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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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  1. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    A - DCL (che, BUR, blank, CRY)
    B - Antonio (LEE, mun, ARS, wol)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      A might get another DGW

  2. Jerse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Gone mega maverick as not much to lose. Wanted Kane, but needed funds so out went Salah and in came Bale !.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Damn son. GL.

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    FUN FACT

    Stones has the Same number of attacking returns in his 2 dgws as Cancelol in his entire Man city career. LOVE to see it!

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Cancelo has more BPS

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Ederson not far off Cancelo too

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Is that 3 times as many goals from open play as KdB?

  4. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    I own Cancelo. ML rivals all own either Dias or Stones (or both). Awesome.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Everything is

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      It’s a game of 4 halves

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelohaul next game then

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Indeed

  6. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    SGW for Cancelo and Sterling then

    1. pjomara
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Cancelo wasn't rested, has a knock from midweek so might miss 2nd game also.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Source?

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        If he had a knock he wouldn't have been on the bench...

  7. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Those smug FML FPL guys getting monster hauls with their triple City D..

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      How? Cancelo didn't even play.

  8. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Now that I have bought him Gundogan will never score a goal or even take a shot apparently

  9. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    6 players in this one, let's go!!!

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Let's not.

      😀

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Pereira, justify the -4!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Repeat of the last DGW would be nice 😎

    2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      i have double Brighton defence !!!!! .. but their both on the bench so i hope he hauls for you 🙂

  11. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Imagine that some people took Bruno out for a -8 and thought it was a good idea lmao.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Takes all sorts

  12. HippY
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Scary thought of the day...

    With the amount of hits taken this week, and some unforeseen benching of players, there is a good chance people will be going in to Sunday's games with negative points

  13. Shawcus
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Any news on whether Watkins starts?

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Starts + scores a brace

  14. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    WC
    No Dias
    Sold Stones
    Bought Cancelo
    Gundogan blank
    Bought KDB (c)

    Meh

  15. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelo captain GW27?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Thinking about TC

  16. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Feel sick having made what I know already is the wrong decision (on WC, no FH)

    A) Areola, Digne, Struijk, Konsa - can get 10 for 29 pre hits
    B) Martinez, Dier, El Mo, Konsa - can get 11 for 29 pre hits

    Went B- but A looks even more obvious now I’ve thought about it some more!

    Not sure why I’m posting. Just furious with myself!

  17. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    WBA GOAL

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      As expected

  18. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    West Brom goal

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Pereira?!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      G Bartley
      A Gallagher

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks, fingers crossed for the 2nd and 3rd goals 🙂

  20. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Burnt?

  21. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    It’s the week of DGW defenders scoring

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Hope so. I'm stacked like the Kardashians at the back. Hoping for mare value than they deliver.

  22. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Sanchez my worst transfer in! Never trust Brighton

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I got him to play over Martinez last GW & potentially over him in 29.

      Not sure I'll l bother now! Decent insurance I guess, but they don't even rotate well.

  23. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Who got the Assist?

  24. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Bartley goal, Gallagher assist according to FotMob

  25. tokara
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Funny nobody watching the game

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      There's some tortures I won't put myself through 😆

  26. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Bartley's 3rd goal in 18 PL games.

    1. HippY
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Essential

  27. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Well seems like I ended up making the right call not using BB with Cresswell and Burn on the bench

  28. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Berahino

  29. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Well played Dias & Stones owners!

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks! If I had Kdb instaead of Gundo it would have been perfect.

    2. HippY
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Stones and KDB, it'll do 🙂

  30. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Just hoping Dallas can continue this trend of defenders scoring, in the next game