Differentials XI – Game-week 6

Game-week 5 turned out to be a very good week for the FPL Updates Differentials XI, with a total of 53 points which was 13 points above the average! This pulled us up the rankings and now we are in the top 40% of Fantasy football managers which is some achievement considering all of our players have less than 5% ownership, meaning we miss out on those ‘big hitters’ like Costa, Di Maria, etc.

Anyway, this is how the squad looked at the end of the game-week:


As we can see, the whole team played apart from Zarate, who surprisingly wasn’t helped out by Demichelis in our team as he didn’t start, so we couldn’t benefit from him as the first sub. We managed to keep 3 out of 3 clean sheets in defence, plus some cheeky bonus points. In midfield, Herrera was really the only one to pick up additional points after he scored in Manchester United’s loss to Leicester City. Up top, Pelle managed to grab an assist and van Persie grabbed a goal, which meant he turned out to be the perfect captaincy choice.

We want to keep the points coming, and these are the changes we have made:

Snodgrass (OUT) -> Puncheon (IN)

Pelle (OUT) -> Vardy (IN)

Unfortunately we have been forced into another points hit as Pelle’s ownership is now over 5%, so he has to go. Snodgrass has also been removed to ensure we have 11 starters. Here is how we line up for game-week 6:


This week we start with Ben Foster in-between the sticks. Hopefully he brings us a clean sheet against 1-goal-in-5-games Burnley.

If he doesn’t, our first defender is Burnley’s Trippier, so ideally that game will be 0-0 or a one goal game. Alongside him we have van Aanholt and Mertesacker who both have reasonable fixtures. van Aanholt has shown he has attacking ability in him as he is given the freedom to roam up the pitch when Sunderland attack. He came close to bagging his first goal at the weekend after hitting the post from long range but we are still waiting for returns on his attacking presence.

This week we start with 5 in midfield. First up we have debutant Puncheon who was brought into the squad for Snodgrass; welcome to the team Jason, go get us some points. Along side him we have the unchanged 4 from last week being; Cazorla, Herrera, Tadic and Lamela. Importantly, only Tadic started midweek in the Capital One Cup, so hopefully they will be raring to go at the weekend.

Up top we have the other new boy in our team, Jamie Vardy. Although he hasn’t been in Leicester City’s starting XI for the first few games of the season, surely he has made his name onto the team sheet for this weekend after his performance against Manchester United (1 goal, 4 assists – 21 points). Finally, we have the skipper of the team van Persie who will look to continue rejuvenating his form with a good performance against West Ham, possibly helping his team to a victory.

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