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FPL Gameweek 11 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

There were mixed fortunes for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers on Saturday, with Burnley, Norwich City and Newcastle United proving to be Gameweek 11 party-poopers but Manchester City and Crystal Palace delivering the goods with wins to nil.

Our usual, more detailed Scout Notes will follow for all of the day’s games but in the meantime, our resurrected Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 11 fixtures.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-expanding website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS, PROJECTED BONUS

FPL Gameweek 11 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned 7

INJURIES AND BANS

How Spurs' FPL assets fared in their final match before Double Gameweek 32 3

Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) will be suspended in Gameweek 12 after being sent off for the denial of a goalscoring opportunity in Brighton’s draw with Newcastle. Jason Steele (£4.0m) will presumably step up to replace the Spaniard against Aston Villa, although didn’t get to take to the pitch at the Amex as Albion had used all three substitutes by the time of Sanchez’s dismissal.

There wasn’t a great deal to report on the injury front from Saturday’s matches.

Luke Shaw (£5.2m) was substituted with a head injury in the Manchester derby but the concussion protocol will be served long before the international break comes to a close in a fortnight’s time.

Edinson Cavani (£8.4m) missed United’s defeat to City with a tendon problem but Kyle Walker (£5.6m) and Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) shook off minor issues to feature.

Mason Mount (£7.5m) was only a late substitute in Chelsea’s draw with Burnley, meanwhile, as he continues to struggle with dental problems and an infection.

Already without the sidelined Kristoffer Ajer (£4.5m), Brentford lost another centre-half to injury on Saturday in the form of Zanka (£4.5m). The playing budget defender klaxon was sounded with the introduction of Charlie Goode (£3.9m), although the Bees’ current defensive woes does make investment in their backline less appealing than it did earlier in the campaign.

GAMEWEEK 11 TAKEAWAYS

LAMPTEY RETURNS

Isaac Hayden‘s (£4.5m) second-half strike ensured that Brighton’s clean sheet went up in smoke in a flat display against bottom-of-the-table Newcastle but there was a positive to take with the first Premier League start of the season for Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m).

Deployed “out of position” on the right flank for the hosts, the former Chelsea defender was a bright spark and got into some threatening positions, narrowly failing to divert a cross home before the break before racing onto a Sanchez punt to produce a tame shot from inside the visitors’ area.

Any FPL managers who have missed the Valentino Livramento (£4.5m) bus may want to keep an eye on the cut-price Lamptey given his similarly attacking mindset. Having said that, his injury history coupled with the congested Christmas schedule may well see Graham Potter use him sensibly and sparingly over the coming two months.

Above: Lamptey’s touch heatmap in Gameweek 11

A GOOD TIME TO PLAY BRENTFORD?

Newcastle will likely be under the stewardship of Eddie Howe by the time Gameweek 12 comes around, as the former Bournemouth man was in the director’s box at the Amex for the evening kick-off.

Howe will have a decent first four matches to look forward to, three of which are at home.

The Magpies will also be encountering a Brentford side without a clean sheet in six matches and who have conceded five goals to the might of Burnley and Norwich in the last two Gameweeks alone.

David Raya‘s (£4.5m) absence is one mitigating factor; the suggestion that the defence in front of him are missing the Spaniard’s communication skills is one theory but whatever the reason, their concession of six big chances to two likely relegation rivals in Gameweeks 9 and 10 is a joint-high and encouragement for the likes of Callum Wilson (£7.3m).

As for Ivan Toney (£6.7m) and Bryan Mbeumo (£5.6m), the ‘all fart and no poo’ strike pair managed to conjure up another couple of blanks despite facing the division’s worst defence for goals conceded. The two combined for an offside goal in the second half but, other than an early chance for Toney, didn’t really trouble the opposition goal.

The fixtures – and those cursed, tempting underlying stats – remain decent over the next five Gameweeks but another blank against a Newcastle side who haven’t kept a clean sheet in 2021/22 will see many of us getting itchy fingers.

FARKE OFF

Despite registering their first win of the campaign, Norwich City parted ways with Daniel Farke on Saturday night.

Whoever takes charge of the Canaries will have three half-decent fixtures to look forward to upon their appointment but there’ll be understandable trepidation about Delia’s basement-dwellers, even allowing for the victory over Brentford and the fabled new manager bounce.

NO CLEAN SHEET? NO PROBLEM FOR JAMES

Despite picking up a booking and losing his clean sheet, an assist for Reece James (£5.9m) helped him collect another maximum bonus haul to take him up to 10 bonus points for the season – that’s more than any other FPL defender has managed.

Burnley’s late, out-of-the-blue equaliser was a sickener for FPL managers with Chelsea defenders in their teams but there was plenty of encouragement of owners of James and Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) in particular: the pair racked up a combined 95 final-third touches, 15 penalty box touches, six chances created and five shots in a typically gung-ho attacking display.

