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Premier League 2021/22 Season: 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 - compete for FPL and league standings supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head-to-head in picking a Scout Picks squad for each round of games. We also comb over other relevant statistics, impressions and insight from around the game and the league to best navigate you through the weekly helping of fixtures. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Premier League 2021/22: Gameweek 11 Fixtures

Premier League 2021/22 Season: 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, or on Instagram!

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 11

Southampton 2-2 Aston Villa

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Brentford 1-0 Norwich

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley

Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves

Brighton 2-1 Newcastle

Arsenal 2-0 Watford

Everton 0-2 Spurs

Leeds 1-2 Leicester

West Ham 0-2 Liverpool

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11

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

Chelsea (Watch): Same as last week. No Lukaku, no Werner, no Mount, no problem. A home game against Burnley should be yet another crazy week for Chelsea’s on-fire FPL defenders.

Liverpool (Watch): The Reds are a different beast away from home at the moment, it is at Anfield where we see them take their foot off the brake like they did against Brighton in the 2-2 draw. With Mo Salah still doing his thing, this should be another big win for the Reds with lots of points on offer for your teams.

Manchester United vs. Manchester City (???): In this week’s potential score draw is the two Manchester clubs face in the local derby, and as ever it is always advised to not put all your eggs into this basket.

Top FPL player targets this weekend:

GK: Edouard Mendy (CHE, GK, £6.2mil, 19.3% ownership)

DEF: Reece James (CHE, DEF, £5.8mil, 16.7% ownership)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY, MID, £5.7mil, 10.5% ownership)

FWD: Raúl Jiménez (WOL, FWD, £7.7mil, 8.8% ownership)

Gameweek 11 – FPL Differential Picks:

SOU/AVL: Ollie Watkins (AVL, FWD, £7.3mil, 2.0% ownership)

MUN/MCI: Bernardo Silva (MCI, MID, £7.1mil, 5.1% ownership)

BRE/NOR: Álvaro Fernández (BRE, GK, £4.5mil, 0.6% ownership)

CHE/BUR: Callum Hudson-Odoi (CHE, MID, £5.3mil, 0.6% ownership)

CRY/WOL: Raúl Jiménez (WOL, FWD, £7.7mil, 8.8% ownership)

BHA/NEW: Leandro Trossard (BHA, MID, £6.4mil, 1.9% ownership)

ARS/WAT: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS, FWD, £10.0mil, 5.8% ownership)

EVE/TOT: Cristian Romero (TOT, DEF, £4.9mil, 0.3% ownership)

LEE/LEI: James Maddison (LEI, MID, £6.7mil, 4.0% ownership)

WHU/LIV: Sadio Mané (LIV, MID, £11.9mil, 3.9% ownership)

Differential Captain: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Arsenal have been on a good run of form lately, Arteta has been getting things right lately. Contrary to the last few years, this Arsenal team looks up for playing a game of football. The team is keeping clean sheets, the forwards and midfielders are getting goals. They are in a good way now, and this has benefitted Aubameyang who has also found himself back on the scoresheet in recent weeks. Three goals in his last five games are showing everyone what he can be capable of when the pacey forward is at his best, and with Watford at the Emirates it could be a busy afternoon for the Gunners attack.

Gameweek 11 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Mohamad Salah (Liverpool)

Alternative: Reece James (Alternative)

Differential: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

England vs. FPL:

This week in ‘3 Lions vs. Mo Salah’ the Islanders beat the average score thanks solely to the Chelsea defenders Chilwell and Reece James, with the latter being my differential captain in GW10’s forecast, hauling in 21pts.

Ins: Callum Hudson-Odoi (CHE), Ollie Watkins (AVL)

Outs: Curtis Jones (LIV), Danny Ings (AVL)

I am going for two ‘out there’ picks this week. Ollie Watkins has three returns from his last four games, and has been productive, so it is a straight swap for Danny Ings. Elsewhere, Curtis Jones has been dropped for Callum Hudson-Odoi who has found himself in the Chelsea line-up and looks likely to stay there with Mount, Werner, and Lukaku all still missing with injuries. I am opting for a 3-4-3 this week, putting in all the players who got points last week, and I am captaining Reece James after two massive hauls for the Chelsea RWB.

GW10 Returns: 4/11

GW10 Points: 59pts

GW10 Average Points: 42pts

England FPL XI

Formation: 3-4-3

GK: Aaron Ramsdale (ARS)

DEF: Reece James (CHE) - (C)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Ben Chilwell (CHE)

MID: Jack Grealish (MCI)

MID: Emile Smith Rowe (ARS)

MID: Callum Hudson-Odoi (CHE)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)

FWD: Jamie Vardy (LEI)

FWD: Harry Kane (TOT) - (VC)

FWD: Ollie Watkins (AVL)


GK: James McCarthy (SOU)

MID: Demarai Gray (EVE)

DEF: Conor Coady (WOL)

DEF: Aaron Creswell (WHU)

FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 11

Formation: 3-4-3

Starting 11

GK: Edouard Mendy (CHE)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Reece James (CHE) – (VC)

DEF: Ben Chilwell (CHE)

MID: Emile Smith-Rowe (ARS)

MID: Mohamad Salah (LIV) - (C)

MID: Sadio Mane (LIV)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)

FOR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS)

FOR: Michail Antonio (WHU)

FOR: Raul Jimenez (WOL)


