Gameweek 10 witnessed some significant turning points, with Liverpool perhaps officially out of the title race with their 3-2 loss to Arsenal on the road. Erling Haaland ($12.2 million) and Manchester City, who defeated Southampton at home 4-0, carried on as usual. West Ham, Newcastle, and Chelsea all earned resounding victories.
Good value for Solanke and Billing
By defeating Leicester, Bournemouth earned their third victory of the year. In their 2-1 triumph, Dominic Solanke (£5.7million) assisted both goals and tallied eight points. Philip Billing (£5.3 million), a teammate, earned 10 points with a well-executed goal, his third in as many games.
Both players are solid FPL alternatives and terrific value facilitators. If Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.8 million) is still sidelined due to injury, Solanke might be the ideal option. Additionally, Billing offers excellent value, while Fulham (A) and Southampton, Bournemouth’s next two opponents, both offer favorable attacking matchups (H).
Southampton has allowed the joint fifth-most goals (17), while Fulham has given up the fourth-most goals (18) and has the worst expected goals conceded (xGC) in the league at 19.01. (12.43).
Chelsea’s nightmare of a lineup
The 3-0 home victory over Wolves by Chelsea included no shocks. Graham Potter rested a significant number of first-team players, thus there were a few surprises in his starting lineup. Reece James ($6.1 million), Raheem Sterling ($10.0 million), and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ($9.1 million) were the three that garnered the most attention.
The Champions League knockout stage is clearly the new Chelsea head coach’s current top priority, so we may have to get used to this rotation now that he has replaced Thomas Tuchel.
The ambiguity makes their players difficult to avoid for the time being and puts any Chelsea asset owners in a difficult situation. Their starting lineup at San Siro on Tuesday against AC Milan in the Champions League could be a sign of what Potter will do on Sunday against Aston Villa (A) in Gameweek 11. Three days later, in Gameweek 12, Chelsea plays Brentford (A), therefore we might be able to guesstimate who will suit up.
The choice is a little trickier for those who are with James. We are aware of his offensive prowess, and those next two games have a decent chance of being clean-sheet games.
From an FPL perspective, there aren’t many better defenders in the league than him. At the very least, I would continue with him through Gameweek 12 before reevaluating. In my opinion, he is still Chelsea’s best asset.
Kepa Arrizabalaga ($4.4 million) and Mason Mount ($7.6 million) are also on the watch list. In his 12 point performance against the Wolves, the former collected two assists and three bonus points. Despite Edouard Mendy (£4.9 million) being back in shape, Kepa remained in goal.
Manchester City is once again raging
The defending Premier League winners City ran riot against the visiting Southampton team. Again, Phil Foden (£8.2 million) stole the stage with a goal and an assist. With 62 points, he has overtaken all other midfielders in the scoring department.
Joao Cancelo (worth £7.3 million) gave his devoted owners a huge 18-point haul in return. All City players are currently in the “don’t sell and don’t purchase” camp.
Newcastle United and Trippier
Brentford was defeated 5-1 at home by Newcastle. Despite conceding a goal and having four different goal scorers in the game, Trippier earned an assist and two bonus points for a total of seven. This is because he attracts additional points due to his high chance-creation and crucial pass numbers.
On Saturday, he and his teammates each generated three opportunities, and his anticipated assist (xA) statistic of 0.28 was the second best on Newcastle’s team.
A lovely home match against Everton offsets the two away matches that Newcastle faces next, against Manchester United and Spurs. Everton has been extremely fortunate not to have given up more goals despite having tied for the third-fewest goals against average (14.54) in the league thus far (nine).
Trippier is a good long-term choice as well because of his favorable schedule up to the World Cup break. With one goal and two assists in the league so far, we also know he is an adept attacker.
Gameweek 11 deadline: Friday, October 14
Gameweek 12 deadline: Tuesday, October 18
Gameweek 13 deadline: Saturday, October 22
Additionally, this week, prior to Gameweek 11, there are more European matches. Teams competing in UEFA events will play four games over the course of 11 to 12 days.