GW10 Review: Antony, Scamacca And Iwobi Bring FPL Bacon Home

Averaging 3.75 goals per game, Sunday’s Premier League action was a feast for the attackers and a nightmare for the defenders.

None of the 8 teams playing managed to keep a clean sheet, ensuring that everyone who decided to spend the day staying in had a fun watch.

Following on from our Saturday analysis on FPL, here are the hits and misses from Day 2 of GW10.

The Hits

Bukayo Saka

Saka put Liverpool to swords with two goals, including the winner, at Emirates.

Two in the net and three in bonus points brought the winger’s tally to 15, equaling his best-ever FPL haul.

What was interesting to note though was Saka on penalty duties again.

If he keeps his place, the England international has serious points potential.

Gabriel Martinelli

Martinelli, like Saka, had a good game for the Gunners, ending with a goal, an assist and 12 points.

Trent, the man in charge of defending against the Brazilian, played only a torrid 45 minutes before being hooked by Klopp, such was Martinelli’s level yesterday.

The assist was actually a thing of beauty.

A quick change of direction to send Henderson and Trent back to Merseyside before passing the ball to Saka on the far post.

At only £6.6m, the youngster provides incredible value for money, which explains why he is already in 46% of the teams.

Antony

Three games, and three goals for the new winger at Old Trafford.

The goals have come against Arsenal, Man City and Everton, three teams who have not been easy to score against this season.

Already owned by 7% of the teams, Antony’s form will be interesting to note, with West Ham, Spurs and Chelsea next.

Gianluca Scamacca

That’s now two back-to-back goalscoring gameweeks for Scamacca after going goalless for the first 8.

On Sunday, the Italian showed why he is so highly talked about, after an exquisite chip over Leno to score the winner and end the game as the man of the match.

The 23-year-old is finally finding his feet in London and at only £6.7, can soon find his way into a lot more teams than the 1.4% currently.

Alex Iwobi

Iwobi’s resurgence under Lampard has been somewhat of a thing of beauty.

Fitted in as a midfielder, Iwobi has been a creative force this season, bagging himself two assists in the two games prior to Sunday.

Against United, Iwobi opened his account for the season after scoring from outside the box, curling one from distance past keeper De Gea.

Ending the game with 9 points, the budget midfielder, priced at £5.5 is a solid differential option, currently owned by only 0.5%.

The Misses

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah

Two successive 0-point outings for Trent.

He has become a fixture in this section for the past few GWs. This match, however, was a particularly low point in an already bad season for the fullback.

Trent was out-ran, out-skilled and out-muscled, all in just 45 minutes before the manager decided to change things to maintain the team’s solidity at the back.

Salah did not fare any better either, although he did manage to complete the required 60 minutes before being subbed, ending the game with just 2 points.

The Kop duo are out-pricing themselves given their returns and no active FPL team should be considering having them.

Diogo Dalot

Dalot, and United, have not had a good few gameweeks, defensively. Even a cheap price tag of £5.5m is not enough to look past the failure to keep a clean sheet in three successive games.

The fullback has also not provided anything on the other end of the pitch since an assist in GW4. Keep this up and Wan-Bissaka might soon be in contention to replace the Portuguese.