FPL players on the Watchlist ahead of Gameweek 12

We selected the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players as the best mid-term targets in each position based on situation, form and value.

FPL managers are approaching 10 Gameweeks over a 40-day period, so you should plan for the future after the international break in November.

Top 10k finisher and regular Scout Zophar will join the series in 2021/22, producing a biweekly piece and discussing positional rankings and talking with us through our latest update here.



Our regularly updated watchlist, displayed in the sidebar, ranks players in each position for the next month – or rather the next four Weeks.

This allows site users to get a more permanent view of recommended players beyond the weekly Scout Picks.

Players are selected based on factors such as the FPL’s form rating*, club injuries, club morale, upcoming fixtures and whether the player in question is likely to return. into a bargain at FPL or not.

The table shows the player and club names, along with the initials of the factors that play a part in their ratings. You can find the keys for these elements below the player in the table and look like this:


The arrows before the arrow indicate whether a player has climbed or fallen in our calculations since the last update or they are a new entry to the board.

* points divided by the club’s matches played in the last 30 days

Watchlist: FPL Best Goalkeeper


Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) has retained his place at the top despite the Gunners making a series of difficult matches. Arsenal’s number one earned a bonus point with just one save against Watford and he will likely have to make more stops against upcoming opponents.

Robert Sánchez (£4.6m) suspended from Gameweek 12 for a red card against Newcastle United but a one-week absence was not enough to see the Spaniard fall.

Speaking of Spaniards, Vicente Guaita (£4.6m) is third in the goalkeeper rankings. Crystal Palace are second in expected goals (xGC) against only Manchester City this season and have a steady run of games all the way through to Gameweek 20.

Hugo Lloris (£5.4m) is another thing that sees his shares rising: the Tottenham Hotspur captain should have better clean sheet potential under Antonio Conte and also be in excellent form.

Watchlist: Best FPL Defenders


Not much need to be said about the performance quartet that are at the top of the defenders chart: Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.7 million pounds), Reece James (5.9 million pounds), Joao Cancelo (£6.5 million) and Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) have recently had attacking players return and play for teams that are challenging at the top of the table.

Sergio Reguilon (£5.0m) is a new entry. Spaniards have set the record to say Conte has allowed him more freedom to create chances and shoot in the full-back role, while the Spurs schedule is good for the next five weeks. A large stretch of road may be nearby.

Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m) has also moved up a few positions: he is the more creative of the Crystal Palace full-backs but it is worth mentioning that his teammate, centre-back Marc Guehi (£4.5m), better fares for bonus points potential.

Despite finding the back of the net in the game against Norwich, Rico HenryShares in Brentford (£4.5m) have fallen with all the injuries to Brentford’s backline and the goalkeeper behind them.

Watchlist: FPL Best Midfielder


Despite some poor performances towards the end of the year, Son Heung-min (£10.3m) retains second place among midfield players due to the new coach expected under Conte and Spurs. He’s more likely to play a central role and is considerably cheaper than Harry Kane.

Phil Foden (£8.3m) were unlucky not to be on the scoresheet at Old Trafford and comebacks look set to be on the cards in the coming weeks. However, rotation seems inevitable during the busy Christmas period, with all the options Manchester City have available.

With Roberto Firmino’s injury, Diogo Jota (£7.5m) is a great short-term option. We’re still not entirely clear on the length of Firmino’s absence but with the Gameweeks packing so closely together we could have five to six games against Jota before the Brazilian returns.

The most difficult is to order five cheap midfielders in this form: Conor Gallagher (5.8 million pounds), Raphinha (6.6 million pounds), Leandro Trossard (6.5 million pounds), Emile Smith Rowe (£5.8 million) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) are all in sparkling form at the end of the year and you can really find an argument to put them in any order/rating. Bowen has the best base numbers of the bunch but with West Ham’s run a bit slick, he could be unfairly placed last.

Watchlist: Best FPL Striker


With seven goals in the international break, a new manager popping up, a sort of schedule and inclination to do well in December, Harry Kane £12.2m is at the top of the striker rankings. I can’t really give you any basic numbers to justify this, it’s just that Kane is a world-class player who is too good to stay out of the periphery of Illusion forever.

Callum Wilson (£7.3m) is another big mover. Reunited with former manager Eddie Howe, who is known for his offensive philosophy, Wilson faces Brentford, Burnley and Norwich in three of the next four, all at home. His ability to participate in goals is very high when he is healthy and the Magpies will be looking for him to win these important matches.

No shots on target in the last three weeks, Jamie VardyShares of £10.8m have fallen a bit. After the Chelsea game, Leicester are in solid form but I am concerned about the veteran striker’s ability to play three games a week during a congested period.

Ivan Toney (£6.7m) has also dropped significantly, and the managers’ patience is sure to wear out after the empty-handed defeat against Norwich City. However, he is being penalized and appears to be playing 90 minutes a week, which is very valuable in December.

Christian Benteke (£6.3m) instead Odsonne Edouard (£6.5 million), with the latter playing wide quite often. Hwang Hee-chan (£5.8m) removed and replaced with Adam Armstrong (£5.9m), meanwhile: The Saints will face Norwich next and Armstrong appears to have won the battle to regain either striker spot.


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