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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. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Diagne cmon grab that 2:0!

  2. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Premier league refs showing why they are worst refs in the world...this is the second time in the space of a week

    1. deathcabofdevil
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yet they behave as if they are world-beaters. Most arrogant and least skilled refs ever in the history of refereeing.

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Looked to me that the ref whistled before Dunk took thay first fk...

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      *that

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      He did, but was still whistling while it was taken is the only thing he can say

  4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Did it count?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No

  5. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Ref is going to be a nervous wreck for the rest of this match ....

  6. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    AMN punter unite again!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      You're jinxing it !

  7. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    ML leader Dunk on BB. Emotions.

  8. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Pretty interesting that.
    Even I can do better job than some of those refs. Just won't run so much though 😎

  9. jdoyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    That is one of the most laughable bits of refereeing I've seen. How can PL refs be so incompetent...

  10. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    That Stones goal hurted

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Late reaction ? 😉

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Not to worry. Cancelo will score next game.

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Sure did .. all four of my mini league had stones ... only me with Diaz ... what was looking like a great start is reset to zero effectively

    4. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Brace?

    5. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah without the CS points I feel cheated.

    6. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Didn't see much sympathy when the Dias goal hurt us Cancelo and Stone owners.

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Dias much lower EO than Stones so doesn't affect non owners as much

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          That makes sense.

  11. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    The refereeing in this league has hit an all time low this season

  12. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    And people try to defend the refs in PL.

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Dunk is a machine

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah washing machine...

  14. deathcabofdevil
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    EPL refereeing standards are so poor.

    Refs themselves don't know what the rules are. And the arrogance they possess is as if they are pre-invited to officiate UCL final every year. Imagine there behaviour if they were half-decent.

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Somehow the standard of refereeing in the Prem continues to get worse.

    Lee Mason should be replaced by the 4th official at HT and dropped like any player would be for such an error. But no, he’ll be back out making mistakes next weekend.

    Really beginning to hinder the league.

    1. deathcabofdevil
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      There's only one job in this entire world where you can screw up everyday and still keep the job. It's being an English referee.

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        ... or politician.

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          or weatherman

  16. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Instead of injury time we will have incompetent referee time

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Matches would never end if that was consistent.

  17. UpTheCherries
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    If it was disallowed for the offside why did brighton retake the free kick?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Exactly, it can't have been offside

      1. UpTheCherries
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Must have been disallowed for the whistle. Even though dunk was well in his right to take it. The ref realised his mistake, awarded the goal, then VAR decided to get involved to get to the wrong decision. Comical

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yup exactly this

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      it was the whistle thing

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Top 10k started of with an average of (-4.17).

    Never seen it that high before.

  19. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Neil Mason.

    Nuno knows.

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Replay shows that the whistle was blown just as Dunk took the free kick... tight call.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Blown again before/as the ball was crossing the line is the issue.

  21. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Wasnt Lee Mason also the Var referee with Red card decisions from Dean...

  22. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Apparently AAR - Audio Assisted Referee is a thing now.

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      What’s the plural of that?

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      You have to wait until ref stops loooooong whistle?!?

  23. schlupptheweek
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Although the current FPL no.1 is unlikely to stay top I love the fact he is an independent thinker and takes risks with Konsa, Rüdiger and Bernardo Silva even if they might not be the wisest moves. Following your gut and not caring about ownership is a much more entertaining way to play the game.

  24. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    The template is so strong right now that captaincy is literally the only deciding factor on whether you get a green or red arrow

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      City defenders could be the key this GW.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Will come down to Bamford Vs Raphina.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Is it? Scout Picks team looks nothing like mine. There isn't any obvious template apart from Bruno.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Unless your team isn't too templatish? 😉

    5. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      That would only if all players were 100% EO and that clearly isn't the case..

    6. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      not really

      my team is 85% template and I jumped 140k to 100k

  25. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    He blows when he wants, Lee Mason, he blows when he wants ....

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

  26. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Pereira fail.

  27. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I'd pay to see Az's whatsapp messages to Mark at this point haha

  28. deathcabofdevil
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Why didn't the VAR draw lines between Lee Mason's ears to check if anything exists between them ?

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Inconclusive, because the VAR geeks don’t have anything between theirs either

      1. deathcabofdevil
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        VAR for VAR needed ?

  29. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    So VAR can’t be used to overrule goal line technology when it clearly got it wrong but it can be used to determine how long a whistle is blown for???

  30. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    As I have said before, Mike Dean, Jon Moss, Lee Mason, and David Coote should not be on the PL referee panel.