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Fantasy Premier League: GW10 Preview

A look at the standout players and best captain differentials in this GW10 preview. Plus, our best player picks over the next four gameweeks.

Captain Differentials

The usual weekly captain decision has, for the time being, become a one-horse race – Mo Salah. So instead, this week I’m focussing on a few maverick differential options. This is for anyone either not owning Salah (70% ownership means there’s very few of you) or for any managers wanting to go against the grain & take a bigger risk to climb those rankings.

  1. A Chelsea full-back – Either Reece James, Ben Chilwell or Marcus Alonso could explode in FPL points any given gameweek. With Newcastle away, they have a great chance of a clean sheet, and a high ceiling for potential attacking returns. Selecting a defender as a captain is risky though because if that clean sheet goes early, it’s a tough watch.
  2. Gabriel Jesus – Whilst all the talk and transfers this week has been focussed on Jesus’ teammate Phil Foden, it could quite easily have been Jesus grabbing the headlines. His shot deflected off Foden, with Foden getting the credit, and Jesus looked really lively throughout the game. With a home fixture against a Crystal Palace defence that leaks goals away from home, this could be a big week for Jesus. His two double-digit game weeks this season have come during home games against much weaker opposition, so I’m backing him to repeat that feat this week.
  3. Jamie Vardy – Passed fit to play, history tells us he loves the Arsenal fixture. With many managers bringing him in for the injured Lukaku, his injury and blank was a big frustration, so he could be a good differential captaincy this week to claw back the points lost.

Standout Players GW10

As always, this doesn’t include players mentioned in the captain section.

1. DEF – Cancelo – 6.3m – Manchester City

Fixture: Crystal Palace (h)

Projected points: 14

He only played 45 minutes during the mid-week, so I’m confident he will keep his place in the City defence once again. He’s a double-digit haul waiting to happen, and I can see him grabbing a goal, clean sheet, and a couple of bonus points this week.

2. MID – Son – 10.2m – Tottenham

Fixture: Manchester United (h)

Projected points: 10

If recent history is any indicator of future outcomes, Son is in for a big week. Last season he scored 3 goals in 2 games against Manchester United, so I’m expecting him to smell blood after United’s humiliating loss to Liverpool last week.

3. FWD – Richarlison – 7.4m – Everton

Fixture: Wolverhampton (a)

Projected points: 9

After missing a few games through injury, Richarlison returned to action in style last weekend with a goal within 5 minutes coming off the bench. Add the fact he’s got a great record against Wolverhampton (5 goals in 6 games) and 2 of those were scored at Molyneux.


Player Picks GW10 – GW13

Three players that I’m backing to perform well over the next 4 fixtures. A safe bet, a calculated punt, and a risky differential.

Safe Bet:

Points are almost Guaranteed, but probably nothing too explosive.

Raul Jimenez – 7.6m – Wolverhampton

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Image via Express & Star

Fixtures: Everton (h), Crystal Palace (a), West Ham (h), Norwich (a)

Projected points-per-match: 7

He has come into form recently with 3 assists and a goal in his last 3 starts. On top of that, Jimenez also has a great record vs 3 of his next 4 opponents. He’s scored 9 times in 11 appearances vs Everton (4), West Ham (3) and Norwich (2). I’m expecting 3 goals and 1 assist over the next four fixtures.

Calculated Punt:

A high chance of consistent points with the added potential of big hauls.

Ivan Toney – 6.6m – Brentford

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Image via Express & Star

Fixtures: Burnley (a), Norwich (h), Newcastle (a), Everton (h)

Projected PPM: 6

Messi-lite is ready for a big few weeks. He scored & assisted in the mid-week EFL cup game, and although its weaker opposition, it’s a sign of things to come. That’s now his 3rd away game that he’s scored in, and with Burnley & Newcastle as his next two away games, I’m expecting that trend to continue. Sandwiched nicely inbetween those games is a favourable home fixture against Norwich. All in all, I’m projecting 2 goals and 2 assists in his next four fixtures.

Risky Differential:

High risk-high reward. Low ownership means this pick can help boost your rankings.

Andrew Robertson – 7.0m – Liverpool

GW10 preview risky differential
Image via SportingNews

Ownership: 2.2%

Fixtures: Brighton (h), West Ham (a), Arsenal (h), Southampton (h)

Projected PPM: 6.5

It’s almost criminal that a Liverpool fullback has such low ownership. But due to his early season injury, he’s become a bit of an afterthought. But I think now is a great moment to select Robertson, his stock is low, and his ceiling is high. I’m expecting 2 or 3 clean sheets, plus 2 assists over the next four gameweeks.

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