By Neil Leverett
- Fantasy Premier League season continues this weekend
- Every Gameweek we pick a budget forward, midfielder and defender
- Brentford, Arsenal and Brighton offer up bargain picks for Gameweek 11
PREMIER LEAGUE – As another international break looms, who is the on the Fantasy Premier League bargain radar for Gameweek 11?
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Ivan Toney, Brentford (6.6)
To kick off Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 11’s picks, we look to a man in Ivan Toney, who, it would be fair to say has not risen to the occasion of English football’s top tier for the most part. That could be about to change this weekend.
Having netted a goal and grabbing an assist away to Wolves during GW5, the Brentford front man has added just one assist alone during the last five league games, but his value has held steady at 6.6.
Playing every minute during that time, his tally is paltry to say the least, but the visit of basement dwellers Norwich City this weekend, points to a strong possibility of a serious points haul.
Though the Canaries held Burnley in GW7 to a goalless draw, the Bees are a different kettle of fish with their attacking weaponry, and having conceding 15 goals on the road alone so far, the East Anglian outfit could be in for a long Saturday afternoon.
Still owned by 21.5% of FPL managers, a short term buy will be on then minds of many other managers this weekend.
Emile Smith Rowe, Arsenal (5.6)
A player we tipped earlier this season, now could be the time to make the jump to Emile Smith Rowe – if that is, you haven’t made the switch yet.
Central to Arsenal’s climb from despair now into the top-five in the league, ‘The Croydon De Bruyne’ has been the Gunners’ fulcrum in midfield of late and is breaking into form, with two goals, an assist and four bonus points in the last two outings.
In the top-five most in-form fantasy midfielders, the English starlet has catapulted himself into many an FPL team in recent weeks and still at bargain price-tag value, his lot looks set to rise further as Watford make the short trip from Hertfordshire in GW11.
The North Londoners looks a completely different side to that of the early weeks of the season, and playing with a real swagger will be keen to to take the sting from the Hornets this weekend.
With Claudio Ranieri still finding the right balance to his new side, Watford’s 5-2 win at Everton will surely not be repeated. If anything, the scoreline could read the same, only to the home side this time around. ESR could be on for a big GW11.
Tariq Lamptey, Brighton (4.4)
To wrap up GW11’s picks, Tariq Lamptey shuffles his way back onto the FPL radar, now set for a run in the Seagulls’ starting XI after injury.
Afforded only cameo appearances in the last three league games, the Brighton wing-back has quietly crept his way back into Graeme Potter’s plans and is reportedly primed to be reinstalled into the fold to face Newcastle.
The Magpies are still manager-less despite the imminent announcement of Eddie Howe into the St. James’ Park hotseat, but to send a positive message in the direction of the former Bournemouth boss on familiar South coast territory, looks a tall task.
The hosts are without a win in five, so could that prompt a tight contest? Perhaps, but on the counter, Lamptey looks a great asset to have once again in any case.
If the England U-21 star can retain his fitness and overcome some niggling injury issues, owned by just 0.6% in the game, GW11 could be the start of a big run of points for Lamptey, as quite the differential.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 11 deadline is Friday, 18:30 GMT.
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