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. big_cliff
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pope(MCI) or Ryan(ars) this week, gents?

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

      Ryan

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

      Ryan

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

      Don't see CS for either so I'd go Pope cos he's a save machine

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

        This

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

        This

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

      Ryan if no ft or hit

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

    Play one and order the others on the bench:

    A) Tomori (AVL)
    B) Söyüncü (WAT) (playing Chilwell)
    C) Cantwell (sou)
    D) Wood (MCI)

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

      C

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

        Bench, BDA

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

      DBCA

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Play B. Bench CAD

    4. RedAlpha10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bench Tomori

  3. JohannaAdams10
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who I’m gonna sub out of this lot!?!

    TAA, Robertson, Tomori, Lund
    Maddison, Son, Mane, Mount
    Jimi, Vardy, Batshuayi

    Bats usually but if he starts tonight can see him scoring

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Maybe Tomori

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Tomori, if Tammy fit Bats - might find out at 13:30

  4. Kaptenen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Boring question but would you start Ayew(BOU) or Connolly(ars)?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ayew.

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

      Ayew.

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

      Ayew

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Games like these are why you have Ayew

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

      Ayew

    6. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ayew

    7. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Actually both have decent chanches of returns this week. If have to chose one then Ayew

  5. BNMC
    1 month, 16 days ago

    G2G?

    Ryan
    Robbo Lundy Soy
    Mane KDB Son Tielemans
    Mousset Tammy* Vardy(C)
    -
    Heaton Cantwell Rico Mings

  6. FPL FREAK
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    GTG....??

    Pope.
    Tomori. Lundstram. Rico.
    Mane. Sterling. KDB. Son.
    Vardy (c). Abraham. Conolly.

    Subs: Button. Hayden. Engels. Lescalles.

    1. FPL FREAK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Guys...

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Answered on previous page (I think).

  7. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A. Pope>Henderson
    B. Rash/Mount>Mousset/Son
    C. Rash/Mount>Ings/Ali

    2FTs & 0.6 in bank.

    Pope
    Robby, Lund, Soyu
    Mane, Maddy, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Jimmy, Rash
    Gazza, Tomori, Dendo, Rico

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

      B or C

      I'd probably go C out of them

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thanks

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

      B and then C next GW perhaps?

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thanks. Would have to be one or the other going forward.

  8. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which two to play from this lot pls. Have Vardy and Soy:

    A) Richarlison (liv)
    B) Maddison (WAT)
    C) Cantwell (sou)

    Cheers!

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      b & c

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B&C, altough A has shown some signs of life recently.

  9. Mr. Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Start Cantwell or Mount?

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

      Cantwell this week

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mount

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

      Tricky one as Mount could start on bench and come on in 70th/80th minute. I'd probably go Cantwell.

  10. After Supper Ghost Stories
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any advice on who to play please - the other will be first sub:

    Lundstram or Mousset?

    Thanks 🙂

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm starting Lund Mous first on bench

      1. After Supper Ghost Stories
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thank you!

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Lundstrum. Potential clean sheet points & attacking returns.

      1. After Supper Ghost Stories
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thank you!

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

      If you're chasing, go Mousset, otherwise start Lund.

  11. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Gazza
    TAA Lundstram Soy
    Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Abra Auba(vc) Vardy(c)

    Button Kelly Saka Rico

    I am holding 1.1itb and 1ft.
    Saving WC for now so will gamble on Tammy...

    Is Sterling > Mane a decent shout?!
    Or should I save FT??

    Cheers!

    1. Bubbles1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Probably swapping Tammy and Kelly too...

  12. MC Hammer
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Captaincy roulette is completely taken out of the picture this week with everyone capping Vardy and not much rank swings

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not everyone owns Vardy..

  13. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Guita
    TAA, Lund, Soy
    KDB, Salah, Maddison, Martial/Mount
    Jimi Vardy Ings

    Who to bench Martial or Mount? Not sure i see Mount starting......

    Thoughts please all?

  14. Liastro ⭐️
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best Pope replacement for free?

    A: Ryan
    B: Henderson
    C: Guaita

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Henderson

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C

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

      Ramajama is lurking to tell you not to do it :).

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

      Did B myself.

    5. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I've gone B too.

    6. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Henderson the best keeper out of those 3, Utd could do with him

  15. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    right on w/c and have son
    A alli and jesus (currently)
    same cost
    B kdb and jiminez

    i think B is better now

    idk

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B, I wouldn't have Jesus on WC.

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

        cheers lads

  16. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bench 1 but who? And would you get rid of Mount or keep?

    A) Mount
    B) Lunds
    C) Soy
    D) Tammy

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No-one else you can bench?

    2. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Same position, benching Mount

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        But waiting for Lampard news on Tammy in a few mins

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

          is there any place we can watch the press conf live?

