Spot the Differential

Strong form and fixtures for budget differential Mousset ahead of Gameweek 15

Last Gameweek may have seen a high-owned defender in Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) topping the scores for the round but there were many unheralded players also making a mark.

In fact, of the top seven points-scorers, five had single-digit ownership. A shout-out must also go to this column’s picks, with Dele Alli (£8.5m) and Danny Ings (£6.2m) also registering healthy Fantasy returns of 15 and nine respectively.

With the short turnaround between Gameweeks, we go again with some additional low-owned choices at hand.

Here are three differentials that are worth considering for Gameweek 15.

Lys Mousset

  • FPL ownership: 5.8%*
  • Price: £5.1m
  • GW15 fixture: Newcastle United (h)

With four goals and three assists in the last six Gameweeks, it’s becoming hard to ignore Lys Mousset.

The former France under-21 international has been something of a surprise package this season. Prior to this campaign, he had only scored three Premier League goals in 58 games. And yet he seems to have come of age since his club-record switch over the summer.

He’s had direct involvement in 47% of Sheffield United’s goals since August, which is all the more remarkable when considering that he’s only started five league games. In fact, at the moment, he’s averaging a goal every 100 minutes played.

The biggest concern with Mousset is his lack of minutes. He may have cemented his place in the starting line-up of late, but he’s yet to play a full match for the Blades and his fitness is still a slight issue.

Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) is in the same price bracket as him and has played double the number of minutes but has admittedly been involved in fewer goals for Crystal Palace.

Even if Mousset’s minutes are limited, he has demonstrated that he has an eye for goal when it matters and Sheffield United have a good run of games between now and the end of the year. Up next are a Newcastle United team that have conceded 16 goals in seven games on the road this season.

*less than 5% ownership at the time of writing this article.

Dele Alli

  • FPL ownership: 3.9%
  • Price: £8.5m
  • GW15 fixture: Manchester United (a)

It made sense to tip him last time out and he validated his selection with a brace; Alli is still a bona fide differential as things stand and he gets the nod again.

Alli’s minutes were limited last season primarily due to fitness and injury issues. His total of nine attacking returns in 2018/19 was by some distance his worst during his time as a Premier League player and he is already just four off his goals and assists tally from last season.

It’s clear that already under Jose Mourinho he has become more clinical. For now, at least, it seems he doesn’t even need lots of touches in advanced areas to make a mark. As an example, in Gameweek 14, Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) had more touches in the final third than Alli and yet they failed to register any Fantasy returns .

Aside from touches, Alli is a clear and obvious goal threat. Last Gameweek, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m) was the only midfielder to have more shots on goal compared to him.

However, Alli had more big chances than any other midfielder listed in FPL.

Some may say that he exceeded his xG, but the fact of the matter is that he took his chances and was probably unlucky not to score a hat-trick. Up next for Tottenham is a visit to Old Trafford, with Mourinho returning to his old club.

United’s backline have struggled to keep clean sheets since his departure and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if this rejuvenated Tottenham team ended up registering numerous goal attempts in this encounter.

James Ward-Prowse

  • FPL ownership: 1.4%
  • Price: £5.8m
  • GW15 fixture: Norwich City (h)

Danny Ings (£6.2m) may have been stealing the headlines as Southampton’s most viable FPL asset. However, there is another player among their ranks that also has made a noticeable impact.

Ward-Prowse has now scored three goals in his last four league games and his 83rd-minute match-winning strike was key on Saturday in lifting the Saints’ fortunes.

He averaged a goal every 277 minutes played last season, which is far from spectacular in the grand scheme of things, but nevertheless reasonable for an unheralded budget midfielder. He is also a regular on set-piece duties, which adds to his value.

In a similar way to Alli, he’s hardly been making a name for himself with touches in the final third. However, over the past four Gameweeks, he is ranked joint-second for goal attempts, joint-first for shots on target and joint-first for big chances among sub-£6.0m midfielders.

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Ward-Prowse is an England international and, if we’re being critical, he’s not truly fulfilled his potential to date. Yet, with a generous fixture run, starting with Norwich at home, it could be the impetus that he needs to continue his recent goalscoring run and perhaps score more than 100 FPL points in a season come May.

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1,233 Comments Post a Comment
  1. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Starting Tammy but if he doesn't play who should i have 1st on my bench?

    a. Fleck
    b. Kelly
    c. Rico

    Thanks

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cleans are hard to come by. Fleck imo.

  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best way to improve this team from gw16 with 1.6m itb??

    Pope Heaton
    Taa Lundy Tomori — Rico Lascelles
    Mane Pulisic Kdb Mount — Cantwell
    Vardy Ings Rashford

    Main options i can think of are
    A: Lascelles + Mount >> Hanley + Alli (-4)...exact funds
    B: Mount >> Zaha
    C: Something else

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Do A after deadline

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Heaton > Henderson

  3. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Start...

    A) Martial
    B) Soy

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

      1. Aleksei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        this

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Same dilemma. Bizarrely I'm on B - wasn't expecting to play Abraham though

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah, I've been on Soy all week, had Abraham starting anyway in bus team, think I'll just stick.

