruled him out for a couple of months. In his five league appearances for the Seagulls this season, Trossard has registered 26 points and was part of last weeks Dream Team thanks to his 11 point return. The winger looks to be a real asset for Graham Potter in the final third and at his tame £5.8m price, Trossard's a player you should be looking to bring in.

Anthony Martial - The Frenchman only returned two points last weekend, but at the end of the day he's playing as United's number nine. Prior to his injury, Martial racked up 19 points from three games as he quickly adjusted to becoming the Red Devils' focal point. He's the man United turn to if they need a goal, so at £7.7m you have to take advantage of the fact that he's playing in a more advanced role.

Who's Not

Nicolas Pepe - A fair few would've brought the Ivorian in after his brace of free-kicks against Vitoria a couple of weeks ago. Since then, however, Pepe has racked up a measly two points from two games, not even being used against Wolves last weekend as Unai Emery attempts to ease him in. With the former Lille man playing the full 90 in the week, he may not get a start at Leicester on the weekend. Not to mention that he costs £9.3m - hefty.


Who's Hot

Jamie Vardy - October's Player of the Month has got to be on this list, right? Vardy is the leading points scorer this season (80) and has been in fine fettle as of late, scoring five in his last three. The 32-year-old also loves playing against Arsenal - in eight starts, Vardy has eight goals against the Gunners and with their defence looking as vulnerable as ever, expect him to feast once more.

Raul Jimenez

Raul Jimenez - After struggling earlier in the season, Jimenez has looked sharp of late. In his last four Premier League outings, the Mexican has returned 28 points and has scored in Wolves' last two games in all competitions. It finally looks like we're seeing the Jimenez that was a hero for so many FPL bosses last season.

Who's Not

Callum Wilson - After starting the season brightly, Wilson has failed to contribute to a goal in his last four games as Bournemouth have struggled to find the back of the net. Coming up against a stout Newcastle back-five, don't trust Wilson for points this week. The Cherries also face Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea in their next six games. Tough.

Source : 90min