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

      A or C. But A because Im not sure he starts

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bench D, if fit then C. Keep Mount this gw.

  17. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Mount to Pulisic or Zaha?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pulisic for me.

    2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gone Zaha for a change...

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Both good options. But leave Mount for this gw

    4. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I have both, but I think Zaha due to lack of rotation and amazing fixtures

  18. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Martial >?

    A- Pulisic
    B- Alli (have Kane)
    C- Zaha

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C

  19. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pope
    Lundstram, TAA, Soyuncu
    KDB, Mane, Son, Maddison
    Vardy (C), Jiminez, Ings

    Button, Tomori, Cantwell, Mings

    0.6 ITB

    I don't think I've got anything majorly pressing so undecided between either:

    a) Save
    b) Pope to Guaita or Henderson ahead of their runs of games

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hold

  20. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bench one:

    a) Martial (TOT)
    b) Mount (AVL)
    c) Lund (NEW)
    d) Abraham (AVL)

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wait for Abraham news in 10mins or so

  21. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who do you think scores the most points over the next 4 GWs? Not considering any of them for captaincy so just base points:

    A) Salah: EVE, bou, WAT, -
    B) Zaha: BOU, wat, BHA, new
    C) Mane: EVE, bou, WAT, -
    D) JWP: NOR, new, WHU, avl
    E) Alli: mun, BUR, wol, CHE

    1. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Quite possibly B. I've almost been tempted to bring him in for Maddison this week!

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

        Madness.

        And I'm a Zaha owner

        1. CC22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah, I've not gone through with it ultimately! But was very tempted.

          I've got a feeling Zaha is going to go on a bit of a run in the lead up to the January window, especially with those fixtures. He's essentially got 7 games up until 1st January which could hardly be better, and has already started to get into a bit of form. I think he'll probably get another 5 goals/assists over the next 7.

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

            I hope you're right 🙂 And Madison to Zaha could be good later, but Maddisons 3 next fixtures are as good as they get!

  22. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone tempted to captain Auba??

    Also I have KDB but no Liverpool attacking cover.

    Sterling to Mane a bad move??

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No.
      ...
      Still a good move.

    2. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I was in the same situation (with KDB) and did the Sterling to Mane swap last week and ultimately lost points from it, but no Liverpool midfielders was worrying me too much. I'd make the transfer personally.

    3. Bubbles1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I suppose its whether I change to Salah or Mane? Mane being my favoured option at the minute...

      Plan on using WC at GW19

  23. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Still no word on Tammy...? 1FT and 0.7itb

    Ryan
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane Zaha Sterling Maddison
    Tammy Jimi Vardy (c)
    Subs Tomori Dendoncker Rico

    A Save FT
    B Sterling to KDB
    C Tammy to Mousett
    D Sterling and Tammy to Alli/Auba for -4

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wait another hour.

  24. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Janmaat -> Kelly then gtg? Team looks like this atm -

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane KDB Son Pulisic Maddison
    Vardy (c) Tammy

    Button Mousset Rico Janmaat (1FT 1.5m itb)

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cool.
      I'm first benching Tammy unless Frank seems super positive.

  25. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Mount has to go. For Who?

    A) Alli
    B) Pulisic (get Alli/Son next week)

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B this week

  26. DAVEOAK
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone help me out?

    Bench either Kelly or Lovren this gameweek?

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

      Kelly surely

      1. DAVEOAK
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Liverpool leaking goals every game ATM fancy the palace defence against a struggling Bournemouth without King...really not sure mate

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

          Bench Lovren then 🙂

  27. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    2FT, 0.4ITB

    Pope / button
    Robbo / TAA / Lund / Tomori / kelly
    Mane / kdb / Maddison / Mount / Cantwell
    Tammy / Jiminez / Vardy

    Any ideas?

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Keeper upgrade better than burning a FT or Aurier cheap and easy way to get Spurs in.

  28. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Did anyone watch the Man United game? Did Martial come off with a knock?

    Dinnery tweeted 'No mention of names from OGS, but there was a suggestion on Sunday that Martial was one of those players who had picked up a knock.'

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

      Dinnery tends to chat **** so I would wait for another souce

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Evening News doesn't make any reference to Martial's fitness.

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

      Martial known for knocks but ?

  29. Hart-ake
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who to bench?

    a) Tomori
    b) Kelly

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

      Kelly

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Tomori

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

      Kelly

  30. F4L
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    "Yes, unfortunately you're going to see things a short while after they actually happen, so if you don't prepare properly you might know about a goal before you see it hit the back of the net. This is normal with online streaming.
    Analysts from streaming firm Phenix said Amazon's broadcast of the US Open was often up to 45 seconds behind the TV transmission."

    Dial ups galore this GW then 🙂