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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. machickenz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hey lads. Taking Aguero + Barkley out for Aubameyang + (6.3 Midfield)

    Who would be the best midfield in the 6.3 bracket to have? (Already have Fraser)
    A) Townsend
    B) Pedro
    C) Pereyra
    D) Walcott
    E) Armstrong

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Schurrle

      1. Sergeant Garcia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        This, if fit...

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Townsend

    3. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think Perrarya has the most upside, but it's banking on them turning their decent fixtures into results

  2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Any Leaks / infos for todays team sheets before deadline

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      There were but I put on my special pants so I'm dry like a big boy now.

    2. Reedy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If there were they'll have been deleted. We don't get to make our own minds up about them I'm afraid.

  3. Sergeant Garcia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who to captain?

    A) Sane
    B) Hazard

    Was on Sane all week, but rotation risk makes me lean towards Hazard now.

    1. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hazard out of those

  4. F4L
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Doherty to Tripps for a hit? Long term move as well so don't mind the hit too much

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I am not so sure Trippier starts this week which is half the reason for doing your move. He might get a run out at best. Just my guess of course

  5. Team Bobcat
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Rose a doubt now that trippier may br back. Got him in on draft as expected him to start but could get rid again also as have time. Thoughts

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      am I missing something...

      lol

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Trippier plays right back, Rose left back.

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Okay. I will trust you on this one ...

    3. Totally Hammered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ermm no.. one plays on the left and one on the right!!

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers

  6. Shifty
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mane Aguero Alonso Robbo Ings Stephens....

    not so what to do now. 1 FT.

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thats why you need a stromg bench....

      1. Shifty
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        wtf am i supposed to do when my playing bench get sent off or injured.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mane-Aguero to Son-Kane will do the job for this week. if you have cash for Ings to arnautovic or wilson, that will be worth a hit as well

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        issue with Fh this week as that players you add might get rotated, only positive is you can have a decent bench

  7. JohnnyMagrinho
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Best Everton defender for next 2 GWs?

      Digne
      Coleman
      Mina

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Digne

        1. Jam0sh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I guess Digne could get some rest in the next two and Baines could come in for him?

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Totally expect Baines to start one of the next two. Probably tomorrow’s game. Which would be a problem for me as I have Sterling, Robbo, Alonso too.

      2. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Keane

    • Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Any idea for how long Mane is out? Worth the -4 now?

    • FPL ElasticO
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Best replacement for Martial at 8.8??

      A. Son
      B. D Silva
      C. Who else??

    • Ruinenlust
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Any 6.2 midfielder worth getting in for a hit?

    • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Kane vs Auba ,

      Its like choosing who will win the game of thrones , Jon Snow or Daeryns 😛

    • GoshenSoccer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      NEED HELP!!! Can not decipher between actual opinion and scaremongering from these posts......What do you think is the % chance of the following players actually playing:

      1.) Trippier
      2.) Robertson
      3.) Sterling

      Debating whether I need to take a -4 to fill in 1 or more given my paltry bench.

      Thanks!

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        50/50

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Trippier fairly high.
        Robbo 50/50
        Sterling is fit but he really should get a rest.,

      3. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        all of them have a 60% chance of starting imo

      4. Team Bobcat
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        a) may get minutes if fit but coming on as a sub only

        b) I dont know. Rumour has it he may miss out due to a knock

        c) I think sterling is 50/50. They have chelsea ro worry about also this weekend and ideally sterling aguero form part if the front two in that game

    • JasonG123
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Best defender for 4.5m or less?

      Best midfielder for 4.4m or less?

    • F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      this Kun injury might affect City as a whole imo. Jesus is a bit more selfish as a striker and his link up play isn't as good

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Don't really mind if = more Sterling/Sane pts than otherwise

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          not sure if it does equal more point for S and S. Guess we'll have to wait and see

      2. Udo
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thats a positive actually, he will stay out of Sane's way, as he's a useful (reflecting) post in front of the goal if needed by any other good City player

    • Bat Man
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      What’s a good midfield with Kane and Auba up front. Trying to see if I can squeeze Sane and Son into my current midfield with Sterling but that looks impossible.

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        One of my (far too) many WC drafts:

        Fabianski / Button
        Luiz / Kolasinac / Alexander Arnold / Balbuena / Wan B
        Sterling / Sane / Ramsey / Felipe Andersen / Obiang
        Auba / Kane / Mitrovic

        1. danishdynamite
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Ramsey's a punt, as is Kola. They can become Digne + Rich in GW19 if it doesn't work out

          You only live once

        2. Bat Man
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I can get to something like that. Means no Son. I guess you’d take Felipe over Son if it means you can get Sane, no?

          1. danishdynamite
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Yup. The alternative, which I haven't yet ruled out, is to get Laca + Son over Auba + Ramsey

            Let's see how this GW goes first.

            1. Bat Man
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Yeah. Based on current info I think Auba would be better bc he has explosive captaincy potential

              1. danishdynamite
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 5 months ago

                Certainly in the last week, yes
                But Laca's stats were also fantastic before he got injured, and now they have the fixtures to boot (plus he's probably on pens)

                Anyway, I dunno, I'll see how the game against Utd goes before deciding

        3. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I'd downgrade Ramsey to someone like Brooks and upgrade defense a bit

          1. danishdynamite
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I might from 19, but if - IF - ramsey plays and does well tonight I reckon he's in for a few games ...... and their three games in 16, 17 and 18 are golddust.

