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. Ray In Bruges.
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    So would this be a good week to triple captain Kun Salah and Haz?

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      if u can triple captain all 3 at once it would be ok yeah

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

        Haha

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

        The triple triple captain acca chip

      3. Ray In Bruges.
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        I meant 'or' of course, lol.

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Don't do it Ray

    3. il Brutto
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      no

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

    The best captain pick:
    A) Aguero
    B) Mane
    C) Hazard
    D) Laca

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

      A

    2. Head Honcho
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        A or B

      • Jamino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        C

      • Four Hit Wonder
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        I own all four and am going with Laca.

        Desperate.

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

      A) Mane + Sane
      B) Salah + Maddison

      I have Dilva.

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

        B

    4. mrmrscott
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      pedro > moura, maddison or fraser?

      1. moz_1983
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Maddison or Fraser for me.

    5. Head Honcho
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        I've got Pedro and Mendy and want to ship for (-4). I have Salah and Mane but no Hazard with 0.2ITB.

        1) Wildcard get Hazard in and switch out either Mane or Salah
        2) Just transfer out one of the above with the free transfer and let my first sub play
        3) Transfer both out and get -4

      • john25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Repost.

        Hey guys, whose the better pick between Maddison and Richarlison? On a WC.

        Cheers

        1. Head Honcho
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            I'd go slightly Maddison but only because Richarlson has been out for a while and Everton are struggling but so are Leicester. Tough one

          • Sharpe Shuffle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            I like Richarlison. Greedy and direct!

          • Ghost Gooner
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Rich

        2. Old Gregg
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Pat/Fab

          Boly - Mendy* - Robbo - Pva - Wan Bis
          Mhki*-Pedro*-Salah-Haz-Ward
          Kun-Ings-Wilson

          I think a hit could be in order.

          a) Pedro+Mhki > Fraser + Maddison
          b) Pedro+Mhki > Fraser + Richarlison
          c) Mhki + Ings > Fraser + Mitro
          d) Any other?

        3. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          running the risk of rotation with only 1 reserve on bench to come in. Still should hold wildcard right!?

          Foster

          Alonso / AWB / Shaw / Robertson

          Salah / Hazard / Hughes / Maddison

          Aguero / Zaha

          Hamer / Billing / Ings / Mendy

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

            You should be OK, Shaw is the only risk I think.

            1. ShaunGoater123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              yeah I agree, think shaw is the biggest risk.

              I think i'm going to chance it and not wildcard. not ideal but would like to hold onto it really

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

          Simon Stone BBC Sport

          Just a little bit more on Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy.

          It has now been established Mendy has damaged a fifth metatarsal.

          The extent of the damage is not known and neither is the length of time he will be out.

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

            Weeks then....

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

            The base of the fifth metatarsal is divided into three fracture zones. Zone 1 fractures are avulsion or “chip” fractures that occur at the tip of the base of the fifth metatarsal. These fractures are typically treated without surgery using a cast, boot or hard-soled shoe. These fractures tend to heal within six to eight weeks.

            http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/treatments/Pages/Fifth-Metatarsal-Fracture-Surgery.aspx

            😮

            1. Sharpe Shuffle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              But it isn’t necessarily a fracture, right?

              1. Holmes
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                tough to say, Pep didnt say much about his injury...

                1. Sharpe Shuffle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 10 hours ago

                  Typical Pep. His pressers are useless for injury info

            2. Monkey Hanger
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Elementary.

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

              Suddenly need to find room for Sane in WC team. Sigh

          3. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Bruising. French reporting 1 to 2 weeks according to Dinnery.

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Suddenly think Sane is a crap option again

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 7 Years
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                😆

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

                😀

        5. Hardly Athletic
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Mendy > Tomkins
          Guendouzi > Maddison

          Worth a 4 point hit?

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

            Yes

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

          Billing + Mendy to Fraser + Doherty for a hit?

          Pull the trigger?

        7. aborg
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Anyone heard anything from Chelsea presser? Any news on Pedro?

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            There's no presser

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

              Why not? Ffs posted there would be one at 2.30pm?

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 7 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                Typically the press conferences happen at the same times each week, so they probably assumed that was still the case. Chelsea team got stuck in Greece because of the weather, but there wasn't going to be a press conference anyways - Probably something to do with Sarri not liking how little time there is between games. In Italy, they would have played Monday.

              2. KingOllie
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                THey got stuck in greece last night lol

        8. Misteak
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          FOSTER or FABIANSKI?

          (to play)

        9. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          You guys reckon this is worth it?

          Mendy, Walcott & Mkhi -> Trippier, D Silva & Fraser (-4)

          Ederson
          TAA, Tomkins, Wan-B
          Salah, Hazard, Mkhi, Walcott
          Aguero, Arnie, King

          Stek, ASmith, Mendy, Hudson
          Bank 0.4m, 2FT

          1. Misteak
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Yes

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

            2nd option....

