Gameweek 8 seems a long time ago, but looking back, if it wasn’t for Sergio Aguero the FPL Differentials XI would have achieved some massive green arrows. Nevertheless, red arrows it was, but there were plenty of positives to take:
So a total of 41 points, unfotunately below average and below the score that Aguero got many owners who captained him! However, we did have some positives, firstly in the form of Gomes who scored a massive 9 points in goal! We also saw Dann pick up a healthy 7 points, however the rest of the defence failed to match him, with Dawson, Amavi and Reid only managing 3 points between them.
In the middle of the park we once again saw some good performances from Moses and Bolasie especially. Lens would have been added to that list, but he foolishly went and got himself sent off! This was the last thing we needed, when our Differentials team is already beecoming riddled with injuries!
Finally, up top we saw Deeney and Remy pick up 5 points between themselves. Not great, but we will be looking to improve on this in the coming weeks…
So onto this week. We have chosen to take a 4 point hit:
Firmino (OUT) -> Eriksen (IN)
Remy (OUT) -> Bony (IN)
Starting XI: Stkelenburg (1.6%), Dawson (3.6%), Lovren (1.2%), Reid (1.1%), Amavi (2.0%), Moses (0.6%), Eriksen (3.9%), Bolasie (4.2%), Shaqiri (1.5%), Bony (0.8%), Deeney (2.6%)
Bench: Gomes (4.3%), Dann (6.5%), Son (0.6%), Lens (0.5%)
To kick things off this week, we have given Gomes a rest after last weeks heroics and start Stekelenburg who plays at home to Leicester City. Infront of him we start a back 4 of; Dawson, Lovren, Reid and Amavi. All have decent fixtures other than Amavi who takes a visit to Chelsea, but anything could happen at the Bridge this season! Note that Dann has gone past that 5% marker and will be removed next week!
Last week we saw some good point from the likes of Moses and Bolasie. Hopefully we will see more of the same this week, but this time we would like to see Shaqiri and new boy, Eriksen, scoring some big points.
Finally up top we have kept faith with Watford skipper who faces a tough fixture against Arsenal this week. Our big hope this week all lies with our new recruit Bony, who also has the captains armband, as he and City play Bournemouth this week. At just 0.8% ownership, a goal or two could see some nice green arrows for the team.
By Dan Rahilly