Friday, 1 November 2013

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 10

With a quarter of the season gone and taking Daylight Savings with it, we have a better of idea of what to expect from the teams and the TV listings in the coming months. The winter ball has been something of a curse for my team Chelsea in recent seasons, so it was great to see them win the first two games with it, against Manchester City and Arsenal to boot. Let's hope the winter period is good for us all.

Gameweek 10 fixtures

Newcastle vs Chelsea
Fulham vs Man Utd
Hull City vs Sunderland
Man City vs Norwich
Stoke City vs Southampton
West Brom vs Crystal Palace
West Ham vs Aston Villa
Arsenal vs Liverpool
Everton vs Tottenham
Cardiff vs Swansea

Player picks


Forwards

Luis Suarez, Liverpool forward
A good shout for the armband

Luis Suarez (11.6) - Liverpool host Fulham, Norwich and West Ham in three of the four gameweeks following the trip to the Emirates. The Uruguayan will be a huge armband favourite in that period, and with good reason.

Sergio Aguero (11.4) - What can I say? He's red hot.

Christian Benteke (8.8) - Was unfortunate with the penalty last week, but should start delivering the goods as Villa embark on a schedule that sees them face only one of the current top half teams in the next 6 gameweeks.

Fernando Torres (8.3) - I know what you're thinking. We've been here before. But a season of unstoppable brilliance so far has him at 5 goals and 3 assists in just 542 minutes in all competitions. He will not get a better run of fixtures to take advantage of this purple patch.

Midfielders

David Silva, Manchester City midfielder

David Silva (9.3) - Besides the games against Stoke and Chelsea, Man City have not failed to score less than twice. Bar a visit from Spurs in Gameweek 12, there isn't much standing in the way of Aguero and Silva in terms of returns.

Eden Hazard (9.1) - Drew a blank against City but the reasons mentioned last week remain valid, just with better fixtures.

Aaron Ramsey (7.0) - Extended his run with an assist against Palace. The gift that keeps on giving.

Stephane Sessegnon (6.6) - West Brom have home games against Villa and travel to Newcastle in the next three gameweeks, which should be a source of much joy for the Benin international who is playing behind the striker.

Michu (8.9) - Has been a let-down so far in the plum schedule, but surely deserves another chance. If he doesn't score in the derby, he never will.

Defenders

Ashley Williams, Swansea defender
Chasing the points

Ashley Williams (4.8) - He is back from an ankle injury, and is the kindest-priced among the Swansea options who are always guaranteed a start.

Neil Taylor (4.4) - He is just as valid a pick as Williams for the next couple of weeks as Ben Davies remains injured.

Curtis Davies (4.5) - Hull City have let in just one goal at home so far this season and hosting Sunderland and Palace in the next 4 weeks should make Davies a good squad player.

Matija Nastasic (5.5) - He doesn't come cheap, but City play at the Etihad thrice in the next four gamewkees, and they have let in just 2 goals at home so far to build on last season where they had the best home defence in the division.

Goalkeepers

Michel Vorm, Swansea goalkeeper
Safe hands

Michel Vorm (5.0) - The Dutchman scored 15 points over the last two gameweeks, and will continue to be the gift that keeps on giving.

Artur Boruc (4.9) - This section is becoming a bit of a theme, but the Croat has also put in strong numbers and should do for a couple of weeks yet.

Boaz Myhill (4.5) - The Anfield result was put a dent in a record that saw West Brom concede just twice in the four games prior. Expect Myhill to deliver returns as The Baggies host Crystal Palace, who have the worst away attack in the division.

2 comments:

  1. Where is your team man?:P

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    1. I'll put it up after finalizing my transfer this GW. Currently it is:

      Vorm
      Dawson, Clyne, Coleman
      Oscar, Michu, Ramsey, Barkley
      Suarez, Lukaku, Rooney (c)

      I am planning a change in defence.

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