As soon as Ryan Fraser and David Brooks were given the nod over Junior Stanislas last week, I feared the worst.
Therefore, I was relieved to see Josh Murphy continue his “shoot on sight” policy and bag a goal against Fulham (like most attackers do this season) to salvage some pride for me.
With Bournemouth the next to face the hapless Cottagers this week, stacking your attack with Cherries is probably a good way to go. Surely Stanislas gets a start this week…
As for Xherdan Shaqiri, “The Alpine Messi” as he was coined as in midweek picked up his customary assist and looks good to retain his spot for a great matchup at home to Cardiff this week.
Gerard Deulofeu featured last week too (obviously). I’m expecting (hoping for) big things this week. Here’s Gameweek 10’s picks.
Bear with me on this one. After all, this is a differentials article.
Andriy Yarmolenko’s horrific injury will pave the way for someone to come into a Hammers attack that has a decent run of fixtures. Manuel Pellegrini’s comments this week suggest that Robert Snodgrass could be that man.
The Scot possesses a wicked delivery and should command dominance of the majority of set pieces, making him an excellent option.
Likely to be available in most leagues, Snodgrass is worth the punt if you’ve got a roster space.
In a similar way to Snodgrass, Alex Pritchard is a pick for the medium term.
Huddersfield haven’t been “that bad” in recent weeks and GW10 signals the start of a nice run of fixtures for David Wagner’s men. Pritchard looks to be the pick of the bunch out of the Terriers attackers and should be available in most leagues.
Huddersfield also host Fulham in GW11. Worth an investment.
Southampton v Newcastle United should feature at the tail end of Match of the Day this Saturday.
However, two out of form sides facing off represents plenty of chances for attacking players to shine.
Nathan Redmond has looked like Southampton’s most likely source of goals/assists (not that that’s difficult) in recent weeks and tends to score around the seven or eight point mark most weeks without an attacking return.
Definitely one to watch and his current ownership of 49% in Fantrax is criminally low.
Apart from having one of the best names in the league, Isaac Success could also be a good option for GW10.
As “not bad” as Huddersfield have been, you’d still expect Watford to prevail against them this week following an excellent performance at Wolves.
The Nigerian led the line at the Molineux and even though he only got four points in GW9 you’d expect him to have more “success” against a less than convincing Huddersfield rearguard.