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FPL differentials to consider for Gameweek 17 and the upcoming Double Gameweek

With one eye on Gameweek 17 and the other on the Double Gameweek, Az looks at some low-owned FPL players to in his latest Pro Pundits piece.


Hi everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas (even under strange circumstances) and are looking forward to the New Year and 2021.

I’m not going to focus this article on my team as Mark and I will be discussing what’s going wrong for me in our next episode of FPL BlackBox.

Instead, I’m going to present some differentials ahead of the upcoming Double Gameweek. I’m building my side out with the Free Hit in Gameweek 18 in mind, which leaves me free to plan who to have in place ready for Gameweek 19 – how exciting!

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  1. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Its off!

  2. Davros
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Cup qualification score is 37

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I've qualified. Woo Hoo

    2. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      35 here. Missed it for the first time.

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lost out on 35. Jesus Christ.

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Another one on 35 here, feel it could have been a lot worse though with just 6 players!

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Only Leeds managed to score more than 1 goal this GW

    Dreadful.

    1. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      that's insane

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      good stat. shocking advertisement for the PL

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Why is it a shocking advertisement for the PL ?
        Good defending is as much of an art as attacking.
        This statement is totally incorrect.

  4. SINGH
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    4th captain fail in a row

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Likewise 🙁

      Bruno
      Son
      Salah
      Salah

      1. SINGH
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Oh snap same players and game weeks as me!

    2. lugs
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      7 in a row here, that's after getting just on fail in the first 9 🙁

      1. SINGH
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        oh man hopefully we can all end this poor captaincy run this weekend!

  5. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    That was a rather meh end to the gameweek. No more than it deserved, though, I guess.

  6. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    62 pts after all... and salah vc..

  7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    56 from 8 (inc Salah C) can’t complain 🙂

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Liverpool denied another pen while United get them after FT...

    You can see where the FA want the trophy to be come May.

    1. SINGH
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      you would have to be pretty bad to rely on penalties to beat a team...

  9. KEVIN DE CLAUS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Trash scores: Gather around. 36 pts here.

    1. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      8 players out for me, still managed 38 with Salah cap but took a hit. Ugh. Double Spurs, Double Man City and bench all sick or injured.

    2. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      35 here!

  10. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    VVD is Liverpools best player. The drastic drop off in build up quality is huge. The build up is slower and too safe. His impact from set pieces and floated balls in behind the defence. Results against sides who sit deep highlight his absence.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      It’s more than him. The fact Matip and Gomez are injured too is a problem. Hopefully Thiago can do well in the midfield

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        He impacted the game immediately tonight, just need to get him at 100% for United on the 17th.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Season will be an absolute write off if a CB isn’t signed in the next few weeks.

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah top of the league. Write it off now!

    3. SINGH
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Liverpool only won the league last season because the league was poor - 2nd placed City were a good 20 odd points behind Liverpool. This year teams have improved and Liverpool are being made to look ordinary despite being top of the league.

  11. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Is Firmino injured or am I being wound up by a mate?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Apparently just useless. As you were

  12. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Was going to do KDB and Douglas to Robbo and Raphinha(-4) but decided to wait a week to do it for free. Ended up costing me 17pts!

    1. Calderano FC
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Unlucky

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Granville with a shocking 27 points this GW

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Ouch

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Who?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Mark's nemesis

  14. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Nice to have a day off tomorrow from fantasy football. Taking up far too much of my time and energy.

    1. Corona is not good 4 U
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Me too. But this is the only thing where I am not a complete failure.

        1. diabydoesgallas
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Chin up!

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Can you call it a day off if you log on to a fantasy football forum at 10pm

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I mean the actual games . Of course I'll be tinkering for Friday.

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Decent indication of the gameweek:

      Should have captained McCarthy.

    3. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      KDB... keep or boot?

      Probably playing Free Hit BGW and aiming for 11 DGW-ers with no chips GW19.

      1. diabydoesgallas
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Boot.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      GGMU

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Would be some collapse not to win it from here.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          LOL
          I'm kidding. United won't win it 🙂

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Unbelievable man, maybe Ole is the answer 😉

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ha ha

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        If Ole is the PE teacher, guess Frank is the school janitor 🙂

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Zophar with a shocking 29 points this GW

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        who?

    6. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Should I go for Robbo in this squad? Would mean KDB and Kilman out, or a mini WC where I downgrade Wilson.

      McCarthy, Forster
      Chilwell, Targett, KWP, Coufal, Kilman
      KDB, Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
      DCL, Bamford, Wilson

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Robbo great option

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          fwiw - This would be the miniWC move:
          Kilman, KDB, Wilson > Robbo, Son, 5.5

    7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Which move is better:
      A) KDB to Son
      B) Konsa to Dallas

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        B

    8. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lateriser with a shocking 32 points this GW

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Stalker much?

