Mount or Foden? Five fantasy football questions answered ahead of Gameweek 10

Mohamed Salah continued his brilliant form in Liverpool’s 5-0 humiliation of Manchester United, but after Mason Mount’s hat-trick against Norwich, is he now a fantasy must-have too?

Another wild week of Premier League action is behind us, and this time around we witnessed three hat-tricks, Manchester United being embarrassed by Liverpool and Norwich, well… being Norwich.

Mohamed Salah yet again stole the show, scoring a hat-trick in United's back yard to extend his lead in the goalscoring charts while also becoming the first player to reach 100 fantasy points this season.

However, shining alongside the Egyptian was both Mason Mount and Josh King, who also netted hat-tricks for their sides last weekend.

Mount's came in Chelsea's 7-0 demolition of Norwich, while King managed his treble against Everton as Watford claimed a 5-2 victory.

But does that suddenly make both players attractive assets to own? Or could their form simply be a blip that leaves us chasing points? Keep reading as we answer five standout questions before we lock in our sides for Gameweek 10.

Will Mason Mount continue to shine without Lukaku?

Mason Mount, Chelsea, Norwich City, Premier League, Fantasy Football

After both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner pulled up injured in Chelsea's latest Champions League tie against Malmo, it left many wondering whether the Blues will struggle to find the net.

However, Thomas Tuchel's side answered their critics emphatically last weekend by demolishing Norwich 7-0, while Mason Mount stole the headlines with a hat-trick and an assist to bring in 24 points.

As a result, over 600,000 fantasy managers have opted to bring in Mount this week, which in turn has seen his price rise to £7.5million.

But, after Chelsea struggled for creativity and goals in their recent League Cup clash with Southampton, Mount's new owners may already be second guessing themselves.

The 22-year-old only made an appearance off the bench for the final 20 minutes, but struggled to make an impact and then saw his penalty saved in the shootout.

Additionally, Chelsea's young star has struggled for much of the season and last weekend was his first attacking return since Gameweek 2.

There's no denying Mount's performance against Norwich was commendable, but it was only Norwich. With just 41 total points - 24 of which came last weekend - we're holding off bringing in Mount for now.

His price tag isn't outlandish, but is certainly not cheap, and with the ongoing risk of being rotated for the likes of Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi, there's better options on the market.

Can Phil Foden avoid Pep's rotation?

Phil Foden, Manchester City, Burnley, Premier League, fantasy football

Certainly an option to keep an eye on is Manchester City's Phil Foden. After recovering from the injury he sustained with England at the Euros, Foden has resumed his fine form of last season.

Foden has managed to score 35 points this season - an average of seven per game in his five matches.

But what puts most off Foden isn't his lack of talent, that's evident. It tends to have something to do with Pep Guardiola's consistent rotation of his side.

It makes picking any City players incredibly hard, knowing one week they may score and the next be sat on the bench.

So what makes Phil Foden even more enticing this season is that since his return he has missed just four minutes of action - when he was substituted against Chelsea.

With Crystal PalaceManchester United and Everton up next, if Foden can continue scoring (and playing), then he is well worth considering as a midfield differential.

Manchester City look like nailed on title contenders this season, and if Guardiola's side is going to be sweeping teams aside, then Foden is a golden route to making sure you profit from their form.

Is Chillwell worth the gamble?

Ben Chilwell, Chelsea, Premier League, Fantasy Football

Thomas Tuchel is another manager keen on rotating his side this season, and the ongoing battle between Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell at left wing-back this season has left fantasy players scratching their heads.

Both players have enjoyed successful starts to the season, Chilwell has managed 35 total points while Alonso leads the way with 39.

However, while that makes Alonso look the better option, Chilwell has managed his tally in just three games, Chelsea's last three to be exact.

The 24-year-old has scored in three consecutive games, and with NewcastleBurnley and Leicester on the horizon, he might not be done just yet.

To add to his value, Chilwell also benefits from Chelsea's clean sheets, and the Blues lead the way defensively this season having just conceded three goals.

Marcos Alonso was also handed the start in Chelsea's League Cup clash against Southampton in midweek, suggesting that Chilwell will start again this weekend.

There's no doubt it's a risk, but one definitely worth taking. With many managers looking to offload the out-of-form Luke Shaw, Chilwell could be the ideal replacement if you can find the extra cash for his £5.9million fee.

What are the key injury updates?

Raphinha, Leeds United, Fantasy football, Premier League, injury news

After last week's fixtures as well as a number of cup games mid-week, there's plenty of managers who would've opened their fantasy teams to see an alarming amount of yellow and red injuries.

However, in an attempt to calm your panic, we'll round up all the latest injury news for this weekend to help you decide whether to stick or twist.

Starting off with Jamie Vardy, the 34-year-old was brought in by the bucket load over the last few weeks after notching a fair few goals, and the good news is that he has been declared fit to face Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

However, their opposition on Saturday face trouble with Ben White, who was subbed off against Leeds United midweek after struggling with illness.

On his potential return, Mikel Arteta said, "He hasn't trained yet, so again we'd have to wait for today to see how he's feeling, and make the decision then."

Thomas Frank has stated there is a "good chance" that Bryan Mbeumo plays for Brentford, while Liverpool are also set to have Naby Keita back after he left injured against Manchester United.

All managers that own Emiliano Martinez can also relax, Dean Smith announced he's back and available for their visit from West Ham.

Also, while we don't recommend owning any Manchester United defenders, Raphael Varane is back in contention for the Red Devils.

And finally, Marcelo Bielsa has said Raphinha is "likely to be available", while Patrick Bamford is definitely ruled out for Leeds United's trip to Norwich.

Has Joshua King restored the Hornets' sting?

Josh King, Watford, goal vs Everton, Premier League fantasy football

Claudio Ranieri's started disastrously at Watford after losing 5-0 to Liverpool, but his Hornets had better luck against the other half of Merseyside, beating Everton 5-2.

In particular, Josh King stood out with a hat-trick against his former side, and it caught the eye of fantasy managers - 187,000 of them to be exact.

King now resides in 3.1% of fantasy teams, but we're still hesitant over whether to bring in the Norwegian.

His 36 points this season ranks him as the eight-highest scoring striker in fantasy, but he still sits behind teammate Emmanuel Dennis in the standings.

However, with Dennis currently injured it's clear to see why managers are looking to King as his replacement. But with Southampton, Arsenal and Manchester United making up Watford's next three, it might not be the best of ideas.

Instead, fellow cheap forward Hwang Hee-Chan (£5.7million) looks like a better option. The Wolves forward sits on 34 total points this season despite playing only five games, and looks lethal in front of goal, scoring four goals.

Additionally, Bruno Lage's side face a more favourable run of fixtures including the leaky Everton side King scored a hat-trick against, as well as Crystal Palace and West Ham.

While King is definitely an option for those looking at cheap forwards, Hwang Hee-Chan just pips him in terms of consistent points scoring, and looks better value going forward.

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