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Fantasy Premier League tips: Ronaldo a top pick for Gameweek 12, Gallagher a budget-friendly option

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Premier League football returns after a brief international break as Leicester City and Chelsea open the proceedings for Matchday 12 at King Power Stadium on Saturday, November 20. The highlight of Matchday 12, however, remains Arsenal’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on the same day.

Arsenal, currently fifth in the Premier League 2021-22 standings, will look to make the most of the fixture as a win will take them to the top four. Manchester United, on the other hand, have a relatively easy fixture as they face Watford away from home.

Meanwhile, there are only two matches on Sunday with Manchester City hosting Everton and Leeds United travelling to London to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

With so much of action to look forward to, here are our top picks for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12:

Fantasy Premier League: Gamweek 12 tips to make your team

Best attacker: Cristiano Ronaldo

Among the top six clubs, Manchester United has the easiest outing. Despite their recent struggles, they are highly likely to come out on top on Saturday. Watford, who have won just one of their last five matches, are set to face an in-form Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored three goals and assisted once in his last three matches for the Red Devils. Given how stacked the fixtures are this matchweek, Ronaldo remains the most viable option of all.

Best defender: Joao Cancelo

Joao Cancelo has provided a whopping four assists in his last two matches for Manchester City, including one in the Manchester derby and three against Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League. His current form has made him the third most transferred-in player for the matchweek. Considering how substandard Everton have been on the road, Cancelo is a top defender to have in your team this week.

Budget player: Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher’s current form has made the Crystal Palace midfielder the most transferred-in player this week. The 21-year-old Chelsea loanee has scored two goals in his last two matches and is currently the second highest-scoring midfielder after Mohamed Salah in the Fantasy Premier League with 62 points. At just £5.8m, Gallagher is a steal.

Fantasy Premier League stats for Gameweek 12 fixtures

Leicester City vs Chelsea

Leicester City are unbeaten against Chelsea in their last three home matches (W1, D2).

Chelsea are averaging two goals in their away league matches this season, having scored eight in four matches.

Romelu Lukaku has scored five goals in eight Premier League matches against teams managed by Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool vs Arsenal

Mohamed Salah has scored four goals and provided two assists in four matches at Anfield against Arsenal.

Arsenal have kept six clean sheets in their last nine Premier League away matches.

Among any side in the Premier League, Arsenal are currently on the longest unbeaten run (W6, D2).

Manchester City vs Everton

Manchester City have scored 21 goals while conceding just five in their last seven Premier League matches against Everton. City have won all of those seven games.

Gabriel Jesus has scored eight goals in eight Premier League outings against Everton.

Everton are without a win in their last five Premier League matches (D2, L3).

Featured photo: AFP / Oli Scarff

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