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EURO 2020 – Let’s discuss Matchday 3

We hope you’ve all had a great start to EURO 2020 with green arrows throughout Matchday 2.

We’ll be focussing on all aspects for Matchday 3 in this article. As a reminder, the Transfer Deadline for MD3 is on Sunday 20th June at 17:00 (BST).

If you are looking to gain a bit of knowledge and tips in preparation for MD3, then this article is for you.

We will be covering the following:-

  • Which Fixtures To Target
  • Our Differential Picks
  • Player Picks For Each Position
  • Should We Save Our Wildcard?
  • Our Wildcard Team
  • Our Limitless Team
  • Captaincy Picks For Each Day

Here are the Fixtures for Matchday 3


Which Fixtures Should We Target In Matchday 3?

At the time of writing this article, all fixtures are yet to be played so a word of warning is necessary. Teams who have already qualified (as The Netherlands have) will need to be approached with caution, as player rotation could be more prevalent. That being said, I believe the fixtures to target are:

Italy (vs Wales – ranked 19th)

With two 3-0 wins, Italy has been one of the standout teams of the tournament, looking well drilled in almost every area. Wales has everything to play for and did well against Turkey, but we believe this Italian side will be too much for them. Italian assets should be on the radar for MD3.

Ukraine (vs Austria – ranked 15th)

This should be an interesting match. Austria dispatched North Macedonia with ease but was dominated by a much stronger Dutch team. Ukraine has plenty of firepowers to break down the organised Austrians.

Netherlands (vs North Macedonia – ranked 24th)

The Dutch team were very impressive against Austria and were unfortunate not to get more, with Depay missing a sitter. I can see North Macedonia getting a severe thumping in this match although, as mentioned above, be wary of rotation as the Netherlands have already qualified.

Belgium (vs Finland – ranked 22nd)

With Kevin De Bruyne now available and seemingly firing on all cylinders, the already competent Belgian side, have an extra dimension to exploit. Expect plenty of attacking threat, deadly penetrating passes, and a difficult evening for Finland.

Croatia (vs Scotland – ranked 21st)

Ranked just above Finland, Scotland will be in for a tough night against a decent Croatian side. This could be a great fixture to target some attacking options.

Spain (vs Slovakia – ranked 23rd)

Spain started the tournament with an unexpected goalless draw against Sweden, however with 86% possession and 17 shots (5 on target) we would be surprised if they don’t get on the score sheet soon. In MD3, they face the 2nd lowest-ranked side in the tournament. This could well be the week to target their assets.

Germany (vs Hungary – ranked 20th)

It is hard to be too judgemental against Germany, as they faced the tournament favourites, France, in their opening game, but they did not look their usual selves. That being said, they have a well-organised squad full of talent and should be back to winning ways against a Hungarian side who were thrashed by Portugal.


Our Differential Picks For Matchday 3

Hi Guys, we hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the Euro’s, we sure are. We’re going back to our routes and will be presenting a differential in each position for the Euro Fantasy Game.

We used our Limitless Chip on Matchday 2 and will be saving our Wildcard for later in the competition as you essentially get a free Wildcard in Matchday 4 (Before the round of 16). So for us, these will be the best low owned players for the next Matchday.

Goalkeeper: Georgiy Bushchan UKR / 2%

Fixture: Austria

vs North Macedonia:

Pen save: 1
Diving Saves: 4
Saves in the box: 2

Ukraine has been fairly impressive so far in this competition and will be looking to build on the momentum they have created. It’s probably our biased opinion, however, we’d love to see Shevchenko do well. Coming in at a cool price of £4.5m it’s kind of a no brainer considering you’ll have a backup on the bench. This is a budget enabler that has a good fixture to go with it.

Defender: Robin Gosens GER / 2%

Fixture: Hungary

vs France:

xA: 0.27
Chances Created: 2
Accurate Passes: 51 (81% completion rate)

Coming off a really solid game vs Latvia with a goal & assists he came into the tournament with some momentum and he certainly looked good in the fixture against France. It was a competitive game throughout and Gosens looked although he was pushed right up to the Left-Mid spot. Certainly the most attacking defender for Germany moving forward.

Midfielder: Eden Hazard BEL / 1%

Fixture: Finland

vs Denmark (31 mins played):

Assists: 1
xA: 0.23
Chances Created: 2
Accurate Passes: 22 (91% Completion rate)

We all know the ability this man has when he’s fully fit, with him and De Bruyne on the pitch Belgium look like a different beast and our opinion can go all the way. It just seems to be their defence & lack of fitness where they may fall short. Rumours claim Hazard & KDB is going to be fit to start the next game and with that in mind be sure to consider Eden Hazard for your Matchday 3 squad vs Finland.

Attacker: Alexander Isak SWE / 2%

Fixture: Poland

vs Spain:

xG: 0.40
xA: 0.62
Shots: 1
Chances Created: 1

vs Slovakia:

xG: 0.51
xA: 0.86
Shots: 5 (1 on target)
Chances Created: 1
Big Chances: 1

Coming into the Euro’s, Isak was being touted as a lot of people’s Young Player of the Tournament. He certainly has shown promise but hasn’t managed to get on the scoresheet just yet, we are expecting this to change soon. He’s certainly passed the eye test and particularly that match vs Spain, he looked a real threat going forward and seemed to be the creative outlet for Sweden.


Player Picks For Each Position

Here we present a top pick for each position for Matchday 3. Rotation is a risk, so starting off in goal, we address that worry…

GOALKEEPER PICK – GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA

€5.5M / 30% / MD3 = WALES (H)

Slightly more expensive than other options, and the highest ownership percentage on this list, but also a safe bet. With 12 points thus far, Donnarumma anchors the best team in the tournament up to this stage. Add to that, we will have the luxury of pre-match team sheet news, and this is a no-brainer. Italy will still want at least a draw to lead the group, so expect the defence to be stout. Worst case, if there is rotation, you’ll have time to pivot to Sirigu or Meret in goal at savings, as both are €4.5M.

DEFENDER PICK – JOAKIM MæHLE

€4.5M / 4% / MD3 = RUSSIA (H)

This is a sentimental pick to be fair, but also one with merit, as the energy at Parken Stadium will be buzzing for a win. Mæhle has shown attacking intent, and with the display, the Danes put up against Belgium, we feel the defence will be pushing forward as much as possible. A clean sheet looks like a valid gamble, and with this possibly being the final match for Denmark in what has been an emotional journey, defensive attacking returns could be on offer as well.

MIDFIELDER PICK – KEVIN DE BRUYNE

€10.5M / 7% / MD3 = FINLAND (A)

Not a ton to explain here. In the most recent presser, KDB has been tapped to start after recovering from his injuries. His ownership percentage will surely go up, as he changed the match by himself in 45 min against Denmark. 10 points in half a match, an assist and even an extra point for a goal outside of the box. Easy choice for the best midfielder in Europe.

STRIKER PICK – THOMAS MüLLER

€9M / 4% / MD3 = HUNGARY (H)

No matter the result with Portugal, Germany will want a hearty win against Hungary, the weakest side in the group of death. Germany has a distinctive team mentality, but surely Müller wants his first goal in the Euro tournament to add to his list of accomplishments. At home in Munich, the crowd will be wild in support. Depending on the next match, you could also take a shot on Werner at a savings (currently €8.5). Either way, I think a German striker scores here.


Should We Save Our Wildcard?

This is a tough question and ultimately, it depends on various factors such as:

  • Have you already used your Limitless Chip?
  • Have you already Wildcarded
  • If you’ve used a chip already, should we save it for the Quarters or use it in MD3?

Well, we’re here to give you our thoughts on this. Originally, our plans were to use Limitless in MD2 and then Wildcard in MD3. Whether you stick to this or not would essentially depend on how your team looks for MD3 and whether you can keep hold of it until the Quarter Finals. There are arguments for both but we’ll go through both routes anyway. Before we start, here is how many transfers you will get after MD3:

PhaseNumber of free transfers
Before the round of 16Unlimited
Before quarter-finals3
Before semi-finals5
Before final5

 

We asked the community on Twitter whether they are going to be using any chips on Matchday 3 or if they are planning to save it for the the Quarter Finals and here are the results:

We would say the majority of people used their Limitless chip on Matchday 2, but the majority of people will still be using their Wildcard on Matchday 3. There are benefits for both cases so we’ll take you through the thought process between each circumstance. So let’s say you did the following:

I used Limitless/Wildcard in Matchday 2 – I’m saving my Wildcard

If you have used Limitless in Matchday 2, you will be back with the team that you originally selected for Matchday 1. From here, you will have 2 free transfers to use for Matchday 3. If you believe you have a solid team that can make it through Matchday 3 with the 2 free transfers, then we’d say you could then save your Wildcard for the round before the quarter-finals.

Before the round of 16, you will get unlimited transfers anyway (essentially a Wildcard). That being said, when picking your players before the round of 16, you will need to focus on the players of teams you feel would make it to the quarter-finals as in this Matchday, you will only have 3 free transfers. This could take an impact, especially if you end up with players that are no longer competing in the quarters. If you plan your team wisely and we have no surprise results, then you should be fine. However, on the other side, if we get a few unexpected teams winning, you could be in a bit of a sticky situation and could then be thinking; ‘I wish I saved my Wildcard’. The same applies if you used Wildcard on MD2 and still have your Limitless chip, to be honest. The only issue if you have already used your Wildcard and still have Limitless is that you will have your team reverted back, in this case, you would have to be even more careful with your Limitless team selection.

