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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. ScoutHelp
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Status of Reece James? Is he expected back against City?

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Got a hamstring issue according to Lampard so wouldn't be surprised if he isn't risked. Azpi is better defensively anyway which might suit them v City.

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        COVID Citizens are going to play? He might have a blank anyway.

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      As if the highest scorer of this week got TC Dallas. Once in my life Id love to have the balls to triple captain a defender

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Once upon a time, Duffy and Ryan TC were popular picks...

        1. Carlton_Goal
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Captained Camarasa that week, was delighted with his 1 assist in 2 games when many captained Duffy

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Duffy TC

      3. Carlton_Goal
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Dallas was their vice, they tried to triple captain Kane

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Best transfer here?

      Ramsdale
      Robbo Cancelo Ayling
      Salah Son Bruno Soucek
      DCL Adams Bamford

      MartinezAnguissa Lewis Taylor

      A) DCL to Vardy
      B) Lewis to Lowton (best 4.5 def with a double?)

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Guess i need to transfer a defender especially if the ManCity game could be off.

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yeah, you'll have to wait as long as possible and maybe we'll get some news. Also, remember Balbuena. Rested this week and got the peach DGW for just 4.4

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Looked at him but also missed out gw13, so doesn't look nailed enough for me.

            1. Carlton_Goal
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              He was injured in gw13 if that makes a difference. Alioski at 4.5 could be another good one

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Okay thanks, West Ham has the best two fixtures in the double too.

                1. Carlton_Goal
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Yeah there's a decent chance of two clean sheets there! Think he was only rested last game because of the quick turnaround, West Ham having 3 games in 6 days this week, whereas there is more rest in between the two games in GW19 and the one after in GW20

            2. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              fair

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                As Carlton said he was injured that week so maybe he's an option. Thanks

                1. Clinton19
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Cresswell?

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Do we think Vardy will play in both fixtures DG18?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Lives in a maxinum security aged care facility.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes

      3. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He has had his break. Now he will go for the kill..

      4. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yep. Just brought him in for DCL!

    • Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Happy New Year everyone!....nearly here in Oz....

      FH18 & BB19 and have 10.3 ITB after getting rid of Taylor & Vestergaard.

      Who are the best 2?

      Martinez Mcarthy
      Zouma Dallas Balbuena TAYLOR VESTERGAARD
      Salah Son Bruno Grealish Soucek
      Kane Bamford Adams

      1. Carlton_Goal
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If BB19 then would probably go for 2 of Cresswell/Justin/Bednarek/Alioski although I realise most of those would be defensive double ups

        1. Roy Rovers
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers Carlton might do Cresswell & Justin.

          1. Carlton_Goal
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Looks good, there's definitely a chance West Ham could get 2 clean sheets with those fixtures in the double. Happy new year!

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Thos two look good.

            1. Roy Rovers
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Cheers Pukki HNY!

      2. Onz
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Happy new year to you to, will be here in NZ before you 🙂
        Why not another Burnley defender? Pieters will play imo and should out score Mee.
        Also an Everton defender may do OK

        1. Roy Rovers
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers Dupuytrens....looking at the DGW but Keane might be an option. HNY!

        2. Davros
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Prob won’t play this weekend

          1. Davros
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            (Burnley)

    • jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What's the latest on the Chelsea-MCI game? Has Man City resumed training yet?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Resumed yesterday afternoon

    • vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      How would you put the bench order?

      1) Brewster (cry)
      2) Dallas (tot)
      3) Lamptey (WOL) assuming he plays

      Currently on 1,2,3

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yep

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        321

    • Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      My tentative team for gw 19

      Johnstone
      Robbo Zouma Fofana
      Salah Bruno Son Bowen Soucek
      Vardy Bamford

      Button Brewster Targett Neco

      How’s it look? Will free hit GW 18

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Is Fofana nailed? Soyuncu is back isnt he?

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Doesn’t that just push Justin to wing back and move Fofana to RCB?

    • Dosh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Does 44(-4) qualify for the cup?

      1. Onz
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        yes. the hit does not count but 40 would get you in

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Are point hits counted for in gw rank?

        1. Onz
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No. GW score of 39 upwards

    • sergioaguero67
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Any more double gameweek matched added to GW 19?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Dont think so

    • Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Repost. Best option for this team? 2 fts, 0.2m itb. FH in 18. Maybe TC in 19.

