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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. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Didn't even look art my GW 16 score till now. 31 from 7 playing players lmao. What a stupid game it's been this year.

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

      7 unexpected outs this week!

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Similar here, can only laugh it off and move on to the next one

  2. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    TOTFUL might be moved to GW18: https://twitter.com/bencrellin/status/1344424832662953986?s=21

    Good luck.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Even more reason to FH if light on Spurs.

      Fulham would have no blank then a double. Hmm. Good for non FHers if you want to go there.

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

        Maybe. Hopefully we find out before the deadline. I’m not optimistic. :(.

      2. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Or even less reason to if you’ve got 3 Spurs (or can get 3 with a FT)...

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Yep.

  3. sergioaguero67
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Safe to pick Antonio?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not yet

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      It’s always a gamble.

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Favorite FPL moments of 2020?

    1. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Restart!

    2. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Getting Bruno for 8.2mn last season and rewarding with top 8k finish

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Villa 7-2 Pool

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Getting a full playing bench out of Brewster, Mitchell & Kilman this week.

    5. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      From last season,
      KDB last minute goal on the final day - cemented the ML for me

      From this season,
      GW14 - 102 points with a 20k Gameweek rank and helped me move from 445k to 157k OR

  5. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Do people still share my feeling that Manutd at best will finish 4th/5th this season even with lofty 2nd plqce notwithstanding? Never really have hit form and serious problem of good wide players. Or Epl will continue to be this tricky and Manutd get a lucky 2nd place finish?!

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Well City, Chelsea & Spurs aren't performing better than us either. So they don't deserve 2nd position too.

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Hard to evaluate the league table with Man City and Villa having completed two matches less and Everton + Tottenham one match less. For all we know, Villa could be second, City third, Everton fourth and United fifth.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      If United can keep Bruno fit for whole season, you never know.

      Other teams are below par atm compared to themselves last season. Anything inside top 3 would be great finish for United.

      I say Pool away would be the litmus test for United

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Lol absolutely delusional. You were Ole out just a few weeks ago.

    4. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No one is really taking charge in the league, don’t think they will win it but u never know

    5. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I think they will be top 3.

    6. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      The fact that they're already out of CL gives them an advantage compared to some of the other contenders, IMO. The other thing which is interesting is that they've beaten teams who play attacking football and teams who play deep defense in the last 8 weeks across various competitions (even though the wins are sometimes ugly/fortunate) - so basically they're showing they're not just a counter-attacking one-trick-pony.

  6. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I told you all I had a witch doctor cast a spell on Mo Salah 5 game blanks you haven't yet felt the pain do not TC on the bgw you have been warned.

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

      Okay I’ll TC him in the dgw

      1. RedAlpha10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Never doubt the Zambian Witch Doctor, he is inevitable

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          this is crazy

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Initial plan was A but defence looking a little shaky now and no Spurs still worries me. Plan was FH18, BB19 but who know now? Any other ideas welcome. Thanks.

    A. KDB+DCL >> Rashford+Vardy
    B. KDB+Dias >> Son/Rashford+TAA

    McCarthy
    Robbo, Dias, Coufal
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Raphinha
    DCL, Bamford, Adams
    (Johnstone, Dallas, Soucek, C.Taylor*)

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B looks good but wouldn't want to sell Dias.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        So it does let look good then haha. Could just do KDB >> Son/Rash and then sort C.Taylor with the change. Not enough for Trent though

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A looks a very nice move.
      Your defence is ok for this week if the City game goes ahead.
      If not then consider B.

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A all day long.

  8. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    All plans are out the window now, 2 fts and not sure I’m even going to fh anymor, any ideas?

    Mandy
    Dallas Dias Zouma Taylor* KWP
    Salah Son Bruno Zaha Podence
    Kane DCL Brewster

    0 itb

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Just sort Taylor out. If you’re not FHing, get someone with a fixture in 18.

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Taylor to Holding it is then

  9. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    How do i know, did i qualify for the cup? (got 37pts yippiiii....)

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      37 was the score to qualify

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

        Haha nice 😀 thx.

  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Chilwell or Dias as Lamptey replacement?
    I will be using FH in 18

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Dias

    2. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Dias having DGW in 19? I'd go with Chilwell.

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not much in it. I’d probably go Chilwell. Chelsea are having a bit of a blip, but he still brings in points.

