Maddison to miss Gameweek 12 + Mitrovic discusses fitness

Maddison to miss Gameweek 12 + Mitrovic discusses fitness

Our write-ups of the Gameweek 11 motion proceed with the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) speaking factors from Saturday’s fixtures.

The numbers you see on this article are from our Premium Members area, the place you’ll be able to entry Opta participant and workforce information for each single Premier League fixture.


James Maddison (£8.3m) made Blank Gameweek 12 that little bit trickier for a lot of FPL managers after choosing up his fifth reserving of the season in Leicester City’s draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Maddison’s stoppage-time simulation noticed him gather a 3rd warning in as many matches, so will now sit out the Foxes’ appealing-looking residence fixture in opposition to Leeds United.

He’ll be a ‘promote’ for a lot of FPL managers, not simply due to the suspension. In the 4 remaining pre-World Cup fixtures after his suspension is over, he faces a conflict with Manchester City and a visit to a West Ham United aspect who boast the division’s third-lowest anticipated targets conceded (xGC) tally.

Maddison at the least was within the thick of issues, registering 4 pictures, but it surely was an off-day for Crystal Palace attacking-wise. They have the bottom anticipated targets (xG) complete of any workforce in Gameweek 11 to this point, whereas they’re additionally backside for xG since Gameweek 5. Many pundits have identified their powerful begin however they’ve confronted less-than-watertight defences in Brentford, Leeds and Leicester of their final 5 matches, with out an excessive amount of enchancment.


Marco Silva told us on Friday that Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.7m) had solely had at some point of full coaching going into Saturday’s conflict with Bournemouth however the Serb was thrust straight again into the beginning XI, netting from the spot and registering an encouraging 5 pictures in all.

Mitrovic admitted after the sport that he nonetheless wasn’t 100% match:

“I’ve been in quite a lot of ache. Painkillers helped lots. I nonetheless haven’t fully recovered however managed to get the objective at the moment. I had one or two probabilities the place I may have completed higher, however that’s soccer.” – Aleksandar Mitrovic

“We usually are not right here to take dangers with the gamers. We need to deal with them and get them in nearly as good a situation as doable. Yesterday he skilled with the workforce and he gave me the suggestions that he was prepared to start out.” – Marco Silva on Aleksandar Mitrovic

Mitrovic lasted the total 90 minutes, at the least, and the excellent news is that the Cottagers have a beneficiant 5 days of restoration time earlier than they go once more within the Premier League, with their match in opposition to Aston Villa not happening till Thursday.

One phrase of warning is that Silva’s pre-Gameweek 12 press convention is probably not held till after Tuesday’s FPL deadline, so there’s a very good likelihood that we received’t know the most recent on Mitrovic’s health till it’s too late to do something.


Andreas Pereira (£4.6m) continues to offer wonderful worth and he collected his fourth attacking return of the season when aiding Issa Diop‘s (£4.3m) header. But each the finances midfielder and Mitrovic have been outscored on Saturday by Dominic Solanke (£5.7m), who’s now averaging over 5.0 factors per match this season.

Whereas Mitrovic’s output is backed up by some stable underlying numbers, Solanke continues to defy the anticipated targets.

Mitrovic and Solanke v different FPL forwards in 2022/23 (min 5 apps)
Mins per Mitrovic Solanke
Shot 20.8 (4th) 55.8 (=thirty third)
Shot within the field 25 (third) 74.4 (thirty fourth)
xG 135.6 (seventh) 670 (thirty fifth)
xGI 124.6 (eighth) 418.8 (thirty fourth)

Solanke is now outperforming his xGI to the tune of +3.40, possible not a sustainable fee once we take a look at his ‘underachievement’ on the xG front in an inferior league last season (anticipated assists admittedly aren’t measured on this linked article).

But we will solely repeat what we wrote of Solanke in final week’s Watchlist article: he’s a playable/benchable third ahead possibility with good short-term fixtures, notably in Gameweek 12 when Arsenal and City belongings clean. What he additionally offers you over these back-to-back Gameweeks is safety of begins, one thing you couldn’t say for sure about myriad different forwards. It ought to be talked about that he’s on penalties, too, and has but to have a type of in 2022/23.


Ivan Perisic (£5.5m) devoured up two bonus factors on Saturday, together with his tally of 4 probabilities created not overwhelmed by anybody else in Gameweek 11 to this point.

We didn’t be taught something new concerning the veteran Croatian in Gameweek 11, in all honesty, as he’s all the time an enormous menace when he’s on the pitch; it’s simply how typically he makes it onto the grass, with rotation rife within the wing-back division.

Matt Doherty (£4.6m) wasn’t a part of the image in these positions till after the September worldwide break however now, it appears, he’s began to win again his supervisor’s favour. The Irishman had one of the best minutes-per-xG common of any FPL defender after Antonio Conte’s appointment final season and, whereas not as superior as Perisic on Saturday, did present his normal back-post objective menace.

