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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 10: Hot or Cold Player Rankings

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL Draft players.  The ‘Hot’ or ‘Cold’ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Premier League players and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Fantrax Draft League!

Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!  New kid on the block hitting good form?  Early draft pick not performing?  Use this article as an objective way to influence your transfer and trade activity!


🔥🔥🔥 Gameweek 10 Player Rankings: Hot List 🔥🔥🔥

These are Fantasy EPL Draft players that have risen in our rankings!  These are potential free agents on good form or established players that you should be looking to trade-in.  Keep an eye on these players, and bring them into your Fantrax squad if you can!


John Lundstram

Position:  Defender

Team:  Sheffield United

Ownership:  57%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  9.75 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  whu (A), BUR (H), tot (A), MUN (H), wol (A)

What’s Changed?:  We are big fans of Sheffield United and how they are approaching life in the Premier League, yet for some reason, we (the universal ‘we’) seem to not want to take a punt on Sheffield United players.  Lundstram is a great example of this.  Despite an average points haul of 10.05 per game over a nine Gameweek period, Lundstram is still only 57% owned across Fantrax.  With four clean sheets to his name, Lundstram is also at a major advantage of being one of those players categorized as a defender; yet playing in a more advanced midfield position.  A highly underrated player, and one to certainly look to have in your squad a stream over the coming Gameweeks!

Top Tip:  Literally sign any Sheffield United defender who is a free agent in your Draft League.  Stevens (74% ownership), O’Connell (41% ownership) and Egan (19% ownership) have been scoring very well.  Even Basham (6% ownership) and Baldock (25% ownership) are worth picking up based on The Blades’ defensive form!


Dele Alli

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Spurs

Ownership:  95%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  17 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  liv (A), eve (A), SHU (H), whu (A), BOU (H)

What’s Changed?:  Having finally started his first Premier League game of the season, Alli registered a goal which saved Spurs’ blushes against bottom-placed Watford.  It wasn’t just the goal that stood out, Alli seemed back to his creative best, registering two shots on target as well as creating two chances.  These types of statistics are key when looking at potential players; as Alli is proving he will not rely solely on goals and assists for points.  Whilst problems are still seemingly apparent at Spurs, Alli’s performance will encourage Draft EPL managers who own the Spurs midfielder; as he will be almost certain to retain his place in the starting XI.


Danny Ings

Position:  Forward

Team:  Southampton

Ownership:  82%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  11 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  LEI (H), mci (A), EVE (H), ars (A), WAT (H)

What’s Changed?:  He is starting games and scoring goals; there nothing else we require from our strikers!?  Goals are coming thick and fast for Ings who has three goals in three games, which takes his season tally to four goals and one assist.  In this form, there is no way Ings will lose his place in the starting XI, only injury; which we all know has been Ings‘ main stumbling block in the past will remove him from the team.  Whilst the fixture list looks tough on paper; Leicester, Everton, Arsenal and even Manchester City have all shipped goals this season!  If you are looking for a third choice striker then Ings is definitely a prime target!


Gameweek 10 Player Rankings: More Hot Players!

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Tammy Abraham (100%, Forward, Chelsea) – Continues to perform… a FWD1 for the rest of the season
  • Sebastian Haller (99%, Forward, West Ham) – Not goal dependent in the slightest, Haller is a top tier forward
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (89%, Forward, Chelsea) – Three games and 45 points!  CHO is extremely good
  • Adama Traore (74%, Forward, Wolves) – Continues in the Wolves starting eleven, and a decent third or fourth forward
  • Neal Maupay (39%, Forward, Brighton) – On good form ahead of a good couple of Brighton fixtures
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (26%, Forward, Newcastle) – Shockingly low ownership, ASM is putting in good performances without attacking returns
  • Theo Walcott (15%, Forward, Everton) – Played very well in Gameweek 9, could be a good short term option

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • Kevin De Bruyne (100%, Midfielder, Manchester City) – The City man is the player to own this season
  • Emi Buendia (95%, Midfielder, Norwich) – Continues to shine in a poor Norwich side… just fantastic in Togga scoring!
  • Jack Grealish (99%, Midfielder, Aston Villa) – The Villa captain just gets better. A Top 25 player for sure
  • Pascal Gross (89%, Midfielder, Brighton) – A short-term option, the German is playing very well at the moment
  • John Fleck (10%, Midfielder, Sheffield United) – Fleck is so consistent. He’ll gain 8 or 9 points every week without fail
  • Tom Cleverley (40%, Midfielder, Watford) – Continues to perform, and his ownership continues to be low!

