Differentials

Spot the Differential – Lacazette and Sané ready to light up Gameweek 6

While the Fantasy Premier League community struggles to differentiate between three high-profile captain candidates, we’ve had a look underneath the radar.

Once again, we’ve picked out three players with below 5% ownership who could make a big difference to your Gameweek 6 score.

All of them have form and fixtures on their side, so why not consider them for your squad?

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m)

Ownership: 4.3%

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) looks like a fantastic differential for Gameweek 6. In fact, he is finally delivering on our prediction he would match Arsenal colleague Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m).

Despite starting just twice, and registering 276 minutes to Aubameyang’s 410, the Frenchman has more FPL points than any other Arsenal player.

In the last four Gameweeks, Lacazette has averaged 5.5 points per match, while Aubameyang is behind him having registered 4.25.

With his impressive performances of late, he is sure to retain his place in the Arsenal line-up for the visit of Everton. Crucially, he did not play a single minute as the Gunners beat Vorskla in the Europa on Thursday night, ensuring he will be fresh and ready for Sunday.

The Toffees are still without a clean sheet and have conceded 1.8 goals per game so far. Furthermore, Everton were demolished by a 5-1 scoreline the last time they travelled to the Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud (£7.8m)

Ownership: 2.6%

Olivier Giroud will be licking his lips as the prospect of facing West Ham this weekend. The Frenchman has six goals and three assists in 11 appearances across all competitions against the Hammers.

Furthermore, he managed four goals and one assist in seven matches against Manchester City when they were under the leadership of Manuel Pellegrini.

Maurizio Sarri was highly complimentary of Giroud’s performance in against Cardiff, making specific reference to his ability to get the best out of Eden Hazard. No striker created more chances than Giroud in Gameweek 5, and he came away from the match with two assists. This bodes well for his future involvement.

Giroud already appears to have won the role of first-choice forward at Chelsea, taking it from team-mate Alvaro Morata (£9.0m). He has largely disappointed so far this season and played the bulk of last night’s Europa League tie in Greece. Giroud, meanwhile, featured in just the last nine minutes.

Leroy Sane (£9.2m)

Ownership: 4.0%

Despite a tricky start to the season, Leroy Sané (£9.2m) could be a powerful differential once again. There is every reason to believe he can replicate his goal-scoring performance against Fulham in a Gameweek 6 trip to Cardiff City.

His place in the side looks more assured than usual with Benjamin Mendy (£6.5m) now ruled out of the match. Sané’s long run of starts last season was largely caused by the lack of options on that left-flank.

The fact that he already has a goal and an assist from just one start and 120 minutes of football in 2018/19 tells us Sané is ready to explode FPL points once again.

In fact, no fit Manchester City player can top his minutes per shot on target or goal attempt inside the penalty box so far; not even Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) or Raheem Sterling (£11.0m).

No side has managed more shots in the penalty box than Man City in the last four Gameweeks, and a many expect a heavy win for the champions in south Wales.

Sané’s increased chance of start and impressive numbers so far suggest he can play a big part in that.

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1,616 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Please Answer Me
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    what do we think of Maddison?

    1. brixtonBob
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A very viable option, especially upcoming fixtures considered.

    2. ajones1608
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Quality, main man for Leicester & on set pieces

  2. pressdpm
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC? 1.2 in the bank.
    Doubling up on Liverpool for this fixture only, one of those will be switched to Hazard.

    Hennessy
    Alonso - Shaw - Trippier
    Salah - Mane - Fraser - Maddison
    Aguero - Mitrovic - Zaha

    Stekelenburg - Wan Bissaka - Bennett - Biling

    1. pressdpm
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Hennessy is actually Ederson

      1. ajones1608
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        So who's Ederson?

        1. pressdpm
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Amr Zaki

      2. ajones1608
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Fail, I mean who's Hennessy?

        1. pressdpm
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Hugo Rodallega

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Which better option ?
    A - Get both Rich and Madison
    Bench King ♔
    B- just get one of them and play king
    Transfer is
    A - Jota & Makhi > Maddison & Rich
    B- Makhi > one of them.

    1. Aliga8or
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      B

  4. teriyaki 69
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    am I the only one who desperately needs a shaw vs smalling hot topic?

  5. ajones1608
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    How is PVA performing at the moment?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Gonna bag tomorrow

  6. RUUD!
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Who’s more likely to start up front for arsenal against Brentford?

    1. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I'd like to see Eddie Nketiah up front for that one.

      1. Monsieur
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        But yeah this

    2. Monsieur
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Welbeck

  7. #FPLGuru
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    a) pedro > maddison (-4)
    b) pedro > richarlison (-4)
    c) mendy > trippier (-4)

    whose most likely to return points this weekend - presume it would be A?

