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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. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why is Stones rested again ffs?
    Not first 11 anymore?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Is he definitely?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Read the last page all becomes clear

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

      Laporte too good to not be involved.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Eh...

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If he’s rested that indicates he is first 11

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This, rested for United

        Really badly need to avoid a CS

      2. JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I meant is he rested or just not first choice anymore

  2. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So disappointed my City players benched, I hope Wolves smash them now. 😀

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why are people speculating when we will know for sure in about 20 seconds!

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

    MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Wolves: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Jesus, Sterling

    1. richarlison2348
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No way, ffs

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Wowowowow

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

        WOLVES TEAM NEWS

        Team to play Man City: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Hoever, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Neto, Traore

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No surprises. joys of owning City players. KDB nailed C next week for me doubt he will rest him.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Very possibly for the second DGW game...

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Roulette expected, but I am so pissed off. May get rid of all MCI players in my team from here on ...

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

          KdB, Cancelo & Gundogan owner but not capper so quite happy but yes it is annoying

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          That will work...

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

      XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Bernardo, De Bruyne (C), Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus

      SUBS | Steffen, Stones, Gündogan, Agüero, Zinchenko, Torres, Fernandinho, Foden, Garcia

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Crap

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No Cleansheet today

    3. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      2 from 3 will do.

    4. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hoever...

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        That sucks

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sterling is going to roast and then feast on this dude.

        Hoever might need to pull a Bale and claim tenderness in his hams.

        I wish I had a playing MCI attacker, but alas, I was Pepped

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez plays...

      No one was predicting that.

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Every site predicted this...Mahrez is part of the Pep Roulette

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Not one of the 3 Manchester Evening News guys did.

          Or most so called confirmed leaks on Twitter lineups 25 mins ago.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            All 3 Man City journalists had Mahrez to be rested as their guess.

            https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-wolves-team-news-19940674

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          To be fair, I've got him in too...

    6. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cancelo and Sterling, no Gundo. Good enough...

    7. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      KDB starts but Stones and Foden benched fml

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        nice to have KdB

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah my Salah replacement.

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        GL

    8. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      no stones no gundo

    9. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      1 out 3. Sigh

      1. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Same rubbish!

    10. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Oh Gundogan. My TC... What have you done to me?

      1. ManUtdFan977
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I feel sorry for you

      2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I feel your pain. I've been there with Sane a few years ago.

      3. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sorry bud, bummer.

        My mini league rival did the same.

    11. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kevinnnnnnn

    12. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Walker starts.
      No City clean sheet confirmed.
      Traore to score.

    13. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Foden still in bench for f s

    14. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No Stones No gundo Gn everyone

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

      KEEEVIN

    16. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      FU Pep ❗

    17. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Will KDB play both next week?

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

        Might sit out Southampton.

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Kevin will probably start every game tbh.

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

            This, always has been the way

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              It’s paid off in spades this year too!

              Wait, No it hasn’t!

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

            No need for that, too risky.

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Toying with Salah >KDB

      2. trinzoo
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hopefully, comes out at 60m today.

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

        Nope imo

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

      Sterling will clean up vs Hoever

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

      Barnes to Foden for the double now a decent option?

      1. trinzoo
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He may as well play just 1.

    20. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ok wolves. This is the time you show how solidly defensive u are. I need you.

    21. tbos83
        2 months, 4 days ago

        As a Gundo, Foden and Stones owner this is... *throws laptop at wall*

        1. Ejaaz11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Same here. Praying for an early injury

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            "Please lord, hurt someone"

            Religion of Peace

            1. diabydoesgallas
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Made me laugh, this 😀 bravo!

      • Ejaaz11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        FFS.
        Stones foden and gundo benched.

        I thought foden would have definitely started as he was benched the other day...

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Maby he gets A start next GW then

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Started in CL and will do in derby, think that’s where he wants to be..

        3. MOTHRA
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I don’t understand how people think if Foden gets benched, he’ll play the next match....same (but a tad less) with cancelo? Is it just vain hope?

          I’d understand it, if it was Dias or DeBruyne (maybe even Sterling), but frankly they are not as good ( in Pep’s mind), that’s why they don’t play.

        4. MOTHRA
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Foden has only played 85mins 9 times this season and has only ever started 3 in a row, after the LFC match. For me, he is too much of a punt, when you have more solid MCFC players.

      • PP6
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ouch

        Dias tho 🙂

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Pep is a total git.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Hate him

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

          Next week I’m going to love him though and smirk

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

          Tbh this lineup was expected

      • Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Might aswell just captain Foden next week for the giggles.

      • Del Griffith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Standard Pep roulette, no surprises really

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        KDB & Cancelo let's go, really regretting not handing KDB the TC now.

        1. Parsnips
            2 months, 4 days ago

            U won’t be saying that after he blanks

            1. MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I want him to score big anyway, let's see. Only player in double digital is Johnstone so not been a great week so far.

              1. Parsnips
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Good luck

            2. MOTHRA
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Me too. Took it off last second...