      A. Kdb Brewster > vardy Neto
      B. Kdb Brewster > Kane saka
      C. Kdb Taylor > rashford justin
      D. Something else?

      Martinez
      Robbo zouma Dallas
      Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
      Dcl bamford

      Forster coufal Brewster Taylor

    • Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Failed to qualify for cup again! 😆

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Can't wait to get eliminated to a team with Walcott C

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thats 1 qualification in 8 years... Amazing!

      3. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        what was the cut off?

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          37

      4. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Qualifies but don’t care

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No way I'm making early transfer but I still need to think of something as I have to use my FT without fail this week

      Mendy(Forster)
      Robertson Cancelo Taylor (Coufal)(Lamptey)
      Salah Son Fernandes Grealish (Riedewald)
      DCL Bamford Rodrigo

      Plan is to FH18 but will I be able to BB in 19? or just go with TC
      0FT,2.1 itb

      A) Lamptey to Maguire/Dallas/Chilwell/Stones

      B) Grealish to Rashford

      C) Other

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Same position as me, if Cancelo has a fixture i can do DCL to Vardy, otherwise i'll have to transfer in a playing defender. Lamptey to Dallas looks good anyway really.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A to chilwell

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      1) Forster, KDB > Fabianski, Son
      2) Kilman, KDB > Dallas, Son
      3) Grealish, KDB > Rashford, Son
      4) Kilman, KDB, Grealish > Robbo, Son, Raphinha (-4)
      5) Kilman, KDB, Wilson > Robbo, Son, 5.5 (-4)

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        3

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thank you.

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        3

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Much appreciated.

      3. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Goodness. This is why I ask the same question in a few different ways. Pretty sure I've got different answers each time. Seeming like a coin flip, then. Or I do nothing, like 3 of the past 4 weeks.

        1. Davros
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That’s worked out for you so far- good score
          Try simplifying your question. In each of your options you are swapping KDB for Son- so hat should be your first decision. If you are set on that, then the choices are more straightforward.

    • Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Guys was Coufal just rested or dropped?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Rested i think

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        rested i hope 😉

      3. Carlton_Goal
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Rested, Fredericks is very average and Coufal has been one of west hams best players this season!

      4. Calvin Valance
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Had a baby

    • Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Best transfer(s) here? Planning to FH19 unless we hear of postponed games being moved to 18/19:

      McCarthy
      Bellerin, Dier, Cancelo
      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son
      Bamford, Wilson, Watkins

      Forster, Martinelli, Targett, Douglas
      Bank 0.1m, 2FT

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You already have 9 players for the BGW18, so it's pretty good. Personally, I'd wait to see if Cancelo has Covid. If he is indeed positive, I'd downgrade him to Stones and upgrade Douglas to have one more extra player for GW18 or even wait and see if Mitchell can keep his starting place for Palace so you can do Douglas to him. Other than that I think you are good.

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers. Are we expecting a MCY presser before the deadline this week?

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Idk when is Guardiola's PC, but probably they will have to make another statement other than we re-opened our training facility or maybe media will leak something tomorrow.

    • Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jwp to barnes?
      Or asm to neto?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B

    • ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just been reading the Ben Crellin Twitter threads. Lots of possible game changes due to broadcaster demands. A summary of his thinking below:
      EVE vs MCI moving to DGW19
      TOT vs FUL moving to GW18 or DGW19 would mean another fixture would have to move
      TOT vs FUL can move to BGW18 if AVL vs TOT is moved from BGW18 to DGW19 (DGW for AVL & TOT)
      TOT vs FUL can move to DGW19 if FUL vs MUN is moved from DGW19 to BGW18 (no DGW for Man Utd)

      The only other option for when the games could be played in January (aside from GW18/19 or the FA Cup being delayed) is that they'll be played next midweek (DGW17) and the EFL Cup Semi-Finals will be delayed.

      If both EVE vs MCI and TOT vs FUL are moved to GW 18/19 then you'd have 5 midweek fixtures in Blank GW18 and 7 midweek fixtures in DGW19.
      The TV companies might want to balance it out so there a 6 fixtures in each midweek.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I didn't understand anything 🙁
        Only thing clear is Don't sell Son Grealish Watkins 😀

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          It's very confusing, and highlights that apart from the clubs and the PL, the broadcasters (Amazon Prime in particular) also have massive input. Basically my takeaway is:
          Looks like ManC v Everton will slot into GW19 (means a DGW for both teams)
          If they need to accommodate the Spurs v Fulham game in either GW18 or GW19 then one of AVL v TOT, or FUL v MUN will need to be shifted between those 2 GW's.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Thanks mate 🙂

      2. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        When are the announcements going to be though?

