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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. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Who do you think has the biggest PL squad?
    If you get it I am doubting honesty.

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      In terms of height?

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 24 days ago

        I thought in terms of numbers

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Gonna day mmmmm wolves

    3. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Everton

    4. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      All the same. 25

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Every team has 25.
      Not sure what you're getting at.

    6. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Wolves?

    7. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Has to be Everton right?

    8. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      The rule is 25 no?

    9. Stoic
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      In FPL ? Watford I think

  2. ♤TeddyBear♤
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Do we think Firmino will start?

    Can get him out for -4

    1. Regin
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      he will probably start, but not in form. plays too deep. get rid

      1. ♤TeddyBear♤
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        on the list to do him to Laca next week. Could do it now though

  3. No Pirlo No Party
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Fabianksi
    Alonso - Robertson - AWB
    Sane - Mane - Richarlison - Fraser
    Kane - Arnautovic - Wilson

    (Foster - Martial - Doherty - Peltier)

    Correct bench? Likely that they will be called on anwyays!

    1. The 5% Team
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Yep, would do it the same way

        1. No Pirlo No Party
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Thanks Gaabrop. Probably make no difference in the end, but you never know.

    2. Eat my goal!
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Price changes today are rest at the deadline, right?

        1. Pierce34
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Price changes are always between 2:10-2:15 GMT, regardless of gameweek deadlines.

        2. MTPockets
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          No just recalibrated for wildcards

      • The Rock
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Foster
        Alonso, Robertson, Digne, AWB
        Hazard, Salah, Richarlison,
        Kane, Arnie, Jimenez
        Hamer, Camarasa, Doherty, Hoijberg

        0.9 in the bank and already made Aguero to Kane move. 1 more free transfer, which is best:

        A) Foster to Fabianski
        B) Jimenez to Wilson
        C) Hazard to Sterling/Sane

        1. No Pirlo No Party
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Same first move and I did C with Sane. Couldn't afford Sterling.

        2. Steiger
            6 months, 24 days ago

            B

        3. Rhodes your boat
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Gtg?

          Ederson
          Alonso robbo taa Digne balbuena
          Salah sane siggy
          Kane arnie

          Hamer Fraser success guendouzi

          Fairly confident Fraser will end up coming off the bench

        4. TeddiPonza
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          How is this plan?

          This week: Martial and Aguero to Kane(c) and Fraser for free
          Next week: Salah and Wilson/Arnie to DSilva and Auba(c) for -4

          ?

          1. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Planning future hits is never good.

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 24 days ago

              this

            2. TeddiPonza
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 24 days ago

              I know, but my transfers this week are important fot this plan to work out.

            3. Regin
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 24 days ago

              nothing like that. planning is good.

        5. ankil2009
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Do the price changes get reset at start of new GW, so for example aguero's and barkley's bar will get reset tonight and they wont fall?

          1. Ambrosiana Inter
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 24 days ago

            No

          2. Pierce34
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            No.

        6. TAT
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Who would you captain out of Sané, Auba, Hazard or Son (if taking a hit to bring him in)?

          1. Ambrosiana Inter
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Haz

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 24 days ago

              Interesting. Why would you pick him?

          2. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Hazard

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 24 days ago

              Why would you pick Hazard over the other options?

              1. Regin
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 24 days ago

                i also have the same players except son. I am also contemplating arnie or richarlison as captain. dont have salah or kane.

                1. TAT
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 24 days ago

                  Yeah, Arnie/Richarlison are decent options too of course. Wonder if the price tag will keep me from giving them the armband. So much easier to justify going for one of the premium options.

          3. Giroud Depardieu
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Sane

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 24 days ago

              The armband is currently on Sané, but the fear of massive hauls from the other options is big!

              1. Giroud Depardieu
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 24 days ago

                Don't fear other people's hauls, just look forward to your own!
                I'm on Sane C too.

                1. TAT
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 24 days ago

                  Unfortunately I'm yet to experience a haul this season…Would be great if Sané could outscore the others; he's certainly a differential amongst Salah, Kane sterling etc. this GW!

                  1. Giroud Depardieu
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 24 days ago

                    This is your moment! I'm only in the top 1k as I've been captaining Sterling, Laca all season when no one else did.
                    Average risk vs High Reward

                    1. TAT
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      I sure hope you're right! 😀

          4. adey70
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            I just sold Hazard, so he will get a shitload of points.

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 24 days ago

              Happens every time I ditch him too. Do want Sterling, but don't know if a hit this GW is worth it.

        7. gauzah
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Salah (C) a no brainer for this GW. Have a look a Burnley's defending stats!

          1. Ambrosiana Inter
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Yes but may play out wide with Sturridge striker

            1. gauzah
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 24 days ago

              That may be even better.

          2. #FPLBhuna
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            that's what I'm thinking, and so have decided to go kane-less this week

            1. gauzah
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 24 days ago

              I've got Kane as well but he needs to earn my trust somewhat first.

            2. Giroud Depardieu
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 24 days ago

              Can we not call Kane Soldado MkII until he's doing more than just scoring a pen every week?

          3. Valar(Keith)
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            He is the one regret I have not owning on WC this week

            1. gauzah
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 24 days ago

              This week is a big hitter lottery imo. The short period between gameweeks and crazy price changes have led to a lot of rash decisions

        8. jaywills
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          Would you do this...
          Robertson, Mane, Aguero out -> Trent Alexander Arnold, Sane, Kane in? (-4 hit)

          1. Steiger
              6 months, 24 days ago

              I would anyway

            • claretparrot
                6 months, 24 days ago

                Absolutely

              • Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 24 days ago

                Yes 100%

            • mysteryDave
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 24 days ago

              Richarlinson topped a captain poll recently but isn't even an option on this week's poll.
              He is 6th on the FFS midfielders watchlist, and has an easy home game against Newcastle.
              Surely he should be included?

