Supposedly, moving house and starting a new job are the two most stressful things that one can do in life, I’m in the process of both currently and whilst sorting out both is hard work neither compare with finding some streaming picks and captaincy choices for GW10.
Going into week 10 we’re averaging 4.65 points per player per week.
A strange set of fixtures and circumstances this week sees a lot of the main teams players not looking great picks, a struggling Manchester United play a possibly Kane-less Tottenham, Man City play away at West Brom which in itself isn’t such a bad game but good luck guessing which City player will play and score! Chelsea are patchy in the extreme and Morata and Hazard still seem to be struggling for fitness. Liverpool are also in a rut and play a Huddersfield side managed by the best German coach in the league still buzzing from beating Manchester United. Arsenal look to have hit a bit of form and play a poor Swansea side at home – but be wary Swansea have only conceded once in 4 away matches.
There’s a strategy in poker that says that if the rest of the table is being aggressive you should play conservatively and vice versa, be aggressive when the table’s passive.
GW10 is a week to incorporate this theory into our teams. A week where possibly a lot of the big sides players might blank. We can go big on the more unheralded players whilst everyone else is worrying about the stars.
Defender: Duffy, Brighton (SOU) Brighton have picked up after a shaky start and Duffy and the defence have contributed massively to the success. Southampton have only 8 goals in 9 matches and Duffy can exploit this on Sunday afternoon.
Midfielder: Townsend, Crystal Palace (WHU) After a great win against Chelsea in the last home game, Palace will be desperate to win an other London derby. Townsend was a huge favourite of Hodgson in his England days and can exploit this flaky West Ham side.
Forward: Gray, Watford (STO) A tricky pick this week. Honourable mentions go to Deeney, Slimani and Iheanacho but I’ve avoided picking the Leicester players due to the double new manager effect of that fixture impacting both Leicesters team selection and Everton’s defensive new manager bounce. Gray edges ahead of Deeney due to his more explosive nature and he can pile the pressure on Hughes’ Stoke side who have let 4 players score double figures in the last 2 weeks. (If you are playing Draft Fantasy Richarlison is a forward only owned by 27.4% of leagues, if he is not owned in yours get him in!)
Good luck with this week and send in your best streaming picks to @FPLDraftBoss
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