Gameweek 11 is a tale of two….days. Saturday is mostly matchups between the mid to bottom teams, while Sunday boasts powerhouse matchups in City vs Arsenal and Chelsea vs United, with Spurs looking to have a favourable fixture
However, diving a bit deeper, it’s the Saturday fixtures that provide more interesting opportunities to pick up some surprise points in Starting 11 this weekend, whilst Sunday could be a lottery of which premium attacker or defender will shine.
Safe Pick – Harry Kane
Harry Kane is back from his brief absence in Gameweek 10 and played 79 minutes for Spurs in their 3-1 hammering of Real Madrid on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
Prior to Gameweek 10, Kane had scored an impressive 6 goals in 4 games, scoring a brace in 3 of those fixtures.
Up against a Crystal Palace team who are bottom of the table and have conceded the most goas in the Premier League this season, expect Kane to deliver rich returns.
Differential – Glenn Murray
Glenn Murray isn’t going to blow your mind, but he can find the back of the net when he’s on form and has scored 3 in his last 2 Premier League outings.
He’s bagged scores of 34.10 and 19 in his last two matches on Starting 11 and looks set to continue this trend against a struggling Swansea City in Gameweek 11.
Swansea have just one clean sheet in five, but if Brighton aren’t looking great in-play, you can sub him out for his opposite number and bring in Swansea’s Tammy Abraham, who has hit a patch of decent form.
Safe Pick – Dele Alli
When you’re capable of scoring two against Real Madrid in the Champions League, you’re certainly capable of putting a few past Crystal Palace.
Assuming Alli starts, he’ll have the benefit of playing on Sunday after Wednesday’s 3-1 home win against Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
He’s only scored one in his last seven in the Premier League, but coming off his performance against Madrid and considering his opposition this weekend, he must be in your lineup.
Be sure to keep an eye out when lineups are announced to make sure he makes the starting 11.
Differential – Riyad Mahrez
With a new manager in place and three assists in the Foxes’ last two matches, Mahrez may finally be back to showing what he’s capable of.
Leicester will travel to Stoke City in Gameweek 11, where a struggling Mark Hughes outfit awaits them – a side which have conceded 10 goals in their last 4 outings.
With a license to roam, Riyad Mahrez could deliver healthy returns for the new Leicester City boss, with fantasy manger left reaping the rewards.
Safe Pick – Jamaal Lascelles
Newcastle have only allowed nine goals in eleven matches this season and will host the Premier Leagues second-lowest scoring side this season, Bournemouth.
Lascelles has two goals to his name as well, so you may be rewarded with some surprise offensive points in defence, with a clean-sheet looking a strong possibility too.
Differential – Virgil van Dijk
Southampton’s defence is tied for the sixth-fewest goals allowed this season and will host Burnley in Gameweek 11, who themselves are certainly are not prolific goal-scorers.
Virgil van Dijk is finally back and starting consistently each week and is due for a towering header from a set-piece at some point, right?
Safe Pick – Rob Elliot
At home to one of the Premier Leagues most toothless sides, Elliot should be expecting a clean-sheet against Bournemouth in Gameweek 11, with Newcastle’s defence worth doubling up on in my opinion.
Differential – David De Gea
Managers may shy away from De Gea this weekend as he’s headed away to Stamford Bridge for a Super Sunday clash with Chelsea.
As Chelsea failed to unlock Roma in their midweek Champions League game and considering Mourinho’s inevitable bus parking, he could be in for a cheeky clean sheet for those who wish to take a punt.
Captains earn double points for you in Starting 11 and can be the difference between picking a great squad and blowing away your competition.
If fit to start against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, then Harry Kane, based on form ad fixture, looks to be the star captaincy pick across all fantasy formats for Gameweek 11
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Written by @FFPundits_Dale