FPL Captain Differentials - Gameweek 11
Posted by FFPundits
9:43pm Nov 2 2017
Looking for an FPL captaincy alternative to Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero in Gameweek 11? @FPL_Physio has got you covered
Hi all – it’s @FPL_Physio here, bringing you my top 4 differential captain picks for Gameweek 11.
For those of you thinking of going against the grain, I hope this week’s selections give you plenty food for thought in your quest to be that little bit different in your mini-leagues.
After the painful injuries to FPL favourites Kane and Coutinho and the benching of Sergio Aguero in Gameweek 10, FPL managers will be hoping for a less stressful press conference schedule over the next few days.
If you own the likes of Lukaku, Morata, Kane and Aguero but don’t feel confident in captaining them for whatever reason (injury or rotation), then be sure to check out the below options to see if anything catches your eye.
Tammy Abraham vs. Brighton (h)
First up is my favourite player in FPL so far this year – Swansea City striker, Tammy Abraham.
Since I brought him in ahead of Gameweek 8, he hasn’t let me down, averaging an impressive 6.3 points per game in that period.
His home form is particularly strong and this week Swansea welcome Brighton to the Liberty Stadium, which appears to be a great fixture and very winnable on paper.
If Swansea score in this tie, which I fully expect them to, then Tammy is likely to be involved somehow, having scored 5 of Swansea’s 7 overall goals this season.
The striker played well against Arsenal in a 2-1 loss and was unfortunate to be narrowly offside when he found the back of the net – he did however get an assist for Swansea’s only goal of the game, delivering small but well-deserved returns for FPL bosses.
Form and fixtures are aligning for the England under 21 international and giving him the armband could pay huge dividends in Gameweek 11, for those brave enough to be so bold.
Richarlison vs. Everton (a)
The Brazilian winger’s underlying stats look promising most weeks and has been unfortunate not to have scored in his last 3 Premier League outings for the Hornets.
He missed big chances against Chelsea and Stoke in Gameweek’s 9 and 10 and should have bagged at least 3 goals in that time, but it wasn’t meant to be – much to the disappointment of the hundreds of thousands of us that drafted him in in recent weeks.
This week, Richarlison faces an away trip up North to Merseyside to face a manager-less Everton side, who’ve yet to win a Premier League game since Gameweek 6 whilst conceding 9 goals in their last 4.
Over the course of the season, Richarlison has performed better on the road, with all 3 of his goals being scored away from Vicarage Road, so could a double-digit points haul be on the cards for Gameweek 11?
Christian Eriksen vs. Crystal Palace (h)
Third on my list for Gameweek 11 is Spurs’ Danish play-maker and midfield-maestro Christian Eriksen, who has scored 3 goals, produced 3 assists and earned 10 FPL bonus points so far this season.
Whilst his overall ownership on the Fantasy Premier League game today sits at (24.9%), we’re unlikely to see him topping any of the Captaincy Polls this week.
Having played 90 minutes against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night, he played a vital role in their 3-1 win at Wembley Stadium and scored Spurs’ 3rd and final goal of the night.
With Kane likely to start against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon (in my opinion), expect Eriksen to be amongst the fantasy attacking returns in what should be a comfortable home win for Spurs.
Daniel Sturridge vs. West Ham (a)
Finally, this week’s fourth and final pick is a bit of punt and a name we haven’t used much on the site this season – it’s Daniel Sturridge!
The Liverpool front-man has fallen out of favour with Jurgen Klopp in recent months, but has scored 2 goals in 2 games this week and looks set to start against West Ham in Gameweek 11, as both Coutinho and Mane remain sidelined through injury.
Klopp hinted after their midweek Champions League game against Maribor that Sturridge would be the next player to have a go at taking a penalty, as Liverpool have missed their last 3 spot-kick attempts.
He faces a West Ham side who haven’t looked great this season and don’t keep many clean sheets, so whilst some of you may turn your nose up at this selection, it could be a genius move if you managed to pull it off.
That’s it for Gameweek 11 guys – I hope you enjoyed reading the article and as always, I wish you the very best of luck for this weekend’s Fantasy Premier League action.
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