GK: Aaron Ramsdale (ARS)

MID: Hueng-Min Son (TOT)

DEF: Pontus Jansson (BRE)

DEF: Marc Cucurella (BHA)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 11

Southampton 2-1 Aston Villa

Man United 0-4 Man City

Brentford 2-0 Norwich

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley

Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves

Brighton 2-0 Newcastle

Arsenal 3-2 Watford

Everton 1-1 Spurs

Leeds 1-2 Leicester

West Ham 1-3 Liverpool

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 11

What are the potential stumbling blocks to a good Gameweek 11?:

The 3rd International Break:

This is more a commentary of players habits in the game more than anything else, but we’re heading in to the third (and thankfully) final international break of the season. The trend should be to save your free transfers in FPL so you can deal with the aftermath of international football, which can cause havoc with injuries, late flights back from South America and quarantine in red list countries. This precaution may have a few FPL players kicking that they didn’t sort their teams out for this week.

Chelsea underperforming:

In last week’s Forecast I pointed out that the success of the Gameweek would hinge on Man City (who lost 2-0 at home to Palace), Liverpool (2-2 at home to Brighton) and Chelsea (3-0 winners at Newcastle) coming good. Two thirds of the equation failed the assignment, with Chelsea picking up the pieces alongside for ‘Top 6’ clubs. With City at United and Liverpool against West Ham, all eyes are on Chelsea to be the likely fountain of FPL points this week. If they don’t keep a clean sheet and score six, there will be tears shed on social media.

Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs:

There is some grand expectation that overnight, Spurs will suddenly become a force. Whilst there is the potential for the new Manager bump at the club to make the London club a different force, you also have to remember that this Spurs side, regardless of who is in charge, needs time to get in right under a Manager. Yes, Everton are not a good footballing side right now under Rafa Benitez, but they’re also not Vitesse in the Europa Conference League. I’m just not optimistic that a sudden revival will take place at the weekend in what will be a tit-for-tat game between two sides in major need of a win… Spurs are essentially under the ‘wait and see’ category, especially with the international break upcoming.

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

Newcastle (Avoid): My beloved Magpies face a side in form without a Manager (yet). This game just doesn’t have much hope attached to it for us loyal fans, with last season’s 3-0 defeat at The Amex the low point in our season. Another loss at the weekend ant Eddie Howe might be looking at the club as a lost cause before he’s even taken the job.

Man City (Watch): The media circus after Man United’s 5-0 home loss to Liverpool was glorious as much as it was oddly sad, and with another massive home game on the horizon, this game could be another thumping, especially as Varane is out injured and Man City have a healthy squad that are primed to pick apart OGS’s team.

Everton & Spurs (Avoid): It’s a no from me on both accounts. I’ve had the aches of having both Spurs and Everton players in my FPL team and I just don’t think I’m braced to do it all again given their shoddy starts to the season.

Brentford (Watch): Any side playing Norwich at home are worth a punt, and this week is geared for Brentford and Toney to have a good week in FPL.

Gameweek 11 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

Alternative: Ivan Toney (BRE)

Differential: Neal Maupay (BHA)

Other Gameweek Comments:

As I’m a Newcastle supporter, lifelong and suffering at this point, it’s actually been a very humbling couple of weeks for the club as they scour the planet for a new Manager. Unai Emery didn’t want the job after questioning the club’s ambition, whilst talks between the club and former Roma Manager, Paulo Fonseca, have seemingly broken down. It’s left the uber-wealthy owners going down a managerial track that they should have gone for in the first instance, looking closer to home with Eddie Howe.

Detractors of the club, and those who spout social media commentary without any content or logic to their words, just don’t get what it would mean to Newcastle to have a Manager again with some serious brains for the game. Rafa had ‘it’, whilst Howe has a good footballing brain, and is certainly destined for big things in football. Linked with big clubs prior to his departure at Bournemouth, Howe needs a return to the top-flight and Newcastle is the perfect fit for him – even if they ultimately get relegated. Howe will also then have the experience of the Championship if that moment does arrive, so it’s an ideal appointment for every party.

Howe won’t receive any of the blame if we do go down due to the state of the club currently, whilst he’ll have a few transfer windows to spend some serious cash, something he never had whilst rising The Cherries through the ranks in the Football League. He’ll have Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser already at the club, and the backing of the masses at St James’ Park, for sure.

The problem is evidently that the club are snowballing towards the Championship at a rapid speed having not won any of their opening ten games of the season, and that’s even before playing the bulk of the ‘Top 6’ clubs just yet – and if the 3-0 home loss to Chelsea if evidence of how we’re playing until the New Year, we won’t be picking up many, if any, points. So it puts the club in an almost definite relegation fight needing to claw back a dozen or more points to catch a strong pack of teams ahead of them.

FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 11

Formation: 3-4-3

Starting 11

GK: Edouard Mendy (CHE)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Ruben Dias (MCI)

DEF: Ben Chilwell (CHE)

MID: Mohamed Salah (LIV) – (C)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV)

MID: Kai Havertz (CHE)

MID: Emile Smith Rowe (ARS)

FOR: Jamie Vardy (LEI)

FOR: Ivan Toney (BRE) – (VC)

FOR: Neal Maupay (BHA)


GK: Álvaro Fernández (BRE)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)

DEF: Tino Livramento (SOU)

DEF: Shane Duffy (BHA)

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