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FPL Gameweek 12 Tips: Best Players to Transfer In

FPL GW12 resumes after the international break, which will give players plenty of time to consider their team selection.

There has also been several managerial changes in the league, which may also influence which players you bring in for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12.

Best Players for FPL GW12

The best players to consider for FPL GW12 are Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Currently, the most transferred in players ahead of GW12 are Conor Gallagher, Reece James and Joao Cancelo.

PlayerTeamPositionPricePick %GW11 ScoreTotal Points
Harry KaneSpursForward£12.2m10%227
Heung-Min SonSpursMidfielder£10.4m21%358
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolDefender£7.7m31%1264
Bernardo SilvaMan CityMidfielder£7.1m7%849
Vicente GuaitaGoalkeeperCrystal Palace£4.6m8%643
Ben FosterGoalkeeperWatford£4.1m23%1123

Harry Kane

  • Price: £12.2m
  • Picked by: 8%
  • Fixtures: Leeds (H), Burnley (a), Brentford (H)

Despite scoring only once this season in the league, Kane is still a good option.

He has had the most shots on target per 90 at Spurs (1.09) and as a result has the second highest non-penalty xG too (2.1).

Also, he’s a great playmaker, having the highest xA at Spurs (1.8).

What gives him the edge over his teammate, Son, is that Kane’s on penalties, scoring four last season.

To top it off he has great fixtures, facing Leeds, Burnley, Brentford and Norwich, all of which currently sit in the bottom 7 of the table.

Heung-Min Son

  • Price: £10.3m
  • Picked by: 20%
  • Fixtures: Leeds (H), Burnley (a), Brentford (H)

Son is Spurs’ top scorer with four goals and has the highest npxG in the team (3.1).

This season he’s been their best player and the only one to score more than once in the league.

At £10.3m, he’s cheaper than Kane and can get more points for scoring and getting clean sheets, whilst Kane often drops deep to get the ball and Son runs in behind.

With the run of fixtures ahead of him, he surely can’t blank many times.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Price: £7.7m
  • Picked by: 30%
  • Fixtures: Arsenal (H), Southampton (H), Everton (a)

Claiming four assists and a goal, Trent Alexander-Arnold is still only 29% owned, putting up numbers that you’d assume were from a midfielder.

Producing 48 shot-creating actions, 6 goal-creating actions and 29 key passes he has the second highest xA in the league (3.9) and 0.44 per 90 (the highest).

He takes set pieces too, even scoring a free kick against West Ham last time out.

His price is understandably high for a defender and is showing no sign of dropping soon, so the longer you wait, the harder it will be to get him in.

Bernardo Silva

  • Price: £7.1m
  • Picked by: 6%
  • Fixtures: Everton (H), West Ham (H), Aston Villa (a)

Silva has been in great form of late, scoring twice and getting an assist in his last four matches.

He’s the joint top scorer at City, with three goals, scoring 0.27 goals per shot (9th most).

Also, he takes players out of the game with his excellent dribbling ability, going past 25 players (5th most), making 98 progressive carries (third most) and 30 into the final third (5th most).

He’s also started the last 10 league matches, so if you’re looking for a regular City attacking asset, Silva could be a good shout.

Vicente Guaita

  • Price: £4.6m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixtures: Burnley (a), Aston Villa (H), Leeds (a)

With Robert Sanchez suspended for GW12 many managers will need a starting ‘keeper, as some won’t have Brighton backup, Jason Steele.

Playing every minute for Palace this season, Guaita has kept four clean sheets, conceding only 1.27 goals per 90 (10th least).

He’s also got the 6th highest clean sheet percentage (36%), whilst making 31 saves too (5th most), equalling 69% of shots on target.

With some decent fixtures coming up too, he’d make a great alternative to Sanchez.

Ben Foster

  • Price: £4.1m
  • Picked by: 23%
  • Fixtures: Man Utd (H), Leicester (a), Chelsea (H)

Another cheap goalkeeper is Ben Foster, who’s the only stopper costing less than £4.5m that starts.

He could be a save point magnet in coming weeks, making 19 saves so far, facing Man United and Chelsea who rank in the top 5 for shots per game.

In Watford’s recent match against Arsenal, Foster saved a penalty, which helped him score 11 points.

With a £4.1m playing keeper it gives you freedom to use budget elsewhere, but don’t expect clean sheets in the next three, only save points.