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

    A Pope to Guaita / Hendo
    B Tielemans to Zaha
    C rash, tielemans => Mous / Ings, Pulisic (-4.)

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

      A

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

      b - but prefer Grealish

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

        surely in a couple of GWs?

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

    Toughie...
    A. Bench Martial
    B. Bench Abraham
    C. Bench Soyuncu

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

      A

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

      How do you get yourself into a benching headache like that?!

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

        My team
        Pope (Button)
        TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Robbo (Rico)
        Mane Kdb Martial Pulisic (Dendo)
        Jimenez Vardy (Abra)

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

          Like everyone I never expected Lundy, Rico, Soy to be so playable every week.

        2. Am sorry to say again it�…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Damn that's tough...

          Bench Abraham, as he might not play.

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

      A

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

      A

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

    Current Tammy owners?

    A) Starting
    B) Benching
    C) Selling

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

      A

    2. Igzie08
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A or B for me. Can’t decide who to start ahead of him - Mousset/Tielmans to choose from. Might play Abraham and hope he doesn’t come on

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A 100%

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

      A.

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

      a

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

      A

    7. Rains of Castamere
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

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

      Easy A - cheers all

    9. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

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

      A.

      Can't understand people who are starting the likes of Cantwell ahead of him. I have Cantwell as first sub which I'm more than happy with if he's ruled out.

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

      I'm benching Tammy.

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

      A no brainer

      C was never an option

    13. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      From the words of Lamps i get the issue is pain in the area and if that´s the case one would think on the basis of last performance that he (lLampard) is keen to play him, but pain in that area (hip) is difficult to judge when you don´t know what kind of pain it is.

      Since not selling last week i think i just play him and hope that he either starts or not on bench which is a gamble but i think that he is either ready and plays from start or he is given some more days to be ready for saturday, i have decent bench cover so makes it easier to keep

    14. Jamino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

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

    Please bench one:
    A. Martial (TOT)
    B. Tomori (AVL)
    C. Kelly (BOU)

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Tomori easy.

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

        how is that easy? why not kelly?

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

      B or C. Flip a coin.

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

      C

  5. Igzie08
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Start 2:

    A. Tielmans
    B. Abraham
    C. Mousset

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

      bc

    2. Arfaish
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      AB, C to cover as first sub

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

    Otamendi replace ?

    a/ Kelly
    b/ Baldock (i have Lord)
    b/ Other (max 4.6.)

    Thanks

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

      Willems.

  7. fordy049
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Henderson Guaita? Already have Lundstram obviously

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

      Guaita shouldnt have cost more than 4,5 ffs. Difficult choice

      1. fordy049
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I know - hate having to spend 5.0. Its such a tough choice

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

      Guaita

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

      Whoever is cheaper

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

    Pope The Governor
    TAA Pereira Lundy Reid Rico
    Mane Mount KDB Donkey Son
    Ings Pardy Jimenez

    2 free trannys, 1,7 itb

    Any advice? 🙂

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

      drop your governor

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

        Don´t really need two goalies

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

          Pope > Hendo?

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

            Never really do defensive double ups

    2. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pope to Guita

  9. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I fancy Zaha to haul tonight, on show in the big Amazon Prime lights....
    James to Zaha done for a FT 🙂

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

      Zaha is a trap

      1. Gooner Kebab
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        vote of confidence here from the gaffer

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

          lol

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

      when was the last zaha haul?

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

        There's a first for everything lol 🙂

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

      still prefer him in away games, e.g 9 of his 10 goals were away last season

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

    I have 2 FTs and considering this. Which is the best move(s)?

    A) Pope > Hendo/Guaita
    B) Greenwood > Mousset (means benching one of Tomori or Soy)
    C) Mount > Pulisic (afraid of a Pulisic benching in the next 2)

    1. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      c

    2. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C if you have bench cover.

  11. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Why did they lock Abrahams price, he should have dropped more than once?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      red flagged originally ?

