Gameweek 10 was a low scoring one with a shortage of goals across the board, which led to an average score of 37 points. There were 5 draws out of the 10 matches with 10 teams scoring just the once and a further 6 teams that failed to find the back of the net. One man who’s no stranger to locating the goal is Van Persie who opened the scoring against his former side and rewarded his managers with an 8-point return. There were some unlikely characters who performed well this weekend, so without further ado here is the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team in a valid formation:
DREAM TEAM ANALYSIS
West Brom finally got the result their recent play has deserved with a victory over Southampton, where Foster (5.2m) kept a clean sheet. The keeper made 3 saves in the process and was rewarded with a bonus point to take his haul to 8 for Gameweek 10.
QPR couldn’t find a way past Reading with Gorkss (3.9m) opening the scoring in the 1-1 stalemate. To follow on from his assist in Gameweek 9, Gorkss found the back of the net and was given the maximum 3 bonus points to complete a total of 11 points. Investors should be wary though as Reading are unlikely to keep clean sheets and these attacking returns will not last.
Evra (6.8m) was an unlikely scorer as he beat everyone in the air to meet Rooney’s corner for the vital goal in United’s 2-1 win over Arsenal. Although, United embark on a favourable run of fixtures where they may pick up a clean sheet or two, Evra could be given a rest for Champions League fixtures with Buttner stepping in on the odd occasion for league duty.
Completing the backline we have Caldwell (4.8m) who was a rock at the back for Wigan in their 1-0 win away at Spurs, collecting 2 bonus points. This was an incredible result and Wigan’s form has improved considerably recently. If they can keep up this sort of play, they should be safe this season with some of their players offering some budget cover for fantasy premier league managers.
The highest scorer of the overall gameweek was Fellaini (7.1m) who is due a further price rise as this article is written. It comes as no surprise as the big Belgian grabbed a brace in a match where Everton were shocked to have drawn the match. They created chance after chance with opposing manager Jol admitting that his team had been dominated. With Everton in this sort of form and facing Sunderland next, investment in Fellaini is a wise choice in spite of the numbers bringing him in.
Ben Watson (5.2m) had only completed the full 90 minutes once this season before his match-winning performance against Spurs. Grabbing the vital goal in the victory, Watson received the maximum 3 bonus points to almost triple his overall fantasy season score in one match.
Moses (6.3m) was given an unlikely start with Mata out with an injury and rewarded his manager with the opener in the 1-1 draw with Swansea. As Moses was subbed off before Swansea’s late equaliser, he earned a clean sheet point and was given 3 bonus points to notch up a rare high score for the young attacker.
Norwich have improved their performances of late and they gave their fans something to cheer about last weekend as they beat Stoke 1-0. Bradley Johnson (4.7m) grabbed the all important goal and matched Moses’ score for the same reasons.
Swansea played strongly at home to Chelsea and Hernandez (6.1m) got the goal which gave them a deserved draw. The winger struck home confidently for his second goal in 3 consecutive starts for the Welsh club. Those looking for Swansea cover will have to decide whether this recent form is strong enough to attract their attention away from Michu (7.3m) who is currently occupying the forward’s role.
Odemwingie (6.9m) has struggled to feature for the Baggies for most of the season with Long stealing the majority of the limelight. However, Gameweek 10 was all about the Nigerian as he bagged a brace in the impressive 2-0 win over Southampton. With Morrison out, the win was far from guaranteed but an old fantasy favourite came good at the right moment for Steve Clarke and his boys.
With pressure and media attention focusing on Lambert and his relationship with star striker Darren Bent, Agbonlahor (6.9m) helped to distract attention away with his match-winning goal away at Sunderland. This was a very welcome 3 points for Villa who have endured a difficult start, with the win opening up a 4 point gap from the relegation zone.
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