IS ABRAHAM THE IDEAL BUDGET FORWARD? | Gameweek 11: Players to Watch
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4:18pm Nov 2 2017
Harry Kane is likely to start against Palace, but could Dele Alli offer larger attacking returns for Spurs in Gameweek 11?
The team at @_FPLTips have returned with another small handful of Players to Watch for the upcoming Gameweek 11 schedule, all of which are affordable to most Fantasy Premier League bosses.
With Pep rotating his squad at leisure and causing weekly upset and headaches for FPL managers, is now the time to switch out for more stable fantasy options?
Poch informed us that he had no concerns over Harry Kane’s fitness, but did state that he wouldn’t take any risks against Palace this weekend – read of that what you may FPL bosses…
Whether you analyse stats and trends each week or make your weekly transfers based on form or gut instinct, we hope that our 4 Players to Watch offer you some food for though for when making those all-important FPL transfers of Gameweek 11.
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Dele Alli vs. Crystal Palace (h)
With some doubt remaining over Harry Kane’s starting against Palace on Sunday, the England midfielder could provide an alternative way into the Spurs attack for Gameweek 11.
Dele Alli moved to a more attacking role against Manchester United in Gameweek 10, alongside Heung-Min Son – moments before Anthony Martial’s winning goal, he had a big chance to put Spurs ahead from Christian Eriksen’s delivery but narrowly missed the target with his attempt.
It’s been a hot and cold start to the season for the England international but he’s still managed to contribute to 5 Spurs goals this season; scoring 3 times and providing 2 assists in the Premier League.
Prior to the game against Man Utd, he’d found the back of the net in two consecutive games in all competitions, hinting at a return to his usual goal-scoring form.
Over the last 4 Gameweeks, Alli has registered 8 goal attempts from inside the area, with 2 finding the target and provided 6 attempted assists.
In Gameweek 11, Spurs host a Crystal Palace side that earned a draw with West Ham last weekend and continue to improve after their poor start to the season.
They have, however, conceded 8 goals over the last 4 Gameweeks; only Everton, Stoke and Huddersfield have conceded more.
Tammy Abraham vs. Brighton (h)
The on-loan striker was heavily involved for Swansea’s goal against Arsenal, providing a through-ball to assist Sam Clucas and appears the standout option for those shifting to a budget forward upfront.
He’s now been directly involved in 5 of his team’s 7 goals in the Premier League; scoring 4 times himself and his high goal involvement allows us to overlook Swansea’s lack of goals.
Over the last 4 Gameweeks, Abraham has scored twice from a tally of 8 shots from inside the box, with 4 finding the target.
Priced under £6.0m, he could even be used as part of a rotation, along with a 5th midfielder such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Swansea are at home in Gameweek 11, to a Brighton side that have conceded 17 shots on target over the last 4 Gameweeks; only 5 teams have faced more.
Pascal Groß vs. Swansea (a)
Brighton earned a 1-1 draw with Southampton in Gameweek 10 and it was once again thanks to Pascal Groß, who provided his 5th assist of the season.
The creative midfielder has now returned in each of his last 3 Premier League outings, in games against Everton, West Ham and Southampton.
His tally of 11 attempted assists over the last 4 Gameweeks is behind only De Bruyne, Hazard, Sanchez and Ozil amongst Premier League players.
Groß has been directly involved in 7 of Brighton’s 10 goals this season and just as with Tammy Abraham; his high goal involvement allows us to overlook his team’s relatively low goals tally.
In Gameweek 11, Brighton face a Swansea side that have conceded 5 goals over the last 4 Gameweeks; only Watford (10) and Stoke (11) have conceded more big chances than the Welsh side (9).
Charlie Daniels vs. Newcastle (a)
It’s been a poor start to the season for Bournemouth; they sit in 19th place in the Premier League table, having lost 7 of their opening 10 games. However, they have started to show signs of improvement defensively in recent weeks.
Over the last 4 Gameweeks, their tally of 3 goals conceded can be bettered only by Man United, Spurs and Leicester – by comparison, only 3 Premier League teams had conceded more goals than Bournemouth over the first 6 Gameweeks.
Gameweek 11 marks the start of a fixture shift for Eddie Howe’s side, with Bournemouth facing home games against Huddersfield, Burnley and Southampton over the next 5 Gameweeks, as well as travelling to Newcastle and Swansea.
In addition to Bournemouth’s growing clean sheet potential, Charlie Daniels also has a history of providing attacking returns.
He already has 1 goal and 1 assist to his name this season and registered an impressive tally of 4 goals and 3 assists in the Premier League last season.
This weekend, it’s an away trip to Newcastle for Bournemouth. After a promising start to the season, Rafa Benitez’s side have won just 1 of their last 5 games. They’ve scored just 4 times over that period; only 3 teams have managed fewer goals.
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