After a tough game-week 1, only scoring a below average 38 points, FPL Differentials XI have stormed it in game-week 2, totalling up a massive 61 points which was 17 points above average. This is how the points played out:
Mauro Zarate played 82 minutes after sitting out game-week 1, and he started his Premier League career with a goal, tallying up a total of 7 points. Lamela also played well in midfield for Spurs, creating two goals, giving him a total of 12 points after Spurs beat QPR 4-0.
Our captaincy choice paid huge dividends, with Adebayor scoring a goal and creating one, tallying up 12 points, giving us a massive 24 points as we captained him.
Other things to note are that we picked up another injury, being Liverpool’s defender Glen Johnson, who we may look at transferring out in the following weeks. Also Ben Foster managed to keep us a clean sheet and although Santi Cazorla didn’t start, he did come on and grab an assist.
So down to the business:
Gibbs (OUT) – Mertesacker (IN)
STARTING XI: Foster (4.2%), Mertesacker (3.9%), Van Aanholt (1.4%), Demichelis (1.2%), Cazorla (3.4%), Arnautovic (1.8%), Tadic (2.7%), Lamela (4.0%), Zarate (1.1%), Pelle (2.1%), Adebayor (5.0%)
BENCH: Green (1.9%), Trippier (2.0%), Johnson (2.1%), Snodgrass (0.9%)
This week we have stuck Foster in-between the sticks, as he showed good form last week with a clean sheet and possibly has a slightly easier fixture as QPR are leaking goals.
At the back there are a few changes from last week. Firstly, Johnson is moved to the bench as he has picked up a slight knock, bringing in van Aanholt. He will play alongside Demichelis and new signing Mertesacker this week.
In the centre of the park there are no changes, and we are hoping for Lamela to show the same form he did last week which allowed him to pick up 9 points. Cazorla will hopefully start this week as he was only brought on in the second half of last weeks game, but he did play well picking up an assist. Finally Arnautovic and Tadic will need to start bringing in some points to justify their place in the team. They clearly have talent but are close to getting the chop.
Finally, up top there are no changes as Zarate, Pelle and Adebayor start. As we write this Adebayor’s ownership is increasing. It is currently at 5.0% and it is likely that he will be further over 5.0% next week and we will have to transfer him out of the team.
The captain’s armband this week has been given to Emmanuel Adebayor for the second week running as we feel that he could do well as he is carrying good form into the game at White Heart Lane against Liverpool.