Differentials

Spot the Differential – Gameweek 37

Our trio of overlooked alternatives are all set for a couple of fixtures in the final double Gameweek of the season. We turn to both Manchester sides for a couple of fit-again big-hitters, whilst West Brom’s summer signing from Sunderland also earns the nod as the Baggies’ bid for survival steps up:

David Silva

Passed fit by Manuel Pellegrini earlier today, the playmaker’s return may well prove decisive as City attempt to close in on the title. Prior to being stretchered off with an ongoing ankle problem in the Gameweek 35 win over West Brom, Silva had served up his best displays of the season – delivering three goals, four assists and 10 bonus points in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game over his previous six appearances.

A mass exodus has quickly seen his ownership plummet across the Fantasy games, however, with only 5% of FPL managers currently holding the 9.5-priced Spaniard ahead of City’s pair of games against Everton and Villa. Whilst there still may be some concerns over his game time, if Silva can replicate his recent form in the double, he could be a devastating differential, either as an alternative to (the 37%-owned) Yaya Toure or as part of a City midfield double-up, as Pellegrini goes on the attack in order to overtake Liverpool at the summit.

Available for 8.4 in the Sky Sports game and 5.5 in the Sun Dream Team, Silva also has a potentially decisive home clash against West Ham on the final day of the season to further his appeal.

Robin van Persie

Back in full training after a number of weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury, the United forward’s acquisition doesn’t come without risk. In his Friday morning press conference, Ryan Giggs conceded it’s uncertain whether Van Persie will be ready in time for today’s home game against Sunderland, but with a midweek showdown against Hull also on the horizon, optimism still surrounds his double Gameweek prospects.

As last week’s demolition of Norwich showed, Giggs is determined to go on the offensive after a series of negative displays under former boss David Moyes dented the Red Devils’ Fantasy assets for the vast majority of the season. With Wayne Rooney doubtful due to illness and a groin problem, Van Persie could potentially be handed the lone forward role, with Juan Mata tucked in behind – a scenario that could see him rack up the returns over his couple of fixtures. Alternatively, he may be afforded a pair of sub appearances off the bench, though even with limited game time, the Dutchman – priced at 13.5 in FPL, 10.0 in the Sky Sports game and 8.0 in the Sun Dream Team, – has the potential to deliver.

Stephane Sessegnon

Whilst West Brom boss Pepe Mel continues to chop and change his preferred lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation, the Benin international’s security of start in “the hole” behind in undoubted. Sessegnon has chipped in with a couple of goals in his last eight appearances but, as yesterday afternoon’s Members article alluded to, he’s been more than a little unlucky not to add to that tally.

The Baggies have struck a rich vein of form in recent weeks ahead of their trips to Arsenal and Sunderland, with two wins and a couple of draws in the last five taking them to the brink of survival. Encouragingly for Mel, his side have already drawn with the Gunners and swept aside the Black Cats this term, with Sessegnon amongst the scorers in a 3-0 win over his former club.

Available for 6.4 in FPL, 6.7 in the Sky Sports game and 3.5 in the Sun Dream Team, he may well be worth a flutter for those backing the midlands outfit to prevail.

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  1. BigAndy+42...
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yaya or Aguero for the armband, folks ? I am wishing I had kept Silva now. Thought he'd be out for longer :(

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      1. The Missing Link
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Aguero

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        • MJ6987
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Aguero

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        • MJ6987
            2 years, 1 month ago

            A. Yaya and Rooney (Puncheon sub if Rooney doesn't play)
            Or
            B. Eriksen and Dzeko

            Thanks

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            1. The Missing Link
                2 years, 1 month ago

                B. Because I think puncheon will come on

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                1. BigAndy+42...
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    But surely Rooney will play SOME minutes, no?

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                    1. The Missing Link
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        I think the world cup will play a big role in his minutes played. Pure speculation though but it makes sense

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                2. sinik #davesaves
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  ok, I think it makes sense to keep Rooney

                  team:
                  http://i.imgur.com/sLg6eyl.png

                  and do Davis + Baines + Noone > Mannone + Evra + Yaya for -8 and keep Rooney and Eriksen..first sub Eriksen if Rooney doesn't play..

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                3. HippY
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    Aguero, Mata or Rooney (c)?

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                    1. BigAndy+42...
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        I'd be punting on Mata if I had gone through with getting him and not doing bloody Ramsey !!! :(

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                    2. Jafooli
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        Only two GW's to go, thank feck......

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                      • Mr Sarcastic
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          So who are you

                          A) nasri -> yaya done this week
                          B) going without yaya

                          I don't want hear from people with yaya and haven't been forced to A.....

