FPL Game Week 10 First Picks – Part One

As Pep Guardiola ruined Saturday for many an FPL manager, it was left to Harry Kane to either rescue the weekend or add further misery to the 130,000+ that dropped him for GW9!

With it seeming like the rule book has once again been ripped up and with other (previously high returning players) also failing to hit the back of the net, game week 10 preparations will already be underway for the most prudent of managers. We take a look at the best moves early for GW10 with price rises and falls promising to be a big feature of the week.

Of course, it is important to note that any early transfers carry risk with the return of the League Cup for 11 Premier League clubs this week so tread carefully or be prepared to take a potential value hit.

Game Week 10 Top Picks

You would think after 9 games that we would have this season figured out by now but it couldn’t be further from the truth. We did predict the Aguero swap with Jesus last week but no-one really saw the Sterling swap coming and with United getting beaten by Huddersfield and Liverpool being so easily swept aside by Spurs, this season is promising to be one of the best yet for Fantasy Premier League.

Here’s our first look ahead to the GW10 FPL fixtures:

Man Utd Vs. Spurs

This game pretty much hinges on two things. The personnel in the United back line and how many buses Jose chooses to park. Harry Kane continued to show his worth in GW9 and it is far from unlikely that he will continue his excellent form, but United have been imperious at Old Trafford so far this season and it could be a bad idea to give him the armband again – that being said, there is absolutely no doubt that you have to have Kane in your side and those managers that dropped him will need him next week if not this.

As for United, Lukaku looks very droppable and if only it were as simple to be able to say a straight swap for Aguero – although that is probably the preferred move as the Argentine is capable of scoring 2 off the bench in this City side whereas United’s early season promise seems to have been flattered by relatively simple fixtures. There will still be plenty of long term value in keeping hold of United defenders and DDG so don’t be too hasty if using a wildcard.

Both United and Spurs play in midweek against Premier League opposition, although both will no doubt heavily rotate their squads as both have the EFL Cup very low down on their priority list with good runs expected in the Champions League.

Arsenal Vs. Swansea

Arsenal are a different side with Ozil and Sanchez in the team and the way they brushed aside Everton shows just what the Gunners will be missing if they do lose these two star players in January or at the end of the season. Lacazette may have scored at Goodison Park but he continues to frustrate owners with his customary early bath having not completed more than 76 minutes in any of the last 3 games.
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Sanchez is valued at £11.8m and is very difficult to justify at the moment, but the 2.2% of owners will be hoping for a big haul against Swansea who are hard to judge in terms of form.

Ozil offers much better value for money at £9.3m and has just 1.5% ownership and could be a sensational pick ahead of Swanea’s trip to The Emirates. Arsenal host Norwich at home on Tuesday evening and will almost certainly rest both the above mentioned players.

At the other end of the pitch, Arsenal continue to concede goals but with Monreal scoring his second goal in 9 games and a relatively easy looking fixture here, many may be tempted. We recommend looking elsewhere for now though the promise of Man City the following game.

Watford Vs. Stoke

Neither of these two sides have a game in midweek so they should come in to this completely fresh and on current form there is only one winner here… Watford!
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Richarlison continues to impress and could have had 2 or 3 goals plus his assist last weekend at Chelsea and we expect more of the same here from the talented young Brazilian. Watford themselves were unlucky not to beat Chelsea and could have put the game out of sight at 2-1 but 2 goals and 4 assists in a run of 4 games that has seen Watford play Arsenal and Chelsea is an excellent return and at £6.3m most managers have now switched on to his potential.

Ownership of just over 10% is likely to double, if not triple if his form continues and he is looking likely to be the the 3rd most transferred in player ahead of gameweek 10 – just Sane and Aguero ahead of him currently.

You will have to check back later in the week to see if we fancy him as a captain pick but he could certainly do a job in replacing any United blankers in your team – yes that was blankers.

Stoke on the other hand have Diouf up front for just £5.5m and has scored 3 goals and managed one assist in the last 3 games and offers a decent differential pick.

Part Two of our FPL GW10 First Picks is here.