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Ricardo Pereira (100%, Defender, Leicester) – An elite defender this season, 5 key passes in Gameweek 9!
  • Enda Stevens / Jack O’Connell (74%/41%, Defender, Sheffield United) – The Blades are terrific at the back, and these two Chaps are the pick of their defenders
  • Diego Rico (69%, Defender, Bournemouth) – Continues to perform extremely well
  • Matt Targett / Frederic Guilbert (48%/42%, Defender, Aston Villa) – Both Villa full-backs putting in great attacking performances.  Lack of clean sheets doesn’t matter
  • Ryan Fredericks (43%, Defender, West Ham) – Great attacking performances recently, and two great games coming up
  • Kurt Zouma (35%, Defender, Chelsea) – Back to his best, scoring well and not clean sheet dependent
  • Jetro Willems (14%, Defender, Newcastle) – Under the radar, with a few good fixtures coming up
  • Adam Webster (14%, Defender, Brighton) – Continues to perform well, and very low ownership


❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 10 Player Rankings: Cold List ❄️❄️❄️

These are Fantasy EPL players that have fallen in our rankings.  This may be due to poor form, they have been dropped from the best eleven, they have suffered an injury, or received a suspension.  It’s time to consider dropping these players from your squads!


Kyle Walker

Position:  Defender

Team:  Manchester City

Ownership:  92%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  1.94 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  AST (H), SOU (H), liv (A), CHE (H), new (A)

What’s Changed?:  This season has not exactly gone to plan for Walker; having put in some average performances for his club, Walker has also temporarily lost his place in the England squad.  With some dreadful numbers behind him at the moment, Fantrax managers must be considering their options; an average of 1.94 points per Gameweek over the last five games in horrendous.  Matters also took a more drastic look for Walker owners in Gameweek nine, as the right-back missed the fixture with an injury; which saw Cancelo come into the starting XI and helping City to their first clean sheet since Gameweek six.

Recommendation:  We recommend trying to trade Walker out of your side.  He is such a big name player, and has great quality; hence the need to trade rather than dropping.  See if you can get a Defender three out of the deal; maybe someone like Chelsea’s Tomori or Manchester United’s Lindelöf (Man Utd have some great fixtures coming up).


Daniel James

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Manchester United

Ownership:  91%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  4.5 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  nor (A), bou (A), BHA (H), shu (A), AST (H)

What’s Changed?: Plenty of Fantasy EPL Draft Managers will like James, he is quick and a real live-wire around the park for Manchester United, not to mention he is probably going to start every game.  However, if you want to win your Fantrax league, players like James need to be moved out of your side!  Why?  He is very heavily dependent on attacking returns; for example, in Gameweek nine James picked up an assist and still only returned 12.5 points.  The average points per game for James without his four attacking returns (three goals and an assist); is only 1.5 points per game.

Ok, so you can argue that four attacking returns in nine Gameweeks is validation to keep James as a midfielder four or five; but we are talking championship-winning squads here chaps.  As our colleague @DraftGenie has said time and time again; championship-winning squads have players that can tick over seven to nine points per Gameweek without attacking returns.  James is not this type of player!

Recommendation:  We recommend trying to trade James out of your squad; particularly as his stock is high having picked up an assist in Gameweek nine.  Play on the fact James is a guaranteed starter and that Manchester United have Norwich and Bournemouth up next who have the worst and seventh-worst defensive records this season.  Players like Ward-Prowse or Norwood should be achievable in a trade for James.


