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 25 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 (GW25)
The Double Gameweek featuring Liverpool either went well for you, or it didn’t. Jamie Vardy got injured, as did Tammy Abraham, and most importantly so did widely triple-captained Sadio Mane who finished on three heart-breaking points. Some of you may have had Mohamad Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Virgil van Dijk. Either way, with a complicated GW25 fast approaching you may need to be freshening up your fantasy team with some out of the box thinking.
GW25: Differential Highlights
Vincente Guaita (CRY): The Eagle’s Spanish goalkeeper has been the most effective shot-stopper this season, only behind Alisson of Liverpool. Palace have a good stretch of fixtures again, and they host Sheffield United this weekend who whilst being competitive are very goal shy. This fixture should be a tight affair which Guaita should thrive in.
Gabriel Martinelli (ARS): Arsenal’s new Brazilian forward is a shoo-in to take over the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award from veteran footballer Raheem Sterling. The forward has scored a goal in the last two Premier League games against Sheffield United, and Chelsea. Martinelli looks like a real fine piece of scouting, and against Burnley his unpredictable nature is a real threat.
Joe Gomez (LIV): The England international was our differential captain last week and he picked up 8pts, which was on par with Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool have kept eight clean sheets in their last ten league games, and Gomez has still only conceded two goals all season. A home tie against Southampton should be another routine fixture for the Reds with the Reds most likely going to keep their defence the same.
Gameweek 25: Differential Picks
LEI/CHE: Callum Hudson-Odoi (CHE, MID, £5.3mil, 0.8% ownership)
BOU/AVL: Callum Wilson (BOU, FWD, £7.4mil, 4.8% ownership)
CRY/SHU: Vincente Guaita (CRY, GK, £5.1mil, 2.4% ownership)
LIV/SOU: Joe Gomez (LIV, DEF, £5.2mil, 4.6% ownership)
NEW/NOR: Martin Dubravka (NEW, GK, £5.0mil, 1.6% ownership)
WAT/EVE: Troy Deeney (WAT, FWD, £6.3mil, 2.0% ownership)
WHU/BHA: Neal Maupay (BHA, FWD, £5.9mil, 2.6% ownership)
MUN/WOL: Juan Mata (MUN, MID, £6.2mil, 0.4% ownership)
BUR/ARS: Gabriel Martinelli (ARS, FWD, £4.5mil, 3.0% ownership)
TOT/MCI: Deli Alli (TOT, MID, £8.5mil, 6.3% ownership)
Key Differential: Callum Wilson (BOURNEMOUTH vs. Aston Villa)
Bournemouth’s main man has returned to goal scoring ways. Callum Wilson’s goal against Brighton in Bournemouth’s 3-1 home win was the first goal he scored in the Premier League since a goal against West Ham during GW7…a seventeen-game wait. Bournemouth sorely need Wilson back firing regularly again, especially as the Cherries are slipping further and further into the clutches of the Premier League’s most competitive relegation race in recent times. Injuries have ravaged Bournemouth this season, and they have struggled to recover from it, which is why Wilson’s contributions to help Bournemouth in their time of need could make or break their season.
Before Bournemouth were being sucked into the relegation whirlpool they were flying high in the league, and Callum Wilson was on a scoring spree that made him one of the template forwards at the start of the season, life was great for the Cherries who had only lost to Leicester and City, and relegation wasn’t even an option. A GW12 visit to Newcastle kickstarted a poor run of form for Bournemouth, who have only seen win two games and draw one since that time, and that most recent game was a welcome win. Bournemouth failed to score in seven games from GW13 to GW24, and their defence was also getting less watertight by the game.
Currently, they sit in the relegation zone, on the same amount of points as West Ham (23pts) and host a relegation rival who sit two places above them. The objective is clear for Bournemouth this week: beat Aston Villa and get out of the dreaded relegation zone.
This week’s differential captain isn’t the strangest or most bizarre pick, or selected due to their fixture in question, it is a motivational pick…because as of right now, Bournemouth are at war to ensure their Premier League survival. Bournemouth have one major advantage that a lot of their relegation rivals don’t…a pedigree striker to rely on.
Between now and the end of the season Wilson will be required to get them out of a tough spot every game, and it is most likely what separate Bournemouth and Villa in this six-pointer. We are now at the stage of the season where teams hunger at the bottom of the table starts to stir, and with Wilson’s most recent goal giving him confidence, we predict the Premier League’s forgotten striker will be the one to make the difference which is exactly what a premium differential does.
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