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

      Price drops are manually stopped when players are deemed already underpriced. Theres been heavy precedent of this already this season With players like Martial and KDB (and Lovren and Salah last season too) so it shouldnt come as a surprise.

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

    Ryan (buton)
    Soy taa lund (kely lowton)
    Mount kdb son mane (dendo)
    Vardy ings laca

    Which? (Alot of options

  13. Fred the Red
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    When are Scout Picks out?

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

      purpose of scout picks?

      1. Fred the Red
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        What do you mean?

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

    Good to go here? 2.7mitb 0ft

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

    Thanks

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

    Who to bench?

    A. Tomori
    B. Kelly

    1. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      b

    2. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

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

    Which? (Alot of options)

    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/jimy

    1. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      a+b

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

        to whom

  17. Hail Hydra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Martial to Alli or save FT?

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

      Martial is a donk. Do it

    2. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I’d do it. Man Utd have a few doubts I saw suggestion Martial may be one according to Ben Dinnery.

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

      I would

  18. Bucket Man
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    G2G?
    Heaton
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, KDB, Son, Mount
    Vardy, Abraham, Ings
    Tomori, Cantwell, Rico

  19. 404_FC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    need help

    Play

    a. Mousset
    b. Maddison

    other are
    Mane KDB Son Alli
    Jimmy Vardy

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

      b

    2. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

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

      b

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

      B

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Careful now Frank

    One belt from big Tyrone & poor Tammy would be down like a sack of spuds

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

      Tammy goes down pretty easy to begin with. Almost like Diego Costa.

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

    Pope + Sterling -> Hendo + Alli for - 4

    Bench order: McGinn, Tomori, Janmaat

    Good to go?
    Thank you.

  22. Caravagio
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Play
    1) Aurier
    2) Soyuncu?

    Feel like spurs more likely to score a few than lei keep a CS?

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

      2

  23. Jeremy Corbyn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pope to Guaita or save?

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

      Why Guaita over Henderson?

      1. Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This.

    2. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Do it

  24. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Good to go?

    Gazza
    TAA/ Soy / Lund
    KDB / Mane / Son / Maddison
    Tammy / Vardy / Jimenez

    Bench: Button/ Kelly / Rico / Hayden

    Freebie spent, just asking if benching is correct

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

      Agree with bench order

  25. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anything worth a hit?

    Pope (Button)
    VVD, Soyuncu, Lundstram (Rico, AWB)
    Mane, KDB, Mount, Martial (Cantwell)
    Vardy (c), Jimenez, Firmino

    0.3 ITB

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

    A. Pope to Henderson
    B. Martial/Mount to Pulisic
    C. Save

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      BAC

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

        this, with mount

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

      I'm doing A then selling Mount after this gameweek

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

        Yeah but you're stupid, I mean look at that face.

    3. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      CBA

  27. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    It baffles me that people on here are asking whether they should bench the Lord that is Lundstram

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

      How often are baffled?

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

      They should.

      1. Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Banter.

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

      As per Rupe some wonder around in baffled state most of the time

    4. rdpx
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It's hilarious isn't it?

      He's joint 8th best scorer, along with Salah, but some folk can't seem to see past the fact that he's £5m, plays for a promoted team, and is listed as a defender!

      PLAY LUNDSTRAM

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

    Play Ward Prowse or Jimenez?

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

      Jiminez. His consistency is ridiculous.

    2. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jimenez of course.

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

      Jimenez. 0.77 vs 0.55 xG + xA per 90 over their last five.

  29. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any brave folks putting the TC on Vardinho?

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

      TBH expecting 1 goal 2 baps so no

  30. Lukakus talking
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gazzaniga - Button

      Söyüncü - Alexander-Arnold - Lundstram - Tomori - Pieters

      Mane - Martial - De Bruyne - Mount - Guendouzi

      Wood - Jiménez - Abraham

      1FT £0.9ITB

      A: Martial to Alli
      B: Mount to Pulisic/Zaha
      C: Save and reassess with 2 FT

      Thanks in advance

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

        A

        1. Lukakus talking
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks