FPL Community Reactions to Gameweek 11 (Saturday)

Joao Cancelo delivered a trio of assists against Club Brugge in midweek, yet some FPL managers opted to bench the full-back against out-of-sorts Man United. Cancelo proceeded to assist twice in the Manchester derby.

Man City decided to keep the score at 2-0, with Cancelo bringing in 14 points. The two outstanding premium defenders right now are both he and Reece James, whose incredible 21-point haul at Newcastle led to over 950,000 transfers heading into Gameweek 11. Things started well for his ownership, supplying a cross for Kai Havertz to head home.

Chelsea looked in cruise control but let Burnley equalise. Despite a yellow card and loss of clean sheet, James still grabbed three bonus points and a total tally of seven.

Only three 3pm matches took place on Saturday, with Crystal Palace beating Wolves 2-0 thanks to Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher. Many members of the FPL community have placed faith in Brentford assets Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo, having initially looked bright and with a favourable run of games against Burnley (a), Norwich (H) and Newcastle (a).

Two-thirds through, the Bees have lost both times and it will concern managers that the newly-promoted side have seemingly lost their way. A disallowed second half goal gave brief hope but, ultimately, Toney and Mbeumo both blanked again.

The evening match saw Brighton take the lead against Newcastle thanks to a Leandro Trossard penalty. Things looked comfortable at half-time, until the roles completely reversed in the second half. The Magpies equalised, before heavily-selected goalkeeper Robert Sanchez was sent off in injury time for fouling Callum Wilson.

One of football’s most beautiful sights then took place – an outfielder going in goal. Lewis Dunk, in this case.

Sanchez will be suspended for Brighton’s trip to Aston Villa. And then some final late night drama came via Norwich – hours after winning their first match of the season, manager Daniel Farke has been sacked.

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