I used Limitless/Wildcard in Matchday 2 – I’m using my last chip for MD3

If you can’t field a decent team for Matchday 3 with your current team and still have your Wildcard available, well, maybe you should consider using your Wildcard. We feel there will be rotation risks and you could potentially lose out on a lot of points and fall behind with a team that doesn’t look so strong. I mean, let’s face it, we essentially get 15 players per week, subbing out the guys that blank, it could be a huge loss that you could fall massively behind if you don’t use your Wildcard. There are pro’s and cons to Wildcarding in MD3 but this ultimately depends on your current situation. Personally, I have used Limitless in Matchday 2 and did plan to Wildcard in MD3. Saying that; I’ve had a look at my team and feel that I’m in a reasonable position moving forward and will be saving my Wildcard for the Quarter-Finals now.

Honestly, it can all change and it’s still early days, but if you would like some advice with your team, drop us a comment below or drop us a message on Twitter, we’d love to help!

One concern is that we have teams that have already qualified for the round of 16. Saying that there will no doubt be a fair bit of rotation, so having a full team of likely players to play in MD3 could seriously benefit you. If you play it right, you could get a nice boost of points that won’t be catchable as we progress through the tournament. Let’s face it, the further we go, the more ‘templated’ teams are going to be right? So let’s get as many points as we can from the get-go!


Best Captains For Each Day?

So far this Matchday Italy, Belgium, and The Netherlands have all qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2020. These teams will now be looking to rest key players for their final group fixtures. This could make picking our captains a lot trickier.

However there will still be plenty of teams with much to play for in the final round of fixtures, and rotation won’t be an option for such teams. These are the teams we should look to target unless you wish to predict what a second-string Belgian side might look like.

These Matchdays’ fixtures are unique to the previous two. We will have four days of fixtures, with either two or four games being played on any day. On the days when four fixtures are taking place, we should have a plethora of options. Whilst on the days of only two games the options are much less plentiful.

Anyway, let’s have a look at who we should captain on each of the four days of Matchday 3.

 

Day 1

On this day only two fixtures take place. Italy and Wales will be battling to go top of the group, whilst Switzerland and Turkey clash to make the Round of 16. From Italy, there are plenty of options as always. However, with Mancini likely to rotate his side, we should be looking at the second-choice attackers for captaincy. Belotti and Chiesa are both coming off the back of successful seasons with their clubs, Torino and Juventus respectively. In the same game, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey could be decent options against a weakened Italian side.

Switzerland and Turkey still have everything to play for going into their last fixture of the group stage. Both teams still have realistic ambitions to reach the knockout stages. With this in mind, both teams should start their best elevens. Yilmaz and Cahnaloglu could be Turkey’s only hopes of qualifying, and if they are to reach the knockouts then both will need to up their game against a stubborn Swiss team. Likewise, the Swiss’ key players will need to step up if they are to progress. Shaqiri and Embolo could be crucial if those aspirations are to be fulfilled.

 

Our Day 1 Captain: Andrea Belotti

 

Day 2

Day 2 includes four fixtures. However, with Ukraine versus Austria and Russia versus Denmark looking like tight cagey affairs, we believe there are only two fixtures to target for captaincy. Those are the Dutch against a poor Macedonian side and the Belgians against the Euro debutants Finland. From the Netherlands, there are many options target. However, with top place sewn up for De Boers men rotation is likely. Steven Berghuis, Donyell Malen, and Luuk de Jong are likely to be the attackers that line up against Macedonia. And with none of them having ownership over 1% they could provide tasty differentials.

Our favorite options for day 2 of matchday 3 come from a Belgian side who top-scored in qualifying and have already scored five goals against Group B opponents Belgium and Russia. Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne  is expected to start against Finland as Martinez looks to bring two of his star players up to full-match fitness. Both could do serious damage against a poor Finnish side. The Red Devil’s will likely field a second-fiddle side. Premier League players Leandro Trossard and Christian Benteke could start making them great captaincy options.

 

Our Day 2 Captain: Kevin De Bruyne

 

Day 3

Day 3 is certainly the weakest day for captaincy options. Croatia and Scotland should be a tight affair leaving it difficult to predict any point scorers. While England will likely rotate in their final game, making predicting the England lineup all the more difficult. The talismanic figures of John McGinn and Ivan Perisic could provide decent captaincy options.

While for England any number of players could provide decent options but it looks unclear as to what Southgate might start with versus the Czech Republic. Wingers, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka could all be excellent options providing they start. While the more creative Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, and Phil Foden could also be excellent options if they are to feature in the England Lineup. With England, we will have to wait until closer to the deadline and hope Gareth outlines his plans for their final Group D clash.

 

Our Day 3 Pick: Jadon Sancho

 

Day4

On day 4 of the third matchday, we will be looking at the Spanish and the Germans for captaincy picks. Both have relatively easy fixtures against Slovakia and Hungary respectively. From Spain, I will look towards Dani Olmo and Ferran Torres. Olmo looked dangerous against Sweden the other night, while Torres always plays well for Spain.

From Germany, any of Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Kai Havertz, and Ilkay Gundogan could be interesting captaincy shouts. Gnabry has a great record for Germany and it would be hard to look past him. Robin Gosens of Atalanta could also be a great pick. To go with the highly likely clean-sheet, Gosens also has a great attacking threat, constantly bombing down the flanks for Germany and whipping in crosses.

 

Our Day 4 Pick: Serge Gnabry


Our Wildcard Team

For those of you who have decided to Wildcard, we’ve created a team who we feel would be the best performers for Matchday 3. Even if you are not using your Wildcard Chip, this can be useful to decide which players you could consider getting into your team.

So here is our Wildcard team, as you can see, we’ve targeted teams with the best fixtures and players who we full are likely to get returns.

Our Limitless Team

Here is our fantasy draft for those who still have your Limitless chip available. This team on paper should definately bang quite a lot of points. Many would have already used this chip, but if you have this remaining still, you should definately consider using it this Matchday!


Conclusion

Matchday 3 could most certainly be a tricky one to approach. If you’ve used a chip in Matchday 2, you might be thinking if you should use your remaining one in Matchday 3 or save it for the Quarters. As we’ve already discussed, it ultimately depends on the situation with your team and your gut feeling. We’re not going to lie, we’ve been discussing all week whether we should save the chip for the Quarters or use it in MD3 all week. It’s a difficult decision and there are so many pros and cons to each decision. Saying that, like how you approach any Fantasy Team Gameweek, go with your gut feeling, it’s always the way! Honestly, it could go either way, but if you can field a team of 13+ starters, I guess you should save your chip, otherwise, you might be losing points as we approach the Quarter Finals in a battle in which you can’t recover from.

If you need any help with your team or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch via any of our Social Media Platforms.

ALL THE BEST.

@TheFPLWay Team!

EURO 2020 – Let’s discuss Matchday 2

We hope all your EURO 2020 managers have had a great start to Euro Fantasy. There have been some very interesting games and we couldn’t be happier that Christian Eriksen is recovering. The Denmark midfielder says he is feeling ‘fine’ and sends thanks for all the ‘sweet and amazing’ support he has received.

With MD1 out of the way, our main focus for this article is covering everything related to MD2. Just as a reminder, the Transfer Deadline is on Wednesday 16th June at 14:00 (BST).

If you are looking to gain a bit of knowledge and tips in preparation for MD2, then this article is for you.

We will be covering the following:-

  • Fixtures to Target
  • Differential Picks
  • Player Picks for each Position
  • Our Limitless Team
  • Captaincy Picks by each day

Here are the Fixtures for Matchday 2

Before we dig into this article, let’s just start with a few pointers in case you are not aware of how Euro Fantasy works.

  • 1. Always start players in your starting XI that are playing earlier on in the Matchday.
  • 2. Remember, you have deadlines for substitutions. As an example, Ukraine plays North Macedonia on the 17th at 14:00. Even though there are two other games on this day, your deadline is still 14:00. So make sure you make your substitutions and captaincy change if necessary before the substitution deadline.
  • 3. Don’t get too greedy with your captaincy points, we’d say 8+ points is quite generous unless you’re a gambling man.
  • 4. Delay your substitutions until just before the deadline if you can be proactive and make the changes. Unlike FPL, we can actually look at the lineup for the first match for each day before deciding what to do.
  • 5. Spread your team over the days over the Matchday, let’s say a player doesn’t perform early on, we can make the change the following day. A schoolboy error I guess would be having 2 defensive players on the same day, in some cases, you might be better off selecting a player on let’s say the 17th and the 18th instead of two players on the 17th. We say this because you can’t make substitutions for fixtures on the same day once the substitute deadline has passed for that day.

Which Fixtures Should We Target In Matchday 2?

In this segment of the article, we will be covering fixtures we feel would be worth targeting regardless of if you’re using your Limitless chip or not, this segment will also cover off two players from each fixture we feel are worth bringing in.

Italy vs Switzerland

Player Watch:

  • Leonardo Spinazzola (vs Turkey – xG: 0.10 xA: 0.15 Total Shots: 2 Chances Created: 1)
  • Domenico Berardi (vs Turkey – xG: 0.22 xA: 0.47 Total Shots: 4 Chances Created: 5)

The Italians have clocked up a very impressive win streak, they are now 28 games unbeaten. You have to say they looked very robust & compact all across the pitch vs Turkey. Going into the match everyone seemed to be underestimating Italy whilst giving Turkey a good chance at nicking at least 1 point. Pre-tournament,w we backed Italy as a dark horse and they certainly didn’t let us down in that respect.

Leonardo Spinazzola & Domenico Berardi passed the eye test very easily vs Turkey and you can see them both being nailed on for the next game. The only worry is we’re expecting to see Chiesa feature at some point so this may restrict Berardi’s minutes in future games. We personally feel rotation will be key in this Euros.

Ukraine vs North Macedonia!

