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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
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      In terms of height?

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I thought in terms of numbers

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Gonna day mmmmm wolves

    3. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Everton

    4. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      All the same. 25

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

    6. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Wolves?

    7. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Has to be Everton right?

    8. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      The rule is 25 no?

    9. Stoic
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      In FPL ? Watford I think

  2. ♤TeddyBear♤
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Do we think Firmino will start?

    Can get him out for -4

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. ♤TeddyBear♤
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

  3. No Pirlo No Party
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Yep, would do it the same way

      1. No Pirlo No Party
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

  4. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Price changes today are rest at the deadline, right?

    1. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      No just recalibrated for wildcards

  5. The Rock
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      B

  6. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 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

  7. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Planning future hits is never good.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        this

      2. TeddiPonza
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

      3. Regin
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        nothing like that. planning is good.

  8. ankil2009
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      No

    2. Pierce34
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      No.

  9. TAT
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Haz

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Interesting. Why would you pick him?

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Hazard

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Why would you pick Hazard over the other options?

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 18 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
            10 months, 18 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Sane

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. Giroud Depardieu
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 18 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
            10 months, 18 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
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 18 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
                10 months, 18 days ago

                I sure hope you're right! 😀

    4. adey70
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

  10. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Yes but may play out wide with Sturridge striker

      1. gauzah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        That may be even better.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. gauzah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. Giroud Depardieu
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. gauzah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 18 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

  11. jaywills
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I would anyway

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Absolutely

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Yes 100%

  12. mysteryDave
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. mysteryDave
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. wilsonito
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

  13. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Sorry, bottomed. On WC, for this GW:

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

    Thanks!

  14. PL Ball
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    Mahrez worth a punt?

    1. jaywills
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      David Silva

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. PL Ball
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Also buying Kane.

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. tokara
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      silva or anderson

    4. Totally Hammered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 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?

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    How do you add the image from gravatar here?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Nvm lol

  16. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Clever

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Has been Spurs' most threatening attacker last couple of games

  17. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Felipe Anderson a decent pick? Unlikely to get rotated?

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Great pick. Looks a good player

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      yep, unlikely

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers

  18. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Own Kane, Sane, Fanderson. Thoughts?

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

  19. Ahmed Adam
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. jaywills
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Sane,
      Digne,
      Son

  20. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 18 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
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

  21. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 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

  22. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 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
      10 months, 18 days ago

      That team looks great for this GW!

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Do you take hits every week?

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        usually do, you know that rupert 😉

        first week in a good while I may not

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

    4. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

  23. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    -8 incoming.

  24. Drogba Legend
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 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)

  25. jaywills
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

  26. TAT
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    How good are the chances Son plays this GW?

    1. jaywills
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      75%

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. jaywills
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          You have Kane?

          1. TAT
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I think 50/50 between him and lucas

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

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

  27. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

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

  28. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

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

  29. SoShy
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Lukaku brace Incoming...