Gameweek 11 had some excellent scores from a range of different results. Fulham held Arsenal to a cracking 3-3 draw at the Emirates where Arteta missed a last minute penalty to take home all the points. West Brom continued their amazing start to the season with an impressive away victory at Wigan, whilst United fought back from 2-0 down at Villa Park, thanks to super sub Chicharito who put in a match-winning performance. There are some usual suspects along with 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
Jaaskelainen (5.1m) picked up his second consecutive clean sheet as West Ham held out away at Newcastle to secure a 1-0 victory. Nolan (6.8m) grabbed the all important goal and out of respect for his former club, he kept his celebrations to a minimum. Despite this strong form, West Ham have more serious tests ahead as they take on Stoke, Spurs, United, Chelsea and Liverpool in their next 5 games.
Joey O’Brien (4.0m) was crucial in the win over Newcastle as he set up Nolan for the winning goal. Having played the last two games for West Ham, O’Brien is stating a case to become a first team regular but it remains to be seen whether he can hold on to a starting role.
Norwich have been in excellent defensive form of late with 3 clean sheets in their last 4 games. This includes the 0-0 draw away at Reading where Garrido (4.5m) was particularly impressive and was rewarded the maximum 3 bonus points to rack up a very respectable 9 point haul.
Completing the backline we have our Select XI pick, Shawcross (5.1m) who has been a rock at the back for Stoke this season. Stoke continued their strong defensive form at home with another clean sheet with Pulis keeping it tight at the back. This paved the way for the victory as Charlie Adam got the winner at the other end against strugglers QPR.
The Select XI captain did not disappoint as Fellaini (7.6m) continued his strong form to notch up a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win over Sunderland. The Belgian is having an incredible season, where he has thrived in the gap left behind by Tim Cahill, and opposing teams will have to keep a close eye on the afro wonder that is Marouane Fellaini.
Completing a trio of West Ham players we have the goalscorer Kevin Nolan (6.8m) who has been practically playing as a forward at times. He has been in great form and has shown that he can find the net with remarkable ease, however Nolan is set to be truly tested by the run of fixtures mentioned above.
The second Stoke player to find his way into the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team is the matchwinner, Charlie Adam (6.6m). The Scotsman arrived just in time at the back post to knock home his first league goal for Stoke. He will have been delighted to have broken his duck and we might well see his performances improve with this newfound confidence.
James Morrison (6.2m) returned from a gameweek out to play an important part in the 2-1 win over Wigan where he grabbed the opener before being forced off with a groin injury midway through the second half. Baggies’ fans will be hoping that Morrison can recover in time for the difficult trip to Stamford Bridge in Gameweek 12.
We have some big hitters up front, starting off with the highest scorer from Gameweek 11, Dimitar Berbatov (7.4m). The Bulgarian was in excellent form at the Emirates as he notched twice against the London side whilst setting up the other Fulham goal. With Berby in such strong form, he could be an outside shot for the captain’s armband in Gameweek 12 with Fulham hosting Sunderland.
Following up we have the Little Pea, Javier Hernandez (7.5m), who came on at half time to stir an impressive comeback away at Villa. Chicharito continued to show how deadly he is at finding the back of the net as he grabbed two and collected an assist for Vlaar’s own goal. There continues to be question marks over his game time in the long run but he is likely to start in Gameweek 12 with Rooney possibly being rested for the away trip to Galatasaray that follows.
To finish things off we have the Villa alternative in the 3-2 thriller, Andreas Weimann (5.2m), who shook United with an early brace. His first was a sidefoot belter and his second included some positive movement to tap home Agbonlahor’s pass. As with Hernandez, it remains to be seen whether the youngster can cement a starting role but in this form, some gametime should be expected for the budget striker. Investors should beware though, as Villa face Man City before taking on Arsenal in the next two gameweeks.
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