Gameweek 10 saw 38 goals scored and clean sheets for 4 teams.
Leicester got the biggest away win ever with a 9-0 demolition of Southampton, with Vardy, Perez and Chilwell all scoring 20 points. Among the 3, Vardy was the most owned player and he propelled the managers who have him up the rankings. There are also some managers who captained Vardy as well.
In terms of captaincy choice, managers who backed De Bruyne will feel aggrieved that his goal was chalked off and turned into an assist instead. VAR was at the centre of this controversy as VAR deemed De Bruyne’s cross to go straight into the goal with no one touching it. However, the goal was subsequently awarded to David Silva, which meant the goal should not have stood as Sterling was in an offside position and interfering with play.
Another point to note from the Man City match is that Otamendi was left on the bench. This shows that Pep no longer trust him at centre back with Stones, Fernandinho and Rodri all ahead in the pecking order.
Bournemouth surprisingly failed to score for a second successive game. They did collect another clean sheet, which was probably as much due to Watford’s inability to score.
Chelsea continued to look good attacking wise. Pulisic got a perfect hat-trick and Willian got a goal, with the highly owned pair of Mount and Abraham each collecting an assist. Hudson-Odoi was left on the bench, probably to protect him after returning from a lengthy injury.
Aubameyang owners were left disappointed as he failed to register an attacking return in his last 3 games, having done so in his first 7 games. Arsenal’s form is dipping as well, and Lacazette’s return certainly didn’t help as Aubameyang was pushed to the left wing.
Manchester United scored 3 goals, and missed 2 penalties against a defensively poor Norwich side, who looks certain to concede the most goals come the end of the season. Perhaps Martial will be the key player to Manchester United’s season, as his return seem to help shoulder some of the goal scoring expectations that has been hampering Rashford.
That’s all from Gameweek 10. Looking ahead at Gameweek 11, the big decision will be which Manchester City player to captain for a home game with Southampton.