Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Arteta Arsenal favourite and five FPL players to sign in Gameweek 11


After another week of trials and tribulations in Gameweek 10, Fantasy Premier League managers are already out with their spreadsheets and note books.

The 'Dropping Erling Haaland' movement had started to gain traction in some quarters but the naysayers were quickly brought down to earth as the Manchester City striker bagged a 16-point haul against Manchester United. His form has been a little underwhelming in recent weeks but two goals and an assist at Old Trafford was the perfect slap in the face to those who had begun to doubt his talents.

It was also a good week for Bryan Mbeumo, who unexpectedly racked up 13 points away at Chelsea. That is now 27 points in two matches for loyal Mbeumo owners who rode through the four blanks that they were faced with.

Looking ahead, have put together five players that you should consider getting for your own team. This includes some quite obvious selections and some who may have been overlooked.

Jarrod Bowen, West Ham United, midfielder (7.4)

West Ham started the season like a house on fire but have since regressed a little bit as they look to juggle European adventure and domestic expectation. Hammers fans would probably take another European final and bottom-half finish but that can leave FPL managers a little but agitated.

They may have lost to Everton but they created enough chances to win the match. Matches going forward are in the same mould as the Toffees: very winnable on paper.

With that in mind, punting on a man who has six goals and one assist in his first ten league matches is probably not bad thinking. Impressive statistics aside, Bowen is one of the first names on the sheet and he is the go-to man when West Ham make it into the final third.

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Cole Palmer - Chelsea, midfielder (5.0m)

Like West Ham, Chelsea are akin to a bag of revels in the sense you do not know what you are going to get. But a cost-effective gateway into that bag should not be overlooked.

Palmer is flourishing as the creative hub of this Chelsea team. Unlike at Manchester City, Palmer has the room to make mistakes and grow into his role because his new club has a real dearth of creative midfield options.

His price is so generous because the FPL overlords expected him to remain at City and pick up very few minutes. Even better, Palmer is on penalties which means there is a 'Get Out Of Jail' free card at his disposal if the 89 minutes of a match pass him by.

Son Heung-min - Tottenham Hotspur, forward (9.6m)

James Maddison might be the talisman of this Tottenham Hotspur team but Son is the man who is going to get the big points. It feels like Maddison might return steadily more often but Son is probably more likely to haul and get the bigger returns overall.

This is because Maddison often drops deep and keeps the Spurs flow ticking. He fluctuates between being the deeper creative force and a number-ten whereas Son is consistently lurking in those final-third areas.

With eight goals already, Son is looking like the perfect Harry Kane replacement. He can use both feet and has the instincts of a striker despite ordinarily operating from the left for Tottenham.

William Saliba - Arsenal, defender (5.2m)

It is easy to jump on the Eddie Nketiah bandwagon but Saliba is a nice option to have for steady returns one of the league’s strongest defences. The Gunners have five clean sheets in ten and Saliba has been present for all of them, picking up bonus points in three of them.

One big issue many wildcarders have faced is the sudden rotation of Gabriel Magalhaes. Mikel Arteta started the season without the Brazilian before drafting him back into the team and, now many FPL managers have jumped on him, the Arsenal manager is taking him out of his starting eleven once again.

Arteta loves rotation but he recognises Saliba as his best defender and he seems to always play no matter what. That certainly is vital in FPL and makes him worth 0.5m more than his team-mate Gabriel.

Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace - goalkeeper, 4.5m)

Johnstone has gone under the radar but his impressive performances for Crystal Palace have actually earned him an England call. He only has three clean sheets but bonuses and save points have made him the fourth-highest scoring keeper in the game.

A key reason to go for Johnson is for Palace’s appetising run of matches. The Eagles play three of the current bottom four, Everton, and an out-of-form West Ham in their next five matches.

Even if Roy Hodgson’s men are struggling with injuries, it is tough to bet against Palace getting a couple of clean sheets in that run of games. They have had a challenging start to the season so this should represent a steadier challenge for them.

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