We’ve picked our top Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 10 for Saturday’s deadline.
We are in a 4-3-3 formation this week and, as always, are limited to £83.0 million for our first XI and, new in 2022/23 following a reader vote, also an overall price cap of £100.0 million for our 15-strong squad.
Danny Ward (£4.1m) and Leicester City finally won, keeping their first clean sheet of the season against Nottingham Forest on Monday. Have they turned a corner? Well it’s too early to say but Ward is the only keeper under £4.5million to start regularly, and next up is a Bournemouth side who have failed to find the net in five of their last seven league games, with their last two at home ending 0–0. The hosts also have the worst expected goals so far (xG) in 2022/23, so Ward has a good chance of performing.
Joao CanceloHis £7.2m strike count may be lower than last season, but he is a safe route to the division’s best defense as Manchester City host Southampton in Gameweek 10. The Portuguese has two double digits in his four home games in 2022/23, and is also the most selected FPL defender, with his ownership currently at 51.8%. Pep Guardiola’s troops defeated FC Copenhagen 5-0 in the middle of the week, marking their 11th consecutive win at the Etihad. As for the visitors, the Saints have lost in five of their eight league games this season, scoring just eight goals.
Reece James (£6.1 million) was the star of the show at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, as he combined a goal and an assist in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over AC Milan. In FPL, he ranks third among all defenders in expected goal engagement (xGI), and now has another chance to impress against the managerless Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 10. The visitors arrive in a bad mood. offensive form, having scored three goals in the league. They are also grappling with injuries and suspensions from key players including Ruben Neves (£5.5m), Nathan Collins (£4.5m) and Pedro Neto (£5.1m), so James could potentially take a clean sheet in addition to some offensive returns.
Kieran Trippier (£5.5 million) has created more chances than any other defender in FPL this season, averaging 5.2 points per game over his eight starts. Now, with a game against Brentford this weekend, he has the potential to add to that number. Thomas Frank’s side were in good shape to score in 2022/23 but failed to score last time in Bournemouth, with the hosts limiting their opponents to just 0.87 xG. Trippier plays for solid defense, takes some set pieces and was selected by all four of our Scout Squad panels as a result.
Aaron Cresswell (£4.8 million) is fourth in chances created among defenders this season, behind only Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3 million) and Ivan Perisic (£5.6 million). He’s also part of a backline that has the fourth-best minutes per xG (xGC), so there’s real potential for the clean sheet against a Fulham side that would have lost without top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.8m). can be. Cresswell, meanwhile, had rest before Thursday’s 1-0 win over Anderlecht, a victory that has seen the Hammers win six of their last nine games in all competitions.
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Our champion of this week is The Mentanculus, who went with this selection:
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