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Guardiola rotation could allow Mahrez a Gameweek 15 haul

As we hurtle towards the Gameweek 15 deadline, we must not forget about the differential options on show.

With Spurs’ fixtures turning there are still some key assets owned by less than 5% of Fantasy managers.

And a slight insight into Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy has also thrown up an opportunity.

Riyad Mahrez

Price: £8.5m

Ownership: 2.8%

Now that we are moving into the congested period of Christmas fixtures it means that Guardiola will have to use all of the players available to him. That’s why Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) looks set for a start against Watford on Tuesday night.

The Algerian has been used only as a substitute in the last two matches which means he should be fresh for the trip to Vicarage Road.

When he has started matches, Mahrez has been delivering points. In fact in his last three starts for Manchester City, he has two goals and one assist, for an average of 8.67 points per game.

The fact that he has not been a nailed on option in recent months has seen Mahrez’s ownership drop as low as 2.8%, turning him into a potentially powerful differential.

Christian Eriksen

Price: £9.2m

Ownership: 4.9%

Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) just about creeps into the Differentials article this week with his ownership at 4.9%. We suspect that after Gameweek 15 he will push over the 5% threshold.

That’s because we are expecting Tottenham to emerge as comfortable winners over managerless Southampton on Wednesday night.

With a bigger role in set pieces than usual this season, Eriksen has three assists in his last two matches since returning to the starting line-up. Over the last two Gameweeks, he has scored 16 points.

His impeccable delivery of late may have even pushed himself back above Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) in the set pieces pecking order.

The English right-back has been declared fit to face Southampton so it will be interesting to see how he shares dead-ball situations with Eriksen.

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez

Price: £6.2m

Ownership: 1.7%

Three goals in his last four Premier League outings have put Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (£6.2m) back into the conversation for starting West Ham United players, and maybe on our Fantasy radars too.

In the last four Gameweeks, the Mexican has had more shots in the penalty box, more big chances the same shots on target compared to the popular Marko Arnautovic (£7.2m). That’s all despite playing just 199 minutes to the Austrian’s 339 in that time.

Chicharito has only started once in that time, but his recent form could allow him more pitch-time. If he does claim a place then given his more advanced position than Arnautovic and cheaper price, he could act as a decent alternative.

Given the run of matches the Hammers still have, with Cardiff (home), Crystal Palace (home), Fulham (away) and Watford (home), Chicharito is sure to get more returns in the coming weeks.

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2,044 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Head-Ake
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling rested this GW?

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sh't top post, sorry :")

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I think so

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      there is a chance

    4. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I have Haz, should I keep for the week? Save FT?

      1. Hasselbaink Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        That's what I'm doing

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Probably.

    6. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      At least you put a question mark otherwise the "Source?" vultures would've been all over you!

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Haha, just read a post the last page, something about Fabianski. Made sure the Qn mark was there lol

    7. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Likely

    8. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I think he starts, he's the main man with Kun out.

  2. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Any inside information on whether Son will play tomorrow night?

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      He’s playing at Wembley, Lamela injured. Very likely to start.

    2. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      If anyone is due a rest it’s Alli I think. Eriksen and Son were benched v Inter.

  3. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Just noticed I have a player in every game except for Fulham Leicester this gw.

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Don’t ruin the pattern. Get Mitro and be proud

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      only 5 games of interest for me 😛

      1. Jules Rimet
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        WC intact mohahaha

    3. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      schurle is ready to play

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Is he!?

  4. NoWayJose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Martial to Sane/Sterling worth a -4? Risk of rotation and FUL up next for Martial putitjg me off.

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      He had his rest we need him too play

    2. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I have martial and looking to get rid. United’s form isn’t convincing.

  5. Tree House
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    To afford Kane (C):

    A) hazard to sane
    B) Salah to sterling

    Thanks!

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      A

      1. Tree House
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks both

  6. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Huge regret selling Mahrez now.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      When did you do it? I sold Sané 3 or 4 weeks ago...and for a hit. Very costly!!!

