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
    3 months, 2 days 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
    3 months, 2 days 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
      3 months, 2 days 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
        3 months, 2 days ago

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

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days 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
      3 months, 2 days 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
    3 months, 2 days 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
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        How did you know i dont

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

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

  5. Gamer18
      3 months, 2 days 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
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I don't think a WC is needed

        Maybe Mane > Rich use the funds to upgrade elsewhere

      2. abaalan
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

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

    • Brendan95
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days 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
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Probably over Trippier Imo

    • McSlu
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days 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

    • fantasyxprt11
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days 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?

    • DanLFC1
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days 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

    • Norsemen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days 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
        3 months, 2 days ago

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

    • Harmonica1967
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Mane and Tark to Ramsey and Mendy for free?

    • The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

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

    • Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days 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?

    • Klein
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    • batmaniac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Trip -> Taa
      Or save