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I'm really considering A

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      B for me I think. Your going to want Charlison

  8. Aliga8or
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    As they say, 3rd time's a charm. Last attempt.

    Any Cardiff fans around? Any chance Peltier or Jazz Richards gets a look in? Realize Richards came in for a sick Arter last week and Arter should return but clutching at straws here. Need a 4.0m def, can't get Bennet.
    Think there's real value in

    Mendy + Mkhi -> 4m + Sane

    1. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Neither of them are going to play unless Manga gets a bad injury. If you've used your wildcard already then it probably isn't worth the risk of bringing in a non-playing sub for a rotation-prone Sane.

      1. Aliga8or
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Have my WC intact. Read that Manga was not great at all last weekend so thought Peltier might get a look in. Thanks though.

  9. Wish you were me
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Who to get rid of first?
    Pedro or mendy
    Who to buy?
    Zaha or arnie

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Don't buy Arnie, he is an injury doubt

  10. Schliegs
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Cairney > Hojberg for free?

    Ings and Gunnarsson already on bench and Mendy out means I need to make a trade to avoid a blank

  11. Astronautovic
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Who is the best attacking option of Bournemouth?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      For price Fraser

      Wilson if price not an issue

      1. Astronautovic
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks mate

  12. chilli con kone
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Surely if Mendy has a 'bone injury' in the foot/ankle that's going to be 4-6 weeks atleast for a bone to heal?

    I'm speculating but sounds like he could be out until late October potentially...

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      It’s bruised apparently.

      1. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Is there a source that says bruised? Pep is mischievous with injuries

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Sam Lee (sammy_goal) on twitter. usually clued up about these things.

    2. brixtonBob
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      yeah, I'll likely get rid of him soon - too much money to be wasting on the bench.

  13. BON
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    I'm not selling Mendy until he drops below 6.0 - we have 15 players for a reason...

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I'm hoping to be one of the guys to buy him back at that price

      1. BON
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        I already did.

    2. Shteve
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Or you could cash in now, use the funds to buy a player who's value is rising and get Mendy back whenever he returns for a cheaper price than he costs now...

      1. BON
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Nah I'm good, I've got Wan-Bissaka and Bennett as subs who can easily cover. Much better ways to spend my Free Transfers.

        1. Shteve
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Up to you.

          1. BON
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah it is.

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Yeah and many of the other 14 are injured or likely to be benched 😀

      1. BON
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Not in my squad.

    4. ajones1608
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Would normally agree with this, but get the impression he misses Brighton next week & wouldn't really want him for LIverpool.

      This being the case, a 6m Trippier against Brighton & Huddersfield is appealing

      1. BON
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Spending transfers on defenders is amateur. I've for 5 for a reason and always play 3-4-3.

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          What about alonso does he count as a defender

        2. DJ1000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          It's not amateur to get rid of Mendy now if he is out for 2-3 weeks. Can make a £ .2m profit, get a cheaper defender in and upgrade midfield.

        3. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 10 hours ago

          "... Spending transfers on defenders is amateur ...". A logically unsupportable generalization perhaps? Last time I looked everyone playing FPL was an amateur.

  14. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Why aren't Chelsea having a presser?

    1. brixtonBob
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Travelling back from Greece I would think.

  15. Unai Emery
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    What do you prefer?
    A) Alonso - 6.1 mid
    B) Trippier - Richarlison
    C) 4.7 deff (not Doherty) - Pogba

    1. Wish you were me
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      B

  16. Fernando Torres
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    RMWCT please guys

    Hennessy
    Shaw Alonso Roberton
    Salah Hazard Dilva Maddison Fraser
    Aguero Mitrovic

    Subs: Hamer, AWB, Bennett, Quaner

    1. Astronautovic
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I like it

  17. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Daym Bottomed then wrong article 😆 RP...

    Running outta time. Gotta get packed and drive cross-country. Any thoughts on my WC team? Bearing in mind that I like it, are there any small changes you would personally make? Anything I have clearly over-looked?

    Patricio
    Alonso Yedlin^ AWB
    Hazard Pogba Ozil Ramsey
    Aguero Lacazette Vardy

    Hamer* | Doherty^ Jonny^ Hudson-Odoi**

    0.0 ITB

    * Not sure who the best 4.0 to get is
    ^ I'd likely improve a defender before GW11 & 12 to avoid Wolves & Newcastle's poor fixtures (e.g. get Mendy back).
    ** Can't afford a 4.4m mid without getting Bettinelli or Bennett or something else.

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Richie in for Mesut or Aaron next week.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        If I wanted him, I'd get him now. Arsenal is a good fixture. After tht, it's only 3 good ones in a row, followed by 4 good ones in the next 9.

    2. Aliga8or
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Appreciate your desire to move away from the template but Pogba, Ozil, Ramsey is a bit much personally. Questionable form and pretty low ceiling for differentials.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Fortunately, I don't believe in ceiling theory 🙂 I think those players' form is okay. I can always downgrade if I'm wrong about their potential in upcoming matches. Thanks

  18. okan58
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Should I change something? What do you all mean?
    And who should I be captain? Mane? Aguero? Or hazard??

