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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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926 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hal Robson-Kanu is apparently an answer to some of Big Sam's questions.

  2. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    How has West Beom not conceded this game... someone check on Az

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

      Incompetent attack.

  3. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bruno to Sterling (TC) next GW?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kane better call

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bamford to comfortably outscore Watkins

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

      Watkins YC?

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      In one game with Watkins playing 2?

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No

  5. ivantys
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Barkley finally dropped. They got worse after he returned.

    • Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I can't escape regrets

      Grealish --> Barnes (-4) instant regret, could have just played Bamford

      Triple captained Kane, when DCL was the best option!

      we all know this isn't going to end well 😛

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Like why bother posting this? Barnes hasn’t even played yet, DCL hasn’t even played yet, Kane hasn’t even played yet, Bamford hasn’t even played yet. I seriously don’t get this kind of thinking and mentality.

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          loser mentality imo

        2. Alexis Nonsense
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Makes as much sense as the thousands of tmplate team "G2G?" questions around here 😉

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

        Don't understand the moaning here mate, oh your name is nonsense 😉

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Prozac.

    • Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Traore brace

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        No

    • El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Elmo, Neto and Diagne made the scout picks?... Hum....

    • deathcabofdevil
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      As a Martinez Dallas Watkins Bamford owner, fully expecting a 1-1 with Raphinha and Traore on the scoresheet.

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Brighton are such a tragic football team

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        When its not your day ...

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          It's never their day

        2. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          ... It’s West Brom’s ...

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That Villa side is looking close to championship Villa...

      Leeds will feast

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Villa are a championship side

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Emi Martinez to you pal

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Nah only Elmo and El ghazi are championship quality, rest are decent, emi is class

      4. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        £225m well spent in the last 2 seasons

    • Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Question for those with encyclopaedic memory: has any team ever missed three penalties in a Premier League match?

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        don't know but Jon Walters almost did that by himself 4/5 years ago

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          And scored an OG in the same game, I think...

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Missed only 1 peno

          2 OGs

          1. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Ah was that it then? I knew it was a hatrick of some sorts.

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Who could ever forget it - the poor sod looked as sick as a parrot!!!!

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

        It was 3 years before the Premier League started, and it wasn't Brighton but was in a match against them...

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

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_%26_Hove_Albion_F.C.%E2%80%93Crystal_Palace_F.C._rivalry#1980s

          "In 1989, referee Kelvin Morton awarded five penalties in a Crystal Palace v Brighton game, all awarded in a 27-minute spell - a Football League record. Palace were awarded four of the penalties, and they missed three of them but still won the match 2–1... "

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Wow - just wow! Top marks Hazz.

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

          Beat me to it 🙂

          Historic game that one

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Dallas in midf or def??

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Def

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        LWB

    • El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Is LEE playing 3 at the back with a wing back system?...

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

        No.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          No? LLorente, Cooper and Struijk + Dallas and Ayling. Klich is playing Kalvin´s position

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        No standard 4 back

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Definitely not a standard back 4. Actually there´s nothing standard in their tactical display...

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

        BBC has them playing two banks of back theee!

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      2-1 Raph brace with a Martinez pen save from Bamford would be sublime.

    • Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Need Villa to do a job on Leeds big time.

    • Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Let’s go Traore

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      0-1 Villa. Watkins.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Reply fail ....

    • Shaw must go on
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Hi everyone..
      What's your opinion about Nuno(wolves manager)? Can he go higher than wolves? He has done a good job with Rio Ave, valencia and wolves, unfortunately he wasn't lucky in F. C. Porto! (my team).. Did you know he was Jorge Mendes 1st signing?and its a crazy story how that happened.. :)..

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He’ll manage a big club one day.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Most boring negative manager in the league

        1. Shaw must go on
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah, I have to agree..

    • dshv
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      When is the best time for BB..

      WC31 but bb when

      I am on tc now..

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This GW

      2. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This week

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Johnstone haul on the bench

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Biggest jam ever?

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

        Why wouldn’t you start him?

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I'm guessing Martinez

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No idea how Johnstone has kept a clean sheet but I’ll take those points!!

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Second time today there's a John/stone's unlikely haul...

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

        Can’t believe he hasn’t saved a pen yet this match

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Need to be on target for that to happen.

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      1-0 win for wba.

      Everton will beat them by a couple though.

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Oh Brighton.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Unreal that game

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Big Jam Allardyce.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Still going down. Awful, awful team

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Let’s all take a minute to laugh at Brighton.

      Oh wait, we’ve already been laughing at them all season...

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Did you watch the game?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Watching 2 relegation sides in a slopfest isn’t my cup of tea

        2. Echoes
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Laughing after checking livescore.com I guess.

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

          Why? Play great football, don’t have the money for a top finisher. For footballs sake I hope they stay up.

      2. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        The great escape begins.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          No chance. Awful team.

      3. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        AMN punter half succeeds!

      4. Ozils Nozle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cancelo, Sterling, Gund and Dunk owner here. Hows your weekend going - lol

      5. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        tbh, West Brom def was a bit leaky, if Bri had better finishers, especially a good number 9 in front of the goal, this could've been a goal fest. I'm excited for my Digne (C) and DCL against this team

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yup