Ahead of each round of Premier League games The Hype Train analyses the best left-field 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.
Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 3 Deadline
For the 2019/20 Premier League season, the FPL deadline will be one hour before the commencement of the week's first game. Our website provides a real-world countdown timer for the the upcoming Gameweek, whilst you can read our latest Fantasy articles from the season on our 2019/20 FPL weekly hype sub-section.
Weekly Differentials (GW3)
Two down, thirty-six to go. Differentials like Ceballos (ARS), Harry Wilson (BOU), Manuel Lanzini (WHU), and Teemu Pukki (NOR) hit big, and we captained Pukki who scored a hat-trick. This week is a bit more difficult due to the open fixtures and tricky away games. It is gameweeks like this where you have to look at differentials what could unlock the Gameweek, and we are throwing ten differentials into the ring to see if we have the answers for the weekend games.
AVL/EVE: Jack Grealish (AVL, MID, £6.0mil, 5.8% ownership)
NOR/CHE: Mason Mount (CHE, MID, £6.0mil, 3.7% ownership)
BHA/SOU: Leandro Trossard (BHA, MID, £6.0mil, 0.8% ownership)
MUN/CRY: Luke Shaw (MUN, DEF, £5.5mil, 2.0% ownership)
SHU/LEI: Dean Henderson (SHU, GK, £4.5mil, 1.7% ownership)
WAT/WHU: Gerard Deulofeu (WAT, FWD, £6.5mil, 4.3% ownership)
LIV/ARS: Jordan Henderson (LIV, MID, £5.5mil, 0.9% ownership)
BOU/MCI: Nicolás Otamendi (MCI, DEF, £5.4mil, 1.2% ownership)
TOT/NEW: Erik Lamela (TOT, MID, £6.0mil, 1.6% ownership)
WOL/BUR: Rui Patrício (WOL, GK, £5.0mil, 5.3% ownership)
Gameweek 3: Differential Highlights
Leandro Trossard (BHA): There is a lot of buzz about Brighton’s new signing. He was unlucky to not start the first game but came good in the draw with West Ham when he scored his first Premier League goal. Graham Potter has found an absolute gem of a player, and if the tricky midfielder continues his form it could be a tough afternoon for Southampton in this year’s first Coastline Clashes.
Erik Lamela (TOT): Manchester City for a second consecutive home fixture against Spurs had a match winning goal ruled out due to VAR, and the spoils were shared. Spurs’ biggest contributor was Argentine Erik Lamela who scored and got an assist at the Etihad. Lamela seems to always start the season strong and fades, so we are rolling with Lamela’s form when Spurs host Newcastle who have lost back-to-back games to start the season. There will be goals in this game and Lamela is a man in form.
Ben Foster (WAT, GK, £5.0mil, 2.4% ownership)
Troy Deeney (WAT, FWD, £6.4mil, 2.4% ownership)
Seamus Coleman (EVE, DEF, £5.5mil, 3.7% ownership)
Victor Lindelöf (MUN, DEF, £5.5mil, 1.3% ownership)
Daniel James (MUN, MID, £6.0mil, 2.7% ownership)
Youri Tielemans (LEI, MID, £6.5mil, 5.2% ownership)
David McGoldrick (SHU, FWD, £5.5mil, 0.3% ownership)
Pedro (CHE, MID, £7.0mil, 4.0% ownership)
Kepa (CHE, GK, £5.5mil, 5.7% ownership)
Danny Rose (TOT, DEF, £5.5mil, 2.5% ownership)
Key Differential: Gerard Deulofeu (WATFORD vs. West Ham)
The start of the season hasn’t been good to Watford, they have lost back-to-back matches to Brighton and Everton without scoring a goal. You’re probably thinking why we have selected the Spaniard as our differential captain, and that is because of who is visiting them this week. West Ham have only drawn one game so far, and this fixture is a battle of who wants their first win of the season. Surely, something must give for Watford in this fixture. A team can’t be in bad form forever, so it is down to the law of diminishing returns that there is a clock that is running down the time for when the Hornets get their first goal of the season.
The good news for Watford is that they have a home game to right their wrongs so far this season. If there was any team in the league that you would be thankful for having in a slump it would be West Ham. Deulofeu is an obvious player in this match to make something happen as West Ham do not cope well with players dribbling past their defence, which hasn’t changed over the summer. This fixture is a differential match like none other as both teams are stacked of ‘maybe’ options.
Not many people will be looking at this fixture for returns, which suits us fine as we are deep diving this fixture for one team to get their first win of the season, and we are favouring Watford to surprise everyone and react to two losses. Deulofeu has everything to hurt the Hammers defence, and because he has dropped in price it would be typical if he started providing returns now that he is out of people’s teams.
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