3 Fantasy Premier League points above the average resulted in an FPL green arrow! We brought Charlie Austin in last gameweek and were disappointed to see him start from the bench against Manchester United. However, the new Southampton signing took just 12 minutes to score a goal and come up with all 3 bonus points! Dawson got maximum BP too and our captain, Troy Deeney, returned an assist and 1 bonus point, which made sure the Differentials XI had 46 points on the board after the dust settled.
With players returning from injury, there are quite a lot of interesting differentials to look at. I really think Nacer Chadli is going to be an amazing differential, with most managers getting Kane, Alli and Eriksen in for Spurs cover. However, due to question marks over his game time, I thought it is best to keep an eye on the Tottenham midfielder (who incidentally played as a proper striker against Colchester on Saturday) for now.
With Aston Villa, Norwich and Sunderland in their next 4 fixtures, West Ham have quite a decent run-in and with their striker Enner Valencia back among the goals, I had to get him in for Martial (in all honesty he is a wonderful player, but United don’t look like they can steam roll opponents, and their fixtures are quite tricky too). It’s even better that Valencia has Payet playing behind him.
Starting XI: Adrian (2.9%), Delaney (2.0%), Wollscheid (4.4%), Dawson (5.2%), Jagielka (6.7%), Shaqiri (1.3%), Deulofeu (2.6%), Ramsey (4.2%), Silva (6.3%), Austin (0.7%), Valencia (0.9%).
Bench: Courtois (6.4%), Deeney (4.4%), Walker (3.8%), Wijnaldum (15.4%). Note – Wijnaldum is on the bench as his ownership has exceeded 10%.
Aston Villa are rooted to the bottom of the table and with West Ham’s attack being as potent as it is, captaincy is a no-brainer this week. Enner Valencia gets the armband for the Differentials XI!
Another point worth mentioning is that double gameweeks are just around the corner, so start planning, FPL managers. Hope you guys see green on Thursday morning!
Written by FPL Ghost.