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. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    McCarthy
    Trent, Mitchell, Justin
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Podence
    DCL, Mitrovic, Kane

    Steer, Bissouma, Taylor, Lascelles

    1FT, 4.8 in bank. What looks best?

    1 - Lascelles to Saiss
    2 - Podence to Zaha/JRod
    3 - Mitrovic to Maupay
    4 - Save FT

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1 and bench Justin

    2. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1

  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I’m on a WC, should I move pulisic back to hamez (I’ve lost 0.3 taking Hamez out), or just stick with puli for this week?

    1. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      stick

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lol

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        not my best moment

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If you'll want Hamez later, then get him back now while you're on WC.

  3. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Barnes to JRod or Havertz to Son ?

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Havertz to Son

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Both?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Outpriced for both

    3. Kavorka
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Son

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Repost.

    GTG? Bench ok?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Justin Mitchell
    Salah(C) Sterling Son Bissouma
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Steer KWP TaylorRomeu

    0.1 itb

    Already did a -4 to get Kane. If I had other ft then I would have done Rams to Martinez but that has to wait now cause just had to get Kane in atm. Major reshuffling in defence will have to wait untill WC one day...

  5. Mikey44
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Tierney Saiss KWP
    Salah KDB Son Podence
    Kane DCL
    Subs: Button Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

    1 FT, 0 itb any suggestions please? Thanks

  6. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I love Carlo. Lol

  7. TNB
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A minute of silence for those that transferred James Rodriguez out

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        This

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Rodriguez sellers, how do they fill?

      1. TNB
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Lol

      2. Kizza_10
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Looking at replacing H.Barnes and will have 7.8 after taking him out.

        Who do you think would be better to bring in ?

        A. Grealish
        B. Barkley
        C. Other

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Vardy could be back so I’m keeping for now I think. But I’d go A

        2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Grealish. I am giving him one last chance he looked great in EL

      3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Hey guys 0m ITB this is my team, is bench and in order, are the starting eleven good or a transfer is a must? I am considering saving a transfer this time.

        Martinez
        Robbo TAA Lamptey
        Zaha Barnes Salah (c) Son
        Kane (vc) Antonio DCL

        bench: Mitchel, Justin, Dale Stephens

        0m in the bank so ~Zaha or Barnes to Grealish are not possible without a hit, if you suggest that.

        Please advise.

        Thanks lads.

        P.S. Feel free to pop up a question of yours while answering to my dilemma I will answer all the questions on this thread.

        Cheers ,

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah roll FT and use 2 transfers next week

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers mate. If you have question, I am ready for it 😉

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Here’s one for ya:

              Was debating to ship out Rodriguez for a hit before the news this morning. Which would you rather, Robbo + grealish -4 this week, or Chilwell + Rodriguez this week?

              Need the extra cash to get Kane next week for Brighton

              1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Save the hit imo

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Barnes to barkley or save mate

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I am not confident on Barkley stats I prefer Soucek and the extra million. Will reassess that. Thanks mate

      4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I bet people sold Hamez .. Son 2.0 incoming

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 days ago

          100k did

        2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Well if he had a huge hematoma that will influence his game no?

          https://www.transfermarkt.com/james-rodriguez/verletzungen/spieler/88103

          1. afcblegend
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            aka a bruise. just seems like gamesmanship to me.

      5. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Not a clue why to do now James is fit. Anything worth a transfer?
        £3.7m itb, 1 FT.

        Martinez
        Robbo, Saiss, Mitchell (Justin, Taylor)
        Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Pulisic, Podence
        Jiménez, DCL (Brewster)

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Stick. Looks good.

          1. Abra Dubravka
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers. Only Kane and Man City worry me

        2. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Mitchell>Trent

          1. Abra Dubravka
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I can afford Justin to Trent. Did consider it but maybe need more money in attack?!

      6. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Right fek it Im pulling the trigger on Soucek to Grealish. I’m sorry Soucek, I tried to keep the faith but I just can’t resist it any longer.

        Enjoy his brace this week owners

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Easy decision IMO if it's an every week player

        2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I am most probably getting him for the Liverpool game, he will score with no VDV no Alison backline from a set piece I am sure

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            He’s such good value. Its a shame that I am .1 off Bissouma to Grealish as Id much rather do that and keep Soucek as a 5th mid

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I was .1m off from Barnes to Grealish so I know how it feels. It's the nature of the game we have to hope for the best

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            GB to us in Ireland. Jibing like.

