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Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 11 Fantasy Forecast


Ahead of each Gameweek in the Premier League, The Hype Train's team, Robert Austin, Sam Austin and Phil Jones, duel for FPL and league supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for each round of games. With the 2020/21 Premier League season starting tomorrow, we provide our Gameweek Forecast predictions, speculating how we think the first round of games will be played out. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 11 Forecast

Enjoy our FPL Forecast article, with each of our team forecasting how we think the Premier League will shape up this upcoming Gameweek. If you agree or want to challenge us on our point of view, get in touch with us on our main Twitter account, @RealHypeTrain.

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 11

Aston Villa P-P Newcastle

Burnley 1-2 Everton

Man City 4-0 Fulham

West Ham 1-1 Man United

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace

Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester

Spurs 2-0 Arsenal

Liverpool 2-1 Wolves

Brighton 2-2 Southampton

*Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle (I am adding just in case it is rescheduled in the same week)


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11


Top FPL player targets this weekend:

GK: Hugo Lloris (TOT, GK, £5.5mil, 5.8% ownership)

DEF: Kyle Walker (MCI, DEF, £6.2mil, 11.3% ownership)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN, MID, £10.9mil, 39.7% ownership)

FWD: Tammy Abraham (CHE, FWD, £7.2mil, 2.9% ownership)


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Man United (Avoid & Watch): The only reason they are my ‘Limbo Pick of the Week’ is that they travel to a West Ham team who have not lost at home in the league since the first week of the Gameweek. Also, the Hammers have only lost one game in their last eight games which was away to Liverpool in GW7. Can I see United do well? Sure. Can I see them even winning? Sure. I’m just looking at the bigger picture with both teams involved, and I was surprised to see how good the Hammers have been doing this year should put a doubt on the potential of this fixture.


Everton (Watch): Nobody can say I am being biased this week when I say that Everton and Man United can get a win this week. After a disappointing week for Everton, they will be able to play against low-block Burnley which will give them plenty of openings to score.


Wolves (Avoid): After losing Raul to a cracked skull, it might be time to start transferring out your Wolves assets with a trip to Anfield coming up. Liverpool still have the majority of their attacking players all night, and it is also one of those things to see a former player turn up against their old club, which is why Jota should be a worry for Wolves in this game.


Crystal Palace (Avoid): Palace have been underwhelming recently, to the point where they are getting comfortably beat by Newcastle at home. An away trip to the Hawthorne’s has the marker of a 0-0 all over it, and this fixture depends if Zaha is playing or not.


Gameweek 11 – FPL Differential Picks:

BUR/EVE: Richarlison (EVE, FWD, £7.8mil, 4.4% ownership)

MCI/FUL: Riyad Mahrez (MCI, MID, £8.3mil, 5.8% ownership)

WHU/MUN: Alex Telles (MUN, DEF, £5.5mil, 1.7% ownership)

CHE/LEE: Tammy Abraham (CHE, FWD, £7.2mil, 2.9% ownership)

WBA/CRY: Sam Johnstone (WBA, GK, £4.5mil, 1.5% ownership)

SHU/LEI: Harvey Barnes (LEI, MID, £6.9mil, 4.2% ownership)

TOT/ARS: Gareth Bale (TOT, MID, £9.5mil, 0.6% ownership)

LIV/WOL: Caoimhin Kelleher (WOL, GK, £4.5mil, 0.0% ownership)

BHA/SOU: Che Adams (SOU, FWD, £5.9mil, 6.1% ownership)

AVL/NEW*: Matthew Cash (AVL, DEF, £5.0mil, 0.7% ownership)


*I have added the Villa vs. Newcastle game in the unlikely event that the game is somehow rescheduled during the same Gameweek.


Differential Captain: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

Chelsea have a difficult game at home versus Leeds this weekend, that doesn’t mean Chelsea won’t turn up and give it a good game. Under Lampard the Blues are very much about attacking their opponents. They remind me of Liverpool prior to the arrival of Virgil van Dijk, where their team is a scale that tips towards having to attack. They have also not been able to gel their best eleven yet, but they are on that road now, and Abraham has been getting regular minutes alongside Werner and Ziyech in attack and is good value in this game. The Englishman has three returns from his last four games, and the aren’t going to face another Spurs team who had Kane in midfield to defend.


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 11

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Hugo Lloris (TOT)


DEF: Kyle Walker (MCI)

DEF: Andrew Robertson (LIV)

DEF: Ben Chilwell (CHE)


MID: Riyad Mahrez (MCI) (C)

MID: Hakim Ziyech (CHE)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV) (VC)

MID: Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)


FOR: Timo Werner (CHE)

FOR: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE)


Substitutes


GK: James McCarthy (SOU)

FWD: Jamie Vardy (LEI)

DEF: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MUN)

DEF: Jan Bednarek (SOU)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 11 Aston Villa P-P Newcastle Burnley 1-3 Everton Man City 4-0 Fulham West Ham 2-1 Man United Chelsea 3-1 Leeds West Brom 2-1 Crystal Palace Sheffield United 2-0 Leicester Spurs 3-0 Arsenal Liverpool 2-1 Wolves Brighton 1-3 Southampton


