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Premier League: Fantasy gameweek 10 preview

Original article published 6 October 2022

There are a solid run of games ahead now before the Premier League season breaks for the 2022 World Cup and there is a big chance to pick up Fantasy points.

This weekend's Premier League action gets under way at 15:00 on Saturday with four games, including Manchester City at home to Southampton, set to take place.

Saturday's late clash, scheduled for 17:30, looks an interesting one as Brighton look to continue their fine start to the term, but they'll likely find life tough against Tottenham at the Amex.

There are a further four games on Sunday, with the highlight coming at 16:30 when table-toppers Arsenal play host to Liverpool.

Gameweek 10 wraps up on Monday night with Aston Villa heading to the City Ground to face rock-bottom Nottingham Forest at 20:00.

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Here are five key players to watch out for heading into the weekend's fixtures.

Goalkeeper - Ederson

Manchester City are in fine form, riding a five-game winning streak across all competitions and unbeaten all season.

They've won all six of their home fixtures and there's little to suggest they won't grab a seventh when Southampton visit on Saturday.

City have kept clean sheets three of those six at the Etihad with Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Copenhagen all failing to hit the back of the net.

Southampton head north with just one win to their name in four away outings, losing the other three and they have failed to score in their last two on the road.

A City win to nil, priced at 5/6, looks a very likely outcome and Ederson could bring in the points with another clean sheet.

Defender - Reece James

Also at 15:00 on Saturday, Chelsea welcome managerless Wolves to Stamford Bridge as they look to keep building under new boss Graham Potter.

Chelsea are unbeaten since Potter arrived, winning two and drawing one, and confidence is high after beating AC Milan 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

They are looking for a third successive win when Wolves visit and a lack of firepower for the Midlands outfit suggests they will struggle.

Wolves are the Premier League's lowest scorers, registering just three times in eight outings, so there are likely to be big points to claim from a Chelsea defender earning a clean sheet.

Reece James is the standout option in Chelsea's backline due to his effectiveness in the final third too, having scored and assisted in Wednesday's Champions League win.

The right wing-back is often given licence to get forward and can be backed at 11/2 to score at any time.

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Midfielder - James Maddison

Leicester City's campaign has been far from smooth, but they did finally land their first win on Monday when beating Nottingham Forest 4-0 at the King Power Stadium.

That victory saw them move off the foot of the table and could prove to be the catalyst required to get their season up and running.

Their next test comes courtesy of a trip to Bournemouth, who are unbeaten in four games since sacking Scott Parker.

Interim boss Gary O'Neil has presided over three draws and one win, but they are winless in three at the Vitality and have failed to score in each of those games.

James Maddison has been one of Leicester's few shining lights this term and he could prove integral to their hopes of sealing a second successive win.

The midfielder was the Foxes' top scorer across all competitions last season, netting 18, and he leads the way in their scoring charts in 2022/23 with five already, including two against Forest last time out.

Maddison can be backed at 3/1 to score at any time against the Cherries.

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Forward - Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic smashed scoring records in the Championship last season, but many still questioned whether he could transfer that form to the top-flight.

Well, he's silenced any critics he may have had after registering six times to sit third in the race for the golden boot.

He has drawn a blank in his last two Premier League outings, failing to net against Newcastle United and Forest, however, he could find himself back on the scoresheet when Fulham travel to West Ham on Sunday.

The Hammers have been hit and miss in the league this season and they could be feeling fatigued on Sunday with a quick turnaround from Europa Conference League action on Thursday.

Fulham, priced at 15/4 to pick up a win, have been a surprise package in the Premier League and they head across London sitting in eighth place.

Mitrovic looks a likely candidate to help them on to the win and can be backed at a very tempting 2/1 to score at any time.

Forward - Erling Haaland

No fantasy team would be complete without Manchester City superstar Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian has exceeded all expectations since joining City over the summer and he's simply been in a league of his own.

Haaland already has 14 league goals to his name and has registered 19 times across all competitions, including three hat-tricks and three braces.

He's scored in nine consecutive games across all competitions and it's difficult to see him not adding to his tally against Southampton.

Haaland can be backed at 11/8 to score two or more and he's 9/2 to score three or more.

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