GW12 Attack and Defence Rankings

Run through the best attacking and clean sheet prospects on offer to fantasy football managers from gameweek 12.

Pretty much business as usual this week but first let us plug the more long-term fixture outlook we did earlier in the week: 3-6GW Fixture Outlook. Same format as the weekly rankings, just over 3 and 6 weeks.

Back to this week then and no surprises to see Man City and Chelsea on top with very decent home fixtures. It's hard to call exactly who will come out on top (impossible actually!), but our ratings suggest it's City by a shade. Bookmakers William Hill however give a slight edge to Chelsea. 

Arsenal's performance will be of the most interest to us. They are a side playing really well at the moment and doing everything right... except the two most important things: finishing off their own chances and stopping the opposition from scoring theirs. Van Gaal's side will hope to smell blood in the waters but with their own problems compounded by fresh injuries to Daley Blind and possibly Luke Shaw we can't see United keeping a clean sheet.

A couple of debut appearances in the upper echelons of the rankings this week for Newcastle and Stoke, at home to promoted sides QPR and Burnley respectively. Ayoze Perez and Victor Moses could be useful as affordable stop-gap players for your team with a host of more established fantasy assets like Baines, Welbeck, Sakho, Fabregas, and Tadic currently yellow-flagged and minor injury doubts. Curse the international break! 

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