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The best differential midfielders to consider for FPL Gameweeks 27 and 28

Fantasy Premier League managers are eyeing up changes in midfield ahead of the upcoming Gameweeks – are you?

With a number of premium assets failing to deliver in their first Double Gameweek 26 matches, and others suffering injuries options such as Gareth Bale (£9.3m), Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) and Pedro Neto (£5.7m) are on the radar.

We asked members of the Scout Network what plans they had in midfield ahead of Gameweeks 27 and 28.

FPL Nymfria

Can Jesse Lingard follow up on his West Ham debut FPL haul

In five Gameweeks since joining the Hammers, Lingard has produced three goals and two assists . In Gameweek 27, he faces a Leeds team that will leave space for him to exploit and, although he can’t play against his parent club Manchester United in Gameweek 28, he does play in Blank Gameweek 29.

With another fixture still to be rearranged for Aston Villa, Bertrand Traore (£5.9m) is on my radar. With a goal and an assist in the last four Gameweeks he could be a nice differential and a good option given Aston Villa also play in Blank Gameweek 29.

FPL Nymfria

El Statto

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Even after his recent form, Bale is just 0.8% owned. With fixtures against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 27 and the north London derby in Gameweek 28, there are plenty of opportunities for a repeat of the Welshman’s haul against Burnley. While Bale might have his minutes managed, seeing how well Son Heung-min (£9.5m), Bale and Harry Kane (£11.1m) combined this week surely Jose Mourinho will use him more going forward.

Mason Mount (£6.8m) is just 6.7%-owned but with four goals and five assists so far this season, he seems to be the most secure of the Chelsea attacking options. A trip to Leeds in Gameweek 28 looks appealing considering how Marcelo Bielsa’s men operate.

El Statto

FF Titan

The Fantasy Forgotten Gameweek 7

John McGinn (£5.5m) is a regular starter at Aston Villa and had been playing a more subdued role this season. However, Jack Grealish‘s (£7.6m) absence afforded him a more box-to-box role against Leeds as Dean Smith switched to 4-3-3. At 0.9% ownership McGinn can offer differential potential. He also already has one goal and six assists to date.

FF Titan

FPL Experiment

Neto faces Aston Villa and Liverpool in Gameweeks 27 and 28 respectively. He has been involved in 10 goals this campaign (four goals and five assists), four more than any other Wolves asset, as well as scoring 24 points in the last five Gameweeks.

Despite being the highest scoring Chelsea player this season with 102 points, Mount is owned by just 6.7% of teams. The England international has been consistently delivering, with point returns in two of the last four matches. Mount is also in the top 10 midfielders for expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four. With two porous defences up next (Everton and Leeds), Mount could be the best way into this dynamic Chelsea line-up.

FPL Experiment

Bendito Fantasy

Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) has started three of the last four Manchester City and is only owned by just 3.3% of Fantasy managers. In the last four Gameweeks, he has returned one goal and two assists, as wells as ten bonus points and ten goals attempts. The Citizens play twice in Double Gameweek 27 and face Fulham in Gameweek 28.

Bendito Fantasy

Ted Talks FPL

Why I expect Aubameyang to reward loyal FPL bosses

At just 6.7% ownership, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) looks like a great differential for Gameweeks 27 and 28. In the last six matches, he is top for goals and shots in the box per 90 among midfielders and second for big chances. Those are some exciting numbers ahead of a Gameweek 27 tie with Burnley, who just conceded four to Spurs.

Sadio Mané (£11.2m) has silently clocked up some impressive underlying numbers, with 25 small attempts to score or assist and seven of the big variety. He tends to be a purple-patch player so when he gets on the score sheet, get him in your team. With Fulham and Wolves up next for Liverpool, there is a strong possibility of attacking returns.

Ted Talks FPL

FPL Froggies

Since joining West Ham mid-season, Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) looks like a player who has something to prove. Owned by only 4.4%, he is a differential to consider for GW27 against a shaky Leeds defence which generally offers a lot of space to exploit, especially as he is currently averaging of 7.8 points per game,

Mount has clearly has cemented a starting place in the Chelsea starting XI. It is clear he is a player who can both create and convert chances and has now added penalties to his set-pieces arsenal

FPL Froggies

What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

Last week FPL Family’s Sam was joined on Scout The Gameweek by Oscar from FPL Gents. You can listen here.