Player Watch:

  • Andriy Yarmolenko (vs Netherlands – xG:0.16 xA:0.02 Total Shots: 3 Chances Created: 1)
  • Roman Yaremchuck (vs Netherlands – xG:0.35 xA: 0.44 Total Shots: 3 Chances Created: 2)

This game screams goal fest to us and we think it could end up 3-2 either way. Both teams have pretty poor defences and pretty much focus on the all-out attack you can see why this game is being targeted by people on their Limitless chip for MD2. North Macedonia certainly showed people that they are not going to be turned over easily and will always be fighting until the final whistle. However, we feel this will work against them with teams intricate passing through the lines.

Yarmolenko loves a shot from outside of the box, you know exactly what he wants to do and with Alioski pushing right up the pitch to offer something in attack this should leave big gaps & spaces in the defence for these two players mentioned.

England vs Scotland

Player Watch:

  • Harry Kane (vs Croatia – xG: 0.66 xA: 0.01 Total Shots:1 Chances Created: 0)
  • John Stones (vs Croatia Pass success rate: 93% Clearances: Aerial Duels: 3/4)

This game could be a proper gritty outing for both teams. For Scotland this is a must-win game & we can see them throwing men forward and trying to get the overloads in the England half. For us, this will create space behind and England will be far too strong in midfield & attack for Scotland to deal with. If you strip the rivalry away this is a very easy game to navigate for England and the levels in quality man for man is glaring to see. This is no disrespect to Scotland as they have really upped the quality of talent coming through.

Kane didn’t have the greatest first game, however, he will be eager to get on the scoresheet. Marry that with the open spaces in behind Scotlands defence, we think Kane could have a field day. Stones is an interesting one and gave us something to think about. A clean sheet is fairly likely the way England control and looks after the ball, hence why this is a game to target for us.

France vs Hungary

Player Watch:

  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Karim Benzema or Olivier Giroud

We have yet to see France play, hence why there are no stats available for their first game. However, this is a must-win game and you know the current World Champions are going to bring their A-game as they will need these 3 points to get off to a good start and ultimately get out of the group.

In the toughest group of this stage, we can see France topping it with two wins… We’re not sure who they’re beating however but we think they will win two games in this group. Mbappe is many’s potential players of the tournament & with Benzema coming off a great season with Madrid; we’re thinking for a Matchday 2 Limitless team; they should be on everyone’s list.


Differential Picks

Let’s have a look at some differential picks for Matchday 2. Whether you need a boost from a poor start or gain an advantage over a similar team from your rival, we’re here for you. We’ve picked out 3 players who we feel would be great differential picks for Matchday 2, so let’s get started:

Gareth Bale

At only 5% ownership, Bale will be a differential in an arguably must-win game against Turkey in Baku. Not even nearly the best on the field in a tough draw with Switzerland, he will look to flip the switch versus a desperate Turkish side. Play should be more open. As of the next Euro (2024) in Germany, Bale will be nearly 35. This could be the last chance saloon as Wales captain in this competition. He’s on pens and will be driven to cement his national team legacy that’s for sure.

Andriy Yarmolenko

At only 1% ownership currently, Yarmolenko is another legacy pick. Only a few months younger than Bale, he has something to prove. Ukraine fought back against an impressive Netherlands display in one of the most entertaining matches of this Euro. With 8 points collected from the previous match, enthusiastic supporters travelling to nearby Bucharest, and nearly impossible odds to move on if they fail, he will be ready to go. Oh, and he’s also on penalties.

Robin Olsen

Also on only 1% ownership as of today, Olsen was massive in a clean-sheet performance against possession-dominant Spain at home, holding the line in a man-of-the-match performance (along with the brilliant Isak). With 5 shots saved in his first match, Olsen will surely have similar opportunities against a boosted Slovakian side that leads group E. This is a big chance for Sweden. With the match held in nearby Saint Petersburg, the fans will be out in droves. Olsen will have a chance to shine.

 

P.S. Everyone on this list is 31 years old. This was not intentional, but if 31 is your lucky number, one more reason to go for them!


Player Picks for each Position

We decided to do something different here, and we are going to analyse a top pick for each position for Matchday 2. So let’s start off with the Goalkeeper…

Goalkeeper Pick – Hugo Lloris

€6.0m / 9% / MD2 = Hungary (A)

After keeping a cleansheet against Germany in MD1 and with a very favourable fixture against Hungary in MD2, this one seems to have cleansheet written all over it. The French team have a very good defence and we most certainly feel they will be in top form to secure their Group lead.

Defender Pick – Denzel Dumfries

€5.5m / 3% / MD2 = Austria (H)

The defender who most caught our eye in MD1 was the young Dutchman. It is easy to get carried away when a defender scores, however, Dumfries looked fantastic going forward despite the goal. Admittedly, Netherlands looked a little shaky at the back so a clean sheet is far from assured but I would expect a good performance against this Austrian team.

Midfielder Pick – Phil Foden

€8m / 14% / MD2 = Scotland (H)

England vs Scotland is set up to be a lively affair and we expect Foden; having hit the post against Croatia, will play a huge role in England’s attack. Sterling may have claimed the only goal for England so far but Foden is carrying the better form, having impressed with Manchester City in the Premier League last season.

Striker Pick – Ciro Immobile

€10m / 13% / MD2 = Switzerland (H)

Congratulations to those who had the Italian forward in their MD1 Starting XI (in particular to those who captained him). Owners of Immobile were rewarded with a goal and an assist and there’s no reason this run of form cannot continue into their home game against Switzerland. While the Swiss will be no pushovers, Italy gave one of the standout performances of the tournament for me, looking organised in every position on the pitch


Our Limitless Team Scout Picks

Like we do with every Gameweek in the FPL, we’ve created a team who we feel would be very strong picks for Matchday 2 (but with a twist). We feel a lot of people will be using the Limitless Chip in Matchday 2 so we’ve prepared a team in preparation for this.

If you’ve been living under a rock, okay, we’ll explain this now… The Limitless works exactly the same as a ‘Free Hit’. This basically means we can make as many changes as you like for the Matchday and then you’re team will be reverted back on the following Matchday. The only and big difference is that with the Limitless Chip, you can say goodbye to the 100€ budget, we can now build the best team possible, so yeah; pretty much your dream team for that Matchday.

This is our team, for now, check back as we’ll be updating this article before the deadline tomorrow at 14:00.


Best Captains For Each Day?

Matchday 2 starts on Wednesday 16th June and Finishes on Saturday 19th June, essentially consisting of four days within Matchday 2.

As we’ve mentioned, you should start players that play in the earliest matches (16th) and keep players on the bench until their day approaches. Why? Well, if a player does well in an early match, we can then decide whether or not we should make the substitution and which sub we should be making…

The same goes with captaincy picks… With 4 days in Matchday 2, we could essentially captain 4 different players… As a general rule, we’ll captain someone who plays on the 16th; if he blanks, we’ll then captain someone that plays on the 18th. We could continue this cycle until the last day (19th), but hopefully, your captain would have scored at least 8+ points by this time!

Anyway, what we thought would be useful was to highlight what we feel would be the best captaincies for each day should you have these players in your team.

Matchday 1 saw many successful captain picks. None more successful than Lukaku’s or Ronaldo’s 10 points, considering France and Germany haven’t kicked off their EURO 2020 campaigns as of the time of writing this. The Italian trio of Berardi, Insigne, and Immobile also provided us with valuable captain points.

Some of the matchday’s popular captains weren’t as successful, with the highly backed Kane and Lewandowski disappointing in their opening fixtures. Both failing to register a shot on target in their opening encounters (Let’s not forget that Depay let down a lot of Managers as well).

Let us now look at who to captain in Matchday 2. Beginning with who to captain on Day 1 of the matchday.

Day 1 – Captaincy Pick

Similar to the last matchday most of us will look to captain an Italian player on the first day of this matchday. Immobile, Berardi and Insigne all offer great value, having all returned in their previous affair with Turkey. The Swiss will provide a stern test, but I fully expect Italy to break them down. Spinazolla could also be a decent option as Italy are likely to keep a clean sheet and he offers a lot of attacking threat.

Looking away from the Italians Pukki and Dzyuba could be decent options in what should be an attacking game as both sides look to secure a spot in the Round of 16. Both are the main outlets of their teams, and any goals in that game should go through one of them.

Day 2 – Captaincy Pick

Yarmolenko could prove an interesting option after scoring in the highly-entertaining clash against the Dutch. Malinovskyi, Ukraine’s playmaker could also be a good option. He is also on all set pieces, getting an assist from a free kick last Sunday.

Here players from Ukraine, Belgium, and the Netherlands all look like smart picks. From Belgium, Lukaku is the obvious pick with all of the Belgiums goals going through him. Hazard after coming on against Russia could also be an option if he is fit enough to start.

For the Dutch, you could opt for Depay who is the Oranje’s, main man. Although he didn’t score versus Ukraine he is still their biggest threat. Wijnaldum could also be an option continuing his fine goal scoring for the dutch against Ukraine.

Day 3 – Captaincy Pick

For Sweden, Isak is a solid option. Although the Swedes only had a quarter of the ball, Isak still managed to impress. Hitting the bar and producing some impressive dribbling. Slovakia should provide a much easier game for Sweden allowing them to get forward more often.

Steering clear of what looks to be a tight game between Croatia and the Czech Republic, there are many options from England. Harry Kane as always is the main man. Although he looked poor against Croatia, Kane can pop up with a goal at any time. Grealish, Foden and Mount could also could good options assuming they start.

Day 4 – Captaincy Pick

Day four of the second matchday provides many capable captaincy options if you are brave enough to twist until the final day. From France, all of Mbappe, Griezmann, and Benzema provide great options against a much weaker Hungary side. As of yet, I have not seen them play, but if they perform impressively against Germany then that will certainly add to their appeal.

Portugal and Germany could be a cagey affair and I would certainly avoid their assets in an unpredictable game. Olmo from Spain looked very impressive against Sweden last night even without scoring. Torres and Morata could also be good options playing at home to a Poland side now low on confidence after their EURO 2020 hopes were dashed after a 2-1 loss to Slovakia.


