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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. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Deep inside me i knew that Johnstone would be the dgw hero but i couldn't bench Pope.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Jam. Hardly a hero.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Only points matter.

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      ah yes, I knew deep inside Brighton would miss two penalties and have a perfect goal ruled out

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        From these things a player gets a lot of points.

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I moved him out for Areola on my BB!

  2. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    As a DCL TC-er i just love this WBA win, just enough for them to fly a bit, open up and being bolder...hattie inevitable

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What if Josh King starts?

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        My amount of concern about that is the same as Van de Beek starting instead of Bruno

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Lol, Alladyce won’t change. But this team could leak 6 or 7 any week.

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Will prob get injured v saints.

    4. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      same same, DCL and Digne here, their flanks look weak especially for crosses. Gross did put in some good crosses, Digne and DCL combo could prove deadly

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        same, brought Digne for a -4 but could be repayed in that game alone

    5. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Enjoy the 51 pointer

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        may your words turn to gold

  3. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    jammy 10 points. lucky i get him in on WC

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    The only reason for me the watch New Wolves will be to scout for my GW29 Newcastle defender!

  5. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Sold Bamford (for Watkins) Raphina and Dallas on bench .... praying for a Leeds no show ....

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Ditto. Have Watkins and Martinez, benched Raph and Dallas, sold Bamford for a -8 double move for DCL

  6. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Johnstone owners very unlucky there

    Denied 2 penalties saves if Brighton could hit the target

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Would also have been denied a CS lmao

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He’d have saved them and got Max Baps.

        Robbed of 11 more points

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Johnstone owners played their other GK this week.

      o/

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not those of us on bench boost 😉

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not those of us with Fabri

    3. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      John Stone owners should be happy with his goal

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      It's a disgrace, he put the players off by clapping loudly and he deserves those penalty save points.

  7. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Sold Antonio for Diagne.

    I deserve everything I get for that. What was I thinking getting West Brom players in?

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      it could still be a good call..2 more must win home games. before the game i feel WBA players are essential esp their defense..and i still stick with it

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Had an assist if AMN could've finished better. Was really active tbh, Antonio had an amazing game for sure

    3. Ooh Ah Cantona
        2 months, 12 days ago

        This is me after every single transfer I do, "What was I thinking!"

    4. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      34 from 4 with 22 players still left.. couldn't have asked for a better start 😀

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Season started?!

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          😛

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        YOU MOVE!

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          WE move 😉

    5. schlupptheweek
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Come on captain El Ghazi!

    6. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Darlow in GW 29 very tempting

    7. Echoes
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I'm generally quite unlucky when it comes to chips every season, but missing Burn and Dunk's points today hurts a bit. Unreal game of football, that.

      • money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        just asking how did u guys plan for this dgw in advance when none of the fixtures are actually confirmed on gw25?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          In Crellin we trust!

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            This

        2. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Crellin’s magic sheet

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        6-0 leeds please

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        need a Raphi overdue haul today

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Absolute week from hell so far, just can't catch a break. That Pereira blank just adds to it.

        No doubt Bamford, Dallas and Raphinha (who I sold for Pereira) will mega haul now 🙁

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          One could say u have absolutely nowhere to hide for the leeds game

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I'm going to face my fears and watch it

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Hidden in plain sight

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Will kind of be happy to see returns from Bamford and Dallas, after deciding to keep them at least and TC instead of BB this week

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Selling a Bielsa attacker for a Big Sam one deserves punishment. And I benched Raphina.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            True but look at the last WBA double - Pereira scored 23 points or summat

            1. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yes, he's going to average 23 points in a DGW.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Obviously not expecting that again but perfectly reasonable to think half of that is achievable.

        3. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          same.. BamBam,Dallas,Antonio and pope on my bench.shame I wasted my BB in GW 19... 🙁

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            So annoying isn't it, feels like whatever I do the opposite result will happen anyway

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        How have west brom got a clean sheet? Unbelievable

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          They were due

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        My decision to buy Johnstone 15 weeks ago, waste a transfer and tie 0.5m up in an unused sub is finally vindicated!

      • El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Jota transfer Salah out...do we think he will get rest?

        Have him(C) and no Kane,Bruno...

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Who knows, I triple captained him so it'd be a disaster. But apparently (reading comments) Jota was on WC and kept going back and forth.

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Hope so,it will be 8 days since his last match no need to rest him but Shu is perfect for that.

        2. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Maybe he needed cash for Kane?

        3. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          he made several transfers including transferring robbo in and back out. Probably on a WC or drunk

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Bruno to Sterling for free and TC?

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Come on Martinez and Elmo! Double clean sheet please!

        Be nice to be on the right side of a Villa cleanie for once!