Punts of the Week - Gameweek 10
Posted by @FFPundits_Drew
7:01pm Oct 26 2018
With Fulham leaking goals, should we be looking to Bournemouth attackers for Gameweek 10?
I saw some impressive fantasy scores out there last weekend, but I know many of you will be just as happy as I am to see the back of Gameweek 9 and ready to look ahead to Gameweek 10.
For all you FPL managers out there – as well as those of you playing Starting 11 daily fantasy with us each week, I hope this week’s sections give you plenty of food for thought when locking in your FPL and/or daily fantasy lineups.
Andre Schurrle vs. Bournemouth (H)
Yes I know how it looks, player scores two goals in two games and a bandwagon starts to build momentum – but Schurrle is a player who has caught our attention throughout the first quarter of the season for his underlying stats, not just the odd screamer into the top corner!
Congratulations to those managers who owned him last week, non-owners will say he can’t hit them like that every week – but Schurrle has taken on 32 shots so far this season, the fourth highest ahead of the likes of Harry Kane and Eden Hazard.
That ‘if you don’t buy a ticket then you won’t win the raffle’ attitude has led to Schurrle scoring four goals this season and with a decent fixture run there could be more to come.
First up this weekend it’s Bournemouth who continue to be one of the most inconsistent sides in the Premier League, one week they score four goals and the next they leak four goals themselves to Burnley.
Swallowing my pride with this pick after a discussion on Schurrle last week at FFP HQ ending with me leaving him out of my side, of course he was going to score…
Josh King vs. Fulham (A)
Those of you who watched Cardiff vs Fulham last weekend probably did exactly the same as me, checked those fixtures to see who’d be dancing through Fulham’s defence this week – Cardiff only managed to score four goals all season then double their tally during one week.
This week it’s the turn of Bournemouth and those managers with the likes of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser will be expecting returns, if you are looking for someone who’s still flying under the radar then Josh King is still only owned by 5.2% on FPL and will be underutilised on Starting 11.
While Wilson has been chalking up the assists this season, despite playing deeper King has four goals this season including a brace vs Watford during Gameweek 8.
With six shots during his last two games (compared to Wilson’s four), as well as on penalty duty – is this is the week for a punt on King?
Danny Ings vs. Newcastle (H)
Danny Ings, remember this guy from the start of the season – finally escaped Liverpool for some first team football and instantly began scoring goals.
Ineligible vs his parent club followed by three blanks means it’s been four Gameweeks without a goal, however this week’s opponents Newcastle have allowed their opposition to score twice on six occasions this season.
Having unleashed 24 shots from his seven starts this season, Ing’s is certainly not afraid of having a go and has a good chance this week of adding to his three goals for the season vs a poor Newcastle side.
Owned by only 5.6% and at the bargain price to match of £5.6m, he is the perfect enabler on FPL and will certainly fly under the radar on Starting 11.
Shane Duffy vs. Wolves (H)
After negotiating some difficult fixtures during the opening seven Gameweeks of the season, two wins and two clean sheets from their last two games as well as favourable fixtures – is it time we give Brighton players some consideration?
Two clean sheets in two games are lovely returns for a low ownership player, not to mention the attacking returns Duffy has provided this season with two goals and two assists – A record better than a number of high-profile midfielders!
This week Brighton host newly promoted Wolves, who enter the fixture off the back of a poor 2-0 defeat to Watford.
Wolves have impressed at the back this season and are sitting pretty in 9th place with 15 points, however going forward they have only scored eight goals – only Southampton, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Newcastle have scored less.
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