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WEEKLY WILDCARDS 2017/18: FPL Gameweek 37

May 3, 2018

| The Hype Train |

Ahead of each round of Premier League games The Hype Train analyses the best wildcard player options for your Fantasy Premier League teams. Historically, weekly FPL Dream Team’s comprise of mostly differential players whose selection falls with a low selection percentage of overall players, to which there is no doubt that their influence cannot be ignored. With such an abundance of points coming from the FPL’s hidden gems The Hype Train selects one player from each Premier League match in the upcoming Gameweek to decide who could be the differential that sets your team apart. All aboard.

 

 

WILDCARDS: WHAT IS A DIFFERENTIAL PLAYER?

The rules for the 2015/16 season were easy enough to follow. The only rule was that a player had be to selected by less than 5% of the FPL's populace. With 2016/17's price changes, and player selection trends, we were been forced to revise our rules on what constitutes a differential. Now in the 2017/18 season, after testing the waters with selection, there are just not enough differentials with the classification in each position from years past, so we have introduced position specific rules regarding what is and isn't a wildcard/differential player in the FPL that we believe is representative to the game this season.

 

Goalkeepers

- Any shot stopper outside of the top 8 selected. A differential Goalkeeper is now considered outside of the top bracket due to the overwhelming ownership selection % of the top 8 GK's for any one Gameweek.

- A GK's ownership must not exceed 10%

 

Defenders

- A Defender's ownership must fall below 8%, with the top 20 owned defenders all harbouring 8% ownership or more.

- The Outsider Rule: This new rule applies to defenders who are the last defensive option in a team who we provide an exception to as the 4th of 5th most owned defender from one team if they offer a different value. For Example, if Chelsea or Spurs have three defenders with 10% plus ownership, and their 4th defender choice has downwards of 10% ownership, we will include them as a differential, as they are outside of the common conversation when picking defenders, even from within their own squad. This rule will mostly be used when adding defenders from top half clubs, who lack proper differential status for their defensive options.

 

Midfielders

- Any Midfielder under 8% ownership is classified as a differential.

- Our percentage criteria of 8% is due to a greater wealth of premium midfielders. There is a monopoly of top midfielders for most Premier League clubs, leaving only a handful of Midfielders that provide differential options on a weekly basis.

 

Forwards

- The top 10 most owned Forwards in the FPL at any given time can not be touched as a differential.

- Any Forward outside of the 10% ownership range, who is not in the top 10 owned forwards.

 

 

DIFFERENTIALS: GAMEWEEK PERFORMANCE (GW36)

Our scoring procedure is exactly the same as the FPL's, and each week a good barometer of success is whether or not our weekly selections outscore the average points for a Gameweek. Each week the results vary due to rotation, and unpredictable scorelines, which applies more so to differential players. We have an invested interest each and every week at finding the different players to make a difference, especially since it is easy to say Aguero or Kane will get on the score sheet.

 

See below for how our wildcard selections got on this past Gameweek.

 

Gameweek 36 Average Points: 44 points
Gameweek 36 Wildcard Points: 53 points

 

DIFFERENTIALS: 2017/18 SEASON PERFORMANCE

To help track our progress throughout the 2016/17 season, below you can check how our wildcard selections have done by week to week in the Fantasy Premier League

 

Best Wildcard Week: GW12 - 67pts, 7 player returns

Worst Wildcard Week: GW28 - 17pts, 1 player return

 

Average Points: 58 (1), 44 (2), 43 (3), 44 (4), 58 (5), 60 (6), 51 (7), 41 (8), 50 (9), 46 (10), 44 (11), 56 (12), 43 (13), 47 (14), 44 (15), 43 (16), 48 (17), 52 (18), 60 (19), 62 (20), 45 (21), 45 (22), 58 (23), 50 (24), 47 (25), 43 (26), 61 (27), 49 (28), 46 (29), 41 (30), 46 (31), 48 (32), 32 (33), 64 (34), 30 (35), 44 (36) = 1,743pts


Wildcard Points: 36 (1), 40 (2), 48 (3), 21 (4), 44 (5), 37 (6), 41 (7), 43 (8), 34 (9), 38 (10), 45 (11), 67 (12), 29 (13), 35 (14), 41 (15), 38 (16), 53 (17), 34 (18), 35 (19), 44 (20), 48 (21), 48 (22), 33 (23), 54 (24), 32 (25), 21 (26), 28 (27), 17 (28), 49 (29), 26 (30), 37 (31), 53 (32), 22 (33), 45 (34), 31 (35), 53 (36) = 1,381pts

