Differentials

Spot the Differential – Anderson creativity turns heads for Gameweek 9

While Liverpool team news is perhaps the most popular Fantasy Premier League topic this week, we shouldn’t forget about differentials.

In fact, the recent fitness saga for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds has triggered an inclusion of a poorly owned attacking Anfield asset.

He is one of three options, owned by under 5% of Fantasy bosses, who we like the look of for Gameweek 9.

Felipe Anderson (£6.8m)

Ownership: 2.6%

Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m) is, of course, the more popular West Ham option right now but his new colleague Felipe Anderson (£6.8m) is already coming into his own.

His role in set pieces has helped him rise to joint-second for chances created in the last four Gameweeks. He is level with Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) and just one behind Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) over that time period.

The Brazilian has been involved in direct free-kicks and his place within West Ham’s front three mean that he is often on the receiving end of crosses from the opposite flank – that’s why he was able to score against Manchester United in Gameweek 7.

Tottenham will be without Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) again on Saturday and may be more vulnerable to a West Ham goal than usual, furthering Anderson’s appeal.

Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m)

Ownership: 1.9%

While Brighton have typically struggled away from home this season, a Gameweek 9 trip to Newcastle United could be their chance to buck the trend.

Only one side has allowed more penalty box goal attempts than the Magpies in home games this season and they are yet to keep a clean sheet in front of their own fans.

For that reason, Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m) could be a differential to consider. He has registered a fine balance between creativity and goal threat in the last four Gameweeks and has more shots on target than colleague Glenn Murray in that time too.

Furthermore, his role in set pieces could prove important. No team has conceded more headed attempts on goal than Newcastle in 2018/19.

Daniel Sturridge (£5.8m)

Ownership: 1.3%

No don’t worry, you haven’t accidentally stumbled across an article from 2014, we have actually tipped Daniel Sturridge (£5.8m) for potential success this week.

The Liverpool striker has made a comeback from injury this season that looks like it could be permanent at long last. More importantly, he’s been getting the job done on the pitch with two substitute Premier League goals this season and strikes also in the Champions League and EFL Cup.

With the recent fitness troubles of Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Sadio Mane (£9.8m) there is every reason that Sturridge could come into the side for the trip to Huddersfield Town.

Given he has averaged a goal every 21.5 minutes in the Premier League this season, a start in Gameweek 9 would stand him in good stead for attacking returns.

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2,945 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Brendan95
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Fab
    Alonso/Tripp/TAA
    Haz/Salah/Rich/Maddi/Fraser
    Kun/Mitro

    Hart/Doherty/WB/Kamara

    Do I bring Doherty in for anybody currently in that starting 11?

  2. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    I suppose if we still dont know about Salah it at least makes the Kun C choice easier.
    Maybe I should go Haz on form but rather Kun.

    1. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I assume you have Aguero, Salah and Hazard? I have Kun & Salah the former being my captain and I am debating selling the latter for Hazard this week.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Hard call. Salah home to Cardiff next week will definitely be my C though.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 8 hours ago

          I know but how long do I keep the not performing, potentially injured most expensive player in the game for when there is an alternative that is performing for £2m less? I hate these 50-50 decisions. I always pick the wrong one.

  3. rick ding whoop
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    2 ft's
    patricio ryan
    alonso robbo trippier wan b doherty
    hazard fraser maddison rich hojbjerb
    mitro aguero kane
    a kane fraser to wilson salah
    b trippier to mendy & roll 1 ft?

    1. Brendan95
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      We have very similar teams and I just did Kane/Hojbjerg - Salah/Kamara - but A is a good move as well, can always do Mendy move next GW, that's likely my next move

  4. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    The last 3 weeks I’ve taken hits and seen my rank go from 150k to 39k.

    I said to myself I would stop taking hits this season. Do I roll the dice again...

    1. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      Taking hits do not automatically boost your rank. The FPL god of all time do not do hits at all.. 🙂

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 9 hours ago

        How did you know i dont

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Stop. I've taken six, and my OR is 2.4mik. 🙂

  5. Gamer18
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Should I make any changes? Need to seriously fix this up
    Rui
    Robertson Trippier Mendy
    B Silva Maddison Mane Salah
    Aguero Arnautovic Wilson

    Speroni WB Peltier Stephens
    2 FT
    0.0 ITB
    All chips available including wildcard

    1. Brendan95
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 9 hours ago

      I don't think a WC is needed

      Maybe Mane > Rich use the funds to upgrade elsewhere

    2. abaalan
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      Looks strong to me, apart from weak bench. Definitely no need to WC.

  6. Brendan95
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Bottomed

    Fab
    Alonso/Tripp/TAA
    Haz/Salah/Rich/Maddi/Fraser
    Kun/Mitro

    Hart/Doherty/WB/Kamara

    Do I bring Doherty in for anybody currently in that starting 11?

    1. fantasyxprt11
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      Probably over Trippier Imo

  7. McSlu
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Quick one, ladd:
    Rico and Fraser to
    a) TAA and Knockhart
    b) zabaleta and rich

    Pat
    Alonso, mendy, bennet, rico, AWB
    Haz, mane, fraser, hoybjerg, dilva
    Kun, vardy, mitro

  8. fantasyxprt11
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 8 hours ago

    0FT, 0.3 IN THE BANK

    Kepa
    Alonso TAA Digne
    Hazard Richarlison Ramsey Moura
    Aguero(C) Lacazette Firmino

    Hamer Bennett Hojbjerg AWB

    Is this team Gtg?

  9. DanLFC1
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 8 hours ago

    On WC and have Aguero...

    A) Pick Sterling and bring in Salah next week (cash in bank)
    B Pick Salah and bank/use FT next week

  10. Norsemen
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 8 hours ago

    I have both King and Fraser in my team ATM.
    1 FT. Should I use it, or save?

    Bench: Benett, AWB, Stephens

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Save. King should play, and Bennett's not a bad sub.

  11. Harmonica1967
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 8 hours ago

    Mane and Tark to Ramsey and Mendy for free?

  12. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Zaha >> Arnie -4 now for long term
    Or Wilson -4 then option to switch Mitrovic or Wilson to Arnie in a few weeks?

  13. Slouch87 On The Up
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Don't believe a word Berbinhos Foreskin posts re match day lineups. He claims that he knows but all the info he gets is gleaned via twitter. Just a word of warning . Trying to help?

  14. Klein
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    I just did rich to f.anderson. will i regret it? Have siggy too

  15. batmaniac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 16 hours ago

    Trip -> Taa
    Or save