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Sold him and Aguero just before Anderson and Kane had a price rise on Sunday.

        Little did I know Mané would need stitches on his previously described “little cut”.

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 14 days ago

          yeah, I've also been doing earlier transfers because of price rises/drops...sometimes hard to keep in mind that points are more important than team/player value

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      He will probably start and get 2 points

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        If he starts he is certain to get an assist. It’s whether he manages to get a goal toothat scares me.

        Really think Sterling will be rested.

    3. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Forget him

    4. Jaws
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Playing Pep roulette so I just bought Mahrez. Sold Sterling for him. Buying Sterling back tomorrow after his benching.

  7. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    cap Kane, son or raz?

    1. DaddyPig
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Son!!

    2. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Kane

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Kane, 12.4m

  8. Dingbats 23
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Alli or Eriksen?

    1. DaddyPig
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Eriksen, more nailed and more involved.

    2. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Flip a coin really. I'd go with Eriksen

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Eriksen of those two for consistency and involvement

  9. rkpower1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Would you do:

    A) Aguero + Barkley to Kane + sub 5m mid

    OR

    B) Aguero + Barkley to Arnie + Sane/Mahrez/Son/Alli

    Thanks

  10. samoratumisangbobo
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Ryan
    Robbo, Alonso, Wan-Bissaka
    Fraser, Richarlison, Felipe Anderson, Shaqiri
    Auba, Kane(C), Arnie

    Hamer, Martial , Doherty , Bennett

    should I start Martial or Shaqiri ???

  11. DaddyPig
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    How’s this WC looking please guys??
    Could really do with any advice. Thanks!

    Ederson Lössl
    Alonso TAA Mina Doherty AWB
    Sterling Sané Son Anderson Brooks
    Arnie Auba Wilson

    1. Norfolk&Chance
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      run it past the RMT tool, it knows all.

    2. DaddyPig
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      How do you do that? In the members area?

      1. Norfolk&Chance
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        yes..

  12. Ron Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Digne for Alonso tonight, to accommodate Auba for Wilson next week?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sounds good.

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      No

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      yup

    4. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Don’t lost Alonso

    5. Regin
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      yes. Auba good option. I also got auba for aguero though.

    6. tokara
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      dont lose wilson

  13. Caboose
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Robbo to Trippier for -4? All my ML rivals have TAA 🙁 Thanks!

    1. Lumberjack
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Nah

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      but will Trippier start?

    3. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      No mate

  14. DÏLKS
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    WC Team G2G?

    Fab
    TAA - Laporte - AWB
    Sterling - Dilva - Richarlson - Fraser
    Kane - Aubameyang - Arnie

    £4.0 - Tomkins - Schindler - £4.2

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Are those compromises really worth it though? What happens in case of tough fixtures and injuries? Apart from that, lit team.

      1. DÏLKS
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah, it’s a difficult one when something goes wrong as who do you downgrade? Thanks mate.

  15. Barbarians
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    done Mane to Sane

    now its up to Pep rotation

  16. Shifty
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Honest question - is free hit a good option to play now? Especially if you're playing with 6 likely absentees

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Who are those 6?

      Among my likely to possible absentees, I have Sterling, Robbo, Alonso and Digne. Think the rest will start of no unexpected injuries/illness

      1. Shifty
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Mane Aguero Alonso Robbo Ings Stephens.

    2. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      no - that chip is too valuable for blank GWs

    3. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      no

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      wont solve the problem though, better to take a hit or two and sort the mess

      1. Shifty
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        thing is the players out are likely just for the midweek game, so i'll have a full team come weekend likely

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          do you want to keep Mane/Ings/Aguero for long term?

          1. Shifty
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Aguero nah, Mane maybe, Ings yes if fit.

            Likely will do Aguero > Auba so i don't have to worry about captaincy next week.

            Thinking Mane > Eriksen -4 for Spurs game. Rest of team...