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                          1. BigAndy+42...
                              2 years, 1 month ago

                              Have both Nasri and Aguero.

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                            • karankachiefs
                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                I'm trying to get Yaya for Nasri don't know if its worth it

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                              • Dosh
                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                  going with nasri and aguero

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                                  1. Mr Sarcastic
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      Same boat, not happy to be in it tough.

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                                • Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                    hey guys need some help...pick one from each

                                    a) baines or koscielny
                                    b) wickham or borini

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                                    1. hurrrrr
                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                        Koscielny easily.
                                        Wickham

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                                      • Dosh
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          kos and wickham

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                                      • hurrrrr
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          Got Rooney in last week (as well as Toure and Chester) for -8. Perhaps the first time this season I've done transfers early because it's the only way I could afford him. Just my luck!

                                          What do I do with Rooney now??

                                          Worth another -4 to get him out? I have Suarez and Aguero already.

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                                          1. The Albatross
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                            keep him, he'll probably play the second game

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                                        • TorresMagic™
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          It's Rookie hour 😆

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                                        • Grubs
                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                            So I've not been to bed yet and am in a predicament. Already taken a -8, another -8 sensible Rooney and Snodgrass to Wickham and Mata? Or am I not in the right frame of mind? Hmmm

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                                            1. squealz
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                Sterling vs Lallana?

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                                                1. Grubs
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Eh? Now I'm really confused, is this a deliberate attack on my sanity?

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                                                2. The Albatross
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  can you just do Snodgrass to Mata?

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                                                3. Wiseguy
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    If you do it, captain Mata but starting the GW -16 would be too much for me..

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                                                4. Slippin' Jimmy
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    A or B?

                                                    A Baines, Eriksen to Alonso, Yaya. (Start Rooney, Flanagan first sub)
                                                    B Rooney, Barkley to Borini, Yaya (keep Eriksen for gw38)

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                                                  • Dosh
                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                      already took a -4 to bring Rooney! Sell him to bring Yaya and take another -8??

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                                                      1. Wiseguy
                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                          I would as I doubt Rooney will play much..

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                                                      2. Djentile
                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                          gametime?

                                                          Rooney
                                                          Silva
                                                          RVP

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                                                        • Andrew86
                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                            hey guys need some advice. who would you get out of this three? welbeck, wickham, long? all got double game weeks

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                                                            1. The Albatross
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                              with RVP coming back I don't think Welbeck will start both games, so I'd go for Wickham or Long (or Jelavic)

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                                                              1. Andrew86
                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  will proberly go long. any advice on captain? mata, yaya or aguero? on yaya atm?

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                                                                  1. Mattpaulsmith
                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      definitely not mata, yaya or aguero

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                                                                      1. Mattpaulsmith
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          infact the more i think about it, Yaya

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                                                                        • Takedog1
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Definitely not mata?? He's got 34 points last 3 games! Why wouldn't u pick mata?

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                                                                  2. Sting
                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      Would you do

                                                                      Baines > Evra (-4) ??

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                                                                      1. Andrew86
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          yes I personally would. evra has a double game week and chance if getting 2 clean sheets and assists

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                                                                      2. Mattpaulsmith
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          YAYA OR AGUERO! I've asked everyone of my house mates and its split 2 a piece, thoughts people?!

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                                                                          1. Mattpaulsmith
                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              *for the armband that is, I have both

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                                                                              1. Andrew86
                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  I am going yaya. I cant see aguero playing both 90mins match

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                                                                              2. RabMac
                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  I am going Mata

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                                                                                  1. Takedog1
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      +1
                                                                                      This is the time to take chances if ur not leading

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                                                                                • Andrew86
                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    anyone think these are good transfers for this week
                                                                                    gerrard, lambert, coleman. bruce out with yaya, long, evra, davies in for -8.?

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                                                                                  • Guigui
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      Any news for Rooney / RVP ?

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                                                                                      1. uhahpaulmcgrath
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        also curious, thinking of swapping rooney for RVP

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                                                                                      2. RabMac
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          My guess is neither will start but RVP will make the bench and probably come on as a sub later.

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                                                                                      3. Kroos69
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          Bony or wickham???

                                                                                          Score predictions for both?

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                                                                                          1. Kroos69
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              And Rooney or wickham??

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                                                                                          2. Capt. Krypton
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              Best united defender? Jones? Evra? Whoever?

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                                                                                            • JK-R9
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Made some absolute school boys by transferring in Rooney, Ferdinand, Nasri and Yaya early this week. I'm sticking now, can't take any more hits but any thoughts on captain out of Yaya, Mata or Aguero?

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