Each week the Differentials XI gets harder and harder. Players stop performing, but there’s not really many viable, consistent options under 10% ownership to replace them with.
Anyway, here’s how the Differentials XI looked at the end of the week:
So, not the greatest week, but there are areas we can look to improve on and hopefully achieve some green arrows in the future weeks.
This week Rooney just had to go. He’s quickly reducing in ability as a footballer and was dead weight if he remained in the team. In comes Callum Wilson who has a decent run of fixtures and is on the way up in the world of football, rather on his decline like Wayne. The next transfer in is Eriksen. The Spurs midfielder comes in for Wijnaldum who is an injury doubt and in addition, isn’t really performing in a packed Liverpool midfield.
Here’s how the Differentials XI look going into gameweek 8:
Starting XI: Forster (4.4%), Luiz (1.0%), Coleman (4.8%), Mustafi (1.0%), Eriksen (6.0%), Pereyra (0.9%), Lanzini (0.1%), Nolito (1.6%), Wilson (2.2%), Benteke (7.3%), & Ighalo (5.3%).
Bench: Steklelenburg (3.3%), Dawson (2.0%), Cathcart (0.4%),, Bolasie (5.8%).
In between the sticks is Forster. At home to Burnley, his clean sheet potential is high. In a similar situation is Mustafi at home to Swansea . A 12 point haul is what I’m holding out for these 2 players. Coleman on the other hand is a 2 point maximum in my opinion, as Everton play away to Machester City. That being said, I don’t exactly have much option off the bench. Completing the defence is David Luiz. In the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, a clean sheet from the Blues doesn’t look like it will be happening anytime soon, but Luiz does posses attacking potential that coincides with his defensive frailties.
In midfield, Nolito is back in town. He’s stewed on the Differentials XI bench long enough having served his 3 match suspension, let’s hope for an explosive comeback from the Spaniard. West Ham on the other hand have got to fire soon otherwise they’re in serious trouble. It feels like I’ve been saying the same thing for a number of weeks now, but surely it’s got to start clicking. Lanzini will be key in revitalising the squad, which hopefully starts this week. New boy Eriksen is away to West Brom. I have a good feeling about this fixture and even tempted to captain the Danish player, but with only has 2 assists to his name all season, puts me off him slightly. Finishing off the midfield is Pereyra. Since his promising start to the English league where he scored or assisted in his opening 3 games, he’s been booking in the following 2 weeks and been a downright disappointment.
Onton our front 3. Benteke scored 7 seconds into his international game during the break, so yeah I’m expecting the same Christian, no pressure. Ighalo has only had one return this season which is poor by his standards. The only thing going for us is that that showing was away from home, can he deliver the goods once again? Let’s hope so. Finally the second transfer of the week, Callum Wilson. He gets the captains armband too, why? Why not. It’s the Differentials XI so why not have a little fun with it! In addition, a few of Hull’s players will be on a low after the international break. Maloney, Snodgrass, Robertson and Marshall all struggled with Scotland and may find it difficult to bounce back.
That’s all for this week. Hope you return to form after the internationals. May your arrows be green.
Written by FPL Avids (@FPLAvids)
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