Seasons are changing, today is Halloween, and soon it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas. With my own fantasy team, I’m hoping for a change of seasons as well. I don’t often get personal in these articles, but I can share some team info with you. My worst ever FPL finish was 555,132nd in 2015-16, a very atrocious season that I would never expect to occur again. Fast forward to present day: game-week ten saw me rise to position 1,332,344. Yes, I said rise folks, that’s how bad it’s been this season.
Why did I bore you with that? Well, because there are players in the Premier League who can turn it around; think Marcus Rashford or the recent dry spell of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. We need to get these players in at the start of a run instead of always chasing big scores from previous weeks. I believe the return of Anthony Martial will help Manchester United just like I think Alex Lacazette will help Arsenal. It’s something to have in mind when looking at whom to buy: Who has the circumstances that may signal an upcoming good run of form?
Here are the players to take a strong look at for game week eleven.
Mathew Ryan (£4.7, Brighton v. Norwich)
The goals are drying up for Norwich, so this could be a good fixture for a solid Brighton defense.
Ederson (£6.1, Manchester City v. Southampton)
Southampton allowed nine without giving a response to Leicester last week. They did manage one against City on Tuesday.
John Lundstram (£4.7, Sheffield United v. Burnley)
Owned by 35%, but left all too often on the bench, this would be a week to make sure he is in your lineup.
Fikayo Tomori (£4.8, Chelsea at Watford)
Frank Lampard has seen his men manage only two clean sheets up to this time; they will not have many better opportunities than this to add to it. Tomori will play an important role in achieving a shutout for the defense.
Kieran Tierney (£5.4, Arsenal v. Wolves)
Finally, a player the fans at the Emirates have been waiting patiently to get fit has made his Premier League debut. Some have claimed that the Scottish international will be better than Andrew Robertson, and now he has the opportunity to show us why.
Andrew Robertson (£6.9, Liverpool at Aston Villa)
I had to do it; the fixtures are coming fast at Liverpool, but the team shows no sign of slowing down yet. Anwar El Ghazi will be a difficult match-up, but Robertson will also make his opponents work hard to stop him going the other way.
Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5, West Ham v. Newcastle)
The final defensive pick was a difficult one. I tend to bet against Newcastle scoring, so a Hammer’s defender is included (not so much for what he has done, but for whom he is facing).
Willian (£7.0, Chelsea at Watford)
He was not part of the squad for the cup game, so he should be well charged up for this one.
James Maddison (£7.3, Leicester at Crystal Palace)
We could put any Leicester player in this spot; they will all be full of confidence coming into this game. Palace is usually solid defensively at home, but I don’t think they can stop the Foxes in their current mood.
Heung-Min Son (£9.6, Tottenham at Everton)
Let me say this is not the most confident pick. It’s more of an eye-test thing. I have watched the recent Spurs games, and Son is always in the thick of the action. A big score is coming soon, and facing relegation-scrapping Everton I’m gambling on this being the week.
Anthony Martial (£7.6, Manchester United at Bournemouth)
Take a good look at Martial, he is a player who can change your season for the better. The Red Devils are much more threatening with him in the side.
Raheem Sterling (£12.1, Manchester City v. Southampton)
Here we have another player who was left out midweek, so Sterling should be back to torment Ralph Hasenhuttl and his men on Saturday. He’s a great captain option this week.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1, Arsenal v. Wolves)
His dry spell was mentioned earlier, but he’s in my team and I’m going to keep hold of him this week I think. When everyone loses faith is when I believe he will remind us of his quality.
Roberto Firmino (£9.5, Liverpool at Aston Villa)
In keeping with our opening theme, this is another player who can change seasons this weekend. His teammates get all the headlines, and it has been a dry spell for the Brazilian. He can remind everyone of his value this time around.
Neal Maupay (£6.0, Brighton v. Norwich)
Let’s end with a budget-friendly forward. They do get goals let’s not forget. Maupay seems to be acclimating well to the Premier League, and will like his odds of scoring against the Norwich defense.
What do you think of these picks? My personal team is in desperate need of help, and I’m desperate to climb the table. I have leaned on players this week that can have an impact in the standings if they do well. Was that wise, or should I have gone with Mane, Abraham, and the more popular players? Please let me know in the comments below!