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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. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    What is going on about alonso?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Awesome, was a bit worried by comments on previous pages

    1. WonderKid77
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

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

      hes ok.

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      He has the face of a small boy

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Daaaaamn 😀

    4. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      So he is ok and people are talking about selling him? 😐

      1. Konig Luther
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        People need to find money to buy expensive options

  2. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Good to go and to save one FT with this side?

    Patricio (Hamer)
    Robertson Duffy Digne
    Salah(VC) Hazard Anderson Schurrle
    Kane(C) Arnautovic Mitrovic

    1st Sub: Wan-Bissaka
    2nd Sub: Doherty
    3rd Sub: Stephens

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I don't feel comfortable with double Fulham attack but have no better idea

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Hazard and Mitro to Aubameyang and Richarlison this weekend is the plan using 2FTs, not sure who I could get for either aside from Fraser or Wilson that would be worth it and with those two I think it might be better to roll the transfer

        Cheers

    2. Astronautovic
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      G2G

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Cheers

  3. Marc Jobling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Still got 1 free transfer after bringing in Kane. If Auba comes in next, would you downgrade Alonso? And, if so, who to?

    Auba, Kenedy & 5.5m DEF
    or Mitrovic, Martial & Alonso

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Is that for a hit

      1. Marc Jobling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        No hits

        1. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 7 days ago

          A then

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Prefer B tbh

  4. Mysterion
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Trippier price lock imminent...

  5. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Would you guys do Pereyra > Brooks and if Mane doesn't play he will come in or get rid of Mane for Son/Mahrez?

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Mane > Son

  6. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    wouldn't be surprised to DCL start this gw

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Richarlison rested nooooo

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 7 days ago

        really???

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Really? Everton have a week off after the game at the weekend. No European football and no EFL Cup. Hardly fixture congestion.

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

    Pretty much done with my WC team.. Just 2 spots left which are driving me insane
    Fabianski 4.0
    TAA Digne Doherty Awb ________
    Sterling Sane Anderson Cairney _______
    Kane Aubameyang Wilson

    A) Bellerin + Fraser (owned Fraser since gw 1 so got him at 5.5)
    B) Diop/4.4 + Richarlison

    Rest of the team I'm very happy with

    1. Eric the King
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      B for me

    2. Badluck Jonathan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I like a

    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      both fraser and wilson is not good to me. keep fraser, put kamara upfront and upgrade defence with trippier or alonso maybe

  8. Noregretz
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Anyone else contemplating doing a TC on Kane ?

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Don't do it

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Well if you like history then this would be an ideal opportunity
      If you like certainty of points then you may want to reconsider!

    3. zuggizaccardo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Gotta hold onto it for that end of year double gameweek, can be an absolute league changer!

    4. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Yeah, will no doubt bottle it though.

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Think this gw will force many wildcards to be activated

    1. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Inevitable.

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Shame most peed them up the wall 10 weeks ago.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I don't mind as I was planning hitting the button tonight or tomorrow anyway - bring it on, can't wait to make some changes

  10. PlayPercentage
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    I'm going Sane (C) -- next match is Saturday evening.

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      He's my C at the moment too. Between him, Hazard or Auba (potentially Son, if bringing in for a hit)

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I'm very tempted, but not worth the stress vs captain poll

  11. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Who would you bench out of
    A) Duffy (CRY)
    B) Doherty (CHE)
    C) Schindler (bou)
    ?

    1. Astronautovic
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      C imo

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Cheers - that was my plan so far anyway

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      B

    3. kijsberg
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Certainly not Duffy.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Just included him so there were 3 options 😆

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Thanks this was my plan

  12. Ed
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Start one:
    A) Foster
    B) Patricio

    Start 2:
    C) AWB
    D) Jiminez
    E) Doherty

    Currently on B, C and D.

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      B
      CD

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      B, C, E

  13. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    What are the chances of Alonso bench?

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      High. Sarri said hes tired - rested for City i think

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

        When did he say he is tired?

      2. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Nope.

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      He said he will play

  14. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Rofl my Defence is in ruins.

    Robbo -> VVD (-4) to get out 11men this a week and free up some loot?

  15. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Kun out or not?

    Robbo out or not?

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Heard kun didnt travel with the team. Dont know about robbie

  16. Eric the King
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Any thoughts on this WC draft welcomed!

    Fab / Button
    TAA / Alonso / Digne / Zabaleta / AWB
    Sterling / Sane / Fanderson / Siggy / Cairney
    Kane / Auba / Kamara

    1. Dave Dreamer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Similar to mine below. You happy with Zabaleta West Ham don't CS very often.

