Key players are in focus for the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 11 Preview.
Is bandwagon Ross Barkley worthy of your transfer in?
Maty Ryan is smashing the form, having amassed 30 points over the last 3 games, with clean sheets, save points and bonus. However, the statistics suggest Brighton have been lucky so far, so it could be a bandwagon worth passing up on in the Gameweek 11 preview.
Was considering shifting Patricio to Ryan or Fabianski
Expected goals against last 3 (actual goals)
Wolves 3.08 (3)
West Ham 4.1 (3)
Brighton 4.54 (0)
Brighton are overperforming by 4.54 goals!
Also Wolves play Hud & Car in next 4 so think I'll hold for now
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) October 31, 2018
Elsewhere, while budget forwards are failing to provide any consistency, it might be time to go five in midfield or four in defence. Isaac Success could be the budget enabler to allow this change in formation.
Thinking of bringing in Isaac Success
Has been involved in every game
Last 4 gws – xG 1.5 and xA 0.66
Worst case sits last on bench and comes on for a 1 pointer.
Personally more excited about defs and mids than strikers
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) October 30, 2018
Wolves assets have been underwhelming the last couple of weeks, failing to keep clean sheets in favourable fixtures. However, Matt Doherty still looks like an attacking threat from wingback, so Swot suggests managers ought to hold.
Matt Doherty had seven penalty area touches and SIX shots yesterday vs Brighton – the most of any player in #GW10 so far.
Tricky next two fixtures but then Huddersfield and Cardiff on the horizon for Wolves.
— FPL SW⚽️T (@FPLSWOT) October 28, 2018
3. Stat Man
With 6 consecutive clean sheets, it could be time to invest in more than one asset from the Manchester City defence. Mendy leaps out as the biggest attacking threat, but Laporte and Ederson provide a saving and should see more consistent starts.
Manchester City have now kept 6 clean sheets in a row in the Premier League
— Premier League Stat Man ⚽️ (@EPLStatman) October 29, 2018
Another defence in top form is Watford, with Kiko providing excellent returns while filling in for the injured Janmaat. It’s a budget price and at least in the short-term, the fixtures look appealing for more returns.
🐝 Kiko – £4.2m – DEF – Watford 🐝
▫️90 mins in all 3 games
▫️2 clean sheets
▫️3 bonus points
Passed the eye test last season (marauding wing back), but I've not seen enough of Watfords games in GW8-10, can anyone help?
Could be a steal at £4.2m. pic.twitter.com/1Zl9OVWtlo
— FPL Heisenberg (@FPL_Heisenberg) October 28, 2018
Martial and Barkley are the latest editions to the FPL Tips watchlist, given their form and upcoming run of fixtures. Both players have been the biggest bandwagons in the game over recent weeks, but can their returns be maintained?
👤 Barkley (5.8)
👤 Martial (7.3)
👤 Fabianski (4.5)
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) October 29, 2018
While Barkley may seem tempting, with goals in 3 consecutive games, his minutes have been mixed throughout the season. Will returns from the bench continue if he’s rotated with Kovacic?
No doubting Ross Barkley's recent form and ability but he's not exactly been nailed… pic.twitter.com/63Y2kICwPa
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) October 30, 2018
Meanwhile, Richarlison has been visually struggling in his new position up top, but despite this shift in formation, he’s still managed decent attacking returns. Should managers stick?
In games where he doesn't stupidly get himself sent off Richarlison is averaging 5.8ppg for the season.
5ppg since he moved to the striker position he's no good in…
Brighton (h) and Cardiff (h) in next 3 gameweeks.
Surely a keeper for now? pic.twitter.com/DjhGTdc9sB
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) October 29, 2018
Deulofeu has started to fill the void left by Richarlison at Watford and is another midfielder who’s playing out of position as a forward. Could he be a perfect enabler in a 3-5-2 or 4-3-3 formation for our teams?
Gerard Deulofeu could be a good enabler in midfield at only 5.4 million. Playing out of position along the front line and back from a long term injury💰#FPL
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) October 30, 2018
Since many budget forwards are struggling for form, many managers are considering a shift to Murray or Arnautovic for the Gameweek 11 preview. FPL Connect delves into the statistics to decide on the better option.
FWDs stat comparison last 4 GWs (£6m-£7.5m) (1/2)
Murray: 10 penalty area touches, 5 total shots (5 inside the box), 2 big chances, 2 goals, 0 assists
Arnautovic: 31 penalty area touches, 12 total shots (8 inside the box), 1 big chance, 1 goal, 0 assists #FPL
— #FPL Connect (@FPL_Connect) October 28, 2018
Mitrovic has gone through a particularly barren spell, with plenty of managers losing patience. However, with an away game against Huddersfield up next, managers may be inclined to give him one more week.
Mitrovic. Last couple of GW’s…
🔻Shots on target: 0
🔻Penalty area touches: 1
Huddersfield. Same period…
🔻23 shots against
🔻14 shots in the box against
🔻xG conceded: 2.70
— Tom Campbell (@UtterlyTC) October 30, 2018
Eden Hazard is top of the transfers out list, having missed their last game due to a back injury. However, the injury news provided by Ben Dinnery gives promise for the Gameweek 11 preview, and he could be a prime captain candidate too.
Eden Hazard is expected to be fit for the PL clash vs Palace. "He's certainly much better. Maybe tomorrow he's going to join us in training. I don't think he's going to be involved in the [Carabao Cup]. But he is looking quite good for the weekend, so we are quite pleased.” #CFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 30, 2018
Aubameyang leads the form charts for forwards, matching Callum Wilson for goals scored with 5 in his last 3. Who got the assist? look at the underlying statistics, to help decide whether these returns will be sustainable.
Fun fact: Aubameyang is now the joint top scoring striker in #FPL with Callum Wilson 🔥
Supplementary: in the last 2 games, Auba has had 3 big chances, and scored 100% of them. He's had NO other attempts at goal other than that 😅
Clinical or unsustainable? You decide 🤔 pic.twitter.com/GIPt5JmJKs
— Who Got The Assist? #FPL Podcast (@WGTA_FPL) October 29, 2018
Before you disappear… Check out the Gameweek 11 Preview of the Form Vs Fixture Charts to help you decide on those crucial transfers.
📊 ICYMI: The Form vs Fixture Charts make interesting reading ahead of Gameweek 11…
🥈Brighton, Man City
Who are you transferring IN?!👇https://t.co/vbTcONuRBu
— Fantasy Football Community (@FFCommunity_) October 30, 2018