An average number of FPL points scored in gameweek 10 was 42. This is because popular players with high ownership didn’t perform as expected. One look at the gameweek 10 dream team says it all. Kane was a star performer with 17 points courtesy of his hat trick performance at Bournemouth. He was owned by 17% of FPL managers, so holding him paid of big time for them. However, other players from gameweek 10 dream team (apart from Koscielny) all had ownership of less than 1%. Incredible! What can we expect in GW11 though?
FPL tips for GW11 – players to buy
Man City coverage is a must in a GW11. They entertain Norwich at home, a team that hasn’t been convincing lately to say the least. Man City is expected to keep a clean sheet so Hart (GK), Kompany and Kolarov look like great picks. They do not come cheap, though. If you don’t have proper Man City defensive coverage, you could opt for Sagna as the cheapest option.
De Bruyne does look like a good midfielder option but this could be the game where Sterling scores big points again. He is worth considering for a significantly lower price. He is not 100% certain to play so make sure you check his status closer to the deadline. Bony should return points as well. His value is short term though as he should get benched when Aguero returns from injury.
Benteke could be a decent buy from Liverpool. He had a nice game against Southampton and he has been scoring against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before. His price will go up soon enough. Moreno was equally impressive in Southampton game. With young Gomez out for a long time his job security is pretty high. He looks like a bargain at £4.7m.
Wijnaldum should be a great buy for GW11 as Newcastle welcome Stoke City. He was quiet in a derby loss against Sunderland, but this will be a much better opportunity for him to shine. Newcastle have a decent run of favourable matches so you might want to keep an eye on Ayoze Perez as well. He is featured on my pre-season FPL hidden gems list. I also recommended him as a bold substitute to injured Aguero prior to GW9.
Payet turned out to be a great purchase by West Ham. He should have another great opportunity to score against Watford as West Ham played extremely well away from home so far. Payet has the pace and talent to break down Watford. You should purchase him if you still don’t own him by any chance. He is also a good GW11 captain material.
Even though Mahrez and Vardy spell trouble for Leicester’s opponents, WBA could end up recording yet another clean sheet. Myhill (GK) and Evans look like a great value but keep in mind WBA has two very difficult matches after that. Actually, their fixtures look really ugly until GW17. Don’t go doubling up on WBA defence just yet.
Everton has a nice run of favourable matches in front of them so taking Lukaku at this point makes a lot of sense. He could return straight away as Everton welcomes Sunderland in GW11. This team finally managed to win and keep a clean sheet in the process, but this will be a much harder challenge for them. In fact, they were very lucky to break down Newcastle thanks to a very controversial red card.
Pelle should score against Bournemouth at home. This team conceded 10 goals in their last two matches and they are extremely unlikely to keep a clean sheet in GW11. Mane is also an interesting option. He should be ready and eager to play as he will serve his suspension in midweek cup action.
And finally, the Harry Kane situation. He was really inefficient before GW10 and unable to find his last season’s form. However, hat trick performance could easily be a game changer. Next match is Aston Villa (H) – excellent opportunity to score a goal or two. Get him in – if you can afford it, but keep in mind Arsenal match is just around the corner…