Premier League Gameweek 10: Champs and Chumps

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League

We analyse the very best and worst of the Premier League’s fantasy performers for Gameweek 10.

Champs

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

PlayON Price: £15m

PlayON Points: 3,100

It was a weekend for the big-hitters, with many of the Premier League’s marquee names doing the business for their fantasy investors.

One man who roared back into consideration was Sergio Aguero. The Argentine had undergone a tough couple of fixtures on all fronts but showed his qualities as Manchester City demolished West Brom. His new teammate Ilkay Gundogan stole the limelight with two goals and an assist, but it was difficult not to sit up and take notice of Aguero’s performance.

The City number ten, played like a man possessed, displaying exceptional energy levels in addition to his usual goal threat. His total managed a brace for his efforts and likewise rounded out the weekend as one of the top fantasy performers.

 

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

PlayON Price: £13.9m

PlayON Points: 3,050

nother big name who came good this weekend was Eden Hazard. The Belgian looks unrecognizable from the disinterested figure that sulked around Premier League pitches last season. New boss, Antonio Conte has dragged the best out of both Hazard and Diego Costa, both of whom took starring roles in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Southampton.

The Belgian now boasts three goals and an assist in his last four Premier League appearances, stats that will pique the interest of fantasy managers. A tricky match against Everton prior to the international shouldn’t tempt managers to wait until after Gameweek 11 to bring him in.

 

Tom Heaton (Burnley)

PlayON Price: £6.3m

PlayON Points: 2,720

We tipped Burnley for another scalp in Gameweek 10 and they delivered to an extent. Sean Dyche’s men defended like Spartans as Manchester United bombarded their goal time and time again. Somehow the result stayed 0-0 and the key to that was Tom Heaton.

The England international was locked in a duel with what seemed like all ten of United’s outfield players for the entire ninety minutes. Out of 38 attempts on the Burnley goal, not one got through. In all Heaton made 11 saves, many of which were astounding. The Clarets’ custodian once again has made a claim for himself as a low-cost high reward fantasy keeper.

 

Chumps

Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion)

PlayON Price: £6.6m

PlayON Points: -550

The West Brom right-back was part of a West Brom defence that conceded four unanswered goals in Gameweek 10. One thing you can normally associate with Baggies is solidity, but that trait was strangely absent from the 4-0 rout at the hands of Manchester City.

Craig Dawson was so often a defensive dark-horse in fantasy teams last season. Here though – with a yellow card for his troubles – the Englishman came out of the weekend as the worst fantasy performer on PlayON.

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)

PlayON Price: £14.1m

PlayON Points: 1650

Old Trafford saw both Jose Mourinho – fairly – and Ander Herrera – unfairly – sent for early showers but neither could be described as culprits for United’s 0-0 draw with Burnley on Saturday. That honour belongs to the most famous Swede in Manchester.

Ibrahimovic made a Gameweek record 12 attempts on goal yet could not put one past Burnley’s Tom Heaton. The centre-forward’s dip in form has seen him go without a goal in six Premier League games. This is his longest such domestic dry run in over a decade. He and his dwindling fantasy selectors will hope for a bounce back against Swansea in Gameweek 11.

 

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United)

PlayON Price: £13.2m

PlayON Points: 975

It’s horribly cliched, but second season syndrome is rampant at West Ham.
Both Dimitri Payet and Slaven Bilic’s Hammers are currently struggling to recapture the swashbuckling form that made them such a threat last season. Injuries and the new surroundings of the Olympic Stadium haveplayed their part but it’s clear that Payet just isn’t playing quite as well.
At this point last season, the Frenchman had struck the back of the net on five occasions and assisted three more of his teammates. Currently, Payet has just one goal, but four assists. While this isnt a bad haul by any stretch,he Hammers need him to score with more regularity. In Gameweek 10, a 2-0 defeat to Everton, he was anonymous. He needs to step it up this week.
To add Aguero, Hazard or Heaton to your line-up for Premier League Gameweek 10, go to PlayON.co
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