FPL — Gameweek 10 Picks
Last week brought my picks a tantalising 62 points (breaking the average of 50pts), featuring some solid picks in César Azpilicueta, Leroy Sané and Riyad Mahrez. This week I scratched my head more than usual, what will Pep’s rotation mean for the likes of Sterling and Aguero? What will 2 heavyweights in Manchester United and Spurs bring to the table? Can Richarlison bang for the 5th week in a row? Read on to find out who I pick for my 100m in gameweek 10.
I start as always with my keeper and I have a tough choice between 2 budgets picks. Firstly Mathew Ryan [4.5m] (who features as one of differentials in this weeks Spot The Difference) who welcome fellow south coast team Southampton to The Amex. Even when conceding, he manages to salvage some save points and The Saints have only scored 5 in their last 7. The rearguard of Brighton is also showing some resolve as of late and I expect that continue this week. My other choice is Nick Pope [4.5m] who’s Burnley side welcome Newcastle on this weeks Monday Night Football. With Heaton still sidelined for the foreseeable the Burnley keeper will certainly feature and has scored more than 2 points in each game played. It’s a hard decision to make, but I feel Pope will do the business against The Magpies.
For my backline I am opting for 3 at the back. Firstly Arsenals Sead Kolasinac [6.0m] who despite pulling in single pointers in the previous 2 fixtures should find his feet against Swansea. The Swans are ranked second-bottom for chances conceded down the right side of the pitch, which plays very nicely into the Bosnians attacking threat (and Sanchez, who will feature later). For my second and third picks I have a choice if 4 budget options — Alberto Moreno [4.5m], Shane Duffy [4.5m], Joseph Gomez [4.5m] and Ben Mee [4.5m]. I am opting for Moreno and Duffy. The former features once more as a difference maker in my picks this week and welcomes a Huddersfield side, who despite beating United last week, should come back down to earth with a bang. The latter is hitting his stride alongside my keeper pick and I feel that they can hold of a Southampton side who seem shy in front of goal.
My midfield quartet is a balance of heavy hitters and flourishing budget picks. Alexis Sanchez [11.8m] seems to have found his scoring boots after a double digit haul in the final game of Ronald Koeman. The Chilean has had more shots over the past 4 game weeks than any other player and as mentioned already, he plays most predominantly on Swanseas weaker side. Next premium pick is Kevin de Bruyne [10.0m] who after being rested in midweek against Wolves should start and finish for Manchester City. Although tough tio judge exactly how the rotation will take place, I feel the Belgian is certainly one in need of starting.
To finish my middle of the park maestros I have 2 reasonably priced options at 2 varying ends of the spectrum. Richarlison [6.3m] has returned points in each of his last 4 starts. It’s without a doubt that he is proving his worth in FPL and I feel this will continue this week at home against Stoke. Next is a pick who has yet to find steady minutes after picking up an injury. Wilfried Zaha [6.7m] is truly sensational when playing to his strengths and with a missing Benteke, it could be time for him to shine. Having already scored against Cheslea, maybe it’s fate that he should score against another London team in West Ham. My bench is completed by assist maker extraordinaire Pascal Groß [5.8m].
My front 3 were all relatively tough picks. Firstly with the loading of City players and minute risks, I opted for save bet Gabriel Jesus [10.6m] who also alongside KdB didn’t play in midweek. Although personally I won Aguero, I fear the Brazilian will get the nod and bang in some goals against a struggling West Brom side who are riddled by injuries. Next Alexandre Lacazette [10.3m] who completes my Arsenal trio at home to Swansea (I’ll be there to cheer them on). Finally Mame Biram Diouf [5.5m] who has scored in his last 3 and plays against a defensively weak Watford side.