Looking back on FPL Gameweek 11

By Shane from the Drafthound Team 8th December 2020
4 min read

Gameweek 11 in the FPL was more run-of-the-mill with plenty of the big-name stars back among the highest scorers. The goals were flying in all over the country as the net was rustled 30 times in the 9 games that were played, an average of 3.33 goals per game. Let’s have a look at who were the best FPL players in Gameweek 11 now.

Palace hammer West Brom as Zaha hits form

In Sunday’s early game, Crystal Palace surprised everyone with a five-star performance at The Hawthorns. The hero of the day was Wilfried Zaha. The England international scored two goals as The Eagles turned on the style in the second half. The game was tied at 1-1 at half time but Zaha and co ended up winning 5-1. Not only did Zaha score two goals but he also provided an assist and earned FPL bonus points. His total for gameweek 11 was 18 points. Congratulations to any of you who had the foresight to pick him as FPL captain, or, dare I say, maybe even triple captain!

Christian Benteke is not a name normally associated with many FPL points. Well, he also bagged a brace for Crystal Palace. Benteke scored bonus points as well, making it a total of 13 for this game.

Anfield welcomes back fans as Salah shines

The 2,000 Liverpool fans who were present on Sunday night witnessed a fantastic performance from the home side. Mohamed Salah picked up 14 FPL points as he helped The Reds to a 4-0 win. Salah scored the opening goal of the game before putting in the cross for Joel Matip’s headed strike later on. Liverpool’s Egyptian King also got bonus points, making up the 14 points. He was an excellent captain selection for last weekend so kudos to you if you did pick Salah.

Liverpool’s back-up goalkeeper, Caoimhin Kelleher, was the best FPL goalkeeper, earning 7 points for his clean sheet. The 22-year-old Irishman made three saves as he continues to deputise for the injured Alisson Becker.

Matip, as already mentioned, scored for Liverpool. Along with the goal, Matip earned points for a clean sheet as well as some bonus points. His total was 14 points, just like Salah. At just £5.4 million, Matip is surely one of the best value-for-money defenders available in FPL at the moment.

City stroll to a comfortable victory over Fulham

Kevin De Bruyne reminded us all of what he’s capable of with a goal and an assist against Fulham. City won 2-0 with De Bruyne setting up Raheem Sterling for the opening goal inside five minutes. The Belgian playmaker then scored a penalty 20 minutes later. De Bruyne scored a total of 14 FPL points.

Sterling, as well as scoring the early goal, won the penalty for City’s second. He earned 13 FPL points in this game. Sterling now has three goals and one assist in total for this season.

Best of the rest

Perhaps the biggest fixture of gameweek 11 was in the north London derby where Jose Mourinho’s Spurs played host to Arsenal. Mourinho’s men won 2-0 thanks to the deadly duo of Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

Son scored for Spurs after only 13 minutes with Kane setting him up. The South Korean striker then returned the compliment just before the break, assisting Kane for his goal. Son’s FPL total for gameweek 11 was 13 points and Kane’s total was 12. Either player would have been a solid choice as captain.

Kane has now amassed a total of 98 FPL points for the season so far. This is 20 points more than the closest attacker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton. Son is the top FPL midfielder, with 100 points, 13 more than his closest rival, Mohamed Salah.

That’s all for our review of Gameweek 11. Do make sure you join us later this week as we look ahead to Gameweek 12 and give you the tips you need to keep your team picking up the points in FPL!

Yours truly,

Drafthound Team


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