Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 11 Perfect XI

Updated: Nov 12

The Perfect XI format of Fantasy EPL on Fantrax is going to take the community by storm. Fact. Our good friends at DPLCommLeague have brought the concept over to Fantrax, and it is sensational. We're here to provide Draft Premier League managers with our very own Perfect XI tips for each gameweek. Details of the concept and rules can be found here!

Check out DPLCommLeague for further information on the format, regular updates on the latest standings, as well as information on how you can enter.


Fantasy EPL Gameweek 11 Perfect XI

So, what is Perfect XI? Similar to Official Fantasy Premier League game, all managers have full access to the entire player pool each week, meaning multiple teams within the league could be completely identical. The main departures from OFPL are the Fantrax Default Scoring, unlimited transfers each week, no budget/salary cap, and live lineup changes available. This means that each week you can select a dream team of Fantrax assets who you think will score the most points on a given gameweek, and have the added bonus of being able to see the real life lineups before your players lock in. Magic.


Check out our Perfect XI tips below. These are our recommendations for the best eleven players this weekend! Picks are now accompanied by our weekly projections, which our Inner Circle members can exclusively access.


GK: Edouard Mendy

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: ~7.5 (GK projections to come)

The Thought: I'm doing a Chelsea defensive stack once again this week and that starts with Mendy. Chelsea have a 55% chance of keeping a clean sheet at home vs Burnley, and on top of that Mendy has been the best keeper in Fantrax (and in real-life) this season. Pivot: Alvaro Fernandez, Ramsdale

DEF: Trent Alexander Arnold

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: West Ham (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 13.0

The Thought: Once again: the best scoring fantasy defender in the game, averaging an impressive 18 points a game, don't overthink this one. This week, even in a tricky matchup vs West Ham, he has a 30% chance of keeping a clean sheet, 29% chance of assisting, and 11% chance of scoring (despite assisting twice in the midweek game against Atletico). Plug Trent into your lineup and let the points flow in, regardless of how they come Pivot: Konstantinos Tsimikas, Lucas Digne

DEF: Reece James

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 15.6

The Thought: Hot off a 2 goal, 44.5 fantasy point performance, it's hard not to pick Reece this week against a struggling Burnley (even with a win last week against Brentford). Their low-possession play will give James plenty of time on the ball to generate offense. 55% chance of a clean sheet, 22% of a goal, 29% of an assist. Pivot: Azpi, Rudiger, Cancelo


DEF: Ben Chilwell

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.3

The Thought: We've gone back to our normal 3-4-3 this week, and Chilwell rounds out the Chelsea defensive stack. If Alonso manages to start instead for his aerial abilities vs the Sean Dyche's tall side, you start him instead. Chilwell scored 12, 24, 23, and 22 in his last 4 starts and this is Burnley we're talking about this week. 55% chance of a clean sheet, 22% of a goal, 29% of an assist. Notice the similarities between him and Reece? Yeah the oddsmakers seem to have noticed as well. Pivot: Marcos Alonso


MID: Kevin De Bruyne

Team: Manchester City

Opponent: Manchester United (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.4

The Thought: "You know the drill by now." I usually say. Well the waters have gotten muddier, and KDB is out of form. However, given his upside, and general footballing abilities as one of the best midfielders on the planet, I still think that if KDB plays, you start him. If he doesn't, you can easily pivot to another high upside City midfielder. Against United, he still has a 32% chance of scoring and a 41% chance of assisting. You still just can't avoid those numbers.

Pivot: Ilkay Gundogan

MID: Phil Foden

Team: Manchester City

Opponent: Manchester United (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 13.3

The Thought: Another City mid, Phil Foden ought to be in your Perfect XI this weekend. The Englishman has been the man in form for City, and despite a blip last weekend against Crystal Palace (which hurt many Perfect XI managers) we're backing him again this weekend. Foden has a 37% chance of scoring and 32% of assisting.

Pivot: Jack Grealish


MID: Mason Mount/Callum Hudson-Odoi

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Burnley (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 16.8

The Thought: After scoring nearly 50 points vs Norwich, Mount was out of the squad with an illness (not COVID-19) for GW10. However, now he's back in training and set to feature this coming weekend. So why not play him in a similarly appealing matchup vs Burnley? He has the highest projection this week outside of the GOAT, Salah. Mount will be the primary creative force outside of the fullbacks and has a 75%(!!) chance of getting an attacking return according to the oddsmakers. An early sub is a potential risk of playing Mount, but I think he gets enough done in 70 minutes for it to be worthwhile. Late Edit: Tuchel was quoted saying Mount is a "tricky one" and he can "play some minutes". That doesn't invoke a lot of confidence he'll start. Likely he'll get 30 off the bench and sub Ziyech off the field (and maybe Pulisic subs for CHO or Havertz). So if Mount doesn't start, my alternative starter then becomes Hudson-Odoi. In great form, similar return odds, and a great matchup, CHO should have a good floor and a good ceiling. Pivot: Hakim Ziyech


MID: Raphinha

Team: Leeds

Opponent: Leicester (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 12.9

The Thought: This 4th mid spot appears tricky to me this week. You could pick a 3rd City mid in Grealish or Gundogan depending on how they lineup. You could pick Bruno in a tricky matchup vs City. You could pick another Chelsea mid in CHO or Ziyech. I've opted to do none of that and once again take Raphinha. Despite his injury issues, the Brazilian winger for Leeds has been on a tear lately, scoring 18+ fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 games. This week he plays Leicester at home in a trickier matchup compared to last week at Norwich. That won't stop Bielsa's squad from attacking or Raphinha from dribbling though. Raphinha has a 29% chance of scoring and a 31% chance of assisting and will be sure to get you plenty of ghost points regardless of his attacking returns, from set pieces, dribbles, and created chances. Pivot: Bruno Fernandes


FWD: Mohamad Salah

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: West Ham (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.4

The Thought: Salah is the best player in the Premier League and the highest scoring player in Fantrax by 90.5 points (this number just keeps getting bigger every week)! Even against a solid West Ham side, you simply have to pick him. He has a 52% chance of scoring (highest of the week) and a 34% chance of assisting. Just do it. Pivot: Sadio Mane


FWD: Kelechi Iheanacho

Team: Leicester

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.4

The Thought: Leeds at home are a very appealing matchup for fantasy forwards, particularly ghost point generating ones. Iheanacho fits this category well, and better than his teammate Vardy, who might score more often, but lacks the floor that Kelechi has. He also has a 35% chance of scoring and 23% chance of assisting this week. I could see Rodgers rewarding Barnes for his good-looking cameo last gameweek and opting for a non-2-up-top formation with Barnes and Lookman starting, making Iheanacho miss out. If that's the case, Jamie Vardy is an easy pivot as he'll surely start (after getting rested in the midweek). Pivot: Jamie Vardy


FWD: Ivan Toney

Team: Brentford

Opponent: Norwich (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.0

The Thought: Debatably my first and only differential pick of this week, I'm taking the Brentford talisman, Ivan Toney in the most ideal matchup possible for a forward in Norwich at home. The Canaries give up the most points per start to attackers (13.5). He disappointed last week against Burnley, but this week he has the 3rd highest goal scoring odds of anyone at 46% (Salah and Auba the only ones ahead) as well as 27% chance of assisting as well. Pivot: Son Heung-Min

Thanks all for following along with this Perfect XI season, its been a pleasure to play, write about, and chat about. Can't wait for the next one already. Good luck in this final week.


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