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. Wakanda 4ever
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Whom would you replace Pedro with?

    Bernardo Silva, Maddison, Willian, Fraser, Richarlison, Lucas Moura , anyone else(please mention).

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

      Fraser or richi

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Arsenal played Thursday and are conceding a lot of chances down their right hand side, could be a good game for Richarlison who will be keen to get going again and it’s on the tele.

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

        This one

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

      I’m going Maddison, have Wilson and don’t really fancy a double up and will look to bring in richarlison next GW for Walcott.

    4. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Pereyra 100%

    5. Crossfire Harry Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Fraser or Moura. Both have great fixtures and are bang in form.

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      I would say richa or Fraser

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

    Why does fantasy website say that Mendy is back 30th September, When City plays 29th September? Does Mendy miss the match on 29th September?

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

      It's just them guessing he will miss 2 matches, wouldn't pay much heed of it.

    2. Camzy
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      The fantasy site has no better clue than any of us when he's coming back. The flags are completely irrelevant for managers that pay attention. Google is way better to find out how likely a player is to play.

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Good question, looks like an error.

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

    Bottomed again. RP

    Dullest question alert:

    Who's the best 4.0 GK in FPL terms?

    -Most likely to see gametime
    -Least likely to drop in price (note: I'm pretty sure the % ownership doesn't matter; it's more about the % ownership from active managers, right? But even they are unlikely to sell unless on a WC)
    -Most likely to rise in price (note: basically the same as above)

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

      probably hamer

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

        Cheers Holmes

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

      Hamer or a 4.5s deputy if thats how you have gone

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

    Drop Mendy to Doherty and upgrade Billing to Fraser for a hit?

    1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Your call

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

      Depends, who would be 1st on your bench if you did this?

  5. Sondre van Bank
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Mendy --> Trippier for free or play Billing (lei)?

    1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Ft

  6. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Any views on Walcott to fraser/ richarlison - 4?

    Thanks

    1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Pereyra

  7. MysticMac17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on my team for the weekend?

    Ederson
    Trippier Shaw TAA AWB
    Salah Hazard Lingard
    Aguero Mitrovic Lacazette

    Subs: Fraser, Bennett, Westwood

    1. Takedog1
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Not worried about shaw gametime?

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

      Don’t bench Fraser v Burnley

      1. MysticMac17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Bench who then? Wan Bisaka? He's a BPS magnet so far and Palace are at home to Newcastle

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

          If not AWB then maybe Lingard. Traders form and Burnley defence tomgpod for me to ignore. I don’t think Lingard has returned yet and wolves are no pushovers

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

            *frasers form(on a bus)

  8. tankle
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Who will get most returns next few GWs?

      a) Alonso & Rich
      b) Mitro & Fraser

    • Champions united
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Who is a must have among these for next 3 gw and gw6

      Fraser
      Maddison
      Richa

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

        None are must haves

    • Specialist In Failure
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      With Jonny Evans looking like comming into the Leicester defence alongside Maguire should see a boost in CS potential

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

        Didn't someone post a Sky News report here yesterday of Maguire resting tomorrow?

        1. Specialist In Failure
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Hes suspended

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

            He’s not

    • Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 29 days ago

      Mendy to Holebas to safe some money for a rainy day?

      1. The_Bucc
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Are you going to play Holebas this week? If not, no harm in holding onto Mendy until next week and reassessing.

        • tricky80
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          If you have a FT then you could be better off points wise but TV wise will you be OK losing up to 0.2 at this early stage?

      2. Sonny “The Hitman&rdq…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Would you transfer out Gray to Maddison for a hit or is that too sideways?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Not for a hit.

          1. Sonny “The Hitman&rdq…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Cheers mate

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

        Worth the -4 getting rid of Mendy for only two games for Walker or Trippier?

        You guys think he'll be back after two games?

        1. Atimis
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Good question

      4. Dare to Dedede
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Who would you rather play this weekend?

        A) Neves
        B) Walcott

        1. Champions united
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Sell wall and bring madison/fraser

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

        Play WB and Wally this week or Mendy out for a hit and bench one of these two?

        1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Play em imo

      6. SirT83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 29 days ago

        My starting 11, agree/disagree?
        Patricio

        Robertson- Alonso- Pereira

        Salah (C) - Hazard--Maddison--Richarlison-Fraser

        Mitrovic--Aguero

        Bench: Wilson--WB - Bennett

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

          Why have you given yourself this bench headache.

          1. SirT83
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Suggestions then?

            Its not bad having a good bench, especially when downgrading at one spot don't give you better upgrade options. Example, if I downgrade Maddison, there is no players around 7.4-7.5 I'd rather have than Fraser at the moment. Nor do I want, let's say Pogba for 8 instead of Richarlison. Of course I could downgrade and just have money itb, but don't see the point in that.

      7. 2hotty
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Pedro out for
        A-Richarlison
        B-Moura
        C-Maddison
        D-Schurrle
        E-Pereyra

        only got 8.1 to spend wanted silva but would need a -4 to get him in

        1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          E

      8. Crossfire Harry Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Weird GW. Originally i'd made up my mind to hold Bilva and save the FT. Then I was going to replace him with Dilva. Went off that idea when City lost in the CL and Dilva played 90 mins so I was just about to switch to Eriksen when the Mendy news came in and now i'm going for Sane.

