Kammy: Beat Kammy GW12 Preview

December 10, 2020
Chris Kamara


Kammy: Beat Kammy GW12 Preview

Okay, so my temporary improvement in form has quickly evaporated. I’m like the Everton of Footstock! 175th last week wasn’t my worst, but was far from my best too. Kevin de Bruyne and James Maddison put in some great performances, but they were the only ones deserving of a mention.

Still, I’ll take top half! Well done to all 174 of you who finished above me. Let’s see what lies ahead for Gameweek 12!

Southampton continue to impress

Since that 9-0 battering against Leicester last year, Southampton have been very solid. They currently sit in 5th position in the league, a reflection of how good they’ve been.

I don’t expect them to be in the top 6 come the end of the season, but a match against Sheffield United provides the perfect opportunity for them to consolidate themselves as a top half side.

If someone had told me I’d be selecting Theo Walcott as part of my fantasy team this time last year, I’d probably have laughed. But Theo has come on well this season, starting the last 5 games and getting a goal and 2 assists in the process.

Stuart Armstrong hasn’t hit the form he showed earlier this year yet, but finding players that are guaranteed to start in a fixture-congested phase of the season is tough, and I think Stuart Armstrong is one of them. We know he’s got plenty of potential, let’s hope I’m one of the few that back him!

Wolves attack double worth the punt

With Jimenez thankfully making a good recovery from the awful head injury he picked up against Arsenal, the door is open for Wolves’ fringe attackers to take centre stage. Podence and Neto have impressed for me, with 5 goals between them so far this season.

They failed to make an impact against Liverpool, but the real test will come against teams like Aston Villa, their opponents on Saturday afternoon. I’m going all in on plenty of goals in that match, but ultimately I’d be surprised if Wolves don’t take home all 3 points. Maybe Podence and Neto can take home some points for my team!

Kevin de Bruyne and Maddison deserve to stay

I’m being loyal to my best performers in Gameweek 11. After scoring 54.25 points last week, it’s hard to get rid of Kevin de Bruyne now. His opponents in Man United might be tougher opposition, but a player with de Bruyne’s talent is fixture proof as far as I’m concerned.

Maddison snatched an assist in last week’s hard-fought win against Sheffield United. He looks to be hitting his stride and, with Brighton on the horizon, that could be set to continue.

Hard to ignore Spurs’ defence

Spurs have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 4 games, a record that no other side can boast at the moment. The “Mourinho effect” looks to be in full swing, and with it come plenty of points for Spurs defenders.

I like Reguilon for his attacking potential as much as his clean sheet and win potential. They’ll travel to Crystal Palace who showed against West Brom that, when they’re not injury-ridden, they’re more than capable of scoring goals. It won’t be as easy as that against Spurs though, who must surely be expecting a comfortable win on Sunday.

Darlow back

Darlow might be 2 stars now but I’m so happy to have him back in my team. And you know what? There’s actually a chance that he’ll keep a clean sheet this week! Newcastle host West Brom after returning from the Covid outbreak that postponed Gameweek 11’s match. Welcome back, Karl!

Good luck to everyone competing this week!

Chris Kamara

As Footstock brand ambassador, Kammy brings his inimitable style and wealth of insight about the beautiful game to the official Footstock blog on a weekly basis. We're unbelievably lucky to have him on board!