The gameweek 11 review is here and the game weekend flew by, with some really high scores as shown by the Dream Team as they managed to score a total of 122 points! However, another international break now interrupts the FPL programme with Game-week 12 not kicking off until 22nd November. In an attempt to not dwell on that fact for too long, here is how the Dream Team XI looked:
Firstly in goal we saw Burnley’s Tom Heaton pick up 7 points. Heaton only managed the one save, but this was good enough to give him a clean sheet and one bonus point.
This week we have a 5 man defence consisting of 2 Newcastle players! Firstly we have Daryl Janmaat who found his crossing boots and supplied two assists in Newcastle’s 0-2 win over West Brom. Janmaat picked up a double figure points haul (15) for his efforts and is available for £5.0m. Surely Newcastle can’t keep this run up right? The fixtures may help; QPR (H), WHU (A), BUR (A) are the next 3 up for Pardew’s boys.
Alongside him we have team-mate Fabricio Coloccini, who managed to find the back of the net against West Brom. Once again, he managed a clean sheet which gave him a massive 14 points, securing his spot in the Dream Team XI. Coloccini looks useful for £4.5m.
Last season’s Championship assist guru and Burnley defender Kieran Trippier has finally come good and has finally picked up an assist and a clean sheet as Burnley were triumphant over Hull City!
Everton’s ever reliable Leighton Baines is once again in the Dream Team after the Everton reply came courtesy of him, netting a penalty after a foul on Seamus Coleman. This along with the 3 bonus points gave Baines a solid 11 points. Baines and Coleman are proving to really be FPL gold. Any defender who can still pick up points when their team concedes is surely an absolute must? Baines is averaging over 6 points a game in the 11 he has played (completing 90 minutes in every match) and in that time Everton have only kept a clean sheet in 3 of those games!
LvG was forced to play another makeshift defence consisting of Beryl the tea-lady, Mr Smith from Stockport who won a raffle for a place in his local pub, “One-Legged” Jimmy the homeless guy from the park who shouts at pigeons and the weak link in that line-up, Antonio Valencia. Manchester United’s Patrick McNair picked up all 3 bonus points and a clean sheet after Manchester United dispatched of Crystal Palace 1-0 at OT.
This week we only have a 3 man midfield and we start with Emre Can, who picked up 10 points in Liverpool’s 1-2 defeat to Chelsea. Even though Liverpool lost 1-2 Can still managed to pick up 3 bonus points after he helped Liverpool to get on the score-sheet, beating Courtois with an assist by Sterling.
Nacer Chadli is the second midfielder this week, after he scored his 6th goal of the campaign in Spurs’ 1-2 defeat to Stoke. Despite the loss, Chadli picked up 3 bonus points and a grand total of 10 points. Chadli’s scoring form is really helping Tottenham but if you take Spurs’ cup record out of the equation, Pochettino’s men are really struggling having only 4 wins from 11 and only 2 since game-week 2.
Finally we have Sebastian Larsson, who scored the 23,000th Premier League goal in history! His goal also secured Sunderland a point against Everton and his efforts were also rewarded with 2 bonus points, giving him a total of 9 points.
First up top we have big Sergio Aguero who scored a massive 13 points after he scored a brace against QPR, putting him at 12 goals in 11 games. The Argentine once again saved Manchester City as he helped them scrape out a 2-2 draw and earned himself the 3 bonus points.
Alongside him we have super sub Shane Long who took over goalscoring duties for Southampton, scoring two goals resulting in a Leicester City defeat. For his heroics, he was awarded all three bonus points and a total of 13 points! It must have rubbed salt in the wounds of Steve Bruce to see old boy Shane Long knocking them in down at St Mary’s. Still, Hull got a good price for him I guess.
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