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. Visit Wakanda
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Whom would you replace Pedro with?

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

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

      Fraser or richi

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 11 hours 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
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        This one

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

      Pereyra 100%

    5. Crossfire Harry Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

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

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I would say richa or Fraser

  2. Mackans
      29 days, 11 hours 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
        29 days, 11 hours ago

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

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

        Good question, looks like an error.

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

        probably hamer

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

          Cheers Holmes

      2. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

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

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

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

      1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Your call

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

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

    • Sondre van Bank
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

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

      1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Ft

    • Flynny
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Any views on Walcott to fraser/ richarlison - 4?

      Thanks

      1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Pereyra

    • MysticMac17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 11 hours 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
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Not worried about shaw gametime?

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

        Don’t bench Fraser v Burnley

        1. MysticMac17
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 11 hours 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
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 10 hours 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
              • 7 Years
              29 days, 10 hours ago

              *frasers form(on a bus)

    • tankle
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Who will get most returns next few GWs?

        a) Alonso & Rich
        b) Mitro & Fraser

      • Champions united
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 11 hours 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
          29 days, 10 hours ago

          None are must haves

      • ANISH_T28
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 11 hours 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
          29 days, 11 hours ago

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

          1. ANISH_T28
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Hes suspended

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

              He’s not

      • Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

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

        1. The_Bucc
            29 days, 11 hours 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
            29 days, 9 hours 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. Fabregas Magic Hats @Kenyay…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 11 hours 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
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Not for a hit.

            1. Fabregas Magic Hats @Kenyay…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              Cheers mate

        3. Lallana
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 11 hours 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
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Good question

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

          Who would you rather play this weekend?

          A) Neves
          B) Walcott

          1. Champions united
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Sell wall and bring madison/fraser

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

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

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

            Play em imo

        6. SirT83
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 11 hours 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
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            Why have you given yourself this bench headache.

            1. SirT83
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 9 hours 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
          29 days, 11 hours 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
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            E

        8. Crossfire Harry Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 11 hours 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
            29 days, 10 hours ago

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

        9. Mackans
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Mendy: Keep or Sell?

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 11 hours ago

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

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

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

            2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 11 hours 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
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              How would he even be match fit by then ?

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

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

          • dan_247
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

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

            1. Winners900
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              easy keep and wait

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              Read he Hot Topic ?

              1. dan_247
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                Sorry not seen it

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

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

          • moz_1983
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Maddison for me.

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

              Reply fail.

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

                Or eaten by a Haz/Aguero hat trick

            3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 11 hours 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
                29 days, 11 hours 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
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Be bold

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

                        So this’ll be my 15:

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

                        Hamer Bennett Neves Mendy

          • Elite FPL
              29 days, 11 hours 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
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Worth noting bench options are bennett, Cedric and Hojberg

                • tsintisin
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Im currently on Mendy to Trippier

                • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours 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
                  29 days, 11 hours 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
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    Thankyou kindly for the feedback guys

                • ZoumasBloomers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 11 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours 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
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Whom to get of the two to complete my midfield?

                  Hazard Mane Fraser Richarlison

                  A. David Silva
                  B. Pogba

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

                    A defo

                • Spiderman Utd
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Too much blue im my team...

                • Four Hit Wonder
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 11 hours 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