              1. claretparrot
                  6 months, 24 days ago

                  Agree he should be an option, but the vast majority of squads will have a better alternative

                  1. mysteryDave
                    • 10 Years
                    6 months, 24 days ago

                    I am being boring and going with the majority Kane (C)
                    Having Rich as (VC) though.

                • wilsonito
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 24 days ago

                  I thought the same, especially as I’m captaining him

              2. claretparrot
                  6 months, 24 days ago

                  Sorry, bottomed. On WC, for this GW:

                  1) Foyth + £1.1m; or
                  2) Trippier?

                  Thanks!

                • PL Ball
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 24 days ago

                  Mane replacement. Don't have enough for Sane/Sterling..

                  Mahrez worth a punt?

                  1. jaywills
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 24 days ago

                    David Silva

                  2. claretparrot
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      How can you be selling Mane and not have enough for Sane?

                      1. PL Ball
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Also buying Kane.

                        1. claretparrot
                            6 months, 24 days ago

                            Ah. Yeah in that case I'd be going Dilva or Anderson as below

                      2. tokara
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        silva or anderson

                      3. Totally Hammered
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        He will get minutes for sure... but will it be enough or will you in a GW or two be looking to move him on..do you have enough for Dilva? If not Anderson worth a look?

                    • Inazuma X1
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      How do you add the image from gravatar here?

                      1. Inazuma X1
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Nvm lol

                    • how now brown cow
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      Why do people think son will start tonight?

                      He might start, not saying he won't, but he might not

                      1. Burger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        100% he won't play tonight....

                        1. how now brown cow
                          • 4 Years
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          Clever

                      2. Miguel Sanchez
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Has been Spurs' most threatening attacker last couple of games

                    • Whazza
                      • 7 Years
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      Felipe Anderson a decent pick? Unlikely to get rotated?

                      1. Bubz
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Great pick. Looks a good player

                      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        yep, unlikely

                      3. Whazza
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Cheers

                    • Pontus Jansson's Magic…
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      Own Kane, Sane, Fanderson. Thoughts?

                      A) Robbo, Son, Arnie, Auba
                      B) Schindler, Sterling, Jimenez, Auba

                    • Ahmed Adam
                      • 1 Year
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      1) Sane or mehrez
                      2) Digne or Keane
                      3) Son or Alli

                      1. jaywills
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Sane,
                        Digne,
                        Son

                    • seewhyaxe
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      really need to not think about the other matches as a non-Kane and Salah owner.

                      I'm really struggling with my vc choice this week as I have Sterling as my captain who is possibly benched for this fixture.

                      Hazard (vc), here we go!

                      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        I don't think he'll be benched if aguero is out as appears. He may even play up front the way Jesus has been looking. And since Sterling tends either to play or not, if you have a nailed VC then I think sterling C is way to go

                        1. seewhyaxe
                          • 2 Years
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          I sincerely hope so and also afraid of Kane/Salah hauls this week.

                    • tibollom
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      What's more important right now, getting rid of Kun for -4 (for wilson) or getting KAne in for -8 (Kun + another for Kane + another)?

                      Patricio,
                      Robbo Laporte Alonso AWB
                      Haz Rich BSilva
                      Arnie Kun Auba

                    • #FPLBhuna
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 24 days ago

                      it would be headloss to get rid of salah to fund kane for a (-8) wouldn't it?

                      on this team for 0 hits right now

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

                      hamer - awb - doherty - success

                      1. TAT
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        That team looks great for this GW!

                      2. Rupert The Horse
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Do you take hits every week?

                        1. #FPLBhuna
                          • 2 Years
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          usually do, you know that rupert 😉

                          first week in a good while I may not

                      3. donlobatto
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        I wouldn't do it - your team is plenty good enough for this week imo

                      4. Hits from the Bong
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          Why do you keep using the word headloss? You’re annoying enough without that.

                      5. DA Minnion
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        -8 incoming.

                      6. Drogba Legend
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Captain:

                        A) Son
                        B) Salah
                        C) Hazard
                        D) Arny
                        E) Take Kun out for a hit and captain whoever you bring in (probably Auba)

                      7. jaywills
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Thoughts on:
                        Robertson, Mane, Aguero out -> Trent Alexander Arnold, Sane, Kane in? (-4 hit)

                        1. Drogba Legend
                          • 1 Year
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          Don't hate those moves, I'd say go for it.

                      8. TAT
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        How good are the chances Son plays this GW?

                        1. jaywills
                          • 3 Years
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          75%

                          1. TAT
                            • 1 Year
                            6 months, 24 days ago

                            Would you risk bringing him in for a hit? Camarasa out if so.

                            1. jaywills
                              • 3 Years
                              6 months, 24 days ago

                              You have Kane?

                              1. TAT
                                • 1 Year
                                6 months, 24 days ago

                                No, I'm looking at a Kane-less plan going forward.

                        2. how now brown cow
                          • 4 Years
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          I think 50/50 between him and lucas

                          1. TAT
                            • 1 Year
                            6 months, 24 days ago

                            Damn, forgot about Lucas. Would you risk getting Son for a hit?

                      9. Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        What d you think of a West Ham double-up of Arnie and Anderson with their very decent upcoming fixtures?

                        1. Bubz
                          • 5 Years
                          6 months, 24 days ago

                          Been working well for me last few weeks and long may it continue

                      10. Bavarian
                        • 1 Year
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Anyone using the FH chip this week due to sudden injuries and rotations?

                      11. SoShy
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 24 days ago

                        Lukaku brace Incoming...