With midweek games done and dusted, we turn our attention towards an interesting GW10 where chip theory starts to come into the fore! If you haven’t already played your wildcard, now might be a good time to do so as GW12 will be the final chance to use the first WC. First, a short review of GW9.
Is Tankovic moving towards essential status?
Now, I don’t really like to use the “E-word” in fantasy terms, as it tends to get thrown around quite a lot… Muamer Tankovic (9.0m) isn’t essential to your squad, no one is. You can always make the points up somewhere else. What is growing increasingly apparent though, is the fact that it’s becoming very difficult to ignore his sublime form! Even with a set of trickier fixtures coming up, keeping (or getting in) Tankovic seems like a no-brainer. With 41,2% ownership, 70 points in 9 GWs (well clear of anyone else in the game), the creative hub of an attacking team and on penalties, you probably should try to have him at this point in time. A solid captaincy shout most weeks!
Falkenberg is really struggling at this level
With a large number of injuries not helping Falkenberg out, they are rooted to the bottom part of the table having only gathered five points from nine games. After the opening day win at home to Örebro, they’ve lost six games and drawn two. Against Djurgården they made some big defensive errors and individually as well as collectively, they need to get their stuff together if they don’t want to be the Huddersfield of Allsvenskan. They might get a bounce back after that horror-show but probably not away to AIK, their next fixture…
Gameweek 10 preview
Gameweek 10 is approaching fast and it could be the start of “chip season” as many managers might consider deploying “parkera bussen” with some favourable matchups for defenders to rake in double points! In GW11, Malmö and Sundsvall will have a double gameweek so be sure to get some sky-blue players in if you want a ticket to the DGW-lottery. After the break (post GW12) AIK and Norrköping will also have a double gameweek to consider.
Tarik Elyounoussi (9.0m) has Falkenberg at home and is in red hot form, scoring five goals in his last three games. There isn’t much more to say here, he’s most likely going to find his name on the scoresheet yet again. Daniel Sundgren (7.1m) is also showing impressive form and could be an interesting option to captain.
Muamer Tankovic is starting to become captainable most weeks, Göteborg has been very solid at home though so far (conceding only one goal in four games, that includes games against AIK and Malmö)… I wouldn’t think it’s impossible for him to get something out of this game but there is a small warning flag and depending on other players in your squad, he might not be the optimal route this time around.
In-form striker duo Paulinho (12.0m) and Alexander Jeremejeff (9.6m) travel to Sirius that isn’t in a very solid shape defensively at the moment, even though they managed to keep Sundsvall out in GW9. Sören Rieks (9.6m) faces off against Kalmar at home and he’s primed for attacking returns as well as bonus yet again.
Tricky fixtures of the week
Djurgården-Elfsborg really could go either way, I’d play any player I had in this game but clean sheet potential on both sides looks limited. Same goes for Göteborg-Hammarby, where both teams should be able to find the net given recent form. Captains from either game could be good but they are quite hard to call at this point in time.
What are your plans for GW10?
Are you looking to use some chips in the next couple of weeks, and how are you planning for DGW11 and DGW13, with the summer break squeezed in between?