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FPL Saturday review: Chilwell the top target for Gameweek 10

24 Oct 2021

More than 143,000 managers bring in Chelsea wing-back after scoring for third successive match

Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) rewarded his huge numbers of new Fantasy Premier League backers by scoring for the third successive Gameweek in Chelsea's 7-0 win over Norwich City.

The left wing-back has amassed 35 points in three appearances since securing a starting role at the expense of Marcos Alonso (£5.8m), combining three goals with two clean sheets.

Chilwell was the third most-bought player for Gameweek 9, earning 364,000+ new owners.

He is now the No 1 target for Gameweek 10, with more than 143,000 managers bringing him in for back-to-back meetings with two of the bottom three clubs, Newcastle United and Burnley.

Chilwell was among five Chelsea players to produce double-figure returns over Saturday’s six matches.

Reece James (£5.5m), Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m), Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) and Mason Mount (£7.4m) all recorded huge hauls, with Mount claiming his career-high 24 points thanks to three goals and an assist. 

Mount had started only one of Chelsea’s previous five league matches but profited from an advanced role in the absence of Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) and Timo Werner (£8.6m).

Kovacic, meanwhile, is the top-value midfielder or forward in Fantasy, returning 8.7 points per million spent.

He has started eight of Chelsea’s first nine matches, producing a goal and five assists. By contrast, he had managed only one goal and six assists in the previous three seasons combined.

Man City duo impress

Phil Foden (£8.1m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£7.2m) also earned double-figure scores in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion

Foden scored twice and supplied an assist, taking his total to 31 points in the last three Gameweeks.

Gundogan, meanwhile, struck his second goal in his last four outings.

Value picks to consider?

Burnley and Watford’s attackers provided major value on Saturday.

Maxwel Cornet (£6.0m) scored both of Burnley's goals in a draw with Southampton.

The winger has three goals in four outings since joining over the summer and has a kind run of opponents ahead. According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), four of the Clarets’ next six matches score only two.

Meanwhile, Joshua King (£5.5m) and Emmanuel Dennis (£5.2m) were each involved in three goals as Watford defeated Everton 5-2.

King fired a hat-trick, taking his tally to three goals and three assists in his last four appearances.

Dennis came off the bench to record a goal and two assists. But he is now suspended for the Gameweek 10 meeting with Southampton after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season. 

See: Which players are suspended or close to a ban?

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Part 1: FDR Analysis: Turn to Brentford for value picks
Part 2: GW9 Bonus points: Cresswell stars for West Ham
Part 3: GW9 FPL stats: Frustration for new Vardy owners

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