This article is part of our FPL Waiver Wire series.
Midweek fixtures are always a mess to deal with and it never helps when an injury occurs, which is what happened to Ederson, the second-most popular goalkeeper in the Premier League's official fantasy game. The good news is that the injury isn't serious, and Man City have a tough trip to Liverpool anyway, but it's an example of what can happen. Maybe the best thing about midweek matches is that it makes it easier to predict who will start in Man City's attack, as Sergio Aguero played just 17 minutes Wednesday.
Since there aren't any relevant injuries outside of David Silva and Dani Ceballos, I'll focus on the players you may want to drop ahead of Gameweek 12. Unfortunately for almost everyone, that's Manchester City because of their upcoming fixture list. Over their next five gameweeks, they travel to Liverpool, Newcastle and Burnley, as well as host Chelsea and Man United. Sure, it's never a good thing to doubt Man City, but they've had issues away from home and may be without their goalkeeper for a match or two. The other aspect is that their players are too popular for that schedule. Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are the highest-owned midfielders while Aguero is the fifth-most popular forward. Playing time may not be a concern for those guys in the long run, but are they worth paying up for with that schedule and given how popular they already are?
I'd rather focus on differential options