FPL — Gameweek 13 Picks
Gameweek 12 is now firmly in the rear view mirror, my picks smashed the 56 point average out of the park with 81 points. My midfield and defensive picks were extremely fruitful with Sane, Daniels, Gross, Mee, Moreno, Zaha and Richarlison all returning. My special mention goes to Salah who deliver in spades with 2 goals ⚽️ ⚽️, a clean sheet 🛡 and all 3️⃣ BPS.
So far this season I’ve yet to be beaten by the GW average, so lets hope it continues into my Gameweek 1️⃣ 3️⃣ picks for under 100m.
Firstly in goal is Spot The Difference pick, Hugo Lloris (5.5m). Despite blanking against Arsenal last weekend the Frenchman welcomes a Baggies side very shy in front of goal, with 5 in their last 7. West Brom rank 2nd bottom, only to Swansea in terms of overall shots with 103 shots to the Swans 102. On the flip side Spurs are 3rd in terms of goals conceded only behind the 2 Manchester clubs — it seems like a fairly certain 6 pointer (however I did put this on De Gea last week 🤷). As a backup I am looking to Julian Speroni (4.0m) as a budget pick who has yet to keep a clean sheet all season but faces some fairly easy opposition in Stoke at home.
At the back a flat 3 beginning firstly with one of my picks again from last week Charlie Daniels (4.8m), the Cherries defender last week bagged an impressive 8 points and travels to Swansea who failed to score last week at home to Brighton. Alongside resurgent wing back for City, Kyle Walker (6.6m). Although his price tag is steep, his returns are consistent and for points, he is ranked 7th overall in terms of defenders despite being out-priced by 3 of them. Lastly with the injury concerns plaguing Manchester United, I have chosen Marcos Rojo (5.4m) who impressed against Basel and looks set to replace Jones and Bailly. My bench is made up of Maya Yoshida (5.0m) who looks set to return on the back of a 3–0 drudging by Liverpool and Francisco Femenía Far (4.5m) who visits St. James Park.
In midfield a trio of premium picks starting with the returning Paul Pogba (8.0m). Despite missing 6 weeks of action through injury dabbing maestro returned resurgent with a 12 point haul against Newcastle. Despite playing almost half as many games as Alli, Alexis and Hazard he has the same winning amount of goals and more assists. He also creates more chances when playing alongside Lukaku as mentioned in my article from yesterday. Next 2 picks in the 9m bracket, Dele Alli (9.2m) and Leroy Sané (9.0m) — both of whom welcome promising attacking fixtures.
Alongside these 3 I have chosen a prospect that impressed in international duty and could turn about the fortunes of a Palace side adrift at the bottom of the league. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (4.5m) is low budget option that in only 8 games has created 1 less chance than the aforementioned Paul Pogba. On the precipice of solid fixtures, he could prove a worthy bench addition to any team looking for potential hauls. On the bench Matt Ritchie (5.8m) who plays a leaky Watford side.
Now for my front 3 — first up the hat trick hero from the weekend Callum Wilson (6.0m) who returned from time out with a bang. Enough has been said this week about the potential return vs. injury factor but I feel he has done enough this past week to warrant a starting place. He plays against a Swansea side who haven’t had a shutout in 3 weeks. Next up, against my better judgement I welcome Harry Kane (12.8) who hopefully will get back to scoring ways after blanking against The Gunners this past Sunday. Finally my forward line is made complete by Foxes talisman Jamie Vardy (8.5m).