In a nutshell, our Captaincy Picks for each day are:

  • Day 1: Insigne
  • Day 2: Lukaku
  • Day 3: Isak
  • Day 4: Mbappe

What do you think of our picks? What changes would you make? Let us know in the comments below.


Conclusion

To conclude, EURO Fantasy isn’t for everyone and we get it. The FPL 2020-21 season was very mentally draining and everyone deserves a nice summer break from the headache. We totally get it, but this article is for people like us who are absolutely obsessed and have nothing else better to do… Well, we do really, we just enjoy adding the extra element of enjoyment to the EURO’s, to be honest.

We’ve gone through everything we feel would help EURO Managers with their team in Matchday 2, whether you are playing the Limitless Chip, your Wildcard, or are using no chips in Matchday 2, you should definitely find this article helpful in some way.

Remember; We’ll be updating this article up until the start of the deadline, so check back for the latest updates!

We hope you’ve all had a fantastic start to EURO Fantasy and in a blink of an eye, we will be commencing Matchday 2.

Exciting times!

If you need any help with your team or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch via any of our Social Media Platforms.

ALL THE BEST.

@TheFPLWay Team!

FPL Final Gameweek 38 – The Complete Guide

Here we are with the last Gameweek overview of the season; Gameweek 38. It’s emotional times but we will do our best to get through this. The Gameweek 38 deadline is on Sunday 23rd of May at 14:30. Like every year, all games kick off at the same time (4pm GMT).

Another question on peoples mind is, who will win the Premier League Golden Boot 2020/21? With both Harry Kane and Mo Salah on 22 goals, surely these two will be fighting for the award right?

If you are looking to boost your overall rank or finish your mini-league on a high, we have you covered with this week’s articles.

Like we do every Gameweek, we will be providing you with the following helpful articles to help you with your Gameweek planning:

  • The FPL Way XV – Scout Picks
  • Differential Picks
  • Scout Picks
  • Captaincy Pick

Here are the Fixtures for GW38

The FPL Way XV – Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For GW38?

Here are our Scout Picks for Gameweek 38 with a team budget of only 100 million. This week’s teams value comes out at 99.5 million.

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The FPL Way Value Picks – Which budget players should we consider for GW38?

Here are recommend budget/value picks for GW38. Whether you need to free some funds for your team or even add some potential differentials, then this is the thread for you. This weeks budget team comes out at a record low 75.0 million.

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The FPL Way Differential Picks – Fancy a differential for Gameweek 38?

In this article, we discuss 5 differentials you should consider to end your season with. Planning ahead is essential, maybe one of these players could be the one you are looking for?

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Who is the best Captain for GW38?

We’ve explored the best options for captaincy for Gameweek 38. Check out the article below, it certainly could help you come to your final decision! We’ve analysed the best captaincy picks for Captain Sensible, Captain Differential, and Captain Huge Cahonas!

Read more

 

As always, we wish you the best of luck with GW38, and we hope you found these articles useful to help you achieve those final green arrows and end on a high!

If you need help with your team, feel free to drop a comment below, we love to help!

How will you be approaching this Gameweek? Team Sensible or Team Rogue? Let us know.

The Final Differentials Article of the season! GW38

Gameweek 38 Differentials article, I feel I’ve saved the best until last.

Written by Aiden Smith (@FPLCasuals)

Welcome back, Ladies & Gents. I hope you are doing well, I have mixed feeling about this as it is the final Gamweek of my very first season within the Fantasy Premier League space. On one hand, I’m excited it is over, due to the slight balding on the top of my head whereas on the other its become a routine for me now.

For the final time this season, I will be highlighting some awesome differential picks for you to choose from. These will help you exceed your wildest dreams within your overall rank fantasy or help you champion your mini-league. As you may be aware stats will be taken from the last four games. Hope you enjoy it and good luck with your final Gameweek.

Nicolas Pepe: £7.6 – 1.7%

Fixture: Brighton (H)

I was speaking to someone on Twitter Spaces on deadline day last week & he asked if Pepe was a good shout. I really hope he decided to bring him in off the back of that performance vs CRY. I’ll be bringing Nicolas Pepe in this week as I feel he will be a great differential for the final Gameweek.

  • xG: 0.66 xA: 0.17
  • 3 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 3 Starts 1 Sub On
  • 19 Penalty area touches
  • 6 Goal attempts (6 in the box)
  • 2 chances created
  • 1 Big chance total (1 scored)
  • 126 Touches in the final third

I think against a Brighton team with nothing to play for could be the perfect cocktail for attacking returns. Brighton is notoriously tricky to unlock that’s why I think Pepe gets the nod, His flair and swagger down the right-hand side for Arsenal could be the key to unlocking the seagulls on the final day of the season.

One caveat I’m willing to admit in this analysis is that from Gameweek 19 onwards, Brighton has conceded the second-fewest goals in the league (15) on second to Chelsea. However, with nothing to play for and Arsenals dignity hanging in the balance, I think the reds will be too much for the blues on the final day of the season.

Roberto Firmino: £9.1 – 5%

Fixture: Crystal Palace (H)

I bet you never thought you’d see Bobby included in the differentials article, did you? The blend of fixture & fight for the top four is what has landed him in this write-up. In the last four matches, he seems to have found his shooting boots which have been locked away for 80% of the season.

  • xG: 1.23 xA: 0.30
  • 3 Goals & 1 Assist
  • 3 Starts 1 Sub on
  • 14 Penalty area touches
  • 8 Goal attempts (7 in the box)
  • 3 Big Chances (2 Socred 1 missed)
  • 34 Minutes per attempt
  • 7 Chances created 2 Thorugh balls & 3 Big Chances created
  • 74 Touches in the final third

With Crystal Palace on the horizon, I do feel he is a great pick for this week. Liverpool has started putting some tasty attacking football together so people are looking at the triple up & with Jota injured and very unlikely to feature if you cannot afford Mane or Salah then this is your next best pick.

Roy Hodgson is set to leave CRY at the end of the season and many of their players are out of contract. One last hurrah for old boy Roy + Players who will want to impress potential future employers could see Palace be more attacking and if that happens I can’t see any outcome, they will be picked apart by a hungry Liverpool side itching for Champions League football next season.

Chris Wood: £6.5 – 4.7%

Fixture: Sheffield United (A)

The big New Zealand powerhouse is making an appearance in the final article of the season from me. He has peaked at the perfect time for FPL managers that have had the stones to take the risk on him. The hat-trick sickened me to the stomach with jealousy I didn’t have the great idea the rest of you had.

  • xG: 1.89 xA: 0.25
  • 2 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 4 Starts
  • 19 Penalty area touches
  • 10 Goal attempts (7 in the box)
  • 32 Minutes per attempt
  • 4 Chances created
  • 79 Touches in the final third

I said it before, and ill say it again if we are not targeting Sheffield United this season what is the point. You may as well log out and delete your account. He has been cropping up in the right place at the right time meaning the Kiwi has really started to turn it on for Burnley toward the end of the season.

Sheffield United had conceded 34 goals since Gameweek 19 making them the fourth-worst defence in the league since the halfway point & at the other end of the pitch have only scored 10 goals making them the bluntest attack since Gameweek 19.

Rayan Ait Nouri: £5 – 0.2%

Fixture: Manchester United (H)

You’re probably sat there thinking “Have you gone mental Aiden, a Wolves defender?” Well, you’d be totally right I’ve lost the plot and given up this season therefore welcome to Differential Town. Hear me out once we have looked at some stats.

  • xG: 0.16 xA: 0.31
  • 0 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 9 Penalty area touches
  • 4 Goal attempts (2 in the box)
  • 7 chances created
  • 112 Touches in the final third
  • 45% tackle success rate
  • Loose Ball – Interceptions: 5 – Recoveries: 16 – Clearances: 5

I mean look at those stats? Not bad. Averaging a goal attempt each game and a staggering 7 chances created it’s a shame they don’t have a notable striker to finish these chances off.

To summarize I feel like Man Utd are going to rotate fairly heavily in this game due to the Europa League Final three days after this fixture. Both teams have nothing to play for so in my opinion, this could be a real snooze-fest hence why a punt on a Wolves doesn’t sound too bad after all.

Joe Willock: £4.8 – 2.9%

Fixture: Fulham (A)

Last but certainly not least we feature Joe Willock. He featured last week but not too much detail so I thought id give him more credit and go again considering he scored again last Gameweek.

  • xG: 2.22 xA: 0.11
  • 4 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 3 Starts
  • 15 Penalty area touches
  • 9 Goal attempts (8 in the box)
  • 2 chances created
  • 36 Touches in the final third
  • 30 Minutes per attempt

A recently relegated Fulham with a deflated Scott Parker, combine that with an “inform” Newcastle this could end badly for Scott Parker in my opinion. This season I’ve tried to find a good blend between form & fixtures and this meets that criteria nicely. I did want to go Allan Saint-Maximum however he is a slight doubt for this game.

The FPL Way XV Differential Squad.

Above is our differential picks for this Gameweek. Please keep in mind that this team isn’t essentially how we would go ahead with the Gameweek, it is more a bit of fun to point out some differential picks in certain positions that you could add to your team. We wanted to continue the theme as we have provided you with an FPL Way XV Scout Picks and the Value (budget) squad that we release each week.

I do really hope you enjoyed reading and digesting this article. Good luck in the upcoming Gameweek and hopefully if you decide to go with a pick included in this article that it provides you with a nice green arrow. If you do decide to transfer in one of these players let us know in the comments below and tell us which one went with and how it went.

 

The FPL Way Value Picks for GW38

Posted by: @FantasySilva

Here are The FPL Way Value Picks for Gameweek 38; the deadline for this one is on Sunday 23rd May at 14:30. Emotional times now as this will be the last of the value picks for this season.