            Fabianski Patricio
            Alonso Robertson Laporte Doherty AWB
            Mane Hazard Sane Fraser Stephens
            Aguero Arnautovic Ings

    5. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      The free hit chip in the blank game week is so overrated because most of the players available will be rubbish, and you can prepare by bringing in a few key ones

      I think this week merits real consideration

      I currently have alonso, Robbo, mane, Sterling, Digne, and Arn all appearing as doubts/risks.

      Factor in that you can also tailor your team to suit games like spurs v saints etc, another priviledge you may not get in blanks

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Agreed. I played mine few weeks ago and gained 46pts, it wouldn't be easy to match that even in a dgw

      2. Shifty
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        thinking the same and you helped articulate it pretty well. Have some plum fixtures to go all in for. thanks will consider

        The downside is that I'd have missed price changes...but i'm doing way better than rivals on that front so not too worried.

  17. Union_Jacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    RP as I’m desperate to know haha

    Anyone know Mark’s plans for this week?

    Notice he’s a fellow non-Aguero owner and wondering how he handles Kane situation...

  18. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    chances of Trippier starting??

  19. boc610
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Richarlison rest incoming

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      That would be great. If Siggy starts.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      as long as walcott and digne are also rested

  20. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Gtg, and or is Wilson a better Captain?

    Alisson
    Robertson - Alonso - WanB
    Richarlison - Anderson - Martial(V) - Sterling - Sane(C)
    Auba - Wilson

    Balbuena - Jimenez - Bennett

    2m ITB

  21. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Who starts tonight - Sterling or Sane??

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Second one

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sane starts.

    3. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Both imo

  22. fantoom
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    On a WC, can't decide between:

    A) Alonso & B.Silva

    B) Digne & Sane

  23. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    mane to son worth -4? jimenez on the bench does not look apealing

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Mauricio Pochettino: "We're going to play a lot of games. Some players we cannot rotate for different reasons. Some maybe need to rest. It's so important the health of the squad and we believe we can win with anyone on the pitch." #FPL #FantasyPL #FFScout #GW15 #thfc

    scout tweets

    Talk of son playing up top tomorrow on spurs forums but kane has never really rested before unless injured

    1. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      “Some players we cannot rotate for different reasons”

      Think one of those reasons for Poch is we have no viable alternative to Kane.

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I reckon son will be benched

    3. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Some players we cannot rotate for different reasons = Kane

  25. Lumberjack
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Is McCarthy to Pickford or Fab worth a hit? Other keeper is Pat, so would play one of the new guys if I made the move.

    1. Udo
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Not for a hit.

  26. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    wildcard activated:

    A)
    Fab (Hen)
    Robertson TAA Digne (AWB Schindler*)

    Sane* DSilva Rich* FAnderson (Brooks)
    Kane Auba* Chica

    B)

    Fab (Hen)
    Robertson TAA Digne (AWB Doherty*)

    Sterling* DSilva Mahrez* FAnderson (Brooks)
    Kane Mitro/Wilson* Chica

  27. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Aguero out for two weeks will give Pep a lesson. Shouldnt have messed with us!

    🙂

    1. Udo
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Is he? And I couldn't agree more in this case so 😉

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        That’s what City Watch’s twitter account is saying

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      ha! 🙂

  28. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Andre Marriner has been appointed referee for #Arsenal's game against Manchester United on Wednesday.

  29. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Mane out for a hit? To whom?

    A) Dilva
    B) Felipe Anderson
    C) Shaqiri
    D) keep

    Back-ups are: AWB, Billing and Doherty

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sigurdsson

  30. Alli
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Patricio
    Laporte - Robertson* - Alonso - W.Bissaka
    Salah(c) - Hazard(vc) - Richarlison
    Aubameyang - Arnautovic - Jiménez

    Hamer - Cairney - Doherty - Stephens*

    1 FT - 1.0 ITB

    A. Robertson > TAA (Robbo bought for 6.0 in the beginning of season)
    B. Save FT (Still have WC)