Chelsea’s goal scorers continue to impress amid Tottenham’s assets following the appointment of Antonio Conte. back on the FPL radar
The Italian will take on his first Premier League game in over three years on Sunday when Spurs face Everton and he is hoping for a good start given his new team’s promising streak. After playing this weekend at Goodison Park, Spurs will face Leeds, Burnley, Brentford, Norwich and Brighton in their next five games.
With the exception of Son Heung-min, Fantasy Premier League managers weren’t given many reasons to invest in Spurs assets during the short-lived Nuno Espirito Santo era, but that could change following the appointment of Antonio Conte on Tuesday.
After completing Gameweek 11, Conte and the other 19 managers of the division have a fortnight to prepare for a grueling winter schedule. Arrows have been green or red lately.
Game week 10 was a historic one as Mo Salah became the most captained player in FPL history, with over 4.6 million managers entrusting him with the armband. Salah broke his own record after being led as captain by 3.5 million managers in Game Week 8 when Liverpool beat Watford 5-0. A five-point return against Brighton means he’s gone only once in 10 games this season.
As for our Gameweek 10 picks, it was an inopportune time to pick three Manchester City players after they suffered a shocking 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace at home. Fortunately, our different picks got our squad just above the weekly average of 42, with Burnley midfielder Maxwel Cornet and Leeds striker Rodrigo Moreno scoring a combined 16 points. There were also returns on more popular assets, Ben Chilwell and Salah, with the latter being selected as our exclusive captain for the newsletter.
Here is our selected XI for Gameweek 11, which costs £ 82.5 million, half a million below the weekly budget of £ 83 million. Remember, the deadline for this week is 6.30pm on Friday evening.
Even though Arsenal are the better side and fully deserved their 2-0 win over Leicester last weekend, Arsenal are still indebted to goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for keeping Jamie Vardy and Co. at bay. Ramsdale made eight stops at the King Power to keep his hand clean, including the season contender’s save after a James Maddison free kick. Since replacing Bernd Leno on Gameweek 4, Ramsdale has earned more FPL points (39) than any other goalkeeper in the game.
Price: £ 4.7 million Points: 39 Game week 11: Watford (h)
Reece James has scored three goals in his last two Premier League games, and each one has been brimming with quality. There was the perfect dink about Norwich’s Tim Krul in Gameweek 9, followed by a wild drive on his weaker left foot and an unforgiving half-volley on his right in St James’ Park in Gameweek 10. No player in the game has dragged more points than James (34) in the last two weeks of the game, in which he tried five shots and each had five chances.
Price: £ 5.7 million Points: 56 Game week 11: Burnley (h)
Over the past two weekends we’ve picked Reece James for his 13 points in Gameweek 9 and Ben Chilwell for his eight points in Gameweek 8 Chelsea’s home game against Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Since his first appearance of the season on Gameweek 7, Chilwell has averaged 10.75 points per game. When you double up, watch out for Thomas Tuchel’s raffle and make sure you have a strong bank!
Price: £ 6.0m Points: 43 Game week 11: Burnley (h)
Get your weekend off to the right start by making sure Tino Livramento is in your starting XI (rather than hiding on your bench) ahead of Southampton’s Friday night game against Aston Villa. Only Chelsea’s already mentioned accurate duo Ben Chilwell (43) and Reece James (35) have collected more FPL points from the defenders than the 18-year-old in the past four weeks of play. Livramento have only faded once in their last seven games and can maintain that form against a failed Aston Villa.
Price: £ 4.4m Points: 42 Game week 11: Aston Villa (h)
Marc Cucurella made a big impression at Amex this season, and not just because of his bushy mane of hair. For the past four weeks of play, the marauding left-back has been at the forefront of all defenders in the chances he made when he was nine, despite having played against both Manchester City and Liverpool during that time. Only Arsenal and Norwich have scored fewer goals than Newcastle in their travels this season, adding to Cucurella’s prospects at either end of the pitch.
Price: £ 5.0m Points: 25th Game week 11: Newcastle (h)
Given that his FPL ownership has now surged past the 70 percent mark, you can assume that Salah is once again the most captained player this week of the game. We could just as easily copy and paste this sentence every week. However, this is not a reflection of his upcoming opponent as West Ham have been in superb form, which is reflected in their last five games on the league’s form table as second behind Chelsea. But as long as Salah averages 11.2 points per game, he will be automatically selected every week.
Price: 12.9 m Points: 112 Game week 11: West ham (a)
Crystal Palace is a completely different proposition under Patrick Vieira than it was in the days of Roy Hodgson, as demonstrated by their well-deserved win at Etihad on Saturday. Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring before playing the late pass before the last pass for Conor Gallagher’s front runner. Gallagher and Michael Olise (£ 5.4m) are good inexpensive options to aim from Palace midfield, but it might be worth paying a little more for Zaha as he has played as a striker and is committed on penalties .
Price: £ 6.9m Points: 40 Game week 11: Wolves
Manchester City have certainly enjoyed better weeks under Pep Guardiola. The perennial Carabao Cup winner was kicked out of competition by West Ham on penalties and then suffered a rare home loss to Crystal Palace in the league. Guardiola is expecting a reaction in the Manchester derby and Phil Foden could play a big role. Since Gameweek 7, only Mo Salah (nine) had more shots on goal among midfielders than Foden (eight).
Price: £ 8.2 million Points: 37 Game week 11: Man utd (a)
Ivan Toney’s impressive Premier League performances have yet to translate into FPL points as the forward scored twice and recorded two assists in his first 10 games. Nonetheless, his campaign-wide stats look promising ahead of this weekend’s game against a team from Norwich who lack confidence. Toney is second among strikers for big chances (with four) and fourth for shots (25). This could be the week Toney explodes as an FPL facility.
Price: £ 6.6m Points: 37 Game week 11: Norwich (h)
Harry Kane has looked like a disinterested kid dragged around the grocery store so far this season, but if anything can wake the Spurs forward, it is surely the arrival of a world-class manager. Made no secret of his admiration for Kane, Conte named him “One of the Best Players in the World” in 2018 and reviving his form will be an early priority. Kane has an exceptional record against Everton this weekend, scoring 11 goals in 12 league games against them.