Differentials

Spot the Differential – Alternative Man City attack for Gameweek 5

There are plenty of options to help Fantasy Premier League managers invest in Manchester City’s attack for Gameweek 5.

The defending champions are facing a leaky Fulham defence at home on Saturday with a lot of attention on Sergio Aguero (£11.3m), but we’ve found there’s a case to be made for his strike partner too.

Elsewhere, we’ve got routes into the Southampton defence and Leicester attack to help propel you up the rankings.

Gabriel Jesus (£10.4m)

Ownership: 2.0%

If Gabriel Jesus starts for Manchester City in Gameweek 5, he has the potential to score very big. Fulham look set to concede heavily in this one with no side allowing more shots in the penalty box than the Cottagers in the first four Gameweeks.

Jesus has a good chance of capitalising on that having actually bettered Sergio Aguero (£11.3m) in some areas so far this season. He is ahead on minutes per shot in the penalty box, minutes per shot on target, and minutes per pass received too.

The Brazilian has played fewer minutes than his Argentinian in 2018/19 (187 to 335) having started half as many times. That could mean that he is named on the bench against Fulham, but he has started alongside Aguero in both home matches so far. If that trend continues in Gameweek 5, then he could match or even outscore his more popular colleague.

Jannik Vestergaard (£4.9m)

Ownership: 0.4%

Southampton’s towering centre-back has the potential for a big score in Gameweek 5 with a clean sheet and attacking returns all achievable for him.

The Southampton defence is expected to do well on Monday night as they host a Brighton side that has been largely ineffective on the road.

The Seagulls are currently the worst side in the league for big chances and shots on target recorded in away games.

The Saints admittedly rank fourth worst for big chances conceded at home, and only five sides have allowed more shots on target. However, goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) is third for saves so far and second for xG prevented. That suggests the Saints will concede less and keep more clean sheets than their underlying numbers suggest.

Furthermore, Vestergaard carries some goal threat having scored seven times in his spell with Borussia Monchengladbach. Brighton look primed to concede from set pieces having allowed more attempts from such situations than any side other than Cardiff and Newcastle.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m)

Ownership: 3.3%

Leicester City’s talismanic striker Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) is set to return to action in Gameweek 5 after serving a three-match suspension.

His absence since his sending off in Gameweek 2 has caused the typically well-backed striker to drop to just 3.3% ownership, giving him the potential to be a powerful differential.

The Foxes rank highly for attack on our Season Ticker currently with a trip to Bournemouth coming up in Gameweek 5. After that, Leicester face a home match against Huddersfield, an away match at Newcastle before hosting Everton.

Vardy can be very effective for that run of matches having scored at least 20 goals in two of the last three seasons.

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1,341 Comments Post a Comment
  1. niallbonner
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Who to bench between Robbo and Fraser ?

    1. jayzico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Robbo.

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      fraser

      1. niallbonner
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah seems the right thing to do, Robbo has the better potential to get assist

    3. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Fraser

  2. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Which two of these would you bench?

    A TAA
    B Cook
    C AWB
    D Walcott
    E Zaha

    1. jayzico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A and B

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      a/c

    3. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A&D

    4. Park the bus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A B

  3. Takamba
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Pedro & Lukaku

    Or

    DSilva and Lacazette

    Final decision to make on the WC

    1. Ohh1454
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Tough one probably S and L

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Former, unless sure Lacazette will always start.

    3. jayzico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Take it you have Hazard? I'd rather him and say wilson than these options

    4. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Pedro & Luk

  4. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 days ago

    On Wc any late suggestions ?
    Patricio (hamer )
    Mendy robbo Alonso (Bennett awb )
    Hazard mane moura Pedro (rich next week ) (biling )
    Aguero mitro vardy

    1. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Near on exactly the same as my team

    2. Shuko
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      I currently have the same, except Ward instead of Billing. Still, having hard time with Dilva/Pedro/Moura/Vardy etc options.

