FPL Gameweek 10: Tips, Captain, Transfer Targets & Team

fpl gameweek 10 tips

Gameweek 10 of Fantasy Premier League is almost here and many managers aim to activate their wildard here.

So, let’s jump to our FPL GW10 Tips with the best picks not just for wildcard teams, fixtures, transfer targets, odds, captain picks, and team selection.

1. Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 10 Tips

  • Be careful with your transfers, leave them for Friday, as there are midweek games in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League
  • Expect some rotation due to the Champions League
  • GW10 is a good time to wildcard, because of the fixture swing
  • Teams to target on wildcard: Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Brighton, West Ham
  • Sell your Brentford assets now after they finally delivered
  • Tsimikas could be a solid differential
  • If Jesus is confirmed out, Nketiah will be great bargain for Arsenal’s run of fixtures

2. Key players to own and transfer targets for FPL GW10

Key players

  • Haaland – captain option in almost any gameweek
  • Salah – unbelievable form
  • Trippier – is on course to become top scoring defender again
  • Son/Maddison – key men for Spurs
  • Porro/Udogie – one of Spurs’ attacking full-backs
  • Watkins/Diaby/Cash – one or two Aston Villa players
  • Bowen/JWP – West Ham midfielder
  • Alvarez – second best Manchester City player to own this season

Transfer targets

  • Saka/Odegaard/Nketiah – It is time to bring Arsenal midfielders back to our teams
  • Raya/Gabriel/Saliba – time to focus on Arsenal’s defence again
  • Tsimikas/VVD/Diaz – Liverpool coverage
  • Mitoma – Brighton with an amazing fixture run

3. Fixtures to target in Gameweek 10

In which fixtures we could expect a lot of fantasy points? These are the fixtures to target in Gameweek 10 according to bookies odds.

  • Arsenal vs. Sheffield: The Gunners 85 % to win, 56 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Liverpool vs. Nottingham: The Reds 77 % to win, 51 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Aston Villa vs. Luton: The Villans 73 % to win, 42 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Brighton vs. Fulham: Brighton 66 % to win, 39 % to score 2.5+ goal

Find 2.5+ goals odds for all teams in our article: Premier League Over 2.5 Goals Odds.

4. Updated watchlists: Best players to pick in Gameweek 10 and beyond

We also looked at players from each position: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards and updated our watchlists.

We examine which players are best picks in each price bracket: budget enablers, midpriced picks, and premium options. Check our watchlists with our ratings and comments here:

5. Best Captain Pick in GW10

Who is the best captain in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 10?

According to our captaincy indexSalah is the best captain in FPL Gameweek 10 again with a captaincy index score of 2.07.

Watkins (captaincy index score 1.8) is the number 2 captaincy pick and Son (1.67) is number 3.

But you cannot go wrong with Haaland either. He is the safe captaincy pick given his ownership, he is a reliable FPL asset, and has the fixture against United is not that bad as the Red Devils are really struggling this season.

If you want to go with a differential captain, consider Saka or Odegaard – Arsenal has the best fixture of the gameweek.

6. What bookies odds say about Gameweek 10

As usual, we converted bookies odds into probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator to assess the potential of gameweek 10.

Clean sheet odds for GW10

Bookies favor Arsenal (56 %), Aston Villa (46 %) and Liverpool (44%) to most likely keep a clean sheet in GW10.

premier league clean sheet odds gameweek 10
Premier League clean sheet odds gameweek 10

Bookies expect 4.91 clean sheets in gameweek 10. In the last season, we were used to a rate of 5.45 clean sheets per gameweek. 

So far this season we have seen 4.33 clean sheets per gameweek. So clean sheets are definitely on the decline this season, likely mainly due to more added time.

Expected clean sheets

Due to correction in the number of clean sheets: Crystal Palace, Tottenham

Crystal Palace overperformed their defensive expectations the most of all teams. They should have kept 2.15 clean sheets instead of 4 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Brighton, Burnley

Brighton underperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. They should have kept 2.27 clean sheets instead of 0 according to our expected clean sheets table.

You can see the expected clean sheets table and clean sheet odds for all Premier League teams here.

Goalscoring odds for GW10

Usual business as Haaland (48 %) leads the goalscoring odds table followed by Salah (46 %) and Watkins (45 %) – all three great captaincy candidates for gameweek 10.

premier league goalscoring odds gw10
Premier League goalscoring odds GW10

Check all odds here: Premier League Goalsocring Odds.

7. Using Chips in Gameweek 10

There is a fixture swing in GW10 that could be exploited with the wildcard.

So, if your team is not set up ideally for the upcoming fixture run, for example:

  • you have many Brentford or Chelsea players on your team,
  • and a minimum from Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Brighton,

you could use your wildcard in Gameweek 10 to rebalance your squad and load up on players with favorable fixtures on the horizon.

Here is our draft for your inspiration: FPL Wildcard Team for Gameweek 10.

8. FPL Gameweek 10 Team selection

Now let’s look at our FPL team selection for GW10. Salah is our captain.

fpl gw10 first wildcard team
fpl gw10 first wildcard team

9. Fantasy Premier League Tips

Find more tips, strategies and picks for Fantasy Premier League in these articles:

We hope our FPL GW10 tips helped you to gather some useful information before the Gameweek 10 deadline.

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Good luck in FPL GW10!


Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.