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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. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      A might get another DGW

  2. Jerse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days 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…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Damn son. GL.

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days 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
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo has more BPS

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Ederson not far off Cancelo too

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

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

  4. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Everything is

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      It’s a game of 4 halves

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Cancelohaul next game then

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Indeed

  6. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    SGW for Cancelo and Sterling then

    1. pjomara
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

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

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Source?

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

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

  7. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      How? Cancelo didn't even play.

  8. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

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

  9. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

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

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Let's not.

      😀

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Come on Pereira, justify the -4!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Repeat of the last DGW would be nice 😎

    2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

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

  11. Bounce
      3 months, 25 days 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Takes all sorts

    • HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days 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

    • Shawcus
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Any news on whether Watkins starts?

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Starts + scores a brace

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

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

      Meh

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo captain GW27?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Thinking about TC

    • Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days 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!

    • Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      WBA GOAL

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        As expected

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      West Brom goal

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Pereira?!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        G Bartley
        A Gallagher

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

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

    • GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Burnt?

    • hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      It’s the week of DGW defenders scoring

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

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

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Sanchez my worst transfer in! Never trust Brighton

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days 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.

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Who got the Assist?

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Bartley goal, Gallagher assist according to FotMob

    • tokara
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Funny nobody watching the game

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

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

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Bartley's 3rd goal in 18 PL games.

      1. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Essential

    • NateDogsCats
        3 months, 25 days ago

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

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Berahino

      • hueycho
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Well played Dias & Stones owners!

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

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

        2. HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Stones and KDB, it'll do 🙂

      • The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

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