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FPL differentials the key figures as West Brom host Brighton

It is the Fantasy Premier League differentials on offer in the second match of Double Gameweek 26.

Despite playing just once over the next few days, Brighton are the more popular outfit in this match, Lewis Dunk (£4.9m) starting the match with 5.6% ownership.

Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) is another leading figure as the Seagulls travel to West Bromwich Albion although on 3.0% of Fantasy managers currently rely on the goalkeeper.

2.8% are still invested in Neal Maupay (£6.1m) who leads the line today, accompanied by an out-of-position Leandro Trossard (£5.7m).

It looks as if Graham Potter has gone with a back-four for the visit to the Hawthorns, with Dan Burn (£4.2m) and Joël Veltman (£4.3m) in the left and right-back positions either side of Dunk and Ben White (£4.4m).

Meanwhile, Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) is the most fashionable starting Baggies option today sat in 1.8% of teams.

Ahead of facing two fixtures, the midfielder has a goal and assist in his last two at home.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) has been a much-discussed asset in the build-up to Double Gameweek 26 and starts up-front for the fourth-successive Premier League match.

He is inside the top-four among all players for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four matches but only 0.8% of Fantasy managers are invested in the forward.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) is also on the radar even though just 0.6% of managers possess the Arsenal loanee.

He is deployed out of position once again today, operating on the right-hand flank of West Brom’s attacking midfield trio.

Double Gameweek 26 Line-ups

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Bartley, O’Shea, Furlong; Yokuslu, Gallagher; M Phillips, M Pereira, Maitland-Niles; Diagne.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-4-2): R Sánchez; Burn, Dunk, White, Veltman; Connolly, Mac Allister, Bissouma, Groß; Maupay, Trossard.

Double Gameweek 26 so far…

Another Double Gameweek, another attacking haul for Manchester City’s centre-backs.

João Cancelo (£6.1m) watched Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off in dismay as Pep Guardiola benched him for the first time since Gameweek 21.

And his absence from the team, which lasted the whole game, made goals for Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and John Stones (£5.2m) all the more painful for the Portuguese international’s 26.6% ownership.

Cancelo was named on Manchester City’s bench alongside Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Phil Foden (£6.1m), although the latter made it on for the second period.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) were the providers for the Citizens’ two goals while Ilkay Gundogan (£6.2m) continued his run of matches without an attacking return to three before coming off in the 89th minute.

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925 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Play up

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Triffic

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well you know.

        1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nico Kranjcar, Hermand Herrairderson, Crouchy, Bobby Zamora

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Darren Anderton, Martin Kuhl, Alan McLoughlin etc if you are as old as me

  2. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Diagne let's go

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You spelt Digne wrong

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        See you on thursday

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pronounced Jagnay

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Top 14 in my ML(I'm 14th)

    8 x TC Kane
    2 x TC Son

    Me BB (c) Dcl

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      u win

  4. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    In typical DGW fever fashion I sold Antonio for Diagne, because there was no way Antonio was getting anything from Man City.

    When will we guys ever learn?

  5. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Gundogan never delivers for me 🙁 Suddenly he is no where to be seen

    1. No Kane, No Gain
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He was never that good. extremely lucky to get some of the goals he got.

      Gundo owners are either sheep or casuals, or both

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Having a bad season are you?

        😆

        1. No Kane, No Gain
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          44k. Not that bad

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Imagine where you would be if you played casual and had gundog. I mean I shot up since I got him and I am ahead of you.

            Baaaaah

            1. No Kane, No Gain
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              For now. Let's talk tomorrow

              Baaah

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                What happens tomorrow does not change the fact that since I got gundog I have shot up the rankings and u seem to be slipping. 44k is great but not when you were 17k maybe higher before that and made the wrong call on the player you now insult other players for owning. Maybe you go back ahead of me tomorrow. Doesn't change the context of your comment. Surely you have higher goals than beating me? I have zero concern for your ranking, today or tomorrow.

