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FANTASY FORECAST 2017/18: FPL Gameweek 13

November 24, 2017

Ahead of each Gameweek in the Fantasy Premier League the Hype Train invites a special guest onto its Fantasy Forecast, where the three members of the Hype Team and its Guests will duel for FPL supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for the relevant Gameweek. In addition, we give our insight into who are the players to watch and those to drop, both for traditional FPL leagues and the Draft mode, as well as providing insight into captaincy picks, differentials for the week, and more. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

 

 

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek Deadline

For the 2016/17 Premier League season, the FPL deadline will be one hour before the commencement of the week's first game. The Premier League website lists each FPL deadline, you can always ask on social media, and you can also view a real time countdown on our Weekly Hype page.

 

 

How does our Forecasting work?

We have taken to our Hype Team, and the FPL Community, to compete in a weekly head to head dual of wits. We are asking the questions that dominate each week in the Fantasy Premier League: who to pick, who to avoid, who to captain, and who may surprise. The 3 members of the Hype Team, and a Guest, will provide weekly insight for the Gameweek ahead. For the sake of respecting the rules of the Forecast, we have provided an example of what we're sending out to interested parties.

  • Premier League Fixture Prediction: As pundits, we are testing our football acumen with PL predictions and will be providing regular updated tables and stats in each edition of the FPL Forecast. A perfect score is worth 3 points whilst a correct result is worth 1 point.

  • FPL Gameweek Forecasting: Answering the regular questions that come up every single week in the Fantasy Premier League community that helps with identifying captaincy picks, transfers, attacking options, clean sheet potential, teams to look our for and avoid, players to consider for the Draft game, the wildcard differential players, as well as general analysis and comments.

  • Scout Picks: Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, without any budget, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks)

  • Each team must pick a Captain, labelled as (c) and a Vice Captain listed as (vc).

 

 

Fixture Prediction: 2017/18 Points Table

In our predictions a perfect score is 3 points, and predicting the right outcome is worth 1 point (aka if a team wins but, you predict it, but don't get the perfect score). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 6 (1), 4 (2), 8 (3), 3 (4), 9 (5), 6 (6), 7 (7), 7 (8), 4 (9), 12 (10), 5 (11), 7 (12) = 78pts

 

Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 10 (1), 5 (2), 6 (3), 4 (4), 9 (5), 5 (6), 5 (7), 3 (8), 3 (9), 8 (10), 4 (11), 7 (12) = 69pts

 

Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 4 (1), 5 (2), 8 (3), 2 (4), 7 (5), 9 (6), 8 (7), 10 (8), 8 (9), 6 (10), 5 (11), 6 (12) = 78pts

 

Special Guests: 4 (1), 4 (2), 7 (3), 2 (4), 2 (5), 8 (6), 13 (7), 9 (8), 3 (9), 10 (10), 4 (11), 8 (12) = 76pts

 

Special Guests

GW1 - @FPLConnect: 4 points (0 perfect, 4 correct, 6 wrong)

GW2 - @FPLsleuth: 4 points (0 perfect, 4 correct, 6 wrong)

GW3 - @FPLBraveheart: 6 points (1 perfect, 3 correct, 6 wrong)

GW4 - @FPLJournalBlog: 2 points (0 perfect, 2 correct, 8 wrong)

GW5 - @FPL_Ted: 2 points (0 perfect, 2 correct, 8 wrong)

GW6 - @CGA_FPL: 8 points (1 perfect, 5 correct, 4 wrong)

GW7 - @FPLMad: 11pts (3 perfect, 2 correct, 5 wrong)

GW8 - @OddsOnFPL: 9pts (2 perfect, 3 correct, 5 wrong)

GW9 - @FPL_vs: 3pts (0 perfect, 3 correct, 7 wrong)

GW10 - @TheTinkerMen: 10pts (2 perfect, 4 correct, 4 wrong)

GW11 - @FPLStag: 4 pts (0 perfect, 4 correct, 6 wrong)

GW12 - @FFootballHub: 8pts (1 perfect, 5 correct, 4 wrong)

 

Individual Gameweek Predictions

GW1: Sam (6), Phil (10), Rob (4), @FPL_Connect (4)

GW2: Sam (4), Phil (5), Rob (5), @FPLsleuth (4)

GW3: Sam (8), Phil (6), Rob, (8), @FPLBraveheart (7)

GW4: Sam (3), Phil (4), Rob (2), @FPLJournalBlog (2)

GW5: Sam (9), Phil (9), Rob (7), @FPL_Ted (2)

GW6: Sam (6), Phil (5), Rob (9), @CGA_FPL (8)

GW7: Sam (5), Phil (7), Rob (8), @FPLMad (11)

GW8: Sam (7), Phil (3), Rob (10), @OddsOnFPL (9)

GW9: Sam (4), Phil (3), Rob (8), @FPL_vs (3)

GW10: Sam (12), Phil (8), Rob (6), @TheTinkerMen (10)

GW11: Sam (5), Phil (4), Rob (5), @FPLStag (4)

GW12: Sam (7), Phil (7), Rob (6), @FFootballHub (8)

 

 

