Another desperate FPL gameweek for the differentials ended in more red arrows and it really hit home that drastic change was needed. So as a result of gameweek 5 the fantasy premier league wildcard was burned to give the side a whole new look for gameweek 6. Before we get into the changes let’s take a look at the sides performance last week.
So as you can see a poor showing yet again and despite a few returns in the form of a Reid clean sheet and a Jerome goal we failed to stand out elsewhere and our captain, Montero, returned only 2 points.
So moving on to the exciting stuff we have a look at the new and improved differentials XI, under the influence of the first wildcard.
Starting XI: Gomes (1.9%), Dann (3.7%), Lovren (2.3%), Amavi (2.2%), Firmino (0.2%), Kevin De Bruyne (1.8%), Lens (0.8%), Bolasie (4.3%), Shaqiri (3.2%), Deeney (3.4%), Son (0.3%).
Bench: Stekelenburg (1.7%), Martial (2.3%), Dawson (1.1%), Reid (0.9%).
So we change both keepers as newly promoted Bournemouth’s number one, Artur Boruc, makes way for another ex-championship keeper Huerelho Gomes. Watford’s defensive form so far this season has been exceptional and with an away trip to a lack luster Newcastle, followed by a home game to Palace and a trip to the Vitality Stadium, he seems a safe enough option. Meanwhile Southampton’s current number one seems a suitable back up and rotation option as his side look to continue their impressive defensive record.
Moving onto the defence and West Ham’s Winston Reid is the only survivor from the original team, elsewhere in come Lovren, Amavi, Dann and Dawson. Despite the question marks surrounding his personal form Lovren’s place in a Liverpool back four, which welcomes both Norwich and Aston Villa to Anfield over the next two weeks, makes him a very desirable player for our side. Scott Dann’s attacking threat from set plays is enough to bag him a space in the side, whilst Amavi of Aston Villa and Dawson of West Brom provide great rotation over the next few gameweeks.
Into midfield we go and both Jeremain Lens and Xherdan Shaqiri keep their places, and we welcome Yannick Bolasie, Kevin De Bruyne and Roberto Firmino to the side. Bolasie’s Palace are certainly a force to be reckoned with this year and their fast paced, counter attacking play style will strike fear into a shaky Tottenham defence. With the midfielder starting up front in their most recent fixture he looks a steal at £6.3m. New boy Firmino has yet to make his mark, while De Bruyne of Man City will be looking to impress the bench in order to solidify a first team spot. Both players have the potential to show their worth in gameweek 6.
Finally we move onto the strikers, and in come Son of Spurs, Deeney of Watford and Martial of Manchester United. Despite having a deeper role to play Son gives Spurs a new dimension and with such electric pace he could be the spark they need to set their season alight. Martial is rested for gameweek 6 but his impressive 6 minute cameo against Liverpool is enough to earn him a place in the side. Our final new boy Troy Deeney is yet to open his Premier League account but he’ll be looking to do just that as he aims to inspire his side to a first away win of the season.
So that’s that and the new team is all locked in for gameweek 6. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading.
By Dan Rahilly