GW10 is just around the corner, FPL managers, so we are going to give you some tips. These tips are aimed to help you make GW10 transfer(s) that will return FPL points right now. Players we recommend have a long-term value as well. So let’s get started.
FPL tips GW10: who is hot and who is not
Aston Villa is in a mess, but they are going to try to win against Swansea. However, after that match they have a difficult trip to White Hart Lane followed by a tough home encounter with Man City. At this point, it is hard to recommend any of their players as a good FPL asset. Their defense is leaking goals and their attack is having all sorts of problems. One player that maybe sticks out a bit is Gestede, but with 3 goals in 9 matches he is not a bargain at £5.8m. Far from it.
Swansea will look to bounce back after a home loss to Swansea and this could be a good chance for them to do so. Their attackers are not producing, however so it is hard to invest in the likes of Gomis or Ayew at this point. Checking their next four fixtures gives an opportunity to invest in some of their defensive talents though. They do have a bit pricey back four in fantasy terms, but they could deliver a couple of clean sheets in next four matches. Rangel comes to mind considering his two starts in last two matches, but Naughton should return to the lineup in GW10. Because of that taking Williams or Fernandez looks to be a better option.
Leicester is having a great season so far with only one loss in 9 matches. That piece of information looks even more impressive considering they’ve conceded a whopping 17 goals so far. That is almost two per game. This means their attack is working very well. No wonder Mahrez and Vardy are very popular among FPL managers. But do they have fantasy appeal from now on? How about GW10? Leicester entertains Crystal Palace at home and while they might not necessarily win, it is pretty certain they will score a goal or two. Obviously, Mahrez and Vardy are usual suspects again. Especially Mahrez could deliver finally following three quiet game weeks. For his standard at least. But the fact is, he only played half of the minutes possible with just one start in last three. He was rested due to some fatigue issues, but he should be ready for GW10. After that, Leicester has two firmly winnable matches as well against lower table opponents, so if you are panicking about Mahrez not delivering lately, rest assured it won’t last. Vardy, on the other hand, hasn’t been stingy when it comes to returning FPL points to his owners by scoring 5 goals in his last three matches. Amazing! I see no reason for him to suddenly lose his form so pick him up if you don’t have him yet. I will certainly do that.
Crystal Palace lost the last match to high-flying West Ham, but they are still having a decent season. They don’t have a classy player in front of the net, but that only means their midfielders are expected to score goals. And they are doing just that. They have talented and affordable midfielders where Cabaye sticks out a bit maybe considering he is on penalty duty and irreplaceable part of this team. However, their fixture list doesn’t look FPL friendly. After Leicester match, they are playing Mun Utd (H) and Liverpool (A). This means their defenders have low fantasy appeal in this period while midfielders could deliver something. Basically, our FPL tip regarding Crystal Palace players is to hold on to Cabaye, Bolasie and Dann – three very influential players in this team. IF you don’t have them you might want to look elsewhere. Hennessey is also very popular pick from Palace among FPL managers, but it has a lot to do with his price so dropping him doesn’t have much sense either.
Norwich got trashed in last round. They’ve conceded 6 goals in Newcastle which is obviously a poor record. Their defense was far from convincing so avoiding Norwich defenders for now makes a lot of sense, especially considering they have to play Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal in next 5 game weeks. The home match against WBA doesn’t look promising either. However, Olsson looked well going forward in Newcastle match. He might be the one to keep on your watchlist. Redmond seems like the best player and a best FPL asset from Norwich at the same time. He won’t set you back a lot as he is available at £5.6m, but he is also nothing more than a good watchlist candidate considering tough fixture list for Norwich.
WBA has a healthy back for finally at disposal. This means you could consider getting in Myhill, Dawson or McAuley as a reliable long-term defensive additions to your FPL team. However, it looks like Berahino is slowly but surely getting into his last season’s form. He is very affordable at £6.2m. Fixture list looking promising as well.
Stoke has won 3 in a row now and next two games look like good chances for them to continue this run. Butland looks like a nice goalkeeper prospect at £4.5m. On the other hand, Arnautovic seems like a decent midfield option at £6.0m. His temper could be a problem, but he does look like a better choice than Shaqiri at this point. Shaqiri did show glimpses of his talent against Swansea, but he is yet to return a noticeable FPL performance.
I was very disappointed with Watford against Arsenal and that could mean the drop in form is on the horizon for them. However, I wouldn’t write them off against Stoke just yet. They have a solid GK in Gomes and their defense does come cheap in general. But their star man is definitely Ighalo. He had a couple of chances against Arsenal and he shouldn’t be that forgiving against Stoke. If you have him, you can expect him to return at least a goal in GW10. If you still don’t have him, it does make a lot of sense to get him now as next three game weeks look good on paper.
West Ham continued it impressive season with a yet another away win in last round. Now they are facing current champs in Chelsea and they should feel very confident and extremely motivated. Chelsea’s defense has been atrocious so far with 17 goals concede in 9 matches. It seems that the Blues has lost their pace, but with Payet West Ham has plenty of it. He has been very consistent so far and looks to be in a great form. Considering his two fixtures after Chelsea match he is a must have. But I expect him to score against Chelsea as well. Get him in if you don’t have him yet. I certainly will. I have 2 FT’s and plenty of cash to get him in with Vardy for this round.