FPL Scout Picks: 2017/18 Points Table

Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 82 (1), 61 (2), 58 (3), 23 (4), 60 (5), 72 (6), 55 (7), 54 (8), 51 (9), 45 (1), 59 (11), 101 (12) = 721pts

 

Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 81 (1), 57 (2), 38 (3), 49 (4), 58 (5), 73 (6), 65 (7), 63 (8), 46 (9), 48 (10), 57 (11), 77 (12) = 712pts

 

Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 67 (1), 43 (2), 48 (3), 36 (4), 74 (5), 78 (6), 68 (7), 39 (8), 47 (9), 55 (10), 55 (11), 80 (12) = 690pts

 

Special Guests: 54 (1), 45 (2), 41 (3), 40 (4), 72 (5), 77 (6), 81 (7), 53 (8), 26 (9), 52 (10), 56 (11), 84 (12) = 681pts

 

Special Guests

GW1 - @FPL_Connect: 54 points (Captain Kane, 2pts)

GW2 - @FPLsleuth: 45 points (Captain Lukaku, 12pts)

GW3 - @FPLBraveheart: 41 points (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW4 - @FPLJournalBlog: 40 points (Captain Mane, -4pts)

GW5 - @FPL_Ted: 72 points (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW6 - @CGA_FPL: 77 points (Captain Aguero, 22pts)

GW7 - @FPLMad: 81pts (Captain Kane, 26pts)

GW8 - @OddsOnFPL: 53pts (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW9 - @FPL_vs: 26pts (Captain Jesus, 2pts)

GW10 - @TheTinkerMen: 52pts (Captain Salah, 8pts)

GW11 - @FPLStag: 56pts (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW12 - @FFootballHub: 84pts (Captain Lukaku, 12pts)

 

Individual Gameweek Scout Picks

GW1: Sam (82), Phil (81), Rob (67), @FPL_Connect (54)

GW2: Sam (61), Phil (57), Rob (43), @FPLsleuth (45)

GW3: Sam (58), Phil (38), Rob, (48), @FPLBraveheart (41)

GW4: Sam (23), Phil (49), Rob (36), @FPLJournalBlog (40)

GW5: Sam (60), Phil (58), Rob (74), @FPL_Ted (72)

GW6: Sam (72), Phil (73), Rob (78), @CGA_FPL (77)

GW7: Sam (55), Phil (65), Rob (68), @FPLMad (81)

GW8: Sam (54), Phil (63), Rob (39), @OddsOnFPL (53)

GW9: Sam (51), Phil (46), Rob (47), @FPL_vs (26)

GW10: Sam (45), Phil (48), Rob (55), @TheTinkerMen (52)

GW11: Sam (59), Phil (57), Rob (55), @FPLStag (56)

GW12: Sam (101), Phil (77), Rob (80), @FFootballHub (84)

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 13

West Ham 1-3 Leicester

Crystal Palace 1-1 Stoke

Man United 2-0 Brighton

Newcastle 1-1 Watford

Spurs 3-0 West Brom

Swansea 1-2 Bournemouth

Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea

Southampton 1-0 Everton

Burnley 0-2 Arsenal

Huddersfield 0-4 Man City

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 13

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Leicester (A) vs. West Ham

Man United (H) vs. Brighton

Spurs (H) vs. West Brom

Bournemouth (A) vs. Swansea

Liverpool (H) vs. Chelsea

Arsenal (A) vs Burnley

Man City (A) vs. Huddersfield

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Man United (H) vs. Brighton

Spurs (H) vs. West Brom

Arsenal (A) vs Burnley

Man City (A) vs. Huddersfield

Southampton (H) vs. Everton

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Callum Wilson (FW), Nicolas Otamendi (DEF),Wilfried Zaha (MID), Nick Pope (GK)

OUT: Oumar Niasse (FW), John Stones (DEF), Heurelho Gomes (GK), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (MID).

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?:

Coutinho vs. Chelsea

Richarlison vs. Newcastle

Van Dijk vs. Everton

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Man City: ‘Captain Obvious’ tells me that Man City score goals and keep clean sheets.

 

Spurs: Harry Kane and Dele Alli announced their return against Dortmund in the Champions League, and now they turn their attention to a Tony Pulis voided Baggies who could be shipping goals in the capital.

 

Leicester: Facing the new Sunderland.

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

Chelsea: Liverpool have scored three goals in their last four games, so they should be avoided defensively, the game at Anfield will be a tight affair that could go either way.

 

Everton: Without Oumar Niasse, a player whose suspension is a terrible blow to budget differentials, they don’t have any proven goal-scorers.

 

West Ham: The new Sunderland.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Virgil van Dijk: Everton have had Niasse taken from them, and now they travel to the Liverpool player farm without their goal scorer. Van Dijk could have an easy game against future derby opponents.

 

Callum Wilson: Can you ignore the Englishman be ignored after scoring three goals against Huddersfield in a ten-man team? No, exactly.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Harry Kane – Even though the Englishman has disappointed in recent weeks, you can’t look away from the potential of him scoring big at home against West Brom.

 

(VC): Gabriel Jesus – Insert generic comment about how good Man City currently are.

