Fantasy Football Addict’s Select XI (GW-10)

Fantasy Football Addict’s Select XI (GW-10)

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Following the Capital One action, we’re back to the awesomeness that is the Fantasy Premier League. Chelsea showed their excellent strength in depth whilst Moyes picked up a morale-boosting 4-0 victory over Norwich.

Chelsea’s first team should return for Saturday’s lunchtime fixture at St James’ Park but this could prove to be a tricky fixture as they look to catch Arsenal. With Champions League action midweek, Saturday is rammed full of action with United travelling to Fulham and City hosting Norwich at 3pm.

Rounding things off in Saturday’s evening fixture we have the small matter of Arsenal versus Liverpool, where two in-form teams take on one another. The media is sure to jump on the result of this match but it’s sure to be an exciting game and one you shouldn’t miss.

On Sunday, there are two brilliant fixtures to finish the gameweek, with an interesting match up between Everton and Spurs at 1.30pm and the Welsh derby at 4pm between Cardiff and Swansea. Both will be tight matches but the atmosphere created by the Welsh fans is sure to be a sight to behold.

If you’re new to Fantasy Football Addict, this is our weekly segment where we choose 11 players in a valid formation to enter our Fantasy Football Addict Select XI for the upcoming gameweek. We look into the fixtures and form to see which players are most likely to score high.

So without further ado, here is our selection for the tenth gameweek of the season:

gw10 select xi 2013

Goalkeeper

  • Joe HART [NOR(H), 6.4m] – UPDATE (01/11/13) – Pantilimon (4.9m) was pictured training behind the starting defence and is expected to start once again ahead of Joe Hart. With Man City winning all 4 of their home games this season, Pantilimon could pick up a rare clean sheet to to stake his claim for the City No.1 jersey.

Defenders

  • Patrice EVRA [FUL(A), 6.4m] – Despite conceding last week, Evra produced an excellent cross for Chicharito to head home the winner in United’s 3-2 victory over Stoke. This helped the Frenchman to an additional bonus point and once again we’re backing him for the trip to Craven Cottage. Fulham are still trying to develop some form and if Moyes is to sustain a title challenge, 3 points are needed this weekend.
  • Liam RIDGEWELL [CPL(H), 5.0m] – West Brom have been impressive defensively this season barring last weekend where Liverpool scored some outstanding goals. Clarke will be looking for his team to return to their solidity with a home match against Crystal Palace. Ridgewell has returned 3 bonus points for both of West Brom’s last 2 clean sheets and if another shut out is secured, he could be set for a tidy score.
  • Dejan LOVREN [STO(A), 5.7m] – Southampton have been nothing short of brilliant so far this season. This has led to Lovren’s price rising by 0.7m and with a mere 3 goals conceded all season, it’s clear to see why. With Pochettino seeming to favour defence over attack, we’re backing Lovren’s chances of picking up another clean sheet against a Stoke side who have struggled to find the back of the net this season.

Midfielders

  • David SILVA [NOR(H), 9.3m] – With City facing Norwich at home, it’s impossible to ignore their chief creator, David Silva. This should be a routine victory for a City side looking to make up points on Arsenal and Silva is sure to cause all sorts of problems for the opposition. With an ownership of 5.5%, Silva could prove to be an excellent differential where City play 3 home games in the next 4 fixtures.
  • Peter WHITTINGHAM [SWA(H), 5.1m] – With history taking place as Cardiff take on Swansea in the first ever Welsh derby in the Premier League, the atmosphere is sure to be rocking. Whittingham may have only picked up a single goal and 2 assists this season but with the Cardiff crowd behind him, we’re backing him to produce especially with set pieces in his locker.
  • Stephane SESSEGNON [CPL(H), 6.6m] – Sessegnon is a player ready to return points and with a home fixture against Crystal Palace he has an ideal opportunity. Over the previous weeks, the Benin international has threatened with some impressive attacking statistics and Gameweek 10 could prove to be the week where he comes good for his small selection of managers.
  • Miguel MICHU [CAR(A), 8.9m] – Michu owners may be becoming a little eager to pull the trigger with Silva and Hazard/Oscar waiting in the wings but the Welsh derby could be the exciting game where the recently capped Spaniard returns to form. It is set to be an open game which Swansea could exploit to continue their rise up the table.

Strikers

  • Luis SUAREZ [ARS(A), 11.6m] – Despite travelling to the Emirates, we found it impossible to leave out Suarez. His hat trick last weekend was superb and fully justified his selection. It won’t be easy taking on an in-form Arsenal but Suarez has the ability to create something extraordinary out of nothing as shown by his incredible header against the Baggies.
  • Sergio AGUERO (C) [NOR(H), 11.3m] – Set for a price rise and given the night off in midweek, Aguero could be set to destroy Norwich. The talented Argentinian produced an excellent finish to bring City back into the game against Chelsea last Sunday and we’re backing him to drive home a convincing victory in Gameweek 10. Unsurprisingly, we’ve given the captain’s armband to Aguero for this Select XI.
  • Wayne ROONEY [FUL(A), 10.9m] – Another player to justify his selection last weekend was Wayne Rooney, who picked up a goal and an assist in the comeback win against Stoke. Despite Moyes’ struggles to defy the doubters, Rooney is clearly happier and this is reflected in his performances. With this in mind, a fit and motivated Rooney could help his manager show that United shouldn’t be written off just yet.

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Author Credit: Richard Lam

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