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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. DenDanskeDuo
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Pat/Hen
    Alonso, Robbo, AWB, Bennet, Duffy
    Salah*, Sterling, Rich, Barkley*, Masuaku
    Kun*, Arnie, Wilson

    Kun, Salah, Barkley --> Kane, Sané, Son (-4). Yay or nay?

    1. jaywills
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Yes!

  2. Ould Onion Bagger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Salah and Wilson -> Auba and FAnderson (-4)?

    Or hold until GW 16?

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Hold

    2. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Not yet

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      No

    4. Merlinsnose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Hold. I think Salah will out score Kane and Auba over the next three game weeks.

  3. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Anyone else just not feeling the trust in Kane enough to captain him? Salah is tempting

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Moura's my concern, rather than Kane, but still captain this week

    2. Kuyt Hero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Same here, can't decide which one to cap

    3. DaddyPig
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Kane can’t be trusted at the moment. Fact. He’s just currently not worth the money. Massive sheep mentality with all getting him in.

  4. Bleach †
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    RP, as last time it went 50/50

    For a 1 GW punt before WC, should I go for Sané or Mahrez? (Or Hazard

    1. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Sane

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 days ago

      sane

  5. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Could someone please give me their opinion, I was supposed to make changes on Friday but forgot about evening kick-off so I'm a couple of transfers behind where I wanted to be, even though I scored 71.

    This is my team for this GW;

    Ederson,
    Alonso, Robbo*, Balbuena*
    Haz, Richar, Felipe A, Fraser
    Vardy*, Aguero*, Arnie

    Pat, AWB, Barkley, Pereira

    * = Yellow marker

    Haz, Vardy, Aguero > Sterling, Kane and leaves 8.0m for third striker (-4). I can then roll these funds to next week to upgrade Barkley to Eriksen/Son/Alli/Moura or I could upgrade Pereira to Tripper?

    Any other suggestions welcome.

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      I would leave the players that arent injured alone especially hazard.

      Aguero Vardy > Kane Mitro/Wilson/King

      Alonso may be a doubt also

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        But you have a decent bench so shouldn't worry about alonso or robbo too much

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 days ago

          Appreciate the reply, I think this is my last week on Haz. Might do what you said, at least then it's a free change. My concern is that leaves me with no City attack this week, hence the push for Sterling.

  6. Puzzle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Robbo -> VVD on a WC? Bought Robertson at 6.0

    1. Sergeant Garcia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      No, just bench him this GW.

    2. SALVA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      is he ruled out 100%?

      1. Puzzle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        No, but I'll be surprised if he plays.

    3. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 days ago

      VVD + TAA on WC. Had Robo since GW1 but its VVD time now.

      1. Russell
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Yep, that's what I've done

    4. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      I sold Robbo to enable 4.5 GK to Ederson/Alisson already have TAA, feels more balanced.

  7. Sergeant Garcia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Really unattractive keepercombo... Who to play?

    A) Hart (LIV)
    B) Patricio (CHE)

  8. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Worth getting in Sterling this week?

    1. Sergeant Garcia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      I'd wait one more week.

  9. machickenz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Aguero + Barkley out for which option?

    A) Aubameyang + Townsend
    B) Aubameyang + Pedro
    C) Kane + March
    D) Kane + Kante

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Probably D, but I would be tempted with A

      1. machickenz
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Im leaning towards A too but the fixtures for Kane look so good coming up

  10. Tree House
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Over the next 6 games:

    A) sane + arnie + 4 points
    B) f.Anderson + auba

    Thanks!

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      You're thinking about doing A to B for a hit? I'd wait one more GW and do it for free

      1. Tree House
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        No, both involve getting Kane and sterling in the next two weeks but B requires a hit

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 days ago

          I definitely prefer B

          1. Tree House
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 4 days ago

            Thanks

  11. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    gtg? anything for a hit?

    henny
    robbo - alonso - pereira
    salah(c) - sterling - sane - son - fraser
    arnie - jiminez

    hamer - awb - doherty - success

    1. Totally Hammered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      No Kane, Kun or Auba... “To dare is to do”... Vive la difference!!!

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        yeah not overly concerned not to own either this week

        kane maybe the one concern but he's hardly gone big this season and saints players will have a point to prove to their new gaffa who will be in the stands apparently

      2. Giroud Depardieu
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        not too daring to go without Kun this GW!

