Last time out saw a return of 10 points above average, where the midfield trio in Sigurdsson, Mkhitaryan and Barkley stole the show. Here’s how the Differentials XI looked at the end of the week:
So it’s clear that the Differentials XI are in a fantastic place right now with all 3 chips intact to go alongside the second wildcard. Is a top half a million finish on? It certainly looks like it!
The only downside of the gameweek was that Coleman’s ownership now exceeds the threshold, just as his fixtures were getting tasty! With Everton having Boro, Sunderland, West Brom and Hull in their next 5, I had to replace Seamus with his teammate Funes Mori. Let’s get into the full squad:
Starting XI: Forster (4.4%), Luiz (5.0%), Shawcross (1.8%), Funes Mori (2.8%), Sigurdsson (9.8%), Mkhitaryan (3.0%), Barkley (6.9%), Ozil (6.8%), Giroud (4.9%), Rondon (7.4%), Benteke (5.7%)
Bench: Stekelenburg (2.1%), Dawson (1.3%), Rose (6.8%), Pereyra (0.3%)
From the back 4 I think 3 clean sheets is a realistic target. David Luiz has Burnley away while Shawcross has Palace at home who just got hammered by Sunderland! It truly was an embarrassing performance from Big Sam’s men. In-between the sticks, Forster has the aforementioned Black Cats. We couldn’t really ask for more favourable fixtures than that.
Last week when I brought in Siggy, I was convinced he’d be crucial in the relegation scrap. Although his goal proved not to gain a point against City due to Fabianski’s error, he showed his worth. To prove my point even further, Gylfi Sigurdsson has contributed to over 40% of Swansea’s goals in the Premier League. Relegation rivals Leicester are travelling to Wales to face Clement’s men in what could prove to be a crucial fixture. The rest of the midfield all have good fixtures too. Henrik Mkhitaryan is at home to Watford, Ozil hosts Hull and Barkley travels to Boro. Looking at the team’s fixtures as a whole, this could be a high scoring one and I’m buzzing for it.
Up top is Giroud who has 5 goals in 7. Comparing that form to 1 in 9 for Benteke and 0 in 8 for Rondon highlights how the team has been lagging up front. Let’s hope for a change in fortune this weekend; we are certainly due one by the looks of it!
Written by FPL Avids (@FPLAvids)