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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. Ruffio
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Massive fail that team was about 2 weeks old.

    Still wildcarding this lot?

    Fab. (Patricio)

    Pereria. Alonso. VVD. (Dunk. Wan bis)

    Sane . mane. Delofueu. Richarlison. (Neves)

    Arnie Aguerro. Friminho.

    Many thanks

    1. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

  2. Alli
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Doherty (CHE) or Cairney (LEI) as first sub? Very likely substitution because of Robbo.

    1. Ould Onion Bagger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Prob Doherty, but I wouldn't be excited about it.

  3. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Sane to rise tonight?

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      No

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Unlikely

    3. Big Ping
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Don't say it
      Dont say it
      Dont say it
      Don't say it
      Don't say it

      Ask his missus!

  4. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    With Mane pretty much confirmed out, would you get any of the following for a hit?

    A) Son
    B) Eriksen
    C) Sane

    Have Kane, Sterling but no attackers from city, pool or spurs. May not have XI this week as also have Robbo.

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      No other attackers*

    2. Rude Reviewer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Sane

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Seems unlikely he and Sterling will both be benched but it’s not out the the realms of possibility... Son is my favoured option currently but he’s also a risk of course.

    3. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Sane

    4. Hasselbaink Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Adam - you not using your Uni email anymore?

  5. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Who to put as first reserve?

    A) Doherty (CHE)
    B) AWB (bha)

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Awb

  6. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Pretty high probability of Jesus starting tonight?

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Aguero out and a doubt for chelsea

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Nailed on with Aguero out I wouldve thought

  7. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Alisson or Ederson? If you had to pick between the two

    1. Cahill
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Alisson

    2. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Depends who else you have from them teams but I'd probably say Ederson

    3. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Ederson

    4. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Ederson

    5. seewhyaxe
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Alisson, solely because I don't wanna use another city spot on GK.

    6. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks all

  8. Jrot94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Crazy week huh? Would you do Robbo to Alonso for a (-4) if you have Sterling and no bench. Never take hits for defenders but this feels like it might be the exception

    1. Melon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Definitely not considering Alonso might not even start.

    2. Totally Hammered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Alonso not guaranteed to start.... so a no from me!!

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      No way, Alonso a doubt too

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      no way, looks like alonso won't start

  9. Black Knights
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    How is this on WC?

    Fabianski, Stek,
    Tripper, Alonso, TAA, Doherty, AWB
    Son, Sane, Siggy, Felipe, Gunnarsson
    Kane, Auba, Wilson

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Looks good, but I'm missing Sterling on a WC..

      1. Pegboy
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Agree. Too many mid-range midfielders.

        1. Black Knights
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Sterling + one = one crap one though!

      2. Black Knights
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, can't see a worthwhile downgrade to accommodate him, think he might get rested today, and wouldn't like to own him... would find his misses too frustrating.

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Not keen on a Spurs double up in attack tbh

    3. Billingstad Broilers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I will go for this wc
      Hennesey, Hamer
      Luiz, TAA, Doherty, AWB, Kolasinac
      Dilva, Sterling, Son, Felipe, Townsend
      Kane, Abu, Kamara

  10. Ould Onion Bagger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Worried about Robertson not playing... Jiminez and Doherty first two options on my bench (playing 442).

    Doherty -> Trippier and move him ahead of Jiminez?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Not so sure Tripper will play

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      wouldn't risk getting Trippier in he may not start. Would just leave it if i was you

  11. Cahill
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Carnage around here 🙂

    One question from me!

    A) auba & townsend
    B) laca & F Anderson

    1. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

  12. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone know who the guy on Twitter is, who gets the West Ham line-up right before almost every deadline?

  13. EMEA
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Thinking 3-4-3, or 4-3-3?

    Balheuna or Martial you will choose to start?

    1. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Martial

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Balbuena injured I think.

  14. TheLord
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    On a Wildcard, who to pick as a 5th bench warmer midfielder? (Playing 343)

    A) Billing
    B) Camarasa
    C) McArthur
    D) Other? 4.7 budget

    1. Cahill
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B I think

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      d - KSY

    4. Ould Onion Bagger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

      I'd consider Kayal as well. Or Gunnarrson.

