Fantasy Premier League 2013 Week 10: Players Who Gained Value After Saturday

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 3, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31:  Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at the Etihad Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Considering the length of the English Premier League season, it is important not to overreact to one match. However, a few players turned heads with their efforts on Saturday.

Matchday 10 featured a number of notable results from a club perspective, including Newcastle's 2-0 win over Chelsea and Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Liverpool. This gave the Gunners some breathing room at the top of the table.

However, a few players stood out with great individual performances. These men have already shown a lot of skill on the pitch, but their latest efforts show that they should be owned in fantasy leagues around the world.


Yohan Cabaye, M, Newcastle

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle takes a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light on October 27, 2013 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty
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While Newcastle United continue to be inconsistent, it seems like Yohan Cabaye is just heating up.

The skillful midfielder appeared to be one of the best players on the pitch in a 2-0 win over Chelsea, and he continues to create opportunities for his teammates.

Cabaye earned an assist on Saturday with a cross to Yoan Gouffran, and it seemed like he could have had a few more.

Although that is his first assist of the year, he had struggled to get fit over the early part of the season. However, he has started and finished each of the last two matches and should remain in the lineup for a while.

Newcastle need their midfielder playing well, and he appears ready to break out for the club.


Alvaro Negredo, F, Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05:  Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City celebrates after scoring to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Manchester, Engla
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If you can only get one Manchester City player, you want Sergio Aguero. However, Saturday's 7-0 domination of Norwich City proved that there is plenty of scoring to go around.

Alvaro Negredo has been an elite scorer for the past few seasons with Sevilla in La Liga. However, he now has to learn how to take on a secondary role for City.

Still, he scored his fourth goal of the year and has the opportunity to keep that up in arguably the best offense in the league. With all of the talent around him, you can expect quite a few assists as well.

With a cheaper price compared to some of the other big names around the EPL, Negredo represents a great option going forward.


Jussi Jaaskelainen, G, West Ham United

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Jussi Jaaskelainen of West Ham United kicks down field during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Boleyn Ground on February 25, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie Mc
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Even at 38 years old, Jussi Jaaskelainen can get it done in net.

The Finnish veteran has anchored one of the top defenses in the league this season as West Ham United have allowed only eight goals in 10 matches.

The club finished with a scoreless draw against Aston Villa on Saturday, which represents Jaaskelainen's sixth clean sheet of the year. These shutouts represent a nice boost to your fantasy team while costing a lot less than guys like Petr Cech and Hugo Lloris.

With the offensively challenged Norwich City coming up next, his solid run should keep going. 


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