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He says on his Twitter account that match scheduling announcements are normally made on Friday between 4pm and 5pm (BST). Of course, the GW17 deadline in Friday 4pm...

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            And whether they'd announce on a bank holiday is another thing....

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Yup. Feels like you need to hold your FT this week unless you choose a new player who is absolutely not going to be affected by the musical chairs scheduling...

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I think this week has shown the need to get a playing bench - targetting dgw if possible but avoiding triple ups.

                Having said that Mitchell->Taylor ended badly!

    • Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Does anyone know if the other 3 MCY players with Covid have been confirmed? And does this mean they will definitely miss GW17 & GW18?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I don't think so.
        No option but to wait for press

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The top 4,194,304 scoring teams in Gameweek 16 will qualify for the cup.

      What's the logic behind Gameweek 16? That's by far the worst game week for qualification.
      Why not have top 4,194,304 in overall league by Gameweek 16??

      Ended up qualifying (just) btw.

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Good question. Probably to give chance and motivation to those who did not join from the start

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            1 month, 28 days ago

            This

      2. KAALI_DAAL
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Who are the DGW essentials?

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Nobody knows for certain until the rearranged match schedule is announced. It's possible that ManC, Everton and Spurs may also be getting a DGW in GW18 or GW19 now. (See my post above)

        • Akshatjazz
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          who to replace Charlie Taylor with ?

          already have Dias, Dallas(have 3 leeds), Kwp, Coufal

          1.4itb and 1ft

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            justin

        • The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Total chaos if the matches are rearranged in January, Liverpool and Man Utd could lose their doubles while we get some more games in the sgw.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Casuals win again...

          2. L'Aeroplanino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            all the planning down into the drain

        • Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Martinez
          Dallas kwp stones
          Bruno salah mahrez jwp
          Dcl bam kane

          Subs steer cresswell lamptey asm

          0.9 itb 1ft will u wildcard this team?

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What would you change if using WC?

            1. Gun gun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Take leicester players, get rid of mahrez, get rid of lamptey get rid of asm get rid of jwp

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I think a hit or two is the better option personally.

                Get the right dgw players in and it pays for itself.

                1. Gun gun
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Somemore should go for barnes?

                  Instead of neto?

          2. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            No, especially when games can be postponed because of Covid. Get rid of Mahrez.

        • The Frenchie
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          In DGW19 would you play Son (Sheffield) or Dallas (Brighton & Southampton)?

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Both, surely

        • Xanthorpe
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What's the likelihood of City and Everton being involved in DGW19?

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              It "fits", and that probably means there's a fair chance given the amount of games city have to play.

              No one knows for sure though.

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Better pick for the next few gws?

            a. saka
            b. neto

            1. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Saka looks very promising

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Saka not injured?

                1. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Arteta on Saka's injury being a bad one: "Hopefully not, he was limping. Hopefully he will be fine." Basically no infos.

            2. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Both look decent. B just maybe

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Cheers. These moves seem worth it for a hit?
                kdb taylor brewster > vardy justin saka

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Losing kdb for a hit is always a risk, and I've been waiting for ricardo to return in place of justin forever, but yes, I think that might pay off.

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Cheers mate.

            3. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              B

            4. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              B. Very easy

          • ScoutHelp
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Aiming to FH GW18. 0.4 ITB

              Martinez (Steer)
              James*, TAA, Balbuena, (Lindelof*, Rhys Williams)
              Grealish, Salah, Bruno, Son, (JWP)
              DCL, Bamford, Wilson

              Lost for ideas, any thoughts?

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              With BGW and potential DGW I am planning to remain rigid and continue with KDB in my team. Correct call?

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                If you are avoiding FH then yes.

              2. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Contemplating the same. Tempted to sell him for kane/ vardy.

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Vardy is the man to get

              3. Party time
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I did not have Son, 60+ something % ownership, I got away this gw with the game being postponed, it felt like an easy decision to bin kdb.

                I could easily get him back for the double gw, if needed

            • Dreams
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Morning Dz. What's the status of Manchester City for gameweek 19? Will they also be having a double gameweek?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Read some posts above, latest is there.

                1. Dreams
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Cheers. My bad.

              2. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                It isn't postponed yet, so it's on. No one knows about DGW.