Friday, 26 October 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 10



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Safe Pick – Salah vs Cardiff (H)


Salah made this spot his own last season, week after week he was the safe pick – well its Gameweek 10 and he's returned thanks to a fantastic fixture and some tempting underlying stats.

Maybe fantasy football managers were expecting more from Salah, but with 36 shots so far this season (only second to Aguero) he is certainly still looking dangerous! His 15 shots on target are the highest of any player in the Premier League this season.

Their next opponents, Cardiff, have leaked 19 goals already this season. Only Fulham have conceded more – with Neil Warnock still insisting on playing attacking football they are bound to be carved up by Klopp's men.

Differential - King vs Fulham (A) 

Fulham's defence has now conceded 25 league goals since Gameweek 1. Watching Match of the Day last weekend made me realise I needed to check which team they were playing during Gameweek 10.

That team is Bournemouth and the player flying under the radar is Josh King,with him regisering 6 shots compared to Wilson’s 4 during the last 2 games – I fancy King to be a threat.

Let’s not forget he has the added bonus of penalty duty too.






Midfielders


Safe Pick - Maddison vs West Ham (H)

What a start to the season for James Maddison, a very different player to Mahrez but he certainly had pressure to fill some large boots.  With 3 goals and 2 assists I would say he's had a good start.

After blanking during the last 2 Gameweeks some managers may be forgiven if they begin to wonder to look for other options in their teams. However after creating 2 big chances in the defeat to Arsenal, if it wasn’t for his team mates finishing it could have been a different story.

The visitors to The King Power stadium this weekend are West Ham, who enter the game off the back of 2 defeats.

Differential – Schurrle vs Bournemouth (H)

Which players have had the most shots this season?  We wouldn’t have thought Fulham’s Schurrle would be up there, but that’s where he is in 4th place – in fact his team mate Mitrovic is in 3rd.

Those 32 shots have resulted in 4 goals this season, and boy have some of them been special – after scoring twice now during 2 games his confidence will be sky high.

Their opponents Bournemouth continue to show inconsistency - won 4-0 one week and lost 4-0 another – which Bournemouth will show up this weekend?  With Fulham’s poor defence they certainly need to attack!






Defenders


Safe Pick – Robertson vs Cardiff (H)

Absolutely no questions here, Robertson is my safe pick defender this week. 6 clean sheets as well as a couple of assists already this season bodes well for him

Liverpool have only allowed seven clear cut chances this season, second only to Manchester City – those clean sheets are not based on luck and will continue this season.

As for Cardiff, I fear scoring those 4 goals vs Fulham may give them false confidence and they are in for a long afternoon.

Differential – Holebas vs Huddersfield (H)

Back from his suspensionand raring to go, Holebas missed out on a clean sheet last weekend but returns this weekend at home to Huddersfield.

Despite missing that game Holebas is currently 3rd highest for chances created with 5, equal with David Silva and Eden Hazard.  Not bad for a defender.

With stats like those and a fixture such as this, you know you’re tempted.  Still not sure?  Well Huddersfield have the lowest goals scored record this season with 4.





Goalkeepers


Safe Pick – Allisson vs Cardiff  (H)

It’s a Liverpool defensive stack this week as we seek to maximise our defensive returns during Gameweek 10, I just can’t see Cardiff finding a way through.

Cardiff have only score 8 goals all season, 4 of those came against Fulham so can almost be ignored – even with those goals to their name only Huddersfield, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Southampton have scored less.

Differential – Ryan vs Wolves (H)

After some tricky opening fixtures, Brighton have arrived for the 2018/19 season. The Seagulls have now won their last 2 games and kept 2 clean sheets in the process.

The favourable fixtures now keep on coming as Brighton hope to build some momentum. Next up are Wolves who are flying high in 9th place in the Premier League but have scored only 1 more goal than Cardiff this season.

For me, this one has 0-0 written all over it.