Of course, he’s no safer a choose than Perisic when it comes to assured game-time, particularly when Emerson Royal (£5.0m) returns from a ban in Gameweek 13. But if £5.5m is an excessive amount of to pay for a rotation danger with an enormous attacking upside, may managers swallow that jeopardy for practically one million much less?

“About Matthew, actually I’m actually pleased, actually pleased. He performed a very good recreation in opposition to Brighton however at the moment he performed higher than the final recreation. He performed effectively within the final recreation and I used to be pleased additionally with it however at the moment I’ve seen once more the Matt Doherty of final season. I used to be actually happy and mentioned to him ‘lastly now you’re the participant that I do know!’.

“Also, Ivan Perisic at the moment performed in the best way that I do know him. Also Ivan for his damage earlier than he struggled a bit to have a very good efficiency. Yes regular efficiency however my expectation about him are like at the moment, to play like the highest.” – Antonio Conte


Harry Kane (£11.4m) marked a full season’s value of video games below Conte by scoring but once more in opposition to Everton.

Just to underscore how spectacular his begin to 2022/23 has been, that is the quickest he has received to 9 league targets in his 10+ seasons at Spurs.

Life below Conte began, coincidentally, in opposition to the Toffees in Gameweek 11 of 2021/22, with Kane plundering 37 attacking returns within the subsequent 38 video games. He even blanked in eight of his first 12 begins below his present boss.

Kane below Conte: FPL report
Played 38
Goals 25
Assists 12
Points 239
Points per match 6.3

Kane and Son Heung-min (£11.8m) appear set to be paired in a entrance two in Gameweek 12, with Richarlison (£8.5m) already dominated out of that match with a calf damage he picked up on Saturday night. Dejan Kulusevski (£8.0m) is a doubt for that recreation and Lucas Moura (£5.8m) is simply simply again from a prolonged lay-off, so most likely received’t be risked from the beginning.

“Yeah for positive [Richarlison] is out in opposition to Manchester United, for positive. He felt one thing in his calf and he received’t be out there for that recreation. I don’t know however I believe he wants a little bit of time to get well. It’s a pity as a result of we’re speaking a couple of participant that offers us quite a lot of high quality however on the identical time additionally is powerful and he improves our depth.

“The drawback with Kulusevski additionally wants time to get well. Fingers crossed for the subsequent video games as a result of we’ve got to play many many video games in a brief interval. If you’ve got the squad penalised with accidents it turns into a bit tough however at the moment we confirmed that we’re prepared to beat each issue.” – Antonio Conte

Spurs did really look higher in a 3-5-2 as soon as Richarlison went off, with a resolute Everton defence lastly damaged down (they’re ones to contemplate from Gameweek 12 onwards), so it might become a blessing in disguise.


Serge Aurier‘s (£4.5m) respectable first two performances for Nottingham Forest and Steve Cooper’s positive pre-match comments prompt the game-time of in style finances defender Neco Williams (£4.1m) was below some menace.

But Williams was again within the Forest beginning XI on Saturday, elevating hopes that he may also be a starter in Gameweek 12 when many FPL managers with a participant scarcity want him to make an look.

Aurier wasn’t even within the squad and on the time of writing, we haven’t heard precisely why that was. Some Forest followers on social media recommend it was injury-related, and a whole matchday absence would additionally indicate this, however neither the membership nor native journalists have ratified that to this point.

Even if Williams does take to the sphere on Tuesday, we’ll should mood our expectations: he’s averaging a depressing 1.5 factors per match this season, with even the division’s lowest scorers in Wolves deservedly discovering a method by way of the guests’ backline through a Ruben Neves (£5.5m) penalty.

Brennan Johnson (£5.8m) missed a spot-kick of his personal, with Jose Sa (£5.1m) now the top-scoring goalkeeper of 2022/23 due to his penalty save, clear sheet and most bonus. That’s the second time that’s occurred this season; had Sa conceded each spot-kicks, he’d now be sitting on 30 factors as a substitute of 55.

Only Manchester City (5) have saved extra clear sheets than Wolves (4) this season.

All of Wolves’ beginning defenders price £4.6m or much less on Saturday, with Rayan Ait Nouri (£4.3m) catching the attention in some superior positions and twice going shut with pictures within the field. The draw back to him is that whoever the brand new head coach goes to be, they could have a desire for an additional full-back pairing. Similarly, finances asset Toti Gomes (£3.9m) began for the second recreation in a row however now hitherto common Matthew Collins (£4.5m) returns from a three-match ban. Max Kilman (£4.6m), who agonisingly hit the submit in opposition to Forest, stays the most secure route into the defence.

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