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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. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    A chance any of these postponed games can have an affect on blank GW18? Curious as I'm FH19 and have been building for the blank.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Anything can happen, and no one can tell you anything reliable before news come out anyways. Just holds FT and google premier league news once in a while

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      You can follow Ben Crellin on Twitter for updates

  2. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Any deadzoners out there?
    1FT and 0.6 spare. Thoughts?

    Martinez
    KWP - Robertson - Justin
    Bruno - Salah - Grealish - Bowen
    DCL - Kane - Bamford

    Dallas - Balbuena - Bissouma

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bowen to Raphinha is popular here

      1. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Bowen has been a real disappointment, but he does have those nice fixtures in the DGW.

        Raphina very tempting.

        1. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          He might not even start both

      2. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Seems like the best move to me also

    2. leeboy104
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Only suggestion I have is I'd start Dallas over KWP.

        1. Atwood
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah 50/50 on that one. Liverpool seem out of sorts but I guess Dallas has more attacking potential.

    3. Maarrrr17
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sorry for my ignorance, if I carry a transfer into a week that I use my FH chip in, will i have the double transfer available the following week? or does FH nullify any transfers banked.

      I have 2 this week and may fh next, if I use one this week, will I have 2 in 19.

      cheers for any help

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Nope.

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I think FH Chip cancels 1 transfer out.

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Only 1? Really? I would call the FPL kids and get it clarified:

          “Please note that when playing either a Wildcard or your Free Hit chip, any saved free transfers will be lost. You will be back to the usual 1 free transfer the following Gameweek“

      3. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yupp FH will wipe all transfers that week

      4. Maarrrr17
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        cheers all

    4. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Any suggestions what to do here dz with my 2 ft?
      I’m FH18. 19 could be just a TC or a normal gw for me.

      Johnstone, Martinez
      TAA, Robbo, James, Coufal, Mitchell
      Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Burke
      DCL, Bamford, Watkins

      2 ft, 0.4m

      1. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Probably not the answer you want, but that team seems really solid already.

        Maybe just use 1FT on a punt for someone you fancy this gameweek.

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks, I’m really keen to move Watkins on, but have no idea for whom.

      2. Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        grealish to Rapha

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          That’s a move I have in mind to generate some funds..

      3. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Looks alright, and I agree with the punt advice as not much you can do here. Maybe upgrade Mitchell to a more nailed 4.4 playing defender? Who are you planning on starting between Johnstone and Martinez?

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Not Johnstone for sure. I’ve been burnt by the few times I started him over Martinez lol. Only for gw19

      4. PlayUpPompey
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Watkins to Rodrigo.

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Is he nailed?

    5. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Can someone please give me some consolation for choosing Meslier and KWP instead of McCarthy and Dallas on my wildcard?

      It was a complete brain fart but is there any way it could be justified?
      I think I thought Meslier could get save points in the favourable DGW fixtures meaning more likelihood of bonus points with a clean sheet. Obviously should have picked Dallas though.

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Think the latter just looks batter on both fronts

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Better

      2. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        It was a 50-50 decision.
        Just been 1 week. Calm down

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          cheers

      3. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Don't panic.. DGW to come

      4. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I have Meslier, Alioski and Bamford for the DGW! God knows how I'll get rid of them going forward!

    6. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Start one:

      A) Dallas (tot)
      B) Balbuena (eve)

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

    7. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Have just enough ITB to do Bissouma (-46.4) -> Rashford (+14.6) but have to wait after FH.

      Is there a chance they can change price by Jan 12?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Monitor very closely

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          That's the plan, cheers

      2. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Honestly yes, Rash will be popular

    8. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      2FT's thoughts on these 2 moves?

      Forster & Matip > Leno & Dallas

      Y or N

      1. GREEN JUMPERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Of course

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Could also be Leno & Creswell as per the other page 🙂

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Depends on rest of team and chip strategy but yes for sure

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            FH18, possibly BB19 🙂

            Def - Justin, Coufal, KWP, Matip*, Mitchell.

