GW10 kicked off with the huge clash between Manchester United and Spurs as both teams traded blows and appeared to cancel each other out. It came down to a lack of concentration in the Spurs defense which let United grab the crucial goal (Anthony Martial) and hold on for the win. “Don’t speak too much, speak, speak, speak, relax.” Mourinho hit back at he’s critics (Chelsea away next Jose).
Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and City were expected winners. Pep Guardiola once again threw a spanner in the works starting with Jesus and completely leaving out Most Transferred in Aguero. Leroy Sane (£8.7) continued he’s good form with a goal and assist, while Sterling came on in the 60th minute and scored shortly after.
Chelsea secured a vital 0-1 victory at Bournemouth; Eden Hazard is starting to find he’s FPL groove with a nice finish. Arsenal had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 win against the Swans; Sead Kolasinac (£6.0) was the star of the show scoring 14 points with a goal and assist. Liverpool faced Huddesfield after their heroics last GW against United. Mo Salah missed a penalty in the first half but came back with an assist for Gini Wijnaldum. Firmino and Daniel Sturridge also managed to get on the score sheet.
Watford suffered back to back defeats in the league going down 0-1 to Stoke. Their fixtures do get easier with Everton (away – where the Hornets usually perform well) up next followed by West Ham. The Hammers were left frustrated at the weekend as Palace scored an equalizer right at the death through Wilf Zaha.
Sunday saw Brighton and Southampton playing out to a 1-1 draw with Pascal Gross (£5.8) getting he’s 5th assist of the season. New boss Claude Puel lead he’s Leicester team to a 2-0 win over Everton. Riyad Mahrez (£8.4) started to show some of he’s league winning form with 1 goal and 3 assists in he’s last 3 GWs. Currently owned by 4.2% of managers.
Here are the highest point scorers for GW10. Pope (£4.5) and Mee (£4.5) coming in after the last game of the GW as they beat Newcastle 1-0 at Turf Moor.
With some MASSIVE fixtures coming up in GW11, let’s look at some options for potential good FPL points and value.
Man City vs Arsenal
The league leaders have sprinted into a 5 point lead at the top of the EPL table. Fantasy assets have been firing on all cylinders with the biggest headaches coming from team selection, who to play and when? Pep Guardiola likes to rotate his team but you’d have to expect him to put his best foot forward for this one. Champions League returns this week so keep an eye on who gets utilized, and for how many minutes. Leroy Sane has been absolutely sensational with a goal and assist in the last 3 GWs. He currently leads the City midfield with the most FPL points (71 points), currently owned by 18.6% of managers at £8.7.
Arsenal have won their last 2 fixtures but haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 3, which has been where Arsenal assets have been accumulating good value. This week they face the league’s top scorers and look nailed on to lose. Football is a funny ‘ol game and anything is possible. Sanchez (£11.8), Lacazette (£10.4) and Ozil (£9.3) will need to bring their A-game to put up a fight.
City won this fixture 2-1 last year; Sane and Sterling netting for the Citizens. You can search through many a list of football websites and Sane will be one of the best bets to score in this fixture.
Chelsea vs Man United
Both teams secured 1-0 victories at the weekend and would love to get one over the other. Mourinho returning to his former club with a point to prove. At the weekend United looked lacklustre at times but they did well to take advantage of a Spurs mistake and hold on for the win. Lukaku (another former Chelsea man) has been a bit quiet in front of goal but has chipped in with 2 assists in the last two games. Another quality FPL asset for United is David De Gae (£5.7), currently top-ranked goalkeeper and if United are going to stop Chelsea you’d have to think United’s shot-stopper will have a big influence.
Eden Hazard and Morata have built a good connection, the 2 were constantly linking up at the weekend. Only 1 goal scored by Hazard, but there were multiple chances.
This fixture usually produces goals and I wouldn’t expect any different this time around. Last season this finished 4-0 as Chelsea ran riot; Pedro, Hazard, Cahill and Kante doing the damage.
- Pascal Gross is keeping some esteemed company in the assist charts. At the weekend Gross bagged he’s 5th assist for the campaign so far. Still only (£5.8)..why not?
- Riyad Mahrez (£8.4) has quietly been going about his business. The former PFA player of the season now leads the assist charts with 6 assists for the season.
- Leroy Sane has emerged as a must have FPL asset; he’s eclipsed David Silva in the FPL points category and leads the way with Raheem Sterling.
Keep an eye out during the midweek fixtures and leave your changes as late as possible; last week proved that premature changes can hurt as Aguero was rested and Kane did not feature due to injury (confirmed Thursday). As ever, check out the Anfield Index Fantasy Premier League podcast.