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

          And the gameweek hasn't even started. Gonna be cray!

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

        Mendy: Keep or Sell?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Depends on your squad, I’ve got Wan-Bissaka and Doherty to fall back on so it’s not pressing.

      10. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Do those holding Mendy expect him to be prioritised for and start vs Brighton at home in a week that City play Hoffenheim and Liverpool away?

        That's if he's even back this side of the next international break.

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Not expecting anything. Would require a hit, so just keeping for this week.

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

          I don't have high hopes of having him back for BHA, but I don't see anyone I want enough to transfer in and start over AWB this week. Being patient because it suits, not because I expect good news.

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

          How would he even be match fit by then ?

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

          I paid 6.0 for him so holding until at least next week makes sense to me.

      11. dan_247
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Sure there has been lots of quesrions on this already, but what are Mendy owners doing?

        1. Winners900
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          easy keep and wait

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Read he Hot Topic ?

          1. dan_247
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 29 days ago

            Sorry not seen it

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              I mean to say lots of info on the Hot Topic 🙂

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

        So, quick question Mane or Salah?

        On a wildcard, and have to pay a price to get in Hazard.
        Salah out obviously gives me lots of flexibility, and mid-week he did not look great, thus dropped sooner. Still, it is Salah.

        1. Crossfire Harry Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Sell Salah. More money to play with and Mane looks in better form and is playing his old team.

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

        Maddison for me.

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

          Reply fail.

      14. NawdyPaws
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 29 days ago

        Is it crazy to stick the (c) on Laca over Haz and Aguero? Home to EVE, fresh from zero minutes in Europa. So tempted....

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

          Don’t do it. Over a season those kind of decisions end up hurting you

        2. Crossfire Harry Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 29 days ago

          If you follow the sheep you will stay in the flock. Stray and you'll either find new untouched pastures or get eaten by a wolf.

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

            Or eaten by a Haz/Aguero hat trick

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

          I think it'll be a high scoring game, and it's not often you get an opportunity to stray from the obvious captains. I would if I had him.

          Agree to an extent with Jamino, in that differential captains are generally unwise and will hurt your rank, but I don't think anyone can pick who of Haz, Kun, Salah, Mane will return/blank this week and so it's not like you're turning your back on a more assured source of points.

          Just don't make a habit of it

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

            You’ve captured my dilemma perfectly. If I had Salah, I’d go with him at home to SOU. But with Aguero and Haz both away, it’d be a toss up between the two anyway

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

              Be bold

              1. bamirich
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 29 days ago

                I'm doing the (c) on Laca - had a good week last week feel like if im gna take the risk now is the time.

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

                  Yep, I think I’m persuaded. As Mantis pointed out, it’s not often you get to take a chance on a non-obvious option. I’m convinced. So Aguero hat trick inbound

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

                    So this’ll be my 15:

                    Cech
                    Alonso Robbo AWB
                    Mane Haz Fraser Rich
                    Mitro Aguero Laca(c)

                    Hamer Bennett Neves Mendy

      15. Elite FPL Podcast
          5 months, 29 days ago

          Hi there everyone. 1FT available

          Should I?

          A) Mendy > Shaw / Trippier / Holebas (other)

          Or

          B) Pedro > Fraser / Maddison/ Richarlison?

          C) HOLD?

          Thanks

          1. Elite FPL Podcast
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Worth noting bench options are bennett, Cedric and Hojberg

            • tsintisin
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Im currently on Mendy to Trippier

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

              I just did B with Richarlison, but I have AWB from the bench.

              In your situation I'd be very tempted by Trippier, Shaw or even Walker

            • bamirich
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              I had the exact same conundrum to deal with.

              I went Pedro to Fraser (as long term i will want to keep Fraser anyway)

              Was considering Mendy to Trips bt I feel like I can wait for a GW to make the decision on Mendy. (my bench is Hojberg, Bennet (Wolves) and Ings who is ineligible.

            • Elite FPL Podcast
                5 months, 29 days ago

                Thankyou kindly for the feedback guys

            • ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Mendy is SO important to City, and they've just lost at home in the Champs League, with a Delph horror-show.

              I doubt he'll be rushed back for easier league fixtures now.

            • Baked baines
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Gutted, I thought Salah was gonna drop after he was high 80’s on Monday.
              How can you have an exodus of 500,000 and still not drop in price. It’s ridiclous. Wildcard’s not playing a part......don’t give me that!!

            • A Manager Has No Name
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Whom to get of the two to complete my midfield?

              Hazard Mane Fraser Richarlison

              A. David Silva
              B. Pogba

              1. ajones1608
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 29 days ago

                A defo

            • The Train Driver
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 29 days ago

              Too much blue im my team...

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

              What's the charactee limit for team names?

              Due to the usual practice of getting a red arrow with a team filled with heavy hitters, next season I'd go with
              You Make a Grown Man Cry