 

Best Gamweek Wildcard Player(s)

GW1: Steve Mounie (Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield) - 12pts

GW2: Jack Butland (Stoke vs. Arsenal) - 11pts

GW3: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea vs. Everton) - 12pts

GW4: Stephen Ward (Burnley vs. Crystal Palace) - 8pts

GW5: Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle vs. Stoke) - 8pts

GW6: Philippe Coutinho (Leicester vs. Liverpool) - 13pts

GW7: Philippe Coutinho (Newcastle vs. Liverpool) - 10pts

GW8: Raheem Sterling (Man City vs. Stoke) - 15pts

GW9: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton vs. West Brom) - 9pts

GW10: Eden Hazard (Bournemouth vs. Chelsea) - 11pts

GW11: Jan Vertonghen (Spurs vs. Crystal Palace) - 9pts

GW12: Eden Hazard (West Brom vs. Chelsea) - 18pts

GW13: Will Hughes (Newcastle vs. Watford) - 8pts

GW14: Sadio Mane (Stoke vs. Liverpool) - 13pts

GW15: Philippe Coutinho (Brighton vs. Liverpool) - 18pts

GW16: Riyad Mahrez (Newcastle vs. Leicester) - 9pts

            Wilfried Bony (Swansea vs. West Brom) - 9pts

GW17: Nick Pope (Burnley vs. Stoke) - 11pts

GW18: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton vs. Swansea) - 9pts

GW19: Charlie Austin (Southampton vs. Huddersfield) - 8pts

GW20: Marko Arnautovic (Bournemouth vs. West Ham) - 15pts

GW21: Ederson (Crystal Palace vs. Man City) - 14pts

GW22: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester vs. Huddersfield) - 14pts

GW23: Marko Arnautovic (Huddersfield vs. West Ham) - 16pts

GW24: Eden Hazard (Brighton vs. Chelsea) - 16pts

GW25: Christian Benteke (West Ham vs. Crystal Palace) - 8pts

GW26: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle) - 5pts

            Alexis Sanchez (Man United vs. Huddersfield) - 5pts

GW27: Alfie Mawson (Swansea vs. Burnley) - 7pts

GW28: Sadio Mane (Liverpool vs. West Ham) - 7pts

GW29: Troy Deeney (Watford vs. West Brom) - 9pts

            Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Brighton vs. Arsenal) - 9pts

GW30: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal vs. Watford) - 9pts

GW31: Cenk Tosun (Stoke vs. Everton) - 13pts

GW32: Alexis Sanchez (Man United vs. Swansea) - 14pts

GW33: Virgil van Dijk (Everton vs. Liverpool) - 6pts

GW34: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace vs. Brighton) - 14pts

GW35: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal vs. West Ham) - 13pts

GW36: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace vs. Leicester) - 14pts

 

FPL Wildcards 2017/18: Our Top Points Returns

1 - Eden Hazard (CHE): 18pts (GW12)

1 - Philippe Coutinho (LIV): 18pts (GW15)

3 - Marko Arnautovic (WHU): 16pts (GW23)

3 - Eden Hazard (CHE): 16pts (GW24)

5 - Raheem Sterling (MCI): 15pts (GW8)

5 - Marko Arnautovic (WHU): 15pts (GW20)

 

Gameweek Wildcard History

GW1: 36 points, 3 player returns

Holding (1), Alexander-Arnold (0), Mounie (12), Josh King (2), Sane (1), Klaassen (1), Yoshida (6), Batshuayi (1), Ritchie (1), Mkhitaryan (11)

 

GW2: 40 points, 4 player returns

Phil Jones (6), Josh King (2), Stephen Ward (2), Fuchs (6), Wijnaldum (3), Yoshida (5), Butland (11), Mounie (1), Ben Davies (2), Ederson (2)

 

GW3: 48 points, 5 returns

Danilo (5), Benteke (1), Lossl (6), Antonio (2), Richarlison (3), Blind (6), Morata (12), Nyom (8), Wijnaldum (3), Trippier (2)

 

GW4: 21 points, 1 return

Emre Can (1), Moses (2), Sigurdsson (2), Phil Jones (1), Alexis Sanchez (1), Yoshida (0), Knockaert (2), Stephen Ward (8), Abraham (2), Mounie (2)

