Transfer recommendations ahead of Gameweek 11 – Manchester City stars set for huge returns | The Sun

Transfer recommendations ahead of Gameweek 11 – Manchester City stars set for huge returns | The Sun

November 2, 2023

GAMEWEEK 11 is expected to be a high-scoring affair in the world of Dream Team.

Premier League mismatches, friendly European games, in-form assets against beleaguered defences… it's got it all.

With sky-high potential for substantial points, gaffers need to get their transfers right ahead of Saturday's 11:30am deadline.


In the spirit of generosity, we've assembled some recommendations to consider…

Rodri (£4m)

Manchester City could hardly hope for a more favour double header this coming Gameweek.

The treble-winners welcome Bournemouth to the Etihad on Saturday in what is statistically the most one-sided fixture in Premier League history before another game on home soil against Young Boys in midweek.

Pep Guardiola's side won 3-1 against the same opponent in Switzerland in Gameweek 9 and that result flattered the hosts if truth be told.

Our friends at talkSPORT Bet have City at 1/14 against the Cherries and 1/16 against Young Boys – simply put, it's time to feast.

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Naturally, Erling Haaland (£7.5m) and Julian Alvarez (£4.7m) are best-placed to cash in but if ever there was a week to stock up on City players, this is it.

Pep Guardiola's rotation policy is a potential blockade but Rodri is surely a banker.

City have lost every game without the metronomic midfielder this season and won every game he's played – his recent red card gave him a little break so there's no need for the decorated tactician to rest the Spain international in the coming days.

Rodri is primarily thought of a defensive midfielder but he ranks highly for chances created from open play and shots on target.

The 27-year-old may feel like a safe choice but he averages six points-per-game this term so even a pair of standard performances against weak opposition would result in 12 points in Gameweek 11.

See also: Ederson (£3.5m), Phil Foden (£4.5m), Kyle Walker (£3.4m), etc.

Dominik Szoboszlai (£3.8m)

We don't usually repeat a transfer recommendation two weeks in a row but Liverpool's No8 notched 15 points in Gameweek 10 so we feel it's worth underlining his viability.

The Hungarian playmaker is a natural footballer and he's hit the ground running at Anfield – his tally of two goals and four assists doesn't do justice to his efforts so far.

Szoboszlai's overall total of 73 points paints a more accurate picture as that puts him just six points shy of Anthony Gordon (£3.5m) and Bryan Mbeumo (£3.6m), who are joint-sixth among midfielders.

The Reds travel to 18th-placed Luton on Sunday before a trip to Toulouse in the Europa League on Thursday – they beat the Ligue 1 side 5-1 last week.

Szoboszlai may not start in France but Gameweek 11 should be a fruitful one for him.

It goes without saying that Mohamed Salah (£6.7m) is Liverpool's main man – the 62.7% of gaffers without him in their XI could be severely punished in the coming days.

Kaoru Mitoma (£4m)

Brighton are without a win in their last four league games but that run featured tricky match-ups against Aston Villa (away), Liverpool and Man City.

Their next three top-flight opponents – Everton, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest – should yield greater returns for Roberto De Zerbi and Dream Team bosses.

The Seagulls are also due to play Ajax in Amsterdam this coming week, which would usually be a daunting task but not right now, the four-time European champions are currently bottom of the Eredivisie!

When weighing up Brighton players, Dream Team gaffers should look forward not backwards.

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15.6%-owned Mitoma has scored three goals and provided five assists in 2023/24 to date.

De Zerbi has been vocal about the need for rotation when juggling European commitments on top of the domestic schedule but he's also lavished praise on his Japanese winger – it would be a huge shock if Mitoma didn't start against both Everton and Ajax.

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