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Differentials on offer at Wolves, West Ham and Palace in Gameweek 17

While Mohamed Salah has dominated the Fantasy Premier League talking points this week, there are still plenty of differentials worth considering.

We’ve gone in search of assets owned by fewer than 5% of Fantasy managers once again.

Gameweek 17 sees us turn to Wolves, West Ham and Crystal Palace.

Diogo Jota

Price: £5.9m

Ownership: 1.0%

After a tricky start to life in the Premier League, Wolves’ top-scorer from their Championship winning season appears to have found his feet.

Diogo Jota (£5.9m) has re-established himself in the first XI having started the last two matches, recording two goals and one assist across them.

Crucially, he has maintained a 100% shot accuracy in that time and this week goes up against the Bournemouth defence which propelled Mohamed Salah to a hat-trick in Gameweek 16.

The Cherries still sit bottom of the pile for shots allowed in the box over the previous four Gameweeks, so Jota should have plenty of opportunities to continue his run of form.

Robert Snodgrass

Price: £5.3m

Ownership: 1.2%

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m) continues to offer great potential as a differential.

The Hammers’ fixtures continue to look appealing over the Christmas period, especially a trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham.

The Cottagers are still leaking chances and goals at the back even since Claudio Ranieri took over, presenting a great opportunity for the Hammers to score three goals for the fourth match in a row.

At the heart of their recent form has been Snodgrass, who now has three assists and a goal in his last three matches.

That form looks set to continue with the Scottish international’s imprssive underlying statistics.

He is the chief creator for West Ham with none of his colleagues even close to his number of chances created in the last four Gameweeks. In fact, his total is just one fewer than Eden Hazard during that time.

Andros Townsend

Price: £5.7m

Ownership: 2.0%

With Wilfried Zaha suspended for Gameweek 17, there will be more of an onus on Andros Townsend (£5.7m) to be the central attacking threat for Crystal Palace.

The midfielder has been deployed in a forward’s role for much of 2018/19 already so he should be relatively comfortable with that mantle.

There are still encouraging underlying statistics for Townsend in the last four Gameweeks too.

He has been offering the potential for a spread of attacking returns, his chances created also one fewer than Hazard (like Snodgrass), and eight shots on goal too.

Townsend’s last match at Selhurst Park yielded a goal and assist so he will be hoping to replicate that when Leicester City visit this weekend.

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751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Who to play this week:

    Rich
    Torreira

    One will need to be benched

    1. zotter
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Bench torreira

  2. Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Play Siggy or Success this week.?

    1. JasonG123
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Siggy and hope Ederson has another brain fade giving away a penalty.

      1. zotter
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Lol not sure siggy takes though

      2. AndyCook
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Which he’ll miss following this seasons form

        1. JasonG123
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Yeah, on second thought OP should hope Ederson doesn't have a brain fade so he can bank Siggy's 2 points 😉

  3. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ryan to Fabianski even for a -4 looks an obvious move to me. Not usually one for keeper transfers but I'm pretty sure Fab will more than make up the 4 points over the next 5 game weeks. Can see 2 or 3 clean sheets whereas cant see any for Ryan over the next 5. And isnt he also off to aus for internationals at some point.

    Anyone actually keeping Ryan and why?

    1. JasonG123
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah bite the bullet.

    2. zotter
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Fab just isn’t keeping sheets tho

      1. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Is there a better cheap keeper?

    3. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I have Ryan & Fabianski. I want to move Ryan on though.

      In my view a transfer is only worth -4 if you can make up all 4 points that gameweek.

      I am looking to move Ryan on, but don't know who for yet. I had an eye on Hennessey but considering Lossl too.

      1. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Should have said my second keeper is non playing.

        If you have fab then no need to move ryan out, just play fab!

        Don't see your logic that its only worth it if you make the 4 in the same week. If you get an extra >4 points over 5 weeks, its still an extra >4 to your total which you othetwise would mot have.

        1. mysteryDave
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          You could do the transfer for free next week (assuming nothing else urgent) then you might still get 3/4 of those points without losing 4 for the transfer.

          1. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah fair one. Something always comes up though 🙂

  4. JasonG123
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Patricio (Hamer)
    Robertson TAA Doherty (Balbuena Wan-Bissaka)
    Salah Sterling Sane Snodgrass (Obiang)
    Kane Wilson Jimenez

    0.2m ITB, 1FT. Two questions:
    (1) Would you trade TAA with this squad given Wilson, Sane etc are all doubts and Obiang won't start?
    (2) If so, should he be traded to Kolasinac or down to Kiko//Schindler to raise funds?

  5. mysteryDave
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Wish I'd got Schindler before his rise this week. Best 5th defender 4.3 or less? Doesn't need to play this week.
    Tomkins?

    1. JasonG123
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I really like Chambers but not sure why he missed out at the weekend. No one seems to have a reason but the Team News has predicted him starting again?

      Kiko is another option.

      I assume you already have Wan-Bissaka. If not, then him.

      1. mysteryDave
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Yes everyone has WBA. I'd forgotton about Chambers in midfield but the no show is a concern.

