Gameweek 12 was a better week for many, including me. I saw a lot of bigger scores in the FPL Community, but I'm happy enough with my 70 points, which gives me a nice green arrow from 880k up to 573k, one of my best weeks of the season. A large part of this came from actually having decent points from my captain, Jamie Vardy with a haul of 24 (2x 12). A couple of clean sheets with bonus from Pope and Tomori certainly helped and Salah and Abraham chipped in with goals as well. I got the benching of Janmaat wrong, however, which would have made it even better but its nice to see him getting some points anyway. This was how it looked:

 

Plans for GW13

It's yet another International Break now, so there's a lot of football to be played between now and then but here are some early thoughts. Firstly, let's look at my team as it stands:

 

 

I think that my team is in pretty good shape overall, although I've not been able to shift Dendoncker or Greenwood, both of which are pretty useless to be honest. Looking at this week in isolation, I have two players from the Man City vs Chelsea game (plus another on the bench) which is not ideal but its hard to predict that game - both teams are scoring and conceding so perhaps there could be a few goals in it, but who knows really. I certainly don't want to lose any of the Chelsea players as they are on form, and their fixtures pick up again after this one.

 

The fixtures

I still have my Wildcard (I know!) which needs to be used ahead of GW20 at the very latest, so here are the fixtures between now and GW19:

 

This is sorted by attacking fixtures, with the best at the top. Liverpool and West Ham's position is affected by the "Blank" in GW18, due to Liverpool playing in the World Club Championship. In the period before then, Liverpool's fixtures are actually pretty decent so it's going to be key how I approach their players in the short term, and also how I deal with the blank.

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About Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones is, arguably, the most consistently good FPL player in the world. In 10 seasons, Matthew has finished top 500 three times, top 10k eight times and never finished lower than 15,535 (in his first season). He’s also a dab hand at Sky having finished 2nd overall in 16/17, his first season, proving his strategies are effective across fantasy formats. 

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