PALACE CONTINUE TO IMPRESS

While Mbeumo and Toney continue to flatter to deceive, an in-form Crystal Palace – who also enjoy some very decent fixtures between now and Gameweek 20 – have two FPL assets of their own in similar price rungs who are actually delivering the goods.

Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) moved up to second in the midfielders’ points table with his goal in Saturday’s win over Wolves, while Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) made it five attacking returns in his last six starts with a strike of his own.

And defensively, despite their tough start, they remain the second-best team in the division for expected goals conceded (xGC) in 2021/22, restricting a hitherto buzzing Wolves side to just four shots on Saturday.

CANCELO CULTURE

Joao Cancelo (£6.4m) is the highest-scoring player of Gameweek 11 so far and now the top-scoring defender of 2021/22, supplementing his clean sheet in the Manchester derby with two assists and maximum bonus points. Rather frighteningly for those of us who don’t own him, he’s arguably capable of even more: he’s yet to score in the league this season but has registered more shots (26) than any other FPL defender this season, adding another four attempts at Old Trafford.

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1,615 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    My last remaining hope for Cancelo's points is a Trent no-show. I hope someone gives him a grandad in the changing rooms

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You can kiss those Cancelo points goodbye then.
      But, on the plus side, at least you already own him and have now learned a valuable lesson to never bench him 🙂

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I haven't learnt anything

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Hope he starts rather than make a cameo from bench to rub salt into the wound.

  2. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    How do I get Kane in here with 2FT and just 0.1 itb?

    Hardy and who? Happy to make 3 subs for a -4, ideally would get rid of Hwang too but that would be the -4 option

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Chilwell Livramento
    Salah Son Foden Mbeumo Brownhill
    Vardy Toney Hwang

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Save FT.. Son is enough

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      just seen you have 2ft. maybe Mbeumo to Gallagher.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You'll know after the Spurs game if you really want to double on Spurs attack.
      Conte seemed at pains to say that improvement was going to be slow and gradual which doesn't fill me with confidence. I think he's seen the state the club is in right now!

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Son is enough..
      Vardy can easily match Kane.

    5. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Vardy, Hwang, Foden > Kane, Bilva/Jota, Broja?

      Think you just have to accept you can't have everyone. Son is enough, for now.

  3. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Definitely watching Spurs today. It's going to be like a scouting mission, with eyes closely on Reguillon, Son & Kane. One of them likely to be coming into my squad for GW12...
    My wish is for Kane to look back to his old self without actually getting any attacking returns (cos I'm spiteful like that!). Then he's in my team like a shot for those sumptuous fixtures he's got coming up.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Kane in for me easily as still have Ronaldo. Reguillion will be impossible to get in for me do. Who the hell would one sell from TAA, Cancelo, James and Livramento?

  4. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What a crazy game, Forza Venezia!!

    1. Offside Trapattoni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Venezia is my second team, if that's a thing - what a difference from the first few matches in August. Massive three points right there..

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Looked like a magnificent atmosphere.

        1. Offside Trapattoni
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          The Penzo is one of the best venues around, it's the oldest stadium in Serie A (perhaps all of Italy) and the tifosi are very passionate.

  5. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Players I do not own and cause a big worry:

    Vardy, Raph and Ramsdale.

    How about you?

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Spurs

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You need Son

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Until they show something tonight, they are still the worst attack in the league bar Norwich

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Showed glimpse of hope against Vitesse. Son is tailor made for FPL though

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Vardy
      Son

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yep

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Raph, Son, Kane, Jota and Antonio on my bench.

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No Kane today, no worry

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Son

    5. seewhyaxe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Raph and Antonio

  6. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Priority here is to get Cancelo in right? Which defender to sell though? Is it mad to consider selling Livramento and going very big at the back?

    Sanchez/Steele
    Taa, Chillwell, James, Livramento
    Salah, Zaha, Benrahma
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

    Raphina, Reguillon, Bissouma 1ft 0itb

    Something like Livra, Raph and Toney to Cancelo, Gallagher and Broja

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Livra is soo good at that price..

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I know but Reguillon has great fixtures and Conte bounce

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Southampton against Norwich Toney against Newcastle and Raph is poss best value player in the game, there must be other ways? Personally I’d probably sacrifice Chilwell or Reg (depending how he looks today)

  7. KANTEnders
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Dean smith sacked

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Oh dear...Didn't see that coming so soon..

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        International break coming at the wrong time for him, unfortunately.

    2. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      That's harsh

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        More defeats in 2021 than any other PL club I believe the statistic is.

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      TAKE THAT MR « I don’t live in a fantasy world»

    4. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Short sighted

      1. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Maybe that’s the reason? Couldn’t see the players on the pitch?

    5. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Thought he had a bit more credit in the bank.

  8. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Wouldn't worry if Kane don't look good today.....he's got games against Albania and San Marino next

  9. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Dean Smith sacked by Villa!!

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      damn, you're quick!

      1. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Not as quick as the Villa Board.

      2. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        If I had a euro for every time I heard that …

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          😆

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ole Still standing 😀

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        #OleIn

  10. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Dean Smith sacked! On SSN

  11. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    RMWCT?

