With a brace plus an assist in the Manchester Derby victory over the Red Devils, Erling Haaland punished the millions of managers who dared to captain someone else in GW-10. While the second-most captained player (Salah) did manage to ripple the net, his FPL return was nowhere near Haaland’s haul.
GW-11 presents another slate of good fixtures for attackers, so many FPL managers will face another armband selection headache.
While making the right captain decision will certainly give your returns a jolt, good performances across the breadth of your squad are what really takes you to the top in FPL. With this in mind, let's take a look at our FPL player picks for GW-11.
Alisson (£5.6m, Luton v Liverpool)
Alisson kept his second consecutive clean sheet and his third of the season in the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Nott’m Forest last week. The shot-stopper also won bonus points for the second consecutive game. Up next for the Reds is a trip to struggling Luton Town. The newly-promoted side has scored in only two-thirds of games played across all competitions this season, so doubling up on Liverpool defense looks like a smart move.
Ederson (£5.5m, Manchester City v Bournemouth)
Ederson garnered his fourth shutout of the season in the 3-0 Manchester Derby victory over Man United. The Citizens welcome a Bournemouth side that secured just a first win of the season last week and have scored only eight goals in ten games this season.
Tsimikas (£4.5m, Luton v Liverpool)
We’re doubling up on Liverpool defense. Valued at 4.5m, Tsimikas offers a cheap route into Liverpool’s back line. The deputy left-back is expected to be the first choice for a while due to Robertson’s shoulder injury that’s expected to keep the Scot sidelined until next year.
Rayan Ait Nouri (£4.5m, Sheffield v Wolves)
Ait-Nouri makes our list due to the quality of his opponent. Wolves take on a bottom-placed Sheffield United that has zero wins, one draw, and nine losses in ten games. Ait-Nouri was particularly impressive going forward last week against a tough Newcastle squad, so he looks like an interesting candidate for attacking returns against Sheffield.
Kyle Walker (£5.3m, Man City v Bournemouth)
Man City’s friendly fixture means joining Liverpool as the only teams with double defensive selections for our player picks list. Kyle Walker has been a mainstay in Pep Guardiola’s back line this season, starting every league game. The right-back’s ability to swing in inviting crosses also means we can’t rule out attacking returns.
Matty Cash (£5.2m, Nott’m Forest v Aston Villa)
Matty Cash owners breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Villans conceded a goal just after the right-back was substituted. Cash is Aston Villa’s best-performing defender in FPL this season, currently averaging 4.3 points per match.
Bryan Mbeumo (£6.6m, Brentford v West Ham)
Mbuemo hit double digits for the second consecutive game-week, breaking the hearts of Chelsea FC fans with a goal and an assist to help Brentford secure three points last week. It was his third double-digit return of the season, so he is currently averaging 6.7 ppg.
Moussa Diaby (£6.8m, Nott’m Forest v Aston Villa)
While many anticipated goals from Watkins last week, Diaby was the one who rose to the challenge for Villa. The midfielder contributed a goal plus an assist to earn his second double-digit haul of the season, moving him into the top ten midfielders in FPL.
Mo Salah (£12.8m, Luton v Liverpool)
Mo Salah repaid the 42.8% of FPL managers who own him by scoring a goal in the clash against Forest last week. Liverpool’s talisman has failed to deliver an attacking return only once this season and is currently ranked number one among midfielders in the FPL. A trip to face struggling Luton makes him an attractive choice this week — Will those who captained him over Haaland last week dare to do it again?
Son (£9.6m, Tottenham v Chelsea FC)
Son’s one goal plus an assist against Crystal Palace earned him his fourth double-digit return of the season. The midfielder, who now primarily plays as a striker, is behind only Salah among the best midfielders in FPL, so he looks like a bargain at 9.6 million .
James Maddison (£8.1m, Tottenham v Chelsea)
James Maddison immediately took control of Tottenham’s midfield the moment he joined in the summer, and it that has been reflected in his FPL productivity. The midfielder has delivered attacking returns in all but three games and looks set to continue his good form against a wildly inconsistent Chelsea side this weekend.
Hwang Hee-chan (£5.5m, Sheffield v Wolves)
For managers rummaging through the bargain bin for an effective midfielder, Hwang could be the answer. The South Korean international has been a revelation for Wolves this season, scoring six goals in ten games. The midfielder was on the scoresheet against Newcastle last week and has a favorable fixture against Sheffield on Saturday.
Darwin Nunez (£7.5m, Luton v Liverpool)
Nunez took full advantage of Klopp’s decision to give him a place in the starting eleven last week, scoring a goal and assisting another. The Uruguayan striker has now delivered attacking returns in three consecutive games.
Erling Haaland (£14.0m, Man City v Bournemouth)
In the 3-0 derby victory against the Red Devils last week, Haaland reminded us of his finishing abilities by registering two goals plus an assist. The lanky striker is the top scorer in the league this season, three goals ahead of second-placed Salah and Son. Would you dare bet against him at home to the Cherries?
What are your plans this week? Whom are you adding and removing? Whom will you captain? Will it still be Haaland or Salah? Any differentials catching your eye? Any wildcard thoughts? Please log in and let us know in the comment section below!