  5. Gringo Kid
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Who to bench between TAA and AWB?

    • New Post
    • finnish92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Can Jesse Lingard be a differential for uppcoming gameweeks?

      1. Lav
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Thinking this as well. Think I will get him and monitor Richarlison again.

      2. Park the bus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        could be but rotation will be a problem for him, great fixtures, but i would avoid

        1. Gringo Kid
            5 months, 7 days ago

            What rotation, Rashford is suspended?

        2. finnish92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Yes Rashford is suspended and Martial’s stick on the bench

      3. Pat Butcher
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        George Peppard

      4. Park the bus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Please RMWCT:

        Ederson 4.0
        Robertson Alonso Shaw Bennett AWB
        Mane Hazard DSilva Moura Ward
        Aguero Zaha Wilson

        alternatively can have:

        Moura -> Pedro or Maddison (then ultimately Richarlison) to allow Wilson -> Mitro?

        or

        Ederson to a 4.5
        Robertson to Mendy
        Wilson to Mitro

        thoughts?

        1. Freddiebell
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Mitro and Rich are musts in upcoming games. Good moves. Nice team for now.

      5. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        (on a wc)

        1. Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          The question was -how about a jota punt?

      6. Greyhead
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 7 days ago

        So the good news is that I finally have got Alonso in my team.... oddly I also put in Seri

      7. Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Is Robbo still essential? 7 games in 24 days or something, gotta think he will miss a couple of those and it won't be the UCL games cause they're all hard

        1. DivocksHighSocks
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 7 days ago

          nope. I'd perhaps say having 2/3 of Alonso/Mendy/Robbo is essential though unless you can be very creative with your funds elsewhere/get a bit lucky.

      8. Carcetti
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Any updates on Zaha?

        1. jwong23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Not much

      9. Heenneesseey
          5 months, 7 days ago

          On Wildcard
          Ederson || Hamer
          Mendy || Robertson || Alonso || WB || Bennet
          Hazard || Mane || Moura || Pedro || Hojbjerg
          Aguero || Mitro || Wilson

          What should I do with my 2.0$ which I have in the bank?

          1. Heenneesseey
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Pedro to Richarlison next week

            • AsAF23
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Ederson to kepa
              Pedro to dilva

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 7 days ago

            Start Wally and hope he plays or AWB?

          3. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 7 days ago

            Play AWB or Hojbjerg?

          4. danielparsons92
              5 months, 7 days ago

              Contemplating a WC thoughts on my plan please

              Current team
              Hamer Ederson
              Luiz Robertson WanB peltier Holgate
              Stephens salah mane bsilva Walcott
              Ings kun Zaha
              To
              Hennessy Vorm (whilst Lloris is out)
              Mendy Robertson Alonso WanB Pelt
              Salah mane Maddison Perreya Neves
              Ings Kun Mitrovic

              Worth it? Or anyone got any recommendations instead

              1. JogaSemmedo
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                I would probably wildcard tbf but not considered Hazard?

                1. danielparsons92
                    5 months, 6 days ago

                    Thought about it but would mean dropping salah

              2. JogaSemmedo
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 7 days ago

                Couple of quick ones guys? Rival has Pedro so thinking Mkhi to Pedro if Mkhi due to drop tonight. Have Moura too so could have to move him soon (to Richarlison maybe?)

                Mkhi to Pedro

                Yay or Nay?

                Start King or Bolt?

                1. JogaSemmedo
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 7 days ago

                  *Boly

                2. jwong23
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 6 days ago

                  Nay, move mkhi to Rich next week

              3. JogaSemmedo
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 6 days ago

                Ok quick chocies this week peeps

                Who do you prefer

                A) Mkhi
                B) Pedro

                Who should start

                1) Boly
                2) King

              4. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 6 days ago

                Salah and Ings
                V
                Mane and Vardy