This week Sam will be joined by David from FPL In The Dugout to discuss Gameweek 26 and look ahead to Gameweek 27.

FPL Experiment

The FPL Experiment team is hovering close to the target of the top 50k. Their new podcast episodes are available every Thursday, this week you can expect lots of great insight, a brilliant FPL guest and arguments over captaincy!

Bendito Fantasy

Bendito Fantasy will be assessing chip and transfers plans this week while looking forward the Blank Gameweek 29. They have also established a new section Free Hit by Bendito Fantasy, which is a selection of the best players for the following Gameweek.

FF Titans

FF Titans have managed to speak to Henning, the man behind FPL Insider, the FPL bot which looks a the transfers made my players and staff at the Premier League clubs. They also created content surrounding Champions League Fantasy Match Day 8, starting with a preview.

El Statto

February saw amazing growth for visitors over on El Statto’s website jumpersforgoalposts.info as as result of having some new writers on board and more regular content. Ahead of Gameweek 26 El Statto reviewed Lucas Digne as an asset, picked his weekly differential XI and previewed the weeks game by looking back at past matchups. El Statto also redesign the homepage of the site with a new logo and dedicated Twitter account for site.

FPL Nymfria

FPL Nymfria released a Gameweek 25 Review and Gameweek 26 Preview video where she discussed whether to us her Wildcard or Triple Captain chip. Each video features her Trending Transfers series, that gives manages a look at which players are trendy and who isn’t ahead of the next Gameweek. These give managers a good indication of players who are likely to rise and/or drop in price.

Ted Talks FPL

Ted has continued to appear on Breakfast Club on Saturday mornings with Andy. He has also just completed his first new style video for Fantasy Football Scout reviewing the weekend games’ key numbers.

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763 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Paulie Walnuts
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Chances of Ray Stones starting tonight?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Roy Jones?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ray Charles?

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Sugar Ray Robinson?

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Roy Orbinson ??

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Royston Drenthe?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Royston Vasey?

  2. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Guys any official news about Martinez ?? Is he fit to play ??

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      yes he is

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        “Should be fine”

        Sounds like a Deano special

  3. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What happened to sterling?
    Fotmob was showing predicted lineup with him in it now took him out

    Any news ?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hopefully pep is sitting him down until he figures out how to hit the broad side of a barn

    2. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wth is Fotmob?

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      SofaScore have him in but no KDB.

      Rodri instead. Foden and Silva.

      And no Gundo either. As a possible line up.

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling trolled me in first DGW. I said never again.

    My own fault for keeping

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Glutton for punishment. Let’s hope he starts and can get a cheeky little something.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Can’t wait for the inevitable price decline for him and Mane

  5. Davemc23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Predicting Pep's lineup based on last game:

    Ederson

    Cancelo Dias/Stones Laporte Mendy

    Rodri Gundo/KDB

    Sterling Bilva Foden

    Jesus

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      That’s not a prediction, make a decision!

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

      Same lineup with Dias and Gundagon plz

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      And the bonus ball?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Zip

    4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Doubt Mendy plays IMO

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mendy is an odd one.

    6. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      ederson
      cancelo stones laporte zinchenko
      silva rodri kdb gundogan
      jesus sterling

      thats my go at roulette

      1. Pepeye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Jordan - mine Ederson Cancelo Stones Laporte Zinc/Mendy KDB Rodri Silva Sterling Jesus Foden

        1. Pepeye
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Hope I am wrong but Dias & Gundo could get rests tonight with Utd at weekend

  6. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    plz help

    Would you do Bruno + 4.0 ➡ Son + Lloris (-4) for using BB with this team??

    Martinze Lloris
    Dias Cancelo Digne Mee Dallas
    Salah Son Gundadon Grealish Rafinha
    Kane DCL Watkins

    My original plan was to BB30 and WC31, but since GW30 is a single GW for Mancity (Leicster away) I am not sure how many of my 3 city assets would start, hence I feel this is the last chance to play my BB before going cheaper bench in WC31.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Like the logic behind it, but if Grealish is out (likely as he's not even training) then you should get rid of him over Bruno if you BB. -4 to BB a keeper who isn't doubling is risky too.

  7. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hi

    Need your thoughts on how much I/We should focus on getting in as many BGW29 players in?