Anyway, with the Value Picks, we basically pick a side of 15 players (all with a low budget) to help you with your transfers should you need to get a budget player into your squad. This weeks team comes out at only 75.0 million (all-time record). It’s the last week guys, and to be honest, looking at these picks, squad value doesn’t mean anything anymore and some of these guys could definitely be worth a punt depending on your overall rank or position in your mini-leagues.

 

The FPL Way XV – Who Are The Best Value FPL Players To Own For GW38?

We will be going through all the fixtures for our selected value picks and providing reasoning as to why these budget players could potentially prove to be better than some of the premium selections. That being, said, let’s get right into this…

Fulham vs Newcastle

For Fulham we have Alphonse Areola (4.5m) in net. Although it’s been a while since Fulham have kept a clean sheet, we know what they are capable of and with a generous home fixture to Newcastle, we can hope they finish their season a high before they return back to the Championship Division.

On the other side, we do have Joseph Willock (4.8m). His form recently has been superb and he now seems to be a regular starter for the club. With a goal in each game in their last fixture 3 fixtures, would you be surprised if he continued his form and bagged another in his last game?

Leeds vs West Brom

For Leeds we have Raphinha (5.5m) and Patrick Bamford (6.5m). Leeds have scored 9 goals in their last 3 fixtures with Raphinha providing 2 assists and Bamford providing 2 goals and an assist. These guys gel well together and we can expect this to be quite a high scoring game who else is more reliable to get on the score sheet for Leeds than these boys…

For West Brom we have selected Matheus Pereira (5.4m). What a hell of a season this Brazillian star has had, with 11 goals and 7 assists, you wouldn’t think he was part of a relegated club right? We’re not going to lie, we’d be surprised if this fella stays with the club when they return to the Championship division, but we know for sure he will want to end his season on an all-time high, that’s for sure!

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Just the one player here with Nathaniel Phillips (4.1m). For a Liverpool defender at this price, how could you not have him? On top of this, he’s even scored a goal and provided an assist in the last 4 Gameweeks and has accumulated 25 points in that time. Averaging at 6.25 points per game, this guy was a really easy selection for the squad.

Sheffield Utd vs Burnley

We have two picks for Burnley in this weeks value picks with Matthew Lowton (4.4m) and Chris Wood (6.5m). Well, on paper, we can expect a clean sheet for Lowton facing the bottom of the league. Maybe even a cheeky assist since he’s provided 8 this season so far. Wood has had a great 4th quarter to the season and we’re pretty confident we will see some attacking returns from this man. We could even hope he repeats GW33 with his hatty where they faced Wolves away.

West Ham vs Southampton

For West Ham, we have gone for Vladimir Coufal (4.8m) and Tomas Soucek (5.2m). Honestly, we think West Ham have more to fight for here and we could well see a clean sheet. We all know what Soucek is capable of and hopefully, he will also provide some attacking returns. With 10 goals and 2 assists this season for Soucek, we can see this being increased after this match.

Leicester vs Spurs

Finally, our last pick in our starting XI is Kelechi Iheanacho (6.2m). You remember right? The guy that has been a dream player to have since GW26. Yes, the Leicester fixtures have not been great and playing Spurs isn’t exactly the greatest fixture. Well, this Nigerian star is something special and we really wouldn’t be surprised at all for some attacking returns from him in this fixture.

 

Bench Picks

This week, we won’t go through all the bench players individually, well to be fair, they have all featured here a fair few times so far this season. All four players should start and either one could get some nice points in this final Gameweek. Great bench fodder, great value, and great picks to upgrade your team elsewhere if you need to.

 

If you need any help or advice with your team transfers/selections, feel free to drop a comment below or get in touch with us via Twitter: @TheFPLWay

Have a great GW38 everyone! Hope you have all had a great season and we will be back in action from Gameweek 1 next season! We will be posting throughout the summer with Euro 2020 Fantasy and we will be straight back in the action when we can start building next seasons team in August!

How many players in our starting XI do you have in your team? Let us know in the comments below!

FPL Gameweek 37 – The Complete Guide

Posted by: @FantasySilva

Following BGW36, we now have only two matches remaining where all teams will be playing as normal. The deadline for Gameweek 37 is on Tuesday 17th May at 16:30. With such a small gap between Gameweeks, we’ve decided to combine everything you need to know in one article including:

Click above to jump to the article you would like to read.

 

Here are the Fixtures for GW37

Remaining Fixtures by Difficulty

The table below shows the difficulty of the remaining two fixtures, sorted by overall difficulty (easiest to most difficult fixtures):

TeamGW37GW38
NewcastleSHUFUL
West HamWBASOU
Sheff UtdNEWBUR
LeedsSOUWBA
LiverpoolBURCRY
Man UtdFULWOL
ArsenalCRYBHA
BurnleyLIVSHU
TottenhamAVLLEI
FulhamMUNNEW
Man CityBHAEVE
WolvesEVEMUN
ChelseaLEIAVL
West BromWHULEE
Crystal PalaceARSLIV
SouthamptonLEEWHU
EvertonWOLMCI
LeicesterCHETOT
Aston VillaTOTCHE
BrightonMCIARS

 

Looking at the above table, it’s quite easy to see which teams have the best fixtures for the last two games. We will be looking at the best players to bring in for your team with both of the last fixtures in mind.

So let’s get started…

Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For GW37?

Each week we build a team who we feel will make a solid team for the Gameweek with a 100 million budget. This weeks team comes out at 99.9 million. You may have more funds in the bank so there are possible upgrades you could do here. We have also taken GW38 into consideration as well, so we’ve based this team on players you can keep for the remaining two matches.

THE FPL WAY XV – Scout Picks

We will be going through all the fixtures for our team selection and will provide you with the reasons why we have selected them.

Man Utd vs Fulham

Our only selection for this game is Victor Lindelöf (4.8m). For that low price for a Man Utd defender and a player that should most likely start, this guy is a no brainer. With Maguire unfortunately out as well, it is highly likely he will start for the last two games of the season as well. With two favourable fixtures and potentially two clean sheets for the last two games, we definitely believe he’s a great selection.

Southampton vs Leeds

We have doubled up with Leeds assets in our starting XI with Stuart Dallas (5.4m) and Raphinha (5.5m). Another team with very friendly fixtures for the final games. Dallas as a defender usually tends to play in midfield, so attacking returns are very possible here which boosts his value. Raphinha has provided 6 goals and 9 assists this season, and with these great fixtures, we’re pretty sure he will add a few more to his tally.

Brighton vs Man City

Our only pick for Man City is Ferran Torres (6.9m). We know this guy is in form and will most likely start following the hat-trick he got against Newcastle in BGW36. Man City still have the Champions League final to consider against Chelsea. We do strongly feel he will start especially since we expect players like Mahrez to start in the following week. When somebody is in his form, we can’t see him missing the next game and he will no doubt get some attacking returns as well.

Spurs vs Aston Villa

We have only selected one Spurs asset moving forward here and that is Harry Kane (11.8m). As we have said before, he’s still fighting for the Golden Boot as Salah drew level with him yesterday, with both players now on 22 goals. We understand he’s had a few blank Gameweeks recently, but we’re very positive he’s going to finish this season with a blast! You could also take Son and Bale into consideration; as we said, we select our squad based on a 100 million budget, so you could potentially upgrade some players we have selected.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Our only selection here is Rob Holding (4.3m). With David Luiz still recovering from injury, it’s pretty likely this guy will start. Arsenal got a clean sheet against Chelsea in their last fixture and with Crystal Palace and Brighton to play in their last two games; they can surely get at least one clean sheet here.

Burnley vs Liverpool

Within our starting XI, we only have Mohamed Salah (12.8m). The Egyptian legend has accumulated 22 goals and 5 assists so far this season and is the man who is up against Harry Kane for the golden boot. We feel both Salah and Kane are essential picks to finish this season.

West Brom vs West Ham

We have two picks from this fixture with Jesse Lingard (6.6m) and Michail Antonio (6.5m). Yes, we understand that Lingard has blanked in the last 4 Gameweeks but he’s definitely due some attacking returns, especially when they come against West Brom. Lingard is currently joint top with Kane based on Points Per Game. We definitely feel he will recover from his attacking drought and finish the season on a high. With such a great final two fixtures for West Ham, we also had to include Antonio. We could potentially see a great partnership with the two and get some nice attacking returns from the pair moving forward.

 

Our Bench Picks

Alphonse Areola (4.5m)

Areola can be a nice pick for the final Gameweek facing Newcastle at home. Definitely not a pick for this week but a decent sub keeper for sure.

Patrick Bamford (6.5m)

Following the blank against Newcastle where Leeds won 4-0, we haven’t included him in the starting XI but he could be a serious contender. The guy has scored 15 goals and assisted 10 times this season… He is quite likely to start and with favourable fixtures you could even start him as well.

Nathaniel Phillips (4.1m)

For only 4.1m for a Liverpool defender, this is an easy pick to add to your team. He even provided an assist in the last fixture. This guy is a great player to have with Liverpool’s very favourable fixtures.

Tyrick Mitchell (3.8m)

Mitchell is the cheapest defender in the Premier League… He even picked up a goal and an assist against Aston Villa! For that price, how could you not have him in your team?

 

Gameweek 37 Differential Picks – Fantasy Premier League

Here we are with the differential picks for Gameweek 37. We hope all is well with you and that you have had a great week so far. We are back with a shorter article today due to the fact the Deadline is Tuesday which is usually the day we publish this segment on the website.