    Sanchez ¦ Steele
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell Reguilon Livramento
    Salah Son Trossard Gallagher Mbeumo
    Vardy Hwang Davis

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I would get Jota. But first let us see how he plays.

  12. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    How many managers is that sacked already this season? And still Ole to go…

    1. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I think it’s six sacked, without Ole, correct?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        5

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          4. Bruce doesn't count as a manager

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            😆

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ole is to ManU what Ronald was to McDonalds.

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ole must be a better manager than farke and smith …

  13. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Afternoon all!! Early thoughts and advice on my team below would be wonderful!!! Cancelo must be a priority?! Only 1FT and zero in the bank unfortunately, can do Raphinha to Gallagher and Rudiger to Cancelo with the exact money now as Gallagher went up last night….

    Guaita
    TAA Chilwell Rudiger
    Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney
    Subs- Foster Livramento ESR White

    Cheers everyone!!!

  14. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts here

    A: Son + Jota + Toney + Raph
    B: Son + Jota + Mbeumo + Jimenez
    C: Kane + Jota + Mbeumo + Raph (-4)...exact funds

  15. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Really hoping that Son stays quiet today. Would be nice for him to foy somewhat under the radar from the masses for now

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Very much this.

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He still won't be due to his attractive price and hype from content creators

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Him hauling today would have a huge impact

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Unfortunately not. Really think that he will haul today against hapless Everton.

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Just brought him in. Guaranteed 2points

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Be careful what you wish for

      If Conte sees Son as a workhorse wide midfielder who does dirty work to enable Kane then he's no longer a 10.0 OOP striker, he's an 8.5/9.0midfielder

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Or worse a rwb

    6. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Need Rafa in full spoiler mode.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Won’t stay under the radar
      Content creators are going to be pushing them a lot - bit like the hype around Toney
      Andy will bring in either Kane or Son next GW I reckon

  16. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I need ESR and Vardy to get 20 points, get on course before the LIV game.

  17. Ninja Škrtel
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    COME ON ROWE (C)!!!!!!!!!

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Massive balls there

      1. Ninja Škrtel
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        they are indeed massive.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          But how much will they shrink if ESR blanks?

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You must have 3 balls.

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      2 Skrtel heads down there

  18. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Sucks that these three games are at the same time

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Remember people claiming villa were going to be amazing this season with the signings they made and so much hype around buendia

    Large amount of changes rarely works. Have a feeling villas success was around team unity and have a feeling some of the players signed just didn’t fit that philosophy

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      100%

      Often the best time to judge a team is 11 games into the season

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      They've certainly gone off the boil.

      I went to the Newcastle game and the atmosphere was electric with fans allowed back into the ground.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Lost something special with the sale of Grealish. Signings made since have failed to deliver or not fitted in as they hoped they would.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        To me, it seems as though the signings were not very analytical, rather just simply saw "good" deals.
        And we've witnessed an inability to cement consistency in a system, which is sure to complicate things.

    4. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bit like when Fulham spent a load on new players.

  20. Bookkeeper
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Bored of all the UTD and Ole talk. It's rather simple, whilst Ronaldo is there, the team continue underperforming and look disjointed.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      It’s ole job to manage the situation and adapt the team to fit ronaldo in

      No excuses. Ronaldo has already saved him so many times

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Apparently Rogers is lined up but he wants to see this season out if he can with Leicester.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Portuguese Allardyce as caretkaer till then?

    4. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nah. As much as I don't really like Ron as a person. The manager has to do his job and get the team performing.

      Just like Vardy and how Conte wants to play Kane, Ronaldo is a CF who stays in the box & scores a hatful of goals.

      He was a stupid signing, based on what they already had. But, not the reason Utd are so bad.

  21. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Which of the 3 early afternoon live TV games we watching? Thinking Everton v Spurs could be an interesting game (Kane/Son watch)

  22. popey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    So Smith gets the boot that some fans had been clamouring for, as a ST holder think its a combination of a few things;
    1) new players didnt fit existing system (e.g Ings and Watkins as a 2)
    2) performance - some players have massively regressed and other not settled as hoped. Workrate atrocious and lots of individual mistakes
    3) Injuries - not helped of late and factor in changing formation
    4) Jack - fairly obvious, but our record without him is horrendous last few years
    5) Terry and O'Reilly leaving in the summer - tbc the impact that had

    Not over the moon about this but can only hope there is a plan.... (its going to be Nuno, isn't it)

  23. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Such a frustrating game. Not only did I take Raphinha out two weeks ago for Mount in my WC, I also worried about James minutes 10 minutes pre-deadline and took him and ESR out for Rudiger and fodder. FPL right?

  24. Tic Tacs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Wildcard has been activated, current squad plan:

    Guaita
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Chilwell
    Salah, Foden, Bernardo/Gundogan, Gallagher
    Kane, Edouard

    4.0, Livramento, Broja, Brownhill

    Any thoughts?