Gameweek 9 was a hit for Sporting Life readers, with our suggestions offering points in various forms.
James Maddison scored twice and had an assist as Leicester ended their long wait for a win with a Nottingham Forest Hammer 4-0.
It happened a few days later Callum Wilson scored for Newcastlewhile Kurt Zouma delivered a clean sheet as West Ham beat Wolves.
Those who watched our pre-GW9 videooutlining four players to target if they played a Wildcard, would have been awarded a total of 45 non-captain points from those picks.
All attention turns to Gameweek 10, with Arsenal v Liverpool on Sunday headlining.
A number of other teams also feature in home games, which means there should be some good points on offer if we target the right teams.
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When is the FPL Gameweek 10 deadline?
FPL Gameweek 10 deadline is Saturday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. BSTthe first match starting at 3:00 p.m. BST.
How do FPL chips work?
- Boost bench: This counts the points of those on your bench alongside your starting XI – this can only be used once per season
- Triple Captain: Captain earns 3x the number of points for that game week – this can only be used once per season
- Free shot: This allows unlimited changes for a single game week. A team reverts to what it was before once this has been played – this can only be used once per season
Who has the best Gameweek 10 matches?
Chances are you would have played your Wildcard by now, given that you get unlimited transfers during the World Cup period.
Gameweek 10 matches would have been top of mind when it came to choosing players to include, and there are some eye-catching matches for fantasy football players.
MANCHESTER CITYat the back of a 6-3 win over Manchester Unitedhave a home game against a struggling Southampton.
Erling Haaland will be by far the most captained player, although Phil Foden will remain a name of interest after his hat-trick.
Are LEICESTER back to their previous levels or was the win over Forest one-off?
Time will tell, but they will host a trip to a Bournemouth side who have failed to top 1.0 xG in eight games so far.
WESTERN HAM were another side to pick up a win in GW9, and they face a Fulham side who conceded four at home to Newcastle last time out.
Marco Silva’s side have huge injury problems for Aleksandar Mitrović, and the striker’s absence will be a huge boon to a West Ham defense which has posted strong underlying numbers this season anyway.
What are the best transfers for Gameweek 10?
Although City have a good home game in GW10, it may be worth considering transferring these players once the deadline has passed.
Of course, if you invested in Haaland early you’re locked in some serious value, but Foden and Joao Cancelo have seen small price increases that won’t make too much of a difference.
The reason they’re looking to get them out is because they have a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool in GW11, and their postponed game against Arsenal means they won’t be involved in GW12.
In the next two weeks after GW10, City have a game rated ‘5’ on the FDR. It could be a high score, but it could also be a score where defenders come back low.
The same kind of thing applies to Arsenal, although it’s not as bad. They will face Liverpool this weekend before a trip to Leeds and then no game in GW12.
But with Gameweek 10 in mind, who are the best players to bring?
- Position: ENVIRONMENT
- Club: crystal palace
- Fixation: London (M)
- FPL Price: £7.3 million
It’s a bargain price and now seems the perfect time to get involved given Palace’s upcoming fixtures.
It’s had a price increase since we included it in our pre-GW9 video, but it can still deliver at a very reasonable £7.3m. Palace’s next five will face sides rated ‘2’ on the FDR.
Not only that, but Wilfried Zaha delivered in the first part of the season. He has 33 points on his total of four goals scored. A point to note here is that three of them came home.
The underlying numbers for Zaha are good, averaging an xG open game better than Luis Diaz, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho.
- Position: ENVIRONMENT
- Club: Newcastle
- Fixation: Brentford (H)
- FPL Price: £5.6 million
He was fit enough to be involved against Fulham following an injury picked up during the international break, and Bruno Guimarães got his first assist of the season as they won convincingly.
It’s a surprise that’s the case considering his numbers so far this season. Only Kieran Trippier (1.9) averaged more assists per game than Guimarães (1.8).
Newcastle also posted ridiculously strong attacking numbers at home but failed to convert chances.
The chart above highlights this, pointing out that, based on xG, there was a similar chance they scored 14 rather than the six on their tally.
- Position: ENVIRONMENT
- Club: West Ham
- Fixation: Fulham (H)
- FPL Price: £8.1 million
Is Jarrod Bowen back? Or was that performance against Wolves a one-time outing before coming back on his return from low points?
We can hope that’s the first point, and his underlying numbers this season show how unlucky he is not to have scored more than he got last time out.
No Hammers player has averaged more shots per game than Bowen (2.4), earning him a 2.02 xG total.
They have a home game against a Fulham side who have conceded the highest open play xG in the Premier League, while their free kick xG is the third in the English top flight.
- Position: YOUR
- Club: Manchester United
- Fixation: Everton (A)
- FPL Price: £6.9 million
This one is a huge risk, and the advice here would be to watch Erik ten Hag’s pre-match quotes closely to see if he gives any clue about Anthony Martial’s departure.
It’s been a frustrating start to the season for the striker, who has spent more time in the treatment room than on the pitch. However, his performance on the Etihad bench was a reminder of what he can bring.
He would have started the season opener against Brighton but missed it through injury. Although he came on in the 59th minute, he still found the net twice as they were well beaten by City.
Martial also picked up an assist in the 2-1 home win over Liverpool, again after coming off the bench, meaning he has two goals and one assist in two outings where he hasn’t played. only played in the second half.
It might be too soon and be prepared for him not to start, but investing now ahead of a possible run means we get a striker who can score at a decent rate for a bargain price of 6.9 million pounds.
Who should I captain in Gameweek 10?
ERLING HAALAND. Next.
It’s hard to resist supporting the City striker with the ‘C’, and now he comes into the game against Southampton with three goals and two assists in GW9.
If you have him, it’s still worth going with the majority for now because he’ll likely be up to snuff. If you’re in the 17.3% without him, there’s still time to find a way to get him in.
At this early stage of the season, we’re not even in the third yet, it’s good to continue leading the one player you know everyone is. It’s about staying in touch with the top leagues, differentials may come at a later date.
The most important thing here is that while others may score when made captain, you know Haaland will score more. The point carry is so drastic that it creates huge gaps between you and your rivals by not having him as a captain.
Gameweek 9 was a great example of this. Although, OF COURSE, he doesn’t do it every week (maybe), there was a 23-point difference between captain and no. That’s three players who had a good points week.
For those who don’t have it, or are so desperate to find someone else, CALLUM WILSON could be a solid differential given his goal last week and Newcastle’s attacking performance at home.
JARRO BOWENrecent projections from us give hope that it is back to its best, while JAMES MADDISON will see its popularity increase after the return in GW9.
FPL: Week 10 Captain’s Pick
- Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane
- Callum Wilson, Jarrod Bowen, James Maddison