Booster Strategies for Gameweek 11: Perfect time for bumper returns but which Booster is best? | The Sun

ALL season long we've been telling Dream Team managers to save their Boosters for juicy double Gameweeks.

Well, now is the perfect time to activate either Park the Bus, Max Captain or 12th Man in hope of bumper returns.

Gameweek 11 not only features a host of favourable Premier League fixtures, several clubs also have friendly European match-ups in midweek.


Teams set to pull double duty in Gameweek 11:

  • Manchester City vs Bournemouth (h), Young Boys (h)
  • Arsenal vs Newcastle (a), Sevilla (h)
  • Liverpool vs Luton (a), Toulouse (a)
  • Newcastle vs Arsenal (h), Borussia Dortmund (a)
  • Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest (a), AZ Alkmaar (h)
  • West Ham vs Brentford (a), Olympiakos (h)
  • Manchester United vs Fulham (a), Copenhagen (a)
  • Brighton vs Everton (a), Ajax (a)

On paper, it should be a high-scoring few days in the world of Dream Team.

All three Boosters are viable but which is best deployed in Gameweek 11?

Max Captain

This Booster removes the captaincy dilemma by ensuring the player who scores the most points throughout the Gameweek has their tally doubled.

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Activating Max Captain this week would virtually guarantee a prosperous Gameweek because the likelihood of at least one player among any given XI racking up a substantial haul is high given the upcoming fixtures.

Gaffers who can't decide between Erling Haaland (£7.5m), Mohamed Salah (£6.7m) and whomever else they consider a worthy option may feel now is the perfect time to play Max Captain.

The only concern with this Booster is that it could potentially go to waste.

Say you decide to captain Haaland, the default selection, but then activate Max Captain because you're worried about Salah's potential, only for Man City's No9 to top score anyway.

What's become apparent is that Max Captain is probably best saved for a time when the Norwegian poacher isn't well placed to rack up plentiful points.

And considering he's produced 45 points across his last three outings, those who decide to simply captain Haaland normally would be absolutely justified.

Park the Bus

The most-powerful Booster doubles the points of all selected defenders for the duration of the Gameweek.

Man City's home double against Bournemouth and Young Boys looks ripe for clean sheet points but predicting Pep Guardiola's line-ups is a minefield, even at the back.

Newcastle and Arsenal both boast several successful defenders but the fact they're playing each other this weekend is a spanner in the works – the hosts are the joint-top scorers in the league so a 0-0 draw seems unlikely.

Still, combining Kieran Trippier (£5.7m), Matty Cash (£3.3m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.4m) with the two City defenders most-likely to start both fixtures – Kyle Walker (£3.4m) and Ruben Dias (£4.4m)? – could be hugely beneficial.

12th Man

All things considered, this is probably the best Booster to activate ahead of Gameweek 11.

Dream Team bosses are normally restricted to a maximum of three strikers but 12th Man would allow them to temporarily back four – a tempting proposition given the plethora of in-form goalscorers right now.

Haaland and Salah are must-have assets but Julian Alvarez (£4.7m), Darwin Nunez (£4.2m), Ollie Watkins (£4.7m), Son Heung-min (£4.8m) and Callum Wilson (£4.3m) are all in fine form as well.

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For the purposes of this discussion we can probably discard Son (only one fixture in Gameweek 11) and Wilson (tricky match-ups) but Alvarez, Nunez and Watkins would all make a worthy 12th Man.

Using the Booster in this way would allow for unprecedented firepower.

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