Game-week 12 will hopefully see some points for the Differentials XI, as game-week 11 was once again a frustrating one for the squad as they only managed 31 points compared to the 51 average. Then again, not every week will be a high scoring one for the Differentials XI!
Here is how the team looked at the end of the week:
Firstly, nothing was gained from the keepers after both scored a miserable single point. In defence though we saw some excitement as Kieran Trippier finally repaid the faith we kept in him as the Championship assist king finally got his first of the season, coupled with a clean-sheet, bringing in 12 points! Alongside him we saw a clean sheet from Alderweireld and just a point scored between Mertesacker and Johnson.
In midfield we saw a poor turn out of just 7 points from the 4 players. Nothing else to say here.
Also up top, our transfer of bringing in Adebayor didn’t really pay off, and also our captain van Persie only scored two points, however he did score in the international break so hopefully we will see some form from the Dutch striker soon.
So the changes:
van Aanholt (OUT) -> Reid (IN)
With the Sunderland defender out with a shoulder dislocation, we have brought in West Ham’s Reid who has been in good form with the Hammers. Here is how we set up for game-week 12:
Starting XI: Green (1.7%), Trippier (1.1%), Johnson (0.8%), Alderweireld (1.4%), Reid (1.1%), Barkley (4.3%), Cazorla (1.6%), Moses (0.9%), Lamela (2.7%), Adebayor (2.8%), van Persie (2.0%).
Bench: Foster (5.0%), Mertesacker (3.8%), Vardy (1.5%), Puncheon (2.6%).
Firstly we have stuck Rob Green in-between the sticks as he has the easier fixture on paper against Newcastle away from home. Just in front of him we start Trippier, Johnson, Alderweireld and Reid. All of these players have fixtures in which we have some hope of a clean sheet or some points from other contributions in the game.
In the middle of the park we once again start Barkley, Cazorla, Moses and Lamela. After what was a disappointing performance from the lads last week we will want to see an improvement this week with some contribution to the team.
Finally up top we start Adebayor who faces Hull, so we are hoping for some goals here! We have also started van Persie, and with him playing his old club we have gambled with him bagging a goal and given him the captain’s armband! Let’s hope it pays off…