FPL GW10 Preview: Differentials, Transfers And Captaincy Tips

The much-hailed Premier League Derby Weekend certainly did not disappoint, with plenty of action and reaction for everyone and their brother.

Just when our blood pressures were returning to normalcy, on came mid-week European football.  

Thus far, no PL side has lost this week, with wins for Man City (no surprise who scored the goals), Chelsea and Liverpool and a goalless draw for Spurs.

More continental action is coming up with Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham involved.

With games coming in thick and fast, you may have forgotten about the ever-stressful FPL.

Worry not for we have you covered. Read on to get tips on transfers, differentials and captaincy for GW10!

Fixtures

Arsenal v Liverpool is the obvious highlight of the weekend, viewing-wise. The table-topping Gunners meet stuttering Liverpool in a fixture sure to give us a lot of talking points.

Who to Buy?

Phil Foden (£8.1)

Fresh from a hattrick against the rivals across town, Foden was rested in the midweek UCL game, meaning he will be fresh and as certain to start as one can be in a Pep side.

A blank GW12 may be a thorn for some, but he’s the second most transferred-in player and given his form, can you really risk not having the Englishman on your side?

James Maddison (£8.1)

If you already have 3 City assets and cannot include Foden, or even if you can, Maddison is clicking at the perfect time for the Foxes.

The midfielder is averaging 11 points/per game against newly-promoted sides since last season and faces another one in the form of Bournemouth this week.

Following the Cherries are Palace, Leeds and Wolves, making for a run that has serious points potential for Leicester’s freekick taker.

Kieran Trippier (£5.5)

If you don’t own Trippier yet, you’ve been missing out. Three back-to-back points gameweeks have meant that the fullback is in almost half the FPL teams this season.

Brentford and Everton sandwich Manchester United in the next three fixtures that has the potential for more clean sheets and assists.

Leandro Trossard (£6.7)

Trossard is one of the players to benefit from new manager De Zerbi’s attacking mindset.

The same was on full display last weekend when he grabbed a hattrick at Anfield, making the Belgian only the third opposition player to do so.

The most transferred-in player this week faces a Spurs side that shipped in three goals against Arsenal.

A similar gameweek as the previous will see is 9.2% ownership skyrocket

Differential Picks

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.0)

Owned by only 1.6% of teams, Aubameyang has scored in back-to-back games for Chelsea, once in PL and once in UCL.

Broja’s lack of minutes in the PL means the manager still doesn’t trust the player to lead the line, meaning Auba should retain his place in the starting XI.

The London club faces Wolves next who are fresh for Lage’s sacking, and so are there for the taking.

The price tag is a bit of an issue though, and fitting him in may take more than one free transfer.

Tyrone Mings (£4.3)

Hello! Where has this one come from?

The early season awful form for Villa meant no defender was anywhere near an FPL side.

But two clean sheets in two games and with NFO, Chelsea, Fulham and Brentford next, Villan defenders are seeing an uptick in demand.

Owned by only 4.1% of teams, it may be the right time to jump on the Mings train and ride the possible price rises.

Who to Sell?

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The most transferred-out player this gameweek but he did provide us with a reminder of his value with a neat freekick in the midweek UCL game.

That being said, he was also culpable for goals scored against them in the last PL game.

With Arsenal and Man City next, the fullback is not high on anyone’s priority list at the moment.

With premium assets like Kane and Haaland unsellable and mid-budget players like Foden and Zaha exploding, the once untouchable TAA should ideally be sold to free up some funds.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Mitrovic’s dreamy start to the PL may be coming to an end.

Two back-to-back blanks and an injury concern for the next game mean he is a close second in the race to be the most transferred-out player this week.

It is crucial to note that no update has been given about the Serbian yet, so hold on to your horses and don’t sell them just yet.

Dejan Kulusevski

Kulusevski started the season as part of the playing XI for Conte’s Spurs but has lost his place to new signing Richarlison.

FPL puts the player as 50% unlikely to play, thanks to a hamstring injury, meaning managers should be looking to sell the player and upgrade to much better options.

Captaincy Picks

There is only one man and only one man that you should consider. It goes without saying, Erling Haaland.

14 goals and 3 assists in the opening 8 games mean the player has had his best-ever start to a season, and this is not even counting the UCL exploits.

Three hattricks in three home games and another home game coming up. Look past him at your own peril.

The Norwegian has made Harry Kane our differential captain pick, which tells you all you need to know.