Spot the Differential

Aguero still only owned by 2.5% of FPL managers despite Jesus injury

Once again differentials had a lot of success in Gameweek 5, with the likes of Che Adams (£5.8m), Ross Barkley (£6.0m) and former column inclusion Sergio Reguilón (£5.5m) all registering attacking returns for their owners.

There’s no shortage of candidates to consider this week either.

This time, we’re focusing on differentials from Manchester City, Leeds United and Fulham, who we like the look of for Gameweek 6 and beyond.

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

Sergio Agüero

Cut-price Aguero back on FPL radar as Guardiola rules Jesus out for "more months"
  • FPL ownership: 2.5%
  • Price: £10.4m
  • GW6-10 fixtures: whu | shu | LIV | tot | BUR

Sergio Agüero (£10.4m) is back on the FPL radar after scoring a penalty in Wednesday’s Champions League comeback win against Porto.

Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer has now played 133 minutes since returning to the starting XI against Arsenal last weekend, and it surely won’t be long before he rediscovers his usual goal-scoring form.

The impact of City having to use makeshift strikers in recent weeks has been well documented. During this period, manager Pep Guardiola has turned to Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) to lead the line, but with the attack not functioning quite as fluidly as in previous seasons, it’s probably fair to say it hasn’t worked out for them.

However, with Agüero gaining fitness day-by-day and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) back in training ahead of schedule, we should see them move up a gear in the coming weeks.

City travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United in Gameweek 6, having won all five of their previous visits in all competitions. That run has seen them score at least four goals in each game, and should they collect another three points on Saturday lunchtime, they will lift themselves up to third in the Premier League, at least temporarily. 

Agüero scored 16 times in just 18 league starts last season, and with a crucial run of games coming up, could make a real impact for early investors.  

Pascal Struijk

  • FPL ownership: 2.2%
  • Price: £4.0m
  • GW6-10 fixtures: avl | LEI | cry | ARS | eve

With Kalvin Phillips (£5.0m) set to sit out the next few games with a shoulder injury sustained in Monday’s loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) will replace him in Leeds United’s starting XI.

That hands FPL managers a medium-term, starting £4.0m defender, who will be deployed out-of-position as a holding midfielder. 

The 21-year-old was outstanding in Leeds’ deep-lying midfield role during the final games of last season, and has continued to impress this term after featuring at centre-back against Liverpool and Wolves.

Struijk offers a big physical presence, with good passing ability, which was recently highlighted in an interview with teammate Luke Ayling (£4.5m).

“… his range of passing is probably the best at the club, honestly. Both feet he can ping a ball 40/50 yards and it’s pretty impressive to be honest.” – Luke Ayling

You can certainly see an assist or two over the coming weeks with a long pass out to one of Leeds’ wide-players, while he also carries a goal threat from set-pieces.

Leeds United kick off Gameweek 6 tonight at Aston Villa, with games against Leicester City and Crystal Palace to follow, both of whom have struggled to score from open-play in recent weeks.

Understandably, there is a lot of interest in Max Kilman (£4.1m) in the community right now. However, with question marks around who is Nuno Espírito Santo’s first choice left wing-back, and who he prefers as his left-sided centre half if Romain Saïss (£5.2m) is displaced from the flanks, Struijk currently looks the safer option for regular starts, at least. He has made big strides since moving to Leeds in 2018, and given how much Bielsa can improve players, could be a solid value pick for the next run of fixtures.

Ademola Lookman

  • FPL ownership: 0.3%
  • Price: £5.0m
  • GW6-10 fixtures: CRY | WBA | whu | EVE | lei

Since joining Fulham on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig last month, Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) has impressed.

The 22-year-old was excellent at Sheffield United last weekend, netting the opener in an eye-catching appearance which saw him register three shots and lay on three further chances for his team-mates. Always looking to get on the ball, run at opposition defenders and exploit space between the lines, his performance was a breath of fresh air. 

Interestingly, Fulham moved away from their usual 4-2-3-1 shape and opted for a 3-4-2-1, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) and Lookman handed free roles behind Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.9m). If Scott Parker is to continue with that system it certainly heightens Lookman’s appeal, and would give him a real platform to thrive free from too many defensive responsibilities. 

Fulham have largely disappointed since returning to the Premier League, but take on a Crystal Palace side in Gameweek 6 who are without a clean sheet in four matches. With a home tie against West Bromwich Albion to follow, the fixtures give them the opportunity to kick start their season. 

Lookman is an exciting player who offers something different for Fulham. Already, he looks like the most likely of their attackers to make things happen in the final third, and at just £5.0m, could be a nice enabler who can step into your starting XI when needed.

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1,143 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wycombewanderers
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who needs to go with priority for Robertson?

    A) Shaw
    B) Reece James

    Any comments appreciated. Thanks

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        PS - Up the Chair Boys

        1. wycombewanderers
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Here's hoping for our first point this weekend!!

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            First goal last weekend, first win this! Ainsworth's got it

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Whoever is expensive or close to price drop

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Oh my, 360,816 already transferred JRod out. Should have waited for the pressers.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Made early transfers this week and brought him in x)

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Do I do VVD to Mings so I have money itb. for Mitro to Kane transfer next week

    or

    VDV to Robertson and worry about Kane later.

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A for me but depends if b gives u viable routes to Kane. Pool have nice fixtures coming up and robbo has looked v good

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I could do Werner or Ings to Kane in the case of B.

  4. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Rank the below for this week:

    A) Justin (ars)
    B) KWP (EVE)
    C) Taylor (TOT)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      As you have it.