  4. The UnderFKtaker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Late curveball for Martial owners considering zaha n alli...

    ......Ozil?

    1. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      seriously? Fleck is better

      1. The UnderFKtaker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yes. Nice 4 out of 5 next fixtures. His creativity is in the 60s n 70s for last few games too.

    2. Brehmeren
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is this supposed to be a joke?

      1. The UnderFKtaker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Spot the differential article

  5. Aleksei
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tammy goal and Ings blank - this site will crash:))))

    1. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      and mousset blank needed also 😀

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Both will be on the bench.

  6. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    2FTs. 1.1ITB. Im Clueless to what to do here tbh. Too many options and I cant decide! Suggestions!?

    Pope
    TAA, Soy, Tomori, Lund
    Sterling, Mane, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Jimenez

    Button, Dendo, Rico, Greenwood

    1. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Upgrade Greenwood
      You may well need a 3rd striker for GW18

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I could get Mousset in, but who to bench this gw then? Tomori, Lund?

        1. juho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I would bench Tomori.
          AVL is pretty attacking

          1. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Its a tough one. To bench a defender at home against Villa...

  7. Pickle juice
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Mount to zaha for free ???

    YES or NO

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'll do it next GW

  8. swobe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Martial -> Maddison ? (2.7mil ITB)

    Pretty content with my squad at the moment but really disheartened by Martial's performance...

    Pope
    Lundy TAA Soy (Aurier, Diop)
    Mane Son Martial Pulisic (Cantwell)
    Vardy(C) Jimi Ings

  9. applebonkers
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    enjoyed the kane debate on the scoutcast, it's hard not to think of him as a nostalgia pick when you look at the bare naked facts of the past 18months but with a new manager it's good to re-assess if it will be more of the same struggling for 20, or 30 goal flirter.

    like jonty i've given him a home for xmas, i felt physically for club and country he's looked a bit more mobile recently. for me i put that above playing position even as to his prospects. more mobile, more able to make the extra runs for more attempts at goals and assists etc. his finishing never in doubt. i'd never argue that he's better value than son or alli but for me there's scope for a revival, i mean it's a disgustingly low bar admittedly to come up from. for example:

    since gw1:
    vardy 108
    .
    .
    .
    .
    ings 65
    mousset 53
    kane 52
    ayew 48

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      The scoutcast certainly made me feel happier that I am not alone in putting my (blind) faith in Kane for this period. Come on Harry x

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not listened to the scoutcast but I totally get the nostalgia/'fear' pick re. Kane.

      For me though, he does seem a different player to the one banging in 20/30 goals a few seasons ago. Combine this with Alli's re-emergence, Son's consistency and the fact that strikers arguably don't provide as much value as midfielders, and I think it's difficult to find a place for Kane.

    3. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I’m a Kane owner too. I stupidly bought him in over Son just before Mourinhos first game.
      Think I’ll give him one more game against Man U.. may then look to ship him out for Alli or Son with two FTs.. the points seem to be coming from midfield for spurs. A good performance may convince me otherwise but I’m currently not sold!

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Believe me All it takes is one Hatty or back to back braces from Kane and he will be the next big thing since Sliced Bread.

      Many will be jumping on the wagon. While those who got him early will benefit

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not listened but he’s on a goal a game this season - just underperforming in PL - small detail 😉

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Im having a huge bench headache if Tammy is back... Who would you bench With this lot? Every pick feels awful but thats the luxury problem With a 5.0 striker in red hot form.

    Trent - Robbo - Chilwell - The Lord Himself
    Alli - Son - Maddison - Mane
    Abraham - Vardy - Mousset.

    Surely has to be Mousset or Lundstram (blasphemy)... Disaster scenario is Abraham coming on for 20 minutes though.

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah. Mousset...

      Or one of Alli/Son (which...) if you expect a cagey game between Utd and Spurs

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Seems like small consensus towards Mousset and I'm leaning towards him too

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mousset, Lund or Chilwell.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cheers. Probably leaving towards MouZzi

    3. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Im debating benching Soyuncu or Abraham.

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bench Lundstram.

      1. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I reckon Moose might be given a rest for this game.

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I don't think Wilder will want McGoldrick and ____ up front.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        It's him or Mousset but clean sheet seems more likely than Mousset goal. And then Lundstram has attacking threat too

  11. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Hi....Good to go here? 2.7mitb 0ft

    Pope
    Taa lunds soy (aurier Rico)
    Mane kdb maddison zaha (nakamba)
    Vardy abraham jiminez

    Thanks

    1. Hanked
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      yep

  12. Hanked
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tough bench decisions this week. Who would you play out of these two...

    A) Soy
    B) Tielemans

  13. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A) Sterling& Greenwood > Son & Mousset
    B) Greenwood & Cancelo > Mousset & kelly

    Pope
    TAA, Aurier, Lundstrum, Soy, Cancelo
    Mane, Sterling, Maddison, Mount, Cantwell
    Vardy, Abraham, Greenwood

  14. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any hot topic what to do with Tammy ?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Should be one indeed

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      there was one for members

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Anyway i think it's a don't buy don't sell don't play don't play and don't captain situation.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          And don't bench

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Dont play dont bench. Right.

