Super Sunday daily fantasy football picks for Gameweek 10 on Starting 11
Posted by @FFPundits_Drew
1:08pm Oct 27 2017
Sunday’s Starting 11 contests play host to Leicester vs Everton and Brighton vs Southampton, but who will make it in to your lineup?
With only two Premier League fixtures on offer in this Sunday’s Starting 11 contests, I’ve been tasked with bringing you my four star picks from Leicester vs Everton and Brighton vs Southampton.
I know what you’re thinking guys – this isn’t much if a Super Sunday! And yes, I agree with you, but, I expect plenty of goals, so let’s focus on the likely scorers.
Jamie Vardy vs. Everton
With a new manager to impress, Jamie Vardy will be hoping to end his run of 3 games without a goal at home to a struggling Everton side on Sunday afternoon.
New manager Claude Puel led Southampton to an 8th place finish during his first season in charge, as well as reaching the final of the League Cup so, let’s see what he can do with a Leicester City side that currently sit 1 point from the relegation zone.
With a reputation for building a solid defensive foundation, I expect fantasy bosses to start seeing some of the counter attacking displays Vardy flourished in during the 2015/16 title-winning season.
Everton continue to struggle, and having conceded 18 goals in the Premier League this season, they’ve yet to appoint a replacement manager for Ronald Koeman and enter Sunday’s game under the guidance of caretaker, David Unsworth.
With 3 goals so far this season, I expect the ‘Vardy Party’ to be back underway on Sunday with his name up in lights on the scoreboard at the King Power.
Riyad Mahrez vs Everton
Echoing my thoughts above on the new Leicester boss, Claude Puel, the player who benefited most from counter attacking football in 2015/16 was the Algerian international winger, Riyad Mahrez.
Mahrez started the season well, showing signs that his previous form could be returning, having providing 3 assist in the first 2 league games.
A poor run followed for both Leicester and Mahrez, but that run ended in Gameweek 8 as Mahrez scored in the 1-1 draw with West Brom, followed by 2 assists in the 2-1 win vs Swansea City.
With a goal and 2 assists in 2 games, Mahrez is in good form and will be keen to impress his new manager on Sunday afternoon.
Wayne Rooney vs. Leicester City
Depsite their poor form, if there’s one player who will always give his all, it’s Wayne Rooney.
Not the player he once was but still has the ability, in my opinion, to take control of a football match and dictate terms, whilst also chipping in with goals and assists.
Only 2 wins from 9 games for Everton, but Rooney has scored 4 goals during that period, including 2 in his last 2 Premier League outings.
After scoring a late penalty against Brighton in Gameweek 8, Rooney will continue to be a goal threat from both open-play and set-pieces for caretaker boss David Unsworth, with returns looking likely in Gameweek 10.
Pascal Groß vs. Southampton
Newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion have surprised many this season, by recording 3 wins and 2 draws in their opening 9 games, leaving them 12th in the Premier League.
A player key to that early success is German midfielder and summer signing Pascal Groß – playing in an advanced position, supporting the striker but also proving a goal threat of his own.
This week, Brighton are at home to Southampton off the back of a 3-0 victory away to West Ham.
Mauricio Pellegrino has his Southampton side set up as a defensive unit, however, they’ve manged to keep only 4 clean sheets so far this season, despite favourable opening fixtures.
Groß already has 2 goals and 4 assists to his name this season – impressive stats for a midfield player and I see no reason why he can’t reward Starting 11 managers with more point returns this weekend.
BEFORE YOU GO: If you’re new or still not familiar with how Starting 11 fantasy football works, it couldn’t be simpler – it’s a daily fantasy game where we’re required to pick an 11-man team for one day only – without any team budget or player salary restrictions!
There are NO player values and NO team budgets – leaving you to pick what YOU think will be the best scoring 11-man-team across Sunday’s Gameweek 10 fixtures.