  5. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Do we know how many GWs Kalvin Phillips will likely be out for?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      5-6 weeks, so around 4GWs

    2. Jönny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      They reckon up to 6 weeks...

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Perfect, thanks guys.

  6. Visionaries
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pick 2

    Greenwood & Barnes >
    A Zaha
    B Grealish

    1 Rashford
    2 Havertz

    1. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Or can do either to any of those players as a single FT

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B2

    3. boomshakeboom
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A1

  7. Jönny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    So annoying... I'm on a wildcard and already spent the J-Rod money in my plans.

    If on a WC would you keep now? Means no Robertson for me if I keep him.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Keep

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      same her, lost 0.3.

      I don’t think he will start this week however

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        here

  8. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Barnes to Grealish worth a hit long term?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Aye

  9. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Will Jimenez + Podence finally come good this week? Last chance saloon for the Wolves boys.

    1. boomshakeboom
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      same dilemma..50/50

    2. Plonatron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      you weren't satisfied with a Jimenez goal last GW?

      1 goal is the most you reasonably expect from him really

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Come good? Jimenez has scored in 3 of the first 5 fixtures. What are you expecting from a 8.5 player?

  10. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which option and sub-option would you go for:

    1) Bale/Mahrez and Konsa
    2) Grealish and Semedo/Reguilon

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      2. Grealish & Reguilon

  11. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    So rodriguez is now yellow. Last night he was red. What did ancelotti say?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He may play

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lol thats great

  12. Hail Hydra
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who's out for Kane?
    A. Antonio
    B. Ings

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Antonio of you insist on getting a two pointer from the mouth breather

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Plonatron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wouldn't remove Antonio ahead of West Hams fixture run after the next two games

  13. El Lobito 10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Turns out James is fit after all. A lot of very serious people on here but I don't care: loooooool to anyone who kicked him out

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Didn’t see the point in losing him, there isn’t really anyone at that similar price who I’d have wanted

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Same. Maybe Puli but needs to show form first

  14. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Swapped KDB out for Sterling, I know KDB might be back but I expect they will both rack up the points in the coming months anyways

  15. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    G2G?

    Guaita
    Saiss Digne Lamptey
    Salah(C) Son Zaha Mahrez
    Kane Wilson DCL

    Forster Chilwell Mitchel Anguissa

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

    Dier injury status? Any comments from Mourinho?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      2 point machine anyway

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

        Fair enough 😀

  17. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Stuck in work all day, anyone got an update on James Rod for me?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Apparently he still has a chance to play according to ancelotti. So even if he doesn't he'll play next week for sure

      1. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers man!

  18. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I looked at JRods heatmap for home and away games. At home he starts on the wing but moves into central positions in front of goal.
    Away he is confined to the wing. This might explain why he hasn't scored away from home.
    Four out of his next six games are away.
    Although he faces weaker opposition he may still be confined to the wing as Everton choose to play a tight game.
    Therefore we could see points dry up or be drastically reduced.
    Any thoughts?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hope your analysis is correct. Still small sample size.

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Based on just two away games, to very defensive teams

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I think he gets most of his assists from setpieces anyways and you can't really transfer him in and out for home and away. Is there a better option at his price?

    4. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      On the contrary, with Richarlison out he might be tasked to play further forward.

  19. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Not just for this week, but the forseeable future too:

    A) Robbo + Grealish (-4)
    B) Chilwell + Rodriguez

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A) slightly Upper hand in terms of upcoming fixtures difficulty.

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  20. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Saiss + Adams
    B) Lamptey + Maupay

  21. El Lobito 10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Telles will be a very good option. Utd tightening up and sharp again

  22. boomshakeboom
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    wood to kun OR podence to bale for -4??
    looking for differential...

    1. 21VK12
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Kun

    2. DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Just thinking that Bale and Aguero could do wonders in the upcoming weeks for the guys that own them. MEGA differentials.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yep but could does'nt equal "Wood"

        1. DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          what?

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Are there people who actually sold James? I learned my mistake after the Son "injury"...

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Bit early to pass judgement , maybe

    4. jam
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Justin to either Coady or Lamptey? No other Wolves or Brighton cover...

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I’m considering Justin to Lamptey for this week and good GW8 too

        1. jam
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No Wolves is bugging me tho

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Prefer konsa or cash

        1. jam
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Have Martinez

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A) Start Podence or Barnes and do Ings to Kane

      B) Start ings, Barnes to Bruno and bench Podence

    6. Gunner1290
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      McCarthy (button)
      Trent Chilwell Mitchell Justin (Niles)
      Bruno Salah(c) Son Pulisic SaintMax
      Dcl (Brewster, Davis)

      3.5 in the bank with one free transfer. What would you do with this team this week?

      1. Bolton’s Wanderers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Davis - Maupay?

        1. Bolton’s Wanderers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Or Watkins

    7. Tripleh123
        1 month, 9 days ago

        GTG?

        Martinez
        Robbo Saiss Lamptey
        Salah(c) Son(vc) Grealish Zaha
        DCL Ings Jimenez

        Need advice on who to play?
        1) Lamptey
        2)Taylor
        3)Mitchell?

        1. Bolton’s Wanderers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          1

      • Bolton’s Wanderers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Am I all GTG and roll FT? 0.2ITB

        Martinez
        Robbo Lamptey PVA
        Salah Son JRod Son
        Kane DCL Maupay

        Martin | Mitchell Dallas Soucek

      • Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Bench one

        A) James Rodriguez
        B) Bale
        C) Wilson