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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. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Only confirm news is Pepe will manage city today

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You even got that wrong.

  2. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Looks like there will be A match between Man city and Wolves in about an hour

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      source?

  3. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Fantastic, Patrìcio starts!

  4. Tango74
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fpl rockstar

      Think Gundogan, Stones & Foden need a rest

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Even KDB

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundog and stones rested

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ban

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          FPL rockstar mate, gets the news early as works in the press

    • You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fernandes and Cancelo ----> De Bruyne and Robertson?

      1. ManUtdFan977
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Good move that would you not consider rudiger instead of robo

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think Gundogan, Stones & Foden need a rest.

      Rockstar

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He’s never wrong is he?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Nope. Very annoying that.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Nope imo

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        So that Scarface account is a con then? Had Stones and Gundowagon starting

    • Phaze 1
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Can't seem to get the mobile version of the site to load anymore.

      keeps showing me th desktop version even though I don't have that option ticked in chrome. Any ideas?

      1. Tango74
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Is there. A mobile icon o bottom. Left of screen

          1. Phaze 1
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Much appreciated. Fixed now

        • Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          There is a icon on your left hand side of keyboard just click that

        • Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          There is a green mobile icon at the very bottom left. If you tap that the site will go back to mobile version.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        The best thing with MCI assets is the double excitement. First the roulette and then the game 🙂

        1. richarlison2348
            1 month, 16 days ago

            *Worst* part

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              As You wish, Sir 😉

          • JOELIO8701
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Truth

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Stones, Dias, Gudogan owner. Need City to concede now to ruin Cancelo's CS.

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Dias?

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              One City defender ain't enough in the EO game. Need two to play. Better for me for City to concede and ruin all those Cancelo and Dias owners.

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Oh right, not that many have Dias Cancelo though....

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Cancelo has 63% EO. Dias has 37% EO. So basically 100% combined. Add in the Ederson, Zinchenko, Walker owners and a City CS is not a good outcome.

                  1. fusen
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    that isn't how you calculate it

                    Your Player Combination
                    id Player Team Ownership
                    277 Cancelo Man City 62.88% ✖
                    556 Dias Man City 37.43% ✖
                    The above combination is owned by 1590 managers (15.9%) in the Top10k

        3. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          City line up

          Coton
          Dunne Harper Brightwell Redmond
          Reid Megson McMahon White SRP
          Goater

          1. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            sorry SWP

          2. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Dickov?

          3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Gutted mate!! I triple captained Jamie Pollock!!!!

          4. MOTHRA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Feed the goat!

        4. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cancelo plays.

        5. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Armband cemented onto Gundo for next GW.

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            For his one game. 😉

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Surely plays both now

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Why?

            He's only guaranteed the Utd game...

          3. ManUtdFan977
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Would harry kane not be better

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cancelo starts @rockstar

          1. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Wow good

        7. JOELIO8701
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ban

        8. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Gundog needs to change to KDB on WC

        9. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Gundo (c) Locked for next week

          1. ManUtdFan977
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No kdb???

        10. richarlison2348
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I love how the number of people on the site triple right before city lineup reveals haha

          • McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            4 mins until it gets SAUCY on here

          • Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Can't wait for our xG and xA points from Cancelo!

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Hopefully Cancelo has high xG and xA and low aG and aA

            2. Keeptrying
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              lmao

              Almost Cancelo goal
              Almost Cancelo a

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Meanwhile Zinchenko gets an assist and 3bps!

                1. Keeptrying
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  :/

          • brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Is the Scoutcast at 8pm please?

          • S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cancelo & Rash -> Dallas & Kdb for me then

          • Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Will Foden start?
            A. yes
            B. no

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yes

              1. richarlison2348
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  no chance

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                B

              3. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Starts 50% of the games, so yes if he was benched last match

              4. Bavarian
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                C ask pep

              5. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Post above says No

            2. KAMARA-COPY
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Gundo captainers punished

              1. Ron_Swanson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Weird thing to say

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Cancelo’s turn to haul 😎

            4. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              2 minutes

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Think Gundogan, Stones & Foden benched.

                Cancelo starts.

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  You just copied Rockstar

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I referenced him last page mate.

                    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      My bad

            5. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Pep you bald fraud!! Just practising!

            6. Bookkeeper
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              90 mins coming up of "oh Cancelo nearly"

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Ve’s only had attacking returns in 2 GWs this season, so unlikely. But this could be his 3rd!

            7. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              City will concede if there is no stone

            8. KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Pls KDB start...