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 11 Deadline
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Weekly Differentials (GW11)
Another week, and another set of dilemmas to consider. There are some nervy fixtures (BOU vs. MUN, ARS vs. WOL), and there are some cut and dry ones (MCI vs. SOU, AVL vs. LIV, WAT vs. CHE). Compared to last week there is more potential than last week, and we are looking at throwing everything in attack this week for fantasy points. Also, completely coincidentally, there are six Frenchman to muse over this Gameweek. One of them even made captain this week, and you’ll be surprised who it is. For the eleventh time this season here are ten options to give you a bigger headache for the weekend’s games.
Gameweek 11: Differentials
BOU/MUN: Anthony Martial (MUN, MID, £7.6mil, 4.8% ownership)
ARS/WOL: Alexandre Lacazette (ARS, FWD, £9.3mil, 1.6% ownership)
AVL/LIV: Dejan Lovren (LIV, DEF, £5.3mil, 0.2% ownership)
BHA/NOR: Neal Maupay (BHA, FWD, £6.0mil, 1.3% ownership)
MCI/SOU: Benjamin Mendy (MCI, DEF, £5.9mil, 1.4% ownership)
SHU/BUR: Lys Mousset (SHU, FWD, £4.9mil, 0.8% ownership)
WHU/NEW: Sébastien Haller (WHU, FWD, £7.4mil, 4.8% ownership)
WAT/CHE: Willian (CHE, MID, £7.0mil, 2.3% ownership)
CRY/LEI: Ayoze Perez (LEI, MID, £6.1mil, 5.0% ownership)
EVE/TOT: Paulo Gazzaniga (TOT, GK, £4.4mil, 1.7% ownership)
GW11: Differential Highlights
Among all the Chelsea players to choose from, you’d think that we would back Christian Pulisic after a hat-trick last week against Burnley. The only problem is that there is still an issue of rotation with the man they call Captain America. William is on a very good run, and in the last four weeks has returns in three of those games…and two of them have been double digit returns.
The first came at home against Brighton when he notched 10pts, and them last week against Burnley where he picked up 12pts. Willian appears to be an enabler for the rest of the team, and with the younger players around him it is clear that the Brazilian is thriving under Lampard. Now that there has been a pattern occurring with Chelsea returns there is a case that Willian is a hugely overlooked option in the Chelsea attack.
Paulo Gazzaniga (TOT):
Everton haven’t registered a win against Spurs since a Premier League match on the 9th December 2012 when they won 2-1 at Goodison Park. This pick is a no-nonsense selection as Spurs have a good record over Everton, and after his twelve saves against Liverpool we think that the keeper’ will have another good game against the blue half of Merseyside.
Benjamin Mendy (MCI):
Of all the six Frenchman on this week’s differential list, Benjamin Mendy is the only defender among his compatriots. Arguably, it is Mendy who has the best chance of having the best Gameweek out of this list, mostly because he has the best fixture that boosts his chances of registering an offensive, and a defensive return. Southampton are conceding like it is their sole purpose in life, and Man City are scoring like they are playing League One teams every week.
Mendy has returned as the starting left back for City and it could be time to go on another productive run which gets everyone excited.
Key Differential: Neal Maupay (BHA)
That’s right, we have our first Brighton player as a differential captain for the 2019-20 season. We are also trying to exorcise the memory of selecting Danny Ings last week as differential captain. Considering all the other fixtures at hand, this fixture isn’t getting much attention due to Liverpool and Man City having comfortable fixtures that almost guarantee points. Neal Maupay is a huge outsider bet to make a difference this week to your team, but the Frenchman has been in good form and is starting to get a feel for life in the worlds most competitive league. Because you may have no been paying attention, here is a breakdown of every return Maupay has registered this season.
Maupay's Premier League Goals:
GW1: Goal vs. Watford (A) – 6pts (0 bonus points)
GW5: Goal vs. Burnley (H) – 8pts (2 bonus points)
GW8: Goal vs. Spurs (H) – 7pts (1 bonus points)
GW10: Goal vs. Everton (H) – 9pts (3 bonus points)
The Frenchman has also started every game since GW3 against Southampton at home, and bar that game, Maupay has scored in the last three consecutive home games for the Seagulls. Once a pattern is established it starts to give you a bit more optimism of a player’s potential. Brighton are a team that set up completely differently during home fixtures, with a more attacking emphasis on the agenda. Away from home Brighton try and frustrate teams. Maupay is becoming a relied upon player for Graham Potter at the Amex.
There is also the matter of who the Seagulls are hosting this weekend, and that team is a struggling Norwich. If there is any fixture that Brighton should be excelling in is the home games against promoted clubs. The Canaries have only picked up on point in their last five games since they beat Manchester City in GW5. The draw came away at Bournemouth, but then they folded against Manchester United a week later. The draw against Bournemouth was also the only point that Norwich have picked up on the road.
Defeats to Liverpool, West Ham, Burnley, and Palace has resulted in Norwich conceding ten goals in five away games. Shipping an average of two goals per game on the road should be encouraging reading for Brighton this week. Also, Norwich has only scored one goal away from home this season which was Teemu Pukki’s goal against Liverpool on the opening day of the season.
From afar it looks like a gamble to bank on Maupay as Brighton are not an elite team, but when you break down the patterns of both clubs and formulate an educated opinion then you can see that there is irrefutable logic in selecting Maupay as this week’s differential captain.
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