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FPL experts’ squad: Gazzaniga gets the gloves

By The Scout 7 Nov 2019
Paulo Gazzaniga

The panel bring in Spurs goalkeeper and hand him first appearance at home against Sheffield United

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The Fantasy Premier League experts have freshened up their options in goal for Gameweek 12.

They have used one of their two free transfers on Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.5m), who is immediately selected in their starting line-up for Tottenham Hotspur’s home match with Sheffield United.

Gazzaniga comes into the FPL Experts Panel Team in place of Norwich City's back-up goalkeeper Michael McGovern (£4.0m).

FPL Experts Panel GW12 team

Crucially, the Argentinian gives the panel cover for Dean Henderson (£4.7m). 

Henderson has excelled on loan for Sheffield United and is the joint top-scoring goalkeeper in the game on 48 points.

But he cannot play against his parent club Manchester United in Gameweek 13.

Gazzaniga, meanwhile, has a favourable fixture that weekend, when Spurs visit West Ham United.

The panel will therefore carry one free transfer into the international break.

Sterling retains the armband

Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) retains the captaincy for the third Gameweek in a row, despite a tricky fixture away against league leaders Liverpool.

Sterling has delivered attacking returns in his last two Premier League away matches, and he scored Manchester City's goal in their 1-1 draw at Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. 

Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) is handed the vice-captaincy as Chelsea entertain Crystal Palace, having provided nine goals and two assists in the opening 11 Gameweeks.

The Eagles, meanwhile, have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season.

Abraham's team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m) is named in the experts' four-man midfield.

He emerged from the bench in midweek to help the Blues draw 4-4 with Ajax in the UEFA Champions League and could earn a recall to Frank Lampard's starting XI, with Mason Mount (£6.9m) a doubt due to an ankle knock.

What the experts say

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Now McGovern has lost his spot at Norwich a swap to Gazzaniga looks a great option, especially on the back of a UEFA Champions League clean sheet on Wednesday.

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): We need a goalkeeper for Gameweek 13 so it makes sense to bring in Gazzaniga. We can then look to get Jamie Vardy (£9.4m) after the break with two frees.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): With the international break looming, it's a safety-first approach by covering the lack of a playing goalkeeper in Gameweek 13.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): There was a bit of debate about our transfers this week. Hudson-Odoi is on our sell list but Mount's knock has given him a stay of execution. Upgrading our reserve 'keeper isn't a high-value transfer but it should at least make us a few points in Gameweek 13.

Can you do better?

Managers who want to take on the panel should enter the private classic league "Beat the FPL Panel".

Join: FPL Panel mini-league (insert code: 3hdr4s).

Remember to select your Gameweek 12 team before the earlier deadline of 19:00 GMT on Friday 8 November.

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