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FANTASY FORECAST 2017/18: FPL Gameweek 11

November 3, 2017

Ahead of each Gameweek in the Fantasy Premier League the Hype Train invites a special guest onto its Fantasy Forecast, where the three members of the Hype Team and its Guests will duel for FPL supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for the relevant Gameweek. In addition, we give our insight into who are the players to watch and those to drop, both for traditional FPL leagues and the Draft mode, as well as providing insight into captaincy picks, differentials for the week, and more. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

 

 

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek Deadline

For the 2016/17 Premier League season, the FPL deadline will be one hour before the commencement of the week's first game. The Premier League website lists each FPL deadline, you can always ask on social media, and you can also view a real time countdown on our Weekly Hype page.

 

 

How does our Forecasting work?

We have taken to our Hype Team, and the FPL Community, to compete in a weekly head to head dual of wits. We are asking the questions that dominate each week in the Fantasy Premier League: who to pick, who to avoid, who to captain, and who may surprise. The 3 members of the Hype Team, and a Guest, will provide weekly insight for the Gameweek ahead. For the sake of respecting the rules of the Forecast, we have provided an example of what we're sending out to interested parties.

  • Premier League Fixture Prediction: As pundits, we are testing our football acumen with PL predictions and will be providing regular updated tables and stats in each edition of the FPL Forecast. A perfect score is worth 3 points whilst a correct result is worth 1 point.

  • FPL Gameweek Forecasting: Answering the regular questions that come up every single week in the Fantasy Premier League community that helps with identifying captaincy picks, transfers, attacking options, clean sheet potential, teams to look our for and avoid, players to consider for the Draft game, the wildcard differential players, as well as general analysis and comments.

  • Scout Picks: Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, without any budget, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks)

  • Each team must pick a Captain, labelled as (c) and a Vice Captain listed as (vc).

 

 

Fixture Prediction: 2017/18 Points Table

In our predictions a perfect score is 3 points, and predicting the right outcome is worth 1 point (aka if a team wins but, you predict it, but don't get the perfect score). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 6 (1), 4 (2), 8 (3), 3 (4), 9 (5), 6 (6), 7 (7), 7 (8), 4 (9), 12 (10) = 66pts

 

Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 10 (1), 5 (2), 6 (3), 4 (4), 9 (5), 5 (6), 5 (7), 3 (8), 3 (9), 8 (10) = 58pts

 

Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 4 (1), 5 (2), 8 (3), 2 (4), 7 (5), 9 (6), 8 (7), 10 (8), 8 (9), 6 (10) = 67pts

 

Special Guests: 4 (1), 4 (2), 7 (3), 2 (4), 2 (5), 8 (6), 13 (7), 9 (8), 3 (9), 10 (10) = 62pts

 

Special Guests

GW1 - @FPLConnect: 4 points (0 perfect, 4 correct, 6 wrong)

GW2 - @FPLsleuth: 4 points (0 perfect, 4 correct, 6 wrong)

GW3 - @FPLBraveheart: 6 points (1 perfect, 3 correct, 6 wrong)

GW4 - @FPLJournalBlog: 2 points (0 perfect, 2 correct, 8 wrong)

GW5 - @FPL_Ted: 2 points (0 perfect, 2 correct, 8 wrong)

GW6 - @CGA_FPL: 8 points (1 perfect, 5 correct, 4 wrong)

GW7 - @FPLMad: 11pts (3 perfect, 2 correct, 5 wrong)

GW8 - @OddsOnFPL: 9pts (2 perfect, 3 correct, 5 wrong)

GW9 - @FPL_vs: 3pts (0 perfect, 3 correct, 7 wrong)

GW10 - @TheTinkerMen: 10pts (2 perfect, 4 correct, 4 wrong)

 

Individual Gameweek Predictions

GW1: Sam (6), Phil (10), Rob (4), @FPL_Connect (4)

GW2: Sam (4), Phil (5), Rob (5), @FPLsleuth (4)

GW3: Sam (8), Phil (6), Rob, (8), @FPLBraveheart (7)

GW4: Sam (3), Phil (4), Rob (2), @FPLJournalBlog (2)

GW5: Sam (9), Phil (9), Rob (7), @FPL_Ted (2)