      7. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Are the pubs closed on the mainland?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Which mainland do you speak of?

      8. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Happy I didn’t wc before pressers :)...
        Doh, Ings to Cash, Kane and gtg?

        McCarthy
        Cash TAA Mitchell
        Son Barnes Greal Hamez
        Kane DCL Werner
        (Nyland, Podence, KWP, Egan)

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          How much cash

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            2.8 itb

      9. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Who would you play out of these 3?

        A) PVA
        B) Dallas
        C) Soucek

        1. Crystal Alice
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

        2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          PVA has the highest ceiling, Dallas is the safest bet, Soucek will be most painful if he scores on the bench.

          Really difficult one, I would go PVA most probably

        3. Kavorka
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          PVA

        4. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks all

      10. joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ended up bottomed

        A couple of finishing touches needed for my team, feedback appreciated

        Martinez

        Lamptey Saiss Kilman

        Salah(c) Bruno Son Jrod Grealish

        Kane DCL

        Button Konsa Struijk Brewster

        On a wildcard and have 0.4m to play with.

        1) Targett over Konsa? I like Konsa for a bit of goal threat but Targett gets forward ok. Saves 0.1m which isn't much but if Kilman or Struijk suddenly fall out of favour leaves me enough for another 4.5m defender without messing around

        2) Play either Targett or Konsa? Maybe Rodriguez won't play or he could have lesser minutes but I want him in really. Can see a clean sheet for Villa but not as likely as Wolves against Newcastle or Brighton against WBA, plus Lamptey has a bit of attacking threat

        Captain is a bit of a coin toss between Salah and Kane but going with Salah at home against a pretty poor team seems sensible. Any advice appreciated

      11. JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A. Vardy>Kane
        B. Other (2.8 in bank)

        McCarthy
        Lamptey, TAA, Mitchel
        Salah, Son, Trossard, Pereira
        Jimmy, Vardy, DCL
        Steer, Justin, Mendy, Dunne

      12. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Rodriguez defo fit to start now. Early transfer swings back in our favor

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Mitchell CS & bonus will be waving from the bench.

          1. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            He will be waving from CP's bench, you're correct

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Fine by me, I have J-Rod.

        2. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Likely to play but whether he’ll start is not certain.

          1. Aston VII lalalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            That makes no sense whatsoever. Players that start on the bench are usually there because of fitness issues. James is fit.

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Why did he have a partial training session today if he is fully "fit" as you say?

              1. Aston VII lalalala
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                When I say fit in the context above, i mean uninjured. Players returning from long term injuries lack fitness but are no longer injured. Therefore they start on the bench and build up minutes slowly.

                Someone is was very recently injured but only slightly will either start or not. If their injury presents a risk they won't even end up on the bench, but if they are ruled 'fit' (as in uninjured), there is nothing stopping them starting the game because they'll easily handle 60+ minutes.

      13. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        On a WC

        A) Grealish & Zaha
        or
        B) Barkley & James Rod

        1. Crystal Alice
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

      14. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        New song by Ancelotti out now: "Definitely maybe"

      15. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Rodriguez return making my team look much better. Was mentally preparing for 4 points from DCL and Brewster

      16. Zlatan F.C
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Thoughts here? 5.5m in the bank 1FT

          Martinez
          Robbo Saiss Lamptey
          Salah Foden Grealish Son Podence
          DCL Jimi

          Brewster R.James Ferguson

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Pose me to rash or Bruno?

        • Lacazette Player
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Carlo Ancelotti on Rodriguez: "He is not definitely out. He trained today. I hope he is going to train tomorrow and we will see if he is in condition to play on Sunday."

          • Chris_White
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Any update on PVA? We expecting Mitchell to start?

          • ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            If you were trying to release funds to get in Aguero AND Kane - who would you ditch:

            DCL
            TAA
            Salah
            Son

            Don't want to ditch Kane while he's on fire.

            1. Chris_White
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              TAA

            2. Crystal Alice
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Son

            3. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I bet everyone will sell TAA if he blanks against SHU.

          • mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            It always did sound like he'd make it, things really went into panic mode fast on here from an "I *think* he's out"

            Off the bench at worst sounds like now

          • Cak Juris
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Price for Cech?

          • Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            i hoped fpl didnt change James Rodriguez status but they did (75% now)

          • Schwarzer
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Would you do Soucek (MCI) > Barkley (LEE) for a free?

            Cheers

            1. Crystal Alice
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Yes

            2. Kavorka
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Nah. Just start Soucek. Think he will score this week.