Wednesday 31 October 2012

GW10 Select XI (updated with Lukaku).


This is my typically off the wall Select XI for Gameweek 10.  I strongly had to resist the urge to put in Lukaku and even captain him against Southampton but I can't be sure if he'll start.  If he does, expect a hatrick ;)

EDIT:  Lukaku looks set to start with Shane Long injured so I will update this soon, with him replacing Berbatov, and Mata replaces Morrison as I'm only allowing myself a single attacking player from any team.

In the end I went for a sound pick of Morrison, along with team mate Foster in nets.

The biggest surprise for me from the output of my model is the lack of a Chelsea player, in particular Juan Mata, against Swansea.  My prediction model is now almost entirely using this season's data so is not treating the Liberty like the fortress it ws last season, and instead Michu just edges his compatriot out of the reckoning.

I've got a lot of time for Junior Hoilett this week and predictably Gareth Bale makes up the midfield quartet. 

In defence Bale's team mate Kyle Walker gets the first of the defensive births alongside Skrtel and O'Shea.

Up-front...Van Persie, who has only made my Select XI once this season, and made a mockery of me at times, leads the line but does not get my captain pick.  Berbatov (if fit) and Suarez are sound picks this week too I believe.