Below are some differentials (Sub 10% at the time of writing) I have picked out for the blank game week. For those on your FH, punt away!
Karl Darlow (£5.0m ; 4.3% TSB)
In the blank gameweek, Sheffield United against Newcastle is probably the least exciting feature, and I am actually predicting this to be a bore draw. Since GW12, Sheffield United have the second lowest xG as a team, registering 4.26 and that’s why I’m backing Darlow for a clean sheet.
John Stones (£5.0m ; 6.7% TSB)
The partnership of John Stones and Dias looks to be cemented as first choice and has been absolutely rock solid too. Although Cancelo is the best defensive pick at City, for those looking for a budget way into the best defence in the league, you can’t go wrong with Stones at his price.
Luke Shaw (£4.8m ; 1.5% TSB)
Luke Shaw has been taking some set pieces for Manchester United and since GW12 is top for big chances created amongst defenders, second for key passes and third for xA. Another budget defender enabler for your teams.
Raheem Sterling (£11.4m ; 5.6.% TSB)
Although Sterling has been missing his shooting boots this season, I can’t quite believe he has such a low ownership! Free Hits are for weeks where variance is high, and if there is one player who is capable of a hat trick out of no where, it is Sterling. Up against Brighton, I’m predicting City to go big, with Raheem amongst the goals.
Edinson Cavani (£7.8m ; 1.0% TSB)
For the brave amongst you on your FH, can I tempt you by Cavani? After serving his suspension, I’m predicting Cavani to play against Burnley, although this is dependent on the FA Cup team that Manchester United put out. If he leads the line, I’d predict him to be amongst the goals, and at 1% ownership, why not?
Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m ; 6.9% TSB)
A few weeks ago I thought I’d never be suggesting an Arsenal player for FPL, but here I am with 3 of them in my FH team and suggesting Lacazette as a differential! Since GW12, Lacazette is joint top for big chances amongst forwards and second for xG.
Good luck with the game week, let me know who your differentials are and if you have picked any of the above.