            GK's - Martines & Forster

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              If you make that move, you should be locked in for BB

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                my thoughts too. Cheers

    9. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Robertson is set to make his 150th appearance for the Reds tonight

      https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/421576-stats-robbo-s-milestone-goals-v-newcastle-2020-records-and-more

      Hope robbo play today

      He started as i said

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        There had not been a goalless draw in any of the last 68 league fixtures between the clubs - a run dating back to February 1974

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          yes

    10. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Mendy
      Robbo,Dier,Dallas
      Salah,Zaha(VC),Bruno(C),El Ghazi
      Kane,DCL,Wilsom

      Button Raphinha,Taylor,Douglas

      Good to go for GW 17?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Looks nice. Hard bench choices

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I think Spurs will hold Leeds , might be 0-0 and i not trust kane for the armband.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I think it’ll be quite open. Spurs will be fresh, and Leeds is still Leeds that can’t defend a counter.

            1. Chelsea91
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Yes i can see Spurs winning this game , i have no choice to play Dallas. I will wait for Taylor news.

          2. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Completely opposite I guess. Can see shades of united-leeds game where both teams have plenty of chancs

            1. Chelsea91
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              yes high scoring game

              1. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                You just said you think it'll be a 0-0?

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  because i not trust on Spurs attackers. It might end up 0-0

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Spurs/Leeds being 0-0 seems highly unlikely. But I get why you dont trust Spurs to cap
                    On paper its an open game, could be an absolute thriller, the potential is there. But yes, it could be something like 1-1, 2-1.
                    I will go with 4-2 to Spurs, Son hatti hopefully

            2. JonSnow
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Yeah I agree, could be a good week for Son on the counter

    11. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Is Kane to Vardy worth a FT before DGW19? Otherwise will have to use FT to address defence again.

      Planning DCL + Soucek —> Davis + Rashford either this week or after GW18

      Current team is below:

      Martinez - button
      Robbo - Coufal - Alioski - Taylor - Mitchell
      Salah - Bruno - Son - Raphinha - Soucek
      Kane - Bamford - DCL

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        You have Bruno , hold DCL.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Oh I’m holding DCL for the WHM game for sure and FH18, but doubling on United could be a good move for the DGW

          1. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Yes could work , but DCL will come good soon i guess.I think Man u will rotate for the DGW.

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Yeah surprised Rashy played against Wolves, will have to keep an eye out against Villa, but think Ole could rotate there. Doubt he’ll rotate much in the prem though considering the team is so close to the top

              1. Chelsea91
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Rash is close to injury , he might manage his minutes. I would suggest go for the players that less likely to rotate.

    12. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Pop quiz: If I make one transfer and then play my free hits well I still have the transferred in player the next week or will it become a part of the free hit?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        When you transfer and free hit , the player that you transfer out will be in your team the next week.

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Part of the FH

      3. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Nope- transfer erase after you click free hit

        If a hacker messed with your team like Andy claimed. Then you can click free hit and your team resets to what it was the following week. No matter how many trades your hacker made.

      4. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks all!

      5. KING KOUNDER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        All transfers made will be part of the free hit.

    13. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      H Barnes - Great action but must play for his price but that’s not guaranteed by his Manager

      Pulisic - Threatening player, but fragile and field position seems crowded. Do we really know what is Lampards formation? Seems right to own a Chelsea nailed player

      Raphina - great player, great price but triple Leeds is a bit wow

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Just think of Raphinha as the 5th or 4th mid. Good option at that price you can almost set and forget.

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Raphina

        1. Purpledog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Isn’t soucek better value as a 4th/5th mid?

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Raphina seems to be getting better and more dynamic. This cat is like Salah, Pulisic, Sterling.., Marcus Trashford dreams that he looks like Raphina when he dribbles. He plays faster than Adana Traore without oiling himself up

            Soucek is a battering ram that scores the hard way. Chris Wood, Barnes, Benteke, and maybe a Giroud from the midfield

            I own Soucek but not Raphina

    14. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Any idea when the Spurs - Fulham game will get rescheduled?

    15. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Suggestions? 2FT.
      Looking to take out KdB and Dier( FH18)

      Meslier
      TAA Robbo Cresswell Dallas Dier
      Salah KdB Bruno Son
      Bamford
      ( Fabri Burke Brewster Davis)

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        GTG

    16. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Wow, squeaked by in LMS by 1 pt. (35 for the GW).