    Ederson
    Arnold - Alonso - Trippier
    Mane - Lucas - Hazard - Richarlison
    Zaha - Aguero - Wilson
    Subs: Speroni, Wan-Bissaka, Cedric and Neves.

  19. True Deadzoner
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Mendy has a metatarsal injury, supposedly it's minor, but no idea yet how long he's out for. Confusing from Guardiola, who said it was his knee last weekend and then ankle today, now it's the foot!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Doesn't sound good

    2. ScratchingTheMud
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Yeah I think it's bs. He's just received a 12 month driving ban for separate offences and for misusing his appointment at court. I think it's more likely he's being disciplined by the club

    3. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Pep answered the first time with venom he not happy

  20. Give The Todd Some Love
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Gulp.

    Got Cainey, Mendy, Masina, Iheanacho (and f**king Walcott)

    Already used my FT

    WC?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Unless you have a planned draft wc before deadline feels like a disaster in the making

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      That does sound like a WC candidate unfort

  21. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Cheeky repost

    Mendy and pedro to Alonso and Richa for a hit

    Thanks

    1. Shteve
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      No, not for a hit

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Thank you

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Posibly

    3. Wish you were me
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes do ir

  22. ScratchingTheMud
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    There's something up with Mendy. Conflicting injury reports from Pep and a 12 month driving ban makes me think his omission is disciplinary.

    I have Mendy and don't have Hazard. I could downgrade him for say Doherty and then could afford to upgrade Pogba for Hazard. Is that worth -4?

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      nah imo.. I'd keep pogba tbh, any other route of getting in haz?

      1. ScratchingTheMud
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Salah but I'm not prepared to sell him before Southampton. It's probably stupid but I'd feel more stupid if I sold him and then he hauled, which I think is likely

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Keep pogba for sure

      1. ScratchingTheMud
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Slightly concerned Matic is missing this week. Pogba may drop deeper. Could be overthinking it tho

  23. Catastrophe
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Help greatly appreciated!

    A) - Ederson & 4.0. Shaw, Robertson & Firmino. Hojbjerg/Doherty SUB
    B) - Hennessey & Patricio. Laporte, Robertson & Dilva. Ings/Doherty SUB
    C) - Hennessey & Patricio. Shaw, Robertson & Dilva. Ings/Doherty SUB
    D) - Hennessey & Patricio. Shaw, Robertson & Eriksen. Ings/Doherty SUB
    E) - Hennessey & Patricio. Laporte, TAA & Lukaku. Hobjberg/Doherty SUB

    Cheers

  24. Aubaaaaa
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Which will score more?
    A. Arnie
    B. Zaha -4
    C. Mitro -4

    1. FPL Ultras
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. Give The Todd Some Love
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Would rather have Arnie for the next few, don’t take a hit imo

    3. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Whats the news on arnie

  25. ng259
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    WC Team- advice welcome.

    Patricio/Bettenelli
    Alonso/Robbo/Mendy/AWB/Bennett
    Mane/Hazard/DSilva/Fraser/Hojberg
    Aguero/Mitro/Zaha

    4 decisions:

    1) Salah-dodging very concerning
    2) Wilson over Mitro, use funds elsewhere
    3) Get rid of Mendy? Allows for Richarlison over Fraser (unsure on defender to replace him however, no City def coverage)
    4) Captaincy!

    Cheers!

    1. Wish you were me
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Squad is good.
      Just get rid of mane
      Bring in shaw or smalling

  26. ☠Cypress Chill☠
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Salah (c) - Kun (vc) or vice versa?

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Kun

    2. Wish you were me
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Vice versa

  27. FPL Ultras
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    I am thinking of captaining Aubameyang as a differential. Also have Aguero and Hazard. What do you think?

    1. Shteve
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Stick with the safer option unless your chasing points already. It's a long season and there will be a time for gambling

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Could work out, but I’m going with hazard.

    3. Wish you were me
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Baaad idea

  28. Zlatnight rises
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Hows this gtg?

    Patricio
    Alonso, mendy, awb, bellerin
    Hazard, fraser, mane, d.silva
    Lukaku, lacazette

    Bench, hamer, stephens, bennett, ings

  29. Rich89Cook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Front 3 of Lukaku Wilson and X

    A) Lacazette Currently in
    B)Bobby F
    C) Other

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      A fine

  30. arndff_
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Currently own: Kamara, Peltier, Mendy, Ings.

    A) Kamara > 6.3 (352)
    B) Peltier > 5.7 (451)
    C) Mendy > unlimited (451)
    D) Ings > 7.4 (352)

    1. Astronautovic
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Maybe Kamara to wilson?
      I still think ings is great for his price.
      If mendy is out longer then ship him imo