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Owners = "he will start". Non-owners = "he won't start".

      Done.

  15. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Have Lundstram and Kelly as defenders who play every week now, Pope in goal. Best to keep Pope or double up on either team?

    A)Pope to Guaita
    B) Pope to McCarthy (leaves money itb for Martial to Alli next gw.)
    C) Saka to Cantwell
    D) Mount to Zaha

    Pope
    Robbo Trent Lundstram Kelly
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial
    Jimmy Vardy

    Button Rico Saka Greenwood

  16. President Giggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Need to use a transfer so that I don't lose it:

    a) Pope -> Henderson
    b) Mount -> Pulisic

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I like B bud, Mount is done

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    3. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pope has a run of bad fixtures, so that one could pay off for a few weeks...also hard to find a good time to do a goalkeeper transfer usually.

  17. kelvint93
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which 4 midfielders to play out of these 5?

    Son, mane, ward prowse, zaha, KDB

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not wardprowse

  18. ElliotJHP
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Should start Soy over Cantwell right?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Soy is a fairly safe 6 points. Cantwell could be anything from 2 to 12 points.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I prefer Cantwell. Cleans are hard to predict and don't come often.

  19. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Gonna save and hope Tammy starts. GTG here?

    Pope
    TAA Pereira Lundstram
    Mané KDB Son Pulisic
    Vardy(c)Tammy Jimenez

    McGovern Rico Dendocker C.Taylor 1FT 0 ITB

    1. President Giggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That's pretty much my team with Soy over Pereira and Tomori first on bench. I'm rolling a transfer, Tammy definitely isn't out long term and has had a rest going into the busy festive period now.

  20. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Would like to do Mount to Pulisic but a feeling he will be rested

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Don't think he will with worries about Tammy. Don't think they will want too many changes up front.

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        ok, might risk it then

  21. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Hi Guys, Which option is best ?? Have 1FT £3.4 M ITB

    A) Mount > Pulisic
    B) Pope > Henderson
    C) Save FT

    Pope (Button)
    Tomori, Soyuncu, TAA, Lundstrom (Rico)
    Salah, KDB, Son, Mount (Cantwell)
    Jimenez, Vardy (Greenwood)….

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mount > Alli

  22. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is there posibility that Ayew get Zaha points this gw ?

  23. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which and whom?

    A) laca to jimy mouset ayew tammy
    B) mount to zaha puli madds tiele
    C) lowton to sheff. Def.
    D) 2 from both above with -4
    E) roll ft
    F) lowton laca -4 to chilwel/periera moust

  24. Andrew
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Good to go or use my 1 FT and £1.5 ITB?

    Ryan (Button)
    Soyuncu Tomori Lundstram (Kelly Rico)
    Mane Sterling KDB Pulisic (Dendoncker)
    Ings Jimenez Vardy (c)

  25. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Button Pope
    TAA Lundstram Soy Dunk Rico
    Salah KDB Mount McGinn Dendoncker
    Kane Vardy Ings

    2 FT and 2.0 ITB. What changes should I make?

    Kane > Auba Mount > Alli
    or
    Kane > Jiminez McGinn > Son/Alli
    or something else?

  26. Benteke10
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is Gaz > Hendo worth a ft?

    1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Only if no other issues

      • Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No

    2. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Do we think amount gets benched this week? Contemplating whether to do Mount to Alli for this week or for next...

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'd wait one week

      • checkit_j
          1 month, 16 days ago

          G2G?

          Gazza
          Taa lunds soy
          Mane kdb martial pulisic
          Vardy Ings Jiminez

          Mcgov. Rico. Dendo. Taylor.

          1ft remaining.

          1. pjanns
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ofc, but move Martial on the coming future for either Alli or Son.

            1. checkit_j
                1 month, 16 days ago

                But save the transfer this week? I feel like everyone is dropping martial but he could be the difference for united against spurs.

                Son and Ali would take my budget to upgrade Ings.

                1. pjanns
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  You can easily save the transfer this GW.

                  But I don't fancy Man Utd assets, as they just don't perform. I just Son alot more.
                  But tough if you have saved funds to upgrade Ings.

                  1. checkit_j
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      They have a habit of scoring goals. They are just terrible at the rest of the game.

                      I like son. But over bringing tammy back I'm not sure?

            2. pjanns
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              GTG, right?

              Hendo
              TAA - Lundy - Soy
              Mane - Son - KDB - Maddison
              Jimmy - Vardy(C) - Abraham
              (Cantwell - Rico - Montoya)

              1. checkit_j
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Let's hope Abraham plays. Strong team regardless.

              2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                With the advice being to play Abraham & Soyuncu over Martial here, I can book Martial to Alli next gw.
                Worth using a FT for Pope to Henderson?

                1. pjanns
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I did. Still have WC intact. So can reasses my keeper at GW 18. - Look above

                  This is the most logical GW to do Pope --> Hendo, if no other pressing fires.