Daily Fantasy Premier League Preview: Week 11

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With no international breaks stopping us at the moment, the Premier League rolls into November and straight into Week 11.

There is no stopping the team at PlayON either. They are back with daily fantasy competitions for the whole of Week 11, starting with the games on offer this Saturday, which include another mouth-watering top-four clash.

To give your teams the edge, I have picked out the key players from each fixture, from the must-have guns to the value-for-money plays, with a few sneaky PODs thrown in to give you the ultimate boost.

Cardiff v. Leicester

After a tragic week, Leicester will be looking for a win, both in honour of their owner and to stop a run of three games without a win.

The Bluebirds present the best chance to do so, having only won one so far and hovering just above the drop zone. With both sides conceding a few goals, this could take the defenders out of the equation. However, I am backing the emotion to tip the scales in the Foxes’ favour and opting for only their players here.


With a PlayON average of 1300, nearly 150 above the nearest competitor in this game, you cannot look past James Maddison (£10.1m). He has had a quiet couple of weeks, but the fact that he still pumps out an impressive average makes him a solid play.

He also seems to have taken set piece responsibilities, meaning he is always dangerous for a goal or assist.

Value Pick

To hit a 1000 average with just one attacking stat is pretty impressive. To be able to pick that up for peanuts is pure value. That is what you get with Wilfred Ndidi (£8m).

The one goal came in the last game so the hope is he can kick on from there. He has also played 90 minutes in every game so for, making him someone to pick without worry of rotation.

POD Pick

Doing well without standing out, Harry Maguire (£7.7m) might not make too many squads this weekend. The big defender has scored twice this season, set one up, and averages 950.

Watching the last couple of games, he look dangerous every time in the box and it is only a matter of time before he nets again.

Everton v. Brighton

After a slow start, Brighton now have three wins on the bounce, all by 1-0 margins. Everton lost narrowly to United last out, but had three in a row themselves before that.

One Toffees win and one draw in the only two previous meetings between the sides. I see a home win here, but their lack of clean sheets opens up for a Seagulls’ goal and takes the defenders out of consideration.


As I cannot keep picking Sigurdsson here, I am rotating back to Richarlison (£9.2m), the other gun in the Toffees’ team.

A goal and an assist in his last three games, and four goals for the season. Yes, the average has dropped in recent weeks, but he is still getting game time and will be back to full form again very soon.

Value Pick

Two games on the bench, but before that Anthony Knockaert (£8.6m) was in good from, with a goal and three assists for the season, leading to a PlayON average of 1340, the highest of any Brighton player.

Watch the lineups. If he plays, he is a good option with Everton’s liability to ship the odd goal.

POD Pick

A quiet couple of weeks since breaking into the side with two assists, but this week Bernard (£7m) will find himself up against a 38-year-old full back.

If the lad can take advantage, he could well lay on a couple more in this.

Newcastle v. Watford

Newcastle remain winless through the ten rounds, their only points so far coming from three 0-0 draws, evidence of their inability to find the net with enough regularity. By contrast, Watford are going well, with six wins and a draw from their opening ten.

Eight previous matchups between the sides sees the Hornets leas 4-2 in terms of wins. They have actually won all of the last four. With that, and the Magpies current form, I cannot find any space for home players in my side.


Back to form in his last two with a goal in each, Roberto Pereyra (£9.9m) now has five for the season and a PlayON average a touch under 1100. Up against a side low on confidence, he is a great chance for one or two more here.

Value Pick

With Newcastle’s lack of goals, Watford defenders become value. That is even before you consider that José Holebas (£5.9m) has a goal and four assists in eight appearances so far.

Coming back from suspension to the bench last week, the hope is that he returns to the starting side here and pushes on in search of more assists. Wait for the teamsheets to jump on though.

West Ham v. Burnley

Both these sides play in claret and blue, but they are both also on eight points so far, both conceding more than they score and both winless in their last three. So both will be desperate for a win here.

It is the Hammers who lead the history, with five wins to two from eight prior meetings. The Clarets did win the last clash 3-0 though, making this a tough one to pick.

Limited clean sheets for the sides have me backing both teams to score, and attackers on each side from a PlayON perspective.


Missing last week with illness, expect Marko Arnautovic (£11.7m) to return to the Hammers’ line up and return to goalscoring ways here.

Four for the season so far and boasting the best PlayON average in this match, the Austrian has proven adept at leading the line for the Hammers and will look to find the net again here.

Value Pick

Finding some form since a big money move in the summer, Felipe Anderson (£9m) is batting above his price tag with an average of 1180. Particularly when the average contains only a single goal and assist so far.

Lock him in for a solid score and hope for a goal or assist for a massive one!

POD Pick

Not the hottest average so far, which might keep a few people away. But someone has to score for the Clarets and with the bulk of the game time among the forwards of late, why wouldn’t it be Sam Vokes (£7.4m)?

Just two for the season, but they have come in his last four games, so he is in something of a run of form.

Arsenal v. Liverpool

A big clash here. Arsenal are unbeaten since round two, while Liverpool are yet to taste defeat this season, making this a tasty clash between second and fourth. Where the two sides are set apart though is at the back, with Liverpool boasting six clean sheets to the Gunners’ two.

Both sides have been ever-present in the Premier League era, so they have met 52 times before. Of those, Liverpool have the slight edge 19-15, with 18 draws. Last season saw a 4-0 Reds demolition and a 3-3 rollercoaster.

The defensive record tips me in favour of the visitors. But can I really see the Gunners not scoring at home? Probably not, leave out the defenders.


Salah (£17m) comes with a hefty price tag, as does Aubameyang (£16.1m). Both are in form though, with DFS averages over 1600.

The Gunners front man has seven goals and two assists to date, with five goals in his last three. Salah has two goals and two assists in his last two and five goals, four assists for the season.

Sure, you could get similar output for slightly less cost with Mane or Lacazette for £14m, but these two are the blockbuster players in each side.

Value Pick

Averaging 1200, £8.7m for Granit Xhaka is a steal. The midfielder has two goals and an assist this season and the fact he sits on set plays adds to his appeal and clearly boosts the average.

Scoring better than some of the ‘guns’ in other games for a serious discount on price, he is a no brainer!

Wolves v. Spurs

A close loss to City on Monday night is the only recent blip in a good run for Spurs. Wolves had started brilliantly, but back-to-back defeats have seen them slip to mid table.

Spurs lead 4-2 from eight previous clashes at this level, but the last of those was in 2012 so I would not read too much into it. On recent form though, a solid Spurs’ win seems to be the outcome so I am backing in their players for your PlayON squads.


His form has matched Spurs’ in that the last three games have been quiet, but you cannot keep Harry Kane (£15.8m) quiet for too long.

The forward has five for the season and will look to add to that here and who would bet against him doing so?

Value Pick

In his six games played, Hugo Lloris (£8.5m) has kept three clean sheets and made 21 saves. That equates to an average of 1500, which is massive for the price (for perspective it is 100 off Salah for half the price!).

A chance of another shut out here only adds to the appeal.

POD Pick

Confined to the bench of late, surely it is only a matter of time until Christian Eriksen (£12m) returns to the starting side. When he does, we know what he can do. If it is in this game, jump on as many may overlook him in the first game back.


And with that we are done and dusted with Saturday. Got what you need to build your perfect team? Then head to the Games Lobby to enter it and take home the cash prizes in the Saturday’s comps. Then we’ll see you back here for the Sunday and Monday previews.

Good luck!