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

Heavy hitting strikers are all the rage this week; Jesus, Kane, Lukaku, Vardy, and Lacazette all potential options. The only big game of FPL option clashes is Liverpool and Chelsea’s encounter.

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 13

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Hugo Lloris

 

DEF: Virgil van Dijk

DEF: Chris Smalling

DEF: Kyle Walker

 

MID: Riyad Mahrez

MID: Mohamad Salah

MID: Christian Eriksen

MID: Kevin De Bruyne

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)

FOR: Gabriel Jesus (VC)

FOR: Romelu Lukaku

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Nick Pope

MID: Alexis Sanchez

DEF: Antonio Valencia

DEF: Ryan Bertrand

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 13

West Ham 1-2 Leicester
Crystal Palace 3-1 Stoke
Man United 2-0 Brighton
Newcastle 1-2 Watford
Spurs 3-0 West Brom
Swansea 0-2 Bournemouth
Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea
Southampton 0-1 Everton
Burnley 1-2 Arsenal
Huddersfield 1-3 Man City

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 13

 

Best GW Attacking Options:
Man City (a) vs Huddersfield 
Spurs (H) vs West Brom
Man United (H) vs Brighton
Crystal Palace (H) vs Stoke

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:
Spurs (H) vs West Brom
Everton (a) vs Southampton
Man United (H) vs Brighton 
Bournemouth (a) vs Swansea

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:
IN: Daniels, Wilson, Pogba, Hazard, Christensen, Smalling, Kane, Lukaku.
OUT: Stones, Jones, Aguero, West Brom players.

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?:
Some lesser picked players that a worry a look this week:
Chris Smalling
Anthony Martial
Andreas Christensen 
Callum Wilson

 

GW Differential Picks:

Wilfried Zaha: Second week in a row in touting him. Personally invested in his FPL production, he has the form, fixtures and flair.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:
(C): Harry Kane: Not changing this...until he leaves for Madrid in January...

 

(VC): Gabriel Jesus: Risk of rotation but Aguero has just played a full 90 minutes in Europe. Whoever plays in attack scores points. Huddersfield don’t pose much of a challenge in this one.

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 13
Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: David De Gea

 

DEF: Charlie Daniels
DEF: Jan Vertonghen
DEF: Chris Smalling

 

MID: Leroy Sane
MID: Christian Eriksen 
MID: Wilfried Zaha
MID: Eden Hazard

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)
FOR: Gabriel Jesus (VC) 
FOR: Romelu Lukaku

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Ben Foster
MID: Richarlison
DEF: Andreas Christensen
DEF: Christian Fuchs

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 13

West Ham 1-3 Leicester

Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke

Man United 2-0 Brighton

Newcastle 1-2 Watford

Spurs 3-0 West Brom

Swansea 0-0 Bournemouth

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

Southampton 2-1 Everton

Burnley 1-0 Arsenal

Huddersfield 0-4 Man City

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 13

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Leicester (A) vs. West Ham

Spurs (H) vs. West Brom

Man City (A) vs. Huddersfield

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Man United (H) vs. Brighton

Spurs (H) vs. West Brom

Man City (A) vs. Huddersfield

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Harry Kane – It's his last chance.... For now...

 

(VC): Eden Hazard – Hazard's got a good record against Liverpool. I think it will be more of the same at Anfield.

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

It's been a long week, and I think it will be an even longer weekend with a lot of FPL misery.

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 13

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: David de Gea

 

DEF: Stephen Ward

DEF: Kieran Trippier

DEF: Kyle Walker

 

MID: Wilfried Zaha

MID: Eden Hazard (VC)

MID: Christian Eriksen

MID: Leroy Sane

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)

FOR: Gabriel Jesus

FOR: Jamie Vardy

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Nick Pope

MID: Alexis Sanchez

DEF: Federico Fernandez

DEF: Harry Maguire

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 13

West Ham 1-2 Leicester

Crystal Palace 2-2 Stoke

Man United 2-0 Brighton

Newcastle 0-2 Watford

Spurs 3-0 West Brom

Swansea 1-2 Bournemouth

Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea

Southampton 2-1 Everton

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Huddersfield 0-4 Man City

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 13

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Leroy Sane, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Man United, Spurs, Man City

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, Leroy Sane, Alvaro Morata

OUT: Any West Brom player, Aguero/Jesus – Pep commented on how they can’t play together

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?:

Paul Pogba, Leroy Sane

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Man United, Spurs, Man City, Watford

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

West Brom, West Ham, Everton

 

GW Differential Picks:

Wilfried Zaha, Shaqiri, Mahrez

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Harry Kane

(VC): Leroy Sane

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 13

Formation: 3-5-2

 

Starting 11

 

GK: David de Gea

 

DEF: Jan Vertonghen

DEF: John Stones

DEF: Hector Bellerin

 

MID: Leroy Sane

MID: Richarlison

MID: Paul Pogba

MID: David Silva

MID: Riyad Mahrez

 

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)

FOR: Romelu Lukaku (VC)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Petr Cech

DEF: Ben Mee

DEF: Davison Sanchez

FOR: Callum Wilson

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