        Kiko looks like a good option cheers. Not having the 0.5 to upgrade to Holebase might annoy me though.

  6. AndyCook
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Lucas a nice draft pick for this week? Would have to drop Sigurdsson

  7. zotter
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ryan to Leno worth a hit ? Other keeper Hart

    1. JasonG123
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Don't think so if Ryan and Hart rotate well given Leno is abit more expensive.

      1. zotter
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Rotate terribly atm. Next three both have stinkers.

        1. zotter
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Ryan has Chelsea h. Wolves a. Arsenal h

          Hart has spurs a. Arsenal a. Everton h

          1. JasonG123
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Might be worth it then for points, but structurally that's too much on keepers imo.

    2. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Probably. Consider Lossl or Hennessey as alternatives.

      1. zotter
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Leno just has to get a sheet in next three to pay for transfer

        1. mysteryDave
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Likely he will get 2/3.

  8. Deulofale
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Quick and easy quiz. Which 2 players have hit the woodwork the most this season in the prem? (3 times each)

    1. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Reposted on new article

    2. zotter
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Not easy !! Guess mane and Lukaku

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Not quite!

        Mane 0
        Lukaku 1

    3. scottmac
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Alonso has to be one of them, am sure he hit the post/bar twice in one game

    4. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Is it Alonso?!

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Yes guys. Sorry, I moved to the new article https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/19465203

  9. scottmac
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Klopp's comments would suggest that TAA won't be out too long.

    Anyone elsse just holding and see what next week brings?

    1. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Tempted. Also tempted to downgrade to a cheapie to fund Richarlinson -> Son for -4.

      1. scottmac
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Never been a fan of taking a -4 hit on a defender, though Son could easily return double digit score (if he plays)

        1. mysteryDave
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          He will play.

          1. scottmac
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Hmm. Not certain to start in my opinion, whereas Rich nailed on to plya full 90 mins (albeit v Man City)

  10. konrad.sygula95
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Which options is Best out of those? King & TAA on - 4 to:

    A) Chicharito & D. Luiz
    B) Jimenez & D. Luiz
    C) Mitrovic & Kola

    1. zotter
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      All are viable. Probably lean to A

    2. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I have secret option D) Chicarito & Kola

  11. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    no city assets. Laca also an issue.

    Here are the options:

    A laca and Chilwell to Kun and holebas -4
    B laca mitro for free
    C save

  12. Doge
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Big difference in Hazard's season so far. Nearly identical minutes played:

    First 8 Gameweeks: 74 points
    (Two top 6 teams, 4 home games)

    Last 8 Gameweeks: 29 points
    (Three top 6 teams, 5 home games)

    1. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      What a difference playing with a back injury makes huh?
      Bet his owners are glad it has cleared up.

      1. Doge
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        True but his back has been fine since GW12. Wouldn't be playing full 90 minute games if it wasn't.

        1. mysteryDave
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          I thought there were comments from the manager about it being managed even once he was back playing full games.

          Either way I'd expect next 8 to look closer to the first 8.

  13. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Lac+fraser>haz+5.1
    Lac+richa >haz+5.9

    Save trnsfer bench doh richa awb

  14. Norsemen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone else transferring TAA out?
    Don’t see the point in keeping him.
    1 FT and 0.7 ITB.
    But who should replace him?

    1. Norsemen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Defense ATM:
      TAA* - Alonso - Doherty - AWB - Digne

  15. Gloria Leicesterfan
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    For Next 2 weeks?

    B. Silva or

    Anderson

  16. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    What to do...current team is...with 0.4 ITB
    Ederson
    Doherty Robertson, Alonso
    Salah, Rich, Sterling Fraser
    Mitrovic Laca Wilson
    Subs Hamer, Digne, AWB, Gwendouzi

    A Ederson to Fabianski
    B Ederson/Guendouzi to Fabianski/Snodgrass -4
    C Laca/Rich to Abamayang/Snodgrass -4
    D Laca/Rich to Son/Chico -4
    E WC

  17. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    2 FT: Alonso, Taa --> Luiz, Walker/Laporte?
    Need to downgrade Alonso to get a City defender...

  18. konrad.sygula95
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Which options is Best out of those? King & TAA on - 4 to:

    A) Chicharito & D. Luiz
    B) Jimenez & D. Luiz
    C) Mitrovic & Kola
    D) Chicharito & Kola

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

    Start 1

    A) fraser (wol a)
    B) success (car h)
    C) awb (lei h)
    D) pereira (cry a)

    1. Patrick Bateman
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Tough, I would be between A or D

      1. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        You are in mid-December

  20. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 7 days ago

    which is more useful, a chocolate control rod in a nuclear reactor or Ederson in your FPL team

  21. Regin
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Worth keeping Kane? Get rid for aguero? Or a cheapie like Jimenez and make major upgrade in midfield?

  22. Regin
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 7 days ago

    With Mane back, is Salah really worth almost 3.5 m more than mane

    1. Patrick Bateman
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yes.

  23. Patrick Bateman
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Casual question inbound... How do you know how many transfers a rival has made for an upcoming game week?