Before we get started, we’re just going to quickly highlight the success we have had recently with identifying some really fruitful differential picks including:

  • Ferran Torres: 3x Goals (GW 36)
  • Che Adams: 2x Goals (GW 35+36)
  • Sadio Mane: 2x Assists (GW35+36)
  • Mason Greenwood: 2x Goals (GW 35)
  • Raphinha: 1x Assist (GW36)
  • Eberechi Eze: 1x Goals & 3x Assists (GW35+36)

Above you will see that 6/11 players that we picked have returned at least once. So to say we are having a good run is a little bit of an understatement.

So let’s bring our focus to this week. We will be pointing out five players this week and unfortunately, there will not be any stats to go with the picks as it needs to be shorter than normal to fit into our complete Gameweek 37 guide! (We will be back to normal next week).

Joe Willock: £4.7 – 0.6%

Fixture: Sheffield United

Joe Willock has returned in the last two fixtures and incredibly it was against Man City & Leicester City. This is why he has been included in this week’s guide. Willock plays SHU this week who we know is the number one club to target this year; especially now that they have been confirmed relegated. In the final Gameweek of the season, they play Fulham so back to back relegated teams means that Willock could be a great differential to climb your mini-league in the last few weeks.

Said Benrahma: £5.9 – 0.2%

Fixture: West Brom

Now I will mention that he isn’t 100% nailed on, however, based on last season in the Championship & glimpses on quality this season, we know he can turn it on when the time is right. He has started two of the last three matches and came on to have an impact vs Brighton in which he levelled up the game. West Ham plays West Brom in the battle of the “West” named teams. After that, they play Southampton, so if he started at least one of those it would pay dividends in our opinion.

Jack Harrison: £5.5 – 3.8%

Fixture: Southampton

Kneejerk of the season or smart? You decide! With this one, if you can’t afford Raphinha or Bamford; then go for Harrison. With two assists and one goal in the last game, this certainly qualifies this as a knee-jerk move. That being said, what isn’t knee-jerk is getting on Leeds for the last two Gameweeks. They play SOU this week and in the final Gameweek of the season, they play WBA; this just screams the potential here.

Paul Pogba: £7.6 – 2%

Fixture: Fulham

Paul Pogba hasn’t been a favoured FPL asset this season, however, he has found some form lately. If you’re in a position where you need a serious differential, he could definitely be worth the punt at this stage. He’s been taking a slightly more attacking left-sided position recently so we are seeing Pogba in a more advanced position and contributing to goals & assists. With good fixtures (FUL & WOL), we can’t see too many issues with bringing him in.

Emile Smith Rowe: £4.2 – 2.6%

Fixture: Crystal Palace

Smith Rowe accumulated 19 points in DGW35. That consisted of two goals and some very nice Bonus Points! That being said, we can see him continuing his form in his last two fixtures where Arsenal face Crystal Palace and Brighton.

That being said, we also asked another member of The FPL Team to come up with their XV Differential team and this is what they come up with:

 

Gameweek 37 Value Picks – Fantasy Premier League

Our value picks selection this week comes out as a record low of 74.7 million! In this article, we’re going to discuss the three best value picks you should have in your squad for GW37.

Joelinton (5.7m)

Our first differential pick is Joelinton Cássio Apolinário de Lira. With Callum Wilson out for the rest of the season, Newcastle needs someone to step up and get some goals for their club. Newcastle has scored 7 goals in the last two Gameweeks so if I were to take a risky punt, I’d probably put it on this guy with only 0.5% ownership. With Sheffield United and Fulham to play in their last two fixtures, we feel this guy will get some attacking returns ahead!

Gündogan (5.6m)

Secondly, we have Ilkay Gündogan. Well, we all know how much of a beast this fella can be, he’s scored 12 goals and assisted 4 times so far this season. For the price, the fact we believe he will start and the fact he’s only 5.6m, this guy is definitely worth a shout. When it comes to Man City, it doesn’t matter who they play, there are surely going to be a fair few goals in their final two fixtures against Brighton and Everton.

Antonio (6.5m)

Finally, we have Michail Antonio. West Ham plays West Brom and Southampton in their final two fixtures. If there is someone who is going to bag a goal, it will no doubly be this man. With 9 goals, 5 assists this season, and the added bonus of having Lingard playing with him, we’re very confident this guy will be an awesome pick to end your season with.

 

WHO’S THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 37?

This week, we’re going to be analysing the best three captaincy picks we feel will return the most points in GW37. We feel this a going to be a great week for 3 premium player picks; Salah, Kane and Fernandes. Salah and Kane are joint level at the top of the table for most goals scored. Surely these two guys will both be fighting for the award and will no doubt get returns in the final two fixtures. Fernandes is in third place in the top scorer table but is also second in the most assists made this season. Taking that into account, here are our top three picks for captaincy for Gameweek 37:

Mohamed Salah (12.8m)

Salah has provided 22 goals and 5 assists this season which is very impressive. With Liverpool facing Burnley and Crystal Palace in their last two fixtures, we’re very confident this man will be running the show. He’s always been known as ‘captain reliable’, and I don’t think there is an exception to this Gameweek either. In the last three Gameweeks, he has provided two goals and one assist, and we’re confident that he will add to his tally in his very favourable remaining fixtures.

Harry Kane (11.8m)

Next up, we have the top goalscorer this season who have scored 22 goals and 13 assists. Very positive stats here, and he’s broken the curse of a couple of blanks and will definitely add some attacking returns before the end of the season. He got a goal in his last fixture against Wolves and with Aston Villa and Leicester to play, we will no doubt see some more from the English man.

Bruno Fernandes (11.4m)

In the last two matches where Fernandes started, he has scored in both games. Man Utd suffered from having 3 games in GW36 which is why he got only 12 minutes when they faced Leicester. You know this man will start, you know what the Portuguese star is capable of, so yeah, he’s definitely a very worthy contender here. With 18 goals and 13 assists this season, you can only expect more attacking returns to finish the season.

Conclusion

Due to Blank Gameweek 36 ending on Monday 16th May and Gameweek 37 commencing on Tuesday 18th May, we decided to combine all the articles we usually do into one large one covering everything you need to know. We sure hope you have found this article useful for your Gameweek 37 decisions. As you already know, the FPL season is coming to an end, but fear not; we’ll continue over the summer to help you with your Euro 2020 teams.

We’re preparing a lot of great features for the next season since our team will be working hard to get as many features in one central hub ready for then.

As always, we wish you the best for GW37 and we sure hope you all finish on a high!

 

If you need any help or advice with your team transfers/selections, feel free to drop a comment below or get in touch with us via Twitter: @TheFPLWay

 

Let’s look at one of The FPL Way’s Team…

To add some extra depth to this article, we will look at one of the members of The FPL Way Team; @FantasySilva. FantasySilva’s team is currently 10,798k and he is hoping for a top 10k finish this season. He currently has £105.6 million squad value due to the price transfer rises he has accumulated over the season.

The current side he has going into Gameweek 37 is as follows:

He currently has 104 million squad value and 1.6 ITB (In The Bank). Since Jota picked up a foot injury and won’t feature in the remaining games, you might be thinking that he is the obvious substitution… However, with only two Gameweeks to go, you could make a transfer elsewhere (in some cases, there is no need to worry about benched injuries at this stage of Fantasy Football).

However, for this specific team, we would actually suggest making the transfer of Jota to Greenwood (simply because this particular team can afford to do this change and keep Maddison for bench fodder). Well, this goes to show that there are a lot of considerations to take into account when making your managerial decisions, it all differs based on your current situation.

So what would you do with this team?

Don’t forget to send across your teams in the comments below, we’ll let you know what decisions we would make with your team!

FPL Blank Gameweek 36 – The Complete Guide

Following the Double/Triple Gameweek, we now have a Blank Gameweek in 36. The four teams that will blank in Gameweek 36 are shown in the table below:

ClubBGW36
Arsenal
Chelsea
Leicester
Man United

 

Like we do every Gameweek, we will be providing you will the following helpful articles to help you with your Gameweek planning:

  • The FPL Way XV – Scout Picks
  • Differential Picks
  • Scout Picks
  • Captaincy Pick

The deadline for Blank Gameweek 36 is at 18:30 GMT on Friday 14th May.

Here are the 8 Fixtures for BGW36

The FPL Way XV – Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For BGW36?

Here is our Scout Picks for the Blank Gameweek 36 with a team budget of only 100 million. This week’s teams value comes out at 99.8 million.

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The FPL Way Value Picks – Which budget players should we consider for BGW36?

Here are recommend budget/value picks for BGW36. Whether you need to free some funds for your team or even add some potential differentials, then this is the thread for you. This weeks budget team comes out at only 81.1 million.

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The FPL Way Differential Picks – Fancy a differential for Blank Gameweek 36?

In this article, we discuss 5 differentials you should consider to end your season with. Planning ahead is essential, maybe one of these players could be the one you are looking for?

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Who is the best Captain for BGW36?

We’ve explored the best options for captaincy for Blank Gameweek 36. Check out the article below, it certainly could help you come to your final decision!

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As always, we wish you the best of luck with BGW36, and we hope you found these articles useful to help you achieve those green arrows!

If you need help with your team, feel free to drop a comment below, we love to help!

Blank Gameweek 36 Differential Picks – Fantasy Premier League

Blank Gameweek 36 Differential Picks, done The FPL Way!

Written by: Aiden Smith (@FPLCasuals)

Happy Wednesday ladies & gents and welcome back to my weekly differentials article. Wow, what a crazy swing between Gameweeks. We’ve gone from a Triple & Double Gameweek to a Blank Gameweek which has proven very hard to navigate. If you are like me and decided to triple up on Manchester United along with having triple Chelsea alongside a sprinkle of some Leicester players, then you may be in a little bit of a sticky situation! For me taking a hit is definitely on the cards and I’m absolutely fine with that.