Nicolas Pepe

Position:  Forward

Team:  Arsenal

Ownership:  96%

Average Score Last 5 Games:  11 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  CYR (H), WOL (H), lei (A), SOU (H), nor (A)

What’s Changed?:  You must be thinking we’ve lost the plot here, contradicting what we’ve already said about Daniel James above; Pepe is a good Fantrax points scorer; averaging 11 points per Gameweek, yet in the last five games Pepe has only returned two attacking returns.  So here’s the deal, whilst Pepe is a very good points scorer on Fantrax, we are merely sending a warning Pepe owners.  He was very poor in Gameweek nine against Sheffield United, culminating in a shocking miss from six yards out.  With Lacazette returning from injury, plus the emergence of young Bukayo Saka; Pepe owners should be concerned that the Gunners’ most expensive transfer will find himself starting from the bench in the coming Gameweeks.

Recommendation:  We are not suggesting drastic action.  Pepe picked up an assist one Gameweek ago, and a goal three Gameweeks ago.  However, be mindful of the situation with Pepe looking a little short in form.  If you’re concerned; now would be the time to trade whilst his stock is high; you might find a good trade deal can be done.  However, for the short term, sit and wait on Pepe would be our advice.


Gameweek 10 Player Rankings: More Cold Players!

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Ashley Barnes (90%, Forward, Burnley) – Scoring very poorly, but stick with him for now
  • Moise Kean (60%, Forward, Everton) – Richarlison started up front in Gameweek 9… probably time to drop Kean now
  • Joelinton (68%, Forward, Newcastle) – He starts, but he’s very goal dependent. Move on to someone better if you can
  • Glenn Murray (27%, Forward, Brighton) – Maupay and Connolly will keep him out of the side for the foreseeable future. Drop him
  • Che Adams (18%, Forward, Southampton) – A decent start to the season scoring ok points without attacking returns, but Ings has now taken over as first choice
  • Andre Gray (15%, Forward, Watford) – Not getting a look in at the moment.  Drop him

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • Dani Ceballos (86%, Midfielder, Arsenal) – Not performing well, try and trade him out
  • Todd Cantwell (84%, Midfielder, Norwich) – Try and trade him out while he’s still on form… his early-season form is starting to disappear
  • Ruben Neves (72%, Midfielder, Wolves) – Scoring extremely poorly, yet has 72% ownership. Drop him
  • Harry Wilson (66%, Midfielder, Bournemouth) – Very goal dependent, try and trade him to a less informed manager
  • Mesut Ozil (54%, Midfielder, Arsenal) – Just drop him right now
  • Miguel Almiron (46%, Midfielder, Newcastle) – Drop him.  Not performing well
  • Roberto Pereyra (46%, Midfielder, Watford) – Scoring very poorly, and not well suited to Togga scoring. Drop him
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles (39%, Midfielder, Arsenal) – Lost his place in the side to Chambers, and Bellerin will be back soon.  Drop him
  • Christian Atsu (29%, Midfielder, Newcastle) – Drop him he’s not in the current best eleven
  • Sofiane Boufal (25%, Midfielder, Southampton) – Lost his place in the side. Keep him on your bench if you can afford to wait and see if he can get back in the side, but otherwise, Boufal is droppable

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Toby Alderweireld (81%, Defender, Tottenham) – Drop him.  Scoring poorly and Tottenham have a leaky defense
  • Jonny (69%, Defender, Wolves) – Try and trade him out, but if not just drop him… not scoring as well as last season
  • Yannick Vestergaard (60%, Defender, Southampton) – The early season favorite has dropped down to his expected scoring level. Try and trade him out, or just drop him
  • Jeffrey Schlupp (58%, Defender, Crystal Palace) – The Ghanaian’s productivity is declining, and he was hooked before the hour in Gameweek 9


Previous Hot or Cold Player Rankings Editions: Gameweek 2 | Gameweek 3 | Gameweek 4 | Gameweek 5 | Gameweek 6 | Gameweek 7 | Gameweek 8 | Gameweek 9


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