Top 5 GW10 FPL Picks

In this article, we give our top 5 GW10 FPL picks and identify which players could return big FPL points.

Before that we need to review the performance of our GW9 FPL picks:

  • Sterling: 0 points
  • Richarlison: 3 points
  • Wilson: 1 point
  • Shaqiri: 6 points (1 Assist)
  • Lacazette: 2 points

For the second week in a row, our picks have let us down and scored some dreadful points. Sterling not playing against Burnley was the most frustrating of the bunch, as that could of been a double figure haul for him.

Onwards and upwards (we can only hope), here are our GW10 picks:

Mo Salah

The Egyptian is our first pick for GW10 and one of our more confident picks. At £12.8m, Salah is currently at his lowest price this season after no goals in GW7 or 8. Salah has also dropped from his lofty 50% ownership to now 30%. He bounced back last weekend with a goal away at Huddersfield and reminded FPL managers of his value.

In Liverpool’s Champions League match on Wednesday, Salah scored 2 goals and has added to FPL non-owners headache. Notably, Salah scored a penalty and Mane missed his, and with Milner missing through injury it suggests that Salah could also be on penalty duty.

Liverpool play Cardiff at Anfield in GW10, who haven’t won a game away from home this season. Surprisingly, Cardiff have only conceded 7 goals in 4 away matches, and 4 of these came against Chelsea.

Salah is still averaging 4.22 shots per 90, and has an expected goals per 90 of 0.73. We think that Liverpool will have too much for the Bluebirds and Salah will continue his goalscoring week. And for the owners of Salah, he provides the perfect captain option to capitalise on the owners who have sold him.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Mitrovic (£6.9m) started the season in great form, scoring 4 goals in his opening 4 league matches. However, he hasn’t scored in his last 3 league matches and his stats have been disappointing of late. He has only taken 6 shots in these 3 matches, and didn’t register a single shot in GW9.

Fulham play an in-form Bournemouth at home this weekend, and we think Mitrovic will end his goal draught against the Cherries. Fulham are a different beast at home compared to away, and the same can be said for Mitrovic.

His underlying stats speak for itself, he has taken 22 shots in 4 matches at home, compared to only 12 shots in 5 matches away. Bournemouth have conceded 7 goals on the road, and we can see this game being a high scoring match with both teams enjoying attacking football.

Marco Arnautovic

West Ham’s talisman has not been amongst the goals of recent weeks, his last league goal coming back in GW7 against Man United. In his last 2 game weeks however, Arnautovic (£7.0m) has posted some impressive stats considering the Hammers lost both games.

Arnie has taken 5 shots in each of his last 2 games, and 4 key passes in total. The recent injury to Yarmolenko will have an impact on West Ham as an attacking team, however it will add even more emphasis on the contributions of Arnautovic, something he thrives on.

West Ham face Leicester away, who were unfortunate to lose 3-1 against Arsenal last weekend. Leicester are conceding an average of 12 shots at home this season, and considering Arnautovic’s stats we think he will have an attacking threat against the Foxes. After this game week the fixtures look very good for West Ham, and for owners it could be a fruitful period to own Arnautovic if he avoids injury.

Gerard Deulofeu

Our long shot pick for the week and it is the returning Watford man, Deulofeu. He has been out of football for months, but returned to league action in GW8, getting his first start last weekend.

Deulofeu played in a front 2 for Watford, playing 70 minutes and having 1 shot during the match. Although the stats weren’t necessarily impressive, it was his first start and away against an in form Wolves side.

Watford face Huddersfield in GW10, who have one of the worst away records in the league. They have conceded 11 goals in 4 away matches and face Watford who have already scored 7 goals at home this season.

At £5.4m and 0.2% ownership, he could prove to be a good differential in the coming game weeks, in a side that enjoy to attack.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang was the star performer in GW9, coming off the bench to score two goals and rescue Arsenal. He has had 4 shots over the last 2 games and scored each one. Although this is a sign of a prolific goal scorer, its also an unrealistic standard to maintain.

This said however, we think that Aubameyang will be a big points scorer this weekend. Arsenal play Crystal Palace away from home, and Palace have still not won a game at home this season. As well as conceding 5 goals at home, they have still yet to score a goal and confidence will naturally be low.

Arsenal are on a 10 match win streak, and although some stats have shown that they may be over performing we think Aubameyang will do well. He is pushing Emery for a start, and even if he doesn’t he’s proven that he can make the difference from the bench.

Compared to Lacazette (£9.7m), he is a expensive alternative in the Arsenal attack at £10.8m, but we believe that he will begin to start matches for Arsenal in the near future. He is a proven goal scorer and has the ability to trouble any defence.

 

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