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


Starting 11


GK: Ederson


DEF: Kyle Walker DEF: Ben Chilwell DEF: John Egan


MID: Hakim Ziyech MID: Kevin De Bruyne MID: Heung Min Son MID: Diogo Jota


FOR: Timo Werner (VC) FOR: Harry Kane (C) FOR: Dominic Calvert-Lewandowski


Substitutes


GK: Edouard Mendy MID: Mo Salah DEF: Jan Vestegard DEF: Michael Keane

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 11

Aston Villa P-P Newcastle

Burnley 1-1 Everton

Man City 4-0 Fulham

West Ham 2-3 Man United

Chelsea 2-0 Leeds

West Brom 1-2 Crystal Palace

Sheffield United 0-1 Leicester

Spurs 1-0 Arsenal

Liverpool 2-1 Wolves

Brighton 0-2 Southampton


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11


Top FPL player targets this weekend:

Newcastle and Aston Villa not being in action has not helped the ‘FPL content creators’ who make money from their efforts. Harry Kane’s midweek knock hasn’t helped, though I think he’ll be in the squad to cause grief on the boys at AFTV.


I’m currently weighing up Phil Foden and Wilf Zaha to get in for Grealish as I’ve got no money in the bank, and will also be looking to move on Tyrone Mings but there are virtually no good short-term fixes that I’m interested in aside from Chelsea defenders, though I already have Mendy and Zouma.


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Chelsea (Watch): Mendy loves a clean sheet for the Blues, having claimed five already and I think it will be the same story again against Leeds, though the pattern for Chelsea is – keep two clean sheets, concede, keep two clean sheets, concede – so it’s a game I’m not overly confident in due to the law of averages and the shock of another good Leeds performance.


Crystal Palace (Watch): Wilf Zaha should get a start and will be the player that unlocks a West Brom side who really, really, don’t look like scoring in many games.


Chelsea (Watch): Mendy loves a clean sheet for the Blues, having claimed five already and I think it will be the same story again against Leeds, though the pattern for Chelsea is – keep two clean sheets, concede, keep two clean sheets, concede – so it’s a game I’m not overly confident in due to the law of averages and the shock of another good Leeds performance.


Crystal Palace (Watch): Wilf Zaha should get a start and will be the player that unlocks a West Brom side who really, really, don’t look like scoring in many games.


Burnley/Everton (Avoid, kind of): It’s the early fixture involving two teams with defensive Manager’s. I don’t have my hopes high for an exciting game.


Liverpool (Watch): Best team in the league. Unbeaten home record. No matter how much I tease and taunt Sam that Liverpool are due a Premier League loss at Anfield, they always pull the rabbit out of the hat. Should also help that the new front three – Mane, Salah, Jota – are all in contention, and you just know that Jota is scoring against his old club.


Spurs/Arsenal (Avoid): Harry Kane’s a fitness doubt, as are a few Spurs options, whilst Arsenal are lacking goals. This one has another low-scoring tie written all over it.


Leicester (Watch) & Sheffield United (Avoid): Sheffield United really, really were unlucky not to get anything at West Brom and the margins of their defeats are thin. I think they’ll turn it around at some point but they need to commit to a set attacking duo up top – just all adds up to a narrow Leicester win.


Gameweek 11 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Bruno Fernandez (MUN)

Alternative: Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)

Differential: Tammy Abraham (CHE)


Other Gameweek Comments:

It’s the middle of the night as we head into Saturday morning and having had a relentless period of football, I have actually really enjoyed that there was no football on Friday, even more so that it would have been watching Newcastle labour across the line at Aston Villa. In the excellent television series, Community, Troy eats a big giant cookie and realises that too much of a good thing can ruin your appetite and be a bad thing. That’s where we’re at with the Premier League and it is beginning to dilute my experience – and yes, it means the FPL is taking a hit because of this.


Having football all day, every day across the weekend has been exhausting and a big chore to watch. The league needs to learn to scale back on the size of the cookie it is eating and become manageable in bite size pieces. I *used* to be into watch a lot of pro wrestling, but then the WWE Network over-saturated the market and it becomes hard to keep up with wave after wave of content – and it’s hard to get back to where you once were.


It might be different if every single game was a total knockout, but they’re not and I’m usually left watching and waiting until a VAR decision tips the scales in the negative column. It’s time to revise the fixture times, especially as fans are trickling back in to stadiums slowly but surely.


Lastly, I hope that nobody is seriously ill or there is any major harm caused by the major Covid outbreak at Newcastle, and of course to Raul Jimenez – it’s good to see that his surgery was successful.


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 11

Formation: 3-5-2


Starting 11


GK: Edouard Mendy (CHE)


DEF: Ruben Dias (MCI)

DEF: Kurt Zouma (CHE)

DEF: James Justin (LEI)


MID: Phil Foden (MCI)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)

MID: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

MID: Wilfried Zaha (CRY)


FOR: Jamie Vardy (LEI)

FOR: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE)


Substitutes


GK: Alex McCarthy (SOU)

FOR: Che Adams (SOU)

DEF: Jan Bednarek (SOU)

DEF: Eric Dier (TOT)


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