                1. No Kane, No Gain
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  "I have zero concern for your ranking, today or tomorrow."

                  Sure, that's why you wrote several comments about it 🙂

                  1. Top Mark.S
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Comment one: You must be having a bad season in reference to ridiculous insult to gundog owners.

                    Comment 2: I am actually ahead of you because I own him in reference to unsolicited rank check

                    Comment 3: I have far higher goals than beating you as I have no idea who you are and couldn't care less what your rank is tomorrow. I wont even remember this conversation in 5 mins.

                    Last comment: you most certainly are salty regardless of your decent rank because you know that most of the people like me who are now ahead of you are ahead because they made the right call on gundogan. Maybe you made the right call for whatever decisions you made this week and maybe you turn things around but it changes nothing about gundog and I am not a sheep or a casual for outfoxing you on that one. Lastly if you really want me to believe you are ahead of me should we cross swords again, link your team. Probably talking to a bottom feeder for all I know

                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      You come across as a really despicable person.

                      1. Top Mark.S
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Really?

                        You must be completely inferring a far more negative tone than what I am writing with.

                        I see despicable things happenning in this world sadly and I have seen far harsher discussions on this site, and I have never thought anyone despicable

      2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He was in the right positions to score those goals to be fair to him.

      3. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Salty non owner

  6. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Walker - Laporte - Dias - Cancelo clean sheets locked in vs Wolves

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would love this! With of course Cancelo goal and assist on the side

    2. Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think Laporte will go LB and Stones and Dias at CB

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Agree

  7. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Do we think Cancelo plays the game ?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      FPL? I doubt it

  8. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wonder if gundogs purple patch is no over??

    Hope he is benched v wolves as I'd still want to captain in dgw27 if confident he starts both....

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He got taken off to rest him for Wednesday

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        ....?

        Pep brought Rodri in to strengthen defense for last few minutes and help with aerial duels.

      2. MARVELLUS
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        5 mins rest?

        1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          5 mins is a lot

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Just because you convinced your missus about it....

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Booyakashaaa

            2. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              He wasn't given a 5 minute rest today to prepare for midweek. I'm sure of that

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Of course not, it was tactical change as Pep anticipated several desperate long balls from West Ham.

  9. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How many City defenders will be in the Premier League team of the season?

    Dias, Stones and Cancelo nailed on for me.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cresswell has to be in there.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        And Justin, despite missing part season

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Must be

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Did Stones play before mid November?

      I'd say TOTS defence could be Justin Dias Cresswell Cancelo

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

    4. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martinez
      Cancelo Dias Stones Cresswell
      KDB Gundo Bruno
      Salah Kane Son

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        KDB?! lol

    5. jammie26
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cancelo not for me, only plays every other game..

    6. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Need a Pereira haul here.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He doesn't play until tomorrow. 😀
        Then he can haul.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wrong one

    7. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Planning to get Trossard or Almiron for the BGW29... Insane?

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lingard is your man at that price point

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          smashing it on my bench last 2 weeks

      3. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Have they started giving points for players hitting the post?

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes mad

        Go Lingard. Wouldn’t touch either of those attacks - especially Brighton. Definition of toothless.

    8. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Time for Diagne haul

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        *Digne

    9. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Please Brighton keep a cleanie to make up for Stones and KdB

    10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gundo, still that important?

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He is the best in that price bracket. A 6 million guy scoring 1 in 3 gameweeks is also insane value. Here he has so many doubles to add to it

      2. No Kane, No Gain
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No.

    11. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Trossard Time !!

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Get your sock out 😉

    12. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      12 with 24 still leftt to play

      LOVE to see oh yes i do but WE MOVE!..

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        20 with 24 to play!

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        10 with 27 left to play - sorry I’m beating you

    13. jammie26
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How are cancelo owners feeling?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bit too warm and tummy a bit full. Back hurts a bit. Worried about how kids doing at school.

      • DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What's the ideal template rating, specially if you are chasing(350k here)?
        I have 45%, is that too low?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          2 thirds odd is differentail enough I'd guess

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I agree, something like 65% is the right balance

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Thanks. If anybody has any idea it's you.

              1. DK_13
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Thank you both.

      • TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I’d be close to winning FPL this year if I ever got any of the monster defender hauls. Ridiculous

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          This time next year we’ll be millionaires Rodney!

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I’m just saying there is insane luck involved in getting the very top ranks.

            Getting 17 points a week from a defender compared to 2 - have that happen 6 times in a season and that really adds up

            1. Kun Tozser
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              True but the high ceiling defenders is from a small group, you can increase your chances of getting lucky

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I’ve had pretty much the ‘alternative’ player for every single big defender haul

                1. Kun Tozser
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Looking forward to Digne doing the same this week

      • che
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Stones looking at 3BP with the winning goal added, yeah?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Already added.

          1. che
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I thought it didn't get added until later?

        3. Offside Trapattoni
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Is it Stones 3 KDB 2 Dias 1?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Kdb 3
            Dias, Stones 2

            1. Offside Trapattoni
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Grazie

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Prego

        4. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Already added

        5. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Try again

        6. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I think they have update bps this season, its very rarely changes once the game is over, so the bps are more real time this season.

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Can anyone confirm the Salah rumours, I.e Jota sold him in his fantasy team?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          What rumours?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You know the one about the guy maybe not playing because of that other thing

        2. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Same Diego Jota who bought Adrian for this week?
          Tarkowski sold Pope.
          Some guy from WH sold Lingard AND Antonio.

          They are fooling around after the news on Villa players selling Grealish last GW

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        ML player C KDB but removed Bruno!

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A rival sold bruno as well, thought it was a bit of bizarre move.

          Part of a -12!

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Rashford and DCL
        To
        Kane and Gundo?

        Got the exact amount itb and 2 freebies. Or is it too early? Kane rising tonight...

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Steady there Bobby

        2. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Prefer Rafa to Gundo

          Leaves a slot for KDB in mid

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Good point

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        On a -12 with Sterling and Cancelo... this has started well 😉

      • jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Stones really starting to annoy me as a cancelo dias owner.
        When dias finally gets the goal, stones matches him!
        And cancelo seems to be rotated more and more..

        Bite the bullet and move Joao on, or keep the faith?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You’ve got the right two

          It’s just ridiculously unlucky - it happens

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Maybe your right! Doesn't help that the 3 close rivals in ml are all stones owners!

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I had Dias, Stones & Foden on WC that became Cancelo, Dias & Gundo 🙁

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Ouch.. but probably right trio longer term, I have gundo as well!

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Stick

        4. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Stones is killing me to. Big green arrow with Dias turned red when Stones scored.

        5. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Keep joao he got his rest now

        6. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          the whole ‘cancelo is due’ thing has really messed people up. hard to spend xfers moving between them all but also having stones/dias has proven to be better over time.

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            He is due.. but then he always delivers either in the fa cup of cl lol... thats where he is getting his goals and assists!

        7. janowsc
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          In the same boat. Yeah it’s super frustrating. Can’t have all the city players unfortunately.

      • HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Are the BPS final?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Unless some late night jiggery pokery then should be

      • Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Took a -8 and cleared my debts with 2 played. Always a nice feeling.

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bruno to Lingard
        Watkins to Kane

        I really rate Palace chances next week 🙂

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Maybe I should have held TC for a week

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Feck me! Just in to see both of my I
        City central defenders scores! Wahey!
        Rough is I sold Antonio to Watkins for a hit. That could still work out though.

      • Jerse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Frustrating when De Bruyne comes into the team. Too much needlessly goes through him. Controversial thing to say but Man C were a better team without him. Don't forget a couple of seasons ago they won the league with insane points tally without him for the whole of that season.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes, but will you get him in?

        2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          "needlessly goes through him" that's when i stopped reading

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Kun starting makes as much difference - the multiple false 9s are out of work.