Differentials XI – Game-week 7

Game-week 6 has finished and FPL Updates Differentials XI finished on 48 points which was above the average for a second week in a row for the team, pushing them up into the top 34% of FPL managers. This has been a very good start to the season considering the team do not have any of the big hitters in the squad.

Here is how the team ended up:


As we can see, we chose to start the correct keeper as Ben Foster kept a clean sheet against Burnley. We managed to pick up one clean sheet from van Aanholt, with just 2 points coming from Mertesacker and Trippier combined. In midfield we picked up some assists and our transfer of Puncheon paid off as he brought in 6 points. Finally, our captaincy pick paid off as Robin van Persie brought us in a total of 16 points.

Now onto Game-week 7, and most importantly the transfer:

Herrera (OUT) -> Moses (IN)

This transfer has been brought about as the United midfielder picked up a broken rib in the weekend’s game against West Ham, so in comes Moses. Victor is only owned by 0.3% of managers.

Note, since we brought him in it has come about that he has a slight thigh injury. We hope he will be fit for the game against Sunderland in order to feature in our team. Anyway, this is how we line up:


Starting XI: Geeen (2.0%), Trippier (1.4%), van Aanholt (1.6%), Mertesacker (3.6%), Puncheon (3.5%), Cazorla (1.9%), Moses (0.3%), Tadic (2.7%), Lamela (3.2%), Vardy (1.8%), van Persie (2.2%)

Bench: Foster (3.7%), Demichelis (2.1%), Zarate (0.8%), Johnson (0.9%)

This week we start Rob Green in-between the sticks as he probably has the marginally easier fixture. Let’s hope he does us proud!

At the back we start Trippier, Mertesacker and van Aanholt. Here we don’t have too much choice as Johnson is injured and Demichelis seems to be out of favour, but this will be addressed in the upcoming week’s transfers.

This week we give Moses his debut and name an otherwise unchanged midfield. Hopefully these players can keep bringing in the assists and an odd goal or two. All have fixtures in which they could grab a goal or an assist. However, we should note that Cazorla faces a tough match against Chelsea and Lamela & Tadic are playing against each other.

Up top we start Vardy and van Persie, who both have reasonable fixtures, so we can be somewhat hopeful that they will pick up some good points this week. We have also gambled and given Vardy the captain’s armband this week. After what was a quiet week last weekend, we expect to see him step his game up for the game against fellow new-boys Burnley.

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