It is fairly obvious now that Chelsea is just going to have a very frustrating season til the very end. Fabregas, Hazard, Ivanovic, Terry and Costa are not anywhere near their last season’s form. And these are all of Chelsea’s core players. Even Pedro, their new signing looks to be feeling homesick as he is somewhat surprised by the way Premier league teams play. At this point, only Willian looks like a good pick considering his fine form. But the question is, how long it is going to last? Costa was a great pick up in the last round against Villa, though, but same applies to him. We are yet to see if this means he will finally start producing on a regular basis.
Arsenal should feel really good about themselves for beating Bayern, but it should also mean they are fatigued. Sanchez actually isn’t sure to start in GW10 according to Wenger. He is playing at a very high level for a while now, but he played a lot of matches in a very short span. This doesn’t mean he is a bad buy at this point, but it does mean you should think twice before captaining him for GW10. On the other hand, Ozil and Walcott could be good FPL choices for GW10. Giroud is scoring goals, but while he is starting from the bench, he doesn’t have much fantasy appeal. In the defense, Cech and Bellerin stand out the most due to their form at the moment.
Everton has a difficult match in GW10 as they travel to face Arsenal. However, after that their schedule is very kind until game week 21. So if you were planning on getting any of their players, you should probably consider waiting a bit. Lukaku stands out the most while Barkley dropped in form lately.
Sunderland – Newcastle is a fierce derby which could turn out to be a boring one as neither team will want to lose this. So don’t expect plenty of goals, especially with Allardyce in charge of the hosts. Having said that, would you really feel comfortable picking up defenders from either team. Elliot could be considered as a cheap GK but other than him there isn’t much value in the long run from either team, at least not until they show some serious improvement. You could monitor M’Vila‘s performance though as he could emerge as a nice bargain midfielder. Defoe could be a nice cheap forward option for your team as well. As for Newcastle, Wijnaldum is the star man following a 4 goal heroics against Norwich but I do not expect him to produce much in GW10. After that have a run of nice fixtures. This is also true for Ayoze Perez. I recommended him as a very cheap Aguero replacement before GW9, and he didn’t disappoint. Far from it. He returned a very nice output of 10 points and I expect him to continue after GW10. At the same time, I would advise against Mitrovic. Despite scoring against Norwich as well, he is a significantly more expensive and yellow card magnet at the same time. FPL tip – avoid for now.
Bournemouth is sinking. Slowly but surely. It does have to do a lot with their bad luck when it comes to injuries. They are missing their best scorer in Wilson, among others. I wouldn’t recommend any of their players at this point. In fact, I am looking to offload Ritchie from my team in GW10. They do have a nice opportunity to win against Newcastle though, but that is in GW12 after two fairly difficult matches against Spurs and Saints.
Spurs just lost their EL match, but I expect them to be ready to take on Bournemouth in GW10. They have an injury bug as well, but they’ll be able to field a strong team, nevertheless. Eriksen in the first place stands out due to his fine form at the moment. How about Kane? Is he going to show up soon? I expected him to do that against Liverpool. He didn’t. However, next two matches look really good on paper. On the other hand are you willing to risk £9.2m to bring him in? Didn’t think so. If you already have him, you should hold on, though.
Another local derby in GW10 is when two Manchester teams play each other on Sunday. Van Gaal has given plenty of headaches to FPL managers with his rotations and at this point it is hard to suggest anyone from this team for GW10. Martial is a great talent, but I doubt he has what it takes to shine in the derby of this magnitude. Rooney is out of form, Mata has been dropped lately a lot. Depay is inconsistent and Man Utd’s defense isn’t convincing these days. However, Man Utd does have a pretty favorable fixture list after GW10 for a while. Keep that in mind. Man City, on the other hand, has plenty of individual quality despite having injured Silva and Aguero at this point. De Bruyne stands out the most, but Sterling shouldn’t be ignored following a hat trick performance. Bony has short-term value as well until Aguero gets back to fitness. Considering the fixture list for them it makes sense to start trusting their defense as well. Basically, all of the defenders have value due to the clean sheet potential this team has. Kolarov seems the most obvious pick as his place is cemented in the team. Same could be said for captain Kompany, although he has missed 4 consecutive Premier League matches.
The final match of the GW10 is Liverpool – Southampton. The Reds have a lot of injuries to worry about, but they will be able to field a strong team on Sunday. There is still plenty of excitement with Klopp being appointed as a new manager and it could help them win against Southampton. However with Sturridge and Beneteke expected to return soon, it doesn’t make much sense investing in Origi. Their defence looks to be placed to find some FPL value, though, with Moreno and Sakho very cheap but reliable options. I would like to mention Coutinho as well as he could be the one to improve under a new manager. Southampton is a team I really like as they offer plenty of FPL value with the likes of Pelle, Mane or Tadic. I was disappointed with Pelle, though, as he was only one of my last week’s FPL captain choices that failed to return. So it is maybe a bit more difficult to trust him now to deliver, but with Southampton having a nice run of home games, all of the aforementioned three players can be good pick ups. Keep van Dijk on your radar as well. Not only does he have clean sheet potential in following game weeks, but he does offer a goal threat as well.