 

GW5: 44 points, 6 returns

Gross (7), Forster (7), Mahrez (2), Emre Can (4), Lascelles (8), Mendy (6), Nyom (1), Trippier (6), Hazard (1), Rashford (2)

 

GW6: 37 points, 3 returns

Davinson Sanchez (1), Wood (2), Defoe (2), Mendy (0), Phil Jones (9), Cahill (1), Fabianski (1), Coutinho (13), Ritchie (2), Ramsey (6)

 

GW7: 41 points, 4 returns

Davinson Sanchez (6), Josh King (2), Rashford (9), Butland (2), Femenia (1), Naughton (2), Pedro (1), Alexis Sanchez (6), Niasse (2), Coutinho (10)

 

GW8: 43 points, 4 returns

Emre Can (3), Wood (7), Cahill (1), Sterling (15), Davinson Sanchez (6), Naughton (6), Alexis Sanchez (0), Sigurdsson (2), van Dijk (1), Schmeichel (2)

 

GW9: 34 points, 4 returns

Cresswell (0), Hazard (5), Rashford (7), Stones (6), Joselu (1), Butland (1), Abraham (2), van Dijk (9), Pickford (3), Joe Gomez (0)

 

GW10: 38 points, 4 returns

Trippier (0), Alexis Sanchez (2), Wilfried Zaha (7), Joe Gomez (6), Kiko Femenia (1), Ederson (1), Hazard (11), van Dijk (2), Mahrez (6), Ritchie (2)

 

GW11: 45 points, 5 returns

Mahrez (7), Lossl (8), Yedlin (2), Pope (8), F. Fernandez (1), Sturridge (0), Vertonghen (9), Ederson (2), Hazard (3), Andre Gray (5)

 

GW12: 67 points, 7 returns

Alexis Sanchez (7), Zaha (7), Hazard (18), Pope (8), Coutinho (13), Mahrez (2), Hadergjonaj (-1), Smalling (7), Gray (5), Murray (1)

 

GW13: 29 points, 2 returns

Mahrez (2), Zaha (2), Smalling (6), Will Hughes (8), Davinson Sanchez (2), Callum Wilson (2), Coutinho (2), Baines (1), Pope (2), Kompany (2)

 

GW14: 35 points, 3 returns

Murray (2), Davinson Sanchez (1), Zeegelaar (0), Rondon (2), Alexis Sanchez (8), Pope (2), Hazard (1), Sigurdsson (5), Kompany (1), Mane (13)

 

GW15: 41 points, 4 returns

Christensen (2), Coutinho (18), Niasse (0), Mahrez (6), Shaqiri (8), Davinson Sánchez (-2), Mamadou Sakho (8), Alexis Sanchez (1), Kompany (0)

 

GW16: 38 points, 4 returns

Christensen (2), Pope (6), Sakho (1), Murray (2), Trippier (2), Bony (9), Mahrez (9), Sanchez (5), Coutinho (1), Kompany (1)

 

GW17: 53 points, 6 returns

Pope (11), Mignolet (0), Ederson (7), Christensen (6), Martial (3), Mahrez (8), A. Sanchez (3), Son (8), Zaha (5), Gayle (2)

 

GW18: 34 points, 3 returns

Pope (6), Butland (2), Ederson (2), Christensen (8), Kabasele (0), Smalling (2), Mahrez (2), Sanchez (3), Mane (0), Sigurdsson (9)

 

GW19: 35 points, 3 returns

Mane (2), Pedro (3), Andre Gray (2), Ederson (6), Austin (8), Butland (4), Zaha (1), Cresswell (1), Son (3), Mahrez (5)

 

GW20: 44 points, 4 returns

Ederson (6), Christensen (0), D. Sanchez (1), Robertson (6), Arnautovic (15), Mata (2), Mahrez (8), Sigurdsson (3), Ozil (2), Depoitre (1)

 

GW21: 48 points, 6 returns

Ederson (14), Pope (6), Moses (1), Wagué (6), Lascelles (6), Sigurdsson (2), Mane (6), Lingard (2), Sanchez (5)

 

GW22: 48 points, 4 returns (from 11 matches)

Matt Ryan (3), Mane (8), Mahrez (14), Crouch (2), Rashford (1), Southampton (2), Davinson Sanchez (0), Arnautovic (5), Ederson (3), Christensen (1), Son (9)

 

