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Premier League storylines to be careful for: Gameweek 10

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After a busy working week of European motion throughout which Cristiano Ronaldo did not bag his 700th profession purpose towards the second-best staff in Nicosia – the titans which might be Neil Lennon’s Omonia – we as soon as once more enter the weekend by loading up our Fantasy Premier League squads, sighing, scratching our heads for a bit, after which simply giving Erling Haaland the armband. Once more.

Listed here are 5 storylines to look out for as the whole lot goes fallacious to your membership and your membership alone throughout this weekend’s version of the Barclays.

Steve Cooper

Cooper’s signed a brand new deal / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Regardless of treating this summer time’s switch window like a sport of Pokémon, Nottingham Forest discover themselves on the backside of the Premier League desk on simply 4 factors and a run of 5 consecutive defeats. An ideal alternative, then, to resume the contract of supervisor Steve Cooper till 2025 so he has the time he wants to finish his Pokédex in each Kanto and Johto earlier than taking up the Elite 4.

In truth, my response to this information wasn’t dissimilar to a number of the extra expressive faces Cooper is understood to tug every time he’s reminded by the fourth official he cannot, in actual fact, area all 46 members of his first staff squad. The query is whether or not Cooper can now repay Evangelos Marinakis’ religion in him with a much-needed win. Effectively, towards Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa something is feasible.

Diego Costa

With simply 4 objectives in 15 appearances final season Diego Costa is the right striker to now get injured taking part in for Wolverhampton Wanderers / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

After his sacking as Wolves supervisor solely 9 video games into the season, Bruno Lage posted a quite emotional assertion on Instagram – the house of emotional statements – thanking the followers, gamers, chairmen and most significantly of all his Portuguese beginning certificates and relationship with Jorge Mendes. Simply kidding on these final two.

Lage additionally claimed that his staff did not lose a match with a striker within the beginning line-up, which is not strictly true until Hwang Hee-Chan is so horrible that he would not depend. Which he’s.

Diego Costa ought to subsequently make his first begin for the membership of their match towards Chelsea and, similar to Lord Voldemort, he will probably be hoping {that a} harmful wand (Reece James’ proper peg) will not cease him from getting one over that troublesome Potter.

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Scamacca has barely extra neck and arm tattoos than Mitrovic and subsequently will get the nod to be the quilt picture for this part / ANP/GettyImages

After rising up on a gradual eating regimen of Dion Dublin after which John Carew I take into account myself one thing of a goal man connoisseur. Subsequently, it brings me nice pleasure to announce that each Aleksandar Mitrovic and Gianluca Scamacca will probably be elbowing defenders within the chest to carry down excessive balls at reverse ends of the pitch on Sunday as West Ham tackle Fulham.

Whereas a Gladiatorial battle to the dying within the centre circle of the London Stadium might be the extra entertaining contest, we are going to no less than get to see two bang-in-form strikers doing what they do greatest. Lucas Paqueta can do as a lot fancy Dan stuff as he likes, everyone knows everybody is basically right here to see these two rating towering far-post headers.

All that might get in the best way is Mitrovic’s ankle damage he picked up final week, however admitting defeat earlier than kick-off could be unforgivable.

Mikel Arteta

Has the ‘banter membership’ period lastly ended? / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Unusual, is not it? A bit suspicious for those who ask me. All the pieces goes easily on the Emirates. A bit too easily. Arsenal have gained 9 of their first 10 video games this season, and 7 of eight within the Premier League. They’re high! Granit Xhaka has been taking part in like prime Pavel Nedved!

In distinction, Liverpool, by their ordinary requirements, have been a little bit of a large number aside from that 9-0 trouncing of Bournemouth, throughout which Mohamed Salah took 5 years off the life of each single FPL participant who had chosen him.

All of this, together, can solely imply one factor. That is proper, Mikel Arteta: put the Sharpies away, your cute little drawings of the human anatomy will not prevent now. ‘Arsenal’ is about to occur.

Disclaimer: I hope it would not occur, personally. I need it to occur proper on the finish of the season in a much more devastating and entertaining trend.

Josep 'Pep' Guardiola

Guardiola has described Southampton as an ‘unimaginable’ place for gamers to develop already this season / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

After generously donating Gavin Bazunu, Romeo Lavia and Samuel Edozie to the Saints’ trigger over the summer time, and much more generously taking part in Erling Haaland for under 45 minutes towards Copenhagen midweek, Pep Guardiola now will get to welcome Ralph Hasenhuttl to the Etihad, give him a spanking and ship him again all the way down to the south coast with a P45 ready for him when he will get there.

“They’re so, so good,” Pep tells Sky Sports activities afterwards. “You noticed it in the best way they pressed, transitions… they made it so troublesome.”

The ultimate rating? 4-0. All scored within the first half-hour.

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