Similar to previous Gameweeks I will be identifying five differential picks for this week’s round of fixtures. It was fairly tricky this week due to the teams that were blanking and at the point of releasing this article, all of these players were under 10% ownership. You’ll notice some of these players have just come back from injury so again I’ll be using data from the last four games played, not Gameweeks.

Ferran Torres: £6.9 – 0.8%

Fixture: Newcastle

Here we go! The one, the only Ferran Torres! I’ve been waiting all season to include him in my differentials article. As you can tell I do enjoy watching Torres play and I have been looking for an excuse to bring him into my team, I have once this season and he scored so let’s hope it can happen again.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.73 xA: 0.53
  • 2 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 3 Starts
  • 17 Penalty area touches
  • 7 Goal attempts (6 in the box)
  • chances created
  • 80 Touches in the final third

Love these stats above! I’m so excited to bring him into my squad this Gameweek. City made the UCL final meaning that we know there is going to be rotation within the next few weeks and in my opinion, I really feel we could see minutes for Torres in the next few games. My reasoning for this is we can kind of predict the UCL starting 11 for City and I don’t see Torres starting. I cant see Pep risking the fitness of the likes of Mahrez, Foden & Silva as I can imagine they will get the nod.

In conclusion, I think Torres will be chomping at getting the minutes as he will want to gain some momentum for the Euros and play his way into the Spain squad. He could be your secret weapon moving forward until the end of the season!

Ben Godfrey: £5.0 – 0.8%

Fixture: Sheffield United

Godfrey has started all four of the last games. For anyone wondering if he is nailed on, he has played 90 minutes twenty-four times this season. He can play various positions across the backline and has appeared at CB & RB and has passed the eye test in both.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.21 xA: 0.21
  • 0 Goals & 1 Assist
  • 2 Clean Sheets
  • 13/15 Tackles completed (86%)
  • 4 Goal conceded
  • Loose Ball: Interceptions – 6 Recoveries – 16 Clearances – 2 Blocks – 7
  • 1 Chance Created

This might be my favourite differential. When you blend the fixtures and the talent from Godfrey, I do feel like a clean sheet + bonus points is on the cards.  Looking at the next two fixtures, Godfrey plays SHU & WOV; correct me if I’m wrong, however, both these teams seem to be sat on a sunny beach sipping cocktails. As you can see from the defensive stats Godfrey is right up there for tackle completion % and loose ball situations and this means that with a clean sheet his bonus points will be nice as well.

In conclusion, at Goodison Park this year, Everton have not exactly been solid at the back keeping only 2 clean sheets all season whereas Away from home they have been much more solid. Godfrey has kept 7 clean sheets on the road this year and my point is they will want to improve that home record before the end of the season.

Stuart Armstrong: £5.5 – 0.5%

Fixture: Fulham

Stuart Armstong has been popping up all season and I feel against a wounded Fulham side he could prove to pop up again with a goal contribution. Scoring four goals and providing four assists for his team this season, he has been a thorn in the side of teams and seems to always be a threat when on the pitch. However, we have to take into account that without Ings they have looked a little blunt going forward.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.31 xA: 0.14
  • 0 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 7 Penalty area touches
  • 7 Goal attempts (2 in the box)
  • 51 Mins per attempt
  • 1 chance created
  • 64 Touches in the final third

With this less than 1% ownership, this differential would be taking a risk. However, he plays FUL & LEE in his next two fixtures. He has started 3/4 games and has received 48 touches in the final third meaning he is getting into attacking positions. He ranks 4th amongst Southampton MID for xG only behind Redmond, JWP & Minamino.

In conclusion, yes you might be thinking I’m crazy, however, my job here is to go out and find some differentials with nice fixtures moving forward that I think are going to do well. I truly believe that we can see an attacking return. As mentioned they are playing a wounded Fulham side & a Leeds side we know can either be hammered or do the hammering.

Raphinha: £5.4 – 5%

Fixture: Burnley

I’m not going to sit here and do too much talking in regards to Raph as we all know exactly what he brings to the table; flair, silk & finesse. With him back from injury, I can see Leeds having a strong end to what has been a really exciting season for Leeds. I’m glad they’re staying in the PL and I’m excited to see what they bring next year. The question is will Raph be playing for them?

He ranks 8th for chances created (57) all season from every MID.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.88 xA: 1.13
  • 1 Goal & 2 Assist
  • 16 Penalty area touches
  • 11 Corners taken
  • 5 Goal attempts (3 in the box)
  • 10 chances created (2 big chance)
  • 30 Mins per chance created
  • 79 Touches in the final third

Look at those stats! This bloke is such an exciting player and brings nothing but joy to the football pitch and your FPL teams. From an FPL standpoint; he has been a joy to have in my team this year and he would have stayed if he didn’t get injured. Leeds are such a forward-thinking team and it really is like a Basketball match every time they play.

In conclusion, Raph plays BUR, SOU & WBA between now and the end. I know this is a BGW36 article, however, it’s always good to keep in mind that you shouldn’t be keeping players you can keep until the end of the season. Burnley’s defensive form has dropped now that they are pretty much nailed on to play in the PL next season and they’re another one of those “On the beach” teams to target.

Michail Antonio: £6.4 – 5.5%

Fixture: Brighton

If this guy could just stay fit he would be one of the best strikers in the league. Based on the season West Ham have had, I do really think if he could stay fit he’d be right up there with the most owned players this season. The combination play that West Ham can produce is up there and he is the perfect man to get in your squad for the run-in.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 2.76 xA: 0.36
  • 2 Goals & 2 Assist
  • 26 Penalty area touches
  • 14 Goal attempts (12 in the box)
  • 4 Big chances (50% conv)
  • chances created (1 big chance)
  • 101 Touches in the final third

Disgusting stats from a next-level baller. Antonio ranks second amongst all strikers in the last four Gameweeks for xG, only behind Chris Wood! He has proven that when even 70% fit he is scoring goals. West Ham has BHA,  WBA & SOU between now and the end of the season and he is another player I am seriously considering. West Ham scores 1.6 goals per game on average and that ranks 6th in the PL all season and have 4.2 shots on target per match which ranks 10th. He ranks 3rd for penalty area touches & 4th for total goal attempts.

In conclusion, FPL managers are going to be really split between DCL, Bamford & Antonio in my opinion. The big man Antonio is the way to go looking at the stats above

THE FPL WAY DIFFERENTIALS TEAM:

Above is our differential picks for this Gameweek. Please keep in mind that this team isn’t essentially how we would go ahead with the Gameweek, it is more a bit of fun to point out some differential picks in certain positions that you could add to your team. We wanted to continue the theme as we have provided you with an FPL Way XV Scout Picks and the Value (budget) squad that we release each week.

I do really hope you enjoyed reading and digesting this article. Good luck in the upcoming Gameweek and hopefully if you decide to go with a pick included in this article that it provides you with a nice green arrow. If you do decide to transfer in one of these players let us know in the comments below and tell us which one went with and how it went.

 

Triple & Double Gameweek 35 Differentials!

Double & Triple Gameweek Differentials, done the right way.

Written by: Aiden Smith (FPLCasuals)

Today I will be exploring six differentials that have Double & Triple Gameweeks coming up or a favourable Single game week. I have also taken into account these player’s fixtures until the end of the season. With the announcement of the Triple Gameweek, you will see that I have also included a pick from Manchester United.

At the end of this article, I will also provide you with a differentials team consisting of 15 players that all have juicy fixtures while are also with a low ownership percentage. If you were in a position like me this will help you out as I’m currently ranked 400K and I am looking to gain rank quickly through some interesting selections.

The numbers that you’ll see presented below are all over the last four games.

Eberechi Eze: £5.8m – 0.9%

Fixtures: Sheffield United and Southampton

Firstly I’m not going to sit here and try and convince you that Eze has set the world alight this season, however, if we’re looking at fixtures over form then this pick makes total sense. Not only does Eze have a Double Gameweek, but he is also playing two of the worst defences in the league this season. In a Crystal Palace team that has struggled all season, Eze & Zaha have both looked the most dangerous going forward. Now let’s look at some of the numbers.

Last Four Gameweeks:

  • xG: 0.13 xA: 0.54
  • 0 Goals & 1 Assist
  • 6 Penalty area touches
  • 8 Corners taken
  • 3 Goal attempts (2 in the box)
  • 8 chances created (1 big chance)
  • 68 Touches in the final third

Crystal Palace has three nice games on the bounce after the Double Gameweek week they play Aston Villa at home. However, I have only included one Palace player because their fixtures change after Aston Villa. I have included Eze over a defender because Palace has conceded on average 1.7 goals per game and have scored on average 1 goal per game so the attacking numbers certainly outweigh the possibility of a clean sheet. Southampton has conceded 1.8 goals per game which are only better than West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United (Sheffield United have also conceded 1.8 goals per game) so their defensive numbers would indicate there is an opportunity here for a return.

In conclusion, this is a huge differential however I do feel these fixtures are favourable and can see the likes of Eze performing well and potentially returning with the goal or an assist. The reason Zaha isn’t in this article is due to the fact he may be injured on not start in these games. In terms of talent, we’ve all seen what Eze can do and he has shown glimpses of brilliance on the ball, and his dribbling ability is there for everyone to see which may result in some bonus points as well as a potential attacking return.

Ademola Lookman: £4.8 – 1.4%

Fixture: Burnley

Now if I’m being honest I do really enjoy watching Fulham and I think they’ve really turned a corner since Christmas however, lately their form seems to have dropped at a vital part of the season. I like Scott Parker as a manager and I do hope to see him back In the Premier League soon if Fulham were to be relegated. Now for me, Lookman is Fulham’s brightest spark and this will be proven when we take a look at the underlying numbers.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.32 xA: 0.51
  • 0 Goals & 1 Assist
  • 16 Penalty area touches
  • 104 Touches in the final third
  • 5 Goal attempts (59 mins per attempt)
  • 10 Chances created (1 Big)
  • 66% dribble success rate
  • 32 Crosses & 26 Corners

I think it’s clear to everyone that Lookman passes the eye test and from what I’ve seen I can’t imagine he’ll be playing in the Championship next season. I feel that he can add a lot to most teams in the Premier League. Lookman has scored four goals and contributed four assists all season and in a team without a significant striker, it is impressive to me, when you marry this up with Burnley’s poor recent form you do start to get a sense that there may be an attacking return in this game.

