FPL Gameweek 10 First Picks – Part Two
If you haven’t yet read part one of our GW10 first picks then you should check them out first… if you have then enjoy the rest of our early picks ahead of a massive week of FPL!
Liverpool Vs. Huddersfield
The old saying goes that you need to score more goals than your opposition to win a football match and although that may seem pretty simple, for Liverpool it sometimes means they need to score 4 or 5 as their defence is so bad.
Huddersfield will have been buoyed by their recent win over Man Utd and with no midweek game for either side it means they both have full focus on this 3pm Saturday clash.
If Liverpool play the attacking game we know they can then they should have more than enough to put the West Yorkshire side back in their place, but if the visitors do manage an early goal it could put the cat among the pigeons. That being said, we do expect to see an under fire Klopp bring a much needed 3 points out of this game and it could be a similar scoreline to the one that we saw when they hosted Spurs back in GW7. The fact that Liverpool were themselves well beaten by the same Spurs side will give hope to the travelling side but the reality is that this is a game that could see Coutinho, Salah and co score some decent returns.
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Perhaps not a game to rush to bring Liverpool players in but one that might allow one more chance to Failminho and his colleagues.
West Brom Vs. Man City
West Brom haven’t won a game since the opening two weeks of the season and although they have managed 4 draws since then they are not looking in the best of form and the visit of Man City could hardly have come at a worse time for the Black Country side.
This city side have been ripping opponents apart but the biggest concern for most FPL managers is who Pep will side with for this clash. One thing is for sure, the manager will be looking to avoid complacency after seeing City squander last seasons good start in the league to Chelsea, but things feel somewhat different this season.
Aguero, Jesus, Sane and Sterling all represent excellent chances of big points but all are at risk of rotation too. We thought Pep was happy to play Aguero and Jesus together but last week that didn’t materialise and Fantasy Premier League managers were left frustrated. KDB and David Silva are the only untouchables at the moment but only KDB has been consistent enough to warrant a captain pick – and he is more than capable of blanking in a one off game.
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Much will depend on what team pep puts out when they host Wolves in the EFL Cup on Tuesday. He has already hinted at the possibility of Aguero starting that game and if he does there is every chance that he will sit on the bench and enjoy a rest ahead of the Champions League return next week. We will be monitoring the situation closely through the week and analysing every syllable that comes from the press conferences.
Bournemouth Vs. Chelsea
Bournemouth have steadied the ship in recent weeks with a decent performance at Wembley when they lost narrowly 1-0 to Spurs and then with a win at Stoke last time out. This game represents a stern test from a Chelsea side that showed stern resolve against Watford and one that was fighting for Conte’s life at The Bridge.
This won’t be easy and managers will have been disappointed by Morata’s performance last weekend. He is likely to start this game and will undoubtedly return to scoring form sooner or later with this game being as good a chance as any, but the smart money at Chelsea is now on Hazard who really does look back to his best and when considering Sanchez or the Belgian there is only one choice pound for pound. Hazard is 100% committed to the cause at Chelsea and at £10.6m is going to be one of the highest scoring midfielders this season given his regular starting place being pretty much guaranteed.
One other note on Chelsea is that the defensive solidarity does not look to be there anymore so if you are still holding on to Alonso at £7m+ have a word with yourself.
The Best Of The Rest
It’s hard to pick much from the remaining games with the Crystal Palace Vs. West Ham game being intriguing with the loser of that game having dire consequences. We see a home win with Zaha the most likely to benefit from sloppy West Ham defending. We also expect to see Brighton put in another top performance against Southampton with bargain hunters hoping for another return from Grob. There could well be another clean sheet in the offing too for their cheap defenders.
We will be back throughout the week as we look to bring you the very best FPL tips so be sure to come back for the latest news, tips and picks for GW10.