Anti-Fantasy, Players to Avoid – GW 11

GW 10 didn’t bring us many surprises, especially since Kane was proclaimed injured before the weekend – at that point even the ones that believed in possible surprise at Old Trafford actually new that Tottenham would be extremely happy to take anything home. That, however did not happen, and thanks to Anthony Martial who came of the bench, United took all the points.

Arsenal came from behind at Emirates, against Swansea who took lead through Sam Clucas, but managed to take all the points mostly because of Sead Kolašinac who scored and assisted for 2:1 win. West Ham looked much better for a good part of the week – firstly they came from 2 goals behind against Spurs in EFL Cup, than took 0:2 lead at Selhurst Park through Andre Ayew and Chicharito, only to let Zaha equalizes in the last moments of the game. Hammers are still in single-digits points tally this season, and good result in EFL Cup should not be enough for them, and Bilić should be under great pressure.

I doubted Liverpool before this GW, and expected Huddersfield to be more of a threat at Anfield, but even a penalty miss from Salah at 0-0 didn’t ruin the game for Liverpool and their fans – only ruined a weekend for ones who have Egyptian in their FPL team.


Richarlison was a popular choice in FPL before GW10, many even had him as a captain, but Watford managed to loose against Stoke at home.

Leroy Sane proves to be in a great form for Man City, as well as Raheem Sterlin who came of the bench to score at Hawthorns. Matt Phillips also scored from the bench to make final result 2:3, but City’s victory was never really at danger. Chelsea was not so convincing, but won 3 points at the end of the day at Dean Court. Morata managed to miss several great opportunities, so his owners has to be satisfied with the assist he had.

Everton paid the price of sticking with Koeman for too long, and deservedly lost 2-0 against Leicester, in a game in which even Demerai Gray managed to score a goal! Newcastle played so bad on Monday, that Burnley didn’t have a choice but win a game, while Brighton and Southampton tied.

 

Top 3 worst choices in GW10 per positions:

 

Goalkeepers:

  • Pickford – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 1 save
  • Speroni – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 0 saves
  • Ederson – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 2 saves

 

Defenders:

  • Masuaku – -1 pt – 45 minutes, 2 goals conceded, 1 yellow card
  • Zabaleta – 0 pts – 61 minutes, 1 goal conceded, 1 yellow card
  • Otamendi – 0 pts – 2 goals conceded, yellow card



Midfielders:

  • Doucoure – 1 pt – 1 goal conceded, 1 yellow card
  • Kachunga – 1 pt – 56 minutes
  • Lingard – 1 pt – 25 minutes

 

Forwards:

  • Diouf – 1 pt – 90 minutes, 1 yellow card
  • Gray– 1 pt – 32 minutes
  • Robson-Kanu – 1 pt – 32 minutes

 

After GW10 ideal team’s formation remained 5-4-1, but three new names appeared in the squad – one of which is actually returning after a few gameweeks:

Pickford is our new goalie, after Butland saved his goal in GW10. That means he can unblock us from twitter, after he got mad for being the worst goalie after 8 gameweeks (and stayed the worst after GW9).

Adam Smith and Leighton Baines remained in defense, as well as Joel Ward and Scott Dann, but Palace’s duo is now accompanied by their teammate Patrick van Aanholt, who returns to the worst team!


Van La Parra remains in the squad alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (who remains the worst player of the season so far). Idrissa Gueye is also still in the squad, but thanks to Everton’s poor performances, 4th player from Toffees are also in the squad – Tom Davies!

Only forward in the squad is still Burnley’s Ashley Burnes.

 

 

 

Bad prediction time!

  • Stoke – Leicester: Interesting game to start GW11. I can imagine that defenders already aren’t popular choices, while besides obvious ones from Leicester, Choupo-Moting managed to score some points this season, mostly by playing in attack. However, Choupo-Moting is a player I won’t advise anyone to put in their squad.
  • Huddersfield – West Brom: Huddersfield managed to pull-out some really great games this season, so I imagine they’ll attack West Brom from the start. West Brom’s defense is not at the same level as last season, so this may be a game in which Huddersfield may win some new points.
  • Newcastle – Bournemouth: I still thinks Newcastle is in far better position than they deserve to be. They played awful against Burnley in GW10, and I expect them to continue to drop in positions. Bournemouth is a team I wrote a lot this season, and now I’m only waiting to see if they’ll turn their season around.
  • Southampton – Burnley: The least watchable game of the gameweek. I admire Burnley’s season so far, but It’s not like I’ll watch them over many teams.
  • Swansea – Brighton: A game we are all waiting because of Tammy Abraham.
  • West Ham – Liverpool: As I said many time, I’ve lost all confidence in Slaven Bilić I ever had. On the other side, Liverpool is really unpredictable more than ever actually, and West Ham really seems like a kind of team Liverpool can mess-up.
  • Spurs – Crystal Palace: Think this should be a win for Spurs, unrelated to Kane’s recovery. Palace’s only win this season came against Chelsea, so I think that second one to be against Spurs will really be something.
  • Man City – Arsenal: This should be a derby only on paper. City looks really great this season, with so many players in form that De Buyne can even stand out sometimes. And we are all probably interested in who’ll start in City’s attack which we can have more clue about after UCL games playing mid-week (before this article is written).
  • Chelsea – Man Utd: The real derby of the gameweek. And we all know how Mourinho plays derbys away! And on the other side is Antonio Conte! Won’t be surprise with 0:0 at the end, however there will be enough talent in this game to make up some goals!
  • Everton – Watford: A good place for Watford to lick their wounds after unexpected loos against Stoke in GW10. Everton looks really bad this season, and we should not be touching their players in FPL with a ten foot pole!

 

Good luck in GW11 managers!

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