            There are also few players I really wanna splash the cash on defence at atime when there are so many outstanding attacking options.

            All change come GW22/23

            1. Bat Man
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Agree with this. Ramsey may be even more exciting than Felipe if he gets minutes

    • milanista10
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Aguero and Mane to Kane and Son for free
      Yes or No?
      Thanks lads 😀

      1. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Big yes

      2. TERIYAKI 69
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        have done the exact same myself and captained son.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Nice - why Son over Kane? I currently have VC on Son

          1. TERIYAKI 69
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            going differential, Kane is too boring and could be rested when spurs are leading, son on the other hand is explosive and hasn't been playing 90 mins lately.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Lol, and Son never gets benched or subbed early 😀

            2. TONY123
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Why would Son play 90 mins this time then? I don't follow your logic

              1. TERIYAKI 69
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 5 months ago

                Kane needs a rest before Barca, he either gets it today or against Leicester or gets hooked off early in both games. Pretty simple to follow.

                1. TONY123
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 5 months ago

                  Or he doesn't last the 90 mins and is hauled off after 70 in every game

                2. TONY123
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 5 months ago

                  I was talking about Son btw

      3. Boly Would
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I've just done Aguero and Mane to Kane and Mahrez for free.
        Still got WC so taking gamble on Mahrez

    • DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Im concernced about going without Kane this week. Feel i made an error going with Auba this GW

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        That’s just the buyer’s doubts. I bought Kane and regretted not going for Auba straight away

      2. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Why did you go with Auba?

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I wouldn't worry about it too much.

    • Alli
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months 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 the season)
      B. Save FT (Still have WC)

    • Jontharon
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Anyone who knows what time of the day the price changes goes through?

      1. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        1.15 uk time I believe

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Around 2am I think.

      3. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        That’s 1:15am

    • TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Is Mané out for sure?
      I'm tempted to keep him as he'll probably be fine for the next game though.
      What is your view on this?
      A) Keep Mané
      B) Mané > Sané (-4)
      C) Mané > F.Anderson (-4)

    • Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Start 1?
      1. Awb (bri)
      2. Gray (ful)

      Gray looked lively on match of the day and unlucky not to score but got taken off early yet again

    • FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Got the money to do Richarlison -> Sterling for a (-4) this week. Y/N?

      Was gonna hold off until 17 but suppose Richy could be rested tomorrow...

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Why do you suppose that he will be rested? Would be more concernde with Sterling being rested.

      2. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I’d hold off until 17. Sterling could also be rested so I don’t think that warrants a hit

      3. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Fair comments both haha - I've been spooked a bit by the Silva comments about "needing to change things" but agree that Raz is also a rotation risk this wk. Will stick to the plan.

    • Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Which set of players you'd have on a WC:

      A) Doherty Mahrez Sterling Mitrovic

      B) Auba Sane Richarlison Schindler

      C) Doherty Mahrez Sterling Wilson

    • TeddiPonza
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Aguero out, so I´m bringing Kane in. Which move should I make to enable it? (Need 0,8,)

      Was thinking Salah to Sterling but Pep rotation scares me off it.

      Maybe Salah/Hazard to DSilva
      OR
      Martial to Fraser

      Thoughts?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Haz > Sané?

      2. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Hazard

      3. Totally Hammered
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        The easy low risk one is Martial to Fraser, but I’m guessing you don’t have any City Mids (unless you have Sané already) so I’d be getting one of those 3 in and just ride the rotation train for a few weeks... those guys can still match most even with reduced minutes..

    • Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      G2G?

      Ederson,
      Alonso, TAA, Keane, AWB
      Sterling, Sane, Richa, Anderson
      Kane(c), Aubameyang

      Button, Gunnarson, Schindler, Kamara

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Love that 11! G2G

    • claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm on WC and have Foyth+Cash as a placeholder for Trippier. Do I do Trippier today, or wait and see what happens this GW?

    • boc610
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thank you llorente for making sure kane can never be dropped

      Your the best.

    • Ahmed Adam
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Which Spurs midfield is best for Game week 15
      1) Alli
      2) Errikson
      3) SON

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        2, if cash no object. Probably in any case too

      2. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        2

    • ankil2009
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      do price changes reset at start of new GW, so aguero's bar will get reset tonight?

    • Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Why I'm not worried about Auba.
      Although.Aubameyang/Lacazette coin toss is worrying to some, I'm not that worried.
      -He is lethal. The guy can be given only 20 mins and that would be enough to score a brace. Clinical.
      -Emery's willingness to make early changes allows time for his subs to make an impact. Auba benched might not be too bad a prospect
      -79 mins per attacking contribtuion (G/A) is highlights his form.

      Just my two cents.

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        A lot of not worried for someone not worried.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          * Probably right though, esp factoring in Mun form/defence + fixtures. Just not sure I'd pick him over Lacazette

      2. rjcv177
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Honestly your two cents are better than most here.
        Been following your posts and always spot on...but that's just my two cents.

        Hope u have a great season

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Cheers mate, you too.