Daily Fantasy Premier League Football Tips - Gameweek 10
Posted by @FFPundits_Drew
9:57am Oct 27 2017
Favourable fixtures for Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City offer fantasy bosses substantial returns for Gameweek 10
Hello and welcome fantasy bosses to my Gameweek 10 Differentials vs Safe Picks for Starting 11, which have been carefully selected from this Saturday’s SEVEN Premier League fixture schedule, which kicks off at 12:30pm BST.
Gameweek 10 should offer fantasy bosses plenty of opportunities to rack up some heavy points on Starting 11, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City all having favourable fixtures.
As always, this weeks picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.
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Safe Pick – Alvaro Morata
With the news just breaking that Harry Kane will miss Saturday’s clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford, we’ve made a last minute switch from Harry Kane, to Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata.
The Chelsea front-man returned from injury in Gameweek 9 against Watford, with his game-time limited to just 60 minutes, the Spaniard still looked fresh and lively and is set to start this weekend.
Chelsea will travel South to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth in Gameweek 10, where Eddie Howe’s men have kept only one clean-sheet all season.
With Hazard now back in the fold and Morata back to full match fitness, Bournemouth ‘keeper Begovic is likely to come under fire from Morata and Co. in Saturday’s 5:30pm kick-off.
Differential – Andy Carroll
After sitting out Gameweek 9 through suspension, Andy Carroll returns to the fold for Gameweek 10.
A trip to Loftus Road this week to take on Roy Hodgson’s Eagles, who after a poor performance against Newcastle last weekend, were knocked out of the Carabao cup by Championship side Bristol City.
Carroll has only 3 goals this season but if Bilic can keep him fit, he’s capable of racking up the points against most opposition on a weekly basic.
Safe Pick – Kevin De Bruyne
With 1 goal and 6 assists to his name this season, Kevin De Bruyne offers access to the Manchester City attack, without too much rotation risk.
This weekend’s opponents, West Brom, are suffering from a major defensive injury crisis, with Johnny Evans waiting on a late fitness test, Craig Dawson is likely to be sidelined until Christmas was a knee injury.
Creating chances for Jesus and Aguero as well as some set-piece responsibilities, De Bruyne looks set to provide strong returns for fantasy managers this week.
Differential – Abdoulaye Doucoure
If I told you there was a midfielder who had scored 4 goals from 4 shots this season, for most of you, Doucoure would not be a name that would come to mind.
This week, Watford face Mark Hughes’ Stoke City – a team that’s conceded 20 goals so far this season, with 10 of those being scored against them in their last 3 Premier League outings. Ouch!
Can Doucoure continue his goal scoring form? The Frenchman could be the differential you’re searching for to gain an advantage over your fantasy rivals in Gameweek 10, as many will opt for Richarlison instead.
Safe Pick – Nacho Monreal
Ever present in Arsenal’s defence this season, Nacho Monreal has recorded 4 clean sheets this season and looks set to make it 5 against Swansea at the Emirates this Saturday.
Swansea have scored only 6 goals this season, with only Crystal Palace scoring less, Arsene Wenger and Co. will be expecting his Gunners to pickup where they left off in Gameweek 9, thumping Everton 5-2 away from home.
In additional to his defensive duties, Monreal has also found the back of the net on two occasions this season, which further adds to fantasy appeal in Gameweek 10.
Differential – Jose Holebas
Watford are in form, but I have not chosen Holebas for Watford’s defensive returns; instead, his ability to cause problems at the other end of the pitch.
From his wing-back role, Holebas spends the majority of his time in the oppositions half and has attempted 32 crosses in his last 3 games.
Also on corner-taking duties, Holebas is capable of delivering attacking returns, as well as the possibility of chalking up a clean sheet.
Safe Pick – Ederson
While Pep Guardiola’s players continue to hold possession, their opponents cannot score, which has led to Ederson keeping 4 clean sheets in his last 5 Premier League outings.
This week’s opponents, West Brom, go into this game without a win in their last 7 league games, having hit the back of the net on only 7 occasions this season.
Ederson is likely to have a quiet afternoon again on Saturday without making too many saves, so he’s my banker pick for a clean sheet in Gameweek 10.
Differential – Joe Hart
Former Manchester City Goalkeeper Hart has been kept busy by his West Ham defence but does have 3 clean sheets, plus an assist to his name so far this season.
On Saturday, he faces table stragglers Crystal Palace, who have only scored in 1 game this season, which miraculously came against Chelsea in Gameweek 8.
In Gameweek 9’s defeat away to Newcastle United, of the 10 shots Palalace attempted on goal, none hit the target.
With Palace still without a recognised striker and an evident lack of creative, attacking flair, Hart will be expecting to keep his 4th clean sheet of the season.
My captain pick this week doesn’t feature in my safe picks – and that’s because it’s Mr Far From Safe himself, Mr Sergio Aguero.
Why is he not a safe pick? The problem here is who will Pep Guardiola start with? Will Aguero be rested after playing 120 minutes on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup?
Well, the beauty of Starting 11 is that you can gamble on Pep’s Rotation Roulette and if Aguero doesn’t start, you can substitute him out for Jesus before kick-off.
With Manchester City scoring 21 goals in their last 5 Premier League fixtures, I can see Tony Pulis doing much to stand in their way this Saturday afternoon, can you?