      Fabianski (Button)
      Doherty, TAA, Alonso, Digne (Wan-Bissaka)
      Sane, Sterling, Richarlison, F. Anderson (Gunnarsson)
      Kane, Aubameyang (Kamara)

    2. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Would rather downgrade Alonso > VVD and upgrade Fabianski to Ederson.

  17. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Mauricio Pochettino: "We're going to play a lot of games. Some players we cannot rotate for different reasons.

    And the reason is Llorente 😉

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      haha so true

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Think Llorente gets a raw deal. Kane plays poorly with Moura and Lamela. So why not rotate the attack. First choice = Kane, Eriksen, Alli and Son. Second choice = Moura, Llorente, Lamela, Winks.

  18. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Godamnit I can't figure out if Robbo or Alonso will play or not

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Alonso will.

    2. Flowsick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Both will.

    3. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I got both robbo prob not alonso should play

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Alonso yes (Sarri said so - see Tweets)
      Robbo unsure - how easy is it to resuscitate a leg ...?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Is it possible Alonso might get dropped though for playing badly last game?

  19. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    mane >

    a) son
    b) eriksen
    c) dele
    d) dilva

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I have Son hope for at least 65 mins showdown tomorrow...good afternoon guru

    2. Flowsick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I went Alli.

  20. chelseabrad
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Ederson Hamer
    Alonso TAA Holebas Doherty AWB
    Salah Maddison Richarlison Barkley Stephens
    Kane Wilson Arnie

    2FT and 1.5 ITB, Looking at Barkley > Felipe Anderson but not sure if I want to double up on West Ham attackers... good idea or bad? Any other obvious moves I'm missing??

  21. captainjilflex
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Afternoon all. how does this sound? Pat, Murphy, Kun>Lloris, Mooy, Auba -4

    1. Flowsick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Just Kun to Auba for free.

      1. captainjilflex
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        You might be right. Its just that i have pat stinking out my team with 5 blanks in a row, and also murphy now out of favour leaving me with a possible non playing bench. I feel like its crucial to have playing subs with the rotation risks at the moment.

  22. kijsberg
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    I'm on my WC. Last decision is whether or not to keep Doherty. Defense is:

    Robertson Alonso TAA Doherty Wan-Bissaka

    Considering replacing Doherty with Digne or Foyth. Any thoughts?

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I'm also on my WC..

      My defenders are:

      AWB Robo TAA Digne Doherty

  23. Dave Dreamer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 days ago

    OK, just about to hit the confirm button, any way to improve this??

    Fabianski (Button)
    Doherty, TAA, Alonso, Digne (Wan-Bissaka)
    Sane, Sterling, Richarlison, F. Anderson (Gunnarsson)
    Kane, Aubameyang (Kamara)

    Can't believe I'm transferring out Robo but think it's required.

  24. Bucket_
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Best 4.5 keeper bar Fab?

    1. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Id say its between him and hennessey. Id go Fab personally if you havnt got any other west ham def

  25. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    what's your understanding of pochettino quote on rotation? (ff scout)

    Sounds like he is saying the opposite than last week where all players bar the GK will have to be rotated..

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Correction for Kane

  26. The Dark ONe
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Why is no one talking about Chicharito? Got 90 mins to show what he's really capable of and scored twice. Arnie will probably now move in behind him getting less SOT and also west ham have the best fixtures going into next 6 weeks.

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Chic in shop window for a January move away

    2. Eric the King
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Do we think he is as good as nailed?

    3. The Dark ONe
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I can't see how he can't be nailed on. Arnie has failed to perform in last 3 fixtures. Chic comes in and boom smashes in 2 goals.

  27. TAT
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Camarasa>Son for a -4 too risky?

  28. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    These Alonso/Robbo doubts...
    Yes it's annoying, no it's not worth a hit or transfer to get a replacement.
    Fair?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Not worth a hit if you have bench players. Possible replacements like Digne/Keane or Laporte either have a short run of good matches, or tricky match next GW.

  29. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 days ago

    Which set of players you'd have:

    A) Doherty Mhrez Sterling Wilson/Mitrovic

    B) Auba Sane Richarlison Schindler

  30. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 days ago

    The shockwaves that will be felt if Kane and/or Auba are benched tomorrow!