In conclusion, you’ll see that I have added more Fulham assets to the differentials team. The reason for this is due to their favourable fixtures towards the end of the season and the sheer determination I have noticed Scott Parker displays. In a recent post-match interview, he mentioned that he does genuinely feel they can get four wins from their last four games and it’s an attitude like this that I do like to see from the manager when picking the assets to have in my own team; you know he’s going to push his players to the limit. In my opinion, you could keep a Fulham player in your team until the end of the season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson: £6.9m – 3%

Fixtures: West Ham United and Aston Villa

Some of you will romanticise of seasons gone by when having Gylfi in your teams was essential. In his Swansea and Tottenham days, he was in a lot of teams for the majority of the season. Another weapon in Sigurdsson’s arsenal is that he is on set pieces and not only is he on them he is also somewhat of an expert. The reason he’s in this article is that he has found minutes within the Everton midfield. With Rodriguez not yet fully fit, I can see Gylfi playing at least 1 1/2 of these games. Now let’s look at some numbers.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 1.40 xA: 0.26
  • 2 Goal & 0 Assists
  • 4 Starts
  • 11 Goal attempts
  • 10 Penalty area touches
  • 1 big chance (1 Scored)
  • 7 Goal Attempts (4 In the box)
  • 32 Successful passes in the final third (84% completion)
  • 4 Chances created

As you can see from the stats above he is not only a goal threat from set-pieces he is also a provider, creating one chance per game with a high pass completion rate in the final third. As per the FPL App, it says Rodriguez has a 75% chance of playing. When you compare this to the form of Gylfi, I can’t see any reason why he wouldn’t start both of these games. Rodriguez’s fitness has always been a minor problem throughout his career. Sigurdsson has scored six goals and contributed four assists in the Premier League this season.

In conclusion, over the last few game weeks, West Ham has been involved in some high-scoring, end-to-end games, and with Declan Rice still injured this could be a contributing factor for space within the midfield where Sigurdsson likes to operate. As for Aston Villa, they do have an impressive clean sheet record this season but their form of late has been questionable. They have conceded chances and goals recently, although on paper these fixtures do not look great for both West Ham and Aston Villa’s defences. As I mentioned before, not only have Everton got a Double Gameweek, their fixtures until the rest of the season are also attractive from an FPL standpoint.

Che Adams: £5.7m – 4.2%

Fixtures: Liverpool and Crystal Palace

Che Adams has been in and out of the team of late and it’s a little hard to understand why. Coming back off the International Break where he scored for Scotland, he has struggled to find minutes and form in the Southampton side. However, with Danny Ings injured I do feel he can find a run within the team.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.75 xA: 0.08
  • 0 Goal & 0 Assists
  • 32 Touches in the final third
  • 6 Penalty area touches
  • 3 Goal Attempts
  • Big chances in the box
  • Chance Created

The main reason Adams is included in this article is due to the fact that Ings is injured. Having watched Adams all season (due to the fact I made a bet with my friend that he would score 15 goals this season), I have noticed he does a lot of running for the team. This, unfortunately, means he creates more space for others as opposed to himself and he does sometimes sacrifice returns to benefit the team, which isn’t good from an FPL aspect. Che Adams did find some form with back-to-back goals in a defeat to City & a defeat to Brighton which does indicate he is a streaky player.

To conclude, this guy is featured here due to the fact that I believe he will start both games. And as we saw at the start of the season when The Saints are on form they can bang goals and compete in matches. Again as mentioned at the start of the article, I wanted to include players with nice fixtures this week and for the rest of the season. After the DGW Southampton play Fulham & Leeds. So keeping Adams until the end of the season may not be a bad shout.

 

Sadio Mane: £11.7m – 5.2%

Fixtures: Southampton and Manchester United

Now I do fully understand that Mane has seriously been off the boil this season. That being said, Mane in my opinion is still one of the best left-wingers in football on his day. Not only that he plays for one of the best teams in the Premier League over the last few years. Mane is one of those players that can score two or three goals out of nowhere. You can look at it both ways, he has missed the chances but he’s also got himself in the right position to get some returns.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 1.61 xA: 0.48
  • 1 Goal & 1 Assists
  • 92 Touches in the final third
  • 26 Penalty area touches
  • 11 Goal Attempts (11 In the box)
  • 36 Mins per attempt
  • 5 Big chances (1 scored 4 missed)
  • 5 Chances Created (2 Big chances created)

As per the app “FotMob” which is widely used with the football community Mane is actually Liverpool’s top-rated player with a rating of 7.31 across the whole season. Although he’s been off the boil this season he’s scored 8 goals & 5 assists in the Premier League this season. Liverpool has created the second most big chances this season (66) only behind Man City. As we know Southampton’s defensive numbers are pretty shocking. They have won one game in the last five and in that time last three on the bounce so I am expecting goals in this fixture.

In conclusion, we now have news that Liverpool will have a double Gameweek, this news came as I was writing this article so, in theory, this makes Mane a much more attractive asset moving forward. As mentioned before, Mane has very favourable fixtures until the end of the season after the Double Gameweek. He plays West Brom, Burnley & Crystal Palace. I do understand he has a high price value and you would have to sacrifice another “Premium”, however, this isn’t called a Differential Article for nothing!

Mason Greenwood: £7.1 – 6.3%

Fixtures: Aston Villa, Leicester & Liverpool

In his last four matches, Greenwood has been one of the most in-form players in the Premier League. Similar to last season he seems to have hit a run of form towards the end of the season and with the news breaking that Manchester United will have a Triple Gameweek I had to include a Manchester United player in this differentials article. Ole seems to really like Greenwood and he has seen a consistent run in the team in the last few weeks. He is also one of the best natural finishers in the league and probably the best natural finisher at the club.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 1.82 xA: 0.62
  • 4 Goal & 1 Assists
  • 109 Touches in the final third
  • 26 Penalty area touches
  • 16 Goal Attempts (13 In the box)
  • 18 Mins per attempt on goal
  • 72 Mins per goal
  • 4 Big chances (2 Scored 2 missed)
  • 4 Chances created (2 Big chances created)

I have to admit I can’t believe these numbers when I was putting this article together. I knew that Greenwood had been in good form however these underlying numbers blew me away and has actually convinced me to transfer him in this Gameweek. Obviously, the decision was made easier with the announcement of the Triple Gameweek. With the underlying numbers like the ones above, I don’t really think I have to convince you much more.

In conclusion, I wish I was able to triple up with Manchester United players. I have two free transfers and I’ll definitely be using one of them for Greenwood. Keep in mind that United do have a blank Gameweek after the triple so it is good to get a balanced team.

The FPL Way Differentials Team:

This team comes to £91m, meaning that you do have some funds left in the bank. Please keep in mind that this team isn’t essentially how we would go ahead with the Gameweek,  it is more a bit of fun to point out some differential picks in certain positions. We wanted to continue the theme as we have provided you with an FPL Way XV Scout Picks and the value (budget) squad already this week.

I do really hope you enjoyed reading and digesting this article. Good luck in the upcoming Gameweek and hopefully if you decide to go with a pick included in this article that it provides you with a nice green arrow. If you do decide to transfer in one of these players let us know below which one and how it went.

 

 

Differential Picks For Gameweek 34

With only five Gameweeks remaining to determine our end-of-season rank, now is the time to really push on and go differential to boost your rank. In this article, I will discuss four differentials you should consider to end your season with. Whether you’re looking to push on in rank, get an edge on mini-league rivals or play for enjoyment we have you covered. All our picks are under 10% ownership.

Timothy Castagne – 5.8m

Ownership: 6.3%

A goal and assist against Crystal Palace and West Brom respectively highlight Castagne’s attacking potential. He also plays for a Leicester side who have the league’s third-best XG conceded (4.45) in the last six matches. Southampton and Newcastle provide excellent short-term fixtures for output on both ends of the pitch. While fixtures against United, Chelsea, and Spurs are likely to be close, cagey affairs perfect for clean sheets.

Seamus Coleman – 4.8m

Ownership: 1.8%

Since being highlighted in our differentials article a few weeks back Coleman has been involved in three clean sheets and managed two assists. At 4.8m he represents great value, surprisingly ranking sixth among defenders for xA (0.64) over the last four matches.

Everton’s fixtures also look great, with fixtures against Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Wolves, and the recently leaky Hammers. Everton are also set to play a double gameweek, most likely in GW35. Boasting an upcoming double gameweek, great fixtures, exceptional value, and low ownership Coleman could be a great buy for the season run-in.

Matheus Pereira – 5.5m

Ownership: 5%

Since Sam Allardyce deployed Pereira through the middle against Chelsea he has managed four goals and two assists. He also sits second behind Salah for xGI (3.37) in those last four matches. West Brom’s fixtures may look tricky on paper, however, they are facing inconsistent Liverpool and Arsenal sides, a recently leaky West Ham team, and a Wolves side who have just conceded four to Burnley. Pereira’s set-piece duties also provide him with another route to points.

Gareth Bale – 9.1m

Ownership: 3%

With Spurs set to have only one game a week from now until the end of the season, this should provide Bale with enough rest time between matches. Son may be the safer pick out of the two however, Son is out of form and Bale provides a great differential to get an edge on mini-league rivals and gain rank. Spurs’ fixtures also look brilliant and could even warrant a triple up on the Spurs attack.