Player to Buy – Marcus Rashford (£8.4m)
GW11 has me very keen on a couple players at the moment – Jamie Vardy, Christian Pulisic, and Raheem Sterling, just to name a few, but this weekend I suggest we turn our attention to Marcus Rashford.
Rashford has now produced 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 2 matches and 5 bonus points in that stretch as well. Most recently, he scored both goals for United in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea, further cementing himself as a legitimate option.
Just watching Rashford these last 2 weeks, you can see that he is in form and looking to produce for his club. United are also getting healthier injury wise, which gives me more confidence in the team as a whole.
The next couple games for United also bode well for the Englishman –
If United can continue to play well, look for Rashford to gain some ground on the premium strikers. His ownership is around 11% and at £8.4m he could be the alternative that some FPL managers are looking for.
Players to Sell – Arsenal
What can you say about Arsenal.
Last week was an emotional roller coaster as an avid Arsenal fan. Hosting Crystal Palace should of gone better considering they were up 2-0 after 15 minutes, but in classic Arsenal fashion they screwed it up.
The game ended in a draw with Granit Xhaka coming off to jeers and boos – the Arsenal captain made it worse by telling the fans “to go f*** yourselves” and threw the armband on the ground before heading into the tunnel….(sigh).
With that being said, I suggest staying away from all Arsenal assets. The team is in complete disarray. Unai Emery is slowly turning into enemy number 1 and Xhaka will have to redeem himself in the next couple weeks to earn back the respect from the fans.
They have a good run of fixtures, but whenever drama like this pops up, teams tend to struggle – take Spurs as a recent example.
As is always with Arsenal, you never know what you’ll get. Find alternatives that will make you feel more confident.
Player to Hold – Heung-Min Son (£9.6)
Tottenham are likely the strangest team in the EPL. They have 1 win in their last 5 league matches and during that span they just look out of sorts. The players look uninterested and with Lloris out until 2020, it’s likely not going to get much better for Spurs.
However, the one man that could prove his worth over the next few gameweeks, is Heung-Min Son. This week Son is a hold for me as Spurs try to find there identity. He is always a threat moving forward and tends to be more advanced than Harry Kane at times.
Son is above average in all statistical FPL categories when it comes to goals per 90 minutes, shots per 90 minutes, key passes leading to goals per 90 minutes, etc.
Tottenham also have a decent run of fixtures coming up so that could prove even more valuable if you decide to stick it out with Son.
I suggest giving Son another couple gameweeks to produce before you decide to let him go. He always tends to be that player who continually plays well, regardless of the result or how the team in general, are performing.