Fantasy football tips: Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal stars among those to sign for Gameweek 12

Mohamed Salah. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Mohamed Salah. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Fantasy football managers should be set to raid Liverpool for players with their favourable home match against Fulham coming up in Gameweek 12 this weekend, writes James Wootton.

Home fixtures for Chelsea and Arsenal could also provide attacking returns for popular players including Premier league top scorer Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

We've analysed and picked five players that managers can consider picking for their teams in the Fantasy Premier League and Sky Sports Fantasy Football competitions.

Alvaro Morata

The Chelsea striker seems to have re-discovered his scoring touch this season after a brace in Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend, taking his tally to five goals for the campaign.

Two home fixtures in their next three games - Everton (H), Spurs (a), Fulham (H) - could provide Morata with the chance to boost that tally.

Priced at £8.7m in FPL and £11.7m in Sky Sports, the Spaniard is one of the lowest valued strikers who is playing regularly for top six sides.

Eden Hazard is also worth considering having made a point-scoring cameo from the bench against Palace, providing an assist for Morata's second goal.

Mohamed Salah

It looks inevitable that this man will provide points for Fantasy teams this weekend with Liverpool's home fixture against struggling Fulham, who are the only side yet to have kept a clean sheet this season.

Despite blanking at the Emirates on Saturday evening, Salah looked bright and his home form is definitely something to take into consideration, with four out of his five goals this season coming at Anfield.

The Egyptian will set you back in price, being listed at £13m in FPL and £12.9m in Sky Sports, but owners could reap the rewards with favourable fixtures on the horizon as Liverpool don't face a top six side until mid-December.

Defenders Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk could also be strong additions against Fulham, with a clean sheet expected for the Reds.

Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette could well be an option to consider this weekend when Arsenal host Wolves, who have lost their last three games.

The Frenchman returned to the scoresheet on Saturday having been in the shadow of fellow striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in recent weeks, with the former Borussia Dortmund man notching five goals since Lacazette's last strike at Craven Cottage in the 5-1 over Fulham.

Cheaper than Aubameyang however, Lacazette is priced at £9.7m in FPL and £11.4m in Sky and could be a hot pick this weekend.

Andros Townsend

Maybe a slightly leftfield choice but Andros Townsend showed at Stamford Bridge that he can be a real handful for opposing defenders, scoring an equaliser for Palace before Chelsea regained control.

Townsend comes up against his former club Spurs this weekend, which could fuel the winger's desire to put in another strong performance and add to his first goal of the season that he scored on Sunday afternoon.

A cheap option at £5.7m in FPL and £8.4m in Sky, Townsend could be a decent budget option for fantasy squads.

Jamie Vardy

Despite a poor run of form of late, Jamie Vardy is one to consider adding to fantasy teams this week when his Leicester side come up against Burnley at the King Power Stadium.

Burnley are coming off the back of a four match winless run and have shipped 13 goals in just three matches, providing Vardy with the opportunity of a potential upturn in form.

In what is set to be an emotional fixture, being the first game at the King Power since the loss of their chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Foxes will be eager to put in a strong performance.

Priced at £9m in FPL and £11.5m in Sky, Vardy is one to watch in Gameweek 12 of the Premier League.


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