The international break dragged on as usual didn’t it!? Before we go on and analyse the Differentials XI, here is how the team looked at the end of gameweek 29:
The International did at least result in a win for Scotland and England in the race to qualify, although it’s never nice to see a player get a serious injury so let’s hope Seamus Coleman recovers fast for Ireland and Everton. Last week returned 59 points largely down to Dawson getting an unexpected double against Arsenal, which did give us a small green arrow!
Starting XI: Forster (4.0%), Luiz (5.3%), Fonte (3.4%), Dawson (1.7%), Ozil (5.6%), Mkhitaryan (2.5%), Milner (5.3%), Barkley (8.3%), Son (5.8%), Carroll (4.6%), Giroud (2.7%)
Bench: Robles (1.4%), Rondon (5.4%), Shawcross (1.8%), Funes Mori (3.3%)
This week we are looking to get a small green arrow to climb into the top million being just outside it currently. It net is Ben Forster at home to Bournemouth, it looks like a good opportunity for a clean sheet. The three man defence have reasonably good fixtures, with David Luiz facing Palace, Jose Fonte with Hull and Craig Dawson with the trickier game against Man United. Although saying that, last weekend he faced Arsenal and that didn’t stop him scoring 17 points!
In midfield we we have Ross Barkley and James Milner involved in the Merseyside derby, so who knows what the outcome of that game will be. It’ll certainly be exciting for the neutral! Mesut Ozil has at tough game against Man City at home, where the Gunners really need a result to get back in the top 4 race. Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s opponents this week are West Brom, so I’m hoping either he contributes or the previously mentioned Dawson keeps his clean sheet. The new man in midfield is Son Heung-min. Tottenham have a good run of fixtures coming up and with Kane out for the season, along with backup striker Janssen not 100%, its possible that Son will start upfront away to Burnley.
Up top we are sticking with the big man approach; Olivier Giroud and Andy Carroll. It’s not the most entertaining front line, but I’ve got a small feeling they are going to deliver the goods this weekend.
Written by FPL Avids (@FPLAvids)