GW6: Sam (6), Phil (5), Rob (9), @CGA_FPL (8)

GW7: Sam (5), Phil (7), Rob (8), @FPLMad (11)

GW8: Sam (7), Phil (3), Rob (10), @OddsOnFPL (9)

GW9: Sam (4), Phil (3), Rob (8), @FPL_vs (3)

GW10: Sam (12), Phil (8), Rob (6), @TheTinkerMen (10)

 

 

FPL Scout Picks: 2017/18 Points Table

Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam): 82 (1), 61 (2), 58 (3), 23 (4), 60 (5), 72 (6), 55 (7), 54 (8), 51 (9), 45 (1) = 561pts

 

Phil Jones (@HypeTrainPhil): 81 (1), 57 (2), 38 (3), 49 (4), 58 (5), 73 (6), 65 (7), 63 (8), 46 (9), 48 (10) = 578pts

 

Robert Austin (@HypeTrainRob): 67 (1), 43 (2), 48 (3), 36 (4), 74 (5), 78 (6), 68 (7), 39 (8), 47 (9), 55 (10) = 555pts

 

Special Guests: 54 (1), 45 (2), 41 (3), 40 (4), 72 (5), 77 (6), 81 (7), 53 (8), 26 (9), 52 (10) = 541pts

 

Special Guests

GW1 - @FPL_Connect: 54 points (Captain Kane, 2pts)

GW2 - @FPLsleuth: 45 points (Captain Lukaku, 12pts)

GW3 - @FPLBraveheart: 41 points (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW4 - @FPLJournalBlog: 40 points (Captain Mane, -4pts)

GW5 - @FPL_Ted: 72 points (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW6 - @CGA_FPL: 77 points (Captain Aguero, 22pts)

GW7 - @FPLMad: 81pts (Captain Kane, 26pts)

GW8 - @OddsOnFPL: 53pts (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW9 - @FPL_vs: 26pts (Captain Jesus, 2pts)

GW10 - @TheTinkerMen: 52pts (Captain Salah, 8pts)

 

Individual Gameweek Scout Picks

GW1: Sam (82), Phil (81), Rob (67), @FPL_Connect (54)

GW2: Sam (61), Phil (57), Rob (43), @FPLsleuth (45)

GW3: Sam (58), Phil (38), Rob, (48), @FPLBraveheart (41)

GW4: Sam (23), Phil (49), Rob (36), @FPLJournalBlog (40)

GW5: Sam (60), Phil (58), Rob (74), @FPL_Ted (72)

GW6: Sam (72), Phil (73), Rob (78), @CGA_FPL (77)

GW7: Sam (55), Phil (65), Rob (68), @FPLMad (81)

GW8: Sam (54), Phil (63), Rob (39), @OddsOnFPL (53)

GW9: Sam (51), Phil (46), Rob (47), @FPL_vs (26)

GW10: Sam (45), Phil (48), Rob (55), @TheTinkerMen (52)

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 11

Stoke 1- 2 Leicester

Huddersfield 1-1 West Brom

Newcastle 1-0 Bournemouth

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Swansea 2-0 Brighton

West Ham 0-4 Liverpool

Spurs 3-0 Crystal Palace

Man City 3-1 Arsenal

Chelsea 0-0 Man United

Everton 1-2 Watford

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11

 

Attacking Potential

Spurs (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Liverpool (A) vs. West Ham

Swansea (H) vs. Brighton

Man City (H) vs. Arsenal

Watford (A) vs. Everton

 

Defensive Potential

Newcastle (H) vs. Bournemouth

Swansea (H) vs. Brighton

Liverpool (A) vs. West Ham

Spurs (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Chelsea (H) vs. Man United

Man United (A) vs. Chelsea

 

Teams to Watch

Liverpool: West Ham have a defensive conundrum ahead of Liverpool's visit to the London Stadium, as do Liverpool with key men out. Yet, West Ham are having an absolute time of it at the moment and can't find any consistency. Having two wins on the bounce without conceding it should give them the lift to easily dispatch Spurs. 

 

Spurs: Liverpool, beaten. Real Madrid, beaten. Both teams lost at Wembley. Harry Kane is back, and they have Crystal Palace up next. This one doesn't need explaining.

