Gameweek 10 passed us by with little to nothing on offer for fantasy managers to get stuck into…
A small red arrow after a 42 point return has the squad back outside the top 200K mark as our one week gamble on Alexandre Lacazette failed miserably and if not for a mini recovery on Sunday with Pascal Gross and Riyad Mahrez delivering it could’ve been a whole lot worse. Anyhow, we move feeling we got away with one.
Rob Elliot retains his place between the sticks as Newcastle prepare to welcome Bournemouth to the North East and with the visitors having already been shutout three times on their travels, confidence is somewhat positive that Elliot can deliver.
In front of the Newcastle man is Kyle Naughton as Swansea host Brighton, Phil Jones as Manchester United will surely go defensive at Stamford Bridge and Ben Davies with Spurs hosting Crystal Palace. Will the Welshman start against the Eagles nobody other than Mauricio Pochettino truly knows with this the last gameweek Davies has really before the squad will be forced to resolve the rotation concern.
Moving forward and it was encouraging as a Riyad Mahrez owner to see Leicester City immediately improve under their new man Claude Puel. The shift in formation saw Mahrez much more involved and with Leicester travelling to Stoke, expectations are that the Foxes’ man can build upon three successive appearances with attacking returns. Elsewhere Pascal Gross is almost becoming reliable. If Brighton score, the creative man is almost certainly involved and with Brighton travelling to Swansea, Chris Hughton’s men will be looking for another three points.
Completing the midfield is our two Manchester City boys in David Silva and Fabian Delph as the table toppers host Arsenal.
Up top and there’s no surprises as the squad brings back Harry Kane immediately for the failed punt Alexandre Lacazette with the armband also firmly assigned to the Spurs man. As for the other players up top, Romelu Lukaku will find things difficult at Stamford Bridge if Manchester United revert more into their shell but despite this you can’t fault the Belgian’s consistency with returns in 8 of the first 10 gameweeks while it’s a lottery whether Gabriel Jesus will see any playing time with City’s forward rotation policy.
This week the bench consists of Ben Foster, Tom Carroll, Kiko Fermenia and Simon Francis.