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

    Anyone but Sterling please

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    To win Pep Roulette is way harder than gaining fantasy points.

    There should be a Pep Roulette prediction league. OR 1 would have around 58% accuracy.

  3. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    KDB benched against Southampton next week for sure.
    Gundogan(C) next DGW all set.

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

      Nah kdb and dias will start every game

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

        My opinion as well

      2. Isco Disco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        KDB is just back form injury.
        There's no player that starts every game under Pep except Dias

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          And KDB

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm not sure. Unless they have some super important game in Champions League I don't think KDB will be rested. But again, Pep is sometimes unpredictible even for himself so you can never be sure

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

    Traore OOP?

  5. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Atleast Cancelo started

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

    Gundogan done as an fpl option? Dias, cancelo and KDB The 3 city to own going forward

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

      Possibly mate bit could look at it the other way that he should start next two now!!

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

        *but

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ederson, Dias only if you're looking for 90 mins every game

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

      I’d not want to own cancelo. Dias and KDB yes.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cancelo who was rested last game . . nope.

  7. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    This is an odd game to rest Gundog; may be what they need to break wolves down...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Unlikely, but would be hilarious if WOL pull an upset out

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

      4th start in a row, Derby coming.

      Perfect time to rest.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah I thought it would be last match myself

  8. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Gündogan was my only differential tonight

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

      Your (c)? As his Top 10k EO is like 93%

  9. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I don't understand why so many people are interested about line up's leaks for games when the deadline in FPL has already passed. Some people are begging FPL Rockstar for line ups 15 minutes before they will be officialy announced. Like what's the point...

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

      Just a bit of masochistic fun.

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

      Generation "I want it now"

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      So you can be the first to post it here? Upvotes?

  10. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Stones owners can’t be annoyed surely

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why?

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

        He played 1 of the games and scored in it. He is equally as much of a rotation risk as Cancelo so perfectly fair.

        Dias is the only nailed one and everyone knew it when making their choices of city assets

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

          Agree.
          But at £1m less that’s why I’d chose stones over cancelo.

    2. Parsnips
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Guessing you a Dias owner

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

        A bit I am yes

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I’m annoyed Dias stole his first goal

    3. Finding Timo
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is Gundo now more likely to play both games in the next gameweek now ?

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

          Dont think so, not needed anymore with kdb back

        2. FPL ElasticO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I would only have Dias as the only city player in my team..... Its really hard to predict....

        3. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          No. Not as important to City with KDB back. Bernardo is the one they can't afford to be without.

        4. G00LI0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          One sec... Just checking the ol crystal ball

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

        People still get surprised with Pep 😆

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          And you are not

        2. The Point About It Is
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not suprise but only getting 2 out of poss 6 starts feels like Pep roulette has really hurt me this week.

      • fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just Sterling. Feck.

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

          Me too!

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

        Well, at least only Dias from my 3 city players will be benched next dgw 🙂

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Don't think he will to be honest.

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

          He will play every game if fit.

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

          Dias plats every game

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Can we please hold off calling Pep a bauld fraud. Not all bauld people are frauds. It is bauldist

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

          Ok he's a bald fraud.

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

          And fraudist , not all frauds are bald

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

            Some wear wigs.

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

        Really harsh on Gundo cappers...

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A real warning to those considering it for next (I was - won’t be now)

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        no Gundo is ok as I captained Bruno instead. Double def tho woop

      • Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Stones (c) next week...??

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

          Doubt he’ll start both.

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm now more pleased I rage transferred him in without letting the GW conclude

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Let's go Sterling and Dias!

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Don’t even give a crap about gundo everyone has him let’s go sterling !

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

        Kdb pleeeese dont haul, rival has him i have gundo

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Time to get the F outta Man City players who aren’t Dias probably

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Biggest DGW ever they said. Be lucky to get 90 points!

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Seriously every city line up feels like a haul if most of the players u own at least starts.. 2/3 for me 🙂

      • G00LI0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        KDB 4 goals and 3 assists and peno save incoming

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

          Wow kdb as a goal keeper??

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

            Glorious. Albeit wasted at the bottom. I enjoyed it though Showstopperrr.

      • nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Nice one Pep, benched Gundogan AND Stones.
        Hope Wolves scores at least 1 goal, and to win at Etihad.

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yep supporting Wolves and Sterling tonight

      • Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        We should get 2 new Pep chips next season

        Allows you 2 city changes in the season when pep is a pep

      • Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Stonesss 🙁

      • Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Glad Sterling starts but no idea what to do with him in DGW27. Can't see him starting 3 games in 7 days. And if it's just United, he's played them 20 times and never scored.

        1. faux_C
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm planng to keep but not captain personally.

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

          same, contemplating the sideways move to kdb with FT

          Will see how both play tonight

        3. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah his record against United is awful but it's good against Southampton.

          Don't see why he wouldn't start both, he's very important to City. It's the Fulham game in GW28 that would worry me more because of the CL a couple days later.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I think he is trying to get Torres firing (which isn’t working)

          2. OOJ
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Steerling wont playthe two games in DGW27 because of Pep Roulette.

      • Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Hopefully stonesy comes on and scores
        After all , he is the DGW legend

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Subbed on for a limping Dias after 29 mins

          1. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Would be perfect 😉

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            why so many upvotes for a comment wishing injury on a player....

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          May come in for Jesus and show him how to finish