After a middling score last time out, it was nice to see the Differentials XI get back to form at the weekend, with Hazard turning out to be the correct choice as skipper. I had a sneaky suspicion that the Belgian would like it up on Saturday, and that he did with 30 of the team’s 65 points. Unsurprisingly, his two-goal performance has seen him tip over the 10% threshold since Monday.
Somewhat oddly, Ederson earned a saved point in City’s home game with West Ham, while Jonjo Kenny continued his good run of form with a clean sheet and five points.
Alongside Hazard in the middle, Son scored and Mahrez assisted, with Rooney chipping in with a set-up up front.
Going into the weekend, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are midweek fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday coming. It means another chance of more rotation, so think it through before tinkering this week. Below are those players I think could make a difference for you, based on their matchups, in Week 16.
Dipping under the threshold, Lossl (9.3%) is my keeper this week. Huddesfield are on their worst Premier League run to date, having lost each of their last four games. A home game against a fellow promoted side – Brighton – feels huge for both clubs, so the Terriers are going to need to try and rediscover their earlier season form. On the bench, I’m going for Mignolet (1.6%) in the Merseyside Derby. Having watched Liverpool in midweek, I think Big Sam may have his work hugely cut out on Sunday at Anfield. All the best, pal.
I said it last week but all the time Christensen (2.9%) is playing, keeping clean sheets and is cheap, he’ll remain a shoe-in for this team. Having watched Spurs in midweek, Serge Aurier just cannot be trusted, so Trippier (7.8%) is a nice pick at home to Stoke. Also in my backline are a pair of left-footers in Chilwell (0.4%) and Robertson (0.8%). For the Leicester man, the team have two clean sheets in their last six games and Chilwell started both. While Robertson, who made a rare Liverpool appearance last week at Brighton, may get a chance thanks to Moreno’s injury against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday. On the bench, I’ve opted for Gibbs (0.4%), who didn’t let me down the other week and this Saturday travels to shot-shy Swansea.
As I said above, Son (1.5%) and Mahrez (5%) didn’t let me down last time out, so I’m sticking rather than twisting on both of them this week. The South Korean scored for Spurs in midweek, and he’s in far better form than the higher-owned Dele Alli right now. Completing my three man midfield is Ramsey (9%) who is bang in form, with attacking returns in six of his last seven games, including five assists in his last five. This week, Arsenal are at Southampton, who shouldn’t be feared. On the bench I’ve gone with Mooy (6.1%), who is generally involved in all of Huddersfield’s good and Loftus-Cheek (7.7%) of Crystal Palace. Regular readers will know I’ve got a little bit of man-love in me for Wilfried Zaha, but the wideman has been disappointing of late, and RLC has at least scored in his last three. With a World Cup spot up for grabs, games like Bournemouth at home present the youngster with a chance to make a positive impact.
Up top, Lacazette’s (8.6%) “fake news” injury saw his ownership drop below the threshold, and I’m never picky enough to snub one of the more elite striker’s for this team. He has two goals in his last two and is beginning to form a great understanding with Ramsey. I may be tempting fate having both here, but I’m confident in them both at St Mary’s. I think Wilson (5.1%) will be restored to the Cherries lineup at Palace on Saturday, and given that the Eagles haven’t kept a clean sheet at home all campaign, I have faith in him too. Finally I’ve plumped for Bony (0.2%) based solely on the fact he’s finally scored again in the Premier League. If Swansea are to survive, he needs to rediscover his old touch, particularly in home games against beatable opposition like West Brom.
Written by Joe McPhee (@JPMc99)