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
    5 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Haha

      2. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        The triple triple captain acca chip

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

        I meant 'or' of course, lol.

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Don't do it Ray

    3. il Brutto
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      no

  2. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Head Honcho
      5 months, 29 days ago

      A or B

    3. Jamino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      C

    4. Four Hit Wonder
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      I own all four and am going with Laca.

      Desperate.

  3. Fernando Torres
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    A) Mane + Sane
    B) Salah + Maddison

    I have Dilva.

    1. Astronautovic
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      B

  4. mrmrscott
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    pedro > moura, maddison or fraser?

    1. moz_1983
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Maddison or Fraser for me.

  5. Head Honcho
    5 months, 29 days 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

  6. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Repost.

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

    Cheers

    1. Head Honcho
      5 months, 29 days 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

    2. Sharpe Shuffle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      I like Richarlison. Greedy and direct!

    3. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Rich

  7. Old Gregg
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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?

  8. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 29 days 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

  9. True Deadzoner
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Weeks then....

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days 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
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        But it isn’t necessarily a fracture, right?

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. Sharpe Shuffle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Typical Pep. His pressers are useless for injury info

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Elementary.

      3. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 29 days 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
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Suddenly think Sane is a crap option again

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

          😆

        2. badgerboy (Howe to Train Yo…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          😀

  10. Hardly Athletic
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Mendy > Tomkins
    Guendouzi > Maddison

    Worth a 4 point hit?

    1. brixtonBob
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

  11. Barnes Owl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Billing + Mendy to Fraser + Doherty for a hit?

    Pull the trigger?

  12. aborg
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 29 days 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
      5 months, 29 days ago

      There's no presser

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days 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
          5 months, 29 days 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
          5 months, 29 days ago

          THey got stuck in greece last night lol

  13. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    FOSTER or FABIANSKI?

    (to play)

  14. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    2. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      2nd option....

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

  15. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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

  16. Sharpe Shuffle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Is anyone on wildcard and planning to keep Mendy?

    1. JurgenRocks
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Nope, just had to change it

    2. brixtonBob
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 29 days 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
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Some thick managers?

    5. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Only a fool

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

  17. HD7
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Should Mendy be back for GW7 or sell hil now?

    1. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Check above.

  18. RUUD!
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Mitrovic or Raul Jimenez?

    1. JurgenRocks
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        one of the greatest strikers of all time?

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days 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
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Raul looking sharp

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

  19. Jamino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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

  20. Scheister
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Bilva to:

    A) Fraser
    B) Richarlison
    C) Maddison

    1. Jamino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Fraser

  21. Kompany You Keep
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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

  22. Iain Dowies Love Child
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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. Barnes Owl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Can you do Cairney to Fraser?

      1. Iain Dowies Love Child
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Nope - no spare cash

  23. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Ricky or Fraser for Pedro.
    Have Wilson too.

  24. JurgenRocks
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Trent

    3. Becks
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      B

  25. tsintisin
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Best Mendy replacement?

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

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Becks
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      A, i think Walker should be considered too

  26. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 29 days 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
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      He has been examined?!? 😉

    2. BoomBoomShacktheroom
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 29 days ago

        I thought it was a knee injury?

        1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Foot now according to BBC

  27. Mortiis
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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?

  28. TyroneGAA
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Pogba discussss?

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. TyroneGAA
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 29 days ago

      thanks guys

  29. timmmuh
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

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

    Cheers

  30. Daniel Exeter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 29 days 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
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Keeping till know more which will likely be next week

    2. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. brixtonBob
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

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