 

Leicester: Claude Puel has talked about evolution of Leicester, not a revolution. Striking into the Toffee hearts with a new look team certainly sent out the message. Despite Stoke beating Watford last weekend I still think that Leicester have the attack to break through the Potters defence. 

 

Teams to Avoid:

Arsenal: Manchester City are unstoppable, and I have no godly idea what they going to do to the Gunners who play in the Europa League only a few days before this big encounter.

 

Man United: Looking to park to the bus.

 

Southampton: The Saints have found a bad type of consistency...competitive, but unable to score many, or keep many clean sheets. The trap of the week is to think that Burnley won't be as competitive, but the difference is that they are consistently picking up results unlike Southampton. Having batted aside Newcastle on Monday nobody would want to be playing Burnley in their current form. 

 

Transfers

IN: Tammy Abraham, Jamie Vardy, Davinson Sanchez, Daniel Sturridge.

 

OUT: Joe Hart, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesus, Sterlinig, and Aguero (rotation risks.

 

Captaincy Picks:

(C) Captain: Harry Kane - The prodigal leader of the FPL returns this gameweek to solidify the fact that Spurs are a one man team, and at home against Palace is perceived as easy points.

 

(VC) Vice-Captain: Mohamed Salah - Despite missing the penalty against Huddersfield the Egyptian is the best goal outlet for Liverpool at the moment. West Ham have a makeshift defence in the works with most of their senior defenders injured, so it should be a terrible day for the home fans with Salah running past Masuaku with ease.

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 11
Formation: 3-4-3

 

GK: Lukasz Fabianski

 

DEF: Jamaal Lascelles

DEF: Cesar Azpilicueta

DEF: Davinson Sanchez

 

MID: Mohamed Salah (VC)

MID: Riyad Mahrez

MID: Matt Ritchie

MID: Christian Eriksen

 

FW: Harry Kane (C)
FW: Tammy Abraham

FW: Gabriel Jesus

 

Substitutes

 

BGK: Simon Mignolet

BMF: Richarlison

BDF: John Stones

BDF: Joe Gomez

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 11

Stoke 2-1 Leicester
Huddersfield 1-1 West Brom
Newcastle 2-0 Bournemouth
Southampton 0-0 Burnley
Swansea 2-1 Brighton
West Ham 2-3 Liverpool
Spurs 3-0 Crystal Palace
Man City 4-1 Arsenal
Chelsea 2-1 Man United
Everton 1-3 Watford

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11

 

Best GW Attacking Options:
Spurs (H) vs Crystal Palace
Man City (H) vs Arsenal 
Liverpool (a) vs West Ham
Watford (a) vs Everton

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:
Newcastle (H) vs Bournemouth 
Southampton (H) vs Burnley
Burnley (a) vs Southampton 
Spurs (H) vs Crystal Palace

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:
IN: Kane, Eriksen, Alli, Sane, Salah, Mane, Richarlison.
OUT: Bailly, Kolasinac, Antonio.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:
(C) Harry Kane: This one picks itself. After a well needed break, despite it being due to injury, Kane is back with the optimum fixture.

 

(VC) Mo Salah: Possibly the most consistent point scorer in the FPL. Last week’s penalty miss is a concern, however he creates enough chances in open play to score big.

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 11
Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Rob Elliott

 

DEF: Jan Vertonghen
DEF: Cedric Soares
DEF: Kyle Walker

 

MID: Mo Salah (VC)
MID: Richarlison 
MID: Dele Alli 
MID: Raheem Sterling

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)
FOR: Gabriel Jesus
FOR: Roberto Firmino

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Ben Foster
MID: Eden Hazard 
DEF: David Luiz
DEF: Ben Mee

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 11

Stoke 1-2 Leicester
Huddersfield 2-1 West Brom
Newcastle 1-0 Bournemouth
Southampton 1-1 Burnley
Swansea 1-0 Brighton
West Ham 1-2 Liverpool
Spurs 3-0 Crystal Palace
Man City 4-0 Arsenal
Chelsea 2-0 Man United
Everton 1-1 Watford

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11

 

Best GW Attacking Options:
Spurs (H) vs Crystal Palace
Man City (H) vs Arsenal 
Liverpool (a) vs West Ham

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:
Newcastle (H) vs Bournemouth 
Burnley (A) vs Southampton
Chelsea (H) vs Man United
Spurs (H) vs Crystal Palace

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:
IN: Spurs forwards, Vardy or Mahrez, Matt Ritchie (playing his old club), Nick Pope
OUT: Man United defenders (short term), Everton players, keep your Chelsea assets, you never know

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:
(C) Harry Kane: The most clear cut captainct choice of the season since GW1 when Lukaku played West Ham.