    I have at the moment the following:

    Martinez | Dallas | Son | Raphinha | Kane | Watkins

    I need to transfer out Barnes and Shaw, I also have DCL and Digne in my team.

    Was thinking

    A. Shaw > Dunk > Barnes > Lingard
    B. Shaw > Dunk > Barnes > Soucek
    B. Barnes > Lingard or Soucek

    Or add Saka instead of West Ham. Not sure if it is worth taking lots of hits to bring in Fulham players, more Brighton players etc and disrupt my other quality players.

    Thanks

  8. Fred the Red
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Barnes (LEI) out for

    A) Lingard
    B) Mount

    1. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I like mount, Leeds and wba defence to feast on in next few (I’m fh’ing 29)

      1. MOTHRA
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        WBA are no longer for feasting...

  9. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Friend of a friend of a friend says city team same as last game except for Laporte in for stones.

    Will find out in 30 mins either way I guess.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Dias will be rested

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      What does his friend think though? And Kevin Bacon.

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What’s the first rule of Chinese whispers club?

        Don’t talk about tiny whiskers grub

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I thought it was Limey Friskers Dub?

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

      So Cancelo dead as an option?

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Dunno, seen 3 leaked teams now, all different!

    4. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      looks like your friend is completely wrong and talking out his backside.. there are 6 players not starting tonight that did in the last game..

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Friend of a friend of a friend* 😉

        1. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          best not post any more "inside" info

  10. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is Dunk worth the ££ over White?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd say certainly. Dunk has arial threat and on some free kicks. Both nailed but Dunk more involved going forward.

    2. Echoes
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah. More of a goal threat than White.

      • tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think so.

    3. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Would be happy with 2 of Dias, Stones and Gundogan starting. Anything less would be most upsetting.

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I feel like this game is like gambling, when you feel done with it and ready to Delete your account one of your players will haul

    5. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Dias benched according to my friend who knows nothing about football

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He'd fit in well here.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Lol

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Indeed

    6. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ederson
      Cancelo Stones Dias Laporte
      Gundo Rodri KDB
      Foden Jesus Sterling

      https://twitter.com/ScarfaceCitizen/status/1366812848446451714?s=19

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Strange Bilva is rested for the 2nd game in a row (if the post is correct)

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He was rested for many games in a row before KDB was injured to be fair.

          1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            That was when he was unfit and out of form

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Does this account have a track record or guess work?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Trusted

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Wow ...
            I'm happy got 3/3 then 😎

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              See below

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I really hope this is right. I'm bricking it with my Gundo (c)...

      4. tbos83
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I hope this is correct

      5. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Friend of my friend (me) says guessing pep 11 is useless !

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Lol

        2. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Doesn’t mean he’s right though, clubs feeding duff info to leakers is getting quite common

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Rf to post above

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Pep will definitely do that 😀

      6. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Sterling (C) Fail

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Why?

      7. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        The upvotes party will back during the city game i guess

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          -1

        2. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Looking for upvotes, hmm?

      8. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        How do I change my Grav

      9. COUFAL SO GOOD
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Drop the bomb shell already

      10. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A mate of my next door neighbours cat has told me that she's purring "Dias, Stones and Cancelo all play tonight."

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Hahaha nice one

          1. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Apparently she's from the same litter as Pep's cat...true story

      11. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Mancity an unpredictable team

      12. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Kevin De Bruyne special tonight 😎

      13. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Alisson was back in training today

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No isolation ?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Did he go back to Brazil?

          2. Naby K8a
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Pretty sure he wasn't allowed to return home to Brazil

          3. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            He never left the UK.

      14. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Looks like KDB & Gundogan rested

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          On which source?

          So many variations.

          1. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            In a stadium

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Careful now,you could kill some fantasy points collector with this.

          But agree on Gundo

        3. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No it doesn’t 🙄

      15. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Anyone else wanna make any more fake predictions?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Press knows line ups already

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I just realised, maybe it’s your username or that stupid chat I had with Deulefeu, but I’m having a chicken egg noodles

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Deulofail*

      16. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Looking like Neves and Coady start

      17. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Lineups to be posted shortly

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Ban!

      18. tbos83
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I'm starting for City

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            You John Stones?

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Mike Dean on WHam-Leeds...