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FPL GW12 Review: Kieran Trippier Is A Bonus Points Magnet

FPL GW12 Review:  Kieran Trippier Is A Bonus Points Magnet

With two out of three days of the midweek Premier League game week done, we can now look at some of the highs and lows of FPL.

This GW, continuing the theme from the weekend, was much better for defenders and not so much for the attackers. Only 8 goals were scored over seven games, with 8 teams keeping a clean sheet, including two goalless draws.

Furthermore, only one match, Palace v. Wolves saw both sides trouble the scorers, with the match ending 2-1 for Palace.

You can check out all scores here.

The Highs


14 points against Man City has been followed by 15 points against West Ham. Two consecutive clean sheets have thrust Alisson to the third-highest points-scoring keeper in FPL this season.

Next up, NFO and Leeds. Points! Points! Points!

Kieren Trippier

That is now six back-to-back points-filled GWs for Trippier. Did anyone see this coming? We certainly did not.

Trippier and co. secured a well-earned clean sheet against the Toffees, with the fullback earning three bonus points for his troubles, resulting in a nine-point haul.

Newcastle face Spurs next, in a fixture which might be the trickiest they’ve played for a while.

Miguel Almiron

Almiron continued his recent good form, scoring the winner, and only goal, against Everton. His ten points this GW mean he has now scored 35 points in the last 4 GWs, more than what he has scored in the previous 7. His price point makes him a very attractive differential option.

Talk about a turnaround.

Wilfried Zaha

Maddison’s untimely yellow card meant many needed the other mids to perform to make up for the blanks. And thankfully for many, Zaha did just that, bringing home 8 points.

The winger’s goal proved to be the difference between the sides, as Zaha completed Palace’s comeback against the Wolves in their 2-1 victory.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

The Chelsea goalkeeper delivered for the third GW in a row. Chelsea has now kept 3 CS in a row and this is no small thanks to their goalkeeper.

Kepa has kept 3 CS in four games and is in the form of his life. Keep it going, please.

The Lows

Harry Kane and Mo Salah

With no Haaland game this week, all eyes were on previous FPL “kings”, and to the disappointment of many, they did not perform.

Kane (2 pts) blanked for the first time since game week 1, while Salah (3 pts) failed to build up on his goal against Manchester City.

The Salah stinker will hurt more because of how many people transferred him thinking “he was back”. Oh well.

The top choices for captaincy this weekend did themselves no favour. With Haaland facing BHA next, we should not be surprised if the armband is passed to the City striker again.

Mason Mount

Mount, and Chelsea in general, were rendered toothless in attack against Brentford. The second-most transferred player disappointed with only 3 points before being substituted just after the hour mark. Mason has no shots and an xA of only 0.04. Very poor.

Jarrod Bowen

Bowen has a golden opportunity to build on his recent points when he earned and took the penalty against Liverpool. Too bad for him, Alisson saved that penalty. The miss cost him points, resulting in a zero-point GW finish for the Englishman. Shame.

With two more games to be played today, the FPL fate may well change for many managers out there. Watch the space!