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

    WBA blessed today.

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

      Brighton anti blessed, as always

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

    Johnstone BBers buy a lottery ticket for tonight.

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

    Nuno was fined £25k earlier in the season for saying Lee Mason isn’t good enough to ref in the league... 😮

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

      Refund on the way

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

        Some compensation too!

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

        With interest

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

      Should get his money back....PPI and all that

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

      Most referees arnt. Which then becomes a system issue.

      Why do we have such bad referees? What training and support? Where are the new generation?

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

    When are we likely to find out if Everton & Villa have a DGW28?

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

      BC said it was unlikely if Arsenal and Tottenham have home games in their EL second leg, which is the case now

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

        Cheers Scholes...

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

    Is Cash fit again for Villa? If not, who plays in his place?

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

      Find out soon.

      The red fella from Sesame Street.

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

      Elmo?

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

    3 of 4 goals this GW have come from Centre backs...

    DGWs are well and truly made for defenders, don’t @ me

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

      Which should’ve been 4 out of 5...

  7. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Just woke up and logged in to check the MCI score and what do I see...My boys Stones and Dias on the scoresheet. Wooohooooo
    Today is gonna be a good day

  8. ivantys
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Why do Brighton play so well against stronger teams but so sh1t against weak ones? Such an annoying team.

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        They could already have 4 goals

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Their defence have been useless in the easier games.

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

              This

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

        Rumours about Watkins put to bed. He’s in the squad.

        https://twitter.com/berencross/status/1365695321142083585?s=21

        1. Effe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Good news for me. Thanks for sharing.

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

          BREAKNG NEWS: Sources says Watkins been put to bed feeling sick. Out for one month.

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Them that were posting lies need a month ban!

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

            Yep. Very nearly took him out last night cos of those rumours.

        4. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Good to hear

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

        Anyone who has planned FH in 29. Triple Newcastle looks essential.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I bought Lamptey on the weeks WC for 29
          Regretting it already

      4. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Commentator out of breath.. Doing my nut in!!!

      5. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Joao Cancelo more like due Cancelo

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

          More like Tariq Lamptey

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

          J0a0 Cancel0.

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

          Ciao Cancelo

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

          more like benched Cancelo

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          People so fickle, not long ago he got a 17 pointer amongst various clean sheets

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

          If anyone puts in Cancelo and doesn’t think he’s a rotation risk they aren’t very well informed. City have an astounding squad, every player can be rested. Its why they’re winning.

      6. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Got a feeling 3 points for Pereira is going to feel like a haul this week

      7. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        WBA to beat Everton?

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

          Everton 0-2 Newcastle

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

            WBA to become Newcastle? 😮

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

          Not unless they score 4 goals because DCL will score a hattrick alone

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

          If the referee disallows all of Everton’s goals I guess

      8. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Hope no one bought into this bs Watkins rumours

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

          The lucky ones did

          1. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            And bought diagne instead

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

          I did 🙁

          Went for diagne

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Plenty

      9. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yet another great chance missed for Brighton

      10. Fantabulous KdB
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This season 60 points avg per GW is not enough for a good rank, usually you get to top 10K with that average. is this because more goals are being scored or template options are less this year?

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

          I was thinking that as well. Set 60 as my goal average for this season and I have that, but I’m still over 600k!

          1. Fantabulous KdB
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            This. Target of 60points is thrown out the door this year

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

          A lot more players, a lot more active players, readily available info all aiding higher scores.

          Extremely strong template this year too.

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

          I’m blaming VAR for my poor form...

        4. ivantys
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A lot of teams who can't defend which gives away easy hauls for players and inflating the average.

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

          Jack Grealish.

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

          Richarlison (C) will get a red first game lol I lt would happen wouldn't it?

        7. Mr. Funny Name
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Diagne any use so far??

        8. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Johnstone on 9 points

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

            All my BB drafts had him in

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

              Cool call

          2. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            How!?

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Including bonus. Gotcha! I should have captained instead of VC..

          3. money face bandwagon
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            dont jinx it thanks

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Lovely

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

          Diagne ahead of Watkins went well thankfully idiots on twitter and some hindi monkey or however...

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Should have kept Watkins

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

              Didnt own him. I chosed Diagne on WC ahead of him

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

            Hindumonkey

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

              Yeah. Thats him. Twitter should ban him like Trump.

              1. Keeptrying
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Are you not making your own decisions?

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

                  No. Im casual

                  1. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I see.

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

          Johnstone 5th save.

          Bench boosters loving it.

        11. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          5 saves now for Johnstone

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

          Benched Antonio last week and sold him this week, I SUCK

        13. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          DCL cappers are going to feast.

        14. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          few minutes before finding out if watkins news was rubbish.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            It is rubbish

        15. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          looks like WBA keeping it clean here. So close to getting Bartley 🙁

        16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          ⚽ Team News 📰
          LEEDS UNITED : Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Dallas, Raphinha, Struijk, Klich, Costa, Roberts, Bamford.
          Subs: Casilla, Alioski, Hernandez, Harrison, L Davis, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Jenkins, Huggins.

          ASTON VILLA : Martinez, Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Ramsey, El Ghazi, Traore, Watkins.
          Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Luiz, Trezeguet, Barkley, Engels, Sanson, K Davis, Hayden.

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Watkins

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Can those responsible for the Watkins injury rumours be rewarded with a ban?

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

          ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS
          Starting XI: Martinez, Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Ramsey, El Ghazi, Traore, Watkins.
          Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Luiz, Trezeguet, Barkley, Engels, Sanson, K Davis, Hayden.

          LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS
          Starting XI: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Dallas, Raphinha, Struijk, Klich, Costa, Roberts, Bamford.
          Subs: Casilla, Alioski, Hernandez, Harrison, L Davis, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Jenkins, Huggins.

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

            Watkins