  12. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    I think ppl are blowing Bournemouth fixture difficulty out of proportion a bit.. HUD, wol, BHA, mun, WAT, eve, WHU are all fixtures I'd expect attacking returns from Wilson. Overlook him at your peril. Could go crazy in Those home games.. LIV/spurs could be an issue but with both those sides playing UCL etc I don't see those as problem fixtures either.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      They are just so good in attack this year.. Wilson and Fraser stay in my team on WC by the looks of it

    2. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Don’t disagree with you

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Cheers mate. Been tearing my hair out on whether I should "upgrade" Wilson to Arnie.. Think it's better to just keep Wilson. He has been unbelievable this year

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Agreed

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Wilson has been incredible value. Quite happy holding

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Bought him 2 nights ago for the first time at 6.8 on WC.. Was considering mitro/arnie.. Think I'm just going to stick with Wilson for the foreseeable

    5. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Kane, Wilson, Arnie up top?
      Or Kane Wilson (Felipe)

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Kane Auba Wilson.. With Felipe in midfield

  13. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Best 4.5 midfielder & 4.5 goalkeeper?

    1. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Billing & Fabianski

  14. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    kun confirmed injured.. already did my 2 FT...

    a. Kun + Rich to Kane + 5.7mid (Townsend?) for -8
    b. Kun to wilson and keep the cash for -4
    c. hold
    d. any other ideas?

  15. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Mahrez Siggy

    Or

    Sane Richarlison?

    1. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      A this week

      B long term

    2. DaddyPig
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      S&R

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      BSilva Richalison

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Sane rich

    5. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      B

    6. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      B

  16. Feed tha Sheep
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Best transfer this week to enable Kane?
    A. Hazard > Sane
    B. Salah >Sterling
    C. Robertson > Digne

    1. DaddyPig
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      C looks simple and harmless

    2. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Digne could be rested for Baines.

      A looks good.

      1. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        B

    3. Tree House
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Think I will do A

    4. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Maybe A

  17. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Aguero>Auba done

    Do it don’t look back

  18. DaddyPig
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    How’s this WC looking please guys?? Or does it definitely need Kane?
    Could really do with any advice. Thanks!

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

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Nah Kane is fine to be avoided. I like your team, Mina is a naughty pick

      1. DaddyPig
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate! Much appreciated. Yeah hoping for a couple of goals soon!

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Who would you bench this GW?

  19. Pépé Pig
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Any word on Ings fitness?

  20. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    I think i may actually take -4 to do Robbo -> VVD lmao

    Im worried i dont even get 11 players out otherwise

  21. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Keep Martial or ditch him for -4 hit...?

  22. nicecat
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Going for 3-5-2.
    Dilva - Hazard - Richa - Eriksen - [_______]
    Mitro - Wilson - [_______]

    1) Arnautovic and Son
    2) Jimenez and Sane

  23. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Guys...What is meant by "Dead Leg" which is the case of Robertson?

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      His leg died

      1. Bavarian
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 days ago

        clear enough ...thanks mate 🙂

  24. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Chances of laca starting the next two gws?

  25. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    How many of these will actually start this GW

    Digne, Richarlison, Arnautovic, Alonso, Martial, Lacazette, Fraser.

    1. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Almost all of them? Only Alonso is a doubt, no?

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Alonso the only one with a minor injury (although Sarri did say he's "ready to play")

        Rest would just be managerial decisions. As the deadline gets closer I'm more worried!

        1. Pierce34
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 4 days ago

          I think Lacazette was just being eased back after his minor injury, and surely Emery will want his strongest side at Old Trafford. Silva loves Richarlison so he's hardly rested. Bournemouth need a win after 4 losses in a row so I can't see Fraser dropped.

          The rest are more guesses but I would assume it's Martial's turn to start now.

          1. FPLGraham
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 4 days ago

            Yeah fair dos - thanks!

  26. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    salah + jiminez > kane +7.9mid (-8) is unnecessary right?

  27. Prisoner B5160-8
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    They've flagged Robertson for his thigh, but not Alonso for his lower back.

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Because Sarri said "no injuries ... ready to play"

      1. Prisoner B5160-8
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 days ago

        Ah! Good stuff.

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      So, thigh beat lower back?

  28. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Very tempted to ditch Hazard for Son or Felipe this week, even for a hit I think it could work out, just doubting Haz will get the mins with City at the weekend.

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 days ago

      Haz has been getting quite a lot of rest this year hasnt he? Hasnt played any European games hardly

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 days ago

        True, i think it's the recent injury that makes me think he may be carefully managed.

  29. ClothedinSun
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Alternative to Robbo (should he not play) for me are:

    AWB or Schindler - which one should I put first in my sub order as the potential replacement!?

  30. Jules Rimet
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 days ago

    on WC

    A. Fabianski + 4.0
    B. Ederson + 4.0