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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
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Who to bench between Robbo and Fraser ?

    1. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Robbo.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      fraser

      1. niallbonner
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Fraser

  2. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Which two of these would you bench?

    A TAA
    B Cook
    C AWB
    D Walcott
    E Zaha

    1. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      A and B

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      a/c

    3. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      A&D

    4. Park the bus
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      A B

  3. Takamba
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Pedro & Lukaku

    Or

    DSilva and Lacazette

    Final decision to make on the WC

    1. Ohh1454
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Tough one probably S and L

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Former, unless sure Lacazette will always start.

    3. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

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

    4. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Pedro & Luk

  4. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 10 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
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Near on exactly the same as my team

    2. Shuko
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Who to bench between TAA and AWB?

  6. New Post
  7. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Can Jesse Lingard be a differential for uppcoming gameweeks?

    1. Lav
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. Park the bus
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. Gringo Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 10 days ago

        What rotation, Rashford is suspended?

    3. finnish92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 10 days ago

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

  8. Pat Butcher
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    George Peppard

  9. Park the bus
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 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
      10 months, 10 days ago

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

  10. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    (on a wc)

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      The question was -how about a jota punt?

  11. Greyhead
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

  12. Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 10 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
      10 months, 10 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.

  13. Carcetti
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Any updates on Zaha?

    1. jwong23
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Not much

  14. Heenneesseey
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 10 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Pedro to Richarlison next week

    2. AsAF23
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Ederson to kepa
      Pedro to dilva

  15. Sun Jihai
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Start Wally and hope he plays or AWB?

  16. DV8R
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Play AWB or Hojbjerg?

  17. danielparsons92
      10 months, 10 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
        10 months, 10 days ago

        I would probably wildcard tbf but not considered Hazard?

        1. danielparsons92
            10 months, 10 days ago

            Thought about it but would mean dropping salah

      2. JogaSemmedo
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 10 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
          10 months, 10 days ago

          *Boly

        2. jwong23
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 10 days ago

          Nay, move mkhi to Rich next week

      3. JogaSemmedo
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 10 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
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Salah and Ings
        V
        Mane and Vardy