  11. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Play Alioski or Raphinha

    McCarthy Button
    Robbo Justin Stones Alioski Coufal
    Salah Son Bruno Raphinha Souchek
    Wood Kane Bamford

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Sorry the keeper is Johnstone instead of Button.

      Johnstone Raphinha Souchek Coufal is my bench

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Raphinha

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Raph

  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Has Chelsea defence dropped off even in underlying stats or are they still looking solid and just been unlucky to concede?

    1. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I have a feeling that Chelsea defence will bounce back. Full backs and Zouma have goal threats.

  13. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who is your replacement for Taylor?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Stones maybe

    2. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Alioksi

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Still not sure. I’ve got no FH 18. So need to bring in someone with a fixture.

      Already got Stones. Might go Regulion..

  14. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Predictions for Spurs vs Leeds?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      4-2

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      2-1

  15. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    1FT, 1.3 itb

    What to do with this backline?

    Martinez
    Coufal Stones Taylor* Mitchell* Dallas

  16. joker7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hi - I've a quick question - If you use your free hit does that use up your free transfer for that week or do you retain it ?

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      It’s lost. You only get one FT the following gameweek.

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      You will only have 1 FT the week after a FH.

    3. joker7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      thanks, I was thinking of having 2 up my sleeve but may aswell use them now

  17. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    McCarthy
    Coufal Stones Taylor**
    Salah Bruno Grealish Son
    DCL Bamford Kane

    Steer, Burke, Mitchell, Johnson.

    - No Free Hit - need to bring in someone with a game GW18
    - 2FT.

    A. Taylor > Regulion
    B. Taylor > Bellerin
    C. Taylor > Holding

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A, but wait until the deadline. There is a possibility for a Spurs DGW in 18.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Okay cheers

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A out of those. Despite Arsenal’s recent resurgence, I wouldn’t go near them.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Sweet. Thanks mate

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I’m thinking of getting Holding for this week and a Spurs defender the following week. No issue with 4.4 for an Arsenal defender.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        That’s based on them having decent fixtures in the short term. I’d also consider West Ham defenders at that price point, but Arsenal’s fixtures for 17 and 18 swings it for me.

  18. ralfb
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Steer to fabianski until after dgw and then back to steer ? Have Martinez

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      If no other issues, yes.

  19. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Not sure if the City vs Chelsea game is going ahead yet but am I okay to roll FT? Was building for GW18 so don’t really want to sell City assets if I can help it.

    Martinez
    Dias, Stones, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Soucek
    Kane, Bamford, DCL

    Subs: Steer, Cresswell, KWP, Stephens
    1 FT, 1.9 ITB

  20. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    If I am free hitting 18 I may as well use my FT this gameweek right as can't have two for 19 whatever?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes. Having used wild card to set up for 19, I can't find a sensible transfer!

  21. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Do we expect that CHE - MCI will be played?

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I suspect it might.

      Question is, which players tested positive? Surely they will be left out.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        The players mentioned on here yesterday were Ederson, Cancelo and Torres. I don’t know if anything is confirmed though.

  22. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    do you think stones and mahrez gonna start vs chelsea?

  23. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Grealish, KWP and Targett all on four yellows I see.

  24. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who should I sell?

    A. Lamptey
    B. Taylor

    Who for? 0 ITB

    1. Lowton
    2. Holding

  25. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    guys, help.

    jwp to barnes
    or asm to neto.

    1. mookie
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      the one with Neto

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      How do you still have ASM?

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        i dont even need the fodder and doing pretty well still.
        but dont like this red color anymore haha

  26. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Is Rhys Williams likely to be nailed the next few or WILL Liverpool likely stop him?

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He’s played 120 minutes all season. The word ‘nailed’ doesn’t belong in your question.

    2. mookie
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He didn't even play yesterday. Why would you think there's a chance he'd be nailed?

  27. mookie
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    3 green arrows in a row, when I was certain they will be reds. Not quite sure what's going on but I'll take them.

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Why are you expecting red arrows? Have some faith in your own abilities.

  28. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Usually don't look at this factor too much but with Spurs vs Fulham called off that does give Spurs a significant advantage in terms of rest, about 2 days more than Leeds. Useful for Son and Kane, who had been looking quite tired recently.

  29. Pi
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Why don't H2H league tables update?
    When?

  30. Going To Win This Year
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I I use 2 FTs for GW 18, and then use free hit. Do those 2 initial transfers still count for GW 19?

    1. Going To Win This Year
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      If I*