It is that time of the week, it is time to manage your team. This GW10 FPL preview could help you decide who to pick for your team. So what’s cooking for this week’s round of PL fixtures? Let’s check out few major clashes for FPL value in gameweek 10.
GW10 FPL preview: ARSENAL vs EVERTON
You want Bellerin in your FPL team. In addition to being an integral part of Arsenal’s new found defensive stability, the young Spaniard has started to use his pace (what an interception vs Bayern – in 93rd minute!) going forward and also improved his crossing. His price has got up to 5.8m and will probably keep rising. He’s a pretty good solution if you’re getting rid of say Darmian, Ivanovic, Gomez or some other out of form/injured defender.
Cech (5.6m) is probably the main contributor in aforementioned defensive stability and he’s currently playing in excellent form. Arsenal has a relatively easy fixture list ahead of them so think about getting at least one of these two in your FPL team.
Sanchez (11.5m) is an obvious choice with a 0.5m value rise in just 3 gameweeks, but Ozil (8.5m) can be considered as a cheaper alternative. He looks to have found his best form in the past 3 Arsenal games and he’s starting to add goals to his game again. As for Walcott who is an excellent choice as an FLC midfielder who plays as a striker, you should wait to see Wenger’s solution to Ramsey’s injury. Giroud (8.7m) may get his chance up front with Walcott returning to the right wing. On the other hand, Oxlade-Chamberlain (5.6m) could be a straight replacement for Ramsey. If that turns out to be the case and he doesn’t flop, then I wouldn’t hesitate in getting him for the next round.
Everton’s tough fixture list is finally coming to an end. After this week’s Arsenal game, they won’t be facing any of the top teams this calendar year. Therefore, Lukaku (8.4m) should be considered as a long-term solution up front. 5 goals and 2 assists in 9 games is not bad considering the focus they had to place on defending against the likes of Man City and Man United. As for their defenders, wait until after the West Ham game. Not just because Bilic’s team is likely to score goals but also because there’s an international break coming up and hopefully their first-choice back four (Baines, Stones, Jagielka, Coleman) will be back in full fitness.
GW10 FPL preview: MAN UTD vs MAN CITY
At the moment, Van Gaal seems to be searching for his best starting IX so there are no long-term guarantees in terms of FPL value in Man Utd team.
Their defenders should be AVOIDED in this particular gameweek as they are unlikely to get a clean sheet. The only tip is to wait to see if Valencia (5.2m) pushes Darmian (5.8m) out of the starting line-up – he could be a good solution in the coming fixtures. Registered as a defender, the powerful Columbian plays as an attacking and overlapping wing-back so he could cash-in few assists and clean sheets against the likes of West Brom and Watford.
For those who like to gamble, Rooney (10.2m) will certainly be motivated to score against the city rivals. I predict a lot of fouls which could produce free-kick (or even penalty) opportunities for him and Juan Mata (8.9m).
Kevin De Bruyne (10.5m) is emerging as a leading Man City star in the absence of Silva and Aguero. I was waiting to see him adapt to the league and gel with his new team-mates but he’s been on fire right from the start! Already with a big price rise, he will be everyone’s first solution in the midfield in case Sanchez gets any fitness issues. This week, however, he will probably be tightly marked by Schneiderlin as Van Gaal looks to neutralize the in-form Belgian. Even though Sterling (8.8m) got a confidence boost with a hat-trick last GW, I would still prefer Navas (6.4m) as a real bargain and a differential player (owned by 1.2% of FPL managers). Bony (8.3m) is a solid choice for a striker, but you’d rather want to save the transfer for the next gameweek at home against Norwich.
Kolarov, Sagna and Zabaleta are currently battling for the two full-back position so I would avoid all of them for now. Also, it’s probably gonna be a high scoring derby match so clean sheets are unlikely.
For more GW10 FPL tips check our earlier article here