Gameweek 12 – The International Break

In 2011/12 on November 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

It's all about the bonus points scoreboard

The international break is one long yawn. Not only is boring but it adds another layer of confusion to fantasy premier league.

Take Manchester City and their options up front; Aguero, Dzeko and Balotelli – not even mentioning Tevez. Before the international break it was complicated enough. Aguero starts pretty much all the time with Dzeko and Balotelli rotating. But now – who knows?

Aguero got injured-ish on international duty for Argentina, initially ruling him out of gameweek 12 but then in a twist of fate he came on as a sub in Argentina’s 2nd game to score the winner against Columbia.

Dzeko played 2 play off legs for Bosnia against Portugal in the 6-2 defeat. In the last international break this cost him his starting place in the Manchester City line up.

As for Super Mario he continued his good form to score the winner for Italy against Poland.

If I was a betting man I’d guess Balotelli would start up front for City with Aguero coming in off the bench.

Gameweek 12 is a toughie as there aren’t any stand out easy games. United and Arsenal are away. City are at home to the tight Newcastle and Chelsea and Liverpool are playing each other. So who is on the watch list?

Jonathan Walters
The man with the mo did the business for Ireland away at Estonia and is in fine form for Stoke. At home to QPR and then Blackburn I predict points for the man with 3 goals to his name already this season.

Jonathan Walter Movember - It's all about the bonus points

Victor Moses

In pre-season Big Vic was banging the goals. 5 in 5 games. Confident. But then the season started. With Hugo Rodallega off form, N’Zog at Aston Villa Vic has found it hard to step up in the Premiership and has a fat 0 for goals and assists this season. Despite this lack of end product, in every game I have seen him play he has looked decent. Against Wolves in Gameweek 11 he was the most dangerous Wigan player and against Blackburn this week I predict Moses to convert his good play into goals and bonus points.

Nicklas Bendtner
The big Dane with the big ego was in fine fettle for Denmark mid week. He banged in the winner against Finland and then went on a drunken rampage with Daniel Agger and reportedly kicked a fan called Jensen.

According to the Daily Mirror, Jensen told a Danish newspaper: “We were both feisty. But he kicked my shoulder and you could see a foot print on my shoulder.”

What magnificent agility and flexibility from Nicky B to reach Jensen’s shoulder. If that is not a sign for goals at home to Fulham I don’t know what is.


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