  15. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    A) Mané > Sané (-4)
    B) Mané > F.Anderson (-4)
    C) Robbo > TAA (-4)
    D) Hold Robbo and Mané (no other flags in my team but bench players will get 2 points at most + possible rotations)

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. ClothedinSun
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A for a rush, B for relatively safe bet.

  16. AMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Hi all

    I need really your thoughts whom should I Captain.

    1. Arnie
    2. Wilson
    3. Auba
    4. Sane
    5. Sterling - rotation rist
    6. Haz - rotation risk
    7. Richarlison

    I am on Wilson atm... !!!!

    Plssssssss

    1. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I'd say Wilson personally

  17. BlzE_94
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Play AWB or Cook?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Cook

  18. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone contemplating captaining Aubameyang?

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      if I had him, yes.

      He might even rise for a third time in 3 days if transfers keep on going like this

  19. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    WC this or nah with all the injury doubts and weak bench?

    Kepa
    Alonso, Robbo, Doherty, AWB
    Salah, Hazard, Martial, Rich
    Auba, Arnie

    Hamar, Billing, Kamara, Peltier.

  20. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    A) Trippier + Eriksen + Mitrovic

    B) Zanka + Schurrle + Kane

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A

  21. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Foster > Fab for -4

    Yes or no?

    Cheers

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      No

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      If its your only keeper then yes

  22. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Kun to Auba worth a hit?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yes, as Kun won't play

    2. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Kun confirmed out, I would

    3. Haugli
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Not sure tbh. Depending on your bench and how you prioritize value

  23. TAT
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Play Camarasa (bench: Doherty, Jiménez and Vinagre), or take a -4 hit for Camarasa to Son?

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I’d be tempted by Son.

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        I sure am – I just hope doesn't get benched or only play (very) limited amount of minutes.

  24. rkpower1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Need some help guys and girls:

    A) Aguero + Barkley to Kane + sub 5m mid (-4 hit)

    OR

    B) Aguero + Barkley to Arnie + Sane/Mahrez/Son/Alli/Erikson (-4 hit)

    Thanks

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      B Sane

  25. Eric Banternaaa
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Thinking WC. 1FT 1.8ITB

    Ryan / Ptricio
    Robertson / Laporte / Bennett / Alonso / Balbuena
    Salah / Sand / Richarlison / Fraser / Billing
    Arnie / Aguero / Jiminez

    To

    Fabianski / Hamer
    VVD / TAA / Alonso / Balbuena / Schindler
    Salah / Sane / Richarlison / Son / Billing
    Auba / Jiminez / Arnie

    Thoughts?

  26. Melon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    I'm expecting at least one bench player to come on this GW.

    Who would you have first on your bench out of Kenedy or Doherty?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I am expecting all 3 to be used and even that won't be enough

      i'd go doherty

  27. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Diop or Rice?

  28. fkmzcgp
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    I’m so stuck.. got the exact amount to do Hazard to Sterling before he rises tonight... but I don’t think sterling will play tonight :/ what do I do

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Transfer once deadline has passed tonight

      1. fkmzcgp
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Yep.. I’m being dumb lol works out perfectly

    2. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Do it after 6.45pm?

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Make another sensible transfer elsewhere that brings in at least 0.1 and then bring Sterling in at the weekend. Just a thought.

  29. Snibal
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Any West Ham fans that know if Balbuena is likely to play? Looking to bring him in, but Pellegrini's comments were a bit vague

    1. Melon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I'd hold if you have him (I do), but I would certainly shy away from bringing him in a hurry in if you don't.

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Need to know this, there is a guy on Twitter who gets their line-up right but can't find him

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Thanks dude!

        2. Snibal
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          thanks!

  30. United2603
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Already taken a hit to get Kane in, Mane seems to be out...would u take another hit or just play Kenedy??

    1. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Who are you looking to bring in?

    2. United2603
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 23 days ago

      not sure! maybe Alli or Eriksen