Salah, Antonio and Ronaldo

The Fantasy Premier League game week before the final international break of the year is upon us and as usual, there are big-hitters and hidden gems to consider for a positive outcome this weekend. 

Gameweek 10 was a historic one as Mo Salah smashed his own record of being captained by 3.5 million managers when Liverpool thrashed sorry Watford 5-0 in Gameweek 8. The Egyptian became the most captained player in FPL history as over 4.6 million managers entrusted him with the armband, however, he could only make do with an assist against Brighton. 

So to keep the captaincy with Salah or succumb to the temptation of a differential? 

FootballCastle answers all your burning Gameweek 11 questions and more ahead of the deadline at 18:30 GMT on Friday 5 November.

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Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) 

He racked up eight stops last time out, including that incredible save from James Maddison’s free-kick to formally announce his emergence as a hot pick in his position. 

Since coming into the side in Gameweek 4, Ramsdale has earned the most FPL points (39) of any other goalkeeper and will expect to haul more save points against Watford. 

Robert Sanchez (£4.6m)

The Spaniard has kept four clean sheets so far and is maintaining his FPL credentials from his breakthrough 2020/21 season. 

Sanchez will be between the posts against Newcastle who are the third-worst attack this season for goals scored and can look forward to another clean sheet. 


Ethan Pinnock (£4.7m)

He has emerged as a bargain option in defence who can provide valuable points in the upcoming fixtures as Brentford face Norwich in GW11 before Newcastle after the international break. 

Alongside their clean sheet potential going into the next two games, Pinnock could add to his goal and assist this season as Brentford’s style provides plenty of opportunities from setpieces which might favour Pinnock against the league’s minnows. 

Reece James (£5.7m)

The wing-back is in premium form as he has racked up the most FPL points (34) over the past two game weeks when he attempted five shots and created five chances apiece. The 21-year-old got a rest in midweek and would be raring to go against Burnley who only registered their first win of the season in GW10. 

Reece James

Furthermore, James is the top-scoring FPL defender so far with 56 points despite starting only five of the first 10 Gameweeks thus he offers long-term potential in your squad. 

Marc Cucurella (£5.0m)

The marauding left-back is quietly winning the hearts of observers as he ranks top among all defenders for chances created with nine over the past four game weeks, despite facing Manchester City and Liverpool in that time. 

GW11 opponents Newcastle are responsible for the third-fewest away goals this season, and Cucurella’s prospects at both ends of the pitch make him an inspired bargain pick from now. 

Tino Livramento (£4.4m)

The 18-year-old is behind only Chelsea’s free-scoring Ben Chilwell (43) and Reece James (35) for points among defenders over the past four gameweeks and his hot streak bears no sign of slowing down.

With just one blank in his last seven games, Livramento should maintain this form against an out-of-sorts Aston Villa side. 


Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) 

Over the last four game weeks, the West Ham man has taken more shots in the box of all midfielders (13) and seems to be undergoing a mini-revival. Although there are tough fixtures ahead, this might play into Bowen’s hands with Michail Antonio playing the hold-up role admirably. 

Mo Salah (12.9m)

We may need to copy and paste the need to captain Salah every single game week as he will likely be the most captained player in GW11 given he has now made it into 71.1% of squads. It is tempting to seek a differential captain, but Salah’s incredible average of 11.2 points per game week means he is the undisputed leave-and-forget captain as he is on course for a record-breaking FPL season. 

Mo Salah
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on October 03, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

His nine goals and two assists in eight matches against West Ham further whets the appetite for this game week. 

Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) 

He might have suffered a drop-off in form as well as a price drop in recent weeks, but he reminded of his promise with a goal and assist haul against Man City. However, fixtures are about to turn for Palace and Gallagher might be the dream bargain midfielder as an alternative for someone like Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m).

Emile Smith Rowe (£5.6m)

The Arsenal number 10 scored in back-to-back wins over Aston Villa and Leicester and registered some precious bonus points.

A 49-points return is immense for a midfielder of his price and despite mixed upcoming opponents, he can haul against Watford who have failed to keep a clean sheet in the league this season.


Ivan Toney (£6.6m)

Ivan Toney

Despite registering just two goals and as many assists in the first 10 games, Toney ranks second among forwards for big chances created (four) and is fourth for shots (25). This could be the week Toney explodes as an FPL asset against a Norwich side bereft of confidence.

Jamie Vardy (£10.8m)

Having scored once and provided two assists to produce 14 points in this fixture last term, Vardy is one of the top alternatives to Salah as Leicester face inconsistent Leeds.

He is second behind only Salah for goals this season and the 34-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. 

Harry Kane (£12.1m)

The England captain has been at an all-time low in the Premier League this season but the arrival of Antonio Conte is expected to shock the striker back to life. Kane possesses an exceptional record against GW11 opponents Everton, scoring 11 goals in 12 league meetings.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.0m) 

The Arsenal captain has been quietly racking up the numbers on FPL, as he now has the second-highest number of points among forwards since Gameweek 4. Aubameyang is on a run of goals in his last four home league games and has netted six times in five games against Watford.


Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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