GW23: 33 points, 2 returns

Gomes (1), Ryan (1), Christensen (1), Lascelles (2), Shaw (6), van Dijk (0), Mustafi (1), Tosun (2), Zaha (3), Arnautovic (16)

 

GW24: 54 points, 4 returns

Butland (9), Dragovic (6), Stones (2), Aurier (2), Hazard (16), Zaha (2), Martial (10), Lanzini (3), Mane (2), Tosun (2)

 

GW25: 32 points, 3 returns

Mkhitaryan (1), Benteke (8), Mane (6), Hazard (2), Dragovic (1), Jacob Murphy (1), Soares  (2), Ederson (6), Alexis Sanchez (2), Shaqiri (3)

 

GW26: 21 points, 2 returns

Laporte (0), Wilson (2), Ryan (2), Dragovic (2), A. Sanchez (5), Sturridge (2), Walcott (2), Benteke (5), Mane (3), Rudiger (0)

 

GW27: 28 points, 2 returns

Butland (3), Mawson (7), Walcott (1), Deulofeu (2), Bernardo Silva (2), Ibe (1), Mane (3), Alexis Sanchez (2), Aubameyang (2), Giroud (5)

 

GW28: 17 points, 1 return

Federico Fernandez (0), Zanka (2), Trippier (0), Christensen (1), Mahrez (2), Stanislas (2), Gudmundsson (2), Mane (7), Niasse (1), Aubameyang (0)

 

GW29: 49 points, 5 returns

Schmeichel (1), Davinson Sánchez (6), Robertson (6), Arnautovic (1), Sane (3), Alexis Sanchez (5), Barnes (7), Guido Carrillo (2), Deeney (9), Aubameyang (9)

 

GW30: 26 points, 2 returns

van Dijk (1), Morgan (2), Moses (0), Davinson Sánchez (2), Izquierdo (2), Andre Ayew (2), Antonio (2), Bernardo Silva (1), Gayle (5), Aubameyang (9)

 

GW31: 37 points, 3 returns (from 4 matches)

Stanislas (10), Zaha, (3), Tosun (13), Robertson (11)

 

GW32: 53 points, 5 returns

Robertson (8), Cedric Soares (1), Alexis Sanchez (14), Kenedy (6), Stanislas (1), Ozil (7), Hazard (2), Glenn Murray (0), Barnes (6), Jesus (8)

 

GW33: 22 points, 2 returns

van Dijk (6), Chilwell (1), D. Sanchez (2), A. Ayew (2), Ramsey (0), Hazard (2), King (5), Murray (2), Barnes (2), Jesus (0)

 

GW34: 45 points, 4 returns (from 14 matches)

Hazard (7, 1), Barnes (1), Zaha (14), Pereyra (1), Mawson (2), Milner (1), Kompany (6), Mustafi (1), Alexis Sanchez (2, 0), Arnautovic (2), Davinson Sanchez (0), Chilwell (7)

 

GW35: 31 points, 3 returns (from 6 matches)

Ederson (6), van Dijk (1), Zaha (2), Lacazette (13), Barnes (7), Ayoze (2)

 

GW36: 53 points, 6 returns

Dubravka (2), van Dijk (5), Bednarek (1), Kompany (0), Trippier (12), Zaha (14), Walcott (6), Sanchez (5), Hazard (6), Barnes (2)

 

 

WILDCARDS: HALL OF FAME

To honour the exceptional diamonds in the rough, below is a a Hall of Fame highlighting the top performing differentials in our Weekly Wildcards series, now into its third season.

 

2015/16: Top 5 Wildcards
1 - Troy Deeney (WAT): 15 appearances, 77 points
2 - Christian Fuchs (LEI): 10 appearances, 48 points
3 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 6 appearances, 43 points
4 - Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 9 appearances, 39 points
5 - Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 5 appearances, 38 points

 

2016/17: Top 5 Wildcards
1 - Marcos Alonso (CHE): 9 appearances, 70 points
2 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 8 appearances, 62 points
3 - Patrick van Aanholt (SUN & CRY): 6 appearances, 55 points
4 - Troy Deeney (WAT): 13 appearances, 47 points
5 - Gini Wijnaldum (LIV): 10 appearances, 45 points

 

FPL DREAM TEAM: 2017/18 ANALYSIS

Each week we assess the FPL's overall Dream Team, pinpointing who were classified as differentials or non-differentials, and which category of player is appearing more for each Gameweek.