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Squeak is 34

    17. JonSnow
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Pretty brave making any early transfers at the moment, might just cop the price changes I think.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Good idea

    18. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      For DGW:

      A) Rashford + Vardy
      B) Mane + Ings/Adams
      C) Raphinha + Vardy (with loads itb for GW20)

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

    19. ivantys
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Imagine ppl doubling up on pool attack and they can't even score against newcastle, worse fraud than city.

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah they failed the owners today. Salah should had a brace

          Easily

          Salah 15 pts
          Firmino 12 pts
          Robo 12 pts

          With a 4-0 game

          But that’s fantasy land. They failed today

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 17 days ago

              And ppl criticized city, look at their one goal in 2 games vs WBA and newcastle. Such an overrated attack.

        2. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Do we think Phillips will start for Liverpool this week? Possibly rotated with Williams? Personally I think Phillips will play

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Hope not, he has a habit of passing the ball to the opposition, ie. he's doing it wrong.

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          why are so many transferring Grealish out? losing value so may have to ship him GW18 now 🙁

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Doesnt have a double, and people never happy with him. He returns every third week tho, whens that? 😛

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Oh its this week, hold

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            He is filth, atleast that was my reason to get rid

        4. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Thinking I probably won't use a chip in DGW19.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Go on use a chip

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Same, was gonna BB but thats off the table now. Will have 10 double gameweekers in my xi. And anothyer 2 on the bench for cover (KWP and Stuijk), but no 2nd keeper and Bissouma, so not BBing that mess.
            FH in 18 still on, excited for that.

            Im thinking on the lines of this:

            Darlow (Ramsdale)
            Saiss - Holgate - Dias (Dier, 4.8)
            Sterling - Zaha - El Ghazi - Son (Martinelli)
            Kane - DCL - Kun or Lacazette

        5. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Postponed games are unlikely to be moved to GW18/19 right?

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Don’t look like it

          2. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            We're hoping to hear before the deadline, but it's unlikely we'll know

        6. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Any known captaincy failures like Kane (c), Son (vc)?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Many

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            My mini league had a dude with 3 Spurs and 2 Citizens, 4 premiums total

            He went from 2nd to 5th this week

            He prolly flipped out yesterday

            Salah panic

            Now he’s likely feeling better, convinced that next week it will all be better. Convinced that KDB will deliver eventually and he will be one of the few to captain that Brace.

        7. KING KOUNDER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Taylor injury and Coufal rested cost me 11 points. Would have been a decent week if not for these.

          It's an absolute minefield this season, just hit and hope. So not gonna beag myself for this.

        8. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Salah is essential! : ------------------ )

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            he still is

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              ok 😆

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I didn't own him between gameweeks 9-16, sold when he had the covid. Rank went from 1.1m to 400K. Got him back in this week though.

        9. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A letter to FPL Towers:

          We all need a COVID FH added this season.

          I know a dude (not me) that might go nuts if this happens again. Last second cancellation.

          Plus all the poor casuals that used their FH by accident

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Filed in the Filing Cabinet known as the bin.

            1. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              That’s were they keep all my ideas and complaints

        10. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          GW19:

          A) Vardy (SOU h, CHE h)
          B) Kane (SHU a)

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            A) Player with two tricky fixtures
            B) Player with one nice fixture

            1. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Vardy does better in tricky fixtures- 3 on City and basically 2 on Spurs (one called OG)

              1. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                But will he even play in both?

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Inanacho is probably telling his mates to watch him versus Chelsea.

            His mates are saying, “Nah Dog, you sucked versus Palace. That dumb PK move was embarrassing to watch”

          3. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            A

          4. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Cheers lads

        11. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Best mid for 6.7 or less? Looking longer-term.
          1) Raphinha
          2) Barnes
          3) El Ghazi
          4) Neto

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            For me, you have it in the correct order of preference already.

        12. Vazza
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Who is a better pick for the DGW19 which is just over two weeks away

            A. Ayling
            B. Alioski

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              B, is this a trick question?

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Is he nailed though when the other defenders return from injury?

                  1. Hattrick Harry
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    No of course not, he will be in bench