Southampton’s Forster (5.2) has racked up the most clean sheets (5 in 10 games) till now, and is our choice for keeper this game week for their visit to Hull City. He has racked up back to back clean sheets in his previous 2 games, and with decent fixtures against Leicester and Aston Villa on the horizon, looks to be a fixed member of our team for now.
Alternatives: Arsenal’s Szczesny (5.4), who faces a visit from bottom placed Burnley this week, is our choice for alternative keeper this time around. After last weeks shutout against Sunderland, Arsenal should be able to handle Burnley in a similar fashion this week too.
The 2 most expensive defenders Ivanovic (7.3) and Baines (7.2) make a return to our team for gameweek 10. Baines has been in absolutely brilliant form, picking up 3 assists and 5 bonus points in his last two games for the Toffees. A visit from Swansea should prove to be a tough fixture as compared to their previous 2 matches, but we expect Baines to rack up some points nonetheless. Ivanonic was unlucky to have picked up 2 yellows against United last week, but was also lucky to serve out his 1 match ban in their mid week cup fixture. Chelsea face a visit from bottom table QPR, and should be more than likely to keep a clean sheet at the Bridge.
West Ham’s Cresswell (5.4) has been in good form of late, picking up 2 assists in his last 2 games for the Hammers. They face a trip to Stoke, who havent been quite that impressive at home this season. Another addition to our team this week is Arsenal’s Mertesacker (6.0), who faces a visit from bottom placed Burnley and will be likely to hold the visitors to a shutout.
Crystal Palace’s Ward (4.8) picks up the last spot in defence this week. Though they have managed just 2 clean sheets till now, the Eagles face a visit from a shambolic Sunderland side that has shipped 10 goals in their 2 games, while scoring none of their own.
Alternatives: The cheaper North London duo of Luis (5.4) and Monreal (4.9) are our alternative picks for this week. Fitting the trio of Baines, Ivanovic and Mertesacker in your budget is no easy feat, and with a bit of shuffling with our alternative picks, you can manage to fit in one from each team.
Arsenal’s mercurial Chilean Sanchez (10.4) has burst onto the scene with an impressive showing in his last 2 games, picking up double figure returns and maximum bonus points along the way. Add to that a visit from the defensively shaky Burnley, and you have yourself a sure fire way for picking up some good points this week. Another midfielder who has caught our eye of late, is Southampton’s Mane (6.9), who has scored twice in his past 2 games, and is available for a whole 0.8m cheaper than his compatriot Tadic.
The kings of assists Fabregas (9.7) and Sigurdsson (6.8) make a return to our team for Gameweek 10. Both picked up an assist in their last match, and will be sure to get involved in goals this week too. Sigurdsson who was forced off with injury last week, was rested in their mid week cup match, and will be expected to make a full return for the Swans on the weekend.
Our last midfield spot goes to United’s marquee signing Di Maria (10.2). Though the Argentine put in quite an uninspiring performance last week against Chelsea, we expect he will be back to his regular form in the much awaited Manchester Derby on Sunday. City have shown surprising weakness at the back this past week, conceding 4 goals in their last 2 matches, and Di Maria is one of the players at United who definitely has the quality to breach City’s defence.
Alternatives: Our alternatives for this week are West Ham’s Downing (5.7), who we expect will be back to his regular position in the hole against Stoke, and Spurs’ Chadli (6.4) who will face a trip to Villa Park.
In spite of his glaring miss in front of goal last week, City’s Aguero (12.6) is still our top pick for our attacking trio at the front. The Argentine has been in superb form, scoring 6 goals in his previous 4 games in the Premier League, and will be raring to get on the score sheet for the 10th time against their neighbors from Manchester.
In London, his ex-Atleti teammate Costa (10.8) will make a return from injury, that saw him sidelined for the past 2 game weeks. There has been confirmed news of Costa being back in training this past week, and looks to be sure to start in their lesser anticipated London Derby against QPR this week.
Lastly, West Brom’s Berahino (5.9) finally gets a spot on our team after netting an impressive 5 goals in 4 matches for the Baggies. The U-21 England international has been in sensational form, and will be looking to add to his tally against Leicester this week.
Alternatives: With West Ham’s Sakho sidelined with injury this week, our eyes turn to Swansea’s Bony (8.2), who has scored 4 in his last 3 games for the Swans. Another alternative is Southampton’s in form Italian striker Pelle (8.3), who drops to the Alternatives section this week, due to a difficult away fixture to Hull City.