 

2017/18 Gameweek Dream Team's

GW1: 131pts (8/11 differentials)

GW2: 136pts (7/11 differentials)

GW3: 121pts (8/11 differentials)

GW4: 146pts (7/11 differentials)

GW5: 133pts (6/11 differentials)

GW6: 137pts (6/11 differentials)

GW7: 138pts (6/11 differentials)

GW8: 119pts (9/11 differentials)

GW9: 130pts (8/11 differentials)

GW10: 122pts (8/11 differentials)

GW11: 127pts (9/11 differentials)

GW12: 145pts (7/11 differentials)

GW13: 120pts (9/11 differentials)

GW14: 148pts (9/11 differentials)

GW15: 131pts (8/11 differentials)

GW16: 125pts (9/11 differentials)

GW17: 129pts (9/11 differentials)

GW18: 141pts (7/11 differentials)

GW19: 135pts (7/11 differentials)

GW20: 152pts (6/11 differentials)

GW21: 128pts (8/11 differentials)

GW22: 122pts (7/11 differentials)

GW23: 151pts (8/11 differentials)

GW24: 144pts (10/11 differentials)

GW25: 137pts (9/11 differentials)

GW26: 128pts (8/11 differentials)

GW27: 146pts (7/11 differentials)

GW28: 125pts (8/11 differentials)

GW29: 115pts (9/11 differentials)

GW30: 150pts (9/11 differentials)

GW31: 127pts (9/11 differentials)

GW32: 133pts (8/11 differentials)

GW33: 125pts (6/11 differentials)

GW34: 142pts (10/11 differentials)

GW35: 112pts (8/11 differentials)

GW36: 131pts (9/11 differentials)

Totals: 4,626pts (286/396 differentials)

 

Gameweek 36: Dream Team

Wildcards: Ryan, van Aanholt, Sakho, Trippier, Baines, Tadic, Zaha, McArthur, Gueye

Non Wildcards: Sterling, Jesus

 

Points achieved by Wildcards: 110pts

Points achieved by Non-Wildcards: 21pts

 

 

GAMEWEEK WILDCARD DIFFERENTIALS

  • For each FPL Gameweek we select a wildcard player from each game.

  • We do not select a back-up player for the differentials we bank on – that’s the whole point, being a wildcard.

  • The selection percentage and player price is accurate with the posting of the article.

  • Our rundowns of player selections are representative of the Premier League’s TV fixture list.

     

 

Weekly Differentials (GW37)

The final double-gameweek is finally upon us, and there are sixteen fixtures to sink our teeth into. For this week there are four players that we have selected to appear in both their respective double-gameweek fixtures.

 

Goalkeepers (3/16)

Ederson (MCI) (2), Oretis Karnezis (WAT)

 

Sixteen options, and three of them cover two goalkeepers. Ederson is the natural choice for Man City’s player in the double-gameweek. The Brazilian goalkeeper has been the rock behind City’s title challenge. With Pep likely to rotate the defenders he needs to keep one constant…the man in goal, and Pep will rotate in the double-gameweek that is a given, but we believe that Ederson is safe from such rotation.

 

Oretis Karnezis finally makes the differential list, he is the first of the two Greek defensive options in this week’s wildcards. Newcastle have secured safety for next year by hitting above the forty-point mark, and if their display against West Brom has anything to go by then you could argue that the Toon have taken their foot off the gas in the business end of the season. Watford are better at home, and we can’t see many goals in this fixture, so Karnezis is the natural choice. Alternatively, we could argue the same case for Jose Holebas, also of Greek nationality.

 

 

Defenders (3/16)

Davinson Sánchez (TOT) (2), Konstantinos Mavropanos (ARS) 

 

Two defenders covering three games is the limit to our defensive options this week. We have chosen two North London club defenders that have the potential to play both games. Davison Sánchez is a no-brainer choice, and arguably the only reliable differential for Spurs. Two good games in the form of West Brom and Newcastle shouldn’t worry Fantasy managers.

 

Meanwhile, the man of the hour for Arsenal is the young Greek defender Mavropanos who impressed Arsenal supporters with a valiant display in their loss to Manchester United. I can see Wenger sticking with the defender against Burnley, he’d be crazy to drop him just so shortly after giving him a debut. At the budget price of £4.2mil in the FPL he could be a low-cost answer to Arsenal coverage in the double-gameweek.

