The midweek set of fixtures were of reasonable success for the team, here’s how the Differentials XI looked at the end of the week:
A goal, an assist, along with maximum bonus points for Özil against West Ham and a late goal for our captain Son in Tottenham’s late comeback in Wales saved our gameweek. These two were the only players in our team this week that were capable of booking more than 4 points from their game. The transfer of Janssen for Giroud looks like it’ll be okay, yet neither started for their side. Both did contribute of the bench highlighting that they do still have value. We are still hoovering in and around the 1 million mark and I’m satisfied with that given the teams stipulations.
Onto this weeks side. Only one transfer has been made, but it’s to the front line so we will get onto that in a bit. Here’s how the team lines up:
Starting XI: Forster (4.0%), Luiz (5.3%), Fonte (3.3%) , Vertonghen (5.0%), Ozil (5.9%), Mkhitaryan (2.4%), Barkley (7.6%), Son (7.0%), Carroll (5.1%), Janssen (0.8%), Gray (5.2%)
Bench: Robles (1.3%), Milner (5.7%), Shawcross (1.8%), Dawson (2.2%)
The back four approach didn’t work out too well so its back to the the familiar back 3 this time out. In front of Forster in the sticks is David Luiz, Jan Vertonghen and Jose Fonte. Fonte and his side really need to pick up their act to secure Premier League survival as they’ve been on a downward spiral for sometime now. At home to fellow strugglers Swansea who will be kicking themselves for gifting all 3 points in the means of 3 late goals to Spurs, so this could be a good chance to get the Hammers back on track. Luiz was denied a clean sheet against Manchester City due to a goalkeeping blunder with Courtois thinking he has the passing capabilities of Cesc Fabregas, so let’s hope normal service is resumed at Bournemouth. Vertonghen has a good home fixture against Watford. If Spurs are to mount a serious challenge to the title then they can’t afford any slip ups and will be looking to keep a clean sheet at every opportunity.
The midfield consists of captain Son Heung-min who delivered the goods (albeit a bit later that hoped for) and a goal’s a goal and no matter what minute you score it. Ross Barkley faces a rejuvenated Leicester who have won every game under Shakespeare, but let’s hope that run stops here. Henrikh Mkhitaryan will hopefully get a bit more game time away to Sunderland as it’s a real opportunity to get a lot of points up against the side that are rock bottom. Mesut Özil has another London derby against Palace who look like will stay up given the Big Sam influence.
Up top is Andy Carroll at home to Swansea, who looks like he’ll recover from a knock midweek. Vincent Janssen will probably come off the bench for Son, but let’s hope he grabs a late goal. Finally it’s new boy Andre Gray. He’s a bit of a punt but away to Middlesbrough, a side that just shipped 4 goals to Hull, yes HULL, but it looked like an opportunity worth having a look at.
Written by FPL Avids (@FPLAvids)