            Mendy, Mkhi & Arnie -> Shaw/Bellerin, D Silva & Mitro (-4)

        10. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Do I need to take a -4 here to replace Cairney to Maddison?
          I can field 11 but
          - Arnie is a doubt
          - Shaw rotation risk with Young
          - Bench is beyond awful

          Patricio
          Shaw, AWB, Alonso, TAA
          Salah (C), Mane, Richarlison
          Arnie*, Aguero, Wilson

          Hamer, Mendy**, Cairney**, Hudson-Odoi

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

          Is anyone on wildcard and planning to keep Mendy?

          1. JurgenRocks
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Nope, just had to change it

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

            Seems like a lot of money to hold for - when will he even be match fit again ?

          3. TwiggsJameson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            I wouldn't keep him on WC. I have benched him this week, but I think this could drag on for a few gameweeks....

          4. Nose for baps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Some thick managers?

          5. #FPLGuru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Only a fool

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

            WCing in **any** injured player is not for me.

        12. HD7
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Should Mendy be back for GW7 or sell hil now?

          1. Nose for baps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Check above.

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

          Mitrovic or Raul Jimenez?

          1. JurgenRocks
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Mitrovic, I didn't like Raul's finishing.

            1. lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              one of the greatest strikers of all time?

              1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                Nah mate, don't rate him.

                Sure he could score in Spain, but could he do it on a wet windy Tuesday in Stoke?

            2. PortoWonderkid
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                Raul looking sharp

            3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Definitely Mitro, unless the savings are put to very good use elsewhere

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

            What’s your order of the 3 great captain choices and why? I’m

            1st Hazard form player has returned every week v team that has conceded every week and had a rest midweek

            2nd Salah has a goal every home game so far blanks all away

            3rd Aguero no away returns this season last seasons away form why he’s last for me but it is Cardiff

          3. Scheister
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Bilva to:

            A) Fraser
            B) Richarlison
            C) Maddison

            1. Jamino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Fraser

          4. Kompany You Keep
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            What do you think here, Mendy > Trippier?

            Ederson
            Robertson / Alonso / Mendy
            Salah / Hazard / Pereyra / Neves
            Kun / Mitrovic / Wilson

            Hamer / Bennett / Wan Bisaka / Billing

            0.9itb | 2 FT

          5. Iain Dowies Love Child
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            So with Mendy out I'm left with the following injured/doubtful/ineligible personnel:

            Mendy, Pedro, Ings, Cairney. And I have Cedric at Liverpool whom I'll have to play. Looks like Pedro to:

            A) Maddison
            B) Schurrle
            C) Fraser

            What dya reckon?

            1. SensesFailed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Can you do Cairney to Fraser?

              1. Iain Dowies Love Child
                • 8 Years
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                Nope - no spare cash

          6. DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Ricky or Fraser for Pedro.
            Have Wilson too.

          7. JurgenRocks
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Last defender spot on WC

            A) Shaw (Rotation risk with Young)
            B) Trent
            C) Gomez
            D) ???

            Other four are AWB, Alonso, Laporte and Doherty

            1. Nose for baps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              B but he probably should be benched for next 2 after So'ton.

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

              Trent

            3. Becks
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              B

          8. tsintisin
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Best Mendy replacement?

            A) Trippier
            B) Laporte
            C) Monreal
            D) Smalling/Shaw

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              B

            2. Becks
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              A, i think Walker should be considered too

          9. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Why is Mendy at a 30th Sept return date on FPL?

            Thought there were no timelines for him and it was a small issue....

            1. Nose for baps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              He has been examined?!? 😉

            2. BoomBoomShacktheroom
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Damage to his fifth metatarsal... who knows how long it could be

              1. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                I thought it was a knee injury?

                1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                  • 7 Years
                  29 days, 10 hours ago

                  Foot now according to BBC

          10. Mortiis
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Current team:

            Cech
            Mendy Robertson Alonso Wan-Bissaka
            Lucas Salah Neves
            Aubameyang Aguero Wilson

            Stekelenburg Cairney Tomkins Stephens

            Wildcard team:

            Hennessey
            Trippier Alonso TAA
            Lucas Salah Richarlison Sane
            Aguero Mitrovic Wilson

            Patricio Doherty Wan-Bissaka Neves

            Worth it? Anything different?

          11. TyroneGAA
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Pogba discussss?

            1. PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Overrated in FPL, as a player and I don't understand the love. Has no one learned ?

            2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              I don't like all the nonsense with his hair, but I quite like his name

            3. TyroneGAA
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              thanks guys

          12. timmmuh
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Final piece of WC team:
            A)Hazard and Fraser (no Liverpool attacking coverage)
            Or
            B) Mane and Maddison/Richarlison

            Cheers

          13. Daniel Exeter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Not sure I understand the selling Mendy business

            Price paid 6m
            Selling price 6.2m
            Current price 6.5m

            Getting him back will be hard.

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              Keeping till know more which will likely be next week

            2. FPLGraham
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              S'why I'm going with Walker. Easy route back if I want.

            3. brixtonBob
              • 5 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              I would think he will drop 0.2 in value over the next week, so buy back will be not too bad hopefully.