 

 

Midfielders (6/16)

Alexis Sanchez (MUN) (2), Wilfried Zaha (CRY), Demarai Gray (LEI), Eden Hazard (CHE) (2)

 

Six midfield slots from four players means that Sanchez and Hazard play twice, but we have also included Demarai Gray of Leicester who could also play both of Leicester’s fixtures in the double-gameweek. The only lone horse this week is the in-form winger turned striker, Wilfried Zaha. The Ivorian has been sensational in the past couple of weeks, capturing the form that everyone in the lower half of the table is envious of. Seven attacking returns (4 goals, 3 assists) from seven games showcases the kind of talent that Crystal Palace have at their disposal. Stoke have been woeful at defending this year, and without Jack Butland they would be rock bottom of the entire league without any debate. Zaha is the kind of player that will push back the Potters defence and be the spear to penetrate the weak defence.

 

Eden Hazard has also been selected twice this week, namely because he will play twice, but we don’t know what Chelsea we will see this Double Gameweek. The Blues have been all over the place this season, ever since people started doubting Conte, but their biggest challenge will be in the form of Champions League finalists Liverpool, in a game that defines if they could potential get Champions League football themselves next year. Lose and they are left with Europa League, win, and there is hope after all. Big games like this call for big players, which is why Hazard has been included. There is also the case of playing Huddersfield too, but there shouldn’t have to be any rationale for explaining why we have picked Hazard in this type of fixture.

 

Alexis Sanchez is our differential captain for the double-gameweek and has been covered in more detail further down the article.

 

 

Forwards (4/16)

Joshua King (BOU), Charlie Austin (SOU), Jordan Ayew (SWA), Alexandre Lacazette (ARS)

 

Four forwards for GW37, two of which will most likely feature for their clubs in both fixtures. Those two names are Charlie Austin and Jordan Ayew, the two best routes for goals for their respective clubs. Austin has been overlooked because he has just returned from injury, but at the core of the reasoning to select him we all know of his goal scoring prowess. The same can be said for Jordan Ayew, and with two fixtures that are winnable for the Swans we fancy the odds of the striker coming up big.

 

Joshua King has been selected due to his recent good form, and we aren’t kidding ourselves, we can see goals when Bournemouth host Swansea. The Norwegian forward has four attacking returns from the past six fixtures and did score in his last outing versus Bournemouth. Lastly, Lacazette is another striker in good form, and he is a worthy pick for the Double Gameweek but risks rotation with Arsenal in the Europa League. Four goals in five games is enough to tempt us for the Gunners trip to Leicester.

 

 

Key Differential: Alexis Sanchez (MUN)

Whose else could be the captain this Double Gameweek? The name Alexis Sanchez is a name synonymous with Double Gameweek's, that is because during his time at Arsenal the Chilean was the go-to-player for everyone’s teams. In the last two seasons Sanchez has hit big, scoring double-digits in both years.

 

Currently, the midfielder plies his trade at Manchester United and has finally gotten over the integration phase with his new club and is once again a player that a lot of fantasy players are talking about positively. The steep price of Sanchez was always going to render him a differential for the entire season, especially with Mohamad Salah coming to prominence meant that Sanchez was left out in the cold.

 

Brighton and West Ham are both teams that are currently teams that are shipping plenty of goals, so on paper you’d expect these two fixtures to be comfortable for the Red Devils to come out unscathed. Factor in Lukaku’s injury, and there is potential that Sanchez could be the player to fill the goal-scoring void left by the Belgian forward. Out of all the players that will play twice in the Double Gameweek it may not be a surprise to see Sanchez keep up his phenomenal record in congested weeks such as this. It is such a shame that few people can budget for his inclusion.

 

Alexis Sanchez Key Stats:

  • The previous fixture ended: Manchester United 1-0 Brighton

  • Alexis Sanchez achieved 6pts against Brighton for Arsenal in GW7. The Chilean made an assist for one of Arsenal’s two goals.

  • Alexis Sanchez obtained 10pts in his last away game, this happened during GW33 against Manchester City

  • With Romelu Lukaku’s recent injury, there is the potential for Sanchez to play in a forward position.

  • Manchester have won their last three away games in the Premier League.

  • Brighton have not won their last three home games in the Premier League.

  • Brighton have conceded in their last eight Premier League home games, the last time the Seagulls kept a clean sheet at home was during GW19 against Watford in a 1-0 win.

 

 

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