 

(VC) Mo Salah: Might play, might not. No idea, on team selection this weekend, but if Aguero plays, he'll do well against Arsenal.

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 11
Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Nick Pope

 

DEF: Joe Gomez
DEF: Jamaal Lascelles
DEF: Kyle Walker

 

MID: Mohamed Salah
MID: Matt Ritchie
MID: Christian Eriksen
MID: Leroy Sane

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)
FOR: Alvaro Morata
FOR: Sergio Aguero (VC)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Ben Foster
MID: Eden Hazard 
DEF: Federico Fernandez
DEF: Chris Schindler

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 11

Stoke 1-2 Leicester

Huddersfield 0-0 West Brom

Newcastle 2-2 Bournemouth

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Swansea 1-2 Brighton

West Ham 1-5 Liverpool

Spurs 3-0 Crystal Palace

Man City 5-2 Arsenal

Chelsea 0-1 Man United

Everton 0-2 Watford

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Spurs (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Man City (H) vs. Arsenal

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Spurs (H) vs. Crystal Palace

Huddersfield (H) vs. West Brom

Brighton (A) vs. Swansea

Newcastle (H) vs. Bournemouth

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN:

Harry Kane and other players from “The Harry Kane Team”
Gabriel Jesus given that he was pretty much rested v Napoli

Bournemouth defenders have solid fixtures – Daniels? Defoe could be a good punt too.
Harry Kane because you transferred him out you fools!

I fancy Stoke again and I don’t know why, maybe Shaqiri will have his annual two or three game purple patch soon.

 

OUT:

Things aren’t looking rosy under Conte at Chelsea, especially in defence. If you have Alonso, Azpi or any other Chelsea defender, I think you should consider dumping them.

 

Leicester have a few tough games coming up, perhaps Vardy or a Foxes defender’s run in your team should come to an end soon.

 

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?:

Spurs players – both attack and defence

Manchester City attackers

Brighton defenders

Manchester United defenders

Liverpool attackers

Newcastle defenders

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Manchester City – The best team in the world right now

 

Manchester United because who knows what plan Mourinho is concocting for his visit to Stamford Bridge

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

West Ham – Slaven Bilic had a stay of execution last week but a bad result when Liverpool visit will probably spell the end for him.

 

Everton – Last weekend’s defeat to Leicester was a kick to the teeth at the start of the Claude Puel era. Watford will be a tough ask for the Toffees with Silva’s men hoping to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Stoke in GW10.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth H) – Newcastle set-piece taker Matt Ritchie is owned by less than 5% of managers in FPL though he has 5 assists this season and continues to have chances to extend that tally.

 

In the last six gameweeks alone, he has made 44 crosses, 6 more than Pascal Gross who has outshined him completely for assists in that period (4 v 2) though the German has created just one big chance more than Ritchie (4). However, Matt Ritchie takes on shots much more often and passes the test when it comes to his threat.

 

The Cherries meanwhile have struggled thus far in 2017/18, finding themselves in the relegation zone.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Harry Kane

(VC): Mo Salah

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

If we had more surety over which City forwards and midfielders would play then they would certainly be in the reckoning for captaincy too. Arsenal have put together a run of decent results in recent weeks but that’s unlikely to continue when they travel to the home of Pep’s juggernaut.

 

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 11

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Rob Elliot

 

DEF: Zanka

DEF: Jan Vertonghen

DEF: Stephen Ward

 

MID: Dele Alli

MID: Mo Salah (VC)

MID: Raheem Sterling

MID: Alexis Sanchez

 

FOR: Harry Kane (C)

FOR: Romelu Lukaku

FOR: Tammy Abraham

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Nick Pope

MID: Eden Hazard

DEF: Shane Duffy

DEF: Harry Maguire

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