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        He gets all the chicks though

      3. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Who?

    9. Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Robertson’s my highest scorer for the week, lol. But I’m okay with it.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        McCarthy for me. Not thrilled with it, but could have been worse.

      2. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Barnes or Mount for gw 19?

    10. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Anyone still undecided on what to do for 18 and 19. I'm at a complete loss.

      1. threeputt
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        depends how many doubles you have for dgw19. I've got 9 currently but only 3 for bgw18 so going FH18

      2. SINGH
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I am FH GW 19 and 18 I will just put out the 6-7 players I can field

      3. diabydoesgallas
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Absolutely this. Currently in the top 10k just about, so should probably make my mind up lol. For 18.. Leaning towards saving my free hit for later in the season, given the chaos going on right now.

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Same

      4. Il Capitano
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Brought 14 DGWs in on WC. Keeping it nice and simple for me to do FH18 BB19

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            That's handy.

      5. diabydoesgallas
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Question for any gooners lurking on this fine site: are holding and/or smith-rowe nailed? Both look like steals for a spot on the bench, especially with everything going on at the moment.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Luiz is back so I doubt

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Holding is nailed for now because we have no one else, but I still don’t rate him and I think he won’t be starting in a few months.

          Smith-Rowe starting for now but we’ll sign a creative mid in January most probably.

      6. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thoughts on Phillips?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Prefer Samsung

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A turtle is quicker

          About as skilful as a pineapple

        3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Transfer window open in 2 days - surely they will get someone in.

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Could be in the team for the double?

        4. threeputt
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          somehow I own him and the rest of my defence is devastated so some lucky points. He was absolutely shocking I thought and if Klopp has eyes he won't play for the first team again. I wasn't sure if that was his header saved by Darlow though, anybody notice ?

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Hmmm yeh fair. Such a shame as he’s a bargain

        5. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A slightly clumsy snail.

      7. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Who's the most safe and boring defender these days? Someone that won't get injured and plods along with 6 points a week is ideal.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Lol, you really are asking this?

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I have 1 fit defender and losing interest in FPL. Humour me

        2. Nunoooooooooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          City boys getting those CS at the mo. Stones if you want dull but can’t say he’s safe?!

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Might be a good shout as long as he doesn't have the rona

        3. ralfb
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          And isn’t in a COVID cancelled team

        4. threeputt
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Bednarek probably ?

        5. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Robbo

      8. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Best replacement for C Taylor? 4.5m or less....

        Alioski? (Have Dallas)
        Matt Lawton?
        Balbuena? (Not sure if nailed or not?)

        Am I missing anyone??

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Pieters?

          1. Nunoooooooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Think he is nailed to play both games?

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I doubt burnley v fulham will be on, so prob not Lowton.

          1. Nunoooooooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Good point! Forgot about that. But mainly looking to bring in for GW19 double. Would you still avoid?

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              I only got taylor before this gw - as much for gw17 as gw19.

              Prefer the look of hammers fixtures. I might stretch to coufal.

              1. Nunoooooooooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Me too mate! Wish I could stretch to Coufal as prefer what fixtures to Burnley but can’t afford him unfortunately...

        3. Nunoooooooooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Sorry, should have added. Only DGW players pls! 😀

        4. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          WHU CBs are iffy, not out of ability but because of the changes from 3 & wingbacks to a flat back four... if you know there's an attacking set-up, which might be in place for the DGW, you might see Diop and Dawson starting.

          1. Nunoooooooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers mate. Was considering Dawson, do you think he will get the game time then?

      9. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Gk and defence this week...

        Meslier 6
        Dallas 12
        Robertson 9
        Chilwell 5
        KWP 5
        Taylor 1*

        So close to a full house for 1st time ever I think.

        1. Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Half the teams kept a CS this week

      10. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Bottomed

        I was certain that I was going to bench boost in DGW19 but after some benchings, injuries and obviously the possibility of more games being cancelled I am not so sure. Here is my squad

        McCarthy Johnstone
        Robbo Dias** Dallas Taylor** Coufal*
        Salah Fernandes Rashford Raphinha Soucek
        Vardy Bamford Adams
        0FT 0.1 ITB

        I only have 1 FT between now and DGW19 as I will play my free hit in BGW18. My main concerns are that Taylor will not play, Coufal is likely to be rotated and Dias does not have a dgw and may not play regardless due to the pandemic situation. Thoughts?

      11. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        First FH BB, now TC Salah in DGW19 is off the cards

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Just TC BamBam then.
          Or Robertson

        2. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Why is TC Salah for DGW19 off the cards?