Reece James was the star of gameweek 10, netting a brace to make it three goals in two. Chelsea’s defensive assets are highly sought-after, so we’ll be looking at some cheaper options to accommodate, as well as the top FPL points scorer so far.
As usual, we’ll be consulting our popular FPL Fixture Tracker to help us!
FPL GW 11 Tips – Attack
No side has scored more than Liverpool’s 29 league goals so far this season. The Reds have averaged 2.9 goals per game and only league-leaders Chelsea are within nine goals of them. Over the next five fixtures, 10.46 goals are expected.
The numbers speak for themselves when it comes to Mo Salah (12.9m). With 112 points, Salah has more than doubled any other player’s points tally at this stage of the season. The Egyptian leads the scoring charts with 10 in 10 and has the second-most assists (6). If that wasn’t enough, an ownership of over 70% makes him as close to ‘essential’ as you can get.
Salah’s form has perhaps overshadowed Sadio Mané (11.9m), who sees himself ranked 2nd for midfielders on FPL points. The premium mid has scored or assisted in seven of nine league starts and is behind only Salah and Jamie Vardy for goals.
Lastly, Diogo Jota (7.5m) is worth mentioning. His minutes are inconsistent, with an average of just over 50 per game over the last five, but he has the ability to deliver when given a chance. Despite his limited game time, Jota trails Mané by just 13 points.
Spurs are in crisis mode both on and off the pitch. Only winless Norwich have scored fewer than Tottenham’s nine league goals, yet their fixtures (and an imminent managerial change) offer cause for optimism.
Despite those torrid statistics, Heung-Min Son (10.2m) has emerged with credit. He currently ranks 3rd for midfielder points thanks to four goals and two assists, giving him a direct goal involvement of 66.6% for Spurs. No other Tottenham midfielder or attacker is within 20 points of Son.
An uncharacteristically poor season (perhaps as a result of off-field issues) sees the normally dependable Harry Kane (12.1m) toiling with just a goal and an assist to his name. Kane has blanked in seven of eight starts in the league but has undeniable quality. Anyone willing to back the out-of-form attacker over a solid run of games could profit from a low ownership of under 7%.
An xG of 6.82 goals over the next five may not be anything to write home about, but immediate fixtures against struggling Norwich and Newcastle make up 3.65 of that total.
Two goals and two assists is about par for the course for Brentford’s main man, Ivan Toney (6.6m). The affordable front man has produced four consecutive 2-pointers but faced three of last season’s top six sides in that run. Now facing two of the leakiest defences in the division, his 20% of owners could profit hugely over the next couple of gameweeks.
Alternatively, Bryan Mbeumo (5.6m) could prove to be a savvy investment. The former French u21 has scored twice in the PL and has struck the woodwork an incredible six times – 2x more than any other player.
FPL GW 11 Tips – Defence
Given their poor scoring record, Tottenham have their defence to thank for occupying a top-half position. Spurs haven’t managed a clean sheet since starting the season with three on the bounce, but now face Everton, Leeds, Burnely, Brentford, and Norwich in the next five.
Sergio Regullion (5.0m) has managed either a clean sheet or an assist in five of his nine PL starts, making him Tottenham’s second-highest point scorer. He is easily Tottenham’s most adventurous defensive option but will come at a comparative premium.
Cheaper alternatives are available in the shape of Eric Dier (4.5m), Davinson Sánchez (4.5m) and Japhet Tanganga (4.4m) but only Dier has featured in any of the last four. Given the change of management, it may be worth waiting before taking the plunge on a cut-price Tottenham defender.
Fixtures against Norwich and Burnley on the horizon help bump Wolves up the expected clean sheets table.
Goalkeeper José Sá (5.0m) has been Wolves’ top defensive performer with 35 points to his name, thanks in part to consistent save points.
The similarly priced Romain Saïss (5.0m) and Nelson Semedo (4.9m) supposedly offer superior attacking threat over cheaper options but have so far failed to showcase that. Marçal (4.5m) has produced two assists but is currently injured, making Conor Coady (4.5m) and Max Kilman (4.5m) the defenders of choice.
We wrap up with an improving Arsenal side who have climbed up the table in no small part thanks to their defensive turnaround.
Since taking his place between the sticks in gameweek 4, Aaron Ramsdale (4.7m) has kept four clean sheets in seven games. What’s more, the former Sheffield United keeper has managed six save points and four bonus points in that time.
Kieran Tierney (4.9m) offers plenty of potential but has struggled with injuries since joining the club in 2019. As such, Takehiro Tomiyasu (4.6m) and Ben White (4.4m) are more reliable picks at cheaper price points.